Are you guys still looking for inspiration for Valentine’s day makeup? I created this smoldering plum smoky look using Tarte Light of the Party palette. The eyeshadows in this palette are very soft and sheer, and it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea but I love it. I would say this look would be a pretty look for Valentine’s day, if you’re looking to do smoky eyes.
Today ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler tutorial is a great look for party makeup. It’s very shimmery and warm, perfect for Fall. Anyways, I finally have the chance to get my hands on one of the Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) eyeshadow palettes. I wanted to know if it lives up to its hype, and it does! So smooth and pigmented, now I understand why lots of youtube and insta-beauty gurus love ABH shadows.
For this look, the focus is all in the eyes. Even though the eyes aren’t too dark, I still prefer to keep everything else on the down low since the eyelids are very shimmery. Nevertheless, feel free to add a different lip colour if you prefer, a nice classic red (e.g. MAC Russian Red), or a berry-red (e.g. MAC D for Danger), or a deep dark red (e.g. MAC Diva).
For this tutorial, I’m using several brushes and tools from Tweezerman, sent to me by Preen.me as part of their PreenMeVIP program. The brushes and tools featured are – blender brush, shader brush, line glider brush, ProCurl eyelash curler.
- Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
- Base – ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler “Soft Peach”
- Transition – ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler “Morocco”
- Outer V/Crease/lower lid – ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler “Fudge”
- Eyelid/inner corner of lower lid – ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler “Pink Champagne”
- Outer half of lower lash line – ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler “Noir”
- Winged liner – Kanebo “Kate Super Sharp liner”
- Waterline – MAC “Smolder” kohl pencil
- Brows – ABH Brow Pomade “Taupe” + “Medium Brown”
- Falsies – Ardell “Demi Wispies“
- Foundation – CoverFX cream foundation “G40” (applied using foundation brush)
- Concealer – Diorskin Star concealer “03”
- Setting powder – Cover FX translucent powder
- Blush – Smashbox Halo Blush powder “In Passion”
- Highlighter – The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”
- Lip color – Sephora Oil Infusion Color & Care “Pink Granita”
As the weather is getting warmer, I wanted a lighter, and more colorful Summer makeup. I think I still haven’t had enough of mint makeup. I know the reign of mint color is over, but I couldn’t stay away from it! There’s just something about this color that’s so refreshing. So I decided to create a mint eyeliner look.
You can change the mint liner to any color you want, I think turquoise and yellow would be a great alternative for something bright. I chose to use Stila Smudge stick liner since it gives me the color pay-off I was looking for. I did tried their mint liquid liner, but it wasn’t good at all. I also set the eyeliner using a light green eyeshadow to prevent smudging – this is not necessary unless you have oily lids, just to be safe. Setting the eyeliner with powder will make it smudge-proof especially in warmer weather.
I paired this mint eyeliner with a pink lips, but you don’t have to pair it with this lips. I would pair this with a peachy lips for an alternative. I just paired it with pink lips just because I wanted to use my new lipstick. I kept everything else very simple. No falsies with this look since I don’t want it to look too glam.
- Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “original”
- Base – Makeup Geek Cosmetics “Shimma Shimma”
- Eyeliner – Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner “Mint Julep”
- Eyeshadow – Make Up For Ever Diamond e/s “D316 Crystalline Pinky Green”
- Mascara – Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara “Very Black”
- Brows – Anastasia Brow Wiz in “Taupe” and “Brunette”
- Foundation – Chanel CC Cream “32”
- Under Eye – Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener “Light to Medium Peach”
- Highlight – The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”
- Blush – MAC powder blush “Cubic”
- Lipstick – Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited My Dear Matte “Allure Fuchsia”
I’ve been going to this Korean restaurant in Hamilton, and in the restaurant they kept playing some sort of K-pop singers/bands performing on TV. Anyways, I was inspired by the singers from the various girl band to do this Asian smokey eyes look. I love how their skin looks absolutely flawless, with barely any contouring, and just a bit of blush.
Their smokey eyes are slightly winged, and the darker colors are mostly concentrated on the outer corner, since most of these girls don’t have a defined crease, like mine! Their eyeshadows are mostly on the lid, and on the outer half of the eyes, to elongate the eyes even more, creating a bigger eyes illusion.
For this look, I chose to pair it with a peachy lip, most of the girls in K-pop opt for a more pink or ombre pink lips. However, I prefer the peach lips especially with the warm bronze colors on the eyes. Warm tones on the eyes matched the warm tone on the lips to pull the look together.
I also wore a new foundation I recently bought (actually, exchanged for the Diorskin Nude Air). The new NARS weightless luminous foundation is pretty lovely, and I think I’ll do a review about it soon, hopefully next week! I think I might have found a new favorite foundation, guys!
Anyways, I apologize if the colors on my step-by-step pictures are a bit off (slightly cooler than real life) since I was trying out a new zoom lens. The full face pictures show the real colors, especially on the eyes. Pictures for the full face were taken using my usual lens, and with day light.
- Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Base – MAC Brule
- Crease – MAC Soft Brown
- Inner corner (upper and lower lid) – MAC Honey Lust
- Lid – MAC Mulch
- Outer corner/Lower Lid – MAC Bronze
- Outer lower lid – The Balm Balmsai in Righteous
- Eyeliner – Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink
- Waterline – MAC Feline kohl pencil liner
- Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Medium Brown
- Mascara – Urban Decay Perversion mascara
- Falsies – Gwiyomi false lashes #3
- Foundation – NARS weightless luminous foundation
- Concealer/Highlighter – YSL Touche Eclat
- Powder – MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder
- Blush – MAC Cubic + MAC Well Dressed
- Highlighter – The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
- Liner – Urban Decay Naked lip pencil
- Gloss – YSL Glossy Stain in Pêche Cerra-Cola
Merry Christmas (eve), everyone! I wanted to do a dark lips look for this Holiday Party Makeup tutorial for a while, but I also included an option to go for a light lips for those who prefer a peachy/nude lips. For the eyes, you can always opt for a simpler look, but I wanted to create some more drama so I ended up using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette to create a brown/bronze smoky eyes.
If you noticed, I wore contacts on this tutorial. I might wear it on the next tutorial as well. It’s just for fun, I asked on my Instagram if wearing colored contacts is a yay or nay, surprisingly lots of people said yay. So, I might wear it more often.
Anyways, let’s get on the tutorial! Product list is all the way to the end.
Eyelids were prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion. My face were prepped using MUFE HD Elixir. All eyeshadows are by Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette unless state otherwise.
1. I applied Salted Caramel on my crease using a fluffy blending brush.
2. On my eyelid, I applied Gilded Ganache using a shader brush.
3. Using the same fluffy brush as no. 1, I blended the edge where Gilded Ganache and Salted Caramel met.
4. Using the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Gilded Ganache on the outer half of the lower lash line, and Creme Brulee on the inner corner.
5. I created a winged liner along the upper lash line using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp Liner.
6. On the waterline, I applied L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner stopping just before the inner third.
7. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied MAC Carbon on the outer half of the lower lash line.
8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express VolumeTurbo Boost mascara on my lashes. I also applied Gwiyomi Annabelle lashes to add some drama.
9. I filled in my brows using Shu Uemura Brow Pencil.
10. On my face, I applied Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation using my fingers. For concealers, I applied MAC Pro Long-wear under my eyes and on my blemishes.
11. I applied Benefit Coralista on my cheeks.
12a. For the lips, I applied MAC Please Me lipstick and L’oreal Pink Resistance Color Riche Carresse.
12b. For the darker lip color, I applied MUFE Aqua lip pencil in 12c.
ps: My photos is somehow a bit more yellow than I expected (on my screen). The lip colors are not as peachy (for the lighter lips), and it’s slightly more plum for the darker lips.
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion; Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (crease: Salted Caramel, lid/lower lashline – Gilded Ganache, inner corner: Creme Brulee); MAC Carbon (outer half lower lid); Kate Kanebo Super Sharp eyeliner; L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara; Gwiyomi Annabelle lashes; Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil.
Face – MUFE HD Elixir; Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation; MAC Pro Long-wear concealer.
Cheeks – Benefit Coralista.
Lips – MAC Please Me and L’oreal Color Riche Carresse Pink Resistance; Make Up For Ever Aqua lip pencil #12C
How is everyone’s Monday going? The Holiday is approaching real soon, eh?! I wanted to share with you guys this super easy and simple everyday makeup tutorial which can be worn by everyone, especially those who don’t usually wear much makeup. I did 2 version – one with a simple peachy lips, and another with red lips.
I think this look is great for those who prefer a simple no-fuss makeup. Nothing too dark, nothing too bright, but with a bit of colors. This is also a look for those who prefer earthy brown tones over black. I probably would wear this for a brunch (with peachy lips), or even a dinner party (with red lips).
Eyeshadows used in this tutorial are from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette.
1. I applied MAC Groundwork paint pot on my eyelids using my ring finger.
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied Smashbox Full Exposure palette in M2 above my crease.
3. Using Smashbox bullet crease brush, I applied Smashbox Full Exposure palette in M1 on the outer half of my eyelid.
4. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied S1 on the inner half of the eyelid, blending it towards the outer half.
5. I applied S4 on the inner corner of my eyes using Real Technique shading brush (skip this step if you have wide-set eyes).
6. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
7. I also applied M7 along my upper lash line using an angled eyeliner brush. I applied this along the outer half of my lower lash line as well.
8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express Turbo Boost mascara on my lashes.
9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Powder.
10. I also applied Mata Nona no. 15 falsies.
11. On my face, I applied MAC Pro Long-Wear foundation using Real Technique Expert Face brush.
12. Under my eyes and on my blemishes, I applied MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer. I set my face using CoverFX Translucent powder.
13. On my cheeks, I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon.
14a. (left) For the peachy lips, I filled my lips using MAC Spice lip liner. Then I applied YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27).
14b. (right) I removed the previous lip color, and then applied NYX Monte Carlo on my lips.
Eyes – MAC Groundwork paintpot; Smashbox Full Exposure Palette (crease – M2, outer lid – M1, lid – S1, inner corner – S4, liner – M7); L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Maybelline Expres Turbo Volume mascara; Anastasia Beverly Hills duo brow powder; Mata Nona falsies no. 15.
Face – MAC Pro Long-Wear foundation NC30; MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer NC25; CoverFX translucent powder.
Cheeks – Chanel Blush de Horizon.
Lips – MAC Spice Lip pencil; YSL Glossy Stain no. 27; NYX Monte Carlo
Are you guys ready for the Holiday season?! For those of you who are celebrating Christmas, I hope you’ll enjoy this Christmas Makeup tutorial! This is a makeup collaboration with fellow Indonesian Beauty Bloggers – Feegy from Muses Wonderland, Chell from Polish Wonderland, and myself (not from any wonderland *wink* hahaha). So, don’t forget to check their tutorial out!
We collaborated in creating a Christmas look with a little bit of glitter ya’know, because it’s Christmas! We need glitters, hon! Sparkles everywhere! Feegy created a silver glitter smoky eyes, and Chell went on the nude glitter eyes. For me, I went all out with green, gold and glitters! Hey, it’s Christmas, I might as well make full use of all the Christmas colors!
For my look, even though it’s pretty bold and colorful, it is still wearable if you aren’t afraid of colors. The placement of the colors are quite important so you don’t go looking all crazy, you get what I’m saying? Instead of green, gold and glitter everywhere, I focused these 3 products on specific location on my eyes. This way, the colors work well together, and you don’t look like a glittery mess.
The green is located on the center of the eyelids only so that when you blink, that gorgeous color will pop along with a teensy bit of crushed metallic pigment. You can use glitter if you don’t have the crushed pigment. The gold glitter is on the inner half of the lower lid, this will brighten and open up your eyes.
The key is to apply the bright color and glitter lightly. Notice I used my finger to apply the green shade, I also use my finger just to press the crushed pigment very lightly all over my lid. This way, the colors and glitters aren’t all over the place. By combining bright colors with neutrals, your whole look will be pulled together.
My eyelids are prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion.
1. I applied Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow above my crease, as my transition color, using a crease blending brush.
2. Using Smashbox bullet crease brush, I applied Kat Von D Shadow Box (Monarch palette) on the outer and inner V of the eyes.
3. I applied MUFE Aqua Cream no. 52 on the center of my eyelid using my ring finger.
4. Using the same ring finger, I VERY lightly tapped MAC Metallic Crushed Pigment in Moss Garden all over my lid. I just want a little bit of the crushed metallic pigment for shine, not for the color.
5. I lined my upper lash line using Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner. On the waterline, I applied MAC Smolder kohl eyeliner.
6. On the lower lash line, I applied PAC eyeliner liquid in Bazaar Gold on the inner half. On the outer half, I applied Kat Von D Deadhead eyeshadow (Monarch palette) using a smudger brush.
7. Using the same smudger brush as step no. 5, I applied whatever was left on that brush on the outer and inner V of my eyes (on top of Shadow Box), just to add a bit of depth.
8. I applied Gwiyomi Annabelle lashes for extra drama.
9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette.
10. On my face, I applied Diorskin Star foundation using Real Technique foundation brush.
11. I also applied MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer under my eyes, and any areas I need to cover.
12. I set my face using CoverFX Translucent powder.
13. I applied Smashbox bronzing powder from the contour kit to warm my face up slightly. Then, I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon on my cheeks.
14. On my lips, I lined and filled it with MAC Brick lip pencil. Then, I applied OCC Vintage lip tar on top of it.
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion; Kat Von D Monarch Palette (Shadow Box, Deadhead), Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream no. 52; Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner; PAC eyeliner liquid in Bazaar Gold; Gwiyomi falsies in Annabelle; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette.
Face – Diorskin Star Foundation 030; MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer NC25; CoverFX translucent powder.
Cheeks – Smashbox contour kit (bronzer); Chanel Blush de Horizon.
Lips – MAC Brick lip pencil; OCC Vintage lip tar.
I’ve done a review on the Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit before, and if you remembered I disliked the product. However, you know how sometimes one product just doesn’t work and then you picked it up couple months (or a year) later, and for some reason you change your mind?
The Etude House Indonesia Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit is one of those products for me. I didn’t like it last year, but this year it was different. I was so ready to not like it, but for some reason, I do end up liking it.
I think the reason why I might have ended up liking it because I applied it with my new Real Technique foundation brush. Also might be because my skin is slightly in a more “normal” condition nowadays (thanks GlamGlow!). In addition, I am not as tanned as last year since I haven’t been going to the beach as much, so I’m slightly lighter this time around, which makes the shade somewhat workable this time. I don’t look as ghastly as last year when I applied it.
So, let’s get on the review!
What is Etude House BB Cream Cotton Fit?
This all-day pearly bright skin BB Cream perfectly glides onto skin providing clear and bright complexion with a smooth, cotton-like powdery finish for flawless skin.
Nihon Mart, 2014
It comes in a very nice tube with a pump, which I think is great! The tube is flexible, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking when you travel (unlike glass containers), and the pump helps to dispense the product. Pump lightly, otherwise you might get too much product on your hand.
I’m not sure how many shades it comes with. From the website, there’s 2 – n02 and w13. However, mine is W24 which is also called Honey Beige, so I guess there’s 3 shades? Not sure, don’t quote me on this.
The range of the shade is very limited, it’s of no surprise. Korean brands generally only comes in 1 shade, so for this BB cream to come in 3 shades is already an achievement in itself. This shade W24 is not a perfect match. It’s a good match, but slightly too beige for my skin tone. I buffed it pretty well into my skin though, and if I apply my MAC powder on top it looks fine.
If you’re darker than NC27, this brand of BB cream won’t match you. It’ll be too light and might end up ashy on your skin.
They claim that it has a pearly bright skin finish. I somewhat agree to this claim. It does have a very nice sheen to it. My skin looks pretty good, no? I’m not sure if it is “pearly”, but it has a semi-dewy finish. It’s not too dewy, but it’s not matte either. It’s not a natural finish though, in real life it looks slightly shinier than in picture.
Apparently this is a BB cream for oily skin, however, if you have super oily skin, you might want to powder this really well since it’s “pearly” finish might make you look slightly oilier. Dry skin people might want to stay away from this BB cream. It will cling to your skin and dry patches. I think this BB Cream is pretty good for those with combination skin.
Medium coverage. If you want a light coverage, please do go light handed on it. Use very little product since it is quite pigmented.
It contains SPF 30
Nice pearly finish
Has a nice scent (similar to baby powder)
Doesn’t feel heavy if applied properly
Limited range of shades and undertone – one might end up too pale and/or too ashy
Needs to be set with powder, if not it tends to move around
Hello everyone! I’m back with a new Holiday Makeup tutorial! Christmas is just around the corner, and I want to be able to squeeze in couple holiday makeup looks before it’s here. For this year’s first holiday makeup series, I wanted to create a very warm eye makeup with a bit of color. So, I decided to use my beloved Kat Von D Monarch palette and some loose gold pigment.
Since the eyes are so strong, the rest of the face is kept simple and on the down low. We want the attention to be on the bold eyes. No liners, you can if you want, but I wanted to keep the focus on the colors since it’s so gorgeous. The lashes are optional to, but I think the lashes help to make the eyes look bigger.
1. I prepped my eyelids using Urban Decay Primer Potion. I dusted Tiny Death from Kat Von D Monarch palette all over my eyes, all the way up to the brow bone.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Wrath from the Kat Von D monarch on the outer V, blending it inwards towards the inner corner.
3. Using another flat eyeshadow brush, I applied a L’oreal HIP High Intensity Pigment in Visionary on the inner half of the eyelid.
4. Using the same shader brush as step 2, I applied Wrath on the lower lash line.
5. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette.
6. I applied Mata Nona falsies no. 015 on my upper lashes.
7. I lined my waterline, just the outer half, using MAC Smolder kohl eyeliner pencil.
8. On my face, I applied Etude House BB cream.
9. I applied MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer under my eyes and my on blemishes.
10. I set my face using Cover FX Translucent powder.
11. I applied NARS Orgasm blush on my cheeks.
12. Lightly, I dusted The Balm Mary Lou Manizer on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow.
14. I also dusted a little bit of MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Deep on the outside perimeter of my face to warm my face up slightly.
13. I applied Revlon Socialite lipstick on my lips.
I’ve been wearing trying out a new look last week, and this smokey winged eyeliner look seems to have gotten quite a lot of compliments. I followed quite a few beauty gurus on Instagram and Youtube, and Samantha from Batalash posted a smokey eyeliner video. I loved how it ended up, and I re-created this look. Her technique is slightly different than mine, but the result is not bad I think. I’ve re-done this look when I had to attend the GlamGlow event, and I absolutely love it.
Anyhow, for the rest of the eye makeup, it’s pretty basic nothing fancy. I do not wear this falsies to the GlamGlow event, I actually wore a smaller one. However, for this tutorial I did wear wispy lashes because I wanted to accentuate the wings. Nevertheless, you can opt to wear lashes or not, it’s totally up to you.
You can also pair this look with a simple soft peachy lips like mine or you can pair it with a bold lip color – red, maroon, orange, pink, purple, black etc.
I would like to mention that someone on instagram commented on how she wanted to know how I apply my eyeshadow to my crease. This is how I do it (first photo on top left corner) –
- When I want to apply my crease color, I looked directly on the mirror and marked where I want the shadow to be.
- By doing so, I can make sure the eyeshadow color can be seen when my eyes are open, since I’ve quite a hooded lid.
- Then, I tilted my head back slightly so it looked like I was looking down at the mirror and apply my crease color.
List of products used are at the bottom of the page. All eyeshadows used are from Urban Decay Naked Basic palette unless stated otherwise.
My eyelids are prepped with Urban Decay Primer Potion.
1. I applied a mix of Urban Decay Faint and Naked 2 on the crease using a crease brush
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I blended the edge of the crease to avoid harsh line.
3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Urban Decay Venus on my eyelid.
4. I lined my lower lash line using Urban Decay Faint using an angled eyebrow brush.
5. Using the same angled eyebrow brush, I applied Urban Decay Crave eyeshadow on the upper lash line creating a winged eyeliner. I focused most of the eyeshadow near the roots of my lashes.
6. I used a pencil brush to smudge the line slightly.
7. Using Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner, I lined just the bottom part of the eyeliner – very close to the roots of the lashes, and the bottom part of the “wing”.
8. I used the same brush and eyeshadow as step 5, and run it through the winged eyeliner again.
9. I filled my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette.
10. I applied Gwiyomi no. 3 false lashes.
11. I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner pencil in NC30.
12. For my face, I applied Shu Uemura Oleopact foundation using the sponge that comes with it.
11. I lightly dust my face using MUFE Pro Finish powder in 118.
12. I applied Benefit Hervana on my cheeks.
13. On my lips, I filled it in using L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Rose, then applied YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27)
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion (original); Urban Decay Naked Basics (crease: Faint/Naked2, lid: Venus, liner: Crave); Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe/Brunette; Gwiyomi false lashes no. 3
Face – Shu Uemura Oleopact foundation; MUFE Pro Finish (118)
Cheeks – Benefit Hervana
Lips – L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Rose; YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27)