Hi all! I’m so sorry I haven’t update the blog for a while. I’m not sure if you guys know, but I recently open a store called Kitsu in Hamilton, Ontario. The store’s concept is a lifestyle boutique, and we carry apparels for Men & Women, makeup, skincare, accessories and home decor products.
The store is also available online (yay) and we ship worldwide! You can use this code KIREI15 to get 15% off your purchase at Kitsu’s online store. Read more to see what’s in store for you (makeup related)
Last Saturday I had the chance to do a makeup job for a wedding party. I’ve decided to share this Asian bridal makeup look, similar to what I’ve done last Saturday on today’s post. The bride was looking absolutely gorgeous, and I’ve shared a picture of her before and after on my Instagram. Today’s tutorial is not exactly the same as what I’ve done on my client, but it still uses similar shades. On my bride, I used a lot more warmer brown and darker outer V.
The focus is on the skin, where I want my skin to still look like skin but a better version of it. I really like the look of a dewy skin without making it look like I have a ton of makeup products on. This is very important to me because I really want my skin looks natural, and not cakey.
Also featured on this post are my Tweezerman brushes and eyelash curler sent to me by Preen.me as part of their PreenMeVIP program. The brushes and tools used are the blender brush, shader brush, line glider brush, and ProMaster eyelash curler. Not in picture, Tweezerman brow brush used to fill in my brows.
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “original”
Base – MAC “Brule”
Crease – MAC “Cork”
Inner corner – MAC “Naked Lunch”
Center of lid/lower lid – MAC “Amber Lights”
Outer V/lower lid – MAC “Sketch” mixed with “Brun”
Today, I’m creating a light daytime look using UD Naked Smoky, and I’m pairing it with my new KVD Lolita liquid lipstick. The eyes are very light and simple, and obviously you can skip the false lashes altogether if you’re going to wear it as a daytime makeup.
The lips are quite different than what I’m usually used to. I usually like to pair a peachy or corally lips with this kind of eye look. However, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and decided to pair this with KVD Lolita liquid lipstick, which is a mauve color. I have had mauve lipstick before, but this KVD Lolita is slightly darker than what I’m used to. I didn’t mind it, I think it’s still a very pretty color. Just a word of warning, this liquid lipstick will dry to a darker shade than what you see on the tube.
Again, I’m featuring Tweezerman Brush IQ brushes that were sent to me by Preen.me as part of their PreenMeVIP program. The brushes used in this tutorial are: “Blender“, “Shader“, “Line Glider“, and “Brow” brushes. Not in picture: Tweezerman ProMaster lash curler, used to curl the false lashes and my lashes.
I was thrilled to see L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 in Wal-Mart near my home. I had known L’oreal released this palette from their Instagram account, but didn’t have the chance to get one earlier since I was busy. Last week, I was just browsing through the makeup department in Wal-Mart while I was running errand, and I was excited to see it on the shelf. There were only 3 palettes left, so I had to grab it before it was gone.
If you have followed me on Instagram, you’d have seen half of my nude palette collection I posted last week. My obsession with nude palettes begun when I was in makeup school, where I realized on almost every single makeup jobs I had to do or assist for, most clients asked for a neutral-based makeup look whether it’s simple clean makeup or smoky eyes.
The L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 is a pretty good palette, if you’re looking for an affordable nude palette. It has a great range of shades from your highlight, medium to contour shade. The only 1 thing that’s missing from this palette is a black eyeshadow. This palette reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette.
Since there’s no name of each individual shade, I’ve numbered them according to the way L’oreal numbered them. Please refer to the picture above as reference for the shades used in my pictorial below.
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
Base – L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 “#1”
Transition – L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 “#3”
Eyelid – L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 “#4”
Crease/lower lid – L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 “#6”
Inner corner – L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 “#10”
Winged liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner “Trooper”
Lower lash line – Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette “Shax”
I recently fell in love with MAC Beautiful Iris eyeshadow, and had used it in my previous tutorial. Anyways, I just think this eyeshadow is so pretty for Spring/Summer makeup, especially for those who are not afraid of colors. If you’re on the conservative side, please take a look at Neutral Eyes with a Pop of Color on how to add a bit of color to your makeup wardrobe.
Anyhow, I decided to pair this purple eyeshadow with very soft warm brown colors, this way the makeup stays pretty soft and not too much. I used my Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour palettefor the rest of the eyes. I will try to do a review on that palette soonupdate: Review is up! I have so much review to do, not enough time. I’m still busy with the move, so I haven’t settle down yet. It’s kind of hard for me to do tutorials and getting back into my posting routine with all the stuff lying everywhere. *sigh*
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
Base – Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour palette “Laetus”
Transition – Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour palette “Ludwin”
Outer V/Crease/lower lashline – Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour palette “Sytry”
One of my favorite way to change my makeup wardrobe is to create a neutral eye with pop of color. This is the easiest way to add colorful eyeshadow, if you are not comfortable wearing lots of colors on your eyes. There are several ways to add this pop of color – on the waterline, along the lower lash line, or as winged liner.This time, I decided to add a pop just on the inner corner of my eyes. It’s very subtle, and has a brightening effect. This is a great way for those with monolids or hooded eyes to add color to their eyes.
The eyeshadows that I used for this tutorial is from the MAC Amber times 9 palette (except for the purple). You can purchased the eyeshadow individually if you prefer. The eyeshadows on this palette is smaller than the individual ones, but I think it’s not that bad especially if you’re a beginner makeup artist who is trying to build their kit, or if you are someone who don’t wear much makeup daily but would like a versatile palette. I like this palette, it might be my go-to bridal palette, such pretty earthy tones with a good mix of matte, shimmer, frost, satin, velvet and lustre
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion original
Base – MAC eyeshadow “Georgia Peach”
Transition – MAC eyeshadow “Cork”
Outer V/lower lash line – MAC eyeshadow “Aromatic”
Happy Monday, everyone! Today I wanted to create a tutorial for 2015 Prom Makeup, and this look works for every eye colors, and dress colors! I think this color would look especially great for those with blue eyes. The warmth from Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear will bring out the blue even more.
This look would be great for any dress colors since I used neutral shades. Also, you can change this makeup according to what you like – if you prefer to make it less smoky, skip the eyeliner. If you want to wear it with a red lipstick, by all means pair it with a red lipstick. If you can’t create a winged liner yet, check out my winged liner tutorial, or skip it altogether and just create a basic eyeliner! Customize it according to what you prefer.
If you are in need of a makeup artist in Toronto or in Hamilton to do your prom makeup, I’m available! Please feel free to message me by filling out the contact form or email me at email@example.com, or DM me on my Instagram page.
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
Transition – Makeup Geek “Peach Smoothie”
Eyelid/Inner corner – Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadow “In the Spotlight”
Have you guys find out the pro tips given by Ludovic Engrand (Shu Uemura MUA) on my Instagram yet? If not, don’t forget to check it out! Anyways, for today’s Urban Decay Vice 3 tutorial, I wanted to create a spring look using just this one palette. I realized that I haven’t used this palette much, and I don’t know why I don’t use it as much since the eyeshadows are so buttery and creamy! This look is for someone who isn’t afraid of colors!
I’ve also recently purchased a Stila brow pen (All Day Waterproof Brow Color), and I used it for the first time in this look. What do you guys think? I personally find this slightly harder to use at first. I’ve used it twice now, and I’m starting to really like the end result this product gives! I’ll try to do a review soon.
Spring is almost here, and I wanted to do something lighter and with a bit more color. So, for today’s Too Faced Chocolate Bar tutorial, I created a neutral eye makeup with a bit of purple on the bottom lash. This is how I usually wear my makeup if I want a splash of color on my eyes.
For this look, I specifically wanted to only utilize Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I will try to create more looks with this palette, so you can see how versatile this palette is. You can check out my other tutorials using this palette as well – Holiday Makeup #2, Holiday Makeup #3, and 4 bridal makeup looks.
I do apologize for the unruly eyebrows. I’m trying to grow them out, but I’ll clean them up before my next tutorial, promise! Anyways, I’d like to mention that the pictures do no justice on how the eyeshadows are in real life. My room was bright when I took the first couple photos, but it get cloudy real fast yesterday. I had to deal with the Sun going in and out, so the last few pictures don’t really show how shiny and awesome the eyeshadows are.
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion
Base – Too Faced Chocolate Bar “White Chocolate“
Transition – Too Faced Chocolate Bar “Salted Caramel“
Outer V – Too Faced Chocolate Bar “Triple Fudge“
Eyelid – Too Faced Chocolate Bar “Marzipan“
Middle lid – Too Faced Chocolate Bar “Hazelnut“
Lower lash line – Too Faced Chocolate Bar “Candied Violet“
I am back! Sorry for missing for a week, guys! I’m actually in Canada right now, so I had to deal with jet lag and weather change, actually I got sick for a while due to the change in weather. Anyways, I did a tutorial before I left, but didn’t have the chance to post it. Here’s another Kat Von D Monarch Palette tutorial! If you don’t already know, this palette is like my favorite! I have done other tutorials using the same palette, but this is like the smokiest of them all! I think I might go grab some more Kat Von D products, any recommendation?
Also, I received a few products from L’oreal Paris Indonesia, which I’ll share with you guys on the next post. Out of all the products, I was only able to bring the lipsticks with me. One of the lipsticks was the JLo signature lip color, which I used on this tutorial. I don’t love how it ends up, I think it’s too pale, I prefer a bit more color on my lips. Nevertheless, I thought I wanted to share with you guys how it looks. I’m not a big fan of super pale nude lips, so this is definitely not my favorite lipstick.