Asian Bridal Makeup

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.

bridal makeup

Products used

Eyes

  • 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”
  • Lower lash line – MAC “Carbon”
  • Winged liner – Maybelline gel liner “Black”
  • Waterline – MAC “Smolder” kohl pencil
  • Brows – ABH Brow Pomade “Taupe” + “Medium Brown”
  • Falsies – Ardell “Demi Wispies”

 

bridal makeup

Face

  • Foundation – CoverFX Cream foundation “G40” (applied using a damped sponge)
  • Concealer – MAC “studio fix concealer NC30”
  • Setting Powder – Cover FX translucent powder

Cheeks

  • Contour – Becca “Lowlight Sculpting Perfector”
  • Blush – Smashbox Halo Blush powder “In Passion”
  • Highlighter – The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”

Lips

  • Lip pencil – MUFE Aqua Lip pencil “Vibrant Pink (15c)”
  • Lip color – Sephora Oil Infusion Color & Care “Pink Granita”

asian bridal makeup

UD Naked Smoky & KVD Lolita

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.

For other looks using UD Naked Smoky palette please check out my other posts – “Iconic UD Smoky“, “MAC D for Danger“, “Grey“, and lastly my review on this palette “UD Naked Smoky Review“.

ud naked smoky

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.

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – UD Primer Potion “Original”
  • Base – UD Naked Smoky “Combust”
  • Crease/lower lash line – UD Naked Smoky “Whiskey”
  • Inner/Outer third – UD Naked Smoky “Radar”
  • Center of lid – UD Naked Smoky “High”
  • Upper lash liner – UD Naked Smoky “Blackmarket”
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic pencil liner “NC30”
  • Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade “Medium Brown”
  • Falsies – Ardell falsies “Demi Wispies”

 

kvd lolita

Face

  • Foundation – Diorskin Star foundation “31”
  • Concealer – Diorskin Star concealer “3”
  • Setting powder – Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder “#30″

Cheeks

  • Blush – Smashbox Halo Blush Powder “In Bloom”
  • Contour – MAC powder “Blunt”

Lips

  • Lipstick – Kat Von D “Lolita” liquid lipstick

Kat von d lolita liquid lipstick

L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 Tutorial #1

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.

L'oreal La Palette Nude 1
L’oreal La Palette Nude 1

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.

loreal la palette nude 1 look
L’oreal La Palette Nude 1 pictorial

Products used

Eyes

  • 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”
  • Waterline – Annabelle Kohl Pencil liner “White”
  • Brows – Stila All Day Waterproof Brow “Medium”; Anastasia Brow Wiz “Medium Brown”; L’oreal Brow Stylist Plumper “Light to Medium”
  • Falsies – Gwiyomi Boutique no. 3 falsies
loreal nude palette 1
L’oreal La Palette Nude 1

Face

  • Primer – Body Shop Drops of Youth “Wonderblur” Face Primer
  • Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation “#104”
  • Concealer – NARS Radiant Creamy concealer “Custard”
  • Setting Powder – Coverfx setting powder “Light”

Cheeks

  • Bronzer – MAC Mineralized Skinfinish “Medium Deep”
  • Blush – Smashbox Halo Powder Blush “In Bloom”

Lips

  • Lips – L’oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire “Blushing Harmony”
loreal la palette nude 1 tutorial
L’oreal La Palette Nude 1

MAC Beautiful Iris

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 palette for the rest of the eyes. I will try to do a review on that palette soon update: 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*

purple eye makeup

Products used

Eyes

  • 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”
  • Eyelid – MAC eyeshadow “Beautiful Iris”
  • Winged liner – Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner “NC15”; Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour palette “Liberatus”
  • Mascara – Lancome “Hypnose”
  • Eyebrows – Anastasia Brow Wiz “Taupe”; L’oreal Brow stylist
  • Falsies – Gwiyomi Boutique no. 3

mac beautiful iris

Face

  • Primer – Becca “Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector”
  • Foundation – L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation “104 – Golden Beige”
  • Concealer – NARS Radian Creamy concealer “Custard”
  • Setting powder – CoverFX translucent powder

Cheeks

  • Contour – Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette “Shadowplay”
  • Highlight – Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette “Lyric”
  • Blush – NARS blush “Mata Hari”

Lips

  • Lipstick – Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede “Flashing Lights”
  • Lip gloss – Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss “202 (sweet pink)”

mac beautiful iris

Neutral Eye with Pop of Color

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

spring makeup tutorial

Products list

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion original
  • Base – MAC eyeshadow “Georgia Peach”
  • Transition – MAC eyeshadow “Cork”
  • Outer V/lower lash line – MAC eyeshadow “Aromatic”
  • Eyelid – MAC eyeshadow “Don’t Tell”
  • Inner corner – MAC eyeshadow “Beautiful Iris”
  • Winged liner – Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner “NC15”
  • Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe”
  • Eyebrow gel – L’oreal Brow Stylist
  • Mascara – L’oreal Manga Rock mascara
  • Falsies – Gwiyomi lashes no. 3 + Gillian

 

mac amber times 9 makeup look

Face/Cheeks

  • Primer – La Roche Posay “Cicaplast Baume B5”
  • Foundation – Mac Pro Longwear foundation “NC25”
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear concealer “NC25”
  • Setting Powder – CoverFX translucent powder
  • Contour – MAC contour powder “Sculpt”
  • Blush – MAC blush powder “Fleur Power”

Lips

  • Lipstain – Shu Uemura Lip Tint Gelatin “CR1”
  • Lip gloss – Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss “202 (sweet pink)”

summer bronze smoky eyes

 

2015 Prom Makeup Look

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 jilly@kireimakeup.com, or DM me on my Instagram page.

makeup geek foiled eyeshadow in the spotlight

Product used

Eyes

 

prom makeup tutorial

Face/cheeks

  • Primer – Kat Von D foundation primer
  • Foundation – Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear concealer “NC25”
  • Blush – L’oreal Visible Lift Blur bush “Soft Pink”
  • Setting powder – CoverFX translucent loose powder
  • Highlighter – The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”

Lips

  • Lip pencil – Urban Decay lip pencil “Naked 2”
  • Lip gloss – L’oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire “Blushing Harmony”

prom makeup 2015

Urban Decay Vice 3 Tutorial for Spring Look

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!

Of course, you can skip the orange-gold eyeshadow on my eyelid for something more neutral if you feel that this look is too colorful. I’ve done other tutorials using just a pop of color and neutrals in my other posts. So, check those out – Too Faced Chocolate Bar #3Kat Von D Monarch tutorial #2 and Cobalt Blue, Adding Color to eye makeup and a Hint of Mint.

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.

UD Vice 3 tutorial

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “original”
  • Eyelid – Urban Decay Vice 3 “Lucky
  • Outer corner – Urban Decay Vice 3 “Reign
  • Inner corner (tear duct) – Urban Decay Vice 3 “Last Sin
  • Lower lash line & Crease – Urban Decay Vice 3 “Defy
  • Waterline – Urban Decay Vice 3 “Dragon
  • Eyeliner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”
  • Brows – Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Color “Dark”
  • Mascara – Cover Girl Lash Blast
  • Falsies – Gwiyomi boutique #3 lashes

UD Vice 3 look

Face/Cheeks

  • Primer – Kat Von D foundation primer
  • Foundation – MUFE HD Foundation #120
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear concealer “NC25”
  • Setting powder – CoverFX translucent setting powder
  • Contour – MAC “Sculpt” powder
  • Blush – MAC “Cubic” blush

Lips

  • L’oreal Extraordinaire Color Riche “Blushing Harmony”

UD Vice 3 tutorial

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Tutorial #3

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.

I’ve done similar looks on my other tutorials – Kat Von D Monarch tutorial #2 and Cobalt Blue. For other ways to incorporate just a bit of colors into your eye makeup, please check out this other tutorials – Adding Color to eye makeup and a Hint of Mint.

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.

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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.

Products used

Eyes

  • 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
  • Waterline – MAC kohl pencil liner “Smolder”
  • Eyeliner – Kat Von D Tattoo liner “Trooper”
  • EyebrowsAnastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade “Medium Brown”
  • False lashes – Gwiyomi false lashes #3

NARS weightless luminous foundation

 

Face

  • Primer – La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
  • Foundation – NARS Weightless Luminous Foundation “Punjab”
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear Concealer “NC25”
  • Powder – MUFE HD Pro Finish “118”

Cheeks

  • Contour – MAC Sculpting powder “Sculpt”
  • Cheeks – MAC blush powder “Cubic”
  • Highlight – The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

* For tutorials on how to do contouring please check out – subtle contouring; cream contouring.

Lips

  • Clinique Chubby Lip Stick “Boutiful Blush”

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Kat Von D Monarch Palette Tutorial – Smokey

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.

Anyways, let’s get on the pictorials. All products listed below! Don’t forget to check out my other Kat Von D Monarch palette looks!

Kat Von D smoky eyes monarch palette

Eyes

Face

  • Foundation – Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Corrector – Bobbi Brown Peach corrector
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear concealer
  • Powder – NARS Setting powder

Cheeks

  • Bronzer – Chanel Universal bronzer
  • Cheeks – Benefit Hervana
  • Highlighter – The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

Lips

  • Lipstick – L’oreal Collection Star JLo Barely Greige

 

Jlo nude lipstick

Smokey Winged Eyeliner

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.

smokey winged liner

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.

How-to:

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.

smokey winged eyeliner

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)

 

Products used

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)