Shu Uemura Blushing Beige Palette Tutorial #1

Today’s tutorial is all about looking soft, fresh and glowing, which would be perfect for those of you who have to attend Summer Wedding, or even for Summer Brides. For this look, I’m using my new Shu Uemura Blushing Beige palette, and if you’ve followed me on Instagram, you’d know that I’ve posted the picture of the palette. This palette is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to create more looks using it.

Anyways, for this Romantic makeup look using the Shu Uemura Blushing Beige palette, go ahead and watch it on my Youtube channel ,or read more and check out the step-by-step pictorial below!

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50s Inspired Makeup

This 50s inspired makeup is a modern take of the old Hollywood glam. It’s still pretty glamorous due to the falsies and eyeshadows, which make it suitable for wedding guests, and even brides! You can draw a thicker winged eyeliner if you have bigger eyes, but I kept mine pretty thin.

I wanted the focus to still be on the lips, since I think this Shu Uemura Diva Red lipstick is the perfect red lipstick for summer. It has an orange undertone, and it will look great especially on East Asian skintones.

I’ve done a more neutral eyes if you prefer non-winged liner look. Please take a look at my Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour tutorial for a more neutral non-liner eyes.

natural eyes

Products used


  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
  • Eyelid – Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream no. 13 “Warm Beige”
  • Transition – Makeup Geek Cosmetics “Peach Smoothie”
  • Crease/lower lid – L’oreal “La Palette Nude no. 6”
  • Winged liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Eyeliner “Trooper”
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner “NC25”
  • Mascara – Maybelline Great Lash mascara
  • Falsies – Ardell false lashes #120 “Demi”
  • Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe” + “Medium Brown”

50s inspired makeup tutorial


  • Foundation – MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof foundation “NC25”
  • Corrector – Bobbi Brown Corrector “Peach”
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear Concealer “NC25”
  • Powder – MAC Mineralized Skinfinish “Medium Plus”



50s inspired makeup tutorial

4 Bridal Makeup Looks

I collaborated with to create a bridal makeup look. I was shown 3 photos of the bridal gowns, and I chose my favorite as below for my post. While I was thinking of to create a look for this gown, I decided to create not one, but FOUR bridal makeup looks to suit the gown! I created 4 looks since I knew that most brides would have their own interpretation of their makeup, some chose to be more on the natural side, while others might not be afraid to go bold!

I also took into consideration of the whole outfit and hair. As you can see, the gown that I chose has a very demure neckline, along with a very elegant lace details. With this in mind, in my opinion, I think brides who chose this type of gown would be very classy, lady-like and conservative.

wedding gown

Since the hair is pulled back, so not to clash with the neckline, I didn’t want to create a heavy dark smoky eyes. I think with this gown and hairstyle, a simple warm eyes would suffice. I feel that a heavy, dark smoky eyes would be too heavy and might clash with the high neckline. Of course, you can go on the dark smoky eyes look, but I prefer going light on the eyes and play on the lips.

So, for this tutorial, I created 1 eye makeup which can be paired with 4 different lips look. Usually for bridal makeup, I tend to choose the warmer neutrals (think browns and gold) since I think it looks very flattering on everyone. Very rarely I do a black smoky eyes, unless the client asked for it, and/or during change of makeup from morning to evening. Even then, I’ll still add some warmth on the smoky eyes.

To compliment the lace and the gown’s off-white color, I decided to use a beautiful gold on the eyelids from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye palette called Creme Brulee. This gold isn’t too yellow, nor it is too shimmery. It has a somewhat satin finish, which makes it perfect for this look so it doesn’t clash with the texture of the gown.

Since this gown doesn’t have shiny finish, I decided to keep the face semi-matte to avoid looking too dewy. I feel that this gown has a grown-up feeling to it, so I try to avoid the dewy/glowing finish since it can make the bride looking too youthful. Semi-matte is the right choice for this look.

bridal makeup tutorial

In all of the 4 looks I created, I only added extra blush on the bottom looks (both left and right), and added a black waterline on the look with the dark lips. Otherwise, everything is exactly the same (brows, foundation, highlight, contour etc).

No, I do NOT contour my face heavily with cream foundation. You can if you want, but I prefer not to. I like very subtle highlight/contour so my clients look still like themselves in the photos instead of looking like someone else. HOWEVER, IF or WHEN the client asks for heavy contouring (i.e. Kim K contouring), I’ll still provide the cream contouring for her.

If you’d like to see me do a glam Bridal makeup (i.e. smoky eyes, contour, and the whole nine yards), do let me know by leaving comments here or on my Instagram page!

Natural bridal eye makeup

Eyelids are prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion. Face is primed using MUFE HD Elixir.


1. I applied Salted Caramel from Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye palette on my crease using a clean blending brush.

2. On the outer V, I applied a mixture of Triple Fudge and Semi Sweet (both from Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette) using a Smashbox Bullet Crease brush.

3. Then, using the same brush as step 1, I blended out the edge of my crease.

4. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Creme Brulee (from Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette) on my eyelid.

5. I lined my waterline using MAC Chromagraphic pencil eyeliner in NC15 (or L‘oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner for the dark lips version).

6. I also applied Triple Fudge/Semi Sweet mix on the outer half of the lower lash line. Then, I applied Creme Brulee on the inner half of the lower lid. I used the edge of a flat eyeshadow brush to do this.

7. I created a winged liner using Shu Uemura Calligraphy:ink liquid liner pen along the upper lash line.

8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe FIRST, then I darkened the tail and any sparse area using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.

9. I curled my lashes and applied Gwiyomi no. 3 false lashes.

10. On my face, I applied MUFE HD foundation all over using a foundation brush.

11. I set my face using CoverFX translucent setting powder.

12. I lightly contour my face using Smashbox contour kit powder, and highlight my face using The Balm Mary-Lou highlighter. If you have oily skin, I’d suggest skipping highlighting using Mary-Lou. Instead, you can use a matte powder which is a shade or two lighter than your skin, or the highlight powder from Smashbox contour kit.

13. I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon on my cheeks.

natural bridal makeup

14a. For this blushing bride look, I applied Lancome Color Design in Vintage Rose Sheen.

This look is perfect for those brides who prefer to have a natural look. The rose lipstick has just enough color to brighten up the face. This bridal makeup look is great for Summer Wedding!

blushing bride makeup

14b. For this youthful bridal look, I added YSL Rouge Pur Couture no. 52. I applied it using a lip brush.

This lipstick is pretty much sold out in Indonesia! When applied lightly on the lips, this YSL no. 52 really lives up to its popularity! It deposits enough pigment without looking too bright on the lips. This gorgeous coral lips is also great for Summer Wedding makeup, but I think it’d be perfect for Spring Wedding where all the flowers are just blooming, and the weather isn’t quite warm yet. This bridal makeup look would instantly gives the bride the most beautiful smile on her big day!blushing bride makeup

14c. I applied MAC Girl About Town on the lips using a lip brush. I had to add a bit more blush to avoid my face looking washed out for this look since the lips are quite bold.

This is another look which would look great for Spring/Summer Wedding. For brides who are a bit more adventurous, but not into red lips, this is definitely a look to try. What I love about MAC Girl About Town lipstick is that the color is not too fuchsia. It still has enough warm undertone to make it wearable for a wedding, and at the same time bright enough to give a punch of color.

fall bridal makeup

14d. For this lovely deep red, I first lined my lips using L’oreal Color Riche Anti-Feathering lip liner in True Burgundy. Then, I applied MAC Diva lipstick on top of it. (The blush was the same as 14c)

Last but not least, we have the makeup look for a Fall/Winter wedding. Of course you can choose the other lip colors for Fall/Winter wedding, but I really love this deep red lips look. Personally, this is my favorite look out of the 4. I chose to darken my waterline to compliment the deep red lips.

So, that’s all folks! I think everything is pretty self-explanatory from the photos. I’d like to say that  yes, you CAN wear all these makeup looks even if you aren’t a bride! Obviously some steps for bridal makeup are different than daily makeup, but that’s for next time! Yes, you can wear this look to a wedding party, or if you’re bridesmaids etc. Again, like I said, the way I applied and steps taken for bridal makeup is slightly different than daily or party makeup. You can tweak it to your preference!


Products used

Eyes – Urban Decay Primer potion; Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye palette (crease: Salted Caramel, outer V & lower lid: Triple Fudge/Semi Sweet, eyelid & lower lashline: Creme Brulee); Shu Uemura Calligraphy:ink liquid liner; MAC Chromagraphic pencil liner NC15 or L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette; Gwiyomi no. 3 falsies.

Face – MUFE HD elixir; MUFE HD foundation; Cover FX Translucent Powder.

Cheeks – Smashbox Contour kit; The Balm Mary-Lou; Chanel Blush de Horizon

Lips – Lancome Color Design Vintage Rose Sheen (a); YSL Pur Rouge Couture no. 52 (b); MAC Girl About Town (c); L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in True Burgundy and MAC Diva (d)

Chanel Kaska Beige re-visited

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since my last post. I do apologize for the lack of post. Things have been going really crazy in my personal life, and I can barely catch my breath. Anyways, let’s put those things aside, and get back to this whole blogging things back on track!

Today’s tutorial used one of my all-time favorite palette from Chanel, called Kaska Beige. I’ve actually used this palette before in my Chanel Kaska Beige tutorial. This tutorial has a little bit more of a smokier feel than the older post, however still wearable for party, wedding, prom, night-out, pageant etc.

I also added a white eyeliner on the tightline to make my eyes look bigger, and heavier lashes for a doll-eye look. I applied more blush on the cheeks, just to complete the whole “doll” look. I love to add extra pinch of blush esp. in the winter when the colors are grey, and my skin feels blaaaah.

Oh, I also used the new MAC Masterclass Brush Oval 6 on my face, and I’ve to say I love it! I’ll post a review later.

earthy plum makeup


1.  My eyelid was prep using Urban Decay Primer Potion.

2. I applied eyeshadow 2 (refer to picture below) on my crease using a shader brush (MAC 239).

3. Using a clean blending brush (MAC 217) to blend the edge off.

4. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied eyeshadow 4 on my eyelid.

5. I applied eyeshadow 3 on the outer V using a small angled shader brush.

6. Using a clean blending brush (MAC 217), I blended the outer V.

7. I applied eyeshadow 3 along the lower lash line using an angled eyebrow brush.

8. I created a winged liner using L’oreal Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner.

9. I applied Tarte Light, Camera and Lashes mascara, and also false eyelashes (sample from a friend) on the upper lashes.

10. I lined my tightline using a white eyeliner from Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eye Liner + Brightener in Carbon Cleopatra.

11. I filled my eyebrows using a mixture of Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash and Brunette.

12. I applied eyeshadow 1 under my brows and in the inner corner of my eyes.

chanel kaska beige

13. I applied MUFE HD Elixir to prime my face using MAC Masterclass Brush Oval 6.

14. Using the same brush, I applied MUFE HD foundation all over my face.

15. I applied MAC Pro Conceal/Correct in Medium under my eyes.

16. I set my foundation using MUFE Pro Finish powder.

17. I contoured my face slightly using MAC Shadowy and NARS Ita Kabuki brush.

18. I applied MAC Dainty blush along my cheeks using MAC 219 brush.

19. Then, I applied NARS Mata Hari right on the apples of my cheeks using MAC 219 brush.

20. I filled my lips using MAC Dervish lip liner, and then top it off using Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede lipstick in Socialite.

asian wedding makeup

Neutrally Blue

I LOVE Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette! There, I said it! At first I thought that the UD Naked Basics is just another hype. I mean, I like my UD Naked 1 and 2, but I didn’t love it. I thought that the Naked Basics would be another palette that’s just so-so. Boy, was I wrong or what?!

I’ll talk more about the palette itself on my review, but today I wanted to share this look with you. The overall look is very soft and feminine. This look can be worn during the day if you want some definition on your eyes, or for engagement pictures. Obviously you can skip the blue eyeliner on the tightline and change it to beige/white/black instead.

The reason why I chose to wear the Stila Cobalt Blue eyeliner on the waterline is to show you guys that you can add color into your makeup without having to wear it on your lid. This is a good way to incorporate color, especially if you are not used to it. Not to mention, the blue eyeliner makes the white part of your eyes look whiter, thus making you look more awake.


1. I applied MUFE Aqua Shadow in 28E all over my lid.

2. Using a clean blending brush, I applied UD Naked Basics in Faint on the crease.

3. Using a Sephora Bullet Crease (no. 221) brush, I applied UD Naked Basics in Crave on the outer V.

4. Using the same brush as step 2, I blended the eyeshadow on the crease.

5. I applied UD Sin eyeshadow all over the lid, focusing the color on the center of the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

6. Using a small shader brush, I applied Faint on the inner half of the lower lid and then Crave on the outer half.

7. I lined my waterline using Stila Cobalt Blue eyeliner.

8. I created a winged liner along the upper lash line using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp Liner.

9. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Carbon Black mascara on both upper and lower lashes.

10. I also applied false eyelashes sample given to me by a friend (currently not for sale to public).

11. I filled my brows in using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.

12. Using a clean fluffy blending brush, I applied Venus from UD Naked Basics palette under the brow.

Stila Cobalt Blue eyeliner

13. I applied MUFE HD foundation using Shiseido foundation brush all over my face.

14. I applied MAC Shadowy powder as contour, and Benefit Hervana blush on my cheeks.

15. On the lips, I applied Tarte Lipsurgence in Hope.

Natural makeup using Urban Decay Naked Basics

Summer Splash

This look today is one of my fav. summer makeup. It doesn’t matter where I am in the summer, somehow I always seem to resort back to this look. It’s very light and bright, and of course you can always eliminate some of the steps below to make it easier and to suit your own look. Most of the time, I only used the MAC Melon pigment on my lid with mascara, skipping the liner and the contour colors altogether.

Anyways, the 2nd look to this post used an orange lip liner. I don’t know where my orange lipstick is, so I only used the lip liner to fill my entire lip. Of course you can change the lips to whatever color you want, red, pink, or even nude. No rules, just fun playful makeup.


1. Using a synthetic brush, I dipped the brush in water and then dipped it in MAC Melon pigment. I mixed it at the back of my hand to turn it into a paste form and applied this paste to my lid, and on the inner corner of the lower lid.

2. Using a shader brush, I applied MAC Bronze eyeshadow on the outer V and on the crease. I used whatever left on the brush and ran it through the lower lid.

3. Using a clean fluffy brush, I blended the crease to remove any harsh edge.

4. I applied Smashbox Deep Golden Brown on the outer corner, blending it inwards. I focused most of the color on the outer V of the lid.

5. Using whatever left on the brush, I applied it on the lower lid.

6. Using an angled eyeliner brush and MUFE Aqua Black, I created a winged liner along the upper lash line.

7. I lined my waterline using whatever product remained on the brush from step 6.

8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

9. I filled my brows in using Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 brow pencil.

natural makeup

10. I applied UD Naked foundation all over my face using a foundation brush.

11. I contoured my face using MAC Studio Tech in NW 55. (If you want to know how I contour my face, check out this post for powder contouring or here for cream contouring)

12. I applied MAC Peaches blush on the cheeks.

13a. For the lips, I applied YSL Pur Couture rouge no. 17 using a lip brush.

natural bridal makeup

13b. For the orange lips, I lined and filled my lips using MAC Entertain Me lipliner.

orange lips