I’m on a roll these past 2 weeks! 2 tutorials a week, whaaat?! Anyways, today I’m doing another Holiday Makeup for those of you who are not afraid to go bold with your makeup wardrobe. Today, I’m using the amazing Pat Mcgrath Metamorphosis 005 kit in Copper as well as her Dual-ended black marker. This is a very exaggerated winged liner look, and I paired it with Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Nori. Watch the tutorial or read more below!
note: I kept saying “metamorphosis” instead of “metalmorphosis”, and it was my mistake. I thought it was Metamorphosis kit, but turned out it was Metalmorphosis. Ooops!
A quick easy how-to winged liner video. Remember, practice makes perfect! Don’t worry about it if you don’t get it right away, keep practicing and you’ll be able to create the perfect winged liner every time! Read More
Since the Lunar New Year is just around the corner, I’ve decided to create this Chinese New Year makeup inspired by the year of the Red Monkey! This look is filled with gold and red which represent wealth and luck! I know that there’s a lot of different cultures who celebrate the Lunar New Year, so I’ll be referring it as Lunar New Year instead of Chinese New Year. I wrote Chinese New Year on the title for SEO purposes. I hope that’s ok with everyone!
I received a request by Dila who wanted me to do a video to show her how to create a smoky winged liner. She saw me back in 2014 when I was in Jakarta, and when we met I was wearing the day version of this smoky winged liner. Check out my Smokey Winged Liner post if you prefer a pictorial, or one which you can wear for a day look. This smoky winged liner tutorial is a darker, smokier version.
Today’s tutorial will be using mostly Tarte Light of the Party palette for my eyes and cheeks. This tutorial is a very simple day makeup look, nothing too fancy. It was a requested look from one of my good friends. Also, this tutorial is my first video tutorial for the year!
We are almost in mid-December, already?! Anyways, most of you must have a lot of parties and events to attend to, so today’s post is a Day to Night Party Makeup Tutorial! This is one way of changing your day makeup to night makeup quickly, and all you need is a lipstick. You can also add a black eyeliner if you prefer, just like what I did for this post, but if you don’t it’s not a big deal.
For this look, I applied falsies just because my real lashes are not that full. You can skip the falsies altogether, I just do it because it looks better in pictures since my real lashes are not full in volume and not curly.
This Day to Night party makeup tutorial is all about creating a strobed-looking skin, nothing too contoured. The eyes are very muted and simple. For the Day look, the eyes are very open and brightened. For the Night look, the focus in on the lips, not too dark but not too bright either.
For the eyes and cheeks, I used my new Tarte Light of the Party palette, and can I just say that I’m loving it?! One of the best neutral palette, in my opinion. The colors are very muted and soft, a lot of matte colors too! Absolutely gorgeous. I’ll do the review for this palette soon!
Also, how you liking my luminous/strobed skin? I just bought Becca Backlight Filter primer, and tested it today. Such a gorgeous primer for strobing. I feel like my skin just glow all over! I applied this primer under my eyes, on top of my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose, & cupid’s bow. I also applied this primer under my NARS foundation so it doesn’t look too dewy.
Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
Base – Tarte Light of the Party “Eggnog”
Crease – Tarte Light of the Party “Mulled Wine”
Eyelid – Tarte Light of the Party “Rum Pum Plum”
Center of lid – Tarte Light of the Party “Fizz the Season” (I applied this using my ring finger)
Inner lower lash line – Tarte Light of the Party “Ring-a-Ling”
Outer lower lash line – Tarte Light of the Party “Cocoa What Fun”
Winged liner – Kanebo “Kate Super Sharp eyeliner”
Waterline – [Day] MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner “NW25/NC30”; [Night] MAC “Smolder” kohl liner
Mascara – Tarte “Light, Camera and Lashes” mascara
I finally have the chance to play with my UD Vice 4 palette! This UD Vice 4 tutorial is fun, and has a little bit of color. It’s a really fun look to wear especially for a party. Of course you can skip the black winged liner, and go for just a simple line along the upper lash line.
For the rest of the face, keep it simple and light. No over-contouring, no carved brows, and definitely nice soft natural lips. By keeping the rest of the face simple, you can keep the whole look youthful. Take it easy on the contouring and brows if you want to look younger. Thicker brows & rounder cheeks can make you look younger than chiseled cheekbones & overdrawn brows.
Anyways, one thing to note is that I applied “Flame” on my eyelid dry, and then I wet my brush and re-apply the same shade on the center of the lid. As you can see from the picture below, when I applied “Flame” dry it has a shimmer, but when I applied it wet it looks more shiny.
Primer – UD Primer Potion “Anti-Aging”
Base – UD Vice 4 “Framed”
Transition – UD Vice 4 “Bitter”
Outer V/crease – UD Vice 4 “Delete”
Eyelid – UD Vice 4 “Flame”
Lower lash line – UD Vice 4 “Delete” (outer) + “Arctic” (inner)
I hope everyone is having a great week! Today I’m going to do another ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler tutorial! I’ve been doing lots of colorful look, so this time around, I wanted to do a more neutral color with a little bit of purple. I have used this palette to do another look, which you can find in my ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler tutorial #1.
Anyways, I have family members over this whole week till next week, so I do apologize if I’m running low on blog posts since I’ve been busy and running around. I do want to line up several Halloween tutorials, so hopefully I’ll be able to post it next week. I’ll try to do a post at least 1 more before the Thanksgiving (Canada) weekend.
Anyhow, for this look, I wanted to do a little bit of a cut crease and reversed winged liner. I cleaned the line up in between the purple liner and the outer corner of the upper lid using MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner in NC30. You can use any beige eyeliner, or white. I don’t really like using white pencil since I thin it’s too stark, the beige liner looks more natural.
I recently bought the Kat Von D Ink Liner Dali & Neruda from Sephora, and I love the teal (Dali)! Obviously, you can’t go wrong with the white (Neruda), but this teal color is really pretty, yes? I have been holding this post back for a week since Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix palette was stealing the spotlight. However, if you are not a fan of colorful eyeshadow, but still want to add colors into your makeup, this is one way of doing it – with liners! Nevertheless, don’t forget to check out my Kat Von D mi Vida Loca Remix look #1 for some colorful inspiration.
Anyways, I decided to do a color block liner with Dali and Neruda, just because I think it’s pretty fun. The last bit of Summer is almost over, so I decided to bring in more colors into my makeup before we transition into Fall. Would you still wear color in the Fall season? Let me know by commenting below!
For the rest of the eyes, I only apply very light shadows from my Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye contour palette. You can skip it altogether, I just apply it to add a little bit of shade to my eyes. You can barely see it on the pictorial, but it does make a little bit of difference for me.