Saturday, 26 January 2013

Quick & Simple Makeup Tutorial

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a quick and simple makeup tutorial for on the go. Feel free to substitute your own favourite products with what I'm using here :)

Firstly, make sure your face is clean and have your hair pinned up! It's way too annoying to have one hand holding your hair and the other one putting on makeup.

Put on your favourite foundation, tinted moisturiser, or BB cream!


Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 02 Glammy Goes To; Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner in Black

For a quick and easy look, I like to use a shiny base to give some texture to the eyeshadows that I will be layering on later. This particular brand is super cheap and long lasting. It does not crease at all on my oily eyelids!

I like to also tight line my eyes to create fuller looking lashes. 

With the eyeshadow base

Tight lined!

Moving on to the eyeshadows..

Laura Mercier Palette (no box, no name, sorry!), Blending Brush, Eye Shading Brush

With the colour "Cafe au Lait" use the eye shading brush and pat it all over the lid. Don't worry about it looking messy!!

As long as you keep it approximately the same height it will be fine.

Use colour "Vanilla au Lait", with the fluffy brush, blend out the harsh line. Blend until you can't see a stark finish between the eyeshadow and your eyebrows.

Use the "Sunlit" colour and with the same eye shading brush, pat the colour in the middle of the eye.

This will give your eye some dimension and shine. Good for those who are not into super bling eye makeup.

Here I am using the Dolly Wink and Love Liquid Liner. They are both very similar and very easy to use. 

Begin with the outer part of your eyes then slowly move in. 

Easiest way is to keep your liner horizontal, that way your line is straighter.

With the brown colour liner, draw small "lashes" on your bottom lash line. If you have much more hair than I do (sigh, pathetic asian lashes), please feel free to use a mascara instead of faking it like me. 

Should look like this :D

Too Face Chocolate Soleil Bronzer; Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Fantastic

Apply the blush about 1-2cm below your eyes, contour your face in the hollows below your cheeks and the sides of your nose.

Close up

If you feel like your face is too powdery looking, fear not!!

Too powdery???

Use a toner, spring water, MAC Fix +... the list goes on and spray it on your face! Careful not to have a wet spot. Just make sure your face is covered lightly with the spray and pat it away with your hands.

MAC Fix +

To finish off the look, coat your lashes with your favourite mascara and top it up with a lip stick of your choice.

Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach

Here I am using this colour because it looks natural and feels like a lip balm.

Once more, complete look!

This shouldn't take too much time, and if you substitute with what you're used to, it will be much faster too.

See you next time! :)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Drugstore Haul

It's that time of the year again! All the drugstore brands are coming out with new products for the coming season and it's time to go out and try some new stuff :)

Unfortunately here in Canada the products come out much later than in the US, so I don't have as much to share with you today.

Nonetheless, still exciting! Let's begin!

Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio in Gold Rush and Tough as Taupe

I  know that these products were out for awhile now and everyone is crazy about them! They are a really good alternative to the MAC Paint Pots (which I have but I find that they crease on my oily lids). Tough as Taupe is a matt finish cream eyeshadow, great for everyday makeup look. You can use them as a base or just as it is. I'm thinking to go back for more colours........ 

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 250

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in 040 Flashing Lights

Maybelline Color Whisper Lipsticks in 100 and 30 

Swatch FLTR: Cover Girl, Maybelline (2), Revlon

The colours aren't exactly opaque on your lips if you have pigmented lips like I do. They feel nice and light so if you are one of those people who doesn't like the feeling of lip products, these are pretty good. Though I wouldn't repurchase any of them just because they are not THAT fantastic.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadows in 382B and 332

Like all of the Colour Icon series, these are just as pigmented and easy to use. They are so affordable and great quality. If you love colours and on a budget, do try the wet n wild eyeshadows because you'll be surprised how well they compare to some high end brands.

That's it for my drugstore haul. 

Please come back for more reviews and tutorials coming up sometime this week! Thank you :)

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Japanese Cosmetic Makeup Haul

I'm here today to share some products that I have purchased recently from Japan! I didn't have much time to shop so here are some of the products that I decided to try :)

Canmake Creme to Powder Foundation

Medium coverage and lovely packaging! Reminded me of those days when I used to be crazy about Sailor Moon! :)

Canmake Powder Blush

Affordable and great quality! Super pigmented so a little goes a long way.

Kiss Eyebrow Gel and Blush

Actually these 2 products came in a bigger set with a mascara remover with wand, black mascara, and also a lipstick. I like their lip products! If you have a chance to try you should :)

Love Liner Liquid in Brown

Very smooth application. It came in a set with a mascara but the mascara is really lousy... 

Under Eye Highligther

Not too bad, but I think an eyeshadow will do the trick just as well.

Dolly Wink Black Liquid Liner

The infamous Dolly Wink! This is the first time I tried it and I'm really liking it so far. I find that the Love Liner and this is really similar so I'm sure there are other dupes out there if this is too expensive..

That's it for my short haul! If you want a detail review of any of the products, please leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

I'll be back soon with a drugstore haul and makeup tutorials.. Stay tune! :)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

YSL Pure Chromatics 4 Wet & Dry Eyeshadows Quad Review

Hi all! I hope you had a great holiday :)

Today I'm going to review the first and ever YSL Quad that I decided to try.. which somehow was a bad choice made!!! If you are thinking about splurging, maybe try something else from the line. I heard that their lipsticks and mascaras are pretty good.

YSL Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadows Quad in No.4

Like all YSL products, this has a very luxurious packaging and feels really nice. Though it doesn't come with a dust bag like Dior.

Rubber & Sponge wand

So according to the instruction at the back of the box, use the rubber wand when applying the eyeshadows wet, sponge when dry.

With Flash

Without Flash

The result was VERY disappointing, considering that this thing cost more than 80 dollars! The payoff is weak and the swatch above is after many times of layering.

I wanted to like this as it is my first YSL product, but I'm so disappointed that I might not go back for any of their eyeshadows anymore..

Let me know if you have a different quad and the payoff is better, I'd like to know how you worked with it.