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Saturday, April 25, 2009

My very first successful makeup application

If you've been following my blog, then you know that I just started with makeup last year. Yeah, I was a late bloomer! My curiosity started after I graduated from college. I was looking at old high school and college pics and realized I looked horrible in most of them. I mean, I did wear a little bit of makeup but it was applied on the wrong places and I just looked weird and funky haha! So I wanted to learn hot to apply makeup really bad. One day, I went to the drugstore, bought the cheapest eye shadow palette I found (Rimmel London quad). I tried it, watched a bunch of youtube makeup tutorials for hours, days and nights and finally learned how to apply it the right way. It took me forever to learn and I had to practice a bajillion time to get it right. But, it was all worth it.

So here is a photo of my very first successful makeup application...well at least I thought lol. This was taken last year of 08' when I went out on a date with Kiko. Believe me, I've had too many makeup looks gone wrong and this was the first look I ever did that looked right lol. I mean, it felt right and my eyes didn't look funky or crazy.


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I used my Urban Decay Ammo eye shadow palette to create this look. I used the shimmery black shadow, Oil Slick and brushed it on my crease and a light pink shadow, Last Call all over my lids. For the highlight, I used Mac's shadow in Shroom.

 As you can see, the colors were applied very subtle because it wore it during the daytime. Also, this was the very first time I felt like I got a little better on contouring my eyes. I don't have a defined crease so it's always been a challenge to do this step.

 On my face I wore a loose mineral foundation from Sheer Cover and Mac's Melba blush. It's a matte peachy pink shade which is great for everyday use because it gives me a natural flush on my cheeks. For my lips, I used a nude lip liner to erase the dark lines around my lips and topped it with Neutrogena Soothing Lip Sheer in Sparkling Nude.


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I'm proud of myself and, I see a big difference from how my makeup look then and now. Its always cool to look back on photos like these :)
I want to get better and be really good with makeup. I am considering freelance in the future. I have only been practicing on myself and I need to start using my friends as guinea pigs. So, for those of you who just started, just keep going. Be very patient because it takes time to get better at something. Most important, have fun with it. Its makeup and the possibilities are endless.


23 comments:

  1. proud of u babi girl ;)

    totaly agree with u!!

    if the first u dont succeed...DUST URSELF OFF AND TRY AGAIN ;)

    rubey x

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  2. Well the practice paid off because your skills are great...btw, you remind me of a prettier Nicole Scherzinger :).

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  3. so you're new to makeup? but damn gurl.. u seem really good at it already!!

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  4. I'm new to makeup too. Yay for improvement and learning!!

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  5. Its always nice to see your makeup... when you pratice at it, you`ll get better but the thing is that it does not look like you just started out and dont worry about it I am also a new3 to makeup and i also think that you are doing a realy good job at the makeup thing... keep up the good work!

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  6. aww love, you are sooo beautiful!!!This look really brings out your gorgeous eyes!

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  7. WOW! You look so stunning! I can see why his eyes lit up : ) Just gorgeous!!!!

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  8. I like it because that is a very soft and pretty pink and it toally matches your shirt!

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  9. awww this look really suits you, nice job! and same here, just started on makeup, well, EYE MAKEUP only lol isnt it sucha good feeling when you do a good job applying eyeshadow!? lol

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  10. You look gorgeous honey. You don't seem like a makeup noob now :)

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  11. lol omigosh girl i didn't finish not even 1/20th of my bottle...so i sold it to my friend...and got the fix+ with rose...smells really good after you use it on your face...and the bf likes it when i get close to his face too hahaha its not too strong he says

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  12. hi becky, following your blog now and thank you for following and dropping by mine as well :)

    i'm even newer to makeup :) you look wonderful! congrats on the successful application. everything looks great, the e/s is very nice and the color suits you. i'll try your tip on the nude lip liner!

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  13. hey doll, i really like it. you are pretty! keep it up!

    xoxo

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  14. Hey girl~
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. =)
    I consider myself a late bloomer to makeup too. I started to get into makeup like two years ago, but I like to keep my makeup minimal most of the time unless it's for an occassion of course. hehe.

    I luv the makeup looks you have on your blog. Yep, makeup can change up a look for sure.

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  15. I think you are ahead of me. I just started makeup since november of last year. lol... I am an even later bloomer on make up. lol Very nice blog. Your makeup is beautiful. I hope to learn more from you... :)

    love, tina

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  16. I have to agree that I am also a late blommer when it comes to makeup too..but u look beautiful and keep it up!

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  17. beautiful ! love the eyeshadow colors

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  18. pretty colors on your eyes! seems like you did as good as do now. great job.

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  19. haha good to know, I'm always curious to try weird food too. It didn't taste so bad, just like breakfast, hahaha. let me know how yours turned out if you decide to make it :)

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  20. Hey girlly I tagged u on my blog!! :)

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  21. omg your make Up looks soo nice lol loove the shimmer and its not too much =D

    xoxo DaP

    psss please support me and my best friend new blog it would help alot thannkkxxxxx =D

    xoxo PiNk

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