Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Fake MAC Eyeshadow

One of my favorite places to shop and find great bargain is the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles. On the other hand, I really hate it when I find sellers who lies and tricks the consumers. I found a man who was selling fake MAC makeup. He claimed they were real but the packaging is just different and theres no MAC logo. He had pigments, brushes, eye shadows, blushes on palettes and ect. After playing with the samples, I looked at him straight in his eyes and said "Dude, this is freakin' fake!" The man tried to convince me that they were real ugh! Hes a fool, I tell you!!
I know hes just trying to make a living but he shouldnt lie to people...you know what I mean? Anyway, to make the story short. I kept aruguing with him and in the end he gave me a free sample to take home lol. I thought it was funny.
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Obviously the left side is the fake one
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They are the same in size. The fake Mac has a black and shiny packaging

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It also opens on the bottom. There was a tiny sponge tip applicator inside but i threw it away. It has a mirror too.

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I also noticed that there are a lot of these in the internet so be careful ladies. Don't be fooled.
By the way, the real Mac eye shadow is Shroom. Its a pretty high light color ^_^

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Winged Eye Liner

I would like to introduce my niece Elizabeth or "me-me" as we call her in the family. Shes very outgoing, talkative, smart and curious. She's the one who likes to snoop around my vanity area when I'm not around. I come home and, I find my brushes used and dirty lol. She likes to ask questions as she watches me do my makeup...what's that for? what are you doing? and etc. Oh and she also likes to try on my shoes especially the one with wedges and heels. I think shes my biggest fan ^_^
Anyway, she begged me to practice makeup on her. She was even suggesting a peacock look or something crazy and bright lol. Where does she get these ideas? Well I refused, so Instead I practiced the winged eye liner on her.
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Yes, the liner was thick and exaggerated. I was testing how precise i can go using a liquid liner. My hands were a little shakey and it wasnt that easy to do it on another person ugh!
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By the way, shes turing 11 tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where Magic Happens "Makeup Collection Then and Now".

I found an old photo i took of my makeup collection when I first started learning makeup application. I used to have it by the bathroom sink where i used to do my face. I had the basic things i needed. It was so cute!
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Back in May 2008- February 2009
Currently, my makeup collection have grown. Not too crazy but i definitely have more. I added two more small drawers and a small makeup train case (from my friend monica ^_^) for storage. I used the first level of the pink drawer to store makeup wipes, lots of fakes lashes and etc.
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Current makeup collection as of July 2009
I have more than enough. I doubt that I will hit the pan on all of my eyeshadows or finish all my lipsticks and lipglosses anytime soon. Ive stopped buying makeup for myself (yeah right!!). Ive been very good at not getting into the hype of all kinds and never ending of Mac collections lol. Now, I only buy makeup for my other makeup kit to do other people's makeup.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

EOTN "Party Look" Smokey black and purple eyes.

I mixed the colors pink, purple and black to create a night time look. Its perfect for going out with your friends at the club or a party. Enjoy!

Smokey Black, Purple and Pink
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Layering and blending the colors is key to create the smokey effect that you want. I applied black e/s (which is the darkest color) on the lids, purple e/s (which is lighter than black obviously) on the crease and pink e/s (which is a more brighter color) above the crease. Dont foreget to blend for a smooth transition of the colors.
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eyes
line smoothing concealer by Almay
120 e/s palette from ebay
shimmery black e/s by Urban Decay Ammo palette
black mascara by Maybelline
EyeBright by Benefit
#505 Red Cherry lashes
cheeks
bronzer by Sugar blush
Subtil duo by Lancome
lips
Velvet Teddy by Mac
C-thru lipglass by Mac

Skinlite Makeup Cleansing Tissues in Green Tea
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I found these makeup wipes at my local Korean Home store for $1.29. It was on sale. Ofcourse i got a bunch. These smells so good and It does a good job in taking off my makeup on my entire face but not really on the eye area. So what I would is take off my eye makeup with an eye makeup remover then i use this to clean up the excess mess.
Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

EOTN Smokey Browns and Burgundy eyes.

I've been slacking on posting makeup looks. It's been so hot over in L.A. and I just didn't feel like putting anything my face...just moisturizer with SPF and my MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural  in Medium Deep and I'm out the door! But today I had some free time so I was able to play with makeup and came up with...

Smokey Browns and Burgundy eyes

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I used e/s Sketch by MAC all over the lids. Its burgundy with red shimmer. It's my very first MAC eye shadow ^_^.
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I also used the browns and red in my 120 Manly palette. I applied the lighter brown above the crease for a soft definition on the eyes and brown on the crease to create a smokey effect.

I applied the red e/s wet on the lids as my base. This helps to bring out the red undertone of the sketch (burgundy).

eyes:
e/s Sketch by MAC
e/s in my 120 Manly palette
#505 Red Cherry false lashes
black eye liner 24/7 by Urban Decay

cheeks:
Terra Cotta blush by NYX
bronzer by Sugar

lips:
lss 565 by NYX




Thank you so much for stopping by!

A Pink Piggie from Ms. RINA!! Check it!!!

Ms. Rina was too nice and too generous to send me one of her sock piggies for my niece Am-am. I was willing to buy it from her but she said she was not selling them. She was willing to make one for free. I got the package last week and, I was surprise to find out that she not only sent the sock piggy, but she sent me goodies as well. I was like "whhhhhaaaaaaatt!!" and she also wrote a very sweet note. I felt so lucky and important lol. Also, my niece couldnt be more excited and happy. Thanks Ms. Rina. You are too awesome.

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My dog was checking if there was any illegal substance inside...just kidding. Shes just so nosey lol.
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It came with goodies and a sweet letter :)

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were still thinking of what to name her.

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Besides the sock piggie, she got me Hello kitty stuff like stickers, bandaids, compact mirror, chopsticks and other moisturizer samples for me to try. Im a sucker for Hello kitty!!

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If i can only describe the funny noise she makes when she gets excited lol.

Check out her blog!!!! Do it now!!! http://rae630.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Favorite Beauty Tips and Tricks.

Through out the year, Ive learned many makeup tips and tricks that really works for me. I learned from makeup gurus, makeup books and other makeup artist. So in return, I would like to share a few of them with all of you and, I hope you guys can get something out of it. This is for you Thiamere.

1. Priming the eye lids. Its is important to prep or prime the eye lids before eye shadow application. This step would prevent the shadows from creasing or fading. It took me a while to find the right primer for the eye lids. I have slightly oily lids. I've tried urban decay primer potion, too faced shadow insurance, paint pots, mac's eye prep and prime and etc. and they all didnt work for me. One thing that worked was a concealer. Yes! Its always been lying around my makeup kit. I wasted money in trying so many products when the answer has always been in my kit.
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Almay line smoothing concealer is my everyday concealer.
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Apply a small amount on the eye lids and blend evenly.

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Set it by applying translucent powder or you all over base e/s.

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It's done. Its now ready for a creaseless e/s application (well atleast for me it is).

2. Long lasting Eye Liner. Whenever I apply my favorite black eye liner on my water line, It always melts away after 5 minutes. This used to bother me but anymore more. I figured out a way to make my eye liner last longer.
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My favorite black eye liner by Urban Decay. (Im almost done with it).

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Line your water line with the eye liner. Make sure not to pull too hard.

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With and angled e/s brush dip it in the same color e/s powder.

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Dab it on top of the eye liner. This would set the eye liner in place.

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It's done! Whenever I do this, my eye liner stays put for a good 6 hours.

3. Long Lasting Lipstick. This trick really works for me and Makeup Artist like Eve Pearl and Kevyn Aucoin uses this trick to make the lip stick last longer.


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Prepped the lips by applying a lip balm to moisturize. This would prevent the lipstick from cracking.

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Lined the lips with a lip liner and apply your favorite lipstick.

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Seperate a 2-ply tissue and use one sheet at a time.

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After the first coat, blot the lips with the tissue and set it with a powder and re apply lipstick, then blot again . This way, it will absorb excess oil and leaves the pigment.
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Apply your favorite lip gloss and you are done!
4. DIY Tinted Moisturizer. I dont own a tinted moisturizer so i always make my own. Its very easy. Everything you need it in your makeup kit already.
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Just combine and mix your favorite moisturizer and liquid foundation. I only use a little amount of the liquid foundation for a sheer finish.
So there it is. I hope you ladies can benefit from my favorite makeup tips and tricks. All of them worked for me so I hope they work for all of you too.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

FOTD on 4th of July

I went to a bbq with my Kiko and his family to celebrate 4th of July. I had a great time hanging out, laughing with everyone and eating really good food.

 FOTD. I didnt do any bold and bright red, white and blue makeup. Instead, I did something simple yet pretty. For the eye makeup, I used a pale pink e/s all over the lids up to the brow bone, a greyish blue e/s on the lids and shimmery bronzy brown brushed on the crease. It was very easy and it only took me 5 minutes to do.

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eyes:
one of the blue e/s on my 120 Manly palette
eye shadow duo in bronze brown by E.L.F.
Shimmery light pink e/s by Chanel Winter Nights quad
black eye liner 24/7 by Urban Decay
black mascara from Maybelline Define-A-Lash
face:
Studio fix fluid in NC42 by Mac
Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium Deep by Mac
bronzer by Sugar
melba blush by Mac
taupe eye brow pencil by Wet and Wild
lips:
natural butter lip shimmer in Aura by Sally Hansen



My Chanel quad that I used (the pale pink shimmer)
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One of the bronzy brown e/s I used from E.L.F. duo. The colof pay off is really good.


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I forced Kiko to take my pictures because I really liked my dress lol :)


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Home made grill out of a big can by the bf's brother. Cool huh?

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pollo asado , frijoles, 2 types of arroz y salsa. It was delicious!

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...and Ofcourse my beautiful baby kos and I. We have been together for almost 7 years, and it still amazes me how we never get tired of each other lol. We still make each other laugh, which I think is a big factor in a relationship. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!


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