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Sunday, May 30, 2010

LOOK: Smokey Cat eye with Bright Pink lips.

I love and hate summer at the same time. I'm not looking forward to the hot weather because I don't like to be hot and sweaty. On the other hand, I'm excited about the fact that I get to wear sandals, shorts, tank tops and cute summer dresses again! They've been in my closet for too long lol.

Anyway, I did a summer makeup look for night time. It would be great for a night out with your friends, clubbing or party. It's a smokey cat eye, bronze pinky cheeks with bright pink lips. Normally, I would pair a bright lip color with neutral eyes so it won't look clownish and tacky but since its for night time I made the eyes a bit dramatic by doing a cat eye and smoking it out with a black eye shadow.



for some reason I was having a really bad photo and bangs day ugh! I took so much photos and these are the only ones that came out somewhat decent lol.

face:
Skin MD Face lotion
Smashbox Photo finish face primer
Mark Flawless Touch Makeup in Golden
Almay Line Smoothing concealer in medium/light
Mark Powder Buff foundation in Golden

cheeks:
Mark Good Glowing blush in Afterglo
Milani Powder Mosaic blush in Afterglow


eyes:
Mark e/s in Latte and Stellar
Mark long wearing cream duo in Entourage
Mac e/s in Carbon
Maybeline Define-A-Lash mascara
Red Cherry False lashes





lips:
Lypsyl lipbalm
Wet and Wild  nude lip liner in Willow
Revlon Matte lipstick in Pink About It


Have a great Memorial Day!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

How to: Airbrush look with a Stippling brush/ Video tutorial

Using a stippling brush is my favorite way to apply my liquid foundation. It gives an airbrush and flawless finish that looks amazing and natural. I usually do this application for special occasion  or whenever I have extra time in my hands when I beautify myself. It takes a little bit of time, but it's so worth it. 


 I used my Sigma 187 Stippling brush. It's awesome and inexpensive!You can check out Crown brushes, Sonia Kashuk and Coastal Scents for other affordable stippling brushes.

Stippling brush is used for STIPPLING which means to dot. In painting, its a method used to make small fine dots or small spots. It's the same idea in makeup when you used a stippling brush to create fine dots on the face for a flawless finish. Just make sure you always use a clean stippling brush for a better result.

I did a swatch on my arm to show you it looks.
Keep on stippling until the fine spot disappears


Stop when you get the desired coverage and done!

Here are some photos I took right after I did my foundation to show you the finish look. Besides concealer and foundation, I'm only wearing eyeliner on my upper lash line, a light sweep of blush on the cheeks and a nude pink lipstick. They are not enhanced or photoshopped in any way. Heck, I don't even know how to use that.
 






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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Review: Stila Smudge Pot Holiday Set.

A friend of mine asked me on facebook how she can prevent her eye liner bleeding onto her eye lids and melting at the end of the day. I advised her to prime her eye lids well before applying eye liner, set it with the same eye shadow powder or she can opt for a gel or cream liner. I recommend the Stila Smudge Pot Holiday set . You get 4 colors, a shimmery champagne nude, sparkly violet, midnight blue and a basic black. These were my first gel liners and I love them!


WHAT
This unique gel eyeliner and shadow is an innovative alternative to traditional powder and liquid formulas. This clever little gel has an inky intensity that leaves powder shadows in the dust. A favorite for the sultry, smoky eye. Apply with a liner brush for razor-sharp precision or smudge it with your fingers for more complete coverage. Remember to always close the airtight lid to keep the gel soft and pliable. Source: http://www.stilacosmetics.com

 The set same in 4 mini smudge pots.
-Kitten (Champagne Beige with gold specks)
-Black (Inky Black)
-Starry Night (Midnight blue with specks of gold)
-Violet (Purple with specks of silver)

WHERE
I bought the set at Sephora last year. I don't think it's still available in the market. Violet and Starry Night are not available on the Stila website.

PRICE:
It retailed for $32.00 It was such a good deal.



TEXTURE:
Creamy, smooth and a little goes a long way. They are all pigmented. Black and Kitten only took one swipe to get the colors to show. On the other hand, Starry Night and Violet took two swipes to get the colors to show. It wasn't a big deal though.



QUALITY:
Highly Pigmented and it stays all they long.



Swatches
Starry Night, Violet, Black and Kitten

Violet

I used it on one of my old makeup looks last year ^_^

Starry Night

Final Thought: 
I was lucky to buy this set because they sold out pretty fast at my local Sephora. They're tiny and cute and are smaller than their regular size Smudge Pots but that's one of the reasons why I love them. My favorites are  Violet which is a rich and intense purple shade and black. They're both so pretty on the upper lash line.
Also, Smudge Pots are great alternative for eye liner pencil and it stays all day long!!! I highly recommend them.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sock Theory Giveaway by Absolutely Lady Like

My girl Ms. Eve of Absolutely Lady Like is having an awesome GIVEAWAY!!! You can win an online gift certificate to shop at Sock Theory! Please go to her blog to find out how to enter. 





Good luck to everyone!!!

HANA Professional Flat Iron Giveaway Winner!!!


Thank you so much for all the ladies who participated. It was only U.S. residents. Sorry I wasn't clear about that. But I'm planning to hold a giveaway internationally really soon!!! 
 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review: Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion by The Body Shop

I should have done a review of this products a long time ago when I was using it. I finished the whole thing already and, I went back to my Skin MD moisturizer. I know it's still available at The Body Shop so I still want to do a review and share with everyone my experience.

I bought this around the Holidays of 2009 when they were having 50% off  along with the Vitamin E eye cream and Moisture Intense cream. I needed a moisturizer that I can use for my oily skin at the time and the sales lady recommended me the Tea Trea Skin Clearing Lotion. She said it has shine control that will help mattify my oily skin as well as skin clearing properties from the Tea Tree oil. Hey, it seemed pretty good so I bought it.


WHAT: Moisturizing and mattifying lotion hat hydrates skin and controls oil while helping to clear and prevent blemishes.
  • Lemon tea tree and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya contain properties that help fight blemishes and prevent new ones from forming.
  • Tamanu oil from Madagascar has a soothing effect and helps to calm irritation and redness.
  • Contains powders help mattify the skin and control shine (source: thebodyshop.com)
WHERE: Your local The Body Shop store or ONLINE

WHEN: I used it every day as my daytime moisturizer.

HOW: I applied with my finger tips on my entire face after cleansing and toning.

TEXTURE: very light and a bit watery.



SCENT: It really had a weird strong grassy smell but bothered me a lot. It was unbearable in the beginning but I was able to get used to it.

PRICE: $13 but some discount may apply if they have a promotion in the store or on-line.







FINAL THOUGHTS:
I don't think I will be re-purchasing this product. I seriously had high hopes for it, but unfortunately it did not work too well on my skin. The strong grassy scent was such a turn off. The only reason why I still continued to use it because it did control the oil on my face fairly well. I used this product for a month and 2 weeks, every single day in the morning and only saw a slight disappearance of my blemishes. It wasn't enough to convince me that this product is good.

Oh and before I forget, stay away from this if you have extremely dry skin. It will make your dry skin worst than it is. It happened to my boyfriend when he went through my makeup kit and used it on his face lol. His face became ashy in an instant.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

LOOK: A Pop of Green

Hey guys. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I did this look yesterday when I went to my friend's photo exhibit and another friend's potluck and party. I initially was just going to do a neutral eyes but I added the green liner on the lower lash line for a pop of color. It makes the look more fun and interesting and it matched my green shirt ^_^. I hope you guys like it!


face:
Skin MD Shielding lotion 
Alba Green Tea eye gel
Smashbox photofinish face primer oil free
Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation in Golden Caramel
Almay Line Smoothing Concealer in medium and medium/light

cheeks:
Avon's Smooth Minerals in Golden Glow





eyes:
Almay Line Smoothing concealer as a base
Urban Decay Primer Potion 
Mac e/s in Cork (satin)
Mac e/s in Spiced Chocolate (matte)
L'oreal hip duo in Flashy (use the french vanilla color)
120 Pro Palette
Stila Smudge Pot in black
Maybelline Great Big Lash mascara
Red Cherry Lashes (I'm sorry I don't know what number. I threw away the packaging)



lips:
Lypsyl lipbalm
Wet and Wild lip liner in Willow
NYX round lipgloss in Natural

I'm testing this new lip balm called Lypsyl. So far, it's pretty good. I'm going to do a review on it soon.


Watch the video if you want to learn how to do this ^_^

Have a great week everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Barely There Morning Makeup Routine.

Hey guys, I did a video on how I do my makeup routine in the morning. I work in a school setting with children with Autism and Down-syndrome and we are not allowed to wear loud or bright makeup to work. It will distract or attract the children in a negative way. Some of the children I work with have behavior problems and are not able to stay focus so for example, if i wear a bright blue eye shadow or a red lipstick it can get the children's attention where they will just look at your face the entire day or they would want to touch or poke you lol.

So my morning makeup routine consist of a lip balm, face moisturizer, DIY tinted moisturizer with sunblock, neutral blush, contour eye makeup, lip liner and a clear gloss. Sometimes I fill in my brows with a taupe eyebrow pencil but I have think eyebrows so sometimes I skip it.

Carmex  my favorite lip balm. It has spf 15 so my lips can be protected from the sun.

Do-It-Yourself tinted moisturizer. Its so easy to make. Just mix the three things together. If you're moisturizer has spf in it then you don't have to mix the sunblock in. (Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation, Skin MD shielding lotion, Neutrogena Age Shield sunblock with spf 55)
I like my Avon's Smooth Minerals in Golden Glow. It gives me a pretty glow to my cheeks.

Channel Winter Nights quad. I use the Brownish Taupe and Champagne Nude color.

My favorite lip liner is from Wet and Wild in Willow. Its a nude lip liner perfect for my skin tone. It works very well on me and it's only 99 cents ^_^. NYX round lip gloss in Very Clear is a nice basic clear gloss.

I did a video on how I did it and, I hope you guys like it ^_^

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Velvet Teddy matte l/s by Mac and lost FOTD

When in doubt of what lipstick to wear, go for a natural looking nude lips that matches your skin  tone. You can never go wrong because it matches any eye makeup and will give you a beautiful and natural look My favorite natural nude lipstick is Velvet Teddy by Mac. It's has a matte finish, meaning no shimmer, shine or iridescent to it. It's the perfect shade for my medium skin tone.


I haven't tried a lot of  matte lipsticks from different brands, but I think Mac makes great matte lipsticks. The texture is smooth and the coverage is great. It's also long lasting and it won't dry your lips as long as you apply a good lip moisturizer/lip balm underneath.




Old photos of me wearing Velvet Teddy
 great with a neutral eyes


and smokey eyes too! (old post on black smokey eyes)





Lost FOTD
I did something really dumb! I did a look today and I accidentally deleted the photos I took while I was uploading them into my computer O_o. On the other hand, I managed to save one so I can still show you all the look. It was a pretty neutral purple for everyday wear. Sigh....I really wanted to share the details of the look with you guys. Oh well...I guess I'll have to do it again lol.


Thank you so much for the positive feed back and sweet comments on my youtube videos. They're not the best and I'm still trying to get the hang out filming myself while doing makeup but I'm having so much fun doing them lol.
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My girl Sarah's Awesome Giveaway!!!!

One of my favorite blogger/friend Sarah is holding a giveaway for reaching 600 followers!!! Its open internationally so anyone can join . You should check out her blog if you don't know who she is. I'm a big fan of her makeup looks and she's one sweet pretty lady!

A peek of her prizes!



Rules...

1. You should be a follower of  HER blog and on Twitter (@GoldiIocks). (If you don't have Twitter no drama : )

2. You need to leave a comment on her contest post with your email address and answer the following question...

If you could walk a day in ANYONE'S heels ('Lubu' or not!) WHO would it be and WHY?
 So go to her blog