Friday, July 30, 2010

MAC Look In A Box 2010

Im so excited to share this with all the make up lovers out there and to those who are still looking for the perfect hantaran gifts ( if you are looking for a make up set) .. Im still thinking whether to get this gorgeous pretty cosmetics sets in a very gorgeous box or NOT to have this ! :s but its very worth buy, y'know. You can save up to rm130 if you purchase this set. The selling price is RM250 which is worth RM380 .. hmmm

There are 3 beautiful sets to choose from ;

TAWNY ONE ~ for those who loves natural and bronzy look

FRISKY GIRL ~ For those with fair skin tone and loves pink !

MISS VIOLET ~ For medium-darker skin tone

Each sets consists of a mascara, beauty powder, blusher, mineralize eye shadows and a lipglass !

Im so confused of which one to buy since I love both Miss Violeta and Frisky Girl sets. Both consists of permanent blusher. So why rush isn't it ?  What I dont like about the Frisky Girl set is the baby pink "Well Dressed" blusher  .. but the "Love Nectar" lipglass (already discontinued) is a gorgeous colour  and the mineralize eyeshadow too, is better than the one in Miss Violet 
 but ...

the blusher + beauty powder in Miss Violet are so tempting ! I dont really like the lipglass though ... ugh !

ok let me have my beauty sleep first .. then t'row I have to go back and swatch  ,...think.. swatch.. think think ...think... and decide ! .. or not to buy them at all ! :D

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Natural vs. Smokey Eyes

2 gorgeous ladies, Ell and Scha requested me to do a super duper natural look and soft smokey eyes respectively.

                          The look of ell is inspired by this ivanka's bridal makeup.Its too simple, yess I know !

ohh noo! this 'before make up' pic is way too small ell ! can I upload the one that I captured? *wink*

Ell, after the make over .. she looks so sweet and innocent (this make up is suitable for solemnization.. looks really you.. natural, just enhance your features)

Ivanka's look is super natural, just using very deep dark brown on the lid and lower eyes. For ell, I tried to do the same on the eyes, but according to her eyeshapes... and applied a 'coloured' lipstick .. coz Ivanka's lips are too pale ( I bet she just used a light lipgloss). Try to imagine Ell in a white wedding dress .. b'coz the make up is pretty much washed off by the contrast colour of pashmina shes wearing (sepatutnya kena try dgn tudung putih skali masa trial ...)

Some of the colours are bleached off by my camera flash ! ;(

scha's make over ... she requested for a smokey eyes .. but what I did was just a simple smokey grey

Before Make Up. I have problems with grooming her right eye brows coz the end hair grows a bit higher than the normal arch should be (its not of the same line)  It can be well shape if I remove some part of the upper end and re-shape using pencils.. but I dont want her to look weird ( noo im not that evil) if its left un-touched

Which is your preferred eye makeup, Natural / Smokey Eyes ? Is it smokey and dramatic eyes your preffered eye makeup for bridal ? If you want to see your wedding pictures not out dated in 20-30 years time ..For me, the natural the better ! Let me know what you think guys :)


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MAC In The Groove

In The Groove Official Photo

Hi, have you all check out this collection yet at the MAC stores? It was released here since a week ago , I believe.. but the mineralize eyeshadows were just available yesterday. So, last night,I went out to take a look myself on the eyeshadow trios that people are raving about. Yess, they are definitely great indeed. Im not a fan of mineralize eye shadows to be honest, but this time, the texture is definitely improved a lot.. even softer and its velvety -matte finish isnt like the previous, which were like so shimmering and cause many fallouts ! I love all of them, but I just bought only ONE of those coz I already have quite a few shadows of the same hues. If you are looking for a great eyeshadows, go check 'em out .. its worth every penny, I swear. Its a trio and the price is just RM85.

Glad, I was able to behave myself this time over those pretty stuffs. I only stick to what I wanted, oh in fact I skipped a few from my wishlist ! yeeaaah !!

Im very lucky this time since I already bought all other MSFs from previous collections, so Stereo Rose is the only one that I need to purchase .. hehe :D

From L-R: Hang Loose (Mineralize Blush), Stereo Rose (MSFs), Togetherness (Mineralize Trio Eye shadows), Go For It (Creemesheen L/s), Chilling (Creemesheen Glass)

All 4 Msfs from this collection: 3 are repromote (Top L-R: Comfort, By Candlelight, Bot L-R: Petticoat, and the new Limited Edition: Stereo Rose)

Stereo Rose MSF: Its a coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances. Very pretty and wearable colour. Not so shimmery, I love this to be as a blush ..great for daily makeup :)

All other MSFs swatches. For me all of them are super pretty though comfort is a bit brownish. If you have very fair skin, this would be great as a blush while this one suits better as a bronzer/contouring for darker skin tone. By candle light is very sheer golden pink .. great as a highlight. But this is the least MSF that I love. Petticoat is a pale rose with amber and gold veining which suits all skin tone.I like the name as well .. petticoat.. isn't it adorable :) If I were to choose between these four , petticoat would be my number one favourite !
Hang Loose Mineralize Duo Blush: Its a satin bright pink / pearly lavender. Its like a blue tone baby pink blush that suits only fair skin tone ok. I dont really like how it turn out on my cheeks.. the only reason I bought this one coz its the most natural pink shade out of 5 blushers and coz its got very pretty lavender colour.. so its a pretty thing to look at :p If you dont have any of Mineralize blush duos, and wish to have it ..I suggest you look for something else which gives more vibrant colours.

I dunno what was I thinking when I bought this lipcolour.. of course its not wearable at all !! LOL. The lipglass though is a very unique colour. Its something that we cant find it anywhere else. It is described as Light with Blue but it looks grey to me with some pearl shine to it. A weird colour when applied alone but turn out fabulously on top of other lip shade.
I already own so many pink shades lipstick.. and the coral/ orange which kind of the same thing MAC has ever produced. Its so boring. So why not purple ? Try mix it up with other lip colour that you own.. maybe it would turn out so unique and beautiful ! Give it a go !

Last but not least .. the gorgeous10x colour of Togetherness Mineralize Eyeshadow Trio. I admit that all trios that came out in this collection are all so pretty !! I'd love to have them all (eww but dont have money to grab them all, for sure :p) .. but this time and wish that in the future.. I will cut down my spending on cosmetics. Please pray for me, dear friends :) hehe. I already have so many naturals in my collection, so I skip the beautiful earthy tone Mineralize trios. If im not mistaken, there are three trios which are of natural shades. So, those three are great options for beginners. "Love to Love" is my fav among those three.

Different ways to use a trio, depending on your eye shape.. example using togetherness mineralize trio

This is my fav. technique. .. using a very light colour on the lid, and blending a darker colour on the outer corner through up the crease towards the nose. But the eye makeup wouldnt be complete if you dont finish it with eyeliner and mascara ! it looks pretty dull right. If in lazy days .. I dont normally wear eye shadows. I think people would look great with just the application of mascara without eyeshadows.. but dont choose mascara over lip colour (lipgloss/lipstick or anything which you prefer)

my not so long and very few lashes :( just be grateful people ! duhh

second way...

I applied my most fav. colour which is the blue one all over the lid and blended it upward with the grey on the crease... as well as on the lower lashline. The lightest colour is applied on the inner corner, of course to open up the eyes.. and very lightly goes on the brow bone. Highlighter is important to bring out the rest of the eye shadow colours on the eyes.

Do you get anything from this collection ? share with me ! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Some of my works ...

Some of my recent works on other faces :)

These are only the trials .. if you find any difference between the two eyes or anything .. please ignore.. coz I like people to get the ideas and show whats best for them + I myself likes to do experiments, ahaha.. thats how I learn.. practice on myself and on other faces too. Practice makes perfect ! Thats the key. If you just learn from other tutorials, read theories in books whatsoever.. you cant achieve anything if you dont practice and try diff. types of products. Practice + you need to invest on Make Ups ! a MUA at MAC used to say to me: Even if you use the same products with the one you refer too, the result wouldn't be the same! coz different people got diff. hands you know .. the result would never be the same with anyone, really ! So in short, just use whatever you have, use your own imagination, coz your taste depends on the results too.Anyhow, you are free to give any comments regarding it .. I'll be happy to hear anything from you :)

Nadia Before

Comparisons if using different types of camera .. good lighting is soo important for great pictures



sorry no "before make up" pic of her.. coz I forgot to snap that! eeww

Classic look. She's got a pretty exotic face

Nisha After: of two diff. lip colours

Ghan before: Peace No WAR !!

2 diff lashes: natural (L), more dramatic (R)

p/s: I'll be posting a tutorial ( upon requests) for a step by step to do the smokey eyes soon. I think, picture tutorials and some explanations would be easier for beginners to start doing your own makeup :)

Iza (Engagement Make Up)


Me (yang berpeluh2, pegang bahu dia sbb taknak bg slendang jatuh ok ..skema giler i :p) with lovely Iza

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Katy Perry Inspired Look

Hi everyone :) I know that I've been away for quite sometimes. I actually have sooo many things to upload, to share here regarding everything that I did , but honestly.. I was busy .. and yeah still I am ! Im sorry for that , but I'll try my best to update it regularly. Oraiiit :)
I did a Katty Perry Look yesterday ... !woohoo.Actually I've been longing to do her make up look since from the past few months.. I even bought a pair of grey contact lenses, just because of this plan :p Yeaah she's got a beautiful  big round grey eyes .. isn't it ? So, I googled for her images , there aren't so many close ups though over the net. I was actually looking for a Katty Perry image with grey eyeshadows, coz she's always came out with that eye make up... but I thought that this one is kinda nice too.. with gold + brown eyeshadows + very barbie doll like pink lippie which you can wear this look for the daytime :)

She's soooo adorable. I heart her music, her style of make up, her appearance on stage, I love her big voice.. everything about her seems cool to me.

The make up look in this pic is very matte look.. no face contouring/ shading of the nose ( her face is already slim !) very2 simple to do and her face is flawless without any shimmers over her face except for the glittery gold eyeshadows  on the inner 1/2 of her eyes. I cant really imitate the eyebrow colour since my original colour is very dark black, so even if I fill in with very brown colour.. doesnt affect much, really.

Tadaaaaa .. here are a few pics of my version of katty perry inspired make up look !

Katty Perry likes to use a brighter eyeliner in the waterline either gold, or white but as you can see from her pic above, she's actually wearing a very deep yellow eyeliner which I dont havee !! ahaha .. so I use a light yellow instead. Doesn't really matter actually, the purpose of lighter colour on the lower eyes is to make your eyes look bigger and brighter !

To achieve a very flawless and matte face makeup like katty perry, firstly I applied a matt foundation by Chanel. I didnt use any blotting powder/compact powder.. if that sound familiar to you guys. I just set the foundation with very fine loose powder, as my skin doesnt have any problem with that. Some people whom may have very oily skin, might find that the application of compact powder for the last step is necessary ! It depends on your skin type as well. I dont really like to use compact powder coz it would make ur make up looks very heavy and cakey ( powdery ) unless you set it with Fix + or the similar thing. I dont like the use of Fix+ as well. My personal thought regarding that stuff is : it doesnt really make your makeup last longer and I find that it darken my skin after its been sprayed for about 1hr++ or so.. there's no other way other than to touch up ur face .. so always carry ur powder in your purse  !! hehe

The lippie: Its kind of barbie pink with a bit mauvey tone so I combined two lip colours which you can find in my product lists at the end of this post ...keep reading

I used a very bright pink blusher without no face shading like what Katty Perry worn on her cheeks ... I know that my face looks so chubby ok ! So, photography skill is the trick hehe.

Her eye make up always looks so natural , I mean the use of eye shadows colours.. Ive never came across her pics with smokey thing.. but she always do very thick eyeliner, kinda winged out and the flicks are quite strong. Thats the trick to make your eyes very sexy and quite sultry eyes.

The easiest way to do this flick eyeliner is by using a gel eyeliner using a very pointy eyeliner brush.I like to use brush by MAC #209 for this kind of eyeliner.

I use very matte highlighter, on the brow bone (Vanilla), inner 1/2 ( Honey Lust) and applied on top of honey lust with (Reflects Antique Gold) which you cant really see in this pic coz its been bleeched out by my camera flash ! oopps, Outer corner just on the lid (Brown Down + Cut To Fit) Crease, blend a little bit to smoothen the harsh edges along till the upper of inner eyes with ( Cork). All eyeshadows mentioned here are by MAC.

Actually if you see it properly, Katty Perry didnt use a very long eyelashes all the way on top of the eyes. Its just  very thick and longer on the outer corners only. But I just use what I have at the moment :)

I used NYX Jumbo Pencil In Yellow on the waterline. This is actually an eye makeup technique that will make your eyes look bigger ! Use a very light colour on the lower lashline as well or add just a very thin line of black eyeshadows along the lashes. The use of too much black for the eyes, is no doubt that it will define your eyes but at the same time will make your eyes look smaller.

Lists Of Overall Products:

All of the products used to complete the make up look.Foundation that gives a matte finish, Mat Lumiere by Chanel and  I combined two loose powders in yellow and the other one is in pinky tone.
Lipliner: Baby pink, Life's a breeze, Lipstick: Faux + Saint Germain by Mac. No usage of any glossy products on lips since Katty's lips is kind of very matte finish

Blusher: Peony by Bobbi Brown. A very nice dolly pinkish colour suits fair-olive skin tone

Reflects Gold Glitter by MAC. I used to wet the brushes with Fix+ or you can use the mixing medium by Make Up Forever to apply this thing coz its quite dusty and very loose glitter... so wetting the brushes will make the glitter sticks very well on the eyes

Bare study paint pot as the eye base and Blacktrack fluid line for the eye liner

The brushes I lovee that I always use to apply my make up
Zoom Lash mascara for longer, bigger volume to the lashes, Duo glue to stick on the falsies
And last but not least ... the list of eyeshadows : Vanilla for the browbone highlight, cork to blend on the crease, honey lust on the inner 1/2 of the eyes, and brown down + cut to fit on the outer half of the eyes.For the eyebrows, I outlined with Brunette eyebrow crayon + blend with espresso + cork by Mac

Ok guys, hope you enjoyed this post. Till then. xoxo :)

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