Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lavender and Black Soft Smokey Eye

I love it! when Ber months come. This is when people are already starting to have Christmas day countdown. One of the exciting part when Christmas is coming soon, is the new makeup trends for the happiest season of the year. Surely you ladies out there, are all excited to know what is the best makeup style to try now and until the Christmas season comes.

I've done this makeup style just today, when I went to church and had lunch with my hubby afterwards. I decided to put it up here because, I like to share  how I came up with this style to my blog visitors and friends. This look is not complicated at all in fact if you are into makeup for quite a while now, it is easy as ABC or 123!

Here are the steps on how to recreate the Lavender and Black Soft Smokey Eye:

1.Always remember to make your skin look fresh, clean and even by applying a good quality makeup base. I applied a creamy pressed powder,starting on the T-Zone and then blended it well, because no one likes to look like the corpse's bride right? :-) And then I applied it on the rest of my face down to the jawline and upper portion of my neck.

2.Now for the fun part which is also my favorite,whenever I put makeup on. The eyeshadow application. Using my pointed tip sponge applicator,I swiped and blended a luminous Lavender e/s from the roots of my upper eyelids till it reaches beneath my eyebrows. Now to make my eyes look dramatic,using the same sponge tip applicator, I patted a charcoal black powder e/s on the 3/4 outer corner of my eyes and then patted it with a powder puff to diffuse the sharpness of the black color to make it suitable for daytime too. Lastly to make it look sparkly I applied the luminous Lavender e/s on the inner corner of my lower lids and then lined the entire lower lids with the charcoal black e/s. I applied 2 thin coats of Black mascara due to it's thick texture.

3.I swiped a bright pink blush on the hollows of my cheeks and then highlighted it with a moist brightening powder ball in Gold Caviar.

4.To complete the look, I swiped a nude peach toned liquid lipstick. The liquid lipstick is thick and long lasting, that is why it looks dark on the photos.

The Tools for the Lavender and Black Soft Smokey Eye look are:
1. Fashion 21 pressed powder
2. Meis Eyeshadow professional makeup artist pallet
3. Bellespa Eyeshadow Pallet number 5
4. Aily(Gibilinay) Eyeshadow and Blush kit number 1 ( Not included on the photo)
5. Maybelline Magnum Mascara (Not included on the photo)
6. Kiss Beauty 24 hours Lip gloss with Vitamins C/E

The list of beauty tools written here, are just part of the information of my tutorial. You do not have to purchase the same products which I used here, to come up with this make up style. Do use the makeup which you already own. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Purple N' Blue Eye Makeup Look

I have a makeup pal,her name is Toni. She loves to wear colored eyeshadow and dark colored lipstick. Making her wear light makeup would be a complete torture. I admire her boldness when it comes to makeup application.She is not afraid to experiment new looks. And to add to that, she is also my makeup sponsor every now and then . I am certain that when I share this eye makeup look to her,she'll love it.

The makeup tools I used to come up with this look are as follows:

1. Aquamarine Blue, Deep Purple cake cream e/s and frosted white from Qianyu New Attraction 12 color Pallet.
2. Maybelline Magnum Mascara
3. Brownie Rose Blush shade from Monaliza series Professional Makeup. 
4. Aido # 6 mini lipstick

The Purple N' Blue eye makeup look is  not complicated to do.Here are the steps to re create this look:

After  applying makeup base, I applied the Aquamarine Blue from the inner corner of my upper lid up to the center. And then I followed it up with the Deep Purple from the outer corner up to the center,without overlapping the the two colors. For highlight, I applied frosted white on my eye crease blending it up beneath my eyebrows.I lined my lower lash line with the same deep purple e/s using a slim tip brush. I finished the look with one generous coat of black volumizing mascara.

I complemented the Purple N' Gold eye makeup look with an earthy pink cheek color and a medium toned moisture purple lip color.

Wearing Purple N' Blue eyeshadow shouldn't scare off the minimalists, because it is also interesting to try
this kind of makeup look. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Makeup brands Made in China

 Make up made from mainland China, became popular in the Filipino bargain  malls in the late 90's. It was a former co- volunteer church worker, who introduced me to the makeup products which are made in China.I trust my co-volunteer's recommendation because she is the type of person who is not easily convinced,unless she tried it herself. Therefore I asked her where she bought the make up she showed me. And then  she was kind enough to give me the directions,where to buy it. When I reached the mall to buy the makeup made in China, I really had a field day! I bought lipsticks and eyeshadows. From that time on until now, whenever I go to bargain malls, specialty shops, beauty supply stores and beauty bazaars, I purchase a makeup product made in China. No matter I've heard negative reports about their products, I wasn't bothered since I found out myself, that their products are good and easy on the budget. The makeup products made in China are also available in different parts of the globe. Like Malaysia,Saudi Arabia and in some parts of Europe.

Here are the lists of Makeup brands which are made in China that I purchased:
1.Qianyu eyeshadow pallet
 2.Aily  makeup kit
 3. Bellespa eyeshadow pallet
 4. Meis eyeshadow pallet
 5.Miss Beauty moisture lipstick
 6.Heng Fang Mascara
 7.Romantic Beauty Magazine
 8. Je' Colors

 The brands which are made in China that are included on this list are currently available in the market. Do not be scared to give it a try grab one now!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Enhance the Natural Beauty 2

The health and wellness product providers have been thriving for a number of years now,due to the fact that people in this generation would like to live a longer and healthier life.
Despite of the existence of fast food chains, Many of us have already begun choosing a healthier route. I am not saying, that I no longer eat in a fast food chain. Of course I still do! I love KFC,I enjoy having breakfast at McDonald's and  I love Shakey's pizza. In fact I am connected to a pizza supplier too. But the difference is, I no longer indulge in these kinds of food. Now I exercise portion control. Another yet difficult decision I made is, I do not drink sodas anymore.

Here are some  simple tips on How to Enhance Your Natural Beauty:

1. Replace Coca -Cola and other carbonated drinks with juice drinks. Juice drinks contains vitamins that are beneficial for the body. You can have the option to adjust it's sweetness.

2. Drink Water Regularly- Water is good for the skin and most of all it flushes out toxins from the body.

3. Exercise Portion Control- You don't have to deprive yourself with what you enjoy eating. But please just eat enough portion to curve your craving.

4 Do some walking- It is good for the heart and it reduces fat.

5. Drink Moderately don't get drunk.

6. Most important of all, Spend time in meditation. I am a Born Again Christian, one reason why I always look vibrant is, I make time in prayer and Bible reading.
These are simple and good foundations on how to enhance your natural beauty.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gold and Coffee Brown Eye Makeup

One of the best look I've done yet is the Soft Gold and Coffee Brown Eye Makeup. It is not intense and yet it is not subtle. The look is suitable for everyone, especially to those who prefer the barely there eye makeup look. Here's how it was done...

First of you have to have a good makeup base to keep the colors intact. I used a two way cake powder in natural.
Secondly apply a yellow gold cream e/s with a round tip sponge applicator, from the lash line until the brow bone. Blend the e/s well to diffuse the brightness and make it look more natural.
Thirdly apply a coffee brown prism e/s from the lash line up to the eye crease and slightly extend above it.
On the inner corner of the lower lash line, apply the yellow gold cream e/s to brighten the eyes with a synthetic eye liner brush, finish the eye makeup look line the outer corner of the lower lash line with a matte black e/s

This eye makeup look is best paired with a coral blush and an apricot lip color.

I did not indicate the make up brands I used to do this look, because I am pretty sure those who would like to try this look, have their own preferred makeup brands.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Elena Gilbert Makeup Inspired Tutorial

Before I start writing the steps, on how I came up with this makeup look, I'd like to say that I do not have the intention of trying to look like the gorgeous Nina Dobrev or any of the characters in the hit television series. The makeup I've done here is my own take of the makeup style done to the beautiful actress Nina Dobrev in TVD. 

I've been watching TVD for 5 years now. Aside from the plot of the story, one thing that keeps me glued to The Vampire Diaries is the makeup style. I even pause the video, whenever Nina Dobrev gets a close up shot. I have watched a number of TVD makeup inspired tutorials on Now I decided to give it shot.

When I did the makeup style of Elena Gilbert, I focused on her character as a person. To all TVD lovers like me, We can all agree that, she is kind, mindful of others than herself. She is a sincere person. She loves both Caroline and Bonnie equally. She values the people around her.
Despite her character flaws, she is beautiful...

Here are the steps on how I arrived with my makeup style:
Elena Gilbert has flawless skin, and expressive eyes. Those were the features I focused on.
To obtain her flawless skin, I applied an Ivory shade liquid foundation and then followed it up with a sheer loose powder.
For the eyes, I applied a Vanilla Gold e/s on my entire eyelid with the use of the eye shader brush. After that, I applied a Tan blush as e/s between the natural fold of my eyes and brow bone with an e/s brush. And then for the dramatic effect, I applied deep brown e/s directly on my eye fold with the angled brush. I lined the bottom lids of my eyes with my pointy liner brush dipped in deep brown e/s. To finish it up, I applied 2 coats of volumizing/lengthening mascara and curled my lashes. I opted not to put on falsies because, Nina's eye lashes are all natural.

Elena Gilbert doesn't seem to have a blush on her cheeks. That's why I also applied the Tan blush onto the apples of my cheeks. To complete the look, I've done a simple makeup trick.
With the use of my lip brush, I swiped sheer powder on my lips and then I topped it with a wild orchid colored lippy.

Unlike Elena, my hair is short. I only focused on the makeup, that's why I didn't do anything with my hair. I hope you enjoy my latest blog entry. Toodles :-)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Makeup Brushes Tools of The Trade Part 3

Every beauty enthusiast and beauty stylist knows that, to be able to come up with various attractive looks, 
Proper makeup brushes or tools are ought to be available. I have discussed in 2 of my previews posts about the types of brushes and it's uses. I'ts  about the 5 piece brush  and 7 piece brush set. In connection with that, I find it beneficial for everyone who view my blog, to read additional information about this subject matter.

Now for those who are bold and brave in experimenting on different looks, a brush set with a larger number of pieces is an advantage. Let us talk about the 12 piece brush set.

The additional brushes in a 12 piece set are as follows:

The Fan Brush: it is used to clean up makeup particles specially under the eyes. It can also be  used to contour the hollows of the cheeks.

The Angled Blush Brush: It is good for creating an a illusion of a chiseled face or emphasizing the cheekbones. It is good to use in creating an excellent heart or oval shape from a round or square shaped face.

The Spoolie/Mascara wand : Just how it is called is already self explanatory. It is used to apply mascara and it can be used to comb the eye lashes after applying mascara on.

The eye shader brush : It is used when you apply the base color of  the eye makeup. It is also used in highlighting the under eye area.

The eyeliner brush: It is used to apply a liquid, gel, powder eye liner.