Video: Everyday, Wearable Makeup Look

Posted on 09-09-2013 | Tags: , , ,

This weeks video is an easy, everyday makeup look! The focus is mainly on the eyes and the rest of the face is kept pretty mild/subtle. I usually wear this look every day and it really does last the whole day- especially if you apply some Urban Decay Primer Potion first!

Sorry the volume is dodgy again, just max out the youtube volume and it should be okay- I think I finally got the balance between my voice and the music right for once, though! Hope you guys enjoy this

The order that I did everything is a little weird, I hardly do everything in a set and organised order so yeahh LOL. I’ll explain why:
1. I curl my lashes after my base makeup and before my eye makeup, because I can’t get the curler close to the root of my lashes as the curler just destroys the eye-makeup! Also, mascara always smudges on me so I prefer to apply it before eyemakeup on the off-chance that it will mess up my eye makeup.

2. I put my lipstick on early because I feel like it has to kind of set on the lips before applying the lip lacquer, but that might just be me making stuff up LOL

Products Mentioned
Liquid Eyeliner in Kill Black – Clio Gelspresso Liner in Dark Choco & Beige Shine – Clio Matte Lipstick in Peachstock – MAC Naked Palette – Urban Decay The Falsies Mascara – Maybelline Eyelash Curler – Shiseido (not shown)
Lipocalypse Lip Lacquer in Celestial – Rimmel Cookie Blush in 02 – Etude House Perfect Eyebrow Kit – Etude House

Next week I’ll be doing a video about eyeliners!


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Video: Subtle Gradient Lip Tutorial

Posted on 12-08-2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Hello guys, it’s finally a Makeup Monday, for real! Hahaha. Here’s my attempt at making a tutorial, strangely the colors don’t come out quite as bright as expected but oh wellll. I got some “bargains” on MAC lipsticks (considering they’re 40 bucks in Australia, 25 is not bad LOL). I love MAC lipsticks! There’s no wonder why they’re so popular; they stay on better than all the other brands I’ve tried haha. Hope you guys like this tutorial for my thin-lipped sistas

Subtle Gradient Lip Tutorial

Products MentionedText Tutorial

Products Mentioned
Lucas Pawpaw Ointment
$4.30 (AUD)

Burts Bees Lip Balm

Maybelline Lip Pencil – 50 Red

MAC Peachstock
~25 AUD (bought in Korea)

MAC Morange
~25 AUD (bought in Korea)

Tony Moly Water Jelly Tint
~$3? (AUD)

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The gradient lip trend has never worked for me. I have quite thin lips, so if I try using concealer on my lips, it ends up looking like I have even smaller lips. Besides that, I’ve noticed a lot of people attempting the look and ending up with lips that look chapped instead of gradiented.

But I have finally found a way that works for me.

First, you MUST use a moisturising lip balm. This is to ensure you don’t end up with a chapped look! I recommend Lucas Pawpaw Ointment.

Next, fill in the lips extending about halfway out using a lipliner to make sure the lipstick adheres for longer. I use Maybelline Lip Liner in 50 Red, but use whatever works for you.

Taking MAC’s Peach Stock, a beautiful nude color, I apply that to the outer edges of my lips extending past my lips slightly to fade the outer edges a little.

Then, I like to use MAC Morange on the center of my lips, over the lip liner and blending it with Peach Stock using my finger.

If the nude is not strong enough, I occasionally go in with a lip concealer- mine is from Innisfree. This step is optional.

Finally, I add a few drops of Tony Moly Water Jelly Tint concentrating on the Morange color and blending out using my finger to create some shine.


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(Korea) Huge Makeup & Skincare Haul

Posted on 22-07-2013 | Tags: , , , , , ,

As you guys know, I went to Korea with the intention of splurging the money I worked over the Summer for on Korean skincare and makeup!  I really went nuts, tbh.  LOL.  So much so that I was a bit worried about the budget by the end of the day… but luckily I wasn’t that far out of my allocated budget anyway hehehe.

I actually have two more Etude House lipsticks which I didn’t include, a Skin Food lipstick, two more Clio Eyeliners, an extra Aloe jar and I also took out the makeup I’m giving away as gifts to friends and relatives.  This is purely my Korean makeup haul, but I also purchased 4 Mac Lipsticks (they’re like, half the price in Korea!) and a Shiseido eyelash curler.

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All the purchases~ (the Marc Jacobs was already on my dresser)

Samples

The free samples & face masks I’m keeping

Top Row: Tony Moly Tomatox Massage Pack, Laneige Water Sleeping Pack, Banila Co CC Cream, Face Shop Velvet Skin Primer, Etude House Lip & Eye Remover
Bottom Row: Skin Food Black Sugar Mask, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel, Innisfree Lip Concealer

Top Row: Face Shop CC Cream, Banila Co Purity Primer, Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist, Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Primer, Etude House Liner Remover Stick
Bottom Row: Peripera Nail Polish, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel

Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in Black & Brown, Clio Expresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner, Clio Kill Black Liquid Liner (Limited Edition pack)

In Focus: Nature Republic Moist Steam Cream

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Top Row: Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact, Skinfood Green Gram Cleanser, Tony Moly Water Jelly Tint, Etude House Color My Brows, Innisfree Green Tea Eye Pure Eye Cream
Bottom Row: Innisfree Dark Circle Concealer, Etude House Perfect Brow Kit, Skin Food Sugar Bebe Cookie Blusher No.3

In focus: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Liquid Nose Pack

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Not mentioned (but pictured): Etude House brushes

I’ll be doing reviews very soon!  Sorry for the poor quality, my room’s lighting sucks :C


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Experi: Nail Water Transfer Designs

Posted on 01-07-2013 | Tags: , , , , , ,

So along with reviews, I’m doing “Experiments” – i.e. trying new things (or at least things that are new to me); they’ll be titled Experi because it’s shorter LOL.

So the other day I tried out nail stickers/transfers!  Actually, they’re more like temporary tattoos, but for nails :D  I purchased this Geisha design set of 15 for AUD$4.20 on Ebay… which is kind of pricing for only 15 nails worth considering you can buy whole polishes which last ages for the same price, but I really like them!  The seller is based in Sydney, so it only took 2 working days, or 4 days (incl. the weekend) to arrive, which is great.

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There are 5 unique designs, which is just enough for one per finger, if that’s what you’re after.  You get 3 of each design:

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Applying the design is super easy.  I started with my normal nail poilish (2 color layers and 1 top coat- but I’m sure you can get away with just the two layers of color because you need a top coat later anyway).  There are instructions on the back of the package, but I found a few little extra tricks.

1.  Cut out the design you want; I just cut a square out of the sheet around the design I wanted.
2.  Peel off the plastic film, try not to touch the design or it will lose it’s stickiness.
3.  Wet the paper under cold/warm water and wet the nail you wish to apply it on.  I used cold water and it seemed to work fine.
4.  Press the design face down onto your nail, I held mine down for a bit to make sure it adhered.
5.  Check the design has transferred to your nail, then peel off the backing.
6.  Dry the design gently with a paper towel- be careful not to break the design!  If there are bubbles, gently push the design down onto your nail.
7.  If there’s excess, don’t worry about it.  I tried to cut it off with a nail clipper, but I quickly found that was a bad idea.  Instead, after the nail has dried, just leave the excess and paint over the design with your clear top coat, and the excess will probably “melt” a little.  Just use nail polish remover on a cotton swab to gently remove the excess, making sure to press down the design on the edges of your nail so that it doesn’t peel away.

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Mine turned out like this, I decided to only put it on my ring finger because I sort of want the pack to last longer, anddd it seems to be a trend to do fancier stuff on your ring finger, which I like because I didn’t want a lot of distracting things on my nails, haha.  I love nail transfers, I’ll probably be buying more in the future because they’re just so easy haha.


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Illutorial: Natural Bottom Falsies

When you have practically non-existent bottom lashes, it can be hard to get a balanced eye look. I decided to try out some falsies for my bottom lash line, for whatever special occasion. I purchased these cheapo false bottom lashes from Ebay a while back:

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I got this pack of 10 for only a couple of dollars (MUCH cheaper than normal – but they aren’t as feathery as the more expensive brands). They looked good on the model, but when they arrived I found that they looked way too unnatural for my tastes.

For a nearly a year I’ve just had them lying around in my draw, going to waste but recently I discovered a way to turn them into wearable, more natural looking lashes!

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So instead of the usual step by step worded tutorials/reviews I’m trying out something a little different: introducing Illutorials! Basically, they’re my own little spin on those picture tutorial things you often see in Asian beauty magazines, but I decided to shorten the name to ~Illutorial~ (Illustrated Tutorial). Hope you guys like it (sorry I’m so vain HAHAHa)

Disclaimer: even though it probably looks really photoshopped, it’s mostly my camera settings & good lighting. LOL. Credits to joannastar for the Bokeh stock!

Click to view in full size (may take some time to load).

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Product List:

  • Ebay False Bottom Lashes (lost the site, but they’re everywhere anyway c:)
  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
  • K-Palette 24hr Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner
  • Duo Lash Glue (use one that dries clear)
Also wearing:

  • Rimmel Kohl White Eyeliner Pencil
  • Ameli #158 Coral Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, colors: Half Baked (shade) & Virgin (highlight)

Please let me know if you like the Illutorials better than the written posts! They take a lot more effort but I think they make the post more interesting haha.

Oh yeah, and I cut my hair yesterday on a whim, LOL. I think it’s good to have a change I guess? Here’s some hair selfies hahaha:

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