From Dull to Doll Eyes (LOTD)
Ever wonder how I transform my eyes into doll-like eyes? Here are a few tips and tricks using my current favorite makeup.
I started with Natural makeup so we can skip the basic steps like prime, powder, etc.~ lazy! :))
For this look, I used 3 coats of Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes. Even before I got into beauty blogging, I have always been a fan of Lancome makeup. It’s one of the few brands that I’m willing to splurge on. Sure, the price is not that affordable for students but trust me, all their products are worth your every penny.
I love the shape of the mascara wand because the tip makes it easy to apply mascara on the small strands of eyelashes like on the corner of our eyes or on our lower lash line. The mascara also has a light rose scent which I find very soothing. I sometimes find myself sniffing the product before applying it on my lashes. Don’t judge! haha :)
Since my lashes are a bit exaggerated, I used Lancome’s Ombre Absolue Palette in A110 Rose Romance because it has natural pink and brown shades. I guess ombre isn’t in for hair color only but also for eye makeup!
Here’s the finished look after 3 coats of mascara (without any clumping problem) and eye makeup. I added shimmer and lower lash falsies from Catwalk Cosmetics to make my eyes look bigger and more doll-like. These falsies have become my BFF’s because I always have a hard time applying mascara on my lower lashes because they’re too thin.
Contact lens: Colorblends GRAY Freshlook Contact Lens
For the lips, I used MAC Cosmetics limited edition Nicki Minaj lipstick.
The shade makes me think of a pink flamingo! :D
Hope you enjoyed this LOTD. Stay pretty! :D
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Royal Effem Makeup: Into the Deep Blue Sea (LOTD)
How’s your summer so far? It’s been crazy hot here in the Philippines lately so I thought of doing a makeup look that can make our hot summer days a bit cooler. It’s also dedicated to everyone headed to the beach this long weekend. (humph. *bitter*) :))
Let me introduce to you a recent discovery of mine~ Royal Effem: an Italian Makeup brand created by Laboratori Royal. I’m sure most of you haven’t heard of it yet but it is already available at some high-end salons in Manila. You can check out their Facebook Page for more products.
The makeup used for my Into the Deep Blue Sea look are the following:
EYES: Royal Effem Eyeshadow #221 | Royal Effem Velvet Kohl Eyeshadow #007
(L-R) Eyeshadow swatch (without eye primer) Velvet Kohl Eyeshadow swatch
Both products are eyeshadows and are very easy to apply; non-smudge and silky finish but the Velvet Kohl one is darker and more intense compared to the ordinary eyeshadow.
I super love the Velvet Kohl liner because you can use it as an eyeliner too. The #007 shade is very unique and won’t be too awkward to use as an eyeliner since it’s not too far from the typical black eyeliner shade.
LIPS: Royal Effem Totally Gloss in LU21
The owner of Royal Effem was kind enough to recommend this shade to me since I told her about my plum lipstick obsession. Since I had tons of dark lippies already, she chose LU21, a combination of lavender and pink.
The color is wearable during day or night and is easy to pair with different eyeshadow shades. I love the texture of Royal Effem lipsticks because they’re not too sheer nor thick or sticky. They’re very milky and has a light vanilla scent.
Normally, smokey blue eyes would make me look fierce but combined with my Freshlook Colorblends Turquoise contact lenses and lavander lipstick, I can pull off a damsel in distress face. *hee*
Always remember to balance your makeup if you’re not used to wearing dark makeup. If you have smokey eyes, wear light or nude colored lipstick. But if you’re confident enough to go out with hot red lips and dark smokey eyes, go for it! No one’s stopping you. ;)
I hope you enjoyed my short makeup review and LOTD. Enjoy the long weekend! :-)
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NYX Cosmetics | FivebyFive Shoes | Shop at Multiply.com
If the eyes are the windows to the soul then NYX’s I dream of St. Lucia eyeshadow palette will surely give you a colorful personality.
The I Dream of St. Lucia palette consists of 5 best selling NYX eyeshadows and I found it to be the most appealing out of their Caribbean Collection. I rarely use pastel colors since they tend to make my eyes smaller but when blended well, it can give an angelic effect. Just don’t forget to draw a thick or winged eyeliner to make your eyes bigger.
I wasn’t satisfied with the pigmentation of the eyeshadows when I swatched them on my hand. But after trying it again with NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base (item below), it came out like this. I was mostly impressed at the buttercup yellow shade. Obviously, I wouldn’t dare go out with this type of makeup unless there’s a themed party or else I’ll get a long sermon from my parents and weird looks from people outside. I get that a lot even when I’m just wearing bright colored contact lenses. Sigh, I wish weird or bright makeup was more acceptable!
For blush, my personal pick is their PINKY (PB05) shade. It’s definitely a steal compared to the MAC Pink Swoon blush which costs around P1,400. (All prices available upon inquiry at Five by Five)
For the lips, I used NYX African Queen (LG115) lip gloss. I’m very happy with this shade because it’s a mix of my favorite colors, magenta and hot pink. You don’t need to wear any lipstick underneath because the gloss itself can stand alone and give you pink, pouty, party lips!
See, I told you the eyeshadow gives an “angelic effect” *lol* but I think my Freshlook Contact Lenses in Pure Hazel was the halo on top of this innocent look.
NYX Cosmetics is not yet available locally but it can be ordered at a very low price from Five by Five Multiply Shop. I heard that all orders coursed through Multiply will get free shipping until a limited time only so let your fingers do the shopping!
Aside from cosmetics, Five by Five is very popular for having very affordable and trendy shoes. I got the opportunity to buy one at a low price thanks to Multiply.com’s participation at Bloggers United 2.
I got a pair of ENID shoes. These are Givenchy-inspired jersey bandage suede wedges and will make you about 13.5cm taller. (wedge height) They are hella comfy so my feet didn’t hurt even if I used it for a whole day at a bazaar.
The color can also make your legs look slim and longer. Do I still look like I’m only 5’1 ft in this photo? :p By the way, that’s not my real hair. I’m using my Catwalk Georgina Wig~ channeling a sexy teacher/ secretary. :))
Online Shopping Tip: Nowadays, there are so many fake online shops and scammers everywhere so be careful who you transact with. Five By Five has a “Price Match Guarantee” wherein they will offer you the same price that other shops have as long as you submit a form to them with a link to the said seller.
With that said, you can feel more safe and confident when you order items from them rather than ordering it from some random online shop and not being able to sleep as you wait for your package to arrive. (Yes, it happens to me. I’m very paranoid. Hee!)
Happy shopping! :)