“MAKEUP Your Mind” (Magazine feature)
I was invited by ZEN Health Magazine to contribute a beauty article for their May - July 2012 issue. It was my first time to actually write for a publication so I was worried about how it would turn out. I was feeling inspired last summer so I think I did a pretty good job. Let me know what you think. :)
“MAKEUP Your Mind”
Whether it’s an ordinary occasion or a special event, there’s always the dilemma of deciding which type of makeup to put on. Instead of bugging your friends or creating a Facebook poll, let your mood make the choice for you!
**LOOK #1 Clean and Casual**
Natural makeup will never go out of style. This look is very versatile- it can be worn during the day or night time. Stick with earth or rose tones for the eyes, cheeks and lips. Majolica Majorca’s blood On Lip & Cheek Tint is perfect for those who have a hard time finding a blush that matches their lipstick. Groomed brows are a must since you only have plain makeup on so apply some brow gloss to accentuate those pretty eyebrows.
Key Makeup/ makeup suggestions:
Lancome - Ombre Absolue Palette Sparkling Eye Colour Quad in A110
Lancome - L’Absolu Nu Lipstick in 106
Majolica Majorca - Blood On Lip & Cheek Tint
Makeup Forever - Brow Corrector #0
**LOOK #2 Colorful and Playful**
If you’re feeling playful, apply bright neon shades to match your giddy mood. Be bold, wild and free when choosing colors for this look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your makeup because it’s a great way to discover a different side of yourself. Catwalk Cosmetics Runway Eyeshadow & Blush Palette has high-pigment colors that will surely get people to notice your makeup. Be scarce when applying blush especially when you already have bold colors on your eyes and lips. Want to make blending eyeshadows even more fun? Get a colorful or pretty-colored brush set like Charm’s 14-pc Pretty in Pink vegan Brush Set.
Catwalk Cosmetics - Runway Eyeshadow & Blush Palette
Lime Crime - Countessa Flourescent Lipstick
Etude House - My Wish Cheek Blush
Charm 14-pc Pretty in Pink Vegan Brush Set
**LOOK #3 Smokey and Sultry**
It’s all in the eyes when you’re talking about the Smokey look. There are various ways and colors to create this effect but the most popular one would be the smokey black eye. For this look, you’re allowed to layer on tons of black eyeshadow topped with a fierce eyeliner and mascara. Tony Moly’s Backstage Self Smokey Eye comes with a cream liner, brush and 2 eyeshadow shades. It’s an all-in-one set to create the sexy smokey eye.
Majolica Majorca - Lash King Mascara
Royal Effem - Velvet Kohl Eyeshadow
Tony Moly - Backstage Self Smokey Eye (Gray Smoky)
MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner
Catwalk Cosmetics - www.catwalkcosmetics.vze.com
Charm Makeup Brushes - www.beautyandminerals.com
Etude House - www.etudehouse.ph
Lancome - www.fb.com/lancomephilippines
Lime Crime - www.limecrimemakeup.com
MAC - www.maccosmetics.com
Majolica Majorca - www.fb.com/majolicamajorca.phil
Makeup Forever - www.makeupforever.com.ph
Royal Effem - www.fb.com/royal-effem-philippines
***Thank you to Karen Kho Photography for the AMAZING photos!!!! And Aencille Santos for this wonderful opportunity. :)
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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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Angry Birds + Makeup Kit + Leopard Print Birthday Cake! :D
This is by far the cutest and most stylish cake I have ever received! My friend had it customized at SugaRush Cakes with all the things I love. At first, he couldn’t decide between a “kikay kit” or a cliche Angry Birds cake so SRC suggested to have it combined. Pretty cool huh?! :)
Everyone that follows me on Twitter knows that I’m a Leopard print addict. Hence, the Leopard print base. I actually thought it was the edible part so I tried to slice it. Turns out, the “edible base” they were pertaining to was the makeup kit! *major boo-boo*
Check out the badly beaten pigs in lipstick pot containers. Love the details of the bruises and missing tooth. Go team Angry Birds! Wuhoo!! *o* I still have these stored in an airtight container because they’re too cute to eat or throw out. (Note: My Birthday was October 20) Lol.
The makeup kit reminded me of Lancome’s Absolue Seduction Travel Set. It comes with all your makeup needs~ just like this one! I enjoyed chewing on the mini-makeup brushes, eye and lip palettes even though it was kinda weird coz I’m chewing on my tools. Wish I took a decent photo of what was inside. Unlike other fondant cakes that just look good, SugaRush excels in both taste & design. This one was a yummy Vanilla chiffon cake.
The dedication was (I guess) done this way because of my favorite show, Gossip Girl. “Happy Birthday! xoxo” was written on the mirror (foil) using food coloring. It really looked like it was written using lipstick. BRILLIANT! :)
Thanks for this amaaaazing cake, Har! I sent a few slices to my friends and they all loved it. Will definitely order their animal print cupcakes soon!!
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