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Makeup Look #14: Valentine’s Day in Victoria’s Secret Glow

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Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies! Im sharing a pretty but quick look inspired by the Victoria’s Secret Angels’ glow. I made sure my skin is not tired but using Beyond The Real’s Hyaluronic Mask the night before so my face is very moisturized and then I used the Beauty Diary’s Vitamin-C Brightening Mask for that extra boost! Preparing the skin is extremely important so you can apply lesser makeup and letting youre skin breathe. So anyways, I don’t want to keep you all waiting, so lets jump into it!

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I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – Benefit’s Porefessional
Foundation – Makeup Forever HD Foundation applied using a Beauty Blender Sponge
Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium 03 as highlight under Makeup Forever Concealer
Blusher- The Balm Downboy blush applied using Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou-manizer applied using huge fan brush
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Nars Ita brush
Bronzer- Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer in Nude applied using Nars Ita brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe & Anna Sui single eyeshadow in Dark Brown, Spool Brush & Nars Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- The Balm Nudetude Palette: Stubborn all over the lids and Tarte’s Bon Voyage Palette: Fall in Louvre as transition color all over the crease and lower lashline; then builded up The Balm’s Sultry on top of it ever so lightly slightly winging out the corners and on the lower lash line. Then dabbing Standoff-ish on the center of the lid while Sassy in the inner corners then blending it. MAC 217 Blending Brush, 239 Pencil Brush, 224 Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- upper lashes: Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!), lower lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black, Ardell False Lashes in 331 Black with Duo lash glue in clear
Eyeliner – Guerlain Kohl Kajal winging it out with an angle brush and tightlining it in the upper lashline

Lips:
Lip color – Nars Audacious Lipstick in Raquel and dabbing Chanel Rouge Glossimer in Muscat 85 at the center

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Makeup Look #13 : Fall Winter 2014 Dark Lips

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So off from my beauty haul reviews, i’m presenting to you all my first Fall Winter look for this year -dark lips. I have always loved the ox blood, deep burgundy/bordeaux color thats in the runways for FW this year. I do recommend to go by level of darkeness before you completely decide which level you should go for. Here’s a few products I did review and I recommend that you should try:

  • NYX lip liner in Auburn/ Cabernet – deep berry red but is subtle
  • Barry M Moisturizing Lip Paint in Black Cherry 106 – dark berry red in semi glossy finish
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry – very dark purple-ish red in semi glossy finish
  • MAC Pro Lipstick Matte in Sin – deep burgundy red/ dark blue red in matte finish

I have the first three lip products and im still in search for MAC Sin because blue under tones works best for me in red lipsticks ( I do have the Russian Red which im so in love with). But one thing to take note is to prep your lips, moisturize them! Because dark lip colors will drain your lips and having flaky lips dont look so nice when youre wearing dark lipsticks. Also, do apply a lipliner all over, then fill in your lips before your lipstick so it stays longer and so it wont leak around your mouth!

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This is such an easy look for a night out and will definitely change your regular smokey eyes makeup for going out. Let me know if you guys like it, cause I definitely have been sporting this look for quite a few times now!

love,

Louise

I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – NYX Professional Studio Perfect Photo-loving Primer
Foundation – NYX Professional HD Foundation in Sand Beige 04 applied using Round Kabuki Brush
Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium 03
Blusher- NYX Blush in Mauve applied using Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- The Balm Mary Lou-manizer applied using huge fan brush
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics: Walk of Shame on lids and Naked softened all over the crease and lower lashline; then builded up Faint on top of it and Crave ever so lightly slightly winging out the corners. MAC 217 Blending Brush, 239 Pencil Brush, 224 Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- upper lashes: Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!), lower lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
Eyeliner – Makeup Forever Aqualiner in Black (upper tightline), NARS Larger Than Life Long Wearing Eyeliner in Rua Bonaparte (lower line)

Lips:
Lip pencil – NYX lip pencil in Auburn
Lip color – Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry

Makeup Look #12: A Light Look from Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

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Urban Decay is very popular for its versatility of its products. I love that I can take a very sultry sexy look to a colorful and bright girl makeup and of course, a light everyday, just pretty look.

I’ve Used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation in #40 applied using Real Techniques Expert’s Face Brush
Concealer- Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer
Blusher- Urban Decay Blush in Temper Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- Urban Decay Highlighter in Glint
Contour – The Balm Bahama Mama applied using Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Ben Nye Banana Powder applied using Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Minor Sin over Bleach in inner lids and Nameless ever so lightly on crease layered with Shakedown. MAC 217 Blending Brush & Tapered Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black (loads and loads!)
Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (upper tightline)

Lips:
Lip color- Urban Decay Super Saturated Lipgloss in Lovechild

I just did a review for the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case which you can find here. Hope you guys like this look!

love,
Louise

Makeup Look #11: Brown Smokey Eyes

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Its the weekend! Oh i love Saturdays! I just want to do a quick post of my makeup look today. This is my version of brown smokey eyes. I really, really love this look for dates and nightouts, especially for instant glamorous look. And i just feel this would go well with my army green & black military outfit. Anyways, below are the products ive used.

Have a great Saturday!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in 3.0, Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Concealer- Becca Compact Concealer in Butterscotch
Blusher- Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Coup de Poudre, Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks
Contour – Chanel Soleil De Tan Bronzing Primer, Real Techniques Contour Brush
Bronzer – Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Powder- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent, Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics in Venus inner lids and Crave ever so lightly on crease, Urban Decay Naked 2 in Suspect on middle part and Snakebite on crease, MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, small angled brush
Mascara- Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara in Black Brown (loads and loads!)
Eyeliner – Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in 01 Black (upper tightline)

Lips:
Lipstick – NYX lipliner in Natural all over the lips and Manhattan Soft Mat Lip Cream in 95G

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Makeup Look #10: Blushing Pink Cheeks

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Ive been googling my way to find a light makeup look inspiration that would make me just look effortless and pretty despite summer heat. And i stumbled upon Lisa Elridge’s Pink Flush Minimal Makeup Look and i just have to watch it. She looks so pretty and its so easy to do! I love her and her tutorials, its just so amazing! Here’s the link to her tutorial. I need to tweak it a little bit to suit my features. I have all the products ive used below.

I went for a dewy base and added some colors on my lids cause i just couldnt go bare with it! Lol. This is great if youre in a hurry and so flattering for most girls.

Ill be so wearing this quite a lot on summer. Let me know if you guys liked it!

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 4.0, Real Techniques’ Expert Face Brush
Concealer- Becca Compact Concealer in Butterscotcv
Blusher- Seventeen Cheek Stamp in Made You Look, Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- Seventeen Wow! Primer, dabbed it with my fingers
Powder- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent, Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked Basics in Venus all over the lids, And Crave as liner, MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, small angled brush
Mascara- Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara in Black Brown layered with Bourjois Volume Max Holidays Mascara in black

Lips:
Lipstick- Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick 3D Volume Shine in Bashful

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Makeup Look #09: Purple Lips

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Happy Sunday, everyone!

Despite the summer heat here in Singapore, it amazingly rained last Saturday! I thank the heavens for it cause it was scorching hot recently. So to add oomph my white-grey-black outfit and the perfect excuse for my new purple matte lip cream, i hopped on to youtube and watch one of my fave makeup artist, Lisa Elridge.

She has this tutorial about “how to wear dark lips” and she used a purple lipstick which of course looks absolutely gorgeous and just so classy and not grungy at all. I dont wanna look too made up and grunge and Lisa’s look is just so perfect! You can watch the tutorial here.

Well, i am not as good as Lisa but i do try my best and make the look suit for myself. Hope you guys like it!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Light Beige 53, Real Techniques’ Buffing Brush
Concealer- Seventeen Phwoarr Paint in Medium
Blusher- Seventeen Cheek Stamp in Stare-Struck, Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Highlighter- Seventeen Skin Wow! Primer, Real Techniques’ Foundation Brush
Powder- Catrice Moisturizing Loose Highlighter, Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion in Original as base, Urban Decay Naked Basics in Naked 2 on lids, Walk of Shame on browbone, Bourjois Eyeshadow Trio in Gris Party’s medium color on crease, NYX jumbo pencil in White (base highlighter on browbone), Urban Decay Naked 2 Half Baked on the inner corners of the eyes. MAC 217 Blending Brush, MAC 219 Pencil Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara in Brown Black layered with Bourjois Volume Max Holidays Mascara in Black
Eyeliner- Seventeen Smoulder Gel Eyeliner, Real Techniques’ Fine Liner Brush

Lips:
Lipstick- Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Fandango Purple

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Makeup Look #8: Matte Hot Pink Lips

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Happy Saturday, everyone!
I have been wearing the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lately and im so in love with it! I did a review of it in my previous post and after using it for a few days, i can tell that it has great staying power. My normal day starts by 7am and have my makeup done by 8am. I would then have my latte or my fruit smoothie with a breakfast bar then by lunch i would have some salad or soup and would normally retouch each time i eat. But then, around 4pm i remembered to check if my lip color is still on… Amazingly, yes! It has stayed on with a good color and kept my lips moisturized and not dry. I was so impressed! I recommend this product but then i still have to try it if this one can survive some kissing with my man. Its just best to try, right? After all, men and lipstick are completely different concepts! This is yet to prove me that its not a fact. Ill let you all know!

Right! On to the look! Since im pairing it with a bright hot pink, i want my eyes not to look overpowering and my skin just radiant and glowing. As some of us know, having a bright lip color can also draw attention to the other parts of the face, which is your dark under eyes and some redness.

So what ive done is i made my skin glowing with my fave Urban Decay Weightless Foundation and camouflaged my gruesome under eyes with heavy duty concealer. I kept my eyes simple and shimmering with Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige. I love this for fast eye shadow color or base or a brightening tightliner. You can also use NYX jumbo pencil or Maybelline Color Tattoos that has a similar consistency. Then i lined my eyes ever so closely to my eyelashes. No flicks needed! Just to make my lashes look thicker and loaded my lashes with mascara. I then did a little bit of bronzing and made my skin glow with a luminous shimmering powder ive been loving from Catrice.

Hope you all like it! Ill break down the products below as usual! Cheers!

love,
Louise

Ive used:
Face:
Primer – Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Medium
Foundation – Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 4.0, Real Techniques’ Expert Face Brush
Concealer- MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
Blusher- Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Frisson, Real Techniques Blusher Brush
Bronzer/ Contouring- Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Angled Kabuki Brush & Large Kabuki Brush
Highlighter- Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks, Real Techniques’ Foundation Brush
Powder- Catrice Moisturizing Loose Highlighter, Makeup Forever Powder Brush

Eyes:
Brows- 17 Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Spool Brush & Small Angled Brush
Eyeshadows- Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige on lids, Urban Decay Naked Basics in Naked 2 on crease, Walk of Shame on browbone, NYX jumbo pencil in White (base highlighter on browbone), Urban Decay Naked 2 Half Baked on the inner corners of the eyes. MAC 217 Blending Brush, Real Techniques’ Deluxe Crease Brush, Eyeshadow Brush
Mascara- Seventeen Va Va Voom Mascara in Black
Eyeliner- Nichido Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Lips:
Lipstick- Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 05 Ole’ Flamingo