Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chinese Opera Makeup

Okie… this will probably be of no interest to those who don't know me personally. 
This is what I did to myself today during makeup class. LOL!

Just for fun!!

Will be back with a Naruko review and Cat's eye tutorial soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Makeup of the Day: Cat's Eye Part 2

This is Part 2 of my Cat's Eye makeup post

I seriously want to improve my eyeliner skills, hence I am going to keep practising the Cat's Eye makeup.

This time, I want my look to be vibrant so I used fuchsia and bright green.
The eye makeup looked 10x more intense in real life. My poor photography skills simply cannot capture the colors accurately.

I am soooooo going to do a Cat's Eye tutorial. I will be away this weekend though. So I will probably have time to post one next weekend!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Makeup of the Day: Cat's Eye

Today I learnt doing the cat's eye makeup in class, and it was surprisingly fun!!
This makeup look is totally unwearable on a normal day, but really great for parties when you want to look dramatic ^^

As I have THE small eyes, I usually do not like to pile colors on my eye lids, simply because there isn't enough space for them! For the same reason, I have never really attempted the cat's eyes makeup, so it was really super fun drawing the lines. I think I am going to go bolder with the colors the next time I practise this (referring to the blue eyeshadow).

I will NEVER have an occasion to wear this makeup out, so pardon me for the number of photos of the same face in this post!!

Wonder if I should do a tutorial for this look…?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Festive Makeup Tutorial 1: Retro Smoky Eyes

BAD NEWS: I sent my phone for servicing and all the photos of my new Gelish manicure are gone… and all the photos I took over 2 weeks for the review I promised about Gelish Night Reflection are gone as well :(

GOOD NEWS: I got together a makeup tutorial today!! Yay! So let's get on with it!

This look is heavy and intense and smoky! Perfect for year-end parties, and goes with outfits of ANY color. It already looks intense in photos, so you can imagine how intense it is in real life!

Here we go…!
Before makeup

 1. Apply a black cream liner/ cream shadow over a large area of your eyelid. I used kajal eyeliner here. As long as the product is black, dark and blend-able, you can use it here.

2. Blend the color upwards till your eye socket. You could use a gel liner brush or finger. I prefer brush as I have better control with it.

3. Apply matte black eyeshadow over the black liner. Use a blending brush to blend the eyeshadow upwards to soften the harsh edges.

You should not see any distinctive black line on your eyelid after blending

4. Apply a matte khaki brown eyeshadow over the area of eyelid where you had just blended the black eyeshadow. Do not apply any to your crease. Blend, blend, and blend the black and the brown.

 5. Apply white eyeshadow over the brow bow area as highlight. Blend with the brown.

 6. Rim your whole eye with black crayon eyeliner pencil. Then use a small brush and apply black eyeshadow to the lower lash line. Be careful of fall-outs! Do not use too much black on lower lash line or you might get the 'panda' look ^^;

7. Intensify the eye look with black liquid liner. Rim the eye with it. Apply to the tear duct area as well.

Should look like this at this point

 8. Apply mascara to both upper and lower lashes. Apply more to lower lashes.

9. Apply dramatic false lashes. Do not use those natural looking ones as they won't be suitable for this look :) Combine your real and false lashes together with an eyelash curler.

10. Apply a beige-coral blusher.

11. Since the eye makeup is really strong, apply a nude lipstick and finish with lipgloss. Luvshuca Moist Melting Rouge BE7 is my favourite nude lipstick color.


Love the lashes!

'Wow' look for the eyes (sorry for the poor lighting - the left eye makeup is not supposed to look green…)

The key to making this look work is to really blend well!! If the black is not blended well, I could end up looking 'punched in the eye'. LOL.

Hope you like this tutorial!! I will be back with more festive looks soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Professional Bridal Makeup for Sasha

Today in makeup class, it was my turn to be the makeup artist and I worked on my class mate Sasha for the Morning Bridal Makeup look.

That's her after the makeover!! 

You can see Sasha is pretty satisfied with the makeup, eh?


Picture perfect after makeup - my face (on the left) is hideous in comparison

Bridal magazine cover model - SASHA!! She is so pretty ~

1. On Sasaha, I first used orange (cover dark circles) and green (cover redness) concealer to cover imperfections. 
2. Mixed 2 foundation colors to match Sasha's skin tone for a flawless finish.
3. Highlighted the high points of her face and used a darker powder for shading to give her a sharper nose and chin.

1. Used black kajal liner for outer corners to create the deep-set eyes. Used brown, beige and silver for the whole eye look.
2. Gave eyes a sharper look by lining them with black pencil eyeliner. Softened the look by smudging the line and applying black eyeshadow over it.
3. Applied dolly false eyelashes and finished with black liquid liner.

Used a mixed color of light pink and orange to achieve a coral shade for the cheeks.

A shimmery light pink for a youthful look. 

RESULT: Sasha is ready for her big day!!…. just that she is not getting married yet… LOL

I am actually happy with my work today… and I feel I am getting a step closer to being a professional bridal makeup artist… what do you think? :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Palty Haircolor (Jewel Ash)

Last week I colored my hair ash!!

Usually the grey hair color look is pretty hard to achieve, but as I had light hair previously, the result was not too bad.

I used 2 boxes of these:

Palty Hair Color, Jewel Ash, $12.90 each

Kit includes instructions in Japanese and English, plastic gloves, leave-in hair conditioner,  hair colorant, comb cap applicator

This is my hair before coloring. Its a copperish shade, almost red!

This is after coloring! Not bad, isn't it??

As my hair before coloring was really quite red, the ash colorant was not strong enough to cover all the redness. However, as you can see from photo above, the result is not bad already!! I think if I had used 3 boxes of the hair dye, the result will be more even.

I think the hair product is not too strong, as it left my hair a little dry, but not that super dry (the usual feeling after coloring hair, but not that super dry). The leave in hair conditioner was not bad. I applied it to the hair ends after washing my hair while it was damp, and it left my hair really soft. The smell of the product was tolerable, nothing too pungent.

I would buy this brand of hair color again if I want to home-dye my hair again.


Anyway, just an update about myself… for those who are interested :)
I just started on my professional makeup course! I am learning lots of things about makeup and my ideas for makeup looks are coming back again (yay!!). I am a little busy right now, with work and full time makeup course, but I will start posting pictures of my makeup looks again ^_^ 

Please visit me again soon!!