October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween everyone! What's everyone dressing as? I thought I share this look I wore to brunch now and my Halloween look tomorrow morning. I'm going to a house party this year for Halloween and attempting an Edward Scissorhand look. Wish me luck, it's a time consuming look to do!

Anyway, here's my brunch look. I wish it wasn't so damn cloudy everyday, makes the colours look so washed out :(

Face
Lise Watier concealer wheel
MUFE HD 118
Pleasantry mb

Eyes
Black GPS - base
Lark About p/m - inner lid and tear duct
Blue Flame MES - lid and crease
Stars n Rockets e/s - above crease
Freshwater e/s - lower lashline
Blanc Type e/s - higlight

Lips
St Germain l/s
Big Bow l/s

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October 30, 2009

So my fogetting mascara experience of yesterday lead me to think of this post. I thought I write about what mascaras I currently use and what I think of each.

Current Low End - Cover Girl Exact Eyelight
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I've been faithful to CG mascaras for years now. I had very positive experiences with Volume Exact and Lash Exact so when I saw this newer member of the CG family, I thought I try it. I bought the CG Exact Eyelight in Hazel Eyes. Honestly, like my skintone, my eye colour is also hard to determine. It looks light brown when it's dark or from far. Up close it's the exact same colour as eyeshadow Sumptuous Olive. In daylight my eyes can look gold, green or honey. So I ended up setteling for the hazel shade.

Now I wish I hadn't thought about it so much. I mean the mascara brush is ok and the mascara does not clump and there's no fallout. But I find that you need to apply many layers to get the effect you want. Also, I see no shimmer as claimed by the company. My eyes now look goldish in most light which I guess is due to the brightening effect.

I like this mascara but I don't love it. I think I might go back to Volume Exact for everyday use. Does anyone have a good drugstore mascara recommendation? Oh, I'm a contact wearer and Maybelline is not kind to my eyes, so that one's out.

Current High End - Lancome Hypnose
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This is the mascara I wear when I want more drama. I've been using Lancome also for quite some time. I started out with Definicils and then graduated to Hypnose as I'm looking mostly for volume in mascaras and not length. I do a few quick light stroke with this and I'm set. This mascara makes my lashes look like they have the creaziest (in a good way) length and volume. I also really like the packaging, it's so sexy and curvy, hehe. Now the downside is of course the price and also the fact that this mascara doesn't come off as easily. I would say for me it's worth it though. I don't use this everyday and when I do use it, I notice a huge difference. Lancome Hypnose is definitely an HG product for me.

What are some of your favourite mascaras (high and low end)?

8:53 AM

October 29, 2009

I was rushing this morning and committed the ultimate makeup faux-pas! I forgot to put on mascara. I mean I wore a full face of makeup but for some reason forgot about the mascara. The funny thing is mascara is the one item I always wear, no matter what. I didn't even realize this until I was taking a close-up picture of my eye (in my car outside my office of course). I totally freaked! How do you think this looks? I personally think it's not horrible as I do have long lashed, but I still feel any look is incomplete without mascara.

The pics are also kinda dark coz of another cloudy Canadian morning, lol! Oh, and I'm wearing one of my favourite but unfortunetaly often neglected lipsticks, Powersuite mattene. It's great orangy red that I feel looks great for day wear as well as night time.

Face
Lise Watier Concealer Wheel
MUFE Mat Duo 205
Love Joy mb

Eyes
Stilife paint - base
All That Glitters e/s - lid
Satin Taupe e/s - crease
Embark e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - higlight
UD 24/7 Bourbon - lower lashline
Blacktrack

Lips
Powersuite mattene

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8:47 AM

October 29, 2009

I've been in the mood to wear some of my classic nail polishes. On this cloudy day I'm wearing ChG Lubu Heels which is part of their core line layered over Misa's I will Survive. Lubu Heels is a red glittery polish with a blackened base that looks best over black nail polish. I like this combo a lot the only thing is it looks black in dimmer lights. In the day light though, it's a gorgeous darkm red glitter combo.

Here's a picture of this on my nail. I'm wearing one coat of Misa (one coat is opaque) and two coats of the ChG:
Lubu Heels

October 28, 2009

I did this look on the weekend for Makeup By Jacqueline contest. She's holding a contest throught October and obviously since it's for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she asked everyone to use pink. I have already submitted this so I thought I post it on my blog too.

Please let me know what you think...and wish me luck :)

Face
Cover FX primer
Lise Watier concealer wheel
MUFE HD 118 (Flesh)
Sculpt
Nars Desire blush
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Blanc Type e/s - all over lid
Pink Opal p/m - lid
NYX Black e/s - to cut and create crease shape
MUFE #26 - above crease
MUFE #92 - to blend black and pink
Blacktrack f/l
Reflects very Pink Glitter - on top of Blacktrack

Lips
Please Me l/s
Black Fire g/g

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11:06 AM

October 27, 2009

Ok, my title makes no sense what so ever. My look today kinda reminds me of sunset, except the colours are deeper, hence my title. I'm having a very stressful day at work with many scheduling conflicts. I'm having my lunch quickly now and then have to visit three different sites and hand over 2 projects before 5 pm. I also need to make it home quick and get started on cooking coz one of my friends is visiting from the US for one day only and she's over for dinner. Needless to say, I've been running around.

Anyway, here's today's look, I included a picture of the lips as well coz I like this nude combo. Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday :)

Face
Lise Watier concealer wheel
MUFE Duo Mat 205
Fab-dabulous mb

Eyes
Artifact p/p - base
Amberlight e/s - inner lid and lower lashline
Rose p/m - w/ mm outer lid
Heritage Rouge p/m - crease and lower lashline
Beauty Marked e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Melon p/m - inner crease and tearduct
UD Bourbon 24/7 - to line

Lips
Honeylove l/s
Underage l/g

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8:49 AM

October 26, 2009

I saw that beautiful Jacqueline from A Beautiful Brunette, has created an account with BlogLovin so I thought I join as well. I quickly browsed the site and it seems like a great tool to keep up to date with your favourite blogs.

Here's a link to mine:
Beautyspot on Bloglovin!

If you are already there, let me know so I can check out your blog. If not, be sure to take a look at bloglovin.

October 25, 2009

I was able to finally do my first blog tutorial. Before I start, let me say that I bow to all of you tutors out there who have the patience to do this more than once! It took me what it seems like eternity to take all these pics and also I realized that I don't really have good lighting anywhere in the house, lol! Hope you guys find this helpful nonetheless. If you have any tips in how to make the picture tutorials better, let me know :)

For my first tutorial, I thought I do one of my go-to looks, which is greens plus blue brown pigment. I included a simple face routine as well (not an elaborate one with contouring). This is pretty much my everyday face routine.

Anyway, less talk less and do more, haha:

1. This is the picture of everything I used:
Bases: Bare Canvas paint and Delft p/p
Eyeshadows: Gorgeous Gold, One Off, Humid, Blanc Type, Rated R, Embark and Creme de Miel
Pigment: Blue Brown
Liners, mascara, brows: Blacktrack f/l and Feline, Lancome Hypnose, Benefit Browsing (Dark)
Face Stuff: Cover FX Primer, Lise Watier Concealer wheel, MUFE HD 118, Nars Deep Throat and BB Apricot Shimmer brick.
Lips: BB chapstick, Blankety l/s, Gold Rebel l/g
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2. Start with a naked eye, then take a little bit of Bare Canvas paint and put it from crease up, like shown. I used my fingers to apply and blend.
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3. Take a little bit of Delft paintpot and apply to the lid and blend up to just a bit above the crease. I use a Quo cream shadow brush for this. You can also use MAC 242 or your fingers (couldn't find my 242). Don't forget to also apply this to your lower lashline:
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4. Using your 239 or any flat shading brush, apply Gorgeous Gold e/s to the inner 1/3 of your lid, make sure to tap the colour in instead of dragging:
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5. Using the same brush, apply One Off or any medium grass green e/s to the middle 1/3 of your lid. I usually blend as I go by bringing the GG into the One Off and vice verse. This is what you should have now:
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6. Again using the 239, apply humid or any dark forest green e/s to the outer 1/3 of your lid and blend with the One Off. You should have this:
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7. Using a small tapered brush (226), apply Blue Brown to the crease and outer v. Make sure you tap off excess pigment before you start to avoid fall outs. Continue going back and forth till the pigment is almost entirely blended. After that I apply my highlight. I used Blanc Type as it's a great matte highlight colour. When you have this much shimmer on the lid, stay away from shimmer on the browbone. This is what we have now:
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8. Now, take your 217 and take a little bit of Embark and hover it on the outer v and in the crease to add depth. I used Embark instead of black e/s since this is a day look and I don't want it to be too dramatic:
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9. Now take a large fluffy blending brush (224) and blend the Blue Brown into the highlight. By the time you're done, you should have a seamless gradient of colours:
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10.Now take the same 224 and dip it in Creme De Miel or any other yellow toned shimmery e/s.
Apply CDM in the tearduct, this helps highlighting this area and make your eyes look more open:
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11. Now take any yellow green e/s with a pencil brush like 219 and apply to the inner lower lid; I used Rated R. Next apply One Off to the mid lower lashline and Blue Brown in the outer lower lashline, like this:
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12. Now take your favourit eyeliner brush (209) and take some Blacktrack f/l. Line you eyes by keeping the brush at a slight angle. I start somewhere near the inner eye but not at tear duct. I go back and line the area near the tear duct at the end when there's less gel liner on my brush. I like to flick my eyeliner as I'm a big fan of the cat-eye:
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13. Now take your Feline and line the lower and upper waterline like so....oh, and I'm not poking myself in the eye :/
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14. Apply your favourite mascara; I used Lancome Hypnose.This is what we have now:
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15. I define and fill my eyebrows using Benefit's Browsing in Dark. First define the eyebrow using the waxy side then use the powder side to fill them in, like so. I don't do this everyday though, my brows are already full and long:
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16. Then I take my 194 and some of the green concealer from Lise Watier concealer wheel. Apply that to everywhere I have redness on my face, which is pretty much everywhere, lol:
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17. Then I take some of the ivory concealer from the same wheel and apply it under my eyes using my fingers:
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18. Then I applied my primer and placed a little bit of MUFE HD foundation on each cheek. With this foundation, less is more. I used my 187 to blend the foundation into my skin. Don't forget your neck!
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19. Now take your favourite peachy pink blush. I use Nars Deep Throat with a powder brush since it's very pigmented. Apply to the apple of your cheeks:
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20. I do my cheek highlight using BB Apricot shimer brick and one of my favourite brushes ever, MAC's 165. I highlight my cheekbones and my nose and a little bit on my forehead:
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21. Finally, I applied a nude lipstick (Blankety) and topped with a nude gold lipgloss (Gold Rebel). Here are some of the pictures of the finished look:

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Hope you guys liked this. And wow that took a while!

October 24, 2009

Hey guys, thought I make a quick post and announce my first blog contest winner. I meant to do this post last night but unfortunately I had to be taken to the hospital for severes allergy reactions and just got back home this morning.

So the first contest winner is Carrie from Toronto. Her name was chosen by random draw. Carrie has already been contacted by my sponsors and should receive her prize soon.

Congratulations Carrie and thank you guys all for participating. I'm expecting to have more contest in the future. Hope you all have a great weekend!

9:06 AM

October 23, 2009

I was in the mood for dark lipstick today but I didn't want the eyes to be totally neutral. So I decided I reach for dustier versions some of my favourite colours (green and blue). I thought it came out quite fall like, haha! I'm very happy it's finally Friday, I haven't had the best week and though I'm still midly stressed, the thought of having some time out is making me feel better.

Anyway, here's the look. Hope you guys like :)

Face
SSC NC 30
MUFE Duo Mat 205
Otherwordly blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Crest the Wave e/s - inner 1/3 lid
Copperclast p/m - mid 1/3 lid
Prussian e/s - outer 1/3 lid and crease
Creme De Miel e/s - highlight
UD Stash 24/7 - lower lashline
Lise Watier Marin e/l - to line

Lips
Anabelle Bordeau l/l
Night Violet Mattene

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9:00 AM

October 23, 2009

I'm loving my nails today. This is Color Club's Haute Couture that I believe came out with their Haute Brown collection last year or so. It's a gorgeous deep brown that has some red undertones. It's one of the best browns I've ever seen and I think pretty much anyone should be able to wear this and make it look hot.

I'm wearing two coats of this polish. I so want to get every Color Club polish out there. Their polishes have been my top beauty discovery of 2009!

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11:14 AM

October 22, 2009

I did an all pink look today as pink somehow makes me happy. I was also wearing a pink argyle sweater so it was matchy matchy. I would actually say that yellow makes me happier than pink but yellow looks so freakin ugly on me. Something about that colour just messes up with my natural glow and makes my skin sallow. I must have alreday mentioned this coz I love yellow and hate that I cannot wear it, lol! Also, I think I look much older with my hair up, lol!

Anyway, here's the look. Hope everyone is doing well and excuse the lack of natural light pics. Once again, it's raining in this fine city.

Face
SSC NC30
MUFE Duo Mat 205
Stark Naked bpb

Eyes
Fresco Rose p/p - base
Ego e/s - inner 1/3 lid
Fuchsia p/m - mid 1/3 lid
Post Haste e/s - outer 1/3 lid
Top Hat e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
UD 1999 24/7 - to line

Lips
Snob l/s
She Loves Cancy l/g

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October 21, 2009

Just thought I do a quick post and remind everyone that the Harajuku Lovers Fragrance Set Contest is closing tonight. I will be choosing a winner at random just after midnight. To see the original contest post, please see here.

Good luck everyone :)

October 21, 2009

I'm still not where I should be emotionally but makeup is a good distraction. I decided to go for my favourite eyeshadow colours: blue, teal and purple. The colours are extremely washed out coz it's a cloudy day but I thought I should post it anyway.

How's everyone's week so far? I hope you are all having a better time than me...and plz send good thoughts my way.

Face
SSC NC30
MUFE Duo Mat 205
Pleasantry mb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Bare Canvas paint - base for crease and up
Pure White c/l - base for lid
Clear Sky Blue p/m - inner lid
Jewel Blue e/s - outer lid
MUFE #92 - crease
Pink Pearl p/m - above crease
Vanilla p/m -highlight and tearduct
Gosh Cool Mint e/l - lower lashline
Gosh Funky Purple e/l - uppers lashline

Lips
Cream Cup l/s
My Favourite Pink d/g

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