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29 January 2010

pucker me up!

thank goodness it's the end of the working week! i got very lazy last night and forgot to wash my eye brushes so i went with simple eyes and bold smoochers this morning.



*indoor light, no flash

eyes:
Shu Uemura Pro Spot concealer (undereye)
MAC Cash Flow p/p - all over lid
MAC Femme-Fi e/s - all over lid
Maybelline Eyestudio Creamy e/l - lashline
Laura Mercier eyeliner - waterline
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo - lashes

face:
L'Egere BB cream
Joppa Medium Light #3
Aromaleigh URFP Peaches and Cream
Milani Minerals #201 Luminous blush
MAC lip conditioner (lips)
Laura Mercier Seduction (lips)

it's my very first LOTD shot and it took a lot of shots to come up with a clear and great-looking up-close shot of my lips lol. either i took a shot half of my lips or too far from the camera lens haha. am not used to capturing my lips only, as you may observe on my FOTDs. my lips are almost always unfocused as i concentrate on making my eyes look more noticeable. it's time it gets a taste of the spotlight hehe. that's why i envy Christine (Temptalia) who makes it look easy to capture every inch of her face! ;D

as for the blush, i was actually thinking of contouring my face to further emphasize my lips. but i am so darn not getting the hang of contouring. it looks fine in the mirror, but it looks like s**t in photos. like i missed those spots with foundation. eww. *sigh* better surf youtube on how to do it properly. maybe i am overdoing it. oh, i'd love the look of having chiseled cheeks like how the models look on the MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes poster. *daydreaming*

you might also notice am not a fan of lip liners, i like my lipstick to bleed naturally to my lip lines. imho, lip liners make the lips appear older so i don't want to get used to that. besides, am not very good at drawing with pencils as well (reason why i also love gel liner applied with eye brush rather than pencil eyeliners). if you want to follow my footsteps, just make sure to apply lippie inside your lip area, leaving a little bit of space for the color to bleed on. unless you want to look like your lipstick smudged, don't apply the lipstick exactly on the rim of your lips. i hope that made sense. if not, let me know hehe.

btw, the hubby hinted this morning that he finds my lip color sexy. haha. i found that amusing, interesting and arousing, all at the same time lol! he usually doesn't give "good" comments on my makeup - he once told me i looked like a parrot, because i was wearing green eyeshadow haha! i am actually a nude lippie fan but after finding that out, maybe i should wear more bold lippies than eyes - if that catches the love-of-my-life's attention! ;D no wonder red lips are hot, hot, hot! maybe it makes men feel hot? haha. ok, this is way out of line and it's still morning! lol. i better go back to my innocent persona. hihi.

lastly, it's also almost the end of the month so be sure to watch out for my upcoming contest. might announce on the very first day of the love month. (^_~)

here's to a happy and relaxing weekend ahead!

28 January 2010

spring green

it's spring time so give way to spring makeup! (duh! hehe.)






*all with flash

eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TFSI)
MAC Chartreuse p/g - inner lid
MAC Night Light p/g - middle lid
MAC Humid e/s - outer lid and lower lashline
Maybelline Eyestudio Creamy e/l - lashline
MAC Reflects *something, haha forgot will update later* - on top of eyeliner, lashline
Laura Mercier eyeliner - waterline
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing - lashes
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo - lashes
L'Oreal Telescopic - brows

face:
L'Egere BB cream
Joppa Medium Light #3
MAC Blonde MSF
MAC Fafi Fashion Frenzy (cheeks)
MAC lip conditioner (lips)
Laura Mercier Hydrangea (lips)

i must say i missed greens. although i've noticed, darker/deeper green suits me better than bright greens compared to blues which i feel comfortable using either bright or dark shades.

i incorporated a purple liner to liven up a bit more the green but the glitter isn't adhering as i'd expected to. Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist (what a mouthful!) does not deliver as a good sealant when it comes to glitter, tsk. i still love it for usual pigments though.

tonight, i'll try to make a video on how i "ghetto" clean my brushes. i said ghetto because you might think it's not as classy as you'd think i might hehe. but it's simple and won't crack your budget so i think it's worth sharing. i already spend lots on makeup and brushes so i don't want to splurge on cleaning them if there is an alternative and equally effective way. so watch out for that! i might hint on my upcoming contest there too. (^_~)

27 January 2010

cranberry juicy!

it was chilly this morning. what better way to complement that but with a fall look! i missed Bright Fuschia and it's her moment to shine again hehe.





*all with flash

eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TFSI)
MAC Bright Fuschia p/g - inner lid
MAC Nocturnelle e/s - middle lid
MAC Meet the Fleet e/s - outer lid
Maybelline Eyestudio Creamy e/l - lashline
Laura Mercier eyeliner - waterline
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing - lashes
L'Oreal Telescopic - brows

face:
L'Egere BB cream
Joppa Medium Light #3
Aromaleigh URFP Peaches and Cream
MAC Pleasantry (cheeks)
MAC lip conditioner (lips)
MAC Brave New Bronze (lips)

i think this is more appropriate for clubbing but i can't so why not in the office? am just crossing my fingers not to bump into the big boss and make her eyes pop. LOL

26 January 2010

"old Hollywood glamour"-ish

i went for a neutral look today. i initially tried silver+black smokey eye a try but i was in a hurry to blend that i messed it up big time haha. i went for an easier to finish look so here you go.




*pardon the last two poses, i was making a call while camwhoring. talk about multitasking haha. btw if you're wondering what am wearing on my nails, it's OPI Flashbulb Fuschia.

eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TFSI)
MAC Femme Fi - all over lid until browbone
Maybelline Eyestudio Creamy e/l - lashline
Laura Mercier eyeliner - waterline
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing - lashes
L'Oreal Telescopic - brows

face:
L'Egere BB cream
Joppa Medium Light #3
Aromaleigh URFP Peaches and Cream
MAC Nuance (cheeks)
MAC lip conditioner (lips)
MAC Slimshine High 90's (lips)

what i like about this look is that it sort of reminds me of old Hollywood glamour - defined eyes with the entire lid highlighted (with highlight color, literally) and prominent lips. i opted to go with orangey lips rather than red (as with the true old Hollywood glamour makeup) because i didn't want to look seducing at work haha. so you could say i sort of mixed that with a little bit of rebel attitude (which is so the 1990's!)

i know i mentioned MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection yesterday and i called up MAC Isetan to ask if it's launched. the SA told me it's coming next month! i actually want the products now but hey, if it can wait for my next paycheck then better. :D

25 January 2010

i missed you piggie!

i hope you gals aren't tired of blue eyes yet, 'cause i did a bright one for Thiamere.




eyes:
MAC Soft Ochre
Aromaleigh Elemental Lustre Infidel - inner lid
MAC Blue p/g - outer lid
MAC Femme Fi - highlight
MAC Dark Soul p/g - lashline
Laura Mercier eyeliner - waterline
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo - lashes
L'Oreal Telescopic - brows

face:
L'Egere BB cream
Joppa Medium Light #3
Aromaleigh URFP Peaches and Cream
MAC Stark Naked (cheeks)
MAC lip conditioner (lips)
MAC Brave New Bronze (lips)

i suppose it could still be brighter, like electric blue lighter as opposed to glittery light blue, but i did a quick color matching of the colors after i got off the shower. you see, i usually plan colors i will wear the night before lol. the colors are a bit similar too, i should have piled on more of Blue but i ran out of time so it looked like one color after blending lol. don't follow suit ladies! blend carefully, don't be like MereMakeupManiac haha. speaking of this blue shade, i must remember to get more Aromaleigh eye makeup shades. they are so damn hot! they are very pigmented, glide on like a dream, have superb vibrancy and color choices!

anyhow, doing this FOTD reminded me why i had a love affair with pigments before. i think it was the foiling part that gets to me -- it takes longer than applying regular eyeshadow. but now i know i must revive this "relationship", hehe. i heart my piggie color selection! since i scrapped my old blog, i know i owe you gals swatches of what i have so watch out for that. also, i haven't really used Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist (in Mint) for several months now. i bought it last year at DFS Manila for setting makeup but it kinda stings - maybe because it's sea water? luckily, i found another use for it -- piggie sealant. it's been almost 6 hours since i applied my eye makeup but it's holding up really well, so i guess am impressed. i know it's a bit pricey to use as a sealant but hey, better use for something than rot in the back of my dresser right? :)


Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist (Mint)

i also got to use my MAC 242 after it resting for quite some time now (read: ages!) in my brush stash. my MAC 239 doesn't function as well with pigments (it works great with my regular eyeshadows) so am glad it "got to work" again hehe.


MAC 242


MAC 239

tomorrow, i think i'll do a red/purple or neutral look. hmn, gotta ponder over it after dinner. :D btw, i saw an article about MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection in Style magazine. i hope that means they're already launched here! if they are, must go get my wants. :D

23 January 2010

oh, beautiful nightmare!

I love Saturdays because I can stay in bed as long as I want to recuperate from 5AM weekday alarms. Although I'm pretty sure I didn't dream of vanity last night, if I were it would be the flashes of these images:


Burberry Nova check tote


Guerlain Blush Eclat


Guerlain Ombre Éclat 4 Shades Eyeshadow


Guerlain Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara


Havaianas logo metallic silver


IQQU Acne Serum


IQQU Jasmine Rice Scrub


Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit


Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation


MAC 168


MAC 217


MAC 239


MAC Mink brow set


MAC Universal Mix pigment


MAC Universal Penultimate Brow Marker


MUFE Aqua Eyes Collector Set


MUFE HD Invisible Cover Concealer


MUFE HD Kabuki brush


MUFE HD Microfinish Powder


NARS Orgasm blush


NARS Orgasm Illuminator


Prada Infusion d'Iris


Sephora by OPI Mermaid To Order


Sephora glass nail file


Shu Uemura Cream Cover Stick Foundation


Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush


Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge


Sonia Kashuk Brow Brush


Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Brush


Sonia Kashuk Large Eyeshadow Brush


Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush


Stila Jewel Eyeshadow Palette


Too Faced Retractable Kabuki brush


YSL Touche Éclat

to quote Beyonce, "You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare!"

*** sigh sigh sigh ***

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