Sunday, November 8, 2015

Colour correcting makeup + GRWM | No more ashy makeup

Hi Everyone,

Here is another tutorial showing you how I colour correct pigmented parts of my face. Hyper pigmentation is a common issue with many coloured women. This results in ashy looking makeup if the pigmentation is not fixed. So in this video I show you a very easy way to create a flawless face with minimum product.

The mentioned are my two top colour correcting products are, they are suited for oily/combination skin.
1) MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Duo in Rich Yellow and Burnt Orange (Link here)
2) L.A Girl HD Pro concealer (link here)

Here is the list of products used for the rest of the face and GRWM makeup:
MAC Pro Long wear concealer in NC45
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
MAC Studio Fix powder NC45
NYX Eyebrow gel Espresso
MUFE HD Primer #0
MAC Laying Low paint pot

MUFE Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in Diamond Black
Younique Moonstruck Fibre mascara
LORAC PRO Palette Cream e/s
NYX Mauve Lip Liner
L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Tango



Thanks for coming by!




Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Makeup tutorial 2015 | Fuchsia & Purple

Hi, how are you guys? It's been a while since I was here! What can I say, life has been very hectic for me and some things have been neglected. Sadly, my blog is one of it. I am trying not to sweat the small stuff and do the best I can, doing the things I enjoy. So here is one a quick non voice over makeup tutorial, featuring the amazing Urban Decay Electric Palette. This pretty thing seriously needs more attention. Hope you enjoy the video!






List of products used:-

MUFE HD Primer #0
MAC Laying Low paint pot
MUFE Aqua cream #27
LORAC Pro palette #Taupe
Urban Decay Electric palette Urban e/s
Urban Decay Electric palette Jilted e/s
NYX Eyebrow gel Espresso
Graftobian cream foundation Desert Sand
LORAC PRO Palette Cream e/s
LORAC PRO Palette Taupe e/s
MUFE Artist liner in Black
MUFE Aqua liner #19
Younique Moonstruck Fibre mascara
MAC Pro longwear concealer NW35 & NC45
Graftobian Cream Foundation Winter Wheat
Graftobian Cream Foundation Deep Xanthe
Graftobian Cream Foundation Midnight Marigold
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
NARS Taj Mahal Blush
NYX Current Lip Liner
L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint



Thank you for coming by, see you soon!





Monday, July 13, 2015

L.A Girl Glazed Lip Paint Swatch (On pigmented lips)

Hello Everyone,

Getting back to blogging and video making. It's almost impossible to do what I enjoy doing with young kids. That's motherhood I suppose. Anyway here is a swatch video on the L.A Girls Glazed Lip Paint  that I recorded months ago and finally got to edit and post on my Youtube channel (Link HERE). Below are photos with the lip paint on my pigmented lips.


Babydoll
Blushing
Bombshell
Coy
Daring
Elude
Feisty
Gleam
Hot Mess
Peony
Pin-Up
Seduce
Tango
Tease
Tempt
Whimsical
Whisper *
Flirt*

These above mentioned are the 18 Glazed Lip Paints that L.A Girl carry. I liked all of them except for the two which I have indicated with an asterisk *. They wore comfortably on my lips without feeling sticky. They did last for about 4 hours without a need for touchup however I did not eat nor drink during this time. They are pigmented but do not compare with OCC lip tars as other bloggers claim. They did bleed over my lips when I wore them without a lip liner. For the price point, I feel it was worth getting all of them as I love changing my lip colour on a daily basis. My two favourites are Coy and Pin up. Hope you find this review useful. Thank you for coming by.


Sea Blue and Coral Makeup | MakeupGeek | MUFE | NYX

Hi Everyone, here a Spring/Summer ready makeup look. I love eyeshadows from Makeup Geek (Link). You get good quality products for a good price. Always on the lookout for products like that. I hope you like this video. If you do, please share it with your friends. Thanks a million!






Products used:



MUFE - HD Primer - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/1642/

La Girl Pro concealer - Warm Honey - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bc8/

Mac Matchmaster foundation #7.0 - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/71f2/

Ben Nye - Banana Powder - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6873/

Mac - Pro Long Wear Paint Pot Laying Low - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/63e3/

MakeupGeek - Creme Brûlée e/s - http://www.makeupgeek.com

MakeupGeek - Cocoa Bear e/s - http://www.makeupgeek.com

MakeupGeek - Mermaid e/s - http://www.makeupgeek.com

MakeupGeek - Mango Tango e/s - http://www.makeupgeek.com

LORAC Pro Palette - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/4d2e/

NYX Eyebrow Gel in Expresso - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/643e/

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara, Extreme Black - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/71f5/

NYX - Matte Bronzer in medium - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/10cf/

Mac - Foolish me blush - discontinued

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/3785/

NYX - Nutmeg lip liner - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/4a0a/

Mac chatterbox lipstick - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/71f6/

Nyx Mega Shine Lipgloss - http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/71f7/








Thanks for coming by!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pink and Gold Smokey Makeup | MakeupGeek | MAC | MUFE

A makeup tutorial after a long break. It's good to be back! Hope you like this tutorial.





Products used:

MUFE - HD Primer (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/1642/)
La Girl Pro concealor - Warm Honey (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bc8/)
Ben Nye - Banana Powder (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6873/)
Mac - Pro Long Wear Paint Pot Laying Low (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/63e3/)
MakeupGeek - Creme Brûlée e/s (http://www.makeupgeek.com)
MakeupGeek - Simply Marlena e/s (http://www.makeupgeek.com)
MakeupGeek - Cocoa Bear e/s (http://www.makeupgeek.com)
Mac - Amber Lights e/s (http://www.maccosmetics.com)
Mac - Rice Paper e/s (http://www.maccosmetics.com)
Nyx - Eyebrow Gel Espresso (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bcc/)
MUFE - Artist Liner (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bcd/)
MUFE - Aqua cream Black (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bce/)
Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bd0/)
La Femme - Soft Beige (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bd1/)
OCC - Anime Lip Tar (http://a.chipp.us/r/umapreve/6bd3/)


Update| Birth of my 2nd son, life and other goodies

Guess who is back! Yay, it's me! I was pregnant and gave birth on the 26 January to my love son Michael. Born at 9:38pm, weighing 3.5kg at Union Hospital Hong Kong. Had a great OB Dr Chueng Kai Bun who was very professional in the whole delivery process. Could not have ask for more as everything went very smoothly.


I was worried that my firstborn would be jealous and create havoc. Fortunately, he bonded with his little brother from day one. However, he does show some form of jealousy towards us parents. Which I think is normal. It is getting better with time.


These guys are the apples of my eye! My little family. Finally!

It is busy times for me as you can imagine. Luckily I have a great helper/nanny who helps me whenever I need a breather. Can't thank you enough!


Life is good. Am focusing on getting back to shape and doing things I enjoyed before such as YouTube videos, blogging, fashion drawing, etc...


My beautiful family! Who would have thought I would have this today! 😊

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bollywood Glam | Smokey Coppery Makeup

Another tutorial up on Youtube. This time it is Bollywood or Indian makeup inspired! Let me know if you have any other looks in mind that you would like me to recreate!








Face
MUFE HD Primer #0
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Mac Pro Concealer in NC45
Mac Select Cover Up in NW35
Mac Blot Powder in Dark
Mac Studio Fix Powder NC45

Eyes
NYX Eyebrow Gel Esspresso
Rimmel Khol eyeliner
Makeupgeek Coco Bear e/s
Le Femme Copper pigment
Sugar pill Bullet proof e/s
Mac Reflect Copper glitter
Mac Whisper of guilt extra dimension skin finish
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Benefit They Are Real Mascara
Japanese brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK Sasa)

Cheeks
La Femme blush in Mocha
Mac Whisper of guilt extra dimension skin finish

Lips
Nyx Current Lip liner
Maybelline lip polish 08


Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sparkly Festive Red Makeup Tutorial

Yes, I know! Been under the radar for a while. Life has been very good and busy for me! Now that I have more time, thought of doing a makeup tutorial since I have been always asked to do one!

This look is perfect for the festive season! One cannot go wrong with this one, as I have made it as simple and easy to follow using few products. If you do not have the same product as what I have used in this video, just use whatever you have at hand.

My camera does not do justice to the sparkly pigment I have used here! So watch the video to see this beautiful pigment from Makeupgeek.com.






Products used:


Face
MUFE HD Primer #0
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Mac Pro Concealer in NC45
Mac Select Cover Up in NW35
Mac Blot Powder in Dark
Mac Studio Fix Powder NC45

Eyes
NYX Eyebrow Gel Esspresso
Mac Pro Long Wear in Layin Low
Makeupgeek Coco Bear e/s
Makeupgeek Glamourous e/s
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
MUFE #10 Crayon liner
Benefit They Are Real Mascara
Japanese brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK Sasa)

Cheeks
La Femme blush in Cinnabar
Makeupgeek Glamourous e/s

Lips
Nyx Current Lip liner
Mac Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick


Thanks for coming by!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bronzy Smokey Eyes with Red lipstick | Lorac Pro Palette & Mac Rihanna Vivia Glam


Bronzy smokey eyes with red lips makeup look using the Lorac Pro palette. The 'STAR' product for this makeup is the Viva Glam lipstick in Rihanna. This lipstick is a 'must have' if you are similar to my skin tone. Gorgeous!



Want to look fabulous and classy on a night out, this is the look for you! Try it and let me know how it turned out.

Products used:

Face
Rimmel All Matte Primer
Mac Pro Concealer in NC45
Mac Select Cover Up in NW35
Mac Match Master foundation in 7.0
Mac blot powder in Dark

Eyes
MUFE Aqua brow #30
MUFE Eye primer
Lorac Pro neutral palette Cream e/s (entire lid)
Lorac Pro neutral palette Taupe e/s (crease)
Lorac Pro neutral palette Espresso e/s (outer v)
Lorac Pro neutral palette Lt Bronze e/s (highlight)
Mac Khol pencil in Definitely Black
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Rimmal Scandal Eyes mascara in Black
Japanese brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK Sasa)

Cheeks
Nyx Matte Bronzer in Medium
La Femme blush in Cinnabar
Mac mineralised skin finish in Gold Deposit

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Mac Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick
Mac Viva Glam Rihanna lipglass

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Contour & Highlight tutorial for Medium to Dark skintone

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for coming by. I have yet another useful video tutorial on my Youtube channel showing you how I contour and highlight my face. This method is very easy and I do it all the time. I do understand that finding a right contour shade can be tricky. So I have included other recommendations of products for both highlighting and contouring.

In this picture, you can clearly see how my face has transformed from bare faced to pretty faced (trying to be modest LOL!). Makeup does help with enhancing features.Two key things to remember:   To accentuate certain features of your face use a highlighting product. To define some parts of your face, use contouring products.


In the bottom picture, even though I have my foundation and eye makeup on, my face does look flat. After contouring and highlighting, there is some definition and dimension to the face.


The products used in the tutorial are:-

Contour - Nyx matte bronzer in Medium
Highlight - Whisper of gilt extra dimension skin finish MAC

NOTE: I do understand that the Whisper of gilt extra dimension skin finish from MAC was limited edition. You can surely use a eyeshadow or shimmery product that is similar to that.

Here are some other recommendations for contour and highlight products:-

Contour 
e.l.f Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Turks & Caicos (Link Here)
Ben Nye eyeshadow in Mocha & Cork (Link Here)
MAC mineralized skinfinish in Dark (Link Here)

Highlight
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (Link Here)
Kiko Make Up eyeshadow in 208 Light Gold (Link Here) - MYPERFECTRED blogger recommended this.

There are so many wonderful products out in the market that will work for us dark skinned women. It's a matter of finding the time to research and trying them out. If anyone has other product recommendations, please feel free to mention them in the comment section. I am sure it will help fellow readers/bloggers.


  

Hope you find this blog post and tutorial useful. See you later.
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