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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Turquoise & Royal Blue Eyes with Orange Lips | Urban Decay Electric Palette

Hi Everyone,

Here is a makeup look featuring the Urban Decay Electric Palette. OMG, what can I say, this is the palette of my dreams. Vibrant and vivid colours in one palette. I will do a detailed review in a later post. For now, please enjoy my video tutorial and pictures.





Full list of products used:

Face
MUFE HD primer #0
MUFE HD Foundation 173
La girls pro concealer Almond
Mac blot powder in Dark

Eyes
MUFE Aqua brow #30
MUFE Eye primer
Mac paint pot Groundworks
Lorac Pro neutral palette Taupe e/s (crease)
Lorac Pro neutral palette Cream e/s (highlight)
Lorac Pro neutral palette Lt Bronze e/s (inner 1/2 of lid)
Lorac Pro neutral palette Sable e/s (outer v)
L'Oreal Gelmatic liner in Turquoise
UD Electric palette Gonzo e/s
UD Electric palette Chaos e/s
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black
Japanese brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK)

Cheeks
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of gilt
ELF contour and blush in Caicos and Talcos

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Milani colour statement lipstick in Sweet Nectar


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fresh & Bright Spring Makeup tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather. It's nice and warm here in Hong Kong. So here is a makeup tutorial that is great for Spring season.







Products used:

Face
MUFE HD primer #0
Mac Prolong wear concealer in NC45
Mac Matchmaster foundation in #7
Ben nye luxury banana powder

Eyes
MUFE Aqua brow #30
MUFE Eye primer
Mac studio fix powder NC45 (blending colour)
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of guilt (for lid and brow highlight)
Mac prolongwear eyeliner in Definitely black
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black
Japanese brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK)

Cheeks
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of gilt
Nyx matte bronzer in medium
La Femme mocha blush

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Milani colour statement lipstick in Rose Amber







Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Smokey eggplant and fuchsia lips makeup tutorial (classy evening makeup)

Hi Everyone,

Another tutorial for your viewing pleasure. This look comprises of eggplant purple, black, greyish white for the eyes and fuchsia pink for the lips. I am using the Starlooks 15 colour Mardi gras palette (click here). I like this palette because of the various colour combinations I can come up with, with just 15 colours. You can go from neutral to colourful looks with just one palette. You definitely need to use a base as some of the colours apply sheer if worn alone on bare skin.

So I hope you like this video as much as I enjoyed making it. I am getting back into routine now. So more videos coming soon.






Guess who decided to join me for some photo taking!


Products used:

Face
Mac Prolong wear concealer in NC45
Mac Matchmaster foundation in #7
Ben nye luxury banana powder
Nyx matte bronzer in Medium

Eyes
MUFE Aqua brow #30
MUFE Eye primer
Starlooks  greyish white 15 colour palette (mardi gras- click here)
Starlooks  eggplant purple 15 colour palette (mardi gras- click here)
Mac studio fix powder NC45 (blending colour)
Mac Ricepaper e/s
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Bulletproof
Mac prolongwear eyeliner in Definitely black
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black
Japanse brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK)

Cheeks
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of gilt

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Milani colour statement lipstick in Rose hip
Nyx lipgloss in Pop (orange gloss with orange glitters)






Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swatches of the lipsticks (from the lipstick lookbook)

In the previous post (click here), I did not post the swatches. So here it is. Hope you like them.

Thanks for coming by!





Monday, March 24, 2014

Lipstick lookbook (Perfect for pigmented lips)

Hello Everyone,

Here is a quick video showing you my favourite and frequently used lipsticks/lipcolors. All of these lip products are brown skin friendly. I hope you find this video/post useful.


Name of the lip products (clockwise)
Occ - Penny royal lip tar
Mac - Underplay lipstick
Nyx - Indian pink lipstick
Mac - Fast play lipstick
Mac - Chatterbox
Nyx - Indie Flick matte lipstick
Mac - Morange lipstick
Nyx - Sweet pink matte lipstick
Revlon - Lollipop lip butter
Occ - Stalker lip tar
Mac - Russian red lipstick
Milani - High voltage colour statement lipstick
Milani - Uptown muave colour statement lipstick
Mac - Rebel lipstick

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sexy smokey eye with a pop of gold makeup tutorial

My first makeup tutorial for 2014. Many more to come!








List of products used for this tutorial:

Face
La girls pro concealer in Medium beige
Mac prolong wear concealer in NC45
Mac prolong wear foundation in NC45
Ben nye luxury banana powder
Nyx matte bronzer in Medium

Eyes
Mac eyebrow retractable pencil in Spiked
La girls pro concealer in Medium beige
Mac paintpot in Constructivist
Nyx matte bronzer in Medium
Ben nye luxury banana powder 
Nyx jumbo pencil in Slate
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Bulletproof
Mac prolongwear eyeliner in Definitely black
Barry M dazzle dust in #44
Cinema secret eyeliner sealer
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black

Cheeks
Mac minerlized skin finish in Gold deposit

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Mac Shy girl lipstick
Nyx lipgloss in Beige




Saturday, February 1, 2014

My new hair colour!

I want to show you guys my new hair colour. I had a hair makeover! As much as I love my naturals curls, they can be quite troublesome to tame and they can get quite frizzy in humid environments. Since I have moved from Sweden to Hong Kong, my hair has been through quite a change. So I have taken the route of chemically straightening my hair (also known as re-bond or straight perm).

This time around not only did I straightened my roots, I also coloured my hair. Played it safe this time! Mild highlights with medium chocolate brown base colour. Let me know what you think. My hair looks even and no more old streaky, brassy highlights! I love it!





Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Have I been missed? I surely missed you!

Hi Everyone.

I know it's been so long since my last post. My 19 month old son has been keeping me busy. I have no nanny at the moment as we fired the last one. So I have to be the full time care giver to my son now. This means, I am on a term break from school. Which I was sad about initially but got over it as I knew there would be no one babysitting my son while I was at school.

Hong Kong is not family friendly country. There are no daycare centres for middle class families as they are only for low income families. So this means, the whole nation relies on domestic helpers from the Philippines or Indonesia! Of course some have Grandparents or relatives around who can keep an eye on their children. But for us expats, this is not possible. To me this is a unpleasant system! I can go on about how bad it is but I shall spare you the details. We are very happy where we are in our lives now! A little complaining does not hurt! Lol!

It is not an easy task being a full time mom. Especially when the kids are in their toddler years. Running after them and moulding them to be good human beings is no easy feat. I admire full time mothers who dedicate their entire lives to taking care of their off springs full time. Even though it is hard work, I am so happy I have this opportunity to do it at this early stage of my son's life. When he looks at me and gives plenty of hugs, all the hard work seems like nothing! I guess this is what motherhood is!

I really miss making youtube videos, blogging, doing handicrafts, sewing, etc... The list goes on. The only time I get some 'me' time is when my husband is home or in the night when Mr Toddler is asleep. By then all I want to do is snuggle and sleep. Time is so precious these days.

Given that we had a loss about two months ago (read here), we are doing great. Christmas is just around the corner. This year we are going to Sweden (my in laws) to celebrate. My son is going to experience a lovely white christmas. It is going to be a long flight for us all. Fingers crossed, it will be a smooth one. I wonder how Gabriel (son) is going to manage this flight. Any tips from you (mothers) would be of great help. So please share!

I feel so good as my fingers type away on the keyboard. I miss blogging so much. Hopefully in Jan as planned, our new helper will arrive from the Philippines. I pray she will be a better caregiver to my son and a good housekeeper than the last one. This means, I will have more time to get back to what I enjoy and want to do in life.

That's it for now. My son is wanting my attention. Got to do what you got to do! Right?!


See you later skater!

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