Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quick Post

Hey all! My bad for the lack of updates. I was almost sure that I was going to have plenty of time to blog this month but it's been super hectic and really stressful lately. A lot has been going on, a little too personal for me to even blog about, but I just want to thank everyone who's been holding it down and keeping my blog alive by showing love and support.

I just turned 21 this month so I've been trying to regain my strength from all the partying and alcohol consumption. Not only that but summer school has taken over me since these classes are so fast paced. The only time I could ever truly find time to do a look is really late at night or during the weekend maybe but after months of suffering from insomnia, I feel my sleeping pattern is slowly going back to normal.

Anyway, I'm just here to let you know that I will be blogging eventually and I'll try to squeeze in a post every once in a while. I hope you all have a great rest of the week. Take care. <3

Monday, June 8, 2009

TUTORIAL: YSL Yves Saint Laurent Promo Picture Fall 2009

Thanks to those who have voted on my poll. If you haven't already, please vote! The votes are neck and neck and I'm surprised to see how close the results are to each other. I guess that's what I get for allowing people to vote for more than one of the choices. But please do vote if you haven't already. This can really help me decide on what looks to do in the future. (=

Anyway, I received an e-mail from a reader and she requested that I do a make-up look from the YSL promo picture that is coming out this Fall 2009. I was thinking of doing a look today anyway but I wasn't sure what look to do so I'm glad I was requested to it.

Here's my take on the look. I know mine turned out more smokey than in the promo picture. I really did try to replicate it. But I hope this gives you a sense on how to create this look in case you decide to do the same.


Sorry no full face pictures.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TUTORIAL: Smokey Eyes Request

Okay... I know I said I'd put away the smokey eyes for a while now but I try my best to answer a lot of reader questions and other requests. I got a request to do a tutorial on how I did my smokey look that I posted a long time ago. I knew this look was going to be easy so I decided to do it. It's funny because I don't think I've EVER done a simple black smokey eye before. Haha. So I'm glad I finally got to do it.

Anyway, I'm not sure if I used the same colors because this look was taken back in 2007. But I'm almost positive that I used the MAC Cosmetics Gentle Fume Eyes palette from the Smoke Signals collection. Enjoy! (:

Here's the look that a reader requested:

Without flash.

MAC Cosmetics - Smoke Signals Collection (2007)
Gentle Fume Eyes Palette
(** I know this palette is Limited Edition but you can definitely substitute the colors **)

After applying a base, I applied Rondelle eyeshadow to the inner part of my eyelid.

Next I took Gentle Fume eyeshadow and I applied to the outer part of my eyelid.

Then I took Carbon eyeshadow and applied to the outer corners and blended it in towards my crease.

With a fluffy brush I also used Rondelle eyeshadow as a highlight.
Next apply your choice of eyeliner and mascara
(I didn't use false eyelashes this time because I wanted to "replicate" the look.)

Without flash.

Revlon Nude Attitude lipstick & NYX Cafe Latte lipgloss


Monday, June 1, 2009

TUTORIAL: Style Warrior Inspired Look

I decided to make an attempt to recreate a face chart look from the Style Warrior collection from MAC. Of course, mine didn't turn out nearly as well as the face chart but I tried. I also didn't use anything from this collection. Looking at the colors on their website, I realized that their eye shadows could be easily duplicated so that's what I did.

Now on to the tutorial....
After applying a base (I used UDPP), then apply a yellow eyeshadow to your entire lid.
I used MAC Chrome Yellow.

Next I applied Going Banana's LE eyeshadow over Chrome Yellow to give it nice satin look to it.

It should look something like this.

Next, take a purple eyeshadow (I used MAC Purple Haze) and using a small eyeshadow brush, apply it to your crease.

It should look something like this.

Next, take a dark purple/plum color (I used MAC Fig 1) and using a crease brush or a blending brush, blend it onto your crease. I also applied this color to my lower lashline.

I took MAC Fab & Flashy LE eyeshadow and applied it to the outer part of my lid.

It should look something like this.

Take any choice of a highlight color and apply it to your brow bone. I just used a random off white color.

Using a black eyeshadow and a pencil brush, I applied it to the crease and the outer lower lash line to make the crease more definitive.

This is how it should look by now.

Next, I took MAC Juiced eyeshadow and blended it above my crease to get rid of any harsh lines.

Apply your choice of mascara, eyeliner, and false eyelashes.