Monday, June 25, 2012

Skull Makeup

Been pretty busy for the past few days hence the lack of blog posts. Sorry about that.

It's a bit too early for Halloween but I wanted to share with you guys some pics of the skull makeup I did last Friday on a whim. Post makeup-gig and nothing to do on a Friday night, I googled a pic of a skull for reference. 

I've been wanting to do this for the longest time! (Yes, before Lady Gaga's video) Not bad for my first try eh?

Products used:
MUFE's white panstick, NYX jumbo pencil in Black bean, MAC's carbon and Dollface's 88 palette.

Petrilude's (MY IDOL!!!) skull makeup tutorial on youtube.

It was pretty fun to do. Next time I might do the whole face. Nakakatamad since this is such a bitch to take off after. hahahaha.

pics from my phone
PS: wala parin kaming pasok. inaamag na ko. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review: Etude House - Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in PK002

For a tiny lipstick that was a pretty long name -_-

Hello! Still no news of when my internship starts so product review and swatches muna tayo.

Last Sunday, I dropped by MoA's fairly brand new Etude House branch and got their brightest pink lipstick available.

Check out my thoughts after the jump!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

How to: Smokey Eyes

Ahhh... the ultimate "clubbing makeup"... the smokey eye *bow* hahaha

A lot of girls are scared of doing this makeup look. Why? The thing is, there is a thin line between a nice looking smokey eye vs looking like Taylor Momsen (happy halloween?). 
So please go easy on the black eyeshadow :))

This look is dedicated to all those in the medical field. To all you doctors, nurses, interns, pharmacists, medtechs, pts, med students etc. ETO ANG ULTIMATE PEG FOR A SURGICAL MASK LOOK. HAHAHAHA. (just make sure that your makeup is sterile. corny.)


Check out the complete look after the jump! (you know you want to)

again... there are several of versions in doing the "smokey eye" and I'd like to share how I do it. I think there is no "right" or "wrong" way. Just make sure you don't look like you're going to a Halloween party. (Unless it's Halloween) Okaaaay? go!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

I've been wanting to share this product review with you guys for quite some time now. I just didn't have the time since I've been pretty busy lately. Busy-busyhan. 

I first heard of NYX's lip cremes a year ago after a friend (hi Ross!) raved about how nice the colors were, but I never gave much thought to it until a couple of months ago. So I decided to check them out for myself. 

Before I buy a product online, I make sure to check its reviews and swatches. So I think I owe it to the lovely ladies who posted and shared their thoughts online for helping me choose this amazing little product! Now it's my turn to share my swatches and convince you to try them out for yourself. HAHA.

Check out the swatches after the jump! ;)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How to: Day Makeup

Apart from the back to school vibe, for the fresh grads it's job hunting season! 
Bawal ang mga palamunin at batugan! (ouch. tinamaan ko sarili ko.)

So here's something we all can benefit from - how to put on day makeup that is suitable for school (when you need to look extra polished: thesis, revalida), job interview or pwede ring corporate makeup! LAHAT NA! hahahaha

Again, this how I do it. I'm not saying that you should follow it down to every letter but rather, go with what suits you best. Feel free to experiment and try on different colors and blending techniques. Go with what works for YOU ;)

Half pony para propeyshownal tingnan. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Smaller vs. Bigger Eyes

Just one quick post!

Makeup is all about the art of illusion. Here's a quick tip for you guys on how to achieve smaller and/or bigger eyes (whatever you like). 

If you have super "deep set", "bulging" eyes, chances are, you'd want to lessen or balance it out. 
  • The trick here is LINING your eyes all around with a dark colored pencil/liner/eyeshadow to "push it back". 
  • Remember the rule of thumb that black makes everything sexier/slimmer - that also includes the eyes ;)
This technique works best for chinita shaped eyes since this adds more width and rounds up the eye.
  • Use a white/nude eyeliner to line the INNER waterline. A nude colored liner is less harsh, more subtle and more wearable for everyday.
  • Line the outer portion of the eye (LOWER LASHLINE) with a brown/black eyeshadow/liner up until the middle portion. Do not line it all the way since it "closes" up the eyes and makes them smaller.
  • Don't go overboard with the white liner baka magmukha kang may hyperthyroidism niyan kasi more na more ang luwa ng mata! Yung sakto lang.
Ergo: White makes things bigger. Black smaller. Keri?  

Now that's an optical illusion! 
(get it? optical = eye.. illusion? HAHAHA. Grabe ang funny ko. haha tumawa kayo.)


Ilusyonadang palaka.
Bongga di ba?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Back to School: Fresh in Five!

Hi ladies! To kick off my June entry, I'll be doing some "back to school" look(s) because:

 1) Feeling "young student" pa ko 
2)Tamad ako mag makeup sa totoong buhay 
3) My PharmD classmates KNOW na Haggardo versoza ang peg ko everyday
4) Kahit puyat sa pag aaral (OR sa pag cram) dapat fresh parin di baaaa???

Here's something for all of you lazy girls (like me!) out there. I usually do this on the way to school since I have mastered the art of putting on makeup in a moving vehicle (wag gayahin). This look takes me 5 mins tops (promise!)

Feel free to add/skip some steps to your liking. Btw I've used pretty affordable products for us purita-non-working class girls. HAHAHA 

Read more after the jump! ;)