Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blue? Teal? Turquoise?

I don’t remember exactly how I ended up watching DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts on YouTube, but I do remember how captivating Rihanna’s makeup was, especially the blue eyeshadow.. It looked so good paired with a classic red lip.

Looking back, I realized that it was not the first time I got inspired to create a look using blue eyeshadow. In this year’s Met Gala, the ever-so-gorgeous Emily Ratajkowski sported a killer blue eyeliner with golden lower lashline. What a stunner.

A few weeks ago, I saw Patrick Ta did a teal eyeshadow look on somebody’s (too lazy to grab my phone to check) lower lashline. The overall vibe was minimal and somewhat natural, but that pop of teal just made the look feel editorial. I wanted to recreate this look. Well, all three looks.

I decided to purchase the Emina Pop Rogue Pressed Eye Shadow in Colorful just because it was cheap af had great reviews. I just wanted the blue, but hey, the other 2 could still be worn for every day so I was chuffed that they wouldn’t be unused/go to waste.

I actually did the Patrick Ta look first. Apparently, he did the makeup on Olivia Munn (just checked on his Instagram!). The star of the show was definitely the teal shadow all along her bottom lash line and waterline, but this time ‘round, I substituted it with the blue shade from the Emina palette. To introduce a bit of warmth to the eye makeup, I used the Catrice Cosmetics Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder all over the crease down to the lids (and all across the perimeter of my face). Then, I added a coat of mascara to the lower lashes. I finished off the eyes by popping on a pair of fake lashes which I got during my trip to Pasar Sunan Giri a little while ago (which I also used for all three looks. Mama’s broke ya know). A bit too overwhelming compared to the ones she wore which were more natural, but don’t you love a bit of va va voom on the lashes? Yeah, me too.

In a photo posted by @patrickta, I noticed something peachy yet browny and glossy on her lips (my eyes were trippin’. Apparently, the lip was matte). I didn’t have one product to achieve that look, so I made my own concoction. I lightly dabbed the Wardah lipstick in Velvety Brown on my lips, used my finger to distribute the color all over, and smushed my lips together before adding Urban Decay’s lip gloss in Liar on the center. One last smush, and the eye makeup was complete.

On the next day, I did the @emrata Met Gala 2017 look. Her makeup was done by Hung Vanggo and I believed he used lots of Marc Jacobs products on her. The look focused on her killer blue eyeliner. First off, I dusted a bit of the same bronzer all over the crease. Then, I took my Zoeva 317 Wing Liner Brush, wet it a little bit, loaded the blue shadow onto the brush, and sketched the flick.

To achieve Emily’s gilded lower lash look, I used Primavera from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, but it did not give me the effect that I wanted. So I reached for Gold from my LORAC Pro palette instead, and applied it along the lash line with the 238 Luxe Precise Shader Brush by Zoeva. Then, I put on the same false lashes again.
I finished off the look by lightly dabbing  ColourPop’s Brink Lippie Stix onto the lips. But it was not orange enough, so I applied a little bit of Miami Fever by Ofra and smushed my lips together to distribute the color all over my lips

After taking 6192 selfies, I moved on to create the Rihanna look. For me, this was the easiest to do compared to the other 2 looks, as all I had to do was apply the blue shade all over the lids, throw a red lip on (always, always, always the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Outlaw), and go ham on the bronzer. I also added black eyeshadow along my bottom waterline to add a little something something. Then, it was time for another 786 selfies.

As I said before, the Rihanna look was the easiest to recreate, but I have to say that my personal faves were the @emrata and Olivia Munn looks. I had so much fun creating these looks. Well, except for the part when I had to reapply my lashes multiple times.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hot Cheetos Vibez

The Anastasia Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette has been a part of my daily makeup routine ever since the day I got it. It’s got the most delicious looking reds, pinks, and oranges that are bold yet surprisingly wearable (coming from someone who would don an extra blown out, smokey eye look on any occasion). One day, I somehow got inspired by the warm hues of the shades to create a look inspired by... Hot Cheetos and Makaroni Pedas. I guess this palette has really brought out the creative on me. Or maybe I’m just hungry at all times.

If you’ve read this post, then you’d know that Realgar is my most favorite shade from the palette. I just used it all over the lid for this look and blended out the edges using Burnt Orange. I wasn't feeling to line eyes the moment I created this look, so i just put 2 coats of mascara on both my upper and lower lashes.

As for the lips, I initially thought of using my beloved KVD Outlaw. It would make me look like the packaging of a Hot Cheetos, but somehow, I wasn't feeling it. I then slapped on my Miami Fever by Ofra x Kathleenlights instead and got pretty chuffed with the result. At this point, I was an actual Cheetos. I was feeling macaroni. Spicy macaroni.

If you've got the palette in your drawer, just bust it out and have a look at the shadows. Let the colors inspire you. Who knows? You might transform into a strawberry popsicle the next day.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

My 629th Mauve-ish Pink Lipstick

Make Up For Ever is one of the biggest makeup brands in the beauty industry. The brand makes some of the most cult classics, like the Ultra HD Foundation, Artist Eyeshadow Palettes, and the Skin Equalizer Primers. However, only a few people talk about the Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks. I personally think this range deserves just as much hype!

This was my first ever MUFE product that I ever bought myself. I had visited my local Sephora before and dabbled my finger into some of their products, and every time I did so, I felt convinced with the superb quality of their offerings (once, I also had my makeup done by Adani using a product from MUFE which you can read here. It was so good!). But, Sephora Indonesia didn't carry the Artist Liquid Lipstick range, so I asked a friend to pick one up from me all the way from 🍁.

I got the shade 109 Praline. I’d say the color looks like a darker shade of MAC Soar, which I love love love. The packaging looks like an average cylindrical tube that is clear, so you can see the actual product color. It also comes with a doe foot applicator which is quite large to be glided over my small lips. I think there is a stopper on the ‘neck’ part of the tube, but I don't think it stops excessive product from coming out of the tube. So, my favorite way to apply the product is by swiping the applicator for 1 or 2 times, then dabbing the product all over my lips using my ring finger.

It has a creamy texture that dries down to a matte finish in less than 30 seconds. Also, it has that sweet cookie batter scent that is not overpowering. You won't smell it once it dries down on your lips. It reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in that it’s got a matte finish but it’s non-drying and that it stays on for hours and hours. Keep in mind that greasy meals will remove the product, but when you reapply a thin layer over the remaining lipstick on your lips will fix the situation.

MUFE did it again with its brilliant quality product. Now, I think I've finally made up my mind to get the Aqua Lip Liner in 14C, which has been on my wishlist since 1992, along with the Make Over Intense Matte Lip Cream in shades, 4 (Vanity), 8 (Libertine), and 9 (Posh)...  #sendhelp #sendmoarmakeup