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Friday, March 23, 2012

EOTD 05 : Purples + Pinks (using UD15)

Believe it or not. I wore this look for a dinner with a friend. With my glasses on. Yeah!!! 

The main focus of this look is the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow palette. If you read my previous post here about my beauty dilemma, I asked a question whether I should review two eyeshadow palettes or just share the looks I do with them. I then received a comment from Ngaku, asking me to share the looks I create with the palettes so here's the first - a bright purple and pink look! 

My EOTD posts are no longer tutorial-ish where I show you how to place the colors and etc because I am using a terrible camera which distorts the eyeshadow colors and I hate it! Because of that, I find it difficult to take photos of every step I do to achieve a look hence I post only pictures of the final look taken with my iPad. 

I do hope this is temporary but... we'll see. 

Nothing. :( It's only because the picture below ain't clear. If not... my pores and scars will scare you away. Not kiddin'.

Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Black 

Stage Prime Time Eye Perfecting Base in 01 Vanila (to prime the eyelids and even out my skin tone)
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk (matte white)
Tony Moly eyeshadow in Light Pink
Urban Decay (UD15 palette) eyeshadow in Junkshow (bright cool pink), Evidence (shimmery navy blue) and Omen (shimmery violet)



Till then...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tag : 7-Deadly-Beauty-Sins Tag

1. GREED : What is your most inexpensive and most expensive beauty item?
Most inexpensive : Elianto Nail Colour (RM 5)
Most expensive : Guerlain Meteorites Perles Loose Pearls Illuminating Powder (RM 185)
(Disclaimer: I got the Guerlain Meteorites as a gift for my birthday. Thank you, Meshuga!)

2. WRATH : What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
I have a love/hate relationship with false eyelashes. I really do. And it's sad. Because I love what false lashes do to complete an eye look but I have the worst time putting them on. I.TAKE.FOREVER. And I get glue all over my eyes. Most of the time, I get so fed up that I just chuck them back into the box at the end. Gah!

The product that has been hardest to get is probably the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette. This is a limited edition product and when I got to know about it, the stock at Sephora Malaysia was already sold out. I had to get it from the United States and that took a while because I had to get someone to purchase it in the US and ship it out to me. 

3. GLUTTONY : What are your most delicious beauty products?
The Body Shop Born Lippy Lychee Shimmer Lip Balm. OMG. You don't even need to uncap the stick to smell it. I love fruity scents in anything. And this is no exception. Lychee. Oh-em-jee. That's all I have to say. The plus side, this product does wonders to my lips. I own two Born Lippy sticks - Lychee and Strawberry. The Lychee is more delicious though. :)

4. SLOTH : What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?
Looking at my stash of beauty items, I kinda neglect my mascaras. The 'lazy' factor is not when putting the mascara on but the removing part. I usually wash off my makeup when I am in the shower with my facial cleanser. And some mascaras just don't come off. Even the non-waterproof ones. This bugs me. And my eyes. Therefore, I don't wear mascara. Hence the neglect. And if some of you think "Hey, just wear false eyelashes then. Easy peasy. Easily removed." Okay, please go back to question 2 and read my answer! WRATH I tell you!

5. PRIDE : What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Oooo... definitely my concealer. I am pretty fair and this just makes my acne scars super visible. And my face gets pretty scary during the time-of-the-month where I not only deal with acne scars but acne as well! Lots of little bumps around the chin area. And so I need my concealer. It is a choice that I make to want my skin to look good. I CAN go out without having to conceal my imperfections and still be confident, okay! 

6. LUST : What attribute do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
Wow. This is hard. Physical attributes? A chiseled jaw, nice teeth and smoldering eyes are definitely attractive. But these are not all I look for in a man. He has to have more than that. More as in character-wise. 

7. ENVY : What beauty items would you like most to receive as gifts?
Oh dear. Too many. Haha! But generally, I would love to receive items that are not available in my country. I definitely want to try Japanese makeup brands. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

EOTD 04 : Brown Works

This look was done for a photoshoot I had with my friends.
Being in a photoshoot, I did a slightly heavier makeup look, taking into consideration the bright lights, flash and what not. 

ZA Skin Beauty Liquid Foundation in shade 20
TheBalm Time Balm Concealer in shade Lighter Than Light

Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Black
Dark brown eyeshadow

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Brown (as a base)
Urban Decay (UD15 palette) eyeshadow in M.I.A and Deeper (lid + crease) 
Elianto Vibrant Shadow in Early Dawn (highlight)
M.A.C Zoom Lash in Zoom Black (mascara)

M.A.C.Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

Sorry for the not-so-good quality photo. It was taken with my iPad and I don't have the final photos with me yet. 

Till then...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tag : This-Or-That Beauty Tag

Blush or Bronzer                       
-- BLUSH (oh, i love my blushes. without a doubt.)

Lipgloss or Lipstick                   
-- LIPGLOSS (i do own more lipglosses than lipsticks so, yeah...)

Eyeliner or Mascara                 
-- EYELINER (oh yes. eyeliner over mascara anytime!)

Foundation or Concealer          
-- CONCEALER (it sorta depends but i rarely do a full face of foundation.)

Neutral or Color (eyeshadow) 
-- BOTH (i really cannot choose. i will be lying if i were to choose either one because i do neutral and color every other day!)

Pressed or Loose (eyeshadow) 
-- PRESSED (although i do own a good amount of loose eyeshadows, pressed ones are easier and less of a hassle.)

Brushes or Sponges                  
-- BRUSHES (me no likey rubbery sponges cause they smelly. XP)

Perfume or Body Splash            
-- PERFUME (i have yet to come across a nice-smelling body splash. lots of it just smell like body odor at the end of the day.)

Lotion or Body Butter                
-- BODY BUTTER (i love the body shop ones!)

Body Wash or Soap (bar)          
-- BODY WASH (i can't remember the last time i used a bar of soap. hmmmm...)

OPI or China Glaze                   
-- OPI (no reason. i kinda like China Glaze too but... oh well.)

Long or Short                            
-- SHORT (always... because i have soft, brittle nails. :( )

Acrylic or Natural                     
-- NATURAL (without a doubt!)

Brights or Darks                       
-- BOTH (same reason as the neutral vs color eyeshadow question above. i love all!)

I tag Nicole's MirrorMakeupgeeek and Ngaku

Friday, March 16, 2012

Beauty Dilemma

Last holiday season, I got to own two very beautiful eyeshadow palettes :-

I was graciously given the Urban Decay palette and then purchased TheBalm palette at a really great deal last Christmas. 

The question now is, should I do a product review for these two palettes? Or just show different looks I put on with these palettes? What do I do? What do I do? But really, these palettes have been out for some time. There are tons of reviews and swatches out there in the beauty-blogging world. I, personally, would rather show you looks I achieve with these palettes. 

Anyways, here are pictures of the palettes.
(Pictures do not belong to me. Credits go to their respective owners.)

GORGEOUS, aren't they? LOVE LOVE LOVE! These two palettes are definitely daily makeup staples for me.

Do let me know if you want to see pictures of looks I do with these palettes. I would love to share! :)

Till then...