Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tutorial: Simple Blue-Green eyes

I know this look is ANYTHING BUT simple to some of you, but in my world, this is as easy and simple as it gets. You guys wouldn't believe it but, I don't wear ANY eyeshadow to school or work! If I do, most I'd do is a wash of champagnish colour on my lid OR a highlighter. That's why I every time I use colours, I go all out and go bold!

I had no idea what I was really going for when I started this tutorial. I just picked up random colours and in the end, I came up with a look that's almost the same as my OTHER blue-green look. GAHH!! WHERE HAS MY CREATIVITY GONE?!

Hopefully you guys will use different, more EXCITING colours than the ones I've used. I just did this to show the process and technique.

First thing you must do is start off with a clean, makeup-free eye.
Apply your favourite primer. I used and like Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Blend it out, all over your eyelid, upto your browbone.

Now, I want colours on my lid to stick, but I want the colour on my crease and high crease to be blended out and softened. Because UDPP is sticky (and blending is a b*tch on it), we'll pick up some powder with a big fluffy brush (Mac 224) and apply it in the crease, blending outwards. I usually use baby powder, but MUFE HD was nearby so I just used that. This will smoothen the area and colours will blend much nicer and softer.

Apply the powder and your highlight. Make sure it's satin or matte. We're using shimmery colours on the crease and want to balance out the look by using a matte highlight.

Next, I took a crease brush (Mac 226) and applied a matte blue eyeshadow (Ben Nye Cosmic Blue) in my crease, all around, focusing more on the outer half and not bringing it too close to my inner corner as I have close-set eyes. Another thing is, I almost always use a matte colour in my crease.
The reason is, matte darker colours, recede and make the crease appear deeper and darker. Shimmery colours reflect light and highlight. I usually only keep the shimmer on the lid, and use matte colours on the crease and up. Using shimmer on the lid and crease also doesn't look too good in pictures. All the shimmer will reflect light from the flash and it will just look like one big messy shimmerball.

Use a blending brush and blend it out. Start with a little bit of colour first, then keep going back and adding more colour and blending. It's easier to go darker, but not easy to go light from dark. So add a little bit of colour first then gradually build up to the intensity you want. I also patted some concealer all around my eyes and on the lid. This step is optional. At this time, you can also pat on some colour base if you want the eyeshadow to be brighter. I would have used dwelft paint pot from Mac but decided to skip it. Beacause it was ALL the way on the OTHER side of the room and and I was on my bed and was too lazy. So far, you should have something like this.

Next, I take my inner lid colour. I picked up Mac Gilded Green, but you can use any light shimmery green.
Apply the green on the inner half of your lid with a flat brush. PAT IT! We want the shimmer to stay and have the least amount of fallout as possible.

Next, I took Mac Teal Pigment with another flat brush. Tap the brush on the lid to get rid of the extra.

Pat it on the outer half of your lid.

You should now have something like this. But a little prettier because my camera sucks.

You can probably leave it like this and finish it off with some mascara and liner. But ...

I like to make things more dramatic. So I take my tiny detail brush and pick up some Mac Carbon. Make sure it's a matte black eyeshadow!

We then apply it in the crease, not going past the middle.

Take a blending crease brush (Mac 226) and blend out the black. You can go back and add more black, and blend it until you get it as dark as you want.
You should have something like this.

Now add some liner (Mac Blacktrack Fluidline), Mascara (YSl Faux Cils), and Falsies. And don't forget to take a small brush and run the colours on the bottom lashline too! Totally forgot that step. and VIOLA!

I hope this wasn't too confusing! And that it made sense and looks good because I'm at work as I type this lol in a 2 x 4 screen. I can't really see the whole thing. Sorry if this is too long and detailed!

Have a great day! <3

Monday, July 12, 2010

Giveaway Winners!!

Wow, I feel like having another giveaway for reaching over 600 followers now! lol but sadly, I'm too poor to have one. So we'll wait till we reach another milestone. I had a total of 329 comments and 649 entries! It was definitely A LOT of work! Reading every entry, every blog post (probably read about 200 AT LEAST), checking for blog post on the sidebar, checking to see if they're a follower, and giving points accordingly... *phew* Maybe next time I should just stick to one or two entries...

Anyways, without further ado ..

Winner 1 is ...

Kelly (Popcorn) from
http://popcorn3148.blogspot.com/ !! Congratulations! You've won, Mac Mineralized Blush Duo in "Hot Planet, Mac Pigment in "Chocolate Brown", Mac Lipstick in "What a do!" and Mac Eyeshadow in "Silverthorn"!

Winner #2 is ..

Casey Aimee! from
http://dreamsofneworleans.blogspot.com/ !! Congratulations! You've won, Mac Eyeshadow Quad "In the Gallery" and Mac eyeshadow in "Haunting"!

and lastly, the third winner is:

Hershley (Hershley's sweet kiss) from
http://sweetkissmessage.blogspot.com ! Congrats! You've won yourself mac Holiday Palette in "Intriguing Scarlet" and Mac Eyeshadow in "Bitter"!

I will be contacting you three via personal message. I'm so excited for you guys! lol You have 24 hours to respond :)

Please do check out these winners' blogs. They're fabulous!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

* CLOSED* 250+ Followers GIVEAWAY!

The giveaway is now CLOSED! Thank  you so much to those who commented! I'll be announcing the winner as soon as I get all the entries in. Good luck! 

I am SO EXCITED to announce my first giveaway ever :D I was actually supposed to do one when I reached 100 followers but it went by so fast I had no time to prepare/look for/buy the things I had planned. I'm so thankful to each and every one of you for the support and the comments I've received even though I don't really update my blog that frequently. So I'm giving out $200 CAD worth of products. I will probably be adding more to the prizes later on and will update this post and pictures :)

NOW ...

There will be three winners. Before, I wanted one person to win the whole thing but now I divided it up so more can have the chance of winning :)

I'm giving away ..

FIRST PRIZE will include:

MAC Mineralized Blush Duo in "Hot Planet" (BN)
MAC Pigment in "Chocolate Brown"
MAC Lipstick in "What a do!" (swiped two times)
MAC Eyeshadow in "Silverthorn"
All LE or Discontinued items

SECOND PRIZE will have:

MAC Eyeshadow Quad "In the Gallery" (each color swatched once)
MAC Eyeshadow in "Haunting"
Again, LE or Discontinued items.

THIRD PRIZE will include:

MAC Holiday Palette "Intriguing Scarlet" (each color swiped once)
MAC Eyeshadow in "Bitter"



1. You MUST be a follower
2. You MUST leave a comment under this post telling me your favourite makeup product EVER (brand, name etc.)
3. You may enter only once 
4. You must have a blog or an account (no anonymous comments)
5. 1 point for just commenting on this post; another 1 point for having this link in your blog's sidebar; 2 points for mentioning this giveaway in your blog post (make sure to include a link and let me know about it); 4 points for creating a whole new blog post about this giveaway alone in your blog (share the link). 1 point = 1 entry; 2 points = 2 enteries etc etc.
6. I will be using random.org to pick the winners. Whoever's number comes up first, gets the first prize pack, second number gets the second prize pack, and third gets the third. 
7. This giveaway is open Internationally. 
8. This giveaway will close on July 10, 2010. 

I hope I'm clear and this isn't too confusing as this is my first time ever doing something like this. So girls, thank you so much once again for the support and GOOD LUCK!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Purple look feat. Fyrinnae "Meerkat"!

Look at the pretty goldenish/pink/purple eyeshadow I tried on today!


It's even prettier in real life :) and ofcourse, what pruple look is complete without the infamous Mufe #92? Which just happens to be my ALL TIME FAV purple eyeshadow! I also tried on half lashes by Mac (#20). As you can see from the pic ...NOT A FAN! It looks great on some people but did not work on me at all. I'm actually kinda embarrassed posting that pic ...I just realized how bad the lash application on my left eye looks.


I'm wearing Fyrinnae Meerkat on my lid
Mac Full Fuscia blush in my high crease
Mufe #92 in the crease blended up
Mac Carbon in the outermost corner.

Thank you so much for looking ladies!

Tomorrow I'll be announcing my first (and BIG) giveaway!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I have orange eyeshadow on!

Something I steer clear of ..but a really nice girl I swapped with sent me a sample of this as an extra. It's just so pretty and sparkly that I just HAD to try it on! With my messy hair and ugly t-shirt.

I wish the camera picked up the shimmer in this eyeshadow. It's "Aromaleigh 100% mica powder in Bronze."

Mac Signed, sealed in the crease and outer "<"  and Mac Carbon on the outer corner. 

RCMA foundation in "Shinto 3"
MUFE Full Cover concealer
MUFE HD Powder
Mac "Sweet William" Blushcream Pearl
Mac "Funshine" Slimshine
L'oreal Colorstay liquid liner

Btw, I'm having a giveaway SOON! I was wondering, do you guys mind receiving items that have been swiped once? Because I have a couple of things that I bought on the whim, then came home to realize that I have EXACT DUPES! I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been through that ..as makeup addicts! I wonder if you girls will mind that. Please let me know! Thank you :)

Oh and here are the only two okay pics from the night I wore my last FOTD. It was one my friend's wedding btw. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FOTD from a few nights ago (NOT BLUE!) ...

although I still managed to sneak it in there. I've beeen sooooo slow at blogging I apologize! My last (and the HARDEST!) exam is tomorrow, after that I'm hoping to get regular :) I really should be studying but my brain really hurts ...Social Welfare in Canadian Society isn't really an exciting subject ..

MUFE HD foundation + NARS Sheer Glow
MAC MSF Natural
MAC MSF - Refined
Lorac blush - Exposed
MAC Lychee Luxe

MAC Moss Scape PP
a random coastal scents mica sample (don't know the name)
Fyrinnae Leif
Ben Nye Cosmic Blue
MAC Carbon
Clinique High-Impact mascara
Stila Kajal liner
L'oreal colorstay liquid liner

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Okay ..so maybe I am obsessed with blue eyeshadow ..

Hi girls! I apologize for not updating my blog as frequently as I thought! My finals are coming up so, I'm super busy with school right now. I promise to atleast update two times a week when summer begins :)

Since I havn't been able to do any new looks yet, I'm just going to post an old look I did in February to an Indian formal. I always think blue is my least used eyeshadow but most of my the looks I post have blue in it!

Yea I look really tired and work out in that picture, it was taken at the end of the night so I kinda was. We really didn't take many pics that night so here are the crappy ones that I could find! 

MAC Solar White
LORAC Celebutante (LOVE)
MAC Freshwater
MAC Prussian
MAC Nehru
LORAC Debut e/s

NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli
MUFE HD concealer
LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush - Exposed

MAC Chatterbox
MAC Love Nectar (although the lips are totally faded in the last two pics)

Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Blue FOTD as a result of boredom + today's NOTD

Hellooo ladies! Thank you so much for the responses on my posts so far, you girls are very encouraging :) I've had my blog for 2 weeks now and I'm so excited to have 50 followers! I think I should be giving away a big prize when I hit 100 followers. I've already started picking things out. Mostly from my MUA swap list; only BNIB products. Soo, look out for that one! :D

Anyways, when I get really really bored at home, I put on two completely different looks on both eyes and leave them there until I HAVE TO wash it off. My family is used to me walking around the house in my pj's, no makeup on my face, but purple eyeshadow on one eye and green on the other lol. This is how half of my face looks like today:

My skin is horrrible actually. I had to slap on some foundation just for pics.

Eyeshadows I used were:

Mac Vanilla pigment
Lorac Celebutante (LOVE)
BN Cosmic Blue (LOVE)
Mac Prussian
Mac Contrast
Mac Carbon
Mac Ricepaper

And my NOTD is:

OPI No Room for the Blues

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Double-winged liner ...

Hey ladies! nothing too special about this FOTD, I was just bored so I decided to playy :)

This look was really quick and surprisingly eaaaaaasy. All I did was extend my eyeliner and throw on some black and brown eyeshadow eyeshadow. That's IT. I used tape to get a straight upper liner, then smudged black e/s (Carbon) on the edges and tempting e/s all over the lid blended into the carbon. Drew on the lower wing with liquid eyeliner and took phloof with an eyeliner brush and carefully placed it in-between the two wings. And then I just threw on some falsies to add to the drama :) 

Thanks for looking! :)

NOTD China Glaze "Strawberry Fields"

Love LOVE LOVEE this polish! Who doesn't have it and love it too?! It's a gorgeous pink colour with gold and copper sparkles. Now my ultimate  mission is to find a lipstick that's EXACTLY like this polish .. *sigh*

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Classic Grey-Black Smokey eye

Hi ladies! This is my go-to black smokey/porn-star look :P It took me forever to find the style and shades that worked for me. I have a lot of lid space so black all over my lid (that I see in almost every black smokey look) looked REALLY weird and messy on me. So after some trials and errors and some "raccoon" nights, I've settled on this look. What do you ladies think?

Revlon PR - it made my face look so much whiter than my neck in pictures. It matches in real life, I promise :)
CARGO Blu Ray pressed Powder - 30
MAC Desert Rose
NARS Albatross

MAC Chatterbox l/s
MAC Rayothon l/g

MAC Greasepaint stick
MAC Carbon
MAC Knight Devine
Too Faced e/s duo on "ooh & aah"
CARGO Essential Palette
Stila Convertible eye colour in onyx
L'oreal Colorstay eyeliner
MUFE lashes

Monday, March 22, 2010

NOTD China Glaze "Turned up Turquoise" with some Art Deco Nail Art

So I got some LA Colors Nail Art lacquers the other day for the heck of it and decided to play around with them. I've been wearing "Turned Up Turquoise" (which I LOVE) for a couple of days now and was getting bored with it so I decided to draw on it to change it up a bit. I was too lazy and had no time to apply a fresh new polish, so here is what I came up with ..

And here is what was used ...

Btw, this polish is darker, more greener in person than the pictures show. But it's still SUPER gorgeous.