Category Archives: Beauty

Sandy Smokey Eye Inspired by Guess 2014!

Hey guys! I’ve seen this sandy-caramel smokey eye all over this season, especially every time I walk by Guess. Guess always seems to have the best pictures when it comes to their store ads–the girls always look so flawless and bronzed and not sweaty at the beach! Here’s the video!

Look at these pictures of the models from the latest SS2014 collection! Doesn’t their makeup look amazing?

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Products Mentioned:

  1. Revlon Cream Eyeshadow Palette – Not Just Nudes
  2. Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
  3. 28 Neutral Palette
  4. Sigma E20 Short Shader
  5. MAC Woodwinked
  6. Urban Decay Half Baked
  7. Sigma E17 Waterline Liner
  8. Coastal Scents Metal Mania Palette
  9. MAC Orb
  10. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner
  11. Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Pictures:

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 I hope you enjoyed the video! As always if you have any requests, let me know via Twitter or Facebook!

Love,

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Taupe Smokey Eye For Small Eyes

Hey guys, so I wanted to modify this look by MakeupByCheryl, and change it to work better on my small eye shape. I’m not in any way trying to say that I created the look, I’m just recreating the video to demonstrate how I made it flattering for small eyes, and sharing my tips with you.

Here’s my video

and here’s the original video

Products Mentioned:

Maybelline Color Tattoo – Tough as Taupe

Physicians Formula Baked Sands Eyeshadow Trio

Sigma E20 Short Shader Brush

Sigma E30 Pencil Brush

Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush

MAC Satin Taupe

Naked from Urban Decay Naked Palette

Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette

Coastal Scents 10 Piece Blush Palette

Elf Healthy Glow Matte Bronzer

The Balm Mary-Louminizer Highlighter

Sonia Kashiuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

MAC Kinda Sexy

NYX Beige Lip Gloss

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Tip: Apply shadows darker than your skin color only on this teardrop shape on the outermost part of your eye. Make sure the inner 1/3 of your eye or the part not within the shape is your skin color or lighter

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I hope you guys like the look, I had a lot of fun doing this one for you!

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Fall Makeup Tutorial: Dewy Cheeks + Ombré Lips!

This look is perfect for the fall/winter season ahead! Even though we don’t have seasons here in Singapore I still like to kind of follow the fall/winter colors and go for darker nail colors and vampier lips. This look can also be seen in my most recent vlog:

Products Mentioned:

Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer

Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki Brush:

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Tapered_Top_Synthetic_Kabuki_F86_p/f86.htm&Click=157741

The Balm Mary Lou-minizer Highlighter

NARS Amour Blush

Sigma F10 Blush Brush:

F10 – Blush: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Powder_Blush_F10_p/f10.htm&Click=157741

Urban Decay De-Slick Spray

Maybelline Eye Studio MasterPrecise Eyeliner

Chanel Inmitable Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Refined Wine Lipstick

NYX Lip Pencil Cabaret

Urban Decay Lipstick – Catfight

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Hope you guys like this look, and make sure that if you live in Singapore you watch this video for details about my upcoming meetup, and come join me on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 from 3-5 PM at NineThirty by Awfully Chocolate @ Esplanade! I’d really appreciate if you came because I’d love to meet you all! Hope to see you there!

Kisses,

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Lorde Makeup Tutorial!

Hey guys, I decided to do another celebrity inspired look, this time it’s Lorde’s makeup from this picture right here

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picture from the Huffington Post

She has a very natural look, with a touch of smokiness on the eyes, and under eye shadow (which I don’t do too often), a little bit of a peachy sheen on the cheeks, and nude lips

Products mentioned:

MAC Deep Dark Brunette Fluidline Gel Creme

MAC Woodwinked

28 Neutral Palette

Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush:

Sigma E65 Small Angled Brush:

L’oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Coastal Scents 10 Piece Blush Palette

Covergirl Queen Bronzer

MAC Mineralize Concealer

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer

Sleep Makeup Eau La La Eyeliner in Melba

Hope you all like the look, and tell me what you think about the lighting!

Kisses,

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Morning Routine!

This blogpost is so incredibly late, but I didn’t realize how much effort it actually took to blog haha, and I finally have a break from school, so here it is!

Products Mentioned:

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette – 08 Medium

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

NARS Amour Blush

Sigma F10 Brush:

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Powder_Blush_F10_p/f10.htm&Click=157741

Elf Healthy Glow Bronzer

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strip – Vegas Strip

Sigma F86 Brush: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Sigma_Tapered_Top_Synthetic_Kabuki_F86_p/f86.htm&Click=157741

MAC Fluidline Gel Creme

MAC Mooncake Paint Pot

Sephora Waterproof Flash Liner

L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara

L’oreal Color Riche Lipstick – 373 Magnetic Coral

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Kisses,

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Makeup for Green Eyes!

this is for all you green-eyed girls out there who are looking for ways to accentuate your eye color without having to wear any really bright colors. I played with some olive tones in this look, so it’s still very wearable, and it would look great on any eye color, but especially green eyes of course. Let me know if you guys would like to see more of these makeup for ____ videos because I would love to make more! ♥

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Products Mentioned:

Maybelline Color Tattoo – Barely Branded

Sephora 120 Palette

Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals Palette

Sephora Flashy Liner – 12 Black

L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

 

I hope you guys try this out, and please be sure to send me pictures via twitter, facebook or instagram if you do!

Kisses,

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1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner by K-Palette

K-Palette was kind enough to send me this amazing limited edition eyeliner! Loved by many, it’s now one of my new favorites! It’s easy to apply, super dark, and it lasts forever! Here’s my review:

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The limited edition packaging, designed by these 5 girls from BLEA in Japan, and voted the best design by the student body.

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here’s what the eyeliner looked like in real life

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as you can see, it can create strokes of many different widths, from vermicelli to linguine

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Although it claimed to be able to last for 24 hours, it definitely disappeared after one of my 5k runs, which is not surprising considering the amount I sweat.

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As you can see in these close up shots, certain parts of the line remained, though they faded to a dull, gunmetal color, but that is only expected with vigorous cardio. The lasting power is still amazing, regardless, and while it’s not shower-proof, it is splash-proof, tear-proof, and most importantly, smudge-proof.

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I can honestly say that I have found a new favorite! I love using this eyeliner in the mornings because it’s just so easy, and I don’t have to worry about setting it so that it doesn’t move during the day. 

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Run down to your nearest Sasa to get this limited edition eyeliner at $19.90, (which isn’t bad btw), or to any Watsons to pick up just the regular black or brown eyeliner. This is a total must-have!

I hope you guys enjoyed this blogpost and video, and some of the pictures I used are by K-Palette and were included in the press kit–I’m sure you can tell which ones. I know I’ve been doing a lot of sponsored blogposts lately, but just as a reminder, all opinions are always 100% honest and my own, and I can only hope that someday a company will pay me for my work!

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Makeup for Glasses!

while I’m not loving the glasses, I love how bright this look is! Regardless if you need or wear glasses at all, this is another really great and easy look for school because it’s brightening and will make you look like you got more sleep. Here’s how I did it, and let me know if you like these videos more than the voiceovers.

skip to 1:36 if you’d like to skip my rambling. This is what I hate about non-voiceovers btw, they’re so long but I love talking when I do my makeup as opposed to being all silent.

Products Mentioned:

NYC Eye Khol/Brow Pencil

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – Light

Sephora Jumbo Crayon – 05 Beige

Stilla Baked Trio – Champagne Glow

Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyliner (review coming soon!)

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

Model Co Lip & Cheek Tint (click for the review!)

Revlon Lip Butter – 90 Sweet Tart

the finished look! and please excuse how bad these look on me!

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I hope this helped some of you out especially if you do wear glasses and have a hard time with making your eyes stand out! Let me know in the comments below if you have any requests for what I should do next!

Kisses,

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NYX Cosmetics in Singapore?

my first official, exclusive blog post!

So yesterday I was at the Ngee Ann City Sephora and to my surprise, I saw a NYX lip gloss by the cashier in that thing where they try to make you buy more while you’re waiting in line! (you know what I’m talking about, right?) Curious, I walked further ahead and saw the entire display.

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NYX Cosmetics is now officially in Singapore!

Prior to this, you could really only get NYX at John Little (I think) and I had seen it at Guardian before, but it was all distributed by Smoochiezz. Now, you should be able to find NYX at a Sephora near you. I was really surprised because in America you can only find NYX online, at Ulta, at a few Targets, and sometimes at PacSun–I never really thought of it as a high end, Sephora quality brand. Anyway, I took some badly lit pictures of the products and prices and here they are :)

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Some of my favorite, the matte lip cremes! They only carried one of the colors that I own though, Antwerp.

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An eyeshadow palette

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The ever so famous Jumbo Eye Pencils, going at only $9 (which I believe is lower than Smoochiezz)

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The Mega Shine Lip Glosses, another popular favorite, going at $10

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The Powder Blushes, also going at $10

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I swatched three colors, (top to bottom) The Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha, the Round Lipstick in Tea Rose, and the Matte Lipstick in Pale Pink

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Sorry this picture is so badly lit, but this right here is the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha. I have a white one of these in the color Milk (matte), but although it did apply very nicely, Iced Mocha was a little less smooth, probably because of the shimmer.  Iced Mocha is a gorgeous bronzy-taupe color that reminded me of Sidecar from the Naked Palette, and Verve from the Naked 2. MG this would look amazing on you, and I want it too! For $9 and from a reputable and conveniently located supplier, I would get this before they run out and you have to go to Tanjong Pagar Exchange searching for the Smoochiezz stall.

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This one is the Round Lipstick in Tea Rose. I have the colors Fig, and Jupiter in my collection, none of which were being sold at Sephora. These are going for a competitive $9 at Sephora, and even though that’s what anyone living here would call really cheap for makeup (especially at Sephora), it’s a good $3 than what they’re being sold for at Smoochiezz. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but you could get 3 lipsticks at Smoochiezz for the price of 2 at Sephora.

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These lipsticks apply soooo smoothly, have great color payoff, are long lasting, affordable, and very moisturizing! I strongly suggest you try one!

The Matte Lipsticks, on the other hand, aren’t that great. I don’t own one, but this is a super pretty pastel blue-pink color that really didn’t work with my skin tone, but would look amazing on people with a light skin tone. It went on really uneven though, and was really dry compared to the beautifully creamy Round Lipstick.

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Overall, I am super excited that NYX is at Sephora. The selection is still very limited, so you would have to go elsewhere to get a color that you saw on the internet (the Mega Shine Lipgloss in Beige, for example), however it’s obvious that Sephora is very widespread and reliable, so you would be able to go to any of the stores island wide and expect it to be there. Also, some of the prices are lower than those at Smoochiezz, and definitely lower than those at Carmine Avenue! Let me know in a comment if you are excited to see NYX at Sephora!

Kisses, and I hope you’re proud of my first REAL blog post. It’s actually really long and a real solid piece of writing that I feel my English teacher would be proud of (even though I don’t really think he likes me, nor will he probably know my name until April) but still. I’ve been at this for like 45 minutes now so I’m gonna go edit some videos ♥