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June 28, 2012

Michelle Phan Out All Night

Here's a recreation of Michelle Phan's Out All Night. Minimal products were used and no brushes needed as well. In Michelle's video, she used a pink and a purple eyeliner pencils. In my case, I do not have a bright pink and a vibrant purple so I used a Barry M baby pink lip liner an MUA Royal blue pencil liner. Black eyeliner used is Barry M's Jumbo Wink liquid liner. And on the lips I used MUA's Lip Boom in Bring It matte lipstick.

Personally, I can't pull this look of because of my eye shape. Its a complicated hooded lid which is a difficult eye shape to apply makeup on. I like the red lips though.


 Watch how I did it here.


Makeup Academy (MUA) Cosmetics Haul from UK


And yet another Makeup Haul. This time I got Makeup Academy (MUA) Cosmetics directly from the UK. All purchased with my own money.
Bought from: muastore.co.uk

MUA cosmetics are so affordable with their products starting from GBP1, but not sacrificing the quality. They also love giving away free items with every purchases. Below are my orders.
From top left to right: Face primer, lip glosses, concealer stick and Alexandra Burk lip booms
Bottom row are Mosaic Bronzer and Blush.

With my paid orders came these absolutely gorgeous FREE items!
Glamour days eyeshadow palette, pearl single eyeshadow, lipstick, royal blue pencil eyeliner, glitter eyeliner and a red nail polish. These were free items given for the Jubilee Holiday of UK.

I am so happy with my purchase and I really thank MUA for including awesome free ones. I will be reviewing each of these soon so keep checking my blog or better join my site!

June 27, 2012

Michelle Phan Cotton Candy Carnival Recreated


Pink and blue goes well together. Creates purple when combined. They are girlish and fun colors too! Here I have made a look out of them. This is also inspired from Michelle Phan's Cotton Candy Carnival Look where she used a bright magenta and silver colors. However, I don't have the exact colors she had so I used what I had. I used MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Glamour Days. A super drugstore makeup palette anyone can afford. We don't have to use expensive products to look goo, you know. We can always find alternatives.

My Pink and Blue Eye makeup look


Bright Shimmery Pink on the inner half corners and blue on the outside. 

As much as I want to make the colors really pop out and become more vivid, I don't know how. I could photoshop these photos but it would be realistic.

Here's my video in case you want to see me do it.


PRODUCTS USED:
MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Glamour Days
Danni Gel Liner
False lashes from ebay

One Baguio One Photography II



One Baguio, One Photography. An event created to showcase the talents of Baguio, La Trinidad and even neighboring towns and cities. An event to build camaraderie and unity among those in the field of photography and those related to it. An event... that's free! -Topper Capuyan Ballola



One Baguio One Photography is one big event where artists from photographers, designers, makeup artists, to models meet and showcase what they've got. It is organized by a group of independent and freelance photographers and stylists headed by Mr Topper Capuyan Ballola. They have come up to plan a historic occasion to expose and exhibit what highland artists got to offer. Its very first blast was held on September 27, 2011 at the Bell House, Camp John Hay, Baguio City where numerous artists joined. Its second year was just held on June 3 at the Mansion House, B.C., and due to insistent public demand and bad weather that time, a second part was performed on June 24 at the Old Diplomat Hotel, B.C. where a lot more participants came as compared to its debute in 2011. A mix of themes and concepts were portrayed from sexy, to high fashion, to glamour, to costume play and fantasy. The affair lasted the whole day. This time on its second year, I am so happy and honored to be a part of it as one of its official Hair and Makeup artist. Also, as it was a big affair and many participants had joined, it caught the media's attention and it was featured in TV Patrol Northern Luzon. 


Here's our official ID. Do you see my photo here?  hehe
 

A behind the scene photo me working during the first part.

Here are some of the models I have worked with during the event.









Here's a video made by my photographer friend Demio during the first part of the One Baguio One Photography II. As you will see, we were all contained in a covered court because of the uncooperative weather. It was windy and raining hard so it was freaking cold. Nevertheless, the show still went on. And despite the gloomy atmosphere, the artists took it as a challenge to capture the best moment they could.


And because the whole day of June 3 was not enough, many wanted more of the show so a 2nd part was held at Diplomat Hotel Heritage Park. And thank God for giving us a better weather. Here's a video of what happened last June 24 made by Hendrix Sanchez.

             


Again, it was a great experience and exposure for each and everyone who joined. See you again next year and probably artists from outside Baguio-Benguet can come as well.

June 26, 2012

Dinair Airbrush Makeup Studio Beauty Kit

YAY! FINALLY I now have my very own Dinair Airbrush Kit !
From all my blood and sweat of working and waiting I now have you!

Dinair Airbrush Studio Kit
USD259 + Shipping

The Studio Beauty All-Speed Compressor Kit is based on the system Dinair professionals' have been using for decades. Choose each of the 12 makeup colors to start your professional Kit.
  • All Speed. Any air speed. Variable control. Choose a little more or less air, as needed.
    • Airbrush Makeup
    • Airbrush Tanning
  • Compressor color: 4 choices - Standard
    • 8 premium colors - optional*
    • 3 print finishes - optional*
  • Dinair Beauty Airbrush - Pro quality
    • Foundation - Flawless
    • Eyeliner - Fine (sprays eyeliner)
  • 8 Airbrush Makeup Shades - Choose each
  • Moist & Dewy Moisturizer
  • 1 Year Warranty, Standard
  • Easy to Learn DVD
    30 years airbrushing makeup
    • Airbrush Makeup
    • Airbrush Tanning
    • Paramedical Tips
    • Tattoo Cover
    • Makeup Looks and Styles
  • Professional Makeup Support
Plus Gift with Purchase! $125 Value!
  • 4 Bonus Colors!
  • Corrective Concealer Sample
  • Complimentary Lesson
  • $5 Dinair Dollars
  • Airbrush Facial Tanner
  • Eyeshadow Shield
  • Eyebrow Stencil Set
My actual Dinair Airbrush Kit



Airbrush liquid makeups and cleaner


airbrush hose, gun, guide, concealer and caps


the palm size compressor in champagne color with adapter


manuals, brochure, stencils and practice charts



This is just an overview of what I got in the mail. I purchased this with my own money from http://www.airbrushmakeup.comI will still have to watch and learn how to use this. I will be updating you guys soon about this. Happy airbrushing to me!

June 25, 2012

Samantha Chapman's Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Overview and Review

So, I finally got hold of my very own Real Techniques makeup brush. I bought the Expert Face Brush.

Description from realtechniques.com:
Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation:
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and
    100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

The packaging. 


Brand name printed on the handle.


Base is rubberized for a non-slip grip and can stand on its own.


Bristles are dense, soft and super fine! and it has a dome shape.




Dense bristles.




 On the right is the Elf Studio Face brush. Real Techniques Expert face brush is obviously smaller. 

 Elf brush is larger but bristle density is almost the same.



Overall impression:
I love it! I love my new Real Techniques expert face brush. I use it for both liquid and cream foundation and works really great. The soft and fine bristles applies the foundation well on the skin with minimal or almost no streak marks as compared to a flat foundation brush. They do not feel scratchy and hard o n the skin but rather so soft and smooth like you are having a facial massage.The dome shape also helps get the product into the hollows or crevices of the face where a flat top brush can't reach. I prefer using foundation brushes over sponges. And among foundation brushes, this is the best I have used so far. 

I purchased mine from Makeup Stash for Php750 with shipping of Php80 (Total Php 830). You can visit their online store for more branded cosmetic products like Beauty UK, Miners, Real Techniques, and others. I was suppose to order from realtechniques.com, however, they do not ship to the Philippines. So, if you are living in the Philly and wants Real Techniques brushes, just visit Makeup Stash.

Have you tried Real Techniques brushes? What can you recommend?



June 21, 2012

Alice in Wonderland Lady Mad Hatter Makeup Look


 The Mad Hatter, also known as Hatta, is one of the most witty, crazy and "creepy?" popular character of the film Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton. He is a crazy, wacky hatter who meets Alice when she shows up in Wonderland. He loves having tea parties with his best friend, the March Hare, and the Dormouse. Johnny Depp, a witty and charming actor plays the role in the 2010 Alice in Wonderland Film. 

You may have seen this a thousand times but here's a photo of the hatter I got online.

http://flcenterlitarts.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/the-mad-hatter-played-by-johnny-depp-official-alice-in-wonderland-2009-6794256-490-735.jpg
 He has fluffy curly crimped uncombed hair with bushy brows and a large hat on top of it. He is so pale and white with very chiseled and contoured cheeks and nose. His colorful eye shadows are smudged all around his green creepy eyes. He wears an old shabby and worn out coat with a large printed bow tie. We can see him grinning like a freak while holding his tea cup and saucer  .

Being an inspiration, I made my own female version of him as shown by the photos below.

 
 Similar with his hair, mine is long, crimped and fluffy but neater. I wore a large clock hat. (Our old dusty wall clock, in fact.)

Instead of long bushy brows, I made the lashes longer, colorful and much dramatic as an alternative. My brows are made neat and normal. I also copied the eyeshadow colors purplish blue on the right and pinkish orange on the left.


Obviously, my version is a neat female hatter. The coat is clean and tidy with a smaller black bow tie.

Nose and cheeks are also contoured but much subtle than the Mad Hatter.

In case you are wondering how I did it, watch the video here:



June 15, 2012

Barry M Black Wink Marker Pen Swatches and Review

From Barrym.com: 
A chunky marker pen style eyeliner that makes lining your eyes easy. In simple strokes you can create instense, bold lines and flicks. Quick drying and long lasting as the perfect eyeliner should be!
Price: £4.59

It's a big jumbo pen just like the ones we use to write packages or the ones used on whiteboards. But this one is intended for eye makeups.



Freshly applied on skin.




After letting it dry and I rubbed it away. Downer. Not smudge proof.

Wink liner on my eyes.



Overall impression:
Actually, I really don't like this. I still prefer my Elf Waterproof Eyeliner. Barry M Wink PenLiner is not a good choice for oily lids or even hooded lids, or if you live in a tropical humid area because it will smudge. It does not dry so well if you have hooded lids, it would transfer on the upper part of your lids when you open your eyes. It won't last long as well. Compared to elf waterproof eyeliner, which is a lot cheaper, dries well, doesn't smudge or transfer. It is a better option than this Barry M with a price of GBP4.59. 

June 14, 2012

Jannieology Encara BB Cream Review + Giveaway!

Janna, a fellow makeup enthusiast and blogger is having a giveaway! She will be giving away Encara BB Creams! 
What is Encara BB cream? Read about her intro here: http://jannieology.blogspot.com/2012/05/bb-cream-anyone.html
What does she say about it? Read here review on it here: http://jannieology.blogspot.com/2012/06/review-encara-bb-cream-giveaway.html
Want to join here giveaway? Join here: http://jannieology.blogspot.com/2012/06/review-encara-bb-cream-giveaway.html


Encara BB Creams
(Photos courtesy of http://jannieology.blogspot.com)






June 11, 2012

Miners The Matte Factor Lip Paint in Deep Red, Hot Pink and Cappuccino Review and Swatches


Miners The Matte Factor Lip Paint, one of the new most talked about lip products online. Miners is a cosmetics brand based in UK and The Matte Factor Lip Paint is one of their lip products. From the range, I got Deep Red, Hot Pink and Cappuccino.

From the top is Cappuccino, Hot Pink and Deep Red. Specially created to paint your lips with vibrant and full bodied colour leaving a gorgeous matte velveteen finish. The Matte Factor from Miners Cosmetics really is the purse-pleasing product that will inject some serious style into your look!

The three shades in one lip.



Miners The Matter Factor Lip Paint in Cappuccino.



Miners The Matter Factor Lip Paint in Hot Pink.



Miners The Matter Factor Lip Paint in Deep Red.




I like these lip paints because:
- They are creamy
- Lightweight on the lips, feels like you have nothing on it
- Soft and not drying
- Smells yummy!
- Well pigmented
- Would last you long hours as long as you keep your lips dry
- Does not bleed


Just one thing I don't like:
-Easily goes off when wiped


They are available locally in the Philippines through Makeup Hub by Naturele Collezzione where I bought mine. Each lip paint is Php 300. 


I will be comparing miners matte factor in deep red with Sleek makeup's Pin Up Paint Pout so watch out for that. ^_^









June 7, 2012

Georgina Wilson Makeup Look

Gotta love George! Gorgeous supermodel George they say. Here's her photo I found in google which is from a magazine she modeled for. I love the make of this photo. The bright glowing light coming from the background in contrast with her dark eye makeup and deep fuschia lips. Super gorgeous! I tried to copy it and I know its still needs a lot of improvement.


Georgina inspirational photo from a magazine.


Me and her. It's so difficult to get the glowing effect..ehe


Without the glowing light effect. Eye make up is not washed out.


Shimmery silver all over the lid. Outer V and crease area are layers of dark brown, purple, dark blue and black for intensity. Of course black pencil eyeliner on lashline and waterline plus the dramatic effect of false lashes. On the lips is a fushia lipstick topped with a bright pink eyeshadow for a velvety finish.

Like my hairstyle? Watch it HERE.

Watch the video tutorial here:



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