((Eyes)) Eyes of Gold – Soundless Conversation w/ Natural Eye Makeup

Your eyes talk, did you know that?

We have all heard the say “eyes are windows to your souls” so let your eyes tell your story of the day.

Maybe they will weave a story of sweet surprises:

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or a hard day filing all the paperwork and sorting out your budget:

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or revealing the joy and happiness for your big day:

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Whatever your story is, I want to help you say it.

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All emotions can be gracefully communicated with the “windows of your soul”; with beauty, with elegance; the naturally beautiful YOU 009

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By your beloved MUA xoxo

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((Foundation)) Get ready for some sweatin’ – M.A.C. Pro LongWear

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Summer is among us, are you ready to whip out your water-proof (sweat-proof) and smudge-proof, 24 hour resistant makeup?

Before I try anything on my clients, I always test them out first (yes, I am the guinea pig, haha) to ensure that I can fully see the makeup finish before I apply t on your beautiful faces 🙂

M.A.C the super professional cosmetic brand (Canadian-born! PROUD) released its newest member in the Pro Longwear series. I can testify to its water-proof shielding power ( I had to wash my face two times LOL that’s how strong and durable this is).

The packaging is a slick and chic; portable and light to carry around.

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For $38 you get 25ml that will last you a long long long way.

I chose the colour NC 25; I recommend testing it out at the store before purchasing.

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The foundation texture is a little gel-like. It’s still fairly liquid and easy to spread but at the same it is thicker than your normal liquid foundation to provide higher coverage.

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Before makeup, the naked face:

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Again, uneven complexion tone, redness around cheeks and hyper-pigmentation around nose and corners of my mouth.

Next, let’s take a look at my side-profile ((sometimes I wonder how I muster the courage to put up such embarrassing pictures LOL)) but my goal is to provide you with real information and the true impact of the makeup- so… I am just going to be very honest and show you my “dark” side XD

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Before and after:

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Wow, isn’t this magical.

The sallowness is perfectly concealed and my cheeks look more supple. The discoloration is less visible so my face seem more lifted and radiant.

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Like any form of art, once you have a clean “canvas” you are ready to take out the colours! After foundation, I lightly powdered my face with CDP loose powder and applied light blush. Of course, do not forget to fill in those brows and some mascara :))

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You are ready to rock the world!

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Ta-da!!

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M.A.C Pro Longwear is great for this hot and humid weather; I have to say it does last quite a while – I went to work in this the makeup still look intact after 10 hours (no touch-up). My apologies for not taking pictures after work; I was tired and couldn’t wait to remove my makeup and jump into bed. Caution, beautifuls, you do have to spend some time to remove the foundation. I washed my face twice and cleansed with Bioderma Toner for a third time – just to make sure the face is clean and ready for bed like I am.

So far, I have not discovered and felt any adverse effect of the foundation – I have been using this for a week before sharing this secret weapon with you guys :)) But for course, we each have a different skin type and sensitivity so I still suggest trying it out before purchase.

I do recommend testing out MAC Pro Longwear for you summer ladies and gentlemen then get ready for the sun, beach and bikini!!

By, your beloved Makeup Artist xoxo

 

((Makeup)) UB Naked 3 ~ the Natural Rose Gold Sheen Finish

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The famous Naked Palette from Urban Behaviour. It’s so well-known that it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t heard of it. To be honest, this is my very first UB Baked Palette. I was hesitating between Naked 2 and Naked 3. Naked 1 has a wider range of colours and is very suitable for beginners who wants to have some nude colours mixed with some smokey colours. Naked 2 is mostly metallic mixed with beige and yellow-tone colours- I personally think Naked 2 is very suitable for summer and bright weathers. The reason I chose Naked 3 is the golden rose sheen. I had been crazy with the Jill Stuart Rose Gold watch for a while so I was automatically attracted to the rosey warm hues.

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The Naked 3 Palette is a warmer palette and may appear messy or unpure on Asian skin tone; occasionally I do find Naked 3 a challenge to use.

The only resolution is keep on practicing until you have reached perfection = =+

The above makeup was made up of first 3 colours of the palette. I use Strange as the base color – apply it from the lash line up to the brow bone.

This is the wash of colour to even out the skin tone of your eyelids.

Use Dust at the opening of the eye corner as the highlight to brighten up your eyes (a mini-lift and brightening effect)

Next, use Burnout at the corner of the eye as a darker colour for eye contouring to create depth of your eyes.

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Finally, use Darkside as your eyeliner. Find any of the slanted eyeliner brushes you may have, press it into the eyeshadow with light pressure for it to absorb enough colour. Gently apply a thin liner on the lash line of your eyes.

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Using eyeshadow instead of an actual eyeliner liquid or gel creates a soft line that is easily blendable. The line will not seem very harsh or very divided from the rest of your eyeshawdow colours.

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After applying mascara, then you are done! Isn’t eyeshadow application easy?

It’s natural and has a very subtle sheen that is hard to detect for others- that is the beauty makeup I go for- the subtle presence that is undetectable yet you receive compliments like “WOW“. Beauty makeup has to be one with you. It’s the makeup that needs to compliment the person, not the person complimenting the makeup and transform his/herself into someone else. Enhancing your self-identity with beauty makeup is the perfect I long for.

I hope you can all find your everyday-look in UB Naked 3. It’s a very versatile nude palette but does require some practices for Asian skin tones to appear bright and natural 🙂