Last Holiday season my best friend, Sharirose got me the MAC Tartan Tale Eyeshadow Palette. I love the color combination of the Eyeshadow Palette I chose because I can use it on a daily basis and also during night outs when I do my smokey eyes make-up.
I like the checkered style design of the palette. A small amount can go a very long way and it stays on your eyelids all day. It also comes with a brush that I love. Usually the brushes they put on eyeshadow palettes is not that good quality and is very stiff. MAC Eyeshadow Palette’s free brush is not super soft put not too stiff either it’s just right texture perfect in putting on the eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow Palette’s color combinations are yellowish, gold, and brown with matte black silver and white for highlights. My favorite combinations are silver with brown for daily use and silver black for night outs. I also like using one color sometimes i love the yellowish color.
The MAC Eyeshadow palette is very handy also perfect for travelling and it fits my kikay kit perfectly.
My BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH has been my make-up buddy for almost 4 years now. It never lets me down. I can use it for various purposes.
Here are the reasons why I LOVE my BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH:
- Extremely SOFT bristles
- I use it to put BLUSH ON
- I also use it to put my MAYBELLINE MINERAL FOUNDATION
- I also use it to put my MAC BRONZER
- I also use it to clean my face with my PONDS FACIAL WASH at the same time clean the brush also
- No tangles
- No odd odor
- Very Flexible
- Has a round-shaped head which makes blending easily
Yes, it’s a little pricey but hey any known MAKE-UP ARTIST will always tell you INVEST on a GOOD QUALITY BRUSH. I can vouch for it’s superb quality, it won’t last this long (4 years) if it’s not.
I clean my BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH by using it to spread my PONDS FACIAL WASH while washing my face. In doing this I feel like I’m having my FACIAL right inside my comfort room. Plus, I’m heating two birds in one stone I clean my face and my brush at the same time. This trick was taught to me by my sister KAYE GARCIA.
BODY SHOP BLUSH BRUSH rating a perfect 10.
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Yesterday I decided to buy and try MAYBELLINE MINERALS because of the good reviews I read from RIA JOSE’s SHOPPINGERA. I went to ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORE and looked for the make-up section. Immediately as I was just looking around the sales lady for MAYBELLINE gave me a huge smile and accommodated me really well. She let me try the minerals which she taught fitted my skin tone and surely it fitted perfectly.
The shade the lady suggested was DARK OCHRE. I was apprehensive at first because I thought if I put in my concealer would the powder mineral cover it?
Then the lady goes on suggesting that I also buy the BLUSH, I asked for the different shades and decided to buy a brownish shade for my blush.
Since my favorite Maybelline Watershine Pure Lipstick almost running it’s last tint I decided to buy a new one also. I love this lipstick because it gives my lips a natural shine and gloss. My favorite shade is the natural it gives my lips a natural look and looks like I’m not wearing any lipstick at all.
This morning I decided to give the MINERALS a try. So, I did my usual routine before putting on make-up and was putting on my concealer and then the thought hit me would the loose powder mineral cover up my concealer. Apprehensively, I started to put the mineral foundation by using the brush that came with it. I was surprised that it perfectly covered the concealer evenly and lightly. Although I love the minerals I do not love the brush that came with it. It kind of makes my skin irritated because of its materials. I am so used to my very soft BODY SHOP BRUSH.
Todays experience made me LOVE minerals!!! It gave me a very light feeling. As if I was not wearing any make-up at all. Honestly, sometimes other make-up products feels heavy. Since, Im planning to put simple make-up everyday what a perfect product this is for me. And as I discussed in my previous post “MIX TIPS from KIKAY” that Mineral makeup is the safest because it adheres to the natural oils in a person’s skin and doesn’t seep into the pores.
Here’s my before and after look: (shy pa ako to show this pero what the H…. ) hehehehehe
Today a good friend of mine will tie the knot. For a fashionista like me this means a semi formal outfit thus, a dress and a good simple yet elegant make-up to match it with. I recently bought a dress from a friend’s garage sale-a red knee high length dress. This is my favorite semi formal dress these days.
Today I choose to do a “no make-up look” make-up or better known as “natural look.” This means a brown and natural color eyeshadow. And a very clean and smooth base foundation.
My make-up steps today:
First, I wash my face with my PONDS facial wash
Then, I evenly put my make-up base a B.B, cream with SPF which i recently bought from La Core Salon in Davao (a korean base salon)
Next I put on my TRANSLUCENT foundation SKIN 79 B.B. powder, which at first will appear very pale in my skin but in time it will eventually blend in to my skin tone, this also I bought from La Core recently and I’m loving it since then. So, my advice to you girls who are also using or will use a translucent kind of powder do your make-up at least an hour or two prior to the event your going to.
Using the LOREAL matt dark brown shade and an eyebrow brush I draw a half moon semi curve and traced my already shaped eyebrows.
I applied a light LOREAL eyeshadow that will serve as my eyeshadow base. Then a peach color shadow all over my eyelid. Then I choose a medium brown shimmery shadow to the crease of my eyelid and blended it. This technique is also known as the half moon technique. This gives an illusion of a deep seated eyes.
Then my MAC black eye liner that will make my eyes look small.
Then my MAC BRONZER as my blush. I smiled and located the apples of my cheeks then from the edge of my ears in wards I lightly stroked my BODY SHOP BRUSH. To give a smaller face illusion I put a light stroke of blush at the edge of my cheek bones.
To match with my little red dress I put on a MAYBELLINE Water Shine Pure BLOODY RED shade lipsticks.
To finish my look for the wedding I curled my lashes then put on my MAYBELLINE waterproof BLACK MASCARA.
And oh before I forget I sprayed by Make-up FIXER- ETUDE HOUSE which allows my make-up to LAST longer and gives my face a fresh feeling.
Of course with my make-up done I needed to fix my hair also. I was running late so I sort of harassed my ENVY ME SALON staff at Robinsons to do my hair quickly (hehehehehe) In order for me to finish in time they did my hair STRAIGHT. And here is the RESULT!!!
My friend Elaine Panlaque met me at Envy Me Salon Robinsons and we also fetched Eireen and Kath. Before arriving to the church Elaine told me the tragic news that the mother of the groom pass away last night. OH NO!!! I was so sad for my friend Fenella because your wedding day suppose to be the happiest day of your life. But it was her mother-in-law’s last wish that the wedding should go on, and so they did. We arrived at the church just in time and I felt the tension and mixed emotions of the people around. We don’t know what to feel either be very happy for the PERFECT couple or feel SYMPATHY. But they both handled it well and was composed all through out the ceremony. The crying started at the end when the newly weds came to thank their witnesses.
The reception followed and it was also handled well and quickly but completely. I even got the bouquet (hehehehehe) I tried my best to hide from the bride when she was roll calling 5 of her single friends but to no use. The MC made us pick 5 small bouquet and sadly I got the ONE! hehehehe I went along with the game for FUN. The game didn’t took long. At the reception we all flock in the PHOTO BOTH that the couple provided. They provided hats, masked, wigs and wacky shades. We all were cam whoring and had FUN posing. This is a new and a great way of giving wedding give aways. Photo Booth was from FOTOPIMP.
I also met my friend and fellow blogger JINKY BORELA who is also the cousin of the grooms mother.
For the couple FENELLA and BUNSOY congratulations and BEST WISHES!!.. GOD has his plan and though you do not understand his reasons TODAY in the future you look back to this event and will realize that this fitted perfectly in GOD’s perfect PLAN for you both… you are PERFECT for each other, just LOVE one another UNCONDITIONALLY.. and FEN, I’m always here- WE are always here for you…
A wrong impression of make-up is that it makes girls or woman look unnatural or that it makes them look different. If your impression for make-up is still like this then you haven’t seen a true and simple make-up maybe your image for make-up is that of a clown and that of a beauty pageant.
Make-up has a lot of categories. The first category I’m going to share is the EVERYDAY SIMPLE MAKE-UP. Here it goes
First, clean and wash your face. A dirty face is a NO no girls. Wash your face with your favorite facial wash (for me I’m hiyang with PONDS)
Second, put on a good make up base. Im saying a make-up base but I’m not referring to professional make-up base. For me, I use my facial moisturizer as my make-up base. I also use a moisturizer with a sunblock.
Third, Foundation or powder look and shop around girls every department store in town has a make up section and all of them have ladies who can help you find the perfect foundation for your skin tone. In shopping for one NEVER try it in your hands because the skin tone in your hands is totally different form your face. Go see it for your self (look at the mirror and see the difference)
Fourth, Some days I put eyeshadow in other days I don’t. I just go with the flow of what i feel. So the fourth step for me is the eyeliner. I have a big eyes so I put black liner.
Fifth, BLUSH!!! for my everyday use I use a BRONZER as my blush I like the effect of my bronzer to my cheeks. In putting on blush you have to SMILE then look for the apple of your cheeks. Now do not put on BLUSH in CIRCULAR motion you are NOT a CLOWN!! the motion should be “out to in” from the edge of your ears to the apple of your cheeks. Now for me since i have a round face i put blush underneath my cheekbones to give an illusion dimension of a smaller face.
Sixth, Lipstick I choose a shade that is near to my lips color so that it will appear natural and just have that shimmery look like that of a gloss. In putting on lipstick start at the edge of your lips inwards. If you smudge or exceed your lips just wipe it away.
Seven and the last for my simple make up process I put on Mascara. Curl your lashes and then to complete your make-up slash on a mascara.
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