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Monday, October 17, 2016

Tutorial: Negative Space Cut Crease, Fading Liner

Hi everyone! So this is an entry for Sephora Indonesia's blogging competition, where I'm supposed to create a makeup tutorial for how to use Sephora's Virtual Artist. So with Sephora's Virtual Artist, you can take any pic and test out how different lipsticks would look like on you! No more holding your hand up next to your lips, trying to guess if that lipstick you swatched on your hand would look as good on your lips!

I'm one of those people who'll end up mixing 20 different lipsticks together because I suck at picking lipsticks that go with my eye makeup, so Sephora's Virtual Artist is perfect for me. Let's get on to the tutorial!

So here's the tutorial for the eye, it's super simple:

1. Apply purple eyeshadow  in a rough wing shape above your "eye line" and then blend in a purple eyeshadow underneath. If the idea of blending 2 colours together is too intimidating for the first try,  you can stick to 1 colour.

2. Soak a cotton bud in eye makeup remover and erase out a "crease". I like this erasing method because the swiping motion also creates a super sharp wing tip!

3. Line your yes with eyeshadow..this look is super dramatic so eyeshadow is softer and less jarring than liquid liner.

4. Grab a cotton pad soaked in eye makeup remover, fold it in half, place it where you want the base of your wing to be, and swipe up. And that's it!

Now for the face. This is the order I do my makeup, and I'm going to explain why I'm doing it this way...

Undereye Concealer

I like applying this in light feathering motions to avoid caking it up. I apply it in a triangular shape underneath my eye because this is more flattering than on just my dark circles. I end up looking more awake! Blend this out with a beauty blender!


I apply foundation next since this helps match the undereye concealer with my skin, and I don't end up with a stark, white triangle under my eyes. I'm also applying this before concealer so I can see what my foundation can cover on its own before I start going nuts with concealer. The more concealer you use, the more your face can look cake-y. I'm also using one of those BB air cushion puffs to apply this, and this gives me such a skin-like finish, just like when I'm using a beauty blender!


Only apply on the spots your foundation can't conceal and blend it away with a beauty blender!


Since I'm having a great skin day, I'm using a cream blush that gives me a very natural, translucent flush. I'm applying it in a circle right under my eyes and blending it outwards because I'm going crazy over this blush placement lately! It makes me look way younger and more wide eyed!

Finally, it's time to figure out what lipstick to use with Sephora's Virtual Artist!

So here's how you use this. First of all, head to Sephora's Virtual Artist page and click on the big button you'll see there:

Click this:

Take a selfie or take a pic (make sure your lips are bare!):

The program will automatically detect the outline of your lips, and you can move these round buttons around to further refine it:

And that's it! Just pick the colour you like!

If the choices are too overwhelming, you can either let Sephora's Virtual Artist pick a random colour:

Or you can also filter by colour:


Still confused over the choices? You can compare which one's the best!

This option is sooo bad for me, because I end up wanting all 4....

So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know if there's any other tutorial you want!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Review & Swatches: 6 Eccentric Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipstick

Eccentric Cosmetics makes the BEST eye primer ever, so when I heard a reformulation was happening, I panicked and went shopping ASAP. That's how I ended up buying a bunch of their liquid matte lipsticks (er....I was saving on shipping?). Kilimanjaro was included as a free sample (I really went nuts shopping), but everything else I bought oh my own.

So here are the swatches of the 6 liquid matte lipstick shades I got!

Formula-wise, they're really drying like most mattes. Wear time isn't that great for how drying it is –a couple of hours only and won't survive through a meal. A couple of colours are unfortunately streaky, and this is something I noticed in Eccentric Cosmetics' darker colors since I first started purchasing these. That's why I tend to try a sample out first for the dark colours. The good thing is that the streakiness isn't too obvious when zoomed out!

The two metallic colours, Salar de Uyuni and Door to Hell are just for fantastic. I can't properly capture how metallic they look, it's just soooo gorgeous and I wish I got Door to Hell in a full size! They go opaque and smooth with just one swipe, so these are really winners formula-wise. Oh, and if you rub them, more of the metallic gold will pop out!

Notre Dame is another favorite of mine. It's really sheer, but that's what makes it amazing for layering. Just dab it in the middle of your lips and instant gorgeousness!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tutorial: Sailor Chibimoon Inspired Wearable Eye Makeup!

Finally, Chibiusa! And with this, I'm done with my Sailor Moon tutorials series! Let me know if you want more tutorials like these! I'm using Nyx's Milk, Notoriously Morbid's Snow Queen's Return, a custom eyeshadow and Esqido's lashes in Bic City Lights!

I nearly didn't do Chibiusa because I personally find her freaking annoying and bratty. She may look like a child, but she's 900 years old. The fact that she still behaves like an entitled, insufferable brat is a testament to Usagi & Mamoru's terrible parenting. /rant

Ok, I'm going to stop ranting and get on with the tutorial...

Here's the full face! Lips is Fyrinnae's Phantasma!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tutorial: Sailor Moon Inspired Wearable Eye Makeup!

Ok, I know it's kinda weird I'm doing Sailor Moon close to last since well...she's supposedly the main character, but SCREW USAGI. I found her so freaking annoying. I guess I'm supposed to appreciate how she matures over the series and what a great friend she is, but guess what? All the other sailors are already mature, on top of being great friends and being talented in at least ONE FREAKING THING. What's your talent Usagi? Whining and pining over Mamoru? Come on! What qualifies her to be a leader? Being born into it? Oh, and let's remember she was so irresponsible in her past life, she killed herself because her boyfriend died. You're supposed to inherit the throne you melodramatic  moron!

Ok, I need to stop ranting. Here's the look:

 I'm using Mad Labs' Pyrite & Notoriously Morbid's Morgana, as well as Jeffree Star's Drug Lord and Nyx's Milk. Lashes are @esqido's Big City Nights! Here's the tutorial:

And the full face! Lips are Kat Von D's Bauhaus!

Tutorial: Sailor Uranus Inspired Wearable Eye Makeup!

I wanted to do this tutorial earlier because Haruka's one of my favourites, but unfortunately, I accidentally erased the pictures from my computer and had to go searching for it in my external hard drive. >.<

I didn't want to use fake lashes for this look, because it just feels weird adding fluttery lashes to Haruka. Plus, a bottom heavy look makes me feel badass. I went to work with this and felt badass the whole day, so I really need to channel Haruka more often. I always thought Haruka is so freaking hot. Michiru is was the girl I wanted to be with, but Haruka is the girl I wish I could be....maybe because I have non-existent driving skills (don't tell my husband I finally admit my driving's crap, because making sure you're always right totally makes a healthy marriage...). I'm using Urban Decay's eyeliner in Chaos, Make Up Store's Pollution, and Blanche Neige's Seashells.

Yellow lips because Haruka don't care! Isn't Limnit's Between the lines gorgeous??

Tutorial: Sailor Saturn Inspired Wearable Eye Makeup!

Ok! So it's Sailor Saturn/Hotaru time! I was a bit of an emo teenager, so I like Hotaru when she was all mysterious, emo and possibly evil. So here's the look I came up with, and it looks super dramatic, but I promise it's so very wearable! Makes your eyes look huge too!

Here's the tutorial! I'm using Wet n Wild's studio eyeshadow palette in Quartz Center! Lashes are Esqido's Big City Lights!

So here's the full face! I just had a facial that involves extraction, so my face is a bit of a mess XD

Some people tell me they want to get the double eyelid surgery because their eyes look like "2 black holes" when they close their eyes. Stare, stare into the abyss....

Tutorial: Sailor Mars Inspired Wearable Eye Makeup!

Next up is Rei! ! I just love her sass. Rei's portrayed as the typical Japanese beauty,and I have to admit I got the inspiration of this look from traditional Maiko makeup. The maikos got it right...this look is so flattering on Asian eyes! I'm using My Pretty Zombie's mNg no. 2 and Ojo De Gato, and Nyx's Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk!

Here's the tutorial!

And here's the full face!