Monday, October 18, 2010

Trying to look like a Seductive Vampire

Michelle Phan's Seductive Vampire tutorial always annoys since May this year as I always fail recreating the look. I'm not Michelle Phan fan, but I acknowledge her skill as a makeup artist. I stop watching her video after it she started making her youtube video more as advertisement.

Since it's October and my favourite club organising Halloween party with vampire theme, I revisit the video and tried to recreate the look. Surprisingly, I do well, relative to what happened before. I forgot to put on eye shadow primer, so the eyeshadow crease a lil when the look almost complete. On contrary to M. Phan, this look was done using mostly drugstore makeup, majority of it is from ELF.

I used Skin79 Super+ Hot Pink BB Cream as foundation as it is much much lighter than my skintone and set it using ELF Studio Complexion Perfection. Both applied using ELF Studio Powder Brush. Brows defined using ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit

Red eyeshadow in ELF Essential Luxe Brightening Eye Color Quad is the closest to rusty color that I have. Obviously, I failed in my attempt to contour my nose. I used the second darkest color in Brownstone Brightening Eye Color.

Used the darkest color in ELF Essential Butternut Brightening Eye Color give dimension to the eyes. Lined upper lash line ans waterline using ELF Studio Cream Eyeliner (Black) and add black from ELF Essential Drama Brightening Eye Color to the outer v and to smudge the eyeliner.
Coat the lashes using ELF Essential Regular and Waterproof Mascara Duo

ELF Studio Blusher in Mellow Mauve applied to hollow of the cheeks. L.A. Colors Lipstick in Jazzy Red applied. (I think Luscious Wine suit this look much2 better). Add some "blood" to complete the look.

The "blood" made by mixing lipstick, eyeliner, lip gloss and hair styling lotion.
I think the look is okay, but it would work better if the eye is more intense.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hauls: L.A. Colors Clinique etc

Metallic Eyeshadow Palette -Mesmerize, Soiree, Tease. Only Soiree really catch my attention. I couldn't make Tease and Mesmerize work for me.
Dual Blush - Pink Mauve/Cranberry. So pigmented that I can't used it. I can't make myself apply blusher lightly.
Liquid Makeup -Tan. Too dark, and pretty much causing oily face
Lipstick - Matte Cranberry Red, Jazzy Red, Luscious Wine. all the shades pretty similar, funky smell but still a good lipstick
Nail Polish Remover. it's cheap and it works
Nail Lacquer - Ruby Slippers, Suede. both are nice shades and easy to apply, dry quite fast and last pretty long w/o base and top coat (about 1.5 weeks).

Clinique 3-step skin care, skin type 3, combination oily to oily. Cleanser - Good, not drying. Toner - Doesn't sting as much as Type 2. Moisturizing gel - Love~ work great for lips!
sample Clinique All About Eyes feels nice when applied, doesn't seem to reduced dark circle or anything.

Maybelline Eyes & Lips Make-up remover. Works wonder!
Lady Speed Stick Deodorant. Works okay
uptownvision All Over Shimmer. Swatch looks good

nail polishes and nail polish remover given by my sister, RDL papaya soap (this soap is bad for your skin!)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review ELF Essential Regular and Waterproof Mascara Duo

I gotta say, I heart this mascara to the max! For $1 mascara to be this good, I'm a very satisfied customer. It comes with considerably small tube with each end contains regular or waterproof mascara. I've been using this tube since mid-August almost everyday, so I guess despite the small tubes, there's quite an amount of mascara inside it.

The mascara brush is small, which is good as it coat every lashes nicely. The brush also makes it easier to apply mascara on my lower lashes. One funny thing about this mascara is that, at times, even after few hours, this mascara feels sticky, and when I applied to my lower lashes too, my upper and lower lashes and the corner of my eyes would stick together. It doesn't really bug me anyway.

This humble $1 mascara does a real good job at lengthening lashes. It also hold curl nicely. For this review, I apply few coats of the regular mascara and a coat of the waterproof mascara without using eyelash curler prior or after application.

Aside from good lengthening and curling effects, this mascara hardly smudge even in humid weather. However, it's not completely waterproof as it easily flakes if it get wet. Removal is easy, you only need to wash it with facial cleanser, rub a lil to work the cleanser into the mascara and it removed in clumps. Wet wipes is enough to remove most of the mascara.

I can tell you that I'll definitely recommend this friends. Actually, I bought this for my mom and my sisters, and I'm pretty sure they like it. I love this mascara so much that I'd placed order for 6 of this babies. For the price, this mascara get 5/5.

p/s: with a small tube like, for sure I'll be able to finish up the mascara within 3 months. Hooray!

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