I’m suddenly in the mood to do an introduction on how my normal “slightly heavier” makeup is like.
Random I know!
But it’s been a while since I last did such girly and makeup-related stuff on my blog,
so I thought, why not? :p
I don’t use much makeup usually.
Used to not be able to live without liquid foundation but I think I’m much better off without it.
I don’t use 2-way cakes too because I don’t like the cakey and powdery look,
and I think a good concealer will be able to do the job as well as foundations!
Here are some of the products I will be using today:
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Navy, Steel and Woodrose.
Estee Lauder Blush in Nude Rose, Rosewood, Pink Kiss and Bronze Goddess.
Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ waterproof Mascara
Marjolica Eyeliner in black
Benefit Eyebrow Kit
Chanel Lipstick in Vendome 
Start off with a clean face with only moisturizer on.
It helps make your skin more supple and acts as a good barrier between the makeup and your skin.
Of course, it’s important to keep your face hydrated as well!
Concealer will help cover up dark eye rings!
I’ve got concealer on one side and none on the other, look at the difference!
What can I say, concealer is really my BFF!!
Other than covering eye rings and blemishes, concealer can also act as a highlighter.
So do dab on some on your nose bridge, eyebrow bone area, some on the cheeks and the darker areas around nose and mouth.
Similar to using liquid foundations, you need some loose powder to “set” the concealer and let it be less sticky.
Use less if you wanna achieve the dewy feel and more if you prefer a powdery look.
I love the loose powder from Paul and Joe!
The packaging is really pretty and it comes with a huge powder puff.
The quantity is huge too and it’s really value for money.
Next, fill in the gaps in your eyebrows.
Eyebrows are important because they frame your face and it will “wake you up” instantly.
I use eyebrow powder because I think they are easier to control compared to pencils.
My eyebrow powder is a little too brown for me actually, bought them when I had brown hair. Hahaha!
But Benefit’s eyebrow kit is awesome! Comes with a mini tweezer too, it will come in handy when you’re travelling.
I love this three colours from Bobbi Brown.
Use the lightest colour on a larger surface but don’t go beyond the bone under your eyebrows.
Then put on a slightly darker shade.
I like to put it darker on the outer edge of the eyes and then blend it in as it comes inwards.
Do put a piece of tissue paper under your eyes if you don’t want the powder to fall on your cheeks and ruin your makeup.
Alternatively, you can just put a huge amount of loose powder under your eyes (and then remove them later).
As for eyeliner, line it as close to the lash line as possible if you want it to look natural.
I like to also use a smudger to smudge the line so it doesn’t look too “clean”.
[Pardon my messy eyebrows!!]
I love Maybelline’s The Falsies mascara!
Who needs falsies when you have this wonderful mascara!
Other than having a really cute packaging, it’s a really good product too.
And then the blush!
The best way to know where the blush should go is to smile and apply the powder on the “apples”.
If you already have heavy makeup on your eyes, go easy on the blush.
Remember, in makeup, less is more sometimes!
I also like to spray some water on my face after my makeup is completed so that it doesn’t look too powdery.
I think you can’t really tell the difference from the pictures though.
You guys can try ZA’s energy water if you’re interested.
But I think plain water will do just fine too. Heh!
I love my red lipstick!
A red lipstick will never go out of fashion, so depending on your makeup,
you can also try out a red lipstick if you wanna look Da Bomb! :p
Special thanks to Blu Sunflower for the turquoise cheongsam dress.
They sell mainly vintage dresses but is also in the midst of expanding their inventory.
This dress is specially brought in for the upcoming Chinese New Year and it comes in 4 colours.
They are also having a “LIKE & SHARE” Facebook Promotion,
so just like their Collection 13 Preview on their Facebook Page, send them a printscreen and you’ll be entitled to 10% discount!
Hope you like what I’ve prepare for you today.
More to come soon and meanwhile, wish you all fun preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year!