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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

June 14, 2008

false eyelashes

  • Browbone : MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Artistry Black Tie & NYX Black eyeshadow applied with a damp thin liner brush
  • Lower waterline : NYC White pencil eyeliner
  • Eyelashes : Ardell #305 false eyelashes on top lashes & Artistry Essentials Black mascara/Artistry Waterproof Black mascara on lower lashes

More pictures here

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False Eyelashes 101

June 14, 2008

I admit, during my early days of high school..I was scared of false eyelashes. With the different brands, lengths, styles, it can be overwhelming for first time false eyelash users. Don’t fret! Here’s your guide to the world of false eyelashes

Types Of False Eyelashes

false eyelashes

Strip Lashes – These lashes come two in a pair and come in a variety of lengths, thickness, colors, etc.

Separate Flares – These lashes are the half versions of the strip lashes. They are applied to the outer edge.

Individual Lashes – These lashes come in two varieties : regular or clusters. These are the most natural looking out of all the lashes and create a more fuller look for your natural lashes. When applying individuals, you have to apply one lash or cluster at a time.

Types Of Glue

  • When applying individual/cluster lashes, you need to use individual eyelash adhesive. This adhesive secures the lashes for up to 6 weeks if taken care of properly.
  • When applying strip or flares, you need to use a regular eyelash adhesive such as DUO. Duo adhesive is a great brand to use because when using this adhesive on my lashes, they stay on securely without lifting at the edges by the end of the day.

Tutorial On How To Apply False Eyelashes

  • This tutorial is by far my favorite for false eyelashes. Complete with pictures and detailed step by step’s.

Removal & Keep Up

  • Do not tug on the lashes. If you do, chances are you might be pulling off your real lashes too. That’s never a good thing.
  • You can invest in false eyelash/make up remover or you can simply use olive oil or virgin coconut oil to loosen up the lashes.
  • To clean your lashes, put a few drops of water til the glue on the strip loosens

Tips & Tricks

  • Apply false eyelashes after doing your eye make up.
  • Use mascara before and after applying the false eyelashes to blend into your natural lashes.
  • If you plan on wearing eyeliner, use an eyeliner that doesn’t smudge easily or simply opt to using liquid eyeliner or using an dampen thin liner brush + eyeshadow. The last thing you want is smudged up eyeliner after applying your eyelashes.
  • False eyelashes too big? Just cut a little bit of the lashes on the inner edge to best fit your eye shape.
  • If your wearing a lot of eye make up and want to wear false eyelashes, use natural looking lashes like Ardell’s #109 (one of my personal favorites: pictures here & here of the look).
  • Don’t feel like wearing mascara, but feel like you need to wear something? Use Ardell’s #305 flare lashes paired up with a black winged out eyeliner for lazy make up days (one of my new favorite looks + lashes).
  • Practice makes perfect! Practice applying lashes on during your free time to get hang of false eyelashes and to see which lashes best fits your eyes.
  • Remember ladies: Stock up on lashes, you can NEVER have too many!
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Smile For the Camera: Photo Friendly Make Up

May 21, 2008

photo-friendly make up

Who doesn’t want to look great in pictures? Here’s some of my tips for photo friendly make up.

  • Use a primer. The last thing you want to worry about is runny/melted off make up during a ‘photoshoot’, so using a foundation & eye primer is a must.
  • Avoid wearing foundations with SPF. The flash from the camera reflects the SPF in the foundation making you look pale/ashy in pictures.
  • Don’t forget to powder! Avoid looking oily in your pictures by applying a loose powder after your foundation.
  • Don’t OVER do your make up. You always want to wear a little more make up than you usually would to make sure it shows up on film. Don’t over do it to the point you look too made up and artificial.
  • Matte finish eyeshadows look best in pictures. If you do wear shimmery eyeshadows and want to cut the shimmery-ness of the look, apply a matte eyeshadow to the crease.
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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

May 17, 2008

pink & purple eye look

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid & inner crease : NYX Prune eyeshadow
  • Outer crease up to the browbone : NYX Deep Purple eyeshadow & Artistry Royalty eyeshadow
  • Outer crease & outer lid : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry On The Move eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow & Wet n Wild Mega Line Black liquid liner
  • Lower lashline : Milani Color Brilliance Purple eye pencil as a base, MAC Violet pigment on outer lashline, and NYX Prune eyeshadow on inner lashline.
  • Lower waterline : NYC White eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara

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My How To’s – Light Yellow & Red Tutorial

May 12, 2008

I’ve been in such a colorful mood lately that I’ve been doing this yellow & red eyeshadow look for the past few days now. It’s now my current favorite look. I finally got my hands on some NYX eyeshadows this past week and they are the eyeshadow I used in this look.

Here’s how I achieved this look :

yellow and red eyeshadow look

1) First, apply an eyeshadow base to the lid, passed the crease, and on the browbone. I used this time Ulta Eye Primer (review coming soon). Apply a shimmery light yellow/light gold eyeshadow to the lid and just the inner crease. I used NYX’s Blondie eyeshadow for the light yellow.

2) Apply a shimmery red eyeshadow on the outer crease and just on the outer corner of the lid. I used NYX’s Rust eyeshadow for the red eyeshadow.

3) Apply a shimmery light beige on the browbone for the highlighter color. Use an eyeshadow primer on the lower lashline and apply the yellow on the inner lashline/red on the outer lashline.

4) Apply black eyeliner on the top lashline. I used Wet n Wild Megaliner Liquid eyeliner in Black. Lastly, I apply a few coats of Artistry Essentials mascara in Black & Artistry Waterproof mascara in Black for a false eyelash look.


Up close final look

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Make Up Shorts ; More Make Up Tips for Asian Women

May 6, 2008

asian women make up

I decided to do another make up post for asian women because of the increasing e-mails and feedback about having more make up tips for asian women!

– Look for foundations and concealers that have a yellow undertone. Since, most asians have yellow undertones, this will ensure that your foundation will look natural.

– When filling in eyebrows, use a medium to dark brown eyeliner/eyeshadow for natural looking brows.

– When choosing eyeliners, use colors like soft black, navy, plum, brown and dark grey. Avoid applying eyeliner on the lower waterline (this will make your eyes look smaller). Instead, apply it to your upper lashline and wing it at the end to accentuate your exotic eye shape.

– Use blushes that are soft pink, peach, or light coral in color.

– When choosing lip colors or lip glosses, look for colors in soft pinks, mauves, deep red, and berries.

Don’t forget to check out more make up tips for asian women on the For The Women Of Color page!

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Make up Shorts ; Eyeshadows for Every Budget – Neutrals

April 27, 2008

When it comes to eyeshadows, I like to buy them from nearly everywhere. Online, drugstores, department stores..you name it. I made up a small list of some of my favorite eyeshadows in brown, bronze, gold, and beige that can fit anyone’s budget.

($= lower in price , $$$ = moderate in price, $$$ = higher in price)