Posts Tagged ‘makeup’
Photos of My Life No. 1: Makeup
Posted on: 2nd of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love

Thank you for all your photo requests for my Photos of My Life project. :)

The first set of photos, as requested by my sister Carla, will be my stash of makeup. Now, I don’t really have that much makeup (not as much as my makeup artist sister, that is), but I reckon I have quite enough to satisfy my slight addiction to prettifying myself.

Here’s my makeup stash:

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I keep my makeup in these drawers from Muji. If you read back to one of my blog posts almost two years ago, I revealed my neat-freak personality, pointing out my love affair with cleaning and organizing my stuff. Storing my makeup in a neat and organized way is therefore not a big surprise. Like I said in my post before, these drawers were love at first sight. I started out with only two layers, but since these are completely stackable (I can buy extras whenever I want!), I bought 2 more layers a couple of months ago.

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I keep different types of makeup in separate drawers, that way I know exactly where to find things when I need them.

Now, let me give you a tour inside my drawers. :)

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MAC Spring Color Forecast Goodies
Posted on: 24th of March 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I promised myself that I would try to stay away from makeup shopping for a year, but MAC Cosmetic’s Spring Color Forecast just looked too interesting to let pass. Actually, I would have probably ignored this collection entirely if it weren’t for my sister‘s constant prodding to buy her some goodies since stocks had already been wiped clean on the first day it was out in Manila. So, being the good sister that I am (plus the excuse of going to town to do some shopping! LOL!), I went to MAC on the day of the collection’s launch in Singapore.

Now, I normally don’t buy limited editions, because I dislike the idea of not being able to buy the same item once my stash runs out, but when I saw and swatched the Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, I just couldn’t put it down! I ended up buying one each for my sister and I, plus one Blush Ombre in Springshine for my sister.

MAC Blush Ombre in Springshine (for my sister) and Ripe Peach.

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Bedazz Stippling Brush
Posted on: 6th of February 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

One perk of having a sister who has her own line of makeup brushes, is being able to get freebies. Well actually, nothing comes free for her (booo! =P), so I only got the free brushes in exchange for the multiply layout design of Bedazz. =P

My favorite from her line of brushes is the Stippling Brush:

Made of goat hair (the black part) and synthetic hair (white part), its bristles are quite dense, without compromising its softness (it’s amazingly soft!). It’s great for achieving an “airbrushed” look when applying liquid or cream foundation. In addition, I also use it to apply mineral foundation and blush, both of which generate promising results too!

I’m not too familiar with the MAC 187 Duo Fibre Stippling Brush (since I don’t own one), but I reckon this is pretty much a great alternative. At only Php700 (around USD14),  it’s so much more affordable! If we were talking about special deals, I’d say that this definitely tops all deals out there! Plus, unlike some of the other affordable brushes in the market, this brush does not bleed black dye when washing AT ALL! I no longer have to worry about staining my towels when laying them out to dry after washing. I just love it! :)

So, if any of you makeup junkies are looking for a good, yet affordable alternative to other expensive stippling brushes out there, I highly suggest that you guys try the Bedazz Stippling Brush. It won’t disappoint! :)

With my baby! <3

EOTD: Purple Flush
Posted on: 10th of October 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I’m back in Singapore! But only for a month, this time. In between making designs for a certain family project, I’ve also been taking advantage of my idle time by playing with makeup. It’s about time, because I haven’t really touched any of my recent makeup hauls!

Since most of my recent purchases have been eye shadows, I ended up doing an EOTD. I wanted to do a dark-to-almost-smokey look, so I chose my new pot of purple shadow from MAC (Nocturnelle).

EOTD: Purple Flush

Eyes closed. Taken with flash.

EOTD: Purple Flush

Looking away. Taken with flash.

EOTD: Purple Flush

Eyes open. Taken with flash.

Products Used:

  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Nocturnelle
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Black Tied
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Dreammaker
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • L’Oreal Double Extension Waterproof Mascara

I was a bit lazy to do the rest of my face, so I just used some MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30 under my eyes, and dabbed on MAC Studio Fix in NC35 all over.

EOTD: Purple Flush

The look was actually a lot darker in person.

My quick makeup fix also triggered me to do a mini photo shoot of my own, complete with soft lighting:

Self Portrait

There are two more shots in my flickr. :)

Anyway, being back in Singapore means more food tripping for me! I have to be careful, because I might end up gaining all the weight I lost when I was back in Manila. Haha! If only staying away from food (without any weight loss diet pill, please) was just as easy as counting from one to ten! LOL! Good luck, me! XP