Tutorial | Autumn Look

Sunday, 11 October 2015
Hi everyone, I recently made a tutorial on my go to Autumn Look which features my use of dark lip colour but seeing as my face sometimes doesn't look so good with bold lips. So, this look will work for anyone that want to wear bold colour lipstick but without looking too overdone. 

Here is the video version, but if you are too lazy to watch, I also have pictures version. 

1. Start with clean skin. I'm using e.l.f. Moisturizing Foundation Stick in Nude because I want a semi matte effect for this look. I apply the foundation to the outer area of my face as this will prevent the foundation from looking cakey!

2. I use Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend the foundation outward before blending it inward. The sponge will ensure that my foundation looks smooth and flawless without looking like I am wearing too much foundation.

3. I am using Kiko Dark Circle Tone Eraser in Orange to counter the bluey tone under my eyes. Then I use the sponge to blend everything together.

4. My dark circles are still visible, so time to cover it up with concealer. I'm using Make Up For Ever Full Cover concealer in shade 6 but this shade is a little too light for me. Again, I blended everything together with the Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge.

5. My sneaky way of trying to hide how round my face is, so I do some contouring using Topshop Contour Cream in Sweep. I apply it under my cheekbones, chin, forehead and nose in attempt to have more chiseled looking face. I blended everything with a sponge again.

6. For this look, I want a natural looking brows. So I use Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil in Brownie Points to fill in my brows, using short strokes motion.

7. To set my brows in place, I use Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel in Dark Brown to set my brows. 

8. For this look, I am using The Balm Nude Tude palette (seriously this palette is amazing!). I sweep 'Seductive' which is a golden bronze colour across my lids with a flat brush. I apply 'Sexy' which is a matte burgundy shade along my crease with a dome brush and dragging it out the outer corner to make a 'V' shape. Blend the edges of the eyeshadow out with a new brush. I'm highlighting the inner corner of my eyes using 'Snobby' which is pearly yellow shade. Then I use a slanted brush and apply 'Sultry' which is matte light brown shade around the lower lashes area. Blend everything together!

9. I use Real Technique Eyeliner Brush to apply Bobbi Brown Long Lasting Eyeliner in Black Ink to my eyes. Starting from the middle first and then working my way inward before working it outward and then flicking out the wing.

10. I curl my non-existence lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.

11. Then apply Benefit They're Real! Mascara to my lashes.

12. However, I still look like I have no eyelashes so I am going to be adding fake lashes for this look. Make sure you wait for the glue to be tacky before applying (something I clearly didn't do for this look...)

13. Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist is seriously addictive. It makes my dry lips look perfectly nourished and hydrated. I use it as a base for this look and I use it all over my lips.

14. To add some colours, I dug out Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush out of my collection and apply it to the middle of my lips to achieve a gradient effect.

Voila! This is the finished look. 
Do you change your makeup when the season changes?

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Maple Holistics products and giveaway

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

I came across Maple Holistics because they contacted me back in August as they want to send me some products to try. I jumped at the chance because I have been wanting to try some natural and vegan friendly products for a while (so I have some products to recommend my vegan friends out there). They kindly let me picked out a few products that caught my eyes. So, I went for Ancient Clay Facial Mask, Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum and Tea Tree Special Formula shampoo. Maple Holistics provides vegan friendly beauty products which contains high quality ingredients such as jojoba and argan.

Clay mask has to be one of my favourite type of masks out there because I just love how it makes my skin feel all nice and clean. Although, one problem that I have with clay mask is that it can be quite drying on my skin. However, Maple Holistics Ancient Clay Facial Mask uses 3 types of clay which are French Green Clay, Bentonite Clay and Multani Mitti. French Green Clay is great for dry skin as it removes impurities and helps with cell renewal. Bentonite Clay is great for oily skin as it exfoliates excess dirt and helps revitalise dull skin. Multani Mitti helps reduce acne scars, blemishes and blackheads but what is the most important feature of all for me is that it is also supposes to hydrate the skin through the deep cleansing process too. I also like how it comes in powder form as it means that this mask will be able to keep for longer, bonus!

Serum is an essential part of my skincare routine because moisturising just never seem to be enough for this dry skin girl. This serum claims to stimulate collagen levels, reverse sun damages, provide sun protection and have anti-aging effects. Although, I can't provide long term effect of this serum in term of anti-aging effect but I can say that it absorbs quickly onto my skin and it is scents-free which is perfect if you have sensitive skin like me.

I am not going to lie, my hair is very fussy, when it dislikes a shampoo my scalp get really dry. So far the one shampoo it really liked happens to be very expensive and I just can't afford it at the moment. This shampoo contains lavender, rosemary containing high level of verbenone, tea tree, botanical keratin, jojoba and argan. All of them help with nourishing scalp and hair. The shampoo lathers up really well and made my hair feels super soft and smooth. I think I might have found another shampoo favourite!

If you would like to try a set of shampoo and conditioner from Maple Holistics. Don't forget to enter the giveaway from #summerofgiveaways below. You can win a one Argan shampoo and one Silk18 conditioner. This giveaway is sponsored by edumuch.com.

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If you don't win, you can also get a free product from Maple Holistics too! All you have to do is provide them a review on Amazon.

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FOTD | Barely There

Friday, 18 September 2015

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 53 | Review | £10.99
I find that the key to 'barely there' makeup look lays with flawless looking skin! I have tried many foundations in my day but with my dry skin problem and difficulty finding the right shade for me. I always come back to Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. It is my holy grail foundation. I use it when I want naturally dewy skin. It is a shame that it doesn't have SPF, otherwise it would have been the perfect everyday foundation. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard | Review | £22
When it comes to concealer, it is just as important as foundation. I need them to hide my panda eyes from sleeping late every night. Oh, the struggle of being a nocturnal person. 

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze - Perfect Tan in Tantric | $49
You know...I am not 100% sure that I can distinguish the difference between bronzer and contour (I know, bad blogger!). To me, they are very similar. I use this bronzer to add a little bit of warmth and definition to my cheek bones and nose. 

Hourglass Ambient Lightning Palette | £56
Is it bad to say that I have had this palette for ages, yet I have barely ever reached for it. Not that I don't like it. It is just that sometimes, I forget that it looks pretty awesome in pictures. I mean look at my face and how it glows! I seriously need to use this more often. 

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner | $13.92
Have you ever been on holiday in summer and realised that you makeup from home are just not up to par when it comes to staying put in humid weather? Well I have! It was like nearly impossible for me to find eyeliner that will stay on my eyelids instead of below it. Lo and behold, comes K-Palette eyeliner. It did not smudge, even in humid weather and my watery eyes. Success!

B&C BrowLash Ex Water Strong W Eyebrow in Natural Brown | $13.99
Brows are so important. I have been spending years experimenting with new brows shapes. I am not sure I have found my ones yet. 

Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel  in Dark Brown | £3.99
Whatever brows shapes I have decided to go for. It is just necessary that I set them. I have never had that much problem with unruly brows (mainly because I slightly over plucked them when I was younger). Now I just wait for them to grow and hope that I can do something with them *sigh*. 

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Waterproof | Review | £7.99
Sometimes, you realised what is important when you don't have it anymore. It is like that with my mascaras. I like to change them up every few months but honestly, it is so hard to find mascaras that won't transfer to my face (the curse of having Asian eyes). I sometimes like using Maybelline The Falsies to set my other mascaras, so it becomes waterproof.

Tony Moly Face Mix Primer Lip Concealer | $3.12
Have you ever wanted cutesy little pale lips colours that's true to the bullet? Well, I did but the pigmentation of my lips went just too dark. So I thought I would try out this Tony Moly's Lips Concealer and OMG can I just say the best buy?! I can wear any lips colours I want now. 

MAC Lipstick in Shanghai Spice | £15.50
The perfect nude! You have no idea how much I love this lipstick (unless you were following on instagram a few months ago, I just couldn't shut up about it). I don't even understand why it doesn't have any hype. 

BeautyBlender | £16
Quite frankly, I joined the bandwagon and ain't I glad I did? It just creates the most perfect flawless makeup! You can use it to blend anything! Shame about the price though. 

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