First off, a little update here, few days ago I went to KLCC to meet up with my friend from high school, Neysa. She’s in town for the holidays so we decided to meet up before she left. We had dinner at Ben’s. I had Aglio e Olio Spaghettini and she had Crispy Duck Confit Spaghettini. The catch up session was worth the wait (Neysa was stuck in the jam for like 1.5 hours! LOL), we talked so much about the life I left, the high school life. HAHA. She told me allllll the scandal that went on during the last year of High School. I was shocked to say the least. Simply because I didn’t expect that kind of drama will happen in our school. Then we talked about our present lives, college things, and all. It’s good to see her after such a long time. I haven’t seen her ever since I left high school in 2010. So it’s like 4 years? WOW. Haha didn’t thought it’s been THAT long. We had a blast catching up with each other ♥
Okay now let’s get into business!
I’m not so pro on doing eye makeups, that’s why most of the time if I went out to clubs or wedding or any event, I would just dust an eye shadow all over my eyelids, use eyeliner, and top off with mascara. I’ve watched so many YouTube gurus’s tutorials and all, but it seems like I just couldn’t get the hang of it yet. Hmph. So just now since I wanna test out the Sephora Concealer Quad, I was thinking like, why don’t give it a try too (on eye makeups)?
So here’s the things i use :
To achieve this look :
Yeah i know there’s a LOT of products! But you need to have a smooth complexion for a flawless finish 🙂
1. Start with a clean base. Cleansed my face using Neutrogena’s Liquid Cleanser & Boscia Konjac Sponge. Then moisturize it with erha21 day cream. On to primer, I’m using MUFE HD Primer, dab a pea size amount each on forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Let it sink in to the skin. And while waiting for the primer to set, apply lip balm.
2. Then correct the flaws using the Sephora Concealer Quad. Use the lavender color to counteract with the dark circles, and the blu-ish color to cover the redness around the nose. Blending the correctors using my fingers in dabbing motions.
3. On to foundation, I’m using MUFE HD Foundation for a semi-matte look. Dab the foundation on the face (I did half of my face first, in case it dries quickly), spread & blend it using the Topshop sponge. I love how this sponge gives a sheer coverage but still cover my flaws. Then do the other half of my face.
4. For concealer, i’m using Revlon Colorstay in Light Medium applied on the inner eyes, middle, and corner of my eyes. Then used the BareMinerals Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 on the gaps around the eyes. Blending it using my Sephora #58 brush, in patting motion from inward to outward and vice versa, this is to prevent the concealer to crease later on. Then to balance the brightness on the eye area, uss the bareminerals brightener on the corner of the nose, above the eyebrows, and around the corners of the lips.
5. Set the foundation and concealer using MUFE HD Powder with the Sephora’s Mineral Powder Brush for around the face, and use the Hakuhodo brush for setting concealers and the areas that are hard to reach (corner of the nose).
6. Now off to bronzer, using my Benefit Hoola Bronzer with Sephora’s Highlighting Fan brush. Making a harsh line from the top of the jawline (near the ear) until the corner of your lips (parallel to the corner of your eyes), then blending it using MUFE kabuki brush in upward-downward & swiping motion. Also contour your temples, and lower jawline. You also can contour your nose if you want to, but using a small blending brush.
7. Then, using Sigma F40 Angled Contour Brush, apply Rockateur blush to the apples of the cheeks. Blending it with the bronzer for a ‘natural’ flushed look.
8. For the brows, I’m using Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse in Taupe, it came with a double ended brush with a spoolie on the other end. First, line the lower part of the brows, then filling in the sparse area, then shape it using the leftover products that’s on the brush. Once you’re satisfied with your brows shape, thicken the tail area. Lastly brush the brows with the spoolie to blend it with your natural eyebrow hairs.
9. Curl the lashes and apply mascara.
10. Line the lips and fill it in lightly. Then go over it with my Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in 126 Neo Noir.
11. Line your eyes with eyeliner. The one i’m using is my HG eyeliner, Maybelline Hypersharp Liner. To make a cat-eye liner look, flick your eyeliner using your lower lids as the guideline. Make extension of the lower lids using the eyeliner, then draw a straight line to the upper lid, drawing near to the lash line as possible. Then fill in the gaps.
And you’re done! That’s a lot of steps and products, I know. But hey, you want your makeup to last all day/all night right? Well then that’s why you need a good base to work with 😛 I would wear this look when I’m going out clubbing or any parties, as I can look as bold as i want to. HEHE