Thursday, September 29, 2022

Brow Grooming Tutorial (Plucking edition)

 

I did the post How To Trim and Groom your Brows the easiest way year 2012.  OMG, that was exactly 10 years ago!  

Things did not change, I still trim and groom my brows the same way but this time, I am updating it for friends who are brave enough to use TWEEZERS!

I find using tweezers my favorite and MOST disliked way --- talk about being a girl! :P  I love it for the fact that brow hairs grow slower as compared to using a shaver.  The dislike?  You all know how it can put you to tears!  Especially since I really have thick brow hairs!

Without further ado, I have been fixing, trimming and grooming my brows this way the whole pandemic.  I haven't gotten the chance to go to a Brow Waxing Salon aka BENEFIT BROW BAR so...sariling sikap!



To further explain and for you to understand it more...feel free to watch this short IG reel that I created particularly for you to see how I trim, pluck and fix my brows!  Happy Watching!



Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

   

Monday, September 26, 2022

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

 

Lugging around (no joke) 50 plus brushes in my belt bag is the usual things for a Make Up Artist.  Losing a couple is also normal even if you label it with your name!  That is why it isn't unusual to own 3-4 similar brushes just for back-ups.

Waste of Money? YES

Part of the Profession?  YES YES YES!

Because of the pandemic and how everything was put on HOLD and how life has been simplified.  Even the makeup world - in my world - has also simplified and here, I am finally sharing my MUST HAVE Eye Makeup Brushes.  My ride or die brushes when I get stuck into an isand --- nah!  I won't be bringing any makeup when I'm stuck in an island #REALTALK :P

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

FLAT SHADER BRUSH

I call this my eyeshadow "packing" brush.  This is the brush I usually start with whether to apply cream-based shadow products as base or eyeshadow primer.  It just packs the right amount of product properly.  

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

I mostly go for natural haired bristle to pack powdered products and synthetic version for cream/liquid based eye products.  That said, you can opt to purchase 2 - if you must buy only one - pick the natural bristled one.

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

 MEDIUM CREASE BRUSH/BLENDING BRUSH

A brush I seriously can't live without.  I can probably miss a flat shader brush but NOT THIS ONE.  This is my eyeshadow blending brush and this size works even for small eyelids!  I own more than 10 of this type of brush from different brands because I just can't get enough of it.

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

Aside from used as blending, you can also use the tip of the brush to "grab" eyeshadow powder pigment and apply directly on to the lid.  The effect isn't as pigmented as using a flat shader brush but you'll get a natural flush of color on your lids every single time --- no demarcation marks if blended properly.

The famous "Wiper Motion" is also used for this brush!  You will be the master of blending your eyeshadow if you practice with this brush.


My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

LARGE CREASE BRUSH/BLENDING BRUSH

Since I am always for OPTIONS - this is another brush to invest on if you have bigger eyelid space.  Even with small eyelid space, I find this brush super useful in so many ways.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Glossy Brown Lips is My Thing!

 

Remember when matte brown lipsticks are super "in" in the 90's?

My friend who came from Canada gifted me with a gorgeous matte brown lipstick from MAC Cosmetics.  It was so beautiful but my lips were the same as today - dry and parched.  And it was not a great sight to see matte brown lipstick on a dry lips!

Fast forward to 2022, I still have my dreams of looking like a cool kid in the 90's.  And a lot of 90's fashion are coming back anyway right?  And guess what?  I finally found a brown lipstick that would look great on me!  And to YOU who also have dry lips like I do!  Let's all raise our arms and thank the makeup heaven!

Glossy Brown Lips

Mary Kay Unlimited Lip Gloss
Shade: Tawny Nude
Price: USD16.00 (Approx Php800.00)


Glossy Brown Lips

Thankfully, this comes in a lot of shades to choose from and each tube is formulated with Vitamin C and E that is why it is very comfortable to wear.  

Don't be tricked though as they have 3 types of finishes - Cream, Pearl and Shimmer.  So you really need to check out various swatches online or probably look for a Mary Kay agent locally so you can try on testers.

Glossy Brown Lips

This shade goes up to my favorite brown lipstick list - there's NONE!  As I only have a few to almost NONE as of the moment to call as my favorite.  So yes, this tops them all!

Glossy Brown Lips

What about you? Have you been around the 90's brown lipstick fad?
Have you found the best brown lipstick as of the moment?  
Comment down below your favorite brand and shade!


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

  

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

How To Apply False Lashes

 

Hello everyone!
I've done How to Apply False lashes so many times in this blog but mostly with photos.  

Read: "How to Apply Falsies"

And the application still holds the same with a bit of "upgrade" to make things easier.  We are in this generation where things are easier right?

Aside from methods become easier and quicker, I have to raise a point that lashes are getting better - more natural and lightweight! And let's not forget friendlier price tag!



Kudos to Nippon Esthetic for creating super lightweight and easy-to-apply false lashes!  I am loving this design called Margherita!  I am unsure how many times I wore this on special occasions!


A quick IG Reel on how to apply!
I hope this helps!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Black and White Makeup

 

I did a makeup look for black and white photography.

I studied makeup artistry a decade ago and I remembered my favorite lesson was that of a Black and White photography makeup.  I know it is not that important nowadays - I mean who takes Black and White photographs?

JUST ME?

I wish you do too because it is something unique, nice and it honestly gave me that warm-fuzzy feeling.  Hindi dahil panahon ko siya ok?? :P (Not because I was born in the B&W era, okay?)


It is better if you wore a black top for this particular photo-op.


Are you ready for the result?
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