Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tip for the Day: "Awake" Look

Don't you hate it when in the middle of the day, your eyes look tired?

Ever use eyeliner on the waterline and found it transferred on your under eye area thus giving a "Panda" look?

Do you keep on retouching your powder or powder foundation for the whole day thus giving you a "mask" look?

**all 3 photos above taken from respective websites found on google

I've said "yes" to all 3 questions above but that's a thing in the past!  I've found a quick and easy solution to help solve the problems above!  Want to know how?

Send $100 directly to my bank.  No payment ... no answers!

JUST JOKING!  *laughs*

I am quite easy to please, just show me that gorgeous smile of yours and we're all set! =D

All you need ---
1. Your preferred powder foundation (pressed or loose)

2. Windshield Wiper Brush (any dupe similar to MAC's 224)

Instead of using a sponge or huge brush to retouch in the middle of the day, I suggest you use the wiper brush to gently swipe on areas needed for retouch.

1. Under the eye area

2. Sides of the nose

3. If your eyelids get a bit oily, you can retouch using this method.

Voila!  Instead retouch minus the heavy feel.  Of course!  An added "huge smile" will bring in that healthy "glow" your face needs!

Hope my simple Tip for the Day works and helps most of you readers out there who asks me on the right way to do a "fresh faced" look that lasts the whole day!

If you want to create a "brightened" look all over your face!  You can check out August issue of OK! Magazine and there's a wonderful 2 page article on "Brighten Up!"

I have to share the look of the cover!  This month's OK! gives you an inside look on what is it like to grow up famous.  Natalie portman, Brooke Shiels, Jodie Foster and Neil Patrick Harris have grown up in a healthy sense of sel and of reality, despite living in the surreal world of Hollywood.  Now the question is: how will this generation of celebrity kids like Suri Cruise and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt turn out to be? We'll see...

For now, let's not think about how our lives will be if we're famous in Hollywood.  Let's just take one step at a time to enjoy life to the fullest, in an ordinary yet EXTRA-ordinary way!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. love your quick tips sis... winner!!!

  2. Great tip! I should try this some time. :)

  3. Thanks for the tip. Will try it one of these days. :P

  4. Thats a nice tip! it works for me very well too

  5. thanks for the tip! very helpful!

  6. Love the tip! I have to get my hand on a few of those brushes yet! =)

  7. Ems, thanks sis!

    Maggie, give it a try and let me know how it works on you

    Anastacia, you're doing this too? This is one step I have to do!

    Clarice, my pleasure

    Dana, yes, these brushes are not meant for eyeshadows only!

  8. thanks for the tips Nikki!

    I use a fluffy eyeshadow brush from Ecotools or Barenaturals) to retouch my undereye area with powder.

  9. If you ask me what's the most beautiful part of Nikki, I'd say IT'S YOUR PERSONALITY. You are always happy, and smiling and encouraging us to lighten up and be positive. You're a SUNSHINE, dear, and I love you to bits for that! <3

  10. That's a great tip! I'll definitely try it.

  11. Thanks for the tip Nikki! I have that brush too and don't use it that often. Now I'll place it in my kikay kit

  12. i do the same exact thing when retouching! haha same brush, well not exactly but i use a sonia kashuk blending brush on my eyelids and undereye areas :) great minds think alike talaga hahaha

  13. Thanks for the tip and your cheerful attitude! It made me smile after a tough day.


  14. Khymm, no worries, always my pleasure to share my tips! The ecotools one is really great no?

    Dang, awww dear! You made me smile! THANK YOU! I'm glad to be a sunshine to people I love, and you're one of them for sure!

    Gio, thanks for reading dear!

  15. Kim, go go go! Use it , ang ganda! hehehe

    Miemiemie, oooohhh the one I have is the EOS one! It's free from the Dual ENded brushes!

    Lisa, awww I'm glad to make you smile, I hope your day will end better, what's wrong? I'm here if you needed someone to talk to! or just vent out to


I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment your questions, suggestions and just anything you may want to say! Keep smiling and stay happy!