Thursday, May 12, 2011

AMW Version: "Work and Play"

(Note from author: All previous comments were gone due to Blogger issues)
Some of the AMW readers asked me what's the right look to sport that they can wear during the office that would still look perfect after office!  I understand how difficult it is to go to your office lugging your whole make-up kit or probably have your make-up done at home but really?  A party make-up inside the office? 

I've created a wearable look that's effective for "Work and Play" with the help of my new Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eye Shadow compact

How I wish I could brag about my "full lashes" ---> not real! :P

AMW Diagram

Prior to eyeshadow application, I primed my lids with Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer.  Using The Body Shop Kajal Eye Liner in 02 Evergreen, I applied this all over the crease going beyond.  I don't mind if its not drawn perfectly, this only serves as a base for my light colored shadow.

Step 1:
Apply the Green shadow on top of the TBS Kajal Eyeliner Evergreen base.  The pigmentation of the Revlon Colorstay Quad is not that dark, so a good base is important to make the color pop.

Step 2:
I used the same brush to apply the purple shade on the outer corner of my eyes creating a "fake" deep set eyes.  Same quad was used. 
With a smaller pencil brush, apply the same shade on the lower lash line.

Step 3:
With the eye shadow applicator, applied the pearl white shade on the brow bone area to highlight the area.  This trick helps create a bigger eyes.

Step 4:
Used E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner in Black for eyelining with my favorite Ecotools brush.

Fill in my brows with the recently reviewed 

Since this look needs to fit for after office "play", I chose to use falsies.  In this tutorial, I've used Eye's Chic Eyelashes no. 815 from KKCenterHK.

Note from AMW: I am loving the lashes from KKCenterHK because no matter how thick or long my lashes look, they remain to feel so natural and light!  I've used a lot of the lashes from the said company to my clients who are first-time falsies user and they told me that they feel surprisingly comfortable with it! 

My eyes are ready to work and play!

Now the rest of my face should also get ready!

For the face
CK Infinite Matte Oil-Free Foundation in Porcelain
Lunasol Micro Finish Powder to set

For the Cheeks
E.L.F. Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

For the Lips
Revlon Colorburst Gloss in 004 Pink Ice Glace Rose

You can change your lip color into something brighter when you're off from work!  The nude lips work perfectly to counteract the dark eyes (dark in person).  At the end of the day, your eyeshadow may fade a bit so bright lips is going to rock the party world! :)

What's your Work and Play look?
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Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. very nice. this is a good look on days that you're busy in the office, and have a night out planned =))

  2. awwww i've been itching to get that revlon 'colorstay' pallet, just that since my sterling rose [lavander purpley pallet] is not too vivid on my eyes and actually fade, i've been afraid to buy a new pallet fr this line. LOL
    the aqua green is so gorgeouZ ;-)

  3. love the look! subtle enough for office as well as after work :D

  4. You look so pretty!! This makeup would definitely work for office and then going out after. Awesome job! :D

  5. CK has a makeup line? i didn't know that! you look great, btw :D

  6. Pretty as always! :P Been checking out that CK foundation online, can you please, please review that foundie? :D

  7. very appropriate title! this look will really wearable for work and after work! i love the lip color! you're not wearing any lipstick? gloss only? and oh, how i love your hair! :)

  8. @FifiThanks , glad you liked the look! :)

  9. @Marge Well the texture and the pigmentation is quite the same, kaya nga I used TBS Kajal liner as a base to make the color pop out more :)

  10. @Anonymous I was surprised as well, but I bought 2 of those oil-free foundation at and of course, read reviews first before I purchased. People are raving for this but , I believe it has been discontinued na! sad no?

  11. @xin Glad you like this week's version sister!

  12. @Issa I just wore the lipgloss on its own as my lips are pigmented to start with :) Thanks for liking my look and hair! :D

  13. @Pammy Yes dear, I am actually using it and will try them on clients before I write a review! Sad nga lang it's not locally available and I heard its discontinued na!

  14. I love it, it's colorful but subtle and wearable. You look gorgeous!

  15. This eye shadow is si pretty on you! and your hair is super lovely today! Thanks for sharing, Nikki.

  16. Wow! A day 'till night make-up look. Thanks for sharing. Love it!!!

  17. Hi! I love your eye make-up tutorials! These are definitely for people like me who, as much as I love eye make-up I just don't have the hands to do it. Urgh. I'm still learning and your blog really helped. Hope you're gonna do more of this soon. Keep up the good work ^_^


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