Monday, January 2, 2012

AMW Version: New Year To Face 2012!

Happy Start of the week and start of 2012!  How was your New Year's Eve and New Years' Day?  Mine was spent with the "Ohanas"  *laughs*  Mr. AMW and myself are starting to call both our families "The Ohanas" to those who knows Stitch from Lilo & Stitch..."Ohana means...Family!" 

I just have to share to you what I realized over the year end, "Welcome 2012 Countdown", I used to think my parents are grandparents were a boring bunch when I run up and down the stairs asking for more fireworks and "Wa Tu Si" and couldn't understand how they could just stay at home, watch movies and just ignore the great fireworks outside!  Would you believe...I am THAT mature to do the same?  I stayed at home most of the time enjoying glorious food and enjoyed the good line up of HBO movies!  Come on guys, you have to tell me if you're the same!  I'm not alone on this right? :D

To start off 2012, I did an AMW Version to face the bright year with bright-looking face! :)

I do think the lipstick itself is bright enough :P

 AMW Diagram

Prior to eyeshadow application, you can choose your preferred base, in my case, since my lids aren't oily, I used The Body Shop Special Edition Kajal Eyeliner in Evergreen. Application shouldn't be perfect, use your fingers or brush to blend before you proceed with step 1.

Step 1:
I took out Beauty Pro Cosmetics' Crazy Colour Palette and applied "matte green" shadeon top of the base.  This came out matte green just like on pan.

Step 2:
To add up the holiday sparkle, I took out my The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes from The Colour Spring 2010 collection and applied the metallic aqua green on top of the matte green to give a bit of dimension.  Use a pencil brush and apply the similar color on the lower lash line.

Step 3:
From the same TBS Shimmer Cubes collection, use the sparkly peachy shade an apply on the brow bone area.  This is okay if you're off to create a "sparkly" eye makeup!  For regular days, use matte eyeshadow.  Fill free to add this shade on the inner corner of your eyes for sparkles!

Step 4:
Instead of using a pencil liner, I wanted to create a "smoked out" eyeliner look (meaning, you won't see any harsh line).  I used a matte black eyeshadow from The Beauty Pro's Crazy Colour Palette .  This technique is best for small eyes as it gives an illusion of a bigger, rounder eye shape.

I added a bit of liner near the upper lash line to define the shape of my eyes.  I used my favorire K-Palette 24h Real Lasting Eyeliner WP in black.

Curled my lashes and applied Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara in Black.  Using SANA Styling W Brow, I filled the gaps with the pencil liner portion and lightened my brows with the light brow gel.

Sparkly eyes ready for 2012!

And here's what I used for the rest of my face!

For the Face:
Revlon Age Defying Foundation in Medium Beige (25)

For the Cheeks:
Shu Uemura Blush in Pink 30

For the Lips:
Etude House #2 Hot Pink
Etude House Wannabe Last Touch Gloss

Wearing bright colored lips can really lift your whole face, so once in awhile, step out of the comfort zone, we only live once :)

Have a great start of the year!  Please stay positive as it worked for me and I hope it works for most of you too! :)

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. happy new year Nikki! I love this look especially the bright lips.

  2. The bright lippie looks great on you. You are not alone this year in being "boring." It was actually really relaxing and fun. Happy new year to you!

  3. You look gorgeous! Love the bright lips!

  4. Don't worry, I'm with you on that. I'm more into a calmer but fun Holiday celeb with my Ohanas! :P And oh, nice lippie you have there! :)

  5. Me! Me! Me! I also don't do the fireworks thingy anymore maybe these last 3 years now...I just eat then sleep haha ^_^

  6. I love the eye shadow! :) Great to see a new tutorial from you. Happy new year!

    Chrissy @ Cosmetic Fixation

  7. I loveee the color of the lipstick on you!! Your one of the beauty blogs I read religiously and inspired me to make my own!!! Any tips? haha Happy new year!!!

  8. HAPPY NEW YEAR Nikki!
    I really like the cute speakers. Can you please tell me where what online shop you can buy that from?

    The FLY shades I bought before only lasted me for a few months. I always store them in their hard cases and was always careful in using them but one day, i just found small chippings at the side of one of it's glass but still kept using them as they were not too obvious when worn. But as I kept wearing them for a few more weeks, I found that the chippings becoming are more this time and some are even bigger than before and became more obvious that I felt ashamed wearing them. Sayang tlaga yun..I swore then not to buy FLY shades anymore due to my bad experience with a pair that I bought two years ago. Sorry if I have to share this Nikki!

    Happy New Year!

  9. Christmas and New Years Eve are the best in the Philippines. When I was small, our neighborhood shared food and it was like one big party that never ended.

    Oh this is such a gorgeous look :) Happy New Year Nikki!

  10. @lavender Thanks dear, I guess having bright lips would help to bring in good luck :) hehehe

  11. @Diana Yay, thanks for sharing! I'm glad you had a relaxing holiday!

  12. @Dang Villanueva hehehe love spending time with the Ohanas! I don't mind having 2 sets of Ohanas! or even more!

  13. @Crystal Gale I slept a lot! As in! parang bumawi ako for the 2011 na puyat!

  14. @Queenbee Nothing much but just be yourself with your posts :D Glad to have inspired someone! :) Sweet!

  15. @CybrTrendz OH NO! Do you still remember the name of the particular shades? It's ok to share! I'm glad you did! It will be helpful for both buyers and the seller if ever they get the chance to read this :) It's a good feedback!

  16. @EveryDay Makeup blog Happy New year! ahhh..Philippine Christmas..the best talaga! I've spent 3 Christmases in China and I can't help but think about home!


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