Friday, January 23, 2015

How To: Winged Eyeliner Tutorial using Gel Eyeliner

Hi everyone,

Second video of the year!! Ever since my uncle bought me a new cam corder I have been so excited to record videos even though I spend half the time trying to find the right lighting. This is just a quick video on how I do my usual winged eyeliner using the gel formula. Trust me when I say that when I first tried gel eyeliner, I hated it and it looked horrible on my eyelids. HOWEVER, ever since I bought the Sigma Small Liner Brush E10 and the Loreal Super Gel Liner as a pair, applying gel liner is even easier than using liquid liner! Previously I used the EcoTools angled eyeliner brush and the Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner... and it totally sucked. I prefer the Ecotools brush for my eyebrows now because it is quite thick which is really hard to apply a precise line for your lids. The Maybelline gel eyeliner was okay... but it wasn't as black or smooth as the Loreal one. What you need for easy application is a really thin brush (especially for Asian eyes) that is flexible and a smooth gliding gel liner - this will be your winning combo! These are quite reasonable in price, especially for Australia, compared to Mac brushes and Mac Fluidline gel eyeliner/Bobbi brown gel eyeliner.

Here is video of my tutorial:

Hope you guys enjoyed it and please comment on this post if you have any questions, or any suggestions for future posts/videos. 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

90s Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!

I've just uploaded a tutorial for a 90s vibrant colour look. It was heaps of fun to film and I say "beautiful" a lot so don't mind my awkwardness! I will get better, I promise. Also some of the video angles are funny ... Hope you enjoy though!

To accompany the playful makeup, I am wearing a semi-animal print headband, white tee, overalls and Doc Martens. 


Product Listings:
Mac Prolongwear concealer in NC25
YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter Pen in No. 2
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Vanille 52
Stila Kitten Highlighter Duo
Toofaced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Violet
Chi chi eyeshadow palette in Rich Gems
Too faced Romantic Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara
Shu Umera Eyelash Curler
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (12 hr) in Exposed
Nyx HD Powder

Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Coral Blushes

Hi everyone!

It has been a very, very long time since I have blogged and I have been meaning to but other things (study, ahem) have gotten in the way. This year I will be more dedicated to the blog and will also be making more videos to accompany it! I am pretty excited to relaunch the blog and provide you guys with more tips and tutorials.

Since it is summer in Australia at the moment, I've just been using coral blushes in most of my makeup looks because these colours add a healthy summer glow!

This is not so much a dupe post, but just a range of coral blushes (high end and low end) that should give you a similar glow-y look and is very flattering.
The Balm's Shadow/Blush in Hot Mama: A pink-toned coral shade with gold shimmers
Nars' Blush in Orgasm: A pink-toned coral shade with gold shimmers
Milani's Baked Blush in Luminoso: A soft orange based-coral shade with golden sheen
ELF's Studio Blush in Candid Coral: A soft orange based-coral shade with gold shimmers
ELF's Studio Blush in Tickled Pink: A balanced pink-orange toned coral shade with golden sheen



As you can see in the swatches, hot mama and orgasm are similar in colour, with hot mama being a little bit more vibrant. In the packaging, hot mama definitely looks more orange but on the skin they have similar colours. Also the gold shimmers are very similar in both. I would say that Hot Mama is more pigmented and has a more buttery/silky texture. Another close match is ELF's Candid Coral and Milani's Luminoso. They are closer to the orange side for corals and are more subtle when adding that healthy natural glow. Luminous does not have any gold shimmers, but has more of a sheen which is easier to wear in the daytimes. Candid Coral has similar gold shimmers to Nars Orgasm, but in terms of texture it is not very pigmented and takes a lot to build it up. And lastly, tickled pink is the most balanced in terms of pink and orange corals and has a similar texture to Candid Coral - a very nice colour but has poor lasting power and pigmentation. 


Hot Mama and Luminoso

It would be a surprise that it is not Nars' Orgasm. Even though it has a finish, the pigmentation has faded overtime and reminds me more of the ELF blushes. 

Hope everyone had a Happy New Years and see you again for my next post! Stay tuned :)

Product Listing/Prices:

The Balm's Shadow/Blush in Hot Mama - $26 @ David Jones (or Asos - online only)
Nars' Blush in Orgasm - $39 @ Mecca Maxima
Milani's Baked Blush in Luminoso - $14.95 @ Crush Cosmetics (online only)
ELF's Studio Blush in Candid Coral - $8 @ Kmart (or iHerb - online only)
ELF's Studio Blush in Tickled Pink - $8 @ Kmart (or iHerb - online only)