19.11.14

How to Apply False Eyelashes Naturally

It's been awhile since I posted a tutorial~ so today, I'll be doing a tutorial of how to apply false eyelashes naturally (read: how I put on my falsies). Putting on falsies could be as tricky, but with the right tool, we can do it easily without any hassle.



1. GET THE RIGHT LASHES!
First thing first, the most important thing is to get the right lashes, Tons varieties of falsies are available out there, from the most natural one to the gaudy one. You can choose a full set falsies or individual falsies that comes in a cluster. For those who just getting started, it's better to start off with natural lashes.



2. MEASURE AND TRIMMING FALSE EYELASHES
Falsies comes in different length, this doesn't mean you should trim your falsies to perfectly match your eye. You can use longer falsies to get sexy and sultry look, or even cute and dolly (like how Gyaru put on their falsies). But if you opted to look more natural, choose a shorter lashes.


Tips: before you measure your falsies, bend it inward to create a C shape and do that several times to soften the band.

Place your eyelashes (without glue) on your eyelid to see how much you should snip off the outer corner. Then trim the fake eyelashes off with small scissors.




3. APPLYING EYELASH GLUE
You will need a high quality eyelash glue. My favorite is DUO EYELASH ADHESIVE.  I swear this is one of the best eyelash adhesive you could easily find (available at sephora too!). It gives lasting result and your falsies would last longer because the glue won't damage your falsies.


Put generous amount of glue especially to the inner and outer corner of the lash. You want you falsies to stay put without the corner lifting up. When it happens, you can use a small eyeliner brush to fix it. Small brush like Sigma eyeliner brush E10 will do. (always let the glue sit for  10~20secs before putting it on)


4. APPLYING FALSE EYELASHES
You can opt for two things, wear the falsies with or without, before or after eye make-up. it's totally up to you. For me, I usually wear my falsies after I had my eye make-up done. Eyeshadow, base and eyeliner are optional, but these two things are mandatory: Eyelash curler and mascara, Be sure to curl your eyelashes and put on mascara beforehand.


To apply falsies, start with placing it tightly to the base of your natural lash line. Work on it starting from the midle to inner and outer corner of your eye.




If your hand is not steady, you can use tweezers to help you putting on false eyelashes. a couple seconds after you put it on your eyelids, open your eyes and blink, check if it's poking your eyes or tugging your lids. If it doesn't feel comfortable, adjust it a bit. If you see a gap showing between your lash line and the falsies, pull it off and start over.


To prevent the outer and inner corner lifting up, use your hand or tweezers to hold the falsies for 10~20seconds to make sure it adheres perfectly.


Allow the glue to naturally dry. After that you can retouch your eyemakeup, like adding mascara so that your real lashes would blend in with the false one, or adding more eyeliner.


Yay, False eyelashes are nicely attached!
To remove, gently pull it of starting from the inner corner to outer corner. Don't tug your eyelids hardly~ if it's hard to remove, put a small amount of eye makeup remover to cotton swab and use it to loosen the glue.
High quality false eyelashes could be used several times if you take a good care of it~

That's it for now, I hope you will find this tutorial helpful :)

14.11.14

Review: Beauty Blender Sponge

I don't think Beauty Blender need any more introduction yeah? Practically every makeup lover knew what beauty blender is, as well as its pricey price tag, haha! This egg shaped makeup sponge is being hyped featured almost everywhere, and I know I just have to try it.


I bought two beauty blenders, that time it was around 20-25 bucks or something, a nice deal for two! And these are original for that matter~
It came in a transparent plastic tube with a pedestal to hold the sponge, nah... you can take the pedestal out of the tube and use it to air-dry your sponge.

makeup sponge

makeup sponge

What Beauty Blender Says:

Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva knows that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.
Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free. 
makeup sponge


Beauty Blender comparison
Left: dry, right: damp (used/washed)
makeup sponge

makeup sponge

makeup sponge

Damp it!

Dampening your beauty blender is one of the most important thing to do before you use it to apply foundation. Why's it important? because if you're not doing so, this little sponge will drink and absorb your precious foundation, thus wasting it. I read lots of negative review about BB on makeupalley and I wonder if they're using it in the right way, by dampening the sponge, water will fill the pores, keeping it from soaking up your foundation. Your BB will also expand almost twice as large and become bouncier and softer.

I personally love my BB, especially when I'm working on other people's makeup. With this, applying base makeup would be waaaay much faster and smoother. But when I'm doing my own makeup, since I wear only a teeny teeny bits amount of foundie, I still prefer using my fingers (I only wear foundie to sculpt my face a bit, a bit on my chin, nose, forehead, and laughlines ).
Result of application vary depending on how much product you use, and how you use it. if you want a full coverage, work in a small stippling direction, focusing on certain area. When you want a tinty, sheer coverage, you could work on a large area in a sweeping & bouncing movements, resulting a nice airbrushed-like finish. Working with sponge, in my opinion, gives a more natural result. If you have problematic skin or acne breakouts, Korean MUA Jung Saem Mool would  recommend you to use brush instead of sponge. 

foundation

On the right, Illamasqua rich liquid foundation, IMO... one of the most 'quite hard to blend foundation', but hey~! this is my favorite foundation♥! Working with hands when applying Illamasqua RLF could be quite tricky, I'll need one of my BB to blend it out uniformly.  

I also love to use my BB to 'sculpt the face'. Contour, highlight, and stuff. When I'm using cream or liquid bronzer. I usually use the sharper edge to contour and blend it out using the other side. 


makeup sponge
Micro mini Beauty blender
I haven't tried this mini sized beauty blender yet, but I have tooo! Haha... it looksreally cute with its green lemony color. Guess it would work better to cover up small areas~

Dupes?

Anyhoot, I also have, and tried, a dupe version of BB, which cost me freaking five bucks, lol. My dupe isn't as soft and bouncy, but with a little more effort, it gives a flawless result nearly as good as my original Beauty Blender.
 
Being a sponge with $ 20.00 price tag, would you like to invest on a Beauty Blender or just find yourself a worth-trying dupes?

Last note, for those who're still skeptical, if you are serious about makeup and you have some bucks to spend, go for it! Buy your Beauty Blender because it last for years and really worth the price :)

11.11.14

Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #CRUSH

HELLO, EVERYONE~ I'll be doing a review of... MY FIRST EVER-pigmented- LIPSTAIN! it's  Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, HOHOHO! XDDD So yeah, I've never really tried wearing pigmented lip stain all over my lips up til now. And to be really honest, it's a bit out of my comfort zone. Some of you might already know that I'm a freak for nudy/natural colored lipstick or tint before I finally decided to, hey~~~!why not get a nice reddish color. :D

 Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #CRUSH

balm stain packaging

crush/beguin revlon



ingrdients balm stain
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #CRUSH Ingredients list

Product Details

Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.
Lightweight Lipstain + Moisturizing Balm

100% of women who tried it felt their lips were instantly moisturized with a soft stain of color
Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required
revlon swatch red
 Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #CRUSH swatches

revlon lip swatch red crush stain

I’ve had this lipstick for quite a while now, but I haven’t really used it until recently. I bought this from a friend because all the girls on the forum talked about it, I told myself I NEED to try it! haha.... CRUSH is the last shade that my friend had in stock, and I'm too lazy to pre-order the other shades.

However, when I got to actually try it out on my lips, I didn’t like it too much. And so I banished it away into the inner corners of my traincase for a long time, lol... Just until recently, I decided to try it out again and maybe find ways to make it work for me. I tried to wear it over my MAC cremesheen (shy girl), it toned down the color a little and voilaaa I liked it! I've never had a defined cupid bow before haha, I'm lovin this shade now :3

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain smells  like a mint, a sweet mint. But I don't like mint, so meh... The color, crush, in my opinion, is a fresh cherry red with bluish/lilac undertone. It doesn't dry out my lips, and it's not leaving a creamy-pitchypatchy-blotchy residue on my lips (lip STAIN FTW!). It's so lightweight you won't remember wearing anything on your lips. Staying power is crazy, you will need a lips makeup remover to completely erase it, I tried water alone and it didn't work :p when you first applied it, it comes out semi glossy, but it will be mattified as the color comes off.

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Will I repurchase? nope, wanna try other brand and color :3

half faced photos of me wearing Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #CRUSH :)





And oh, just to let you know, I recently dyed my hair! it's browny allover again hehe.... I used FRESHLIGHT in mysterious beige. If you want me to review it just let me know :)
Woot it's 2:22AM now! Gyahhh... I'll be back soon with another review! chuuu~

Kim
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