29 Jan 2013

HOW TO : Turn Occ Liptar into Liptick

Hey all!

I was just finding more ways to utilise my lip tars. I was quite tempted to buy more lipsticks but decided not to because i have 11 liptars which need more loving. They are real pretty when it comes to colour but i honestly dislike the texture. It is a tad too "slippery" for my style.
I prefer a creamy yet modern or super matte texture for my lips.
Something like Nyx Matte lipsticks or Illamasqua lipsticks. Those are my daily to go for my lipsticks anyway.

Therefore, i decided to try melting a lipbalm and mixing them up to tweak the liptar texture. It works! Here's how i did it :

You'll need :
- lip tars of your choice ( i'm using Pretty Boy and Feather )
- any lip balm
- spatulas
- small saucepan
- small container for melting the balm
- 99% alcohol ( to sterilise spatulas/containers )
- small container for final product

Boil water in saucepan. Chop up 3/4 of the lip balm into the small container using the spatula. Add about 10 drops of liptar. I used about 6 drops of Pretty Boy and 4 drops of Feather.

Put the container of the mixture on the hot water. Turn off the stove. Carefully chop and stir the mixture. It will totally melt after about 3 minutes.

Quickly pour into small container for your final product and pop it in the fridge for about 5 minutes. It will start to solidify as it cools, even while you are pouring. It is okay, just scoop it out with your spatula.

Your lipstick using lip tar is done within 15 minutes. It will be more awesome if you have a lipstick mould.

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I am sure to be making wayyyyy more whenever i get the urge for a new lipstick. Have fun and don't burn your fingers :)

26 Jan 2013

HOW TO : Basic Foundation Routine

Hey all!

I'm sharing with you what my daily foundation routine is like. I have normal skin so i don't use primer on days when i will not be doing much errands. I prefer a foundation routine which is light weight and will 'glow' once i am out. My steps will be moisturiser, concealor for the under eyes (in this entry i omitted that), foundation, powder and blusher/bronzer.
For concealing, a separate entry can be found here ( HOW TO : Conceal Under Eyes Discolouration )

Matte skin products which provide full coverage are nice but throughout the day, it can be patchy or slide off the skin especially for those with oily t-zone. Therefore, full coverage products are not exactly the holy grail of a DAILY face. I have seen crack lines on make ups for some who wears excessive Kryolan Stick foundation set with Mac Studio Fix on daily basis. It is not exactly good for your skin to be covered daily with a layer of that much and thick foundation.

We are not talking about bridal/runway makeup here so do not be confused :)

A general rule of thumb for myself would be a combo of these:
- Liquid foundation light to medium coverage set with compact/loose powder.
- BB Cream or liquid foundation light coverage set with two way cake.
- Cream or liquid foundation medium to heavy coverage set with loose/translucent powder.

Some of my favourite heavy coverage foundation would be Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation, Covermark basic or Revlon Colorstay.
For light to medium coverage favourite would be Bourjois Flower Perfection foundation. Smells good and for myself, the coverage is just nice to even out the skin tone.

For the pictorial below, i used :
Bourjois Flower Perfection foundation in no. 55
Illamasqua Rich Liquid foundation in 240 for the mild contour
Two stippling brushes
Bourjois Healthy Mix compact powder
MAC mineralised skin finish in Comfort for the contour/blush.

- Apply foundation underneath the eye, above the jaw, nose bridge and a bit on the temple and blend using stippling brush with a swirling motion.
- Apply a darker foundation below the cheekbone, side of nose bridge and blend again. Apply compact powder with a sponge, dabbing it.
- Lastly, use a bronzer and apply lightly below the cheekbone.

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Have a good week ahead :)

19 Jan 2013

HOW TO: Cut Crease Eyeshadow ♥

Hey all! Here's a visual guide on how to do cut crease eyeshadow technique on asian/ oriental eyes. Most i've seen online feature models with deep crease. That is wayyyyy easier because the template is there and all it takes is some right color placement.

For oriental eyelids like mine (maybe yours too), it requires a bit of work in locating the right place to create the "deep cut crease". If the "cut" is not done at the right place, the cut crease will be goneeeeeee when you open up your eyes.

TIP : To get the placement, look straight into the mirror and put a lil mark using a khol pencil about 5mm above from the lashline in the center.

You will need :
- Brown khol pencil
- Black, brown, white, shimmer offwhite eyeshadows
( I used Tako and Bulletproof from Sugarpill Cosmetics and Sleek/Sephora palettes )
- Eyeshadow primer ( I used Nyx Milk )
- Liquid eyeline ( or gel liner but i'm using liquid )
- Mascara
- Eyeshadow brush, blending brush, flat brush and a medium tip brush
- Occ liptar in Vintage

Draw a cut crease line from the outer corner of the eye, 3/4 through the length of your eyelid. The highest point is the 5mm marking which i mentioned previously.

Fill in the eyelid area with Nyx Milk. I used a flat brush for precision.

Pat white eyeshadow on the eyelid area. Make sure it is even. Start from the inner/outer corner and working gradually. The center part must NOT be patchy else it will look bad.

With a medium tip brush, apply brown eyeshadow on top of the khol pencil line.
Use an eyeshadow brush and "pull" the brown eyeshadow towards the brow.
Darken the crease line with black eyeshadow and smudge the outer corner plus midway of the lower lashline.
Highlight the brow bone using the offwhite shimmer eyeshadow and blend the brown with it.

Lastly, line your lashline, add mascara, add false lashes and you are ready to bat those eyelids :)
I used Occ liptar in Vintage to go with the eyeshadows. To make it ultra glossy, i mixed a drop of Vintage with a clear gloss and applied with a lip brush.

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Happy rainy Sunday ya'll :)