26 Nov 2014

SWATCHES : NYX Butter Lipsticks Trio in Bombshell

At times, i like to pop by Sephora for a lipstick treat on dieting days. It makes me feel just as good as eating a chocolate mousse cake.

Recently, i pop by Sephora to check on the Christmas collections. There were so many nice and cute makeup gifts from $10 onwards.
I was also craving for lipsticks. Soooo i pick this up. I had been curious about the texture of these babies.

Very creamy and pigmented. Nyx always make nice reasonably priced makeup. I love it. They are $20 or a lil more than that.

I had been wearing the red one underneath my matte lipsticks to keep off the dryness. Works well! Get it before they are all gone.

25 Nov 2014

SWATCHES : The Balm Cosmetics 'How Bout Them Apples'

This is definitely the cutest palette in my kit. I had been eyeing The Balm Cosmetics products. Their packaging are real cute and products are decently made.

The only turn off is how high Sasa marked up the prices. Sasa (an asian makeup shop in Singapore and a few other branches elswhere) is the only shop which sells The Balm products.

Guess what, now The Balm can be found on www.asos.com! Free shipping and sometimes coupon codes work too for the beauty items. Yay! I had to get my paws on it.

Cream blushers are generally more lasting especially if you are out for long hours. I do like cream blushes when i want a girly "flushed" cheeks look. Just dab with your fingertip and pat on the cheeks. Set with translucent powder if you want a matte look. Else it will have a dewy finish.

It comes in a cute book-like with a mirror and a palette of six colours. They can function as lips or cheeks colours.

Crisp is the only colour with some shimmer in it. Veryyyyy pretty!

Great pigmentations which you can blend out and build up.

I am really happy with this palette. For a change, it is real nice to get a blush palette rather than the usual eyeshadow palettes. My lucky bride this weekend will be the first client to use this baby 😆

WORK / BTS : Bridal Editorial

Last week, we had an editorial shoot at Solostep Studio for an upcoming bridal magazine. I cannot mention full details here as the magazine will be released only in Jan 2015.

Hair is done by Sharon Siu. Sofya has waist length beautiful healthy dark blonde hair. Sharon did a great job with the curling and the braids. It adds a lil edge to a normal hair updo. I loveeee it.

The top part of the bun will be hidden with a huge veil. 

I am looking forward to the full page image of the bridal shoot. I will post again the magazine page when the time come 😊

20 Nov 2014

SWATCHES : Melt Cosmetics Blow

I love matte lipsticks. These days, matte lipsticks are easily available. We have drugstore range such as Wet n Wild to high end range such as Illamasqua, Mac and Nars. They are far more lasting even with eating and drinking.

With that, they tend to be drying as well. When dealing with dry lips, i would apply a layer of lipbalm on client and proceed with her makeup.

When it is time for the lipstick, i will just smooth it in with a lip brush and start adding the lipstick or gloss. I would suggest everyone to have they lips scrubbed lightly first with a soft toothbrush during shower. That will remove any excess product build up and dead cells.

When you apply lipsticks after your scrub and balm routine, it will definitely look flattering. Smooth lips get lesser flakiness which will be very obvious with matte lipsticks.

I ordered Melt Cosmetics lipsticks www.meltcosmetics.com a couple of times already. I have Belladonna, Stupid Love, Shady Lady, Space Cake, Bane, By Starlight and just today, i received Blow.
Their matte lipsticks have a similar texture to the Mac matte range and less drying compared to Illamasqua.

Blow is a beautiful green lipstick which glides on lips effortlessly. Very pigmented, no patchy texture. 

I had to put it on immediately to see how this green will look with my fair but quite yellow skintone.

I was also very excited to match Atomic Led lipgloss from Make Up Store with Blow. They both make such a beautiful combination! 
I am just waiting for Melt Cosmetics to release some other awesome shades of lipstick. That would be exciting.

Shiny green lips for Christmas!

18 Nov 2014

WORK / BTS : Outdoor Shoot for Tv Show

Another assigment completed for an upcoming tv show. We were shooting outdoors and the weather was hardly kind to us throughoutttt.

The only indoor scene we did.

And heyyyyy, candid photo of me while i watched on the team at work.

and another. Heh.

Nothing extra interesting about this assignment. All i had to do was make the participants look decent on camera. Easy peasy.

4 Nov 2014

WORK/BTS : Photography Workshop

Over the weekend, (on top of working during the late noons at Universal Studios for Halloween Horror Nights), i was also doing beauty makeups for a photography workshop. Barely had 4 hours of sleep per night but i manage to survive the crazy Friday-Sunday.

It was for a guest international photographer Alexey Dovgulya, held over at Solostep Studio. This was one of the photos taken by Elena, featuring beautiful Kate. I did her makeup for this.

Those blue lights are not photoshopped! It was quite fascinating to look at how a couple of studio lights plus tweaking the camera can miraculously produce such a dreamy photo.

We had two other models too. All of them had different types of smokey eyes and nude lips. This is pretty Sonya from Basic Models. Check out her lil dimple!

I will post more final photos from the workshop later on when i receive them. 

MOTD : Illamasqua Vampette!

This is currently my favourite colour. The texture is soooo comfortable on my lips.
Of course, i was working for Halloween and i had no time to dress up.
Everyday is Halloween anyway.

I paired it with my simple neutral eyeshadow and eyeliner. It is easy to rock any lipcolours with neutral eyes. 

Oh and check out my bones hair scrunchy thingy paired with a H&M flower. It was bought at a gift shop which has Halloween decors. I am alwaysss picking up quirky decors and making them into accessories.