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Tutorial: One Eyeshadow Everyday Make-up

Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014

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Didn’t see this coming, did you? It’s been a year and half since my last make-up tutorial, and the way I do my make-up now has changed drastically from my first make-up tutorials from 2011 and 2012. 

Chalk it up to age? Maybe! Nowadays, I don’t go for the all-out cutesy look anymore like I used to, and I can skip the crazy contact lenses and insanely thick false eyelashes now without cringing at how I end up looking.

It’s not so much growing into my own looks, but more accepting and being more comfortable with my own skin. I think my overall personal style has matured and has become a lot less fussy as well. It was only natural for me to match my make-up with my style evolution!

Anyhow, this look has been my no-fail everyday make-up since I dyed my hair darker. I think it’s my most versatile make-up look yet! I can go out and meet up with my friends, or go to a meeting looking like this. It’s a simple and classic look that can also save a lot of time and effort in the morning. I swear I’ll do anything just to sleep a little longer!

Anyone can easily emulate this look since it only uses basic items like eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. You can use any brand. 

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A big part of my current look are my eyebrows! I became a lot more conscious about filling in and shaping my eyebrows when I grew my bangs out. Suddenly, forehead! Unfortunately, I’m not blessed with Cara Delevingne eyebrows, so I always have to draw mine every single time. 

What I normally do is use an eyebrow pen to outline the shape that I want, an eyebrow pencil to fill in the sparse areas, and an eyebrow brush to blend any harsh lines. Super quick and easy!

After doing my eyebrows, I start with my eye make-up:

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1) Apply any brown eyeshadow on your eyelid. 

I feel like this technique works better with shimmery eyeshadows instead of matte ones since the shimmer creates a 3D effect on its own.

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2) Apply the same color under your eyes. 

At this point, I start blending any harsh lines with my fingers. No need for pro tools! The point is not to look like you spent x number hours just trying to prettify yourself, lol. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Unless you are me, but even so, I prefer to make my life simpler!

On some days, I use white/gold shimmer for that aegyo sal or namida bukuro effect. On other days, I skip this step and go straight to lining my eyes.

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3) Eyeliner time. This is the my signature eyeliner technique to make my eyes look longer/wider and my face look slightly smaller. You’ll know that someone else did my make-up if my eyeliner doesn’t look like this!

First I line my eyes with liquid eyeliner, the way a normal person would. Then things start going crazy from here.

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4) Following your natural eye shape, extend the line as much as you can. Make sure it doesn’t go past your eyebrows though! 

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5) Drag another line down to connect the first line and the wing. 

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6) Fill it all in! Sometimes i use brown liquid eyeliner for a softer effect.

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7) Apply mascara on your top and bottom lashes. If you have extra time or want to go for a day-to-night kind of look, put on some flirty, feathery false lashes. If you’re busy and don’t want to look too made-up, the mascara will do.

When it comes to picking out a lipstick shade to match this eye make-up, it’s nice to balance it out with coral, nude or pink. You can do red or hot pink but make sure you skip the second step so your make-up won’t look too heavy! Balance is key!

If there are any questions or if anyone gets inspired by this, take a picture and feel free to comment on this entry. Hope this tutorial helps in one way or another! 

See you guys at tomorrow Doll Glam event! Everyone is invited, and the girls with the cutest outfits can win special prizes!

Bifesta Cleansing Lotion

Posted on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Make-up removal is such an important part of my daily skincare routine. I rarely go out with completely zero make-up nowadays, so I have to make sure to take care of my skin properly, or else my face will end up a huge, pimply mess. You don’t want any of your make-up to stay on your skin for too long. You have to let your pores breathe when you go to sleep.

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Bifesta cleansing lotions are your best friends when it comes to removing stubborn mascara or waterproof eyeliner and lipstick. When cleansing oil and facial washes still can’t do the trick, count on Bifesta to remove your make-up properly.

It is Japan’s first water-based make-up remover and is immensely popular among Asians who believe in proper skin care. You have to trust the Japanese when it comes to these things because they really have the best skin in the world! I always get surprised whenever I meet someone I think is just around my age but is already 5-10 years older, lol. I totally need whatever they’re having.

I use the MOIST variant because I have dry skin. Bright Up helps in whitening, Agecare helps in deep nourishment, and Sebum helps in oil control. I’ve also tried Agecare too and it works like a charm.

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Using it is super easy! All you need is a simply cotton ball and 1-2 pumps of Bifesta cleansing lotion.

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Duo black eyelash glue, K-palette eyeliner, CANMAKE eyebrow pencil, Lime Crime Red Velvet, 3 Concept Eyes red lip marker and NAKED3 palette eyeshadow on my very dry hand. You can’t properly remove all these with just soap and water!

Bifesta

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Ta-dah! Not a single speck of make-up left. It only took one try to remove most of the make-up except for the stubborn waterproof lip markers. I had to use another cotton to make sure none was left on my hand. You really don’t want to leave any make-up on your skin because it might lead to skin problems and blemishes in the future. Better safe than sorry!

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You can experience Bifesta at SM Makati (SM Store Beauty section) from March 27 to April 2! They will be giving away samples if you want to try it out at home or give them to your friends.

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CANMAKE is now in Manila

Posted on Saturday, 1 March 2014

I can’t remember the last time I had zero CANMAKE in my make-up kit. For years, I’ve been hoarding CANMAKE in other countries, and now I’m so happy that they’ve finally arrived in Manila. 

They had a press event last February 13th at Makati Shangri-la, and a store launch/party at their new space in Somera Boutique, Glorietta 2. 

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Darenogare Akemi is CANMAKE’s current model! I adored CANMAKE’s old Fuji Lena advertisements, but I think the new model fits the whole “kawaii” look too.

I thought she was just a generic model until I saw her in VS Arashi! 

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New CANMAKE lashes! Light, feathery lashes are the current trend in Japan, compared to the bold ones that were in fashion 5 years ago.

So many changes happening with gyaru make-up now! I know it’s quite controversial, especially for those who’ve been living the lifestyle for a decade now, but I personally think it’s exciting that the gyaru aesthetic is evolving. Who knows what it’s going to look like in the next 5-10 years?

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Of course, the Candy magazine girls were present at the event. Erin, Stephie, Macy, Marla and I shared a table together.

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Stephie’s cute phone accessory! Now that I switched to a 5s where the earphone jack was moved to the bottom, I can’t use mine anymore. ;_;

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The event started with a quick guide to a Japanese girl’s kawaii-style make-up. This has been my peg ever since! It’s nice to see them push this style compared to the more popular Western-style bold brows + bold lips style.

CANMAKE Chief Make-up Artist Bea Almeda also did a live demonstration of the current S/S14 make-up trends in Japan. One of the points she emphasized was namida bukuro or “tear bag”. Not to be confused with eye bags.

If you follow Korean-style make-up, it’s very similar to the aegyo-sal.

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Eri-san, Sachie-san, Bea and Kaori-san! They all wore matchy clothes!

I was able to practice my noob!Nihongo when I met Kaori-san, assistant manager for CANMAKE overseas sales. YAY! Mata aimashou!

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I also made an effort to dress in CANMAKE-style and to use all CANMAKE products for the launch.

That morning, I freaked myself out a bit when I realized that my CANMAKE collection is massive enough for me to use on its own without any help of other brands. Even my eyelid primer is CANMAKE!

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After the make-up demonstration, we had time to test their new products, and this included trying out the new skincare line!

I’m so excited for this because they have a variant for normal-dry skin (huhu why are there so many products for oily skin in the market), and because it smells so good (in Stephie’s words, “amoy pang-mayaman!”, lol)

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With the beautiful beauty bloggers.

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Tracy and Chai.

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Was welcomed by this wonderful roll platter when we transferred to Glorietta for the store launch. Thanks to Takashi-san from Hanaichi Restaurant! He never fails to make awesome food! 

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How can you resist this window display? Totemo kawaii desu yo!

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The foundation that I’m currently is on that bowl on the lower left. One of the best ones I’ve ever tried. 

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Filipinos can now enjoy their best-selling cream cheek blush! Crissey has almost all colors as it is truly a great product.

All of CANMAKE’s products are very affordable so collecting different colors will not cause a massive hole in your wallet. These cream blushes are only P385 and the powder blushes are only P390. Most of their products cost less than P500/600.

The prices are also not significantly higher than the prices in Japan, so you can’t use “it’s cheaper in other countries” as an excuse not to buy all the cuteness!

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My favorite Creamy Touch Rouge. I featured Sweet Cherry in my #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook because it is such a glorious red. I’ve also sported Marshmallow Pink and Misty Orange in a lot of my Instagram selfies.

Speaking of my book, you can now find a digital copy on the new Buqo app on iOS for only $3.99. And I’ll see you guys at my next book signing on March 8th, 2-6PM at SM MoA, yes?

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CANMAKE shop staff = the friendliest and prettiest!

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Thank you Sachie for bringing Japan’s #1 kawaii make-up brand to the Philippines! I’m so excited because Japanese products are slowly penetrating the beauty scene and I hope the fashion comes next too!

Visit CANMAKE Philippines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates! They are available at the Somera Boutique Glorietta 2, BIG in JAPAN 3/F Rockwell, Digital Traincase Ortigas, and online via BDJ BOX and GlamourboxPH.

L’Oreal Color Riche: Lip Love

Posted on Friday, 14 February 2014

I’m very predictable when it comes to dressing up and doing my make-up. I rarely drastically change my style to the point of no recognition, and when I do, there’s always some sort of template that I follow. I’ve tried and tested this template enough to know what works best for me and my changing moods, and I’m pretty sure most of you have already noticed the slight changes that I do to keep my outfits as classic and elegant as possible.

One of my most favorite techniques to quickly change how I look is by using different colored lipsticks! I’m so obsessed that I feel totally incomplete without them (the same way I can’t go out without earrings on). 

We all have our own morning routines, and mine usually end with a lipstick in hand. I only choose what lip color to wear after I’ve finalized my outfit! I am a personal style blogger after all! I’m assuming beauty bloggers would base their outfits on the color of their make-up? (It would be interesting to do a survey among different kinds of bloggers, lol)

Anyhow, the reason why I leave the lip color last is because it’s my way of deciding what kind of vibe I want to exude throughout the day, and because it is so powerful that it can make the simplest outfits look so much dressier than they really are.

It works the opposite way too. Think your outfit is a little fancy? Try a more subdued lip color to balance it out.

Below are some examples of how lipstick colors can complement daily outfits:

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(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Wild Tango)

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(Persunmall top and skirt setSM Accessories necklace and bangles, Coach bag, Charlotte Russe heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

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When beige/nude is too pale, pink is too girly, and red is too intense, go for a coral shade. I particularly love Wild Tango because it has slight pink undertones in it that makes the color super flattering.

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(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Viva Red)

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(Chicwish topBayo pants, Sugarfree Shoes heels, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, zeroUV sunnies) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Wearing this bright cherry red color seems to always make people overlook the fact that I’m lazy to accessorize. Count on Viva Red to also give you an instantly sexy look without any skin exposure!

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(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Dewy Beige)

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(Kate-Katy top, Romwe skirt, Forever 21 heels, SM Accessories necklace and bangle, Zara clutch) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

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One would expect to wear bright lipstick with neutral outfits, but sometimes I like to keep it simple and understated so as not to look too intimidating or too out of place during the day. Dewy Beige is one of those my-lips-but-better colors that need to be in every girl’s bag! I asked my boyfriend which of these three looks he liked most and he chose this one because it makes me and my lips look friendly (a.k.a. kissable? lol).

Enjoy Valentines Day, everyone! It’s also a pay day weekend so it’s definitely the best time to splurge on these sexy new lipsticks!

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L’Oreal Color Riche Le Rouge a.k.a. the World’s No. 1 Lipsticks have precious lotus, argan and rose oils in them so you’re bound to have infinitely moisturized lips. The 15 new and improved shades are all very pigmented, and the rich color pay-off makes you want to collect them all! They’re now available in all major department stores nationwide for only PHP 625! 

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L-R: Pearly Rubie Follie, Pearly Flirty Berry, Pearly Viva Red, Touch of Amaranth, Pop Up Pink, Fairy Touch, Beige Sienna, Pearly Think Pink, Pearly Berry Allure

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L-R: Orange Power, Cherry Crush, Spring Rosette, Crayon Sunset, Red Valentine, Lincoln Rose, Raspberry Syrup, Blaze Red

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Shu Uemura Bijoux Collection

Posted on Monday, 30 December 2013

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First dibs on the new Shu Uemura for Spring 2014 called Bijoux Collection. I got “skin bijoux” stickers made with Swarovski Crystal Elements, “blunt bijoux” false eyelashes and “pink opal” matte lipstick! The lipstick has a pearly sheen to it that I can totally see myself wearing as soon as spring and summer kick in. It has a certain ’90s frosted quality which is a lot different from most lipsticks I own.

Next on my Bijoux Collection wishlist are the “rose quartz” blusher and “amber brown” eye shadow. Can’t wait for January 2014 for these to be available in all Shu Uemura stores!