Thursday, 8 May 2014

Tips on How to Apply DIY Bridal Makeup

You wouldn't want to look like a clown on your wedding day, would you? The worst is, you wouldn't want your groom look bewildered while you walk down the aisle. Probably at the back of his mind he will ask "Is she really my bride??!". Okay, I'm exaggerating.

Many times I've been invited to wedding ceremonies and parties. One of the things I look forward to is the bride's makeup. I've seen awful kinds of makeup and I found it very distracting sometimes even disturbing to look at. Sometimes, I just wanted to ask the bride "Who did this to you?". Anyway, most brides prefer to hire makeup artists but some just could not afford that. In a practical sense, hiring a makeup artist is quite expensive.

So, if you prefer to do your own makeup, then this post is for you. Here are my tips and techniques:

Start with Your Skin

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Just like in painting or drawing, you need a clean canvas. Wash your face and pat it dry. Prep your skin by applying an oil-free moisturizer. It will maintain the right moisture of your skin and will definitely give you that glow of a blooming a woman ready to get married. But we don't stop there.

  • Apply face and eye primer. It will make your makeup last longer. It will also make your pores look refine.
  • Foundation time. Make sure you have the right shade. Don't use a shade lighter or darker than your skin tone. If you're not sure what the right shade for you, try this technique. Apply a little amount of different foundation shades on the back of your hand or in your jaw line. Give it a minute to blend into your skin. The one that blends well is the right one for you.
  • For under the eyes and obvious blemishes, use a concealer. Blend it well. 
  • Use a translucent loose powder with a powder brush to have that polished finish. 

Flaunt that gorgeous eyes!

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I am not going to start this section with a line that says “Eyes are the windows to the soul”. That's a cliché. Hmm.. But I just did. Anyway, let's continue.

Did I mention to groom your brows first? Do not pluck on your wedding day to avoid red patches. Do not pluck when you're stressed and unhappy if you don't want to pluck all your eyebrows. Why would you be unhappy anyway? You're plucking for your big day! Once done with that get ready to adorn your eyes with lovely eye shadows. 

  • Go for neutral eye shadows. First, apply the highlighter under the brow bone. It's the lightest shade. 
  • Apply the second shade which is the medium color over the entire lid. 
  • Apply the third shade which is the darkest color in the outer corner of the eyes. 
  • Use peachy or white eyeliner to make your eyes look brighter and bigger. Skip the darker ones.
  • Curl your lashes and put on mascara. Make sure it's waterproof. C'mon, don't tell me you're not going to cry? It would be a fun day yet an emotional one. Kidding aside, waterproof mascara really rocks. 

Blushing bride

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color (Champagne Rose)

Apply blush on. Don't know how? Smile. Don't show off your teeth. Dust it in a circular motion onto apples of cheeks and blend it upwards along the cheekbones.

Perfect pout

Mary Kay Lip Liner (Spiced Tea)

Line your lips with a lip liner, then apply a neutral soft color lipstick. Finish off by dabbing a little amount of lustrous lip gloss.

Take time to practice

Remember to practice applying make up first before your wedding day. Do your own research online. Trust me, it will be easier to get the look you wanted if you practice every single day. Let your friends take photos for you to give you an idea as to how your makeup looks like in pictures.

Woman, now you're ready! Please never forget to SMILE on your wedding day. Aside from my complain about those awful makeup I've seen, it also bothers me seeing an unsmiling bride.

Spread the love folks :)

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mary Kay DBC: My First Model

Smart, beautiful and kind. These three words best describe her. 

Meet the girl who loves to watch Michelle Phan's YouTube videos, Ran. She is my very first model in Mary Kay Dream Beautiful Contest. At first, I was hesitant to message her because I thought she wouldn't love the idea to be my model knowing I'm not a good makeup artist...yet. To my surprise, she said yes. A big yes. 

Isn't she lovely?

She did not even bother to remove the makeup after I took photos of her. That simply means she loved what I've done to her! Hehe.. Anyway, this lovely woman was grateful. I was grateful too. 

While applying Mary Kay Face Primer on her, my co- Independent Beauty Consultants were very distracted by her hair. Haha! They wondered how she got her long, black, shiny hair. Ran said it's all natural. Whoa! I swear it's like touching an angel's hair. (Charing! No I haven't touched an angel's hair)

This "check your hair bangong Palmolive" girl loves to draw too. She's talented and very friendly. 

Thank you Ran for allowing me to make your face as my canvas. I know, that's your line. Lol!

That's all for now guys. Spread the love and be good to one another. mwaah! 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Mary Kay's New Bronzing Powder Review

Hello ladies! It's summer time! What are you up to this weekend? Go to the beach maybe? 

Today I would like to share my thoughts about Mary Kay's new bronzing powder. I just bought it this week and already tried it. This bronzer has two shades: Light-Medium and Medium-Dark. What I have is the light to medium shade. It has a semi-matte finished. It feels smooth and silky on my face. For me to have that sun-kissed glow I dust a right amount on my cheeks, forehead, nose and a little bit on my chin. I also use it to contour my face a little bit to appear slimmer. However, I don't recommend it for deep contouring purposes because it has a little shimmer on it. I personally prefer matte powder or liquid to contour. 

I love using this bronzer because my face doesn't appear too shimmery or too matte. It has a natural luminous effect that surely everyone loves. It blends easily and it's perfect for summer. Whenever the sun hits my face, I glow like Edward Cullen! You know I'm kidding. Haha! 

Contact your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant if you want to purchase this product. It costs P799.00. It's worth a try girls. I love my healthy and radiant look whenever I use this new bronzing powder from Mary Kay. Try it for yourself. 

Man! I need a better camera. Sorry you can't really see the effect of this bronzer on my face. I look like I'm having a 2x2 picture here. :( 

Have a good day God's beloved. Spread the love and enjoy your summer! 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors

Check out my newest mineral eye colors from Mary Kay. Can't wait to try these babies out! I felt the need to purchase more Mary Kay eyeshadows for the preparation of the Dream Beautiful Contest. I will try to create different gorgeous looks using these colors. (other mineral eye colors not in picture though)

Hazelnut Mineral Eye Color

Amber Blaze Mineral Eye Color

Tickled Pink Mineral Eye Color

Gold Coast Mineral Eye Color