Monday, May 18, 2009

Sexy Purple Look (Naomi’s Contest) + DIY Milk Face Pack


Happy Sunday! I’ve been thinking for a couple of days about Naomi's Purple Look Contest and finally decided to go with a smoky nighttime look. I was inspired by a picture in the magazine Pinky that I made scans of in the last post, which was a sophisticated but sweet daytime look. I used some of the techniques to create a more dramatic nighttime look. To balance the dark and dramatic eyes, I made the lips a nudy pink lip color topped with some lipgloss.

This look took me 4 tries to get it right… Each time the color wouldn’t show up on the picture! -__-; I was seriously frustrated!! Sigh, then at last I asked my mom for advice since she took a modeling class when she was younger so she could pick the makeup for the models when she became a designer and could run fashion shows. I then added darker eyeshadow to create more color payoff. I hope it worked!

I could post a tutorial of this look someday, if anybody wants. I used a lot of MAC products in this look, which is really nice. I really liked the MAC lipstick and eyeshadows paired with the Dior eyeshadow, it was a nice combination.

Inspiration Pic:

Eye Products I used (in order):

Upper Lid:

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Pots&Pans
MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number
MAC Eyeshadow in Seedy Pearl
MAC Eyeshadow in Digit (up to eye hole)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Lounge (layered over eye hole)
MAC Eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams (1/2 eye crease)
Dior Eyeshadow (darkest one) whole eye crease
Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara

Lower Lid:
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Pots&Pans (halfway from the inner corner & tear duct)
Prestige Eyeliner in Magnetic (half from inner corner)
MAC Eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams (halfway from the outer corner)


DHC Lip Color in PK07

MAC Lipstick in Pretty Please

Lancome Juicy Tube in Fruity Pop

BabyPink Lipgloss in Clear

Anyway, so lately I’ve been obsessed with liquid masks since my skin has been acting up. I think it’s from the combination of allergies, stress, not exercising enough, sleeping late, and eating too much Japanese sweets LOL. Many reasons!! I read about a DIY milk mask in last year’s September issue of CanCam (hehe, I collect magazines).

The steps to do this are very easy:

Step 1: Cleanse face with a face wash

Step 2: Split cotton pads into two thin pieces

Step 3: Pour a bit of milk into a bowl or cup

Step 4: Dip cotton pieces into milk, squeeze excess

Step 5: Arrange wet cotton onto face, gently stretching it to cover more skin area

Step 6: Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then pour excess milk down the drying cotton pad.

Step 7: Discard cotton pieces, wash face with face wash again, complete skin care routine.

It’s not necessary to wash the face with cleanser after the mask but milk tends to smell a bit raw so I like to wash my face again then follow with my normal skin routine. This was the first time I tried this DIY mask and I loved the results!

Milk is known to calm redness and irritation. It also hydrates the skin! After I completed my skin care routine, my face was SO soft and plump haha. I kept touching it the entire day (which is kind of bad because of the hand’s oils but oh well.) I recommend you to try this! It’s great and moisturizes better than anything!

Now here’s a scary picture of me with my homemade milk mask.

I know I'm really late but I got tagged by Fuz, Innerchild, and Zwala! Thank you so much, I appreciate it!!

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2. Put the logo on your post
3. Link the person who awarded you
4. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers
5. Add the links of those bloggers on yours. Leave a message for your nominees.

I know I'm not supposed to tag people back but who cares! You deserve it for being very kind and supportive! --> Fuz, Innerchild, Zwala :D
And, I know I might be repeat tagging but you deserve this award!
I tag: Jennifer (Beeyoutiful), Eki, Mona, MiuMiu, NicNic, Catherine, Ning*Star, Yumeko, and Chomfifi


Lulu said...

Love that purple look on you, I love your eyes!!!

ooo I am so going to try that milk mask, haha it'll be a good way to finish off the milk that's almost expiring too :) Thanks for letting us know about this cool mask! I've heard ppl who pour milk in their bath too, but that would be too much...haha, it makes me feel like wasting food :p

Chomsiri said...

ooo very nice!

Anonymous said...

You know, Mika, I think you have a very flattering eyeshape, and I think you can enhance that shape by using more eyeliner on the upper lid and outer eye area. That would give your brown eyes some pop :D Oh, I used to wash my face with milk all the time, I'm not sure why I stopped, it does give you instant results! I heard that the Korean actress Song Hye-kyo washes her face with milk too! So I'll try the mask version sometime, thanks for sharing :)

Cris said...

Your lip palette (is it a lip palette?) with the 6 round colours is so cute ^_^!
And good luck with the contest :).

Yumeko said...

i have been looking at diy masks so ill definetely try this milk one too!!

ning * star said...

DIY mask, cheap and easy! yay!

K said...

I have a much, much scarier pic of me doing that "Saeki Chizu inspired mask" (which is shown in the pic)!

Zwala said...

Mika..!!IVe tried that Milk-Pack once...Yes..its very hydrating..but the pores got clogged up and by the next day..iv got pimples all over..!!

pretty dreadfull..hahaa...:P

hope it went well with u..

Whit said...

love the purples on you!!!

Pop Champagne said...

Oh I love it!!

miku said...


Catherine said...

Pretty recreation!! I love the dark purples on your eyes, but what about a pretty pink blush?

Thanks for the tips on the homemade milk mask! I used to do a mask like that mixed with honey, but the cotton pads are such a good idea! :D

And aww, thanks for tagging me. =)

May said...

i love the purple on you. very sexy! I will definitely try the milk mask, thanks for sharin.

DSK said...

purple is my favorite color!!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

pretty purple look! good look!

ohh i might have to try the milk mask one time :) thanks for sharing.

I asked my bf about Ai Otsuka, he said its not Ai that got married but another singer got Ayaka.. but yeah im not sure myself :P

fuzkittie said...

Nice subtle smokey!! :D

Catherine said...

Hi Mika! I just wanted to say thanks for reading my last skincare post! I know it's really long and kinda complicated but your feedback made me really happy :D The videos are up now, if you're interested in watching. :D

MiuMiu said...

thanks for the tag =)
the milk mask sounds interesting, i've never thought of using it like that before.
gl on the contest!