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.
Eye Products I used (in order):
Eye Products I used (in order):
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Pots&Pans Upper Lid:
MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number
MAC Eyeshadow in Seedy
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
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 ClearAnyway, 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 4: Dip cotton pieces into milk, squeeze excess
Step 5: Arrange wet cotton onto face, gently stretching it to cover more skin areaStep 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!
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