Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inspired Look - Michelle Phan's New Year Magic

Something for the New Year that's coming around the corner.
I always loved Michelle's glittery looks and I thought I would re-create it differently without using glitter.

I replaced glitter with a loose shimmery eyeshadow.
In order for the loose e/s to stick, I used a clear lipgloss as adhesive.



Face:
Lancome Teint Miracle in Bisque 4
Lancome Dual Powder in Ecru

Eyes
:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes
Sephora e/s in Aspen Summit (inner corners & tear ducts)
Wet'n'Wild e/s in Lagoon (crease & outer-v)
Napoleon Perdis e/s in Charcoal (layering on the outer-v)
MAC e/s in Passionate (for a pop of color place on top of the crease)
Napoleon Perdis loose e/s in Sand Beige (place b/t Aspen and Charcoal)
Sephora Kohl eyeliner in Black
Random little pieces of falsies

Cheeks:
Rock&Republic in Call Me

Lips:
NYX lip liner in Natural
MAC l/s in Creme d'Nude




<3elle

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Inspired Look - Ga-In (Brown Eyed Girls)

I've been really hooked to Korean music lately. I don't know what it is about them but they have great beat, rhythm, dance moves, and basically everything. Even though I don't know what the song is about, and I don't understand a single word... I still love the language and song.

I'm also intrigued by how flawless their skin looks, regardless if it's male or female. Especially in the music videos, I always end up staring at their faces and eyes instead of the whole picture. My favorite at the moment is Ga-In from Brown Eyed Girls. She has this really sexy yet creepy look to her eyes, with or without makeup. It's just within her, au naturale.

I tried to remake it using really simple stroke of the brush and eyeshadow. I guess what drew me into liking it was how simple it was and yet it pulled everything together. Ga-In's elongated and winged eyeliner is a true beauty. I love how elegant it looks on her with a twist of punk/rock to it.

And here is the lovely... Ga-In


She is absolutely gorgeous. And to think she's only one year older than me!



Nothing to complicated here, I literally used a black eyeshadow and slowly drew out the winged liner. Ga-In's look is extremely simple, that's why I love it! Pair it off with some natural lip color and voila!

I like the easy but yet sophisticated kind of look, very little effort but still look polished and pretty. If you're in a hurry, you might want to try this look out =]

<3elle

Monday, December 6, 2010

El'view: e.l.f. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder

Claims: Gives flawless skin that is smooth and is shine free. Sets and helps makeup last longer. The matifying effect makes the skin matte and diminishes the oil, revealing a more healthy looking skin.

Price: $3

Pros: It's a light powder that really matifies the skin. Doesn't clog pores and rids the oil that are on your face. Comes in a small compact with a sponge and mirror. It is a translucent powder so it would work on nearly all skin tones.

Cons: The sponge expands overtime and wouldn't fit in the given compartment which leads to difficulties in closing the compact. There is only one sponge, so you would have to purchase more individually or use a brush.

Overall: I really like this product, I even bought backups. I mean, you can't really go wrong with something this inexpensive and it works this well. I love using this after I blot my face with the blotting sheets since my t-zones are so oily after a long day. I can never find a powder that suits my skin tone and my skin type. I'm always afraid that it might discolor my face for choosing the wrong shades or the powder might dry my skin up. But this actually works for me, it's not heavy at all. I would say that this gives barely any coverage, it's geared more towards taking the shine away from your face. If you're really oily, then I would recommend this product. After blotting, just apply this on and you'll see how smooth your skin will be. This is one of my MP "most prized" products and "can't live withouts".

<3elle