Summer is here… Time for Korean Make up!

Hi LaRegazzeans,

Don’t you think that Korean makeup is the most suitable make up style for summer? In my opinion, Korean make up style will give our faces the most natural look under the sun.

And so….My theme for today’s make up is “LOOKING NATURAL”. So remember girls, apply everything lightly… not too much please… it won’t look nice under the sun.

Now, I will share with you all on how I did my Korean look for this summer.

 

Face makeup:

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  1. Apply daily skincare (toner, serum, moisturizer) and primer before any make up. (Primer: Missha BB Boomer)
  2. Why BB cream and NOT foundation? Because BB cream contains more vitamins and UV to protect your skin from the sun. In terms of texture, BB cream is less “cakey” compared to foundation… Which is perfect for our summer natural look! (BB cream: IOPE BB Cushion #C21)
  3. But, since BB cream doesn’t have a high, full coverage like foundation does, you might need to use a concealer to cover all your dark spots and acne.
  4. Apply loose powder all over the face especially on the most oily area of your face, therefore acting as a setting powder (Loose powder: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder; Fair/Light)

 

Eyebrow:

Korean Eye Brow

Tips for Korean eyebrow: Draw a smooth flat line along the bottom of the brow, and outline a smooth little arch for the top of your eyebrow. Fill it with eyebrow mascara.

(Eyebrow Pencil: TonyMoly Easy Touch; Brown)

(Eyebrow mascara: Etude House Colour My Brow; #1)

 

Eye Shadow

Eye Shadow

  1. Apply crayon eye shadow (Nature’s republic ECO Crayon eyes; #1) all over the eyelid. Enhance the color by dabbing some powder eye shadow color on top of it (Too faced Natural eyes pallete; Color is Silk Teddy). Blend it nicely.
  2. Using a darker colour on the outer corner of the eye for gradient. Do not put too much, because remember you want to achieve a natural look. (Too faced Natural eyes pallete; Color is Cashmere Bunny)

 

Eye Liner

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  1. Pencil Eyeliner along the tight lines (Stilla waterproof eyeliner; dark brown)
  2. Gently draw a winged eyeliner along your upper lashline, but keep the wing horizontal. (Recommendation: wing is no longer than 3 mm) (Dolly Wink liquid liner; Dark Brown)
  3. Using a lighter brown eyeliner, draw a halfway line along your lower lashline (Faceshop Make me Star waterproof Gel liner; #102)
  4. Add some more effect by applying a bright sparkly Tear liner on the inner corner of your eyes and halfway across the lower lashline. This creates a highlighting effect to your eyes (TonyMoly Crystal lovely eyes; Gold)

 

Finishing

    1. Curl your lashes and apply your favourite mascara on the lashes
    2. Dab a light Blush (pink or orange color will work) on your cheekbone. Do not put too much as the colour will pop up even more under the sun (Millani; Corallina)
    3. Using a small contour brush, create an outline starting from your inner brow then all the way down vertically towards end of your nose. Blend the contour lines nicely. (NYC Bronzer)
    4. Highlight the bridge of your nose and upper cheeks just above your blush to add glow to your face (Benefit; Watt’s Up)
    5. Apply red lip tint with a cotton bud. Korean girls love gradient lips by applying the darkest red colour on the inner lips and go lighter towards the outer lips.

korean-lip

 

Final Look

Final Look Korean Style Make Up

 
Here is a snapshot of the products I used today:

Make Up Products

 
Thank you for reading girls.. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for today.

In the Nude – theBalm’s Nude’tude Palette Review

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Nude makeup is (and always has been) trending in the makeup scene. It is the go-to look for those who love the soft, earthy, and neutral shades that are usually around the pink, brown, maroon and gold colours like Urban Decay’s Naked3 and Mac’s 15 Warm Neutral palette. The Naked3 palette was the first nude palette I bought when I first discovered my obsession with makeup (about 2 years ago).

I decided to purchase theBalm’s Nude’tude palette, and I must say that this palette is THE BOMB, a must have neutral palette in your collection! Plus, the slim packaging makes it a great travel palette that you can slip into your bag or carry-on baggage, and don’t worry about it getting ruined because it is one tough palette. I took it with me on a short day trip to Seattle, went in the washroom and took the palette out of my purse, then accidentally dropped it on the floor. Panic ensued, thinking that I cracked the colours, but when I opened it, it was still perfectly intact and pristine.

Now, for the palette’s first test-run. For this post, I used only the Nude’tude palette and I tried two different looks, but you can definitely create other looks with this palette.

nudetudeLook #1

nudetude2Look #2

Look #1: Went for a dark purple-light pink tone
Stand-offish all over the lid as base; Sexy on top crease, then Silly and Sleek on corners; and to add extra highlights, I used Sassy and Stand-offish again on the inner corner and middle of the eyelid.

Look #2: Went for a dark brown-to-gold tone
Snobby all over the lid as base; Sultry on top crease, then Seductive and Sophisticated on corners and Sleek to accentuate top outer crease corner; then re-added Snobby on the inner corner and middle of eyelid.

nudetudeFor both looks, I used my summer-proof (water- and tear-proof) eyeliners: Benefit’s Push-Up Liner with Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner in ultra black.

Palette verdict:

Nude Tude swatch

The Nude’tude eyeshadows are very pigmented, easy to blend, buttery, has micro-shimmer, frosted, and matte shades, and even includes a slim dual-ended liner/eyeshadow brush and a full mirror. I think that this palette is worth the purchase at only $36 (USD before tax), and since it is compared side-by-side with Urban Decay’s Naked palette (in colours, pigmentation and texture), if you’re not ready to spend more for an eyeshadow palette, I would say the Nude’tude is a great bargain for the same qualities as the Naked palette.

Wet n Wild – Walking on Eggshells

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Looking for an eyeshadow palette that’s versatile, compact, and very easy on your wallet at around $5.00? Then look no further than Wet n Wild’s Walking On Eggshells eyeshadow palette.

This is my everyday, go-to palette. Totally love the natural shimmer colours, and it’s a great palette for makeup newbies too. All you need to do is work your way up the palette when you’re learning how to apply simple eyeshadow, and you can even do this by using just one brush.

Here’s how you can achieve a natural, simple look:
1. You start on the champagne pink shimmer colour, apply that all over your eyelid placing your brush from the inner-corner of your eyelid.

2. Move on to the crease brown shimmer shade, and apply that about 2/3 from the outer corner of your eyelid, brushing inwards creating a wave-like shape.

3. Apply the shimmery ivory shade on your browbone, which accentuates the frame of your eyes. The browbone colour can also be used to highlight your eyelid’s inner-corner, and even applied under your eye if you’re aiming for a fuller look.

I’d say this palette is a MUST MUST have! It’s perfect on any skin tone, the colours are pigmented and very easy to blend, and sold everywhere. Swatches and visual steps are shown below:

Swatches

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Visual Steps

Visual Steps Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild visual steps