Anastasia Beverly Hills: Artist Palette

Artist Palette

Adding a pop of colour to your makeup is the IN thing this year, and if you’ve been insta-stalking makeup accounts, you know that the possibilities are endless! You could change up your look in just any way; with a dash or even double your liner with a neon yellow or aquamarine eyeliner (top or bottom lash, whichever rocks your look), to putting on daring, bold lip colours like orange matte to electric blue lipsticks. And this ladies, is precisely what inspired me to purchase and review the Artist Palette.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette has 12 versatile bright shades, equipped with 4 matte shades (Dusty Rose, Buttery, Coal, Phresh) and 8 shimmery shades (Aubergine, Anaconda, Punch Fuschia, Blue Velvet, Unicorn, Baby I’m A Star, Orange You Fancy, Beigely).

At first swatch the colour payoff is ok, but when you apply a primer beforehand, the results are much better for most of the shades. If applying a primer is still not enough, try to apply it wet. There are only two colours I still had issues with even after a primer and trying it on wet, and these were Blue Velvet (it’s supposed to have light shimmers, but all I get was a matte-finish) and Coal (a little powdery, so it didn’t blend easily even with a primer). My favourites were Unicorn, Aubergine, Phresh, Punch Fuschia, Anaconda, and Beigely.

Artist Palette Makeup

It’s time to put on a glamorous look!!!

Hello pretty ladies,

Any plans tonight? Maybe house party? clubbing? or just hanging out at the lounge with your friends? Let’s look glamorous tonight!!

Today, I am going to show you a glamorous champagne eye make up to prepare you for tonight!!

My winning pallette for today’s look will be from Lorac Mega Pro.

So here we go:

  1. Prime… Prime Prime… before any eyeshadow application (Primer: Urban Decay Eden) and with your finger, dab lightly an all over base on your eyelid. For the base, I am using the cream base from Etude house (Look at my eyes pearl shadow base). This will intensify the eyeshadow color later when u apply it on.
  2. Apply a nude base color all over your eyelid up to your brow bone (Lorac Mega Pro: cream)
  3. With a medium size brush (Sigma E25), apply a light color as the transition color along your crease and blend it nicely in a windshield motion back and forth with a light hand (Lorac Mega Pro: Khaki)
  4. Apply a champagne color on the eyelid area. (Lorac Mega Pro: Cashmere) and apply a lighter color right on the middle of the eyelid area to pop the champagne color even more (Lorac Mega Pro: Opal)
  5. Apply a darker color on the outer corner of your eyes; don’t apply it too much and not too high as well. It is just to add a dimension to your eyes and create a proper gradient color (Lorac mega Pro: Caviar)
  6. Lastly, apply your favourite eyeliner and create a soft wing to it, then you can finish your eye makeup look by applying a nice natural false lashes

Isn’t that simple?? Try it on girls and get ready to look glamour for your party tonight!!!

Here is a snapshot of this make up final look!! Hope you girls like it!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills: Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette

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Anastasia’s Beverly Hills makeup has been on my makeup wish list for the longest time, that’s why I am dedicating one post each to review the Shadow Couture World Traveller palette, and the next post will be on the Artist Palette.

Each palette is priced at CAD$39 before tax, 12 colours in each palette (shimmers and mattes), one dual-ended brush, and an interior mirror. Packaging isn’t heavy and quite sturdy, so you can definitely carry it around your purse when you’re travelling.

The colour payoff (swatch-based) are mostly pigmented, buttery, easy to blend. I applied a good eye base primer, and the colour build-up is just amazing.

My absolute favourite colours from the Shadow Couture are Morocco, Bellini, Pink Champagne, Chic, Azure, Intense Gaze, and Metallic.

Below are 2 looks I created. The first was using the Shadow Couture palette, and the second was a mix with the Artist palette. Makeup details are described below each picture.

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1. I will say that this was my take on an Earthy smoky look. I used Soft Peach all over lid, Morocco on top and outer corner crease, Fudge on corner crease and a also used it to create a soft cut-crease effect, Spoiled on center of lid, Pink Champagne on inner corners, then Fudge on lower lash line.

  • Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 24HR in Natural Beige
  • Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
  • Primer (lid): Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
  • Primer (under eye): Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Eye Primer
  • Brows were in ABH Soft Brown Brow Wiz and Espresso Brow Gel Tint
  • Ultra Black eyeliner from Physician’s Formula.
  • Lashes: Regal from Sephora
  • Lips: 1995 from Gerard Cosmetics
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
  • Tarte blush in Classic
  • Champagne Pop to highlight

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2. Dubbed this the “Smoky Unicorn” on our Instagram account (@laregazze). This look was created in combination with the Artist Palette. I used Buttery all over lid, Blue Velvet on outer crease, Unicorn all over lid and on lower lash line, Azure as a transition colour, Heirloom to further accentuate the outer corners, then Pink Champagne in inner corners.

  • Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay in Light-Medium Beige
  • Concealer: Kat Von D Lock It concealer in Medium 22
  • Primer (lid): Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
  • Primer (under eye): Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Eye Primer
  • Brows: Faceshop’s Dark Brown Browmaster Waterproof in Dark Grey
  • Benefit They’re Real Push-up Liner in Black
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara from Tarte
  • Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
  • Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • Mary Lou-Manizer to highlight

Summer goes Matte

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Summer and Matte… isn’t it just a perfect combination for the day look? Personally, I love shimmer colours, but since the sun out there is bright enough, I think it’s time to really bring out our matte colours!!

For today’s look, I will be using my LORAC Pro 2 palette, and my tropic colour theme for today will be on the purple shade.

So let me show you how I did this look:

  1. Eye Primer before everything. Why? Because eye primer will prolong your eye make up and intensify the colour.
  2. For the base colour shadow, I am using “BUFF” all over my eyes.
  3. As the point colour, I am using “Nectar” all over my eyelid. Dab it as you apply the colour. Dabbing will intensify the colour compared to sweeping it all over.
  4. As for the corner colour, I am using “PLUM” from the Pro 2 palette. Starting from the outer corner of your eyes, dab a little of this colour and lightly sweep it in and out around the corner of your eyes to create a softer blend. Keep blending until it reaches the intensity that you desire.
  5. To finish off the eye makeup, I created slight slanted winged eyeliner. This will add a dramatic effect to your eyes (especially for those of you who has small eyes like me).
  6. Curl your lashes and apply some mascara.

 

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To finish off your overall make up, don’t forget to apply some blush and your favourite colour of lippies!!!

Isn’t this simple girls?? Try it out!! ☺

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

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  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.

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Final Look

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Here is a snapshot of the products I used today:

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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.

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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:

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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

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Double-trouble: Lorac’s Unzipped Original and Unzipped Gold Palette

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I became an instant fan when my girl friend bought me the Lorac Original Unzipped palette for my birthday last year, so when Lorac released the Unzipped Gold Palette, I knew that I just had to have it. Lorac’s eyeshadows are highly pigmented (soft and very easy to blend), and reasonably priced with each palette priced at USD$42 (plus tax). Their other products also have rave reviews, so this makeup brand is one that should not be missed.

I use both the Original Unzipped and Unzipped Gold palette almost religiously, sometimes each on its own, and most of of the time I blend the two together since the Original palette consists mostly of pink, neutral and subtle shimmery shades while the Gold palette is more of gold, bronze stronger shimmery shades. I am not really suggesting that you should have both Unzipped palettes (although it is not a bad investment at all IMHO), but try one first, and you can really go with either one depending on your style and preference.

In my pictures below, I used the Gold palette colours, and I also used Lorac’s Behind the Scenes Eye Primer.

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For this look, I went for the bronzed, gold shade that will not be too dramatic during the day, and yet not too subtle during the evening, and I hope I achieved just that:

1. Base: Unlocked shade (Brush: Flat angled eye)

2. All-around eye: Unpredictable shade (Brush: Round eye)

3. Middle-crease area: Unleashed shade (Brush: Round eye)

4. Outer-crease: Unwind and Unafraid shades (Brush: Small tapered blending)

5. Brow-bone: Undressed shade (Brush: Flat angled eye)

6. Inner-crease highlight: Unlocked shade (Brush: Small tapered blending)

If you’re going for a more neutral-pink shade, this colour combination from the Original Unzipped palette will probably be much more suitable (see pictures below). For the brushes, I used it in the same order as the previous look:

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1. Base: Undercover shade

2. All-around eye: Unreal shade

3. Middle-crease area: Unzipped shade then Undiscovered dabbed on top

4. Outer-crease: Uncensored and Untamed shades

5. Brow-bone: Undercover shade

6. Inner-crease highlight: Undercover shade (to give it a softer feel)

As you can see from my feeble attempts on the eyeliner and the colour blending, you don’t need to be a makeup artist to achieve a great look for your eyes with these palettes. Plus, colour combinations from these palettes are endless! Both looks are just several of many possibilities, and I hope that I’ve successfully convinced you to give Lorac palettes a try.