January 31, 2012

OCC Lip Tar Review

Oh OCC Lip Tars.. Where do I even begin to describe how AMAZING this product is, not only for working make up artists, but for the general public. The pigmentation, the range of colours, how little you have to use, I can go on and on about the pros of this product but I will stop here so I can do the proper list below! 

 (L-R: Hush, Memento, Melange, Pageant, Trollop, Grandma, Safety Orange, NSFW, Katricia)
 This is really all your need for your lips, well for normal lips... I have quite large, full lips so I need a bit more, but even so.. a little goes a LONG way!

  • Pigmentation is AMAZING
  • Colour range
  • Long lasting - NSFW is sometimes hard for me to take off because it stains my lips.
  • Very cheap considering what you are getting - AU$16 from Makeup And Glow and Lehved.
  • Lightweight
  • So easy to mix and match colours to suit whatever you need
  • Lovely sheen
  • Can be drying 
  • Accentuates dry patches on your lips, so make sure that you exfoliate your lips VERY well before using this.
  • Can stain your lips
  • Separates when you keep them still for too long but all you have to do is just shake it and it'll be fine to use again

(One of my favourite shades, Trollop)

Final thoughts:
I don't know what I would do with this product while I am out freelancing. The NSFW shade is my favourite red, it looks BEAUTIFUL on everyone I've ever put it on. I used it recently at a photoshoot and I kept going in to check if the colour was bleeding and it seriously lasted hours! It lasted until the model decided to take it off before going home! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to experiment with colours and mixing them up. I personally really want to get Anime, Beta, Interlace and Vintage next! 

January 30, 2012

FOTD: Neutrals with Stila

I adore Stila eyeshadows, they are so soft and smooth and very pigmented but for some odd reason, I don't find myself reaching for it, EVER! So today, I decided to make use of these two gorgeous eyeshadow for a simple look that you can do everyday and it doesn't take too long either!

  • Chanel Pro Lumiere/Diorskin Nude
  • Garnier Tinted Roll On
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Opal
  • Stila Cream Blush - Peony
  • RCMA Translucent Powder - powder only down the T-zone
  • Stila Eyeshadow - Golightly - all over the lid
  • Stila Eyeshadow - Kitten - inner corner
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte 329 - line the eyelid and the outer half of bottom lashes
  • Dollywink Long Mascara
  • Chanel Levres Scitillantes Lipgloss #141 Maline

I've had a few people e-mail me about my hair colour and I don't know what to say because I asked for ashy sort of light brown but as you can see in the photo below, my hair is nowhere near ashy. Nonetheless, I still like it but I definitely need to re-dye my hair and do my roots, heavens almighty will you look at those roots! I also spot a white spot in my hair from the dry shampoo HAHAHA!

Behind The Scenes of S.O.B (Siss On Bare) S/S 2012 Collection Shoot

I had the pleasure of doing the hair and make up for the S.O.B (Siss On Bare) S/S 2012 Lookbook. The designer, Intan, was the loveliest lady and I had a heap of fun on this shoot! I can't wait to see the finished, edited photos!

Down at the very bottom, there's also a video of the behind the scene footage shot on the day.


This is the awesome behind the scene video that was filmed on the day! If I knew I was going to be filmed, I totally would've brushed my hair and put on some make up!!! 

January 28, 2012

FOTD: Matte Grey

So we went to a friend's birthday last night and I've really been liking matte shadows recently so here's the look I went with!

  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #118 + #140
  • Vichy Dermablend Foundation #15 Opal
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Highlight
  • Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel 
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder - Translucent 
  • La Femme Blush - Coral Spice 
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder - Starlight
  • MAC Blush - Harmony (contour)
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte #348
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - AMC Eyeshadow #63
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte #360 - blending colour 
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte #355 - blending colour
  • MAC Pigment - Silver Fog - inner corner
  • Inglot Black Gel Liner 
  • Dollywink Long Mascara
  • MAC Eyeshadow - Charcoal Brown + Espresso - Eyebrows
  • Foundation as above to blank out lip colour
  • Dior Addict Ultra Gloss - #526 Negligee Pink
For hair, I just curled the bottom layers of my hair and put the top part of my hair in hot rollers to give it some volume because I LOVE LOVE LOVE huge hair.

January 27, 2012

Tips & Tricks: Make up For Wearing Glasses

I love love LOVE big nerdy glasses and when I posted up a photo of me wearing one, the gorgeous Sharlene from *I-Lashes asked if I could do a tutorial on how to do make up for glasses! And although this isn't really a tutorial, it's more like tips that I have for wearing make up with glasses. 

1. I don't know if any of you guys know this but I LOVE big eyebrows and I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. I think that with glasses, having brows that frame your face and your glasses is really important. Sometimes the glasses take focus, especially if it is a thicker frame but if you have strong eyebrows, it helps with making everything balanced.

2. Define your eyes. When I wear glasses, I think that you lose definition of your eyes and it gets lost because your glasses take focus away. Putting a colour that is a couple of shades deeper than your own skintone in the crease and also under your lower lashes help give that definition back. I also like doing a black gel liner on my top lash line with a bit of a flick to open up the eyes. 

3. Don't put on too much mascara. I don't know whether it's just me but usually when I wear mascara, my lashes touch the glass part and it annoys the living day light out of me. So when I wear mascara, I always just put on 1 coat of mascara on the top lashes and focus more mascara on the bottom lashes. 

& voila! All these tips eventuate to the cam whoring below!

I was totally thinking of doing a video tutorial but I think I'm too shy and I don't even know how to set anything up but maybe in the future I will make one!! :) 

January 26, 2012

Miu Miu Anyone?

I'm so lucky to have people that love me to bits!

January 25, 2012

FOTD: Chinese New Year Dinner

A little bit of a rushed job, once again...

January 24, 2012

Today's Photoshoot

Sneak peek of today's photoshoot!

I got the chance to work with the amazing Ragdoll Photography, Intan for SOB (SISS On Bare), Claire Luu and Sarah-Anne Long for the SOB (SISS On Bare) lookbook. Claire and I got a model each and did the hair and make up for a few different outfits. 

I had such an amazing time and everyone was a blast to work with :)

I can't wait to see the final photos!

January 23, 2012

Cute Blog Award

I was award the Cute Blog Award by the beautiful Ekaete from Red Lips and Roses. She's just recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with her hubby, how AMAZING is that! Hope you guys have many more wonderful years ahead muffin!! Everyone should definitely check our her blog because not only is she beautiful, her posts has a nice variety to it which keeps things very interesting!

For this award you:

1. Link back to the person who awarded you.
2. Answer the award questions. 
3. Tell something about yourself that you haven't told anyone on your blog yet. 
4. Award as many blogs as you think worthy of this award
5. Make sure to let those you gave this award to know that you awarded them. 

The Award Questions:

1. What is your go to make-up brand?
It used to be MAC but now I'm more of a Make Up For Ever or Inglot kind of girl! I still love MAC, don't get me wrong, but I can't answer this question with MAC when all I like from them are their powder products.
2. What was your favourite fashion trend of 2011?
I'm not a very fashion trend kind of person. Because I'm so short and not the skinniest girl, I have to dress with what suits my body type and not necessarily what is "In" at the moment. I have definitely loved the one shoulder trend though! 
3. What is your favourite dessert?
Any dessert.. for serial... I am the biggest sweet tooth you could find. I can skip main course and go straight to dessert everyday.
4. Favourite colour?
Blue and purple.
5. What is your middle name?
I don't have one.. I know it's odd.
6. What's the last song you listened to?
E.T by Katy Perry and Kanye West. My iPod is always on shuffle.
7. Cats or dogs?
DOGS!! I am allergic to cats but I love dogs more anyway. (Sorry to all the cat lovers :()

Random fact I haven't told anyone:
I'm a pretty open person so everything of mine is pretty much out there. I don't think there is anything in my life that I haven't told at least one person about. Sorry to be so boring :(

Award As Many People Who You Think Are Worthy Of This Award
Anca from Coralista

Parian Spirit Review

As you all remember, I got this in my Makeup And Glow haul. I heart this thing so much it's unbelievable! I can't believe it took me so long to get this but like everything, it definitely has it's pros and cons. 

What Parian Spirit says about this product (taken from the Parian Spirit website):

"Parian Spirit is made from citrus spirits and food grade solvents, giving it powerful cleaning properties that cut through oil-based makeup and adhesives but remains gentle to natural hair bristles. Just place your used brushes in a Parian Spirit
portable canister and gently agitate and watch the makeup and residue settle to the bottom of the container. Parian Spirit is also good for cleaning makeup off clothes, wigs, 
false eyelashes and false facial hair."

  • AMAZING at cleaning your brushes
  • Very efficient, a little goes a long way 
  • Cheaper than MAC brush cleaner which was the other brush cleaner I used
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Cleans oil based product
  • Fast drying
  • It smells strongly like orange/mandarin, like VERY VERY strong
  • Hard to get in Australia 

How I use this product:
  1. Getting a towel and pouring out a bit of the Parian Brush Cleaner onto a part of the towel.
  2. Get the brush swirling on the towel with the brush cleaner on it. 
  3. Pull the bristles back into shape. (VERY important if you want your brush to keep it's shape for a long time)

Final thoughts: 
I would definitely repurchase this over and over again. I need the teeniest bit of product to clean 2 brushes, which is more than I can say for my MAC brush cleaner. I also love how tightly sealed the bottle is, I've repurchased the MAC brush cleaner time and time again and I've always found that the bottle leaks (not a lot, but it's still annoying) when I travel on jobs which is such a hassle. 

January 22, 2012

Editorial Photoshoot

Hi guys!

Sorry I haven't done a proper post for a couple of days, I had the E-Bridal Expo yesterday and had a long but fun photoshoot today!

Hope you are all well and I will have more posts coming up soon!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

January 21, 2012

Steamboat Time!!

Majolica Majorca Lash Expander & Dollywink Long Mascara.

January 18, 2012

FOTD: Moon Café + Love Package From Sharlene!!!

The lovely, gorgeous, Sharlene from *I-Lashes sent me a love package! This is the first love package that I've ever received so it's very very special to me and you have no idea how excited I was when I received it! Thank you so much darling! You are the sweetest thing in the world *hugs*


Now onto the FOTD! I went to Moon Café last night to see a live show and I didn't get the name of one of the guys but he has the dreamiest voice I have ever heard, oh my gosh... 

I was meant to be at Moon Café at like 7.30pm and I wanted to have a nap after work... worst idea ever because I woke up at 6.30pm freaking out that I still had to shower and put my face on! I did make it, but I was late...

Products used listed below! :)

  • Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid Foundation #774/Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #118 - I mixed half/half.
  • Vichy Dermablend Foundation #15 - Concealer
  • Chanel Soleil De Tan - To contour
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Opal - To highlight
  • Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder - Translucent Natural
  • La Femme Blush - Naturelle
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder - Starlight - To set the highlighter
  • MAC Blush - Harmony - To set the contour

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - AMC 42, Matte 327, Matte 329, Pearl 393
  • Inglot Gel Liner
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
  • Elise False Lashes 
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - Matte 360 + Matte 327
  • OCC Lip Tar - Memento + Hush
  • Random free lipgloss I got from Cleo Magazine