Sunday, October 30, 2011

Four Makeup Looks with Beauty Addicts Eyeshadow Palette

Beauty Addicts kindly sent me some of their lovely products to try. I initially heard about them through the Skins 6|2 Boutique in Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel and was immediately intrigued by the packaging and the color stories. All of the colors are divided into 4 collections: Glow, Express, Motivate, and Seduce, which I thought was a neat concept.

My favorite product that I tried was the lipglosses. They feature a small, firm brush applicator, and the formula is beautifully shiny and pigmented. They are shiny without looking over-the-top, and are long-lasting and don't bleed outside of the lip line, which is very important to me. (It is definitely not cute to have lipgloss dripping off of your lip, making you look like you're drooling!)

I wanted to do a video to show the versatility of Beauty Addicts' products, so my tutorial brings you from a casual day with the girls to a polished and professional work look to after-work cocktails to date-night with your significant other.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Bella Swan Wedding Makeup Look

I'm not a Twilight fan, but when I stumbled across this picture on the BellaSugar website, I just had to recreate Kristen Stewart's makeup look for the upcoming movie. She just looks really pretty… nice skin and brows, subtle smokey eyes, and lightly flushed lips. I just had to give this look a go!

Here is my video for this look:

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My "Blushing Bride" Video Makeup Tutorial

I love looking at wedding pictures! Everyone always looks so beautiful and happy, and it just gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside.

That being said, here is my first wedding makeup tutorial. This look is stunning for ladies with paler skintones. When I got married, I had a bit of a tan (thanks to the tanning bed - yikes!) - so I didn't do something like this for myself, but if I were as fair-skinned as I am now, I would surely have done something like this.

In this video, I feature some of my favorite Edward Bess products -- his eyeshadows! They are so luminous and downright gorgeous on the skin!

Let me know what you think!

Here is the LINK, too, to YouTube!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Miranda Kerr's Makeup in Korean ELLE

It always amuses me when Asian editions of magazines fill their editorials with non-Asian models. I suppose I'm probably the only Asian person who wants to see fellow Asians in a magazine. One time, I bought Japanese VOGUE only to find that there was not one Asian model on any of the pages.

Regardless, I do enjoy this picture of supermodel Miranda Kerr from a spread in Korean ELLE magazine. The makeup was done by artist Troy Jensen, who has done the makeup of such femme fatales as Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, and J.Lo. In this particular shoot, he uses exclusively products from Dior.

Since I'm a big Dior fan of my own, I decided to strive to re-create this look in my YouTube Video, using the same Dior eyeshadow quint (Ready-to-Glow) that he did, but substituting some other products of my own. Let me know what you think of the Asian version! :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shimmery Spring Clubbing Eye Makeup

Do you ever notice how ubiquitous the dark, smokey eye has become for a night out on the town? If you're looking for something a little more spring-centric, then check out my latest video tutorial!

The products that I feature in the video are:
NARS Nouveau Monde powder eyeshadow duo;
NARS Celebrate Soft Touch Shadow pencil;
BareMinerals Glisten High Shine Eyecolor;
Stila Color Wheel eyeshadow palette (currently only available in select Macy's stores);
Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil;
Paul and Joe #04 Eye Gloss N.

I am also wearing:
Paul and Joe #101 Protective Fluid Foundation S (This just came out for spring, and is my new favorite foundation for summer);
Dior SkinFlash concealer in #002;
NARS Sex Appeal powder blush;
Illamasqua Obey lipstick;
BareMinerals Sprinkle 100% Natural lipgloss;
Giorgio Armani Megan Fox's Eyes to Kill Excess mascara.

Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Lipstick Launches for Spring 2011

In April 2011, the three big French cosmetic brands are offering new lipsticks, each promising weightless color and moisturization.

Chanel previewed its collection of Rouge Coco Shine with a limited-engagement offering in February, of the color Boy, a sheer mauve-pink. The full range of 18 colors, with advertisement featuring Vanessa Paradis, will be available at counters April 6.

Lancome displayed its collection of L'Absolu Nu lipsticks via its celebrity artists. Colors were used on Mila Kunis and other stars for events such as the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. This collection has launched in select department stores, but I have yet to see it on the Lancome site. There are 16 colors total, all very sheer and balmy. The ad features the lovely Kate Winslet, in the buff.

Dior first offered its renewed Dior Addict line of lipsticks at Sephora, offering a selection of pinks. The full line is now available in all department stores, and consists of 56 colors in a wide array of shades. The ad features the inimitable Kate Moss (pictured above), and Dior has also invested in a short film featuring the supermodel.

See my YouTube video for a full review!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Keira Knightley's New Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Ad

Last week, some photos leaked from Keira Knightley's new advertising campaign for Chanel. As the face of Coco Mademoiselle, Ms. Knightley has been charming us with her natural good looks.

Chanel is in the midst of launching a 360-degree campaign for their beauty products, and Coco Mademoiselle is no exception. Aside from a digital short film featuring Keira Knightley, the new print ads are also being updated.

The official launch is not until March 21 or March 23, but I was so enthralled with her super-gorgeous makeup look that I had to copy it in my video.

Let me know what you think!