Friday, 30 August 2013

Glitter Gyaru Doll Makeup Tutorial

Hi gals, I will be creating this following look as a tutorial for all of you!  :') 

I used these following products for this look:

GEO Bambi Princess Mimi Almond Brown
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
Nyx Single Eyeshadow in Sahara
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Unbranded Silver Glitter Liquid Liner (from online)
DUO Lash Adhesive in Dark Tone

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in 52
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in 52
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in 02
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer
Nyx Blush in Peach

Chanel Rouge Allure in Pimpante

OK! The tutorial starts here~

From the left:

Step 1. Apply eyelid primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over the lids and blend-blend-blend! (fingers)

Step 2. Apply a nude beige eyeshadow with subtle frost (NYX Sahara) all over the lid using a flat shader brush or an all-in-one eye brush like my (MAC 239)

Step 3. Using a gel or liquid liner, (Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner, Manicare Angled Liner Brush) draw a small tick at the end of your eye with a 45 degree angle. Line the rest of your eye and connect your tick carefully. Also, you can line one quarter of the waterline to add more effect.

Step 4. On top of your black winged line, trace a silver line slowly and neatly (Unbranded silver liquid liner)

Step 5. Now is the best time to clean up! Use a cotton bud and soak in your favourite eye makeup remover or lotion (Lancome 'Galateis Douceur' Fluid) and wipe off any smudges.

Step 6. Hardest bit in my opinion! Apply false lashes! Trim the ends of your false lashes if you have small eyes like me. I trimmed 5mm both ends. 'Squirt' a small amount of false eyelash adhesive (DUO Eyelash Adhesive Dark-Tone) along your false lashes. Place false lashes as close to your natural lashes as possible and position with patience! ;)

The eyes are all complete! Be prepared for even more ahem.. 'attractive' photos of me.


Step 7. Dot generous amounts of foundation (Bourjois 123 Perfect shade 52- I used a matte foundation because I find it more 'doll-like') on your cheeks, nose bridge, chin and forehead. Use sponge or whichever makeup tool you choose to blend. I found that the sponge soaked all the foundation and left a very light coverage. I prefer to use fingers with this foundation honestly!

Step 8. Apply a concealer with matching tone (Bourjois Healthy Mix 52) to the under eye area, around the nose or any other areas where you have blemishes.

Base makeup all done! Next are the process of bronzer, blush and powder!

Step 9. Swirl a dense blush in your most natural-finish bronzer (Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel) and pat along your contours. I like to pat with my (Ecotools powder brush from 4-set) as I find rubbing creates uneven patches.

Step 10. Apply to the centre of the cheeks a soft baby pink blush (NYX Peach). Use a reliable blush brush and lightly bluff. Don't use a dodgy foundation brush from Ebay like I did! Even if you think it works just as well.

Step 11. Also use a natural-finish powder (Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder 02) for this step. The reason being is because I don't want to overly mattify my face using a matte powder - therefore leaving the results with a caked appearance.

Step 12. Last but not least you will need to smooch on some demure and posh nude lippie! (Chanel Rouge Allure Pimpante)


Hope you liked this 'Glitter Gyaru Doll' look! 


x lala

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Fragrance review: Ineke Sweet William

Sweet William is the second perfume in my Ineke perfume collection.

Today I am writing to you in a different style and I hope you enjoy the read!

Sweet William is a melange of spice and wood with anise, cloves and a dashing of peach, sweet yet bitter. It drifts you away to some high-end clothing store stocked with vintage clothing. Male and females all welcome, perfect for the modern bohemian. It is the aroma of woods that everybody is accustomed to in this store. Nobody says anything, sophistication is spoken in silence. The scent offends nobody, it is by far an acquired and 'grown' type of scent. After searching tirelessly for wearable treasures in this hippie-esque store, a waft of bourbon vanilla layered between sandalwood arises in the drydown. A rather pleasant surprise, for the real treasure was not in finding the best piece around, but your most unique moment in scent. A different yet inspired experience Sweet William is!

The sillage (pronounced si-yaajz) of Sweet William is similar to Ineke Scarlet Larkspur. It projects quite well in the first thirty or so minutes but then turns quite soft and weak when left for longer. People can smell this if standing very close to you but hardly a trace is sniffed if more than a metre away.

Longevity: On a cold weather day, It lasts up to 4 hours on the neck and wrist, though it becomes barely detectable in the last two hours. If you wear this before you go to bed, it could last on your skin until the next morning with subtle hints if smelt closely.

Overall, Sweet William is a warm spicy, grown-up scent that is also quite unisex hence 'male and females all welcome.' Even though my distaste for Sweet William, it is perfectly suited for the cold weather at the moment. I would advise you to try this before you buy, as your skin might disagree with some of the spices like cloves or cinnamon - especially in the summertime.

I recommend this fragrance for women over 25 years or the type of man that is sensual, quirky, refined and a bit introverted.

Readers, which Ineke fragrance would you prefer from the sounds of things? Scarlet Larkspur or Sweet William?

x lala