It's time to sprinkle some fairy dust on your makeup with the second installment of my Secret Garden Party series - Get Fairy-Ready!
Makeup is all about playing up your best features and having fun. So on today's post, I'm going to dole out tips on how you can play around with notice-me colors, get the perfect eyeliner flick and well, have fun!
Click for a beauty-fueled adventure!
I used to apply makeup directly on my face when I was younger and you bet, that wreaked havoc on my skin, causing clogged pores and never ending pimple attacks.
So these days, I make sure my complexion doesn't go out of whack by applying products that protect my face from the cosmetics. Here are some products that not only shields my face from the makeup, they also increase the performance of it.
I'll usually begin with my Silky Veil Bright Pack. It brightens my skin tone and gives me luminous complexion in photos. Next, I guard my face from UV rays with my Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++. Finally, I smooth my skin with the Nip and Fab Sheer Make-Up Fix.
|From left to right: Silky Veil Bright Pack, Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++ and Nip + Fab Sheer Make-Up Fix.|
And our Secret Garden journey begins with my Rachel K Mineral CC Cream in neutral.
Most foundations are comedogenic for my troubled skin so I've replaced my regular foundation with the Rachel K Mineral CC Cream. Besides nourishing my skin and protecting it with SPF 35 PA++, it also erases imperfections adequately.
|My skin with only Rachel K CC Cream.|
We all know that fairy dust is synonymous with glitter so it's time to pepper some glitter on the face!
This look is meant to be an everyday look, hence, I'm not gonna go crazy with the sparkles. Here I'm adding some subtle shimmers using my Enavose Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15.
And now we give the peepers a fairy touch with these candy colors.
I'm using Paul and Joe' Eye Color Palette in 03 (yellow), 06 (pink) and 04 (green).
Pumping up the garden party with a splash of green on the outer corners of my eyes.
Then adding sunshine by applying a pretty shade of yellow on the inner corners of the eyes and blending it with the green eyeshadow that I'd applied earlier. Also covered the tear ducts with the color.
I enhanced the celestial feel of the makeup by spreading an iridescent color under the brow arch.
I used the Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful Glinda Palette's aura color as shown below.
What is a garden without flowers?
I thought the best color to represent flowers is pink because they remind me of the loveliness of roses.
|B just gave me these today by the way. :D|
So I lined my lower lash line with an enchanting rose pink hue, extending from the center of the eye towards the outer corners.
I used my Paul and Joe' Eye Color Palette in 06 (pink).
I filled the rest of the lash line with aura color from my Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful Glinda Palette.
And now I intensify my lash lines by applying my new eyeliners from Star Lash!
I lined my upper lash line with Star Lash's Automatic Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Black Glitter.
This method helps you create a perfect and equal pair of wings every time. Trust me, it works.
If you made any mistakes, don't panic. There's always Star Lash's Eye Makeup Corrector.
I know the product looks like a regular q-tip but there's more to it than meets the eye. This state-of the-art product contains makeup remover liquid that you can release when you twist the stick. It is handy and erases makeup mistakes instantly. It's prolly the best beauty breakthrough of 2013! You can find out more here.
I lined my lower lash line with a lighter color - Star Lash's Automatic Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Sexy Brown.
Open up your eyes with generous coats of mascara.
I'm using Maybelline Volum' Express Hyper Curl Cat Eye Mascara. The tiny comb is perfect for my sparse and short lashes.
Since I've lash extensions on, I'm skipping mascara for my top lashes but if you would like to achieve the same effect, you could try the Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler.
Regular eyelash curlers may weaken, crimp or break lashes and sometimes even pinch skin. The Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler prevents this by using gentle heat and a rotating action to curl lashes, creating natural lash curls.
I wanted the look to be more whimsical so instead of using an eyebrow pencil, I filled in my brows with Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful Glinda Palette's south eyeshadow color.
I applied Lancôme Blush Subtil Rose Multi-Color Powder Blush 30 for a heavenly blush look.
I contoured my face by applying the blush in an S motion as shown below.
Here's the result!
Vanity Trove propelled me into the world of Korean cosmetics with their slew of Hangug-ui products every couple of months.
Here's my top favorite from their June 2012 trove for achieving red bee-stung lips - Yadah Angel Lip Tint.
Now you can go 'au naturel' with the Yadah Angel Lip Tint because it contains safe and organic ingredients such as naturally extracted colorant from plants (Red tomatoes and Gromwell flowers). If you've dark lips, this product might be your savior. It neutralizes the dark patches and creates a rosy red look.
We can't forget the glitter!
I'm using Victoria's Secret's Beauty Rush Lip Gloss to create this glassy and glittery look.
And we're done (finally)!
Next up - Neo-fairy hairstyle so please continue to watch this space!
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