Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Iron Man-inspired Makeup Look

Hey, everyone! :) This is my Iron Man-inspired makeup look for my The Avengers series. I did my best to incorporate all the elements and colors of Iron Man's costume. I also used products that are available here in the Philippines. And I did Iron Man first because.......well, he's awesome! I mean, who doesn't like Iron Man?!


Makeup Tip Tuesday: Mascara FAIL Quick Fix

No. Just. NO.
You are applying your makeup and you are done doing your foundation and your eye shadow. You admire yourself for doing such a good job with your eyes and face. Now you apply mascara like you normally would. After that, you see a huge black spot either on your nose or your cheek. You get a cotton bud and erase it, but you only made it worse by smudging it more. Right then, when you blinked/closed your eyes, mascara marks are now all over your under-eye area! So, you get your concealer and dabbed it on, but it still won't totally hide it and ruined your flawless foundation application! Therefore, you curse the mascara gods and question why mascara application can be so messy. (Who can relate to this? I can. Haha!) Cleaning up mascara mishaps can be a pain. So today, I'll give you a quick fix for this kind of accident. 

It's important to wait for the mascara smear to dry before you try taking it out. When you clean it up when it's wet, it would tend to spread and smudge more. By drying it first, the mascara will harden and flake, making it easier to remove by using a cotton bud. You can use one that's dry or dipped in moisturizer/makeup remover. Whatever works for you! :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Eyebrows 101: Choosing Your Brow Color

Your eyebrow color can help change your look. Of course, your choice will depend on different factors: personal preference, age, skin color, hair color, occasion, etc. When you choose an eyebrow color, you have to pick one that would be best for you. Here are some tips on choosing the perfect shade for your brows:

1.  If you have dark hair, you should go 2-3 shades lighter than your hair color.
2.  If you have light hair, you should go 2-3 shades darker than your hair color.
3.  If you are blonde, don't go for blonde brows! It will only wash out your face and it won't really help sculpt your face. Instead, go for a soft taupe shade.
4.  For a more 'edgy' look, you can always go for a darker shade.
5.  When you think you put on a color that's too dark, it can be remedied by applying brow mascara in a lighter or blonde shade.
6.  It is best to use an angled eyebrow brush when applying eyebrow powders/gels.
7.  For softer-looking eyebrows, use gentle feathery strokes rather than harsh straight lines. The strokes will mimic the hairs on your eyebrows, therefore creating a more natural look.
8.  If you keep changing your hair color, get a universally flattering TAUPE color. :) I feel that taupe shades can fit a lot of hair colors and skin tones. (BTW, taupe is a grayish brown or brownish gray color. It depends on the shade.)

*Note that these tips might not work for everyone. These are just some of the rules that you can keep in mind in choosing the right eyebrow shade. 

So how about you? What eyebrow color do you use? Do you use pencils or powders? Feel free to comment below! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013


I rarely go outside without filling in my eyebrows. For me, it just doesn't feel right! I tend to be O.C. when it comes to my eyebrows and I feel that it just has to look perfect. I really take my time in filling in eyebrows and I guess it's my most favorite in doing makeup. For months, I have been experimenting with ways I can fill in my brows using different products. In this quick tutorial, I'll use three eyebrow products and some other tools that may come in handy. Note that this method is not the only method for filling in brows. You can skip steps if you want because we all have different eyebrows and preferences.

1.  Spoolie or eyebrow brush
2.  Tweezer
3.  Angled eyebrow brush
4.  Cotton buds

1. Ever Bilena Advance Perfect Eyebrow pencil in Medium Brown
2. in2it waterproof eyebrow powder
3. Billion Dollar Brows brow tint in Blonde
4. The Balm cream concealer in Light/Medium

Now, let's get started! :)

Stay tuned for the next post--how to pick the right eyebrow color! :>

Other Eyebrows 101 post: SHAPING YOUR BROWS