Thursday, July 29, 2010


i've been paying retail for MAKE UP FOR EVER but finally got my MUFE Backstage Card today! =D

woohoo to 40% off! time to populate my kit w/ MUFE goodies!

Friday, July 2, 2010

featured model: chelsea lee

these are pics from my makeup session w/ my friend, chelsea lee. she doesn't want me to post before pictures yet but allowed me to describe some of her concerns.

chelsea's biggest concerns were her "square-ish" face (which i didn't think was that square) and redness (due to multiple pimples she just popped). thanx to MAC full cover foundation and bronzer/contouring kit, we were able to achieve an acceptable look. chelsea also requested pouty lips. (i've described how i did this in the "lips" section below.)

we decided to go for the MAC fafi look:

chelsea also doesn't have double eyelids so we faked the funk using some highlighting of the upper lid right above the liner.

breakdown of what i used:
face: MAC full coverage foundation - NC35, NW35
MAC bronzer - refined golden (for contouring)
MAC D'squared contour kit - accentuate/sculpt
MAC eyeshadow - brun (for contouring)
** i had to improvise w/ the foundation because chelsea was darker than my darkest foundation. so, we did the best w/ could with the darkest foundation i had at the time, then bronzed it all over to create a darker complexion. it also didn't help that chelsea had several drinks prior to her makeup session (and she does have the asian glow) -- which we had to cover up.

tarte - rich brown with gold shimmer
tarte - deep shimmery bronze
forever21 eyeshadow palette
MAC fluidline - black
revlon colorstay eyeliner crayon - brown black

generic japanese lashes - ME-7
daiso japan - #13 (for outer flare)
**yes, 2 sets of lashes!**


kryolan eyebrow kit
MAC eyeshadow - boutique brown (discontinued color)
MAC eyebrow pencil - strut

korres monoi oil bronzing powder - sunglow light
nars - orgasm
NYX - orange

MAC eyebrow pencil - strut (yes, eyebrow pencil on the lips!)
MAC lipstick - marengo
MAC eyeshadow - phloof (right in the middle of the lower lips to create a puffy contour)
MAC eyeshadow - brun (right underneath the lips above the chin, to fake more pout!)
shiseido "the makeup" corrector pencil - light (right above the cupids bow to create even more pout!)

**edit: ok, you guys got me. "chelsea" is a he. =)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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