simple look with red lips

by prettymom on 2013-04-01 18:05 • 3 feedbacks »


it's another simple look because one of my eyes was allergic to something and slightly swollen. i had to keep my eyes makeup free.

products used - simple look and red lips

products used:

  • gowonsesang hydra intensive bb cream
  • l'oreal brow colorist - this is quite old and the color has been sharpened off. it's dark brown.
  • de leon lipstick balm #1
  • skinfood salmon concealer

subtle smokey eyes with touch of blue

by prettymom on 2013-03-30 23:05 • 2 feedbacks »


subtle smokey

i tried to do a smokey inspired by one of megan gale's look from lmff promotion shoot, but used different colors because they match what i wore. i failed at doing a sharp edge at inner corner and the result was more subtle than expected.

please excuse the brows. only noticed the flaws after these photos are uploaded.

color riche quad - absolute taupe

i mainly used l'oreal's color riche les ombres quad in E4 absolute taupe on the eyes. color riche le smoky eyepencil in brown fusion was first used as base. the mid tone was used all over the lids, darkest color along lashline and outer corner, the 2nd lightest tone from crease to brow bone and the lightest color at inner corners. i also used the darkest color on the brows.

color riche quad - conquest emerald

the bright blue from P3 emerald conquest was used on the lower inner 1/3 of the eyes. perhaps the color could be brighter if a white was used as base.

products used on the eyes:

  • etude house proof 10 primer
  • l'oreal color riche le smoky pencil eyeliner and smudger in #204 brown fusion *
  • l'oreal color riche quads in absolute taupe and emerald conquest * - see description above
  • physician formula black gel liner - along the top lashline
  • l'oreal paris false lash telescopic mascara *

sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaid's tail

by prettymom on 2013-03-27 13:45 • Send feedback »


sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaid's tail

nail of the day was sally hansen complete salon maincure in mermaid's tail.

sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaid's tail

wearing 2 coats of mermaid's tail. it's a sheer blue jelly like color with blue sparkles and large blue and green glitter pieces.

you can get more glitters and more opaque color with more coats. however removing glitters is a tedious job and i don't want t deal with it. besides, i'm happy the way it looks just like this. in addition, it's not obvious when it chips.

the staying power is quite good. with minor houseworks done, it still look as new for 2-3 days.

sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaid's tail

close up look at the glitters in the bottle.

sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaid's tail

close up look wearing mermaid's tail just by itself.

with black base

mermaid's tail looks extremely gorgeous when used over dark nail polish. the glitter shows up instantly! wearing midnight in ny from the same range as base here.

sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaid's tail

sally hansen complete salon manicure retails at aus$14.95. it comes in 42 shades and is available at priceline, target, kmart and variuos pharmacies. for stockists please call 1800 812 663.

trying out a new bb cream

by prettymom on 2013-03-24 23:30 • 4 feedbacks »


etude house bb cream sample

today i decided to try sample of etude house precious mineral bb cream that was included as gift with the skinfood bb cream i bought from ebay.

speaking of which, i haven't done a review posts of the skinfood products, along with many other products in the pipeline. some i'm still waiting for some information. some i need some good photos. anyway, i hope i'll be able to catch up with them soon.

makeup items used

here are products for a quick look, because i only had 10 minutes to get out of the house:

  • etude house precious minerals bb cream
  • l'oreal brow colorist
  • daiso brow pencil
  • skinfood salmon concealer
  • red earth lip pencil in cinnamon <-- this was from the very original red earth
  • morgana cryptoria lipstick in tomato

bright blue st patrick's day

by prettymom on 2013-03-17 23:04 • 3 feedbacks »


eotd with black rose minerals lament

i intended to do a bright green look for the day, but wanted to use something that haven't been featured on the blog. it's also been a while that i do sample baggies makeup challenge. i decided to find something green from the baggies.

blame the insufficient bathroom light. i picked black rose minerals eyeshadow in lament. it appeared green with some blue, but didn't expect it ended up so blue. i can't find this color on the website so i assume it's been discontinued.

i forgot to apply mascara. you probably don't notice if it's not mentioned. didn't make any difference to my short lashes.

eotd with black rose minerals lament

products used on the eyes:

  • etude house proof 10 primer
  • rimmel brow pencil in dark brown - to define the shape
  • rimmel brow pencil in hazel - fill in the brows
  • styli-style line & seal eye pencil in turq - as base along the top lashline and line the bottom lashline
  • black rose minerals eyeshadow in lament - all around the eyes
  • brown from physician's formula gel liner for brown eyes trio - top and bottom lashline
  • nyx jumbo pencil in youghurt - inner corner of the eyes