Step 1: Use a light colour as the base, in this video I used the shade Raw Sienna using the MODERN RENAISSANCE palette right from my lash line up to my brows. This will even out any imperfections and discolouration.
Step 2: To create the ‘SMOKEY’ effect, I used Blackjack from the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette and even it out by dapping the color all over my eye lids. It okay if it looks smudgy, we will even them all out by blending those colours.
Step 3: Using the same palette as you see on the video above, I used the grey shade Magnet, brown shade Lockout and orange shade Extra bitter on the outer corner of my eyelids. Blend, blend, BLEND with your eyeshadow brush or a beauty blender. This is to avoid harsh edges.
The product details for this makeup look is mentioned on my Youtube channel.
I hope this smokey eye inspires you to go outside your comfort zone, so step out of the box and create something unique on your eyes this week.
It’s a perfect look for winter and you are BOUND to turn heads. It only requires 3 or 4 colours (depending on how blended you want the look to be), and they are very neutral colours, so there is a good chance you already have these colours in your charm!
The hottest event arrived in town yesterday! The highly raved about event – YSL Beauty Hotel received a commercial success that opened in the heart of Kuala Lumpur for one day only and the event was hosted in the heritage building right in the middle of the busy city of Kuala Lumpur near Jalan Hang Kasturi.
The bright neon colors, fancy perfume lounge, glitz and glam of the runway vibes with a special preview of Rouge Pur Couture The Slim (lipstick) that flourished all three floors in the building. Each floor offered various interactive experiences for everyone that attended the event.
The first thing I did when I arrived at the hotel is, I checked in with YSL’s designated QR Code on the ground floor to receive the YSL Beauty Hotel Card. This card allows everyone to gain access and enjoy all the activities available on the ground floor – capturing the glam vibes and Instagram worthy shots, the upper section is prepared for arcade games and makeup counters and lastly, the basement captures our runway moment, I felt like a supermodel though.
YSL launched their first super-slim square couture lipstick that offers long-wear matte colour that’s basically party-proof. The new lippie was placed in the basement where the presidential suite – Room 1978, was at.
For fragrance enthusiast like me, I explored the first floor first of the YSL Beauty Hotel to get a whiff of YSL Beauty’s celebrated fragrances, Mon Paris and Y. Also, there was the All Hour Beauty Bar – All make-up enthusiast indulged themselves to have a feel of the latest product launch by the dedicated makeup artist of YSL. Well, everyone was a supermodel yesterday!
When I was done investing time in all the beauty picks, I also got to enjoy the music & no hotel is complete without its own club – I must compliment the brilliant performances by rock-band Bittersweet and household name DJ Blink and CLEO’s very own cover girl, DJ Ashley!
YSL Beauté is a much-loved beauty label and has always been on our coveted beauty wish-list – And they proved it over and again. What a well planned event last night! Good luck YSL Beauty team! The lipstick is gonna rock the beauty world~
A great highlighter can perk up your complexion, accentuate the features you love, and even camouflage aging skin. Who agrees with me? Thanks to this newly launched product from Vesperlex, I am liking my new found beauty routine!
Highlighting has become my new found favourite beauty routine. A little sprinkle of glow can be great on everyone and the Vesper Lex palette does the justice. It can be worn with bare-faced or with full face of makeup, and we ain’t making mistake in this one! A good highlighter is versatile, easy, and flattering, as all beauty products should be.
Vesper Lex is a local Malaysian brand that is established in August 2017. They were passionate about makeup and started off by creating various colourful shades of eye shadows palette and firmly created more beauty products like eye lashes and eye lashes applicator to cater our beauty needs. All made from the most natural ingredients, 100% cruelty free and halal certified.
So let’s start with the packaging, it looks sleek and has a rainbow prism shiny effect… The casing comes with a beautiful soft blue tone with a simple gold logo – That’s absolutely stunning to look at and inside the palette there are 6 shade range of colors.
The first row above is Foux (pearly white), Gold Spell (lusty gold), Juniper (frosted pink) while the below are Morenx (golden sunny), Hexen (pure beige champagne) and Devine (pale rose gold). All these shades are are incredibly flattering on lighter – middle – deeper skin tones. In natural and indoor light, however, they have a beautiful finish on my dry skin, they last about 5–6 hours.
The shades are powder type and it’s soft and buttery — it never looks the slightest bit chalky or dry on the skin. The pigmentation is insane, too, it almost veers into eyeshadow territory, in the best possible way.
I’m in love with Gold Spell. It’s a beautiful, soft gold colour but it reflects a cooler yellow tone in the light for a multi-dimensional shine. It can require a few swirls of your brush to get a good amount of product, but the highlighter itself is very nicely pigmented. It’s quite buildable and you can work your way up from a soft glow to a vivid shine.
Tips: My favorite way to apply these is with a fan brush or powder sweep brush, two tools that can apply sheer layers or heavy hits of pigment, depending on how much you pick up and layer on.
“Apply the highlighter under the eyes, above the brows and on the browbone to add life and brightness, which ultimately helps you to look healthier and younger,” says celebrity makeup artist Geoffrey Rodriguez.
Champagne and gold illuminators are great shades, but we can do more with this palette! Give me a lavender purple! Give me a rose gold! This palette gives you all shade colours under one roof! Take the beauty risks and take your glow to the next level.
The Starrdust highlighter is sold in retail price MYR 160.00 . You’ll have to act fast if you want this one – it has a tendency to sell fast. What are you waiting for? Visit their Instagram and make your purchase now!
Interesting enough, I am a coffee-holic! There are a few things in life as wondrous as coffee. We know it best as the drink that makes our daily life possible, but whether in liquid, bean, ground, or extract form, the magical substance also works overtime to help a girl out in beauty. This antioxidant-packed multitasker not only boosts your energy level and mood, but as it’s loaded with powerful antioxidants it can help improve your skin and your hair.
Check out these pretty perks of your morning brew (and be sure to stick to the recommended limit of 400 mg of caffeine per day to avoid dehydrating yourself). It’s believed to fight depression and relieve drowsiness, increasing energy and feelings of happiness.
Reduce the appearance of cellulite
The main ingredient in coffee is caffeine. Caffeine is popularly known to reduce cellulite because of its stimulant properties. It stimulates circulation of blood and lymph in the body which helps transport toxins and wastes to sites of elimination. Using a coffee scrub also breaks up old fat cells which accumulate to form cellulite.
Treat under-eye puffiness
Any eye cream that promises to unpack your under-eye bags or lighten up dark circles probably contains caffeine. When applied topically via eye creams, the caffeine in coffee helps reduce under-eye puffiness by restricting blood flow to the area and reducing swelling.
Hello healthy hair!
Recent research found that caffeine is an effective treatment for hair loss and baldness. So girls out there, boost your hair growth and shine and by mixing up a treatment of coffee grounds and coconut oil, and massage into damp hair before rinsing. The treatment will not only help to enhance growth and nourish your locks, but will also add a rich depth to your colour.
Boost hair color
Even if you don’t already have brown hair, you can use coffee to darken up your hair color. This is a great way to go if you want to avoid all of those chemicals in dyes used in home hair coloring kits and salons – for pregnant women, it’s arguably the best solution of all. And, it’s an ideal choice for those who want coloring that’s less permanent, or simply want to see how they look with darker hair without having to commit long term. As for me, I added coffee grounds mixed with water into a paste and applied to damp henna hair mixture. This add some depth to your hair color. The acidity of the coffee will also smooth the cuticle of the hair, giving it extra shine.
Remove toxins and deep clean pores with just two ingredients—antioxidant-rich coffee grounds and fatty-acid rich olive oil—to rejuvenate healthy, glowing skin. Applying coffee grounds to the body as a scrub helps to eliminate dead skin cells. Face and body masks with coffee are easy to make and have spectacular results. Be sure to use a circular pattern to massage them into the skin to leave it more soft, bright and clean. If you find coffee at the spa, it’s most likely in a body treatment!
Goodbye fine lines
Coffee packs a series punch of antioxidants, which in addition to being amazing for overall skin health, can also fight premature aging. It works by attacking and eliminating free radicals, which we know contribute to wrinkles, sun spots and that loss of elasticity we all dread.
Whether you experience redness, cellulite or even puffy eyes, you can trust that coffee has a way of ensuring that you can look your best without the harsh chemicals, prodding, lasers and million dollar creams. Coffee’s antioxidant superpower, flavonoids, are released when brewed, so drink up!
Undeniably there will be a lot of changes as we grow older. Mainly our skin changes, so does our look. One of the magics that helps us is MAKE-UP, let’s face it -make-up makes us look and feel good about ourselves that boost our confidence level. But, if you’re applying it the wrong way using too much or the wrong products, make-up may just age you earlier than expected – rather than making you feel youthful, from over made up eyes to wrong choice of foundation, here’s the 6 crucial make-up mistake that you should avoid.