Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Update + Popping Blue Makeup Look

Hi ladies! I usually update my blog at least 3-4 times a week but as some of you have probably noticed, I only had one blog post up aside from the Ur Made Up Face Series that goes up every Saturday. I've been really depressed for the past few weeks but I've been trying my best to have at least one post up for you guys.

Aside from being sad and down, I am also on a no makeup buy until April so I won't be reviewing that much products except for the products that I already have and have been meaning to do a review on and the items that will come in my BNT Beauty Box. With that being said, expect more makeup looks and hopefully, collaborations with other beauty bloggers as well. If you have any makeup look requests, please do not hesitate to leave it on the comments down below. :)

All right, enough rambling, here's a makeup look that I don't normally go for but it's fun, bright, and smokey.

  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation - Apply a good foundation, if you're planning to wear this for a night out, a full coverage foundation would be great to cover up all the imperfections.
  • Physicians Strength Concealer Rx in Natural Light & Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer in Medium 28 - This is a concealer combination that I have been loving recently. I've had the Concealer RX for a long time but it's to light for me but it has a pink undertone which is great to cancel out the darkness under the eyes. The Lock It Tattoo Concealer which matches my skin is great on top of the Concealer Rx and it gives a slightly highlighted under eye. Of course, you can use whichever concealer that works for your under eye circles and blemishes.
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Deep - I applied this only on top of my concealer to set it.
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer - Contour the cheeks, jaw, temples and nose for a slightly slimmer looking face.
  • NARS Blush in Goulue - Taking a deep plum/rose blush, apply it on the cheeks (I apply it near the back of my cheeks - that's just the way I like to apply mine).
  • NARS Highlighter in Devotee - Apply the highlight shade on the areas where the light naturally hits the face - tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, Cupid's bow and chin.

Wet n Wild Brow Kit

I'm using shadows from the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette but of course, you can always substitute shades with the ones you have.

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight - Start off with an eyeshadow primer to keep your shadows in place and make them more vibrant. I'm using a base with shimmer to intensify the shimmery blue shadow that we will be using.

  1. Apply Madness (a shimmery blue shade) all over the lid with a flat shadow brush.
  2. Apply Prank (a navy/turquoise shade) on the outer corner of the eye with the other side of the flat shadow brush that we used to apply Madness.
  3. With a crease brush, apply Poison (a black shadow with a bit of glitter - but it doesn't show up once blended) on the crease and lightly blend it with Prank. Blend everything nicely without bringing it too much high above the crease. This is if you want the colors to be more on the lid. This is especially a great look for Asian eyes but of course, if you want a more defined crease, feel free to adjust the eyeshadow application and go as far up as you want, just remember to leave an area for a brow bone highlight!
  4. For the brow bone highlight, I used Habit, a matte cream shade.
  5. Apply Madness again on the lower lash line for a nice pop.
  6. Mixing Prank and Poison on the tip of the flat shadow brush, apply it on the outer corner of the lower lash line, connecting it with the shadow on the outer corner of the upper lash line. Don't forget to blend!
  7. Apply the shade Dope on the inner corner of the eye for a brighter eye look with a pencil brush. 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero - Apply on the upper and lower waterline.
  • Graymelin Control Sharp Liner Waterproof Black - Apply a  liquid liner on the upper lash line, depending on how you like to apply your liquid liner, go as thin, thick or boldly wing it!
  • Maybelline Volum' Express Mega Plush Mascara & Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara - I love layering mascara and the Mega Plush gives a wispy false lash look and the Colossal Cat Eyes is great for lengthening.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Naked - Keeping the lips nude, I just applied this Naked Lip Pencil and topped it off with the Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Naked.

Fun fact: I wore this look for family Thanksgiving Dinner back in November. ^^

Hope you guys enjoyed this look! Look forward to more makeup looks! 

Thanks for sticking with me avid readers!


  1. Very pretty and fun! <3 I want to learn and be brave enough to wear more colored eyeshadows. I always go neutral. :-/

    1. Thanks Juvy! I'm a neutral girl too but it's nice to have a variety once in awhile. Oh, and look forward to more bright and colorful makeup! ^^

  2. Pretty look! I've also been liking blue on my eyes lately. Stay strong <3

    1. I don't really like blue on my eyes but this one looks amazing that I just have to. ^^

      Thanks Kine!

  3. Hugs! I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Oh Joanne, I've been wondering why you haven't been posting. It's not my business at all, but if you ever want someone to talk to--someone unbiased, not part of any drama, just send me a message. It sucks not having anyone to talk to and I don't want you to feel alone in whatever you're going through. I've been through enough crap, there's a good chance I can relate. <3 *hugs* I hope whatever it is, your week gets better.

    1. Thanks dear. I'm glad I have great blogger friends that I know I can talk to if I ever need to. Thank you so much. I've just been thinking that things will become better. *hugs*

  5. I love it! you look gorgeous! Looks edgy yet so pretty :)


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