Tutorial: Easy Casual Makeup

I was fiddling with my makeup today and thought I should share my casual makeup look. This is good for an everyday one, or step it up a notch. Add some glam for a party look.

I’ll only show you how to do the eyes. For the rest of my face I applied foundation then set it with loose powder. Filled in my eyebrows. Did some contouring on the hollow of my cheeks, jawline and temple. Applied highlight on my brow bone, the bridge of my nose, above my cheekbones and on my cupid’s bow. A little bit of blush on my cheeks. You know, basic stuff.

As for the eyes, I started off with applying this beige shimmery eyeshadow on my lid. Not going past my crease. (I’m using L.A Colors Eyshadow by the way. Here’s my review on that.)

 

After that, I apply a slightly dark brown eyeshadow on the outer corner of my eye. Shaping it pointedly so it looks like cat eyes. I drag a little bit of it under my lower lash line but not all the way, stopping before my pupil. If that makes any sense.




Then I pick up some of this brown shimmery eyeshadow that’s close to the shade I applied on the outer corner of my eyes.


I use it to blend the two colors together. Like so.

After that, I put a little of this white shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corner of my eyes.


Applied some brown eyeliner on my waterline. Then eyeliner on my upper lash line, not too thick. It’s your choice to wing it or not, but I decided not to

Curled my lashes, and applied some mascara on both my upper lash and lower lash.



For the last finishing touch, I apply this lipstick from L.A. COLORS. Shade Pouty. (I did not a good job on my eyeliner oTL)


All done~!

I tried to use some fake lashes, but it didn’t go so well. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

Product Review: L.A. COLORS Eyeshadow

Yahoo ChibiNyan-tachi~!

Mom got me this pretty little thing, an eyeshadow palette from L.A. COLORS. This palette is called “Blushing Nudes” which explains all the neutral colors.

 So, it’s 12 eyeshadows in total.  6 are matte, and 6 are satin. They are grouped by 3s.

The first 3 are all satin, a black with some silver flecks of glitter. A gunmetal gray and a white shimmery eyeshadow. The black one sort of disappointed me, because the flecks of glitter didn’t get picked up by my eyeshadow brushes. I tried to use my finger, only a few did stick. But it did have teenie tiny gold shimmers.

Next are the warm-toned shadows that are matte. First is a highlighter, a light beige one. A dark brown, and another brown with red undertone. This one has to be my favorite. I’ve used it a couple of times, together with the cool-toned brown satin eyeshadow in the last 3s. I use these mainly for smoky eyes.

Then there are the warm-toned shadows. A light ivory which is a matte, a beige and a warm brown that’s both a satin finish.

And last but not the least, cool-toned brown satin, a matte brown and a cool-toned beige.

Now, I ultimately love, love, LOVE matte eyeshadows. Shimmery ones tend to overwhelm me. The colors are easy to blend, they go together really well. At least for me. Although the 3 other highlighters didn’t show up on the photo above, it’s a great highlighter. I use it on my browbone.

My everyday look always consists of smoky eyes, since it’s the easiest for me to do. And this has been my go-to palette for a few weeks now.

Bottomline, it’s a nice palette. Easy to use for any beginners who wants to try making smoky eye looks. I give it 4 out of 5 cookie points. -1 cookie point from the silver glitter flecks on the black eyeshadow. Could have been better.

I’ve got a few more products to try out, and I’ll write as soon as I can~!