Makeup and some perspective

Friday, December 30, 2016

NYE makeup, do I need to add gold

Today I spent sometime working on my looks for NYE. I'm heading out to Long Island City instead of the Big Apple this year. There was suppose to be a video on this look but my camera died and I was getting frustrated with myself thus I was hell to the video and well, here I am. With the frustration from making the video, the makeup look did come out decent. In my mind I wanted the different colors to come through, however they blended together and created a very interesting mix.

You can tell that the lips are what pop in this look.  I've come to really like the formula from Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick. I'm wearing Bang-Bang and the other color I've been using is Chillzone. I want to purchase the other shades because the formula is comfortable. Matte lip products tend to make your lips very dry and it's not at all comfortable. The Anastasia line of matte lipstick I can't stand for long periods of time. Other lines that are okay are the suedes and lingerie mattes by NYX and the Tarte creamy line.

My face makeup consisted of the mix Tarte Rainforest of the Sea water foundation in Light Neutral and a gifted foundation, Maybelline FIT me! Dewy + Smooth Normal to Dry in Nude Beige. The foundation was set with Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonia Clay Finishing power. The foundation and finishing powder combination was not the best I had because after awhile I could feel the makeup melting off and becoming greasy. When I touched my face, my fingertips left indentations. I use the Lancome Le Duo stick for my face after getting the wrong shade. I was able to make it work! It's is beautiful light product and I did not want it to go to waste. To add to the contour I use my Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette using medium cocoa. Overall this was the look I made which is not the main look I'm going to use when I go out.

The following look will be one that I will. To see how I got the look and the products that I used, watch the video below.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Le Duo by Lancome Review

I had to do it when I went to the mall. I entered the sacred ground of all beauty lovers, Sephora. I was in search for some ski pants and found my way into the store. I was looking for a new concealor and came out with the Le Duo by Lancome and a few other beauty products. I was really trying to save for my trip coming up. I tried to rationalized it, but really there is no reason behind my choice. Also, I have my eyes on a highlighter palette that can be a dupe for the AB Moodchild highlighter kit. God, help me please.

I'm trying to add some cream contour and highlight into my makeup collection. I do not want to go for the popularized AB cream contour kit. I wanted something different, something that is not talked about in the beauty community. I was came to the duo when I was in line at Sephora. It looked practical. I was uncertain of the color, I opted for Bisque which was a mistake. There are 5 color choices Ivorie, Buff, Bisque, Suede, and Dore. The range is poor, I'm not surprised though. Such brands tend to to cater to those on the darker spectrum.

The product formula is power cream and it glides on the face like a dream. I feel like I'm placing soft butter on my face, without the grease. The product does reduces down quickly, I was being generous with the product trying to build it up. The product is meant to be subtle. If you are looking for something that will give you a dramatic effect the AB cream contour kit  or NYX cream highlight and contour kit will suffice. To me the novelty of having the product weighs greater then the function. It's a beautiful product for special occasions and feels nice to have.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Red Winter and Christmas Inspired Makeup Looks

The look I failed to publish
It's been a busy two weeks, now I finally have time to catch up on the makeup looks I've created over the past few days. I have the time because I placed a large amount of paid time off before the New Year. I was working on one holiday look, but freaking god. My computer was not powerful enough to process the video. I recorded the look twice and when it was time to export it out after editing, it broke down..sigh.
Date night look a few days ago
At this point I lost the details of the look, however it won't stop me from posting them. God, the look was beautiful.

Iceskating date night look 12/11
Oh! I did try to edit the settings on my camera, so instead of HD it's one step below such quality. In time I will get a computer that is meant for content creation, till then I will make due with what I have. Hopefully, my video this time will come through. I had so many damn outtakes. Luckily, I was able to create and process my new video which is up now! New Video: A Red Winter ML I really enjoyed this video, it's been awhile since I talked in a video so I really messed up here and there. I realized my voice in fast forward mode really sounds like one of the female chipmunks from Alvin and the Chipmunks. I'll have more detail on the video further down in this post. I do have a two date night looks I created which were not posted on my Instagram. I can't recall the last date night because I had to much wine. The night I went out iceskating I had a lot of fun despite cutting off the circulation in my legs and falling straight on to my face.

Red Winter

A red winter holiday look. I had an idea on my mind of what I wanted to create, then I just went with the flow of the look.


1. Mannymua eyeshadow palette by Makeup Geek
2. 35N palette by Morphe
3. Double Exposure Palette by Smashbox
4. Eden Eye Primer Potion by Urban Decay
5. Mildew 24/7 eyeliner by Urban Decay
6. Fine Line 24 HR Waterproof Felt Liner by Sephora
7. Stiletto Lash Waterproof by Maybelline
8. Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Hip by NYX
9. Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese by NYX

Eye Brushes
1. Morphe M441
2. Morphe R37
3. Morphe M166
4. Morphe MB27
5. Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
6. Morphe E28

Face Brushes/Sponge
1. Real Technique Sponge Blende
2. Morphe G3
3. Morphe E44
4. Morphe E30
5. The Shape by Marc Jacobs
6. Pro Small Blush Brush Definition 74 by Sephora.
7. Morphe E47

1. Baby Skin Instant Pore Erase by Maybelline
2. Healthy Skin Primer by Neutrogena
3. Skin Brightening Serum Prep and Prime by MAC
4. Age rewind Erase Dark Circle Concealer in Fair by Maybelline
5. Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation in Fair-light neutral and Light-medium beige by Tarte
6. Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder by Tarte
7.Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection by Too Faced
6. Supernova Holographic Highlighter by MILK
7. Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish by Urban Decay
8. Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray

1. Always on Liquid Lipstick in Chillzone by Smashbox
2. Supernova Holographic Highlighter by MILK

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Trance night out


  • Clinique Foundation Stick, Chubby in the nude in 02 Abundant Alabaster
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair 
  • Morphe 6 Piece Cool Pro Definition Palette 
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Medium 
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden
  • Morphe 35N Eyeshadow Palette
  • Violet Voss Pro Eyeshadow Paletter in Drenched Metal 
  • Tarteist Contour Palette
  • Too Faced Queen Size Mascara
  • Sephora Fine Black Felt Liner
  • Milk Cream Highlighter in Super Nova
  • NYX Lip Lingerie in 10

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Back to content creation, Simple night out makeup using Be... by BubzBeauty

It's been about 2 years since I created anything. The reason behind this was, my mind was very scattered and I was uncertain on what I should do. After graduating I was stuck, I was looking for full time work and figuring out if I wanted to become a doctor. The search led me to Nepal for a little bit and few other destinations. I landed a job related to a career I may want. However, a part of me died. The creative side which came in the form of makeup, painting, and photography. With the new year creeping on me and settling a bit with my pursuits, I'm back and ready.

The look I decided to create it very simple and subtle. I did my errands, then went out for a night of wine, pizza, and dancing. I used the Bubzbeauty palette created by BH Cosmetics. The pigmentation is not impressive, yet the colors are rather beautiful. Below I have my youtube video. Click if you want to see how I created the look and for something relaxing if you are trying to unwind. Enjoy!

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