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The Red Witch

Four more days until Halloween!! Woohoo!

…honestly though, I’m not much of a Halloween dresser-upper. But as I get older, I’m trying to have more fun 🙂

I’m collaborated with the lovely Sarah Kwak for this video. We were both feeling very WITCHY and decided to recreate two different witch looks. You can also check out her video HERE.


Items Used:
NARS Concealer in “Custard”
Bareminerals BarePRO foundation in “Golden Ivory 08”
NARS Light Reflecting Translucent Pressed Powder
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
Beauty People Miss 100 “Real Brown” Gel Eyeliner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil in Shade No.5
Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Moonstone”
Laneige Lipstick in Shade “E07876”
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara (<– !! Holy Grail !!)
Kat Von D Shadow & Light Palette in Light/Medium
Red adhesive glitter was purchased from Michael’s a couple of years ago

Are you dressing up for Halloween? Let me know if you are!

-Alice

Cotton Candy Makeup Tutorial

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Geezus, time just seriously flies…!

I’m here with another makeup tutorial today. I was itching to try out some new makeup products a friend had sent over to me, and this was the look I came up with on the spot. the pinkish, turquoise, and lilac shades really reminded me of Cotton Candy. Hence the title, “Cotton Candy Makeup” lol.

Overall, it was a pretty easy look to create! There were some holy grail products that I just fell in love with all over again (does that ever happen to you? Lol) which includes my Bareminerals BarePRO makeup. There were some new products that I fell in love after trying it for the first time too (Wet N Wild’s “Halographic” liquid highlighter? Um, GTFO YOU’RE GORGEOUS).

Out of all the new products I tried, I think my least favorite was the BeautyPeople mascara. Definitely will not be repurchasing that. It’s apparently a new Korean brand that has been getting a lot of traction, but unfortunately the mascara did nothing for my short, sparse Asian lashes. I’ll definitely be going back to my Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara after I finish the current mascara.

Anyway, enough of me ranting. Here are the products I used in this tutorial. And also some pics!


ITEMS USED:

Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm
Benefit’s Porefessional Face Primer
Bareminerals BarePRO “Golden Ivory 08” Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer
Wet N Wild’s MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in “303A Halographic”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium Black”
Estee Lauder’s Brow Multi-Tasker in “04 Dark Brunette”
Wet n Wild’s “Not a Basic Peach” Color Icon Palette
Kat on D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette
Clio Gelpresso Gel Lner in “Golden Black”
Beauty People’s Real Perfection Volume Curl Mascara in “Perfection Black”
3ConceptEyes “French Lilac” blush
3ConceptEyes “Mink Beige” Lip Pigment


 

Until next time!
-Alice

More Duochrome Pics

Sharing some more pics from latest video 😉

You can watch full video here.

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ITEMS USED:

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in “08 Golden Ivory”
Smashbox Light/Medium Concealer
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Smashbox Master Class Palette (discontinued)
MAC Blue Green Loose Pigment
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
CLIO Gelpresso Eyeliner in “Golden Black”
Maybelline Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara
Benefit Dallas Face Powder
Kat Von D Light/Medium Shade and Light Contour Palette
Estee Lauder The Brow Multi Tasker
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium/Dark”
3ConceptEyes Lip Pigment in “Mink Beige”
Ardell Demi Wispies
DUP Lash Glue

Orange Lip, Cut Crease Makeup Look

Bright orange lips are so fun to rock during springtime.
I sat down in front of the camera and just started to play around. Eventually I thought I would go for a more daring cut crease look. To make it more interesting though, I added a wing to the cut crease. Ugh, and the orange NYX lipstick? I’ve been in love with orange, I think it’s one of the best shades for those with a yellow undertone. I went for a muted orange lip by adding in concealer to the lips.

Here’s the video. Enjoy!

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ITEMS USED (in order):
Blistex Triple Essentials Lip Balm
Lorac Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer
Naked 1 Palette in the shade “Naked”
Naked 1 Palette in the shade “Buck”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Golden Ochre”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Realgar”
Smashbox High Definition Concealer in “Light”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Tempera”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Primavera”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Cypress Umber”
Clio Gelpresso Gel Liner in “Golden Khaki”
Kat Von D pen eyeliner in “Trooper”
Ardell Natural Demi-Wispies
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in 08 Golden Ivory
Bareminerals BareSKIN Pressed Powder in Medium
Kat Von D Shade and Light palette Becca Highlighter in “Moonstone”
3CE blush in “French Lilac”
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Orange County”

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cheers,
alice.

7 Day Face Mask Challenge Part 1

 

I think this is one of the longest videos I’ve ever done? And oh my goodness, boy did I underestimate how long it would take to edit! Oy vey, haha.

I’ve always been a fan of face masks; they’re great when giving yourself some self-love TLC, hanging out with friends, or needing a quick rejuvenation in the skin. I thought I would compare seven different masks (worn on seven different days) and give you my two cents on all of them. Heads up, most of them are from Asian brands.

Just a little background on my skin, when I was a teenager I had combination skin. My T-Zone was extremely oily and I had lots of fun squeezing zits and pimples back in the day. My cheeks were normal. Now that I’m a wee bit older, my skin has become much more dry all around. This is where the face masks especially comes in handy.

This is part 1, Days 1-4. I’ll be getting out Part 2 (Days 5-7) sometime this month (fingers crossed).

Cheers,
Alice

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MASKS USED (IN ORDER BY DAYS):

Day 1: Zoo Park Brightening Lamb Mask Sheet
Day 2: Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask
Day 3: Malie Stem Cell Ultra Hydrating Essence Mask
Day 4: Tony Moly Makgeoli Mask Sheet Skin Purifying

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Video not sponsored.

InstaBeauty No. 2: Holiday Red

Some Fun Facts:

  1. Sooooo, I’m ready for the holidays.
  2. And also, I bought myself a beautiful new red sweater. I had to use it as my prop for the ‘gram. 😉

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This was first time cutting my crease! I struggled and had to redo the makeup a couple of times until it turned out passable. Haha. To make it more interesting, I took L’oreal’s blue liner to line my crease.

Items Used: 

BASE: Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation in Golden Ivory 08
Bareminerals Perfecting Veil BareSkin pressed powder in the shade “Medium”
Smashbox High Definition Concealer in “Light”

BROWS: Estee Lauder The Brow Multitasker in “04 Dark Brunette”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in “Dark Brown”

BLUSH: 3ConceptEyes Bold Blush in “French Lilac”

CONTOUR: KatVonD Shade and Light Contour Palette in Light/Medium

EYES: Anastastia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
“Golden Ochre” and “Warm Taupe” and “Realgar” in the crease
“Realgar” on the lower lashline
“Primavera” on the eyelid
Smashbox High Definition Concealer in “Light” used to cut crease
L’oreal Infallible Paints Liquid Eyeliner in “Intrepid Teal” in the crease
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof in “Trooper”

FALSE LASHES: Ardell Demi Wispies

LIPS: Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam Rihanna Frost Lipstick in BB3

Cheers,
Alice

Fall Burgundy Makeup Tutorial

Fall is officially upon us! I am so ready for the warm sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and fun holidays that are coming up. Know what else? 😉 An extra reason to sport a darker makeup look.

I used mostly the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I know the palette has been around for awhile now, but I’ve been so inspired by their red shades.

Here’s my version of that. I wanted to go for a darker red, burgundy makeup look:

 

Extra pictures from the shoot:

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ITEMS USED (in order):

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “619 Rust”

Modern Renaissance Palette eyeshadows used: Red Ochre, Golden Ochre, Venetian Red, Cypress Umber, Temper, Vermer

Aritaum Mono Eyes

Kat Von D Pen Eyeliner in Trooper

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Sephora Collection False Lashes in Hipster #20

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Becca Highlighter in “Moonstone”

Benefit’s Box Blush in “Dallas”

Revlon lipstick in “Cherry Blossom”

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Lipgloss (shade unknown, sorry!)

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MUSIC CREDITS:

“You (feat. LYM EN and HANSCUR)” by jnkfood

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jnkfood

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jnkfood_/

Just Peachy | makeup tutorial

I’ve been seeing (and absolutely loving!) the faux freckles trend on Youtube & Instagram. There is something so endearing about freckles – it gives off a very “Anne from Green Gables” vibe that’s very youthful, fresh, and playful.

I also applied my blush differently for this tutorial. Instead of applying the blush just on the apple of my cheeks, I also applied it on my nose bridge as well. As a result, it looks more like you just ran a mile and your face is flushed. Kind of like Vanellope from the movie Wreck It Ralph.

Anyway, enough of me talking (or writing, haha). Here’s the video, I hope you enjoy:


“JUST PEACHY” MAKEUP TUTORIAL

 


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ITEMS USED (in order):

Benefit The POREfessional Primer

3CE Stylenanda Back to Baby BB Cream

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in “Chocolate”

Smashbox Soft Lights Shimmer Highlight

Laneige lipstick in “EO7875”

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in the shade “Just Peachy”

Aritaum Mono Eyes in “Deep Wine”

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in the shade “Puree”

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette in the shade “White Peach”

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in “Golden Khaki No. 3”

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (non waterproof version)

Benefit Hoola bronzer

theBalm Frat Boy blush

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in “Dark Choco”


MUSIC CREDITS:

“garden loy feat. Spangle Call Lilly Line” by droppp

droppp’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dripdripdropp

droppp’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hungliu/

droppp’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5YFr5ho50IZCVv33WGEelA

Lilac Lips Monolid Makeup

I’ve been so in love with a purple lippy. Usually I go for the a nude shade, but I’ve been noticing that as I get older, I’m starting to feel more experimental about my lip shades. This look has been my go-to look when I go out for a fun night out with the fiance or friends.

What’s your favorite lip shades you love to rock on a night out? 😉

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LILAC LIP TUTORIAL

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ITEMS USED:

Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer

Aritaum Mono Eyes No. 69 in “Magenta”

Aritaum ShineFix Eyes No. 35 in “Jazz Lounge”

Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Palette in the shade “Stylin”

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette in the shade “Tempera”

Kat von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper”

Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in “Golden Khaki”

Covergirl Mascara Clump Crush

False Lashes from an unnamed Japanese beauty brand

Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in “Wisteria”

3 Concept Eyes Bold Blush in “French Lilac”

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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MUSIC CREDITS:

“Higher” by MISO

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/misomusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/misoishere/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA8XwxHKqDlqpovyhwOdCuA

Soft Nude Makeup Tutorial

I have been absolutely obsessed with nude/beige tones lately. Warm golds and browns have always been my go to for makeup – it’s so easy to dress up when you’re going out for a fancy event; it’s also really easy to wear out to a low key outing to your nearest grocery market, the movies, etc.

I wanted a soft, nude look. Hence, “Soft Nude.”

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Item Description:

Item Description
Lorac Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Clio “Dark Choco” Gel Eyeliner
Covergirl “Clump Crusher” Mascara
Darkness Clear Lash Glue
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes
Lime Crime “Marshmallow” Velvetines Liquid Lipstick
NYX Butter Gloss in “Creme Brulee”

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music credits:
“landscape” by jnkfood
https://soundcloud.com/jnkfood/landscape

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