Valentine’s Day Makeup using UD Gwen Stefani

I’m starting my Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial early this year with a youtube video tutorial. I’m starting my first Valentine’s day makeup series using Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani palette to create this soft pink eye makeup. I paired the pink eye makeup with 2 different lip colors – a soft peachy lips and a bold red lips.

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Shu Uemura Shu: Palette Makeup Tutorial

For my 2nd Youtube video this year, I’m using Shu Uemura Shu: Palette to create a soft bronze eye makeup. For this tutorial, I’m using mostly Shu Uemura products. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial!

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Tarte Light of the Party Makeup Tutorial #1

Today’s tutorial will be using mostly Tarte Light of the Party palette for my eyes and cheeks. This tutorial is a very simple day makeup look, nothing too fancy. It was a requested look from one of my good friends. Also, this tutorial is my first video tutorial for the year!

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Gold New Year Party Makeup Tutorial

New Year Party makeupToday’s Gold New Year Party Makeup tutorial would by my last post for 2015. Almost time for 2016, and so I shall end 2015 with a gold sparkly makeup. This look is super simple, and it doesn’t require much. It’s sparkly, it’s light, it’s super pretty for the New Year. I, myself, prefer this kind of look to attend parties and such.

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New Year Party Makeup

UD Gwen Stefani makeup tutorial

Alright, I think we can start with New Year Party makeup and move on past the Christmas party makeup for now. If you are still looking for makeup inspiration for Christmas parties, please check my Party makeup tutorials, or use the search bar for specific brands or looks. For this tutorial, I used mainly UD Gwen Stefani palette for the eyes.

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Party Makeup using UD Naked 3

I’ve realized that there’re a lot of people who land in my blog looking for an UD Naked 3 tutorial. So, here’s my Party Makeup look using UD Naked 3. This look is not too smoky, but if you’re looking for a smoky using this palette, you can check out my UD Naked 3 smoky eyes video tutorial, and other UD Naked 3 tutorials. I’ve also done an UD Naked 3 review, so if you’re thinking of buying this palette for yourself or as a gift, do read the review first.

I’m using a new camera for this tutorial, and I’m not sure how this pictorial looks on your screen, I hope you can see the colors as I see it on my screen. It’s a very nice mauve shade, and it looks very feminine and soft.

Anyways, for my face, I used a new foundation I recently bought. I think I’m really liking this foundation, it’s the Chanel Perfection Velvet Lumiere. Anyways, will have a line up of reviews coming up soon. I’m trying to push all the makeup tutorials first since it’s almost Christmas and New Year, so reviews will be up in January probably.

ud naked 3 party makeup tutorial

One thing regarding this tutorial is that I only used 1 brush, which is the brush that came with the palette. All I did to keep the brush clean between application is to run it through a black stippling sponge (similar to the Vera Mona Color Switch).

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Anti-Aging”
  • Base – UD Naked 3 “Strange”
  • Crease – UD Naked 3 “Nooner”
  • Outer V – UD Naked 3 “Blackheart”
  • Middle lid – UD Naked 3 “Liar”
  • Inner lid – UD Naked 3 “Burnout” mixed with “Buzz”
  • Lower lash line – UD Naked 3 “Liar”; UD Naked 3 “Blackheart” (outer half)
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic pencil “NW25/NC30”
  • Winged liner – Kat Von D Tattoo liner “Trooper”
  • Brows – The Balm Balmsai palette “Woodie”
  • Lashes – Esqido Lashes “Oh So Sweet”


party makeup tutorial using ud naked 3

Face

  • Primer – The BodyShop “Drops of Youth Wonderblur”
  • Foundation – Chanel “Perfection Velvet Lumiere #30”
  • Concealer – NARS Radiant Cream Concealer “Custard”
  • Setting Powder – Laura Mercier “Invisible Loose Powder”

Cheeks

Lips

  • Lip pencil – Annabelle lip pencil “Natural Rose”
  • Lipstick – Sonia Kashuk lipstick “Nude Pink”

party makeup tutorial using ud naked 3

 

Party Makeup Tutorial [ABH Self Made]

Another Party Makeup tutorial for you guys, since you know Christmas is in 2 weeks! Anyways, for this tutorial I used Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Self Made palette, which I completely forgotten about. It was sitting at the back of my drawer, and I was so busy that I didn’t remember I actually bought the palette.

For this look, my focus is on a very strong eyes. I didn’t make this too smoky since I knew I was going to create a winged liner, but if you prefer a smokier look, omit the winged liner, and use a matte black eyeshadow along the lash line for a smokier lash line.

Gold smoky eyes

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Anti-Aging”
  • Transition – ABH Self Made Palette “Sherbet”
  • Crease – ABH Self Made Palette “Hot Chocolate”
  • Outer V – ABH Self Made Palette “Hot Chocolate”
  • Eyelid – ABH Self Made Palette “Self-Made”
  • Lower lash line – ABH Self Made Palette “Hot & Cold” (outer); ABH Self Made Palette “Pink Champagne” (inner)
  • Winged liner – Maybelline Gel Liner “Black”
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic pencil liner “NW25/NC30”
  • Brows – ABH Dip Brow Pomade “Medium Brown”
  • Falsies – Esqido Mink lashes “Oh So Sweet”

 

Christmas Party makeup tutorial

Face

  • Primer – Bobbi Brown “Vitamin Enriched Face Base”; The BodyShop Drops of Youth “Wonderblur”
  • Foundation – MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear concealer
  • Powder – Laura Mercier “Invisible Loose powder”

Cheeks

  • Blush – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush “Vibrant Poppy”

Lips

  • Lipstick – YSL Glossy Stain “Peche Cerra-Cola (27)”

ABH Self Made palette

 

Day to Night Party Makeup Tutorial

We are almost in mid-December, already?! Anyways, most of you must have a lot of parties and events to attend to, so today’s post is a Day to Night Party Makeup Tutorial! This is one way of changing your day makeup to night makeup quickly, and all you need is a lipstick. You can also add a black eyeliner if you prefer, just like what I did for this post, but if you don’t it’s not a big deal.

For this look, I applied falsies just because my real lashes are not that full. You can skip the falsies altogether, I just do it because it looks better in pictures since my real lashes are not full in volume and not curly.

This Day to Night party makeup tutorial is all about creating a strobed-looking skin, nothing too contoured. The eyes are very muted and simple. For the Day look, the eyes are very open and brightened. For the Night look, the focus in on the lips, not too dark but not too bright either.

Tarte Light of the Party tutorial

For the eyes and cheeks, I used my new Tarte Light of the Party palette, and can I just say that I’m loving it?! One of the best neutral palette, in my opinion. The colors are very muted and soft, a lot of matte colors too! Absolutely gorgeous. I’ll do the review for this palette soon!

Also, how you liking my luminous/strobed skin? I just bought Becca Backlight Filter primer, and tested it today. Such a gorgeous primer for strobing. I feel like my skin just glow all over! I applied this primer under my eyes, on top of my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose, & cupid’s bow. I also applied this primer under my NARS foundation so it doesn’t look too dewy.

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
  • Base – Tarte Light of the Party “Eggnog”
  • Crease – Tarte Light of the Party “Mulled Wine”
  • Eyelid – Tarte Light of the Party “Rum Pum Plum”
  • Center of lid – Tarte Light of the Party “Fizz the Season” (I applied this using my ring finger)
  • Inner lower lash line – Tarte Light of the Party “Ring-a-Ling”
  • Outer lower lash line – Tarte Light of the Party “Cocoa What Fun”
  • Winged liner – Kanebo “Kate Super Sharp eyeliner”
  • Waterline – [Day] MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner “NW25/NC30”; [Night] MAC “Smolder” kohl liner
  • Mascara – Tarte “Light, Camera and Lashes” mascara
  • Brows – Kat Von D Tattoo Brow “Medium Brown”
  • Falsies – Esqido Mink Lashes “Oh So Sweet”

Tarte Light of the Party makeup tutorial

Face

Cheeks – I used Eve Pearl fan brush only for the cheeks, starting with the Bronzer then Blush & lastly the Highlighter.

  • Bronzer – Tarte Light of the Party “Social Butterfly”
  • Blush – Tarte Light of the Party “Amazed”
  • Highlighter – Tarte Light of the Party “Pink Champagne”

Tarte Light of the Party makeup tutorial

Lips

  • Day look
    • Lipstick – Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care “Pink Granita”
  • Night look
    • Lip pencil – MAC “Nightmoth” lip pencil
    • Lipstick – MAC “Media” lipstick

mac media lipstick

 

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Tutorial #1

I did promise to post an Urban Decay Gwen Stefani tutorial in my previous post, and here it is! I did this pretty quickly since I was testing several products all at once. It’s very simple and easy to do. I pretty much only used 2 brushes for the eyes – blending and flat eyeshadow brushes, and this is just my regular go-to eye makeup look.

I’ll be posting more Urban Decay Gwen Stefani tutorials, so if you have any requests, feel free to leave a comment below! As you know, Gwen Stefani is no stranger to bold makeup look, so for this tutorial, I’ve decided to pair the eyes with red lips. Gwen Stefani does wear a lot of red lipstick paired with bold winged liner. I did a winged liner, but not as bold as her since I don’t have the “real estate” (aka enough space) on my eyelids to do so.

Check out my VLOG using this palette!

Have you guys check out my UD x Gwen Stefani swatches and first impression yet?! You should!

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani makeup look

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Anti Aging”
  • Base – Urban Decay Gwen Stefani “Skimp”
  • Transition –Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Stefani “Anaheim”
  • Crease – Urban Decay Gwen Stefani “Zone”
  • Outer V/Lower Lash line – Urban Decay Gwen Stefani “Punk”
  • Eyelid – Urban Decay Gwen Stefani “Blonde”
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner NC30
  • Winged liner – Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner
  • Mascara – NARS “Audicious” mascara
  • Falsies – Ardell “Demi Wispies”
  • BrowsAnastasia Brow Pomade “Medium Brown”

Face

  • Base – Bobbi Brown “Vitamin Enriched Face Base”
  • Foundation – Shu Uemura Skin:Fit foundation
  • Concealer – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer “Custard”
  • Setting powder – Laura Mercier “Invisible Loose Powder”
  • Nose contour – Make Up Store “Smog” Micro Eyeshadow

Cheeks

Lips

  • Lip pencil – MAC “Brick” lip pencil
  • Lipstick – MAC “Russian Red” lipstick


Urban Decay Gwen Stefani tutorial

 

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Swatches

Are you guys ready to see the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani swatches? I was lucky enough to grab the palette as soon as it was released on the UD Canada website. I’ve tried this palette as part of my tutorial, which will be posted in a couple of days. I won’t be doing an in-depth review, but will do a quick first impression instead. I haven’t tried this palette long enough to actually do an in-depth review, but so far, I’m loving it!

Check out my VLOG using this palette!

Have you bought this palette, or are you thinking of buying it (for yourself or as a gift)? What are your thoughts/concerns regarding this palette? Comment below!

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani

At first, I wasn’t going to buy this Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette, since I do have a lot (A LOT) of neutral palettes on my makeup kit already. However, since it is Gwen Stefani, I decided why not and I thought if I didn’t like it I could always return it, right? Oh boy, when this palette arrived at my doorstep, I knew I was going to keep it. The palette’s packaging is so gorgeous, and how cute is that “Magic’s in the Makeup” quote on the mirror? So adorable!

As you know, Gwen Stefani has this very quirky Japanese inspired fashion style, yet at the same time she has a vintage look for her makeup – winged liners, red lips, etc. It was no surprise to see most of the colors on this palette are neutrals since she does use a lot of neutrals on her eyes (watch her on The Voice and see for yourself). I love how she adds some colors like Pink, Blue and Gold, I wish she has added a Purple, but hey these colors are gorgeous too!

Let’s get going to the swatches! All description of the eyeshadows are from Sephora’s website (not an affiliated link).

Top Row – this row is mostly highlighter colors (except for Punk), but the shades on this row also have more of a warmer undertone.

  • Blonde – pale beige/pink iridescent shift
  • Bathwater – pale beige with gold pearl
  • Skimp – pale nude satin
  • Steady – medium rose/metallic gold shift
  • Punk – reddish brown matte

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani swatches

Middle Row – this row has mostly matte shades, except for Baby and Serious. It’s slightly darker than the first row, and the shades are a bit more cool toned.

  • Baby – cool metallic rose
  • Anaheim – light taupe-brown matte
  • Stark – nude-pink matte
  • Zone – medium brown matte
  • Serious – smoky gray with iridescent floating pearl

 

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani swatches

Bottom Row – most of the shades on this row are jewel tone shadows, except for Blackout which is just a matte black.

  • Pop – pale coral with iridescent sparkle
  • Harajuku – metallic blue-pink/iridescent micro-shimmer
  • Danger – deep metallic royal blue/blue micro-sparkle
  • 1987 – bright metallic yellow-gold
  • Blackout – blackest black matte

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani swatchesPros

  • Gorgeous packaging
  • Beautiful pigmentation
  • Easy to blend
  • Long lasting
  • 12 new shades
  • Large range of textures and neutral shades

Cons

  • Might not work for those with darker skin since most of the colors are pretty light (can look ashy if it is too light)
  • The colors are not unique, you can definitely find dupes of these eyeshadows
  • Sparkle eyeshadows have a lot of fall out, as usual. For this palette, watch out for “Pop”