Saturday, 8 September 2012

Foundation?

So I know I've done a video on foundation but here comes personal opinion/review time..
Foundation is one of the hardest things to get. Although there may be eyeshadows that don't look good on you, if they're just a 'few shades off', it's not too noticeable. But one of the biggest mistakes one can make, is to have a foundation that doesn't match their shade (when trying to look natural) and especially their neck..
Generally, you'd want to look like you have no foundation on. 

I personally don't like the MAC foundation very much. 
I got the NC20. I had asked the SA to match my skin tone and she suggested the NC20. I wasn't quite sure, but being quite new to foundations, I went along with it. After using it for a while, I realized it didn't photograph that well and wasn't very consistent with my skin tone. I personally don't like the shade because it is extremely yellow on me, and I already have quite 'yellow' toned skin, because of the Asian heritage and all. 
I'm also not a huge fan of it because it has a dewy finish, and when applying with almost anything, is a streaky mess and although I prefer light coverage, really doesn't look that great. Also makes my skin feel extremely sticky when just worn alone. 

For Max Factor's Weightless Foundation, 

This time, I was a little smarter and actually tried out the foundation in a well lit environment, covered at least half of my face with it and judged for myself if I liked the finish.
(I did.)
I really like it, not just because the tone actually matches my face, color wise, and isn't too yellow.
Rt has a nice matte finish and blends very well. It has medium coverage, and looks wonderful when applied. Also isn't streaky.
(It's a bit dark on my arm, but my face is a little darker than my arm... please excuse the blotchy arm)
The only gripe I have is the wear time of the foundation, because it's quite creamy in consistency, so it will probably fade away in around 4 hours tops.
It doesn't really bother me, and it's all up to you.

:)


Saturday, 1 September 2012

UPDATES

Hectic things recently, so updates have been slow.
I'm so so sorry for the lack of videos, but I hope this will fill up the time while I'm gone.
I did a Corpse Bride inspired look. I wasn't fully happy with how it turned out, but I was happy how the all around effect didn't look too bad. Maybe I can do this for a dress up day? :)

The crazy colorful rainbow. Done with Kryolan and topped off with classic black liner.

A mismatch of looks, a fall/autumn look on one side and a colorful decoration on the other :D the color was gorgeous, so I wanted to do a eye look that complimented it, but I didn't want to get rid of the other eye which is..

Blurred because you can see the shape of the face.
Using the 120 color palette and (finally!) NYX's jumbo eye shadow pencil in milk, with the dolly wink liquid liner. It was cute and very spontaneous. 
Lastly..

Getting really wild with NYX's milk and using the 120 color palette again and creating the aurora on my face.
it was very fun and I hope that next time, I'll get it even more detailed and better.. looking x)