Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Review: Lioele Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base

Oh gosh, I'm so addicted to makeup, which is pretty obvious. Its like written all over my forehead. Trying to update my blog through my hectic schedule. Next week, I will be having my annual leave, which means, I will have tons of time to do review, and play around with colours. Hopefully, I get some assignments too. Anyone need a makeup artist?

Anyway, today I wanna share with you my experience with Lioele Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base. It is known for its waterproof and shining effect. Available in gold and pink, I chose to test the pink base.
Indeed, true to its word, the light reflecting pearl makes your face look all glowy with its shining effect, enhancing your all glamorous look. I especially like the fact that it is able to act as a highlight. However, the con of this product is, it make your face turn oily after awhile. In fact, for mine, it turned oily in less than an hour. Now, I couldn't possibly be blotting my face every 15 minutes. You know what I mean.
What I like: -The base itself is pink, and I'm a big sucker for anything PINK.

- Scent. It has this very sweet and pleasant smell.

- Economical pricing. Everything is so expensive this day, but I'm glad that this is not overpriced.

What I dislike: -The oilyness. Eww... It will be perfect if I was in a cold country. Being in Singapore, the outburst of sweat is not going to be friendly on the skin.

Price: $22 for 15mls

Quality: 3/5

Will I buy it again: Maybe.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Best Combination

Everyone knows pink and blue goes very well with each other. So here I am, using my favorite colours, and getting this neat look. A look that can be worn for almost any event, because its that simple. =) I especially love the picture below. I like the contrast. For this look, I used Milani runway eyeshadow. And I'm so glad because I'm about to finish collecting my collection of Milani runway. Yeah!My obsession seems never ending. If you have any questions or would like to have a tutorial or maybe a review on product, do drop me a mail at cheryl_bianca@hotmail.com ya? I'll be glad to answer. Shall hear from you soon! Loves!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Review: Covermark Moisture Veil

I was introduced to this brand a year back, with my best friend raving about how good Covermark is and tempting me to get one. Thus, when Covermark Moisture Veil face powder reached my hands, I can't wait to try. Afterall, I've tried different concealer and slap tons of foundation, but they failed to do what it should do- covering up marks.
The 2 pictures above is a comparison made on the different powder I used. The first picture(with brown eyeshadow) was using other brand of powder, accompanied with concealer and foundation. Take a look at the second picture (emerald), its obviously using the product that I'm sharing with you right now. Not only does Covermark Moisture Veil cover my facial mark (this sounds very pun), it also unintentionally made my face glow.

The product itself is soft to touch, and the coverage is awesome. A little goes a long way. I have you know that my skin belongs to the oily category, especially the T-zone, and makeup tends to be gone once those sinful oil glands start producing, but with this product, it definitely make my skin look matte for at least 8 hours.

What I like: -The coverage, of course.
- The texture
- Packaging makes it so convenient to carry around

What I dislike: I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

Price: $55

Would I buy again: You bet! Definitely a big YES!Say Bye to ugly spots and freckles today! =)


Go green with me today!Next post is gonna be a review on my officially most favorite powder. There's only one word to describe it- Goodness! Check back soon. Loves!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shimmer with black

I received a new baby from my wonderful colleague, Shirley, who gave me a NYC shimmer that she got from oversea. Failed to take a picture of it, but with that, I created a new look.At the inner corner of my eyes, I used NYC shimmer and at the outer corner, black was being used. A dash of pink was dabbed on the inner most of my eyes.

Close up shots:I like the outcome.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Know Thy Brushes Well

(Deliberately chose this picture, because the brushes are in pink. So sweet!)

Brushes are the main essentials to makeup. Without them, irregardless of the number of palettes of eyeshadow, blushers, lip palettes (and the list goes on), you will never be able to attain a perfect look.

Then again, there is no perfect in makeup. Doing one look may please someone, and on the other hand, another might detest that look. It all depends on how people appreciate your art.

I have friends who asked me about the usage of different brushes, and some even asked if there was a need to have so many of them. My answer is, get the essentials one. One can't live by just one brush alone. And for this, you've got to understand them. Understand them like how you understand your partners ok? Alright, here we go, its gonna be lengthy, but its a MUST if you are about to splurge on your brushes.

Face brushThis brush is for the application of face powder, and also helps to dust off the excess. This helps to give your makeup a smooth finish. Besides, you can also use it for contouring and shading (this is very important to me). An essential tool if contouring and shading means alot to you.

Blush BrushThe one and only blush brush that will make you brush blush. The name itself is self explanatory. Used it to apply a little blusher to give you those rosy cheeks. Need not purchase expensive brand for this tool. I'm pretty sure you are going to agree that this is a must- have tool too.

Angled Brush (otherwise known as Eyebrow Brush)Sparse eyebrow? This is something that every woman on earth must own. It helps to fill up your eyebrow, and also extend eyebrows to perfection. Ditch this if eyebrow embroidery suffice you. The final outlook all depends on this tool because the shape of your eyebrow alone can do wonders with your look.

Eyeshadow BrushEyeshadow brush comes in different shapes and sizes. Choose the rounded one as it helps to contour your eyes. As for size, there are the larger, medium and the smaller ones. Use this brushes to handle pigments or add socket lines. Make sure you choose the right size for the different purpose.

Blending BrushMy favorite!!! The most lenient brush of all. How can a brush be lenient when it is a non living thing? Let me explain. This brush blends the different eyeshadow colour together and leaves no HARSH lines behind. Ok, pardon my corny explanation. Anyway, you get what I mean. Harsh lines are a taboo. This is so very important. Splurge on this brush. You will be just as joyous as anyone who owns it.

Fan BrushPretty much live up to its name, considering the outlook. This brush sweeps away the unwanted pigments which falls on your cheeks when you are concentrating really hard, dabbing pigments on your eyes. An optional tool.

Lip BrushHelps in perfecting a lip line.

Of course, there are many other brushes out in the market that I did not mention over here. This is just an overview of what is necessary for daily makeup routine. Start painting on your canvas(face) with these tools today. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Candy Pop

I'm sorry I've gotta post this again. Yes I know. Seen this in my personal blog before, but this is where it should belong, so I'm posting the same pictures again. Bear with me ya?

Promise there will be no repeats anymore. I just wanted to keep a collection of all the makeups I've done before here.For the benefit of those who popped by for the first time, wanna share with you the colours I used for this look. Basically its violet, hot pink, and green. UDPP is a bonus.

Alright, next post will not have a single picture of me. I'm going to talk about something that alot of people question me on. So stay tune!

Monday, September 15, 2008


I'm not really a sunshine girl, ain't that kind that would don a bikini and tanned myself over at the beach. This explains why I'm so fair. Eww...Did this sunshine inspired look. With such a concept in mind, I got my fingers and brushes going again.
Don't fake eyelashes does wonders to a person eyes? It makes your eyes talk.

Colours used here are: orange, fuschia pink, carbon, yellow, peacock blue.

And if you are led here by my personal blog, I'm gonna show you the swatches of the 2 pigments I bought from MAC.Both Fuschia and Blonde Gold cost me $38 each. Both are equally bright and so intensifying. Always the reason behind why I love MAC.The pigments were used when I did the leopard print look. My all time favorite look.

Yea, I know. You might have seen this before on my personal blog. But this is where it should belong, because this is my makeup blog. =)

I need more inspirations for other looks. Suggestions anyone?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Big Beautiful Eyes

I'm pretty sure every women want their eyes to look pretty as they are the window to our soul. Especially for Asian, our eyes are normally in the form of an almond, and a majority of us, have small eyes. For me, I have those droopy eyes, and in regards to it, eyeliner is like a savior to me. It contours the shape of my eyes, and also helped to lift up the ends, so as to minimize the droopy look.

When I was introduced by one of my friend about Benefit, I was totally into that brand, given that they have very pretty packaging. First impression definitely make a difference. Browsing through the catalogue, I found "Big Beautiful Eyes". Nope, they are not selling eyes, it is just a kit that allow us women, to achieve what we always wanted- Big Beautiful Eyes. The name of the kit is too much of a hint.

Many of us by now, should have heard of this. It consist of a concealer that suit a majority of skin tone, and 3 other eyeshadow. Not only that, it has a little booklet which gives you a simple step-by-step instructions on how to use it. Mini brushes are provided, just so you need not purchase the extra brush that you are lacking of, for example, blending brush, concealer brush and others.
My eyes were more define right after using it. Though it is a little pricey, but trust me, its worth every penny. Like its brand name goes, you will definitely BENEFIT from it. I promise. =)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hi Everyone,

I've always wanted to set a site for makeup ravings, and to blog incessantly about it. So here we go, a little introduction about me.

My passion for makeup has always been with me since I was at a younger age. I love colours, and had always been yearning to study about it. The versatility of makeup never fails to amaze me. And indeed, it probes me to understand them further.

I had been wanting to study makeup since ages back. Due to certain constraints, I was unable to achieve it. Hence, after I began working, my hard earned money was then spent on learning how to colour one's face.

I never regretted learning, in fact, I've grown closer to makeup, and they are just like best friends. Makeup allow me to express my emotions, from feeling happy, romantic, jovial, to sad, emotional me.

In this line, a certificate is unnecessary, though, it would be an extra help. But as long as you stay creative and willing to learn, you know you can succeed.

For this blog, its going to be about reviews of makeup (of course) and several other things related to it. Now, wish me a smooth sailing to this site of mine. I can't wait to play with my toys(makeup palette) again!