Mar 26, 2010


From scooters....then fishing rod cases and now TEMPORARY TATTOOS. I bet millions of CHANEL fan are waiting for this product to come out. They were first spotted @ Chanel's Spring 2010 collection in Paris. They're incredibly chic & edgy, also very affordable . They go in a set which cost $75 for 55 different designs of flowers, birds, bling-y chains, cuffs and of course the infamous double-Cs on five sheets. That's dirt cheap for CHANEL, but outrageously expensive for some temporary ink. Just think about it, when can you ever be able to cover your skin in CHANEL ? Its SKIN ART !

You can find these @ Selfridges this March

Paper eyelashes - The Chinese art of paper cutting

Who would have thought wearing paper on your lashes will make a big statement ? Designer Ting Yu Wang from Paperself group made these series of exquisite false lashes inspired by the art of traditional Chinese paper cutting. Each lash is a meticulous patterned into cutouts of horses, peach blossoms and peonies. Now you can dress up your eyes in a fabulous style

Available in 5 different styles, each pattern represents a traditional Chinese symbol. Peach Blossoms symbolizes love, The Horse - success  & Peonies - happiness . Which ever one you choose to wear, these fabulous lashes are guaranteed to turn heads.  

 The lashes are easy to use & can be applied with regular eyelash glue. The effect is absolutely striking. You can order these from Luna & Curious. They come in 2 different sizes, the large lashes - £12 (one pair), the smaller ones are used for daytime / bottom lashes - £10 (two pair)

Image credit : Paperself & Luna and Curious 

Mar 25, 2010

Smudging eyeliner to fix it ?

Being Asian, a lot of us have trouble with liner smudged or disappeared after having it on for a few hours.
So what should we do to avoid that ?

Lets follow these 2 steps , hopefully it can help you to achieve a better long lasting look :

Step 1 :  Before applying eyeliner, its better to use an eye primer like cream concealer or cream eyeshadow
  • Using cream concealer : Apply all over your lids with a matching skin-tone color. Blend well & set it with loose powder for longer lasting
  • Using cream eyeshadow : The best I've tried so far is MAC paints or paint pots . Apply a neutral color ( e.g.: Bare canvas paint or Bare study paint pot ) with the same manner. Blend well. 
Step 2 :  Use a waterproof pencil liner, gel eyeliner or liquid liner .

For us, pencil liner isnt an ideal solution. Its only great when you actually want to smudge it with eyeshadow to create smokey eyed look. But if you cant use liquid liner or you think its too harsh-looking for you, you can try waterproof pencil liner . Then use an angle brush (i.e.: MAC 263 or 266) dipped in black eyeshadow to set the line. It'll last longer than usual.

You can also try cake liner or gel eyeliner (e.g.: Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner ). Using a pointy eyeliner brush or an angle brush to dip into the gel liner ( coat both sides of the brushes ). Wipe off the excess on tissue before applying to eyes.

For me, I prefer to use liquid liner, especially MAC liquidlast . I can wear it all day long and  not even worried for a second that it will smear or disappear. If you're scared to look too harsh, just line it closely to your lashline and keep it thin.

Small tip : To remove this, you really have to use Waterproof eyemakeup remover ( the one with oil and water mixed)

Mar 24, 2010

Behind the scene ....

Here are a few photos of me doing makeup for brides

More bridal work

Its still wedding season here so I've been quite busy with jobs. Sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately. I'll try my best to update more often from now on . Hope you all still supporting my blog ;)