Fun With Sugarpill Cosmetics

Long ago, I’d been wanting to use the splash of color that is Sugarpill cosmetics in Dollipop matte pink.  The time finally came when I had the opportunity to do a creative test with Milan del Rosario aka House of Style studios.

We had the lovely Vitaliya as our model and created lovely fashion-inspired portraits.  I used mostly Sugarpill cosmetics eyeshadows and gel liner by MAC. Below is a close up:

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Loving These Products


Makeup Forever All Mat Primer – What a lovely item to have for both a consumer and a pro artist. I recently got my hands on it at the MUFE Singapore Pro Store. Living in humid conditions and working with bridal clients, MUFE (short for Makeup Forever) All Mat Primer is a formula that absorbs oil and like the name says, helps the skin stay matte after foundation and blusher. The mat primer can be used on the T-zone (Forehead and nose) and if you have very oily skin. Of course, all really depends on the specific needs (redness, flaky, acne-prone are separate conditions that don’t necessarily happen at once and may not need just a primer). Highly recommend this for your makeup bag.

Maybelline Volum’ Express Magnum Ultra Comb mascara – I blogged about this new product a few weeks ago, it’s fantastic and fuss free I’ve been using it daily since it was given to me. The comb applicator glides on without the usual clump, two coats after a good lash curl, and your lashes look defined and thicker. Truth is I’ve always been a firm believer that mascara doesn’t need to cost tons to be good and Maybelline never disappoints with their mascaras. *This was a gift at the Maybelline event.



Makeup Forever HD Blush MICROFINISH CREAM BLUSH
– I didn’t intend to buy a blusher, honestly. In saying that, when I tried this paste-like formula on myself I was awed by the application and pigment, and of course I ended up buying one to change up the bronzer. Ever since cream blushes hit the market, I’ve been really into them. This particular MUFE HD blusher is matte (horray, means it has a good chance of staying on for a while and will still look good on camera). To apply it you can use a foundation brush or a stipling brush, put a tiny bit in your hand and work fast.

A Maybelline Event


Ask and you shall receive. The universe must have been listening. On Pinterest, Maybelline 24HR Cream Shadow is on my wish list. Imagine the excitement when I received an invite to a blogger event on Sat Feb 25th at the lovely Covelli Italian Bistro at Orchard 313.

The event was a nice lunch and the unveiling of new products for the Asian market. The new goodies launched were Volum’ Express Magnum Ultra Comb mascara (WOW, love this super slick comb, it pretty separates the lashes much like a real comb, thickens them with no mess AND is waterproof), BB cream SPF 50 (music to my ears, excellent for under eyes and eye area – I don’t use BB all over since it tends to be overload for my skin), Maybelline Masterlight White pencil (for brightening eyes), and Maybelline Jelly Blushers in #02 and #04 colors (cream blush with soft texture and not greasy at all). See the cool gifts on my goodie bag?



This event had a fashion show, a presentation by a makeup artist and lastly a chance to learn more about these new products. As a makeup artist from a non-Asian background in skincare, it is fantastic to learn trends and product preferences here in Asia (BB cream and lashes/ mascara rank high on the list in my opinion). I had a lovely time observing, learning and listening.

Thank you Maybelline SG! I am loving my new goodies, the mascara is a MUST HAVE.

Winged Eyeliner


Found this cool image on Tumblr, if you are feeling this look I definitely recommend having three items in your arsenal. Most important is a mirror preferribly an oval double-sided mirror like this one.

Next is using a gel liner and/ or a liquid liner like MAC Fluidline or Maybelline Eyestudio and for liquid I like Eyeko or Maybelline. Using gentle strokes AND a pointed brush (MAC, Sigma and ELF make good ones), start in the middle of the eyelid, closest to the lash line. Have some q-tips/ cotton buds on hand and a bit of foundation or concealer to correct mistakes. I usually leave the eyeliner last, meaning I’d have applied my eyeshadow or eye primer beforehand. Last but not least, use surgical tape on your eyes, angle it from the corner of your nose to corner of the eye. Watch this great video by Aussie makeup artist Rae Morris, she explains brilliantly here.

Another item which I happen to love is the DuWop reverse eyeliner pen. Once you are done lining and after letting the product dry on your eyes, gently trace the lines you’ve just done making sure you don’t touch the liner and with your hands, blend it together for a flawless, smudge-proof finish.