Thursday, 10 April 2014

Kose Sekkisei Lotion Mask Review + Giveaway

I used to think that all sheet masks are well, sheet masks. Then I started using a lot of sheet masks and noticed that I really didn't like some, either they were too wet, or they kept falling off, or they just didn't do anything at all. Then, there were the ones that were amazing that showed instant results after using it.

I tried out this new whitening sheet mask from Kose, and it is their new SEKKISEI Lotion Mask. This mask comes in two forms: the pill (which you have to soak in the SEKKISEI Lotion), and the sheet mask (which is pre-soaked and packaged). The one I have is the sheet mask, but if you want to know more about the pill, and how to use it, check out Sarah from SmallnHot's review.

Monday, 7 April 2014

NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream & Peach Cobbler

Hey guys! Today's post is on the NYX Butter Glosses. I have two shades to show you today: Peaches and Cream, and Peach Cobbler. I featured one of these in my Spring 2014 Lipstick Picks post. I have seen a ton of great reviews on these so when I saw them in Sephora (In Malaysia, NYX is only sold in Sephora), I instantly grabbed one, and then went back for another one.

NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream, and Peach Cobbler
Left to Right: Peach Cobbler, Peaches and Cream
I like that the tubes come in different colours, which is kind of close to the actual product colour. It has a doe-foot applicator. It's small and easy to take on the go.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Picking the Best Airbrush Makeup Kit for Your Needs

*Guest post from The Salon Outlet*

Airbrush makeup kits are getting much more affordable in recent years putting them firmly within the reach of many people from professional makeup artists to those who just take a real interest in their makeup applications and look for a professional finish for photography, costuming or other occasions. Many professional makeup amateurs and artists now rely upon having an airbrush makeup kit for a truly professional finish.

The airbrush kit you decide on can make a huge difference to the quality of your work. A few of these kits may be used with traditional type makeup brushes even though many makeup airbrush kits are supplied with specific types of brush for the best results.

Take a look at the many various types of airbrush makeup kits available - some are dual action, some are incredibly small, lightweight and portable, some are rechargeable - all are worth their weight in gold for a professional makeup artist or indeed an enthusiastic amateur.

Choosing the makeup for an airbrush makeup kit

The foundation is without doubt the most significant and important type of makeup for an airbrush kit. An airbrush makeup kit will have to use a foundation that is smooth and flawless giving the perfect canvas to color a beautiful face.

When deciding on the best foundation for your airbrush kit is extremely important which you find the correct shade to match your skin tone to experience the natural “barely there” look which can be achieved so well using this type of makeup application. The experts advise that you actually choose a couple of shades lighter than your facial skin tone - the color of your skin on the inside of the wrist.

When you have prepared the ideal canvas it really is time to consider other types of makeup which can be used in combination with an airbrush kit. Airbrush kits are definitely the perfect piece of equipment for contouring and highlighting the features of the face using bronzers and highlighters. These can be the same color as the foundation used but just a couple of shades darker for the ultimate natural effect.

Your cheeks will acquire a beautiful healthy glow when you use an airbrush makeup kit and blushers or bronzer. Some professional makeup artists find the best option would be to mix the building blocks with a small amount of bronzer to get a superb natural finish. Natural shimmer from the bronzer enables you to enhance a beautiful glow which can light up the full face.

For the best results you require to find the best airbrush makeup kit, the ideal airbrush makeup andpractice and practice, practice. Professional makeup artists should remember to have a good stock of bronzers, highlighters and foundations to match the skin tones of their clients, a good base stock will enable the makeup artist to blend, match and blend for that perfect results.

Airbrush makeup kits are really the way forward - these are increasingly affordable, they are relatively easy to use with just a little practice and they are great fun. Airbrushing makeup can produce amazing natural results for your and you clients.

Explore the fabulous choice of airbrush makeup kits at plus all of the accessories you’ll ever need to really make the most of your purchase. There’s a great range of products for makeup artists, hair dressers and similar - both amateur and professional - enabling amateurs to make professional quality professionals and results to quickly build a history of their fabulous work.

You’ll soon spot the difference in your makeup application when you change to applying your base make-up with an airbrush kit.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

3 Essential Makeup Brushes with Gerrard International

Hey everyone! I remember just starting off with makeup and thinking, "No, I don't think I need brushes. My hand works fine for applying makeup." But of course, after too many YouTube videos and too much frustration over not getting the perfect blended crease, I dived in and got myself a brush set and it changed my entire. makeup. life.

Since then, some of my friends have asked me what type of brushes they would need to start off. There are a ton of brushes out there for many uses, but this post will show you the essential brushes (and most are multipurpose) that you need to have in your collection (in my personal opinion). Please keep in mind that this post is not on a specific brand of brushes, but the type of brushes.

Foundation Brush
I can't stress enough how important professional foundation brushes are, be it a flat top, paddle brush, etc. I started off using my fingers and the application was just patchy, and way too thick. Then, I used cosmetic sponges I found at my drugstore and the sponge pretty much soaked up all of my liquid foundation.

Mii Minerals Liquid Perfection Base BrushMii Minerals Miracle Base Brush
This brush will give you more control and you will be able to reach the hard-to-get areas because it has a tapered end.

I personally prefer these types of brushes because the flat top really buffs the foundation into your skin, leaving you with a flawless foundation application. You could also use this brush as a powder brush and it will, again, buff the powder in really nicely.

Blush Brush
I feel like blush brushes are also super important, to avoid that streak- yikes! Blush is supposed to look natural and like you're "blushing from within" so a brush is definitely needed to give it that soft, blended, natural look.
Mii Minerals Powder Precision Finishing BrushMii Minerals Special Effects Finishing BRush
This is your basic brush for blushes, highlighters and bronzers. It could also be used to apply a powder to your face.

This flat top brush gives more control, and is more versatile. It can be used with both cream and powder blushes, highlighters, and bronzers.

Crease Brush
You can apply eyeshadow all over the lid with your fingers because it is a wide area, so I think a crease brush is more important. I used to use cotton buds in the crease - they were small enough to apply the colour in the crease, but they were a pain to use to blend shadows.
Mii Minerals Opening Eye BrushMii Minerals Opening Eye Brush
The shape of this brush will allow for perfect contouring in the crease and the tapered end will also really help blend out the colour effortlessly.

Those are the 3 types of brushes that I feel like you need to have in your collection, because they make such a difference in your makeup.

Gerrard International offers a bunch of beauty products, ranging from high quality makeup brushes, to makeup, to nail polishes. They also have a section called the "Beauty Room" that gives you access to latest beauty trends, and in the Beauty Room, there is also a "Ask a Beauty Expert" section.

Thanks for reading, xoxo

*This is a sponsored post.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Lipstick Picks

Spring is finally here! Bye bye winter coats, self tanners, and deep berry lips. Hello bikinis, Mr. Sun, and fun, bright colours! I love the spring and summer time because I LOVE bright lips! So what better way to kick off Spring 2014 than with a post all about my lipstick picks for Spring & Summer this year?

I love all bright lipsticks: pinks, corals, oranges, reds.. you name it! I picked out 8 of my favourite spring shades.

Spring Summer 2014 Lipstick Picks
Spring Summer 2014 Lipstick Picks
Spring Summer 2014 Lipstick Picks
Read more after the jump!

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