Hello, friends! Today’s blog post is a very exciting one – it’s doing 3 different makeup looks using the same palette! This post is in collaboration with The Butterfly Project (which is an amazing community for beauty bloggers in Malaysia) and 1028 Visual Therapy. 1028 Visual Therapy is a Taiwanese beauty brand who pride themselves on creating beauty products catered to Asian skin and features. The cool thing about 1028 Visual Therapy is that their products are all “skincare cosmetics”. This is because all their makeup products are infused with skincare essences that not only allows you to express yourself through your makeup, but benefits your skin too.
I used all 1028 Visual Therapy products on my face in this post so you can see how they look like on. On my face, I used the 1028 Moisture Infusion CC Essence Cream SPF30 PA++. I freaking love this CC Cream. It feels very lightweight and not tacky on the skin at all. Just one thin layer gives decent coverage – it conceals all my redness (which is a huge problem for me!) and evens out my skin tone. It doesn’t look cakey at all either. The finish of this CC Cream is a beautiful soft, natural, glowy finish. And when I say glowy, I don’t mean greasy glowy. It just has a super beautiful radiant finish. I’m in love with the gorgeous finish, can you tell? Haha. The only downside to this is that it has quite a strong perfume-like scent, which does bother me a little bit and something you should keep in mind if you’re sensitive to fragrances. The scent doesn’t linger when you put it on your face though.
To set my CC Cream, I used their famous 1028 Ultimate Oil Control Powder. This powder is known to control oil without drying out the skin by transforming the excess oil into a natural glow. If you have dry to normal skin, this would be amazing on you. However, since I have combination skin that leans more toward the oily side, I find that it doesn’t mattify my face enough. I like that it doesn’t make the skin look cakey and the finish is a beautiful matte but not flat look. It still leaves a little bit of a glow peeking through. By a couple of hours wear, my face tends to get shiny again. It’s very easy to retouch though, so if you have oily skin and don’t mind retouching throughout the day, this is a gorgeous powder with a beautiful finish.
On my eyebrows, I used the 1028 Longwear Eyebrow Definer in 02 Dark Brown. This eyebrow pencil has quite a chunky tip in the shape of a rhombus which makes doing my eyebrows a lot faster. Even though it has a chunky tip, the edge of the tip is very thin and can make very precise lines when doing the tail of the eyebrows. The eyebrow pencil is the middle ground between hard and soft and is quite pigmented so it’s quite easy to go overboard. But the grooming spoolie on the other end works well to blend out the product seamlessly, leaving a natural finish.
In the second makeup look, I used the 1028 Infinity Longwear Black Eyeliner. This eyeliner blew me away! It’s very comparable to my favourite eyeliner, the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. The eyeliner has a brush tip, much like the KVD, and is very easy to use. It’s very pigmented and goes on very black in just one swipe. Not only that, it lasts the entire day on my oily eyelids! Love!
For my lashes, I used the 1028 Miracle Extension Mascara. In makeup looks 2 and 3, I did use a pair of falsies though just to amp up the makeup look. But this mascara is a pretty decent mascara. It doesn’t volumise much, but it is very lengthening and separating. It doesn’t look clumpy at all. The formula is very dark and long lasting. This is also waterproof so it doesn’t sweat off throughout the day. Eventhough it is waterproof, it is quite easy to remove with just warm water.
The star of this whole post is none other than the 1028 Brownie Eyeshadow Kit. This eyeshadow palette contains 6 neutral shades. It has a nice mix of light, medium and dark neutral shades. These eyeshadows are also very pigmented and easily blendable. The only downside to this palette is that all of the shades are shimmery and I usually like to have at least one matte blending crease shade in my palettes. I used shade 1 as my brow bone highlight in all the looks. So without further ado, lets check out the 3 different makeup looks that you can do with just 1 neutral palettte!
For Day-to-Day Wear: Natural, Soft Neutral Eye
If you’re an everyday eyeshadow gal, this one’s for you! For me, if I’m just feeling like wearing eyeshadow through a normal day, I like to just define my eyes a little bit. To brighten up my eyes, I use a slightly brigther than skintone shade (shade 2 in the palette) all over my lids and in my inner corners. Then, with a darker colour (shade 6), I apply that to the outer 1/3 of my lids. This creates more dimension on my eyes. On an everyday basis, I’m usually too lazy (or have not enough time in the morning because I snooze my alarm way too many times) to do a precise eyeliner look. I like using a dark eyeshadow (shade 4) and just applying it near my lashline to add more dimension to my eyes and also make my eyelashes look fuller.
For Events/Night Outs: Full Glam, Smokey Eye
This is probably the makeup look I do the most because I usually only do eyeshadow if I have an event to go to. For a full glam, smokey look, I like to apply the second darkest colour from the palette (shade 4) all over my eyelids to create a smokey base. Then, I concentrate the darkest shade from the palette (shade 6) on the outer V to create a more smokey, winged out look. With a light champagne colour (shade 3), I apply that to the ball of my lids right in the centre to brighten my eye look a little bit. Also, I highlight my inner corners with a bright colour (shade 2).
For a Dramatic Look: Dark Halo Eye
Halo eye makeup looks have become a huge trend recently and for good reason. It adds just the perfect amount of light and shadow to really brighten and enlarge the eyes. For this makeup look, I start by adding a dark colour (shade 4) on both the inner 1/3 and outer 1/3 of my eyelids. Then, using a fluffy blending brush, I blend out the edges before applying a light champagne colour (shade 3) to the centre of my lids. To add more light and shadow, I applied a dark shade (shade 6) on the outer half of my lower lashline and a bright colour (shade 2) on the inner corners, also bringing it along the inner half of my lower lashline.
So there you have it! Three different makeup looks for three different styles of makeup, all using one neutral palette! This doesn’t just apply to this palette, but to any other palettes that you might have too. If you’re interested, you can find 1028 Visual Therapy products at key Watson’s.
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