THE CHOCOLATY ADDICT

Are you a chocolate lover like me? My favourite are the dark chocolates 😀 Which is why I can’t resist doing a CHOCOLATY look!

So how do you achieve a ‘healthy’ chocolaty look without looking like you got sun burnt? 😛

7 steps to The Chocolaty Addict look

1. Makeup Base

To bring out the intensity of chocolate in this look, you can use bronzer all over your face & neck, just like what I did.

Try! “Bronzing Powder” or “Brilliance Powder” from Body Shop, “Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer” or “Soft Duo Bronzer (Matte)” from Estee Lauder, “Mat Bronze” from Make Up For Ever or “Shimmering Powder” from Laneige.

2. Eyeshadow

Find the right shade of dark brown eyeshadow that suits you. Test the shade on the back of your hands to check and  the swatches & avoid getting browns with red hues in it, because those tend to make your eyes look like you cried the whole night 😦

Try! Eyeshadow N98 or N139 from Make Up For Ever, #32 Chocolate from The Body Shop, or  “Twiced Baked” Eyeshadow from Urban Decay

Can you spot the colour gradients of the eyeshadows? From dark chocolate to light chocolate brown… watch the colour fade into the highlights! Such blending is termed as smoky eyes as the colour is ‘smoked out’ 🙂

3. Eyeliner

Any black eyeliner will do the job for this look! Just make sure you smudge the dark brown eyeshadow on top of the eyeliner drawn to soften the effect.

Try! “24/7 eyeliner in Zero” from Urban Decay

4. Fake Lashes or/and Mascara

Every girl has their own preferred taste of fake lashes. And my personal take is the fake lashes that gives the best results are those soft, straight strands (made from animal hair, I believe) because they usually give a sophisticated effect. Just in case you are unaware, mascara can actually be applied over such lashes more smoothly, as compared to the hard synthetic fake lashes.

For lash glue, I prefer them to be from Lash Grip. It hardly fails me even when I am tearing due to irritation. You can purchase this from SASA or Guardian.

One coat of mascara is NEVER enough! Apply 2 coats on the top lashes (yours & the fake lashes) to ‘join’ them together. If you have long lower lashes, you can also apply 2 coats of mascara  on them to create more intense-looking eyes.

Try! “Blackout” in WTP from Christian Dior or “Aqua Smoky Lash” from Make Up For Ever.

5. Eyebrows

As you can tell, I prefer my brows to have a thick & natural feel. To tame my brows, I always use a brown natural mascara over my brows to keep the disobedient strays in place.

6. Blusher

Opt for brown-based blusher or bronzer; peachy-orange blusher will look great with this look too!

Try! “Brush On Bronze” from The Body Shop, “Afterglow Blush” in Score from Urban Decay“Blush Rush in Bare” from Smashbox or “Sculpting Blush” in N10 from Make Up For Ever.

7. Lips

Keep them NUDE to compliment this look!

Try! “Tinted Lipglass” in Lust or “Cremesheen Glass” in Just Superb from M.A.C  🙂

And, presenting the final results after all that hard work…

Extra Bits & Pieces

Wanna smell like bars of chocolates? Then I’m sure you will love:

  • “Fantasy” perfume by Britney Spears, which contains the scent of white chocolate
  • “Covet” perfume by Sarah Jessica Parker, which emphasizes lavender and chocolate
  • “Sephora Spray” & “Wash and Scrub” in chocolate
  • Urban Decay Flavored Powder in Cocoa

Now, I’m really craving for dark chocolates! I think I’m going to make a trip to Vivo City for a box of Awfully Chocolate ice-cream soon 😉 Who wants to join me?

Love,
JERA
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

SPRING/SUMMER 2010 COLOUR REPORT

If you have seen my last few makeup spreads, I’m sure you must have found my looks a little familiar, because they are actually inspired by the trend colours of Spring/Summer 2010. So, what are the makeup colours that you must have this season? Today, I’ll give you a summary of the 5 Unmistakable Spring/Summer colors that have hit the runways and are hot, hot, hot! 🙂

#1 Colour LILAC: Shades of purple seem to reign for both 2009 and 2010. From darker and intense hues, a sweep of lilac breeze can be seen smoldering the eyes of the models. The power of lilac is that you can put on any shade of lip colours and still look “right”. It has the strength to command attention to your face.

– Micheal Kors RTW 2010 New York –

– Versace RTW Spring/Summer 2010 Milan –

– Christian Dior RTW Spring/Summer 2010 Paris –

# 2 Color BLUE: One of the loudest colours spotted in the couture shows of Spring/Summer 2010, this color brings fantasy and calmness to the soul, so let your eyes be the windows to these colours!

– Valentino Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Paris –

– Givenchy Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Paris –

#3 Color GREEN: What is spring and summer without trees and signs of life? Focus on the tropical aspects of the color; how green offers serenity yet provokes envy.

– Issa RTW Spring/Summer 2010 –

#4 Colors PINK & AMBER: Bring out the girl in you, but be “cheekier” this time! Apply the blusher much higher on the cheekbones to give your face a more refreshing feel. Put aside the old methods for once and try to “blush” differently this season!

– Anna Sui RTW Spring Summer 2010 –

– Diane Von Furstenberg RTW Spring/Summer 2010 –


#5 Colours RAINBOW : For those who love to be adventurous and loud,  get your multi-eyeshadow palettes ready to start painting a rainbow on your eyes! Bring all the colours of Spring together to create a imaginary world of your own.

– Derek Lam RTW Spring/Summer 2010 –

– Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2010 Paris –

So in case you are wondering what new makeup products you should be getting this season, you may want to just take into account the 5 Spring/Summer colours I’ve just shared with you. The next time you find yourself in front of any makeup counter, you may just want to try one of these looks 🙂 Don’t be shy!

Photo credits: Style.com, Elle.com, Vogue.com

Love,
JERA
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI