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

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M.A.C GOODIES

Attended an event hosted by Harper’s Bazaar @ VOLVO showroom last week with my colleague, Melodie, and because we were one of the first few to arrive, we were both treated to a ‘Hair Makeover’ by the professionals from Toni & Guy 😀

Check out Mel’s beautiful, bouncy curls, which everyone was raving about! Mine was pretty simple & straight, since they can’t do much with my length anyway 😉

Both of us have to admit that such curls are impossible to have everyday, unless there is someone to style it for us. And that’s why the celebrities always look so polished; this is how important styling is!

We were also presented with a makeup demo of the latest Spring & Summer 2010 colors by Beno Lim from M.A.C. They were conducting makeovers but because both Mel and I were already all dolled up (or so they say), we didn’t get to enjoy one.

There was also an impressive demonstration on how to wear scarves as a top or dress… WOW!

We had a pretty good time with the program and when I finally got home to check out the goodie bag, I was pleasantly surprised!

There were quite a few items (besides the magazine) itself: Hair voucher + designer scented candle + designer handphone strap + Volvo keychain + M.A.C cosmetics~

And of course, being the makeupaholic I am, I was simply delighted with the 3 new additions to my makeup & nails collection 😀

Love,
SAB
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

A BREEZE OF PURPLE HAZE

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Eyes: Face Shop Sparkling Pearl Powder in #3 Shiny Violet, M.A.C in Whim or Beautiful Iris, Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #151 and BodyShop Eyeshadow in #36.

CHEEKS: Make Up For Ever HD Blush #4 (I love it!), Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in It-Girl Purple 24 and Smashbox Heartbreaker Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight

LIPS: Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip #15C and M.A.C Cremesheen Glass in Partial to Pink.

Complete the romantic look with big side braids as seen in Alexander Wang spring/summer 2010

For more photos, click here!

Love,
JERA
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI