MAKING UP: CHRISTMAS’10

No girl can refuse having their face dolled up, unless they aren’t the least vain at all. Even if you hardly wear makeup, you can’t deny the wonders of makeup & the magical feeling it brings you! So don’t give yourself excuses anymore, you only live life once! Start taking care of your skin & looks~

Love,
SAB
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

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MAKING UP: MELODIE

Subtle Smoky Eyes Look

To me, the art of applying eyeshadow on others is always more difficult on the 1st try, because I need to figure out the shape of their eyes and the amount of ‘eyelid space’… especially the difference between when their eyes are open and when their eyes are closed. It makes a lot of difference and I have to be cautious not to mess it up.

And as you can see, my most preferred eye application is the smoky eyes technique because I feel that every girl can look good with smoky eyes, no matter single eyelid or double eyelid. Throw in a bit of glitter and you are ready to party!

The success to great smoky eyes would be to ensure  proper blending, which you will need brushes to help you with~ And if you, like Melodie, don’t like wearing too much eyeshadow, can always opt for the more subtle version (without any smoky effect on the lower part of the eyes).

Also, smoky eyes does not generally apply to just black, but other popular colours would be nice for a change – like blue, brown and purple 😀

Love,
SAB
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI

MAKING UP: YI HAN

It was the intern’s last day at work, so as part of our farewell gift, I decided to throw in a FREE makeover for her. And because we had so much work to do, I was given only 20 minutes (or even less, I think) to create some magic on her face before we headed out to party!

Now, Yi Han rarely wears makeup but I know she is open to wearing makeup because prior to this, I had done a light makeover for her and she was really cool about it. You see, I am very cautious about doing makeup for people who aren’t used to wearing makeup as they tend to have mixed reactions when they see themselves in the mirror after makeovers. And based on my experience, some women are just not comfortable with the idea of thick makeup on them, even if the truth is that the thickness is absorbed under all that lighting eventually, wherever you may be at night.

This picture was a moment of crazy laughter which you obviously cannot see but perhaps can imagine. I had dusted a tremendous amount of Maybelline Expert Finishing Loose Powder on Yi Han’s cheeks and nose bridge for an illuminating effect, but because it was done right after  applying Make Up For Ever’s Face & Body Foundation, the results were really super shiny! My other colleague (who was sweet enough to help me take pictures) burst out laughing and it was so contagious that I couldn’t help but giggle along. And poor Yi Han, who had no idea what we were laughing at, was still nice enough to keep her calm and trust me 😛

So after my dusting and blending of eye shadows, I decided at the last minute to give Yi Han my own pair of fake eyelashes (brand new, by the way) that was purple in colour. Why the generousity? Simply because the lashes didn’t cost me a bomb and besides, Yi Han had confided that she had never worn fake lashes but was willing to try and I thought, why not since she’s such an obliging girl?

It really helps to have a cooperative model who has 100% trust in your makeup skills, especially when you are running out of time.

The pair of purple fake eyelashes were bought in Malacca and they really made such a difference!

It would be really mean to show ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures, so I’m not going to do that kind of comparison. But I can tell you Yi Han was definitely happy with her transformation because it was only hours later when she got a chance to look at herself in the ladies, that she was like, “WOW! Is that really me?!”.  And her big smile was as good as a compliment, because I couldn’t be happier to know that she had liked what I did for her. So, to go without fake lashes for that night was worth the sacrifice, ‘cos they brought more joy to another girl 🙂

Love,
SAB
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI