Sep 25, 2013

Color Me Bad: MAYBELLINE Color Tattoo in 45 Bold Gold

"Here I go the beautiful one, the beautiful one. La la la la."

Whenever I see gold eyeshadow around, there are 2 things pop-out from my mind: either typical 'wedding' eyeshadow look or rocker's make-up. Gold and creamy eyeshadow is kinda interest me; it is either a 'hit' or a 'miss'. So,what's my verdict for this most-talk-of-the-town creamy eyeshadow?

The first time I saw Color Tattoo series is on US Magazine adv whereas they have 9 color options; whilst in Indonesia only 5 colors available ;A; The price ranges around IDR 59.000 and easily reach in your nearest department store, drug-store, etc. Furthermore, according Maybelline official website, there are 3 products from Color Tattoo series: Color Tattoo Cream Gel (already released in Indonesia), Metal & Pure Pigments Loose Powder; too bad Maybelline Indonesia only released 1 product *sobs*.

WOW. The first time in my mind when I saw and grabbed the jar for the first time: it's (very) sturdy and solid. The jar made from solid glass while the cap from plastic. The funny thing is you won't notice that actually the glass cover is the bottom side of the jar. What I like from the jar is the clear and transparent glass help us to see the content inside the jar. Hence, it's single color helps us to pick which one to use/bring. What do I dislike? Frankly, it's heavy weight discourage me to bring it along. Not travel-friendly I guess and I'm afraid it will be cracked if it falls down *emangnya mau buat tawuran*

Very creamy. The first time you swap it one your finger it feels creamy, but after you apply it in your eye lids (or skin) it becomes bit powdery. Kewl! However, I use my finger tip when applying the cream, I don't suggest eye brush or sponge for application, it makes the cream stains in your brush not your eye lids. However, you may use one if you think it's necessary.

So pigmented! Sparkling! Shimmering! Maybelline does a very god job! One single swipe of cream shadow creates a vivid sparkles. It looks so 'parade' at your finger tips but after you blend it well, voila, it looks glamorous enough for a day. Comparing to Japanese shimmering powder, this creamy shadow less shimmering; I try to compare it with Majolica Jeweling Eyes in Golden color too. But the finishing result of Maybelline tend to have uneven color results.

Sparkling enough. Long lasting formula (as they have promote it as 24-hours staying power.) Doesn't glide easily on your (oily) lids, suitable for oily skin (ever since cream shadow tend to be un-friendly to oily skin). Great for daily look or even night-out.

So, my verdict is with Maybelline Color Tattoo from Color Studio is a must-have-item. It is inexpensive. Good pigmentation. Long lasting. Suitable for oily-skin (like mine). And having great sparkles.  Too bad it isn't on my travel-list item :-/ So, what about your Color Tattoo experience? Feel free to tell me :)


Result on my eye lids (without Primer)

Sep 22, 2013

Be Sweet and Gold: How-to-look

Hello Dear! Time for a how-to-look for the first time. Are you ready? Let's go :)

I adore everything glitter-ing and shimmering and love to apply it for a day out. So, what about some goldish accent on your face? Here's the step-by-step, enjoy!
Start with clean and moist face: Moist face will absorb enough moisture and makes your face healthy & dewy. After cleaning your face with facial wash, apply goobs of moisture; in my case, I put also Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base to even out my skin tone. Baby Choux Base makes your skin a little bit lighter than your original skin-tone but it helps your make-up to 'pop-out'.

Here are my make-up products, I'll list down from L-R: KATE Eye shadow in Wide Edge Eyes BR-2 (Aww, too bright, sorry you can't see the eye shadow!); VIVA Eye Brow Pencil in Black; MAKE OVER Lipstick in Ultra Shine Lipstick #02 Brunet Pink: Maybelline Mascara in Hyper Curl Volume Express in Black.

If needed, scrub your lips and use lip balm before applying lip stick. In case you have crack-y and dry lips, scrub gently using wet and warm towel and directly use lip balm to maintain moisture. Moist lips makes your lips kissable *giggles* and your lip color will stay longer. I use soft pinkish lipstick from MAKE OVER in Ultra Shine Lipstick #02 Brunette Pink.

Make-Up is about having fun; Go have fun, be creative and free your mind. Yes, I agree that eye part is the most difficult part of the face, since eyes is the window to the soul therefore weird eye trick makes your eyes looks strange and worse could ruin the whole look. No need to worry since once again, make-up is about being creative. I use KATE shadow in Wide Edge Eyes in BR-2. First, blending the base powder all over your eye lids and Medium-Brown shadow on the liner of the eyes. Then, swipe Gold shadow on your lids and finish it with Darker-Brown on the crease of the eye. Voila! 

Don't forget to shape your eye brow, just follow your original shape; a little stroke just to fill the empty space and outer line of the eye brow. For more focus on the eyes, put black eye liner, I use Revlon Kohl Eye Liner in Black, all over your upper line of the lash and 1/2 line on the lower lash of the lash. A thin stroke to frame the lower lash of the eyes so your eyes will look 'sharp' and mysterious. For more references, check out Alexa Chung eye makeup.

So, waddya think? Having fun with make-up is just as simple as playing with your make-up tools. Goldish accent makes your face glamorous and avant-garde, therefore tame it with sweet lips. The point in having Bold and Smoky eye make-up are:  
  • Use soft or nude lipstick to sweeten your 'tough' eyes. Glossy lips is OK; Bold Red Lips is only applicable for Cat Eyes make-up; 
  • Don't be afraid to use other soft colors instead of Gold for your smoky eye like Lavender, Moss Green, etc; 
  • Avoid Blush so you won't look carnival; 
  • Don't forget to frame your eye brow and;
  • Finally, "Smile :) as the most beautiful part of woman's body"
Have a great day, dear reader ♥ Remember my advice: 
"Feel Ugly, Look Beautiful"
bwahahahahaha :)))

Sep 18, 2013

Make Me Matte: MAYBELLINE MAT 5 Bold Matte

Hello Ladies, How's your September been doing? I've been craving since, well, around 2010 (?) for this Color Sensational & Color Tattoo range from Maybelline. Now let me share to you my impression of Color Sensational Bold Matte lipstick, shall we? ;)

Maybelline Color Sensational has came into 2 series in Indonesia: Color Sensational & Bold Matte (Color Whisper and even Color Vivids and Pearls! Too bad, recently they're only available in US. oh gosh so many to mention.) However, Color Sensational Bold Matte is the one that captivating my attention. I wonder how "Matte" is this Bold Matte gonna be?

Sleek. Yet sophisticated. I guess each Color Sensational range represents it's color within in it's outer tube. You can barely guess the lip color from its tube. The Bold Matte series has matte texture on its outer tube while Color Sensational has sleek, glossy & jewel tone packaging yet less vivid than Vivids range (available in US only) However, I gotta be honest; it's twisting tube looks lil bit un-sturdy, isn't it?

Matte, but with a hint of moisturizer! Love it~! I think it will be 'that' matte, but it ends up with matte finishing with enough hint of moisture on the lips. If I should say, Bobbi Brown signature lipstick end up more matte-er than Maybelline Bold Matte. Good choice if you want to try gradient lips.

MAT5 is very pigmented. The red hue tends to be warm color which is suitable with my warm skin tone; great choice for warm skin tone. While MAT6 is more red-er, darker and vampier (?) comparing to MAT5 (even though both of them are same red hues but you can see the differences even using your naked eyes) The result? Velvety and lush lips.

Long lasting, and very, very pigmented. Just apply one layer of swipe then voila, it gives enough coverage for your lips. Layer 2-3 swipes for daring & bold look. No need to worry for a crack-y lips, the honey nectar ingredient formula will help your lips moist and subtle.

My verdict? I must say I'm impressed. I love Bold Matte more than the Color Sensational series: because I don't like (and suit well) with satin-y finish. It's inexpensive around IDR 72.900 and you can reach it in your nearest Department Store, Drugstore, etc. Should I say: DARE TO BE BOLD. Well, how about you? Let me know ;)

Maybelline (should I say?) Haul: Color Sensational Bold Matte MAT5 & Color tattoo Series in Bold Gold
Swatch (1x swipe)
Complete Color Review (Some colors only available in US)
Swatch on my lips. *kyaaa, I feel embarrassed*

Sep 11, 2013

One lazy afternoon

Hello readers ♥

It's September already and it's known as the laziest time of the year (loh?) so, I'm trying my best to make quick post of my daily look for lazy time.
It might be a lil' bit boring for you since I'm going to make a quick post :p I'm using my latest MAKE OVER lipstick and KATE wide edge eye shadow to create lazy look on Sunday afternoon. I was sooo inspired by Mika Nakashima in Nana Movie. Edgy look with a bit of girly touch. However, in the end I think it is similar with Mika Nakashima in 'LOVE' album below.

OMG. I think I'm obsessed with smoky eyes nowadays :|
Skin: Etude House Cotton Fit in W15
Eyes: KATE Eyeshadow Wide Edge; Revlon kohl Black eye liner
Lips: MAKE OVER Ultra Shine Lipstick #2
I would love to review more about KATE Eyeshadow, due to hectic work at office I'm unable to focus my mind on blogging ㅠ_ㅠ However, This is my first post from Phone, a lil bit wreck here and there but I think it's bearable.
Here is a quick look on my 'sharp' look, I hope you like it and inspire you :)

Voila~! :D

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