Often case, they say to speak with your eyes - they provide a channel for connection, acknowledgement, and possibly even intimacy.
The point is, you better prep your eyes before they speak.
I usually start my day with outlining my under-eye with a non-glittery brown eye shadow (from Stila), just to give the illusion that it is wide awake for the day. Afterwards, if I'm feeling lazy, I'd skip the cat-eye and just go for a subtle blush glitter eye-shadow (Also from my Stila palette). To top this day-look I'd curl my lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler then three-four coats of black mascara, top and bottom lashes. Skip the bottom lashes if you want to avoid looking like a manga doll.
At night, or when I'm going out during the day to meet people, I'd be more daring with the choices I make in terms of color and subtlety. I've recently purchased a beautiful eye-shadow color called "Peacock" from the Ardency Inn collection (available only from Sephora or the Ardency Inn Website). It gives off the look of iridescent-ness with shades of turquoise and slight pink--basically, super funky and cool. I've been using it almost every time I go out; it makes my eyes stand out with its extreme long-lasting pigments, even in the midst of a dark and crowded venue like Pacha.
The photos above are just some eye makeup inspiration I'd like to share along with some recommendations below:
Towards the end of August, I have relocated from Jakarta to New York City after graduating from high school. Right now I'm pursuing my undergraduate studies in the city. Just letting you know, I will be posting more beauty reviews and some pictures that might just inspire your beauty looks (as soon as finals are over).
For now, enjoy some of these photos from my Instagram account. Feel free to follow me, and if you have a question, you can also personally email me.
I hate bookmarking pages. I will sound spoiled if I say this but it seems to be a long process to save a tab or more. And worse, bookmark features in Google Chrome or Safari have unflattering layout that I cannot follow-through.
Often, when I'm roaming around the internet, I would have ten tabs open for ten multifarious articles (often beauty posts ;) ). Most of the time, I would never get to read any of it because I am procrastinating elsewhere or end up forgetting about it. If your situation is akin to mine, keep on reading.
This is when I recently discover the free application called "Pocket" on iTunes. Pocket allows you to create an account (which take 20 seconds) and it automatically integrates itself into your browsers, your safari app in your iPhone, or other medium you use to surf the net. If you see an article you like but have no time to read it now, you can just pocket it to read it later.
So for the slackers out there, this is my lifeboat for productive reading.
The tagline reads "for sublime softness" and impressively, it delivers.
I purchased the B&B Hairdresser's invisible Oil through Sephora ($38) early this year and have used it for about 7 months now. My hair's thick, coarse, and dried-up do to chemical doings so it was prudent that I find an efficient oil-based hair product. After using Morocconoil and intending to experiment more with the eclectic range of hair oil products, I took the risk with this one.
There are two ways to use this: two pumps into your just-showered damp hair, or polish your hair during the day to maintain frizz and shine.
I usually apply it right after the shower. I have this odd belief that the heat can easily absorb the oil which maximizes the efficiency of this product; I also like the smell of it on damp hair. I find the smell to be incredibly subtle. It is there, but it creeps up on you. The mixture of six different kinds of oil (including coconut, almond, and grape oil) has produced a salty beach-like fragrance that I relish in.
Since I live in a tropical, often arid, weather here in Jakarta, this product's UV filters and heat-protection feature come in handy. I don't usually care for this feature but it is definitely essential for heat-styling readers out there.
The substance of this product is extremely light, sometimes too light, that it disappears within the dense layers of my hair. However, the result has been life-changing.
Though the price may be a bit exorbitant, I can assure you this 100ml bottle of pure luxurious oils can last for a really long time if used sparingly. It has been 7 months and I have only used up half of the bottle. It is a perfect hair oil product to use for the blazing summer days.
Comment or message me if you have any inquiries.
(From top left, clockwise: Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Georgia May Jagger)
After scouring through the internet for couple of hours now, I found these four aesthetic pictures of leading ladies in the fashion (and movie) industry. W Magazine has done an incredible job depicting Amy Adam as a distressed damsel with naturally relaxed auburn hair reflecting the sun. Same goes for Scarlett Johansson's W Magazine shot and Georgia's February 2013 Vogue cover. Scarlett hair is tousled with that kind of "swoosh" movement that speaks "I am effortlessly hot". While Georgia pulls of this sultry relaxed look that has her hair looking texturized yet glowing delightfully. Jennifer Lawrence's newly-dubbed pixie cut illuminates sophistication with an inner rebellious edge.
Throughout the shots, the ladies of February kept their makeup extremely minimal. Eyes were defined with brown and slightly bronzed eyeliner with a touch of mascara. While the lips speaks for itself. It holds a mysterious pose with its ever-slightly pink-tinted color.
I am extremely excited to buy these two issues when it finally hits the shelves somewhere this week.
Perfecting cat eyes can be extremely arduous. To begin with, I was one of those girls that had a hard time drawing the wing-section of the cat eye. As soon as I got the hang of it, I wanted to experiment with different liquid eyeliners. One of my friends introduced me to Dolly Wink's black liquid eyeliner. My first impressions was unwelcoming. I have never heard of the brand before, so I was a little bit hesitant to purchase the product.
It was one of the best purchases I've had so far. The tip of the liquid eyeliner is smooth, fine, and effortless. The ink glides smoothly across my skin without any sudden halt. The pigment of the eyeliner is amazing, and with an eyeshadow primer, it is long-lasting all through the night. With such a fine tip, the ability to draw the wing-section of the cat eye becomes almost intrinsic.
For readers that are in Jakarta, you can purchase Dolly Wink products at Sogo Department Stores. For international readers, Dolly Wink products are available at Ebay.