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Christmas Inspired Makeup Look

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Lipstick using MAC Spice


I used MAC Pigment in Teal for the eyelid and used this technique  to look more visible.


Pacifica Beauty Primer Serum (similar)

Pacifica Beauty Bare-Faced Foundation Medium/Tan

Highlighter from Pacifica Beauty

MAC Blush in Warm Soul

MAC Eyeshadows in Teal, Humid, Embark, Texture, Shroom and Carbon Black

NYC Eyeliner in Blue


5 of my Favorite Lipstick Shades!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015



Like I said from my previous post, I don’t normally wear lipstick but if I do, these are the shades that I love most! 🙂

1) MAC Rebel Lipstick




2) MAC So Chaud Lipstick

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3) Revlon Really Red Lipstick




4) MAC Taupe Lipstick




5) MAC Ravishing Lipstick




Based from Temptalia website, here are the cheaper version of MAC lipstick:

MAC Rebel Lipstick – Try Wet N’ Wild Ferguson Crest Cabernet Lipstick

MAC So Chaud – Try Wet N’ Wild Purty Persimmon Lipstick

MAC Taupe  – Try Maybelline Touchable Taupe

MAC Ravishing – Try Revlon Smoked Peach

What are your favorite lip colors?

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8


Fall Makeup Look 2015 + Top 7 Makeup Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Products Used:

For the FACE

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation  in NC40

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer NC35

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Medium Dark & Dark (I used the dark shade for shading around my forehead, side of my nose and cheek)

Hard Candy in Hula Hula (Highlighter)

For the EYES

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NC20 as the base

MAC Eyeshadows in Golden Lemon (Pigment), Texture (crease), Embark (cut crease), Carbon (cut crease / lower lash line). I also used a golden type of eyeshadow ( from a limited edition palette from MAC) all over my eyelid and lower lash line, I just forgot to write down the exact name when I depotted it! Oops! But you can try to use MAC eyeshadow in Goldmine.

MAC Brow Gelcreme in Deep Dark Brunette

NYC Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown

Ardell False Eyelahes in 105

For the LIPS

Beautique Lip Pencil in Wine

 MAC Lipstick in Media

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I always try to create a fuller/dark brows when I wear this kind of lip color.

Do you have any favorite makeup look/s for Fall? Here’s mine! My top 7  Makeup Look Photo Inspiration for Fall!

1) Feathery Brows + Neutral Eyeshadow


Source: Vogue France

2) Warm Copper Eye Makeup

Source: Makeup Geek

3) Brown Tone

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5) Lash Lash Lash!  Instead of putting a lot of eyeshadow, try to focus on your lashes!

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7) And of course, smokey eyes!


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Classic Smokey Eyes Using Eyeliner Pencil Only

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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1. Use a soft black eyeliner pencil all over your eyelids up to the above  the crease or fold and to the lower lash line. It doesn’t have to be perfect since we will blend it.

2. By using a clean blending brush, blend the above the crease (back and forth). It is important not to hold your brush too close to the ferrule. Try to hold the brush on the middle part of the handle (this helps to have a soft brushstroke). Also, use the lower end of the bristle/hair not the side.

3. By using a clean flat brush, start to blend the lower lash line and connect the lower outer lash line to the outer V (see the image #3). Again, use the lower end of the bristle/hair for blending.

4. (Optional) Apply your favorite mascara or use a glamorous false lashes. And you are DONE!

Makeup tip: If you’ve noticed that your eyeliner pencil is hard/dry. Try to use a blow dryer to soften it and then gently rub it at the back of your hand. OR, buy a new one. Maybe it’s too old 😉 (Hi Mother, are you listening to me? 😉 )

I used NYC waterproof eyeliner pencil in black and Ardell False Lashes



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Sun-kissed Look Tutorial

Friday, October 30, 2015


1. L’oreal Liquid Foundation using ELF small stippling brush

2. Bobbi Brown Concealer using MAC brush 287

3. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (for the top of  concealer) using Walmart powder brush

4.MAC Mineralize Powder (all over the face) using MAC Face Brush

5. MAC Select Sheer Powder in NC55 (as my bronzer/contouring)

6. MAC Highlighter Powder in Soft and Gentle using powder brush

Check out my previous post about this look: View here


Halloween Makeup: Queen of Thorns

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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For the tears: I mixed a mixing gloss (not a lipgloss) + Pink Glitters from Sally Beauty Supply on a palette and use a pointed art brush to apply under my eyes. I used a lot of glitters than gloss so it will show up on the photo.

Special thanks to my mother-in-law for the roses and Alma Lapuebla for the title 🙂


Happy Halloween! 🙂


Perfect Sun-kissed Look

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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For this look, the main focus is my skin so I love to exfoliate first by using olive oil (or baby oil) & brown sugar (I exfoliate mostly around my nose in circular motion). There are many tutorials in Youtube about this that you can watch and learn. Also try Pinterest!


Products that I used:

L’oreal Liquid Foundation

Bobbi Brown Concealer

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (for the top of  concealer)

MAC Mineralize Powder (all over the face)

MAC Select Sheer Powder in NC55 (as my bronzer/contouring)

MAC Highlighter Powder in Soft and Gentle

False Lashes from Ardrell

MAC Lipstick in Taupe

MAC Eyeshadow in Espresso for brows

NYC Eyeliner

Maybelline Precise Pen Liner

Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂


Halloween Makeup Forest Nymph Inspired Look

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Here’s a Halloween makeup inspired look of Forest Nymph. Products are:

L’oreal Liquid Foundation

MAC Select-cover up concealer

MAC Pigment Eyeshadow in Teal

Yellow & Leaf Green Cream from MUFE Palette

MAC Eyeshadow in Embark

L’oreal Pen Eye Liner

MAC Lipstick in Taupe

MAC Blush in Raizin

Glitter from Sally Beauty Supply

House of Lashes in Heartbreaker

Accessories from Hobby Lobby

Special thanks to my friend Eds for the title of this creature 🙂


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