Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall 2014: Changing Leaves Makeup Look

Orange and red eyes are lovely for the fall since you're adding warmth to a very cool season. Here's my version of a warm eye look inspired by the changing leaves. I have lashes on to make it look glam but of course, for an everyday look, you can just use mascara.



Face/Cheeks/Lips:
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Fresh Beige and Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 Medium Beige - The Revlon foundation may look darker in the bottle but it actually is very light on my skin. I really love this foundation usually during the fall and winter season because it stays put on my face without drying my skin out. It also doesn't transfer on clothes once it sets so no matter how many clothes you layer it will not stain your clothes or mess your makeup. It literally stays all day. I mixed in a little bit of the Maybelline Fit Me to darken the shade a little bit and add a little bit more moisture.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand -  Applying a lighter shade of concealer to hide under eye circles.
  • NYX Powder Blush in Rose Garden - Applying it lightly on my cheekbones to give a natural flush. 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Liner in Naked -  Apply a natural rose shade of lip liner on the lips
  • Makeup Forever Lipstick in N9 - This is a tawny rose shade and applies a bit sheer hence the lip liner beforehand (this is another awesome shade to consider when you're looking for a Kylie Jenner lip color or the 90's grunge lip color).
Brows:
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Nooner - Since I dyed my hair red I've been filling in my eyebrows with the matte cool reddish brown shadow from the Naked 3 palette and it actually matches my hair great. I still sometimes use my Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil in #2 mixed with the 3CE Brow Mascara in Gold. It really doesn't matter what I do with my eyebrows because I find that they still pretty much look good.
Eyes:
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden - Apply all over the lid for a long long lasting eye makeup
  • Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Shadow in Toast - Applying this as a blending shade on the crease and a little above it with a fluffy blending brush.
  • 3CE One Color Shadow in Saturn -This is the main lid color and this is a warm cranberry shade. Apply it with a flat shadow brush, focusing on just the lid. 
  • 3CE Triple Shadow in Body to Body - Taking the golden peach shade on the far right, apply it above the lid shade (Saturn) and on top of Toast. Use the pink frosty shade and apply it on the tear duct area and on the inner portion of the lower lash line.
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon 6 Pan Palette in Lust - Using the plum/black shade with purple micro glitters, light apply this on the crease and the outer corner of the eye. This will add a slight dimension to the eye look. You can build the color up for a smokier look but I only applied a thin layer of this shadow. Take this shade on the tip of a flat shadow brush and apply it on the outer half of the lower lash line. Take a clean blending brush and blend it out.
  • 3CE Creamy Water Proof Eyeliner in Cats - probably one of the best waterproof eyeliner I've ever tried - this doesn't smudge or transfer when you apply as a tightline or on the waterline.I applied this as a tightline and on the outer half of my waterline.
  • L'Oreal Infallible Gel Liner in Black - Apply this on your upper lash line and wing out as you like. 
  • Spiky False Lashes - Curl your lashes and apply mascara or falsies or both. I'm using this dollar lashes from eBay with my DUO Dark Tone Adhesive.





You have achieved a warm and neutral makeup look inspired by the changing leaves this fall season! I hope you like this look. I'm looking forward to doing more fall inspired makeup looks.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall 2014: Dark Intense Burgundy Hair

Fall and winter is all about the darker colors. Hair, makeup and even fashion. I've been wanting to dye my hair the prettiest plum/burgundy shade for a really long time. Its like this deep red with a lot of purple tones but it's really hard to get that shade unless you go to a great salon with a professional colorist. I'm not one to spend a lot on cut and color so I thought I'll look for the next best option: box dye.

I serched a lot on the internet what's the best plum/burgundy shade is out there and I found quite a few but when I actually went into Rite Aid, I instead went for this Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Creme. It is in the shade BR2 Dark Intense Burgundy and is meant for naturally darker hair color. This box dye claims to lighten hair three times than a normal box dye would. 

I stood there on the aisle pondering if I should really get this box dye since I have been using Revlon Colorsilk box dyes and I have never tried the Garnier ones. I wasn't sure how well the color would do on my hair so I was quite unsure. I was, however, swayed by two things: the promise of it bringing intense color to my hair and the price (it was BOGO 50% off). 




Because my hair is so long, (it's now around 3 inches past my bust and around 4 inches short of my waist on the back), I had to purchase 3 boxes. I usually go for 2 boxes but since it was my first time trying out this particular dye I wasn't sure how much product there was. It's better to have an extra on hand. I didn't end up using the third box and I returned it instead. 

The whole process was easy although a bit messy. I had to make sure there were towels all over the floor and on the sink. I naturally have dark hair but before dyeing it this intense burgundy shade I have a light brown hair, which you can see in my previous photos. I started with the tips of my hair, working in sections and lastly the roots. I wanted something brighter on the length of my hair and darker near the roots anyway so that when my hair grows out the transition from black to red wouldn't look that bad. 

I believe I had the dye on my hair for 45 minutes before rinsing it off. Beware when washing out red hair dye! It almost seemed like there was a murder in our shower when I was rinsing it off. Prepare dark towels for your hair as well. Mind you, rinsing is such a pain because you'll never know when you're done because the color just keeps washing off. You will never get the water to rinse clear. I was fairly surprised how soft my hair was after dyeing it because it usually is a little bit brittle unless I use my L'Oreal Extreme Repair Conditioner, but this time I only used the conditioner that came with the box and it was really good. 










This is how my hair turned out. It is a very pretty and intense red. I wanted something with more purple tones in it but I have grown to love this hair color so much. A lot of people had complimented me on it and have even asked which salon I went to - they were surprised to find out it was from a box dye! 

I've had this hair color for almost a month now and it still is as bright as it was before. Even after a month the hair color still bleeds so I still use a dark towel to dry my hair and I make sure I don['t put any clothes on or lean on anything while my hair is still wet. I can also see a couple of centimeters of roots coming out but it transitions nicely into the red so it's all good. 

So for all you ladies wanting to try out this shade, I highly recommend this Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Creme line. It is pretty good and it retails for about $7.99 in the drugstore. They always have promos and sales going on and coupons so always watch out for those. 

Makeup in the photos above are the same as the Kylie Jenner / 90's Grunge makeup look. The only difference is that I used Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 917B Cinnamon Spice and I just darkened the eyes a little bit more with the same shadows. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall 2014: Kylie Jenner Inspired / 90's Grunge Makeup Look

Hello my loves! It has been awhile since my last post and makeup look. I have been busy with my family and redoing my room. Actually painted the blue room white and I'm waiting for my new bed to come in. I haven't been up to taking photos and doing my blog since my room has been a mess for a couple of weeks because we also changed our carpet. 

Anyway, I did this makeup look a month ago, before I even dyed my hair red and I totally forgot all about it until I looked through my camera. This has been inspired by Kylie Jenner. Some call it a 90's grunge look and it has been widely popular as of late and very fall appropriate. It is very simple to do and it mainly is just a matte and tanned look with brown or deep nude lips, or sometimes even a dark red lip color. 


Face/Cheeks:

  • Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + #55
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
Brows:
  • 3CE Brow Mascara in Brown and Gold
Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Wet n Wild I Heart Matte Palette
    • Warm tan shade (eyelid) all over the crease
    • Deep brown shade (crease) apply on top of top of the first shade and on the outer corners, blend well; also apply on the bottom half of the lower lash line
    • Cream shade (brow bone) apply it on the brow bone 
    • White shadow (brow bone) apply it on the inner corner of the eye and layer the nude cream shade on top of it for a brighter eye look
  • 3CE Waterproof Eyeliner in Cats (black liner() - tightline
  • Graymelin Waterproof Liquid Liner - Line the upper lash line and wing it out as you like
  • Spiky lashes - lashes are optional but add a dramatic look. These are dollar lashes from eBay.\
Lips:
  • Urban Decay Lip Liner in Naked
  • Estee Lauder Lipstick in Hazelnut Creme














I hope you all like this look. I'm gonna try and update at least once or twice a week again but I'm not gonna promise anything since everything is still pretty crazy.

Thanks for reading! Leave me some love below. ^^


Friday, September 19, 2014

Lipaid Lip Moisturizers Review

It has been a month or so since I've received these lip balms to try out but I had so many backed up products to review that it took me awhile to finally put this up.

These came from the brand Lipaid which is a British brand of lip care products. They have a broad range of products to choose from and I actually had fun trying them out as well as sharing them to friends and getting their opinions on it.






The Lipaid Original




I was sent two of these particular lip balm and I sent one to my friend Jill, also a beauty blogger, to try out when I sent her a care package. She said that she really like this product and according to her, it's moisturizing than any other lip care products that she has used. 

I totally agree with her on this being moisturizing, however, I personally think that it is too slippery on the lips. It does make your lips so soft in the morning when you wake up if you apply it before bedtime.This particular lip balm has a faint vanilla scent that is barely noticeable.


Lipaid Original For Men




This is probably one of my favorite kind from the bunch that I was sent. Although it is specifically targeted for men, I had to try it out for myself and see what's the difference between the regular one and this one. This one has a slight peppermint scent but it isn't quite minty on the lips. It is also not as slippery as the Original one but is still very moisturizing.


Lipaid Strawberry Touch



This is the first one I've tried out when I first got these items. I am always drawn to berry flavored balms so I was quite excited to try this out. This lip product has a strawberry scent to it but it is not overpowering unlike some strawberry or berry flavored lip balms in the market. It also gives you pink tinted lips which is good if you don't want to carry multiple lip products since it's a lip moisturizer and lip color in one. The only thing I find at fault with this particular product is that again, it was too slippery on my lips and I didn't like how it feels. this also leaves a slight sheen on the lips which gives a slight gloss.


Lipaid Suncare


I totally forgot to take a photo of this lip product with the cap off but the actual product is a pale mustard yellow in color. It applies clear on the lips and has a slight lemon scent. This also has SPF 25 for sun protection. it is very similar in texture to the Original for Men. Although it glides on easily on the lips during application, it is not greasy nor slippery on the lips. It also doesn't leave a sheen on the lips but makes the lips just look healthy.



Pink Sheen Gloss



Different from the other lip products above, this one is in a squeeze tube with a slanted tip so you can easily apply the product directly on the lips. The actual product is a rose pink in color with a little bit of silver frost to it but once applied on the lips, looks sheer but glossy. It has a comfortable stickiness to it and it still leaves your lips really moisturized.


Q10 Anti Wrinkle



I'm not really sure how this anti-wrinkle formula works on your lips but I can definitely say that is my favorite out of all the products I have tried. It is in the same squeeze tube as the Pink Sheen but the product is clear and a little bit thicker in texture. this reminds me of Aquaphor Healing Ointment which I regularly use for my lips as well. This is so moisturizing and leaves your lips so soft and smooth. it also has a faint banana scent which is sweet and pleasant to the nose. this is especially a great treatment to dry and chapped lips especially if you leave it on throughout the night. 


All of the lip care products from Lipaid contains Vitamins B5 & e and contains nutrient rich plant extracts and natural butters. 

I hope you try out this product and I would definitely recommend you to try the Q10 Anti Wrinkle and Original for Men. The men in our lives need some lip care too so don't be shy in giving them lip balms. We all need lip hydration now that we are stepping into the colder months. ^^





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall 2014: Plum Toned Makeup Look

I had a good run with my Spring and Summer 2014 series and now that we're moving on to Fall, it's only proper to do a Fall 2014 series as well. Fingers crossed I'll be able to keep it up til the winter season. Following the previous series format, I'll be putting up makeup looks incorporating the seasonal trend as well as tips to keep your skin healthy and ready for the cooler months to come.

Kicking off the series is this Plum Toned makeup look. With the weather being colder it has always been such a trend to go for darker makeup looks - smokier eye makeup and bolder, darker lips. Plum has always been the color that is associated with the Fall season. 



Face/Cheeks:
  • 3CE Pore Silky Balm - This product comes with a small spatula and a sponge to smooth and the press the product on the skin. This primer has a soft, slightly powdery feel once on the skin and it truly does cover the pores leaving a nice, even canvas for the makeup. 
  • Covergirl Stay Fabulous Foundation in Medium Beige & Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer in Bulletproof - Since I need more hydration during the cooler season I'm mixing in this tinted moisturizer with my foundation. I'm still a shade darker so the tinted foundation which is too dark for me to use alone acts as a good color addition to the lighter shade of foundation that I have. I just applied this with a synthetic flat top kabuki brush.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder - I always have issues with dry patches on my skin during the colder months but at the same time it is pretty easy for the makeup under my eyes to fade quickly. In order to avoid that problem I just give a light dusting of this powder under my eyes.
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer - I'm not going for an extremely sculpted face so I just slightly contoured my cheeks with this bronzer and lightly dusted it around my face as well just to have that semblance of the remaining "summer glow."
  • NARS Blush in Goulue - This is a plum toned blush and is very warm on the cheeks. Just apply it to the cheeks and blending them towards the back of the cheeks as well as with the bronzer.
  • NARS Higlighter in Devotee - Apply this highlighter on the high points of the face where the sun naturally hits - tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin and Cupid's bow.
Brows: 
  • 3CE Eyebrow Mascara in Brown & Gold - fill in the brows with brown, let it dry and apply the gold to lighten the brow hairs

Eyes:
  •  3CE Triple Shadow in #No No No - Apply the taupe shade (first shadow on the left) all over the lid with a flat shadow brush or with a clean finger. Take a fluffy blending brush and apply the plum shade (middle shade) on the outer corner of the portion of the eyes and blending out the first shade as well. Take a pencil brush and with the same plum shadow, apply this on the outer half of the lower lash line. Wipe off the pencil brush with a paper towel and take the last shade, which is a pale gold, and apply it on the inner corner of the eyes and the inner half of the lower lash line. 
  • 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #4 Chicago - Line the upper lash line. Wing it out as you like and also connect the end of your line to the bottom lash line halfway through.
  • 3CE Pink I'm Good Mascara - Curl the lashes and apply mascara to both upper and lower lashes.
Lips:






Hey ladies! I know it took me awhile to update. Well, life gets in the way sometimes and I hope I get to update more frequently. I have a couple of reviews and looks to be posted in the coming weeks. Oh, if you've been keeping up with me on Instagram and Facebook (@urhappybunnie) you'll know that I have recently dyed my hair red! Yes, I'm a redhead now and I'm loving it. ^^ I'll put up pictures soon and on how I got the hair. 

See you next post!





Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stylenanda 3CE Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner Review & Swatches

I've tried quite a number of 3 Concept Eyes products and I have been pretty impressed by most if not all of them. Today, it's gonna be a review on their Creamy Water Proof Eye Liners.

A long-lasting liner that is oil and water resistant to prevent smudging, the 3CE Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner seems to be a very promising item for those ladies who have watery eyes and always have a problem with their liners creating a mess at the end of the day. 

I have been using these liners for weeks, experimenting with the application and wear of this product. True to its description and claims, these liners are truly waterproof and smudgeproof. I used this on my upper and lower waterline as well as my upper lash line and went for an hour long run and workout session. It surprisingly didn't give me panda eyes. 

The liners are very pigmented that I didn't have to go over the lines twice to make it opaque. These liners are so smooth and creamy that it doesn't tug on your eyes when you use them. i love how they are retractable pencils and you don't have to bother sharpening them because you could twist them up. If you're finicky about pointed tips, don't worry, 3CE got you covered. you can removed the bottom of the liner, and voila! A sharpener to keep them pointy. 

There are 14 shades for the Creamy Water Proof Eye Liner and I have here 3. 



#1 Cats - Matte Black - You can never have too many black pencils especially waterproof ones! ^^
#4 Chicago - Pearlescent Purple - If you look closely you will be able to see purple micro glitters that gives this a pretty sparkle on your eyes.
#10 Mojito - Matte Mint - Launched along with 2 other liners as part of the VIVID collection for Spring & Summer this is my favorite for a pop of color! 





I thoroughly enjoyed these liners and I hope you get to check them out as well. Each liner retails for $13.21 and I think that's a pretty good price for a mid range brand and product. Visit Stylenanda for more trendy Korean products and makeup. ^^