Makeup Tutorial: Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow… And Some Shyness


I realize I’m really uninspiring when it comes to naming my makeup tutorials. Hahaha! I mean, how else can you call an eye makeup tutorial that involves the use of colors purple, blue, green and yellow? I could name it ‘colorful’, but so are most of my tutorials!

When everything is important, nothing is important anymore, right? So purple, blue, green and yellow it shall be.

I wore this look for the NDP Preview 2012, where I went backstage with Singapore bloggers and Instagrammers. Go read all the NDP-related posts! I’m so grateful to have been part of this mega annual event!

Part 3 – Singapore NDP 2012: Previews Are That Much Cooler

Part 2 – LovingSG In Many Different Ways!

Part 1 – I’m Involved In Singapore NDP 2012!

There’s nothing NDP-ish about my eye makeup look though – no red, no white, no crescent or stars – only that I really made up for the special occasion. Nothing OTT, my looks are always wearable. Oh maybe I could name this tutorial ‘fireworks’, but that’s kind of forcing it. Lol.

Let’s get started!


Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – (Divided into 4 sections, sorta) MAC Gorgeous Gold (innermost – first quarter); Sugarpill Midori (second quarter); MAC Freshwater (third quarter); Urban Decay Darkhorse (outermost – last quarter).

Inner Corner – Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner Metalic Silver No. 6

Contour Area – Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear. I really love Cocoa Bear. The warm brown really blends nicely into my skintone. I think I could have used a little bit of NYX Rust too.

Outer V – Urban Decay Darkhorse, very subtly

Brow Bone Highlight – Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma

Lower Lash Line – Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner Star Purple No. 5

Eyeliner – Clio Professional Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner

Eyelash Primer – Dior Diorshow Maximizer

Mascara – L’Oreal Collagene Mascara

Eyebrow – Lioele Auto Eyebrow 01 Natural Brown for the brow tail; Shiseido Integrate Brow Pencil BR741 to outline the general shape; Shiseido Integrate Brow Palette to fill in


Primer – Monistat

Foundation – Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation

Concealer – theBalm Time Balm Concealer

Face Powder – MAC Blot Powder Light

Highlighter – MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic

Contour – NYC Bronzer Sunny

Cheeks – Milani Baked Blush Luminoso


Lip Balm – Dermalogica Lip Treatment

Lipstick – OCC Lip Tar Grandma; MAC Speed Dial

I LOVED my makeup for the day! <3 <3 <3

The false eyelashes are especially pretty. They look so natural, feel very comfortable and are really inexpensive. Tell you a secret, I’M GONNA SELL THEM IN MY STORE!!! Heh heh. I’ll let you know when the site’s up (very soon)!


Where to get some of my favorite products:

Sugarpill Midori (Sugarpill website)

Urban Decay Naked Palette (Amazon)

Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black (Amazon)

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso (Amazon)

MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder (Amazon)

NYC Bronzer In Sunny (Drugstore)

Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (Amazon)


I’m Too Shy To Give Out My Card

When I go out on the streets, strangers come up to me and tell me ‘I love your eye makeup’. Sometimes they stare and I know they’re not looking at me as a whole but at my eye makeup coz they’re not even looking into my eyes, but slightly above, at the canvas of colors. For those who talk to me, I would just smile and say ‘thanks!’ but inside my heart there are splashing rainbows and handmade confetti bursting into the abyss of my soul. HAHAHA!!!

Sometimes they would ask if I’m a makeup artist and I would say no. Sometimes they would stop and ask how do I ‘do it’. Maybe I should just invite them to visit Should I? So embarrassing!! LOL!

I was very shy about putting my face up on the blog initially, as you would have read in this post, but now that I’ve grown accustomed to shamelessly putting my face forward, I’m shy about telling people about my blog. Self-promotion is too…. I don’t know! I’m SHY!!!! OMGwhatiswrongwithme.

My friends are all very proud of me and the blog and they do tell their friends about it. But when they tell a friend about my blog IN FRONT OF ME, I’ll go ‘AHHHH!!! Aiya!!! NO LA!! Shy! Shy!’.

It’s not that I’m not proud of my own blog –  I am super proud of it – but I guess it’s an Asian thing (Hahaha ya ya, blame it on the ‘Asian thing’), where we were taught since young and grew up in this culture that does not see promoting oneself blatantly as a virtue. Must be modest.

What are your views? Are you comfortable with telling friends about your blog, if you’re a blogger? Should I tell strangers about my blog when they ask about my makeup?


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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.