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8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 6

For my dear readers who have requested some looks created using the Horizontal Gradient Method of Eyeshadow Application, here’s one for you!

Multiple colors seem to have been used for this eye makeup look, but guess what? Discounting the eyeliner and inner corner, I only used TWO colors – MAC Irises and MAC Parfait Amour!

EYES

Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – MAC Irises

Contour Area – MAC Parfait Amour

Outer V – More layers of MAC Irises

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L’oreal Color Infallible Shades in Singapore: Black Onyx, Sahara Treasure, Goldmine, Bronze Goddess, Emerald Lame

If I ever spot a brand new Goldmine shining in its Gorgeous Gold Glory at a L’Oreal cosmetics counter in Singapore with a 20% discount,

I’M GONNA GRAB IT!!!

I took these pictures at Toa Payoh about 2-3 weeks ago. I asked whether they keep stock and the SA said yes, they don’t restock the shelves in case of theft (=.=”).

By the way, the colors used to create Fan Bing Bing look are not available here. I don’t even know what shades they are. =(

But here are the swatches of L’oreal Color Infallible shades in Singapore.

L-R: Black Onyx, Sahara Treasure, Goldmine, Bronze Goddess, Emerald Lame

In natural light

With iPhone 4s flash

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8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 5

This must be one of my favorite eye makeup looks! It was one of my AH-HA! moments that resulted in the creation of this look. So many different colors used, all complementing each other flawlessly. I love how the gold, bronze-brown and maroon eyeshadows, and blue matte eyeliner look so perfect alongside one another. The green contact lenses brings the whole look together.

I it very mucheee!

I wore it to a Christmas Eve’s eve gathering with friends and it was perfect for my color-block ensemble of a persimmon-orange top and cobalt-blue shorts.

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8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 4

Have you ever spent a White Christmas?

It was not until my 17th Christmas did I see and touch snow. My family and I were vacationing in Korea and my dad’s Korean friend said it was probably not going to snow that year. We were actually not too disappointed by that as the trip to Muju Island to ski on the mountains was enough to keep us all excited.

On Christmas morning I was the first to wake up and through my half-opened, blurry eyes, saw white flakes descending outside our window. IT SNOWED ON CHRISTMAS MORNING!!! 😀 GOODNESS! Pure exhilaration filled the room as my two younger brothers, who were only 8 and 9 year-olds then, squealed in delight and jumped around in the room.

It was extremely cold outside but it was so heartwarming to finally be able to extend my hand and have snow flakes falling onto my palm. Yes, I licked them up. 😛

At 17 years of age, I wore not a single trace of makeup. There, I just brought this post back to topic. Haha!

So here’s today’s face and silver-blue eye makeup tutorial!

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8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 3

Have you ever wondered why we use red and green for Christmas?

Honestly, I never questioned why red and green are symbolic of Christmas. This combination of colors is so deeply associated with Christmas that we hardly ever question the origins of the ‘colors of Christmas’.

I’m not a Christian, but celebrate Christmas as a special day of being with family and friends, and gifting my beloved ones presents carefully wrapped in brown paper packaging tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things….. LOL! Actually I love using colorful wrapping paper, makes the present look even more endearing! =D

This is a summary of what I found to be the reasons red and green are used as the official colors of Christmas.

GREEN represents hope given to mankind through the sacrifices of Christ, and the evergreen trees that we use as Christmas trees represent everlasting life.

RED represents the blood of Christ, shed for all humans in order that they might be saved.

Whenever people put together an apparel ensemble of red and green, they’ll receive remarks such as “Celebrating Christmas already huh?” Bet you must’ve said that about some person at least once in your life! Heh heh.

Okie! Now that we know the origins of Christmas colors, here’s an eye makeup tutorial using red and green.

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8 Days of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials: Day 2

Told ya it’s gonna be a gold look! Heh heh heh.

Wooohooooo!! It’s Christmas Day! What are you doing today? Going anywhere special?

Today’s look is very easy, I played down the rest of the eyeshadows to make the MAC Old Gold pigment stand out. It’s a very warm and classy look, nothing too extravagant that would frighten off little cousins – like these!

Here’re the products used to create this gold eye makeup look:

EYES

Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – MAC Old Gold pigment

Contour Area – MAC Satin Taupe

Outer V – Urban Decay Naked Palette Darkhorse

Highlight – MAC Shroom

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