Some many months ago I was minding my own business, surfing the Internet on my iPhone in the train when I received an email from Amber.FROM MAKEUP GEEK.I was stoked and almost jumped out of my seat in jubilation to shake the hands of Ms Stranger opposite me who must have found me really weird giggling non-stop to myself. I read the email over and over again just to make sure. And yes!! The good people over at MUG found my review on their Makeup Geek eyeshadows impressive and said they would love to send me 8 MUG eyeshadows.Nah, I wasn’t suffering from the Seventh Pan Itch (like the Seventh Year Itch), but who would say no to more high quality eyeshadows, especially from a brand you so love? When I wrote the review on my first 7 MUG eyeshadows, I knew for sure I’d be back to get more and it was a great privilege to have been offered them by the company itself.Previously reviewed shades:
Dirty Martini didn’t make it to Marlena’s Top 10 Makeup Geek Eyeshadows List, but it was SOLD OUT in the store. Those magical words ‘SOLD OUT’ made it for the win, and I wanted to know why exactly it was sold out. It’s the same as seeing a long queue at an eatery and feeling inclined to join it just to know firsthand what is it that makes people willing to fork out time for it. Haha.I had to wait for it to be back in stock before Amber could ship all 8 eyeshadows to me.Dirty Martini is a true matte olive green and an interesting alternative to browns for shading the Contour Area. The formula is very smooth, pigmented and blends effortlessly in swatches and on the lid. Definitely worth the wait.
MUG Eyeshadow – Galaxy
Many people love Corrupt – a dark matte black – but I think it is TOO dark for my liking. I normally don’t use black eyeshadow but I got it coz everyone said it was to-die-for. In the end, I didn’t like Corrupt at all and so wanted something off-black. Like a dark grey.Galaxy is a beautiful metallic gunmetal dark grey and has enough shimmer without being overly glittery. Makes for a good smokey eye combination.Then again, I don’t darken my eye with dark greys and blacks that much so this has only had its surface skimmed.(more…)
Here’s the makeup tutorial I promised! I wore this for the first NDP 2012 media event I attended with the bloggers, and it received plenty of compliments! It’s not dramatic or OTT, in fact, it’s very wearable and I would categorize it under a daily look. It’s also not too difficult to create. Try it! Have you read my second post for NDP 2012? You can see my 16-year-old face. LOL.
Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP EdenEyelid – Makeup Geek Shimmermint (inner 2/3); Makeup Geek Unicorn (outer 1/3)Inner Corner – Makeup Geek Shimma ShimmaContour Area – Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear. I really love Cocoa Bear. The warm brown really blends nicely into my skintone.Outer V – NoneBrow Bone Highlight – Makeup Geek Shimma ShimmaLower Lash Line – Urban Decay SmogEyeliner – L’Oreal Color Infallible Emerald Lame; Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Liner Black Ink. I applied Emerald Lame first, then Black Ink over it so that a little Emerald Lame peeks out above Black Ink, for a more dimensional feel. Love this effect.Eyelash Primer – Dior Diorshow MaximizerMascara – L’Oreal Collagene Mascara(more…)
The best way to test your makeup skills and speed is to go on holiday. Haha! I am a girly-girl and like to travel in style. Holiday types that require one to rough it out, wear safari-colored clothes, and live in travelers dormitories will never see me a part of them.I need to have my security blankets - a clean and safe hotel room, clothes I don’t get to wear in Singapore because of the weather and street style, and my makeup. I have to work faster on the makeup when on holiday though!If I could, I would show you all 5 days of my makeup looks in Okinawa, but as I had idiotically deleted 80% of my Okinawa photos, I can only show you 1. But better than none!EYESEyeshadow Primer – UDPP EdenEyelid – MAC GoldmineContour Area – MUG PeacockOuter V – More MUG Peacock!(more…)
In a previous haul post I mentioned my order from Makeup Geek. I’d been reading good things about the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, especially from Jangsara, who is extremely talented. Inspirational looks, but not for the everyday.Couldn’t resist ordering some goodies when they had a discount during Valentine’s Day week! Clockwise from bottom left: Cocoa Bear, Shimma Shimma, Corrupt, Shimmermint, Unicorn, Razzleberry, PeacockChisel Shader Brush, Outer V Brush, Soft Dome Brush(more…)