Monthly Archives: June 2006

Summer is here and that hot icky weather is definitely one of the biggest nightmare for all of us, especially if you wear makeup. So what can you do to make your makeup stay on your face and last longer in the heat?

* Pick a foundation that is either water-based or oil-free. With too much oil in your foundation, your makeup will only slide right off your face in the hot weather. Better yet, skip foundation completely and use a tinted moisturizer with SPF instead.

* Use a primer before you apply your eye makeup. Urban Decay Primer Lotion and MAC Paints are too great choices.

* To avoid smearing, use a waterproof liner like MAC Liquidlast Liner and waterproof mascara like Max Factor Aqua Lash.

* Pick an eyeshadow in a cream or cream-to-powder formula for minimal creasing. Try MAC Shadesticks or MAC Paints.

* Sweep a thin layer of translucent powder over your eye to soak up excess oil when you are done.

* For the lips, just go with a sheer gloss and skip liner to avoid smearing.

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Here’s a picture of my pigments so you all can stop wondering what the different shades look like *lol*



A huge thanks to Lorrie, I got my hands on the super cute Smashbox Slideshow Focus Palette($36). I really like the clever design of this palette. The slide-open-slide-close design is very user-friendly and perfect for people like me. The top tier contains four shimmery eyeshadows – a soft baby pink, light lavender, light shell and pale blue-gray. Each eyeshadow is lasered with a classic image from the Smashbox Studio. The second tier has 3 lip colors – a sheer plum, sheer pink and sheer champagne. It also came with a brush with two ends – one for the lip and one for the eyeshadow. I can really see myself using this palette a LOT… if only I can just stop staring and drooling over it *lol* Will update after I have tested out the colors.

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I was surfing and wanted to share these pictures:



A typical yet pretty Asian look


Love the tropical colors!


I *love* vibrant colors on dark skin!


Can I say hotttttttttttt?!!

Here are some of my favorite MAC pigment combos. If anyone needs help finding a combo for a certain pigment or knows of any pretty combos, post them on here!

* Deep Blue Green as a base with Lovely Lily on top

* Apricot Pink from lid to crease with Lily White to highlight

* Coco in the inner corner with Coco Beach on the outer

* Blue Brown on top of MAC Botanical eyeshadow

* Teal on lid with Blue Brown on crease

* Teal on lid with Golden Lemon in inner corner

* Deckchair on lid with Teal on lower lashline

* Teal in inner half of lid with Violet on the outer

* Lovely Lily on lid with Teal on lower lashline

* Softwash Grey on lid with Deep Blue Green on crease

* All-Girl on lid with Softwash Grey on outer corner

* Ruby Red on lid with Dark Soul on crease