Asian makeup looks, beauty tips and how-tos

I was totally sucked into Majolica Majorca Automatic Liner by its pretty commericals and cute packaging.

While the promo pictures show a great selection of gorgeous, metallic colors, the liner comes in softer colors and is not as pigmented as shown. I have BK999, which is supposedly a rich black but it shows up a dark gray at most on my NC30 skin. To get a solid black line, you really need to layer it on.

The formula is also a little runnier than my favorite Inoui Liner, making it harder to draw a fine line.

I do like the brush a lot though – the bristles are very soft and do not tug at my skin.

For ~$20, there are definitely better options out there. I will not repurchase.

If you have lived in Asia, you might be familiar with Kesalan Patharan Under Tone Light-Up Concealer (~$30), a set of liquid concealers that come in two colors, a peach and a yellow.

The first thing I noticed is how tiny the 10g tubes are! The two colors can be mixed together to create the perfect shade or used separately. I like to start with the orange on my undereye area followed by a thin layer of the yellow on top. The liquid texture gives it great blendability and the coverage is surprisingly good yet natural.

The only thing I do not like is the packaging. The tubes leak easily and if you squeeze too hard, a LOT of product will come out so it can get really messy.

Other than that, I really liked the product and would definitely repurchase if it was not so expensive.

Click here to see me wearing the Kesalan Patharan Under Tone Light-Up Concealer!

Finally saw Japanese manga-based movie Nana and needless to say, I really liked it. Although I was never into the punk look, I have to say Mika Nakashima looks *really* good in it. Everything about her just looks so awesome – her hair, her clothes and of course, her makeup! And since one of Nana’s major looks is smoky eyes (my favorite), I am going to write about it today.