How To: Touch Up Your Makeup

Here’s an entry about touching up for Rinoa – hope you like it girl!

How To Touch Up Your Makeup

Base – To touch up your base, start by blending away any creased foundation or concealer. Blot your t-zone lightly with blotting paper. Mist your face with rosewater or MAC’s Fix+ and lightly dab with a Kleenex. Then using a fluffy brush or sponge if you prefer a heavier coverage, reapply powder all over in a circular motion. Finish by spraying rosewater or MAC’s Fix+ again to take away the cakiness.

Eyes – Wipe off any smudges with a Q-tip dipped in eye cream. If your eyeshadow has faded, reapply sparingly and do not pile it on, which may end up creasing. Reline your eyes if necessary and definitely recurl your lashes. Line your waterline with a white/nude pencil to perk up tired eyes.

Cheeks – Reapply your blush with a light hand.

Lips – Start by tissuing off any remaining lip color. Then apply lip balm, reline your lips if necessary and reapply lipstick or lipgloss.

Things You Can Do to Minimize Touching Up

* Use a primer before your foundation and eye makeup. It will help make your makeup stay on longer.

* Use products that come in a long-lasting formula.

All You Need To Know About Paper Face Masks

Paper face masks, aka sheet masks, have always been a HUGE beauty staple for Asian women. But if the concept seems novel to you, read on to find out what’s so special about them!

2006 Fall/Winter Makeup Trend: Bold Eyes

Spotted all over the Versace and Gucci Fall 2006 fashion shows, bold eyes in vibrant purple, midnight blue or burnished brown are bound to make a statement no matter where you go.


How Long Can You Keep Your Makeup?

We have all heard of it, read about it and even saw it on the Tyra show. Like all other things, cosmetics do go bad and if you keep on using stale makeup, you are just sending yourself on the way to breakouts and skin irritation.

So how can you find out if your makeup has gone bad? The first thing you should do is to check the expiry date on the product if there is one. Then, chuck anything if:

1) it smells funny
2) the texture has changed or separated
3) the color has changed
4) it is older than 3 years

Otherwise, you can follow the generalized shelf life of products below. Remember, liquid/cream products do not last as long as powder ones because they contain more emulsions, which are less stable and will break down over time.

Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Koda Kumi

Katja requested a breakdown of Koda Kumi’s eye makeup in this picture with MAC products. Here’s a similar look from MAC.

Mini Bourjois

Good news to all you Bourjois fans out there! Mini Bourjois, a pocket make-up range by Bourjois, has been launched. Currently, the entire line is available only in certain countries like Spain, France and Japan. Hopefully, it will come to London soon.




These mini eyeshadows come in 28 shades and are the same size as the regular pot eyeshadows. The only difference is that they come in little pans and you can put them in palettes that come with either 2 or 3 slots just like the MAC 4-pans. Also, the applicator that comes with the pot eyeshadows is not included.




This is a mini version of Bourjois’ best-selling lip gloss, Effet 3D. It comes with a charm that attaches to any cell phone giving it a chic look and giving you more room in your purse. This is also available at Sephora in the US for $9.




These mini nail polishes come in 30 yummy shades under 5 different collections -Breakfast a Londres, Emplettes a New York, Cocktails a Barcelone, Diner a Paris and Club a Miami.

For more details, check out www.minibourjois.com.