The 5-Step Asian Skincare Routine

Ever wondered why most Asian women have flawless skin that never seems to age? Besides our *awesome* good genes and a different diet, we practice a skincare regimen, known as the 5-step skincare regimen, religiously. Basically it consists of the following 5 steps:

Step 1: Double Cleansing
Double cleansing is crucial in maintaining great skin because makeup can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. This step consists of removing your makeup with a cleansing oil followed by a gentle cleanser (usually a foam wash or creamy cleanser) to remove any residue. Check this out to find out more about cleansing oils.

What I Use: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser

How To: Choose A Lip Color

Here’s for Wing =)

To choose a lip color that is right for you, you have to consider the following:

1. The Look You Are Going After
Dark colors will make you look more mature while young colors will make you look younger. If you are doing a dark smoky eye, keep your lips nude. Similarly, if you are doing a nude eye, go with a bold lip color.

2. Natural Skin Tone
Pale skins look good in reds with blue undertones, light pinks, honey, mocha and pinkish beiges. Medium skins are flattered by rich reds with brown or yellow undertones, pinks with brown undertones, medium browns from mocha to caramel. Redheads should go for brownish undertones like raisiny reds, and deep peach shades. Deeper skin tones like brownish reds and plums, sheerest pinks, pink-glossed beige and virtually any shade of brown. Olive skins look good in brownish reds and berries, deepest pinks, chocolate, yellow-browns and plummy browns.

Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Mariah Carey in Breakdown Music Video

I have been watching Mariah Carey’s old music videos and my favorite one is definitely Breakdown from the Butterfly album. In the vidoe, Mariah spotted 3 different looks – a glittery gold eye look, an ultra femme blue eyeshadow look and a sultry smoky eye. I personally like the sultry look the best but now that spring is here, here is a breakdown of the last look.



MAC Pigments 101 – What Are They and How Do You Use Them?

MAC Pigments are basically highly concentrated loose color powders that come in different finishes: Matte, Metallic and Frost. They are a dream to blend, do not streak or cake and last forever. And since they go on super pigmented, you only need a teeny bit each time. You can also mix them together to get the color you want.

Another awesome thing about pigments is that they are multi-purpose. Below are some of the ways you can use them:

MAC Sweetie Cake Collection Reviews


This came out in the stores yesterday so I went and checked it out after work. Overall I was a little disappointed but I still managed to pick up the 3 pigments. Below are the reviews:

How To: Take Care Of Your Makeup Brushes

A good set of brushes can last you at least a couple of years. In order to keep them in good shape, treat them with extreme care and keep them clean. You do not have to wash your makeup brushes every time you use them but if you wear makeup every day, you should definitely wash them once a week. Here is how to do it:

1. Gently wash them with a baby shampoo or a brush cleaner.

2. Once you are done, lay them flat on a piece of paper towel. Do not stand them up because the water will drip into the part connecting the handle with the metal part and this will mess up the glue inside.

3. Let them air dry. Do not attempt to make them dry faster by using a blow dryer. This will only damage your brushes.

4. Once they are completely dry, gently reshape them.