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one fine night, while waiting for hubby at the office (this was wayyy beyond working hours – just so you know teeheee), i decided to play with my naked 2 palette. i remember watching a tutorial on smokey eyes on youtube and decided to give it a go.

just a background – i rarely wear smokey eyes, i feel that with my dark circles and eye bags, it doesnt really look nice on me. so i try to steer clear from smokey eyes (especially black color).

anyway, here’s the end result:

please ignore the red spots on face. was extremely PMS-ing and my foundation has worn off. didn’t retouch my foundation. just powdered my face and that’s it πŸ™‚

closeup on the eyes:

products used:

chanel vitalumiere foundation

MAC studio finish concealer in nw25 (undereyes)

MAC studio finish concealer in nc35 (on face)

Laura mercier mineral pressed powder in rich vanilla

MAC espresso on brows

NARS luster blush

UD naked 2 (blackout and chopper)

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

Mac Hug Me lipstick

Mac viva glam VI lipglass

so what do you think? πŸ™‚ hubby seems to like it sooo might be doing more smokey eye looks. but of course cant wear this at work! haha it’s just too much. πŸ˜‰

feel free to leave a comment if you have questions πŸ˜€

xo, kendz

ive been wanting Β my hair styled and colored for a while, i have been feeling restless lately and i just wanted a change – i was just too lazy to get my sorry ass to the salon. but yesterday i finally dragged myself to give oliver, of vivere salon megamall, a visit. sadly, he wasn’t around 😦

walked around megamall while waiting for hubby and i happened to chance upon tony&guy and decided to give it a try! i’ve heard of tony&guy before and i know it was going to be more expensive than vivere salon, nevertheless, Β i still nearly fainted when i saw the quotation! =p since i really wanted a haircut and color done – i took the plunge! πŸ˜€

this was me, before the haircut

this is me today! :p

sorry a bit blurry…

trying on different lipcolor. see what difference a lipstick can make??? πŸ™‚ which one do you prefer on me?

oh! and i wanted to show this very cute earrings i got from ALDO last Sunday. it’s a huge tear drop shaped earrings with lots of bling πŸ™‚

do you like my new hairstyle? i am a bit torn… honestly, i wanted to cry yesterday because of the length and i felt like it uber emphasized my super round face. :p but i do like the color!

however, my hubby seems to love it. so i guess, i should be happy πŸ™‚

products used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 (undereyes)

MAC Espresso on brows set with MAC Brow Gel

MAC All That Glitters, Sketch and Carbon on eyes (sketch and carbon used VERY lightly and blended out)

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural to set makeup

1st lip color:Β Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Plum with Viva Glam VI lipgloss

2nd lip color: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

i am sooo in love with adele. i just absolutely ADORE her – i love her music, her voice, her accent, i just love everything about her! πŸ™‚

and she looked amazing during the Grammy’s (2012)! she was so elegant and glamorous in her black Giorgio Armani dress. and her makeup is just fab!!! πŸ™‚

so today, i did an adele inspired look πŸ˜€ it’s more toned down than her makeup in the pic, after all, i am a working girl. :p (might look weird wearing false lashes and a heavily contoured face to work! haha)

here is my version… hope you like it! πŸ™‚

(i know i shouldnt have added the blush. but i just cant get thru the day without!)

products used:

The Body Shop’s Extra Virgin Minerals in 208 golden vanilla

MAC Espresso on brows

MAC Rice Paper, Cork and Espresso on eyes

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Russian Red on lips

i hope you like it! πŸ˜€ i think Brule would have been better than Rice Paper but i left it at home! hehe.

Hope u have a great one! Here’s my game face for today – soft neutral/slightly pinkish shades πŸ™‚

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products used:

MUFE HD foundation

MAC Espresso on brows

MAC Jest (lids), Sketch (crease) and Carbon (outer V) on eyes

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick and lipgloss on lips

i don’t know why i never thought of trying out the red lippies of MAC! i am now hooked with MAC lipsticks all over again! i really really believe that i found my HG red lippy!

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here’s me wearing VIVA GLAM I

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what i like:

– perfect red lip color for me! i LOVE it soooo much! and i do think this color will suit a lot of skintones!

– although it’s a matte lipstick, it’s not too drying

– makes my teeth look super duper white!

– it stays on your lips for a long time, and even when it fades, it leaves a very nice stain on your lips

– the best part is, ALL proceeds of VIVA GLAM lipsticks go to AIDS fund! (beauty for a cause indeed)

what i don’t like:

NOTHING!!!

mrskendz’ verdict: *****

i really believe this is the BEST red lipstick for my skin tone. it’s full on red but still subdued enough that you can wear everyday (i wear it at work!). it’s not a bright red like russian red, it’s actually more maroonish than bloody red.

really LOVE this and will definitely repurchase!

oh, in case you guys are wondering, here is a list of the other products im wearing:

eyes: Β MAC club with MAC black fluidline

cheeks – NARS deep throat (the red lip color made it look more red than pink in the picture!)

i swear this is the last of the smokey eyes series πŸ˜€

silvery blue smokey eyes with pink lips πŸ™‚

(oh and yes i am wearing the same shirt as FOTD 19 Dec… hehe was trying on the shirt that day hehe)

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Products used:

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC25

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Powder

Tony Moly Eyebrow Pencil in Brown

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow (to set the pencil)

MAC Blacktrack gel liner (i lined the inner rims as well)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Nars Multiple in Portofino

Sleek Storm Palette

used (1) all over the lids, (2) at the crease and a little of (3) on the outer corner of the eyes

Bobbi Brown Pink Mod Lipstick

My second FOTD for the christmas series πŸ™‚

My favorite kind of makeup – Dark brown eyes with peachy cheeks and natural lipcolor

(took photos with iPhone 4S… totally forgot to bring my camera with me! hehe)

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Products used:

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC25

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Powder

Tony Moly Eyebrow Pencil in Brown

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow (to set the pencil)

MAC Blacktrack gel liner (i lined the inner rims as well)

Nars Multiple in Portofino

Sleek Storm Palette

i used (1) as an overall lid color, i mixed (2) and (3) for the crease and (4) for the outer v portion.

Revlon Colorburst Lipcolor in Rose Nectar

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rosepearl

hi girls!

since Christmas is literally around the corner (!!!) i decided to post daily makeup pics to give you gals ideas on what makeup you can wear for those parties that you’re attending πŸ™‚

i’ll TRY to make these as vast as possible – ranging from natural, smokey or glittery eyes. i might also be playing with colors a bit. πŸ™‚ im sooo excited! πŸ˜€

starting off with green smokey eyes… i usually wear brown or neutral shadows so playing with colors has been really fun! πŸ˜€

Products used:

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2

thebalm time balm in medium

Tony Moly eyebrow pencil (brown)

MAC espresso eyeshadow (to set brows)

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV – colors used: Bender, Cobra (outer V) and Lost (transition color / crease color)


Bender (1st column, 2nd row) Cobra (1st row, 3rd column) Lost (2nd row, 3rd column)

MAC blacktrack gel liner

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Nars Laguna

Stila Self-adjusting Coral blush

Nars Super Orgasm Lipgloss

 

 

this week, i wanted to try something different. usually i try to play up my eyes… but this week, i wanted my lips to be the highlight of my look, so i tried to tone down my eyeshadow by using white eyeshadow with a very light brown for contouring, black eyeliner and a plum-ish red blush to go with the lipstick. here’s the result:

 

using laura mercier lipstain in mulberry

using revlon’s colorburst lipgloss in bordeaux

 

Products Used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

pur 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup in golden medium

MAC eyeshadows in: espresso (for brows) and carbon (for liner)

Wet ‘n’ wild color icon eyeshadow in sweet as candy (used the white all over the lids and the brown on the crease)

Majolica Majorca Liquid Perfect Automatic Liner (liquid) in black (applied on top of carbon)

Majolica Majorca Mascara in Lash Expander Frame Plus

ChanelΒ  powder blush in plum attraction (the ONLY chanel makeup i own hehehe)

NARS deep throat

Laura Mercier Lipstain in Mulberry (i loveeee this lipcolor!)

alternatively, i used revlon colorburst lipgloss in bordeaux

 

 

among the high end brands, MAC’s eyeshadows are the best priced for the quality they give. definitely a bang for your buck! At P900, I think each pot will last you for almost a year (yes even with daily use). my first ever MAC shadow was waaaayyy back in college and until now, i still have a love affair with them πŸ™‚

what i like about MAC eyeshadows are:

– MOST of the MAC eyeshadows are highly-pigmented so you really need just a touch for each application. for added intensity, the shadows can be applied with a wet brush.

– MAC eyeshadows come in different finishes such as FROST, Veluxe, Veluxe Pearl, Satin, Matte and Lustre.

i have to say though that i am NOT a fan of the FROST finishes which have chunky glitters on them… i feel that those are more prone to fall outs that the rest of the finishes.

– there is a HUGE number of colors to choose from.

what i don’t like:

– not all colors are carried here in the philippines *boo!*

– some of the best colors were released as limited edition!

– 3 words – out.of.stockΒ  which happens most of the time (here in the ph)

presenting my MAC eyeshadow collection… πŸ˜€

i know i know… but i didn’t buy it all in one go!!! :p

from left to right: shroom, rice paper, brule, woodwinked, wedge

from left to right: amber lights, patina, bronze, mulch and cork

from left to right: jest, shale, satin taupe, sketch, beauty marked

from left to right: gorgeous gold, espresso, carbon

i separated these colors because i use espresso and carbon almost everyday while the gold just seems out of place :p

my top 5 favorites from the entire collection would have to be:

espresso, carbon, patina, sketch and woodwinked! πŸ˜€

my next step is to transfer the eyeshadow into my MAC 15-palette pan! hehe wish me luck!!!

until next time! ohhhh and please drop by soon for my give-away! πŸ˜€


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