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Holiday Makeup Ideas

It's Christmas season again! And we all know what that means. Parties to attend to. Reunions to get ready for. Year-end occasions. The list is quite long. Since part of the list means getting ready then let's talk about some looks which you can easily go for specially if you still have work to take care of in the morning. In case you don't have a lot of time to prep then here is one easy yet glam look to go for.

I used the Ever Bilena Chocolate Palette and ELF eyeshadow palette to make this look. Careline liquid liner to line with which are all very affordable enough for that once in a while use that won't break the bank.

If you are a brow or blush and lipstick girl like me, then this is a look that's easy and simple to do. And if you watch a lot of Youtube tutorials, you'd probably heard of transition colors a lot. Basically, that's the base of the makeup and this is the color you'd find all over the crease area to just below the eyebrow. What I did was add a darker shade of the transition on the crease itself, in this case I used a combination of light and dark brown in matte. Then used a bright pink on the eyelid to the inner corner to the middle area, and violet on the other half transitioning to the brown. Then blend blend blend. Topped off with a black liquid liner and mascara to complete the look. Optional is adding falsies. I kept this simple by using a very natural looking falsies (and because I still wear glasses.)

Simple enough look to fit whether day or night events. Let me know in the comments section what themes you are attending soon!

Cheers!

Everyday Brows on Fleek? It's No Secret, Really.

I've been asked many times, how I do my brows as everyday I come to work with perfectly shaped brows. And best I can do is describe how I do it. Er, well of course, not everyone is an audio learner (like me haha) so they need more than just verbal instructions.

Alright, so here we go. I use:
  • An eyebrow pencil. (I prefer to use the EB Advance Silky Brow Liner in Chocolate at P100.00 because it's inexpensively good).
  • Concealer (I got this awesome Expoleur concealer in Beige for P88.00 which really works for my oily skin well at Daiso).


How I do it.

  1. I trim my brows from time to time just to keep it in shape so it's easier for me to follow the natural shape. For everyday use, I prefer to use a pencil since I find it easier to use.  So I use the pencil to shape my brows.
  2. Next up, I blur the lines in the brow to solidify the color from the mid to the outer part of the brow. The excess color, I use towards the middle part to the inner part of the brow.
  3. I then concealed just outside the brow and blended the concealer out.
And all set!  You can watch the actual video of the steps in my IGTV account and don't forget to subscribe for mor easy makeup tutorials for daily use!



"Get off of me!" Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Test Drive

Yes. These were the exact words that I said when I was trying to take off Maybelline's Super Stay Matte Ink in Amazonian the first time I tried it. To be fair, my expectations were set. So I did the whole prep shebang with the lipbalm and primer, but it still the color was persistent. I swear I did not like the whole separation anxiety this lippy was making on me!

Products used are owned.


That's the pro for this product. Another I really liked is that it fit me really well and you know that I have morena to fair combination oily skin, right? (Oh okay, now you know *wink wink*) So I was a little scared being that it's orange based and all. But surprise surprise! And then it, being orange based, inspired me to recreate a look which is my favorite smokey eye type. Because it's so easy to do and can be our go to if we don't want to go wrong. Simply glamorous. :)

Now the only thing I'm not big on is the tacky feeling upon application. Mind you, it did not go away when I had lunch so it was a teeny tiny bit bothersome as I had to stretch my lips, getting ready to talk. Or my lips would look like they were being glued together. I tried to apply a light layer of powder, sadly, to no avail too.

Overall, though, will I still use it? Definitely! Facing lots of people requires being presentable, and I mean ALL THE TIME. So mininal touch ups is an absolute must.

These are my personal and honest opinion about the product and it is hard to judge until you actually get to try it. So I'm curious. Let me know your thoughts by commenting down below.

Cheers!

Does it really stay? Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink

So, I'm sure you've heard all about the hype of a liquid lippie that stays, and word is it can last up to 16 hours on your lips! Hmn...

Because, I am super super curious (perfect excuse won't you say? :D). I decided to put Maybelline's Super Stay Matte ink to the test.
With the help of friends, who are in the same curious club as me, we decided to give out these babies a try! That means, I will be posting a series of articles to highlight how these pumpkins look like on diverse skin colors and conditions. So stay tuned! 

Meanwhile, do follow more photo postings at www.instagram.com/whenvanityspeaks

Cheers!

Sherlock Holmes. One of the Greatest Books Ever


Perhaps, one of the best books I've been opportuned to have clutched onto would be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I can already see some imperceptible nods from bookworms in agreement to this two cent opinion to mine. I will expound nonetheless.

Although, I would imagine, generally meant for entertainment, Sherlock Holmes' adventures and words have struck some chords, specially during those rare times, Dr. Watson described some dispute over his way of documenting their cases together. To those who have read a case or two, I think you'd agree that Dr. Watson never fully detailed how most of their cases were solved nor what method were used. That in itself, is the beauty of the writing as readers were encouraged to think while reading. More than imagination, the subtle clues were presented to put two and two together. In summary, the goal was to involve us, the readers, in the analytical and logical reasoning that Holmes used. 


As humans, we are generally emotional. But because we encounter too many fork roads in our lives, there is a lesson to learn in every bad decision we make. Holmes was by no means described to be perfect. Instead, he shows us exactly what we arrive by process or deduction and elimination. Heard of the saying, "Lesser Evil"? Perhaps we can choose to decide on a better decisiont than going for a lesser evil. Based on logical analysis and process of elimination. 

So for these reasons, do I keep copies of Sherlock Holmes' adventures. And definitely, for the same reasons do I know that this is one of the best books to read.


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