Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Contest Entry

I got my grubby hands on Kevin Zhou's books in Hong Kong. It came as a set of two I think for about $12CAD. The book on top is mostly makeup tips and tutorials while the one on the bottom focuses on skincare and basemakeup application. I wish sooo much that I could read more Chinese. I can pick out a few words to read, but not enough to understand -__-' *sigh*

The tutorials and pictures are very clear. This is one of my favourites. I know very plain, but it's such a pretty natural look. The items used were from Beauty Maker, which I couldn't find in Hong Kong. In this tutorial, I believe you use a brown gel liner and then smudge it onto your upper lashline and finish off with black liner on the upper lashline.
For the cheeks, contour and add highlight under your eyes. It doesn't say what color blush, but it looks pink. The contouring shade in the middle is similar to the ones by Benefit.

A very useful guide to where apply makeup depending on what you want to be the main focus on your face. I would usually go for the one in the middle.

I did an entry for Chyix2's spring contest. I don't like taking self portraits...it takes me forever to get a picture that I think is decent. Anyway, the look for spring is a mix of green and pink. I love pink shadows and I thought green would be a nice touch. Kinda reminds me of Easter eggs.
I forgot to take a picture of the MM Neo Automatic Liner BK911.

The base makeup I used is on the side of my blog.
I used the mint green shade from the Maquillage palette on the outer and mixed both of the pink shades for the inner (from the Coffret D'or palette). Since it was for spring, I lined my eyes very lightly to keep the look fresh and natural.

I used the MM Lash Expander Frame Plus. The mascara melted a little bit when I used the heated lash curler >_< The pink gloss is Stila Gumdrop. I think it's so nice, but my pigmented lips make it look like I didn't even put on pink gloss!
Finish off with the Coffret D'or blush (all 3 color stripes) just under the apples of my cheeks up towards the hairline and highlighted the areas under my eyes.

Did you notice anything? My eyebrows are growing out very nicely!!!! I think it's getting more fuller and they're getting fuller in the areas between both brows...the brow there was really sparse. It's not turning into a unibrow..haha that's not what I meant.
I've plucked the strays inbetween my eyes and brows, but I'm still not too sure how to shape them properly without making mistakes.

27 comments:

ning * star said...

thank you so much <3
lol, I love u miumiu.
is the beauty bible,i don't have it because i didn't see it or find it in my bookstore >.<
glad that u own it. Kevin guru is awesome.hmm, do u understand when people speak in Mandarin? U can try to download the Queens tv show it is really nice. i do download it when I'm at my hometown <3

wish u luck for the contest ;)

Jamilla Camel said...

Miu Miu,

You can buy all the Kevin Beautymaker products from a UK seller I use: beautyeshop.co.uk

It's good stuff! Cute look!

[ miss hazel ] said...

those books are expensive!! hahaha i read them in bookstore but never buy XD

btw i love ur eye makeup! so fresh looking haha!

Anastacia said...

Very cool magazine!

I like your look! very spring - ish :) Very fresh !

Pixie said...

Love the eye look. Very spring :)

Yumeko said...

i replied to ur email heeee


and oooh i want those books!

aichaku-愛着 said...

omg 10900 is freaking CHEEEEEEP!!! omg omg omg...

yes, my feet hurt all the time ... :( even with flats. so it is a special shoe when it is able to make my feet happy.

i'm meant to wear no shoes ...

Blair said...

No prob, I hope my review helped =)

I like your EOTD, very spring-ish! I have got to find a nice mint green and purple coloured e/s! I'm inspired by your look haha

Sofie said...

Thanks for sharing the page! Such a pretty neutral look~ Too bad I am not too good with blushes hehe~

And you are so pretty! Love the spring look you did ^^

mascara whore said...

heys =)
i have the same stila gloss ! buht i tend to put concealer on my lips before hand so it brings out the colour more ^___^

fuzkittie said...

I love the pink and green, soo fresh and cute, straight outta a Japanese beauty mag, hehehe. I think I have that Stila gloss too!

dreamer0703 said...

Your sping look is very natural and cute. haha..I've never entered those contests before, think it's very hard to do the makeup and then take a good photo. The Kevin's beauty books are interesting, maybe I'll get them when I got back to taiwan.

GirlAboutTown said...

Loveee the books ;D too bad i can't read chinese...e

aquaracer said...

nice, clean, and fresh look!

have you tried the anastacia brow kit? it can help you shape your brows :)

smilecusiluvu said...

aww I've beenlooking for good make up book but I will never be able to understand that!! BOO!!!

" KT " said...

awwwwww how pretty!!!!
and i love my kevin bible, the main one is nice, the secondary I could do without -- and as for translation, thank goodness for PICTURES!

eri said...

love the pics! love the look! :)

PowderPuffGirl said...

ooo pretty look! good luck with the contest! :p i saw the prices.. they are very tempting!

izumi said...

pretty look! very springy :)

Becca Wong said...

Woow, I love those kinds of makeup tutorials! Just looking at them makes me feel happy for some reason :]
<3 Becca

Audrie said...

lovely spring look!! Good luck on the contest :)

✿Ji✿ said...

Aww thank you so much for your sweet comment!♥
I´m already feeling better...^^

The picture of how to apply make up depending on the main feature is so helpful and cute!♥

M said...

have you tried threading? :D

that book is pretty awesome but i can't read it either :P

ekimura said...

very fresh and springy look :D

angie519 said...

You and your drinks, hehe you remind me of me! I usually always have coffee around hehe.

I actually really love fresh looks like that one! Hmmm I don't think I've really done smudged out looks lately! Good idea hehe.

I'm usually either 70/15/15 or 30/50/20. Actually I usually have more emphasis on my eyes and lips rather than cheeks, so more like 50/15/35

I'm trying to get my brows to be fuller too! Love the look! I like the different colors. I can tell you have pink gloss on!

Jian said...

oooh! I stumbled onto your blog from Pandablush xD

Looking good! I really like your eyemakeup.

Do you think they sell the book in Shanghai? =O I'm quite interested now. I'm sure you can get by anyway. Your Chinese is probably better than mine. I buy Chinese Vogue, Elle and Rayli just to look at the pictures xD Once I read an article and it took me 10 minutes. It was only a page =_=

Kasumi said...

Asian beauty mags are so much better than american ones! How come America is lacking in so many things? :X
YOu look very pretty in your look!
Is it me or is Stila lipglosses tend to run too sheer?