29 October 2010

After Party-Bobbi Brown

Salam People,

Yes I'm updating my blog again...hehehehe. As Helmi "kutuk me" , "semalam ada orang update blog"hahahaha. (I've learnt from the best :D)
Anyhow, our troupe headed to Pavillion today at 12 noon sharp and the road is kind to us too-it was a smooth traffic! Reached Pavi at 12:15pm and off we went to Bobbi Brown for the party.
Simone (Retail Manager) was not there yet (btw, she is a friendly lady and pssttt.... she gave away loads of free gifts! Trust me!). I've RSVPed my invitation thru her as our last visit to the shop she has assisted us and loads
of tips given by her too. Lovely lady!
Ok-while waiting for Simone, we were entertained by Shaffira (did I get the spelling right?). Nice & friendly girl. We had our time there! They served finger foods and as usual...we whacked it and Shaffira had to replenish it and after being went empty again...muahahahaha.
All of us were happy with our purchases and below are my purchases :D. Thought of sharing as personally I love their skin care-perhaps you may want to give it a try and bet you will never regret it! :-)

My skincare set ;-)

Some of the make up range I've purchased - Face Sweep brush, eyeshadow palette & 2 way powder

This eyeshadow pallette was reserved for me by Simone (TQ U SO MUCH) - Limited edition and today I came no more stock available, in fact Shaffira told me that many customers persuaded them to sell the reserved stock :-)

Tadaa....see what did I tell you....THE FREE GIFTs! Aren't they GENEROUS? Indeed they are! Thank you so much Shaffira, Simone and ALL Bobbi Brown Ladies ;-)

And NOT forgetting the FREE bag!

Before we left the store, Simone did mention that she will call us for their next workshop! wohoo!...can't wait people and for surely I will update my blog again...heeeee :D

Talk to you again....

28 October 2010

Bobbi Brown Party 291010

Salam People,

I am waiting patiently to attend this event. Since our last visit to BB counter at Pavillion last 2-3 weeks, I've been waiting eagerly to go again tomorrow. I just love the new hydrating skincare range that Bobbi Brown offers.

It is perfect for my oily combination skin.

I've got a few sample of their hydrating gel cream, face tonic, eye cream. Love ALL of them!

Attached is the picture of the hydrating skincare range-highly recommended :-)

psttt...we'll see what other damages I'm going to do at Bobbi Brown tomorrow...hehehehe. Cosmetic purchases are good for my make up business aite? (Good investment too :P)

19 October 2010

Linda & Azlan's Nikah & Reception 171010

My thank you(s) to Asleen's and family for giving me trust to make up her youngest sister on her big day! The nikah was at Masjid Besar Subang Jaya and reception was at De Palma Hotel Shah Alam.

A bubbly bride and warm groom they are. May Allah bless this NEW journey of yours as husband and wife forever until death do both of you apart-AMIN.

Quoting from the bride's SMS to me :

"THANX SO MUCH FOR THE ASTONISHING N MAGNIFICENT MAKE UP! Everyone luvs it! Ur the man!Thanx again!"

Hahahahaha....she's such a funny and humourous girl!

Linda before picture

Ready for nikah

Nikah's eye colours-earth natural colours

Ready for wedding reception at De Palma Shah Alam

Reception's eye colours-light smokey colours

Shirley's Malam Berinai 091010

Salam People,

My thank you(s) to Sabrina for giving me the trust to make up her sister in law. It's truly a ONE MALAYSIA wedding as her sister in law is a mix of chinese and indian parentage while Sabrina's family is from pure malay background. It was a night full of joy and they had fire cracker too!

I made a mistake again by NOT bringing my camera along and these pictures were courtesy from Sabrina's. Thank you so much and I am very glad that you appreciate my work ;-)

Shirley is a natural beauty.

The beautiful bride and I (excuse my oily face :P)

Sexy and beautiful bride

Concealer, Foundation, Face Powder

Salam Everyone,

I was googling and found this interesting article about choosing the right shades of foundation, powder, concealer according your skin tone.

Useful tips given by Bobbi Brown herself and it is really practical and from my personal point of view (after trying loads of make up foundation, powder) is TRUE!

For anyone of you who is NEW and just learning to put some powder to your face-this article really a great help! Trust ME!

Happy reading....

Dark Circles
Choose a yellow-toned concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation. For extremely dark circles (circles that have a greenish or purplish tinge to them), start with a pink- or peach-toned concealer, then layer on the yellow-toned concealer. Pass on concealer that's too light, is too pink or white, or is chalky or greasy. Never use concealer to cover blemishes. Concealer is designed to be lighter than your skin tone, so it will actually draw attention to your blemish. And skip concealer on eyelids because it will make eye makeup crease.
Always prep skin with eye cream to create a smooth canvas for concealer. Use a small headed brush with firm bristles to apply a generous amount of concealer under the eye, along the lashline and innermost corner of the eye. Gently tap the concealer with the pad of your index finger to blend it in. Try to apply as little pressure as possible. Tugging and rubbing will simply wipe concealer off. If you still see darkness, apply a second layer of concealer.
To avoid mid-day creasing, lock the concealer in place with loose powder. Use a velour puff or small powder brush to apply the powder. For the most natural look, use white powder if you have fair skin and yellow-toned powder if you have light, medium or dark skin.
A creamy, medium-weight cover-up or stick foundation is the best way to cover a blemish. Liquid formulas will be too sheer and won't offer enough coverage. Choose a shade that's the same color as your skin. To check, swipe the cover-up or stick foundation on the side of your face. If the swipe disappears into your skin, it's the right shade.
Use a concealer brush to spot-apply the cover-up or stick foundation just on the blemish. Pat with your index finger to blend. Then, set the cover-up or stick foundation with face powder applied with a velour puff or small powder brush. If you still see the blemish, repeat this process, layering cover-up or stick foundation and powder.
How to get flawless skin
Foundation is the best way to make skin look smooth and even. Over the years working as a makeup artist, I've found that yellow-toned foundation looks the most natural on all skin tones. To find your perfect match, swatch a few shades on the side of your face and check your reflection in natural light. The shade that disappears is the right one. If you have to apply foundation on your neck to make it match your face, you're using the wrong shade. It's a good idea to have two shades of foundation — one for the winter months and a slightly darker one for the summer when skin color tends to warm up.
Foundation formulas range from low-maintenance tinted moisturizers to moisturizing liquid cream foundations with more coverage. Here's a look at what the different formulas have to offer:
• Tinted moisturizers and tinted balms combine the benefits of a face cream with the skin-evening properties of a foundation. They're a good choice for normal and normal to dry skin that needs minimal coverage.
• Liquid and cream foundations are available in both moisturizing and oil-free formulas. They are easy to blend and can go from medium to full-coverage depending on how much you apply. If you go for liquid, be sure to shake the bottle first to make sure heavier parts haven't settled to the bottom.
• Stick foundation is one of my favorite formulas because it's portable and quick and easy to apply. A good choice for normal skin, this travel-friendly formula won't ever spill and it can also be used to cover blemishes and scars.
• Compact foundation, with its cream to powder formulation, is best for oily skin. To avoid looking cakey, look for one that's not too powdery. Many compacts come with different sponges that allow you to control the amount of coverage you get.
Use your fingers or a makeup sponge to spot-apply foundation where skin needs to be evened out, especially around the nose and mouth where there's redness. For full, all-over coverage, use a foundation brush to apply and blend foundation. To give foundation staying power and take away shine, finish off with a dusting of powder.
As for powder, pale yellow-toned powder is the most flattering on all skin tones. A big beauty myth is that translucent powder is invisible. I find that it actually makes skin look pasty and ashy. The same holds for purple, pink or green powders designed to “correct” color — they don't look natural, so stay away from them. Look for a powder with a silky, lighter-than-air texture. I use loose powder at home and pressed powder when I travel, since it's more portable. Use a velour puff to apply the powder and dust off any excess with a powder brush. Apply a fair amount of powder if skin is oily. Dust it just around the nose and forehead if skin is dry.
How to get a healthy glow
I've always loved the healthy, outdoorsy look. When everyone was doing neon-bright makeup in the ’80s and early ’90s, I was into creating natural-looking faces that featured bronzed skin and flushed cheeks. It's still my favorite look today.
Whenever I feel blah, I always reach for bronzer or self-tanner. It's the perfect antidote to sallow-looking skin. Bronzer comes in a handful of formulas: powder, cream (stick or compact), or gel. I prefer bronzing powder because it's quick and mistake-proof. Use a short, fluffy brush to apply bronzer where the sun naturally hits your face — your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Be sure to dust your neck and chest if you're wearing a bare top. For a dewy look, try a cream formula. Gel formulas give you a sheer, stained look and are good for oily skins. Use your fingers or a sponge to apply cream and gel bronzers the same way as the powder formula.
The most natural-looking bronzers have predominantly brown tones (with a bit of red) to them. Avoid bronzers that are orange-toned or frosted because they look artificial on any complexion. Most companies offer light, medium, and dark shades. Pick your shade based on how you tan naturally. For example, if you turn a medium golden brown in the sun, a medium bronzer is your best bet. The bronzer should blend easily and warm up your face. If the color looks too orange or obvious, try one shade lighter.
For a sun-kissed look that lasts a few days, try self-tanner. Before slathering yourself in self-tanner, do a patch test on the inside of your arm to make sure you're not allergic to the formula. To ensure that color develops evenly, be sure to exfoliate any rough patches before you apply the tanner. When applying self-tanner to your face, spread a thin layer to start. If you want to go darker, you can always wait until the color develops and do another application. Avoid your eyes and make sure to get your ears and neck so that there aren't any obvious lines. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after applying self-tanner, and allow enough time for it to absorb before getting dressed or going to bed.
If you wake up the next day to mistakes like too dark color or obvious streaks, you can fade them with a gentle exfoliant and lots of moisturizer.


Salam Everyone,

I know it's been ages since my last post! Please accept my sincere apology as I admit that I'm NOT a blog person even though I work in IT line ;-). Repeatedly I've been "bebel" my buddy Helmi..."please update your blog, eventhough you don't have any pictures to upload...provide make up tips and anything about people do not know you in person and when you write, people will know you better ;-)". Not her exact words but I do understand where she's coming from. OK, yes I should as I like to read about beauty and like to observe beauty too.

I will ...may I repeat again...I will try to at least share my humble knowledge in the world of beauty to all my dearest friends out there and who ever by any chance reading my blog. Insya'allah.

Oh! do enjoy my "blog make over"- Biggest "THANK YOU" to Mimie Hamdan for helping me out ...again...hehehe. Please check out her personal blog "My Precious" and her delicious cakes blog "Delicious Cuppies". Seriously peeps...her cakes and cupcakes are delicious!

Talk to you again....