Eid Makeup 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Hi everyone! I have attempted to make a video on how I plan to wear my makeup on Idul Fitri this year. I want something realistic and achievable, because we need to be ready early in the morning for shalat Eid, but I still want my skin to look healthy and I want to have sparkles on the eyes.

I spritzed my MAC Fix+ for extra hydration and to prep my skin so makeup sticks to it. Primer is a must for me so my Hourglass Veil is for minimizing pores and help smooth things out, it also helps makeup stays on longer, not forgetting my one and only NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eye Base, the only eye primer that works for my super oily eyelids.

I've been really enjoying Estee Lauder Double Wear Light, I love its velvety finish and its medium to full coverage. It feels much lighter on the skin than the basic Double Wear, so it's much more comfortable for me. It does not feel powdery unlike its counterpart, overall it makes me happy! Of course I'm using Urban Decay Naked concealer. It never creases on me and not overly drying, exactly what my undereyes need. I set everything using RCMA No Color Powder, concentrating on where I applied concealer and the center of my face because it's the most oily. And then to brighten things up I used Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light to blur imperfections and get rid of the powdery look.

On the eyes I opted for Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono in Meteore. This sparkly gold cream shadow is right up my alley. It catches the light beautifully and perks up the entire look. I deepen the outer corner using ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Palette in the shades Substitute for Love and Freshly Toasted, making sure there are no visible lines by blending everything out. I also applied them on my lower lashline using a pencil brush.

NARS bronzer in Laguna is a classic for a reason. I find myself still reaching out for it, it's a beautiufl bronzer on me. I like my bronzer more pigmented recently and this does the job really well. One of my favourite pink blushes is Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride so I chose that one for this look. Can't forget highlighter! This time I picked Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone because it complements the look and it suits my skintone really well.

On the lips I used Jouer Lip Creme in Terra which is one of my favourite shades. I didn't put on a full layer, just a thin one on the top and bottom lip and then pat it into my lips using my finger.

I hope you enjoyed this short "tutorial" and see you next time! :)

Much love,

Skincare Haul

Monday, 5 June 2017

Hi everyone! Okay I'm not going to make any excuses, I've been bad at posting on my blog. I know. Truth is my life has shifted recently and I have been feeling distant with this blog but I also know that the only way this can go forward is if I constantly post. I really want to write about what I have been experiencing recently, I just don't know where to start!

Anyways, what I have also done recently is shop at one of my favorite websites, Benscrub. I was running low on some skincare staples so I went to repurchase some things I've loved and something new.

Benscrub's service never disappoints me. I collect their boxes and have repurposed a couple. Package always arrives in around 4 days, with everything bubble wrapped. So these are what I got...

1. La Roche Posay Serozinc (repurchase)

I love this so much. I was recommended this by someone from Benscrub and it has helped with pores and texture of my skin. The nozzle sprays a very fine mist. It feels refreshing and cooling on the skin. Most importantly I have seen a difference. My skin is calmer and I have been breaking out less since I use this product. I use it day and night as toner. I've read several reviews and it's an "either you love it or hate it" product, and I'm glad that it works for me!

2. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (repurchase)

This has been my spot treatment of choice. It dries up acne in 3-4 days. It's tingly when you put it on but that's how you know it's working. I've learned to apply it just on the acne, because it can dry up the surrounding skin if you use too much. It is quite expensive though, but it's an effective product so I'm not against repurchasing.

3. Antipodes Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum (repurchase)

Taken from the website: Defend cells against the oxidative stress of early ageing with a daily dose of healthy antioxidants that help combat free radical damage.
From that we can say that this product is made to prevent, not repair the effects of early ageing that can be caused by sun rays and pollution. There's not a noticeable difference to naked eyes but I understood that this serum acts as a barrier, not a product that will change my skin. I do feel we need antioxidant incorporated into our skincare routine despite that. I love this because first, it smells really nice. I've thrown out some natural/organic skincare because I can't stand the scent, but Antipodes Worship isn't one of them. It's super lightweight and absorbs in no time, which is what I need because I use this on the day under makeup so I need something that won't disrupt it. If you are new to anti ageing skincare, this product is a good place to start.

4. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (new)

The Ordinary has been taking all of the attention lately. I love their no bullshit approach and how their marketing is like "hey, you don't need to empty your bank account to buy great skincare". I've been loving their Hyaluronic Acid and I needed something for my undereyes because they've darken lately. This product is said to reduce pigmentation and puffiness on the under eyes. I thought this product was worth a try so I got it!

PS: Sign up as a member (it will only take you a minute) and you can use my code BABEADANINK for Rp50.000 off any purchase on as long as the total is above Rp300.000 (yes, even for products on sale!)

What's your favorite skincare product?

Much love,

Practk Palmat: Makeup Brush Cleaning Tool

Thursday, 30 March 2017

A few days ago (Sephora) sent me a package of a new brand they now carry, (Practk)! Practk was created by the founders of Sigma Beauty, so they're sister brands. For now, they only have one product, which is Palmat. Palmat is a makeup brush cleaning tool to help you deep clean your makeup brushes. Works for everyone who owns makeup brushes, from one to hundreds! If you have been following my blog, you would know that I have written about "3 Helpful Tools for Every Makeup Lover" and in there I mentioned Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove. The (Practk Palmat) is basically a more affordable alternative. I do believe this is a very helpful tool and it's not going to waste away just sitting in your drawer.

Here are some things I like about Practk Palmat:
  • It's a 2-in-1 product, meaning you can wear it on the palm of your hand or place it in the sink so you can wash your brushes hands-free. It has suction cups so it won't slip and slide everywhere.
  • It is adjustable, so it fits on different sizes of hands.
  • It has 2 sides, one side is for cleaning face brushes, and the other is for eye brushes.
  • It is durable, I know I'm going to have a looot of use out of it, which makes it a good investment, especially since I have dozens of make up brushes. I honestly don't know what's going to break this thing.
  • It is simpler than my Sigma glove, each side only has 2 textures, instead of like, 7. Despite only having 2 textures, the effectiveness is not affected at all. It cleans my brushes just the same.
  • It takes way less time for me to clean my brushes than if I were to use my bare hands.
  • It does not take much space, good for traveling. If you are a traveling makeup artist, you will find this useful.
  • Last but not least, it is affordable. Way more affordable than Sigma's gloves, using the same material.

Practk Palmat Eye Brushes Side

Practk Palmat Face Brushes side

Suction Cup

Here's how I clean my brushes:

I used to only use baby shampoo but regular shampoo works fine as well. Wet your brush, dip it into shampoo, swirl it on the WASH section on the Palmat until it's clean, rinse and REFINE. Leave it to dry! Easy peasy!

You can get this (Practk Palmat) on (Sephora Indonesia) website (here).

Much love,
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