Posts Tagged ‘pencil’

LITTLE PICK ME UP

POST + PHOTOS BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

For those of you who either don’t feel comfortable wearing makeup every day or don’t always have the time, this little trick might be for you! Why? Because the complementary color to purple is yellow, so the lilac corrects any sallow yellowness and instantly brightens and wakes up the eyes. It also pairs perfectly with a bold lip, when you don’t want the eye to compete but still want to perk it up a little. And the best part is, the makeup isn’t noticeable while the impact is. Here’s how:  (more…)

RAISING EYEBROWS

POST + PHOTOS BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

For those of you who don’t feel comfortable filling in your eyebrows, either because you like a more natural look or because it’s more effort than you’re willing to exert in the morning, this instant and subtle brow technique is for you! The only part that you fill in is the arch, also known as the High Point. You literally are drawing this figure ^ at the top of your arch, leaving the rest of it natural. Then brush brow gel through the hairs in the directions above. It’s a quick technique but has a big payoff: more of an arched and raised brow that makes your eyes look more awake and younger! Here’s how: (more…)

NO MORE TRAVELING!

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

I’m a firm believer in adding this extra step, especially as we get older and lip lines creep up from years of using straws and pursing our lips (mental note: quit straws and anything else that’s harmful ASAP!). There’s nothing attractive about lipstick that has seeped into even the tiniest of lines and started traveling outward from your lips… luckily for us, there are clear lip liners that create an invisible barrier, preventing lipstick from bleeding and feathering. Hallelujah!! (more…)

WHITE LINER: THE ULTIMATE PRIMER

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

I created this post to show you how impactful applying white eyeliner to your lid is before matte shadows to really make the shadow color come to life. Shadow primers are great too, but nowhere near as powerful as a white kohl pencil. Because honestly, matte shadows need a little help going on without become blotchy or faded; and it’s always a little disappointing to buy a shadow that’s bright and pigmented in its packaging but goes on more sheer and waah waah. This method is also an amazing way to make a DIY gorgeous matte colored liner if you don’t want to fill in the whole lid. Investing in a white pencil gives you countless options for creating your own brighter lids and even making your own lipstick shades (coming next week!). Here’s how: (more…)