Thursday, March 31, 2011

Different types of Monolids

So we all know that it is quite difficult to apply eye makeup on monolids, even professional makeup artists get baffled as to where to put the colors or how to accentuate the eyes. The main reason (I think) why makeup artists have difficulties figuring out how to apply eye makeup onto these eyes, this that,they haven't really realized that there is more than one type of monolid. If you realized this then you will understand that each type may required different approach as to eye makeup application.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Knowing your Makeup Brushes

I have been on the quest for answers as to which natural hair is best used for make up brushes. and I found this article, I think it would be nice for us all to learn more info regarding our brushes.

I've copied and pasted the article below. or you may visit this site: (I just added images for reference.)

Makeup brushes for re-creating yourself come in many shapes and sizes. Most makeup artists and cosmetics companies ask the perennial question: Why spend good money on makeup and use poor tools to apply it? A good makeup brush can create a flawless look. Which is the right brush for me? A specific brush is made for a specific task. Look at your makeup collection. Look at your routine. Then, decide which makeup brushes will help you make the most of your unique features. 

Monday, March 28, 2011


Here are some makeovers I created for my friends. And if I may say so myself these gorgeous ladies look even better after I made them up (self praise!) As you can see the before and after photos are take with them smiling on both images so that you skeptics out there won't say " the only difference from the before and after photo is that they smiled on the after photo and frowned on the before photo" lol!

First makeover is my friend Shelly, Shelly have asymmetrical eyes her right eye have double eyelid while her left is more of a monolid with a hint of crease that is barely visible, she also have some breakouts around her cheeks and chin, and the color of her face is red compared to her neck.
What I did: I evened out her skin tone and covered up her problem areas (refer to my flawless skin entry). since her eyes are not puffy I decided created a fake crease to even out her eyes. I took this photo with her fiancee's (now hubby) DSLR during their pre-nuptial shoot

Second makeover is for my best friend Aileen She have double lids which is good cuz it makes it very

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Purple Smokey Eyes

Tired of the traditional smokey eyes? Why not try adding a little color to spruce it up! I made this post as a contest entry, and I'm proud to say this entry won the competition. The prize was suppose to be a set of Badger brushes but didn't receive it (wonder what happened?), Anyway at least I had fun creating this look and making a tutorial for this. The smokey eyes look gives the eyes emphasis but with the blend of purple it makes the eyes appear dreamy, perfect for a night of seduction *wink wink* :cP.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shimmery Peacock Eyes

What do you do when you have over 88 colors of eye shadows to play with? you mix and match to create beautiful results :). This is what i came up with one lazy afternoon, i call this the Shimmery Peacock Eyes. This look is bold and colorful,  though not quite the usual choice for makeup, this look is more fitting for runways or fashion shoots. to replicate this look I've included a step by step photo tutorial.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Eyes Green with Envy

I woke up extra early today not really knowing what to do so early in the morning (5:00am my usual time is 6:30am) so I decided to prettify myself with some make-up. I'm feeling girly today, something off the usual routine so I decided to give the day an extra umph! while I'm at it.
I went through my closet and pick up a green tank top and black skinny jeans, and decided to go with the

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flawless looking Skin

So it's that time of the month and your face starts to look like a war zone, and there's a huge event you just couldn't afford not attending. What do you do, cut off your head? But then again if you do you might stain your precious Philip Rodriguez gown, and besides no one is gonna recognize you without your head hehehe.
Never fear because Captain Foundation is here to save the day!I've compiled a few picture tutorial to make it easier for you to follow hope this helps. You may click on the images for a bigger view.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Basic Skin Care Regiment

There's a lot of articles online talking about the dos and don'ts in caring for your skin. So I'll just go over it briefly by sharing my own regiment which consist of  3 basic steps: 1.) Cleanse 2.) Tone and 3.) Moisturize. These are the products i'm currently using: