Holiday Look: Cranberry Red Lips + Cranberry and Gold Eyes

Tis the season to be jolly! Falalalalalalalala!
Christmas is definitely in the air! Can you feel it in the cold breeze? In just a few days, we will be able to smell and taste it too, from the puto bumbong, bibingka, hot chocolate and salabat that would be a hit come Misa de Gallo/simbang gabi. ☺
I came up with a holiday look that involves cranberry and gold! Like many others, I think that festive glittery shades are so in this season! While you were too shy to whip out those sparkly eyeshadows on ordinary days, now is the time to rock them! I’m not too sure about wearing it outside of parties or nights out with the girls, but to heck with it, if you really want to then why not?
The photos here were taken late in the afternoon, so I apologize if the make up is not as true to color and vibrant as it is in person. But I was nasayangan (and lazy to redo it haha) so I went ahead and let vanity take over. 😛
BAD SKIN! ARGH! hehe
For the eyes, I used Virginia Olsen eyeshadow in Bronze Sparkle (which to me is my kind of gold rather than the brighter and yellower ones), the eyelid shade from Wet n Wild Knock on Wood palette (a reddish plum/cranberry shade), a white and a light yellow e/s from two Majolica Majorca e/s palettes (brow bone and inner corners respectively), and Ever Bilena mousse e/s in Amber for the lower lash line.
I didn’t have a cranberry lip color and originally wanted to buy one, but I promised myself I won’t buy makeup (except for just one more lipstick that’s gonna arrive next week, that MAC Rebel dupe from WnW) anymore this year as a discipline and sacrifice for the season. So, I used MAC Russian Red instead and then followed up with Revlon lip butter in Fig Jam (a very nice reddish brown) to do this cranberry red lip (brown tint more obvious in person)!

 

For the cheeks, I applied my trusty Ever Bilena Raisin blush which is my third pan actually. 😀
This look is perfect when you want to look NAUGHTY.. (lolzwhutz at this photo haha)
…or NICE (if you wanna make it on Santa’s list)! Just change the lip color. 

 

This bronzy brown lip color was achieved by using Revlon Fig Jam and Mary Kay Coral Carribean lipgloss. Another option is to use NYX Copper Penny l/g (won this from Jannie’s Tumblr giveaway!).
Products used
Benefit Porefessional sample tube (Thanks Sample Room!)
Revlon Photoready Airbrush foundation in Nude
Snoe Beauty Poudre Phenomenon (this is so good people!)
K-Palette Zero Kuma concealer 03
Fashion 21 eyeshadow in 19 (highlighter)
In2it brow powder
Majolica Majorca mascaras
ELF Eyelid Primer
Virginia Olsen Minerals eyeshadow in Bronze Sparkle
Majolica Majorca e/s palettes (white and light yellow shades)
Wet n Wild Knock on Wood (eyelid color)
Ever Bilena mousse e/s in Amber
Ever Bilena Raisin blush
Etude House Soft Touch lip liner #4
MAC Russian Red
Revlon Fig Jam lip butter
Mary Kay l/g in Coral Carribean
NYX Mega Shine l/g in Copper Penny
Whatcha gon’ wear for the holidays? 
Share naman dyan! ☺

FOTDs from long ago

Some FOTDs I’ve forgotten to post. I also forgot what products I used then. Hahaha!
Light Makeup
Orange
Red Lips + Neutral Eyes
NYX Mute + pink cheeks on an ordinary Saturday
Watermelon
Named as such because of makeup plus shirt worn for the day haha!
Brown + Black Smokey Eyes
Properly done red lips. Yeah with lipliner and all. 😛
Do red lips suit me? ☺

An Ordinary Friday FOTD + OOTD

Happy People Power’s Day everyone!
I imagine Ninoy and Cory doing the tango up in heaven today! 😀
I just wanna share what I did yesterday, hihi. 😛
What to do on a lazy Friday?
I was bored yesterday and was finished reading blogs when I saw mom’s old shirt.
A genius idea struck me and I “hired” my mom as photographer of the day.
In fairness to her, ok naman kinalabasan ng photos! She’s getting better at it!
Love you loads mommy!
Long-sleeved shirt, vintage (from mom’s baul); Shorts, thrifted; Heels, Natasha
Di ko rin alam kung anong pose ‘to. 😛
Pa-girl next door. 😛
Kunwari may legs that go for miles. Lakas makapeke ng shorts. 😛
FOTD:
Really simple!
Products used:
San San Age Defense Concealer 01
San San Concealer in Beige
Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Shine Free Foundation in Nude Beige
Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner #4
NYX Eros
I’m addicted to red lips lately! I don’t know why!
What’s your red lippie recommendation?
And what do you do on lazy days? 😀

Memoirs of a Gay-sha! :P

One of my favorite books ever is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It’s because of this book that I secretly wanted to have been born in 1930s Japan and trained to become a geisha (sans mizuage and you-know-what extra services). I absolutely fell in love with Zhang Ziyi in her portrayal of Sayuri (and yes I will name my future daughter Sayuri, as an attachment to her would-be full first name). It’s quite ironic that Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li (as Hatsumomo) and Michelle Yeoh (Malaysian in citizenship though, as Mameha) got to play the three significant female roles in the movie version. They had to speak in English and I wonder if there are no Japanese actresses that can do that. (Well they’re known to be very nationalistic. Don’t hate on me, I’m just curious.) Another factor would be because these three women are well-known in Hollywood and all over the world, so why sweat it right?
 
Credit: celestistar.deviantart.com
Anyway, this is not a movie review nor a book review… errr… The other day, I put on this amazing maroon lipstick from Fanny Serrano and I was inspired to channel geisha! A little tweaking from Picnik.com (my new best friend. I don’t have Photoshop installed ’cause mine’s missing, I haven’t explored PhotoScape yet which I installed late last week, and Picnik’s super easy to use. Magpaliwanag ba raw? Stalling tactic… Hahahaha!) and I (almost?) achieved the flawless paper-white, blood red-lipped look of a “modern-day” geisha (gay-sha in my case LOL).

TA-DAH!
 
Behold the modern day GAYsha!
 
Be more forgiving! Heehee. I’m not a makeup expert (obsessed with lipsticks though. :P).

Products used:

  • Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover in BO10
  • Johnson’s Baby Powder Nourishing with Milk for the extra whiteness, (I did not have any mena or similar product at the time hahaha)
  • L.A. Colors eyeliner/brow pencil
  • Fanny Serrano lipstick in Sweet Kiss
I think I used the CinemaScope effect on this one.
AWKWARD LIP SLIGHTLY OPEN WITH FRONT TEETH PEEKING. 😄

I just remembered, it’s my first time to show my face here (aside from my pic at the About Nin page). 😛