Boo! I’m a mutated Cheshire Cat-slash-Zombie Vampire!
And here’s my drawing board! Follow this to draw Cheshire Cat Lips. You can actually extend it more, but I didn’t want to risk getting a pimple by drawing over my cheeks.
After figuring out the lips, I was surprised at how easy it was to do! And because I didn’t want to spend just for this occassion, all the materials I used were pretty much in my makeup kit! More details and photos about this Halloween after the jump! Continue reading →
It’s always fun shooting with the Cosmo.ph team! We were laughing so much during this shoot. Follow me for more behind-the-scenes updates via @beautyandsparkle.
Now I can reveal one of the beauty stories we were working on! It was about how to contour your way to a slimmer face. According to Maybelline’s chief makeup artist, Archie Tolentino, oval is the ideal face shape. Through contouring, you basically create shadows and highlights to create this illusion on your face. Check out this guide:
The dark areas are where you shade and the light areas are where you highlight. Click here for the detailed how-to I wrote on Cosmo.ph. Isn’t our model, Kylie, super pretty? She looks cute even with all these lines on her face!
The top three things I learned from this story: 1. Highlighting is just as important as shading. You need to bring your features forward or it’ll look unnatural. 2. Blend, blend, blend! Use circular motions to get rid of any harsh lines, so it isn’t obvious you’re using this makeup trick. 3. Use the right products. Powder formulas are better for newbies and easier to use. Once you’re used to it, upgrade to cream sticks for a longer-lasting, more natural-looking effect.
Here are the products I recommended:
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit, P2,400. I think this is the best powder set when it comes to contouring! Invest in it if you plan on making this makeup step a part of your daily routine. It’s a lot smaller than the original version, so it’s easier to tote!
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, P2,350. If you blend well, the creamy formulas will give you a flawless finish. I like that the coverage is buildable, too.
I don’t really contour much (just along the hollows of my cheeks sometimes), but I do make an effort to highlight when I’m having a fancy night out. I prefer to use creams when I do so it lasts longer (try the shade Bobbi Foundation Stick in Sand for this). It makes a subtle difference in photos and adds a three-dimensional effect.
Are you into contouring? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥
Beauty Directory: Bobbi Brown Available at Rustan’s Department Store. Make Up For Ever Available at SM Mega Fashion Hall.