Sparkle TV: Non-Touring With Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Foundation & Concealer

Have you heard of this trend yet? Non-touring is a more natural and subtle way to sculpt your face (because apparently, people are sooo over contouring now). Basically, it’s like a no makeup look that’s spiked with some major highlighting. Here’s my take on it:

 
I super love this trend, and apparently, it’s a fave look of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid! I really like how it adds more dimension to my face in photos and that it’s pretty glam without being too cray, you know? If you like this look and what to see more tutorials or reviews, show me some love by leaving me a thumbs-up and clicking here to subscribe! ♥

Review: Maybelline V-Face Contour by Face Studio (Giveaway Inside!)

Do you remember this feature from Preview magazine? I was asked to talk about my favorite makeup move—strobing! But after interviewing Camie about why she loves to contour, I’ve been experimenting with it a bit more. And besides, these new products have been making it super easy for me.

But how could I resist these? Contouring looks so easy with the new Maybelline V-Face Contour line by Face Studio.

How could I resist these babies? Say hi to the new Maybelline V-Face Contour line by Face Studio! P.S. Make sure you read this post until the end for the giveaway!

Can you guess what they’re trying to get you to achieve with this? It’s the enviable (and trending) “V” shape for the face! You can totally sculpt a thinner nose and face with this if you want to, so I thought I’d give it a try!

Whenever I try new looks, I love looking for celeb pegs! This time around, I went with Angelina Jolie.

Whenever I try new looks, I love looking for celeb pegs. This time around, I took my inspo from Angelina Jolie.

When I was researching, I was surprised to see that she actually liked using pretty pops of pink on her cheeks during red carpet events. There’s always a little sculpting underneath to emphasize her gorgeous cheekbones, but it’s very minimal. Based on the photos I saw on IG, I also noticed that she only darkens the contour shadows during photoshoots + movie promos.

After putting my liquid foundation, I used the MaybellineV-Face Duo Stick, P499.

So now that I have my peg, I can start contouring! I applied my liquid foundation first and then I used the MaybellineV-Face Duo Stick, P499.

I placed tiny swipes over the hollows of my cheeks, along my temple, jawline, and the sides of my nose. For the highlighter, I placed it over the highest points on my cheeks and my nose bridge. My first impression? Loved the highlighter, was iffy about the color of the contour cream (keep reading—swatches later!). But surprisingly, when I applied the contour on top of my skin, it was the perfect shade for Pinays! Super subtle!

Clickity-click to read my review of the other products, see swatches + what it looks like on me, and to find out more about the giveaway! One lucky reader will get to take all these home!! Continue reading

Get Lippie Tuesday

Guess what was trending at this year’s VMAs?

Nude lipsticks...again! It's certainly a style staple on the red carpet.

Nude lipsticks…again! It’s certainly a makeup staple on the red carpet.

Have you found your perfect nude yet? I really like this one, but if you’re looking something a little more luxe, I found a super sexy shade for you!

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Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Nude Rose, P1,250. P.S. Loving my cut by Jing Monis–it gets better and better as it grows out!

At first I thought it was a bit dark, but it actually has rosy undertones that flatter your lips.

It's rich in color and luscious in feel. A little goes a long way with this one!

It’s rich in color and luscious in feel. A little goes a long way with this one!

Take a closer look at the tube (and more from Laura Mercier’s latest collection) after the jump! Seriously guys, you have to check out their palette + highlighter—they’re TDF! Continue reading

How I Get My #Strobing Game On

I am loving the latest makeup trend that’s trending on IG because it is so e-a-s-y!

The beauty world is gaga over strobing right now—and I likey!

The beauty world is gaga over strobing right now—and I likey! Now gals have a reason to ease up on harsh (and complicated!) contouring techniques.

To score this look, all you have to do is use a skin illuminator to highlight the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face. The hot spots: your cheekbones, the center of your forehead, nose bridge, and maybe a teensy bit over the arch of your brows and chin.

It's an ethereal glow you're after!

It’s a warm, ethereal glow you’re after. Be careful, though! Using the wrong strobing techniques can leave your skin looking chalky or oily.

As gorgeous as the major strobing photos are on IG, I feel like it can look a bit OTT in real life. What you want to do is add a subtle, natural glow to your skin by using strategic highlighting (and powdering!) techniques. Here’s a look at how I like to do it:

Here's how I like to do it! Just a natural-looking, luminous glow that makes my skin dewy and fresh. Didn't use any special lights here either. I'm lounging on the couch in my living room.

Just a natural-looking, luminous glow that makes my skin appear dewy and fresh. Didn’t use any special lights here either. I’m just lounging on the couch in my living room. Haha!

If you want to get your #strobing game on too, you have to use the right products. No, wait. I’ll tell you a better secret: You have to prep your skin properly first! My tips and the products I used after the jump! Continue reading