Demi Lovato on the Cover of Latina Magazine

Demi Lovato Latina Magazine (3)

Ever since hearing her sing Stone Cold live, I paid more attention to Demi Lovato. Not only for the singing, but her makeup on that performance made a huge impression. Recently I tried a Kindle free trial of Latina Magazine because Demi was on the cover with gorgeous makeup. See for yourself!

I’ve copied these looks but haven’t yet been able to get the right balance for a day-to-day look that can be done quickly (sans the editorial brows, of course). But it’s a fun look, especially the last picture below – shimmery pink and taupe on eyes, peachy cheeks, beige lips and mad bronzing. Neutral with a kick, and I think this is doable with the recent palettes.

The article was also interesting. I did not realize that this time around is her second coming. Her story reminds me of Drew Barrymore, who’s been to the doldrums a few times, always coming back stronger for it.

Demi Lovato Latina Magazine (1)
Demi Lovato Latina Magazine (2)


Color Palette: Sixties Inspired?

Androgen – Forbidden Flower – Delicate Hummingbird – Blue Roan

There’s a color palette that I’m loving the past few months. It’s a combination of mauvey purple on the lids (I used Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘Delicate Hummingbird’), with a navy eyeliner (Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘Blue Roan’), bubble gum pink on the cheeks (Illamasqua ‘Androgen’ which translates warmer on my yellow tones) and peachy beige lips (Edward Bess ‘Forbidden Flower’, as close as can get as my HG nude beige color). It’s a fun color palette that is still work-appropriate.

fotd rbr blue roan delicate hummingbird

Review and Swatches: Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan

RBR blue roan eyeliner3 illamasqua havoc wisdomThe recent Hautelook sale made the Rouge Bunny Rouge (RBR) Nocturnal Ink Satin Eyeliner slightly more affordable, so I ordered Blue Roan. It’s a dark navy blue felt-tipped pen. Previously, my favorite felt tipped liners came from Illamasqua: Precision Ink eyeliner in Havoc (a dark plum, on my second tube and 2 back-ups in my stash!) and Wisdom (a golden olive, first tube and one back up), always purchased during the frequent sales as the one they’re having RIGHT NOW! The Rouge Bunny Rouge felt liner is comparable, at least from my experience with Blue Roan.

As can be seen below, the RBR liner tip is very similar to Illamasqua’s, which is my preferred form for felt liner: long and pencil tipped. Blue Roan indeed gives the promised satin finish, and the staying power is excellent. As with these type liners, you need to give them time to set before moving your eyelids too far up to prevent smudging your upper lids. Flicking the cat-eye with these type liners is relatively easier.

One con of the RBR liner is the cap shuts down with a click, and can be taken off too easily. I personally would not be confident bringing this on my travels. The Illamasqua liner is a screw up one, so I will stick with these when traveling.

RBR top and Illamasqua bottom
RBR top and Illamasqua bottom
Top to bottom: Blue Roan, Havoc, Wisdom
Top to bottom: Blue Roan, Havoc, and two stripes of Wisdom (thicker line and smudged which is how I often wear it in lieu of eyeshadow, and thinner to line).
Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan
Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan

FOTD: Shimmery pink eyes with shimmery orange lips

fotd pink eyes orange lips2

There’s a look I’ve been loving that I stumbled on by accident: a shimmery pink wash of eyeshadow all over the lids combined with a soft orange shimmer lip color. The shimmery pink is ‘Burnout’ from the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette. In the pan it looks rose gold; on my lids it is quite pink. The lipstick is Milani ‘Toasted Orange’. This color can be worn opaque and orange; but another way to wear it is a bit sheer, almost coral. Coupled with a dark cat eye on the upper lash line and a smudge of something taupey on the bottom lash line, it is such a fun but but not over the top look. I usually forgo blush with this look.

An International Giveaway (and Moarrr from the Sariayu 25 Best Choices Eyeshadow Palette)

Sariayu 25 Palette smokey grey and rose gold

EDIT 6 JANUARY: The giveaway is closed, and the winner is Makeup Train! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll email you to ask for details of where to send the palette. Thanks!

One of my favorite looks is the grey smokey eye. There is no grey in the Sariayu 25 Best Choices Eyeshadow Palette (25 Years Anniversary Palette), but alas, there is a black and a beautiful icy blue (marked with the orange arrows above). Voilà!smokey grey3

smokey grey

“Ok, you’ve convinced me. This is a versatile palette. But surely it can’t handle the current trend too, the rose gold explosion?!”  Aah but it can, it can! There’s a few golds and a few reds in the palette, so why not? Through a precise and calculated technique, i.e. randomly dipping a brush in one color then another, I found that you can arrive at various shades of rose gold. The first experiments yield more of a sunset orange. But after several tries, I found that the peach and red (marked with blue arrows) yield a sufficiently rosey gold; mix it with the other golds (also marked with blue arrows) to make it more vibrant.

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And it’s giveaway time! I would like to send one of this Sariayu 25 Best Choices Eyeshadow Palette (25 Years Anniversary Palette) to an international reader (someone not living in Indonesia; shipping cost via the postal service is included). All you gotta do is comment on this post, about anything, and I will use a random number generator to choose one winner on Monday, 6 January 2014 at 9pm my time (GMT+7).  Be sure to include your email in the comment.

I hope everyone will have a cozy time with their loved ones as we count down to the new year. See you next year!m