Sunday, 24 January 2016

Special Occasions // Wedding guest vintage Makeup


Hello gorgeous!

Here's a makeup look suitable for special occasions and or weddings! It's a bit strong for everyday wear, but looks great for evening lightings. For redness of the skin, use a green color shadow or concealer to color correct, and then go over with a light salmon colored concealer. This applies to areas around the nose, especially.

Here's the video tutorial:

With love,

Carmen

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Covergirl x Starwars Mystic makeup look


Happy New Year and Merry Christmas everyone!

A little late, but here's one of my newest tutorials of one of the covergirl x star wars makeup looks! This one here is "mystic" and the original look is by Pat Macgrath.

Check out the video on my youtube channel!


xo,
Carmen

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Warby Parker 2015 Winter Collection

I've always been the glasses kinda girl. Though I do love those days when I can wear contacts (only once in a blue moon though cause I have super dry eyes and can't wear contacts for long hours) and don't have to worry about my glasses falling off my nose, I'd still prefer to wear glasses on an everyday basis. Don't ask me why...I pretty much grew up with glasses and it's safe to say, they're simply a part of me! I love how wearing different pairs of glasses can totally change up your entire look. Being a makeup artist myself, I love how glasses have the ability to hide eye bags. Yes. Eye bags. Them dreadful eye bags that pretty much all women try to conceal.

I recently came across an eye wear company by the name of Warby Parker, and was delighted to hear of the variety of fashionable glasses they carry. What intrigued me most was their winter 2015 collection of eye wear. The cool hues and blue tones work together to create such eye-catching pieces- a must have for those of you who wear glasses on a daily basis like me. Allow me to show you a few of my favorite drool-worthy pieces.


Dempsey in Jet Silver

Ames in Graphite Fog
(All images above courtesy of https://www.warbyparker.com/) 

I love the colors of these specs! My favorite color is blue (tiffany blue to be specific), and the above pairs are definitely worth getting your hands on for the upcoming winter season. Every pair are apparently super affordable, Oh and FYI, says on Warby Parker's site that every pair of glasses bought, one pair will be distributed to someone in need. What's better than getting yourself a new pair of specs and knowing you're helping out someone out there in need as well?  

On another note, here's my makeup video for those who wear glasses. Glasses= best concealer. Ever. Legit.


PS: it's almost 1:30 am, and i'm craving dessert. 

kay, signing offf!

Love, Carmen


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette- Mysteriously Fierce Makeup




Hello whoever out there reading this!

Been bombarded with assignments, and exams and all that jazz for the past 2 weeks. Hence the lack of activity on this good ol' blog/ creative outlet/ blabber outlet. Haha. 

To make up for the lack of presence, check out my latest makeup video and come say hi!! 

Ok, byee! haha shortest post ...EVER. 

Until next time, 
Carmen 

PS: You are beautiful just the way you are created =)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Classic Red Lip









Hello Beautifuls!!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well! For those who are in school, hope your first month was a blast and that you are learning lots! My first month of school zoomed by, and was pretty hectic with all the tight scheduling and loads of homework. Nonetheless, I'm enjoying it though haha (minus the frustration and waking up at 5:30am everyday). 

Here is a makeup look I've been wanting to do for a long time! I was rummaging through my box of makeup and came across this neon orange lipstick by Mac. I had no idea what to do with it since I don't wear much makeup on a normal basis- let alone wearing a neon orange lipstick! Therefore, I decided to use it as a color correctant for my makeup look. I used the orange right on my dark circles to correct the color since my circles are brownish in color. I then layered two layers of concealer on top to achieve that porcelain look. 

Strong, full brows and thin liner. That's the key to balancing off the classic red lip! 

Happy thanksgiving everyone. Take the time to slow down, and appreciate and be thankful of everyone and everything around you. 

PS: Here's the link to my coming facebook page. =) See you all there!
God bless, 
Carmen

Friday, 2 October 2015

NYWF (DVF) Runway show (Kendall Jenner) inspired makeup






Hello all!

For those of you who have been up to date with fashion shows around the world, NYFW recently ended just a few weeks ago. The DVF show makeup really caught my attention, and so here is my take on the runway makeup!

I've toned it down so that this look is more wearable, but still has that blue- green jewel toned look! Check out my video tutorial as I show you guys how to achieve this look!

With love,
Carmen

Instagram: carmen_cl91

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Sophisticated, yet bold eyeliner makeup




Hello whoever stumbles across my blabbering!

Here I have a new video update for you guys! A sophisticated, and fierce makeup look! I've noticed this look being populated by many Kpop artists and many celebrities throughout Asia. Usually for Asian eyes, North American makeup technique is to load up on heavy shadows and fill up the large negative space above the eyes that Asian eyes have. This is due to our double eyelids being thinner, or that we have monolids, meaning that the crease above the eyes are not visible. Although making use of the negative space is important (this makes the eyes appear larger), using heavy shadows on the lids may weigh the eyes down, and make them look "swollen" or heavy. With that being said, I find that using less shadows and more eyeliner is more effective when it comes to enhancing the eyes (especially for asians that is.) 

Check out my above video, and you'll see what I mean! 

Thanks for dropping by!

PS: You are beautiful, just the way you are:) 

Love,
Carmen

Instagram: carmen_cl91