In makeup some aren’t as aware that we’re not restricted to use one product for just one purpose. BAFTA Award winning makeup artist, Morag Ross (Carol, Sense and Sensibility, Elizabeth the Golden Age, Lost in Translation) in a recent sublimely lengthy interview with Guardian Beauty Editor Sali Hughes on YouTube, divulged that on herself for natural enhancement she wields a MAC Lingering eyebrow pencil to define the outer part of her lips. The Pixiwoo sisters, Sam and Nic, in the past have used MAC Stone lipliner which is a tawny ashy hue, a pop fave for overdrawing nude lips in subtle fashion. The FS Kohl Eye Pencil below in Caramel (Available at SM) is actually also the brand’s brow pencil…it’s a unique midway texture that’s just soft enough to function as an eyeliner but not in any way too soft or smudgy to do brows.
I have done this in the past, using brow products to define lips instinctively (not realizing that pros like Morag actually did it ) in an instance where I left lipliner behind and decided to go for a nude lip. Today I’ve decided to show that the result it isn’t strange at all, as you might think…I even threw in a cream eyeshadow, my favorite Bobbi Brown matte one (Sand Dune), to use as a lipstick. Read on to see the result.
I’ve been enjoying two products for my brows lately that I have mentioned in separate posts but thought that I’d briefly share them with you. While I love brow pens for their staying power I still love combining pencil and brow mascara for a softer and more natural textured look. Tax week is upon us! A little more patience ladies, sorry bout the large gaps in blogging but just really need to focus this week on tax related duties and errands. It’s almost over.
I’ve raised my brows positively at almost everything I’ve had to do this week. Read on to see what I’ve been using to keep them defined and pretty!
Browhaus initially began in 2004 as a Singaporean brow and lash salon. Your friendly pitstop for those arches is now in 9 cities globally, Manila included. We’re ever so glad they’re here and they’re a popular spot to hit up especially before big events and weddings just to get those brows and lashes sorted. It’s been a couple of years in but Browhaus Manila haven’t massively announced a certain fact about what’s in their boutiques. They’ve only had mini launches, ’til last week that is. Browhaus Manila carries makeup, too, the sort of makeup range that’s eye-catching yet utilitarian at its core.
Browhaus Classic Brow Lead Php 648.00
Browhaus HD Mascara Php 998.00
Browhaus Precision Eyeliner Php 750.00
You might have read me raving about their HD mascara, it wouldn’t hurt to rave twice and mention their other stuff. With this sort of makeup range, it so easy for a blogger like myself to put up a post. I don’t need to explain away on each thing fully because the photos speak for themselves. Read on for the full post and my obliging face with different things on.
Nobody really cared about the foul weather. We all just really wanted to be at this event in Greenbelt 5 to meet K-Palette’s Lead Makeup Artist for product development, Noriko Imura. She has been active in the beauty industry for over 20 years (An Asian Lisa Eldridge? Possibly) and specializes in eyes and properly enhancing brows. K-Palette, the brand of my absolute favorite liquid eyeliner “1-Day Tattoo” has been available at Beauty Bar for quite awhile now. These are Japanese cosmetic products that suit basic makeup needs for brows and eyes and they perform, I’m telling you now, in an almost unbelievably perfect way. The K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo line just works and the products give you a fine finish. The range consists of their famous liquid eyeliner and the ABSOLUTELY foolproof brow pens which remind me of the expensive Suqqu brow pens Lisa Eldridge loves using.
I know, I apologize, I never reviewed the black waterproof 1-Day Tatoo Real Lasting Eyeliner I first purchased way back, tried, and used up. What makes it work is a wonderful waterproof formula that comes with a fineliner brush tip suitable maybe even for fine calligraphy! I like it even better than the MUFE Aqua liner pen. It was so great that I kept using it, and before I knew it before I could blog about it, it was used up and gone, LOL! 1-Day Tattoo is one of the top 3 liquid eyeliners in Japan and has sold 10 million pieces to this day since its release only a few years back.
They’re also currently promoting the Kuma concealer range which are liquid concealers particularly made for the under-eye area with added skincare benefits, available in 3 shades suited to Asian skin. The texture actually reminds me of Michelle Phan’s favorite Amazing Concealer. These products are all currently available at Beauty Bar outlets. Watch the video event I edited last night which I shot in full HDwith my new camera, yay. Sorry if it was a bit blurred often just at the start, I was still learning how to adjust the video settings, but overall I think it came out fab! This video contains highlights of the 3-hour meet and greet/slash product demonstration with the super talented Noriko Imura. The president of K-Palette also flew in from Japan along with the brand’s representatives from Singapore as well! It was one of the most “sulit” jampacked makeup demonstrations I’d ever been to and one of the major events I’ve most enjoyed and been inspired by so far.
Thank you so much K-Palette and Beauty Bar, will blog about the product samples I came away with soon after this :)! For more information follow K-Palette Philippines’ Facebook page.… To full post & COMMENTS...
There was one last semi worn-out box of these Kai Beauty-M brow razors sitting in Japan Home Center, Market Market. I had little interest at first until I pulled one out and realized they were concealed weapons, with plastic blade sheaths. Crazy SHARP. Holy, hair-splitting brow blades, Batman! Plus who wouldn’t be happy that there were 5 pcs. for Php99.00 in one box? These blades are so sharp you can easily shave/carve your name out on the back of a grizzly bear while it’s asleep and it wouldn’t feel a thing. I personally like how sharp this tool is, I can craft a brow shape quicker and more precisely as a result.
I’ve got some of the lighter, plastic Watsons ones lying around somewhere in my room, they’re like Php85 for 3 pcs in a pack, but in my experience with those it takes several heavier-handed scrapes to clear out brow hair for a proper arch. When it comes to my brows and the brows of models I do makeup for I really haven’t got all day. I prefer to shave rather than pluck or wax my brows because my brow hairs are fine and not that long but they scatter beneath my arch. I try to avoid any strain and pulling on the skin around my eyes.
When using this blade it’s best to disinfect the blade first with cotton and alcohol and prep the brow area with alcohol as well. Scrape in small, measured strokes, and stare straight into the mirror, don’t look up when using this, never do one long stroke. The sharpness of the blade might cause some skin soreness or redness after shaving so apply a light moisturizing cream or aloe after shaving to soothe the area. Do not use this tool on someone else unless a professional has personally shown you the proper method. Definitely sheath the blade always after and KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. There’s also a Php66 peso box of these Kai ones at Japan Home Center but the ones inside that one don’t come with plastic sheaths for proper storage (blade guards). If you want to keep these blades rust-free long enough and avoid it cutting yourself and other items stored with it better to get the sheathed ones in a box for Php99. My makeup artist friend, Sari Campos, has a similar metal scraper (complete with the flower) in a blue shade by Pure Beauty, but she said she only bought a single one. She thinks I may have gotten more value for money with 5 in a box.… To full post & COMMENTS...