Asos cage dress, F21 jacket
Masquerade themed parties have been around for centuries and are loved for their mystery, intrigue, and fun. When a friend wanted to celebrate her birthday with a masquerade themed bash on Halloween weekend, I was filled with excitement and knew just the dress to wear for the occasion. Besides, I would never turn down an opportunity to don a fancy mask!
The Makeup bag
My fellow Vancouver blogger The Savvy Frugalista made a great suggestion that I should share some beauty tips. While I need to find time to do a proper tutorial video, here's a snapshot of some everyday favorites in my makeup routine.
- Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
- Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
- Chanel Tissages Tweed Blush Duo
I used to be a MAC junkie when it came to foundation, and it was because I didn't know there were better options. As soon as I tried Make Up For Ever's HD liquid foundation, I was hooked. It's oil-free and has medium to full coverage. Combined with the microfinish power, it creates a matte and even complexion. The Chanel blush gives you a natural, healthy glow without being too harsh and is by far my favorite blush (can you tell?).
- Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in 440 Sunset Café
- Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara
- Bobby Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner
- Sephora Brow Tint in Medium
Growing up, I didn't find western magazines too helpful when it came to makeup how-to's because asian features are so different that I couldn't do the typical smokey-eye meant for people with deep-set eyes. Learning by trial and error, I typically did a light version of a smokey eye using a range of neutral colors (Dior shadow in 440 is a good one). As for eyelashes, I've been raving about how the Lancôme Hypnôse Drama mascara darkens and lengthens. The Sephora brow tint is my cure to sparse eyebrows. It's not heavy or cakey, and just glides on perfectly to fill in the spaces.