Monday, April 5, 2010

My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything

F21 Cardi $15. Limited Too Raglan Shirt with MBV print. Paris Blues Jeans $25
Heart Belt Ross $8. Kayla Chucks.

I haven't worn that orange shirt in a long time. I decided to wear it today in dedication to one of my BFFs Chaxmarion since it is her birthday. As you can see on the bottom photo, it is a My Bloody Valentine shirt. We both adored this band. Also, the chat hande I was using when I met Thad was Xuisefine which was taken from an MBV song Sueisfine. There weren't really any MBV merch available for us so I decided to print a shirt myself. I'm mighty proud of it. Anyway... Happy Birthday, Chaxmarion!!! Here's the male up tutorial I promised you a long time ago.

This is a deviant part of the post which will be about make-up. I decided to not to do any make up eye effects and went with the barely there natural look.

Below is my "natural" look arsenal
Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Serum
L'Oreal Whipped Concealer
Bare Minerals Golden Fair Loose Foundation
Finishing Veil Powder
Clinique Double Lash Mascara
MAC Highly Pigmented Eyeshadow in Espresso
Coastal Scents Blush Palette
Sephora Blush in Meringue Jalouse
MAC Brushes 109 (Small Contour Brush) 187 Duo Fibre Blush Brush
2nd and 3rd Brush MAC no longer sells but I'm sure you can find a substitute.
Sephora Bronzer Brush
Clinique Superbalm Lip Gloss
L'oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick 800

1. Moisturize face. Always, before putting on make-up. Wait for 2 minutes for moisturizer to seep in.
2. Apply Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free serum to even out pores. This thing also gives foundation a longer staying power.
3. Apply whipped concealer on under eyes, I prefer the consistency of it because it's so easy to apply with a brush.
4. Apply Bare Minerals foundation. Make sure you pick the right color for your skin tone. I am yellow toned so I opted for Bare Minerals Golden Fair. I used Sephora's Bronzer Brush.
5. Smile and apply blush on the apples of your cheeks. The apples become prominent when you smile so you'll know where you're applying your blush. I used MAC 187 Duo Fibre Blush Brush.
6. Brush on Finishing Mineral Veil to absorb oil and seal your foundation.
7. Next, is eyes...I use the eyeshadow closest to the natural color of my eyelids. I didn't do any fancy blending, or shaping at all. I just lightly applied the eyeshadow on eyelids gently ceasing when it got closer to my brows.
8. I have little to no eyelashes at all so I generously applied mascara to them. Clinique has awesome non clumping mascara. Invest in a $14 tube because they're waaaay better than any of those cheaper brands you find at WalMart.
9. Lastly is your kisser. I use a nude opaque lipstick and finish it off with Clinique Superbalm which to me is the best! It's not sticky, it doesn't have any taste/flavor and it lasts for a while giving you that "just-kissed" look. Rawr!

I know most of the make up I'm using is not frugal BUT it really pays to spend a little bit more on good quality make up. They last longer than cheaper brands, they're richly pigmented so in the long run, you actually save. I've had my eyeshadow pot of 6 months now and I haven't even used half of its contents and I use it everyday. Everyday. The hi-quality brushes are gentler on your skin and distributes make up evenly and quickly. It normally just takes me a minute to do a full cover up.

Alright, that's it. Let me know if you have questions, recommendations, suggestion or you just simply want to say HI!


  1. I should...and I say it again out LOUD...SHOULD save this particular LINK and READ A MILLION TIMES. Ahahahah -coming from someone who doesnt know make up *will never learn gyud tngali* hehehe

  2. Sayun ra kaayo ni Ru-chan. For everyday wear ba. Fresh faced dewy look ba ^_^

  3. I love this! I want to try it out at your house when I see you next :3