Hello to Halloween~

Isn’t it exciting that it is again this awesome moment of the year, the scary Halloween! Everyone is playing around with costumes, props and fantasy makeup.
Here is one of my lovely clients who wear my makeup to a pre-Halloween party.
I hope you had fun with it :)

I can smell Summer!

It is so hot today! Are we entering Summer already?

I can’t wait to do makeup on the Summer brides. :)
There is so much you can do in a Summer wedding. Brides, get yourselves well hydrated and you will have glowing skin for great makeup despite hot winds and sweats.

Look how cute is this 100% pure green coconut water straight up from the nature?
Who can tell this is real coconut water, but sitting in a fake shell? :D

 

Congrats Miranda! @Prince Henry Centre

It was such a lovely weather today after several weekends of rains and bad weather. I am so happy for my bride of the day-Miranda for being blessed with a lovely weather, especially @ such a nice venue with a spectacular view!

This is the handy workstation for Makeup and hair:

and the beautiful blushing bride Miranda!

Not to Prime is a Crime

Really can’t emphasize more on the importance of a primer.
The makeup appears so different with and without applying a primer. And the effect of wearing different primers various a lot.
Here is examples of several primers I normally use:

The cheapest option is Natio’s Ageless. It’s light weight and smells so natural. Although it sounds like it’s for more mature skin but it is actually not rich in texture. It just contains a lot of natural ingredients that is good for skin. It is not particular excellent as a primer but it is not bad for a moisturizer at all.
Forever Makeup’s HD primer belongs to one of its HD (high definition) series and it is supposed to be quite good. However I find it takes ages to dry and sometimes when you smooth liquid foundation above it, it will create clump….how annoying…so be patient and let it dry completely!

Stila’s hydration primer is great for mature skin, I mean really mature skin. I use it a lot on brides/grooms mums if their skin has deep lines and tend to be quite dry. It acts as a cushion to the wrinkles. The appearance is shiny on its own. But once you apply foundation on it the skin looks supple and lovely.

Laura Mercier’s Matt primer is a star! It is incredibly feather light and it also gives enough hydration to oily and combination skins. It absorbs quickly into the skin and creates a really smooth canvas.

Finally here is my favorite primer- Shu Uemura’s UV under base mousse.

It has two shades to choose from: natural and pink.

The one I’m using is pink. What a brave move coz most of my clients including myself has yellowish undertone in the skin. Amazingly this one still works well with this type of skin tone and it actually brightens up the skin without looking too awkward.

Press down the nozzle and you will get the interesting mousse just like those you use on your hair…oh yeah~~~ And don’t you just like the sound of that “tzeeeeeeeee” from the expanding mousse?

Apply onto the face best using a sponge. The mousse dries quickly and blends perfectly with the skin. It is not oily at all. In fact the skin looks noticeably smoother, as if it’s yelling, “quick! Put foundation on me…NOW!” LOL~ And it also contains SPF 30 PA+++ to double, or triple the goodness :)

Cleansing oil……….Again!!

I might be long winded about the importance of cleansing oil buy guys this is my long time favorite from the mighty Shu Uemura! Great for oily and combination skin. The Green tea cleansing oil. It turns into milky lotion when in contact with water and it smells so awesome!

 

8/10/11 my friend Kathryn and Joe’s GRAND wedding!

Congratulations again to my long time friend Kath & Joe’s wedding!

The whole wedding (ceremony + dinner reception) was so touching and heartfelt.
The dancing and singing performance was one of the BEST I have ever seen! Great work Kath and Joe and big big big thank you to all the friends that help out and make this happen. Huge thank you go to the wedding planner Fiona and Vivi who had been working so hard for past months. Also our funny MCs Bobby and Ame you two are awesome! The dancers, the bridal party, all the friends and relatives…..congrats again guys it was a PERFECT night~~ I really enjoyed it :)

And Oh yes I am happy to have the opportunity to do makeup on my Devilicious dance crew members Josie and Grace, who are also 2 of the bridesmaids of the day. I love you both!!

And this is our beautiful Bride Kathryn! My heart melts~~

The Maid of Honor Penny. Thank you for coming all the way from HK. We wish to see you more soon back in Sydney :) xoxo