Saturday, 25 April 2015

Korean Inspired Looks with The Butterfly Christmas Box

Hello Ma Beautylicious. It has been a while since my last post in January 2015. The post continue with more product review curated in Christmas Box by the Butterfly Project.

We were given few products from various cosmetic brands and were assigned to create a makeup look for 2015. I was totally madly deeply in love with Kim Soo-Hyun and Lee Min-Ho (1987) after I watched "My Love From Another Star" and "Faith". I was totally inspired with korean makeup styles especially with their fresh, dewy and simple makeup look. One of the element that quite obvious in their look is gradient lips. It creates an illusion of smaller and cute lips. You would tends to look more like baby doll with bigger puppy eyes. I wish I am 5 shades fairer than my tone now for this look. Never mind, when there is a will, there is always ways to make things happen.

From the Christmas Box, I identified the following products which I can use to create this look:-

1. Always 21 Aloe Vera Moisturise Soothing Mist (Retails at RM39/100ml)
2. Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Baby Shock (Retails at RM14.90)
3. Collection Cosmetics Hotlights Lip Gloss in shade 02 Dazzle (Retails at RM24.90)
4. Dolly Wink Black Liquid pen eyeliner (Retails at RM55.90)
5. Maybelline Colour Show nail lacquer in pink voltage  (Retails at RM9.90)

To be honest, I watched way too many makeup tutorials how to achieve this look and I hope this post would help you to achieve the same only with these products! Try to create yours and do share with me your looks! 

I learned that to create this look, you need to ensure your skin is fully prep with facial skin care routine. When my face is ready, I started with the very first product originated all the way from KOREA, i.e. Always 21 Aloe Vera Moisturise Soothing Mist. OMG I seriously love the scent! It is so refreshing and perfect for summer breeze. I spray it all over my face and its now fully prepared for the next step.

Then I conceal my under eyes with Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in shade light. This steps is to eliminate the dark circle under my eyes. To brighten up on certain part of my face, I also applied the same at the bridge of my nose, at my higher cheek bone, the tip of my upper lips, on my forehead and little bit on my chin. Then with foundation brush, I blend blend and press pat the product to my skin.

Next product, I use my favourite Chanel CC Cream. To achieve an even skin tone, I applied evenly all over my face with my foundation brush. Then I conceal my under eyes again with my favourite concealer, Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade light medium. Then to set all with my favourite powder by Anna Sui Powder Foundation. When apply my powder, I prefer to use a powder brush to give a lighter touch. Then your skin won't look too cakey with too much of product on the skin.

Next move on to my eyebrows. For this look, Korean brows is more straight with no defined arch. This would create a softer look. To create the brows, I use my favourite Brow stick from Daiso. Its a product from Japan and it only cost at RM5. I love Daiso product!

To create my eyes look, I use my favourite eyeshadow palette i.e. Girls On Film by Makeup Revolution. With the lightest purple matte shades in the palette and its called "One In a Million", I applied evenly all over my lids. Then with smaller brush, I applied matte brown colour (i.e. Give me Shudder) at the outer corner of my lids and bring it down to the lower corner of the eyes.

Then finish of with Dolly Wink Black Pen liquid eyeliner. The trick is to draw the line downwards and create a puppy eye look. I extend the liner by creating the wings downwards. This would gives an illusion of bigger eyes.

Again I reach my Girls On Film Palette and apply the lightest shimmery shades i.e. Walking Hand in Hand and Bridge at Midnight and apply it as a highlighter to my face. Only highlight at the best features to emphasis certain area example, cheekbones and at the bridges of my nose.

Next product from the box, I use Maybelline Baby Lips Electric Pop. This is a tinted lip balm that would gives a pop of colour to your lips. It enhance the the moisture level to keep your lips hydrated whole day. I only apply at the center of my lips to gives the gradient effect to my lips. then I apply the concealer at the outer corner of the lips to lighten the lip shades. This then would enhance the gradient effects to it. Then finish the looks with Collection Lip Gloss to gives a glossing touch.

With the same Maybelline Baby Lips Electric Pop, I applied some to the apple of my cheeks to give a hint of glows and rosy touch as a blusher.

There you have it. My Korean Look inspired for 2015. I hope you would create yours too and do share with me your Korean look at the comment section below.

Last but not least, you may apply the Maybelline Colour Show nail lacquer in pink voltage to your nails to complete the look. I forgot to apply mine so I hope you enjoy this look. Until we meet again in my next post! xoxo