Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Having uneven eyes is definitely a struggle i have to go through, unlike brows where you can fix it up by redrawing the shape. My eyes are hooded and one lid is smaller than the other so eyeliner and eyeshadow always looks different to the other eye if i put it on evenly. As for mascara, it sometimes looks the same but when curling the lashes its a pain in the arse to get it curled the same.

I got this as an xmas present last year, sneakily asking my friend to get it for me as it was something i always wanted to have but never had the guts to spend money on for an eyelash curler. 
I had tried the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler which was terrible for my asian eyes imo, it never was able to reach the ends of my lashes as the curler didnt lay flat against my lids. (Comparison post maybe?!)
Hearing so much about the Shiseido curler and how it was able to fit most asian eyes won me over and majority of eyelash curlers i had tried works pretty well on my right eye but as for my left, i found it to be the oddball where it was harder to curl.

Im actually really digging the gun metal grey colour, its different to the classic silver or gold eyelash curlers which i actually like, though a rose gold colour would make it so classy (hinting at you Shiseido!!)
The curler feels sturdy and you can feel the difference if you were holding a cheap eyelash curler from the $2 store.

It took me awhile to get used to the curler as i found that whenever i put the curler against my eye i would flinch back automatically, kind of like when you curled your lashes for the first time. Not sure if it was because I was getting used to the flatter shape it has but i did end up pinching myself a few times before getting used to curling with this one.
Anyways lo and behold this curler did amazing with my right eye and as for my left eye, it was the same!
I mean i do have to move the curler to adjust it with the curve of my left eyelid but the end result is similar with my right eye which is what im looking for.
No drooping lashes on the one of my eye, no harsh pressure applied and a nice looking curl. Thank you Shiseido.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Brow Routine

Late Gong Hay Fat Choy! (Happy Chinese New Year!) Finally have time for blogging, honestly did not realise how much work year 12 gives you but it has made me miss blogging so much more! Will be forcing myself to schedule some posts before tomorrow as i have tried out some new products and are waiting to be written up. 
This blog was originally 'beauty reviews & tutorials' but lets face it, I changed the 'tutorial' part as I have not done any tutorials for about 2 years and that's due for a change!
My brows have gotten so much more better over the course of 5 years and for those who didnt know, I completely messed up my brows in grade 6 (yes when i was 12..) lil background story, I found my mums tweezers and tried plucking/shaping my eyebrows. I oddly found it satisfying plucking each hair so i over plucked and ruined my brows, from thick eyebrows to a super thin shape. 

Near the end of 2011
The only photo i could find that could show the shape of my brow was from 2011. They were still pretty similar to what my brows were like in 2009 but just so you get the jist of things they looked terrible and it doesnt help that i used a crappy daiso eyebrow pencil to fill them in.

Start of 2015
This is what my brows look like today. Since i am in the stage where i am somewhat content with my brows, i thought it would be time to do a brow routine and how i fill in my brows. I have ordered the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and i do have a feeling my brow routine will change after getting it but i have been doing this routine since last year and hasnt failed me yet. And it would be nice to look back on how i do my brows if my routine ever ends up changing dramatically!

First thing i do is line the bottom of my brow, following the natural shape. I start from the inner parts working my way to the tip. 

Then i draw in the outline of the top of my brow. From a daily basis, i go for a slightly curved arch in my brow as i find it suits my natural brow shape.

After, I fill within the outline with the brow pencil then brush it out. The pencil acts out as a template/base before i start to apply powder on top. Though some days i use the pencil to draw the outline then use powder to fill it in.

I apply my eyebrow powder on top to intensify the brow colour and to fill in the gaps where my pencil may have missed

After brushing it out again, there may be some days where brushing it out will remove the brow shape/pencil step so the last thing i do is usually to fix it up is by using the pencil to reline the brows.
Then i repeat each step again to the other brow!

Not sure if im the only one but since my brows are uneven, I find that my right brow always looks thicker/darker in photos so its always embarrassing taking a selfie and realising that my right brow looks so much more intense than the other.

Anyways the products I use for my brows are:
Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder