Tutorial#23 : Warm Smokey Burgundy Makeup Look

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I just got my Anastasia Beverly Hills palette that I customized and I just cannot put it down. I came up with this look using only the e/s from the palette and I just I just I just I just... *slap myself, get it together* .. LOVEEE this look.

I posted review and swatches of these e/s HERE if you want to check it out.
Without further ado, let's begin. Zasssss~

Step #1:
Take Caramel e/s and swipe it on the crease & blend it upwards. Eh eh don't forget to prime your eyelids with primer beforehand.

Step #2:
Use Red Earth e/s and deepen up the outer V and the crease.

Step #3:
Take Beauty Mark e/s and pat it all over the eyelid. Don't worry if it's look disconnected (haha), we will blend it the next step.

Step #4:
Use Morocco e/s and blend it into the crease. Make sure to blend until the edge of the Beauty Mark e/s is soften up.

Step #5:
Highlight the inner corner with Glisten e/s. Line your waterline with dark plum or black eyeliner. Then put Beauty Mark e/s on the lower lash line and smoke it out with the mix of Morocco and Red Earth e/s/

Pop on your falsies and walaweeee you're done!

Soften up the look with muted pinkish mauve lip color. I used here Stila Liquid lipstick in Patina.

Or, glam up the look with dark red burgundy lipstick. Something like Nars Audacious lipstick in Audrey.

Till my next pictorial,

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Review & Swatches : Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadow

Hello manusia manusia cantik.

So I finally jumped on the Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) single eyeshadows bandwagon. Mannnnn that feels good. I placed my order through @makeupgeeklover on IG and received it on my doorstep 3 weeks later. Pretty fast I'd say, considering the shipment went all the way to Malaysia. Imagine berapa banyak tongkang nak kena transit. Haha.

I browsed through ABH's website and I saw that they offer special bundle pricing with free palette if you buy 8 eyeshadows. So you can create your own palette and get to save up more that way. If you buy only one single eyeshadow, it costs around RM60++ whereas I bought my palette with total of 8 eyeshadows for RM270. That's around RM34 per pan, and you get free palette some more. I don't even know what to say if you still want to buy singles one instead of the bundle. Anak saudagar minyak kah anda.

ABH offers 87 single eyeshadows (if I counted correctly, manually counting it here so cut me some slack please, 87 banyak kot haha) on the website with 8 different no compromise formula.

Titanium: A highly-pigmented metallic shadow with a smooth texture and intense multidimensional shimmer. Apply wet for a pure liquid-metal finish.

Duo-Chrome: A high-intensity formula with color shifting, prismatic iridescence.

Ultra-Matte: A blendable suede-like formula that provides a smooth, opaque matte finish.

Metallic: A rich, velvety formula that provides a high-shine finish.

Satin: A luminous formula that provides decadent color with a silk-like finish.

Shimmer: A light-reflective, finely-milled formula that provides a lustrous finish.

Sparkle: A smooth formula with light-reflecting particles that provide a dazzling finish.

Velvet: A weightless formula with a buttery texture and soft sheen.

Oooo..kay, that was informative but when I was selecting colors that I want, I just mainly focus on the shade. And also if it's matte or shimmery. Cukup. I already foreseen the type of palette that I wanted to create at that time. A palette with a mix of matte and shimmer, a must-have transition color as well as highlight color, and also some deep tone shade for intense look.

So here is my palette. Tadaaaaa~

Pandang kiri sikit.

Okay tengok sini pulak.

8 single eyeshadows:

Vanilla. Soft Gold, Glisten, Topaz, Caramel, Morocco, Red Earth & Beauty Mark

Well well it looks like there's an eyeshadow that doesn't swatch well. Why is that? Okay okay now. Bawak bertendang. Let's talk a little more on each eyeshadow shall we?


Vanilla is described as buttery white shadow with velvet formulation. It comes off as light beige color and feels buttery but a bit powdery like a matte eyeshadow. The pigmentation of this eyeshadow is quite decent, as you can expect in a matte light colored eyeshadow.  Can be used  all over eyelid shadow for natural look and for highlighting the brow bone as well.

Soft Gold

Soft gold is a light gold eyeshadow with platinum flecks. The name described it perfectly, as it is a very soft toned gold with beautiful metallic finish. I loveeeee this shade for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes. It instantly brighten up you eyes and makes it look more awake and popped.


Glisten is a medium coppery orange eyeshadow with metallic finish. It has great pigmentation and the sparkling glisten-y sheen that it gives just draws me in. Sooo beautiful Maria.


Topaz is described as bronze gold color with satin finish. It is a medium bronze color with beautiful satin sheen. This color, or rather this formula is the creamiest and has the best pigmentation out of all 8 eyeshadows. 


Caramel is described as an ultra matte warm medium brown. It has mustard-y orange undertone and it is super blendable. It is the perfect color for transition shade in the crease. The color doesn't come off super pigmented when swatched with my finger but with a brush, uuuuu gewrllll twerk it twerk it. You barely need to deep your brush into the pan. It is easy to build up and blend as well.


Morocco is simply described as a brick color. It is an deep reddish brown eyeshadow with ultra matte finish. I have a huge crush on this color. Like seriously, I love it. Like really, I just can't. Yawl need this color. It comes off super pigmented with a brush, like you just need to toing deep it once and it goes on so smoothly.

Red Earth

Red Earth is a deep reddish plum eyeshadow with ultra matte finish. Just like the other color from the same formulation, this color is fairly pigmented and can be easily build up to your desired opacity. I have always drawn to plum burgundy shade so I wanted to include such shade in my palette. I was happy that this color turned out beautifully to my expectation. I foresee myself using this a lot to darken up the crease in my makeup look.

Beauty Mark

Well well. Finally we get to talk about this eyeshadow. Beauty Mark is a dark chocolate shade with purple undertone. This one is also a matte finish eyeshadow, however unlike the other one that I purchased, this one comes off a bit patchy when swatched with fingers. On the first swatch picture (scroll up please), you can see that the eyeshadow is hard to build up and not so smooth. I don't know if it was my bad luck to get a bad production ones or if it's actually that bad. I first swatched it with my fingers and it just won't come off no matter how much I layered it up. Then I used a brush and was pleasantly surprised that it came out a bit better, as you can see from picture above. So, if you plan to get this eyeshadow, use a brush to pick up the color. Or don't pick up this color, like AT ALL. Heeee.

Update: I used my Sigma E55 to apply Beauty Mark all over my lid and OMG, it did not come off patchy at all. In fact, it is so smooth and easy to even it out. You can check out my makeup look below, I used Beauty Mark on eyelid and lemme just tell you, this picture doesn't do justice for these eyeshadows. They look even more intense in person.  So yeah, it's a great eyeshadow after all. I definitely recommend using brushes to apply them.

Will do pictorial on these looks soon!

- Super easy to blend
- Smooth & easy to layer up 
- Long wearing
- Very pigmented when you use a brush to pick it up

- Expensive (if not purchased in bundle)
- Doesn't come off so pigmented using fingers, definitely need brushes to apply 

I think in the end it comes down to the individual performance of the eyeshadow itself. *yeah I'm looking at you Beauty Mark*. Okay, I've made peace with Beauty Mark now after I used it today all over my lid. The eyeshadows are really beautiful and smooth and the best part is that it can be layered up and you can still get the utmost pigmentation that you want. The best formula out of all these eyeshadows has to be satin finish. It's really smooth and creamy. Love you, Topaz!

To be honest, you can still get equivalent quality eyeshadow with cheaper price at Makeup Geek (MUG). But I think ABH eyeshadow blends a bit better though and it is so easy to build it up. Of course, my opinion is solely based on the eyeshadow that I got. I still want to try other formula like Titanium and Duo Chrome. If you wanted different shade that is not in MUG's range, then by all means you can try ABH. Colors like Morocco and Caramel are so exquisitely beautiful and a must-haves. 

I would definitely suggest you buy ABH single eyeshadows in the bundle of 8 if you plan on getting it. Of course I cannot force you to go out there and layangkan tebarkan terbang tinggi uwoo ooo your money and get the bundle of 8. But it is really a great investment since it's a lot cheaper and you score a free palette as well. 

If you wanted to buy any eyeshadow from ABH, I highly recommend Topaz, Soft Gold, Red Earth, Caramel & Morocco. I really really love these colors and I think I might repurchase them when they ran out. 

*glares at my eyeshadow collection* 

In 2048, maybe? Haha.

Don't forget to check out @makeupgeeklover IG, she is the besttttt ABH & MUG makeup seller. You won't regret dealing with her. Most kindest, loveliest and sweetest makeup seller I've ever encountered.

Till my next review,

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Review : MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Oxblood

MAC Cosmetics has collaborated with fashion & illustration designers, Isabel & Ruben Toledo for their new Spring 2015 collection.

All the packaging has been designed with graphic illustration in white, black and red. It reminds me of Queen of Hearts from Alice in  Wonderland, which totally creeps me out. What's with the eyes and all. 

*glaring my makeup tutorial post, fully loaded with pictures of my eyes*

.....Fine. Not that creepy.

Well at first, I wasn't going to get any. But when I swatched this one lipstick, I almost grabbed the BA's collar and hysterically went GIVE IT TO MEEEE at him, with mountain of drools coming out of my mouth. So cute.

This shade is called Oxblood, the only nude in the whole collection. It is described as light peachy nude and it is a matte finish. Now here is the part where I was sucked in to buy this lipstick. The consistency of this matte lipstick is slightly different from the regular MAC matte lipstick. It's even creamier & smoother. It glides on like a dream and comes off with a sheen and not as drying as matte.

When I first swatched it on the back of my hand, I couldn't believe how smooth it is that I even turned the lipstick upside down to read the on the bottom if it is really a matte finish. It didn't feel any tugging like a matte lipstick can tend to be.

Although it is described as a light peachy nude, it comes off more pink-ish on me. Here is the swatch alone and the comparison with some nude lipsticks that I own.

First of all, my apologies for the terrible crooked swatches. Let me give a short explanation for this.

I'm a left handed but I used my right hand to swatch it on my left hand. If I were to use my left hand, I had to swatch it on my right hand which will then make it difficult for me to take this picture cause I need to hold my camera with my right hand since the shutter is on the right. So I don't see how am I able to take of picture of my right hand when my right hand is occupied with camera, while my left hand is not. And I couldn't ask for my mom's help cause she's currently in the kitchen tengah goreng cucur udang Adabi.

Short right? Right. Moving on.

You can see that Mac Oxblood has a hint of pink in it and that makes it perfect for everyday wear. I've swatched couple more of the lipsticks in this collection and they were all beautiful. So tempted to get MAC Victoriana next.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. It retails at RM77, slightly higher than regular MAC lipsticks and you can get it at all MAC Cosmetics store in Malaysia. I got mine from Queensbay Mall, Penang. 

Will you be getting anything in from MAC Toledo collection?

Till my next review,

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