Everyday Eye Makeup Tutorial

Check out the quick and simple way to create a natural look for your everyday!


Learn how the right eyebrows shape could ultimate your look

Eyebrows chart


Goal: maintain this ideal oval face
Solution: generally a soft angled eyebrows shape would be best maintain this ideal oval face

Goal: to make a long face appear shorter
Solution: a flat eyebrows shape. Its horizontal line would “stop” the viewer from seeing the elongated face, instead makes it appear to be shorter

Goal: to make round face appear to be longer
Solution: a high arch eyebrows shape. Its up & down lines would draw the viewer eye up & down and lengthens it. Creates more vertical lines as you can. Avoid rounded brow as it makes the face more round

Goal: To soften/balance the strong jawline
Solution: depend on the jawline. Start with the curved eyebrows shape then add more angle to create balance. The stronger and more bony the jawline is the more angled brow shape  should be created. A define sharp peak at the top of  the brow makes it appear stronger

Goal: to soften/balance the strong pointy chin and maybe the prominent forehead
Solution: Forehead maybe the widest of the face. Depend on how prominent of the
Forehead, start first with a low arch, round curved brows then add more volume to it as it “adds” more length to the forehead as well as balancing the pointy chin

Goal: to soften the whole face and makes the widest portion less wide
Solution: a curved eyebrows shape. Its curves will soften the angled face and “reduce” the widest part of the face temples

Download the chart below in PDF file:

Eyebrows Shape and Faces

The power of makeup


This is image of a woman (user: munner83, who posted her own photo to demonstrate a half of her face after makeup. You can obviously notice the big difference between before & after makeup.
This image goes rival today on Yahoo news by Eric Pfeiffer after it got high hits on Reddit with comments.

Most of women here believed that this woman have used her makeup effectively and that it’s a powerful tool in helping her with self esteem. In one quote said “She’s so brave for opening up like that. This video made me cry because I totally know what she’s feeling. People who don’t have acne don’t know what it’s like to have your self esteem basically plummet every time you look in the mirror. I just want to give her a big hug.” (user: Random_Mochi, And another comment went like this: “Um probably nearly every girl you meet that you think is “naturally beautiful” but can’t tell…like a natural cover on Natalie Portman or Eva Longoria–without heavy eye make-up. lol There are plenty of people who wear make-up everyday and you wouldn’t notice. If the girl in the video posted above took off her blush and didn’t wear eye-shadow you’d have no idea that her foundation was covering her acne scars.” (user: savingrain,

So,…below would be what I’m guessing this woman have done with her makeup transformation.
First, let’s define her look. She has dark hair, fair skin, oval face shape, hooded eyes, thin lip and un-define flat eyebrows. Let’s get transformed!
Foundation: with her almost even skin tone from face-to-neck, she can just use light foundation like pressed powder or brush-on powder with matte finish to get the shiny spots off.
Shape the eyebrows: I usually like to use flat angle brush or matching pencil color (to the brow hair) because it’s easier to control than the sponge Q-tip. Making her eye-brows curve up in a round shape for an oval face enhancement. Keep it wide and soft toward her nose but thinner and sharper at the other end.

  • Eyeshadow: always apply a matte eyeshadow with the color that closer or lighter to your skin tone on the entire eyelids for even out the area and making the later application of the darker color spreading smoother (otherwise spotted eyeshadows will more likely to occur). Take a look at my simple steps tutorial chart below on how to apply the eyeshadow for hooded eyes shapes. The eyeshadow color should be natural light brown to darker brown in her case. An example of the colors is posted at the bottom of this post
  • Eyeliners: Apply eyeliners closer to the lash line first (will put more after the fake eyelashes laid on) on both upper and bottom liners
  • Apply fake eyelashes: I found this video from Mac is helpful. Go over the upper liner with black eyeliner to blend in the gap. Remember to make the liners thicker at the end and thinner to the inner corner of the eyes.
  • Lip: apply the lip liner to the outer liner of the lip with the color that closer to the lip tone with a bit of peachy-pink tints; apply lip gloss to give the thin lip a more luscious look
  • Blush: slightly brush on the apple with some peachy color that closer to the skin tone for the finish look


natural color eyeshadow, smoky eyeshadows

(credit image and sale source)

Hope you can achieve the look in making a better you today. Please let me know if this helps in the comment. Thanks

What could you do in five minutes to look impressive for spring?

With spring upon us, it’s time to spark yourself with some colors. As usual, there’re lots of highly pigmented eye shadow come out every spring but what’s the exact color that works with your total complexion?

Below are some of the suggestions from the Real Simple Magazine in April 2012 which I based on to illustrate the 3 different eyeshadow colors. These are colors that best complimenting depend on your hair and skin color.


Additionally, to my client requests, I did some research on popular eye shadow products (based on the most uses) and listed 5 of the similar colors (or closest color) for each suggestion. Please keep in mind that the color you see here doesn’t always need to be exact shade for your eyeshadow. It can easily be gradually applied and built up to the shade you want. In some cases, you can washed down if it’s too bright with neutral shadow. To create an elegance look, make sure to keep your lip and cheeks colors close to your natural coloring possible. So…give it a try and let me know what you find works best for you!


Where to buy:

  1. Maybeline: Eye Studio, #15 Forrest Fury, costs $11 at Drug stores or order online
  2. Revlon: Color Stay, #570 Luscious, costs $7 at Drug store or order online
  3. Lancome: All-in-one, #500 Jade Fever, costs $49 at Department stores or order online
  4. Mac: Highly-pigmented Eyeshadow, Bitter, costs $15 at individual distributor or order online
  5. Sephora: Colorful Mono Eyeshadow, #74 Bohemian Chic, costs $12 at JC Penny or order online

Spring eye shadow looks great for black hair

Where to buy:

  1. Maybeline: Eye Studio, #10 Amethyst Ablazed, costs $11 at Drug stores, or order online
  2. Revlon: Color Stay, #530 Seductive, costs $7 at Drug store or, or order online
  3. Lancome: All-in-one, #300 Amethyst Glam, costs $49 at Department stores or order online
  4. Mac: Highly-pigmented Eyeshadow, Cream De Violet, costs $15 at individual distributor or order online
  5. Sephora: Colorful Mono Eyeshadow, #33 Caroline Pride, costs $12 at JC Penny or order online

spring eye shadow color looks best for red hair

  1. Maybeline: Eye Studio, #25 Pink Punch, costs $11 at Drug stores, or order online
  2. Revlon: Color Stay, #510 Precocious, costs $7 at Drug store or, or order online
  3. Lancome: All-in-one, #201 Pink Envy, costs $49 at Department stores or order online
  4. Mac: Highly-pigmented Eyeshadow, Girlie, costs $15 at individual distributor or order online
  5. Sephora: Colorful Mono Eyeshadow, #29 Deluxe Punk, costs $12 at JC Penny or order online

If you’re a type of person who would like to experiment them all. This product would be an ideal to have because it has all the spring shade eyeshadows with  pearly finish in one package. You can find it at Drug store Walmart or Kmart for under $10 or order online

colorful spring eyeshadow shades in one package

Remember to check out deals at JC Penny on Sephora Eyeshadow products:

check out the Sephora eyeshadow on sale at jc penny

How to determine what shape of the Eye-Brows would make you look your best?

Find out about it by click “LIKE” on my Facebook and I’ll keep you updated with many more tips. Have fun “Spring-Up” your look!

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My old art piece

Monochromatic: A color scheme using only one hue with varying degrees of value or intensity.

This was one of my earliest art piece using just black chalk which gives a monochromatic look to it.
This art and some other similar arts I made with black-chalk came straight from my oil lantern back then; always remind me of how I love art so much when I just a kid working through a no-electric-day back then. Looking back, I thought it truly was an achievement for me.

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