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Happy Wednesday Amigo’s and Amiga’s

So this past weekend my hands were itching to do some makeup.  Unfortunately no one was around to offer their face.  So I checked me out in the mirror and thought,  I never did an and old Hollywood Glamour makeup shoot.

So this is what I looked like.

Sandylashxx’s Glamour Look

Want to get the look?

Obviously before any makeup application, you want to moisturize your skin a few minutes before.  I then applied prebase from Model Co.  The foundation I used was a cream foundation 23 from Inglot.  Not much contouring was necessary for this look.  I only contoured the tip of my nose.  I’ll tell you how later.  Once that was out the way, I set everything with loose powder.

  1. Apply eyeshadow primer over the whole lid.  Then on the outer part of my eye I stuck on some sticky tape.  This ensures a super defined look.
  2. (You want to make your eye look lustrous, wide and sexy.)  I didn’t use liquid liner.  I simply dipped my liner brush in some water and used black eyeshadow.  You have to pass the natural length of your eye to get this look to work.  That extra vavavoom.  As you can see in the picture I drew below.  By the way start from the outer part of the eye inwards.
  3. Get a very light and subtle shimmery brown and apply it on the outer part of your eye into the crease.  This just creates a bit of depth.  And it prevents this look from being too harsh.  On the inner and outer corners of your eye, apply a silvery, shimmery light colour for that “POP” effect MUA’s always talk about.  (Shown in pic 3)
  4. Apply white or silver on the lower inner line.  Your 2nd last step regarding the eyes is mascara!  Add a lot of mascara.  Imagine your eye to be a cat, and your petting the living daylights out of it!  Pet your lashes with mascara baby.  Add and add!  Top and bottom!  Now finish off your eyes by filling your eyebrows.  (Tip: make an angry face to get that perfect eyebrow look)

→Add blush

→And line your lips.  Line your lips.  Go past your natural line.  Make them look opulently luscious looking. As you can see in my one photo, I drew a line in the middle of my bottom lip.  This gives the POUT effect in case you didn’t know.

→Finish your whole look with red lipstick.

Oh, before I forget, do the hair!!!  Give it that glam side-do look.

Me without makeup! OHEMGEE!!! Don’t run away!

Sticky tape time.

Added the liner

Filled and extended the brows and added white liner in the bottom lash line.

Mascara time darling!  Remember, your lashes is the cat and your petting it!  Don’t stop! Again, again and again.

I took the sticky tape off!  Don’t keep it on! haha.  Here you can see how I applied the lip liner.  I went over my natural lip line and drew that sneaky line in the middle for that POUT effect I told you about.


Did the hair.  I think this look suits me.  I shall do it more often.  Especially for the evening.

How I defined the nose.

This picture isn’t that of my nose, but in picture 2 it shows how I defined it.  I didn’t contour down the bridge of the nose, as mine is long and narrow enough.  However, I wanted to “shorten” the length.  So with OAK LIP LINER from M.A.C.  I drew two moon shapes on the bottom above each nostril. And blended it out.  Yes, I said Lip Liner!!! Oak lip liner is one of my favorite tools to define my nose.  Try it!

So that’s the Sandylashxx Glamour Look.  Gonna try it?

Send me your pics please!  I wanna also see!  poutperfection@gmail.com




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Hey there.  Me again!

Ok, so let me say it like it is.

I guess the reason why I am quite good at makeup applications (Yes, I admit it), could be due to the fact that I am quite artistic.  Since a very young age I could draw well.  Blending the pencil lines.  Learning where and how to shade was no mission for me.  I used to have friends who couldn’t even draw stick men.  I’m not bragging, but in general makeup artists have some level of being artistic in one way or another.

(haha, so someone just told me I sound UBER VAIN with what I said above.  Look, all I’m saying is that if you’re creative (naturally) it’s easier to catch on the makeup groove.  Those people who could only draw stickmen, couldn’t apply makeup either! haha.  All I’m saying is that whether you’re naturally artistic or not, face charts is a good way to practice the art of makeup!)

I would look at a photo and sketch it.  It would almost look the same.  So what am I saying here?  Makeup FACE CHARTS   “trained” me in a sense.  I downloaded the chart.  Looked at the picture and pretty much did the same  on my face.

Do you have trouble applying makeup?  As in which colours to use?  Have you made use of FACE CHARTS?

Check out these complete FACE CHARTS.  Try to apply the same on your face.  It really helped me.  It will help you!

So print those FACE CHARTS and get out those colouring pencils and practice! (Use pencils if you don’t want to waste your makeup)

Being a professional makeup artist or just having a great talent at makeup, is knowing what goes on where first to achieve the look in the pictures above.  But, for those who want to start somewhere.  This is a good way to start.


Ps:  Want to get the creative juices flowing?  Spritz on some sexy perfume.  It somehow works for me!




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Move your tools!

Have you got a favorite brand of makeup brushes?

I have M.A.C, The Body Shop and one stunning set I bought at the Beauty expo by  Creative Glamour.  My sister recently bought me 2 brushes from Palladio (The Makeup Geek uses them) AND a stunning brush from SEPHORA.   My fabulous better half got me a gift voucher from INGLOT.  I’ll definitely try out a brush or two from them. (Cannot wait, thanks babsie)

But the one set I REALLY want is Billy B’s.  Oh I’m sure you’re rolling your eyes thinking, “What is it with Sandy and Billy B?”.  Hey!  Leave me B!  He IS the bestest best of the best!

He would use makeup brushes and anyway cut the bristles according to the way he wanted them.   Guess he figured having brushes specially made for him would be easier at the end of the day.   Makeup artists who have used them only seem to rave about them.

Here are a few of the most talked about makeup brush brands out there…




SEPHORA (I have the pink one! hehe)






and of course (drumroll)


BTW, which method of foundation application do you use?

Fingers?  (On yourself only I hope)

Foundation brush (Fi’s blog post shocked me once, when people told her they didn’t know what it was.  I use mine daily!)

Stipple brush? 


A new tool used by some makeup artists is the Kabuki brush.  Initially used as a powder brush, Mario Dedivanovic used it on Kim’s face as a foundation brush.  He says it brings on a whole new flawless effect.  Give it a try and tell me if you agree with him.

So which brand do you use?  Are you happy with it?  I’m happy with what I have, but the collection keeps growing!

Just remember, if you use a makeup sponge, wet it beforehand.  You can wash certain sponges and reuse them, but if you’re going to work on a client, ALWAYS use a new sponge.

Wash your brushes.  Personally I use shampoo!  Shampoo is made to remove grease build-up from your hair.  You must see how it cleans the brushes.  Afterwards I’ll rewash it with Savlon soap.  Any disinfectant soap will do!




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