Category: Makeup Tips
|September 2, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Makeup Tips|
I obviously do. And I’m such a make up buying freak even though I barely use them (you don’t have time to put on make up when your class is at 9 and you wake up at 9.15, right?). In my defense, I’m in Engineering, so who gives a
fuck unicorn if I look like shit natural every day? My latest brush crush is the pink brush set by BHCosmetics. I mean, JESUS, PINK BRUSHES? It’s better than making fun of Miley Cyrus at the VMA! I’ve had their 120 eyeshadows palette by them and seriously BLOWN AWAY by the quality and heavy pigmentation.
(I’m an affiliate with BHC so I get pennies that aren’t even enough for one meal every time you click the link and buy the product, BUT even if I don’t and if I live in the U.S, I’ll totally grab them right away. On sale for NINE DOLLARS! GAWD)
I need to start focusing on things that matter more, seriously. Such as my life, my job, my studies, and this blog definitely. But for now, let’s just focus on being vain instead. It’s completely fine and fun. Thing is, lots of people don’t even know how vain they are. And the fact that I do realize how vain and attention seeking I truly am might not make me so shallow after all. Ha!
What’s your biggest, most
unimportant product crush? Other than this brush, I do consider selling a kidney for Phillip Lim’s Tricolor Wallet.
-The Dilly Chic-
|February 28, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Makeup Tips, Personal Shares, Tips that Will Help Your Life|
I cannot describe my joy when I got my hands on this beautiful palette. As someone who constantly draws with eyeshadows, having the right colors is as important as having a stylish suit for the office! I used to do all my works with 48-color palette (local Indonesian brand). The colors are actually very good, but it does have the limitation of a 48-color palette. There wasn’t even any grass green in it! And some colors are not pigmented enough, for either drawing or proper makeup use.
That’s why when this thing first landed on my room, I felt a whoosh of joy, a gust of glory, a cry of victory… (seriously). I waited for almost a month for this to land! I just HAD to rampage the packaging! I never rampaged a package before, especially when it’s covered with bubble wraps! BUT NOT THAT TIME. So you know how excited I was to receive this eyeshadow palette. It’s my life saver, really.
So why this one? Why BH Cosmetics? Why the 2nd Edition? Isn’t there any good palette in your country? Here’s the story.
A good friend of mine (also Indonesian, studying in France currently) recommended this brand from a long time ago, around 2 years back perhaps, when I was still raging about my dream of being a makeup artist. She had ordered from BH Cosmetics before (the 88 color matte one) and was very pleased with what she received. Then I got curious and checked out the website myself and WOW. The reviews are raging! People were saying about how good, well blended, and pigmented the eyeshadows are. Back at the time the idea of having to purchase cosmetics from aboard was a bit silly. My country is in nowhere short of makeup supplies. (Fun fact: some makeups are incredibly cheap here you won’t believe it) (Fun Fact #2: the most “pirated” cosmetic brand here is M.A.C, you can find $1 “M.A.C” eyeliners almost everywhere here)
When I started eyeshadow illustrating, the need and the lust for a good palette started to grow. I never am the person who finds the definite connection between high price and guaranteed quality. In fact, some of my mother’s high-end cosmetics (eyeshadows, compact powders, lipsticks) are some of the worst I came across. The eyeshadows are badly pigmented, the powders look cakey and crack upon use, and the lipsticks are very dry on the lips despite the lip primer beforehand. Just… awful (and I’m definitely not naming the brands here). So I started to look around for a good palette in my lovely city, but once again… the only ones I could find are either the branded, overpriced stuff that are NOT decently pigmented at all, or the counterfeit M.A.Cs. I stand my ground that I’ll never buy fake products, it’s either go real, unbranded, or less known brand. No fakes. Period.
That’s when I decided to give BH Cosmetics palette a try. I bought it during a New Year deal ($25 for two 120 color palettes!), I got the 2nd edition and my friend got the 1st. And may I say that I am VERY pleased with what I got. It’s as good as the reviews said. Never have I come across such bold, pigmented colors! They’re a true joy to makeup artists, I believe, and to someone like me who fills her day coloring with eyeshadows. And with the shipping price, it’s still cheaper than the counterfeit MACs. I’m one hell of a satisfied customer.
Here are the complete palettes and colors (5 editions, wow!)
[all photos taken from BHCosmetics’ official website, all images link to the respective product in BHCosmetics site]
1st edition contains almost every basic color, with wide ranges of primary ones such as yellow, red, green, and blue, and less neutral colors
2nd edition is pretty similar to the 1st one, only with few more natural colors such as brown and cremes
3rd edition is more earthy with more neutrals, browns, and greys. I would imagine it would be perfect for those elegant nights out, as the colors don’t pop out, but rather blend in with your complexion.
4th edition FUNKY!
5th edition is all about naturals. I could see myself wearing some of the colors on my cheeks.
Since I draw with my palette, I would need the widest range of colors possible (that contains some naturals for drawing skin) so I went for the 2nd one. Which ones would you go for?
-The Dilly Chic-
|November 22, 2012||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Makeup Tips, Style Inspirations|
Your RED RED RED lips? I had a deep conversation with a best friend about how to wear red lips best (imagine how deep the conversation must be…) aaaaaand we decided -at midnight- to put on our favorite red lips look. I know oxblood/ burgundy is all the rage right now, but bright red lips would always be timeless. And it was a golden opportunity to hone my
photography makeup skills anyway so I didn’t mind.
This is the look I chose, red lips, dark outfit in general, and side swept hair. No eyeshadows, only some thick dark liquid eyeliners and deep black mascaras. I would say this is pretty much the classic red-black combination. Every bits and pieces reminiscences of 20’s glamour and somehow a darker version of Marilyn Monroe.
Arggghhhh I suck at being photographed, posing, etc… It took my friend like, 99975743 shots to get one good picture of me where I didn’t look like a bitch, moron, or donkey. I’m honestly willing to improve my photo posing skill. It gets tiring to look bad in pictures, and I feel bad for anyone holding the camera. Also for the sake of this blog.
These are the looks my friend chose. First, the clean look. Everything made natural, very light eyeshadows and blush, messy-greasy pulled back hair. White shirt, buttoned to the top, combining sassy, smarty, and elegance. Yeah whatever with descriptions.
Second one, the party girl. Smoky eyes, little black dress, bracelets. Another classic, but never boring.
And to think that all of these were done at dawn… Anyway, how do you usually rock your sassy red lips? Would love to get some new look ideas!
-The Dilly Chic-
|July 9, 2012||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Makeup Tips|
I only have one tip on this one. If the eyes go light, the lipstick can go heavy (bright, darker red shades). And if the lips go light, the eyes can go heavy. Or you can do balance between both. This is one basic that people tend to forgo, and combining heavy on heavy is usually what we classify as “overdone” or “caked” or “Adam Lambert” (great singer though).