Countdown 2017: Top 5 makeup challenges in 2016

1.) Full face using only highlighters challenge

Youtube: Mariya

2016 is the year of glow. I mean everyone is practically obsessed with everything shiny and shimmering. This challenge originally started from makeup artist name Mariya. She totally nail the look. So it went viral on every social media platform and beauty gurus start participating in this challenge. Some did a flawless job and some…. ehhhh.. not so much but good effort nonetheless. I personally would look like a greasy fried chicken if I take on this challenge so… uhmm.. Epic fail. Here are some of the beauty gurus who I think did a phenomenal job on this challenge: Nikkie Tutorials, Jeffree Star and Farah Dhukai.

2.) Full face using only glitter challenge

instagram: @katieelizabethbutt

Yet another challenge where we shine all the way to outer space. Aliens must think we have a lot of stars here on earth. Don’t invade us! Katie is a makeup artist who post most of her makeup tutorials on instagram. I remember she was all over instagram with her face full of glitter tutorials (you can check it out here). I think she look very sci-fi futuristic princess from outer space. Maybe this could be 2020 makeup look? You know after makeup brand can produce a glitter makeup that won’t be a pain in the butt to remove. I’m not a big fan of glitter. The thought of glitter getting into my eye gives me anxiety. I don’t see a lot of beauty gurus doing this challenge. I’m guessing they feel the same way about glitters or probably I’m just not aware. Some of the beauty gurus who took on this challenge are Nikkie Tutorials, Mykie (Glam&Gore) and BeautybyJosiek.

3.) Full face using liquid lipsticks challenge

Youtube: Jeffree Star

This challenge was started by Amy Macedo. This had me cracking up coz it was so hard to work with liquid lipsticks! If you have use liquid lipstick before you know it can be a bit drying. I could imagine the face feeling like a sahara desert. Oh and the pores tho. Jeffree star and Manny’s video was hilarious. I think Nikkie Tutorials and Evelina Forsell did a good job on this one. Check out their videos!

4.) Full face using kids makeup.

youtube: dope2111

Now this challenge is very interesting. It was created by Makeupbypita. Why do I say interesting? When did kids wear makeup?! When I was growing up, my mum would get me the princess set and the makeup that comes along with it, is not real makeup. It’s just plastic. Hard plastic!! It’s fake. Just to make kids feel fancy. So I was definitely shocked that there’s a bunch of kids makeup on the market today. I don’t particularly want to see my 3-year-old daughter beating her face. It’s scary ok! Imagine waking up to a little girl looking like bride of chucky. Girl… The only makeup I got when I was 9 is a lip gloss. The cheap 1 dollar lip gloss that has fruity flavours. I should try looking for kids makeup in Singapore. hmmm.. Well that aside here are some of the beauty gurus who took part in this challenge: Promise Phan, Christen Dominique and Nicole Skyes.

5.) How I did my makeup in high school challenge

Youtube: Jaclyn Hill

I’m not so sure who came up with this challenge but.. genius. What a way to take a trip down memory lane and look back at our terrible make up job. I must say, my makeup in high school was pretty simple. My makeup bag was just a small pouch. These days, my makeup require a big makeup bag. I think it’s time to upgrade my makeup case because the one I’m using now can’t fit all of my makeup. HELP! I remember in high school I would line my eyes with pencil liner and make it so thick. I was so proud of myself. Who else use their fingers for everything? Just me? Come on. I know we did that hence the break out on my face. Foundation? Oh it was definitely too light for me but I was trying to achieve the vampy look with the pale skin. I’m so goth -.- Mind you I’m not even fair skin so you can imagine how ridiculous I look. Share what are some of the makeup mistake you did in high school. Now let’s check out the people who took part in this challenge: Jaclyn Hill, Tana Mongeau, and Grav3yardgirl.

Which of these challenges are your favourite? Share with us.

Countdown to 2017: Top 5 Makeup Trends in 2016

1.) Glitter everywhere!

Seems like in 2016, we are obsessed with everything sparkling. Glitter is everywhere. Me on the other hand, I have a love/hate relationship with glitter. I mean I love the sparkling shiny effect but…. getting it everywhere is a whole other story. Have you ever had glitter get in your eye? Yes. Nightmare. Some of the glitter trends are glitter brows, glitter lips, glitter eyelid & glitter tears.

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2.) Metallic Lipstick

I remember in the early 2000, metallic lipstick was huge. I used to have a pink metallic hello kitty lipstick. Ahh the memories.. Now it’s making a come back. Out with matte in with metallic. Makeup brands like Kylie Cosmetics, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Milani and others are coming up with a lot of metallic shades and it’s amazing. What are some of your favorite Metallic shades?

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3.) Contouring to the extreme (Body Parts)

Oh how wonderful life is with contouring.. Or else my face will be so flat…. and round. The only contouring I do is on my face. However there has been trend of extreme contouring where people actually contour their body parts! The most common one is contouring the chest to make it appear like you have bigger… uhm.. bosoms. I have also come across videos where people contour their tummy for illusion of abs, contouring their neck and leg to make it appear slimmer. What do you think of these extreme contouring?

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4.) Gold flake eyeshadow

Maybe this is not a super big trend but I saw this when Emma Watson rock it on the red carpet. I also starting to see beauty gurus doing makeup look inspired by it. It’s bold and I think it’s more suitable for the runway, red carpet or perhaps night out in town? I feel like you could always get away with bold look in the night-time.

 

5.) Baking

Oh no we’re not talking about muffin or cupcakes honey. We are baking that face. What????? No don’t start getting idea of putting your face in the oven. Baking here basically mean putting setting powder and leave it to “bake” for 5 minutes(or more) and then dust it off. In the beginning I was kind of skeptical about it but as I tried it…. OMG. This baking stuff works. I realise it sets my concealer better and hide my eyebag like a magic! However be very careful to choose a setting powder that works or else you’re gonna have white undereye which shows up in photos. I’m of the deeper skin tone and finding the right setting powder is important so I won’t appear ashy. I’m currently using Sacha Buttercup setting powder. For people with deeper skin tone like mine I think this works best.

Youtube: Heidi Hamoud

That’s my top 5 trends in 2016. Did you love it or hate it? What do you think the next trend is gonna be in 2017? Share with us.

Hello & Christmas Giveaway

Hello beauty community!

I will not be doing a long introduction here. I’m pretty sure it’ll just bored you to death. Let’s move to the best part! FREE MAKEUP!!! Yesssss! Who doesn’t love free makeup! This is the time where brands & beauty gurus will do a lot of giveaways and I will update you on some of them so you can participate and hey.. You might just win all the makeup you’ve been eyeing for awhile without breaking the bank!

Here are some of them:

1.) Jaclyn Hill

instagram: @jaclynhill

Girl.. If you don’t know who Jaclyn Hill is you better start taking note. She is one of the best makeup guru out there. I personally love watching her tutorials! This Christmas she is being very very extremely generous and she is doing the 12 days of giveaway on her instagram! The best part of it (i mean the best freakin part for real) is that it’s open for everyone!! What are you waiting for? Head over to instagram, give her a follow and simply just repost the picture she post of the giveaway. Instagram: @jaclynhill

2.) Mecca Maxima

instagram: @meccamaxima

If you’re like me you haven’t heard of Mecca Maxima before well basically they’re like Sephora. I first found out about them when I was in Melbourne. Totally love the store. They carry a lot of cosmetics brand. They are giving away $50 gift card however it’s only open for Australian resident. All you gotta do is follow them on instagram, upload a picture showing how big of a makeup junkie you are, give a good caption and tag them. Closing on the 18 Dec 2016 so hurry! Instagram: @meccamaxima

3.) Sleek Makeup

instagram: @sleekmakeup

Where do I begin with Sleek Makeup. Totally love this brand. This season they are also doing 12 days of giveaway. Best part (yes this is the best part) is that they are open for EVERYONE!! So quickly head over to their instagram (@sleekmakeup) & facebook to find out how you can participate. https://www.facebook.com/SleekMakeUP/

4.) Wet N WIld

instagram: @wetnwildbeauty

Another amazing brand doing a giveaway! I love their nail polish. It is affordable and good. This Christmas they are doing #WILDfor24DaysOfGiveaways and it is awesome!! This is only open for the US residents. Follow them on instagram (@wetnwildbeauty) & facebook https://www.facebook.com/wetnwildcosmetics

5) Cryptic Cosmetics

instagram: @depechegurl

If you are regular on instagram and follow a lot of beauty gurus you will come across Depeche Gurl’s feed. She is is the founder of Cryptic Cosmetics and she’s doing the 12 days of #Cryptmas. Totally should check her out if you haven’t. Follow her instagram (@depechegurl) & the makeup brand instagram (@crypticcosmetics) for instruction on how you can enter.

6.) Milani Cosmetics

instagram: @milanicosmetics

I love Milani Cosmetics foundation and have you check out their metallic liquid lipsticks?! OMG. obsessed! They will do a giveaway for 8 days starting next week and you do not wanna miss this! They will update when the time is near so go and give them a follow on instagram or else you’ll lose out. Instagram: @milanicosmetics

7.) Eylure

instagram: @eylureofficial

If you love falsies like me you obviously have heard of this brand. They are the one with Vegas Nay lashes. They are also doing the 12 days of giveaway and it is already their 9 day! However there is still time to enter so quickly head over to their instagram now! They give away a lot of goodies and you would want to win this one. Instagram: @eylureofficial

So beauties, have yourself a very Merry Christmas and good luck. Follow our official instagram page while you’re at it. 😉