Eid edition: How to make your makeup last through the rendang and sweat.

Time goes by so fast! Less than 2 weeks before Ramadan! After Ramadan we will be celebrating Eid and you know what that means…. Lots and lots of visiting! A lot of our sisters are glamming it up during Eid. Some of us go out buying new lashes, new eyeshadow palette, new foundation just so we can be glam while visiting our relatives. The weather in Singapore can be very unforgiving and it’s not very makeup friendly. Thank goodness we have waterproof makeup today or else we’re gonna end up looking like a raccoon by the second house. I’ll be sharing with you some of my tips on how I make my makeup last through the day!

1.) Moisturise

Before you start your makeup it’s important for you to moisturise your skin. Yes please do it even if you have oily skin. I personally have oily skin and I’ve seen how much moisturising help me from becoming more greasy throughout the day. The reason why it is less greasy is because your skin will stop producing so much sebum once it knows your skin has enough moisture. I’ve had client who told me that sometimes they use moisturizer and it won’t soak into their skin and leave their skin even more greasier. I found the right product that will help with that. I first discover this product when I was in LA. I was dry as a raisin there and this product help me a lot! It is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I have use this on all of my client and they liked it. This is also safe for people with sensitive skin. You can get this at sephora for only $24.

2.) Prime

Primer can help reduce pores and make applying makeup easier. I have two primer that I use. My first primer is liquid base and my second primer is a matte cream base. My go to primers are Farsali unicorn essence and Schmitzkova Mattifying Primer. Firstly I would use 3 drops of the unicorn essence and spread it evenly on my face and then I would take Schmitzkova mattifying primer and put it on my T-zone or troubled area where I tend to grease. It has work well for me when I have to be out the whole day/night.

3.) Exfoliate

Exfoliating is good because it remove dead skin cell. I’m focusing on the lips here. Use a lip scrub and you’ll see the difference. Lipstick can stick on better and glide on more easier on your lips. During Eid we will most likely be eating a lot so you can’t really expect your lipstick to never budge. Liquid lipstick tend to last longer but let’s be honest it won’t be able to last through our rendang and sambal goreng. Yummmmm. I usually prefer going with traditional bullet/creme lipstick because it’s easier to layer on. Some liquid lipstick will separate and some just become thick on your lips because of the build up so that’s not cute. Lately I have been loving the new YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain. It is so pigmented and it really feels like nothing on the lips! This is my go to lipstick and I need more shades! From the name itself you know it’s gonna stain your lips so even it it fades you still have some colour on your lips and you can totally layer it on!

4.) Baking

Oh.. I had my doubts about baking  in the beginning but after I tried it, I’m a believer. I usually bake my trouble zone. My nose, around my mouth and maybe on the chin. I basically use my setting powder all over my face but I only do baking on the parts that tend to get greasy. I realise I do not need to do any touch up throughout the day.

5.) Eyelash

Who is a fan of falsies like me?! I feel like my look isn’t complete without falsies. I need to have my falsies on. Some eyelash glue just don’t want to play nice. Have you ever experience where you put on your favourite pair of lashes, went visiting and have it dangling for dear life at the very edge of your lashes? Nightmare! If you bring your lash glue then you can glue it back but sometimes your eyeliner might already be ruin. Not cute babe! I found the perfect glue. I have been using this glue forever! It stays put through the storm girlfriend! You need to it. If you read my article on best eyelash glue you’ll know which glue I’m talking about. StarLash eyelash glue is your best friend. It’s cheap and it works! You can get it at Sasa store for $6 if I’m not mistaken.

So there you go that’s my 5 tips for making my makeup last throughout the day. I hope this Eid you’ll be able to Glam up and show up without having to worry about your make up becoming a mess. Till next time beauties!

Love,

Nygmarose

 

this is not a sponsored post. All products mention I bought it myself.

Nygmarose top 5 makeup stash

Makeup lover like myself have massive makeup collections. I am running out of space in my beauty box and sometimes I come across new palette that I’d forgotten I had all this while. All this makeup and I will still buy more. I mean… There’s no such thing as too much makeup. If you’re a makeup artist like me, you definitely have to stock up your makeup. I was looking around my beauty box and I realise I have a few products that I will instantly gravitate to. I want to share my top favourite makeup products with you.

1.) Eyeshadow

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When I’m in a hurry or I have to pack just one palette for traveling, my go to is Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. I can create a simple neutral look and I can switch it up to a more dramatic look too. On my lazy days I will use the shade coco on my lid and take a blending brush to blend it upwards to my crease. On my not so lazy day, I like to use the shade maneater on my crease add coco to the outer corner and blessed on my lid. I’m not a big fan of the textured eyeshadow but I do use them on my lid when I do a black smokey eye so the colour would pop. Unfortunately Huda discontinued this palette when she came up with desert dusk palette.

2.) Primer

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I see this product everywhere on Instagram. My first thought was that ahhh just another hype online and probably isn’t that good. I was sceptical. It was pricey too! Sephora Singapore recently bring in the Farsali Rose Gold elixir and Unicorn essence. I went to the store to try it out and end up getting the unicorn essence. I have an oily skin….and also the fact I just want to be fancy having unicorn stuff on my face. OMG girlfriends….. This product is legit. I love the smell, I love how it feels on my skin and I love how my makeup look after using this primer. Best thing is that this is water-based so it helps with my oily skin and it is also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. YAY! Get it here.

3.) Foundation

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Fenty Beauty. Where do I even begin. Rihanna slay at everything. She’s the ultimate boss babe. Ever since I tried Fenty foundation, I never want any other foundation. It is so light and it stays matte on my oily skin. I don’t need much because the coverage is amazing. You have 40 shades to choose from and I am in the shade 310.  I am looking forward to more Fenty products because girl.. I need to get the whole collection! To be honest I love all of Fenty Beauty base products. It’s my go to for a flawless snatched base! Get it here.

4.) Concealer

I love a good concealer because I have acne scars and hyperpigmentation to cover. My all time favourite concealer is by Roxxmetics. Roxxmetics is a Singapore brand and I come across this brand when I participated in an instagram contest. They sent me the full cover concealer as one of the prize. This product is so amazing. Just a little bit of concealer was able to cover the hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. I use the shade medium. Get it here.

5.) Lashes

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My go to dramatic vavavoom lashes would be Carmen by Huda Beauty. I love my lashes long and thick. 😉 Of course some days I like a pair of nice wispies but if you know me, I go big. Carmen just frame my eyes nicely. I put Carmen on whenever I do a dramatic bold eye look. Be it a cut crease or nice smokey eye. Sadly you can’t get huda lashes in Singapore so you have to buy it from their website which can cost a lot with shipping. Get it here.

There you go girlfriends! That’s my top 5 makeup products. Share with me your top 5. Follow me on instagram or twitter for more beauty updates and my secret project 😉 Until next time!

Best Eyelash Glue!

Oh dear it’s been awhile hasn’t it. I have been pretty busy and weren’t able to update this site. I still create different looks so it’s best to follow me on Instagram because I am most active over there.

The last couple of days I kept seeing ladies posting/complaining about their falsies not sticking to their eyes. Some complain about how their falsies will move after a few hours of wearing them. I have been in that situation before and it’s frustrating. It’s not cute having falsies hanging for its dear life to whatever left of the eyelash glue. I’m going to share with you the best eyelash glue ever! I rate this eyelash glue 10/10.

It’s the StarLash eyelash glue! I swear by this product. You can party the night away and you don’t have to worry about losing your falsies on the dance floor. I have use this product for a few years now. You can purchase this lash glue at Sasa store. It only cost around $6. It’s cheap and for the size you can bring it anywhere in case you do need to adjust your lashes which I doubt you have to. Alternatively you can try buying it online. Click on the link here to purchase your lash glue.

I hope this help you with your falsies problem. Till next time. Stay beautiful. 😀

Peach Perfect

The beauty community are raving over the peachy eye makeup! Too Faced cosmetics will have exclusive events worldwide to celebrate the global launch of their Sweet Peach collection on the 7 January 2017. Who else is excited?! Looking at the palette I would say the colours are stunning. Definitely a staple and wearable for daily use. They did drop this eyeshadow palette in March and it was selling like hot cake! Fret not people, they are back and you can get your hand on the
m at Sephora or Too Faced website.

You know which cosmetic brand will be releasing a new eyeshadow palette too? Kylie Cosmetics. Yup. Another one to look out for. Kylie has been teasing us with this palette and we can’t wait to get them! It comes with 12 shades. This one is different from her other palette because… This time round she include a mirror and a brush! It’s retailing at $45. The palette will go on sale on the 12 January 2017, 3pm pst. So mark your calendar because you do not want to miss this one. You know how crazy it can be trying to buy makeup online!

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Here’s my take on the peachy eye makeup look. Share with me your looks on instagram by tagging @nygmarose or #peachynygma. I would love to see all your makeup work! Till next time.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Countdown 2017: Top 7 makeup releases in 2016

1.) Cover FX custom enhancer drops

Yes yes yes by now you know highlight is EVERYTHING. We want to glow from head to toe. Makeup junkie everywhere are raving about this product. I personally haven’t try it yet but since my Jeffree Star Skin Frost broke, maybe it’s time for me to get a new highlighter for myself. It is a little pricey but a little goes a long way. I watched the review by Tati (GlamLifeGuru). I am impressed with this product. Share your thoughts on this product. Do you love it or not. It comes in the shades Moonlight, Candlelight, Celestial, Sunlight, Sunkiss and Sunset. You can get it from Sephora for $42.

2.) Silisponge

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O M G guys. This product left me speechless. When I first saw it, I honestly thought it looked like chicken cutlet (i meant for the bra). Hudabeauty took it there when she actually took a bra inserts and cut it and used it for foundation application. I was cracking up like crazy. Some of the beauty trends these days. Molly Cosmetics are the one who came up with this idea. Interesting indeed. Apparently this product will help you from wasting product. As you know sponges usually soak up the product so you end up using more product. Silisponge is also easy to clean! Best of all, it’s cheaper than your beauty blender! Watch Michael Finch review on the silisponge.

3.) L.A girl pro coverage HD foundation

We all have come to love L.A girl concealer but now they come up with this foundation which has been getting very good reviews from the beauty community. If it is true then I say we have a winner. It cost $10 (if you’re from the US). $10 for a foundation that is actually good? Ahhh.. What a dream. I haven’t try this foundation yet but I just might since most of the beauty gurus who tried it seem to be loving the formula. For those of you in Singapore, don’t worry. You can get this foundation here. Here is a review from LustreLux.

4.) Rainbow Highlighter

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Ahh another highlighter but this time… It is rainbow. Yes! Ever wanna glow like a unicorn? Now you can. I first saw the rainbow highlighter on Instagram. Everyone was going crazy over this highlighter. The person behind this rainbow madness is Jenna and she own an Etsy store where she sold these highlighter. I’m not that bold to rock a rainbow hightlighter but Jeffree Star definitely can get away with it. So watch his review here on the highlighter.

5.) Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills

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This palette was inspired by the colours found in renaissance art. First look at the palette, it just look stunning. I am obsessed with the colours in the palette. It consist of 14 shades. 11 being matte and 3 shimmer. This palette gets a very positive review from most beauty junkie out there. ABH made this palette permanent. If you’re looking for a good palette to splurge on, you should totally get this one. It’s totally worth it and you can create a lot of different looks with this palette. Definitely one of the best releases in 2016. Watch Stephanie Nicole’s review of the Modern Renaissance palette here.

6.) Glow Kits by Anastasia Beverly Hills

We just can’t get enough do we? Glow your way to 2017!! When they announce on Instagram that they are coming up with two new glow kits, we all went bonkers. We all knew we gotta save up every single dollar we had. We NEED to get our hands on these glow kits. Anastasia Beverly Hills are known for delivering fantastic quality products. This is why we never think twice on splurging on their products. They definitely hit a home run with these glow kits. The two new glow kits are Sweets and Moon Child. Did you see the swatches? Oh.. My.. God. Hang on let me just take a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. That’s it. Go ahead and take my money. Watch Jasmine Hand’s review of the glow kits here.

7.) Kylie Cosmetics – The Burgundy Palette

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Oh Kylie. We can’t end the list without including Kylie. She first release Kylie lip kit in 2015 and the internet went K-RAZY. It was a huge success and then come Kylie Cosmetics in 2016. She has been putting out a lot of other products beside her famous lip kit. The first eyeshadow palette that she put out was the Bronze palette. It gets mix reviews. Some love it, some don’t. Not too long after for fall 2016 she release the burgundy palette. When I first saw the burgundy palette, I straight away fell in love with it. The colour in the palette look stunning! It cost $42 same as the Bronze palette and you get 9 shades. Everyone was obsessed with it. Kylie definitely step up her game and we can’t wait for what’s next.

That conclude some of my favourite releases for 2016. What is yours? Share your favourite in the comment. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year. May 2017 bring us all goodness. May you all be blessed with lots of joy, good health and tonnes of free makeup. Lol! Go ahead and be be-you-tiful.

 

Lots of love,

Nygmarose.

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.

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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

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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. 😉