Friday, January 28, 2011

Prom Makeup

My sister is growing up really fast and I still can't believe that she's old enough to go to the prom. :D Anyway I did her and  her BFF's makeup for the prom. :)

I wanted to achieve a very natural and flawless look since I want them to look their age and not look older. I had to be very careful in contouring their face and make it really subtle so the shadows don't look too harsh. I did 2 different smokey eye look on each girl.

For my sister, I did a different technique since she's a monolid. I used UD's Money, Loaded and Perversion for her look. How to achieve her look:
1. Apply eye primer.
2. Pat on Money over her lids, since she is a monolid, I applied a little over her non-visible crease and blend out to gradually fade out the color towards her brows.
3. Apply Loaded by gradually adding the color slowly starting from the corner of her eyes going outward and upward towards her brows. I keep adding the color up to 2/3 of her eyelid going towards the center and keeping inner corner of her eyes without this color. I keep adding color with her eyes looking straight (and opened) so I can control and see the color buildup just above her crease. Since she is a monolid, she needs more color above her crease and if not careful it could end up putting too much, so it is important that I apply the color with her eyes open.
4. Add dimension by darkening the outer corners with Perversion.
5. Apply eyeliner gradually making it thicker towards the outer corner of her eyes.
6. Curl lashes, put on false lashes and apply mascara.

For Chelleey, I used UD's Snatch, Maui Wowie, Last Call and Perversion She has a good creased eyes so I used the conventional technique with a twist. How to achieve her look:
1. Apply eye primer
2. Pat on Snatch all over the lids up to her crease and blend out to get rid of harsh lines.
3. Pat on Maui Wowie on the center of her lids. This will serve as highlights to her eyes.
4. Apply Last Call starting from the corner of her eyes, lightly brushing towards the center in single horizontal strokes. Keep applying to build up the color as desired. Then apply color on the crease using a 45 degree strokes upward towards the center. Apply lightly slowly building up the color. Keep building up the color on the outer V.
5. Add dimension by adding Perversion starting from the corner of the eyes and lightly blending the color using light circular strokes. Skip putting on the crease to make the look very light and subtle.
6. Apply eyeliner, thicker on the outer corners, apply false lashes and mascara.

Products used:
MAKEUPFOREVER High Definition Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAKEUPFOREVER High Definition Powder
Paul & Joe Eyebrow Powder 01
MAC Eye Brow Gel Beguile
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Book of Shadows III UD♥ NYC
MAKEUPFOREVER Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil 01
MAKEUPFOREVER Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara
Paul & Joe Limited Edition Face Color B 002
Chanel Powder Blush 13 Candy
Revlon Blush and Bronzer Plumberry/Plum
THEFACESHOP Pure Blossom Powder Pearls Mini
L'Oreal Lip Parfait Simply Rose 658
MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick Satin
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect
Sigma High Defenition Brushes
Sigma Complete Brush Set

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jan 2011 Giveaway

Hi everyone! :) It's time for another giveaway! First off, I want to greet everyone a Happy New Year! I know it's a bit late already but I have been on hiatus for so long. I want to thank you guys for sticking with me :)

Anyway, here are the items that I will be giving away. 1 lucky follower will win an elf Get the Look - Smokey Eyes kit which includes 1 Brightening Eyeliner, 1 Lengthening & Defining Mascara, 1 Drama Eyeshadow, 1 Eye Smudge Brush, 1 Mechanical Eyelash Curler. A follower will be winning an Eyeko Rain Polish. Another follower from Philippines will be winning the Baylis & Harding Moonlight Lavender Mini 3 Pc Set which includes 100ml bottle of body wash, a 100ml bottle of body lotion and a 100g soap.

This contest is open internationally with an exception of another price available to be given away to viewers from the Philippines. As much as I wanted to make all the prices available internationally, there might be problems involved in shipping liquid based products to other countries so in order to prevent disappointments, the 3rd item will be given away to a local viewer of my site.

Here are the mechanics of the contest:
1. Post a beauty tip on my Facebook page wall, Makeup by Miyo. Beauty tips can be anything about skin care, makeup and hair care. You may also post a photo to best describe your tip but this is only optional.
2. By Feb 19, I will announce the winners.
3. Winners will be determined by the following conditions:
    a. The beauty tip with the most likes will win the elf Get the Look - Smokey Eyes kit. So the more friends you have to support your entry and more followers who like it, then the more chances of winning. :)
    b. I will randomly pick 2 likers of my page - 1 winner (international or local) will win an Eyeko Rain Polish and 1 Phils resident to win the Baylis & Harding Moonlight Mini 3 pc gift set. So friends who support your entries can also have the chance to win :)

 elf Get the Look - Smokey Eyes
Baylis & Harding Moonlight Lavender Mini 3 pc. Gift Set

Monday, January 10, 2011

Teaser: Collaboration Project

A colleague from college, Russel CP, and I did a collaboration shoot yesterday featuring 13seouls, a boy cover group for Super Junior. We were supposed to shoot 16 people - the 13 members, 2 choreographers and their manager (who happens to be my little sister). Unfortunately, 7 of the boys were not able to come so we are only able to complete the set cards of the 6 members.

Teaser photos:

Creative Directors: Russel CP and Miyo Sia
Photography by Russel CP
Makeup by Miyo Sia
Have fun and stay beautiful everyone!

♥ Miyo