Wednesday, February 23, 2011
All the above photos were taken 10 hours after I applied my airbrush makeup. I did not retouch my blush or my foundation and yet I still looked fresh and my make up looks very natural.
Although I just used my Iphone in taking these pictures, you can still see that my makeup looks flawless.
The beauty of airbrush makeup is that it looks very natural, fast application ( although its an acquired skill) and last very long. Many of my brides prefer airbrush because of these qualities.
I teach airbrush makeup as well, if you are intrested, feel free to message me at email@example.com.
For more samples of airbrush makeup, please visit my website http://www.ochielaraya.com.
Stay Beautiful ladies!!
I have been doing makeup workshops and talks and recently, ADB homemaker's club hired me to conduct makeup demo & basic workshop on personal makeup. We mainly focused on day and simple makeup. I also taught them anti-aging makeup techniques and corrective makeup as well.
I also showed my video tutorials as their guide when they did their own makeup/
I had a wonderful time and here are some of our before and after photos where they did their own makeup. Some picture where not shown for privacy reasons. For more information on my makeup seminars, please visit my website, ochielaraya.com.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Starting February till March, I have been conducting a personality development and grooming seminar for Wrangler. I also did a short makeup demo for their sales consultants.
I did a makeup demo on day makeup for the work place. Fast (15-20 minutes ) Simple yet professional looking. I had a great time and I was glad to have worked with them.
I did a short skin consultation, skin care and makeup tips and tricks. I posted some pictures of my models at Wrangler. So here are the before and after photos.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
When you are looking for a foundation, consider the 3 C's. Color, coverage and consistency. The color of this foundation ranges from pink to yellow based to suit different skin tones. Although I find that they have limited shades. Coverage on the other hand is impeccable. It is medium to full coverage and it is very blendable and so easy to apply. As soon as I applied it, it covered my age spots and pimple marks. I was told that this foundation can also cover those with rosacea, melasma, age and liver spots.
If you need more coverage, go ahead and apply a second coat and it will not cake. Also, it did not settle on my fine lines as all! So thatt's a big plus for me.
It is water based so it will not make your face look or feel oily at all. Also, since its creme, its hydrating enough that those with dry skin will love this product. Setback is price is a little steep, P1800 per tube and you just need to give the tube a good shake because sometimes, the water settles and when you press the tube, only water comes out. Aside from that, I highly reccomend this foundation for all skin type. I used this foundation and after 6 hours, I still look fresh and matte. The finish is very natural looking, although you must use a translucent powder because anything heavy will defeit the purpose of it looking natural.
As for the liquid foundations, it offers a wider range of shades compared to the creme foundation. Coverage is light to medium but its still very good because the finish looks very natural as well. Since its oil free, I can recommend this to those with oily skin. As for the consistency, its very light & feels like second skin.You just need a tiny amount because the product is very pigmented. It did not settle into my fine lines as well and this is the foundation I will use for everyday. After 4-5 hours I still didnt need to blot my face or retouch.
But I find the liquid dries up easily upon application. So its better to use your fingers or a damp sponge when applying. If you need more coverage, you can just add another coat. If you prefer a full coverage, better opt for the silk creme foundation.
Laura M. loose powder is very fine and is a great combination for the liquid and creme foundations. Although my all time favorite is still makeup forever HD powder, this is the powder I will use for everyday.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I bought several Makeup forever products recently and one of them is their Duo matte powder foundation. I used one before and this is my second one. Usually, I use MAC studio fix powder because it gives just the right coverage for me, but this powder is just as good if not better.
There is of course a downside, but let me discuss the good ones first. I love this product because it gives medium to full coverage. The trick with powder foundations is that, you conceal your imperfections first, before you apply it on, contrary to liquid foundation application.
You can wear this foundation for several hours, even outdoors and will still give you that matte finish. I wore this for 7 hours and I did not even need to reach for my oil blotter.The product absorbs oil and give you a matte finish, thus the name.
If you want a more natural looking finish, use a brush. The way to do it is to use a medium paddle powder brush & swirl it unto the pan to pick up the product. If you use a big powder brush, it might be too messy. Tap the excess as usual.
If you choose to use a sponge or velour puff, pat the powder on and do not sweep it across your face.
But if you do it this way, do not overdo the application because it will make you look cakey. This product is good but like any other product, if applied wrong, will not give good results.
Downside, I find it expensive. Mac studio fix is about P1,900 the last time I bought one ( still not cheap) this one is P2,200.
Apart from that, I will recommend this product to those who has oily, combination skin. If you have dry skin, avoid any powder foundations.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Bodyshop is one of my favorite stores. I buy my bodywash, toiletries, scented oils & candles from this store. They offer a lot of discounts & rewards lately I wonder if they are still making money. Anyways, it does not diminish my love for their products. I don't own any Bodyshop makeup though, until recently.
So I would like to review them one by one. First I want to review their Flawless Protecting cream to powder foundation. After using it twice, I fell in love with it. Let me discuss a few points why it is a great product.
As far as performance is concerned, it gives the skin a radiant finish. After I applied it, I instantly saw the difference. My face look brighter and my skin looked fresh & well rested.
I used this twice for my day makeup and after 5-6 hours of running errands, I never needed to blot my face ( I use clean & clear by the way) . It glides on smoothly but be sure to apply a day cream/moisturizer first. It dries as a powder & its up to you if you still want to apply a setting powder, but wearing it alone is fine.
It has both both UVB/UVA broad spectrum SPF 15. It has Maruba oil that helps repair the skins moisture barrier. it is also infused with vitamins A, E & F that encourage regeneration of skin cells. So what does it mean? It makes you look good & its good for your skin too!
So isnt that a treat?
I do not recommend this product to those with Dry skin though. If you have Oily or combination skin, this would be perfect.