Doing My Own Makeup For…

Hello! Am now in Labuan and will most probably be here until the end of February :) It’s going to be quite a busy year for me- with courses and flying back and forth, but in the meantime I’ll still try to update as much as I can!

As most of you might know, I am here not only for work, but also for the solemnisation, or the registration of my marriage to my dear other half, which was held on the 19th January 2013 :) It was a short, legal ceremony at the National Registration Department with the ring exchange and signing of the marriage certificate, followed by a beach pre-wedding photoshoot, and finally a simple buffet dinner reception later that night at the Palm Beach Resort & Spa beach pavilion for our employees, friends, clients and suppliers here.

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And… I actually did my own makeup for the whole day! :P It’s quite a feat considering how I don’t exactly have confidence in my own makeup skills, and for such an important event as well :s I also did my own hair! It’s not that I wanted to skimp on a hairdresser or a makeup artist, but there were no reliable ones here so I had no choice really :(

I have to say- this is the most makeup I’ve ever brought along to Labuan, as I usually go with the bare minimum and  ones that are easier to travel with, but since this is a special occasion I guess allowances has to be made :P I’m also trying to go for a more natural, polished look, as it’s by the beach and not so formal so no need for anything special.

So what were the makeup I used for my big day?

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Ushering In 2013 With Style…

… and a FOTD! Perhaps the very first one on beaute fabuleuse as well, even?

Now I was very excited when Lily of ChloeAsh Tweeted asking if any bloggers would love to join her and her lovely Femme Boulevard group as guests ushering in the year 2013 with style by doing a themed look (As Femme Boulevard always does every month- themed looks I mean)… and without a second thought I jumped at the offer…

This proved to be quite a challenge indeed, especially since Mum has had surgery (Her surgery was initially planned to be some time after February 2013 but it couldn’t be delayed any more due to her discomfort) and my time has been dedicated to taking care of her- making sure she does her exercises/physiotherapy and assisting her in moving around as she still needs the aid of a walker. But all is well- she’s doing much better as the days pass and I managed to come up with a look! It was not easy I tell you, especially for a makeup greenhorn such as myself :s

The theme? Shiny/metallic lids and bold/vampy lips.

Image nicked from BellaSugar.

I cracked my head for a few days wondering what should I do with the theme, and there were times I got so frustrated with experimenting I just wanted to pull out haha! I initially planned on doing a makeup mask, something like the one picture above but my inexperience and clumsy hands got the best of me :( So I had to do come up with something less elaborate and takes less skill…

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what I came up with, after almost 2 hours of experimenting and playing around:

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Teaser – Urban Decay Vice Palette

Just a quick update to bring you some news of which I am terribly excited about:

Yes, I am a proud owner of the Urban Decay Vice Palette! :D Thanks to my dearest boyfriend Louis, of course ;) He seems to be my eyeshadow palette dealer, that man. It’s not launched in Malaysia yet, and I got mine from Urban Decay directly as soon as it was launched on the website, but word on the grapevine is that Sephora Malaysia is going to be bringing it in so keep your eyes peeled!

A little teaser photo of the palette ahead :)

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

If you’re a fan of tattoos- I am, and I myself personally have a few tattoos (Which I will one day talk about, promise), you should at least know who Kat Von D is or are familiar with her, and her self-named, exclusive to Sephora (Though not in the physical stores in Malaysia it seems- I’ve only seen her small fragrance rollerball sets so far and nothing else) makeup range has always been on my radar even though I am not a huge fan of her personally, but more of I am a fan of the philosophy, feel and imagery behind the makeup range. Come on, it’s tattoos and has a vintage theme! :P

Image nicked from Squidoo. An old photo of Kat Von D for her makeup line, but my favourite.

It was only recently that I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the one thing I’ve been lemming-ing and lusting after the most from her makeup range, the Tattoo Liner, from the U.S.A. Sephora site thanks to my beloved boyfriend and the wonderful forwarding service he provides so I can shop :D I am a HUGE self-confessed eyeliner junkie, and eyeliner is the very first makeup product I’ve used, even before base makeup. It was Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil in 01 Softsmudge Black (Which is now sadly discontinued), and ever since then I’ve gone through and tried quite a few (OK, quite a lot of) eyeliners- pencil, liquid, gel, you name it. But without further adieu…

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

What it is:
A liquid liner pen that works on the face and the body.

What it does:
Achieve dramatic eyes and create temporary tattoos with this water-resistant must-have that brings out the artist in you. The innovative brush tip makes it easy to make your personal vision a reality.

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News – RMK Makeup Workshop By International Japanese Artist

Today’s Sunday Tip is temporarily interrupted to bring you the very first news post ever featured on Beaute Fabuleuse! A milestone! :D Also, because this week has been a little bit crazy work-wise and I was not able to get Sunday Tip done in time, or more like on time to my liking unfortunately :x Much apologies to the fans of Sunday Tip :( I promise I will try my best to have it properly resumed next week onward! :)

But fret not, for I bring news that piques even my own interest :D Let it be known I am no longer a subscriber of any of those coupon/group purchase deal thinga-ma-jigs (Due to a variety of reasons) and neither am I a fan, but I was notified of this great deal by RMK Malaysia and could not pass up the opportunity to share it out with you all.

Imaged nicked from RMK.

It is a 2 Hour Hands On Workshop, which will be conducted by RMK‘s international makeup artist Shinji Kaneko in conjuction with the RMK Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection, Deep Iridescence. The workshops will be conducted at The Gardens Mid Valley on Friday, 5th October 2012 and Sunday, 7th October 2012 and Suria KLCC  on Saturday, 6th October 2012. For more details and information on the workshop, and also to attend, you will need to visit the Groupon for the deal here or here. No, unfortunately it’s not free :P

It does seem like a very interesting workshop from what I have read, and there seems to be quite gratuitous freebies as well! :D Not only that, though, you will get to enhance your makeup skills, meet some new people and most of all get and learn tips and tricks from a professional makeup artist, so it would be a great experience in my opinion. To be honest, I am personally intrigued and would love to attend it myself, as I am quite interested in RMK and would love to experience their products more apart from the RMK Liquid Foundation (Reviewed here), RMK Pressed Powder N and RMK Cheek Brush S which I own and love, but I am unable to commit as I am still unsure when I will be able to get my behind back to K.L. at the moment :( But if I am able to make it I would definitely attend! :D

What about you? Are you interested/intrigued and planning to attend? :)

Also, today is a special day, not just because of the debut of Beaute Fabuleuse‘s first news post, but because it is dear Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything‘s birthday! Yes we are 10 days apart :P Please don’t forget to wish her a very happy birthday and all the best in everything! <3 I do hope she’s enjoying herself! ;)