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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Lemming List – January 2013

To start off the new year, here’s my Lemming List, the January 2013 edition!

Hopefully the Lemming List will be a more frequent thing on beaute fabuleuse– maybe not monthly, but more of a 3- to 6-months-once thing? I was looking through and pinning stuff on one of my Pinterest boards- Beauty Stuff I Want– when I thought, “Hey, why not?” :P I am also partly inspired by one of Joyce of Bronzer Bunny‘s post- Brands I Want More Of In 2013 :) However, not every single thing I want is on this list, though, just things I am really crushing on as I’m writing this post right now!

Lemming List January 2013

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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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Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Duo

Presenting my official, very first eyeshadows, from Inglot, in form of an eyeshadow duo in their famous Freedom System palette! This is all credited to the lovely Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything, who suggested Inglot eyeshadows to me after I’ve been brainstorming about finding the “perfect” brand and eyeshadow shades (Namely green and gold) for my Lady Loki cosplay project (Which I mentioned about here) and directing me to her review of them here. I have heard many good things about Inglot eyeshadows and was immediately sold after reading her review, and thanks to Sukie‘s efforts I was able to get my hands on them! :)

Inglot‘s Freedom System is basically a build-your-own system, and the palettes come in a huge variety- they can range from holding 2 to 40 eyeshadows in a palette, and are not limited to only eyeshadows but can also hold blushes and/or powders (Depending on palette). While the standard size of a refill is square or slightly rectangular, there are also round-shaped refills for concealers and/or lipsticks. They can also be stacked on top of each other (I assume if the sizes all match so it’s easier, considering they use magnets), creating a truly unique, personal and customised palette.

Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Duo

Our unique Freedom System allows customers to experiment with countless shades and colour combinations of different face products, giving them the opportunity to create their own customised colour palette.

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