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The Makeup Look: No, I'm Not Pretty. Not At All...

10/07/2011Shen Gee




That's why I keep on falling in love with makeup and skin care over and over again. For the past 4 years, I became enslaved with the wonders of how a simple lipstick can change you. How an eyeliner can open up your eyes and how incredible your skin can become with just a peeling treatment. And oh! The wonders of eye cream and concealers! 

Whether you're born beautiful or the pretty gene has skipped you, never let it tell you how you should look at yourself. For centuries woman has made sure that they only become and feel much more prettier. Screw those people who think you not pretty enough. Am I right?

That's why I purposely made the photo above larger. I'm thankful to have that face. It may not be up par for  what is truly pretty or it may not even come up to scratch but it's what God gave me. And because of this face, I discovered that I have knack for makeup application and learned a lot of things about skin and skin care. Because of this face, I met really awesome people who loves makeup and cosmetics as much as I do. Now tell me, how can I not love my face despite of it not being pretty enough? It has brought so much blessings I felt I won the Miss Universe title. :) #Pak!

This face is far from perfect (light years away from perfect). But how I see it and with some help with some bit of products... I see something that I can be truly proud of.

And I hope you see the same in you!


I played with my camera with the poses above. It looks like I'm getting my ID pic taken. LOL!

I remember those days when I had so many qualms about using bright eyeshadows. Then I felt myself become a bit braver every time I use it and I would have the courage to play with more colors and improve on my blending. And though others may not see it the way I do, I felt a bit empowered... a little bit more confident. Happy, even.

Purple is such a good makeup shade for us Filipinas. This shade gets me into a partying mood! It's so vibrant, edgy and totally character changing. So even if I don't have any party to go to, I find myself wearing purples a lot. Well, life is a party anyway, right?

So if ever you're in bad mood... somebody called you names, a guy dumped you or your whole days just plain sucked... why not rock a violet makeup look.


I wore this look for an event I went to and I was happy to receive compliments on my blending skills. I really was touched because we all know how it takes time and effort to get blending down to a t. Thank you, Josh and Brigitte!

For the face:
Goodskin Labs Smooth 365 as primer
Shu Uemura Face Architect Skin Refining Mousse Foundation
Clinique Super Balanced Powder Makeup SPF 15
Nars Orgasm Blush with NYX HD Grinding Blush in Apricot



For the eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eye shadows (different gradation of purples, black for defining the crease, beige for highlighting)
Fanny Serrano Gel Liner
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Mascara
Tony Moly Lovely Eyebrow Pencil


For the Lips:
MAC Pink Nouveau Amplified Lipstick
NARS Angelika Lip Gloss

People may say that I'm not pretty enough and I gladly concede but that doesn't mean I shouldn't have fun, right? And what's more fun than creating makeup looks with the skills that you've acquired for years of playing with cosmetics. Besides, not everyone has a right to say you're not pretty enough. Unless they have the silkiest hair, fairest of face and the sexiest body. I just don't think they have the right, don't you agree? Unfortunately, there's not so many people like that. :)

What is more important than being pretty is being true to yourself and knowing how to take the good with bad and loving life trying not to hurt anyone's feelings.

And on that note...

here's a few wacky poses! Lol! (because y'all know I really wacky IRL!)


Scatterbraintures commented that I don't do wacky poses anymore. So here's one (and two) for yah, beauty! Thanks for reminding me that I can do this on my blog! Lol!

And I would like to thank the wonderful readers and visitors of this blog! So much love to y'all!


For those who were bullied. No To Bullying!

Earrings and Top, from Forever 21.
Hair Color by Creations Salon & Davines





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