Achieve Beautiful Eyes with AB Eye Tapes

Hi Lovelies!

Are you like me, Asian with tiny eyes? 😛

Well, I have a beauty secret not-so-secret to share with you!

Some time back, AB beauty brand invited me down for a beauty demonstration led by Kevin Lao Shi, a famous beauty trainer and make up artist from Taiwan who’s famous for teaching his skills on Taiwan TV beauty programmes.

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Charming Kevin on the poster!

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Kevin with host of the day, DJ Jia Hui.

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Kevin begins to swiftly work his magic on the model of the day with “stubborn” single eye lids, according to him.AB Beautiful Eye Sticker Blogger Event 006_new

It’s amazing how Kevin transformed her small asian eye (like mine) into big, beautiful and charming! Unfortunately the lightning in the store was really terrible and this is the best I could get. Sorry for the poor quality. :/ AB Beautiful Eye Sticker Blogger Event 005_new

With my dear friend Vinna of www.Vinvola.com ~ 😉

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From L-R:
Fabric Eye Wick (white) to thicken eye lash bone, for fuller looking eye lashes, $$16.90.
Single Eye Tape (yellow), this is my favourite because it suits my single eye lids the best, haha. S$23.90.
Mezical (not sure what it means) Eye Fiber 2 (orange), is basically a thin double sided sticker meant to create double eye lids. It requires more practice for this and you can able use up to 2 pieces at once. I tried using this but I have rather “stubborn” single eye lids as well so the effect isn’t very good on me. I would recommend this for people who already have double eye lid folds and want to further accentuate / define it. 🙂 S$28.90.
Double Eye Tape (Green) is a double eye tape that’s meant for “one touch” fast and easy application. S$23.90.
Double Eye Tape (Brown) is similar to the Yellow Single Eye Tape except it isn’t as thick. S$23.90.
AB Double Eye Liquid (Purple) S$19.90.

AB Eye Tapes and Liquid is available at SaSa stores in Singapore.

Close ups of the respective packaging, basically all the eyes look similar and the sticker of the girls are the same… So it is slightly misleading. 😛 But the wordings,the colours and items within are different. 🙂

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My favourite of the lot; Single Eye Tape (Yellow) for Double Eyelid effect!
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There are 80 single tapes, which would be suitable for 40 wears (should you use on both eyes), and should last for more than a month if you use it daily! 😉

These are the items I used for the look:AB Beautiful Eye Sticker Review 006_new

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Single Eye Tape, Eye Lid Glue, Fabric Eye Wick and Tokyo Direct’s Star Lash Eye lashes in DB17 (non AB product).

Basically I first put on the Single Eye Tape to create double eye lids on my single eye lids. Lol.
Then I put on my regular eye shadow / make up.
Then I put on the Eye Wick on my falsies before putting on the falsies!

I took about 1 hour (I generally don’t put on eye lid tape or falsies, with experience I think you can minimize the time to 20 min) to achieve this look:

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Since I went with eyelid tapes and falsies, I also went all the way to line my lower waterline with white liner, cat liner and also lined my lower outer eye corner / rim with black liner to achieve this huge doll eyed look. 😉 This is a look that you definitely can recreate for a special event, like attending a concert or a special dinner.

I highly recommend AB eye lid tapes, I’ve used a handful of eye tapes from SASA, where AB products are available and honestly none of them are as good as AB tapes. Some of them stick and I’ve finished using, and some of them don’t stick at all and its a waste of money and the best part is that they all don’t have ostensible/obvious branding/names so even if I wanted to recommend you I also can’t. I think they were Japanese brands and I can’t read or type Japanese, lol. So it’s great that this AB eye lid tape brand trusted by  many and raved in Taiwan, can now also be used by us in Singapore! 🙂

I specially recommend their single / double eye tapes depending on your eyelid needs. AB eye tapes are not too thick but they stick really well and they help to create that magical fold for the double eye lid effect. Yet it doesn’t hurt when you remove it. This stuff is nothing short of amazing.

I was very satisfied with how the look came out on photo, but I am still not used to carrying falsies which can be quite heavy on my lids. I would continue using the AB eye tapes to create double eye lid look, without the falsies, on a normal day. 😉

Let me know if you have any questions!

x

Ena

My Illamasqua Makeover Experience

 

Hi Lovelies!

If you’ve been following me on my Instagram @ena_teo, you’ll know that early last weekend, I had a makeover at Illamasqua’s counter at Robinsons Orchard.

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I was excited to be invited down for the makeover by Illamasqua because I’ve long heard of this cult British brand since it came upon Singapore’s shores late last year and I’ve also had the pleasure of checking them out at their first counter at Selfridges while I was in London UK.

1230092_561492393912634_1626405504_nFor the uninitiated, Illamasqua debuted in the UK in 2008 and aims to empower people to express their individuality. As their website so eloquently puts it. “Champions of creativity and fighting against injustice wherever we go, our highly-pigmented, long lasting products provide consumers and make-up artists alike with the products and inspiration to ensure they can express themselves, whoever they are and whatever look they want to achieve.”

They now have 3 standalone stores in the UK, along with many department stores stocking them as well as in Australia, Middle East, Thailand and now in Singapore as well. They are also found in the US market through Sephora stores.

Let’s just go straight to how it was, shall we?

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I went down with skincare, sunblock, brows drawn and a light coat of lipstick on my face. 🙂

The last 2-3 weeks I’ve been plagued with all the summer viruses you can think of; sore throat, fever, flu… and I was just recovering (and still am recovering, lol). 😛 So after being quite sick for the week, I was glad to be recovering and heading out with my friends that night! The makeover came in very timely. 🙂

And these are the make up that worked magic under the skilful hands of make up artist Eryn!

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Powder base & Power Eyeshadows in Wolf, Tango & Machine

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Powder blushers in Nymph (pink) & Disobey (brownish). White powder palette is pressed powder in white, used to powder off eyeshadow that flaked down on cheeks or below eye areas.

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Lipsticks for that rich plum look; in Shard & ESP. Lip colouring pencil in Lust.

Here’s the first set of photos after the makeover!

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I LOVE the smokey eye effect and how sophisticated it looks on my tiny asian eyes! 🙂 I also love the mix of lipsticks that look like a mixture of plum and red wine. 😉

And here’s the second set of photos with more definition on the eyes, cheeks, a coat of  lipstick in Underworld on the lips for that added drama and oomph!

If the photos above made me feel like I was ready for a red carpet event, then the ones below made me feel like I was ready to step onto the scene of a Twilight movie scene! #asianvampire #hollywoodambition 😛

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With my eye-lids closed to showcase the full effect of the beautiful ombre done! <3

Full list of Illamasqua products used for the makeover:

Hydraveil – $58 Skin Base 08 – $59.50 Powder Foundation PF210 – $65 Cream Pigment Emerge – $40 Powder Eyeshadow Wolf / Tango / Machine – $33 Each Powder Blusher Nymph / Thrust / Disobey – $44 Each Lipsticks Shard / ESP – $34 Each Colouring Lips Lust – $31 Raven Mascara – $32

I personally recommend Hydraveil, which is a cosmetic base similar to a primer for normal to oily skin, This stuff is good. It hydrates the skin while prepping it for the foundation. Overall I really enjoyed the foundations – skin base liquid and powder foundations – they provided moderate coverage (what I needed and how I like it) without being too heavy or cakey. I’m also glad to attest that they stayed on 12 hours after a longgg night with my friends with a lottt of dancing and walking. And they came off easily with my usual water based makeup remover routine! And my skin did not break out whatsoever. 😉 I would also really recommend the lipsticks in the colours I’ve worn for the makeover – Shard, ESP & Underworld, just cause they’re sooo prettyyy and they were also not particularly drying either, as pigmented lip colours usually do. 🙂

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These are the skin base and primers for regular daily wear. With so many colours to choose from! 🙂 Illamasqua Makeover Enabalista2014-08-06 18.39.32_new

These ones are more for stage/theatre wear with thicker coverage. And the ones on the right are the pressed powders.

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The many pretty blushers to pick from, from pastels to darker pinks, orange and purples.

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Their false eye lashes are also definitely worth checking out too! Very dramatic and you might find a perfect one for a special occasion. 🙂 Illamasqua Makeover Enabalista2014-08-06 18.40.23_new

Lipsticks, one of my beauty weakness! Unlike skincare, foundations & eye makeup, this is one beauty item that I can change on a daily basis to match my mood. So it’s hard to say no to lipsticks! Look at that beautiful array! Illamasqua Makeover Enabalista2014-08-08 19.57.59_new Illamasqua Makeover Enabalista2014-08-08 19.58.04_new

Many thanks to the skilful and beautiful Eryn for this wonderful makeover! Special thanks to Illamasqua Singapore for inviting me down for this makeover. 🙂

Visit Illamasqua Singapore at Orchard Robinsons 260 Orchard Rd, 238855, Level 1

As of August 2014, you can enjoy a makeover with any purchase of product, even if it’s just a lipstick.
Booking of makeover is subject to availability.

Call 6735 7663 to pre-book your makeover with them!

Like Illamasqua Singapore on Facebook for their exciting updates and new releases!

x

Ena