BOLD MAKEUP LOOK

Hello my lovelies,
Today’s look is very unique and eyecatching and combines both warm and cool tones. This look is great for anyone who is experimenting with makeup and would like to create a statement look, but is not too over the top.

Eyes

  1. Using a pearly white shade apply it all over to the eye lids.
  2. Using a fluffy blending brush use a peach colour and apply it all over the eye lids.
  3. With an angled fluffy brush use a tan shade and apply it on the crease.
  4. Using the same angled brush apply a dark brown shade all over the crease. This will add more definition to the eyes.
  5. On the outer half of the lower lash line apply a dark blue shimmer shade with hints of green. (Look for a seaweed kind of colour)
  6. On the inner hald of the lower lash line apply a ight blue shimmer shade.
  7. With a black eyeliner create a very subtle cat-eye, the main focus should be the blue eyeshadow not the eyeliner.
  8. Now load up your top lashes with mascara. Do not apply any on your lower lashes.

Lips

  1. Line the lips with a mauve lip pencil.
  2. Using a baby pink matte liquid lipstcik apply it all over the lips.

That is the finished look. Please let me know in the comments down below if you liked the look, and check out the YouTube video I made of this look.

Take Care

TheMakeupDumpling

Everyday Makeup Look

Hey guys,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you how to complete an everyday makeup look. It’s a very simple look that is very easy to do and is perfect for any occasion.

Eyes

  • To begin with use a light tan shimmery shade and apply it all over you eyelids.
  • Use a light brown matte shade and appy a little bit of it on the outer third your eye. Do this in order to give more depth to your eyes.
  • Now using a peach shimmer shade apply it to the outer third of your eyes making sure to to blend it with the tan shimmer shade.
  • Using a pearly white shade apply it to your brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes.
  • Create a simple cat-eye using black eyeliner.
  • Using a black mascaara load up your lashes wiht it in order to ake them nice and perky.

Lips

  • Using a mauve lip liner line the outer rim of your lips.
  • With a slightly lighter colour to the lip liner apply a matter liquid lipstick to your lips.

That’s it the look is complete it’s very simple to do and matches with pretty much every outfit, occasion, and weather. I hope you liked this look and share with me your thoughts in the comment section down below.

See you soon,

TheMakeupDumpling

April Favourites 2017|Beauty, Accessories, and Books 

Hello my lovelies,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you my favourite items during the month of April. These items are quite varied and fall across a range of different categories from beauty, accessories, and books.

Cosmetics

3ina-The 3in1 Foundation 

I love how this product acts as not only a foundation but a primer and a concealer. The only negative I would give this product would have to be that the coverage is not as high as I would want it to be around my under eyes. However it does a great job at covering my acne scars.

Rimmel-Stay Matte Pressed Powder

I was very surprised with this product when I first bought it. Not only is it cheap but it does an amazing job at making my face matte and making sure my foundation stays in place and does not slide. What’s more it is long-lasting and controls shine and oil. I only have high praise for this product and I highly recommend that you guys buy it.

Accessories

Kitsch Place-Silver Statment Earrings 

Recently I have been really loving statement earrings especially cool toned ones. However, I didn’t want anything too flashy and these earrings caught my eye. They are a nice silver colour with a simplistic geometric design. The layering of the two shapes catch the eye, but are too flashy which I love. What’s more I love how these earrings are handmade and they’re not as expensive as I expected them to be considering they were handmade. Because this store is a small business they don’t have a website so I just put a link to their Instagram.

Hoskings-Crystal Hoop Earrings

Here is another pair of earrings that I have been obsessed with during April which my Mum gave to me. They are a lovely rose gold colour and are very simple and subtle. I like how unlike the larger hoop earrings they don’t get caught in my hair, nor do I accidently pull on them when I’m brushing my hair with my fingers and I forget that I’m wearing hoop earrings. I couldn’t directly link you guys to the earrings because they weren’t on the site, so instead I just linked you guys to the Hoskings website in the earrings category.

Books

Haruki Murakami-Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author and is one of my favourites. One of my life goals is to actually read all of the books that he publishes. I am obsessed with his style of writing, I love how when I read his stories it all seems to flow and there is no sudden fast motions forward, which isn’t a bad thing but not something I like when reading books. If I were to describe the process of reading his books it would be like floating across a body water. Norwegian Wood is an amazing book which talks about young love and loneliness and how they intertwine. Also on a side note about the book and possible spoiler (maybe) I am in love with Midori and her positivity and just her presence in general everytime she showed up in the novel I couldn’t help but smile.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this blog post and if you want to see a photo of BTS’s J-Hope I sugguest you check out the YouTube video of my April favourites.

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling

 

What’s in my clutch?

Hello my lovelies,

I just had my formal the other day and it was amazing! It was great to go to a school event with the rest of my peers and teachers and not care about school work, but just to enjoy myself and flaunt my stuff.

Now for this post I’m going to be sharing with you guys what was in my purse, which I believe were essential for me to get by smoothly throughout the night.

Pads

These are a no-brainer and a must to put in a clutch. Even if you are not going through your menstrual cycle I would still recommend to bring one for someone else who maybe didn’t bring a pad or their period came early. Also if you do end up giving a spare pad to another girl in need, she will view you as her saviour, and wouldn’t that feel great?

Loose change

I believe that one should always keep loose change in their clutch in case their transport card runs out of money or doesn’t have the right amount of money in it. Also, I would bring loose change to buy a bottle of water from a supermarket or a milkbar that doesn’t take card. Remember guys hydration is key.

Bobby pins

Bobby pins are necessary to pin back pesky loose pieces of hair that have escaped out of the ponytail. What’s more bobby pins there might be some useful bobby pin hacks out there, so don’t forget your bobby pins!

Hand cream

If you have dry hands like I do then hand cream is a must. What’s more the soap in public toilets usually dry out my skin, so I believe that hand cream is a must in order to ensure hydrated and soft hands. The handcream I am currently using is from The Body Shop.

Lipstick

There’s no doubt about it lipstick rubs off when you eat, drink, and lick your lips so in order to ensure that you don’t have any weird looking lips always keep a tube of lipstick in your clutch. The one I’m curretnly using is from Revlon and has a nice glossy finish.

Lip balm 

The lipstick I am currently using doesn’t conain any Shea butter in it as a result I have to carry around a tube of lip balm in order to ensure that I don’t have any gross cracked lips. The one I am using is from Nivea and contains SPF 15.  (Did you know lips can get sunburnt)

Mini perfume 

There’s no doubt about it at the end of the night you are going to smell like a mixture of sweat and smoke. So in an attempt to stop that I suggest you bring with a mini perfume bottle. Simply because no one wants to smell like smoke or sweat or anything else that is gross. I am using a body mist from The Face Shop which has a very fresh scent to it.

Thank you for reading my article and I hope you guys enjoy. Please comment down below what are your clutch essentials. Also I have put a link to the video version of this post and I hope you watch it.

Signing off

TheMakeupDumpling

Empties: Korean Skincare #2

Hey cuties,

I am back with another empties post for you all about some Korean skin care products which I have used. Same thing goes like in the last post, I will write a description about my experiences with the product and I will give a rating out of 5. I hope you enjoy reading this post, as you did the last one.

Baby Leaf Green Tea Waterfull Emulsion (The Face Shop)

To be honest this emulsion was very forgettable, it did the job of adding an extra layer of moisture to my skin. Aside from that there was nothing really spectacular about it.

Score: 3/5

True Relief Moist Emulsion (Etude House)

Compared to the Green Tea emulsion the formula for this one was a little bit thicker. Regardless, the product was very moistening to my skin without leaving a greasy or oily feel.

Score: 4/5

True Relief Moist Cream (Etude House)

Like its’ emulsion counterpart the cream moisturizer was very soothing to my skin and helped moisturize my skin without leacing a greasy or oily feel. What’s more it absorbed very well into my skin.

Score: 5/5

Play Therapy Sleeping Pack (Moist Up) (Etude House)

This product is actually the most amazing thing ever. I don’t know what magic ingredients Etude House put into this sleeping mask, but it does wonders to my skin. During the winter my skin tends to dry out considering when I go outside it’ll be freezing cold and when I go insider it’ll be hot with the heater blasting. Therefore, it is only fair that my skin will dry out and suffer. That is where this product steps in and repairs and moisturizes my skin during the night whilst I sleep.

Score: 5/5

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this Empties article. Furthermore, I have attached a video of an Empties I did for my YouTube channel. This is my first ever YouTube video and I hope you support me and watch, like and subscribe.

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling

Recipe: Baked Vegan Donuts

Hello my lovelies,

I don’t know why but today I just wanted to make a vegan dessert, I was tossing up between brownies and donuts and I settled with donuts. This recipe is completely vegan, with no frying, and contains no yeast.

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup. of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (I used brown)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of bakng powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • Dash of cinnamon

Wet ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of soy milk (coconut milk is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • ‘Egg’ (2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp oil (I used canola) + 2 tsp. baking powder)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil

Method

  1. Preheat the over to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir together
  3. In a small pot on low heat put all the wet ingredients into the pot, just until the coconut oil has melted and stir to combine all the ingredients. The wet ingredients should be slightly warm to touch and should not boil.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine together. The mixture should be very soft and fluffy and make sure not to over mix.
  5. Using a tablespoon scoop out the mixture into a donut tin that has been either greased or lined with baking paper. (I did not have a donut tin so I just used a regular muffin tin and cut a hole out through the middle)
  6. Place the donuts in the oven for 12 mins. They should be slightly brown on top. Once out of the oven cool them on a cooling rack.
  7. Once they cooled down I cut the donut in half and cut out a hole into the donut. (I did this so I would be able to place a filling in the middle)
  8. Now it’s time to decorate! For mine I just topped them with a vegan chocolate spread and peanut butter with banana.

I admit they’re not the most aesthetically pleasing donuts, like the ones that you may see in the shops. But they do give off a very cute rustic feel. Leave a comment down below if you guys tried out the recipe and how it went. Or even just comment your thoughts.

Cya,

TheMakeupDumpling

Empties: Korean Skincare

Hello my lovelies,

Here I have compiled a list of all the Korean skincare products I have bought over the past few months and have used up. I am going to rate these products out of five, along with a description of my experiences with the product and my satisfaction.

AC Clean Up Toner (Etude House)

To be perfectly honest with you guys this product was honestly very forgettable. It was not amazing, but it was not useless. I have acne prone skin and it did soothe my acne a little bit, but it did not reduce the redness around my skin.

Score: 3/5 

AC Clean Up Gel Lotion (Etude House)

This product left my skin feeling very smooth and silky after application and did not dry out my skin after a couple of hours. Although the product is advertised for those with acne prone skin I unfortunately suffered more break outs whilst using this product. However, I am unsure whether or not the blame should be pinned onto the product or school stress. So I’ll give the product some leeway.

Score: 3.5/5

AC Clean Up After Balm (Etude House)

This product has saved me from really bad breakouts that have planted their ugly selves onto my face. It works fast to calm the area, reducing redness, and the size of the pimple. What’s more it doesn’t dry out the area and leave it patchy. The only downside would be that I needed to use a lot of product on the infected area.

Score: 4/5

Miracle Food 10 Solution Cream (Skinfood)

Out of all of the products mentioned this one has to be the priciest one, but it was definitely worth the price. I mainly used this product when I was in the Philippines, and it did an amazing job of not slipping off my face considering the sticky humidity. The product kept my face moisturised and it left my complexion looking bright and fresh.

Score 5/5

Watery Berry Gel Cream (Skinfood)

Again another product on the pricier end, but well worth it. This product was very light and hydration to my skin quickly. I felt the effects of this cream when overnight as when I woke up in the morning my skin (especially my eye bags) didn’t feel like a depleted mess and felt bouncy.

Score: 5/5

Chia Seed Moisturising Cream (The Face Shop)

This product had to be the worst one that I used, as after a couple of uses it made my skin very dry and patchy and it did not feel nice at all. However, I do give the product props, as for hygiene reasons they give you a little plastic spoon so that germs from your finger aren’t transferred onto the product.

Score: 2.5/5

Herb Day Cleansing Foam Peach (The Face Shop)

This cleanser is a great cleanser, as not only does it brighten my skin but it also leaves it feeling very smooth. What’s more it is not even that expensive and is very cost efficient for any budget.

Score: 4.5/5


That’s the end of my empties article and I hope that you guys enjoyed reading it. Please comment down below your thoughts on the products, as I would love to hear you opinions.

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling