I was living with my grandmother in our humble little apartment when I was 21. She was half paralyzed and suffered from breast cancer. She spent most of her time watching movies from the 50’s.
She’d watched them over and over.
There were times I would watch a film with her or I’ll be doing something else when I’d suddenly hear Nat King Cole’s voice sail through our living room, she’s watching “An Affair To Remember” again for the nth time. So I guess, in part, watching these films has lead me to appreciate the “look” of that era. Glamorous curls, even skin, that daring red lip, and that flicked eyeliner.
I always incorporate a few elements of the 50’s make-up look when I do makeup. Usually it’s the eyeliner.
This video is a reflection of that. It’s my modern approach. Dewy skin, little contours here and there, a little golden hue of bronzer, a pop of color on the cheeks and a pink lip. And eyeliner of course.
I forgot to mention that prior to filming I already prepped my skin with my regular skin care regimen. I first cleansed my skin with Shisiedo Men Cleansing Foam, to remove excess oil from my skin. I then toned my skin using VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin 3 toner. I followed that with a minute amount of VMV Hypoallergenics Hydrabalance moisturizer all over my face. I finished it off by applying VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum. (To read more about my blog about favorite my skin care products, please click here.)
Please click on the name of the products to be brought to their specific website. I will also indicate where I bought some of these products in Manila and in places abroad.
Kryolan Eyebrow Plastic – This is available in their Il Terrazzo (Timog) branch. Telephone number +6323324211
Though I purchased my MUD cosmetics in New York, their official retailer is Pure Beauty located in Serendra.
Ben Nye Banana Powder – Available in Pure Beauty.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder– Available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.
Studio Fix NW 44 – I’m not too sure the MAC store in Rustan’s and SM Department Stores carry the NW line of MAC. I bought this in Duty Free Philippines.
Guerlain Terracotta Summer Stones – was a limited edition; currently discontinued. Click here to read more about my love for this product.
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal – Available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.
All of these eyeshadows are available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.
I bought both of these pens at Beauty Bar in Greenbelt 5.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink – Available at their boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.
Sephora Long Lasting Khol Pencil in 07 Infinite Beige – I bought this in Sephora Ion, Singapore. To read more about my experience with this pencil, read my blog entry here.
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof in Very Black – Saw them at SM Department Stores.
Available in the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store
Kabuki Itabake Brush – Bought this in a kabuki cosmetic store named Hyakusuke in Asakusa Tokyo.
Beau -Temps Paris Blush Brush – Khem Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. www.shopkemnghia.com
Kabuki Yachiyo Brush – Bought this in Hyakusuke in Asakusa Tokyo as well.
Beau -Temps Paris Concealer Brush – Khem Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. www.shopkemnghia.com
Laura Mercier Eye Detail Brush – I think this brush has been discontinued. It’s no longer listed on their website.
Available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.
Laura Mercier Smudge Brush – Available at the Laura Mercier boudoir in Rustan’s Department Store.
Essences Powder Puff – Rustan’s Department Store.
M.O.D.E.L. #10 – Khem Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. www.shopkemnghia.com ; Also available inside Ben Thanh Market.
*Let me say that the products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.