Fresh Spring Bloom with VDL

This is the 4th and final look in the “Korean-inspired” makeup series done using VDL products. 

It’s the brightest and most colorful of the 4, and also the most “Spring-like”. The steps are actually quite straightforward, and the key thing is a subtle contrast in the warm tones of the eyeshadows and the electric, almost blue-toned jelly-pink lip.

Products Used:

  • Base: Perfect Lasting Foundation SPF25 (because the makeup is so bright and shimmery, I kept the skin a bit more velvety and matte this time round).
  • Setting Powder: a tiny bit of Locking Pressed Powder around the T-zone where needed.
  • Glowy pink blush: Festival Mineral Blusher in 102 Hand Holding (I just mixed the ivory and pink halves)
  • Brow pencil: Festival Brow pencil in Gray Brown
  • Shimmery peach shadow: Festival Eye Shadow in 602 Orangeade
  • Matte cocoa shadow: Festival Eye Shadow in 207 Espresso
  • [Optional] Sparkly bronze-gold accent shadow: Festival Eye Shadow in 903 Sparkle Bronze
  • [Optional] Black pencil liner: Black pencil liner: Eye Bomb Auto Liner in 01 Bomb Black
  • Black liquid liner: Black liquid liner: Eye Bomb Tip Liner in BK1 Bomb Black
  • Mascara: Mascara: Eye Bomb mascara in Black Bomb 
  • Glossy neon pink lipstick: VDL Festival (Creamy) in 102 Tutu Punch

I LOVE this pink!!! It can look a little crazy bright but nothing else gives this bright, but jelly-like effect. Highly-recommend you check it out if you’re able.

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Store Listing in Singapore:

VDL Suntec City #02-338/339 Tel: 68373442

VDL Bugis Junction #02-21 Tel: 63379362

VDL Jurong Point (JP2) #01-02 Tel: 67943561

VDL Bedok Mall #01-35 Tel: 68449318


Day-Glow: Bright Spring Pastel Makeup (Easily transforms into a dramatic look!) 

I’m a fan of pairing opalescent green lids with bright pink. For Spring/Summer, it’s one of those color combinations that’s fab-and-fresh and goes with so many skin-tones.

The same bright eyes and cheeks works with an almost neon coral-pink lip that I’m in love with, carries surprisingly well into the night if you like uber-dark Noir lips (another FANTASTIC lipstick to introduce today) but don’t want that wintry, monochromatic face. 

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Popster: Fuchsia Lips with Warm, Romantic Neutral Eye (Good for Mono-Lids and Smaller Eyes

I call this look the “popster” because it’s SUCH a popular look among celebs and popstars both in the West and in the East. (P.S. this is actually slightly similar to another tutorial I have lined up recreating Jade Thirwell’s makeup in DNA, but that look is slightly more complex and a LITTLE more dramatic.)

A warm, glamorous bombshell-esque eye focusing on winged liner and sometimes false lashes, paired with electric fuchsia-pink lips.

This is a look that’s especially good if you want to “enlarge” your eyes a little, because the lashes, the shadow AND the liner all create the illusion of bigger eyes.

You will need:

  • A brown cream shadow (I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #14; you can use a regular powder shadow if you want)
  • A soft bronze-beige shadow (I used The Body Shop’s single shadow in #41; just look for something a little deeper than a beige)
  • A pale yellow matte pencil (NYX Yellow would work)
  • A black gel liner (or liquid liner if you want; I used Maybelline’s black gel liner)
  • Black mascara
  • False lashes (I prefer soft fluttery, natural-looking ones like Ardell 122s for this sort of look because they are longest at the center, not the outer corners. You want to retain that very rounded, doll-like eye shape.)

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The Weekend Lip: NYX Cancun Pink Black Label Lipstick Intro and Swatch!

NYX Cancun Pink is a bright, blue-based pink that is creamy, pigmented, and (to me) extremely beautiful. While some love has been shown to Hot Pink from the same Black Label range as a creamy version of MAC Candy Yum Yum, Cancun Pink is more opaque.

The bonus is that it also does not stain the lips the way NYX Hot Pink and Candy Yum Yum do.

L-to-R: NYX Paris, NYX Cancun Pink, MAC Pink Nouveau (with flash)

At just under $5 from, it’s definitely more expensive than the round lipsticks, but then this has been one of my favorite NYX purchases to date, and I think it would look wicked regardless of whether you have uber-pale or very deep skin tone. 


[Requested] Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar Review and Overview!

Was asked about Lip Tars and using them, so I’m showing you lip swatches and adding information and tips on usage in 3 GIF images above. If you’re using a slower connection or mobile device that doesn’t allow GIFs to animate, here’s a REGULAR BLOG POST including who I’d recommend them to, what to mix with them, plus tips and tricks for getting the best results!

P.S This post does not include a review of the newer Stained Gloss Lip Tars. I haven’t tried those!

Other resources:

Company site:

What to do with a Blue Lip Mix

D.I.Y. Lip Tar Tutorial (using your own pigments and oils)