Hot Pink and Plum Brown Stacked Eyeliner Tutorial (Super Quick!)

If you already wear eyeliner on a daily basis, this is a super quick way to step up your game and add a streak of color but still keep things wearable for work or school.

It’s sort of the reverse of what I did in a previous stacked liner tutorial here, and it is probably easier to get more precision and intensity.


You will only need:

  1. A dark pencil liner of your choice. This can be brown, black, navy, plum, etc. I used a plum from Clinique called Intense Aubergine.
  2. A bright colored liquid liner of your choice; it can be matte, metallic, or glitter. Anything! I’m using a hot coral pink from Maybelline’s Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner line, called “Hot Pink”.

There are only 3 steps, and they’re all above. No lengthy text! Any colored liner you pop on over the dark color will add some vavavoom without looking over the top. (And the dark pencil liner acts as a “guiding line” for the liquid.)

One tip: Before applying the liquid liner, make sure you take off any excess on the back of your hand. You can build up the color if there’s not enough. It’s much harder to control the brush if you have too much product on it at the start.

Boom bitch,
Where is your carelessness
The recklessness, all the ways you said you’d fuckin wreck this bitch
And here you are standing.
Frozen, paralyzed
Ain’t no song that could be sung to put the comfort back into your eyes.
—  Agoe

Peridot Eyes and Garnet Lips: Sparkly Olive-gold Eyes and Glossy Crimson Lips

This is an evening look that pairs a soft lined smoky eye with a very strong red lip. Here’s a quick breakdown:


Luminous, and light in texture. I created the effect using Laneige’s new Snow BB Soothing Cushion, which is a sweat-proof, radiance-enhancing BB cream that comes in a compact with a sponge pad inside. (I’ll do a full review after I use it for a longer period of time!)

Then I used MAC Studiofinish Concealer on dark circles and spots, then set with Lancôme Teint Miracle Pressed Powder using a powder brush.

You can just use any alternatives you like as long as they still leave a bit of glow to your skin. (No super-matte face here!)


Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 pencil in Seal Brown to fill in, then a light brown brow mascara from CANMAKE to set and soften the color.


A little 70s-80s inspired. Recently I’ve really enjoyed fading deeper shadow shades up from the socket towards the brows for a warmer look, instead of leaving the brow-bone pale/highlighted.

Note: This shadow is a limited edition, and it’s quite similar in texture to a MAC Lustre, so if you can’t get hold of it, simply look for a MAC or use any very shimmery beige that is slightly lighter than your skin tone, and apply it dry.

Just use any soft medium brown shadow you have!

Tip: This line of black isn’t meant to be too obvious later, because I’m going to go over with the olive-gold pencil. This step just darkens the lash line. I used Maybelline Master Drama in Midnight Drama.

Product: My olive/khaki metallic pencil of choice is Clinique’s Quickliner Intense in Intense Peridot. Absolutely gorgeous color.

Now, see how the olive pencil goes over most of the black (above). I don’t apply the olive too close to the lashes. I want just the barest hint of black right at the roots of the lashes, for definition.

Then finish with black mascara. (Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Mascara in Lacquer Black used here.)


Glowy, warm, but not too strong. The focus should be on the lips and eyes.

I just dabbed and blended a coral gold blush (TheBalm Hot Mama) along the cheekbones.


MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass is super sticky, which is a texture I don’t particularly enjoy, but when a shade is as gorgeous, pigmented and dimensional as Driven by Love, I’m happy to bear it. This is a rich cherry-red with subtle red shimmer in the formula.

I simply applied it straight from the tube without primer or lip liner, because the gloss is not 100% opaque and I don’t want to change the texture and appearance by layering liner below. It does last beautifully because of the super-thick texture.

Of course, if you’re worried about the gloss bleeding into fine lines around the lips, you can apply a touch of flesh-colored lip primer around the edges of your mouth to stop any bleeding before you apply the gloss.

new MAKEUP by Clinique

and also something new! Clinique Switzerland has an onlineshop! yay! I have already mentioned this in a previous post - read more here »
I can not wait to place my first order. for sure I will buy something for the body, maybe a nice scrub or so and I will try to find a nice chubby stick blush! but I will keep you posted about my online shopping!

09 smoke and mirrors
11 intense clove
01 very fair
ALL ABOUT SHADOW primer for eyes
48 matte petal

I really like the smoke and mirror quad palette - a perfect thing to travel with as it has soft and more bold colors in different shades of grey. another favorite of mine is the long last soft matte lipstick - the color matte petal is absolutely beautiful - I could wear this color everyday! certain things that I have to use a bit more are the all about eyes eye primer - I have used it once and I liked it but I can not really tell you if I like it better than my other primers - I need a bit more time for that and I have not used the brown quickliner for eyes intense yet but actually I never had issues with pencils.


Tutorial: Azam Ali Makeup Look

Tutorial: Azam Ali Makeup Look

Greetings everyone! Today I’ve created a tutorial inspired by singer Azam Ali of the band Niyaz. I saw this picture of her on Facebook and it’s just gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant and rich and beautiful! This stunning look is perfect for Fall and I’ve done my best to re-create it in my video. Enjoy! On a side note, go check her and the band out! They’re super awesome! (more…)

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Navy and Olive-Bronze

This is quite an easy look to wear, but if you have mono-lids or hooded eyes, you might want to swop out the shimmery olive for something that is more matte.

You don’t need to wear jeweled half-strip lashes if you can’t find any. Regular half strips longer at the outer ends would look great as well.

A regular matte black pencil gives more darkness, but it won’t be quite as dimensional as the dark blue-black Clinique Quickliner (shade 01 Intense Black) I used.

Just make sure to smudge out the edges so there are no hard lines.

Tip: Use a fluffy blending brush with an olive bronze shadow so you get a very soft sash of color that fades out and up. Don’t blend too far down the lid. Just around the socket line. You want to leave some of the tackiness to intensify your blue shadow later.

Buff a navy blue shimmer onto the lid and lower lash line. It should fade into the bronze at the socket line, but don’t blend so much that things get muddy-looking.

Curl your natural lashes first and apply black mascara if they are quite straight. Otherwise, the half strips won’t “blend” in properly.

The Covet Clique, September 19

Since I’m on a pretty strict September No-Buy/Low-Buy, I’ve spent more time looking wistfully at products than purchasing them. To battle my constant stream of wants, I’ve decided to collect them all into a weekly/bimonthly/whatever ‘wish list’ of sorts to be evil and give you all some great products to add to your wish list. You’re welcome.

Clinique - Black Honey Beauty Collection - $29

Black Honey is one of Clinique’s most recognizable and popular shades, so it’s no surprise that this fall they’re featuring a collection of the most popular products in the Black Honey shade. The thing is, Sephora had a very similar collection last year with almost every single item. The only new addition is the quickliner instead of mascara, but I think that everybody has a few Clinique mascaras in their makeup drawer, so it’s for the best. The gloss and lipstick resemble a sort of blackened raisin hue, the nail polish is a red wine/oxblood colour, and the quickliner is a great, softer alternative to a jet black liner.
The damage? Only $29 at Sephora.

Zoya Ignite Collection

Don’t just settle for boring, leather inspired creme shades this fall, let your fingers do some dazzlin’! The Zoya Ignite collection is a six piece set with a variety of metal metallics with some bite. With a copper, gold, eggplant, grey, dark red and indigo, you’ve got all the expected fall colours but with some extra shimmer and shine. My favourite of the bunch is Yuna, a grey with copper and gold shimmer in it.You can see Temptalia’s swatches here.
The damage? $50 for the full set at Nail Polish Canada or $9.75 each.

MAC Cosmetics Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

Do you see me shiver with anticipation? That’s because it’s only a few weeks until MAC Cosmetics releases their Rocky Horror Picture collection to celebrate 40 years of sex, drag queens, aliens and chainsaws. AKA. 40 years of the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

I don’t even know what I’m most excited about with this collection. Some of the products will join the permanent collection, so I’m leaning towards the limited edition ‘Bad Fairy’ nail polish, ‘It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time’ burgundy pigment and the ‘Frank-n-Furter’ lipstick which is a matte raspberry, but I can’t decide! Click here to visit Temptalia for a great list of which products are permanent and limited edition!
Damage? All depends on what you’re buying. The collection goes on sale on September 29 online and October 2 in stores.

Women in Clothes Essay Collection

Ok, so this isn’t a beauty product BUT it’s an anthology made up of writing from over 600 women about clothes and what they mean. Curated by Sheila Heti who wrote 2010’s How Should a Person Be?, this anthology promises to be a thought-provoking and insightful read on the clothes that we wear, and how we view ourselves and other through a lens of fashion and outerwear. It’s on my fall reading list and you should add it to yours.
Damage? $22 at Chapters.

That’s it for this week! What are you looking forward to this month? Holiday palettes are out soon!


Beautiful Clinique Quickliner Intense and Laura Mercier Metallic Créme Eye Colour Swatches!

Here are some relatively new eye products in my collection that I am REALLY enjoying.

Clinique Quickliner Intense

I wrote about Clinique Quickliner Intense (Intense Black) in a couple of preview posts, I like the hint of dark blue that makes it stand out more against the skin.


I finally managed to get hold of 3 of the newer shades and can I say these colors are absolutely gorgeous?

  • Intense Peridot - Deep metallic olive-gold
  • Intense Peacock - Metallic dark-forest green
  • Intense Aubergine - Dark pearlescent plum

Same as the black, these go on very smooth, and you can easily smoke them out and wear them as an eyeshadow base over the entire lid (as long as you quickly blend before it sets). Then after it sets, it really sets.

Clinique Quickliners aren’t all metallic and dramatic the way Urban Decay pencils are but these are a great balance between style and functionality if you want pretty smudge-resistant colored liners that aren’t too crazy for work and school. The 2 you definitely have to check out are the olive-gold and the green.

Intense Peacock is a nice twist on typical black liner because it has all the definition but flashes green at certain angles. Intense Peridot is a great accent shade along the upper lash line if you want to jazz up your look quickly without too much effort.

Intense Aubergine is less metallic and dramatic, so it’s probably a good alternative to brown pencil.

Laura Mercier Metallic Créme Eye Colour

I’ve been in love with the Laura Mercier’s Cream Eyeshadow Formula since I bought my first tube (Burnished Copper) a year or so ago. They’re smooth, creamy, can sheer out and build up easily, make great bases for all but the oiliest lids and best of all they don’t dry out in the jar because they come in portable squeeze tubes.

The texture isn’t too different from MAC Paints but I find they build up better and the shade range is much nicer in my opinion.

  • Pink Gold - warm pink-beige
  • Alloy - soft taupe beige
  • Mercury - silver lilac
  • Burnished Copper - rich reddened brown

My favorites are Burnished Copper and Mercury because they’re both a bit more unique. Burnished Copper has just a hint of red and creates a beautiful smoky eye. (Make Up For Ever has a similar shade but Aqua Creams don’t go on as evenly so this is one-up.) I also love Mercury because it looks and works like a neutral silvery-pearl but still has an interesting lavender hue.

SADLY, Sephora in Singapore stopped stocking Metallic Créme Eye Colours, so I get mine from FragranceX these days. (Yes, I paid for these, and they are authentic.) If you’re not able to get these in your country, just check them out at the link above.


August Beauty Favorites

I’m hardly monogamous when it comes to beauty products and while I try tons of stuff (and genuinely enjoy many of them), there are usually a handful that “stick” more than the others for various reasons.

Here are the ones that drew my hand like a magnet this month!

(I’m not including skincare, because I don’t switch my skincare around all that much!)

1. Lancome Hypnôse Star Eyes Palette in Brun Adoré

Hello? Who would this set of pigmented, flattering, satiny browns NOT look good on? 


Definitely my pick out of the entire range if you want to choose a neutral palette with a lot of mileage. I always say that I like palettes with a good mix of dark and soft shades, because it has enough darkness and light altogether so you don’t need to use a separate shadow for highlighting and defining. 

This goes from soft day looks to smoldering night looks easily, and complements pretty much any lip and outfit color you’re wearing. 

Bonus? It has enough sheen to illuminate but it’s not so sparkly or metallic that it will emphasize lines around your eyes.

2. Bliss Fabulips Lip Softening Balm

They came out with a breath-freshening version, but I still love the original stick balm with that slight candy-like scent. It’s lightweight enough to layer on top of a thicker, more nourishing product, and it feels good on its own as well if you don’t need so much moisture.


3. Givenchy Teint Couture Compact Foundation

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August Beauty Preview: Stuff to Watch Out for from CLINIQUE!

Clinique is one of the most trusted brands in the world for skincare and makeup, and there are a few things to look out for in the coming month. 

2 of these have just been launched in the US/UK, so it might not be news to those of you there, but for the rest, heads-up! More details and a few swatches below.

P.S. I’m going to do more of these “Beauty Preview” posts towards the end of each month to let you know what’s upcoming from various brands!

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +

Who doesn’t recognize that iconic rectangular yellow bottle?

Since its birth in 1968, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (DDML for short) has had generations of loyal fans. Besides being a defining product for the brand, as part of its 3-step skincare routine, it continues to outsell more “advanced” and “modern” moisturizers in many markets today.


So what’s different about DDML+?

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