foiled lips


The BCBG Max Azria Marie Skirt

I love pleats. I love how they feel, how they flow and undulate like a living thing when you move. I love it especially when it comes in amazing color-blocked foil chiffon that shimmers and reflects between bronze, silver, rose-gold..

Strange thing about the skirt is it looks dark and - dare I say - a little weird when you lay it out. It only “comes alive” and catches the light in its folds when you wear it.

This time of year, many parts of Asia are in preparation for the Spring festival; it’s our holiday season. And it’s tradition to arm ourselves with an arsenal of new clothes (and for me, great makeup) for luck and prosperity in the new year.

So I have my metallic Marie skirt, Burberry Lip Velvets (Fawn, Military Red and Black Cherry), clutch-size Tom Ford Lips & Boys lippies for tucking into crowded purses (Leonardo is a fave), MAC’s surprisingly good Chinese New Year “Year of the Rooster” eyeshadow x 9 palette, and Dame blush. 

Not to forget a soothing hydrating mist from SK-II when the weather here turns stinking hot.


Makeup Mondays:

Metallic gold inspiration from Carmelita Mendes by Mari Queiroz for Amuse magazine. Makeup by Sadi Consati.


Can’t get enough of those magical metal-finish lip products? Well you can get the most dramatic effect with just a metallic loose pigment and vegetable oil. 

Yes the stuff in your kitchen that comes in a bottle?

HOW TO: Add a drop to your fingertip (or dip a lipbrush in), dunk into loose pigment, and then apply straight to your lips.

It sounds weird but lightweight oils are the best medium for a truly foiled effect. They give super-smooth glide, grab the right amount of pigment for opaque dramatic coverage, feel super-light on the lips, and don’t change the texture and finish of the pigments. 

Glosses, lip balms, petroleum jelly and typical lip product bases will never work quite as well. That’s a big reason why those metallic liquid lipsticks tend to be a bit duller and not as intensely metallic as you expect.

Staying power is actually pretty decent with these - the oils will condition your lips and then “set” and dry up a bit instead of staying gloopy and sticky, or running. If you’ve ever used Lip Tars, that is exactly what they are. Pigments and hemp oil. If you want extra staying power, just apply over a layer of lip liner. (P.S. This won’t work with matte pigments. Just sayin’.)

To recreate this look, try MAC Tan pigment.

Final Tip: pick a pigment about 2-3 shades deeper than the shade you really want. Metallics throw back light like mad, and that nice beige nude will look a like a crazy champagne silver once it’s foiled and on your lips.


Plum halo eyes from last week. Probably gonna end up filming this one because I’m still obsessed with it.

eyes: Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Supernatural palette and the BH Cosmetics foil eyes palette 

lips: Colourpop Toolips, Nyx’s “Up the Bass” and Makeup Monsters muddled in the center 

Instagram: lunafayebeauty 



Makeup Mondays:

Galaxy Metallic Inspiration 

Money Maker foiled eyeshadow on the lips is 🤑👌🏼!! @shrinkle scraped some off the top of the pan, mixed it with @illamasqua sealing gel (but any mixing medium will do), then applied with a #sugarpill lip brush.
Eyes: #sugarpill Mochi, Kim Chi, Frostine, Hotsy Totsy, and Bulletproof eyeshadows, @inglot_usa gel liner 77
Lashes: @houseoflashes Iconic on top, randoms cut up for bottom
Brows: #inglot gel liner
Blush: #sugarpill Suburbia
Septum ring: @lotusandco


Love this mini pigment tutorial by @iamkevinwade 😍 #CocoaSwatches #Repost
Mini Tutorial!!! Customized Foiled Pigments for Lips and Eyes! With Maximum color pay off and a bit of staying power!
You can also diffuse the pigments with your fingers on top of the cheek bones to give yourself a really sickening highlighted effect! Make-Up By: @iamkevinwade #iamkevinwade
#makeup #glam #glow #pigments #copper #metallic #rosegold #gerardcosmetics #kevinwade @gerardcosmetics

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