“Ma, let’s go white this Chrtistmas!”
I guess I just wanted something simple and easy to sync with everyone else. When you say red, people can come up with different shades of red and same goes with the other colors; but when you say white – may iba pa bang shade ang white? And I just bought a new white top so, I pushed for it.
But when it comes to my skin color going whiter is and never will be part of the option. I mean, back then, I used to want to be fairer or whiter because it’s how society defines beauty but then I came to the realization that real beauty is all about accepting what God has given you, taking care and enhancing it but never with the aim of totally altering it.
Back in college I got this mini obsession on Harajuku fashion and that includes finding Ganguro girls sexy and gorgeous. Imagine how these porcelain-skinned girls undergo hardcore tanning just to get a darker skin color and here we are, morena girls, wanting to look fairer – the irony of beauty.
For this makeup look, I was kind of inspired by Ganguro girls but not the extreme ones. I went on having a darker skin and that pale lips. I feel like there is something sexy concealed in this makeup look; something I appreciated when I was admiring the Ganguro girls.
FACE: L’Oreal le teint True Match in Nude Amber | LA Colors Loose Powder in Medium | SanSan Cheek Blusher in Rosy Blush
EYES: Ever Bilena Color Pencil in Brown | ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara | Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Rosewine | SanSan CYO Eyeshadow in Yellow Topaz| Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Waterproof in Brownish Black
LIPS: Nanny Rose’s Queen Bee Lip Balm in Four Slices of Raspberry Cheesecake | Skin Food Lip Gloss in The Chocolate Makes You More Sweet & Deep
HOW I DID IT:
I started off with one pump of the L’Oreal le teint True Match in Nude Amber at the back of my hand and dotting them onto my face and spreading equally; then, another half pump for my under eye and areas where blemishes are still visible. After the foundation and concealing process, I set it with the LA Colors Loose Powder in Medium.
For my eyes, I filled in my brows with the Ever Bilena Color Pencil in Brown and set it with the ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara. Then, I used the lighter shade in my Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Rosewine all over my lids and the darker shade on my crease area; for my inner eye corner I used the SanSan CYO Eyeshadow in Yellow Topaz to add that golden Christmas effect. For the finishing eye makeup touches, I used the Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Waterproof in Brownish Black for my lashes.
For the lips, I used the Nanny Rose’s Queen Bee Lip Balm in Four Slices of Raspberry Cheesecake and topped it with the Skin Food Lip Gloss in The Chocolate Makes You More Sweet & Deep for those pale ganguro-like lips. Then, I used the SanSan Cheek Blusher in Rosy Blush for my cheeks; and I’m done!
The Makeup Look Under Different Lighting Exposures:
It’s not fancy or anything; but it’s something that still has a touch of Christmas while maintaining my personality through adding things I admire and like. So, what do you think of this makeup look?