tokyostargirl

a little bit of bronzer never hurt anyone

Hi Friends!
Sorry it’s been awhile since I last posted – this is my first post in the new year [a little late, I know]. Hoping 2011 brings great things, in your world & mine!

Here’s a simple, yet lively look I did the other day. I put a horrible before pic up – yikes, but you won’t be able to know how well the makeup covered unless I did, right?

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1) BEFORE [right after I got out of the shower, I always get red spots]

 

2) Moisturized with Cerave face lotion, then all over coverage with Pur Minerals in Medium & Tan mixed

 

3) EYES : MAC “Painterly” paint pot all over lid, Sephora brown duo eyeshadow on lash line,  “Maxigrade” black tube mascara from Japan, & Maybelline “Define a Brow” in dark brown to fill in brows

 

4) CHEEKS : NARS “Sin” blush, E.L.F. bronzed bronzer, & Canmake highlighter

 

5) LIPS : Sephora lipliner in “Native Nude” w/ MAC lipglass in “Nymphette” on top

 

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extra, extra

Posted in beauty, fashion, fotd (face of the day), lotd (look of the day), makeup, makeup looks, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on July 23, 2010

My first time being a “real” extra. I’ve been extras in the movies that I did makeup for, but never went on set JUST to be an extra.  It was for a commercial for LA Tourism and was shot at Universal Studios. They fed us AND gave us alcohol (which I didn’t drink anyway – I’m allergic, go figure). We had a freaking blast! I wish all extra work could be that easy and fun!

my fotd (face of the day)

on set.

to seize the opportunity, melissa & i decided to have our own little photoshoot. =)

walking off the red carpet, candid shot.

chinatown photoshoot

Posted in beauty, fashion, fotd (face of the day), lotd (look of the day), makeup, makeup looks, mua, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on July 21, 2010

Location: Chinatown (Downtown, LA)

Model & Makeup: Jeannie

Photographer: Melissa

Project: birthday

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birthday

I wanted to do something bold with my makeup for my birthday this year… celebrating my last year in my 20’s… ahhh – I can’t believe it! At least I still have enough guts to paint my face like this and go in public.. =)

Lips: mixed OCC lip tars – Anime, Feathered, & Rx together to create this beautiful purple

Lip tars are the BOMB – I LOVE them! They stay on and look so smooth on and you can play around with the colors. I have about 8 of them, mostly in the primary colors, but with those – I can create all different shades. You can purchase them here for $12.50 each. The tubs are .27 fl oz, but will last forever.

independence.

Posted in beauty, blush, eyeshadow, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup trends by tokyostargirl on July 12, 2010

July 4th look

gfs

On July 4th, the bf and I went to 4 different parties. We started with no plans and ended up having so much fun! Thanks to everyone who invited us out!

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golden.

Posted in beauty, eyeshadow, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup looks, makeup trends by tokyostargirl on July 8, 2010

Gold/bronze is always “in” when summer time rolls around.. everyone wants that beach goddess look. With the the lighting in my room being dim, sometimes I put on more makeup that I intend. This was one of those moments. =P I liked how it turned out nonetheless and I have no shame walking the streets of LA with lots of color on. Live it! =)

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner Review

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner in Bold Brown

LOVE these eyeliners! I have the black and brown one and they glide on so smooth, no tugging involved! They are a really good deal for a drugstore eyeliner. It provides a nice thick line, so if you’re looking for something thin, using a liquid eyeliner would be better. They last all day on the upper lid, but fade if you put it on your waterline (though NOTHING seems to stay on my waterline – so it could just be me). The only thing is, because it glides on so smoothly, you will have to sharpen it quite often – so that could get annoying. Other than that, the price is good & the quality is superb — what more can you ask for?

I don’t use it everyday because I don’t like the thick eyeliner look all the time, but on days that I do — this is my go to eyeliner. The “bold brown” is a dark brown that could pass as a light black, if you want something more intense, the “deepest black” one is good, too.

You can find these at Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, and other stores that carry Prestige for $5-$6.

tokyostargirl gives this 5/5*****

day to night look

Posted in beauty, beauty products, blush, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup looks by tokyostargirl on July 1, 2010

How to go from a Day Look to a Night Look by only adding more color to CHEEKS & LIPS

RUNNING ERRANDS DAY LOOK

fACE: pur Minerals 4-in-1 pressed mineral foundation in “golden medium,” e.l.f. concealer pencil in “light”

eYES: e.l.f. eyebrow kit (light) – fill in brows, curl lashes, Cargo blu-ray mascara in black, Ten Beauty eyeshadow in “suede” all over lid, Smashbox double-ended eye brightener – highlight underneath brow & inner corner of eyes

cHEEKS: Val Cosmetics “O-My!” blush

LiPS: Indelible line waterproof lipliner in “natural” & CG Wetslicks Amazement in “freedom of peach”


GOING OUT NIGHT LOOK

fACE: pur Minerals 4-in-1 pressed mineral foundation in “golden medium,” e.l.f. concealer pencil in “light”

eYES: e.l.f. eyebrow kit (light) – fill in brows, curl lashes, Cargo blu-ray mascara in black, Ten Beauty eyeshadow in “suede” all over lid, Smashbox double-ended eye brightener – highlight underneath brow & inner corner of eyes

cHEEKS: NARS “Exhibit A” blush on top of Val Cosmetics “O-My!” blush

LiPS: Jordana lipliner “Raisin” all over lip w/ CO Bigelow Mentha Lip tint “Magenta Mint” on top

5 min face

Posted in beauty, blush, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup looks, makeup tutorial by tokyostargirl on June 22, 2010

I’m wearing this look right now – it took me literally 5 minutes. This is what I wear (with different variations of foundation, blush, and lipgloss) when I’m in a rush…

1) Aromaleigh glissade mineral foundation (3CL) – all over face (focusing on areas that need covering)

2) e.l.f. eyebrow kit (light) – fill in brows, curl lashes

3) Smashbox double-ended eye brightener – highlight underneath brow

4) Clinique blush (Breathless Berry) – apply on apple of cheeks

5) Covergirl Wetslicks Amazement (Freedom of Peach) – on lips

russian red

fACE: Face Atelier “Ultra Foundation #6”
liPS: MAC “Russian Red” lipstick, MAC “Cherry” lipliner
In Houston – @ Lupe’s Tortilla (my favorite!) with some of the gang (dru. brian. bao. angie. randy. nini. neal. me)

Daichan

Posted in fotd (face of the day), introduction to places, just wanted to share by tokyostargirl on June 8, 2010

JAPANESE SOUL FOOD IN LA (ala Studio City)

This restaurant is Japan’s best kept secret OUTSIDE of Japan. =) Having lived there for awhile, I know “real” Japanese food – and this place is as close as it gets. If you just see it from the outside, you probably wouldn’t be drawn to come in unless a friend recommended it – I am your friend, please GO. The decor is VERY Japanese and as CUTE as ever. You just feel a sense of calmness when you’re there – ZEN. The food was wonderful and really made me feel like I was sitting at one of my Japanese friend’s homes eating a home cooked meal.

LOVE this place. Can’t wait to go back.

carrie underwood inspired look

Posted in beauty, beauty products, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup looks, makeup tutorial by tokyostargirl on April 15, 2010

Carrie Underwood’s Version

My Version – Asian style, ha ha

MAKEUP TUTORIAL

1) FOUNDATION: MAC Studio Tech in N35, applied with Sonia Kashuk blusher brush all over face

2) BROWS: fill in with Sephora’s eyeshadow duo in dark brown with NYX angled eyebrow brush

3) EYESHADOW: apply NYX Mink Brown with large shadow brush all over, including tear duct, apply NYX Cedar Wood with ELF eyeshadow C brush on lid to crease, use MAC 217 brush to blend colors together so there are no harsh lines

4) LASHES: curl with Maquillage eyelash curler and apply Maybelline Colossal mascara to top and bottom lashes **wear fake lashes to get the full Carrie Underwood look**

5) LINE: eyes with HIP cream liner in black with flat top liner brush, thicker in the middle and thins out, use bent liner brush to line bottom waterline with HIP cream liner

6) HIGHLIGHT: beneath brow bone in NYX Highlight with Loew Cornell 3/8 brush

7) CONCEAL: spots with Face Atelier Camouflage concealer in Medium with small synthetic concealer brush

8 ) POWDER: lightly with PUR Minerals in Golden Medium with Sephora #50 powder brush

9) BLUSH: apply with EcoTools blush brush on apple of cheeks, CS blush palette in Peach tone

10) LIPS: gloss with Revlon Super Lustrous in Nude Lustre

transformed

Posted in beauty, before/after, eyelashes, fotd (face of the day), makeovers, makeup by tokyostargirl on April 12, 2010

1) bare faced – absolutely no makeup.

2) after full faced makeup, minus lips, hair half way up.

3) change of lighting, added lip color, hair down.

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fotoshoot fun

Posted in fashion, fotd (face of the day), lotd (look of the day), makeup, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on April 11, 2010

We both got this dress at f21 for under $10 – what a steal, huh? We love the multi-patterns on it. It was hot & sunny out so the lighting wasn’t very good, but we managed to find a few good spots.

Model & Styling: Melissa

Photographer: Jeannie (me)

Location: West LA


dRESS: f21, sHOES: f21, jACKET: INC, nECKLACE: f21

studiodru photoshoot

Posted in beauty, fotd (face of the day), lotd (look of the day), photoshoot by tokyostargirl on April 7, 2010

Makeup & Styling : tokyostargirl

Photography: StudioDru

Location: Polk Street : Houston, TX