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?


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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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

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


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

purple & green eyeshadow

Posted in before/after, eyeshadow, fotd (face of the day), makeup tutorial by tokyostargirl on December 7, 2009

Face Of The Day



FACE: Argos BB natural cover and moisturizer cream,

EYES: eyeshadow primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance, all over lid – About Face “Acidic Reign,” crease – Ulta “Gold Leaf,” upper outer lid – About Face “Can’t Hide From Karma,” inner corners & upper inner lid – Val Cosmetics “Miranda,” browbone – Ten Beauty “Suede,” upper & lower lash line – HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner “Teal,” lashes – Avon Wash off Waterproof “Black”

CHEEKS: CanMake Cheek Gradation #4, MAC Accentuate Sculpt Powder

LIPS: Japanese brand lipliner, Revlon Super Lustrous “Nude Lustre”


& with a purple lippie from japan =)

Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Posted in before/after, eyeshadow, fotd (face of the day), makeup tutorial by tokyostargirl on December 2, 2009

Here is a holiday look I tried out today – I photographed what I used and all the steps I took in creating this look in as much detail as I could. I know you might think it’s hard to pull off red eyeshadow, but I did this to show that YOU CAN! =)

* click on photo for bigger image


* Apply “My UV Guard” Sunscreen (Banila Co.) all over face – with fingers

*Dab BB Cream Skin Defense Magic Balm (Beau-Temps) all over face – with fingers then blend with Beauty Blender         

* Conceal all spots left over with pro concealer 7YR (Shu Uemura) – with Stila #2 brush


* Draw in eyebrows with colorful duo N 05 (Sephora) – with NYX browb b18 brush

(shown here is eyeshadow without blending)
* Place eyeshadow (NYX: Cherry) all over lid up to the middle of eye and brow – with ELF eyeshadow brush
Blend with Stila #9 brush
* Put eyeshadow (NYX: Rust) on crease with essence of beauty crease brush
* Blend together with MAC #217 brush

* Highlight brow (Prestige: Angel) – with Loew Cornell 270 Maxines Mop


(before)                                                                                 (after)
* Hightlight inner corner of eyes with Tony Moly Multi Pencil stick in White Snow
* Put on black eyeliner on top and bottom eyelash line (NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil)
* Smudge bottom eyeliner with ELF Smudge Eye Sponge
* Curl lashes with Maquillage eye curler
* Put mascara on eyelashes with Avon wash-off waterproof mascara in black


* Place Celeblous Gelina Cheek in Naked Skin on apple of cheeks with mark.blush and bronzer brush
* Line lips with Sephora Native Nude lipliner
* Add Laura Mercier lipgloss in Pink Diamond
* Even it out with HIP lip brush






Revlon Fantasy Lengths


These are the products/brushes that I used for this look. Product on top, applied with on bottom. Started with Banila’s SPF moisturizer all over face, then Sally Hansen/Carmindy foundation applied with the beauty blender sponge, NYX concealer in a jar to conceal all blemishes, Sephora duo eyeshadow – dark brown to fill in brows, MAC paintpot in ‘painterly’ all over the lid, highlight brow with Ten Beauty’s “sand,” lipliner & CO Bigelow minty lipgloss, Canmake’s multi colored blusher, Prestige liquid eyeliner, MAC shadow in “earthly riches” & Revlon Fantasy Lashes in “intensifying”

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1) fresh face  w/moisturizer                                       2) foundation                                           3) eyebrows filled

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4) all over shadow                                           5) with gloss                                                    6) add blusher

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Revlon sent me these eyelashes to try. The pair I tried were the Revlon Fantasy Lengths lashes (self-adhesive) – I was weary about using self-adhesive lashes because I just feel that it won’t stick on as well as when you glue them on, but I figured I’d try anyway. The cool thing is that this pack came with a little plastic eyelash applicator which helped in keeping the lashes down and as close to the lash line as possible. The instructions are easy to read and wasy to follow. The lashes are even clearly marked with “L” and “R” so you know which lash goes on your left and which one goes on your right (there is a difference!) The shorter end of the lashes should follow the inner corners of your eyes because that is where your lashes are shortest and the longer end matches up with the outer corner because you want that long, voluptuous look.

I wore these lashes for about 5-6 hours and they stayed on fine, just a bit of the inner corner came up and bothered me for a few seconds, but I was able to quickly stick it back on.

The cool thing is, it comes with an extra adhesive that you can stick your lashes onto easily so you can wear them twice for sure! I’m thinking that if you take good enough care of them (and don’t put mascara) on them then you could try it for a 3rd time without adhesive, but with glue instead. That’s not recommended by Revlon, but hey it doesn’t hurt to try to stretch it out for another use!

tokyostargirl gives this product 4.9/5 stars****

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Revlon Fantasy lashes applied alone (with no eyeliner)

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applied with eyeliner to fill in the spaces – also used an eyelash curler to blend together my real lashes and fake ones


close up shot


makeup look complete!

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dress: shop in taiwan, jacket: h&m, tights: shop in tokyo, boots: kangol


Posted in makeup looks, makeup tutorial by tokyostargirl on January 23, 2009


for a tutorial of this look… click below.


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