Category: Benefit



Hello lovelies,

Indonesian Beauty Blogger March 2013 is officially started today ^__^

Created a look like a dazzling Marilyn and win prizes from The Balm, a cosmetic brand from San Fransisco which recently landed in Indonesia.

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Some of the products used in this tutorial are courtesy of The Balm and will help me creating a look that hopefully as mesmerizing as Ms. Monroe herself.

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Here are the three items, Balms Away, the eye makeup remover, Shady lady, an eye shadow with a whole lotta attitude, and Mary Lou Manizer, a highlighter / luminizer that want to get all the attention she can get.


I’ll share Balms Away review on a next post and two makeups here ^__^

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It’s gonna be an exciting next post ^__–

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Let’s start the step to step guide of me trying to create a glimpse of Marilyn’s iconic look.

Start with a bare face.

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Boi-ing, an industrial strength concealer from Benefit to cover large pores, under eye, fine lines and other imperfection.


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Shiseido Lifting Foundation shade I 00, by fingers, dot a few spots on 5 parts and blend away. Covering all the uneven skin tone and creating a base for the skin. Wait for a good 5 minutes before the next step, so the foundation have time to sets in.

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Followed by a compact powder by Estee Lauder.

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I use a foundation brush for CyberWhite EX Extra Brightening Powder Makeup. Make sure the skin is completely dry and the foundation has set before this powder or it will make some blotchy effect.

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Then a Loose Powder from Teint Miracle series from Lancome, a very beautiful light powder that gives the skin a luminous effect with a mild glistening aura.

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On some part Touche Eclat from Yves Saint Laurent is added, then blend with fingers.

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Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact is used for my brow in shade 03. Simple, so easy to use and looks natural.

Don’t forget to tidy up the brows first.

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I use a base for eyeshadow using Kate eye shadow in PU-1 inspired by this look from Marilyn,

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She looks stunningly beautiful.

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Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner for that cat eye look or at least a winged, but I need something more, the lashes.

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D’Eyeko is used, and just happen to be the only lashes I have that able to create a very sexy cat eyed lashes.

Tips of using D’Eyeko that I get from Lizzie, use from the outer side to the inner, and it works!

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A subtle touch of a Cheeky Glow, for that light blushing touch from Maybelline.

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I need a shadow that really perk up the eyes and increase the effect of the sexy lashes, Shady Lady is here.

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Comes in 10 gorgeous shades that’s bold and brave.

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There’s some tiny sparkles, I see they have some shades that’s not available in other cosmetic brands and unique too.
The selling price is Rp.150.000.

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Same goes with Mary Lou Manizer, which I think a must added collection to any beauty pouch. Rp.280.000.

I love this highlighter as it draw attention right through it and exactly where you want the attention to be. Easily blend and watch out, you may in for a spotlight \^0^/

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Then, it’s the lips, I tried making them thin but decided to make it bold and so red and seductive,
Maybelline Red Porcelain, I love this lipstick, like a red leather just landed and rule.

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No Marilyn look would be complete without that famous black dot, right below her left cheek.

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Using the Hyper Sharp Liner again and voila!

I want to go all out with a blonde wig, but try imagining Marilyn in a brunette.

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Using my Philips are a curler, a wave that says, hello, I’m here.

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Get a help from L’Oreal Professionnel Bounce Whip.

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Divide the hair section by section and tongs on! Change my clothes into something with vintage tag label, and I’m ready!

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How do I look?

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Inspired? Please do join the makeup challenge and create your own version of Marilyn Monroe and win prizes.

Submit your creation here:

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 “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
Marilyn Monroe

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Images of Ms. Monroe from Google Search and Quote from www.goodreads.com


Hi everyone!

Indonesian Beauty Blogger is back with a makeup challenge \^0^/ and this December (2012) the theme is End of Year Party Look

Prices for this month will be from NYX


These are some of the stuffs I used for transforming my sister heehee, yes, my sister will be my model once again.

Thank you my dear sister ^^

First, on a cleaned moisturized skin, I applied a concealer (Shiseido) on the area affected with acne marks, redness and uneven skin tone, including the bags under the eyes. Followed by foundation from Shiseido to even out all the skin tones and set the base with loose powder from Coverderm.

The concealer is a bit darker than her original skin tone so I applied as if it was shading as well to enhance her cheek bones.

As for Coverderm Finishing Powder, the fine particles easily blend and create a natural matte finish look. May be applied right after foundation or at the end of the overall makeup to ‘set’ everything’s up.

As usual after the base, I always more to the eye’s zone, start with the brows. As she like her natural brow, trimming with a tool from Panasonic is my answer. Then draw a bit lines using Revlon and brushes the brow with mascara from Lancome.

But I recommend a tidier brow for a more ‘Party Look’. For me the brow could make a big difference in one’s look.

Next, is the liner. I’m trying this stickers for eyeliner, just open the packaging and stick them on the lids. Of course it’s a bit tricky especially when ones doesn’t have an even eyelids, like my sister, her right eyes appears bigger than the left thanks to the uneven lids.

A scotch tape may be applied before the eyeliners stickers so the eyes become even, then after sticking the stickers, use a liquid eyeliner with the same color as the stickers.

I’ve used Shiseido, a creamy eyeliner to help even out the sticker, there’s a tiny bling on the edges of the stickers. Next time, I’ll choose a bigger one.

This time, I want the eyes to be sharp and let the eyeliners get a spotlight, so no eye shadows are used.

Followed by Benefit’s Duster as a highlighter only on the nose line.

A bronzer by The Body Shop and blush on by Anna Sui for her cheeks area, one for the cheek bone, and one to add a touch of rose so she wont look pale and dull.

Last? A lips sticker!

I’m so excited about this next item as it can create a difficult look which will be super duper tough using a normal lipstick and brush.


Hello! Noticed me?!

Get her hair done. attached a bling on her forehead, use a very sparkly outfit and my sister is ready for an End of Year Party!!!

Share me yours and join the Make Up Challenge by signing up: HERE. Deadline? 20th Dec 2012.

Hi girls!

Today is all about trying new stuff and “that gal” has been in mine for quite some time, so this week month, I will keep sharing new things even thou’ it means I keep piling on stuff I need to finished. Benefit items are one of those stuff that I waited for a perfect moment to use and here it is, during Guess 30th Year Celebration, I want to be “that gal”.

Details from benefitcosmetics.com:

Our silky pink primer takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin. Contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones and raspberry & chamomile to soothe skin.

The texture is pinkish, soft and there’s like I can feel a bit of powder there, like starch and the scent is just lovely. Fresh and kinda fruity too.

I use it on my skin after moisturizer. As seen I have many redness here and there so at first I kinda worry this stuff will make my skin look even more ‘red’ than they already is.

I made sure I spread them all over and I really like the scent, light-reflecting pigment and instant brighten face. This primer magically able and suitable for all skin tone.

How to apply:

Twist the base until the primer is distributed on the top. Apply with fingertips onto the face. Blend this silky pink primer in an even, upward motion. Wear alone or under makeup for smoother makeup application. Gently pat on during the day to re-brighten your complexion.
For more details don’t be shy and visit benefitcosmetics.com

This is my before after look. My nose seems less red and the skin tone look more even and smoother. The most obvious differences is the area right under my nose.

This is my final look after adding powder foundation, loose powder and colors as well. The overal look become brighter and surprisingly fairer. The skin look natural for me and effortless. I didn’t pile on liquid foundation, concealers, etc. So the look is created with an ultra light feeling. Anyone should try “that gal” and really be “that gal” with those gorgeous skin!
Details from Benefitcosmetics.com on why do they love the product:
This industrial-strength concealer camouflages dark circles, shadows and discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading. You name it, boi-ing helps hide it! Available in three shades…when in doubt, choose boi-ing 02 – medium.
How to use it:
With fingertip, dab boi-ing on the darkest areas you want to target…underneath each eye, at the inner corners by the bridge of your nose, or over any other flaws. Pat gently outward to blend
Their tips:
Pat concealer between your thumb and fingertip to warm it up…it will glide on more seamlessly.
And I got no.2  . . . but it does seems too dark for my skin, maybe I should use no.1. Nevertheless here is my review. The texture is thick alright and I need to learn how to use it. I think a brush can help me out for the application-wise. Regardless since the tips is involving finger tips I don’t think it would be a problem using your hands.

There is no scent and it’s just a plain concealer . . . I think.

Here is my hand, there’s a dark brown spot there, and this is the far most extreme concealing, but I just want you (my beloved readers) to see the before and after application in the darkest spot ^___^.

It does help the coverage by by 70%, I use it on my acne and it does give the acne a red-less look but the bump is still there. For under eyes, I suggest using your ring finger and gently dab it but again like on this dark brown spot the coverage is not 100%. Depends on the severity of your condition, so for dark eye circle, depends on the darkness level. For covering large pores, it work really well on me and so far those are the reason for me to use it, hmm maybe some fine lines too. I like the fact that the product is light and looks soft on the skin, giving me a much more smoother look.

Product Details:

These powders are very pigmented, silky and lustrous. All three are finely milled and very shimmery but not glittery. Goldilocks is a shimmery yellow gold; Nugget is a beige champagne; and Snow Bunny is a shimmery metallic white

These powder is so light and you might want to watch out a bit not to sneeze, inhale, or blow them away. I got 2 of them which is Nugget in soft brown cream color and Cloud 9 which is pinkish and delicate.

With a brush (preferably using fan brush, domed brush or blushed brush) I can apply the powder on my face after the base is done (bb-foundation-concealer-powder, etc) for a more luminous brighter look with either pinkish look (cloud 9) or just come with a sparks (nugget). I find the duster are handy too making my skin looks more radiant when used on top of everything. It emphasize the side you want to get more attention on, like maybe cheek bones, decollete, nose, etc.

I find them lovely as loose powder too, but thanks to the hot and humidity I like them better at night when the temp is cooler. I think my facial skin is shimmering enough at day time ^__^