Last weekend, the rain surely dampened my spirits as I was unable to go to the event that I have been anticipating for months now – the K-Palette‘s bloggers’ event, with them having flown in chief makeup artist for K-Palette Japan, Noriko Imura, for the said event. Calm is the exact opposite of my state, so I was just checking out Facebook, and turns out, K-Palette’s Noriko Imura was doing makeovers in Beauty Bar Trinoma the following day!
So what I did? Prayed hard for good weather, and indeed, my prayers were answered as I was able to meet her that Sunday!
I must admit that I could not really understand Noriko Imura’s words as they were in Japanese, but I must say this – how melodious the Japanese language is! It was music to my ears. Good thing they had an interpreter to explain to me the makeover process!
As I was wearing sparse makeup – just some BB cream and pressed powder ( I intentionally did not draw my brows. Hehehehe. Or okay, fine, drew the tails lightly for decency hahaha! ) , so I relied on Noriko to do her magic on me!
First, Noriko erased signs of tiredness from my undereyes by using the newly launched K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer in #2. Shade #2 is yellowish as it brightens anything dark, and eradicates redness. The feel of the concealer on my undereyes was just so light, and it really brightened my undereyes instantly! She also used this to spot conceal my blemishes, and the redness on the sides of my nose.
Result? Happy! My face looks more even!
On to the next activity, she proceeded to defining my eyebrows. Oh, how I love this!
What Noriko did to my eyebrows was different from what I used to do. She proceeded to just shade through all the gaps in my eyebrow area using the spongey applicator from the K-Palette 2-Way Lasting Eyebrow Pen, flipped the pen, and used the calligraphy pen-like tip to draw a sharp tail on the ends of my eyebrows.
This is the new product that K-Palette has that lets you shade and define your eyebrows. A really nice 2-in-1 product that I shall be giving you a review soon :
I just realized by studying Noriko’s techniques that the Japanese really valued the natural shape of our brows – just working within our bone structures, and following its natural shape. No reshaping was done on my eyebrows. I think Western methods make us play around with it more. But au naturelle is always good specially for an everyday look – you wouldn’t want to have “photoshoot” eyebrows every single time. That’d be weird. Makeup always aimed to mimic natural features – just making us look good and getting away with it without screaming “I did makeup!” The eyebrows I achieved through this makeover session really just made me look like I had perfect eyebrows, naturally.
When I was asked what kind of look I wanted to achieve for eyeliner – natural, or sophisticated, I simply said one think that made Noriko laugh – I wanted my eyes to be bigger. Bigger!!!! Forever!!! Hahaha! I swear, chinita eyes can look decent on a good day, but when it comes to events and photography, they just happen to look smaller and really sink! Eyeliners are indispensable to me, in this case!
She proceeded to do the winged method on my lashline, shading the gap between line she drew and the lashes carefully. Rule – no gaps! She just told me via the interpreter that to make the eyes look bigger, just seamlessly draw it thicker just on top of the eyeball area. Talk about such a helpful tip!
The day ended with me really, really happy with my newfound techniques. I shared a happy day with Marge of Kikaytrekkie, my sister, and of course, the exclusive distributor of K-Palette Philippines, Cheryl Chua, someone that I consider a good friend already. I’m excited for more K-Palette product launches as I truly believe in their products!