I use brown, grey and black on my eyes, as these colours make them look bigger. My current favourite is Copper and Starlight from The Body Shop’s new make-up collection (Italian Baked-To-Last Eye Colour).
Take a black eyeliner (I’m using TBS’s Special Edition Kajal Eyeliner) and line your upper eyelids, starting from the eyelash area. You can also use liquid eyeliners if you have stable hands, or a gel-based eyeliner. I use the latter sometimes.
When I was younger, I wanted a nosejob. Because Chinese people usually have round noses. If you’re Chinese with a sharp nose, good for you! A nosejob from a good surgeon in Singapore would cost me at least SGD7,000. That’s more than RM15,000! Thanks, but no thanks.
I learnt a trick on how to make round noses appear sharper — shading. Take a dark brown shade (could be from your eye shadow colour or in my case, my brow liner kit) and line the sides of your nose bridge, starting slightly below the inner corner of your eyes.
Then use a black mascara to “open up” your eyes. I always use false eye-lashes for events, but for everyday use, a mascara is good enough. I find the Big & Curvy Mascara from TBS pretty good, as the brush reaches the corner of my lashes easily.
If you’re really fair, a bit of bronzer gives you a healthier glow. It also works wonders when you want to create a deeper cleavage — but that’s pageant talk. If you’re wondering, that’s a kabuki brush I’m using.
Use a highlighter to further enhance the tip of your nose — a lighter shade of powder works too. Also apply some at the upper part of your cheekbone (nearer to the eye), chin and forehead for a “3D” look. Finally, apply some lipstick/lip gloss on your lips. I like using coral colours as they look more natural. I really didn’t like how the make-up artist did my look for MUM 2010 — it didn’t suit me, AT ALL! Once you’re done, check your make-up before heading out.
*This is NOT an advertorial for The Body Shop. I happen to be a fan of their products, so I decided to use them to demonstrate the make-up steps. If you would like to purchase some of their products, you can do so HERE.