Sunday, December 15, 2013

My Christmas Makeup Look Tutorial + KKCenterHK Giveaway [CLOSED]

Hello everyone! As the song say, "It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas" so today I am going to share with you my Christmas Makeup Look.
I have been watching a lot of tutorials and I noticed that during Christmas, or the holidays in general, the most common looks are gold eyeshadows and a nice berry lip. I definitely dig the makeup look because it is really flattering regardless of your skintone but I just wanted something different so I decided to create this green smokey eye look paired with red lips, very Christmas-y.

I received this gorgeous ES Brand 96 Color Eyeshadow Palette from KKCenterHK so I decided to play around with it. It is supposed to be all matte shadows, but I noticed that some of it has a satin finish, which I prefer over shimmer/glitter ones.

Naturactor Cover Face Concealer in 151
Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation in Beige
Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Powder in Medium Beige
ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia

Look Beauty Brow Perfect

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
ES 96 Color Eyeshadow Makeup Palette
Pinkies Collection Single Eyeshadow in Black
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx
Maybelline Volum' Express Rocket Mascara in Blackest Black

NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Red
Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick in Garnet

1. I used a damp wedge sponge to apply my concealer on my problem areas. Once everything is set and blended, I applied the foundation using my flat top foundation brush in a stippling motion so that I do not move the concealer work that I've done. Do not forget to blend the foundation down the neck.
2. I then set everything in with the pressed powder.After that, I used the bronzing powder from ELF to bronze and contour my face, then I applied the blush on the apples of the cheeks blending it upward towards the ear. The blush has shimmers so I did not use any highlighter.
3. Using a shade that matches my eyebrows, I just filled in the sparse areas and followed the natural shape of my brows.
4. Moving on to the eyes. I first primed the eyes with a white eyeliner to make the colors pop. I then applied an emerald green color (1) all over the moving lids, patting it for more pigmentation.
5. Next, I take a light brown shadow (2) and blended the edges of the green shadow up to the crease, making sure to blend well so there are no harsh edges.
6. To deepen the color a little bit more, I added the dark brown shadow (3) on the outer V blending about halfway to the crease. It is optional but you can also add a black shadow to add more depth.
7. I then used a cream shade (4) to highlight the browbone. I then took this light green shadow (5) with a bit of shimmer but it is barely noticeable and I used it to highlight the inner eye corners and line the inner third of the lower lashline.
8. To balance out the eyes, I used the dark brown shadow (3) to line the outer third of my lower lashline connecting it to the shadows on the upper lids, then I used the emerald green shadow (1) on the center of the lower lashline.
9. Ofcourse, I lined my eyes with a black liquid liner making a slight wing at the end. Then I used my black pencil liner to tightline the upper lashline and waterline.
10. Curl the lashes and apply mascara. You can definitely use some falsies, but I opted to just add a lot of mascara to achieve fuller lashes.
11. Last but not the least, I lined my lips with a red lip liner and apply a matte red lipstick. I like matte lipsticks, but you can definitely add a gloss if you prefer.

And that's it. Here is the finished look:
Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: Eazy Fashion

As for my hair, I just curled random sections using my VS Hair Straightener to add some volume and texture to it. What do you think of this look? Is it a yay or a nay? Let me know on the comments below.

And as a holiday treat for you my lovely readers, KKCenterHK sent me some items so you too can create your own holiday look and look glamorous for the new year. Ready to see the prizes?
Professional 96 Color Palette Eye Shadow Makeup[L-R] ES 10 Pairs Natural Fake Lashes with Clear Band,Ardell Lash Grip Adhesive in Dark and
Synthetic Oblique Foundation Brush

If you want to win these prizes, you just need to follow the simple steps on the PromoSimple form below:

Only 1 winner will be able to take home these prizes, but don't fret because I am going to draw a winner for these consolation prizes:
[L-R] Synthetic Oblique Foundation Brush from KKCenterHK,
No Brand Brow Groomer and Blush Brush,
Fashion 21 Color Mood Lipstick in Smooth Copper and
Enchanted Magic Spell Shimmer Eye Palette

I hope you join this giveaway and share it with your family and friends so they too can get the chance to win. This giveaway will run for 2 weeks, and I will ship your item by December 30 (if the winner sends the information on the same day) so hopefully the winners will receive it before New Year. :) Oh, and this is open for Philippine residents only.

And get a 15% discount when you place an order through their site, us my coupon code pinaybeautyinabudgetevent15off valid until May 2014.

Thank you so much for reading everyone! Stay awesome, and I will see you in my next post. Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. yenmoralesDecember 15, 2013 at 12:26 AM

  2. aiko borjaDecember 15, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    i want this from KKCenterHk

  3. Jona MaticDecember 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    The products I like from KKCenterHK are JV Beauties Brand 180 Color Triple Stack Eyeshadow Palette, ES Brand 6 Netural Color Contour and Blush Palette, and ES Brand Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner Gel - Brown.

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    i would like to try...1)ANRIEA Light Skin Resveratrol Effective Essence 2)Golden Stone Perfumen Soap - Natural Beautifying 3)BALO Whitening And Peeling Scrub For Body Care

  5. Lei DiwaDecember 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    It's a YAY!!! :D I love how red lippies can brighten a face as always! :) I would really love to win your giveaway cause I love practicing make up and I always join make up contest. I wanted to be a MUA someday and this palette will be a big help for me. I have been wanting this colorful palette for so long this giveaway came just in time hihihi.. THANK YOU for this chance! Advance Merry Christmas! I don't know why I can't reload the site of kkcenterhk, but I love the palette , the lashes and some face brush for foundation :)

  6. jhessicaDecember 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

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    thank u =)

  7. Marine ThereseDecember 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I love these!! :)

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  9. Cat QuiambaoDecember 17, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    i got excited when i saw that they carry La Femme... *_* i would have liked to have the La Femme blush palette though.. but i'd like to try this shade...,-Low-Price)/product_info.html

    i've been also wanting to have a concealer and corrector palette for a long while now.. i want to practice my blending skills on how to achieve a radiant looking face and making the illusion of having the perfect skin..

    i'm also looking for a perfect color match to fill my brows... brown seems a bit off because i have very black eyebrows and my hair is not colored... and black brow pencils are uggghh... i'd like to try this soft black one if it suits me...

  10. Mara GalangDecember 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I love these items!




  11. eiko10feverDecember 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    want the following :D

    Advance Merry Xmas and thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. Winnie AurelioDecember 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    I like these the most:

  13. Krizia AlmiranezDecember 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    180 Color Eye Shadow Eyeshadow Palette Make Up

    COSMOS Pink Lady Make-up Brush Set (5 Brushes)

    ARDELL Brow Defining Palette- Dark

    Btw, thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

  14. Lolita SingwattDecember 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    I hope to win !

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    I want these the most:

    1. :NAF 36H Perfect Lasting Rotation Eyebrow Gel Pen-Dark Brown (

    2. INSITI 24 Hours Waterproof Liquid Super Eyeliner (

    3. Blue Strap Buckles Around The Ankle Rock Punk Shoes (

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    I want these:
    China Glaze Happy Holiglaze-Mingle with Kringle
    Rose Pattern Black Tight Pantyhose/ Pantihose
    Grapes Red 30% Silk And 70% Cotton Scarf Muffler/Shawl

  20. Roseben SomidoDecember 23, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    I want these from KKCenterHK :),-Blusher/c53/p2827/ES-Brand-56-Color-Eyeshadow-Make-Up-Blush-Palette/product_info.html

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  23. allanoreyesDecember 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    The products I like from KKCenterHK are JV Beauties Brand 180 Color
    Triple Stack Eyeshadow Palette, ES Brand 6 Netural Color Contour and
    Blush Palette, and ES Brand Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner Gel -

  24. Iris CastilloDecember 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I want this!

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  26. StephDecember 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    I want these items from KKCenterHK <3


    - Stephanie Lee

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