Thursday, May 15, 2014

This is CorpGoth Mid-Month Status Report: Office Make-Up Style

I made this post due to join the mid-month status report created by Trystan L. Bass of This is CorpGoth. The theme now is your make up style in the office certainly as a rocking CorpGoth. Oh, i should have followed her from yesterdays. No lies, her style is awesome. Hello, Mrs. Trystan. I'm your new reader. Greetings from Indonesia! *waving hands*

Do you wear?
Yup. Even though I work as an accountant, facing computer and papers - not public, I wear make up mostly at work.

How often?
I wear make up every work day.

What kind?
Sometimes I go bold with all-black eyes, sometimes just natural look. The products I use are from various brand. My eyes can be easily swollen and hurt if I sleep late so I can't wear any eye make up regularly (especially bold eyeliner :( ) . Besides, I rarely wear lipstick since I prefer let it pale only with lipbalm. After all, i would never leave home without moisturizer, primer, BB cream and loose powder. Looking flawless (and a bit pale) is the best appearance for me, teehee..

My make up routine for the work day is like this:
Moisturizer - Make Up Base - Concealer - BB Cream - Eye Shadow - Eyeliner - Loose Powder - Blusher/Bronzer - Lipstick/Liptint/Lipbalm

The part I always miss is concealer and blusher. I'm just too lazy for hiding permanent dark circle except for some particular events, while I use blusher if I think it's necessary.

Here's my look based on the tutorial i've made right here.

Alright, my mid-month status report is done! How's yours?

In the name of black roses,

Katarina Yuri

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Simple Everyday Make Up Tutorial: Purple Storm

My version of everyday fast eye makeup tutorial is dedicated especially for all of baby CorpGoth over the world! Hope it is easy for you. Happy trying~

  1. Choose color. Still linked to the Review: Silkygirl Double Intense Duo Eye Shadow which I set as my choice, so pick at least 2 to 3 desired colors. One for the lid, second one for the crease, the last for highlight (optional).
  2. Apply primer/eye base to help the make up stay long and becomes bolder.
  3. Apply the first color on the entire lid. Mine is light blue.
  4. Fill the outer lid and over the crease with the second color. Make it in a C-pattern. Mine is purple.
  5. (Optional) Use white/ivory to highlight brow bone. You may do it before the second color.
  6. (Optional) Apply the first/second color on lower lid.
  7. Apply eyeliner right on the upper lid and waterline.
  8. If you don't wear glasses, curl the lashes then use mascara or false lashes to volumize and/or lengthen the lashes.

Products used:
Eye base: The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Make Up Base 02 Purple
Eyeshadow: Silkygirl Double Intense Duo Eyeshadow
Eyeliner: Maybelline Master Liner (upper lid), Oriflame Kajal Eyeliner (lower lid)

What I'm wearing: Blue & black stripe sleeveless v-line dress, didn't remember the brand | black cardigan, thrifted | black jeans legging, thrifted

Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: Silkygirl Double Intense Duo Eye Shadow #02 Purple Storm

Seriously, i'm so happy to be here again after so many hectic moments all over the week. I do hope you really enjoyed your weekend. Yeah, you should be happy for your life.

Ehm, straight to the topic, still talking about duo eye shadow, after the nude one, now i've got the other which is pretty much interesting. It is Silkygirl, one of the well-known brand from Malaysia. The brand sounded new to me since the products are quite rare to get in Indonesia.

The Package

I just like how simple the package is: black bottom, transparant hard plastic lid, an applicator. You may change the applicator if you want, but i think it's soft enough for your eyes. The size is good to carry everywhere, just remember not to drop it. Anyway, i don't know how many available color choices there are.

Back of the package plus the ingredients list

The product is one of eye shadows i've been looking for. It is hard enough to determine my desired color. One, i just want a few glittery stuff and two, i always choose blue or another similar color than pink, exception for lipstick.

The blue side is matte with a little shimmer, the purple is shimmery and more pigmented.

About the pigmentation, it is better than Oriflame (Oops, sorry to say). But still, it needs primer/make up base to bring out the colors and make them stay longer especially the blue one, maybe because it is lighter so you need to apply more than purple shadow. The good thing is you don't have to rub your eyes heavily for removing the colors, it is easy to be wiped off!

Swatches without primer.

I don't have problem with the staying power. It stays normal for my oily lid without primer (about 2-4 hours with/without sweating), and it does stay longer with primer (4-6 hours). Thus, i don't really need a retouch.
I have been wearing it since 8 months ago, and i also have shown the shadow colors for my 2013 Halloween Look.

Oh, one more. You may have wondered why i didn't show my eye wearing it in normal day, because actually i have made a post separately for a tutorial (now it's available, don't forget to click here)!

  • Travel-friendly item (but take care of its package)
  • Wearable every day
  • Smooth finish
  • Easy to be removed
  • Good staying power
  • Good pigmentation
  • Suits all skin type (subjective thought)
  • Affordable! Under IDR 60,000,-

  • Only available in some local drugstores and supermarkets.
  • I don't find any. You tell me.

Silkygirl Double Intense Duo Intense Eye Shadow #02 Purple Storm may be suitable for person who:
  • In a hurry and do make upon the way.
  • A beginner user.
  • Likes carrying beauty stuff or travelling.

Silkygirl Double Intense Duo Intense Eye Shadow #02 Purple Storm may be not suitable for person who:
  • Doesn't like applying primer/make up base.
  • Prefers the more pigmented colors.

Possibility to repurchase: maybe yes
Scores: 4,5 out of 5 black roses

Do you wear another color choice? What do you think about this eye shadow?

Disclamer : the product is purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Two-Week Challenge + Fast Review: Oriflame EcoBeauty Smoothing Night Cream

EcoBeauty is the latest skincare series launched by Oriflame, which each product is made of natural ingredients with eco-friendly system. EcoBeauty series consists of three products: Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Cream. There are two main ingredients inside the products, namely Coconut Oil and Shea Butter.

Oriflame EcoBeauty Smoothing Night Cream

I made this post due to the moment of Earth Day and my first experience using night cream for two weeks, when i thought night cream would make my face super-greasy in the morning after i woke up. I was too afraid it might break out with pimples, since the weather in most every night was never cold. I didn't want to be "melted".

This night cream comes with a recycled-paper box and a written instruction. It contains 50ml of white smooth cream in a pump bottle. The packaging is also sterile because of the small pump makes the amount of cream needed to be controlled.

It comes with a small hygiene pump

When i applied the cream, it felt somehow a bit sticky and a little warm. Maybe it's because i'm not used to wear any cream, so it is a subjective opinion. It took about 3-5 minutes to be absorbed by my skin. After that, i still had the sticky feeling but not until one week later. It was a fast adaption, isn't it?

It's not too watery, not too thick, it's just creamy.

Before we go to the final result, here's my "before" condition:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Weather: Mostly hot
Skin color: Natural beige
Skin type: Oily
Acne scars: Yes
Big pores: Yes

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The only thing annoyed me is the scent of Coconut Oil even not so strong, but now i'm getting used to it.

Two weeks later..
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Location, Weather: Remain the same
Skin color: Natural beige, a bit lighter
Acne scars: some scars area disappear
Big pores: seem smaller

Overall result:
-My face feels hydrated.
-When i wake up in the morning, there isn't much excess sebum like before i haven't used the cream.
-No feeling of irritated skin. I feel really fine with this.
-Some of the acne scars and the redness area disappear, but i think it can't do more than that, since it's not     specialized for acne scars.
-My pores seem smaller. There's no big difference, but when i do my makeup regiment, i can see the change.

No more big pores on the camera~~

Do not be tricked by the picture above. FYI, before I used this night cream, whatever BB Cream I applied  to my acne scars, they were always seen on camera (without app 360 of course). But with the night cream usage, those scars have started to disappear a little bit, but as you can see, I looked kinda flawless on camera. You like selfies? Go taking care of your pores XD

Anyway, i got it for IDR 99.000 (that time was discounted 50% :p). With that 50 ml cream, you can use it approximately 4-5 months for regular usage. Some sources even stated that Oriflame EcoBeauty Smoothing Night Cream is suitable for all skin type!

Possibility of repurchase: i don't know, maybe no
Scores: 4 out of 5 black roses

If you're interested with the product, please contact the representative/beauty consultant of Oriflame in your living area, or if you want, I can recommend you my trusted Oriflame beauty consultant.

Disclaimer: The product is purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.