On 10 July 2015, Friday, 7.30pm in the evening, I attended the meet-up with Roseanne Tang and Bioderma at Robinsons, Raffles City Shopping Centre. I found out about this event through Roseanne, on her YouTube channel.
Roseanne explains makeup techniques clearly and has a good number of tutorials for makeup that is clean-cut, simple, and just enhances features rather than make them jump out. She empathises with Asian Chinese’s biggest concerns when applying makeup, such as double eyelids (hooded eyes) with no clear crease structure, and flatter noses.
I picked up a handful of tips from Roseanne as she did a makeover for pretty Christabel Chua at bellywellyjelly.com.
Here are the Top 3 I found:
1. When using a Q-tip to clean off smudges using Bioderma Sensible H2O Micellar Cleansing Water, roll the Q-tip with light pressure over the smudge, and not drag or pull it. With the roll and hold, roll and hold motion, the smudge will stick to the clean part of the cotton on the Q-tip as all 360 degrees of the cotton bud will be used. But with the drag or pull motion, the smudge will stick to dirty part of the cotton that has already been used, only one side of the cotton bud will be used.
Remember to roll the Q-tip that is dipped in Bioderma water!
2. When applying eyeshadow for colour all over the eyelids with a firm shading brush (I like using M.A.C 239), push/pat the flat side of the brush head on the moving part of your eyelids. This way, the colour pigments will transfer onto the skin and stick. If a windshield wiper motion or dragging/pulling motion is used, the colour pigments will get swept and dusted off the eyelids. And this could explain why some eyeshadows seem to yield very low pigmentation.
Use the windshield wiper motion with a fluffy dome blending brush for blending out the colours only after the colours have been added and pigmented enough.
3. When applying contour colour, be it cream or powder, use a continuous pulling back-and-forth motion. Start from the face line at the ear down to the hollow of the cheek (that should be right under the outer end of the eye), and go back up towards the ear, then down again and up, and so on and so forth until the contour colour is deep and blended enough. The face should be just warmed up and slightly slimmer when seen straight from the front.
Roseanne was using brushes from 13rushes, a Singapore makeup startup. (On a side note, I think the 13 means ‘B’ for ‘Brushes’.)
The photo below shows the gifts from Bioderma for attendees that day.
I am not affiliated with Roseanne Tang, Bioderma, or 13rushes. I enjoy Roseanne’s YouTube channel. I have been using Bioderma cleansing water since end 2012, when it just arrived on the shelves of Watsons in Singapore. I like the hot pink ferrel of the 13rushes brushes.
1. Taken by myself, showing Roseanne on left putting on makeup for model Christabel on right.
2. Featured Image was taken by myself, showing gifts from Bioderma – an umbrella, a case of cotton pads, and some Bioderma product samples.]