In my (much) younger days, I’m known for being highly skilled in transforming myself into a panda, like so.
These days, the highest transformation level I go to is something like this only, for dinner events or weddings.
On days with no special events, I wear minimal make – just enough to look human will do.
My daily prep time is as short as 5 minutes or less to achieve the look above so, I like to use products that are difficult to make mistakes with like K-Palette’s liquid eyeliner, which I ran out of just before they invited me to a morning date to get to know the K-palette 1 Day Magic Series.
Miho-san, a make up artist attached to K-Palette Japan, showed us how to achieve falsie like lashes, rounder looking eyes and also komari-mayu. Komari-mayu means “troubled-looking eyebrows” and is currently a trend in Japan to mimic a face in trouble that people will want to protect.
K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fibre Mascara
This one is quite love. The learning curve to making your lashes look like falsies is not too difficult to overcome, just coat each lash with the white fibre part and then gently coat each lash with the black mascara and repeat until desired length and thickness is achieved. If you have patience, you can go as long as you like.
I do have long lashes to start with but they are very straight and not thick. Hence, my lifelong relationship with mascaras. Pictures speak louder than words, so heres how my favourite non-fibre mascara compares to the K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fibre Mascara. I’m lazy so I used only 2-3 coats to make the additional curve up.
And this is a comparison of my eyes without mascara, with the K-Palette 1 Day Magic Fibre Mascara and with good quality falsies. Sigh, my under eye wrinkles.
K-Palette 1 Day Magic Eyeliner
For daily use, my preference is a stubborn but smooth and creamy eyeliner (“SCE” for stubborn creamy eyeliner) or a stubborn but easy to draw liquid liner (“SLE” for stubborn liquid eyeliner) and sometimes, a combination of the two – I’ll use SCE in brown first and draw a thicker line followed by SLE in black, very close to the lash line, so that you see depth, it takes only 5 seconds more, so why not right? ✌
The brush design of K-Palette’s 1 Day Magic Eyeliner is very good. Not difficult to get both very thin and very thick lines. Plus, it’s really stubborn, possibly the most stubborn liquid eyeliner I’ve come across.
K-Palette 1 Day Magic 3D Face Palette
Finally, a palette where I can use all the colors. All the colours can be used as eyeshadow, the pink and peach colours can be used as blush and the white and brown colours for contouring. I like multi-purpose products, you can carry little and do a lot.
Can you tell? I’m one of those whose make up oxidise in a flash, sometimes before I get out of the house. I learnt a trick to keep them on for longer, just use a creamy concealer (very important to choose the right shade!) underneath your blush or eyeshadow as base. Do not apply concealer straight but put a little on your hand and then use the amount from there to apply on your face. This helps you get a really thin layer of colour for best adherence to your skin and coverage (thinner covers better. layer on more only if needed).
I like the tone of the pink and peach, they show up on my cheeks (but not my eyelids though) and give a glow, not just a patch of colour.
The highlight colour gives a sheen that is perfect for highlighting the arch of your brows and the tip of your nose.
If you want to try some of my favourite products from the K-palette One Day Magic series, look out for this packaging at all Watson’s, BHG, Nishino Pharmacies and SaSa. Do let me know what you think, if you try. :)
Disclosure: I was invited to the K-Palette 1 Day Magic Series Workshop and gifted with a complete set of products. Opinions are based on personal experience. Credits to La Novella for photos that are not watermarked.
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