Thursday, 21 February 2013

0 Make over for ID and passport photo

Do you wear your face with special makeup if you are going to shoot for ID or passport photo? Or do you let your face be just a plain Jane for it? Because you're too scared that you looked fake in those photos? But, if you put too much, i am afraid that you are not going to pass any customs with a drag queen looks. In case you are too lazy to touch up when you going up on airplane.

 Well, do you laugh silently when looking at your driving license's , passport's or ID 's photos? I don't know about you but, i think my look on these documents often looked less good than the pictures i uploaded for Facebook or my any social networks. Maybe i can blame it on the angle and the plain-ess of my face.

We could not choose our best angle when shooting passport photo. If only! Ha ha ha...i really don't think that it is going to happen ever. If you cannot choose your best angle, well please do yourself a favour to at least touch up to highlight certain features on your face. Because! You gotta looked at least you did wash your face after waking up before getting shoot for this. Often, we looked too tired, too pale, or worst , you can't really recognize the person in that picture.

Here's what you can do. First, you gotta aim to look fresh and lively. You do not want to put too much on your face unless you want to look like a drag queen. Passport photo tends to capture every tiny dots details on your face moreover, you have to face STRAIGHT to the camera.

Wear foundations. Cover those flaws with concealer especially the undereye. Remember to blend them well because you don't want your skin to look cakey. Powder up to set up the canvas. 

Then, shape your brow. I prefer using the cake brow liner rather than the pencil. It looks more natural and sometimes i can skip the need to brush my eyebrow after filling it. 

Now the most important part is contouring. Contouring could makes your cheekbones looked higher, and gives you the healthy radiant look. I am using bronzer from Body Shop.
It comes in tiny balls...they are very fragile though but, they has a sponge to hold it from breaking inside the pot.
Use a bronzer rather than pink /peachy blusher on your cheek. Using a slant brush , smile and brush it on the apple of the cheek.  Brush the bronzer to your jaws too.This will give the illusion of a slimmer face.

Then, by using bronzer, or one shade darker concealer than your skin, or soft brown eyeshadow contour your nose. Different nose shape needs different contouring on the nose parts. By contouring the nose, it will give nice balance of your whole face, nose and your lips. Do not forget to highlight the bridge of your nose after shading the sides of the nose.

When applying your foundation earlier, let it also touches the lips a bit. Apply pink lipstick to the inner of the lips, then apply pink/mauve/peachy or nude lip gloss to the entire lips. Your lips will looked like you are just being kissed.Heee...or at least looked naturally healthy pinkish or looked pale like you have just have a bad encounter with a vampire who sucked up all your blood.

For your eyes,apply neutral colours.Use brown and highlight your browbones.Finally,never leave the house without mascara.Do not forget to apply for lower eyelashes to give the illusion of brighter and more opened eyes. Brush the upper lashes first and without dipping into The tube again,brush the lower lashes.This is to avoid the mascara from getting on your skin.

It is best not to wear any colored contact lenses and if you are wearing glasses on regular basis , yes you may wear it for shooting ID and passport photo.

Hair is the crown for everyone. I think it is practically safe that your hair get the evergreen make over. I mean styles that never aged. Avoid tying it up, or braided it. It is best that you let loose your hair and when it is time to shoot, put away your hair from the face by pinning it behind your ear. Remember to bring your mini hair comb with you so that you can tidy up any flyways.

Before you going to face the camera, blot away shines and powder up. Look to the camera and smile!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

0 Going on a Picnic + Portraits

I am not known as a picnicker but, there is always first time for everything. My family and i went to Tips of Borneo ( Simpang Mengayau) , Kudat last Saturday. I was hesitated at first because i know that this place is amazing but, there is not much to do there if you are not a surfer , if you are not staying at the chalet there other than dining around there. Mom did not approved the idea to stay there, she was too worried if my little son cannot adapt to the new place. So, she makes us to go picnic there. Some of relatives who been there few times, agrees that picnic is the best way to go. 

I really didn't ready  much for the whole thing. Mom basically prepares all the food from home. Nasi briyani, fried sausages and tempura nuggets. We got many snacks and sweets with us too. While my aunt, cooked fried noodle, fried rice, salted fish and the scrambled eggs. They got many local delicacies too that i do not even know the names though. *blush blush

So , after that day, i was kinda imagining if we could do this again and do it better.Here are some tips that you might want to put into your check list before going on a picnic to have a perfect one. Well, our picnic was not that perfect but, i thought that there are lots of things that can be done if we are planning on going for picnic again.

To ensure an enjoyable, delicious simple food, comfy and still looking good...
You must

Never forget a spread,tablecloth but our humid country it is better to bring mat to spread on the ground. So, it will be easy for us to gather around with the food in the center. Forget the little messy cabanas by the beachside. You can find many of it in Malaysia's beachsides. It is best if you could find your own perfect spot to sit down and enjoy.

Umbrella. Big one.

Finger food or anything as long as they do not melted or will 'rot' under the heat of the sun . Fruits are the best desserts for a picnic.

Frozen drinks. When you are ready to drink, they will still taste cool.

To keep the kids happy,bring their favorite snacks.

Wear sunblocks though it may seem cloudy,uv rays sting through clouds.

Flip flops.or Flats.

Common Sense,do not wear heavy makeups or you get the zombie wonderland looks when it's all coming down melt and CreasES.

I did not upload any photos of the picnic because we were too hungry to snap all the good food.

Check this out too.....

Photo rolls. I hope you enjoy it though maybe you do not know anyone here. They were more to portraits. What can i say, i love portraits. These are my lovely family..... I was so wanting to take group photos at the cut globe scuplture   but, there were just too many people there on that day crowding the iconic cut-off globe. Too many, and we had to take turns to take picture.

Chris looked upset because he begged so that he could walked on her own.
Steven and Chris.

There's always something about kids and their grannies , don cha think?

Chris with his upset look again. He was desperately bored and need to get down to the ground.

But, he does looked okay and when granny hold him, huh

Grannies and the kids
Mommy's little girl forever. Ha ha ha...

From top, Lister. From left, my only brother, William and friend, Sham.

And always my jewel....

With my handsome jewel who just can't wait for another snap . He really need to get moving right away.

My current Facebook cover photos... of course my personal profile one.

Tips of Borneo said to be the nicest beach in North Borneo, overlooking the South China Sea. Apart from the crazy cliff, beautiful rocks, splashing wave that attracts surfers from around the world, white sand beaches,  well accommodated it is just a beautiful serene places to go if you want to escape from the city. But, of course escaping means bumpy potholed roads in Sabah. You just can't get away with it especially in Northern Sabah.I won't want to go any further on that.

That's all. Hope you enjoy reading this entry. Til my next entry, chaw!


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