Disney Week: Matchmaker Fa Mulan

Today is the anniversary of the premiere of Mulan! I never loved Mulan like I probably should have and that is purely based on how many people do covers of the song Reflection. Everyone covers that song and it isn’t a very challenging song so I never understood why everyone chose it and now it is just so overplayed that I can’t watch the movie. But the rest of the movie is fantastic and I have always loved the music. Even though I hate the song Reflection, the makeup she is wearing in that song and Honor To Us All is pretty much the only thing I could think to pull from the movie that would be relevant to my blog. And I love Honor to Us All so I don’t completely mind haha. Also, I’d really love for anyone to be able to tell me what this makeup is called, I was always under the impression that Geisha was Japanese so I was wondering what the word would be for the Chinese version, if any. All I know is that they wore Hanfu during this ceremony.

Here is the makeup for the songs Honor To Us All and Reflection:

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Bringin’ a lil bit of honour to my family but I’m in my pjs so how much could I really be bringin’ (je ne regrette rien).
For this part of the makeup, I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk, but I wish I hadn’t. I’ve been wanting to get face paints for things and this would have been one thing that would have really suited face paint but I did what I could with what I had. The issue with the Jumbo Pencil is that it shows all of the dry patches that you have and prior to using the pencil, I had no visible dry patches. I blended it out the best I could with my finger and tried with a beauty sponge but it just took too much product away. So, this base part was extremely time consuming because I wanted it to be even. The lips were a combination of Milani’s Best Red and Gerard Cosmetics’ Candy Apple gloss. I over drew my lips into two crescent moons to look like Mulan’s did in the movie. I used the Savvy Powder Blush in Rose but I wished I’d picked something cooler toned. I had originally picked a bright pink blush but Mulan’s actually isn’t that bright, it’s just very pigmented. And for the eyeshadow, I used Matt Hung from theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Nude palette.
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A very sad Mulan. Also, what was on her sleeve because her makeup just comes off in one swoop.
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This part kinda reminded me of Nikkie Tutorials’ Power of Makeup video that’s gone viral. All I did was carefully run my makeup wipe down the centre of my face, being really careful around my lips because I didn’t want to smear red on to the white part. This was probably the part that was most fun for me because of how easily it just wipes off. LIKE MAGIC. It was in this time that I took the most snapchat photos of this makeup look because it just looked so ridiculous and I was so worried that someone would come home and see me like that hahaha.
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Cherry Culture Haul: NYX and Milani

Cherry Culture is one of my favourite online stores for makeup. As I’ve said previously, you can now buy NYX from Target but it still works out to be cheaper if I get it from Cherry Culture and they have most of the newer collections. As far as I’m aware, you can buy some Milani in Australia but its not a lot. Like maybe an eye shadow palette. And I really love the one Milani lipstick I have (Sangria) so I thought it was about time I purchase some more.

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L to R: Free Bubble Gum lip balm, NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie and Red Velvet, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, Milani Color Statement Lipsticks in Best Red, Plumrose and Hot Pink Rage.


Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso:

This blush is really really hyped over youtube and blog communities and I’ve been looking for a new blush so I thought I may as well give it a try. This is a really coral and really shimmery. Its really really beautiful and I have no regrets. It doesn’t really have a scent.

I bought it for 8 USD.

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Milani Color Statement Lipsticks:

I think all of the colours I got have a creme finish but I could be wrong. They all look creamy but they have some funny finishes like vinyl and things like that which I have a feeling Best Red might be but I am not sure.

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L to R: Best Red, Plumrose and Hot Pink Rage.

Swatches are further down 🙂

I’m really excited to use these. They all have the perfect creamy feel and a sweet smell.

They were 5.50 USD with the Lip Product sale.


NYX Butter Glosses:

I only had Tiramisu and Creme Brulee which are nude colours from this collection but I loved them so much and I had really been wanting the red colour from the first release of Butter Glosses and Cherry Culture had colours from the latest release so I thought I’d pick up on. They are so lovely and glossy. They smelly super sweet like caramel or toffee.

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They were 5 USD with the Lip Product sale.


Here are the swatches of the Milani Color Statement Lipsticks and the NYX Butter Glosses:

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L to R: Milani Best Red, Plumrose and Hot Pink Rage, NYX Cherry Pie and Red Velvet.

Now I’ve got to find some room in my containers for these new products!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!