KKW Beauty Part 2: Make-Up Tutorial + Product Review
Welcome to my first make-up tutorial featuring KKW Beauty!
Here’s what you will learn:
That Bianca Valerio has a lot to learn on how to do a blogger-type of make-up tutorial & posts, hahahaha!
Man, have I been whipped by the pro beauty bloggers who make it look easy as pie!
Take A Step Back
The blogging realm is truly something so new to me that my background in TV, onstage demos and traditional photo shoots are such a stark contrast.
Then again, I realize it’s also me being nervous as if it were a first date. As my first attempt into creating beauty videos, of course I want them to be awesome.
So rather than try to be some annoying poser, I might as well be as real as possible.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Ever so briefly, before travel vlogging came into play, one of my many professions is actually a make-up artist.
In fact, I even wrote a book about it in 2011 after graduating from Make-Up Designory in Los Angeles.
Admittedly, due to busy schedules and putting more focus on traveling over the past three years, make-up has taken a backseat — for the meantime.
That’s not to say beauty from the inside out: make-up to skincare and personality development have always and will forever be a passion of mine. These three I share in my book, including live skincare, make-up demos and motivational talks.
Strangely, I am much more used to speaking in high-adrenaline, large crowds vs a lone camera, lol.
So even if it doesn’t seem that way, when I confess how reluctantly shy I am to vlogging, that really is the truth. Recall one of my easy tips to Building Confidence, “Fake It Til You Make It?” Well, that definitely applies here.
I’ve been meaning to translate all that I’ve previously mentioned, here on the website. So I have Kim Kardashian to thank, haha!
Here You Are
Finally, that day has come!
Let’s get straight to business. But if you wish to know more about my professional background in beauty, you can see it here.
Given that this is PART 2 of KKW Beauty, head on over to PART 1 to check out my very first unboxing on the VLOG! Not my finest work I must admit, haha! You’ll see!
Size It Up
For starters, it doesn’t take a genius to gather that KKW Beauty Contour & Highlight Kit’s hefty price of USD48 + international shipping is more about Kim’s name than the actual value for money aspect. As you can see, the product is quite small and the actual amount of product isn’t much either from let’s say, your NARS-sized Multiple Stick or the newly launched Fenty Beauty Match Stix, types. I share more on the episode.
With a heavy hand, you’re bound to finish off the matte contour stick especially with just a few applications.
To get the best value for your money or not run out of product so quickly, use the kit as a touch-up kit vs a pro full-on one.
But to be fair, given the price, you’re getting three products in a set: the matte, the shimmer sticks plus a dual-ended brush.
Leave it to us ladies to justify the costs we pay in the name of fashion & beauty, haha!
If you’ve been following this blog, you already know the drill – you’ll have to watch to find out as I share all the pros and cons!
In today’s episode, I’ll be giving an easy make-up tutorial on how to use the contour kit and give an honest review on the full loot, down to the brush quality.
There’s more beauty posts to come, I promise!
Thank you so much for sharing this very new experience with me, as silly as it may seem! All I want is for your guys to learn a little thing or two and have more reasons to smile each day from every single thing I post.
Each post, truly is a piece of my heart to you.
Check out my first beauty review for the website here.
Can’t wait to share more with you! Any special requests? Perhaps travel isn’t your thing and a make-up tutorial is more up your alley?
Would love to hear from you on what you’d like to me VLOG about. Just shoot me a message here or comment below.
Ready to watch & learn?
Love, light & highlights,
Haircut & color by Danny Katalbas of Basement Salon, SM Aura
NOTE: This written post is merely an introduction as the main content is in the video. I highly encourage you to watch it for the full experience on what the episode is truly all about.