Benefit Brow Contour Pro

      I was anticipating the launch of this product as soon as I saw it in one of the Benebabes’ instagram stories! Benefit had me at the mechanical pencil packaging. It’s too cute! I felt nostalgic, as it brought me back to my yesteryears in school! lol.

      Aside from having a cute packaging, I thought it was very clever and practical to have an all-in-one eyebrow product. The brow contour pro has a lighter shade for the inner part of the brow and a darker one for the arch to the tip. I always do this ombré technique as it makes the brows look a lot more natural. It also has a concealer to define and clean up the brows, and a highlighter to bring light to the brow bone. I like that the product is long lasting too! It was still visible after an intense class of indoor cycling. I just wonder how long the product will last, I hope it doesn’t run out so quickly since it’s a compact all-in-one pen packaging.

I have received a number of questions on how to use it. So here’s a quick tutorial for you. It’s my first time to film, edit, and record voice over using my phone hence the difference in quality. I just wanted to get things done quickly and edit while lying down. lol. Enjoy the tutorial! Let me know if you bought one and love it as much as I do! 🙂



BadGal Bang!

Benefit just launched their most recent product — BadGal Bang! It’s a 36 hour volumizing mascara, another addition to their super curling and lengthening mascaras. I tried it on during the event after giving my lashes a good curl, and lo and behold, major volume!!! To make sure the curl holds, I curled my lashes again from the roots to the tips for that bulletproof hold. Voilà! It was like wearing natural false lashes! A little product goes a long way,  so with just a thin coat, this is what it did for my eyelashes:

It separated my lashes and added volume too!

Benefit launches are always so much fun! They always make it more interactive and exciting by hosting fun games for the guests! For this event, we had to play Space Bingo to claim a special prize!


My prize for completing the Space Bingo! OMG so cute! It lights up too!

Both my daughters wanted it so I gave them time to discuss how they’re going to solve this issue. lol! They came up with a borrowing schedule! Problem solved!

It’s hers from Monday to Wednesday. lol! This is life with 2 kids! Now, she’s the coolest little space girl in school!
What’s in the goodie bag?

Thanks for having me at the launch, Benefit! The BADgal mascara will be making it’s way in to my makeup pouch! So far, it’s my favourite Benefit mascara. If you want voluminous lashes, then this BADgal mascara is for you! 🙂

3D Microbladed Brow Makeup

You have probably seen countless sponsored videos on Facebook and Instagram that demonstrates microblading of brows, also known as the 3D Eyebrow Embroidery. It’s quite mesmerising to see none existent Whoopi Goldberg eyebrows transform into Cara Delevingne eyebrows. It’s a huge leap from the old school permanent tattooed eyebrows  that becomes greenish blue after quite some time. I like how micro bladed brows look if done well, but I have also seen horror stories online of microblading gone wrong! So if you are like me, who just simply can’t commit to one eyebrow look for 2 full years, and don’t mind filling in your brows with makeup (the makeup geek in me actually enjoys it :P), Here’s another option you can do with makeup to achieve that microbladed eyebrow look! I just find a sense of comfort knowing that I can erase anything I put on my face at the end of the day. lol.

For this video, I used:

  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 3
  • K-palette Real Lasting Eyebrow in shade 1 (don’t go too dark to achieve a natural look)
  • Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer

Sparkle (Editorial Look)

The makeup world is far from over the strobing craze. These days, it’s all about highlighting, glowing, and the lit from within look – the brighter the highlighter, the better! I am taking the look a notch higher by creating this editorial look and adding sparkles! Yes, because highlighting is simply too basic for me right now. lol! Another huge spring makeup trend now that I demonstrated in the video is the tonal or monochromatic makeup. This is when your lipstick, blush, and eye shadow, are all in the same colour family. I have been doing this style for a very long time now, and in the makeup world things get hyped up and it becomes a “trend.” Same goes for highlighting, it’s very big right now, even a tad bit exaggerated, yet still a very old makeup artist technique.

This look is an editorial look and is not meant to be worn as an everyday look. lol. It’s just a fun way to play with makeup. Just a reminder Beautylistas, Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle and blind the haters with your glow! 😛

sparkle from angela medalla yeo on Vimeo.


Products used:

  • Lemongrass House Lavender Face Mist
  • Armani Luminous Silk Foundation + Argan Oil
  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
  • Benefit 3D Browtones
  • Benefit They’re real double the lip lipstick
  • Cover FX custom enhancer drops in Celestial
  • Lucas Papaw
  • Body Shop Sparkler
  • Nuxe Oil (Huile Prodigieuse)

90’s Makeup Video

I have so many fond memories growing up in the 90’s! I remember owning Lisa Frank trapper keepers, Polly Pockets, and Koosh Balls. Yeah, you know it! How about renting VHS tapes? (sorry kids! this was way before DVDs and Netflix were born!) My sister and I knew Clueless and Mighty Ducks by heart, as in memorised verbatim. lol! We grew up listening to Spice Girls and Britney Spears, but my friends and I were really into hip-hop music – Puff Daddy and Notorious BIG! We also rocked the body glitter, frosted blue eyeshadow, jelly sandals, and doc martens! Feeling nostalgic yet? One thing that’s definitely back from the 90s is the brown lip, very Beverly Hills 90210! Here’s a quick video on how to rock the 90’s look:


Product Breakdown:

  1. Foundation: I used RMK creamy foundation and applied the Too Faced Born This Way foundation on the places around my face that I want to contour (it’s a darker shade than my natural colour.)
  2. Brows: I used the cinema secrets concealer at the bottom part of my brows to act as a guide as to where I should apply the brow product. I used the Benefit browvo conditioning primer to prime my brows and to see the sparse areas, then I used the precisely my brow pencil to fill in my brows by doing small hair like strokes. Remember to blend product with the brush end! I finished off with the 3D brow tones to keep my brows in place.
  3. Eyeshadow: I used the It cosmetics naturally beautiful palette, and used different brown shades as my eyeshadow colours. I also used the matte black shadow as my eyeliner because I could not find one at that moment, and why not?! Make-up products are versatile!
  4. Liquid Lipstick: Beeper by Colour Pop
  5. Highlighter (not in video): Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow.




Sculpting Stix and Cheekathon

A quick preview of my current favourites: colourpop sculpting stix and benefit cheekathon palette!

Colourpop Sculpting Stix in New Renaissance
Benefit Cheekathon Blush Palette

Benefit They’re Real Tinted Primer

Benefit Cosmetics launched the They’re Real Tinted Primer last last February 11, 2016. It was my first time to attend a Benefit event and it was a pleasure to meet all the fab and lovely benebabes!

Thanks benebabes, Tasha and Kriska! I am excited to work with you guys!! 🙂
During the event, I was able to wear the tinted primer on its own. It separated my lashes and also gave them a light and feathery definition – very nice for everyday wear. The primer has a brown tint with a nice bendable brush wand applicator as well.


Miakka told me that they are launching a lot of exciting products this year!! Wee!!

Kriska and I with the beneboys!
After trying the product and chatting amongst other make-up enthusiasts, benefit treated us to a private screening of How to be Single, which surely left us all smiling!

Catching up with pretty Cerah before the movie started!

I tried on the tinted primer a few days after the event and I like the effect that it gave my lashes. My lashes looked neater, and also more fixed, separated, and defined. It’s like wearing a very light and natural falsie, but oops, they’re real! haha! Just exactly what the label implies! My eyes are more defined because the roots of my lashes darkened. It’s soft enough to layer with another mascara, because it has provitamin B5 which softens the lashes.

Benefit Tinted Primer worn alone
How I applied the Tinted Primer:

  1. I gave my lashes a very good curl.
  2. I applied the Benefit Tinted Primer. Remember to wiggle the mascara at the base of the lashes to get into the roots! Apply also on your lower lashes to make them look thicker.
  3. I curled my eyelashes again so that my lashes will stay up. Be careful though, other people don’t advise curling their lashes after applying mascara because they say that their lashes get pulled out when the lashes slightly stick to the lash curler. In my personal experience, I have been doing that ever since and my lashes are fine. Do what works for you.
  4. You’re done! You may layer with another mascara for a more glamorous and intense effect! 🙂


Result after using the benefit tinted primer + roller lash + eyelash curler:


Loving the combo! My lashes are longer and more defined!👍🏼  


GLOW: 2016 Makeup Trend

   My favourite make-up trend from last year was strobing, also known as highlighting. It has reached its popularity last 2015, but is really nothing new in the make-up world. Make-up artists have been doing this technique from time immemorial. The principle is to highlight areas of the face that you want to come forward like the upper cheekbones, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, and the chin. This technique highlights the high points of your face and makes you glow on the right places.

       Now 2016 is the year of the glow. Strobing and luminous skin will still be on trend,  that is why copious cosmetic companies are coming up with more luminous and dewy foundations and highlighting products. In this tutorial, I will start with a moisturiser on my dry areas, then after that, I will apply the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer, followed by my RMK foundation mixed with a bit of creamy gold liquid product, Wonder Glow by Charlotte Tilbury. Now watch the video to see how I apply the rest of the products to achieve a glowing/strobing look!

Products used:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
  • Laura Mercier Radiance Primer (Avaialble in Rustan’s Glorietta)
  • RMK Creamy Gel + Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
  • Beauty Blender + MAC Prep+Prime Fix
  • Benefit Posietint (Available in Greenbelt)
  • Cinema Secrets Concealer (Available in Landmark)
  • Laura Mecier Translucent Powder (Avaialble in Rustan’s Glorietta)
  • Laneige Cushion Highlighter (available in SM Aura)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
  • Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile in Petal Rose
  • Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites (Available in Greenbelt)