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Hairstyling for TVB actors

It is not always all work and no fun for us makeup artists and hairstylists. Some people get excited being in proximity with local and international stars. Lucky for us, it is part of the perks of our jobs! ;)

Here are some TVB actors who were down in Malaysia. The show was held in Genting, cold cold cold! It was wonderful that we were given the opportunity to be hairstylist to these wonderful performers. Do you recognise these ‘Moonlight Resonance’ stars?

Ha Yu(夏雨)
hairstylist for ha yu in Malaysia

Mai Shuet aka Michelle Yim (米雪)
hairstylist for mai shuet in Malaysia

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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Beautiful

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model and beautiful clothes from a recent photoshoot. I felt like buying so many of them. Don’t you?

Very light and natural makeup for the model. But hair was really fierce. I was told today this is called the lesbian hairstyle. How is that so, I’m not too sure :)

Foundation, Setting Powder, Graftobian
Blusher, Majolica Majorca
Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown
Eyeshadow, Eyebrow, MAC, Loreal
Lip color, MAC

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com

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MAJOR CONSTRUCTION

Urm, something bad happened to our site, please do pardon the horrible outlook.

Our apologies.

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The hairstylist – Cindy Wong

Introducing Dominica by C.’s star hairstylist, Cindy Wong. Cindy has been in the industry for 20 years, and is highly sought after for fashion shows and artists/stars for her hairstyling skills.

Cindy’s work is beautiful, and most importantly, neat. Through her experience, she can recreate practically any hairstyle given a reference photo. Brides should go for a trial, although it’s probably not necessary, Cindy can definitely recreate it ;) However, with a trial, you can consult Cindy on what looks good on you, or not, or even to customise a hairstyle that you like to look good on you.

Looking for a makeup artist/ hairstylist? Set up a makeup/hairstyling trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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Wedding makeup trial

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A bridal makeup trial done with Nurul. I think she looks absolutely beautiful. The appropriate Malay word for it would be ‘ayu’, which means beautiful in a soft/gentle way.

Nurul doesn’t use much makeup and wants a natural look, although I did define her eyes a bit so they don’t look too tired.

Foundation and powder: Graftobian

Blusher: Estee Lauder and Marjolica Majorca Powder Blush

Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown gel liner, Make Up For Ever waterproof pencil liner, MAC powder eyeshadow

Eyeshadow: MAC powder, L’oreal powder

Lip: MAC mixed

Highlight, lowlight: Sephora, Graftobian, MAC

Looking for a makeup artist for your wedding? Set up a bridal makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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Daphne Iking

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Behind the scene picture is from one of the shoots we worked on with Daphne Iking.

I think it’s sad that she’s embroiled in one controversy after another, but I guess that’s the price you pay for being a star, your private life is subject to public scrutiny.

We pray that Daphne will be delivered from all these obstacles in her life.

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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MAC Blot Powder – cut shine

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Oh how useful is the MAC Pressed Blot Powder, especially when we are working during shoots where facial oil is not acceptable in these HD days.

The Blot Powder is also very good for corporate video shoots where subjects (usually CEO, CFO, directors, other employees), are typically men who do not like much makeup on themselves. This product is truly light!

Also useful for ladies whose face gets shiny during the day. Another plus point is this :- it is colourless, so you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong colour, and it doesn’t get cakey.

And because it is practically colourless, you can share the Blot Powder with practically any of your female family members or friends.

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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Temporary tattoos

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Here are two photos of temporary airbrush tattoos that I did for a fundraising event at the Church. The teenagers love the temp tattoos very much, some even had two or three done.

Temporary tattoos are a good way to make a statement without the need for a permanent mark on your body.

The first photo is of a pretty college girl, she wanted something different. A tattoo behind the ear is something different. Not everyone has a tattoo behind their ears. I designed a simple piece for her.

The second photo is of me. The temporary tattoo was done in the first 5 mins that I was free (busy the rest of the event with the teenagers). I’ve always wanted a second tattoo, but it just didn’t happen, so I guess a temporary tattoo will have to do.

It is a verse from the Bible, Genesis 1:3. I like it a lot.

Airbrush colour: Temptu Dura Liquid (alcohol based body colour that lasts 2-5 days)

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The makeup artist – Cassandra Lim

If you are one of those people who wants to know and see who are the people behind this website, who are the people who will be doing your makeup, who will be touching your face, your hair…

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Well this is me, Cassandra Lim. I’m 32 this year, married, with no child yet.

That’s an Android phone I’m holding, and a crucifix that I’m wearing. I’m a Catholic.

I also share stories of my faith journey here. Feel free.

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Bridal Hairstyle – Hippie

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I’ve had a few brides asking for the hippie look with loose soft curls ala Nicole Richie.

It is an informal look, so if you’re going for the elegant look, this is not for you.

Nearly everyone can carry off this hairstyle and this hairstyle is especially great for brides who are insecure about their face shapes and want to hide their jawlines, round faces etc.

Bear in mind, for Asian brides who typically have black or very dark hair: this hairstyle look best when your hair colour is light, so you may want to lighten your hair colour before your big day.

Looking for a makeup artist for your wedding? Set up a bridal makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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Bridal Makeup – Elizabeth

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The beautiful beautiful Liz was an absolute dream to work on. It was great to be her wedding makeup artist as she was also very easy to work with.

Huge gorgeous eyes, smooth skin (although with uneven skin tone), prominent features.

For Indian and Punjabi temple ceremony we typically recommend a lip colour that is few shades darker than the one you usually use. Doesn’t the lip colour look great on her?

A tip for brides to be:- buy your own lip colour for ease of touch up during the day and night. You get to save money without having to pay for your wedding makeup artist to be around for touch ups.

Foundation: Graftobian
Eyelashes: H4

Professional photos to follow soon.

Looking for a makeup artist for your wedding? Set up a bridal makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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Makeup Trend 2011

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Strong lips are in. Colours shown in image from YSL cosmetics.

Important when wearing strong lip colours
use a lip brush to apply lip colour for a more even application.
– blot off with tissue and reapply (this is called layering) for a longer lasting colour.
make sure lip shape is even, balanced on the left and right side.
use lipliner for a clean and defined look.
keep eyes tame.

Or if you’re too lazy and can’t be bothered with all the details, just unscrew your lipstick and swipe it on :)

Go ahead and try out all the colours that you’ve never used. This is honestly one of the easiest trend in makeup, lucky everybody.

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com

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Pink mohawk

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Oooo doesn’t his hair look awesome?

How many would have the guts to do a mohawk, let alone a pink mohawk?

Reminds me of Gianni, a character from After Juliet, a very memorable stage production I worked on, directed by Kelvin Wong. Gianni had a red mohawk, a really high red mohawk.

It was really interesting working for that production. I had to design makeup, hair and costume with punk and goth element. They all turned out really well. :) Will post up some pics in the near future.

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com

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Chinese New Year

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Happy Chinese New Year, everybody :) starting work again on the 12th. Have another kuih kapit but don’t forget to drink more water ya, nanti sore throat!

Gong xi fa chai!!!

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Crossdressing / cross dressers’ party

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Her name is Faith. Post transformation.

Pre transformation, his name is Kelvin. Kelvin is an extremely talented director that I’ve worked with for many years, and it is because of him, that I even managed to win the Boh Cameronian Arts Award.

This was a makeup work done to transform him for a crossdressing party held in KL Performing Arts Centre, in conjunction with a ‘transvestite interpretation’ of Waiting For Godot, directed by Kimmy Kiew.

It was fun to do Faith up, ‘she’ was already gorgeous to begin with. Although not visible from photos, his facial features were soften using makeup products to appear more feminine. Also, a wig was added to add on to the styling. A suitable wig is a must!!

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Reducing Shine on Face

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What to do when your face refuse to stop producing oil, and hence shine?

Did an infomercial shoot for Astro PVR, with MY FM deejay Jack Lim (林德容), and boy, was it a tiring shoot. In addition to having only 2 hours of sleep the night before, we had to shoot without airconditioning or fan, to not have distracting background noise in the recording.

And man, the talents were sweating and their faces were so shiny! We shot in High Definition, and in HDTV, the tiniest shine or sweat drops would show.

To help slow down sweat and mattify the shine on talent’s face, I used this awesome Japanese makeup base, Sana Pore Putty. I got it from Singapore Sasa, but I think it’s available in your local Sasa.

You can use it prior to applying the foundation, but I chose to apply it ON TOP on the foundation and powder.

Why on top of the foundation and not below? Well, I’ve experienced foundation shifting under the said makeup base, and the foundation just refused to set. That made the talent (from another shoot) looked as if he was wearing a mask.

So now I just apply foundation on the talent, powder him/her up, and apply a thin layer of Sana Pore Putty on the T zone, the area that is most likely to get shiny. For faces that produce more oil, I apply a thin later all over.

RESULT:-  nice matte face with natural skin halation (just a nice glow so skin doesn’t look dead)

Be careful, use only a thin layer. Using too much would create a flat and lifeless skin.

And that worked for the Astro PVR shoot. I had to touch up the talents (7 of them) less often. This really is a useful product, that should be carried by all makeup artists, and consumers who shines easily. A similar product is Dr Feel Good from Benefit.

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com

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Hygienic or not?

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Hubby and I went for foot massage at this reflexology place near our house. He was too lazy to trim his own toenails, so he got the guy to do the full work, removing cuticles, and other dirty stuff from his feet.

It wasn’t cheap! These people charge by hour, and hubby had to pay RM 50, for one whole hour of trimming God knows what.

I was seriously questioning the hygiene of his set of tools. I didn’t see him clean them, nor did I see any alcohol spray for disinfecting.

I’m never letting hubby do it again.

Also this has inspired me to come up with some value added service to bridal clients. Will announce soon.

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Bruno

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Yes, I actually know a Bruno in real life. Two actually, the other one was my friend’s furry friend. :p Anyways..

This Bruno is a model from Brazil.

This was a shoot to update Bruno’s portfolio. In Malaysia, Bruno is represented by ML Models.

I especially liked the photo where Bruno is dressed in all white. It has a very modern John Travolta feel to it. Very clean makeup look to go with the simple styling.

In the first photo, we went for the Adam Lambert dark look, so his eyelids, both top and bottom were smeared with lots of eyeliner, topped with black eyeshadow.

Oh, I also got to slather oil all over him haha ;p

Looking for a makeup artist? Set up a makeup trial with us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact makeup artist Cassandra Lim, at 012-2771000 or email us at cass@dominicabyc.com.

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