There are times when you simply want to look extra glam, like when you attend weddings, parties, or special dates. Most of the time though, you're quite unsure of your makeup skills. We often see super-pronounced smokey eye makeup, ultra-thick winged liners, long lashes, and perfectly contoured and plakado faces on social media—pretty but quite intimidating to do on your own. Plus, it may probably take you an hour or more to cop the Insta-glam look.


Worry not because you can still appear posh for an occasion with your rookie makeup skills! Pioneer YouTube beauty guru Nic Chapman of PixiWoo (she shares the channel with her sister, Samantha Chapman) shared how a real girl can translate the celeb-inspired makeup look on her own.

She begins by dividing her face into two sections, one side is supah fab and the other labeled as natural glam. She then teaches the key differences of the two looks, starting from the way foundation was applied, the eyeshadow intensity, the eyebrow-filling technique, the brushing technique of face powder, and the lipstick.

Watch the full tutorial below:

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Here are also some of the products that can help you achieve the 'di halata' glam makeup look:

1. This foundation provides the right amount of coverage while still letting your skin breathe.

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NYX Total Control Foundation Drops, at SM department stores

2. For easy and flawless foundation application, use a fluffy synthetic brush.

Elf Beautifully Precise Airbush Blender, at department stores

3. You can never go wrong with a neutral eyeshadow palette.


Kanebo Lunasol Grace Contrasting Eyes 01, at Rustan's

4. You won't need falsies with this impressive mascara.

Avon TrueColor SuperShock Mascara, P299, at

5. Dust this powder lightly only on the areas where you'll most likely get shiny: the T-zone.


Laura Mercier Sheer Perfecting Powder, at Rustan's

It's also refreshing to note that she does not imply that one look is better—Nic simply explains that makeup is fun to play with! It really depends on your preference. Let us know in the comments below which technique you prefer. We'd really love to know what you think!

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