Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter ego (Read: The Birth of Bun Bun). I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t, all from an Asian perspective.
My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost S$2.50, but really felt like S$250.00, and made me think I looked like a million bucks.
I just got engaged and you can read 10 Years In The Making – The Propsosal on how my childhood sweet put a ring on my finger. BAHAHA!! This sounds insanely mushy.
Apart from blogging, I run Doll To Doll Cosmetics, an online cosmetics store that has brands and products sourced from all over the world to provide a beauty shopping experience that is fun, informative, and convenient.
I was probably 7 or 8 when I first applied mascara to my lashes. I must have been a mascara prodigy because I executed the application with perfection. Standing back to admire myself in the mirror, I was amazed at how even more beautiful my eyes looked. When I wanted to take it off, I discovered to my horror that rubbing my eyes with my fingers, tissue, splashing water made me look more like a panda! Someone helped me remove it with baby oil eventually. How was I to know the difference between waterproof and smudgeproof mascara back then??
I never thought my love for makeup would cause my collection to swell to what it is today. Just a few years ago, my makeup was limited to compact powder foundation or BB cream, eyeliner without tightlining (how could I have lived without tightlining before!?!), the occasional mascara, and the occasional blush.
It was only in recent years that I got really crazy over interested in makeup. Try as I might back when I first got started, I could not get eyeshadows to look right on my eyes. I had my share of wearing wrong foundation shades too. I practised every day, read blogs, watched videos, and little by little got better at makeup application and selection.
Even after learning so much from the makeup and beauty community, I was certain there are many areas still untouched. I had and still have many questions unanswered, and searches on the internet have been futile.
Most blogs and videos teach people to apply makeup – yes, but because their creators are mostly Caucasians, there’s a limit to how applicable they are to my Asian eyes, skin and facial contours. Great differences between Caucasian and Asian eye makeup techniques, you know?
One of the reasons Bun Bun Makeup Tips was created was that I wanted to share what I learnt, and tweak my skills and knowledge acquired so that they can be applied to Asians. If you’ve always wondered why, despite following exactly what you see in blogs/videos, your eye makeup still looks funny, you must check out the Eyeshadow Tutorials for Asians series!
Throughout this blog you will see Bun Bun in different poses.
In Bun-O-Meter, ‘This is love!’ would mean a 5/5 rating and ‘What were they thinking??’ a 1/5 rating.
You can always refer to the sidebar tab any time you don’t understand what Bun Bun’s pose means.
I hope you enjoy reading my makeup and beauty posts as much as I did writing them.
Have fun and see you around! =)
Juli & Bun Bun
More about me:
Check out the list of my favorite products here!
Born & bred in: Singapore
Skin type: Oily
Skin tone: Light
Skin undertone: Warm
Eye color: Dark brown
Hair color: Always changing