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Soft Touch Permanent Makeup Review

November 25, 2014

unnamedWhat is Soft Touch Permanent Makeup? It’s probably the best permanent eyebrow service ever offered!! lol Just saying since I got it done and am so in love with the result so I want to share with you all my experience.

I recently discovered an artist, Sharon Vu Watari, that offers this service. Been stalking her Instagram @spabymode and every new picture she posted reassured my decision to have her service.

So what exactly is Soft Touch Permanent Makeup?

It’s a makeup tattoo service that will last up to 3-5 years depending on one’s skin type, lifestyle and body chemistry. A maintenance is recommended every year or so to maintain color and shape. The technique Sharon uses is proprietary, but she can say it is heavily based on shading techniques that can be best described as ombre. These techniques are derived from her art background where she was able to excel in pencil drawings. Sharon is truly an artist in her craft!

The Process: I did a consultation first and highly recommend that before you book your appointment. You get to meet your artist and get introduced to the whole process. In the consultation Sharon doesn’t do your eyebrows then, she just checks out what you have and recommends what she thinks. Then on the day of, she’ll take pictures of how you normally do your eyebrows if you did do them yourself, and pictures of your eyebrows without makeup.

The part where she starts sketching in your new eyebrows, she is constantly  making sure your posture is upright and even. When she’s done sketching, she gives you some time to check if you like what she did. If there are any concerns or changes just let her know! I was taking a million selfies to make sure I loved my new brows. After you’re happy with her work, she mixes color thats best for you.  Then starts her ombre shading technique on your eyebrows. I went straight through without any breaks. The tattooing was very tolerable and was very worth the minor discomfort. The whole service from sketching the eyebrows temporarily to tattooing them on was a little less than 2 hours for me.

At first the eyebrows will appear thick and dark, within a day or two it’ll lighten up and thin out to look more natural.

So happy with the result!!


Spa By Mode- Sharon Vu Watari


9876 Bolsa Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683

xoxo Azelle

DIY, Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

Romantic Day Look

January 6, 2014


I posted this look a couple days ago on my instagram. @alanadawn 

I got this look using the Naked3 Palette. I haven’t really heard very many people

raving about theNaked3 Palette after it came out. But I actually enjoy the natural pinks

especially for my brides. In the next week I will show you how to get the best looks using

the Naked3 palette. 


Step 1:  Apply an eyeshadow base, I used painterly paint pot from MAC, then I applied “buzz” on my lower lid. 

Step 2: Take a small brush and put “dust” in the inner corner of your eye to brighten up your eyes. 

Step 3: Using a tapered blending brush, Take “blackheart”  and apply it to your deep crease. 

Step 4: Then take “nooner” and apply it across your crease to blend the colors together. 

Step 5: Take “dip down” from MAC and create a winged shape liner across your upper lash line. Then smoke out “blackheart” across your lower lash line. 

Step 6: Finish up the look by applying Dose of Colors “show stopper” lashes.


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Eye Brows:

To get my nicely shaped brows I used Kelley Baker Brows brow shadow in “ash brown”




Have a wonderful Day Loves!

Remember this year is about you, so make

your dreams happen this year!!!!

-Alana Dawn 

Beauty Tips, DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Romantic Look

May 17, 2013

Romantic Eyes

I love how soft this look turned out.I have a tutorial for this look that I will post soon .Hopefully by the end of the day. Feeling real sick today and I gotta get better for our makeup class on Sunday. 

Have a great day!! See you guys soon. 


Alana Dawn 

Beauty Tips, DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Natural Soft Look

April 15, 2013

Makeup of the Day:

Since all of you wanted to know these colors here they are :)
The colors and steps are very simple.

Step 1: Apply Amber lights from MAC all over your lid with a flat brush

Step 2: The softly brush soft brown across your crease with a blending brush.

Step 3: Apply rice paper from MAC on your highlight. 

Step 4: finish the eyes by applying house of lashes in the style bombshell to your lash line. 



I did my brows using the Anasatasia brow genius kit.


Apply Lady Danger all over your lips and use a dab of

clear gloss right on the center of your lips. 


Green is Good

March 18, 2012

Here is a fun Color Combination that you guys can do.

Base: Painterly all over your lid

Lower Lid: Bitter From MAC pack that bad boy on to your lower lid

Crease: Swiss Chocolate Take your blending brush and sweep swiss chocolate across your crease

Crease 2: Brownscript  this shadow has an orange undertone which I love to blend slightly above my crease towards my highlight area.

Deep Crease: Handwritten apply this to your outter crease.



My new favorite Lip to finish up the look. Nicki Minaj Viva Glam

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Smokey Eye Tutorial

January 30, 2012

Hey guys, I was watching American Idol the other day and Jennifer Lopez had this amazing smokey eye! Her eyes were super dark and she had this light pale pink lipstick on. I mean… she is gorgeous anyway so I would think that any makeup she had on would look amazing! haha but it inspired me anyway to create another fun, simple tutorial. If you guys have any other suggestions on what I should show or do differently please let me know. :)

The video below shows every step and every product I used so make sure to check it out!

Though I got inspired by Jennifer Lopez, every celebrity loves to do a smokey eye wether its on or off the red carpet. Kim Kardashian especially! Since she is so popular with the smokeyness I decided to name yet another video after her. lol Hope you guys enjoys this!

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Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Black Glitter Smokey Eye

January 11, 2012

Black Glitter Smokey Eye



What I used! :)

Base: White clown cake (Krylon)
Lid: Silver (Mehron)
Crease: Carbon (MAC)
Crease2: Copperplate (MAC) on top of carbon
Highlight: Nylon (MAC)

Glitter: reflects silver glitter (MAC)

Liner: Blacktrack (MAC)
waterline: smolder (MAC)

Lashes: Salon Perfect


Watch more video tutorials on my youtube channel,




Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Aqua Eyes

January 4, 2012

Aqua Smokey Eyes For the Day!


1.Base: Aqua gel liner MAC

2. Lid: Aquadisiac MAC, reflects teal glitter on top

2. Deep Crease: use black shadow and blend up.

3.Crease: Then soften the black shadow by overlapping it with Texture from MAC (soft brown)

4. Highlight: Use a light matte shadow, Blanc Type from MAC

5. Eyeliner: Thinly line your lash line with black track gel liner from MAC

6. Waterline: Smolder MAC

7. Eyebrows: I have a good step by step tutorial for this, Video is below.


Pin-Up Holiday Look!

December 19, 2011

Here is a Holiday look that will look good on anyone. I originally created this look for Halloween but its also a look that would be gorgeous to wear out to your work Holiday Parties this year.

I love old Hollywood, the makeup, fashion, Marilyn Monroe etc… Who wouldn’t want their hair and makeup to look like this especially for a formal night out. You can create this look in just a few minutes.

Enjoy and see you in the next video!