Sunset Halo Smokey Eye & Glossy Red Lip

Hello Everyone!

Today I am bringing you this very dramatic red and copper smokey eye. I think this eyeshadow look is great if you have an evening event or a dramatic makeup look perfect for the transition from summer to autumn. I love wearing golds and reds on my eyes because it really makes the eyes stand out. Let’s get started!

I’m going to start off with my eyes first today to eliminate any chances of my face makeup getting completely ruined. For the first shade, I went in with this extremely old Lorac palette which is no longer available and went in with the bright coral shade, but you can also go in with an orange shade as well (another option I love here). I went into my Motives Elements Color Box and layered the shade Native right on top of that coral shade. With a more precise brush, we’re going into the shade Bordeaux and applying this heavily in the outter corner and inner corner blowing it out in the crease, doing our best to keep the center of the lid free from the dark shadows.

Next I went into my custom blend shadow in Diamond White and placed this only on the center of the lid. Any bright white shade or pigment will do, just be sure to spritz your brush with some water or a setting spray. Then I’ll go back with the shade Bordeaux and blend out the edges so there are no harsh lines. Then I went into my Lorac Pro Palette cuz it’s the only palette I have with gold shadows, and I took both the color Gold & Lt. Bronze and pressed this on top of that white shade on the center of the lid. The white shade underneath basically helps the gold shadow pop a bit more than if you didn’t have it. Again, I’ll blend out the edges with Bordeaux. Finally, we will apply some eyeliner (I used the Tarte Waterproof Gel Liner) to the top lash line.

I moved onto the face before finishing up the eyes and I used my favorite Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation and mixed it with my darker La La Liquid Foundation to customize my perfect shade and blended this all over my face. I went in with a concealer as well (which is not available on the site, but I’ll link my favorite here) and I also powdered my face with the Motives Luminous Loose Powder.

I did my brows using the BareMinerals Brow Powder and the ABH Clear Brow Gel in the same way I always do. I used a cream colored shadow stick to use as a cream color for my waterline (BIG MISTAKE!!!) and my eyes started watering and glowing red after I was done filming, so I’ll link my favorite Motives Kohl Liner instead and I can guarantee it will be far more pleasant to wear throughout the day.

For the lower lash line, I pressed Bordeaux right up against the lower lash line and smoked it out with that coral/orange shade. I then used my favorite Motives Fiber Lush Mascara and applied this to my lashes. For contour, I used the bronzer in the Motives I Do Palette, but I should’ve used the shade Native from my Elements Palette (money saving hack!). For blush, I used the shade Glee from BareMinerals (they don’t have it anymore, here’s a different blush). For highlight, I used Vows from the I Do Palette (I’ll link a similar single highlighting shade here). I popped the highlight right on the inner corners of the eyes, on the cheekbones, and on the tip of the nose.

For lips, I used the Motives All Day Stay Liquid Sticks in the shade Seduction and it actually feels like a melted down lipstick. It’s a stunningly opaque color and is glossy and vibrant, perfect for a dramatic look such as this.

There we have it! I absolutely love this look and think it is so great for a number of occasions. I hope you guys enjoyed it! I love you all, and I’ll see you soon!


Sung Eun Rose


Morning Routine | Summer Edition

Hello everyone!
I am so excited to bring you all my morning routine. It doesn’t really change season to season, so this routine is pretty standard for every single day. For the summer, I am away and living in LA for a month for my summer intensive training, so rather than starting work right away, I’ll be leaving for my intensive classes. Anyways, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s begin!

When I first wake up in the morning, it’s usually at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. and I’ll start by shutting off my alarm and oddly the first thing I do is check my emails. I don’t know why. After shutting off my phone, I’ll turn on some worship music and devote an hour to spending time with God and reading the bible. At the moment I have been reading a lot of Daniel and Matthew, however I’ve also been reading a proverb daily. Starting my day with Jesus is so important and I find a huge difference in my mood and perspective if I don’t spend time with Him.

Around 7:00 A.M. I’ll make my bed and head into the kitchen to make my vitamin cocktail, if you will. I use the Isotonix products and they are so great. My morning cocktail includes the Multi-Vitamin, OPC-3, Calcium Plus, and Advanced B-Complex to give me some extra energy. Once I chug that down, I will make some breakfast and a pot of coffee. This particular day I made cheesy-scrambled eggs and sourdough toast. I would’ve done avocado and put the eggs on top, but I ran out of avocado and I was really sad about it.


After breakfast, I’ll go into the bathroom and do my skincare routine. I use the Skintelligence line and mix it with the Lumiere Di Vie Serum Concentrate, which helps reduce acne, the Lumiere Di Vie Eye Cream, and the Timeless Prescription Anti-Blemish Lotion, which I mentioned in my June Favorites.

After I take a quick shower and get my hair out of the way, I will sit down and do my makeup. I applied my custom blend foundation (link to my second favorite foundation), my Motives Creme Concealer in Peach to my blemishes, my LaLa Liquid Foundation under my cheekbones for a glowy-bronzed look, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector to my cheekbones, the Motives Luminous Loose Powder to my t-zone, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to set my bronzer and highlight, the Motives Pressed Blush to the apples of my cheeks, the Pure Cosmetics Nude Palette (literally the same exact as the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette) to my eyes, the Motives Fiber Lush Mascara to my lashes, the Motives Kohl Liner in my waterline, my BareMinerals Brow Powder and the ABH Clear Brow Gel, and my BareMinerals Gen Nude Liquid Lip Color in Boss to my lips.

I will then take a look at my fragrances and today I picked one of my favorite every-day scents, the Philosophy Pure Grace scent, which smells like fresh morning air mixed with clean laundry. It smells so lovely.

I will then get dressed, and this was my outfit of choice. I will also put on my accessories of choice and then I’m good to go! As I said earlier, I will either start school or work (depending on the day) or, as I am a part of a summer intensive trainer, will leave for training.

That’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this blogpost. If you would like to watch the routine, the video is linked down below! I love you guys very much, and I hope you have a beautiful rest of your week!


Sung Eun Rose

July Favorites 2017

Hello Everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful July and are enjoying your summer! How has it been so far? Let me know down in the comment section! Once again, it is time for me to share with you my July favorites.

I’m going to start off with skincare since I’ve been wearing almost no makeup for the last month. I’ve been switching between different skincare routines and products, but I think I’ve finally found the one for me. I’ve been using the Skintelligence Skincare Line  and my skin has cleared out so much. I’ve also been loving the Timeless Prescription Anti Blemish Lotion  which I mentioned in last month’s June Favorites.

Next I’ll talk about the makeup that I’ve been wearing when I do wear makeup. I’ll start off with the eyeshadow that I got for my birthday and love every single time I wear it. It is the Motives Pressed Shadow in the shade Bedroom Eyes. It’s a gorgeous shimmer, more foiled than not, but it is stunning. It is perfect for a sexy smokey eye and also for all over the lid on less glamorous days.

The next makeup item is a highlighter, and it is GORGEOUS!!! It is the Motives Shimmer Powder in the shade Starshine, which is a golden highlighter.  You guys know that I love highlights, especially ones with golden undertones. This highlight will be gorgeous for every skin tone and color, and I am in love with it.

The last makeup item is the Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in the shade Incognito. It is a stunning nude. It is such a perfect color, not too brown, but not too pink, not too deep, but not too light. I have been wearing it every single day since I got it on my birthday.

Last thing I’m going to mention is a perfume my friend got me for my birthday. It is the Pacifica Persian Rose Roller Ball Perfume which, at first, I wasn’t sure about since rose scented fragrances tend to not mix with my body chemistry, but it is an amazing scent and lasts so long on my body, and that’s coming from a girl who’s dancing about six hours daily. It’s a beautiful scent. Thanks Gabe, you have great taste in scents.

And that is it for my June Favorites! I hope you guys enjoyed it, and please, leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favorite things have been recently! I love you guys, and I’ll see you guys soon!


Sung Eun Rose

June Favorites

Hello Everyone!
First off, I wanna say thanks for all the get well wishes you’ve been sending! I’ve been sick with a cold for the past five days (SMH). I’m getting better, so that’s a plus!!! I hope you guys have had a great June!

First thing I’m going to mention is the Motives Elements Color Box which we all know I love. I’ve mentioned this palette before but I have been using this pretty much non-stop throughout the month of June and I’ll be traveling with this when I leave in July. It’s a versatile palette, and I love that some of these shades can double as a translucent setting powder, a bronzer or contour shade, or a highlight. You’ve got everything for a natural every day look to a nighttime sultry smokey eye.

Next is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette  which, I’m just going to say it, is my favorite face palette of all time. You have a setting powder, a bronzer, and a highlighter and I use these products on a regular basis. This particular month I’ve been loving this for the eyes and face alike and I just love the way it makes my skin look. This palette will also be finding its way into my makeup travel bag.

Another thing I have been loving for a natural glow factor is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl.  I don’t mix this in with my foundation anymore like I used to as my skin is much more oily nowadays, but I do apply this on the high points of my cheekbones, a little above the point of my brows, and on the tip of my nose. It adds this summery, healthy glow to the skin and makes it just look beautiful. This particular color is perfect for all skin tones as well, so if you are a very fair skinned person looking for a gorgeous highlight, I highly recommend this one.

You guys know that I’ve had a weird relationship with this powder, but now that I am getting a bit tanner as the summer goes on, the Motives Luminous Loose Powder in Medium has been perfect for setting my face. It’s not making me look too orange which I appreciate and it makes my skin look absolutely flawless with it’s coverage enhancer in the formula. I highly recommend this setting powder (if you are more light to medium, I would go with translucent or light, and medium to dark, I would go with medium.).

I’m sure you guys know this was coming because I cannot stop raving about it in other videos and on social media, it’s the Motives Fiber Lush Mascara. I am a mascara snob and I have tried out quite a few mascaras (both drugstore and high end) and I can say that this particular mascara is hands down the best mascara I have ever used. It makes your lashes look fan-freaking-tastic. I love the formula, it’s not too clumpy but not too thin, it doesn’t crumble and fall out all over your face, and it’s perfect. It’s perfect. Go get it. You need it in your life.

These next two products are my custom blend eyeshadows in the shades Copper Sunset and Diamond White. If you’d like to see these in action and more detail on them, visit my other website

A nail polish I’ve been loving is a fun and flirty shade from the Motives Nail Lacquers in Prom Queen. It’s really opaque even with the red, gold, and silver micro-glitters within the formula. It’s a stunning nail polish and is really fun for the summer.

Lastly is a skincare item that I’ve been using for about a week now, but it works like magic. If you have acne prone skin or struggle with blemishes, this is for you. This is the Timeless Prescription Anti-Blemish Lotion. It reduces your blemishes from bright and bold to basically gone literally overnight. It has helped my skin so much, as my skin has been going absolutely crazy due to the change in season. It’s the coolest thing. You don’t shake it, and it’s a clear liquid with a pink sediment (but it doesn’t feel like sand) at the bottom, and you dip a cotton swab into it and place it on your blemish. It’s the weirdest consistency and it doesn’t feel gritty or anything like that. It’s freaking awesome.

Alrighty, I hope you guys enjoyed this monthly favorites! Let me know some of your favorites down in the comment section below. I love you all very, very much and I’ll see you in my next post!


Sung Eun Rose

Voluminous Beach Waves | Hair Tutorial

Hello Everyone!

This hairstyle is honestly, flattering on every hair length and is perfect for a summertime occasion. I’ll be rocking this hairstyle in August for my friend’s wedding!

I hope you enjoy these beachy waves! I love you all, and I’ll see you all in my next post!


Sung Eun Rose

Products I Used In This Video!

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Fixx Volumizing Boost Spray

Marrakesh Oil Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy

Get Ready With Me! | What I’m Doing This Summer + Life Update

Hey guys! I’m really excited to share what I’m doing this summer with you all!

June is a bit crazy for me, as I’m not going to be home pretty much at all in July. This month I am pre-filming a lot of videos… 18 to be exact. Yes, 18. I’ve got some exciting things coming your way, so keep an eye out!

I’ve been accepted into the Los Angeles Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, so in July, I’ll be gone and living in LA with family for an entire month. Because it is pretty much all day for five days a week, I obviously will not have time to film or write posts or anything like that. However, I am going to try and Vlog a whole bunch for you guys to include you in what I’m doing. I’m really excited about getting my butt kicked this summer!

As far as the blog scheduling is concerned, in June I’ll be uploading my normal Wednesday and Friday videos and posts, but in July, I’ll only be posting on Wednesdays, unless I Vlog, which will end up going up whenever.

I’m really excited to share this summer with you all! I love you guys lots, and I’ll see you guys later!


Sung Eun Rose

Products I Used In This Video

Skin RefreshmentSkintelligence PH Balance Skin Normalizer

Foundation: Custom Blend Foundation (My second choice is the Motives Liquid Mineral Powder Foundation)

Concealer: Motives Long-Wear Liquid Concealer

Cream Bronzer: LaLa Liquid Foundation

Cream Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

Powder: Motives Translucent Loose Powder

Crease Color: Ambient Lighting Palette (Dim Light)

Eye Shadow: Lorac Gold Unzipped Palette (Unleashed, Unpredictable, Unlocked, & Unwind)

Eyeliner: Motives Kohl Liner in Coffee

Mascara: Motives Fiber Lush Mascara

Bronzer:  Ambient Lighting Palette (Dim Light)

Blush: BareMinerals Blush in Morning

Highlighter:  Ambient Lighting Palette (Incandescent Light), Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights

Lipstick: Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in Destiny

Bronze Goddess Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys!

Bronzy makeup is personally my favorite for evening events and special occasions for the summertime. I thought I’d share with you one of my go-to looks for summer!

For the base, I used my Custom Blend Foundation, however other times I will use the Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation. I also used the It Cosmetics Waterproof Concealer to brighten my under-eyes, color correct, and prime my nose. Everything breaks up on my nose, so priming prevents that. To set my face, I’m using the Motives Luminous Loose Powder and I set my under eyes with the Birch shade from the Motives Elements Color Box.

For the eyes, I’m using the Covergirl Tru-Naked Goldens Palette, but I love the Present by Scott Barnes for Motives eyeshadows for a golden-bronze look. I’ll start with the lightest shade in the palette and apply that as a base. Now I’m going to use both the Motives Luxe Creme Shadows in Gold Dust and Brown sugar, which is completely not necessary to use both. Use one or the other. I then apply the matte brown shade and apply this to the crease. Then I spritzed my brush with the Motives Ten Years Younger Setting Spray and I’m using the chocolatey-bronze shade on the outer 3/4’s of my eye. Then I take the gold shade and apply this to the inner corners of the eye. I blend this out with a flat brush to create a gradient effect.

For eyeliner, I used the Rimmel London eyeliner in Sparkling Emerald (they don’t carry it anymore, so I’ll link the Motives Kohl Liner in Green Envy) on the lower lash line to add a pop of color. I blend that out with the sponge applicator on the lower lash line. I used two different mascaras, but I’m going to tell you to use the Motives Fiber Lush Mascara because it is genuinely my most favorite mascara.

For the rest of the face, I’m using the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette (this apparently doesn’t exist anymore, I’m so sorry guys! I suck at this… lolz… here’s the link to a bronzer, blusher, and highlighter similar to the ones I used!) and I’m using the contour, the blush, and the highlight. For the lips, I’m going to use the BareMinerals Gen Nude Liquid Lipcolors in the shade Boss.

This concludes my versatile professional/evening makeup tutorial! I hope you guys enjoy it, and if you guys recreate this look, be sure to tweet or Instagram me a photo! I love you guys so much, and I’ll see you in my next video!


Sung Eun Rose

Updated Performance Makeup Routine!

Hey Guys!

I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Today’s video is bringing you my very full-coverage, intense, sweat proof performance makeup tutorial. If you have any performances coming up, what is it called and what role are you playing?

Good luck to all my ballet dancer beauties out there! You guys will do fantastic!


Sung Eun Rose

Get Ready With Me!!! | Easter Edition

Hey guys!

I hope you find some inspiration for an Easter look in this video! Just letting you know, there will be no Life On Pointe Episode on Sunday, so have an incredible happy Easter, and I’ll see you guys on Wednesday!


Sung Eun Rose

My Motives Site:

Custom Blend

Instagram: @sungeunrose

Facebook: Sung Eun Rose

Snapchat: @sungeunrose

Makeup Products

Motives Long Wear Liquid Concealer

Motives Luminous Loose Powder

Motives Elements Eyeshadow Palette

Lorac Pro Palette

Motives I DO Palette

Motives Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara 

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer

BareMinerals Ready Blush

Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick

Manna Kadar Lipqocked Priming Gloss





Spring Makeup Tutorial


    Hey guys!

I’d like to say happy spring, but I feel like the weather is not cooperating…

Anyways, I was super inspired by the rain this season and I wanted to create something that was fresh and dewy, using (OMG) these cream shadows I created myself through Motives Custom Blend! If you didn’t see last Wednesday’s post, I’ll link it here.

Starting with the skin, I applied first the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Pearl after applying my serums and moisturizers. I then took the foundation that I made myself with Motives Custom Blend (email me if you are interested at and applied this with a synthetic kabuki brush. I then felt like I wanted a little extra coverage, so I took my Motives Long-Wear Liquid Concealer and applied that on my dark spots and blemishes and dark circles. To set that, I went into my Lorac Pro Contour Palette and used the shade Beige Highlight.

I moved onto my brows while the powder sets. I used my Youngblood Eyebrow Artiste in the shade Blonde and used the wax. I also used my BareMinerals Brow Powder in Dark Blonde and filled it in. I set my brows in place with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. 

I then went back into my Lorac Pro Contour Kit and took the Yellow Highlight and put this under my eyes and where most of my larger pores are. I then took the shade Light Contour and using a beauty blender, I carved out my cheekbones. For blush, I used my BareMinerals Blush in Morning (I linked Vintage Peach because it is the closest to Morning). For highlighter, I dampened my brush lightly with some water and used the Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighting Powder in the shade Peach Lights and applied this to the high points of my cheekbones and on the tip of my nose.

For eyes, I first went in with my custom created cream eyeshadow in what I called “Mermaid” and applied this all over my lid with a flat synthetic brush. You can use a flat brush or your fingers, and it will turn out beautiful either way. Dipping into my Motives Cosmetics Elements Color Box, I took the shade Abergine and applied that with a tapered blending brush into my crease. I took a clean blending brush and blended out the harsh lines.

I then took the shade Serene and applied that with a flat shader brush and carved out my crease slightly. I went over my lid again with Mermaid because I felt like I lost the color a little bit. I then went in with another one of my custom created cream eyeshadows in the shade Diamond White and gently applied that over the blue shade. It created this fresh, almost brightening effect with the blue that I fell in love with.

On a small brush, I took Mermaid on my lower lash line and blended that out from outer corner and faded it in to about halfway. I used Diamond White to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. I also went into my Elements Palette again and used the shade Birch as an eyeliner for the inner rims of my eyes.

For Mascara, I used both the Motives Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara and the Buxom Mascara. I love the formulation of the Motives Mascara but I love the brush of the Buxom Mascara, so I end up mixing the two to get my perfect lashes.

For lips, I used a BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in the shade Fly High (I’m sorry, I didn’t know it was discontinued). I wanted to tone done the lavender undertones and I went over that with the Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in the shade Icon.

There you have it! One of my favorite looks for spring. I hope you all enjoyed this! I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week and I love you guys! See you guys on Sunday!


Sung Eun Rose