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Starting from The Simple: Angelin Libert W. H.

Starting from an interest in the beauty of make-up since childhood, Angelin Libert showed perseverance to make this art into a hobby. Angelin said “When I was in kindergarten, I often wore make-up on Kartini’s Day and joined the marching band. Since then I really like makeup because I feel ‘wow this thing seems magical’, as it can show another side of myself.” Angel didn’t think that this simple attraction would make her fall in love with make-up like she is now.

Her love for make-up, of course, went through many processes. She has an interest but doesn’t fully intend to learn makeup back then. “Before, I didn’t have the desire to learn make-up yet because I only bought the make-up I needed, such as cheap lipstick so my lips wouldn’t be dry and pale.” she thinks that make-up is only a necessity for a better appearance before, but now, she thinks that makeup is art

It is because make up exists with a touch of art as we can pour ideas on our faces that become canvases. Starting from upgrading the daily make-up, Angelin began to dare to formulate ideas. “I used to get makeup in high school and from my observations it didn’t suit me. The makeup that was given didn’t match my skin tone. Some didn’t even blend perfectly. That’s when I started to know that makeup doesn’t only mean applying products on the face, but it also requires technique and feeling, just like art.”

From there she learned that makeup is not only to beautify herself but also has another side that can be explored. She then started to get inspired by the many makeup influencers who made masterpieces on their faces. When playing with makeup, Angel prefers to create unique looks. She prefers a touch of horror that gives off a strong aura. Through one of the horror looks she made, she won first place in the creative makeup looks competition at the English Letters Class Meeting 2020.

However, she also often encounters some difficulties when it comes to makeup. “I once had bad experience applying eyeliner, even to the point of spending 4 hours. But I didn’t give up until I could finally make good eye makeup. Even now I’m still learning a lot, to the point that I often spend a lot on products to make one makeup look.”  She told me that one of the keys to being able to learn makeup is the desire to learn. Angel hopes that those who have the desire to learn makeup will not give up and always have the desire to try. Start by making simple daily looks, then if the results are satisfactory then look for references to formulate more complex ideas.

Angel has some tips for those of you who are still learning to make looks, “Start by buying affordable makeup products because when we learn makeup, we will keep trying until our expectations are met and it definitely requires a lot of products to use. Affordable makeup products also have a light formula so it will usually be suitable for beginners. Some products have low prices but good quality, especially the product formulas that are easy to apply. That will make it easier for us to learn makeup. it always starts from the simplest.”

Journalist: Winda Amelia

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Gorgeous Makeup for college girls with: Stella Estee

Attractive appearance nowadays can be said to be a must for girls. In applying makeup, especially when they enter college, women start to learn a lot about using makeup for the campus and tips for daily makeup. Stella Estee, English literature 19, is happy to share her experiences in daily makeup. Stella Estee started to do makeup when she was in high school. She was motivated because many girls can use makeup and can look very beautiful.

Thus, began her journey to learn to do makeup.

It turns out that Stella Estee began to discover her talent in the world of make-up, which eventually becomes her hobby until now. She has also made money from winning several make-up competitions. She usually uses the Korean style for going to college because it will look fresh and young for her makeup. The cosmetics used usually only consists of concealer, cream blush, eyeliner lip balm, and lip tint. Her favourite of all parts of the face when in makeup is the eyes because they alone can make women look much attractive. It is recommended to use bb cream around the bottom of the eyes to cover dark circles.

Tips And Tutorial for Daily Looks

  1. Apply BB cream as a makeup base. Choose a BB cream with a matte finish or according toyour skin’s needs. And apply more BB cream on the part of the face that needs more coverage. However, use it as naturally as possible so that it doesn’t seem overdone or uneven skin tone.
  2. Do contouring on the face. Blend using a brush on the cheekbones and blend in a circularmotion on the chin.
  3. Use eye primer on the eyelids to make the makeup stick more and not fade quickly. In thistutorial, she also applies her eye primer to cover the dark circles under the eyes.
  4. Next, it’s time for you to shape your eyebrows. Draw eyebrows using an eyebrow pencilfollowing the shape of your eyebrows.
  5. After applying the eyebrow pencil, for makeup on the eyelids, you do not have to use eyeshadow. You can use the same product and color as you apply.
  6. Eyeliner only on the outer corner of the eye by forming a short line.
  7. Finally, apply lip tint or lip cream

Furthermore, Estee also highly recommends others interested in cosmetics to not forget to use skincare because it is very influential on your facial health. It’s also advised not to use makeup when your face has acne. Her recommendation also touched upon cosmetic brands that she often uses, namely Maybelline and Emina.

Journalist: Fatimah Fauziah Gunawan 

Editor: Michael Tan

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Getting to know Makeup Art from One of English Literature Student’s Perspective: Helena Nathania Yohani

Makeup is an art for people who love it. English Literature students themselves must be familiar with makeup; they mix and match their outfits with makeup to support their appearance. Makeup that is very popular among English Literature students is daily makeup which looks natural and simple. However, it turns out that there is also a student who does makeup outside of daily makeup, namely makeup art. Helena Nathania Yohani, or often called Hani by her friends, is an English Literature student who likes to make makeup art and makes it a hobby. Even though Hani herself admits that makeup art cannot be used when doing daily activities, she still does it to channel her hobby and love for makeup.

During the interview, Hani explained that when she learned about makeup art, she thought that makeup art was very cool and it was rare for people to do makeup art, especially in Indonesia. According to her, makeup art itself is not very popular among English Literature students. “There may be some people who do makeup art, but it’s not popular yet. Maybe it’s because it’s hard to do makeup art and it can’t be used every day,” said Hani. She also added that students who use makeup art are students who will perform performing arts, such as students who take part in theatre and dance activities. “In Sanata Dharma, those who usually wear makeup art are student organizers, which are Theater and Tutu Club,” she added.

Hani herself started liking makeup since she was little. She knows and loves makeup through her aunt. “When I was little, my aunt really liked to make me up. After a while I got used to it and even liked it,” she said. Hani also said that when she first started makeup, she didn’t do makeup art right away. She first tried regular makeup like daily makeup and started trying western-style makeup with bolder colours. At first, she was also not confident when she first tried makeup, but when she was in middle school she started to dare to show her makeup results. Hani said that her aunt was an inspirational person and also motivated her to always do and experiment with makeup, especially makeup art. “I am very grateful to my aunt because she has always supported my hobby.”

Hani did makeup art for the first time in 2012 and she still didm’t have a concept for her makeup art. However, after trying several times, she finally decided to look for inspiration and the concept of makeup art on google and Pinterest. The results are not very satisfying because you can say she is still beginners, but over time they will improve. Not only from google or Pinterest, Hani also gets inspiration from artists who do makeup art on Instagram. Even Hani said that filters from photo applications such as Snapchat could be an inspiration for her to create makeup art.

To do makeup art, Hani usually uses a small painting brush, makeup brush, beauty blender, face panting, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. “There are not many tools that are used, and they are easy to get at cosmetic stores, stationery shops for painting brushes, and of course online shops,” added Hani. She often buys her tools at online shops, but for paintbrushes, she prefers to buy them at a stationery shop.

Hani also shared a few tips for English Literature friends who want to try makeup art. When you just want to start doing makeup art, the first thing to do is buy face paint, a small painting brush for details, and a makeup brush. “You don’t need to buy an expensive one, just buy one that fits your budget. For those who can’t buy it, you can also use colourful eyeshadow, eyeliner, and eyebrow pencil to make drawing patterns and do the makeup art,” she said. Hani gave several online shop recommendations to buy makeup art equipment, such as ArtpediaShop (water-based face paint),, which can be found at shopee, and @valltanata a beauty vlogger who sells oil-based face paint and also makeup equipment. Others that can be found on Instagram. Hani also suggests looking for makeup art inspiration on google and Pinterest because there are so many choices of simple makeup art that beginners can try. You can also find information and inspiration for makeup art on Instagram by following a beauty vlogger from Indonesia.

“For friends who have or want to try makeup art, just try it first, keep working, just be confident. If you want to post on social media like Instagram, just post it, you don’t have to care about likes and comments,” said Hani encouraging friends who might be trying to start working on makeup art. Hani also added that we shouldn’t care too much about what people say; do what we really want to do, the most important thing is that we can still channel our hobbies and also the works of makeup art that we have made. According to Hani, the most important thing is that we feel happy and proud of ourselves for the works we have produced.

Journalist: Theresia Paskah Prastiti 

Editor: Michael Tan