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Doll Makeup Tutorial: Become a Porcelain Doll in 8 steps

This tutorial is part of the Tampines1 make me over blogger challenge πŸ™‚

The theme this week is porcelain doll makeup! My favourite!! I was really excited about this theme and even more excited that I got to use Etude House products to do it!
Etude house is the perfect accessories to a porcelain doll makeup because everything is just so pink and pretty! I can’t get over how nice everything is. 
My inspiration for this makeup tutorial is the pretty porcelain looking Ulzzangs mixed with the super pretty dolls by Volks.
The most important part of this look is creating a beautiful porcelain skin base so we will be spending a bit more time on the skin πŸ™‚

What I used

Here are the products I used for this tutorial
Precious Minerals BB cream
Nymph Aura Boosting Primer
Etoinette Brush Collection (2 face brush 1 lip brush)
Easy Brow Pencil
Etoinette Tear Eye Liner Set #01
Etoinette Crustal Shine Lips #POR202
Fake Lash #10 Party Look $5.90,
Fake Lash #011 Under lash $5.90,
Lovely Cookie Blusher #2 
Precious Mineral BB Sun Pact
LuciDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes #8
All this I bought from the Tampines1 Etude House store :)!! The sale assistants were so helpful!

Doll Makeup Tutorial

Make sure you start off with a moisturised and exfoliated face. With this look the most important part is to have procelain skin right?? So must be as smooth as possible before you start!

Step 1: Primer

I used the Etude House Nymph Aura Boosting Primer for this look. This primer has a great pearlecent shine to it and a very fluid texture that just glides on. It’s not thick at all and feels very comfortable. This is a great base to use because it gives you a glow. The exact technique I used can be seen in more detail through my dewy skin tutorial but here is what you do.
  • Spread a thin layer of product using your fingers and massage into your face
  • After the first layer has dried, add a second layer to the parts of your face that you want to stand out and give more of a 3D effect. I have marked these spots with the pink circle (your forehead, nose bridge, high cheeckbones)
the primer made me look paler and gave me a glow – maybe a bit too shiny so you need to put bb cream on top πŸ™‚

Step 2: BB cream

The precious minerals bb cream has really good coverage and perfect for creating the white porcelain skin base. If you are looking for a bb cream that can cover more than your normal one, I recommend this one. Make sure your skin is well moisturised before as the thicker consistency tends to hang on to dry flakey skin. If you skin is very, I would recommend their moistfull collagen range.
  • Pump the bb cream onto the back of your hand and use a foundation brush or stippling brush to apply on to you face. This ensure you spread only a thin layer at a time so you don’t get uneven texture. Also using a brush prevents you from wiping off the layer of base you just put on. Use circular motions.
  • Now after you have applied, the brush may not create a smooth finish so use you warm fingers to press the bb cream onto your face, don’t forget to apply the product to your neck if the colour is lighter then your natural skin.
the bb cream was a bit lighter then my skin, but you can’t be a porcelain doll with a tan right :)??

Step 3: Powder

I used the matching precious minerals BB sun pact to set the bb cream. This has great sun protection and gives your skin a much smoother look. Almost like velvet!
  • Use a big fluffy brush or the sponge that comes with it. If you use a big fluffy brush take thin layers and build up. 
  • I used the sponge and you can just use a soft dabbing motion and really press the powder into the skin. Don’t take too much product at once or it will become patchy, take a thin layer and build slowly.
such smooth perfect skin after you apply 3 layers of face stuff πŸ˜‰ This is very important for the perfect skin and something all the Koreans do daily!

Step 4: Eyebrows

Now this to me is one of the most important step to getting a innocent doll look. For more detail on how to draw a straight eyebrow please check out my video tutorial. Otherwise I will explain it as detailed as I can. Here I used the easy brow from Etude House, which gave me more control then powder.
  • You want to draw a line from the bottom corner of your eyebrow straight across till you meet your eyebrow again. This closes off your bottom curve.
  • Next you draw a straight line from the top of your arch to the inner end of your eyebrow. This also closes off the curve on the top. 
  • Once you have created these lines fill in using short lines and sketchy strokes to imitate real hairs.
Hope you can see what I’m doing! If you’re confused please watch my eyebrow tutorial.

Step 5: Eyeshadow

I wanted to keep the eyeshadow fairly light and natural without too much bold colour. So make sure when you do this step you are light with your application. I am using cute bright colours but only applying a soft wash of colour.
I’m using the LuciDarling pallet from Etude house. The colour pay-off was very impressive, and it comes with 2 different applicator brushes.
  • Apply the white colour to your brow bone for a more 3D brow bone.
Make them brow bones pop!!
  • Apply the pink colour on the 2nd half of your eyelid and follow your natural eyelid curve. Don’t worry about being too neat you can blend it out
  • Apply the orange on the inner half of your eyelid, again following your natural curve.
  • Finish off with the white pear colour on the center of the lide to make your eyelids pop and look rounder. 
  • Use the dark brown on the 2nd half of your lower lashes. This will give you a droopy eye look and  will be less noticeable once you apply your bottom lashes.

I have marked out on the left where the colors should go πŸ™‚

Step 6 Eyeliner:

Liquid liners are perfect for this look, since you want a clean line to make your features clean on your white skin. I used the Etionette black liquid liner, and it’s very black. Make sure you wipe the product on the side of the container first or you might have a big splash of eyeliner.
  • Apply the eyeliner from the middle and extend out following the natural curve of your eye. Stop just below the corners of your eye. 
  • Draw from the bottom lash and join the end you just created.
This eyeliner look also makes your nose and mouth look small by extending the length of your eyes since dolls have massively small nose and mouth we need to try our hardest!!
I have a eyeliner video tutorial which explains this method if you are confused.
it should look like this
Step 6: Lashes Lashes Lashes!!
The most standout feature of any porcelain doll is huge curly thick lashes!! I got this pair from etude house that has some cute glitter bits on it, and you can’t skip the bottom lashes. 
The bottom lashes actually make your eyes look much much bigger! It’s magic.
Note: I skipped mascara because dolls have plastic eyelashes when they are made πŸ™‚ And we’ll have more then enough long lashes without mascara – you can curl them before you apply.
  • Stick the top lashes on top of your lashes. Because we only applied eyeliner on the 2nd half of the lid you can use false lashes and stick the lash band on top of your eyelashes at the base instead of on your eyelid – this may take practice bit sticking them lower makes it look more natural and shows more of your eyelid skin – the precious precious eyelid skin us asians don’t have much of :(.
  • Cut the bottom lashes in half so that you only apply it on the 2nd half of your eyes. This gives you a more droopy eye look which makes you look more innocent πŸ™‚
  • Stick the bottom lashes on top of your bottom lashes too.
I use scissors to cut my bottom lashes plus it’s easier to apply πŸ™‚

Step 7: Rose petal lips

I guess we all know dolls have really small cute pink lips, and in real life our lips may not be as delicate. In fact I have big fish lips in comparison so we will be using the lip sponge applicator that you get in the Etoinette brush set to apply a cute lip look that will make your lips look smaller from far away.
  • Cover your lips with concealor and blur the line between your skin and lips
  • Use the sponge applicator and pick up some lipstick.
  • Apply it only in the inner rims of your lips
  • You then want to use your finger and softly blend it out (not too much or you’ll end up with bigger looking lips)
  • Finish with a tiny bit of gloss, focusing on the inner rim and again blending it softly out.
This is using a korean style technique and I have a video tutorial here if you want to find out more. Only thing different is you’ll be applying a foundation or concealor to your lips beforehand.
this wouldn’t look so bad if I had a smokey eye right?? Now I just look pale :))
In Chinese they call this the “bite lip look” like you just bitten you inner lip from being nervous and cute πŸ˜€

Step 8: Blush

The last step is putting on blush πŸ™‚ This will help give you a rosy glow that you’ll desperately need from being so pale and white. I’m using lovely cookie blusher in a cute baby pink. The pale bb cream creates a very nice canvas for the blush to sit on, you can actually see it quite clearly.

  • Use a blush brush and pick up a small amount of blush
  • Smile and apply it on the apples of your cheeks and blend up to your temples.
If your blush brush is too big to blend up to your cheekbones you can use your fingers to squeeze it flat and use the now thin edge to blend up.

Now you should feel like a total PORCELAIN DOLL :)!!

To finish off your look you should think of incorporating curls and bows into your hair and wear soft pastels and whites as your outfit! They will make you look very doll-like πŸ™‚
I wanted to take some photos with Lotso :D!!
Camwhore time ;)) 
And one more:
poke poke!!
If you enjoyed this tutorial please don’t forget to vote for my entry on instagram , it starts on the 15th and ends on the 20th of March :)!! All you need to do is follow @tampines1 and find my picture and like it!! 
Remember that there will be another themed tutorial next week :)!! I promise the next one will be much more dramatic ;))
Thank you in advance :)!!! It’s so late and I’m so delihirous so I’m going to bed :)!!

Watch my Gyaru inspired doll makeup tutorial for a live step by step example!

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  • Reply
    elly ~ β™‘
    March 14, 2013 at 7:49 am

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    cool tutorial! Tomorrow I'll try to be a porcelain doll ~
    I voted you on instagram :3

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    Irene Lily.k
    March 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

    super cute look ! <3
    i am a big fans of etude !

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    March 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Wow you really look like a doll, Wengie! Super pretty! Wonderful tutorial.

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    Nati Ko
    March 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

    awesome DIY!!
    Would you like to follow each other, dear?
    Please let me know! Looking forward to hearing from you!


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    Elsawati Dewi
    March 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I have to find the white eyeliner to complete these steps :p

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    March 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    You look like such a doll and I love the way your blog flows!!


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    March 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Cute Look!!!


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    Tammy Tew
    March 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I love this look! Super cute! πŸ™‚
    Can't wait to see the other looks!

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    March 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm


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    Hannah C
    March 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    You have a toy story bear <3
    Great Make up tutorial, so pretty

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    March 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    For some reason, you remind me of an Asian version of Ariana Grande! Both so cute and bubbly!

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    March 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Aw you look so doll-like and innocent. I love that blouse!

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    March 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    this is so cute!

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    THT Christina
    March 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Awww super cute Wengie! I love your top and hair!

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    An Tran
    March 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    i love the primer/ that you use.
    i'm scared to use it because my skin becomes oily halfway through the day and i don't want to look even more oily…
    does your skin ever get oily??

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    mish berries
    March 15, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Hahaha so cute and pretty!! Porcelain doll for real <3


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    Amelia Goh
    March 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

    you're pretty πŸ˜€

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    March 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

    You got such a cool blog! Would you like to follow each other? You can check out my blog at and let me know.. πŸ™‚

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    Ira Kharchenko
    March 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Amazing tutorial! Love it:)

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    miss ripleys
    March 17, 2013 at 12:13 am

    cute baby :3

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    March 17, 2013 at 4:24 am

    This is gorgeous! I can tell you put a lot of time into it!


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    March 23, 2013 at 7:24 am

    great tutorial!! πŸ™‚ hope you can do some hair tutorials soon in the future as well πŸ˜€

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    April 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Love the make up and hair!! I agree with the anon above! I'd like to watch hair tutorials too ^^

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    May 17, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Excited to try! i love etude house too, and you're pretty :*

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    July 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    You are perfect and inspirational!

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