I love playing around with makeup like 99 % of the time. It has been part of my daily routine, and it pleases me every time I do mine. I don’t take ‘wearing makeup as a way of masking and whatnot,’ rather a way of enhancing what we are blessed with. Personally, wearing makeup kind of boosts my confidence and I feel like whatever the day may bring, I can handle it. That sounds very lame, but it’s true. I fancy me some good concealers to hide those under eye circles and keep the impression of being well-rested. Here are my current picks and bits.
For starter, on my face, I am keen with the foundation I’m using because that will make a huge impact on the overall appearance of your makeup. Currently, I’m using the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow of Benefit with the Pore Fessional primer (very important, to have a smooth base to work on and for foundation not to appear cakey) if I wanted a good coverage for days that I need to. Otherwise, on regular days, I mean like every day I’ll just use the tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. With a damp beauty blender/sponge by Real Techniques and blending, then we’re good to go. For concealer, I used to use the Nars Creamy Concealer but sadly I hit bottom and haven’t had a re-fill yet, so, I started using the Maybelline Age Rewind that everybody’s raving about and so far I love it. For setting powder, I have been using the Laura Mercier setting powder for over a year now, and I don’t see myself shifting anytime soon. Bronzing is one thing that I need to practice more; sometimes I don’t realise that without bronzer, the face can appear dull or flat because of the foundation that gives it just a plain contrast on your face. Bronzer gives colour and dimension while blushers help you appear healthier by not looking pale.
For eyes, Mac Eye Shadow x9 in Amber has been the current pick. Nyx Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette with Benefit Gimme Brow as a setting gel and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Pure White that I use as a highlighter on the brow bone for a well-defined and clean-edged brows. I used to be obsessed with winged eyeliner, but over time I have forgotten it if I feel though I’ll use the Elizabeth Arden Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Valentine shade that comes out black with a mascara of the same brand. Lastly, tight lining with Rimmel London Waterproof black eyeliner to have an illusion of fuller eyelashes (the only drugstore product that doesn’t do this thing- smudging onto the lower lash line).
I’m not a lipstick expert because I don’t wear them. I seriously can put on a full on face makeup with vaseline on my lips and call it a day. In a certain occasion and circumstance, I would be using my lip stain that my friend got me as a Christmas present. But first, moisturizing the lips is a must.
My favorite part would have to be applying highlighter. It’s just amazing how can highlighting ties up the whole look and makes it a lot more better. Wanted to look glowing, fresh and flirty? Highlighting is the key. I am using Elizabeth Arden Liquid Highlighter, easy to apply and blends easily it is just wonderful!
Finally, on to setting spray. I have been using the Mac Prep+Prime setting spray; it does wonder for keeping makeup in place and making it last longer.
I tend to stick with a single product at a time or at least until I finished the whole thing, to let my skin soaked it up and get used to it. This way I can avoid imminent breaking out and overspend as well.
At the end of the day, removing makeup before bed is more important than applying it on before starting the day. I use wipes and a thorough cleansing with water. I’m not going to get into details, thinking of posting a skincare routine soon.
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