Picks & Bits

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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