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WHAT TO DO TO MAKE WRONG SHADE OF FOUNDATION WORK FOR YOU

When it comes to foundation if you’re switching to try something new, please ask the expert in the shop because trust me they’re helpful. I have recently purchased Fenty Beauty foundation convinced that I have got the perfect shade since everybody’s saying that it oxidises and it’s going to be darker than your actual shade. But, guess what, it didn’t happen. I’m saddened because it was too light for me.

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So, I went back to sephora to purchase another foundation in a darker shade to mix with the one I have and hoping it will work. Then the sales lady approached me and recommended that I should mix it with the liquid bronzer. I did exactly what she said and I finally did something right. The Dew The Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer by Benefit mixed with Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation by Fenty Beauty in the shade 170 gives me the perfect shade for my skintone. All you have to do is test it at the back of your palm starting by a pump of each product and add accordingly until you achieve the correct proportion of your exact shade. Then that’s it, blend them and start applying. It works wonders for me, not to mention the foundation is kind of drying and the liquid bronzer gives a whole level of glow and hydration that I love when you mix them together.

You have to give it a try and thanks for stopping by!

Love,

Jinky xx

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CURRENT BEST-LOVED

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I have been on a hunt for a new facial cleanser and found Aveeno. I used a few products and did not find any distinctive result from a long time of using it. Sure, it cleanses your face, I hoped. However, with this product, I notice a difference right after patting my skin dry; it does not make my skin feel tight like an everything-stripped-off kind of tight, and the brightening effect does actually work because my pimple scars appear less dark in just two weeks of using.

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Sunscreen. We all know how important sunscreens are and somehow we just take it for granted. However, it is essential in your skin care routine to count the sunscreen in, every day. I too don’t bother to use sunscreen before, but now I do. I am using Cetaphil; it tends to feel a bit sticky on the skin at first right after applying it, but it dries faster and absorbs into the skin quickly, so the stickiness therein will not be long.

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I fell in love with the Diorskin Star Concealer by Dior. In fact, I like it more now than the NARS Creamy Concealer. It blends well, matches my skin tone and acts as an undereye highlight as well; it is perfect. I do not use it every day though because it is a bit pricey for a 6ml tiny little tube or bottle.

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This fragrance is currently my go to scent. The girl working at Sephora recommended it, and so I gave it a try. Received a couple of compliments on it too (insert tongue-out emoji). I am bad at describing scent or anything really, but I will try, it smells like fresh flowers without making it overwhelmingly flowery or sweet; it is light and clean. Yes, there you go. Hehe.

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I am fully committed to bronzing now. Totally can make a huge difference on your whole face’s complexion or overall appearance. The product and the packaging itself compliment with each other resulting into this adorable little bundle. Thanks to a good friend of mine for having such a great sense of Christmas present idea.

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Still on the era of my ‘things that shimmers’. Took a break from using my Elizabeth Arden Liquid Highlighter and switch to Make Up Forever Pro Light Fusion in No. 1 which is golden pink, ideal for light to medium skin tones. I am recently obsessing over highlighting my nose bridge, cupid’s bow, brow bone, and chin. I use the Sephora Pro Fan Eventail 65 with it, which I do not really like but it does the job, so I still use it. You can never go wrong with highlight, and it seems like if you overdo it the better. But I don’t, overdo it. Hopefully.

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I got my eyelashes permed, so I don’t have to deal with curling my lashes every single day. The thing is if my eyelashes are curled they tend to smudge the mascara big time. So finding a mascara that can minimise that is a bit tricky. I stumbled upon soap and glory products and found this Thick and Fast mascara, and it isn’t mentioned on the packaging if it is actually a waterproof one, but I like it a lot. It doesn’t smudge and can be removed easily every time I wash my face which is a good thing; because there’s nothing more annoying than removing waterproof mascara and trying hard not to pull all of your eyelashes off.

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I recently cut my hair short, and so it means my styling options are limited now. I have been wearing my hair curled, and with the use of this product, it stays curled for at least 6 hours tops since this is a soft touch hold hair spray only and because I don’t like the feel of crisp and stickiness the strong hold hairsprays are giving. I use a 16mm curling wand, spritz some hair spray and dry shampoo if it is the second day, then call it a day.

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I didn’t realise how much I missed wearing ear hoops until recently. They are in now, and I think they look cute with every outfit possible, and so I thought I would try them on again. I used to wear them since high school, I reckon. This one is from H&M, by the way.

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I finished reading this book a while back, but it has remained fresh in my memory especially the images it has created. I tend to go back and flip the pages and I might or might not have read it a couple of times more. This book talks about issues surviving high school (regular millennial thing), bullying, love, struggles, life and death. The book is so well-written and expresses a particular message that will make you realise; you will never know what anyone could be thinking and feeling. It will leave you wanting to know more and more about what will happen next once you start flipping the first few pages. This is definitely my absolute favourite as of now; otherwise, this has not made it to my fave list. Highly recommend reading it and let me know if you cried too.

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Broadchurch is my current favourite TV Series. It is about crime, drama, and mystery. It has 3 seasons so far with 8 episodes per season. It makes you think and wonder what has happened as well, and the twists are just amazing and exciting. I can not wait for the season 4 to come out. Watch it, and I assure you, you will love it. Unless you are not into crime investigations, journalism and law related kind of stuff, this might bore you. I, on the other hand, enjoy it.

These are my current favourites. I hope you discover something you might end up liking too. Thank you for stopping by and take care of yourself!

xx

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Beam of Shimmer

Officially fall into the wagon of shimmer (not too much for now). A friend of mine uses a shimmery blusher from NARS, and when I tried it I surprisingly loved it! The journey has begun, and I intend to keep the theme from now on considering I live in a hot country and every day feels like summer (after few weeks still) so it’s just appropriate I must say. I love how it’s added some radiant to the skin and makes it extra glowy.

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First off, Bobbi Brown’s limited edition brightening blush in Truffle Pink. The thing is gorgeous! Honestly, the packaging is so over the top that sold me out as much as the product itself did. When you apply it, the color payoff is a bit brown (ish), and with a hint of soft pink, it is just perfect especially if you have a golden undertone skin like I do. With golden and dark eye makeup with nude lips, I think it will look bomb. Haha! I’m so bad at describing things. I hope you get what I mean.

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I also stumbled upon a lipstick that is like a lip balm consistency with a bit of color and thought to give it a try since I wanted to re-open the possibility of wearing lipstick again especially colored ones. Hopefully, we are off to a good start. It doesn’t give that much of a colour, but it goes perfectly with the blusher and thus keeping the whole shimmering shimmery and golden nudeness situation going on, I just love it! 🙂

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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! 🙂