Everyday Make-up

How was your weekend? I was sick like a dog and had to miss work for two days. Fortunately, I am up and about now, and catching up on blogging.

Coming from my recent post where I featured Make-up artist Najeane’s work, I mentioned that I was going to do a makeup post to show you the stuff that I put on on my face on a daily basis. I actually miss doing these kinds of girly posts. I used to do this all the time back in my now defunct beauty/shopping blog.

So anyway here goes…

This is the make-up kit that I carry in my work bag everyday. I got it as a freebie when I purchased some stuff from Majolica Majorca.

Before I step out of the house I moisturize with Olay and put on some Clinique eye cream (both not shown here). And the moment I hit the car, that’s when I do my makeup. Yup, I do my face in a moving vehicle. Don’t worry, I’m not the one driving. That would be insane! LOL.

From years of doing makeup in the car, I think I’ve pretty much mastered the art of balance and working with a steady hand. Ha! The skills us women-on-the-go learn!

ImageI apply Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 on my face and neck. This was given to me by a colleague and it’s been the most convenient sunblock ever. EVER. The formula is tinted so on some weekends, I just choose to wear this and finish off with a powder, and that’s it.

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After sunblock, that’s when I put on my foundation. I rotate among these three foundations. The Benefit foundation stick (left), the MAC Select SPF 15 (right) and the Tony Moly Baby Doll BB Foundation (center). When I want coverage that stays on all day, I go for MAC. This one is NC25 though I feel that it’s a shade too light for my skin. I don’t know why the SA told me to get this when she swatched it on my jawline.I just trusted her word for it.

The Tony Moly Babydoll BB foundation is a better match for my skintone though. I love how this formula is light and spreads evenly on my skin, and how it is housed in a small tube packaging. My biggest gripe about this foundation is that it does nothing to control oil. NOTHING. A good blotting film has to be your constant ally to keep oil at bay.

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My favorite among the three is the Benefit foundation stick. It’s so easy to apply (especially in a moving vehicle). You just dot your face and just spread evenly with clean fingertips. Just make sure you spread everything. This really brightens my face although when overly applied, it has a tendency to give you a white cast when photographed.

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I love make-up palettes that are small and convenient enough to carry around. I bring these three Clinique palettes with me all the time.

ImageI’ve been over-using the blush on the left palette. I like the finish. Very natural.

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My other favorites. Etude House’s Proof 10 Liquid Liner (left), Benefit’s Erase Paste (center) and Benefit 10 (right).  The packaging of the Benefit products looks like they’ve been used to death, with scratches and all.

Proof 10 is my go-to liquid liner. The tip is sharp and sturdy enough to give you a straight line on your lid. When you make a mistake, the formula is so easy to remove.

The Erase Paste I use for dark circles around my eyes as well as for areas on my face that need color-correcting.

ImageI use Benefit 10 as a higlighter and contour. I use the light part to add highlight to the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow and cheekbones. I like that even if you go hardcore with your brush, you always get only the exact amount of product that you need. As for the darker shade, sometimes when I want my round face to appear more sculpted, I apply this to my jaw line and on my cheek bones.

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As for the lips. I moisturize first with EOS. I am currently using the summer fruit variant.

ImageAnd then for a MLBB (my lips but better) look, I use either of the two. My Clinique chubby stick in Super Strawberry or the coral lip stick shade that I got from Etude House. This chubby stick is actually my second one, I lost one in Woppin’ Watermelon which I find to be a more fitting shade for my lips. As for the Etude lipstick, although I do love the pop of color, the lipstick isn’t too pigmented and not very long-wearing. Image

And some of the cheap stuff that I use that work well for me. I use the In2It eyebrow kit (obviously, I’m really just using one shade) and the Nichido Minerals Spot Concealer. I love that this is so el cheapo!

ImageIt’s just P138. I keep the tag price on just for the thrill of it. That I have something so cheap that works! I use this to cover some imperfections like pimple scars and other small discolorations.

ImageI finally finish off with this powder that Tamera Online sent me. It’s a Physican’s Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear powder. I’ve been using this for a few months now. I use my own kabuki brush and not the one that came with the kit. I like that it has a little dispenser to avoid messy accidents and it comes in a cute dome-shape.

This powder sets my entire makeup and is the last step.

So there…hope you enjoyed that rare beauty post. Hopefully I can write more about beauty-related things in the future. How about you? What kinds of make-up do you use everyday? :-)

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