For those who have been asking on how i do my everyday makeup, these are the products that i use.
I might change the routine sometimes, depending on my mood, or if i want to achieve different looks ( by changing the eyeshadow colors, lipsticks or lip glosses, and even blushes).
Basically, these are the products that i use in terms of foundation, powder, eye primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blushes, highlight and lip color almost everyday.
After washing my face with my facial cleanser (will update on my skincare routine soon!), i apply my toner, followed by a good hydrating moisturizer (with SPF if its daytime). This is practically my everyday routine to prep my face and skin before i apply any makeup on.
You would want to protect your skin from makeup products that could clog your pores to avoid unwanted zits, black heads etc.
P/S: Sorry i had to use my camera phone. I'm just too lazy to charge my digital camera.. ( Plus it's 1.44am and i am still awake and so i decided to make an entry)
So LET'S GET STARTED!!!
This is the foundation that i am using AT THE MOMENT ( had the first jar in 2007, finished using the whole jar and loved it but because i was trying other brands to compare, so i stopped for a while and finally come back to using it again. YAY!).
~Clinique Derma White Foundation with SPF15 in 05 Neutral (G)~
My personal review : A high coverage foundation, creamy in consistency, might be a little oily for very oily skin (FACT: I have combination skin). It gives u good hydration, coverage, and it also contains SPF in it (which is great!) to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
~ MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 in NC35~
My personal review : Bought this little guy 3-4 years ago (can't remember) and didn't know how to use it at first because it always looked "cakey" just because i didn't know the right way to apply it. Did some " trial and error" and finally could appreciate the use of this little guy. (FACT : use it on blemishes only, not for under-eye concealer).
My personal review : This is the BEST compact powder or setting powder so far. It mattifies your skin, gives u a great setting power (so that your foundation won't melt and make u look like an old granny or some ghosts on TV3 spooky Malay dramas T_T ).
I apply it with a KABUKI brush ( the secret to FLAWLESS, GREAT looking skin), so that the application and blending is easier, even and light (compared to sponge that tends to make your powder looks like you are going to perform in some Opera-not Oprah show!).
Having a Kabuki brush is a great investment ( the only MAC brush i have), because it simply gives you that FLAWLESS finish that you always wished for. <3
4) EYE PRIMER
My personal review : I use this as a primer to prevent my eyeshadow from creasing. Our eyelids tend to get oily after some time and this will cause your eyeshadow colors to fade or even smudge!. This Paint Pot acts as a barrier between your eyelid and eyeshadow, giving you a great canvas for your beautiful eyeshadow colors and even enhances the colors as well. You can get this paint pot in several different colors.
(FACT : since i am a lazy bum, i use this as my primer + eyeshadow color).
FACT: I just fill my eyebrows using a dark brown eyeshadow and then fix it with clear gel. I use an angle brush for this.
My personal review : I LOVE LOVE LOVE
This is how i usually wear my eyeliner most of the time. I like it a bit winged out, thinner on the inner corner and slightly thicker on the outer corner. It just gives you that doe-eyed look..
~ My everyday "go-to" look~
~ Maybelline the MAGNUM Volum' express~
My personal review : A great volumising mascara so far. I curl my lashes before applying mascara. It makes a HUGE difference!
My personal review : I use this highlight on my brow bones, on the highest points of my cheekbones, inner corner of my eyes (can make your eyes look brighter), a bit on the bridge of my nose and on my cupid's bow (
My personal review : Gives you that sheer, cute pink blush color! And it has a GREAT SMELL too!
~ Lip Ice Sheer Color Strawberry with Bees Wax, Dior Rouge Lipstick in Precious Beige 297~
My personal review : The Lip balm is very conditioning and gives you a sheer tint of color. Sometimes, i will use lipsticks to create different looks. This is my favorite natural to nude lip color. Very moisturizing and creamy upon application.
This is pretty much what i use everyday. For eyeshadow application, please wait for my future entry (it's 3.47am and i am sleepy *_* )