I think it is a girl nature for always wanting to look beautiful and interesting. Not to mention the current pressure from media for young girls to look perfect everytime, even in the sleeping state (duh!). This post is not suggesting you to be on that unhealthy pressure, however I actually think it is not a mistake to wear make up. Make up surely can boost your confidence! And if that confidence is what you need then sure why not right?
I always wanna post what's on my make-up poach and after doing some 'trial and errors' which my skin was not thankful for, I proudly present what products that actually works for me!
1. Urban Decay Naked 2.
This favorite make-up cult is Ah---mazeball! Every basic color you need from day-to-night is here. This is what every girl MUST have in their beauty closet. Do I need to say more?
I've always used Maybelline for eye-related make up, like eyeliner and mascara. They make affordable and quality products that sometimes you just don't find even with high-end brands (tried and tested). However, after hearing a lot of raves for the Max Factor mascara, I'm tempted to try. Result: LOVE! It creates a longer and full-looking eyelashes making it a must product for that big wider eyes look.
3. Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion.
There is no word to describe my amusement to this product. I am kind of skeptical with BB cream as I've heard a lot about their poor coverage, while coverage is a must for me as I have blemishes on my face. However, this Korean brand really nail it. The coverage is medium and build able yet it feels light and looks naturally dewy (or some may refer as oily). Plus, the SPF 50++ is awesome! You can wear this on your lazy day too :)
4. Benefit Hoola Bronzer.
I love bronzer! Especially on the winter days when you feel like you don't get enough sunlight, this bronzer helps you to get that healthy glowing (not shimmering or glittery) sun-kissed cheeks. And do you know bronzer helps to create a certain highlight to your face? I have a round face , but when I use this bronzer, I feel my face is less rounder.
5. Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
I swear, Urban Decay creates the best eye shadow or primer! This primer potion is a perfect eyeshadow base, as it can holds your eyeshadow to stay longer and not smudging.
6. Kate Moss x Rimmel Lasting Finish no1.
This red lipstick is just amazing. Normally for lipstick I will go with Mac or YSL. However, out of the blue when I was strolling local drugstore I saw this Rimmel booth and fell in love with the red color. It claimed to last 8 hours long, not sure about that but I can guarantee it lasts me long enough when I was out on a night out until the sunrise :)
7. Mac "Base Study" paint pot.
This base creates glittery champagne color base. Although it has the glittery powder, it is still "day-look" appropriate. When I am on the rush, I just put on this base and top it with eyeliner and mascara. Tadaaa! Ready to go..
8. Mac Studio Perfect Powder Foundation SPF 15.
This is my recent purchase when I was in Hong Kong airport. At first, I was looking for concealer until the SPG showed me this one. Since I am on an acne treatment, it really dries my skin out! So, this powder foundation helps moisturizing your skin, coverage wise I would say it doesn't really cover nicely the red blemishes I have. I apply this powder with the powder brush so it won't look that heavy, but it comes with the sponge too!
p.s: I use this along with Laneige BB cream as the base and my face looks amazing.
9. Chanel eyeshadow.
With the Urban Decay Naked palette, I don't think I use this one that much.
10. Sephora slanted tweezer.
To beat that wild hairs on your brows because no one wants to look like Frida Kahlo. Remember not to over pluck them too!
11. Browhaus eyebrow powder.
Eyebrow is probably the most important feature in your face, it can changes the shape of your face! If you don't have that Brooke Shields eyebrow and don't wanna go for Mona Lisa look, seriously use this! It has two colors option and wax to make powder stays longer. I purchased this from Browhaus, my most trusted eyebrow institution and I know I am in good hand!
12. Maybelline Hypershape liner.
I am terrible with eyeliner and it took a (very long) while to master the art of eyelining. I always have problem with liquid liner, it's either too liquidy or the tip is too thin. I am pretty sure you ladies out there have the same problem too and it gets worse when your hand shakes! As a result, the left one looks thicker than the right one. With this one though, it comes very convenient and you can get that "cat eye" look easily because it is in the form of a pen.
13. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner.
I use this for the black Kohl look, plus it goes well for the "smudgy eyeshadow" effect! But most of the time, I use this on my lower line as it is, indeed waterproof!
So, this is pretty much what my makeup routine looks like. It is nothing too risque or complicated. Just remember to take care of your skin and moisturize well in prior of using foundation. Hope I can share my makeup tutorial soon!