Hi Everyone! So today I’m giving you a sneak peek of what’s in my Make-up Bag ( My Make up Essentials kit ). I had to clean my make up bag and my make ups so they will look presentable. hahaha and hey they look good again just like when I bought them.
So to describe each one I put numbers on each make up.
“always remember to wash you face daily when you wake up, removing make- up and before going to sleep. Always put SPF when going out of the house and use moisturizer thats appropriate for your skin type. ”
” Our face is the most important asset in life! next is the body , personality and a big plus if you got some brains”– ( quoting my mother here. hahaha )
I believe a woman should have brains first, everything will follow when you have it, next is good manners and positive outlook in life then the rest can follow. (*wink *wink)
1. LIQUID FOUNDATION
I love liquid foundation, it’s really easy to use and apply on the face. I find cream foundation tend to cake up on my face and then makes my face so oily after few hours. mostly in summer. always make sure the liquid foundation you use is one color ahead of your natural skin color, pls dont get something too white or too dark for you, best to ask the lady selling the product in the store. most of them are make-up artist so they can help you if you have no idea which color suits you, but run when she start selling you products you didn’t come there for ( mostly when she start hard selling then its time to go. hahaha).
2. MAC STROBE CREAM
YES!! MAC STROBE CREAM IS AWESOME! I super love this product, mostly when I’m too stressed out or no proper sleep. I put this before putting any foundation/concealer. This is considered as Primer. I swear its does miracle on your skin making it look so fresh and glowing ( MAC COSMETICS DIDN’T PAY ME TO SAY THIS, SO DON’T WORRY THIS IS NOT PAID ADVERTISEMENT, JUST AN HONEST CONSUMER :p ). So yeah I recommend buying this as your primer. or even when u feel like applying when your skin is too dry and stress out.
3. SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is the best Curler out there that you could find! this is worth every penny. any make up artist friend’s I’ve worked with and asked about eyelash curlers, they always recommend this brand. It doesn’t hurt when ur trying to curl your almost impossible eyelashes ( I don’t have long eyelashes, so anyone on the same page raise your hand! ) . I got this at Sephora here in Toronto.
4. PINK BLUSH- ON
( I can’t remember the name of the brand, I got this for free during my Miss Earth stints this year. hahaha! ) anyhow any pink blush-on will do the trick giving you rosy cheeks. always remeber to put blush on slowly and smiling, you don’t want to look like a clown, do you? so dab it slowly and smoothly .
5. RIMMEL LIPSTICK ( MOISTURE RENEW DUSTY ROSE 220)
” Get the London Look!” hahahahahaha yup that’ts what I’ve learned during the times I was living in London and picked up this product as a piece of home wherever I go. I use this for my everyday look and just add lipgloss for night time and voila I got those perky kissable lips. I like this product because first its not so expensive. I think this one cost around 8 CAD to 10 CAD with tax. and its very minimal look almost nude but not, this is perfect if you’re tan colored like me. You could find Rimmel basically any walmart or shopper’s drug mart. ( tho it has a strong smell you might not like so smell it first before buying )
6. MAC SATIN PINK NOUVEAU (A60)
This would always be my favorite color if I want to add some color in my life and perfect for summer. this is also good to match with your smoky eye effect on night. during my pageant days ( I didn’t do much pageants. just 2 way back in the Philippines last was early this year, That’s where I learned how to do my own make up having been taught from pageant walking and everything else I need to be a real deal woman and not a tomboy like I was well still am. lol ) I use this mostly everyday because we were wearing heavy make up on the eyes and this balance the look on my face. Pink nouveau has the most beautiful shade of pink I saw on lipstick. I have those Krayolan 12 lip color palette but didn’t put it here since I find it too dry ( it makes my lips dry and it hurts ) I only use those when on TV or Stage.
7. MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER (NC40)
I always use Mac powder ever since I can remember. I use this to set my wet foundations I put on my face. its very nice and smells ok almost odourless.
8. MAC STUDIO FIX (N9)
CONTOUR! CONTOUR! it’s our bestfriend when it comes to make-up. I use this matte brown color to contour whatever I think needs contouring hahaha ( even cleavage, ohhh that deserves another post on its own!). When getting a bronzer or contouring powder make sure its not super dark for your skin just get 5 colours ahead of you! you don’t want to look like a drag queen ready for a show. or do you?
9. NARS SATIN LIP PENCIL ( RIKUGIEN )
I got this lipstick when I was in a hurry to catch my flight for Toronto, but had this receipt points needed to use ( I bought this self tanning lotion in the Philippines and it was a major failure, hahahaha well people does whitening over there, finding a good self tanning lotion is next to impossible, so when I tried returning it they didn’t refund my money. wow. ok. I was stunned and stuck and remembered no refunds or exchange in the Philippines, I got this product at beauty bar ) anyhow sorry that was a long introduction. hahaha I got carried away. I like the way it is on my lips, It is lighter thank pink nouveau and a bit glossy, almost like nothing but just a dab of pink. Ideal during the day and on a date when trying to achieve a no make-up look.
10. MAKE-UP FOREVER ROUGE LIPSTICK (N9)
Yay! I got this for free last year in Sephora together with #13 when I came for a visit here in Canada. I got this membership and got this as an early birthday present. This lipstick is amazing and beautiful on the lip mostly if you put a mac gloss on it. sadly I cant show you as I lost the gloss. need to go to the MAC store soon and replace it. I also recommend this for day make up, its moisturized so it wont make your lips chap. I like the smell of it too, not too strong… just sexy! meoww!
11. MAC GEL LINER ( BLACKTRACK )
I was used on using pencil black eyeliner and liquid eyeliner, but i didn’t like the effect of the both liner, the pencil smudges and the liquid looks too fake for me. and so I turned to Gel Liner. It takes practice applying it on your eye, but it’s definitely worth the effort. it doesn’t smudge and doesn’t stick on your eyelids.
12. NAKED URBAN DECAY ( BASICS)
here’s a photo of the open case urban decay basic, I like this one because its more usable or reasonable than the basic 2. I’m very minimalistic and like earth-colored make up when applying my make-up. I like the clean, nice and sophisticated look. This matte colours have been very useful for my everyday look, and if I want to make it darker for the night I just add a darker shade on the crease of my eyelids. this is also very good for everyday look, so I totally recommend getting this product!
( we will do a tutorial on the next posts how to apply everyday make-up ( eye-shadows… etc)once I figured out what camera to use for video editing already ohh wait, did I mention Im finally getting my fujifilm xt-10 already tom. AArrghh can’t wait, I didnt go out and no shopping for almost 2 months already just so I can get it! ).
13. MAKE UP FOREVER MASCARA ( SMOKY EXTRAVAGANT )
Yup I got this for free together with #10. I liked it because its free (no I’m kidding), but it was really good. This small tube lasted me for 6 months. I liked it because it doesn’t messy and smudgy, also it help elongates my almost non-existent eyelashes.
14. KRYOLAN’S CONCEALER CIRCLE (#4)
Here’s a more up-close photo of the color palette number 4. I picked this concealer because I need it to hide unwanted blemishes but really because I have a tattoo to cover up that I dont want people to see ( yes juvenile years outcome. I wanted to have it lasered, but the doctor said it hurts more than when I got the tatoo) This is super good on hiding it and it last for a day as long as you set it with powder, and nothings touching it. I also use it on my under eye when necessary but I dont use it that much on my face for everyday look as Krayolan products tend to make my skin on my face dry, though if you’re thinking stage Krayolan is the best to use.
NOT ON THE PHOTO ABOVE
15. MAC EYE BROW CRAYON (SPIKED)
I super love this Crayon since Im brunette I chose spike, not too dark not too light to match my hair, make sure when choosing eyebrow pencil it matches ur hair, yes the one on your head not anywhere else! I chose this pencil also because its easier to use to draw the shape of my desired eyebrow. I still have this super short brown eyebrow pencil which I got from Bangkok 3 years ago for like 40baht and I still have it with me, yes take care of your make up tools so it will last long and don’t throw it away! I don’t throw mine unless its really done already. For this to happen make sure the make up your buying is really ideal for you and you really need it and don’t buy so many so it wont be a waste of space and most importantly not a waste of money.
16. EYE LASHES EXTENSION
“The eyes are the nipples of the face.” – Shelley of House Bunny ( yup have you seen that movie? I like the make -over scene there! and yes she is right! so for those whose like me and doesn’t have long eyelashes to flaunt, not to worry and there’s a solution! EYELASH EXTENSION, but before putting this ones on make sure to get the most natural looking one and not the super fake ones, as a proper lady you need to make sure to look presentable and not an Ehem…. hooker… excuse my french mademoiselle. so chose properly what suits you! Yes we will definitely tackle this on our next lessons ( I meant posts ). But yeah I use this ones when i want to look pretty at night and when feeling under the weather ( yes I hide behind them sometimes! )
17. SEPHORA’S DAILY MAKE UP BRUSH CLEANER
And now that we’re done with our make- up session. this is by far the most important Essential Kit that you should have, this helps clean our brushes every after use so our Skin won’t be infected with germs that could live in our brushes ( yes they do! thats why we have to wash our brushes twice a month, every two weeks, well thats how I do mine, since I use this the brush cleaner everyday ) I got this one at Sephora near the cashier. this is not very expensive tool and I’m sure you’ll like the smell.
So thats pretty much wrap up our last post for this Month! I can’t wait to share with you Our Meatless August where we will focus on HEALTH & BEAUTY
Enjoy the last day of the Month! and may you have a wonderful August ahead of you all
THE NEW GIRL
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