15 March 2012

Make-up Essentials

Preparing before going out has become more difficult for me now with Z. I have to give my baby a bath, dress my baby, and dress myself in the little amount of time that was left. This leaves me with little or no time for make-up. I might have all the time in the world when I had no baby, but I still have a hard time in doing my make up. I sometimes do my make up in the car, which mind you, is very tricky. So I decided to pick out what's important and what's not so that I could save up time.

For the face:

First on my list is sunblock. It is very important to put on sunblock, most especially in a tropical country like ours, to prevent damage in our skin caused by the sun and also to lessen skin darkening. It sometimes also doubles as a moisturizer. The one I am using is Nivea Sun Whitening Face Fluid with SPF 50.

Having a baby has given me restless nights, dark undereyes, and eyebags. To help conceal my dreaded undereyes and other blemishes, I use Mary Kay's Medium Coverage Foundation in Beige. It makes my skin picture-perfect! And to smoothen everything, I use Clinique's Almost Powder Makeup in Neutral. I sometimes skip this and use a baby powder instead. I find it too hot when I have too much make-up on.

For the eyes:

I'd say the most important part of a person's face is the eyes so I make sure that mine look presentable all the time. To fill in my brows, I use the darkest shade of my Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Coffee Bean . When I have time, I use the remaining 3 shades on my lids. Then, I use Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara in Brown Black to emphasize my lashes. I have really flat lashes so I make sure that I always have them permed whenever I could (will blog on that soon.)

For the cheeks:

I always use blush whenever I could because I look so pale without it. I use a very subtle color to prevent from my face from looking clown-ish. I currently use Mary Kay's Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush. It is a very light shade and shines in the sun. :)

For the lips:

I am no fan of lipsticks. I'd actually rather use petroleum jelly on my lips or a colorless lip balm. But whenever I step out, I make sure there's a little color on my lips. I use Clinique's Lipstick and Lipgloss Duo in Think Bronze and Air Kiss. It leaves my lips moisturized with the right amount of color.

I sometimes skip one or two when I don't feel like it. Sometimes I don't wear make-up at all, just my good old sunblock. But what is important is that with or without make up, we look presentable at all times. :)

my lazy make up look :)


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  3. I love how natural looking the lip color is. =)

  4. Thanks Miss Aie! :) The one I am using really has a subtle color.

  5. I have the Nivea narin! :)


    1. It's nice! Medyo light lang for my skintone.


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