Wow, won’t you look at that? Two posts in one weekend! *pats back* Hooray for a new beauty post! Who here can remember the last time I published one? Certainly not me! Fortunately, Andrea and Karen tagged me in a Beauty Tag, and the mechanics are as simple as the title: This or That? 🙂
To be honest, I only own two pieces of blush and a lonely bronzer (ELF Blush in Candid Coral and ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Sunkissed), the two above and the blush I won from Kim. I rarely use a bronzer since I lack any sense of contouring ability. Also, I feel like I look older than I really am without making my features stronger. Hmmm.
I never really wear gloss so this one is an easy peasy. Above are my current favorites: Avon Ultra Moisture Rich in Barely There, MAC Please Me and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo.
What is the difference anyway? I can’t make an informed decision without knowing. Haha! But what I do use are the following: ONE Naturales Shea Butter Lip Balm in Berry Delicious and SkinFood Shea Butter Lip Care Bar.
When it comes to eyeshadows, I use a mix of matte and shimmer. The only thing I’m particular about is color since I’m into warm, neutral ones such as the ones from the Sleek Make Up Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette. Admittedly, I only use one shade of eyeshadow (shown in title photo) when I’m too lazy to care (which is most of the time hahaha), Rimmel London Colour Rush Mono Eyeshadow in Smokey Quartz.
In the battle between foundation (Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover) and concealer (ELF All Over Cover Stick), my flawed face needs both to look extra polished. However, for my everyday look, I stick with just foundation (Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Serum). I do want people to still recognize me even without makeup on, and I only go for full coverage when I have to attend events.
Again, the answer to this question depends on the look I’m going for. I use a light hand with pencil liners (Avon Glimmersticks in Cosmic Brown) for romantic dates to subtly make my eyes pop *wink wink*. For night outs and events where I know I will get my photo taken, I use my gel pencil liner (IN2IT Waterproof Gel Liner) if I’m putting the focus on my eyes and a liquid liner (IN2IT Liquid Liner) when I need more defined eyes and the party is on my lips. 🙂
Sure, loose powder is more recommended for oily faced girls like yours truly, but I’m mostly on the go, hence, bringing around loose powder and applying it (while on a car/bus, yes I do that) is something I find too messy. Pressed powder (SkinFood White Grape Fresh Light Pact), hands down.
First off, I do not use a sponge. I use makeup brushes (Sigma Premium Travel Kit Sweet in Pink and ELF Professional Total Face Brush) for basically everything. Or my clean fingers in applying my everyday foundation (stated above), because it’s just easier that way. :p
Lastly, when it comes to mascara, the crybaby in me prefers waterproof ones though it’s harder to take off at the end of the day. I’m not too picky when it comes to mascara since I throw it out after 6 months (my eyes are pretty sensitive). The one I’m currently using (IN2IT Mascara) is the one I got from IN2IT, bundled with the IN2IT Liquid Eyeliner. Now ladies, what are your beauty essentials? 🙂