Hello Mrs. C! This is the makeup list I promised you after my Break-out Skincare Routine! Sorry if it is late. Remember, you have to test the product on yourself first to ensure that it is the texture/shade/scent you like. We all have different skin types and whatever fits me, might not suit you. I suggest going to the makeup counter trying them on, then go shopping for a while to see how long it stays on your skin, if you are allergic to them or if you love how it feels. If you do, then by all means buy the product.
Below are the products in the order that I put them on. The Cheeks are second to the last because, based on how strong all the other features are, you can adjust how intense you want your cheek color to be. Then I placed the Pressed Foundation last – I use a brush to dust it on top of everything. This helps “seal” on the makeup and also give you that airbrushed look by softening the strokes of the blush, etc.Note:
- Bold type – My makeup must-haves
- Asterisk (*) – My makeup treats or non-essentials
- Philosophy Supernatural Poreless Flawless SPF15 (day)
- Smashbox Photofinish Bronzing Foundation Primer (night) – the basic primer in the picture above works great as well! I just like the bronzing feature because I my face is always too white compared to my arms.
- Youngblood Loose Foundation in Tawnee – full coverage or “camouflage” make up which covers all imperfections even severe cases of acne. It is also natural and non-comedogenic. My aunt loves using this brand because she has super sensitive skin and since she started using YB, she doesn’t experience the sking irritation and itchy eyes after application.
- Modelco Fluid Splash 3 in 1 Foundation – award winning liquid foundation, eyebase and concealer in one product. Super light, moisture rich and great coverage.
- Red Earth Absolute Brows Brow Perfecting Kit (powder) – BEST ever, cheaper than other brands and stays longer. The 2 shades are great if you color your hair so you can adjust or combine colors. I like using the darker on the tips of my brows and the lighter one in the thicker parts, because using the dark shade on thick parts makes my brows look to heavy. The wax helps keep hairs in place. And I love that there is a mini tweezer for a quick remedy to stray hairs.
- Chanel eyebrow pencil* – if you insists on using pencils, which are not as natural looking as powders, then this is okay. I keep one for traveling because it is so much more compact.
- Bloom Liquid Eyeliner in Ebony Brown – this is the ONLY eyeliner for me. It is smudge-proof, tear-proof, streak-proof. Unlike waterproof make-up this comes of with soap/non-soap cleansers and water, however if you were to cry in a movie or get caught in the rain, this will not streak or come off – unless you rub/peal it off. Yes it comes off in pieces so you don’t need to worry about nasty streaks. Because of this, you also avoid all the mild tugging and pulling that comes with removing waterproof eye-makeup – which all adds up over the years to produce wrinkles later in life. The best thing about this is you will NEVER have that nasty dark gash on your eyelid or the liner transferring color to your lids. My relatives, who perpetually have this problem because of the chinky eyes or lids that fold under, absolutely love this! You’ll have to get used to application of liquid liners though. (DID YOU KNOW? Michelle Obamo wore bloom Jet Black Liquid Eyeliner during the inauguration.)
- Lancome Mascaras (do not get the waterproof variant) – same as the Bloom Liquid liner it is also smudge-proof, tear-proof, streak-proof. Same benefits as above.
- Bloom Lipgloss in Pout – uber moisturizing, yummy, full-color lipgloss. I cannot live without this.
- Lancome Juicy Tubes Lipgloss* – for super shiny lips & a hint of color. Best tasting lip product ever.
- Duwop Lip Venom* (lip plumper)
- Youngblood Pressed Foundation in Warm Beige – medium coverage. It just makes everything puuuuuur-fect! Dust on last to give yourself that finished airbrushed look.
- Brushes – I love Shu Uemura* brushes. High quality but also very expensive. Great investment though. Smashbox ones are great as well. Get the ones that are made with real hair. Not synthetic ones. Even if you have great makeup but lousy brushes, it wont come out as great.
- Smashbox Brush Cleaner. I haven’t tried anything else, but I am happy with this. Use to clean brush daily before use. Brushes should be washed at least once a week.
- Oil paper – use Gatsby, J&J or Muji (cheapest) oil paper to absorb shine instead of piling on the powder every time you get oily.
Wish I had more time to make this post more eye-pleasing but I hope it helps. And regrets if there are any typo errors – in a hurry to go shopping hehehe.