I am inspired to do “what’s on my face” today because I like my make up yesterday!
I posted my make up yesterday in Instagram (if you haven’t seen it yet you can scroll my Instagram feed on the right side).
Like I said I have been using eye shadow sticks lately and I really love it. It is so easy to use. It is good when you’re in a hurry and when you don’t have much time. All you need to do is just swipe it all over your eye lids and just blend the edge so there won’t be any harsh line and … you’re good to go!
Okay, let’s start.
After I shower and put on body lotion I do my skin care routine before I go out of my bathroom. I apply my eye cream, my moisturizer and my hyaluronic cream.
Before I put any make up on my face these are the products that I useLeft to right: The Mist by La Mer, Benefit Big Easy, Andalou Naturals SPF 30 Facial Serum, Catrice All Matt Plus Foundation in 030 Warm Beige
The first thing I do when I sit on my make-up table is spray my face with La Mer’s The Mist. I feel that it hydrates my skin and it helps my make-up last long. Aside from that I feel fresh.
After spraying I apply sunscreen. I use Andalou Naturals SPF 30 Facial Serum. This is my favorite sunscreen and I have been using this for a couple of months now. I let it settle for a few minutes and then I put BB cream.
The BB cream I used is Benefit’s Big Easy in the shade 04 Medium. It has SPF 35. When applying I use a buffing brush. I used to use beauty blender but I like buffing brush more. It blends better and it doesn’t eat much of the product.
After applying my sunscreen and my BB cream it’s time to put foundation. The foundation I am using now and which I really, really love is Catrice All Matt Plus. Actually, I bought this a few months ago (early this year) but I never touched it and forgot all about it. When I was purging my make-up a few weeks ago I found this and thought why not try it. After trying it I have been using it non stop. This is my favorite foundation now.
It is full coverage (I need a full coverage foundation ’cause I have pigmentation and blemishes all over my face), I love the consistency, it blends well and altho it is mattifying it doesn’t leave my skin looking dry.
Left to right: The Body shop Concealer Pencil in the shade 02, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in the shade CW03 Light/Pale, Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in the shade 040 Don’t Let Me Brown, Catrice Khol Kajal Eye Pencil in the shade Chocwaves.
Next, I put my concealer. This is my favorite concealer and this is the only concealer I am using consistently. The Body Shop Concealer Pencil in the shade 02. I spot conceal my blemishes and my pigmentation. And I also apply it under my eyes, in the inner part of my eyes and anywhere that I need to conceal.
After concealing I apply highlighter to brighten the V area under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, the center of my forehead, my cupid’s bow (lips) and under my chin. I have been loving NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in CW03 Light/Pale.
This as a concealer but I use it to brighten under my eyes and all areas that hits the light or the sun.
For my eyebrows I am using now Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in the shade 040 Don’t Let Me Be Brown. Like I said I have been loving Catrice products recently. It is a very good drugstore brand. One of the best that I have tried.
I like that their eye pencils has a spully on the other end. But what I like the most is the shade. I normally don’t use brown or black shade for my eyebrows. The best shade for me is grey. It doesn’t look harsh and it blends well with my skin tone.
When I am done with my eyebrows it’s now time to apply my eye make-up. Today I am using Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in the shade 09 Lavish Lilac.I love the color! Look how nice the color is. What I do is I apply this it all over my eye lids pass the crease area. And I blend the edges well with a blending brush or you can use your fingers to blend also.
Then I apply brown eye liner for a softer look. The eyeliner that I have been using now is Catrice Khol Kajal Eye Pencil in the shade Chocwaves.
I make sure that I apply starting at my lash line. And I tight line my eyes. After that I get a smudge brush and I smudge it for a smokey effect.
Then I apply Mascara.The mascara I am using now is Bourjois Dark Khol. This is my first tube. I picked this up in Watson’s Hongkong last month. There is a Bourjois counter inside Watson’s. Bourjois is another drugstore brand that I like.
I am using Koji Eye lash curler. Ever since my friend Roxanne recommended this to me I have been using it and threw my Shu Uemura eye lash curler. This is also made in Japan and better than Shu Uemura! Love it.
I usually contour my face. I start in the hollows of my cheeks, on the side of my forehead down to the side of my ears and under my chin. I am using now H&M Bronzing Powder to contour. After contouring I apply blush on the apples of my cheek. I am using The Balm Instain Blush in the shade Swiss Dot.
After the blush I bronze my face. The bronzer I am using now is Chanel Powder Blush in the shade Evanescent Golden Beige. This is suppose to be a blush but I use it as a bronzer and as a highlighter. I apply it all over my face on the bridge and tip of my nose, on top of my cheek bone and on my chin.
Before applying my lipstick I line my lips with a lip pencil. The lip pencil I am using now is Sephora Nano Lips in the shade 06 Native Nude. For my lipstick, today I am using The Body Shop Colour Crush in the shade 310. To add more shine I use Catrice Ultimate Shine in the shade 010 Good nude on top of my lipstick.
I discovered this brand early this year and I really love it. This is a good drugstore brand.
I like their Khol Kajal Eye pencils (they have a lot of colors), their foundations, their lipsticks, lip pencils and their eye brow pencils.
For the Koji eye lash curler, I bought it in Sasa Hongkong.
What’s On My Face – May 2015