Current Makeup Menu

Hello! Long time no makeup talk. I have been enjoying having my makeup done (by myself) every morning. This newfound love is due to me recently redecorated our extra bedroom which we use for storing our clothes and getting ready. I also recently bought several new beauty products to mostly replenish products that I finished as well as to rebuild my routine. For the past year I have been only using cleanser and moisturizer (ok, plus my SK-II FTE because I can’t live without that shiz) most of the time. So when I have these new products I just want to slap them on my face all day long.

For this post I’m going to just focus on the makeup because as much as I like skincare products, I enjoy playing around with makeup more. Instant result, instant gratification. You feel me?

There is nothing new in terms of the vibe of makeup that I’m going for most of the days. Although new products have been incorporated, I’m still an advocate of that no-makeup-makeup-look. Basically just enhancing what I have instead of trying to fake what I don’t have.

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For base I’m going super minimal but not really hahaha. Minimal as in I only use concealer for concealing purposes but I do have a plethora of products to choose from. So I usually rotate this around my NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, KIKO Skin Tone Concealer, or MAC Prolong Wear Concealer. As if I don’t have enough already I’m actually waiting for my friend to be back from Canada with my Glossier order which includes their Stretch Concealer. To me concealer mostly is used for my under eyes rather than anything else. I have pretty dark under eyes which makes me look extremely tired. I kind of chose my glasses frame to kind of cover this problem.

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I don’t have a set of rules or steps in terms of makeup application. Some days I go for brows after but some I go for bronzer. A few weeks ago I bought a pot of RMS Buriti Bronzer and I have been wearing that every single day. There’s a significant dip already in the pot. Granted it’s a very sheer bronzer so I go H.A.M. usually with it. But trust me this thing is summer in a pot. I put some on my nose bridge when I’m not wearing glasses to give the sun-kissed effect.

Following up, I usually do blush and highlighter after. For blush I also use one of RMS Lip2Cheek in the shade Illusive. This color is also great for on the lips. It translates to a dusky rose MLBB shade on my lips. As for highlighter I’m still working my way down of my Benefit Watts Up Highlighter. I’ve always thought that I need to buy RMS Living Luminizer but I don’t think I can justify having two cream highlighter when finishing one can take me a decade hahahaha.

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L-R: RMS Lip2Cheek Illusive, RMS Buriti Bronzer, Benefit Watts Up

For now I’m not loyal to anything in terms of brow products. I have my MAC Concrete Eyeshadow to fill in my brows but sometimes I want to just use a pencil instead but I don’t have any at the moment. Honestly the only thing that makes me a bit hesitant to use powder eyeshadow is it takes me extra seconds to find my short Anastasia brow brush in a jar of tall brushes hahahaha #firstworldproblemamiright. But I always always always finish with a brow gel. I really like my NYX brow gel in Brunette despite its mascara sized brush in the world of teeny weeny eyebrow brushes. But no fear, my Glossier Boy Brow is en route to me.

And then… I’m actually done hahahaha. I don’t really wear eyeshadow on the daily nor mascara. Although I do love my Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara but I don’t like removing them by the end of the day. So I just forego them. I’m quite happy with the result of all those products above because they help me achieve my no-makeup-makeup-look. Because my main reason of wearing makeup is more of the application process than making me like a billion dollar baby hahahaha.