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24 June 2013

Being Presentable

A while ago, I checked out my friend's (Yani) blog in which her last post was about her makeup routine, specifically the products she's using. So I thought why not do one too. I am having a lot of  extra time lately which is a good and a bad thing. Good because I can update my blog hence this and bad because I can think of many things to do which pretty much involve spending. But blogging is free so I'm choosing this. Lol

Anyway, I also wanna share the products I use for makeup and which comes first. Below are my favorite makeup products I regularly use. I always try for a no-makeup make-up/look during the day. 

Before starting and putting whatever makeup products I use I make sure I clean my face first with a toner (even when I'm fresh from the shower) and apply some moisturizer which is the most important part of my routine. This also can make makeups last longer.

1st  -  I use EB Pro Flawless Finish Foundation in Beige because it matches my skin. It does not make my face look too pale. 

2nd - Even though my liquid foundation is enough for a base, I still apply Revlon ColorStay Foundation so that my face would not look greasy. 

3rd  - I don't use this as my foundation as Max Factor Ageless Elixer 2 in 1 Foundation + Serum should be. I only use this as a bronzer because I don't like when a bronzer shimmers which most bronzer are. This is why I got it in a shade of Bronze  ;)

4th  -  This Maybelline Pure Blush Mineral in Pink gives my cheeks a color that is not fake.

5th  -Since I dyed my hair from black to light brown, I now use Nichido Eyebrow Pencil in Chesnut Brown

6th  - To smooth and give my eyebrows a natural look, I use Face Shop Brow Powder Duo

7th  - I use Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer in Blonde/Gold for obvious reason. 

8th  - Aziza eye shadow in Velvety palette for daylight or Urban Colour eye shadow and eye high light for nighttime

9th   - I use Nichido Mineral Kohl Pencil in Onyx because it does not smudge much. 

10th - I am not very particular with mascaras as long as they're waterproof but now I use the CoverGirl VolumeExact Mascara in Black Negro.

11th - Unlike most people, I apply Revlon Photoready Concealer in Fair Clair last.

12th - For the lips I either use Mac lipstick in Satin Pink Nouveau or if I am feeling bold I use Rimmel London Moisture Renew in Red Alert --- but in most days just Avon magic lipstick in Snow Pink mixed with EB matte lipstick in Off Beat Pink

Though my makeup routine looks like it takes time, it is not. I can apply these twelve steps in 5 to 10 minutes.  

For me, choosing makeup products is not as easy as a breeze for every skin tone needs its right shade of makeups. Plus not everyone knows how to properly use them. It takes practice. At an early age, I was already very kikay and loving the idea of using makeup so every morning I watched my mother putting her makeup on until I learn how to apply them to myself. I attended a workshop once about how to properly apply makeup products and it was very fun though I did not learn a lot. Haha! Now I watched makeup tutorials on YouTube. I think I can say that I can makeup well, not like a professional-well kind but just  girl-who-puts-makeup-regularly-well kind :)

Some people say that girls who wear makeup are maarte or insecure. I say we are not. Being simple (the opposite of maarte) does not mean having a bare face and look like a zombie. I mean obviously there are women who look exceptionally beautiful even without makeup but let's face it most people don't. I am not saying they're ugly, it's just that they are not presentable. Makeup allows us to enhance our best features and hide our flaws. Use them.   Maybe not regularly but at least on important occasions. My point is wearing makeup does not make us maarte but conscious enough to look presentable because being presentable does not only apply in the way we dress but with our faces too.

Anyways, above are products I see fit for my skin tone. I have a fair skin anyway.  Tell me if those fit you too or if you have any suggestions for me ;) 

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