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Current Makeup Favorites

Monday, May 26, 2014tee

While I was organizing my makeup stash, I realized it's probably hightime to round-up a makeup favorites post. If there's one good thing that came out of this makeup addiction, it's the ability to be able to look decent and presentable for events (think of all the weddings and parties for the last year alone), all DYI-style.

While some people would like to go au-naturel when it comes to makeup, I believe that makeup makes being a girl fun and exciting. What other excuse is there to play around with colors and express yourself? The thing about makeup is it should accentuate the features, and hide imperfections. I mean, seriously, I don't want people to look at me and stare at a huge zit, wouldn't I? But whatever opinion of makeup you have, to each his own. And maybe, you're on the same page with me since you've reached reading this part! :)

I'm nowhere near to being a makeup guru, and I don't have a lot - though it doesn't look like it when I gathered all these products. Here are my current favorite go-tos when doing makeup on special occasions. Basically, just the bare minimum.


FOUNDATION: MAC STUDIO FIX FOUNDATION POWDER, NC35
A daily favorite. Because I have combination skin which tends to oil a bit at the T-zone, I find sometimes that cream foundation or BB creams tend to give me an icky feeling especially in the humid Singapore weather. I find myself grabbing this foundation powder almost everyday lately. I find I don't really need to retouch later and my skin still feels matte at the end of the day.

FOUNDATION: MAKEUP FOREVER HD 
I was so amazed when I first tried this product, it really delivers a perfect finish, fit for high-def photos and harsh lighting.

FINISHING POWDER: MAKEUP FOREVER 
Goes perfectly with any foundation, but I love to use it with my MUFE HD Foundation, just because. Thin and translucent, this finishing powder gives the matte finish to my look.

FACE PRIMER: BENEFIT POREFESSIONAL
I like how smooth and silky my skin is when I apply this face primer and how makeup lasts longer with it.

BROWS: BENEFIT GIMME BROWS
Because nobody knows how to give me the oh-so natural-looking brows like this product ever does.

EYE PRIMER: URBAN DECAY POTION
It holds my eyeshadow in place and definitely makes it last longer.

EYE PRIMER: NYX JUMBO EYE PENCIL MILK LAIT
Ok, so this isn't really an eye primer but it does work well as base and I've been using this product sometimes when I'm too lazy to dab some primer. I love that it intensifies shadow color, making it long-lasting, and making the color a bit shimmery.

EYE PALETTE: URBAN DECAY NAKED 2
I love this palette and it's been a daily staple ever since I got my hands on it. The shades are neutral as with any Naked palette. The colors are more on the taupe side, and while I am still learning to mix up the colors here and there, this is definitely one palette I take with me when I have to travel-light. Can't wait to have my hands on the Naked3 palette!

EYE PALETTE: TOO FACED A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Because sometimes, playing with colors and doing away with neutrals makes makeup more fun. I got this Christmas 2013 palette and it's a keeper.

EYE LINER: MAC POWERPOINT EYE PENCIL in STUBBORN BROWN
So I've tried pencil and highlighter and paint pots but I find pencil can be a bit forgiving when lining my lashes, so there.

BRONZER: TOO FACED SUN BUNNY (from A FEW of my FAVORITE THINGS palette)
I love the Sun Bunny bronzer. Maybe it helps a bit that it smells like chocolate too.

BLUSH: BENEFIT CORALISTA
I love how natural the coralista shade goes perfectly with my skintone. Peachy sheer, it gives me a barely there flush. I love it so much that I've hit pan on this one.

LIPS: YSL ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE, #13 and #7
I love YSL lippies! Up to date, these are my holy grail in lipsticks.

MAKEUP REMOVER: SHU UEMURA CLEANSING OIL
I have raved about the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil perhaps a tad too many times, but I definitely love it so much that it's a daily staple in my stash. 

Makeup Class with the girls


Prenup Shoot, day 2 look


Jay & Aye's Wedding

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