I’m not a beauty blogger/writer. Because I’m just not that creative with make-up, I don’t feel like there’s much to write about it. Despite that, I keep buying and trying new products. I think I’m trying to perfect a certain look, but not actually change anything. I believe everyday make up should look as if it weren’t even there. The ‘natural’ look, I suppose. Because I feel like bold looks should be saved for special occasions. (I say that, but that’s probably not going to happen even on special occasions because I’m lazy af) Today I would like to share what has been working for me lately.
Skin Type: Combination (oily forehead, nose and chin, dry cheeks) and acne prone
Eye shape: Slightly hooded (AKA can’t wear eyeshadow…)
Make Up Price Range: Medium Cheap
Make Up Products
- Base: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, Shade No. 21
With all of the benefits of BB Cream, such as whitening, sun protection, and moisturizing, this particular BB cream has always been a favorite of mine because it goes on so smoothly and covers so well despite being a thin layer. It’s definitely a full coverage base, which I need because of my acne scarring. It also doesn’t get ridiculously oily throughout the day. It’s not the greatest for oil control, but it’s much better than a lot of BB creams.
2. Contour: NYX High Definition Blush in HDB02 Nude’tude/Nutitude
I know, this is a blush, but the nude color makes it the perfect contouring shade. I don’t do full on contouring like most American women do; I do a light contouring on my jawline with a fluffy brush just to thin my face. I find this shade works well with someone of a light skin tone.
3. Blush: Tony Moly Delight Tint in Cherry Pink Shade
I simply cannot use this as a lip tint because it just brings out the dry lines in my lips and becomes uneven right away. However, using this as a cheek tint has been working out really well. I dab just a dot of the product onto my lips and it gives me a natural flush.
4. Eyes: Tony Moly Petit Fuller Eye Plumper
This was the weirdest product I’ve ever found, but it’s been a lifesaver! My eyes are sunken from being tired. All I have to do is apply this on my under eye, and it is lifted and bright. It gets rid of my eye bags and gives me a plump aegyosal. Aegyosal is the little fat under the eye, which some people have naturally. I do, but my death no sleep eyebags kind of make that not noticeable. I’ve been putting it on the top of my eye lids and eye socket as well.
5. Eyelashes: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara
I do not put on layer after layer of mascara like they do in the commercial for this. One coat does just fine. I used to be into the super long and thick lash look, but lately I’m just lazy, tired of getting mascara fallout on my cheeks, and just going for a more natural look. This one does not have fallout as long as you do not overdo it. I have this in the dark brown shade for a more natural feel.
6. Brows: Daiso Japan Eyebrow in Natural Brown
This has got to be the cheapest but best eye brow pencil I’ve used so far. I draw a straight brow, and this is perfect for making them look full and fluffy. Since it’s from Daiso, it’s only $1.50! I will probably not buy anything else, as long as I live near a Daiso store.
7. Lips: Burt’s Bees Rose Lip Tint
I love my MAC lipsticks, but the Texas winter is just too dry to do that. I’ve been getting by with this tinted lip balm by Burt’s Bees. I do have to reapply a lot throughout the day, but at least I don’t have dry cracked lips. The color is very natural and spreads evenly on the lips.
My make up is so basic because I need to be able to do it in five minutes so I can sleep in more. Hopefully you can find some of these products that I use on a daily basis and incorporate it into your make up routine.