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Saturday, October 15, 2011

In My Makeup Kit: October 2011 Edition

Photo credits go to the respective brands (listed below)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm no expert when it comes to makeup. It's been a hit-or-miss process since high school, and boy, have I had a lot of misses! Think cakey foundation, a lipstick shade that was way too orangey, and blush that was too pale and lackluster. Now I'm glad to have at least been able to find my basic go-to products to complete my everyday look.

Here are the items I currently have in my beauty arsenal:

1. L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in Golden Beige. I use a thin layer to even out my skin tone. It's lightweight with just the right amount of coverage, and is very easy to blend. Aside from my daily moisturizer, I don't use any other makeup base before applying this.

2. Maybelline New York Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder with SPF 18 in Honey or Natural. I pat this on to set my foundation. It also comes in handy for quick touch-ups after using oil blotting film.

3. MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful. I like sweeping a little shimmer on my lids and cheeks for a subtle glow. It brightens up my face and serves as a quick pick-me-upper especially when I'm feeling blah in the morning. I've also used The Body Shop's Brilliance Powder in Shimmer (02), but I like this compact better because application is a lot easier.

4. The Balm Hot Mama! Blush, Eyeshadow and Highlighter. Though it's a multipurpose product, I've only used it as blush, and it's one of the best I've tried! It's a nice peachy pink with a soft shimmer.

5. Etude House Code B Strong Eyes Cream Liner. Blogged about this here. It still does the job so I'm sticking with it till I finish the pot!

6. Shu Uemura eyelash curler. I've also blogged about this baby. I've been using it for years and it still works like magic. I'm thinking about getting the handier smaller version, though.

7. Clinique High Impact Mascara. I wrote about this in the same entry as the eyelash curler. I liked it a lot but since I'm almost done with this tube, I decided to try the...

8. Maybelline New York Magnum Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara. Like the Clinique mascara, it lasts all day, doesn't clump, and is also easy to remove. The Magnum, however, really lengthens my short lashes and gives way more volume.

9. MAC lipstick in Shy Shine. I like swiping this pinkish nude lipstick over...

10. Maybelline New York lipstick in Coral Pink. The end product is a rich honeysuckle hue!

11. DiorKiss Luscious Lip Plumping Gloss. Received this last Christmas and I'm still totally addicted to it because of its non-sticky but long-wearing formula. I usually use it over my Coral Pink lipstick if I want a deeper coral with a bit of shine.

12. L'Oreal Paris Color Juice Sheer Lip Gloss in Panther Pink. I got this as a gift more recently and it perfectly complements my MAC Shy Shine lipstick.

I didn't include eyeshadow in the list anymore because I hardly use them. On rare occasions, I use eye colour cream from Bloom and my mom's Revlon and Lancome eyeshadow palettes.

Hope you were able to get ideas for great new products to try!

The CityLifeStylist


Jillsabs said...

Hi Christine,

Can I cross-post this on Kikay Exchange? :)

Therese San Diego said...

Hi, Jill!

Sure, go ahead :)

--Therese :)

Jillsabs said...

Here's the link to the cross-post:

Thanks so much :)

Therese San Diego said...

Thanks, Jill! :)