Friday, November 26, 2010

My Daily Makeup

Today i nak share with my readers the things that i use almost daily, that is makeup. Who doesnt love makeup? Which girl in her right mind doesnt want to look pretty kan? A little makeup goes a long way. Always, always, always try to put on a bit of makeup. Not only it'll make you look good but bila orang tengok, sejuk lah mata memandang kata orang.

So here are the things that i use ...

#1 Makeup Base

I use Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse SPF30. Its great. Everyone should use this as their makeup base. Lepas tu i'll put on a bit of Benefit That Gal on my cheekbones, browbone and a tiny bit on my nose bridge.


#2 Foundation

For daily use i'll just slap on some BB cream. I use Skin79 Hot Pink Triple Functions BB cream. But if keluar i'll use a proper foundation. Currently im using DiorSnow Sublissime Whitening Liquid Foundation SPF20. Dont really like the texture but sebab tak nak membazir im still using it sebab i dont use much pun. I find it hard to find a suitable foundation for my skin color. Sometimes the color is right but i hate the texture, texture okay but color pulak tak suitable. Thats why i prefer to pakai BB cream than a foundation because of its light texture and it blends into your skin well. But the downside is that BB cream ni not much coverage. Letak 1 or 2 layer you can still see marks/spots/scars wtv on your face.


#3 Concealer

I use Benefit Confessions Of A Concealaholic. I love this concealing kit because it is so handy! Everything you need to use to conceal anything on your face is in this kit. To conceal the dark circles under my eyes i use Erase Paste and as for spots, i use Boi-Ing. 

#4 Powder

I usually use a loose powder sebab i dont really like hate using a compact one. But of course a compact one is handy when you're out of the house. As for loose powder, i am using Benefit Matterial Girl. Love this one! Definitely buying another one after this. Compact powder pulak, im using Chanel White Essentiel Light Reflecting Compact Foundation SPF25. 

#5 Brows

For my brows i use two things yang i pakai ikut mood. If im in a rush i'll use Benefit Speed Brow. This one is the bestest brow mascara yang i pernah pakai. Eventhough nampak the color brownish but when you color your brows, it'll look natural so try this one out. You wont regret it! The second one is The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit. This one kalau rajin nak lukis baru pakai. Untuk tweeze brows i use The Body Shop Slanted Tweezer.


#6 Eyes

For eyeshadow base i use Benefit Lemon Aid. Lemon Aid ni pun dalam concealing kit Confessions Of A Concealaholic tu. Like i said, the kit is very handy! Eyeshadow pulak i use alot but mostly from MAC because of the colors and quality. Pink Freeze Frost and Silver Ring Veluxe Pearl, these two colors i selalu pakai. After im done putting on eyeshadow, i'll dab a bit of Benefit Miss Popularity or Benefit Mr Frosty dekat bahagian hujung mata (dekat hidung) just to make my eyes look spark-lier.


Mascara pulak i have alot. From the pricey ones to the cheap ones, i use it all. As long as it gives me good result, i dont care if its cheap or not. I use DiorShow Iconic Extreme Mascara, Avon Super Curlacious Mascara, In2It Clear Mascara, Avon Simply Pretty Long Lash Waterproof Mascara, Lancome L'Extreme Mascara and Lancome Virtuose Mascara.Virtuose from Lancome is my favourite out of all. The Avon mascaras are for daily use, whenever i go dekat dekat. Honestly, why waste putting on a RM100 mascara if you're going to Tesco right?



#7 Blusher & Bronzing Powder

As for blusher, i usually stick to one color and so far pakai this one dari dulu, tak pernah tukar. Its MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Peachykeen. And whenever i feel like having J.Lo's bronze skin i brush on some MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Flush (Sadly this color dah discontinued. Its really a nice color. Guess i'll have to search for similar color of it after this). And for maximum bronzing effect i'll use Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick For Body Set. I know its for body usage but i use it on my face ha ha its the same thing they use to make it anyway so who cares? And of course i use it on my body too!

#8 Lipstick / Gloss / Tint / Balm

The ones i always use are Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15, Kanebo Coffret D'Or, MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF15 in Gentle Coral, L'Oreal Color Riche Made For Me Naturals - Rose Skintone in Rose Petal and my favourite yang paling selalu pakai is Maybelline Watershine Pure Lipstick. I love this because wearing it alone, your lips dah nampak moist so you dont have to put on gloss or wtv on top. And i hate lip glosses thats why this lipstick is my favourite.



#9 Finishing Touch

The last thing i put when im done with everything is a beauty powder for that glowing look. The one im using now ... the Emanuel Ungaro for MAC in Flower Mist Dew is really nice. Its limited edition and sadly its finishing. Another beauty powder that i use is Benefit Dandelion. This one the color is lighter than the MAC one, so its suitable for daily use. And for a night out i usually dab on some Benefit High Beam on my checkbones and brow bones for that extra glowing look.


So these are the things that i use on my face almost everyday. I dont use alot although i have alot and i dont like to try new products without reading the reviews first. I dont like to waste money on products that doesnt work well on me. Dulu yes but now im more choosy and loyal when it comes to buying makeup products. 

Just remember one key thing, an expensive makeup product doesnt always mean its suitable on your skin or that it'll work well on you like it did on your friend.We have different skintones so always try to get something that is good for you. Dont buy it because it looks good on others. And makeup products ni mostly ada short lifespan so dont just buy buy buy and then tak pakai and few months later bila nak pakai dah expired. 

Stick to what you know that looks good on you doesnt matter if its cheap or not. Yes of course pricier products the quality bagus BUT, without good skills ... pakai lah makeup beribu ringgit pun, tak guna jugak kan? And whats the point of stocking up tons of makeup when you dont even use it? *cough* Nak bagi hantu Opera Cina pakai ke? *cough*

So choose and buy wisely dear readers.


reena said...

Sah u Benefit Addict ni! hehe

I teringin la nak try That Gal tu dari dulu. Tapi my Chanel base tak habis2 lagi.

I suka Dandelion & Lancome Virtuose gak tapi mahal la especially Virtuose sebab mascara pakai sat ja. I sayang nak spend banyak kat benda yang pakai sat ni. Hehe. I pakai skali je je Virtuose ni.

Melissa R. said...

i baru sedar yang makeup i banyak from benefit! hehe dont waste u guna your chanel base dulu nti dah habis you can try 'that gal'. virtuose tu best gila imo sebab tak pyh susah susah nak curl your lashes pakai curler dah the mascara alone will do that for you. and yes lancome pny mascara semua bagus tapi mahal lah sbb tu i ada cheap & pricey mascaras. the pricier ones i pakai kalau i rasa outing tu will be 'something'. kalau setakat nak groceries shopping or p makan i pakai avon pny :)

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Melissa R. said...

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Anonymous said...

how come u don't use the bare minerals anymore?

Melissa R. said...

anon: i've never tried the bare minerals product