Everyday Makeup Routine
A girl's everyday makeup kit takes years and years to perfect, and let's be realistic, it will never be perfect. Many factors will play a part in changing up your routine from time to time. Take my example, after coming back from a week of pure sun, I am multiple shades darker than I was before. This meant that I had to get a new shade of foundation to match (otherwise, using a lighter foundation shade that doesn't match will make you appear blotchy and unnatural). Here, I've singled out my current daily makeup products. As you can see, I don't like wearing too much makeup - I like it simple.
First, I start with some BB cream from BRTC. This BB cream is from Korea and can only be found in Asian stores (buy here). I've tried about ten different BB creams and this one is that I found as being hydrating, but not oily or heavy. Some BB creams I've used left my face feeling really disgusting, but for my combination skin-type, this BRTC Perfect Protect System Jasmine Water BB Cream with SPF 30 is the best match for me.
Next comes the eyeshadow. I'll be honest here, I have almost zero knowledge on eyeshadow - I just try to not look silly! I never really liked too much eyeshadow on Asian eyelids as it just looks too unnatural. However, a little bit doesn't hurt. I use Urban Decay's Naked3 palette. I usually start with a lighter base and then a bit of black at the sides of my eyelids and use a little applicator to smudge it across.
After eyeshadow, I put on the eyeliner. I used to use Shu Uemura's Painting Liner, but found that after time, the liner would become gluggy and harder to brush on. It also required a brush for application which needs to be cleaned after each use so it doesn't harden. I love Shu Uemura, but I had to change. I've now switched to Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Unlike the gel pot painting liner, it does not smudge in between the skin of my eyelid throughout the day. It dries fairly quickly and the application becomes very easy due to the fine tip of the liner.
I, then, apply my pressed powder foundation. I choose to use pressed powder over liquid foundation as I found the liquid form too heavy and oily. Again, I headed over to the Stila section at Mecca Maxima for their Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector. No fuss and no heaviness, this product feels light but hydrating at the same time.
Finally comes the blush. I learnt a neat trick from a friend - to have two colours, a bronzer kind of shade and your pink. The bronzer, you apply just under your cheekbones. The pink (or lighter shade), goes on the top of your cheekbones. For me, I use Shu Uemura Glow On Blush.
And that's it folks! Happy makeup-ing.