Channeling my inner makeup artist

Channeling my inner makeup artist

woman  applying dry cosmetic tonal foundation  on the face

Did I mention that I love makeup and I definitely love to be a makeup artist? I think it all started when I decided to do my own makeup on my college graduation day 3 years ago, which was a disaster by the way(not the event but the makeup) because well, I am just a noob back then. I bought a few stuff and then I was amazed how these simple powders can do wonders to your face. With the right makeup product, it can transform you into a different person! Isn’t that amazing?

Back then, all I have were just concealer, lipstick, eyeliner and an eye shadow quad. I feel embarrassed at how ignorant I am of these things back then. I didn’t know the difference between a concealer and a foundation so I used concealer as my base. And oh boy, if only I can travel back in time, I would blend the hell out of my eyeshadow! Haha! Geez I didn’t know blending is a thing! I thought putting an eye shadow is enough already. Hahaha!

But of course, it was all back then. I am better now or so I thought. Youtube has been my teacher in these past years. I’ve watched a lot of Youtube channels about makeup tutorials, I’ve subscribed to a lot of beauty gurus to better my skill but I have yet to get a certification from a reputable make-up artist. That would be my next target – to take makeup classes and hopefully get certified.

I’ve done a few gigs recently and one of them was my cousin’s makeup for her prom. It was just a simple and elegant look. Nothing too complicated. Here she is in natural light after I put on her makeup:

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I also did her hair. The mesh/lace/sequined neckline on her dress is the highlight of her dress so I had to put her hair up so that it wont cover her neckline. It was just a simple messy updo. Nothing too fancy

Products that I used:

Face:

  • Anew Genics – To moisturize her skin
  • Maybelline Baby Skin – To minimize her pores and act as a primer to help the makeup glide on smoothly. And also to help keep her T-zone dry throughout the night
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder – To make her face shine free
  • E.L.F. Bronzer
  • BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Palette

Eyes:

  • Etude House Eyeshadow Primer – prevents the lid from creasing and it helps the eyeshadow to stay on longer
  • Shawil Eyeshadow and BH Cosmetics 26 Color Neutral Eyeshadow Palette 
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
  • Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Mascara
  • Falsies from Daiso

Lips:

  • NYX Lipliner and Lipstick
Current Favorites!

Current Favorites!

current favorites

Hello, readers! OMG when was the last time I wrote a blog post? I can’t even remember when, it must be ages ago! But hey, I am finally back! I’ve been caught up with work and other gigs that I didn’t have time anymore to post here. I am still busy with my work and other stuff but I thought it’s time to make a new post. I actually miss writing here so that’s another plus and I really, really wanted this blog to grow content-wise.

Choosing what to write about the comeback post was a bit hard. I was running out of ideas but then I remember I am liking a lot of products recently so why not share them all to you? So without further ado, here are my current favorites in the cosmetics and skincare department:

 Victoria’s Secret Lemon Escape Body Mist

I really love the smell of this body mist! Although it has coconut in it, it is not too overpowering. I don’t generally like coconut in any cosmetic product but this one is an exemption. The lemon sugar and coconut combination really works for me.

Body Treats Moisturizing Body Scrub

This one also smells divine! I love anything that smells lavender because it so relaxing and the scent is not too overpowering. What I also love about this one is that it really leaves your skin smooth. And I got a great deal for this! Buy 1 take 1 for Php 100.00 at Watson’s!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm

Most of the pressed powders that I have tried would look cakey on me. But this one isn’t!

Anew Genics Moisturizer 

I love the consistency of this moisturizer. It is liquidy and runny so its a plus for me. I hate moisturizers that are too thick which is hard to apply.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Caramel

Its never too late to join the bandwagon yeah?  This foundation has been my go-to foundation since the day I bought it and it will stay as it is until forever.

Rimmel London Match-Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter in Medium

This concealer hides my blemishes really well. And when I put it under my eyes to hide the dark circles under my eyes, it gets the job done. And also it looks really natural on me that people don’t even notice I am wearing a concealer.

San San Nail Polish in Warm Mocha

I love anything nude because it makes anyone look classy and neat. And this shade is a perfect nude color for my skin tone. This nail polish is so opaque that 1 coat is already enough.

Nyx Round Lipstick in Minimalism and Nyx Lipliner in 810 Natural

These two are a perfect combination. The lipstick is so creamy that it glides on my lips smoothly and gives me this gorgeous purple-ish pink shade. I also wear the lipliner on its own and it gives me the most natural looking lips ever. Love these!