I try to stick to normal “Drugstore” products but occasionally I’ll use the nicer brands, but at the end of the day I rather buy something that does it job and is at an affordable price. Anyway today I woke up late for work (hah! Typical five more minute of sleep), well that five minutes turned to twenty and I ended up stumbling out of bed. Rushed to the bathroom showered and washed my face as I normally do. Managed to do my usual face routine, but then realized I only have about ten minutes to my make up. Luckily within my short time I managed to snap a few photos of my face and then rushed off to work. My hair was a complete mess and I just had to fix it later, well after I got into the office that is.
Normally my make up is a lot nicer and my hair is very neat, but today just wasn’t that day. To make it worse my skin seems to having a break out. Red spots and patches here and there. It was a task trying to conceal them so I took longer than I expected. After my face routine (refer to previous post), I got down to business and I knew it would just have to be simple yet not so messy if possible.
1st: Estee Lauder Face Primer Plus – Colour Correcting Base
I’ve been using this one for a long time now and I like how it’s light and it’s not sticky like some other ones I’ve used. This one in particular is a gold colour one so it supposed to help reduce the redness on your face.
2nd: Estee Lauder Concealer Stick – Resilience Lift Extreme 02 Light Medium
Not the best concealer I’ve used. There are definitely better ones out there. It feels rather sticky and heavy for me. I know in general concealers are supposed to be thicker than foundation but this one just too heavy in my opinion. It easy to blend but it does take a bit of work.
3rd: Revlon New Complexion Foundation – 04 Natural Beige
My new favourite foundation! I was looking for a foundation that blends well with my natural skin tone and at the same time not heavy and thick. My previous foundation was a MAC one and I find their ones really thick and heavy on the face. It gives me the feeling that it clogs up my pores and my skin can’t really breathe. This one was actually introduced to me by my friend Astrid. She said this would probably be one that would suit my needs. It definitely was! It was light so not heavy and it covers just enough without having to feel heavy. If you wanted a thicker coverage you can always put on another layer. It is so smooth when it goes on and it blends so well. The only thing I don’t like about it is that you have to pour it out… so if you’re not careful you’ll pour out too much and it’s a waste. I normally use a brush to apply foundation but then a sponge to smooth out the strokes that are left behind. I find that the sponge can give you a smoother finish when you apply foundation to your face.
4th: Estee Lauder A78 Double Wear, Stay-in-place eyeshadow base
Very sticky and thick, I found it hard to blend out on the lid and if you don’t blend it out smoothly it’ll create creases, when I’m trying to reduce creases. I won’t be buying this one again when I’m finished using it. I’ll have to replace this one. It alright, it not completely bad but I just think it too thick to be going on the eyelids. It was quite pricey so for something so small that not doing a good job is not worth the value in my book. However I have friends who absolutely love it, so I guess it really depends on your own feel to it.
5th: Estee Lauder Signature Silky eyeshadow duo – 05 Pink Dust
I LOVE the two colours, completely love them and use them quite often. It was a gift in one of those promotion gifts when you spend a certain amount. I’m not sure whether they actually sell these colours individually or not, but I’ll be checking the next time round when I go shopping. Beautiful soft fairy pink and the brown isn’t too deep or dark. I applied the brown to my lid, but not too much just enough to give it a little depth. The pink was applied to the inner corner on my eyes (near the tear duct) to give my eyes a bit of a ‘pop’ or brighter look. I also used the brown right under the lower lash line to set the eyeliner.
6th: Prestige Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner – LE 01 Black
Normally I would use a L’Oreal liquid eyeliner, but been the slacker lately I haven’t been bother to step out to get anymore since I’ve ran out like a month ago. Therefore I will have to live with this one for now. Something I bought a few weeks ago, but never got around to using after I put it into the drawer. I actually don’t remember why I even bought this eyeliner, but when I opened it and pulled out the brush I realised why. I loved the brush… it was like an art marker pen. The tip was the sort of tip I loved to use for eyeliner. It felt like I was drawing on my eyes with a pen and I found it so much easier than the L’Oreal one that I used. Prestige is also a drugstore product so it not overly pricey.
7th: Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer – 26 Noir
I used this on the bottom waterline since I used Liquid eyeliner for my upper lids. I also used this on my eyebrows, to shade in a little and then run it over with a brow brush to even it out. The pen is really creamy and rolls on real smooth, and it also came with a smudge tip on the other end so I guess it’s pretty handy at time.
8th: Covergirl Professional Loose Powder – 115 translucent medium
The powder I used to set my foundation, its light and it goes on smooth, a lot cheaper than the MAC ones and it does what it’s supposed to do. I mean I love the MAC powders but because I use them on a daily basis it runs out fast and to have to spend so much each time, is too expensive for me. This one comes with a little white puff pad, but I don’t use it and instead just uses a large powder brush to apply.
9th: Chi Chi Super Colour Stack – Blush (plum?)
I did a review on this product previously so check it out if you haven’t done so. It only had two blushes and I chose the darker coloured one. It’s pigmented and very smooth so when you swipe it on gently it glides on.
10th: Suki Shimmer Dust
Something I bought from Sasa in Hong Kong long while ago. It was so cheap and I saw how nice the shimmer was and how fine and smooth it was when I tried it on my hand. I used this one to highlight on my cheek bones and on the nose and chin. I will be buying heaps of cosmetics when I go on my holiday there again in mid March. So hopefully I’ll have lots of product reviews later on.
11th: Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express – WF110 Glam black
My favourite mascara at the moment. It really doesn’t lengthen my lashed it quite smooth. It doesn’t leave too much clumps behind if you apply it properly and don’t over do it. It makes my lashes so lush and long that I’m already running out and I haven’t had it for that long!
12th Covergirl Lipstick – 465 Peach Shine
Gorgeous pink, not too light, not too dark and not bright as. I’ve fallen in love with the beautiful colour. It quite creamy and it doesn’t dry out my lips like some lipsticks do.
13th: L’Oreal Paris 6H Clam Shine Lip gloss – 102 always pink
Nothing special but I’m pretty sure my mum bought this one for me so instead of wasting it I just use it. It one of those leaf shape sponge applicators so I’m not so fond of it. My lips aren’t that big so it kind of difficult to apply on without smudging it out of line. Normally I just dab a bit on and use a lip brush to smooth it out. It is really shiny, but not as smooth as I would like it.
So by the end of it the FOTD picture turned out like this. Not great but it would do since I only have ten minutes to do it. My eyeliner was actually a little uneven (thank god no one noticed). My lipstick was a bit uneven too but I fixed that while I was driving to work. It will teach me to get up earlier and to avoid the “five more minutes” situation.
Natural Light from window of my bedroom
sitting under the light on my desk
Disclaimer: I purchase every product mentioned in the post with my own money and I’m not being paid to review any items nor am I affiliated with the companies. These are just my honest opinions.