As a beauty junkie, I have absolutely no control in trying to keep my makeup collection as concise as possible. However, it’s also because of that, that I have tried many different products. And today, I’ve picked a few of my all time favourite makeup products so you don’t have to spend as much money, time or effort trying to find great products! 🙂
A flawless base is what everyone wants to achieve and there are loads of foundations out there that promise that. However, it either doesn’t last all day in our humid weather or it just doesn’t sit well on the skin. Catrice may be an affordable brand (this foundation only costs S$12.90!) but their Photo Finish 18h liquid foundation hits all the right spots. It covers well, easy to blend and lasts all day. If you haven’t tried it, then you must!
Another foundation I really like is Laneige’s BB Cushion. It gives a natural finish and is just perfect even on the go. And how about those stubborn spots? I felt that Amazing Concealer helps tremendously with that. With the power to cover up even tattoos, this concealer is able to hide all imperfections without looking fake and cakey.
1. CATRICE Cosmetics Photo Finish 18h Liquid Foundation
2. Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ in No.21 Natural Beige
3. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Medium Beige
Blush plays an important in creating that healthy glow but there are so many different kinds out there. My absolute favourites are these 2. Stereo Rose from MAC is a limited edition item (if I remember correctly) and received many raves. It gives my complexion a beautiful flush that looks super natural.
The famous Gelee blush from Estee Lauder is another must have item for me. It’s an illuminating blush which also means it’s shimmery and creates a healthy glow from within. No highlighter is needed when I use this so it makes makeup application much easier.
1. Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush in Tease
2. MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose
Judging from my picks below, it’s obvious that I’m sticking to my neutrals. It’s not because I don’t like my colors, in fact I love them! However, flesh tones are much easier to work with for everyday wear. Two of the more high end brands would be Marc Jacobs palette & Urban Decay’s famous Naked palette. Both of their eyeshadows are buttery, easy to blend and gorgeous pigmented!
Stila’s Kitten eyeshadow has received the stamp of approval from many and I can totally see why. It’s the perfect shimmery flesh tone that brightens up my eye area very easily. Another favourite eye product of mine is Kate’s eyelash primer. It helps lengthen and volumnize my lashes before mascara application and creates a world’s difference with it on!
1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 in The Dreamer
2. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
3. Kate White Lash Maximizer
4. Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten
We want lips that are soft, hydrated and healthy looking. However, many times, lip products can be really drying, thus resulting in flakiness and accentuating fine lines. This is not cute all all. My favourite go-to lipstick currently is Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede. Being a product that promises a long lasting of color payoff, I have no expectations of it helping to hydrate lips. However, the formulation has helped kept the moisture in my lips while the color 070 Preview gave my lips a healthy makeover!
Lipsticks aside, I’m pretty obsessed with lip stains. And here I have one slightly on the pricier side and one affordable. Shu Uemura is a gorgeous wine shade that is just perfect for all occasions while CLIO‘s a bright watermelon shade great for the looking fresh. What I like about stains is that they are versatile and build-able. It stays on the lips without bulging and if needed, I can just apply my lip balm over for shine and hydration!
1. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in 070 Preview
2. Shu Uemura Laque Supreme in WN01
3. CLIO Professional Gelpresso Glow Tint
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