Okay , I’m not beyonce ! And I don’t wake up flawless . hahaha . Will be talking about my beauty regime on another post but today’s post is dedicated to a few products that really took care of my face since i am an avid make up user . You know how sometimes people whine , ” DON’T WEAR TOO MUCH MAKE UP. IT WILL RUIN YOUR FACE IN THE LONG RUN ” . This kind of people either doesn’t wear make up or they are the natural beauty type of chick or they are just curious of what products we use ! hahahah . BUT GIRL , I don’t just wear champalang make up products okay . Yes , I am not flawless and of course I need something to cover it up . I am forever thankful to be given a non oily face or acne prone skin or even sensitive skin . I only know that the moment my face start having pimple and all , Auntie Flo would be visiting soon . My makeup can last for the whole day without even having to touch up . But having said all this , I only wear minimal makeup on weekdays to work and only bother to do more during the weekends . But actually I’m a lazy asswipe , so if I am already in my baju butterfly with my high bun and Adam asked me to get ready to go out . Chances are , I will psycho him to stay home and watch tv with me .
MAKEUP for most of us is to enchance your beauty . I could just wear those thick foundation like kroyolan to cover my imperfections but why would I . With these few products I can worry less about the damage I am applying on my face . So this post is all about , what comes before all the foundation,blusher and all .
Primers – Makeup primers are a very useful but often ignored product that can make a world of difference for your face. Primer is the ultimate makeup multi-tasker; it controls oil production, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, provides an extra layer for the pigment in the rest of your face makeup to adhere to, and acts as an invisible buffer between your skin and the elements. Not only will the color of your foundation or tinted moisturizer look better, but it will also last longer throughout the day. – MICHELLE PHAN
Starting with my most favs ..
Primer: Make Up For Ever HD Primer Once you try on a great primer, it makes all the difference in the world! I’m currently loving the one by Make up for ever. Adds moisture and radiance, smells good, as well as holds your make up all day, especially with the High definition hold in photographs. A winner!
PREP + PRIME SKIN
A lightweight gel lotion that evens out skin redness and tone while adding radiance.
What it is: An iconic primer that preps skin to create a perfect canvas for flawless foundation application. What it does: The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smooths and perfects skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. What else you need to know: Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection. This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture. The first step to any great close-up is great skin—skin that’s free of the appearance of fine lines and pores. That’s one of the reasons why primer was the first product created at Smashbox Studios. They developed a formula that diffuses light, hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of this primer as the original blur—and an essential for prepping makeup every day.
Tinted moisturizer- is, in essence, exactly what it sounds like: a moisturizing cream or lotion that has a slight tint to it, allowing it to provide some skin coverage. There are a lot of perks that come with using a tinted moisturizer. One is its easy, no-fuss application. Simply squeeze some of the product onto clean hands and apply to the entire face, in the same way as you would apply a lotion or your usual moisturizer. Use a circular motion to work the product into the skin.
What it is: A perfect blend of skincare and makeup that helps control oil-breakthrough and gives skin a sheer hint of color for a healthy, natural glow. What it does: This lightweight formula provides ideal protection from the sun’s harmful, damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen. It also controls oil-breakthrough with hydration to prevent dryness and soften and ease fine, dry lines. An antioxidant complex of vitamins C and E acts as a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment, all while extremely long-wearing color stays true and wears evenly in a natural, semi-matte finish. Non-comedogenic and dermatologist- and allergy-tested to minimize the risk of irritation, it is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive ones.
This item right above is my HOLY GRAIL . I cannot live without it . Putting my makeup without it makes the whole process useless . Been using this for 3 years and counting and I swear by this . Laurier Mercier Tinted Moisturizer . This was recommended by my friend when my facialist murdered my face .My pores was still swollen from the prick and the texture of my face was dry due to chemical peel applied over my dark spots . This product is blendable and it feels like you have nothing on . On weekends to Geylang Serai , I just apply this and I’m good to go . I have tried the same one with the illuminating effect but always come back to this everytime cause i don’t appreciate when I sweat and my face shine like a disco ball . hahah
Another alternative to LM tinted mouisterizer would be this product right here by NARS . I swear by the moon on this too . I’m not really a fan of the dewy look but trust me , when I pair this with my MUFE Foundation , I look freaking flawless . You know that kind of soft dewy bridal look . This two product give me the shizzles .. But I don’t use this foundation on a daily basis , I prefer to use this duo for outing to go dating , wedding and also weekend window shopping time .
What it is: NARS TINTED MOISTURIZER A lightweight tinted moisturizer that evens skintone and provides a translucent veil of protection. What it is formulated to do: Infused with lush, naturally-derived ingredients, this lightweight tinted moisturizer immediately helps thirsty skin feel hydrated. It has been proven to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation for a clearer and brighter complexion in as little as four weeks. Oil-free and luxurious, it obscures the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pores, and other imperfections while broad spectrum SPF 30 protects skin. What it is formulated WITHOUT: – Parabens – Sulfates – Phthalates What else you need to know: Natural polysaccharides from Moorea Island in French Polynesia hydrate, condition, and help support natural cell renewal. Mineral-rich seawater uniquely revitalizes and adds key minerals back into the skin. Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 helps improve skin’s overall condition. Soft and smooth to the touch, skin looks natural and glowing. This oil-free, dermatologist-tested product is free of synthetic fragrances and is noncomedogenic. Research results: – 84% felt their skin was more radiant and luminous – 81% felt the product smoothed out the surface of their skin – 81% felt the product gave them immediate hydration
I am not a fan of Suncreen you see , so its important for me to at least get products that provide SPF protection to my skin . I do have my equal share of drugstore products too but even if it means spending your one week allowance on these. Trust me , you will not regret spending on these babies .
Before all these products , remember to prep your face first ok . On most days , before applying my make up , my routine will be – Facial Wash , Toner , Moisturizer then my makeup products . As such ,
Gotta thank my beloved Fiance for introducing me to Laneige . My beauty regime mostly consists of Laneige Products . And thank god for carousell and airport duty free , I usually bought mine there . Mustika Sari toner is the best I ever had . I always stock up on them at whenever I head down to Batam . $2 per bottle , keeps my face and eye area looking fresh . And of course Neutrogena needs no introduction . Everybody raves about it , been my trusted products for ages . Maybe from puberty till now . hehe . Till the next post . xx