May 30, 2013

Things I really use: Makeups

Hello everyone!

Sometimes I get questions like, "Do you actually use all the products you review on your blog?". Why is it that everything you review are nice? Well, I haven't come to the bad reviews yet. Anyway, some stuff are nice to use, but I can only afford to use one thing at a time. How many foundation can you use at one time?

So, I'm starting this series called "Things I really use" to introduce to you guys the products that I use on a daily basis. I will cover body, hair, skincare, and today it's all about the makeups that I frequent.

I used to have tonnes of makeups sitting on my vanity. At the end of the day, I learn that I only use a couple of stuff and had my vanity spring cleaned. I have past my experimental stage in makeups and no longer as adventurous as last time when I use to buy loud colors and weird stuff that I don't need. So now I left with all these necessities that I use daily.

(1) Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is a really great product. This is my third tube and I'm going into the fourth. It evens out your skintone, very lightweight and feels like you're wearing a regular moisturizer. It gives you that skin that you never thought you could own. Because of it is more like a moisturizer, it stays on your skin hydrated throughout the entire day. When I need something stronger to cover up my imperfection, I will use the (2) M.A.C. Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation. I wouldn't say this is the best foundation, but NC30/25 is my color. I tried to switch to other foundation but I couldn't find any brand that has the color that blends perfectly with my skintone. At the moment, the Pro Longwear will do just fine.

I use the (3) M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural on the days that I look pale. And I also contour my cheek with it whenever I know I will be photographed. You know how photos make you look like you're 10 pounds heavier? This trick works well to tone down that fattening effect cameras have on me.

I'm not very picky with my mascara. I use whatever I can find. For the purpose of photographing, I've chuck the (4) Revlon Photoready 3D Volume into the picture because I love the wand. I have a lot of other mascaras as well, but really..... I just use whatever I can grab. But the thing that I'm picky about is my brushes. So far I find (5) M.A.C. Makeup Brushes are the most awesome ones. They're not cheap, but you can save up a lot money when they have it in sets. Don't miss out the 217 blending brush. It's the best investment I ever had.

(6) NARS blush has been my favorite (Review here and here). For a perfect eyebrow, I use (7) Too Cool For School 1 Day Tatoo Eye Brow (Review here). The most convenient eyeliner I'm using now is (8) Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Perfect Liquid Eyeliner (Review here). It is really easy to handle and works well for me when I need a perfect winged eyeliner.

I think I've mention this before, I love the (9) Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (Review here). I have past my "experimental" stage in makeups and I'm pretty comfortable with having just the basic colors of eyeshadow. This palette is such a staple item right now. I use it to fill my eyebrow, to highlight my nose, chin and forehead and also as, what it supposedly be... an eyeshadow.

And lastly, the only product which I'm guilty of splurging is (10) M.A.C. Cremesheen Lipsticks. And again, I wouldn't say M.A.C. lipsticks are the best, I personally think Chanel lipsticks are much better.... M.A.C. has better choice of colors. I love the shade Blankety which is a nude and Ravishing which is an orange. I alternate my lipsticks all the time. These are just the ones that I put inside my handbag. But I often leave the house with my Etude House Dear My Jelly Lips Talk.


I hope you all like what I share today. If you have any questions on the products that I use or anything related to what I've shared above, do leave a comment. I shall answer you from there. The "Things I really use" series will continue next week, and I shall share with you all my hair products.


Mieza Everdeen said...

I think your selection of products are the best, yet very simple as what a girl really needs ^_^

Caroline said...

I'm loving the tinted moisturiser too! i havent try any brush from MAC yet but been reading plenty of good reviews on it! :D

Jean said...

i love too cool for school 1 day tattoo eyebrow too. love ur pink MAC brushes.

Unknown said...

My favourite - Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Kelly Siew said...

I use MAC Mineralize powder foundation and the same Nars Orgasm blush, for primer I use Laura Mercier or just BB cream. I love the Nars blush!

Jerine said...

@Mieza Everdeen: I'm trying to use less makeup products because the money I save from using less can put on other use.

@Caroline Ng & Jean: Buy the MAC brushes when they have the collection. You can save a lot from it.

@Jolie Lee: I've been using it since it first came out until now. Love it!

@Kelly Siew: We use pretty much the same products. Yay! But I haven't found a nice BB Cream yet.

Constance Ant said...'s going to be embarrassing..

i don't own anything from M.A.C/laura mercier/and that naked palette!

but i do have a lipstick from Chanel, which is the only thing i own from counter brand =.= love love love it! got that from mami! hehe

Teng Xwei said...

Mac mineralize skinfinish natural is loose powder or bronzer?

Jerine said...

@Constance Ant: Everyone has their own brands they prefer. So happen mine is tilt towards MAC because it is a convenient brand to have.

@Im Xwei: It is a bronzer. They have lighter color as well which you can use as loose powder. I would say this is a multi purpose product. Quite nice to have it.

Rachel Chanlers said...

Love, love, love NARS blusher. I might have to try some of the other products you have :)

Jerine said...

@Rachel Chanlers: If you are going to pick one thing from my list, I suggest you to get the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. It is awesome!!!

Teng Xwei said...

Can I know how much is the laura mercier tinted moisturizer?

Jerine said...

@Im Xwei: I'm not sure if they've raised the price. The last one I bought was RM159.