Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What's in My Vanity Kit?

This is a list of highly recommended beauty products that I want to share with you. Don't get me wrong, what might work for me doesn't mean that It would actually work for you, but these are sure worth a try!

With my line of work, I had to experiment with different kinds of makeup so I would know what will work for different skin types. Through this, I was able to find the perfect beauty products that suit me best! All products that you see here are tried and tested by me. these are basically what you will see when you rummage through my personal vanity kit. These are what I actually use almost everyday. Mine is actually just the basics, since I really opt for fresh and natural look. Ofcourse before I put these on my face, my skincare regimen always comesfirst..Will share this with you as well in the future.)
PRIMER: Oftentimes, my skin gets too oily..but then I prefer it oily rather than having dry skin as long as I don’t have breakouts I will be fine , I got no choice but to always bringwith me my ever dependable – JOHNSONS OIL CONTROL FILM…but then If you reallywant to have oil-free skin for a longer pd of time without having to freshen upeverytime., What I use is the ALL MATT Matifying Base formula from Makeup Forever. This product always works for me.
The All Mat Matifying Base formula is based on a oil-free powdered gel that is colorless andextremely comfortable to wear. It makes it possible to control not only shiny skin, but also variations in foundation color over time. Excess sebum is absorbed. The skin is perfectlymatt and soft to the touch, without a hint of shine. The complexion looks healthy, clear and fresh whatever the occasion.

This natural lip balm moisturizes lips with ingredients like ultra-emollient lanolin, coconut oil and sunflower oil, and seals in hydration with beeswax. You can use it on healthy lips for a little peppermint tingle. Take your pick of an old-fashioned yellow tin or a recycled plastic tube.

What more can I say I can’t live without this palette,it helps me cover up my dark circles and other skin imperfections!
Great color range. For a cream concealer with good opacity, try MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer Palette SPF 35. The wide color range includes a “Light” palette with pink, yellow, and caramel tones. The formula has good stick, yet blends out smoothly. Water-resistance and sun protection are big pluses.

FACE FOUNDATION: I only have two top choices when it comes to my everydayfoundation. I want it light, natural looking with minimal coverage that could also give my face the natural glow.
A fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals with a smooth satin finish. Provides a low-to-medium buildable coverage with a skin-flattering, slightly luminous look. Helps make your skin appear, radiant, healthy, re- energized. Contains vitamins A, C and E to help nurture and condition the skin. Provides everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. Long-wearing. Good for all skin types. Especially suitable for normal-dry skin types.
SOME KIND A GORGEOUS Foundation Faker by BENEFIT This cream to powder formula means silky, even perfection for you complexion. So translucent, it THE perfect finish for most skin tones. It’s an instant “beauty boost” any time of day! I apply this evenly all over my face with accompanying sponge or even your fingertipswill do.
WHY WE LOVE IT:-Won the Ell Top 5 Award for the World’s Best Foundation-Voted “best foundation” by Brides Magazine
FINISHING POWDER: I have 3 choices for finishing powder. My makeup isn’t complete without this. These products set my foundation really well without the heavy cakey feeling. In choosing a inishing powderfor my skin I want those that give instant radiance and glow to my complexion without looking powdery or chalky.

I get my supply of this from Beauty Bar. You may also want to try their bronzer.Natural Rice Powder was discovered accidentally by renowned professional makeup artist – has been and still is the oldest of all trade secrets. It is used primarily as in oil absorbing highlighter and makeup setter. By absorbing excess oil, it could also maintain proper PH level to the skins mantle.

GEORGIA face Powder by BENEFIT
I use this as a blush or sometimes an overall face powder. Benefit lives up to its promise. See for yourself.
Product Description:Dust this peaches and cream powder lightly all over your complexion then brush on theapples of your cheeks for a warm happy glow. The sheer peach blush looks beautiful on all complexions, and the delicate peach scent will leave you radiating sunshine! Thepowder also looks great dusted on the eyelids.

Depends on my mood, dandelion or Georgia , both work great for me!
Product Descritpion:Start your day the “perk-me-up” way, and keep them guessing how you look so pretty this early morning. Dust on the soft, pin perk-me-up powder for instant radiance and a youthful appearance. It’s the perfect shade of pink that brightens everyone’s complexion.

BENETINT POCKET PAL by BENEFIT Those who have tried BENEFIT’s BENETINT will have to agree with me. This is simply one of the best discoveries of beauty gurus!WHY WE LOVE IT:This glossy color wand is your best beauty pal. A mini Benetint - the original andstill the best rosy lip and cheek stain is paired with a shiny clear gloss on theother end. Carry it in the handy pocket protector and you'll have kiss-proof, smudge-proof color with you wherever you go.


Why I’m loving this? Besides the fact that it’s definitely not pricey… Allows ultra-smooth application for defined lines and eyes .
WHY WE LOVE IT:-Its self-sharpening propel/repel mechanical pencil-Doesn’t budge, hlds your look in place-Waterproof, all-day wear-Ophthalmologist tested contact lens safe and safe for sensitive eyes.

LIQUID LINER: I don’t use liquid liner on a daily basis. However, there are days when I feellike wearing a sexy look hahahah..to boost my mood perhaps? And when we talk about sexymakeup look…I always think of the “Cat eye Look” and I’m telling you from allthe liquid liner that ive tried, this product so far is the most prĂ©cised in creating that perfect cat eye look.

SHU UEMURA LIQUID EYELINER with Cartridge refill A refillable, precise application liquid liner.What else you need to know:Intensely black eyeliner with a pointed felt tip. Allows you to achieve intensely dramatic eye designs with ease

MS POPULARITY by BENEFIT was quite hesitant to share this secret of mine :)) but then it would be unfair for me not to tell you about this wonderful find! My clients always ask for this product!

WHY WE LOVE IT:Turn up your "all that" appeal with Miss Popularity. All you need is this precision highlighter in all the right places and you're "all that" just like that. This soft white shimmering highlighter makes it so easy. The precision wand makes highlighting effortless to perk up your smile, "slimify" your nose, and put a little "oom-pah" around your cleavage

BIG BEAUTIFUL EYES PALETTE by BENEFIT Since I’m most comfortable to go natural for my everyday look. This palette is perfect for me. It has nice choice of earth colors!! Go natural to smokey , you will love its versatility , PLUS it comes in a very cute package, and since its travel-friendly,its perfect for women on the go!

WHY WE LOVE IT:This little kit with BIG results is all you need to define, contour and enhance your eyes. Benefit included everything you need to “go pro” with perfect eye shades and tools to createthat coveted contour look that everyone loves.-Voted “most valuable product” by Redbook magazine in 2006-Includes illustrated, step by step makeup lesson

BRUSHES: Okay, I may own quite a number of brushes that I use at work ..you see, I’m quite addicted to buying brushes but I don’t use them for myself hahahah I just love looking at them hahaha! ...But for me, I can live with 4 brushes. I love spending time making other’s people faces, but for myself, id rather go for the quickest , easiest way to look…presentable enough, that's also one of the main reasons why I invest on skincare because, when you have good skin, you don't have to pile on too much makeup just to look nice, thus you spend less time infront of the mirror isn't it? And when it comes to brushes these 4 tools are enough for me.

MAC SMALL ANGLED BRUSH # 263- I can go without the other brushes..but definitely not this one I’m quite OC when it comes to eyebrows hahaha.
For lining, shading or shaping the eye or eyebrow. Flat shaped with angled tip. Firmly distributes colour over the lid and into the corners. Synthetic fibre. Works with all formulas of eye colour.
MAC LARGE POWDER BRUSH # 150 Full and dense for dusting loose or pressed powder on face or body. This brush is particularly good for blush application with soft fibers that form a full, rounded shape. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They featurebirch, linden and ramin wood handles, nickel-plated brass ferrules.
All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. Thefibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.

SUESH HILITER BRUSH This is my eyes’ best friend. It is usually used in the inner corners of the eyes for highlights, But I use this as an eye shadow brush whenever I apply only one color (which is btw, most of the time..im so lazy putting on my own makeup hahahha ) just a few stroke of this and I’m good to go…as in perfect application in an instant that’s why Im sooo loving this brush from Suesh.

That's all for now. Discovered a fab beauty product lately? It would be great if you could share it with me so i can try it myself.
Stay pretty everyone!


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