If you're new to applying makeup properly, the first thing us millennials will probably do is check what beauty gurus do online. Then gain, just because they have thousands to millions of views and followers doesn't mean they're doing it right.
During my 30 Days of Makeup challenge, I picked up a few techniques from gurus that didn't work out for me in the long run and even regret trying.
1. Blending foundation with fingers.
At the beginning, I liked applying foundation with my fingers for two reasons: 1. It gives heavier coverage 2. I have no tools that needs cleaning.
The downside is, it doesn't blend your makeup as well as tools does (especially when you're in a rush) making your face looking blotchy and uneven.
I'm not getting any younger so skipping skin care is no longer an option. I do go to clinics for treatments but I don't follow a good skin care routine religiously. Having combination skin and a very oily T - zone, I would simply wash my face with Cetaphil followed by Eskinol Cleanser in the morning and I'm good to go. At night, I only add moisturizer in my morning routine.
A month ago, I decided to change that after observing dry patches in my face. I searched online and found Soko glam's 10 - Step Korean Skin Care Routine Set being sold for $199. Instead of buying that, I searched for product alternatives that would suit my skin and budget the most while following their directions as to which to apply first and what to look for in other products.
Here's the product combination I came up with:
Seats were lacking at the seminar today. I'm being ushered to sit infront but the thing is, I don't want to. Besides, there are vacant tables at the back and I know it's there for people who will arrive late. We asked for chairs so we could sit at the back but they didn't want to give us any and insisted that we should just move infront. But, I don't want to and I have my reasons.
It's Saturday. Every Saturday, I dedicate my time to experiment, take pictures, research keywords, write articles, and everything it takes so I could have a complete line-up ready for next week's publishing schedule.
Then why did I attend a seminar on a Saturday? It was a spur of the moment decision.
I have searched online and it seems like it's more of a challenge for women not to wear makeup to work at all. In my case, however, I'm used to leaving the house without any and I get scolded by my peers for doing so saying that I'm no longer in college and that I need to look more presentable. I started doing my brows since then and putting a little bit of gloss but that was it.
This time, I tried wearing makeup for 30 days and here's what I learned:
1. It takes time. A lot of time.
Normally I would choose sleeping in but these days, I have to wake - up at least 30 minutes earlier than usual or I will be late for work.
Make has several layers and they all need time to settle in your skin before putting on another layer of product.
Like other women in their 20’s, I’m also attracted to pretty little things that compliment my wardrobe. Then again, after entering the academic profession, I’m expected to look a certain way and colorful tassel earrings are no longer welcome. Some of the pieces I own have also worn out, oxidized and lost its original color through the years. Keeping these because they cost us money is not enough to justify the clutter.
In this post, I’ve listed a few rules I followed on figuring what to keep and let go of.
1. The good ones.
Separate the ones in good condition whether it fits your style or not. You can give it away or sell it to get something back from your investment. However, don’t throw out the tattered pieces just yet.
What: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Where to buy: Watsons and Departments Stores
Price: P199.00 / 6.8ml
Claims: (taken from www.maybelline.com)
WHAT IT IS
Fit Me® Concealer makeup for flawless, natural coverage. This oil-free concealer matches skin tones to deliver a more even complexion.
What: The Signature Skin Conditioning Serum
Where to buy: The Face Shop Boutique
Price: P1,495 / 80ml
What: St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
Where to buy: Watsons and Department Stores
Price: P249 / 283g
I wasn't into liquid makeup until I found Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. It is one of BeautyMNL's Best 40 Reviewed Products so I just had to try if it'll change my mind about using liquid foundation on a daily basis.
Air Whipped Liquid Foundation
Our unique air - soft formula provides poreless, satin - smooth looking skin. Extraordinary coverage that does not clog pores. Long lasting and moisturizing all day.
What: Eskinol Pure Cucumber Extract
Where to buy: Drug Store and Department Store
Price: P75.00 - P86.00 / 225ml
- Removes deep seated dirt, excess oil and makeup with Micro - cleanse and Anti - bacterial Formula.
- With pure cucumber extract to help refresh skin.
- With water minerals to help replenish moisture.
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