Apr 8, 2009

Must-have items

BADgal Lash Mascara ($19)

I've tried lots of Mascaras , this is one of my favourite mascaras. It gives you volume, thick and dark lashes without clumping them. Some people might not be used to the big brush , but its very easy to use. This is a non water-proof product but it never smears or flake off as your day goes by. Your lashes still feel soft and natural after you apply it. Apply 2 coats or more if you want a dramatic result.

Tips : Diorshow is a very similar product. Or Maybelline Full 'n Soft Mascara & CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara are cheaper version of it.

shu uemura
Shu Uemura eyelash Curler ($19)

This SMALL thing does make a BIG difference. I've been using this for the last 4 or 5 years and I'm still loving it. It gives me soft curl on my lashes .

You can also heat up your eyelash curler before curling your lashes. It will help your lashes stay longer. I get compliments from people all the time about my lashes . This does the wonder to make it look like you're wearing false lashes (with mascara on of course ! )

Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($40)

A silky, sheer setting powder. It is the perfect setting powder-doesn't crease, settle or crack. I love how this finishes off my face. It is smooth, like silk. It is a bit over priced. It sets foundation perfectly and is the best base for powder blush or bronzer. It looks completely natural, and it never cakes. The finish is fantastic, the greatest glow, but with no detectable shimmer.


Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smooth on a layer of primer after you apply your daily moisturizer, or onto clean skin. concentrate on areas that are deeply lined and/or rough in texture.

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.

Out of all smashbox products, I only like this. Its truly the best primer out there. It stays all day long and gives u a flawless skin after applying it. Its easy to apply and also is great to use under the eye, it helps concealer glide on and stay put. It also prevents your skin from looking dry or patchy. then you can continue with your foundation after that.

The foundation goes on smoothly
. The foundation seems to sit on the surface of the skin, not sink in. It not only keeps foundation on longer, but it also provides a smooth and perfect surface to work on. It keeps the shine away from your face . Now you can have your picture perfect !

Tips :
Mac's Prep+Prime is a good replacement. It goes on evenly and smooth your face. It absorbs nicely into the skin, also works great in place of moisturizer for oily skin types

Yves Saint Laurent

Touche Éclat ($40)

Radiant Touch

Great product. It goes on very sheer and light. It can highlight your face or cover your dark circles and blemishes. Love the pen but it has a downside that there's not many choice of colors for u to choose since there're only 3. Its so sheer that if you have really dark circles, you cant hide it well.

Tips : I use MAC Studio finish concealor and it gives me good coverage for my dark circles. Its also much cheaper so thats a steal !

Luminous silk foundation ($58)

This foundation hands down is the best one in the market out there. It goes on smoothly, gives your skin a glow and perfect finish. It looks so natural that you dont even feel like you wear any makeup at all. This foundation's texture is sheer and light as you can wear it for a whole day without dry or cakey. Even though its a little pricey compared to lots of other foundations out there, but its worth every penny. Give it a try and tell me how you think of it.

Tips: You can use MAC Hyper real liquid foundation if you cant afford Giorgio Armani. Not exactly the same but you can get a similar result. Its very sheer and tinted.

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