Seriously? I’m not really picky when it comes to a product or brand. But it’s my skin who decides what certain brand I ought to use. I have tried some products that didn’t work on my skin and some are just okay. Depending on what type of makeup it is, my skin can be selective at times. Selective because every so often I would break out and in worst case scenario, it burns.
I do have my makeup must-haves that I can’t do without and these are the things that my skin has gotten used to. But as much as possible I would want a laid-back approach to my skin and makeup.
First of all, it is important to moisturize before applying makeup. My go-to moisturizer would be Olay. It doesn’t give meany greasy feeling…I just love this product! Not only does it moisturizes and whitens my skin, it also protects the skin from UV rays.
Just recently I discovered a face primer that works great and is comparable with other high end brands. Wet n Wild Intuitive Blend Shade-Adjusting Foundation + Primer is supposed to be a foundation but it’s so sheer that I prefer using it as a primer. But oh boy it does work! My make up stays on for hours and not a single smudge came about. As a matter of fact, it can do without the eye primer. I love how it gives me a smooth and silky feeling as well as providing a flawless finish. I was pleased with how good this product works and for that reason I am hooked!
I’m opting for MAC foundations in place of drugstore brands not because of its name and the popularity it is getting. I seriously hate how expensive it can get but I must say it is the best foundation I have ever tried. It is considered a beauty investment and the whole thing about it is perfection! It’s my holy grail.. I love what it does to my skin and I guess it’s because it matches my skin tone perfectly. It provides a flawless coverage, very buildable, and completely covers any blemishes.
For my face powder, I would always go for Neutrogena mineral sheers powder foundation. Apart from being a purified mineral makeup in a compact, it also contains anti-oxidants and spf 20. It is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free. It's great for everyday use and it's completely natural looking. It blends perfectly with my skin.
Sephora lush flush lip & cheek stain is the best cheek stain ever! I went gaga over it and can’t resist having more back-ups. It is gel-based which makes it easy to apply since it just glides on the cheeks. The stain lasts longer and it creates a natural looking flush.
Finally, my Wet ‘n wild pencil for my eyebrows. ..Apparently I can go without the rest of my listed must-haves here but I gotta have my brow pencil. I do skip most of them and just wear my bare face with nicely filled and polished eyebrows. What I like about this eye pencil is how it complements my eyebrow hair perfectly, it is inexpensive, and the pencil itself is longer than usual eyeliners.
Even though I settle on these products, I still love trying out new things. But I still find it better to sport a no-makeup look because I believe that you can be just as beautiful with a low maintenance, clean and natural look.
Disclaimer: Products were purchased by yours truly :) These are my honest thoughts and opinions.