A make-up look that makes you look neat, fresh and... not wearing any make-up!
Trying to do good with my New Year's Resolutions, I've been "putting on my face" every time I go out (see my NY Resolutions here).
Of course, there are days where you really don't want to bother blending your color right just to buy suka (vinegar) for the adobo you're planning to cook for lunch.
Or if you're going to school where your professors raise an eyebrow at your cheekbone highlights.
If you just want to look polished and fresh (awake),
here's my no-make-up-look using local products :)
1. Ever Bilena Advanced Shine Free Make-Up Foundation
This is a light to medium coverage product. To be honest, this is not the best product.
This product has a strong vanilla smell, it's got a strange texture.
Upon application it is incredibly oily on the skin. It also doesn't work for dry skin with patches.
The only thing that I think this would work with is perfect, pore-less skin. Who has that?!
(Not a lot of people, and not me.)
In fact, a BB cream or tinted moisturizer would work just as good.
The goal is to make your skin look EVEN. It should work on bumps or craters (if you have any). It should even out your skin tone so the redness in your skin wouldn't be so harsh.
I'm using Ever Bilena here so I can use it up. Don't get me wrong. It does even out your complexion. The drawbacks are just more than the benefit you get.
I do recommend the MAYBELINE BB CREAM or the NIVEA VISAGE TINTED MOISTURIZER.
2. San San Concealer
Oh boy. This is another product I'm desperately trying to use to up so I don't have to deal with it anymore.
I'm a cheapskate so I need to do this.
It has light coverage for a concealer. It could barely cover up redness and has minimal effect on my dark circles.
It will cover enough of an acne scar and can brighten the face.
I use this a lot for highlight (sculpting) but I am also currently using this for under my eyes just to brighten them up. Mind that it doesn't do much here.
The goal is to cover up any harsh imperfections: dark circles, acne marks, redness.
This product clings on to dry spots for the life of it.
You can use a concealer that works for you.
3. MISTLINE AIRLIGHT LOOSE POWDER
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! It's super light weight, as if you've put nothing on.
It doesn't have much coverage. But that's fine because you just want to use it to set your make-up.
This product also can make your oily t-zone matte for a while. You can just blot your oily t-zone a bit through the day and it's fine.
I highly recommend this product. I got this at SM MEGAMALL a long time ago and I've barely used half of the tub.
4. LOL BRONZER
I don't love this product but it works. What I don't like is that it is leaning too orange on my skin (I have yellow undertones).
It is not great for sculpting, but if you blend it well, it works as a good bronzer.
Foundations generally make a blank canvas, so bronzers are paramount to bringing back LIFE into your face.
I will have a post about how to use this in the future.
5. MAYBELLINE New York EYESTUDIO Crayon Liner
I use this liner two ways: to tight line and line my eyes, with a little flick at the end and to line my brows.
This product is awesome. It's super creamy. And, gives amazing color pay-off. It will melt if you cry, but it otherwise has good staying power.
If you are using it on your brows, you need to be careful. It will give you a LOT of color. Your brows will look harsh.
Your goal is to fill up your brows and to line your upper lash line. This will make your face look polished and make your eyes look AWAKE.
Here's my full review of the MAKEBELLINE EYESTUDIO Crayon Liner (here).
6. AVON LIP BALM in STRAWBERRY
I have loved this lip balm since I first started wearing make-up. And, I'm still loving it today.
It moisturizes. It's not too lick. I love the strawberry smell. So good.
I highly recommend this product.
Your goal is to both moisturize as well as give your lips a bit of tint.
You can opt to add highlights on your cheekbones, under your brows and your inner corners (eyes).