I should probably preface this post by saying I am not a makeup expert by any means. Heck if my sister is in the same country as me, I’ll
beg ask her to do my makeup. Three of my closest friends actually work in cosmetics and are either cringing that I’ve put this post up…orrrr proud that I actually pay attention when they share their wisdom .
Although my makeup knowledge isn’t overly vast, there are a few products which I do know…and pretty well. And while I still have a lot to learn, here are some of the items which I swear by:
The first foundation I ever bought was Mac Studio Fix Powder. Over the years, I’ve found that liquid foundation suits my skin type better and I’m currently using either Christian Dior Diorskin Forever or Make Up For Ever High Definition Foundation. Because both are very light to wear, they give my skin an almost airbrush finish without looking like I’ve caked on a pound of foundation.
Between shaky hands & watery eyes, applying eyeliner has never been my forte. Fortunately I have recently gotten the hang of doing so thanks to Engraved Eyeliner Pencil from Mac…or at least I think I have . If you’re looking for a dark & super smooth eyeliner, try this out. And for what its worth, it barely seems to smudge, even on days I “forget” to remove my eye makeup.
I heard about Christian Dior Addict Lip Glow product almost a year and a half ago, and I think I’ve told everyone and their grandmother about it. As someone who tends to avoid bold-colored lips, I was intrigued when I heard that “it responds to the color chemistry of your lips to create a shade that is uniquely yours”. Fortunately this wasn’t a bunch of marketing jargon and I’ve been hooked since.
In fact I love Lip Glow so much that I had to buy Dior’s blush equivalent Rosy Glow:
I promise I’m not always boring with my makeup. I prefer a more enhanced look at night and hence have been using Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick in Bronze for a while now. If you’re looking for a bronzy glow without looking too OTT, this is worth checking out:
Fortunately thick, long eyelashes are one of the many features I inherited from my dad. I am not too fussy about the mascara I wear and currently alternate between Mac Zoom Fast Black Lash & Christian Dior Diorshow.
Which make-up products/brands can you vouch for?