FOTD : The casual face with a bit of effort

October 5, 2013

I’ve been stuck on a daily makeup routine that makes people say “you look good today” when I never do, really. My skin has been going against me, at the moment. I’m not sure if I have oily skin or dry skin. And a lot breakouts are appearing due to sleepless nights and school stress (I know, it’s only the first month of school. I should stop complaining!).

Since my skin has been a bit bad, medium to full coverage foundation is indispensable. Today I used the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, which I blended with an F80 Sigma brush. Blemishes are, of course, covered by my beloved MAC Studio Finish concealer. As for under eye madness, it has been taken care of Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer. A hint of Stay Matte on the T-zone to finish off the base.

Moving on to eyes. I applied Sigma’s eyeshadow base in Pose on the lids. I’ve been loving it lately! With the help of Revlon’s colorstay liquid eye pen, I added a bit of definition to the eyes. Everyone knows I love full and long lashes. So a good coat of mascara was a must! I found Mikyajy’s Sabaya Volume & Length mascara in my stash and it was enough to do a good job. 
As for blush, I swiped along the hallows of my cheeks a bit of Gingerly by MAC. Do not go overboard with this, it’ll make you look like you’ve been hit by someone! 
The star of the show today was this fantabulous gem that I raved about here. Jane Iredale’s LipColour in Renee is the perfect lipstick for the weekend. Not too bright and not too sheer, which won’t make you look bleh (if that makes sense).

And here come the awkward selfies…

I don’t do a lot of FOTDs because I’m too shy to post a zoomed in photo of my face. So let me know in the comments if you would like to see more of this kind of posts 🙂 
What do you have on your face today? Tried any of the products mentioned? 
– Zein xx

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  • Reply Thea Lee October 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    id love to see more posts like this! I love the lip


  • Reply annie. October 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Don’t be shy! It just becomes normal and not scary if you do it enough 🙂

    Annie |

  • Reply Charlotte Thomas October 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Love a FOTD! You look really good 🙂 I need a make up routine that makes me look better than i feel, but I’m not quite there yet!

    Charlotte – xx

  • Reply Katy October 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

    I like seeing posts like this. You look so pretty and natural here 🙂

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