FOTD : The “no makeup” look

April 10, 2013

My skin has been breaking out a lot lately for I don’t know which reason. Today was one of those days where I look and feel like a mess. Not a tiny bit of makeup would make me feel a tiny bit beautiful. But, I had to do something about my face and hide all the atrocities that have appeared to stay for a while. As I had enough of homework for the day, I took a little break and decided to dig out a few products to achieve a “no makeup” look or “I’m too lazy to do anything” look.

I didn’t bother doing my eyes as I was unwilling to consume my last bit of energy on the mascara removal process. Girls, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about!

I started with Benefit’s Porefessional to smooth out my face and minimize my pores because, today, everything has gone wrong and a good primer was urgently needed. This is the little sample I got here. Then I packed thin layers of the lightweight Tinted Moisturizer by Laura Mercier, a very well loved product. Enough has been applied in order to get rid of all the redness. I then dug out of my mum’s makeup drawer Benefit’s Erase Paste and tried it for the first time today. It did a great job at brightening and concealing my under eye area but I still needed MAC’s studio finish concealer to eliminate the breakouts. Yes, it was that bad! I’ll review Erase Paste after a few more tries. Stay tuned!

To add up a bit of “fun” to the look and to fake my healthy looking skin, I applied a tiny bit of Benefit’s PosieTint on the apple of my cheeks blending it towards my cheekbones where I slapped on Highbeam by Benefit. I switched back to this highlighter to obtain a healthy, young, glowy skin with a candlelight effect. To finish up the look I dusted a wee bit of Gingerly by MAC along the hollow of the cheeks bringing it up towards by temples. I know I live in Dubai, but I haven’t seen the sun this year due to homework and extra curricular activities. Thank god for makeup!

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What do you have on your face today? Leave your response in the comments below 🙂 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Nina Dhollander April 11, 2013 at 12:49 am

    FOTD with no picture of your face? 🙁

    • Reply Zein April 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Sorry, my face is really not bloggable right now. I would terrify you if I put a picture of that FOTD. And I’m still a bit shy… But I’ll have a picture of my face in the next FOTD, promise 😉


  • Reply Kamila April 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    i really want to try the laura mercier foundation!

    Kamila xx

    • Reply Zein April 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      Tell me what you think about it after trying it!


  • Reply carrieanne drew April 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Love my mac make up… Really want to try the porefessional

    Carrieanne x

    • Reply Zein April 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

      It’s amazing if you have noticeable pores!


  • Reply Hala Ounsi April 12, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Oohh is this the sample of porefessional you got when i got my foundation or is it another one? (I think it’s another one though it’s been 4 months you’re bound to have finished the other one :’) )
    And i LOVE benefits PosieTint. Simply fantastic.

    • Reply Zein April 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

      No it’s not. I used up the other one 😉
      Posietint is fine. I just “learnt” how to use it properly. I’m not sure what I think of it yet.


    • Reply hala ounsi April 15, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Okay 😉 btw the makeup you chose for me Ah-mah-zing.

    • Reply Zein April 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      I’m glad you like it 🙂


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    • Reply Zein April 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much!


  • Reply Woo Be Red April 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I’m a huge MAC and Benefit fan, I love these products! Have never tried Laura Mercier though.. I must rectify this.

    Jo x

    • Reply Zein April 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      This tinted moisturizer is the only product that I’ve tried from Laura Mercier and I love it! I’m sure their other products are great too. I’ve heard great things about them!


  • Reply Megan April 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Erase Paste is holy grail for me. x

    • Reply Zein April 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      I’m reviewing it soon!


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    • Reply Zein April 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you! <3


  • Reply ♥ Sara || Pretty In Pink || Beauty || Fashion || Music || UK ♥ April 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I’m your new follower! I don;t think guys appreciate how much make up goes into a no-make up look 😛 hahaha!

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