Yay! Today I’d be sharing with you guys some of my go-to makeup products that I’ve been using for the past few months (and would still be using ’til who knows when). I’ve been going back to these products during some meetings I had during the summer as well as during my internship. Now that school’s started, I see myself using these products quite often especially when I’m in a hurry or during lazy days in class.
Make up bag from Cath Kidstone
No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream (Normail/Oily Skin – Medium)
I first tried this BB cream in the UK, and I’ve been using it ever since. The color of this really matches my skin and keeps my face less oily and matte like literally all throughout the day. I don’t really wear foundation cause I always feel like they’re too heavy on the face, and I don’t really need that much coverage, so this BB Cream is a great alternative as it’s really light on the skin. So I usually wear this first before putting on any other makeup products, but during times when I don’t have to be out the all day, it still suits well when I wear it alone (Plus points for it having SPF15). Sadly this brand isn’t available in the Philippines yet so I’ve been having my aunt from the UK ship some for me.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
I’ve been hearing about this concealer from different YouTubers for quite some time now and I finally got to try it. I’ve been using this on days when I feel really tired cause that’s the time my under eyes tend to look darker than usual. It’s also been great as a highlighter and for coverage when some parts of my face get a little red and spotty.
Collection Pressed Powder
I don’t really consider this as the best pressed powder ever, but it’s been doing its job pretty well especially during days when I’m in a hurry or don’t really have the time to put on any make-up but still want to have that matte look. Since it’s pretty cheap, it’s been really great for everyday use. My only problem with it, though, is that it doesn’t come with an applicator so I have to bring a mini-powder brush with me all the time. (My other alternative/s: Garnier pressed powder – Natural, No7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder)
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
Been such a fan of bronzing lately since I notice how my face would look a little less pale and radiant when I put on some. So I’ve been using Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer for quite some time now, but I’m not really a fan of the brush that comes along with it. Nonetheless, I’ve been loving this bronzer so much as the color really looks natural on my skin. I’ve also been using this sometimes as my “every day” eyeshadow just to add a little glow to my eyes as well. (My other alternative: Rimmel Natural Bronzer – Sun Bronze)
Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara
I’m a huge fan of Maybelline’s mascaras and I’ve been using the Rocket Volume one quite a lot lately since I noticed how it really adds volume to my eyelashes in just one or two applications, so it’s pretty perfect when I’m in a hurry or have little time to put on any other makeup.
This makeup remover is one of my holy grail products. It’s actually a Korean brand, and I bought it at a shop I found in a bazaar. I forgot the name of the shop, but thank God I found one online (though it’s a little more expensive). This was the first balm cleanser I tried and it has been really great at melting off make-up (including waterproof makeup!). The first jar I bought lasted for around a year and I just ran out recently, so I got the super-sized one from Beauty Mnl. On my first weeks of using it, I noticed how it made my skin really smooth plus I noticed how I haven’t been breaking out for months now. Also love how the jar lasts up to so many uses so yay, I really recommend this!
What are your everyday makeup essentials? If you’ve tried the ones I’ve been using, tell me what you think about them as well!