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    Creating a Flawless Base! (Current Foundation Routine)

    I wanted to make sure to put up the reviews for all the products that I mention here before posting this one. At the moment, this is my current foundation routine, meaning after all my skincare routine is done:

    1. Apply This Works “Perfect Look Skin Miracle” with fingers smoothly all over face. It preps, primes, and moisturizes my face!
    2. Take needed amount of Estee Lauder Maximum Cover foundation and the Burberry Fresh Glow (1-2 pumps) and mix them together. (The Burberry Fresh Glow is optional, and something that I don’t do all the time.) I apply them with my Real Techniques Expert Face brush.
    3. Again only when needed, I take my Burberry Sheer Concealer in No.02 “Soft Beige” under the eyes or where I want a bit of brightening. 
    So everything here is only the face-base. I’ve taken away the whole highlighting, blush, contouring, etc., steps to a beautiful face… just the most fundamental. The FOUNDATION routine!
    I’ve blogged about This Works perfect look skin miracle so many times, I wonder if I need to go through that again. As for the Burberry Fresh Glow I just blogged up, linking it right here. The Estee Lauder Maximum cover foundation is perfect for me at the moment. It’s a super high quality that is neither too matte nor too glowy. When I do want to create a more glowing and naturally radiant look, I mix my foundation with the Burberry Fresh Glow. It’s lovely. It makes the foundation more liquidey which makes applying easier. Also, you can sort of use less of your foundation because it spreads over a large surface area. The Fresh Glow is a makeup base, created to give a luminous glow to the face. I’ve reviewed that here. 
    Applying foundation is great with the expert face brush from Real Techniques. It’s a more condensed but very soft brush that really helps my foundation stay on longer and cover so much better! I’ve put away the buffing and stippling brush all together! 
    Lastly, only when I do need it, I apply the Burberry Sheer Concealer to make me look more “awake” and highlight certain areas. It’s really great. I’ve reviewed that here as well.
    With the coming warmer season, my foundation routine will likely change. We shall see, but for now, this is pretty much it!
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    Bright Eyes

    I’m on a roll with Burberry products aren’t I? Besides their price, I love their beauty products so much (as well as their fashion). I hardly see them go wrong. Every product is such a treat to the face. This time, I want to talk about the Burberry Sheer Concealer (Luminous concealer) which is perfection for under-eye brightening.

    I’m going to just put it out there. I don’t have dark circles. Not unless I haven’t had a week of proper sleep, which I have to say, happens time and time again. Otherwise, my usual self never finds any problem with concealing under the eye. However, there are those undeniable days when you definitely need a pick-me-up. You do your makeup routine. You look in the mirror. Something isn’t… well, fresh. Then maybe you think it’s the color foundation you used, or maybe the eyeshadows. But then you realize, it’s the usual routine. Nothing’s different, so what’s wrong? Well, more often than not, I’ve found that what you may be needing is some… BRIGHTENING.

    What I found lovely about this Sheer Concealer is that it is definitely sheer. I’m young and so I don’t have wrinkles under my eyes. But I often share beauty products with my older sisters and I thought this would be a great component to look for in a under eye concealer that we could all share. This doesn’t crease at all, even in the fine wrinkles. It’s so moisturizing and “wet”(?… that doesn’t sound too flattering but you know what I mean).

    It’s a pen so if you just click, a nice amount comes out. Don’t click too much though! Then you can put it under eyes. I like to just pat it all along, almost like a triangle downward from my eyes. This instantly brightens the eyes and the entire face! Of course, this isn’t just for the under eyes. It’s great for wherever you want to brighten. Maybe on the ridge of your nose, on your chin, and maybe mid-forehead. Love it!

    The color I have No. 02 in “Soft Beige”. For those of you who don’t know me, I have a light-medium (more of a medium) yellow-undertone skin. As you can see, this has an orange/peach tone. That, as I have learned through beauty blogs, is exactly what you want to look for to cancel out the blueness of the under eye dark circles! It really does the work.

    Although I don’t use this often, I have to say it feels reassuring to have it around for those not-so-good days!

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    Bright Eyes

    I’m on a roll with Burberry products aren’t I? Besides their price, I love their beauty products so much (as well as their fashion). I hardly see them go wrong. Every product is such a treat to the face. This time, I want to talk about the Burberry Sheer Concealer (Luminous concealer) which is perfection for under-eye brightening.

    I’m going to just put it out there. I don’t have dark circles. Not unless I haven’t had a week of proper sleep, which I have to say, happens time and time again. Otherwise, my usual self never finds any problem with concealing under the eye. However, there are those undeniable days when you definitely need a pick-me-up. You do your makeup routine. You look in the mirror. Something isn’t… well, fresh. Then maybe you think it’s the color foundation you used, or maybe the eyeshadows. But then you realize, it’s the usual routine. Nothing’s different, so what’s wrong? Well, more often than not, I’ve found that what you may be needing is some… BRIGHTENING.

    What I found lovely about this Sheer Concealer is that it is definitely sheer. I’m young and so I don’t have wrinkles under my eyes. But I often share beauty products with my older sisters and I thought this would be a great component to look for in a under eye concealer that we could all share. This doesn’t crease at all, even in the fine wrinkles. It’s so moisturizing and “wet”(?… that doesn’t sound too flattering but you know what I mean).

    It’s a pen so if you just click, a nice amount comes out. Don’t click too much though! Then you can put it under eyes. I like to just pat it all along, almost like a triangle downward from my eyes. This instantly brightens the eyes and the entire face! Of course, this isn’t just for the under eyes. It’s great for wherever you want to brighten. Maybe on the ridge of your nose, on your chin, and maybe mid-forehead. Love it!

    The color I have No. 02 in “Soft Beige”. For those of you who don’t know me, I have a light-medium (more of a medium) yellow-undertone skin. As you can see, this has an orange/peach tone. That, as I have learned through beauty blogs, is exactly what you want to look for to cancel out the blueness of the under eye dark circles! It really does the work.

    Although I don’t use this often, I have to say it feels reassuring to have it around for those not-so-good days!

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    Holiday Makeup!

    I know I promised a holiday look, but I missed the chance to upload a LOTD post before Christmas. However, we still have New Years don’t we? So, I brought in my friend this time to do a very amateurish makeup tutorial. She was brave enough to be in front of a camera with very minimal makeup in the beginning. I certainly couldn’t brave that challenge! The tutorial isn’t a real tutorial because I skipped a few steps. For example, there is no step for foundation, mascara, and blush.

    The reason is because she came with a tinted moisturizer and a bit of blush on her cheeks. Although most of that was gone by the time we filmed this, you can see a bit of makeup still on her face. So, I didn’t bother to start with a foundation. I started with the eyes using the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Palette.  I wanted to make a shiny eye look for the holidays. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in black on her waterline. Then I took a 219 MAC brush and smudged it all along the eyes, then winged it out slightly at the end. For the brows, I used the Perfekt Brow Perfection Gel to just give her already full brows a little bit more shape and definition!

    Red Lip Look

    Then I went to conceal areas she needed coverage with Stila Perfecting Concealer: under the eyes, forehead, chin, and around the nose. Her skin doesn’t have spots or too many blemishes so this was a breeze! Then, it was time for the lips.

    Nude Look

    I used NARS Honolulu Honey for the first look. I fell in love with the color, seeing how well it worked on the skin and the color payoff! It was really creamy and the nude is just the perfect shade. Make sure, as I was telling my friend, you color in your lips all the way and a little bit out of the lip line. That’s because people naturally have a darker lip line than the inside lip color. If you miss out covering that lipline with a nude, then it’ll look like you have a dark lipliner on, and… it just wouldn’t work!

    Then I tried using the MAC Rebel lipstick for the second look. It is rather a dark red/plum. After applying a few coats, I thought she’d look better with a brighter red so I went for the NARS lipgloss in Mexican Rose. Mexican Rose is a beautiful red-pink shade that lasts… FOREVER. If you’re looking for a long-lasting lipstick/gloss, this is the one. Anyway, it was just the color I was looking for!

    Excuse the horrendous lighting in the room, and the unprofessional editing skills. Still, I hope this was something fun and new for my blog. Hope you enjoyed 🙂

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    Holiday Makeup!

    I know I promised a holiday look, but I missed the chance to upload a LOTD post before Christmas. However, we still have New Years don’t we? So, I brought in my friend this time to do a very amateurish makeup tutorial. She was brave enough to be in front of a camera with very minimal makeup in the beginning. I certainly couldn’t brave that challenge! The tutorial isn’t a real tutorial because I skipped a few steps. For example, there is no step for foundation, mascara, and blush.

    The reason is because she came with a tinted moisturizer and a bit of blush on her cheeks. Although most of that was gone by the time we filmed this, you can see a bit of makeup still on her face. So, I didn’t bother to start with a foundation. I started with the eyes using the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Palette.  I wanted to make a shiny eye look for the holidays. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in black on her waterline. Then I took a 219 MAC brush and smudged it all along the eyes, then winged it out slightly at the end. For the brows, I used the Perfekt Brow Perfection Gel to just give her already full brows a little bit more shape and definition!

    Red Lip Look

    Then I went to conceal areas she needed coverage with Stila Perfecting Concealer: under the eyes, forehead, chin, and around the nose. Her skin doesn’t have spots or too many blemishes so this was a breeze! Then, it was time for the lips.

    Nude Look

    I used NARS Honolulu Honey for the first look. I fell in love with the color, seeing how well it worked on the skin and the color payoff! It was really creamy and the nude is just the perfect shade. Make sure, as I was telling my friend, you color in your lips all the way and a little bit out of the lip line. That’s because people naturally have a darker lip line than the inside lip color. If you miss out covering that lipline with a nude, then it’ll look like you have a dark lipliner on, and… it just wouldn’t work!

    Then I tried using the MAC Rebel lipstick for the second look. It is rather a dark red/plum. After applying a few coats, I thought she’d look better with a brighter red so I went for the NARS lipgloss in Mexican Rose. Mexican Rose is a beautiful red-pink shade that lasts… FOREVER. If you’re looking for a long-lasting lipstick/gloss, this is the one. Anyway, it was just the color I was looking for!

    Excuse the horrendous lighting in the room, and the unprofessional editing skills. Still, I hope this was something fun and new for my blog. Hope you enjoyed 🙂

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