Thursday, January 13, 2011

My picks for the 2010

Sharing my top picks of 2010

mac msf natural in light
My “it” product. It feeds the narcissistic side of me as I get a lot of comments on how my face looks so smooth, flawless and glowing. It’s THAT good that even of my oiliest skin and knowing it’s not good in keeping oil at bay, I’d still pick this over any powder that can promise oil control – Not unless mac develop a product with exactly the same features plus oil control. Hehe. I use this everyday to set my makeup and to retouch. For real, I’m not confident with my makeup look if this is not part of my face. Convince much? Read In My Kit as it features the list of what most makeup artists use. To think the writer of the site is one of those opposed of using mac products. (It’s the only mac product on the whole site).

Ever bilena lip and cheek stain in blush
No its not The Body Shop lip & cheek stain you’re looking at. It’s ever bilena. Though it looks like a rip off of the old tbs stain and used for the same purpose, I love this one better. Blush has a light reddish-pink tint different from the general purplish-red tint color. It gives me the right amount of flush giving my pale complexion an extra oomph without overdoing it. The price is around 80php ($1.5-2) if you’re lucky enough to get it on sale at department stores or $180 ($3.75-4.25) from direct sellers coz ever bilena discontinued the product. Don’t get me wrong, I tried..Benefit Benetint, The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (old& new formus), Tarte Cheek Stain, Origins Pinch Your Cheeks, The Balm Staniac, Avon Lip &Cheek Stain, Mistine Lip and cheek tint (both shades), ellana lip and cheek gel and the list just goes on BUT this just tops it all. *Sorry if i made a mistake, its been long since I’ve tried so I can’t remember each. 

Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Replaced my fave lip balm kiehls #1. This gives my crackly dry lips moisture. Just to be short, it works faster than Kiehls in making my lip smoother and not flaky.:)

Rimmel eyebrow pencil in hazel
Though I got this product just recently, I can’t stop raving about it. Thanks youtube for showing me bliss, lol. This product is waxy but hard enough to shape the brows neatly plus the added brush cover helps in blending out the color making it more natural. That is my problem before with using brow pencil that it tends to make my brows strongly made up that I prefer using brow powder. Now I use this every day as I finish much faster.

 and a back up just in case..;)

Teranex soap
 (borrowed from their facebook page)

I’ve been a fond user of glycolic products and this soap is no exception. While I’m using other facial wash/soaps at the same time, I reach for this every day and it’s been my go to soap for years now. So why ? It’s cheap, readily available and it keeps my skin clear.

Earthenglow Mineral Foundation in Theoda
Dang..why can’t I find this brand anymore? I only have a small amount left of this and I just don’t know what to do know. I’m literally saving it for those days I need a special foundation coz I’m-just-feeling-ugly. I have a lot of mineral foundations but everyone knows this is my fave. It’s like my msf but with heavier coverage and gives me porcelain-like skin. Yoohoo!

an old pic of me wearing earthen glow foundation in theoda
Mac eyeshadow in ricepaper
My most used eyeshadow shade. The buttery champagne color is perfect neutral for just about anyone. I use this as lid wash for perk me up days and a highlighter if I want my eye makeup to pop out. When my mac neutral palette got stolen this was the very first eye shadow I bought as soon without even thinking if I might still get the palette back. Just my hg.

Mac hyperreal powder in light
I got this one in extra light and light. My miracle product to just about any makeup look. A golden yellow powder with fine shimmers perfect for highlighting the face without looking overdone. I love this for the innate glow it gives my skin. Too bad it’s discontinued. Praying that mac will have this back or that I find a seller for discontinued products. Lol!:D

Shu Uemura in PK313S
An impulse buy that soon became my most valued lipstick. I got this when I was lurking around for a long time at a makeup stall and felt embarrassed not to get anything so I just got the most useful looking pink lipstick from the stack. Happy I did, as it gave my lips a sheer gloss with an mlbb appearance.

Vaseline Healthy White SPF 21 Triple Lightening
The cheapest, biggest and with the highest spf lotion I can get is this. This my everyday lotion for sun protection.

Beach Hut Clear Spray Sunblock
again a backup..for my slathering every mins needs!
For my beach days/heavier needs of sun protection, this is my pick. I don’t like to tan and it being a spray on, makes it convenient to use just about any time I want to– I spray every few minutes when I’m under the sun or just got out of the water, literally. Oh and unlike other sun protection having white color, the sunblock is clear not making me look like a geek with white goo on her face. :P

I really hope next year to have an extensive list. Now continues the search for the best..
A Happy New Year to everyone! :D


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