My daily makeup routine only takes about 15 minutes but I do need more than 5 products. (I think I need 9 at least - foundation, loose powder, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner (that doubles as eyeshadow base), 2 eyeshadow colors, mascara, blush and lippie.)
I have to take everything with me even when I fly and check the bag, so it was hard for me to come up with just five products that would do my face.
I even considered buying a new makeup item (for this tag!) that can multi-function as blush and lip color cause I was stuck at 6 for more than a week. - This is just so typical of me, by the way. I believe this tag is meant for minimalistic look and effort, but I manage to turn it into another
Anyway, with my sensible blogofriends' advices, I finally could select my five. Apparently, you can use your lipstick as blush (duh).
The 5 makeup products I would pick in a pinch
1. L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup 310 Light Ivory
I love this foundation and reach for it quite often. The lightest (U.S.) shade Light Ivory is a pretty good match for me and its velvety finish doesn't really require powder setting. I could have gone with a powder foundation but I believed Magic Nude provides more natural look.
I will do a full review soon.
This dark chocolate color is very versatile and deep enough to define.
I used it all over on my lids and on the lower lash lines. I also filled my eyebrows with it.
3. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes waterproof mascara
A waterproof mascara is a must for me. This one lengthens and volumizes my lashes nicely without clumping.
4. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay Magnolia (14)
I haven't worn this long lasting lipstick for a long time cause I am not very fond of the kind.
Thanks to this tag, I have rediscovered this!
I picked this one because of its powdery finish, and it works great as creme-to-powder blush. I actually like this better for blush. This bright medium pink with shimmer adds color and liveliness to the whole look.
5. Paule & Joe Pressed Powder 002
I don't think they make this any more but this is probably the most subtle yet flattering illuminator I own. It is not a conventional pressed powder since it has very little coverage and doesn't control oil.
Using a fluffy powder blush, I lightly dusted this over my face to avoid the flat look. I also used it to blend out the harsh edges of the eyeshadow.
So this is the face!
What a challenge this was for me!
I feel my makeup brain got a good workout trying to figure out what to use.
I was actually quite satisfied to see the finished look wasn't much different from my usual one.
And speaking of a good challenge, I used my old 5 mega pixel camera (Canon SD400) for today's post. ;)
Please feel free to do this tag.
I am tagging everyone here! :)