I just wanted to share what makeup products and tools that I bring with me when I go out or when I travel. These products are basically what I just wear for the whole day.
If you know me good, I don't like going out with drastic/attention catching makeup on my face because I tend to be conscious of people that are going to judge </3 I just prefer sporting a light/barely there makeup look. :)
Sooo.. Here are the products that I bring with me in my little makeup bag!
To start off,
For BB cream, I use the Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick in the shade 03 Radiance. A lot of the times, I use BB cream instead of foundation because It's much lighter and it has more benefits than foundation that only gives coverage.
For powder, I use the Maybelline all-in-one shine free cake powder travel size in the shade 03 Natural. I used to use the Johnsons baby powder but I noticed that it has a white cast on me so I switched to tinted pressed powders instead. I really wanted the full size one but I couldn't find it anywhere near my place. I really like this powder because of its velvety texture and it smells so good unlike the other Maybelline pressed powders (I'm talking about the green one). I'm almost gonna hit the pan!
For blush, I use the Careline Oil Control Blush in the shade Charming Pink. This is by far the most natural blush on me when applied. The color is really bright in the pan but when I apply it, it oxidizes to a peachy pink natural shade. I really like that it doesn't stay as pink on my face. This is the most affordable local blush I've ever used. I really like the Careline Oil Control Blushes because it really does control oil. I'm a victim of oily skin and if I apply this blush through the end of the day, I noticed that there is oil all over my face BUT my cheeks! There are 7-8 (I'm not really sure) shades available.
For brows, I use the Fashion 21 Eyebrow Duo powder. It only has one shade and it contains a light brown powder and a much darker brown powder. I hit the pan on the darker powder because its the perfect shade if you have black hair. I still use a little bit of the light powder but only in the inner corners of my brows just for a more defined transition and to achieve a natural look. The only thing I don't like is the fact that its too powdery and whenever you put in on your brows and you tend to use a spooley to blend, the powder disappears! I prefer brow powders than brow pencils because powder is less harsh and has no wax. I didn't need the wax anyway because my brows grow in a form that it stays put.
For mascara, I use the Maybelline the Magnum Volum' Express mascara. When I go out, I don't use eyeshadows because of my oily lids and it's another reason why I only use waterproof mascaras. This mascara is my all-time favorite mascara! I really like the volum' express mascaras because they really give volume and the brand Maybelline is my most trusted makeup brand. This mascara gives a clean but voluptuous lashes. Another good thing about this, It doesn't smudge on the lower lash line and it doesn't leave black gunk on the outer corners.
For lipbalm, I use the Evolution of Smooth Lipbalm in the flavor Passion Fruit. I like this one because of its unique form and packaging. The finish of this kind of a semi matte and that's good because most lipbalms I've tried is glossy and really moisturizing. This lipbalm may be semi-matte but its moisturizing properties are amazing.
For tinted lipbalm, I use the Maybelline Baby Lips <3 Color in the shade Pink Lolita. I've fell in love with the Maybelline Baby Lips lipbalm line the first time I've tried it. It gives a natural looking pigment on the lips so it make the lips healthy looking.
The reason I bring two lipbalms with me is, there are times that I want a natural lip (wherein I use my eos libalm) and there are times that I want just a little bit of color on my lips (that is when I use the Maybelline tinted lipbalm).
I only bring with me minimal tools and the most essential to me. In this case, I bring my angled brush and spooley with me for retouching my eyebrows. It does a really good job. This is the Marionnaud Premium N°9 Eyes-Yeux brush. It's pretty handy but the premium one is a bit longer than the classic one.
I also bring my Marionnaud N°32 Blush brush for retouching my blush. I really like this brush because it's extremely soft and it's dense too so it can be used for blending liquid products. This brush is really nice because it sculpts the cheeks and is definitely an awesome tool for contouring.
Last but not the least, the Makeup Bag. I bought this makeup bag from National Bookstore (it's originally a passport/passbook zippy case but when I thought of it, why not make it a makeup bag!). This is really awesome for a very affordable price of Php 50.00! The brand of this case is FUDA and their cases are the most awesome in my opinion. It's pretty sturdy and the stitches are very secure so you don't have to worry about things falling off or having holes in the bag. Also, It reminded me of the August 2012 GlamBag.
I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I prefer neutrals over loud colors. I'm still trying to overcome my fear of everyone around me judging of how I put my makeup on. Yes, I overthink before doing something. I just think this is the appropriate kind/type of makeup to use teens my age. But I'm really impressed with some of my friends because they have the guts to wear a bright red lip and a smokey eye outside the house.
But for me, makeup is all about comfort and enhancing the true beauty that you already have. :)