Friday, February 12, 2016

make up bag essentials for a natural look!

I'm a big believer on skin care! In my book, having a good collection of skin care products in my day to day routine is as important as having all the right basics in my wardrobe. it's much easier to enhance a beautiful skin when there is a clear and bright complexion to start with.

I'm currently working on an updated holy grail skin care products post. ( Want to read my previous skin care post? Please click here!) But today I'd like to share some purse essentials that I carry on the go to create and enhance a natural look!

I'd like to start with one of my all time staples - Origins VitaZing (buy it here!). This is essentially just a sheer tinted moisturiser with SPF 15, however it gives an incredible " post vacay" glow and warmth to the face which provides a great base to a natural healthy looking skin.

I've no long having the need to carry a concealer once I've purchased my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua compact foundation(buy it here!). Note that I don't actually use this as an all-over-the face foundation. I found it caky and much preferred the liquid version. But I do find it brilliant to carry around and touch up on the go! It provides a good coverage as a concealer for under the eye and on imperfections. And it also contains a nice mirror inside which is a must in any make up bag!

I'm a huge fan of highlighting pens. I found L' Oreal Paris Lumi Magique (buy it here!) to be a great high street dupe for YSL's Touche Eclat. I apply it on the inner corners and under my eyes, and on all the high points of my face to highlight. I've probably repurchased this little thing for over 5 times in the past years.

Dior Lip Maximizer (buy it here!)  is the only lip product that I always carry around. Now this is a funny little " high-techy" lip gloss. Its collagen enriched formula smooths and plums my lips like nothing else. Although it does make my lips tingle a bit when applied but nothing major like some of the other products on the market. I absolutely swear by it for fuller and glossier lips on the go! And you can't fault it's luxurious  packaging and feel.

Now onto the cheeks. I've discovered Maxfactor's miracle touch creamy blush in soft pink (buy it here!) a couple of years ago, and have stopped trying out other blushes all together. Although the packaging is plasticy and cheap made, but the product itself is something I really can't fault! This particular colorway looks so natural and healthy on the cheeks and the creamy texture looks glowy and feels comfortable on the skin. Did I mention it also doubles up as a great lip tint too?!

To complete a natural everyday look, it's essential to have a good eyebrow pencil and mascara. Maybelline's Brow Satin in Dark Brow (buy it here!) is all kinds of wonderful and beyond in my book! The pencil nib is tiny and very easy to use to mimic natural brow hair. And I found the color Dark Brown is a pretty decent match for me. The Mascara that's currently living in my make up bag is from Estee Lauder (buy it here!). Though it's not the best I've tried but it lengthens and tints my lashes in a subtle and natural way.

This post is inspired by Glossier, a modern beauty brand that believes " skin first, make up second" and the importance to enhance one's natural beauty with make up instead of covering up which I can't agree with more! Please let me know if you've tried any of the products I've mentioned above. And let me know in the comments what's your must have products for a natural healthy look!

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