As of late I have been enticed by ‘Make-up of the day’ (MOTD) style blog posts despite being a wearer of minimal makeup: it just goes to show that there is some joy in seeking out the details of a random individual’s lifestyle and habits.
If makeup is to be taken seriously and therefore premeditated with an appropriate theme, I’d simply state the title of this MOTD as ‘Sakura & Peaches‘.
First of all I’d like to give you a brief run-though of the Skincare products used prior to makeup application as I feel like this plays a vital part in the final presentation of a completed makeup look. After using my daily Pond’s Pore Brightening Facial Foam, I gently patted some of the Nature Republic Super Aqua Watery Toner onto my skin; paying particular attention to my t-zone area. To my knowledge hydrating toners are supposed to be daintily worked into skin with the use of a cotton pad. Regardless of the inexpensiveness of cotton pads I feel like they’re a waste of money, they absorb too much of the product you are using and they create unnecessary exceeding amounts of landfill waste. It’s cost effective plus decently convenient to use clean hands to directly apply a toner.
I swiftly moved onto moisturising with the Nature Republic Super Aqua Max White C Waterful Emulsion – I decided that this product alone was hydrating enough for my skin today, therefore proceeding straight to the makeup. I don’t use a Primer (- I can feel your judgement as you read this). I just can’t seem to discover a Primer that doesn’t make my makeup shift throughout the day, and primers which claim to improve the longevity of base makeup either cause me to have breakouts or make my usually oily skin become tight and dry to the point of flakiness.
Taking advantage of the subtle tackiness of the emulsion I used it in place of a primer, then took my Etude House Magic Any Cushion Sponge Puff to tap half of an Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream (Moist) free sample sachet onto the surface of my skin. I’m considering purchasing a full sized tube of this product. It gives a pearlescent sheen to skin without going overboard on highlight/shimmer.
One of my students kindly gifted me two of the Huxley Secret of the Sahara Relaxing Concealer: Stay Sun Safe click activated pens in the shades ‘Burning Sand’ (1) and ‘Desert Sand’ (2). The sponge dispenser and applicator is suitably shaped for precisely adhering the concealer onto round shaped spots and blemishes. The thick consistency fades the appearance of imperfections as long as they aren’t prominently red toned. Today I used this concealer to effortlessly diminish dark circles/patches. I blended out the concealer with my ring fingers.
Second to last I reached for my Daiso O7ZO Cherry Blossom Shadow Blush Apricot Blossom Palette. I used three of the four eyeshadows (each except the brown shade). I focused on putting the Apricot and pink powder eyeshadow on my mobile-eyelid and put a small amount of the champagne coloured shimmer eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes.
Lastly, I mixed an old favourite: the Bourjous Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet Sheer Matte liquid lipstick (03 VIPeach) with my latest edition to my makeup accumulation: I’m MEME Tic Toc Lipstick (Satin – 005 Coral Tutu). Both are fairly long lasting, so I’m curious to find out whether or not the mixed formulas will stain my lips.
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