Friday, 21 August 2015

Holiday Favorite

It's been awhile since the last time I posted a favourite post, so here is one favourite post with my recent most used and most loved items. There are few items I brought from Germany and few that I bought during my stay in Jakarta.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eye Shadow Palette - I lost count on how many times I featured this palette in a daily make up routine. This palette deserves more attention and actually better ( in my book ) compare to any UD naked palettes. I reach for this palette almost every day because I can create simple to smokey eye look using it. The texture and formula is just excellent. Smooth-pigmented and easy to blend.

Beauty Blender - I imagined giving myself a kick on the butt because it took me so long before I caved in and bought the original beauty blender. Let me tell you, it is life changing. My foundations have never been applied better. Even the most cranky foundation can still look manageable if applied using beauty blender. It is expensive, but worth the money. I already own 3 of them ( one pink and two black ) and I prefer the black one. It is easier to clean and I find the material is a bit more durable? The pink one has already got a lot of nail marks all over them but the black one has not. If you still hesitate to buy the original beauty blender, please do take the plunge. It is worth every single penny ( and no, even the Real Techniques one - it is good but nothing compares to the original ) .

Illamasqua Powder Blush Naked Rose - I just love the subtleness and softness of the shade. The formula is good, well pigmented and easy to blend so I've been reaching for it often.

Lunasol Smoothing Make Up Base - My current favourite make up primer. It provides a healthy glow, and prolongs the wear of make up. It has a nice brightening effect and the price is reasonable too for a high end brand. 

Illamasqua Cream Pigment Hollow - I like to do some contouring to give dimension to my chubby cheeks, and this cream pigment from Illamaqua is a nice product for it. The color is subtle and a bit ashy so it is nice to give a 'shadow'. The formula is creamy, easy to blend and long lasting.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - My favorite drugstore concealer at the moment. The texture is just creamy-emollient and blends like a dream. The coverage is good and it doesn't crease or crack. The built in sponge might not be the most hygienic option, but I wipe it regularly with anti bacterial wipes.

Covergirl Outlast 3in1 Stay Fabulous Foundation - Okay this is a huge claim, but this might be one of the best foundations I have ever tried so far. Amazing price point, nice packaging with a pump, great coverage, very flawless finish, good oil control, doesn't cake up, doesn't set into lines, easy to blend and very long lasting. Major love and I already repurchased a back up, which never happened in my foundation history as I very rarely use up any foundation due to my excessive collection. 

L'oreal Color Riche Moist Lipstick in Fairy Touch - A pretty peachy pink lipstick. Easy shade to wear everyday and with comfortable moist formula. It is relatively long lasting too for a balmy lipstick. I reach for this shade very often esp on days where I don't know what to wear on the lips. 

Burberry Earthy Blush - My all time favourite bronzer. Matte with no shimmer whatsoever. It is cool toned so it gives a nice dimension too. It is sheer but very build able which I appreciate as it gives room for error and I don't have to be extra careful or lighhanded on application.

What is your recent favourite make up items?


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