The Constants

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Three years after taking an early retirement, I am back to being a corporate slave. Although my business is still alive, its such a niche market that I've had periods of boredom. That, plus having an indefinite no-buy on things I wanted but did not need, was no fun. 

Since I now have to report to an office everyday, looking decent and respectable (haha) is important. After all, perception plays an important role when you're the newbie.

Here are my everyday constants - makeup that I've been using every. single. day. Each one is long-lasting which is why I cannot go through a single work day without these.

1. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX06 - Excellent coverage and the color match is perfect. I usually mix this with a BB Cream or another Foundation to make it easier to spread. 

2. Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer Treatment in Light/Medium - This is the most important thing that goes on my face. Without it, I would look like a total zombie. The darker shade is perfect for my undereye area. It feels velvety, not a lot of slip nor is it tacky - it works for me since I have some deep lines and this doesn't settle as much as any other concealer I've tried.

3. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder - I set my undereye concealer with this powder. No white cast, it doesn't dry up the skin or make the concealer cakey. 

4. Innisfree Skinny & Jumbo Dualcara - This is pretty unique in that one end has a micro wand and the other has a curled wand with a rounded tip. I forgot to take a photo - will post that on instagram instead. Although it has a wet formula, it sets quickly and stays on the entire day. No clumps here. You'll need a good makeup remover at the end of the day.

5. KATE Tokyo Slim Gel Pencil in BK-1 - This one of Kanebo's more affordable makeup brands. I use this to tightline the upper lid.

6. KATE Tokyo Eyebrow Pencil BR-5 - My natural hair color is black, as in really black. Any sparse area becomes pretty obvious so this dark ash brown shade is a prefect match.

Everything else changes often. Sometimes I wear eyeshadow but there are days when I'm in a rush nd skip that. Lipstick changes everyday but I tend to stick to red shades. 

What are your everyday makeup essentials?

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  1. Lately I've been using just a moisturizer with a pump of avocado oil!

  2. That Laura Mercier powder is also in my everyday makeup lineup! Aside from concealer (Tarte Shapetape), everything else changes from day to day!

  3. My job most women don't wear make up (since a lot of us end up in a clean room - in bunny suits - computer chip manufacturing plant). :) My current roll I don't need to enter the fabrication plant, but I just keep it simple with some powder concealer on red marks, clear mascara (if any) and chapstick. I'm pretty basic. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing your staples! I used to be better about wearing makeup, but if I put in my contacts, I will do eyeliner, eyebrows and mascara. Lips whether I wear glasses or not.

  5. I see some good stuff here! I would love to try that Innisfree mascara. I don't have a whole lot of go-to products; I tend to buy new things every time and only buy repeats of things that I really loved. Maybelline waterproof mascaras are always something I always buy every summer, though.


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