October 20, 2016

skin first, make up second

So that's what I've been hanging on to for my skincare and make up routine. I'm a lazy girl, so I don't like to apply make up, but in the industry where I work – looking good is not an option. You have to look at least representable because you have to meet a lot of people from directors, clients, to your peers. So how do I work with my face usually? Since I don't wear a lot of make up and keep sticking to the no-make-up make up look, I figured I need to have a super good looking skin that people would actually think I'm wearing heavy foundation. I do believe to have a good skin is really important tho.. Per your request, here it is.. My beauty regime. Disclaimer: not sponsored, honest review, and my skin is very dry.

I wash my face twice a day– in the morning before going out of the house and at night before I go to sleep. I had a time when I have a serious skin issue, I had periorial dermatitis, it looks like acne, but it's not. One time a doctor subscribed me the wrong meds and it got even worse. Thank God my trustee ghetto doctor was so good, he got rid of it in 2 weeks time. I will tell you more about this next time. So right now I'm using Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser to wash my face, I think it's really good, you might feel a bit weird using it tho as it doesn't turn into soapy bubble when you mix it with water. It doesn't stripe the moisture off your face –you know those kind of cleanser that you feel like that your skin is tighter and sort of dry-er after you wash your face? Yes, it's not like that. Another product I love is HadaLabo Ultimate Moisturizing Face Wash
After washing my face, I do the same products for day and night. I start with either LANCOME Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care or THE PIU Antioxidant Complex Booster to start and prep my skin. Notice how both products has "boosting" purpose? I think these products really good for us who have tight schedule that make our skin tired. After that, I use LANCOME Energie de Vie The Refining & Invigorating Intense Lotion or THE PIU Totarol Hydrating Serum. The LANCOME acts as a toner, THE PIU is a serum for hydrating. Right now I'm adding GLOSSIER Super Glow or Super Bouncy –depends on my skin condition. After finished with all the serums, I have 2 favorites for moisturzer– Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream and Glossier Priming Moisturizer

When I have photoshoots, wedding, events, or even when I just feel my skin needs instant hydration, I use sheetmask from Dr Jart or I use LANCOME Energie de Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask. This sleeping mask is the bomb, like it's so good you won't believe it's real, the product really deliver its name. 

My base will be Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. It doesn't work as a foundation so it doesn't have a really good coverage for scars, but it's good to even out your skin tone, and I just like how it's very watery and light. I feel like I'm not wearing anything on the face everytime I put it on. After the skin tint, I do my eyebrows with TOM FORD Eyebrow Sculptor and Glossier BoyBrow. As for the eyes, I use Urban Decay Naked Palette for the shadows and Marc Jacobs Pen Eyeliner or any Japanese brand Pen Eyeliner. I trust my eyelashes to Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. Sometimes I use my lipcolors as my blush on, other times I use MAC x Proenza Schouler Blush On – or any other coral blush on. Highlighters.. either the CHANEL, MAC, or Glossier Holoscope in Topaz.

I think that's all, maybe next time I'll get into my make up if you guys want :)
Thanks for reading!