Thursday, March 7, 2013

Too Cool for School

Camera days are here again and here a quickie review post of the items I use in my current makeup routine for school. I don't have time to put on makeup at home in the morning; so every morning I have to do a quick little routine to get my makeup on within 12 minutes before 1st period. Which gives me enough time to do my makeup and have a bit more on than those girls on youtube who have those 5-minute makeup tutorials.

Well I don't necessarily put on all these items everyday but these are the items that I carry around with me. The things I carry with me are also some of my favorites.

I have two tiny makeup bags that carry the limit of items necessary.

The Hello Kitty one holds foundation and concealer.
The purple one holds everything else.

Already traded in my foundation for bb cream. I always wanted to try bb cream but it used to only be for asian skin tones. I used to mix my foundation with an asian brand. Now I just use this. It's really light and more of a tinted moisturizer but it gives me the coverage i need for a daily basis without people telling that I have foundation on.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream rating: 9/10

On a daily, I use NYX stick concealer which does the job but doesn't really firm my dark circles but covers the worst of the dark circles.
Rating: 5/10

This was my gift this year from Sephora. It's a champagne shade highlighter. I use it as eyeshadow for the center of my lids and for my inner corners. My only complaint that it's hard to use to glide on my actual lids since its a stick application. I use my fingers.
Rating 7/10
I got too lazy to keep editing photos and adding cool effects. Anyway I use Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow because it's a long lasting non-creasing cream eyeshadow that I can just apply with my fingers. The color I chose also works well as a highlight when I rub it in well.
Rating 9/10

This little battered up thing is my trusty and highly pigmented eyeshadow color from the Sephora collection. It's silky and dark purplish. I use this as a crease color. I also love that this color is highly blendably. In the mornings I use this to blend with my highlighter to create a more defined crease.

My eyeliners! My favorite out of the bunch is Maybelline Masterdrama. It gives such a nice black and goes on creamy. The nk eyeliners are also good and only $1.
Collective Rating: 9/10

Not bad for a dollar okay. I started using it ever since I lost my liquid liner.
Rating: 5/10

My current mascaras. I don't really use Falsies anymore. Mega Plush has good product but such an awful bush. They're Real was part of my Sephora gift which is really good for lengthening with separation. As far as I can tell, it doesn't lead to spidery lashes.
Collective Rating: 10/10

Today my friends and I were having a conversation about how to minimize the appearance of a slightly swollen lip. One of my friend was resistant to the idea of using something because she thought she would have to load up her lips with lipstick and draw attention to her lips. Another friend went on this rant "Lipstick isn't the only thing you could use. There are so many lip product out there now. Lipgloss, lip pencil, lip stain, lip crayon-- Like wow they have lip crayons now I don't even know what that is!" I whipped this bad boy out to show off. My trust Lip+Cheek Stick from Forever 21. Niffty little thing to bring some pink into my life.
Rating: 7/10 just because as a cheek stick it requires a lot of blendung to get rid of harsh lines.

Blistex! I swear that there is nothing that works as well as blistex to keep ur lip smooth for hours.Its only a buck and its gets the job done very well.
Rating: 10/10

A flavorful lip gloss tube from Forever 21 that I like to pair with my  Lip+Cheek Stick.
Rating 8/10

Luxury Favorites:

Well for me these next two are luxury because they are expensive and I wouldn't pay for them myself personally because I'm really cheap.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte. Expensive lightly adds color to your lips with such a smooth texture that would even match regular drugstore brands. 

The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion was one of things all dark skin makeup gurus had to have. Lets be honest colors can tend to be less pigmented on darker skin. This primer fixs this problem and keeps ur makeup on for hours... It's the magical must have. I don't use it really for daily looks, for time management reasons. 

And that's it! Everything I take with me to school and use in my daily makeup routine. These items also are my current favorite makeup items. So I do suggest you to buy them!

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