Saturday, August 23, 2014

TOP 10 Beauty Products I can't live without! :)

I am not a make-up expert but I am a make-up fanatic. I've tried so much products and I'd like to think that at least I have mastered my own face enough that I can confidently apply my own make-up for special events I need to go to. The best time for me to try something new is when I know I will just be staying home or when I'm at the workshop the whole day. My husband, my sewers and the household help are used to seeing my made-up face, I don't think they even notice anymore :)

The best look that I try to achieve everyday is my "no make-up but made up look" did you get it? This means I try my best to achieve the natural no make-up look even if I have piled on all the products that I own on my face. :) To do this I am sharing my TOP 10 Beauty Products that I cannot live without. These are my go to beauty and make-up products. My favorite skin care products are not included on this list, those I will try to feature some other time :)

 Here it goes: I love all these products equally they come in no special order :)

CLINIQUE Age Defense BB Cream SPF30: This all in one BB Cream offers SPF protection and antioxidants for wrinkle prevention, plus enough coverage to banish imperfections. It conceals, hydrates, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Its also a great primer to help the rest of your make-up stay on all day long! This is my second tube as the first one got swiped by my Mom that's how good it is! :) I use this daily instead of foundation. :)

SHU UEMURA Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks: I love this range!! Its formulated with revolutionary hybrid pigments for pure color pay-off. It has perfect coverage and texture, lasts a long time, moisturizing and does not bleed. Its a bit pricey but one tube will definitely last a long time so test, test, test before you buy as there are 50 shades to choose from :)

My basic eye essentials: I couldn't choose just one so I included them all here :) The best mascara ever for me is Majolica Majorca's Lash King in Brown. It enhances my semi-thick lashes and keeps the curl in  place as well as lengthen and thicken them just enough that I'd still look like me and not a Barbie doll :) Next would be Tonymoly's Party Lover Auto Eyeliner also in Brown, this stays put the whole day and conceals my uneven eye lids!! It looks natural and provides just the right effect so that I look wide eyed and rested even if I've only had a few hours of sleep the night before. Last would be the best eyelash curler ever!! Shu Uemura eyelash curler is the best and the easiest lash curler there is! :) It grabs all my eyelashes and gives me the perfect curl each and every time I use it.

BENEFIT Dandelion Pink Pressed Highlighting Powder: This sheer light pink finishing powder with subtle shimmer will instantly make you look awake and glowing! I lightly dust it all over my face and it brightens up my skin! I also use it as a very subtle blush for those days when I want a simple and clean face look.

My contouring and highlighting tools: MAC Cream Colour Base in PEARL, this is a great base for eye shadow as it enhances the color. Its also great used as a highlighter on bare skin or layered over powder. This will make your cheekbones pop and appear more prominent!! 
Next is the SLEEK FACE CONTOUR Kit in MEDIUM great at sculpting your face and making it slimmer, this takes practice so read up on how to contour and highlight your face. There's a lot of great videos on youtube that's how I learned to contour my face :) The highlighter included in this kit works wonders on me! It makes me look like I am lit from within!! :)
BEN NYE COVER-ALL WHEEL: This concealer wheel really does cover all!! I used to be a MAC concealer fan but BEN NYE made me change my mind! This wheel has it all, it can also be used as a foundation and it lasts a really long time. I use the peachy tone under my eyes and i instantly look awake and refreshed! The two light colors I mix to cover my blemishes  and the lightest beige I put on the outsides of my eyes so I look like I just woke up :) a trick I learned a few years back :)

THE best tools I use together with my beauty products: I have collected quite a lot of brushes over the years but these are the ones I use the most: My Charm Slanted Blush Brush and Dashe Flat Brush for contouring, Etude's Beauty Blender sponge which I use to even out my foundation or BB Cream and Benefit's thin Flat brush for applying highlighter on my cheek bones :) 
SHU UEMURA UV ARMOR: I use this as my daily sun protector face cream I love that it has a high SPF 50 PA+++, its not as oily as other sunblock creams and it doesn't leave a white cast on my face after I apply it :)

KIEHL'S LIP GLOSS: For those days when I am too lazy to apply lipstick. These provide just the right amount of color and they are super moisturizing and they smell great too! I sometimes use them as a base for lip color.

Goody Spin Pins are great for achieving the casual hair tied up in a bun look and spiral hair bands I got from the mall which I use for those days when I want to put my hair up in a neat pony tail :)

There you go!! This turned out to be such a long post and my products exceeded 10 things but I had a hard time narrowing them down hehe so they are all here :) They are all road tested by me, I hope you find something you'll love too! :)


  1. Hi Vicvic! Just wanted to know where you got your contouring kit.

    1. Hello Hana! :) If you are from Manila you can dropby any Crossings Mall they carry all Sleek products at their Beauty Section :)

  2. Where can i purchase BEN Nye? Thanks more power


    1. Hello! I got mine abroad but there are resellers on Multiply :)