the ultimate monochromatic look — one product for the whole face

in a pinch, this oldie-but-goodie little trick has saved me time and time again when a sudden change of plans comes around, and I have nothing to go on with to freshen up my makeup except for what is on my minimal makeup bag I carry around with me.

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no-makeup makeup for textured skin

textured skin is a bummer… people with smooth skin can walk out the door with nothing, a rub-a-dub of tinted moisturiser or more layers than a wedding cake and they always get away with it. then, there’s the rest of us mere mortals, with acne, dry patches, textured scarring, fine lines and full lived-in wrinkles. for those, like me, who deal with the temptation of piling on coverage in a vain attempt to cover up (and almost fill in) all those ridges and bumps, who end up looking cake-faced, patchy or just with nothing on after a few hours, I’m posting this tutorial on how we can also achieve the so coveted no-makeup makeup look. it just takes more time and patience… it figured, right?

being such a perfecting base routine, it’s not actually a no-makeup makeup, but the best-makeup makeup for any occasion, and you can use it with a bold eye or lip, or both. it is just heart-warming that one can wear it as is and look quite fresh-faced.

that being said, if you don’t feel like it or don’t have the time to spare, rock your perfect imperfections loud and proud. I love you all the same!

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lip liner galore

richly pigmented and with a matte finish, lip liners are often disregarded as those things that you don’t actually need, or you’ll think of using once in a blue moon when you’re in the mood for a seamless bold lip with added lasting power.

there is more to these overlooked products, I say! when you’re pouting because you’re tempted by an on-trend colour and you don’t want to dish out all that money for a lipstick you won’t wear that often, these are the babies you should pay attention to.

they are also the perfect tool/product to mix and match lip colours with more ease, tone down some brights, spruce up some lights, and vice-versa.

why, you’re not in the mood for a matte lip? no worries: a lip balm can provide a creamy texture, and a gloss makes your smacker shine on for the night.

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affordable, quick, fuss-free smokey eye

for those who got overwhelmed with the colour-picking, the blending, the expensive products and the overall faff of my previous smokey eye video, here’s a fool- proof tutorial with one eyeshadow and one brush.

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