Look: The Basics

A few weeks back, I attended a special event in the beautiful Balboa Park. Since I had just woken up around an hour prior, I did not have time to whip up a good make up look (and I was kinda a bit lazy to do so lol). Given the circumstance, I opted to go with my basic make up look.
As always, I start with concealer, MAC Select Moisturecover, to cover up dark spots. I had just finished my exams that week too, hence the bad eye bags and acne. Then with a Sigma Stippling Brush, I smooth MAC Studio Sculpt foundation around my face. I use a stippling brush to apply foundation more often than others because I find that it gives a more even finish.

Next, I fill in my brows with my favorite brow pencil, the Etude House Easy Brow Pencil. I use this pencil for my bottom lashline eyeliner too. Moving on to the eyes, I don't usually wear much eye shadow everyday. But what I do wear is the basic mascara+eyeliner combo. These days, I've been using Maybelline The Rocket mascara - which I absolutely love. I find that it lifts your eyelashes up, even prior to using the curler! NYX Super Fat Eye Marker is what I use to line my upper lashline. And as stated above, I use the eyebrow pencil to line my lower lashline. Then I apply MAC Ricepaper to the waterline and inner corners of my eyes. This old trick makes your eyes brighten and look more awake (as needed because my eyes looked so tired that week).

Finally, I lock everything in with my MAC Lightful powder and sweep my favorite MAC True Romantic blush on my cheekies.

Now that I've set up my basic look, the lip color is what I vary each time. You can change the dynamics of your whole look just by changing the color of your lips! Since we were going to a park, I chose NYX Matte Lip Cream in Sao Paulo. On my skin tone (NC 35), it shows as a dark rosy color. And I thought it was the perfect choice because it complemented the color of my cheeks as well.

What is your basic make up look? x

If you've got a question or an opinion on this, leave a comment at the bottom of this post! 
Shannon | The Skin and Beauty Blog

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  1. You look beautiful and flawless as always! I haven't tried Ricepaper on my waterline.. looks great on you! Will give that a try :-)

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  2. Thank you Divya! I use Ricepaper to highlight my eyes a lot. Definitely give it a try and let me know what you think ;)


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