From left to right:  Maybelline super film mascara (washes off with water)  Clinique Airbrush concealer (poor girl's touche eclat but just as good!)  Bare Minerals powder  Mac matte lipstick in scarlet ibis  Nars velvet matte lip pencil in dolce vita  Nars velvet matter lip pencil in pop life  Bare Minerals flawless face brush  Mac matter eyeshadow in espresso  Bare Escentuals brow brush  Mac eyebrow compact  Guerlain liquid eye-liner in rum chocolat  Chanel rouge allure velvet lipstick in la ravissante
In honor of the amazing sunlight we've been getting, I decided to play photo shoot at home to showcase my beauty essentials. All I had lying around for props was some french lavender and leaves from Brenda my basil plant.
I'm kind of a noob when it comes to makeup and I basically use a combination of the above, never all at once unless I'm going for this reaction. You can tell that I use my Nars dolce vita lip pencil to death because...well it's basically a nubbin now. I've only just started using the Bare Minerals blush and so far I like how sheer it is.
When it comes to makeup, I could do without just about everything besides my trusty eyebrow powder and brush. They say it frames your face but for me it's probably to do with the fact that half of my brow on my right side is mysteriously missing. I believe that would be the result of some evil elves that secretly pluck them while I sleep. This Bare Escentuals brow brush is the best because it's broad and the bristles are spread out so the powder goes on sparingly. Denz sold me on this Guerlain liquid eyeliner which she swears by. Besides the nifty super thin brush, the best part is this stuff comes off with water. I'm not sure if that was their intent but it totally works to for my laziness.
From left to right:  Chloe perfume  Johnson's makeup remover  Bumble and Bumble surf spray  Gatsby hairwax  REN rosa centifolia cleansing gel  REN jojoba microbead facial polish  Laneige water bank gel cream  Laneige water bank sleeping pack
In terms of skincare, I stick to the basics washing my face once at night with REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel and splash with water in the morning. I cannot emphasize how good Laneige's water bank line is for Hong Kong's sticky ass humid weather. I've been trying to find a more "natural" version of such a gel-cream and the closest I've come is Caudalie Sorbet Creme. I haven't made the jump yet because I brought endless supplies of Laneige with me to London. But anyway if it ain't broke, don't fix it.