Let’s call it maturity — the part where I am able to settle for only five products when, before, I would have made a cake out of my base. Well, my skin is bad again. I think it’s the worst it’s ever been. But unlike before, I find myself holding back on putting a lot of products to cover the blemishes. Lately, I’ve been sticking to basics. And I’m quite certain this will be my beauty uniform even when my skin’s back to its clear state.
5 Product Face
The lash girl in me is strong. I still think lashes curled up to the heavens are the most brightening part of a face. I’m done with the Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama now cos it’s already past its prime. I’m still testing the Max Factor False Voluptuous False Lash Effect mascara*, so I can’t say what I think of it yet but so far it’s been doing a good job.
I still haven’t converted into a kilay-is-lifer, but I do admit that well-groomed brows make a mountain of difference when it comes to an overall look. So for times when I need to look presentable, I make sure that my eyebrows are filled in and the hairs are not going every which way. I’m still using the Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper, but the twisting mechanism is broken. I’m taking suggestions for a new brow product!
No look is complete without a lipstick! I’ve grown a bit tired of liquid lipsticks, so I’m going back to ones that come in tubes. My current favorite is MAC Captive (gifted by my husband’s cousin). It’s a cool plum with a satin finish. It’s not exactly an MLBB color, but it brightens up my face.
I would put a photo of myself wearing these products, but I’m still quite a bit self-conscious. Ha. But I’m curious: what will you pick up if you only had five products to use?
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.