Beauty Regimen

When I was a little kid, I looooved silly pink make up. Then in elementary, I loathed everything girly. In junior high, I only wear jeans and t-shirts, had awful hair, and listened to pop punk & screamo (really, Tika, what were you thinking.). In high school, I lost some weight and developed a sense of style. I'm now 19 years old, doing my first year of med school. Contemplated for a long time about wearing make up, experimented for some time, and finally felt comfortable with my beauty routine. I started buying lots of beauty products and read lots of beauty blogs. I learned how to properly apply shadow and mascara. I discovered my favorite products. Look at all those stuff I have! That's like 75% of my collection. It's missing my plethora of lip balms that are scattered in my purses and some shadows that I left in my mom's room. My lip balms need a post of their own.

These are the products I use everyday, my beauty base. I wear these to school too, plus lip balm. Erha sunscreen, Clinique moisturizer gel, Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup, Revlon powder blush in Pink Peony. Yes I use a lot of Clinique, my facial wash is Clinique's Mild Liquid Facial Soap, I have two lipsticks, I used to have a bronzer (it broke. Sad story). I hate the fact that their shops in Jakarta don't carry their full make up line, I would looooove to have their Chubby Sticks and Lid Smoothies. My mom is very strict about using sunscreen, but since she has perfect skin, I'm gonna obey her, so I use this Erha every day and reapply sometimes. The powder fits me perfectly, isn't cakey at all, provide just the right amount of cover and banishes all shine from my face. The blush works wonders on my complexion, looks so natural. My cheeks are naturally blushed a little, so I don't need much blush. But still, in the mornings I look really flat and pale, so the blush is my life saver. I also wear lip balms, I have lots of them. For school, it's usually a Kiehl's tinted lip balm that I keep in my pencil case. But now I have my fabulous Burt's Bees! As I said, my lip products need their own post.

I have lotsssssss of shadow. But I just realized as I was shooting the pictures that I have lots of neutral colors. This is my basic eye routine that I do for going out. NOT school, never school. I don't even wear mascara to school, I just keep my eyes bare. When I go out especially on a date, I apply either one of these colors. The palette on the left hand side is a Revlon, basically pinkish neutrals. The center is Make Up Store's Old Gold. The right one is my new (already a favorite) Topshop Crayon in Sun Showers. With the Revlon, I use all the colors sheer, I love them so much, the colors are purrrfect. I hate too much shadow. All these go on light and pretty. The Old Gold is a dark, subtle gold, that is more suitable for nights. And the crayon is so amazing. I use it like a liner, just on the lower crease of my eyelid, paired with mascara only, nothing more. So summery.
I use two mascaras, the first and more casual and everyday is the Revlon Big Brush. I used Maybelline's Define-A-Lash but I ran out and neither Maybelline Jakarta or Singapore carry it. How sad. The second one that I use for more special occasions is Max Factor's False Lash Effect. It's amazing. I have thin and short lashes (I barely have bottom lashes) and this mascara helps a lot.

I only have one luxury beauty item in my arsenal, and it's this gift from my mom. It's a Dior palette!!!! Aaargh! Look at how pretty it is. A powder (that sadly doesn't match my complexion), a blush (too light for me), eye liners, a DiorShow Mascara (awesome), two lip colors/glosses, and 8 colors of shadow! The shadows are gorgeous. It has this dark gold and my favorite shade of gunmetal gray. The purple is glittery (extra yay) and the white is perfect for highlighting. They stay on forever, and very silky. I only use these once in a while, I prize this palette (naturally. Must've costed a fortune). Thank you mom!

I'll post my lip products someday. They're awesome.


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