Hard Truths: 20 Days of Foundation Challenge (Update for Weeks 3 & 4)

I did it! It was a struggle for me to finish this. There were days when I didn’t feel like wearing any makeup. I found out a few interesting things about myself because of this challenge. I realized that I like wearing makeup when I’m angry. E likened it to war painting. It made sense to me now why I made sure I had makeup on when I raised a complaint at the bank (after finding out that something went wrong with my online account.) Another thing I realized is that I don’t have the motivation to wear makeup when I’m sad. Hence, the struggle. WEEK 3:…

Foundation Shopping Realizations + 20 Days of Foundation Challenge (Week 2 Update)

I didn’t commit myself to a specific product in Week 2. I wanted to know which ones I would actually pick up. But before I talk about them, I have good news, I think I already know the silly reason why I own too many face bases. I’m not sure if knowing would help curb my foundation appetite, but I have a feeling that it will. I used to hate foundation. Every time I go to a makeup person to get caked up for an event, I always feel like erasing everything after checking the makeup in the mirror. My face would always end up looking  either…

Kick off: 20 Days of Foundation Challenge

I’ve been enjoying the installments of Carina’s 20 days of lipsticks so much that I decided to do something similar: with face bases. If you’ve read my previous posts, you would know that I’m not a daily foundation wearer (includes other face bases e.g. bb creams and tinted moisturizers). Don’t ask why I have 7 ‘foundations’.

Foundation Inventory + The Perfect Foundation Tag

The questions for this tag make me feel like a presentor for the Oscars of foundation. Does ‘Oscar’ care for makeup? Let’s name this The Cleopatra instead. (‘And the Cleopatra goes to…’ — has a ring to it, right?). Anyway, here’s a photo of all of my foundations, primers, powders, and a concealer that I mix with a water-based moisturizer. Note: I don’t have the Myra VitaGlow BB Cream anymore because I already gave it away. Best Packaging I admit that my foundation shopping decision-making process is nonsensical. But in all of the times I’ve impulsively purchased a foundation, I’m sure that packaging was never…

The Long Story of How I Determined My Skin Tone

I’ve tried lots of foundations. I just don’t write about them because I feel like I’m not knowledgeable enough to give a review. How could I be when I don’t even know what my coloring is? It is difficult for me to judge a foundation if it isn’t a very close match. I will probably give it a rating that’s worse than it should get if I had gotten the right shade. Now I know what color I am, like REALLY, I’m an expert on my own skin tone — and I say that without any modesty at all. Haha!…