International Face of the Day feat. Japanese mascara, Korean BB cream, and US everything else.

Well! Finally managed to take a few selfies that don’t make me cringe and want to live in a cave forever, so here’s my first FOTD. Pictures taken in indirect natural light, a few feet away from the bedroom window at midday. Product list and tools below!

March 3 FOTD

If you see any mess in the background, please ignore it. I haven’t picked up for a couple of days.

March 3 FOTD 2

You know how long it took me to learn how to get my brows to be okay? YEARS.

March 3 FOTD 3

I do know how to smile like a normal person in real life. It’s just that cameras bring out the Chandler Bing in me. (Ms. Chanandaler Bong.)

Product list:

  • Skin: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream sample (No. 23), applied with Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki
  • Brows: Maybelline Color Tattoo (35 Tough as Taupe), applied with Sigma E75 Angled Brow
  • Eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (No. 70 Barely Branded) applied with Sigma E60 Large Shader
  • Mascara: Shu Uemura eyelash curler, 2 coats Heroine Make Volume & Curl (Jet Black), 2 coats Heroine Make Long & Curl (Jet Black)
  • Eyeliner: Upper lashline tightlined with L’Oreal Infallible pencil liner (Carbon Black), bottom lashline lined with CoverGirl (I think) Perfect Point Plus pencil liner (No. 215 Grey Khaki)
  • Cheeks: L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Blush (No. C1-2 Baby Blossom), applied with dollar store fan brush
  • Lips: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick (Top Tomato)

And here are bonus pics of how I organize my makeup and tools.

Makeup organization

I got this organizer at the Harbor Freight tool store in my neighborhood.

Etude House Hong Kong makeup bag

The few things I have that don’t fit into the Harbor Freight case go in this old Etude House bag.

Makeup in Etude House Hong Kong makeup bag

Japanese blotting papers, my blush, the embarrassingly girly Etude House Secret Beam powder pact, and the adorable Tony Moly Cat’s Wink powder pact.

Makeup brushes and Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

Over the last six months or so, I’ve learned what a difference quality tools makes. The Shu Uemura eyelash curler and Sigma brushes are my ride or die.

I used to be really indifferent to makeup. I’d just use whatever I found at the drugstore, and never really bothered to learn how to improve my application. Lately, however, I’ve really enjoyed trying new things and being braver with color. And the brushes. The brushes are great!

What are your favorite makeup items right now?

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