For today’s Nosy Beauty, I’ve got Rae from Scatterbraintures! She is one of the most discerning and critical beauty reviewers, in my opinion. She’s more specific and particular than I am, for sure.
From my teens to my twenties, I’ve always only been just a skin care girl.
I started using ‘real’ makeup since 2+ years ago (i.e., when I worked for Watsons). I wasn’t in marketing or sales. I worked behind the scenes, inside a cubicle. I already left the company, but I took my new found love for makeup along with me. I started using makeup because it was kind of required. Now, I think I’m starting to enjoy the whole makeup application process where I’m forced to focus and be mindful. I think it’s even better than yoga in the sense that I don’t hurry to get to the next step.
Someday, I want to end up with a carefully curated makeup collection containing just a few products that I really like. Right now, my makeup shopping habits are not aligned with that goal. I used to feel really guilty about this but I realized ~baby steps.
My current ‘makeup bag’ is either the front pocket of my everyday tote bag or a mesh bag that was once the packaging of a microfiber towel. The contents of my makeup bag is ever-changing and do not represent my makeup collection and/or the whole look I go for.
Anyway, here’s what I mean by ‘ever-changing makeup bag contents’:
My Monday bag only contains my staples: an oil-control film, my lipstick for the day, and any powder compact that has a mirror. On most Mondays, these are the only stuff I use on mondays. My Monday brain can’t handle any more than that.
On a typical day, I don’t re-apply any other makeup product aside from lipstick.
Come succeeding days, I’ll add in whatever other lipstick I feel like wearing and any other additional makeup product that I think I would need to reapply. Usually, there is no ‘other additional makeup product’, but lately I’ve been bringing Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush in Gracilis — it’s a powder blush but it can be applied with fingers. Yes, you read that right.
As you can tell, I don’t bring a lot of stuff.
There are 5 lipsticks because I seldom repeat lip colors. I usually wear bold colors because I technically don’t wear any other makeup product.
If I wore eyeliner on any day during the week, you’d see a makeup remover (or a face cleanser) and sunblock thrown in. I always anticipate that I might need to correct or erase the liner (or all of my makeup) by midday. Hehehe.
On rare occasions, when I get an angry pimple, I bring a concealer with me. My current favorite is Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer.
I leave everything else at home (e.g., foundation, bronzer, finishing powders, etc.) I also don’t tend to think about my face from the time I step out the door until I need to go to a restroom (and pee).
On Sundays, I put everything back in their designated storage spaces, then the whole cycle repeats.