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It has been requested of me for quite a while to do a list of ¬†“My Go To Beauty Products“. Most of the stuff are from MAC cosmetics… Yes,I have to admit that I’m love with many of their make-up. Somehow it works for my skin (oily-combination) wonderfully. As it is Summer right now, I am not using any liquid foundation (during winter I used Revlon Color Stay and MAC studio fix fluid). So here we go… these are things that I reach out everyday for my daily make up.

My Go To Beauty Products:

1. Benefit That Gal – Face Primer

2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30

3. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Medium

4. MAC Painterly Paint Pot : Eye Shadow Base

5. MAC Blush Ombre – Ripe Peach

6. Benefit – Hoola Bronzing Powder

7. Dior : Eye Shadow Palette

8. MAC Pigment : Push the Edge

9. Mascara : L’Oreal Voluminous

10. MAC Lipstick – Faux

11. Chanel Glossimer – No.129

12. Hair Spray – Garnier Fructis Style Anti-Humidity Sleek & Shine

(Brushes: MAC 217, MAC 168, MAC 187)

Dior Palette

I’d like to go in details a little bit for my Dior Palette. I bought it from a Duty Free Shop, Madrid Airport. It was meant to be a travel make up kit but somehow I could’t stop using them. Eye shadow colors are very beautiful, very pigmented. They came with lip glosses and blush also. You can see that some of the colors I hit the pan already. And until today, I’m still in love with this palette.

MAC lipstick Faux & Chanel Glossimer no. 129

Lip Combo : MAC lipstick Faux (Satin Finish), and Chanel Glossimer no. 129. They are great combination. Faux gives a light mauve rose and Chanel lip gloss just tops it off with beautiful slight red shimmers … keep my lips moisturized. The texture of both products are amazing!


We all love to get new make-up items. But what happen after you bought them? Taking care of those products is a key to make them last longer. Some of items do not last for years, it is time to toss a few away. Your skin is more sensitive than you think. You do not want to risk breaking out, do you? Let’s see how we could take care of make-up we have.

1. Sanitize : You can start by using a wipe that has an element of alcohol. If you drop lipsticks on the floor, you will have to sanitize by rubbing it with alcohol and let it sit until it dries. Any wands on you lip glosses need to be sanitized from time to time. It does touch some bacteria from outside when you slide it out and touch your lips.

2. Smell and Notice: Sniffing and smelling really help you to determine whether to keep it or to toss it. Lipsticks do give a very funky smell when it turns bad. Normally it should not be on your shelf more than 2 years. Try to remember when did you buy them, or checking their expiration dates if it said on the label. Powder eye shadow can last for years, but again if it cracks or smells bad, it is time to toss it. Liquid foundation can form a separation of layers. If it shows layers, toss it.

3. Wash: We are talking about make-up applicators such as brushes, sponges, beauty blenders, etc. You need to run the water and soup through it. Be very careful with brushes, bristles need to be cleansed pointing downward. Water can really contaminate the glue that put handles & bristles together. Buy a cleaning spray, those are great to spot clean your brushes. If all the applicators are clean when you apply, they will keep your make-up last longer.

4. Repurchase: You don’t need to wait until it turns bad. Certain products need to be thrown out and repurchased, such as lip glosses, mascaras, etc. They last maximum 6 months. Normally bacteria will contaminate the items and it makes your skin irritate. Prevention is a key. We all want to take a precaution before breaking out. Do not hoard those type of make-up. If you buy it, use it up.