Another year, another chance to revamp your look. For a fresh start, begin by upgrading a few things in your kikay kit. Here, six ways to make these beauty staples work for you. New year, new you!
1. Ditch: Baby Powder
No one ever said big girls can’t use baby powder, but at this point in your life, you have to stop using it on your face. Unlike pressed, loose, or mineral powder, baby powders do not adapt to the color of your skin tone, which is why you end up looking dusty or chalky after putting it on your face.
Switch to: Pressed, loose, or mineral powder.
Set your makeup and get rid of grease by using powder suited for your lifestyle and skin type.
Try: Maybelline Mineral Powder Finishing Veil Translucent Loose Powder, price available upon request, Watsons
2. Ditch: Your full-coverage foundation
Using thick and heavy foundation with a matte finish will leave you looking tired and old. While it can work for special occasions, it won't look good if you want to achieve a natural finish.
Switch to: Foundation with a dewy and satin finish
This will give you enough coverage without looking cakey.
Try: L’Oreal True Match Foundation, price available upon request, Watsons
3. Keep: Basic brow pencil
YAY! You don’t have to say goodbye to your favorite beauty staple.
Add: Brow mascara
Using brow mascara is the easiest way to add volumes. Add a few swipes, and you’re looking at brows that are instantly #OnFleek.
Try: Estee Lauder Volumizing Brow Tint P1,430, Rustan’s Shangri-la
4. Ditch: Glittery, glossy lippies
Metallic lippies can make you look outdated.
Switch to: Lippies with soft matte and satin finishes.
These add just the right amount of color and shine to your lips, making your puckers appear fuller and more luscious.
Try: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive, P590, Landmark
5. Ditch: Sponges that come with your makeup products
These accumulate dirt and bacteria over time, especially if you store them while they’re still damp.
Switch to: Good quality eye and face brushes.
Makeup brushes are meant to last you a lifetime if you take care of them properly. Invest in a reasonably priced makeup brush set and wash once a week to get the extra product out.
6. Ditch: Your old powder blush.
If you feel like this isn’t working for you anymore, throw it out.
Switch to: A do-it-all face palette.
Save space in your kit by carrying a palette that carries blush, bronzer, and highlighter!
Try: Sleek Face Form Palette in Light, P875, SM MOA, SM Makati & Landmark Trinoma
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