Weekly Make up Basket W15 2016

This is the first week I am back at my mum’s place, also the place where I grew up. I live a super transient lifestyle, I’ve shifted house every year for the past 2-3 years 😦 I also don’t foresee myself staying here for too long, if this house sells (and we are hoping it sells soon) we will be moving to the other house we own, and if I manage to buy a house of my own (which I am trying to) we will be moving there in 2018 or so… you get the idea.

So, my make up this week is kept as simple as possible. Also because it’s getting real hot. I used a pink as a base shade on my lids, topped with some copper and gold shimmer. The overall effect is very peachy and summery. I’m also going to use a liquid liner that is very warm, since my whole vibe is a very summery vibe.


Pink + orange + gold = peach? 😀 Minty green is for my Friday look because I LIVE FOR MINT GREEN WITH GOLD.


Since I actually sold my rose gold blush, I’m using a bad coral lipstick (Revlon Audacious) for a nice summer flush. It’s very pigmented and it looks gorgeous on the cheeks but it’s disgusting on the lips.

I’m going to skip the face contouring this week (SHOCK! HORROR!) and go for some light bronzer on the edges of my face. Bonus, I can actually bring my bronzer compact to the office, since I’m taking a very early train. I’m also going to apply the lipstick on the go since it’s a very sheer coral lipstick that’s like My Lips but Brighter.

And for the first time there are swatches!


L-R: Pink, copper, gold, layered to be a peachy gold shade. BCL brown liquid liner, Revlon Audacious Matte Balm (used as blush), Kiko Radiant Touch highlighter, Dior Addict unknown colour.

And full face pics!!!!



Went without the liner today. It’s a pretty simple, summery and pretty look so I went overload on the blush. It’s much more washed out in the pictures, but I look like I was walking in the sun for awhile. Quite pretty but I think I’ll tone it down just a notch 😛

I like this look! Low contrast, very quick but very pretty.


Weekly makeup basket W14 2016

This week, i really need to use up my green eyeliner that is seriously ancient. Since jewelled green is a tricky colour to pull off, I will be using it as subtly as I can.

I decided to tone it down and make it look better on my lashline by darkening it with black shadow. It also helps to set it. Since it’s so old it smudges far more than a brand new eyeliner. It has also shrunk in the packaging. The fact that it still manages to remain more or less intact (at least, not going all over my face) at the end of the day (with primer though, of course) and it manages to remain almost perfectly cat eye with some judicious use of black eyeshadow to set, is testament to its great staying power. Seriously, the Silky Girl Funky Eye lights are AWESOME pencil liners at a DIRT CHEAP price.

Other than a base shade and contour shade in the crease, I am not wearing any other shadow. Let the green cat eye do the talking 😛


For lips, I needed something cool toned and relatively neutral, so I went with my Lip Theory in Catalyst again. Just as well, since I need to use it up. There’s just a teeny bit left in the sample.

I haven’t posted a snap of my look with the makeup actually on my face because I’ve been really rushing for work these couple of days, so I will try to do it tomorrow.

This is my last week staying at my current place super near my office for awhile. So I want to use my green liner while I still can spend some time on my make up. Next week will be all about the quick and easy looks  while I get used to a new routine. I might even have to do make up in the office toilet 😛

Weekly makeup basket W13 2016

Now that my full time job is back in swing and i would like to have a faster routine in the mornings, i will be using a system of a weekly makeup basket rather than creating a totally new look daily. I’m no good at sticking at the same look for a week, so let’s try!

Fridays are an excuse for brights, so I will be including 1 or 2 colourful that i normally wouldn’t use in the week to use on Friday.

Every Sunday, I will do a look with my chosen products to make sure the colours and tones adhere, and that will be the only products I use for the next week.

Since it was Tuesday when I decided on this, I will be doing this look for the rest of the week:

Eyes: random Sleek base shadow
Kiko supreme cream shadow in 03 (i think jasper green?)
Tonymoly gel liner in choco brown

Lips: Life’s Entropy Lip Theory in Catalyst

Cheeks: NYX cream blush natural (check out the huuuuuge pan!!!)


I really like the Kiko shadow and it’s shrinking but it’s still creamy and stays put. I blend it out on my lid and concentrate it on my lashline. I line the outer corners with Choco Brown.

The kiko shadow is a tricky cool olive shade, but warmed with gold glitter which really comes out after blending. The warm brown liner provides some contrast. Overall its a feminine, soft look, low overall contrast. I will probably have to up the blush a bit as the eyes and lips are more greyed out.

This is a pretty easy look that is quick to do and stays put well for the day!


Love the super easy glossy eyes.

Weekly Makeup Basket W16 2016

This week, I have finally got into my routine of waking up at 6.30, doing makeup in 15-20 minutes in half darkness, taking the train before 7.15 and eating breakfast leisurely (and a nap) in the office.


I’m also participating in a palette challenge on r/MakeupRehab, and this week I picked a blush palette to make things fun! I am using my Sleek Candy Collection palette. The cream blush is very nice, pigmented, stains and doesn’t slide around. The powder blushes are, on the other hand, slightly powdery. The lavender is a lovely colour but it doesn’t show up well on my skin 😦

As eyeshadows however they’re pretty great! They combine to be a pinkish, cool toned shadow. I use the lavender as an all over, and the dark pink at the outer corner.

I need to use up my Colourpop Girl Crush eyeshadow, because it’s starting to dry out and its no longer as pigmented and creamy as before. Since it’s a very cool-toned grey, I will be using it as a crease shade.

I’ve picked Life’s Entropy New Horizons as a liner shade because I have a little bit left in a sample baggie and I want to get rid of the damn baggie. Haha. I will be patting it over a black kohl liner I need to use up as well. Yay for incorporating so many to-use items in a look!



Close up of all DA SHIMMA in New Horizons! (swatched over black kohl pencil.)

My eyelids were aggressively pink the whole week.


In addition to make up, I’ve also made a plan to read a book every day on my commute to and back. A relatively easy to read book should take me a week, 2 tops. This week I finished up The Undercover Economist, which I think I read halfway during my school years (and was highly recommended by my economics tutors. You can see I was not that interested in Economics 😉