Face of the Day: Summer Amusement Park Makeup
Hello! I'm about to stray into beauty blogger territory today, and it's kind of exciting! If you read my latest post, you'll know that I went to Canada's Wonderland, an amusement park, recently. So, to that effect, I've decided to create a post detailing my makeup of the day!
Besides wearing sunscreen (sun protection is very important for your skin!), the two things I have realized about wearing makeup to an amusement park are: a) keep it simple, and b) make sure it stays! I don't think it's in anyone's best interest if your face started melting off throughout the day, you know? ;)
Splitting the products between the generous categories of "Face" and "Everything Else" -- although to be honest, everything you see here goes on the face anyway. (Whoever divided cosmetics into "Face", "Eyes", etc., must not have considered that the eyes are indeed, on the face. Awks.)
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Suncreen SPF45
I never used to bother with sunscreen in years past (although I did, simultaneously, put on the delicate Asian girl act, that is, the swoon-oh-I-don't-want-to-tan thing), but I suppose the realization of its importance has kicked in now. Maybe it's because I'm 20 (going on 21!) now -- would you say that's old or young? ;) It'd depend on how old you are, of course. Anyway, what I mean to say, is that sunscreen is really important for your skin if you don't want to get freckly or burned or whatever (or worse, super wrinkly in your old age).
I really like Aveeno's formula because it smells nice, isn't too sticky, and since I have dry skin, the whole "protect+hydrate" works out pretty well for me. I put this on all over my face (and ears, and neck, and wherever) after my moisturizer and waited about five minutes for it to set before I moved on to actual makeup.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
I've been wanting this for a while ever since I heard it was a dupe for Benefit's Porefessional Primer. I bought it for the Wonderland trip because I wanted my makeup to last all day (oh, also, it was on sale :D)
Basically, I just squeezed out a tiny bit and applied it all over my face. They weren't kidding when they said "a little goes a long way" with this product, because it makes your skin super slippery soft. It makes a very nice base for you to apply makeup onto.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 02 Light
I, unfortunately, like most of the sleep-deprived millennial generation, have dark circles under my eyes. I might blame the Internet. Anyway, this concealer works pretty well, especially as it's not drying at all. I dot it on my dark circles, around my nose and mouth, on any spots, and blend/smudge it in with my fingers. I'm not overly particular with this step. I just want to even out my skin tone, especially because I don't wear foundation.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 003 Natural
To ensure my concealer doesn't melt off my face or anything, I make it stay with a powder. Using a brush, I pat it onto wherever I've put concealer and then move the brush all over my face in circular buffing motions. It's supposedly to make everything even, but it mostly just feels nice. Also, it looks very pro, like I know what I'm doing even if I most likely don't.
I'm using this one because it makes everything matte, and of course, it's to counteract the shininess from the sunscreen. The only thing that this product could do better on is packaging. What kind of powder compact doesn't have a mirror?
Exactly what it says it is. Also, see above.
The Face Shop Design My Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Dark Brown
They've opened The Face Shop in Square One! Now, if only Etude House would follow suit... This is one of those eyebrows pencils with an angled pencil at one end and a spoolie at the other. I bought my first one of these from Etude House when I was in Seoul and was super amazed, because I had never seen one like it before, and then soon after realized that they were basically everywhere, LOL.
I can't think of really how to describe how I fill in my brows except to say that they are never even (sometimes not even close) -- I've learned not to sweat it. Other than that, it just takes a lot of practice... when I first started filling in my brows, I got teased about having caterpillar eyebrows for months. -__-
Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
Pretty evident, no? Makes my eye shadow (which mind you, is supposed to last 24 hours anyway) last all day without fading, etc.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Eye Shadow in 25 Bad to the Bronze
Eyeshadow a little too much to wear to an amusement park? Yeah, I used to think so, until I became hooked on watching beauty vloggers on Youtube (it's kind of ridiculous). I actually have Essiebutton to thank/blame for this one.
It's a very nice shimmer -- apparently, bronzey shimmers scream summer! -- and besides being long-lasting, it's also super easy to apply. I just sort of patted/smeared it all over my eyelid. The important part here is to have more colour on the outside of the eye, and blend it to make it more sheer towards the inner corners, and up towards the brow bone.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in 02 Bulletproof Beige
More shimmer! I use this on my inner corners and under the eye on the lower lashline in order to brighten everything up. Don't go overboard, but don't be afraid of a little sparkle either. I used to see this with Asian makeup looks because they're really into the kira-kira banjjak-banjjak (sparkly) wide-eyed look -- and for that matter, I suppose so am I.
Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid liner is reported to be the most long-lasting out of all the other varieties. For me, it's also the simplest -- I don't use gel, and pencil, although it does look quite nice, can be troublesome to smudge out and all that. So liquid it is. I like it also because I can draw on any shape I want, although for an amusement park, I simply went with a tiny flick at the ends -- no crazy wings or whatever. After all, the last thing we'd want is to look ... high-maintenance. ;)
Curl those lashes! I normally skip this step because I can't be bothered, really, but anything to prevent the mascara from running and smudging! Also, maybe it's just me, but I find my lashes stick up enough on their own not to warrant any additional curling. Sometimes if I use a curler, they stick literally straight up and then smudge all over my eye shadow. #thestruggleisreal
Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara
I've previously used Maybelline The Falsies Mascara and this one was a rather surprising departure from it -- it's much more natural looking. Not as fluttery as the Falsies, and not as much volume as I expected from a mascara that had it in the name, but still, I was satisfied because it didn't budge all day. Also, side note, not really a huge fan of the plastic applicator.
Revlon Lip Butter in 027 Juice Papaya
I also generally don't bother with lip products on a regular basis but usually at the end of all that makeup, it seems almost a waste not to. I like this colour -- it's not really as orange as it look -- it's like a slight coral tinge on top of my natural lip colour, and adds a bit of moisture and shine. I really recommend the lip butters from Revlon, plus, they have soooo many different shades.
[Update on 6/25: Thought it'd be useful to show you all what this look actually looks like! haha]
Anyway, so that is it, for my game face/summer amusement park makeup! Sweat-proof, and waterproof, to the best of my ability -- all with (only?) thirteen items. All in a day's work. ;) I hope you've enjoyed my first beauty post (other than the odd haul here and there) -- it's always refreshing to try something new on the blog! Let me know what you think. ;)
Have a great weekend!