Missha BB Boomer - paired with Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream),
Lancome Pure Focus T-zone mattifier - used mainly in summer time
Sofina Rise UV cut milk - also used mainly in summer time
Laura Mercier oil-free primer - I am almost done with this tube. Will be switching to NARS primer with SPF after this.
MAC Moistureblend SPF 15, NW 30 - Its creamy texture works best for me in drier winter months
DiorSkin Extreme Fit Moist-Compact SPF 25, 020 - A little to cakey on me, will be getting something else next time.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15, Warm Beige 3.5 - I love this lightweight texture for summer.
Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream SPF 15, No.23 - The texture is ok, but the color is a little too pale/gray for me. I have another tube of brand new Missha BB cream and BB boomer that I may swap it away later... too bad the color doesn't work for me.
Laura Mercier Finishing Powder, #1 - Love the flawless look it gives when setting my foundation
Guerlain Meteorites Holiday Edition in Gold Temptation - Gives a nice glow on my face.
I am seriously considering getting Japanese foundation to try on, such as Lunasol water-gel foundation for summer. Based on what Fuz recommends, I think I am an OC-03 in Japanese foundation... But since I am banned from hauling more Japanese makeup for a little bit, I may have to pass on that!!! Sob...
NARS smoothing Face Prep - This should be listed under Primer/Base section instead. It's a nice primer to smooth out fine lines under my eye area and diminish appearance of pores around the nose area.
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Shade #3 - This came from the flawless face kit and I am already finished the setting powder (and hence bought the full size finishing powder!) and the concealer is already hitting the pan. I am tempted to try either the new Bobbi Brown concealer kit or Amazing Cosmetics concealer after this.
Jill Stuart Blossom Dual Cheeks 06 little anemone - This was recently acquired, has a slight sweet floral fragrance that doesn't bug me. Overall the texture is nice and smooth, and the powder is really pigmented. A little goes a long way.
NARS blush in Orgasm - This was much raved by a lot of beauty bloggers. I had a hard time deciding between this Orgasm or the Super Orgasm before, but I prefer non shimmers for everyday use so I picked Orgasm in the end.
Shu Uemura blush in Antique Pink & Antique Orange (limited edition) - The pink one is a little too pink for my skintone and it would work best with fairer skintones.
Canmake Cream Cheek 05 Sweet Apricot - This is my favorite blush of the all with the best color that works for me and the best price (retails for 580yen, but I paid about $62hkd)
This is just part of my eye makeup collection in my makeup vanity table. Of all make up items, I like eye make up the most, which explains the huge amount of eyeshadow palettes I own.
I love to be organized so I used a plastic box with compartments from IKEA to organize my goodies.
The following are the frequently used items out of the batch:
My top picks, usually neutral colors as my significant other half doesn't like me in all sorts of eye colors.
T'estimo Single Eyeshadow in BE-13 - I love this eyeshadow as a great base, it's hitting the pan and I am almost done with it. As T'estimo has been discontinued by Kanebo, I am not sure where to get as a replacement.
Canmake Jewelstar Eyes 07 Gold Stone - a cheap replacement for Jill Stuart Jelly Eye color, very sparkly, but not as long lasting as JS...
B&C Laboratories Makemania single eyeshadow in Bronze Gold - I love love love the shimmers and sparkles of this eyeshadow, and this is a lovely color for autumn/winter. It's already hitting the pan. Given to me by my uncle's wife, who is a Japanese...
Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow in Pewter 3, limited edition - a nice shimmer gray for everyday look
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Brownstone, GWP
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Heather Mauve, GWP
I don't have a lot of mascaras, as I have found my love, which is Majolica Majorca mascara, the lengthening kind. I prefer lenthening over volumizing because I usually go for the natural look. (I heard MJ's volumizing mascara has tons of fibers that is like pulling hairs out of the mascara tube, and according to my friend, it's absolutely disgusting!!)
The MJ Diamond Lash mascara is just for fun for some party nights out. It's a mascara top coat with silver glitters so I rarely use it for day time...
And I have 3 eyelash curlers.
1. National heated eyelash curler Matsugenkurun EH234P - it's a dual headed heated lash curler that allows you to precisely crimp inner or outer corners of eyelash. I acquired this a few years ago when stopping over in Narita Airport, and when the airport baggage staff destroyed my entire baggage at NY's Laguardia Airport, I have searched high and low to replace my unusable National heated lash curler.
2. Shu Uemura lash curler
3. Koji Curving Eyelash Curler 38mm - perfect for a "sunflower" looking eyelashes.
Unlike other eyelash curlers, Koji Curving Eyelash Curler is of brand new design. 38mm size curler curls up all eyelashes. Its lightly-curved shape covers the roots of eyelashes, bringing radial eyelashes.
1 and 3 is my favorite, but I have not been using 1 for sometime already because I don't usually keep spare AAA batteries around.
I forgot to include my latest addition to my eyeliner family, which is the Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner.
Gel Eyeliners: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Mauve Shimmer Ink 23 and Black Ink 1. I have shaky hands so gel eyeliner works best for me.
Liquid Eyeliners: NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches. It was ok in the beginning but recently I found out that the tip of the brush becomes dry even the pen still have ink in it. It's quite frustrating for me and I will be switching to Dolly Wink as DW does not give me this problem
Pencil Eyeliners: Majolica Majorca Cream Pencil Liner in BK 999 and BR 611, Majolica Majorca Jeweling Pencil in BK 901 and 71 - The cream pencil liner is by far my favorite for lower lashline tightlining as there is no smudging and stays put.
VOV Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Brown - introduced to my by my mom, but it's a little to red on me.
Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash/Medium Brown - This color works great for naturally dark brown/black hair color.
Of all make up products, I am the least enthusiastic on lip products. Part of the reason being lippies end up in your stomach after each meal or drink... but with the new Maquillage lippies that can withstand eating and drinking as shown by Fuz and Jie Jie, I have asked my friend in HK to pick up 2 colors PK 744 and RD 733 for me to try out in a few week's time.
The other reason is I have sensitive and dry lips and some lip products will cause blisters on my lips, so I have been very careful with selecting lipsticks/lip glosses/lip balms...
Regardless, I have always been into nude colored lips, because I want the focus of my makeup to be set on my eyes (that explains why I have an excessive amount of eyeshadows!)
I only have a few lip products to show here:
Lancome Juicy Tube in Orange Juice - it was a GWP from somewhere??
Sofina AUBE lipstick in OR110
Sofina AUBE lipstick in OR503
DIOR Addict lipstick in 384 Rose Scenario
DIOR Addict Lip Glow SPF 10 - I love this natural soft pink on my lips :)
DIOR Addict Ultra-Gloss in 151
Canmake Lip Concealer Moist In - Great as a lip base product for concealing redness on lips
Canmake Melty Nude Lip in 04 Peach Beige - this lipstick is non-drying and can also works as a base for other darker colored lipsticks.
Canmake Nudy Glow Rouge in 05 Honey Latte - The most worn lip gloss lately. Non sticky and fragrance free. I started using it since a month ago and I think I am almost 40% done!!
That's it for now. What's in your makeup stash?