Style of Mine

The adventures and struggles of a petite, geeky journalist-in-training living in New Zealand.

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First Ever Makeup Post


These are the products I’m using right now in terms of make-up (skincare is another matter entirely, but that should be another post in itself).

  • Maybelline Super Stay liquid foundation (Left)
  • L’Oréal ‘Made For Me Naturals’ lipstick in nude (Centre back)
  • Maybelline nude lip-liner pencil (Centre front)
  • Revlon ‘Beyond Natural’ smoothing primer (Right)

I used to use eyeliner and eyeshadow as well, but right now, I just can’t be bothered, and eye-makeup makes me tired. These days, I don’t even put on powder foundation after I apply the liquid one. I would never ever use foundation without putting on primer first. Primer stops foundation from clogging your pores, and it makes the foundation so much smoother. What I really don’t like is too much foundation; it makes the face look like a clay mask. With makeup, less is more.

Lip-liner is optional, but I’ve found that lipstick looks much better if you use it. I colour my entire lip with the lip-liner pencil. It actually is for lining the lip to prime it for the lipstick, not just for outlining the lip. Make sense?

So there are my make-up tips: Wear what makes you feel comfortable, keep it as minimal as possible, and always use primer to protect your skin.