I was self-taught through observation and practice. When I started wearing make up regularly, I picked up some tips from friends and peers, then looked to youtube tutorials to improve some of my blending skills. I’m still learning new techniques, but application is all based on preferences and what works for you best.
Day 01: When did you start putting on makeup?
Day 02: How did you learn to put makeup on?
Day 03: Favorite brand?
Day 04: Do you like wearing foundation? (if so, whats your color and favorite, and what tool/s do you use to apply it? brush, sponge, airbrush, etc)
Day 05: Favorite lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner and lip balm?
Day 06: Do you like/wear false lashes? (if yes, strip or individual)
Day 07: Favorite eye shadow color?
Day 08: What’s your favorite day time look?
Day 09: Picture of your makeup collection.
Day 10: Favorite makeup brush?
Day 11: Do you like wearing bronzer?
Day 12: Favorite mascara?
Day 13: Where do you keep your makeup?
Day 14: Favorite YouTube guru(s)?
Day 15: Do you wear blush?
Day 16: Do you copy any of the celebrity’s makeup?
Day 17: Favorite makeup artist?
Day 18: What’s your favorite night time look?
Day 19: Favorite concealer?
Day 20: Favorite eyeshadow primer?
Day 21: Where do you buy your makeup at?
Day 22: Favorite toner?
Day 23: Favorite eyeshadow palette and blush palette?
Day 24: Which do you like; cream, liquid, matte, powder, sheer or shimmer eyeshadows?
Day 25: Favorite eyeliner?
Day 26: Do you wear makeup everyday?
Day 27: Favorite powder?
Day 28: Favorite makeup remover?
Day 29: Do you like wearing liquid eyeliner? (if so, what’s your favorite)
Day 30: Heavy or light makeup?
Day 31: When do you usually put on makeup?
Day 32: Do you like experimenting with makeup?
Day 33: Favorite exotic makeup look?
Day 34: Makeup look model or icon?
Day 35: What/who inspired you to love/like makeup?
Day 36: How do you organize your makeup?
Day 37: Do you wear nail polish? (yes, nail polish is still categorized as makeup)
Day 38: Favorite blush?
Day 39: Can you do your makeup professionally?
Day 40: One makeup item you wish to own?
Day 41: One makeup item you can never live without?
Day 42: Do you put makeup on other people?
Day 43: Favorite eye makeup look?
Day 44: Cream, liquid or gel liner?
Day 45: Do you spend a ton of money for makeup?
Day 46: Favorite store for makeup shopping?
Day 47: List down all the makeup stuff that you bring with you when you travel.
Day 48: A picture of your very own halloween makeup look idea.
Day 49: Picture of yourself with and without wearing makeup.
Day 50: Tips you’d give to makeup newbies.
What it is:
A brightening camouflage for the eyes and face.
What it does:
Benefit Erase Paste is a concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer that instantly brightens and camouflages all-in-one. It has an innovative formula which makes sure signs of stress and fatigue are a thing of the past. These three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection.
Available: Sephora, Macy’s and Ulta.
I’ll begin my first review with one of my personal favorite make up brands, Benefit. I’m absolutely in love with their make up line, the cute packaging and of course the products they have to offer. I always find myself going first to the Benefit aisle in Sephora (partially because it is the first aisle in front of the entrance in most locations). I remember spending a better part of a half hour in that aisle exploring what that brand had to offer and one of the things that caught my attention when I was first introduced to the brand was not only their cute, girly and vintage theme, but the presentation of their products. Some of their staple items that stood out on the counter such as “Benetint” “Posietint” and BADgal Lash, along with their highly pigmented blushes are some of the things that really caught my interest.
However, this review is solely dedicated to one of my personal holy grail items that I must necessarily use in my daily make up routine. This item was recommended by the one and only, Emily Eddington of BeautyBroadcast (I love her videos, if you haven’t checked out, please do! http://www.youtube.com/emilynoel83 ). She gushed on how much she liked the product and compared it to Bobbi Brown’s salmon concealer (which I’ll do a review later on) & she did a demonstration and comparison on the two. I put that item on my shopping list and one day on shopping trip to Sephora, I saw by the checkout stand that they offered the travel size version of it along with 2 other small items being: Stay & Don’t Stray and Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow, all for $10. So I swooped it up and decided to try it right away.
Now, I must inform you that I’m quite the night owl/insomniac that typically runs on an average of 5 to 8 hours of sleep per night & I have horrible bags and dark circles (sad face). I was desperately looking for an item that would help solve that problem and luckily, I did. I loved the texture and full-coverage it gave me and it instantly brightened my under-eye area and makes me look more awake and fresh. I usually apply it with my ring finger lightly dabbing it around my dark circles and corners of my eyes. ( I also blend it in so it looks almost natural). I like to use this product as well around some of the dark or uneven spots in my face and that cancels out the discoloration and serves as a multi-purpose concealer. I love that it’s not too heavy or cakey, but it manages to cover and conceal my flaws with just a bit of product. A little does go a long way and it is long-wearing as well. Erase Paste has become part of my permanent make up routine that has withstood some ever changing products from the past year or so.
I am very happy with Benefit’s Erase Paste, I have gone through at least 2 of the minis (which have lasted me about 3-4 months each). FYI: I’m light/fair-medium skin tone and use the Medium No.2, if thats of any help or insight.
Does It live up to its claims and expectations? Yes.
Will I repurchase it? Yes, it’s totally worth the money.
I hope that this review was helpful and insightful to some to some of you, please let me know your thoughts on this product or if you feel differently and why. I hope all of you lovelies are doing well!
- Benefit’s Project Flawless, includes: ‘Bella Bamba’ Blush, ‘Girl Meets Pearl’ illuminator, Bad Gal Lash mascara, Ultra Shines lipgloss in ‘Foxy Lady’
- MAC’s MatchMaster Foundation
- Bare Minerals Oil Free Primer
- NARS Nail Polish in ‘Bad Influence’ & eye shadow in Daphne
- Neutrogena’s Acne Stress Cleanser, Toner, 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment
- MAKE UP FOR EVER’s: Smoky Lash Mascara, Invisible Cover Foundation, HD Microperfecting Primer, HD Microfinish Powder, SensEyes make up remover, Aqua Eyes eyeliner
- Tarte’s Mineral Powder Bronzer
- Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder and Stay Matte Foundation
- Physician’s Formula Loose Mineral Powder
- Clinique’s 3-Step Acne Solutions Clear Skin System kit and Even Better Foundation
- Elf Brushes and Palettes
- C.O. Bigelow’s Mentha Lip Shine Lipglosses
- Smashbox’s Photo Foundation Face and Eye Primer, Hyperlash Mascara, Cream Eyeliner palette, Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit
- CARGO’s Blush and Bronzer
- Revlon’s: eyeshadows, lipsticks, foundation and concealer
There’s plenty more, but this is all I can think of for the moment. The reviews for some these items should be up during this week.