Been putting off doing a legit full face makeup for ages. Kept saying I don’t have all the stuff, and I didn’t want to buy more than what I know I can use often. Also, if you’ve been reading my entries, I’m a budget babe. Of late, though, I’ve been watching beauty gurus bake their faces, and I really wanted to try.
Almost put it off again, when I chanced upon the Nichido Finishing Powder, priced at only Php 150, with a big container of product. Alright, no more excuses. I got to go try baking and do a “real” full face while I’m at it.
I also thought it would be fun to do my hair to match the makeup. After all, if I’m going to do a legit look, might as well fix those tresses, too. And top the look off with accessories. Enough with the chit chat; let’s get the full faced, full look, going.
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I dig the Korean makeup look–dewy, fresh, feminine, and still edgy. What’s more, it goes perfectly with virtually any OOTD and accessory, and you can easily take it from day to night. A popular Korean makeup trend nowadays is soft eye look using light neutrals or blush colors. Another is the ombre lip, which is easily doable with a tint that can double as blush. All these, topped on bright, lightly made up skin, make for a classy go-to glam and everyday look.
My Version of It
I don’t have blemish-free glowing skin, and I oil up quite fast, so I won’t use oily, light coverage products, which are common in Korean brands. Instead, I’m opting for my tried and true face products–the Nature Republic No Sebum Provence Calendula sunblock (has matte finish), L’Oreal True Match Foundation in shade N3, The Faceshop stick concealer (2nd to the lightest shade), and setting it in place with the Nichido Finishing Powder. All set to apply:
L: Prepped with moisturizer (Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel) and sunblock. Applied liquid foundation, let it dry for a minute, then apply another layer.
R: Applied concealer on the forehead, under-eyes, and chin for highlight. Blended then applied the powder on the highlighted areas.
To cop the soft eye look, I picked up a shimmery eyeshadow (the smallest circle component) from Nichido also, in the shade Electrifying Pink. For its name, it is so subtle, and there’s not much pigment. So I put some of my old blush on my lids and topped it with the shadow, for the pink to pop.
Also put on eyeliner, which RAN OUT as I was doing my left eye *cries*…so I just dipped the applicator into the mascara (bad idea) and cleaned the excess up using the translucent powder and eyeshadow. Then mascara. For eyebrows, I used a brand-less brown brow pencil and attempted to do a Korean brow. Which I don’t think I succeeded in HAHA.
Lip and Cheek
For blush, I used the eyeshadow and just built it up for the color to show. And for the lips, I attempted to do an ombre, lining the shape and the center of my lips with the pink liquid lippie I mixed before, and blending it out with my Ever Bilena matte lipstick in Mauvey, with a lip brush.
Brushed the bake off and here’s the full face:
Next up, I Googled some easy hair styles for mid-length hair. One of the top results that came up was the man bun. It’s a half ponytail with a messy top bun. To do it, I tied my hair into a half ponytail, folded the ponytail into a bun and secured it with the same scrunchy, then held the loose strands in place with bobby pins.
Also changed wardrobe and got accessories that I think will add edge to the look.
Here’s the look:
I like the swag of it. What do you think? 😀
As I loosened the bun, my hair tousled down into waves, and I liked how it looked. So here it is:
I’m glad I finally stopped putting this off, because I love the results and I also learned something new. Of course this in’t pro quality, but it’s always good to practice, isn’t it? 🙂
Will you try these looks out for yourself? I say, why not? 😉