Just a quick disclaimer: I am by no means, a beauty blogger. For all intents and purposes, I am a fashion blogger. I do dabble in beauty regimens sometimes and I do my makeup mostly, but it’s important to note that I am in no way as talented and as skilled as the beauty bloggers in our humble industry. Like a regular working female, my knowledge of makeup is still quite limited to my own experiences, to what my derma advices, and what basically works for me. Likewise, my forte is more towards skincare because I honestly believe that the most important step to experimenting with makeup is to have great skin to begin with.
That said, I have been getting inquiries and questions on how I am able to obtain a “flawless” face. Some have challenged me to show no-makeup look, questioning my #seetherealme post. For those of you subscribed on my snapchat (@dominiquetiu), you’ve most likely seen my unfiltered face and let me just put it out there, I have no shame in showing what my face looks like sans makeup. And like everyone else, I have blemishes once in a while–I get pimples here and there and I have the worst under-eye circles known to mankind. If I get a week’s worth of good sleep, my skin is virtually great but given my work schedule, it’s near impossible to keep my sleeping patterns consistent.
For those of you struggling with the same problems and looking for a kindred soul with some easy-to-do advice, here’s an amateur tutorial video that I made:
Here’s what you’ll need basically:
1. A good set of primers–I usually just use the sunscreen as a primer but of course, it’s more effective if you layer the sunscreen with a real primer.
2. Foundation–one that offers good coverage. I prefer BB creams for daily use to ensure that it’s lightweight but if you’re going to an event, a high pigment foundation is preferred.
3. Concealer palette–depending on your blemishes, you might need a colour correcting concealer. Opt for green for your pimples, orange for dark circles, and then top it with a nude coloured cream type.
4. Setting powder–loose is much better to make sure it stays on but a pressed one on regular days will suffice.
5. Every other component of your makeup routine–this is your eyebrow pencil, mascara, blush, eyeliner, and lipstick. I lumped them together because they’re mainstays that enhance your “blemish-free” look. I don’t put on eyelash mascaras anymore as I have eyelash extensions.
Good luck and go nuts! Hope you enjoy the video and learn something from it.