Today I would like to write about Kabuki – not the kind of traditional Japanese theatre where heavily made-up men run around screaming in ancient Japanese nor the drink with sake but an awesome tool for makeup, the Kabuki brush.
As you guys can probably tell by now, I am more of an eye person (*love* doing eye makeup!) but since someone requested a post on how to correct the shape of your lips, here are my two cents. If you have:
To make thin lips appear fuller, avoid using dark, dull or matte colors and opt for bright or strong colors. Use concealer to cover your natural lipline, powder slightly then line your lips just a little outside of your natural lip line. Make sure they are no spaces between the new line and your natural lipline. Fill in with lipstick. Apply a high shine clear gloss over the lipstick.
Chanel Teint Fluide Universel Multi-vitamin Natural Makeup SPF 15 ($42) was one of my very first foundations and definitely one of my favorites. I liked this so much I even wore it to my high school graduation!
The foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle so you do get a decent amount of product. There are a variety of shades to choose from and I use 20 Clair for my NC30 skin.
The oil-free, vitamin-enriched formula has one of the creamiest textures that moisturized my skin nicely. It blends like a dream and does a good job evening out my skin, giving it a dewy, natural look. Not to mention that it stays on really well and comes with SPF 15. Highly recommended!
* Update: This foundation is now discontinued – what a shame!
A popular on the runway, MAC Face And Body Foundation ($30) is a water-based, water-resistant foundation that claims to provide a long-lasting, natural coverage for your face and body.
The foundation comes in a huge 120ml plastic bottle so you do get a lot of product. But other than that, this foundation does not seem to work out for me at all.
Despite its so-called water-based formula, it feels really greasy even on my dry skin. The coverage is also very sheer. In fact, so sheer it barely covered anything for me. Not to mention the foundation seems to separate easily. Blah!