On conquering my Achilles' heel: Make-up

29 January 2010

So I've confessed here that I am totally clueless when it comes to make-up. I used to just be a powder-and-lipgloss kind of girl and cannot be bothered about any other beauty products before. My philosophy (being a total shoe-addict that I am) was "I don't care if I don't have make-up, as long as I have my shoesss." And frankly, I don't have problem skin so there's no need to cover anything up.

But then, I realized I also want to learn how to apply make-up in case I would be needing it in the future. There's nothing wrong with being a powder-and-lipgloss girl but you have to admit that there are some instances where you really have to be presentable (like job interviews) and all-dolled up (like parties). Besides, how can you not love all those gorgeous colors?

In a little over a year, I am happy and proud that I've already learned (at least a little) how to apply my own make-up, thanks to the beauty blogs I follow as well as the endless magazines I pored into. :D

For the photoshoot I had with my friend and classmate-from-college Karlo for Project Barbie, I did my own hair and make-up. (I am so excited to post the rest of the photos but I do not want to spoil the fun :D)

Here are the products I used:

Yes, it takes a lot of products to have the natural, no make-up look :D

For the face:
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation in W02 Natural Buff
Ellana Minerals Premium Blend Foundation in Cafe Mocha
Ellana Minerals Oil Absorbing Mineral Finishing Powder in Pumpkin Pie Latte
Ellana Minerals Silk Glow Illuminating Mineral Finishing Powder in Pumpkin Pie Latte
Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder in Natural

For the eyes:
Ellana Minerals Powder Concealer in Whimsy
F21 Single Eyeshadow in #06
Nichido Eyeliner in Black
in2it Colourline Eyeliner in Black Glitter
Brown Shimmer and White Shimmer in Eyeshadow Pallette
Avon Mascara

For the cheeks:
Colour Collection Triple Treat in Infinite Peach
Ellana Minerals Powder Blush in Happiness
Everyday Minerals Blush in Back to School

For the lips:
Ellana Minerals Lip Treatment in Strawberry Kiss
NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana
Ellana Minerals Liquid Lip Color in Tease

Tools used:
Ellana Full Powder Brush
Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow Brush
Ellana Baby Buki Brush
Ellana Concealer Brush
Non-latex sponges

What's with make-up and their long names? :D

Sneak photos from the shoot:

stolen shot

ready for the camera

Krissy's note: No editing done in the photos except for the Vignette effect and Round Edges frame. :)

Project Barbie will be on February 3!! Click here to know full details ;)

I know I still have a long way to go, and I am excited to learn more!

Now if only the next thing I can learn is how to cook. :D


  1. I think you did a good job at it.
    Practice makes perfect, goodluck ☮.♥.☆

  2. you're so right about using a lot of products to achieve a natural look..

    its funny to think how we put a lot to look flawless...

    but you did a great job,sweetie!
    i think you look real pretty

  3. you look beautiful krissy.. as in.. and FLAWLESS.. did you mix all those blush together? it looks so nice kasi.. :D

  4. Whoa, long list of products -- especially for, like you said, the clean-faced look. You look absolutely spectacular, though! Puttin' that make-up on like a pro!

  5. you look so pretty in your photos!! even with all that make up you still look like a natural beauty :)

  6. love the natural look. with that long list of products to achieve that natural look, that's amazing.


    ps. i left you an award on my blog. check it out?

  7. "Yes, it takes a lot of products to have the natural, no make-up look" Hahaha, great line!

    Both pictures are great, but I especially like the stolen one. =)

  8. The most difficult thing to do is the no-makeup look and you did it well Krissy! I love it.

  9. You look really pretty! love this post hehe :)

  10. Wow, I agree, quite a lot of makeups for a natural, no-makeup look. Wanna know a secret? I have yet to learn the art of full make application myself. Hahaha.

  11. ^ ooops! I meant, "full make up application." :)

  12. you look beautiful! i cant wait to see your project barbie photoshoot

  13. Awww hey sweetie. You are sooooooo pretty. I love that smile of yours. Absolutely heartwarming. Have a great weekend.

  14. pretty krissy :) can't wait to see ur project barbie pics! :D

  15. girl! you're so beautiful!!! ^_^ i love the pictures! pretty without retouches! now that's true beauty! XD

    also thank you for the comment! ^_^

  16. Oi, hotness. :)
    You look really pretty. And my, that's a lot of products.

  17. @ Russ: Thank you :)

    @ Thiamere: Very ironic, right? :D

    @ Donnarence: Thank you! Yes, I dabbed a little Triple Treat cream blush, then blended with Ellana Minerals Blush in Happiness, and topped with a hint of Everyday Minerals Blush in Back to School. :)

    @ That Kind of Girl: Thank you :)

    @ Amynaree: Thank you :)

    @ Betz: Thank you so much, that's so sweet! :)

    @ Rick: Haha thanks, I also like that one more :)

    @ Leah: Thank you :)

    @ Maui: Thank you, I liked writing this, too :)

    @ Jessica: All it takes is practice Jess! :)

    @ Manju: Thank you! I am also excited :)

    @ Mel: Thank you :)

    @ Mia: Thank you! I am excited to see your photos, too! :)

    @ Abby: Thank you :)

    @ Meream: Ironic :D


    I cant wait to see the results of your shoots :D

  19. @ Gem: Indeed! :)

    @ Andhari: 2 more days to go! :D


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