Let's talk about make-up.

Most days I am just your normal powder-and-lipgloss girl (I also very rarely wear make-up to work). But there are also days when I want to look more presentable - and yes, prettier - like when I go to events, meet up with friends, go on dates, or pose for photos. In days like these, I have my ever-reliable train case to turn to.

I have always said that I am a total make-up newbie. There was a time when I put make-up on a friend and she looked like she got punched in the face x_x I got scared to try it again lest I lose my friends (haha) but through the help of Youtube tutorials and poring over my copies of Allure magazine I am proud to say I have gotten considerably better since then! I did my friend Michelle's make-up on our Annual Party and she looked great! Of course she is already pretty to begin with ^^,

Unlike other girls who have amassed quite a huge collection of cosmetics already, my train case is filled with my favorite and tried-and-tested products. Since I don't really use them regularly I make sure I'll get the best bang for my buck before parting with my hard-earned cash.(I am only an impulsive shopper when it comes to shoes, clothes and books, you see.) Thank God for the Internet because I get to visit various beauty blogs first to read reviews before making up my mind about buying a certain product. There are some products that didn't meet my expectations though (I am looking at you, elf Cream Eyeliner) so I removed them from my train case already.

Anyhoo, time for a Show-and-Tell of my beauty case!

My silver train case and blue Penshoppe pouch
The first layer (a removable tray with dividers) contains products for the eyes, face and cheeks, and lips.
Right side contains: Ellana Oil Absorbing (and another one in Silk Glow Illuminating) Mineral Finishing Powder in Pumpkin Pie Latte | Ellana Premium Blend Mineral Foundation in Cafe Mocha | Maybelline Clear Smooth Extra Shine-Free Powder Foundation in Natural | Nichido Cheek Mousse in Plum Brulee | Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in Original Rose | Everyday Minerals Blush in Back to School | Ellana Sheer Natural Mineral Powder Blush in Lust and Happiness 
Bottom layer
 Ellana 3-piece make-up brush set | Ellana baby Kabuki brush | Myra VitaGlow Tinted Moisturizer | Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation in W03 Apricot Sand | Ellana Make-up Brush Cleaner | Ellana Make-up Remover | Bench FIX Professional Shape Shifter | MAC Blotting Paper | MAC Wipes.
I love this MAC Oil Control Lotion because it really manages to prevent the oilies.
elf Eye Primer & Liner Sealer | Maybelline VolumExpress Hypercurl Mascara in Very Black | Etude House Tear Drop Liner in Silver | Avon Simply Pretty Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Plum Craze
Not included in the photo is my in2it Light Reflecting Liquid Eyeliner in Black
elf Brightening Eye Color | in2it Eye Colour Palette in Riviera
I am in dire need of more eyeshadow palettes LOL 
Ellana Lip Scrub in Strawberry | Myra Lip Balm
elf Lip Primer & Plumper
elf Lip Stain in Fashionista | Ellana Liquid Lip Color in Tease
Herbench Lipgloss in Sugar Coral | Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Lilac Pastelle
Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Blushing Berry | Maybelline Watershine Pure Lipstick in R22
in2it Moisture Release Lipstick in Flamingo | Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Angel Rose
My favorite set!
NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana | Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fuchsia | Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Bonbon Pink
Why do make-up companies give their products really long names? :D Anyway, my train case just stays in my apartment. During times I have to go to my parents' home or stay overnight in someplace, or go somewhere far and I'd need to bring make-up, I bring this:

My Penshoppe pouch with two pockets and two zippered compartments, a perfect travel companion
Please understand though that I don't really wear make-up that much, but I can never leave home without my face powder, oil-blotting paper, and a lipstick (which varies depending on my outfit and mood). But still, it doesn't matter how much make-up you pile on, (good skin and) a smile is still the best prettifier ;)

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