My Everyday Affordable Make Up Routine

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Hey lovelies!

I don't know what it is but I just love browsing blogs and being nosy about other people's make up looks and the products they use. I especially enjoy when I see other people use the same products that I have. However, the backlash is sometimes I get influenced into buying more make up than I need. 
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I have been wanting to do a post about my daily make up routine but since I am not a professional make up artist (and even far from being good in putting on make up), I have always put off making a post like this. I have a pretty simple and easy daily routine anyway. I like mixing up high end and affordable products but today, I decided to just use the affordable ones that I have. 

So these are the affordable products I normally use for my daily make up routine.

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For the face I use the following products:

  • Chica Y Chico Matt Fix Cushion - This has been my go-to make up base recently. I find cushions very easy and convenient to use. No need to use brushes or sponges. I  use the rubicell puff included and pat the product on my face. I don't need to spend much time blending with this rubicell puff. Moreover, I love how Korean cushions are multi-functional (has sunscreen, foundation and skin benefits) so I don't need to put tons of other products on my face. 

  • Witch's Pouch Selfie Perfect Concealer in #23 Natural Beige - It's a brush type concealer that has a very spreadable consistency. It can cover redness and some pigmentation on my skin but  I guess it's no match for the luggage I have under my eyes. This concealer claims to be waterproof and super-pigmented but I think it does an average job in concealing because it wears off after a couple of hours.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Buff Beige - Definitely one of my favorite powders to set my foundation and concealer! It's just so affordable and does an excellent job in holding my make up into place. It does a good job in delaying the grease on my face too. Just love it. I am glad that I was influenced by Tanya Burr into getting this stuff. 
  • Prestige Shadow in C-162 Ballet - I know it's weird that I use an eyeshadow as a blusher, but I feel like it looks better on my cheeks than it does on my eyes! I love it so much than I am not gonna stop using this until it is completely gone from its pan. It's not matte so it gives a nice light pink glow on my cheeks. As you can see, I've almost ended the life of this Prestige Shadow so this one will be greatly lived a good, long, useful life.

Am I the only one who uses products where they're not suppose to? Please, please leave a comment a below if you have done it also

poshmakeupnstuff.blogspot: my affordable make up routine: lips

For the eyes and lips I used these:

  • BYS Brow Gel - I'm using the shade, "03 A Blonde's Best Friend". I was duped into buying this after an SA tried it on me. I was taught that eyebrows should be a shade or two lighter if you have dark hair and a shade or two darker if you have blonde. I like using lighter shades for my brows bec it makes me think that I look younger...maybe it's just me. Anyway, it's affordable, waterproof and highly-pigmented so I like it. I only dip my slanted brush very lightly on it because a little bit goes a long way. Also, I prefer using my own slanted brush than the tiny brush included in the cap.
  • In2it Supreme Waterproof Eyeliner in 02 Dark Brown - I dust a little bit of pressed powder on my lids and around my eyes to help prevent that area from oiling up. I found this technique also helps my eyeliner stay on longer. For my everyday look, I don't use eyeshadows. I just apply a tiny wing (a skill that I am still trying to perfect) using this dark brown eyeliner. I found brown to look more natural than a black eyeliner. If you have been browsing my earlier posts, you'll find that I am just a big fan of this brand's eyeliners. They're all affordable, smudgeproof, waterproof, highly-pigmented and stays on hours.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in ColorInk - I use this to line my lower line as highlight to achieve the so-called Korean "Aegyo" look. I like how doing this opens up my eyes which gives me a "youthful" look and somehow masks my dark undereyes too. 
  • Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Express - A very affordable drugstore mascara which does a great job in maintaining my lashes curled all freaking day. It's waterproof so it's good for the ladies with oily lids like mah-self.
  • Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 02 - I love using lip tints! This one in particular from Etude House, has a sweet scent that I like and is sooo easy to blend bec of its watery consistency. I sometimes use this on my cheeks but I have to blend it quickly before it settles. You need to give it time to dry and when it does, it lasts for hours! Just make sure you don't have dry lips otherwise it will be patchy on your lips. I apply it only on the inner parts of my lips to achieve the gradient effect that I like for my everyday look. 

So here's what my make up looks like for everyday.

poshmakeupnstuff.blogspot: my affordable make up routine

poshmakeupnstuff.blogspot: my affordable make up routine

See how the cushion makes it seem like I had highlighter on? It looks really good on areas where light hits your face. ^.^

Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you also use any of the products mentioned above or if you would like to show me how you do your everyday make up. I know I still need a lot of practice so maybe I can learn a thing or two from you guys. Help the girl out. Haha.

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  1. Uh-oh Witch's Pouch! Sooooo loveeeeeee their Selfie Eyebrow Pencil - a definite must-have! :) #staypretty

  2. The eyeshadow you use really does look amazing as a blush! I love when you find a better purpose for a product that is meant to do something else. I use e.l.f's cream blush in "Rose Royalty" as a matte lip color and love it way better that way than as a blush! :)

    1. Yep I agree. It gives the product a whole new life when it works as something else. Gotta get your money's worth :)