Daily Makeup

June 1, 2015

I remember growing up as a teenager who is very intrigued by the idea of wearing makeup. I would wear makeup to school, uni and even until recently I would still wear it. I'd wear bright blush on, to make sure I look 'fresh' and 'lively'. I used glossy pink lipgloss, green eyeshadow, cat eyeliner... but I never did my brow until 2 years ago. Don't try to imagine it, really... you'll hurt yourself. Incomplete makeup look :( Puberty is a bish, really.

But now, as years passed by... I realize that I feel more comfortable with simply having clear skin and minimal makeup. I left the pink glossy lippy, the green eyeshadow, the heavy eyeliner... and I simply opt for the products I've put in the photo above:
  • Homemade moisturizer
  • THEFACESHOP Natural Sun Eco Sebum Control Moisture Sun
  • Bobbi Brown Brow Kit
  • THEFACESHOP Design My Eyebrow
  • THEFACESHOP My Lips Eat Cherry Aqua Tint (Used as liptint & blush)
  • Tony Moly Double Needs Pang Pang Mascara
When I'm going to an audition or any other important meeting or event, then I would add my Estee Lauder foundation and Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow. Eyeliner is still optional... because to be honest, I'm not very good at drawing eyeliner.

I'm not quite sure if this could be categorized as the 'No Makeup' Makeup look or not... But maybe it isn't. There really isn't a lot of work put into this look. I like giving my face a chance to breathe and be free from heavy makeup. Because I realize the difference now and back when I use to wear makeup almost daily; my skin seems 'exhausted'. Like a whiteboard that's been written over and over, then wiped over and over... it looked very worn out.

This look is also very 'travel-friendly', because I don't need to carry a whole lot of makeup items in my luggage. And since there isn't much to put on, it takes less time to get ready during traveling. I just came back recently from a 1 week trip in Turkey, and the constant moving from one city to another makes me tired and putting makeup in the morning is such a fuss. But since I don't have much to do, I could still bring myself to put on a bit before I go out of the hotel.

My journey in trying to achieve clear skin is not done yet. I am still fighting blackheads, acne, dry skin, etc. But I'm so glad, I am finally more confident in my skin. Ever since I decided to use minimal amount of makeup, my skin isn't the only that's feeling free. I feel free and liberated. I no longer make myself think that I am only pretty with makeup. I always say this sentence, "Make up is not to hide your flaws, but it is to enhance your beauty"... But I never really live by it. But now, I think it's pretty safe to say I'm on my way to truly understanding that sentence.

How about all of you? What do you usually use for your daily makeup routine? :D Let me know~


  1. You look amazing! I think a minimal look is better for everyday wear especially if you're travelling! I remember my thick eyeliner and electric blue eyeshadow during my teens xD


    1. Thank you~ Oh gosh, those days... I wish I could forget them. But then there are photo evidence hahaha

  2. I love the way you have illustrated the entire look, makes it so simple to understand for someone who has no knowledge about make up.
    - Heena, www.icynosure.in

  3. love this natural look of yours! and I agree it is very travel-friendly!

  4. NAtural & easy to do look ! i'll try my hand at replicating it ;)

  5. You look beautiful, Sarah!!
    Love the way you illustrated the make up look. Such a brilliant idea!!
    Eyeliner can be quite tricky, just keep on practicing ^_^


  6. You look really good. I am looking to try some Faceshop products.

  7. lovely natural look dear..sometime when im too busy and tired i will go for minimal makeup too!

  8. Hi Sarah! I'm Sarah! =D I never use any of those products before, but I would love to try the Bobbi Brown products! =)

  9. love how natural this look is and you're so pretty!

  10. Your daily make-up looks great, I love how your lashes and brows look!

  11. I totally agree with you... those teen days were funny indeed. Now for daily makeup doing brows and mascara is a must for me... I can go out without anything on face but brows and mascara has to be there.

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  12. I love the idea of your picture above. You have quite a few products in the makeup routine making it look very natural =)

  13. I love your eyes! You no make up make up look is simple but so lovely and very suited to you.. I think you look beaut


  14. I love how you broke down the whole look and explained it to us Novices. Great tutorial

  15. what a great look!
    this is really simple and beautiful. nice :)

  16. You look absolutely stunning, and your brows are perfection! I am a bit of a brow freak, and I too shudder at the thought of my days without filling and sculpting them. What was I thinking?? Haha. Thank you for sharing :)

  17. You look great! Simple and nice ;) Love your post!
    Thanks for sharing :)


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