Oct 2, 2011

MUT: Makeup for Today

Hi Everyone!

I came up with this genius idea last week and I'm just so excited for it :D Okay, so I thought of doing this new segment in my blog called "MUT: Makeup for Today" and it will feature makeup looks with a little more spice into them but are still appropriate for school/work. sounds fun, right? :>
I'm hoping to make this a daily thing, but if not, at least 3 times a week. 

I teamed up with the very talented Aaron Articulo to take my photos for the MUT segment.
Please check out his blog at: http://dailysmidgens.tumblr.com/

So let's get started! :D Last friday, I did this look for school and its very simple and fresh. 

Products Used

 For the FACE: 
-ETUDE Aloha Face Primer
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25
-MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
- The Body Shop Matte & Shimmer Cheek Color in Pink
- MAC Fix+

For the Eyes:
- MAC Paint pot in Painterly
- Maybelline One by One Volume Express Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black
- Motives Brow Wax (from the brow kit)

For the Lips:
- Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Twilight

Now I know you might be thinking "That's a lot of products!" But trust me, it'll only take you 5-10 mins to finish this look. And its all worth it! :) Plus, you aren't in any way required to follow this routine entirely. You can edit it and make it fit your own style and preference :) 

Living in the Philippines, the number one enemy of makeup is the humidity! A few hours out the door and your makeup might have already melted from the heat. The key to lasting makeup: PRIMERS. That's why I started this look with the ETUDE Aloha Face Primer. It's a very refreshing and light primer that'll make your makeup last through out the day. I also used MAC paint pot on the eyes (can also act as a primer before eye shadow application) because I absolutely hate it when I apply concealer on my top lid and it starts to CREASE after a while. Don't you hate that? But this baby stays put all day long, I love it! 

You may have noticed that I didn't use a foundation. This is because I don't like that heavy feeling of having TOO many products on my face, specially when I'm in school. That's why I just opt to use a loose powder. But if you want a little more coverage, you can use a tinted moisturizer. Acts like a foundation without the heavy feeling of a regular foundation. 

I absolutely LOVE Revlon's Just Bitten Lip Stain in Twilight. I discovered this through my friend Liz who uses this all the time. Not only is the color perfection, but it stays on your lips foreverrrr haha! Seriously, it's very long lasting, not a lot of touch-ups required. Perfect for the on-the-go girl who's too busy that she doesn't even have time to do touch-ups. 

PHEW was that a long post or what? =P I hope it was helpful though! 
If you have any makeup look requests, please just leave a  comment below or send me an email! I'd love to hear from you :) 

Hope everyone had a blessed Sunday! Stay gorgeous ;) 
Tamara x


  1. tam where can i buy the etude primer? :)

  2. Ate Nix, its available at any Etude branch. Visit the one at Megamall or SM North at the Block! :)

  3. awesome. thanks for the tip tam!!! yun pala ang kulang ko! primers! :)


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