I thought I would do a post on a simple makeup routine that I do occasionally. This routine is super simple and I have been really enjoying it. However, I only do this when I'm in the mood to look a bit put together which only happens about 2-3 times a week. Other days I will just go out with a bare face or with a little bit of blush and lipstick. All the products used in this routine are my tried-and-true holy grail products and I am so excited to share it with you guys! Here goes:

Skincare & Primer
After putting on moisturiser and eye cream, I would usually put on primer because I have combination-oily skin and my makeup will melt off without primer. I have tried a lot of primers in the past and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. The best one out of all in my opinion would be the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect Broad Spectrum SPF30/PA+++ (Sephora). This also eliminates a step to put on a sunscreen which is always a plus in my book. I have not found an affordable primer that works on my skin, but I've heard a lot of great things about the NYX Pore Filler Primer (Sephora).

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect Broad Spectrum SPF30/PA+++
For foundation, I use half a pump of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 56 (Watsons, RM60). I love this foundation because it blends so easily and the colour I got matches me perfectly. Colour matching your foundation is so important and it is the key to having the perfect base. I only use concealer when I have a pronounced blemish because the foundation would have covered up most of my imperfections. The concealer that I have been loving would be the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit (NARS, RM100). I held off on buying this after watching tons of YouTube gurus raving about it because the price was quite hefty for a tube of concealer, but trust me, it is worth it. I then use the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (MAC, RM135) to set my base. It gives a little bit more coverage and it mattifies my skin without making it look too flat. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 56
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Blush & Contour
I don't contour much mainly because I don't think I'm doing it right but when I do, I use The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 03 Medium Matte (Amazon, RM73). I like this one mainly because the colour is light, blends like a dream and it is quite forgiving for someone like me who's lacking in skills. Blushes are bae. It is the thing I love the most about makeup. I have so many blushes it's ridiculous. I rotate them but my favourites are from NARS, MAC and NYX. The one I'm currently using is a matte dusty rose blush which is the NARS Blush in Dolce Vita (NARS, RM120). The colour is so beautiful and it is perfect for someone with medium-dark skin.

NARS Blush in Dolce Vita

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 03
Eyes & Brows
I don't tend to use eyeshadows for day makeup because I'm too lazy and I'm a bit heavy handed. I could end up looking like a disco ball which is a no no. So what I usually do is just use brow pencil and mascara. First I will start with my brows. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown (eBay, RM91) to fill in my eyebrows. I only fill in the sparse areas to make them seem fuller. For mascara I use the mascara with the longest name ever which is the Maybelline Waterproof Volum Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara in Blackest Black (Guardian, RM39). This mascara is really good and it doesn't move at all! Even when it's 35 degrees out and everything else is melting, this baby won't go anywhere. I love it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown

Maybelline Waterproof Volum Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara in Blackest Black

For lips I would usually go with a rosey pink nude colour like the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss Lipstick in 104 Rosetto (eBay, RM37) or the MAC Lipstick in Brave (MAC, RM74). I love pink nude lipsticks. It's very easy to work with and it looks really natural.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss Lipstick in 104 Rosetto
MAC Lipstick in Brave

I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (Real Techniques, RM35) to apply my foundation and follow that with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (Real Techniques, RM25) to blend it out. I then use the Real Techniques Setting Brush (Real Techniques, RM30) to apply the powder. This brush is perfect for powder because of its size. It allows you to put powder on specific areas. For blush and contour, I use the the same brush which is the Real Techniques Blush Brush (Real Techniques, RM35). This brush is so soft and diffuses just the right amount of colour. All these brushes are so affordable and works amazing. I highly recommend it. 

L-R: RT Miracle Complexion Sponge, RT Setting Brush, RT Blush Brush, RT Expert Face Brush
I hope you enjoyed reading this. I love nosey-ing around in people's makeup bags and I also find it useful to see what others are loving so I thought you'd like to see mine too. I will be doing reviews on some of the products mentioned because they deserve their own post but, that's it for now. Cheers x


  1. MAC Brave is my holy grail! Haven't done without it for 17yrs..๐Ÿ˜‰ - Kak Shasha. Love the post btw!