Faces of the Week, FOTD, Miscellaneous
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Instagram FOTD Rewind: Vol. 1

So, I’ve been thinking about the stuff I post here and wow, it’s mostly product reviews and swatches… which I feel probably gets kind of repetitive and boring after a while. The thing is, those are the easiest to write because you kind of have a mental checklist of things you should mention, and you’re pretty much done! (Which isn’t to say that those are easy to do, but just in the grand scheme of things I could write, they’re not that bad.)

Anyway. I always have plans to write more innersting~ posts, but I guess I’d like to try posting more about looks, too. The reasons behind this are a) I can show you how I use the makeup I buy, past the hauling and swatching, and b) I can keep a record of my favorite and not-so-favorite looks, for my own reference.

Since I don’t go out everyday, I’ll maybe a few weeks worth (10-12 or something) of Instagram looks. This is where I document most, but not all, of my Faces of the Day. You’ll also get to see my accidental collection of Uniqlo tops, heh.

4w ago,
Sarie’s birthday lunch:

— MAC Paint Pot (Rubenesque)
— Urban Decay Naked Palette (Toasted, Naked, Buck, Virgin)
— Dolly Wink Liquid Liner
— Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus 12
— Illamasqua Blusher (Lover)
— Hourglass Femme Rouge (Fresco)

I like it; it’s pretty simple, though I’m not sure about that warm brown-y haze on the bottom lash line.

4w ago,
on the way to the beach

— Maybelline Color Tattoo (Bad to the Bronze)
— K-Palette 24H Liquid Liner
— Canmake Cream Cheek (CL01)
— Paul & Joe Lipstik (Meow!)

A little too simple.

Plus, it’s a look I did to go to the beach… I think I should feel free enough to not wear any makeup to the beach or a resort, so I’m slightly disappointed that I even bothered to put on any makeup, lol.

3w ago,
not quite sure what this was for anymore.

— MAC Paint Pot (Rubenesque)
— Urban Decay Naked Palette (Sin, Naked, Buck)
— Dolly Wink Liquid Liner (Black)
— Canmake Cream Cheek (CL01)
— Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge Lipstick (RS-1)

Too subtle… Hardly seems like I’m wearing anything, which is a bad thing if you’ve used this much product anyway. I should also work at making my face base better.

3w ago,
lunch with Isa and Barby, meeting with Isa

— MAC Paint Pot (Rubenesque)
— Urban Decay Naked Palette (Sin, Naked, Buck, Hustle)
— K-Palette Liquid Liner
— Illamasqua Blusher (Hussy)
— Tarte Bronzer (Park Ave Princess)
— Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (La Favorite)

One of my favorite looks as of late! I really like this lipstick by Chanel. I hope it’s not limited edition, though I don’t think it is. I think this is a great summer look, and that’s weird as I’m not one for bright & bold lips!

3w ago,
The Manila Review meeting

— Maybelline Color Tattoo (Tough as Taupe)
— Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Pistol, Verve)
— Tarte Blush (Flush)
— Paul & Joe Lipstick (Meow!)
— Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

Eh, I’m not a fan of super cool, grey-toned eyes, especially when I have a tan going on. I need to figure out a way to wear Tough as Taupe, because I can’t seem to love it as much as I did when I first got it. I can’t figure it out, but it’s not working out as well as I’d hoped! Or anticipated, more accurately.

2w ago,
church with family

— Chanel quad (Délicatesse)
— Dolly Wink Eyeliner
— Tarte Blush (Blushing Bride)
— Addiction Cheek Stick (Revenge)
— Lashes are no. 8 by Nature Republic

I wrote this on that day: #FOTD Today, I bought little fake hairs to put on your eyelashes (falsies) and I’ve decided that it’s way too much effort for something that’s so obvious, it looks fake. Heh.

Today: I think I can’t wear falsies because most of them are too long for my super-short Asian lashes. I never thought of myself as someone who had super short lashes, but that’s proving to be a wrong observation…

2w ago,
The Mona Lisa Project opening

— Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (Cameo, Sunlit, African Violet, Café Au Lait, Rich Coffee)
— Tom Ford Blush (Wicked)
— Addiction Lip Crayon (Day Trip)
— Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme (Creme Caramel)
— Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara (Black)

I revisited one of my favorite palettes of all time! Anyway, I like it a lot, but it’s a little too brown and nude for me. This is one of my favorite lip combinations of all time, however.

2w ago,
Sachi’s baptism.

— MAC Paint Pot (Rubenesque)
— Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (YDK, Tease)
— K-Palette Liquid Liner
— Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara
— Tarte Blush (Exposed)
— Le Métier de Beauté Gloss (Bondi Beach)

Featuring the saddest eyebags ever! I am a little sad that I didn’t list down the face products, but I remember this as they day I was testing out ADDICTION’s Tinted Skin Protector. I was not really that impressed, but the SPF content is most excellent. Bondi Beach is my favorite lip gloss, I feel like.

1w ago,
church & Iron Man 3

— Addiction e/s (Fudge)
— shu uemura e/s (ME medium brown 885)
— shu uemura blush (M 225)
— bareMinerals Luminizer (The Love Affair)
— Chanel Rouge Allure (Captivante)

I like the eye makeup, but I’d have wished for more gradation between the two colors. I really wish I wrote down the base products, too, because I like my skin here.

Also, This blush does nothing for me… I should just admit that I am too dark for it.

3d ago,
family lunch

— MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study)
— MAC e/s (Sable, Sketch, Handwritten)
— KATE Gel liner (Matte Black)
— Tarte Blush (Exposed)
— Benefit Watt’s Up!
— NYX Round Lipstick (Indian Pink)

I like it, but I could have just applied the shadows neater. The overall look just screams I worked from 9-5 today and am ready to come home, but in reality, this is what I look like after I MADE AN ATTEMPT to look nice. What a joke, honestly.

1d ago,
lunch with folks + a trip to the mall

— MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study)
— Le Métier de Beauté Melange
— MAC eye kohl (Teddy)
— Majolica Majorca Lash King
— Chanel Joues Contraste (Frivole)
— Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Luminous Light)
— MAC Lipstick (Mehr)

I love this entire look~ Also, the Hourglass powder? So much freaking love. I want them all. Also, Mehr is pretty much amazing.

14h ago,
Mothers Day

— bareMinerals READY (The Happy Place)
— MAC eye kohl (Prunella)
— Eye of Horus Mascara
— Tarte Blush (Blushing Bride)
— Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Luminous Light)
— MAC lipstick (Plumful)

I revisited a palette I have not played with in a while. I really like it—the combination is pretty unique because you have a pinky-coral, a purple, a pink-tinged cream, and a GREY. I lined my lower lashline, too, and I kind of like it a lot! Also, this powder is freaking amazing. I feel like Galadriel and I am in la-la-love.

And, that’s it! I think I switched my products up pretty well. My eyebrows look crazy, though… LOL. This has been my somewhat poor attempt at shaping them/saving myself some money.

If you’re interested, my Instagram is @presidents. 🙂 Follow me! Or not. I’m not the boss of you.


  1. thinacruz says

    My fave of all is the one where you were wearing falsies! It really opened up your eyes! You should wear them more 🙂

  2. Kate says

    You look great with the falsies! Contrary to what you think, it doesn’t look fake on you. 🙂

  3. Jenine says

    You wear deep lip colors so well! I find dark colors hard to pull off ‘coz they seem to age me, in my opinion. But I’ve always wanted to try browns, plums and berries, and they look great on you. So envious! 🙂

    • Aww, thanks! Maybe you should try a middle ground 😀 I don’t play well with browns, but I think plums and berries are worth a shot! Revlon’s lip butter in Sugar Plum is my favorite kind of gateway~ to plumminess without going TOO dark, if that makes sense.

      • Jenine says

        Mine too! It’s sheer and subtle, and it looks pretty natural with a single light swipe. I think it’s the only plum I can pull off without looking kinda crazy. Thanks for your suggestion, Carina! 🙂

    • HAHAHA SOBRANG GANDA, INA. ❤ I got two more (Ethereal Light and Mood Light) and I really want all haha but I'm trying to be a reasonable person.

      Aww, thank you, sobrang naweiweirdohan ako e. Baka sanayan lang!

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  5. If you want to stop posting FOTD’s but don’t want to stop taking them, please send straight to my inbox.

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