Hi everyone! I’ve been tagged by Anis for the 7 Deadly Sin of Beauty tag. Go check out hers here. Anyway, I’m trying to make use of my camera and produce my own photos instead of depending too much on stock photos. Stock photos are great — but at the end of the day they’re not my photos. I think it’s okay if I don’t have white background with rose gold props as long as my photos reflect me and my blog, which for now looks like it’s been overexposed and flash reflect everywhere. Forgive me — the sweater weather is unforgiving to take pictures in.
Sin #1 — Greed
What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
My most inexpensive beauty item is Essence Longlasting Lip Liner in Plum Cake (MYR8.90). So creamy, so pigmented, so good! I wanted the nude-ish pink one but they were out of stock and Plum Cake is the closest shade to the shade I wanted although it’s more to a plummy purple colour. It looks amazing with SimplySiti Samba Red lipstick on top! Here let me show you a picture:
(I did not not go to campus with fake flowers on top of my head for fun. I had dance performance for one of my courseworks)
For the most expensive beauty item, I’m going with an item that I purchased with my own money and not a gift from my parents. It’s the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (MYR170 in 2013) in NC35. I was a little bit darker 3 years ago because I just got out of high school and we all look like potato in high school, am I right? I’m pretty sure I’m somewhere between NC25-30 now. I love this powder! Perfect for gals out there who don’t have time to put on liquid foundation but still want something that can give light to medium coverage and look like foundation.
I hit pan on it two years ago but there’s still a little bit of product left on the outer rim of the pan. I no longer use this product because it’s been 3 years and a half since I purchased it so I’m sure it has passed its expiry date already but I’m not going to get rid of it because it was my first expensive makeup purchase ever and I can buy refills at MAC.
Sin #2 — Wrath
What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
I have a love/hate relationship with Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder (MYR46.50). I love it because it’s a good powder to mattify my T-zone especially with Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation. I hate it because I accidentally dropped it on the floor and it broke into million pieces, along with my heart. Luckily the compact did not open when it dropped so I can still use what’s left of the compact (I mean shattered) powder but I can only use it to set my eyeshadow base.
The product that has been the hardest to get is Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick (MYR40/POST). I was able to purchase it because my friend bulk-buy straight from the website so I purchased two lipsticks from her. Some irresponsible online sellers sell fake Colourpop so you have to be careful before deciding to purchase any. In my opinion, it’s better to buy drugstore products than fake makeup.
Sin #3 — Gluttony
What are your most delicious beauty products?
It has got to be The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm (MYR23) in Strawberry. I brought this everyday to school with me and I always reapplied because it smells and tastes so good.
Sin #4 — Sloth
What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
Eyeliner but I’m not even a big fan to begin with. I don’t think I look good with any eyeliner look so I’ve just never been bothered to wear it. If I’m doing a full face makeup including eyeshadows, then I’ll use eyeliner but for most of the time, nope. Plus it’s a pain to remove!
Sin #5 — Pride
What beauty product gives you the most self-confidence?
I’m confident going out without any makeup on but one beauty product that gives me a hella boost of self-confidence is probably foundation. It clears out the redness and lighten the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. During early 2015 when my skin was clear, I went to class with only wearing day cream, lipstick, and my brows done. And then I went to Umbai, Malacca in March and had seafood galore fiesta with my extended family and all hell broke loose…
Sin #6 — Lust
What attributes do you find most attractive to the opposite sex?
EYES, EYES, EYES, EYELASHES, EYEBROWS. Especially my boyfriend’s. I love his eyes, his brows, and his lashes. He doesn’t deserve those long and curly lashes, I do! 😭
Sin #7 — Envy
What beauty items would you most like to receive as a gift?
Well I could use 10 more lipsticks from MAC.. or Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation.. or Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.. or the one from Sleek is also okay. To be honest, I’m thinking of turning my makeup collection into a minimalist one because I’m not a heavy makeup user – in fact, I don’t wear any at all except for when I have somewhere to go to and I want my collection to consist of quality over quantity of products. I’ll probably do this in a few years once I’ve gone through the makeup I already own.
I have so much fun doing this! I’m tagging Lenne and any beauty enthusiasts who stumbled upon this post and wanted to do this tag.