Tuesday, January 31, 2012

6 Minute Face

Hubby laughed at me when I told him I was doing a make-up entry. I don't profess to know anything at all about makeup - it's definitely been a trial and error process for me. I didn't even start trying out make-up until I was in college and till this day do not wear it on a daily basis. Maybe I could check into cosmetology school! However, I'm happy to have found a routine that's quick and easy. Due to readers requests, I'll share some make-up necessities I would usually have on in blog posts. For me, it's all about using products that makes me look more awake!
  1. Open the Eyes - Shiseido Eyelash Curler, sometimes I would just curl it and not use mascara.
  2. Define Lashes - Estee Lauder's MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara or any sample mascara from Estee or Lancome, I am not loyal to any brand and mostly use samples.
  3. Brighten Eyes - Stila Eyeshadow in Moonlight, I swipe this on top of my lids, near the brow bone and at the inner corner of eyes: it instantly gives me the wide-awake look.
  4. Add Color - Lancome's La Roseraie Illuminating Smooth Powder works great as a blush and all over face powder to give me a rosy glow.
{Before}
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{just moisturizer for face and Vaseline for lips}

{After}
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{products 1 through 6 above}

That's it! Sometimes I look darker or lighter in blog photos due to the lighting and/or angle shots. Hope this was somewhat informative, any questions please ask!

Thanks for reading!

67 comments:

  1. I love that NARS lip gloss. I also have the blush. Great products Thu! You always look polished. :)
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  2. you have great skin and naturally beautiful face!
    i think that is more than you need, really.
    that lancome blush looks sooo pretty!

    thanks for sharing, Thu! :)

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  3. Your skin looks lovely xoxo
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  4. You look gorgeous! Your skin looks radiant! You really don't need much makeup though, you are so pretty to begin with :)

    -Sharon

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog so that I could find yours! I am obsessed with that Nars lip gloss. One of my all time faves for sure!

    Have a beautiful day!

    Cheers,
    Savannah Marie
    everybodysbuyingvintage.blogspot.com

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  6. You're one of those lucky gals who require very minimal makeup and still look gorgeous. I love the Shiseido eyelash curler too, have been using that for years.

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  7. of course i want follow your blog. you are from USA, I want so much to go to California :)

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  8. Great post! You always look fantastic:)
    ~Anne

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  9. I´m following you now! Love the lipgloss!

    Stylekultur.blogspot.com

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  10. I've just bought the Bare Minerals foundation in light - can't wait to try it out now! You're makeup always looks lovely in your photos!

    Em
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.com

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  11. You have the prettiest skin!!~

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  12. Your skin always looks flawless! Is this your favorite blush/mascara? I also posted about some of my skincare/make-up products today (and I laughed at myself because I don't know much about beauty products, just that I like to try new things ;) ) But I still haven't found a favorite blush/mascara, always looking for suggestions!

    Thanks for your post :)

    -Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  13. Thank u for following..Im following u to..Love your previous post.Amazing bag:)

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  14. Beauty blog!, I have a blog of fashion and beauty, I'm folowing you, follow me back?

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  15. thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :) your blog is nice too! xx

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  16. very nice..thnx for sharing...sweet of u
    Btw NEW POST on my blog..hope u will check it out!!
    XOXO

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  17. Im your newest follower. Thank you for following my blog. I like yours ;)

    Follow me: www.zizistyling.blogspot.com

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  18. hi! I can't see you're following me :( try again?

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  19. Very interesting post, hun. I love to see what products others use because that way I can discover new, interesting products :) xoxo ♥

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  20. My make up routine is easy peasey as well. :) I don't even use foundation/concealor, partly because I don't really know how, but also because there really isn't anything to "hide". Gone are the days where I would bake in the sun, so my skin is pretty healthy. :)

    However, it's rare that I'll leave the house without ANY make up on. 99.9% of the time I dust my face lightly with sheer powder, lashes curled with mascara applied, bottom eye lined, rosy cheeks (Chanel blush in mocha), and a swipe of my current fave lippy, right now it's Chanel "Boy". And that's pretty much it!

    One day when needed, I'll learn how to use foundation/concealor. Lol.

    Hope you're having a great day, hun!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  21. Wonderful blog my dear! :)

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  22. I have a lip gloss fixation and a new one to try now! thanx!

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  23. Hi, Thu!
    First, thanks galore for your compliments on my blog and for following me! I'm also very glad you gave me chance to discover your pleasant blog! BTW, thanks for sharing an entry about make-up routine: it's always useful, and I definitely love your products selection! Of course, I'm following you back! XOXO, María José
    http://nuarbarcat.blogspot.com/

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  24. I loved the blog, I'm following you too <3

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  25. I seriously swear by a good eyelash curler!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  26. I love this simple makeup routine! You look fresh and ready to start your day :)

    -Lisa
    Thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

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  27. your skin is perfect,
    i love your routine, simple.
    kisses doll.

    http://www.descontraidas.com

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  28. you have a pretty face, do you know that? ;)

    i like it here, i keep following.

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks for your comment :)
    I really like your blog, I'm following you back!

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  30. I'm with you on keeping it simple and try to look fresh and awake :) nice selection!!

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  31. Thu, I love both your before and after shots! I've tried the MagnaScopic mascara and I love it. Too bad it's so pricey! The all over blush looks too pretty to use! :) Oh, and I love that scarf!

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  32. Sometimes the best look is a natural, clean & fresh look!

    xoxo, Ally
    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  33. I would like all of your make-up please! Thank you for checking out my blog. I am now following you!

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  34. LOVE IT!!!!

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    www.aroundlucia.com

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  35. Ooh I like! I like the foundation! I love makeup that have SPF. :P

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  36. You looks great without makeup!!
    Great routine too

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  37. Very pretty! Love that its simple yet pretty. Would you do swatches of the Lancome powder? it looks soo pretty.

    Mary
    http://simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com/

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  38. I definitely need that brighten eyes! I'm always looking for ways to make my eyes look less tired :)

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  39. I agree about the brighten eyes, it definitely appears to work! I love the NARS lipsticks, I'm currently living in their Niagara color. Usually I put on blush and mascara and some sort of lipstick and go to work. No one at work wears makeup so I don't feel motivated to either. I should change that.

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  40. Thu, you look gorge with or without makeup! I need to look up that eye brightener (I see lots of comments on that! because it's totally awesome!)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  41. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now following you! :) I really like this post, because I'm definitely someone who wouldn't feel confident sharing too much on makeup as I'm so far from an expert myself! These choices look wonderful though, especially the powder foundation & brightening eyeshadow! Your skin looks absolutely beautiful in these photos :)

    <3 Shawna
    http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

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  42. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and visiting my blog :)

    Love this little tutorial! I would DIE to be able to do my makeup in 6 minutes! I don't wear a lot/do anything fancy...but am supppperrr slow and not efficient at all! haha

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  43. Hey Thu! :) Thanks for your comment on my blog and for sharing yours! You have a new follower :) great makeup - it's always nice to have an easy, practical routine for the every day business!

    Xoxo
    Colleen
    http://monbebesinge.blogspot.com

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  44. wow you look really gorgeous! thanks for posting!

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  45. wow.. i love it! i'll definitely try some of these products!


    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  46. thanks for following me back :) so pretty here!

    just liked your fb page
    please check mine at www.facebook.com/pinklemonincrystal

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  47. love the lipgloss!thank u for your nice comment!
    love your blog!following u !! xoxo

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  48. Thanks for the tips and for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. Happy Wednesday!

    Stephie x

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  49. really nice and interesting post! I follow you too! check out my new post! xoxo

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  50. Your look is fantastic!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  51. so subtle and natural. you look beautiful, thu!

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  52. Love that kind of lipsticks! &following you, of course ;)

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  53. Like you, I don't normally wear much if any makeup but this post inspired me to put on a little bit of a "face" to help me feel cuter after having a cold for way too long.

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  54. I love your makeup post! I recently posted a makeup routine post as well! Great minds think alike. ;) Hope you have a a good one!

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  55. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Gosh you look so young to be a mom of 2. Okay, I'm back to harassing you. I don't know a thing about applying eye make up. Any chance of doing a step by step guide?

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  56. hi!
    nice to meet you and thank you to foloow my blog. I really appreciate it!
    I'm your newest follower too ^^
    I hope to read you soon.
    Kisses,
    Beatrice

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I welcome and read every comment, and will make every effort to reciprocate. If you enjoy my blog, please follow me using Google Friend Connect, Twitter and/or BlogLovin'. Have an awesome day - Thu