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July 3, 2014

WHAT I'M PACKING: MAKE UP

It's Day 6 of my little Hong Kong adventure and I only just realised I didn't get a chance to post part deux before I left! Oopsies. So without further adieu here it is, now I'm going to brave the sweltering heat to go for a run on the waterfront promenade. 'Til next time!


For my base I’m only taking one product: just my Nars Tinted Moisturiser (Alaska). This is perfect for wearing day-to-day and I feel like it’s more of a light coverage foundations rather than a tinted moisturiser like it’s branded to be. I evens out my skintone flawlessly and I’m left with a natural semi-matte finish. It’s also got a bit of SPF in there as well which is always a plus. I'll also be bringing my favourite Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. It leaves the skin feeling like silk, is oil-free, has SPF 15 and it also makes any make up over the top of it waterproof - are you sold yet? It is faultless. And of course to avoid being a shiny mess I'll be taking my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. This stuff has fast become one of my can't-live-withouts - it's weightless, so perfecting and actually makes your face look airbrushed. It's insane.

So since I’m taking just the tinted moisturiser, I’m doubling up on my concealers. I've found my perfect under-eye concealer in the By Terry ToucheVeloutee (#2). I love that it's light reflecting but it also has great coverage too so it helps to not only detract but really conceal any darkness under the eyes. The formula is really lovely to blend and I quite like the brush that it comes with as well, I like that it's a little bigger so you can really blend it out seamlessly into your foundation. I'm also bringing along my trusty little Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer (Light 2) to cover any spots and redness.

I don't feel human without my brows so my Too Faced Bulletproof Brows in Universal Brunette are a must. For eyes I'm taking my By Terry Ombre Blackstars in Misty Rock and Bronze Moon. As much as I love my Naked palette, it's survival of the smallest and the Clinique Eyeshadow Quad in Pink Chocolate has four shades that go beautifully with the Ombre Blackstars if I need to build up the colour a little bit. Of course I'm bringing my favourite Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black as well as my MAC Eye Kohl in TeddyMaybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara is probably the most underrated beauty product of all time. I use the Waterproof version and it holds the curl in my stick-straight Asian lashes all day long. It's magic.

I need my Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer to make me look like I actually have cheekbones. I'll also be taking my two favourite blushes: Natio Peach Glow and Tarte Exposed. Fun fact: I purchased this NarsMultiple in Copacabana on the last time I was in Hong Kong back in 2011 and it's still going strong. It's perfect to make you look super healthy and radiant and clearly it's also pretty cost effective.

One of the first things I'll be stocking up on is the Dior Lip Glow; it's my all time favourite tinted lip balm product and I've been mourning my finished tube so I'll be very happy to have it back in my life. I'll be bringing along my Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl for nights out as well.

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