one of the most popular topics in the beauty blogsphere (and even youtube) is 5-item challenge.
i always want to do it but never seem to be able to meet the challenge. there are too many essential items i need for my makeup face. i'm not young like most bloggers who are already stunning without makeup and require only minimal items. no matter how minimal i tried i always ended up with more than 5 items.
it was purely coincident that i finally meet the challenge.
firstly, i decided to be a good girl and washed all my brushes. they're all wet and i had no brushes to use.
secondly, it's weekend. i was going out briefly. i didn't need much makeup. i bascially had a no-makeup face. i don't think i'll ever meet the challenge with a full face makeup.
the 5 items used today. from top to bottom, morgana cryptoria lipstick in tangerine, rimmel brow pencil in dark brown, silk naturals lip balm in pina colada, elf eyelid primer, maybelline mineral power concealer in ivory.
just some explanation the choice of products used.
rimmel brow pencil in dark brown. i have almost invisible brows due to over plucking in my younger days. without brows i have a blank face. i could've skipped this item if my brows are re-tattooed. but i don't want to spend money on that.
maybelline mineral power concealer in ivory. concealer is a must to cover my dark circles and blemishes here and there. it's not my favorite concealer (read my review) because it was too light. even though i've been paler during the winter months, it's still too light for me. not something i'd want to use everyday. i'm fine wearing it just for a few hours.
elf eyelid primer. this primer doesn't work for me. my bare eyelid will become oily fairly quickly. it's used to delay the oily look. since i only went out for 2 hrs it seems to do the job.
silk naturals lip balm in pina colada. my dry lips need lip balms as base before lipsticks. this is a new acquasition. loving it!
morgana cryptoria lipstick in tangerine. this is my least favorite color from my first order from the site. nothing wrong with the lipstick itself. it's just the color that's too light for my liking. it seems like a good chance to use something i don't really like.