Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Wonder: "Do you carry more or less makeup today?"

Looking back, it amazes me how I bring less and less makeup since I became a professional make up artist.  Looking at my Year 2008 post, I talked about what's inside my bag and make up bag!

Let me show you the photo I took 4 years ago


A couple of months later, I updated the photo and it changed to this....


Still a lot! 
Today, I usually just carry a powder or powder foundation and a lipstick and lip balm.  Usually I don't even bring a makeup pouch with me anymore!

I don't know why if it's a makeup artist in me that tries not to lug as much makeup anymore since I've been doing that for makeup gigs and I want to put to rest, or could be, I am growing older so putting on a lot of makeup is not a thing for me anymore (not unless for special occasions).

Now that I'm thinking about it, I think I knew the answer!  I have probably learned so much from my own product reviewing that I get to use the right products  and I can get away with less retouching for the day and the fact that most products that are available in the market are targeted on different skin types and I was able to use the one that's perfect for me! 

Less retouching = less lugging of makeup!

I wonder:
"Do you carry more or less makeup Today?"


I'd love to hear from you and  let's solve this mystery!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!




28 comments:

  1. i carry a lot.. as in.. i think i should reorganize my makeup kit too.. wahhh

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    1. Talaga? until now? so more now than before? heheh bata ka pa kasi! hahahah :D

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  2. i carry less...actually i only carry lip balms na din lang..saka oil film!hahaha

    i guess time really changes a person, not just in kikay kit...lol!

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    1. Yay! hahahah Considering we blog about beauty no? funny how things/times change!

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  3. I can so relate with this haha. I carry less now. Only a lip balm , small kabuki brush and a powder on most days. Being a makeup artist too, i learned the trick of less retouch. Back pains was my motivation to carry less. Haha. Thanks to my doctor telling me my bag is so heavy causing back pains. Puro makeup kc hehhehe

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    1. Must be the tricks we learn! Ahh it's embarrassing how friends would know I'm a makeup artist and ask me to help them with makeovers and wala akong dala! hahahhaa

      How's your back pain? better? :D

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  4. Oh, much, MUCH less now! Back in the day I used the whole nine - foundation, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip liner, lipstick, blush, concealer.. geez! As I've gotten older, I'm using so much less. Just tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara and lip gloss now. :)

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    1. WOW on Whole NINE! I only carry WHOLE NINE when I'm on a gig but never for myself, darn! I'm too lazy and would rather do it all at home then carry just some for retouching :D

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  5. believe it or not I don't carry any makeup aside from a lip balm! I just sometimes bring a lipstick or a gloss if i'm attending events or special night outs...though i never leave the house without a lipbalm

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    1. I do believe you! hahaha :) Your makeup's staying powder is quite good or you're not into wearing makeup lately?

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  6. I'm not a makeup artist naman pero I'm a certified lazy gal. Hahahaha! I carry less. Pressed powder foundation and lip balm lang ang dala ko. Minsan nga 'pag super saglit lang, lip balm lang :D

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    1. Apir!!! Pressed powder, lip balm and lipstick only if needed! We are both the same --- same old lazy :))

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  7. retouch is not in my vocabulary hahahahaha I only bring Carmex and a lipstick.

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. Goddess Aunty Ach, no need for you to retouch!!! keri na ng skin mo! :)

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  8. That's still a lot of products for retouch! Haha... I usually just carry a lip balm and oil-blotting sheets.

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    1. No, the photo was taken year 2008, I don't lug them now, I only take my powder, lipbalm and lipstick for the day :)

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  10. I can relate to this post. I used to bring all my make up wherever I go. From foundation to eyelash curler. My kikay kit used to occupy half of my bag! Hahaha! But through time, I used less and less makeup and now I bring only those that I need for touch ups such as pressed powder, oil film, lip balm and lipstick. I totally agree that knowing what's best for your skin lessens the need for touch ups and I believe it can simplify your routine. :)

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    1. Wow, well I guess looking back, i was the same as you! I carry less and less, at times just lip balm!

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  11. aaaayyy, i wish i could carry less pero di ko kaya! feeling ko kulang ang dala ko pag konti lang, hehehe.... i want to be always ready just in case may biglaang gimik! and sometimes i even carry 3 to 4 shades of lipstick in a day! it depends kasi on my mood! ayyyy, i will try to reorganize my kikay kit , i-try ko talaga! :)

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    1. feeling ko nga super dami mong dala! hahahha and I'm right! thanks for sharing, it's okay, as long as you're comfortable bringing in loads, ok lang! :)

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  12. I can totally relate to this haha. unfortunately, i carry MORE. I don't know why. a large chunk of space in my bag is taken by my makeup kit. I usually retouch once and I only need my powder. I've tried many times to unload it but I still always end up with a lot. I don't really use everything but I keep thinking that I might need it. So I guess I'm stuck with a big makeup kit haha

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    1. You are probably one "ready" makeup artist who's ready to prettify people! ako nakakahiya, I ask them to tell me early :) hehhehe

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  13. mine totally changed !!!

    before, i just carry a blush, a powder and a lipgloss,

    but now , i always have a makeup bag with me and it has: blush, powder, lipgloss, lipbalm, lipstick, bronzer, concealer, and oil blotting papers :)

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    1. hahaha you must be so into makeup recently, let me ask you again after..hmm...5 yrs? :D

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  14. I feel you Nikki! I used to bring a lot of makeup before thinking that it would be best to have everything inside my makeup bag in case I'll be needing them. As months and years pass, I noticed that I'm carrying lesser makeup even in makeup gigs. Now, I only carry my pressed powder for touch ups and a lip balm. ;)

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    1. Gusto ko na lang isipin, we age beautifully! hahaha kaya lesser makeup ECHOS!!!! :D

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