Monday, October 1, 2012

This is How I Do It: First Trimester Pregnancy Face

Happy October 1st AMW Friends!!!  It's a Monday and it's the start of another new month!  I am sending good vibes to everyone!!! 

To jump start the busy week, my "This is How I Do It" post may be dedicated to all expectant moms out there especially on their first trimester but this is also a makeup look that our younger readers can try!  I'm talking about you high school and college students who want to start on makeup yet don't want to look too made up! 

Because of the pregnancy hormones kicking in, my sense of smell has multiplied 100x and I do have the nauseous feeling and I throw up every now and then!  Going out and fixing oneself is one easy task I love to do in the past but things have changed and I'm finding myself tempted not to apply makeup at all and leave the house!

But I can't! I do need to go out for some special gatherings and most especially, those makeup gigs that was booked months ago!  I want to put an effort to look good as I don't want my clients to see my super tired, stressed, nauseous-look!  

This is How I Do It!!!

Brows
I find myself creating lighter looking brows as I tend to skip on eye shadow application so creating strong brows is not the thing as of the moment.  Since my hair is still lighter than my brows, I take time to redefine my brows and fill in spaces by using brow powders.  (Ex. Benefit Brow Zings)


The Charm Dream Brow Duo Brush is my best friend and filling in spaces is the easiest task with this brow brush!

As you all know, brow powders aren't enough to change the color of your original brow hairs!  I pulled out my Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist;  this is my best bet in changing the shade of my brows.


To prevent "heavy-looking brows", I used a spoolie brush and brush my brow hairs until I'm comfortable with the shade and shape!


Eye Shadow
From week 6 until present, I throw up at least once a day and each time I do, I tend to tear up and at times, cry!  Because I don't want my eyes to get irritated with eye shadow powders or mascara flakes, I've decided to skip powdered eye shadow and mascara application.

On days that I felt my lids are looking darker than usual, I pick my Urban Decay Primer Potion in SIN,  or the Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Bone to create brighter looking eyes without the scare of eye shadow fall outs!


Because I cannot survive without using eyeliner, I highly depend on my super waterproof eyeliner from K-Palette!  The 24H 1 Day tattoo liner either in Super Black....


Or Deep Brown!

Face
Okay, I didn't say anything about foundation right?  Well, I'm sorry face, I really can't seem to put myself to apply full face makeup in this stage so after fixing my eyes, and I pick a concealer of choice to cover up darkness under the eyes and some red spots!  Yes my friends, I do have breakouts here and there!  It really must be the hormones! :) 


Face powders?  I tend to skip it as my skin is getting drier than usual so putting on face powders may dry up my face even more!  So it's just you and me my concealer!


At this stage, you may be thinking that I'm looking as pale as ever!  (So True!)  So my secret weapon on looking "alive" and "kicking"?  Blush!!!  I am very experimental with my blush shades and I'm glad most of them are fragrance-free!!!

In this photo, I am using Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Peach.


Lips
My lips have always been dry but with the lack of water, lack of nutrients (from all the throwing up moments), my lips are getting even drier it bleeds!  I have tried to use various lip balms but most of them were rejected as most of them have a scent!  No matter how mild a scent could get, my stomach starts to hurl each time I apply lip balm.  

Thankfully, my sister-in-law bought her favorite Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer in Hong Kong and swore it is fragrance-free!  She gave it to me and this lip balm passed my "superhero nose"!


On days that I really need some color on my lips, and after rummaging through all my lipsticks, lip tints and lip glosses collection, it was a surprise that I found comfort in a Ginger, Cinnamon and Menthol flavored Lip Plumper from Face of Australia!  The color is almost the same as my lips and it gives an extra moisture and gloss!

It was a relief that the product doesn't sting and doesn't make my lips double its already huge size!


My First Trimester Pregnancy Face
 

If you have gone through pregnancy, did you wear any makeup at all?
Why or why not?


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21 comments:

  1. hi sis! u are still looking gorgeous :D hopefully the nausea will go away soon!

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    1. thank you li'l sis! that's nice to hear that I still look good but that's because of makeup! LOL

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  2. Congratulations, Ms. Nikki! I'm sure you'll be a great mom! :)

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    1. awww that's the best compliment ever!

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  3. nikki, you still look great as always! ;)

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  4. Nikki! You still look so fresh with minimal makeup. I pray that your first trimester worries eventually lessen. I'm so happy for you & Keith. :) MUAH!

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    1. thanks for the prayers Dang, I need that! :) thank you!

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  5. Nikki! You still look so fresh with minimal makeup. I pray that your first trimester worries eventually lessen. I'm so happy for you & Keith. :) MUAH!

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  6. With my 1st pregnancy with my daughter I hardly out make up on. I was super lazy! With my second pregnancy with my son naman, I never leave the house without any make up even just my brows & lip & cheek stain. All the guessing that my 1st pregnancy people thought I was carrying a boy because I looked awful and with the second they thought it was a girl because I was blooming daw. Haha, now I really don't believe in that saying na. Don't worry, the morning (all day) sickness will soon pass nad you'll enjoy your pregnancy. Excited for you Nikki! :)

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    1. Thanks Jackie, this may be the longest first trimester for me but I'm still staying positive, anything for the baby, anything for his/her safety! :D thanks for sharing, I hope I don't look pangit!!!

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  7. Aww you still look hot regardless Nikki! Hope the symptoms settle down soon :-)

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    1. Thanks Tine!!!! HOT is such a wonderful and generous adjective to use at this stage! LOL

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  8. Hey Niks, again congrats dear! I don't think my happiness for you will ever ever end coz I know how much you wished for this moment. Well, just to let you know, I feel you coz I have gone through the same thing exactly same. (I suppose with your short kwentos) But if you ask me no skin care and make-up touches my face when I was preggy... well hubby was a bit strict with what I put on my skin as it's the first born. But trust me after I don't think I will go out without make-up ever again... hahaha! you look good still so no worries...

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    1. Sis thank yo for the love and concern, I appreciate all the texts and calls you made just to make sure I'm doing well! I know, I'm not worrying, I will go through this with a smile as you know how lucky I am to have li'l AMW :D

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  9. hi, you can try eating crackers like Skyflakes to prevent you from wanting to vomit.my friend has tried that when she was pregnant.you still like pretty!

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    1. Hi , thanks for the reco! I did the Skyflakes and so far, it worked for a week or so but it didn't afterwards! I got tired of Skyflakes na din! LOL!!! :)

      Thanks for the compliment!!!!!

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  10. so happy for you and your hubby ate nikki. congrats! :) try eating crackers in the morning :) maganda ka parin kahit walang makeup!

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    1. thanks sis! :) Thanks also for the nice compliment! You don't know this but it helps make a "feeling ugly preggy woman feel better" lol!

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