Hello from the Project Vanity team! Thanks for dropping by.

FOTD + OOTD: Careful exceptions

Pro tip: if you're going to an important engagement, do not wear anything new. Could be shoes, a cool makeup technique, bra, whatever. As long as it's new, forget about it! You don't know what can happen so don't use anything you haven't worn out first hand. You'll save yourself a lot of time and grief.

However, it does pay to make careful exceptions to this rule. Like last Saturday, when I wore out some new Shiseido goodies for the first time! I hosted a blogger lunch for Wink Laser & Wax Studio (more about it soon!) in BHS so I wanted to look my best. I loved how the Shiseido palette and lipstick swatched on the back of my hand so I just went with 'em.

Such a cute look, this one. I also wore out this faux leather skater skirt that I scored from a thrift shop. I've been looking for the exact same one for a while now, which is why I'm incredibly happy to find one for P150! Crazy! I must go thrifting more often. 

Thrifted skirt and top / Studio Line jacket / SM necklace / Veloci watch / Ferretti pumps

Snaps thinks this is his photoshoot

Okay back to the makeup details. Here's what I used for your (and my) reference. I should remember this one, it bears repeating I think.

Face: Benefit Porefessional primer, L'Oreal Lucent Magique liquid foundation, Artdeco concealer (blemishes), K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer (undereyes), Bare Minerals mineral foundation to set

Blush: Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek Blush in Shell Pink / Contour: MAC Harmony

Eyeshadows: UDPP, Shiseido Luminizing Eye Color Trio in RD299 (gold duochrome on lid, violet on crease, satin white on brow bones). Added a bit of taupe eyeshadow on outer-v for a little definition 

Eye definition: Avon eyebrow pencil, Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist, Majolica Majorca mascara, K-Palette micro eyeliner

Lips: Shiseido Perfect Rouge in PK417

So there you go. I'll be featuring the Shiseido palette and lipstick separately but I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek (of sorts). Have a nice Wednesday! I'm running off to Marikina then Greenhills today for meetings. 

Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek

At what age should you start using anti-aging products?