9 Apr

Melted Makeup Means Space For More Makeup

I am never really a huge makeup fanatic. You can check my makeup kit and you will see only the basics.  I only started wearing makeup when I was in 3rd year of college, and that was roughly around 19 years old.  I know, I’m a late makeup bloomer.  Don’t count the times I am modeling though, that does not count.  My makeup that time was very very basic.  I have mastered the no makeup look, which really just means that I barely have makeup on.  Haha.  Back in college, my makeup kit consists of a powder, blush and a lipbalm.  That’s it.  However, when I started paying more attention to my looks, had a boyfriend at age 19, and started modeling full time, that’s when I realize how fun makeup can be and that it doesn’t hurt to prettify yourself once in a while.

Even if I am no makeup fanatic, I am a sucker for freebies and new makeup.  I even had the tendency before not to use my new makeup coz it’s so pretty in their packaging.  Plus, the fact that I only use my eyeshadows, mascaras, foundations and lipsticks on “special” occasions, such as, castings, parties and night outs.  Other than that, I still use my trusted three basic staples for everyday use–powder, blush and lip balm.  As a result, I usually give away old makeup to our maids or throw out expired makeup.  If makeup can last for 20 years, I would be one very lucky girl.

After 6 years of modeling professionally (I know, it took me 6 years to realize it.  See?  I told you I’m no makeup fanatic), it was only i think about 3 months ago that I decided to bring my makeup with me so that I can use it more often to avoid expiration.  Usually, I store and leave everything at home except for some basic stuff.  Plus, I don’t like carrying heavy makeup kits.  So I did what any makeup artist usually does; I removed all my blushes and eyeshadows from their cases and put it in a palette.  I also bought an empty palette  for lipstick and cut my lipsticks into pieces.  It took me a long time before I finally gave in and do that to my precious makeup kit.  I just can’t stand to throw away the nice packaging, but I did what has to be done.

I was very happy with the result.  I can bring all of the colors of each cosmetic that usually is just garnering dust at home.  I proudly show people my lipstick, eyeshadow and blush palette.  So just imagine my sadness when one day, my lipstick palette melted.  It was entirely my fault.  I went on a tour with my family so I decided to leave my makeup kit in the car coz my bag was pretty heavy already.  I completely forgot that makeup, especially lipstick, can melt.  It was an extremely hot day.  When I returned, all my lipstick melted, not one was left.  Check image below for a close up:

My concealer also melted then I guess it solidified again.  That’s why it’s in that weird state.  But the positive me did not get angry or cry or whatever.  I just felt kinda sad coz I only had that palette for 2 months and everything was gone just like that. But,true to the title of this article, melted makeup means there is more room for brand new makeup.  Paolo Marananan, a makeup artist, gave me a lipstick palette that has more colors than my melted disaster (see image below).  However, the only thing weird about his lipstick palette is that all colors are different shades of red except for the two on the top left that’s more of a peachy shade.  And also some pinks but majority are red.  Even the darkest one that I thought to be brown is still red.  But who am I to complain right?  At least I have brand new lipsticks.

The best part is, I modeled for MAC Cosmetics and they are giving me ten thousand pesos worth of MAC makeup.  Yahoo!  I just love freebies.  So these were what I got:

1. Lipstick in Hug Me

2. Blush in Peachy Keen

3. Select Sheer Loose Powder NC 15

4. Studio Careblend Pressed Powder – Medium

5. Lip Conditioner SPF 15

6. Lip Pencil in Subculture

7. Bronzing Powder

8. Prep+Prime Skin Primer

9. Brush Cleanser

Oh happy day indeed!  So it wasn’t that bad that my makeup melted.  At least there’s more space now in my makeup kit for these new ones.  This is also an opportunity for me to get rid of old makeup.  There is always a silver lining in every story.  But I will never wish for my makeup to melt so that I could get new ones.  I’d rather get new ones without sacrificing the old ones.  I shall reiterate.  I am no makeup fanatic but I just love and can’t resist freebies.

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