Makeup To Lean On

Do you recall, not long ago
We would walk on the sidewalk
Innocent, remember?
All we did was care for each other

But the night was warm
We were bold and young
All around the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need some(one) makeup to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is some(body) makeup to lean on.


This blog post has been inspired by a song I'm obsessed with all week....

Lean On - by Major Lazer & DJ Snake.

Tell me you've heard it!

So are there certain makeup products you are almost emotionally attached to? Makeup you instinctively reach for, doesn't matter if you have other new (better even) makeup that are sitting right there. Makeup you can't imagine being without. Yes, you keep them all in one separate area/tray (they are the popular & envied kids on your vanity). Okay, it's time to say the dramatic words - Makeup You Lean On.

Here are mine & yes, they were also in my travel makeup bag.....

I use L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in shade 320 Natural Beige when I want a matte finish. On days when I want a more dewy finish, I use Etude House Snow White Precious Mineral BB Cream in shade W13 (This version is from the Princess Happy Ending Collection)
For a heavier coverage I use both - BB Cream & then the foundation.

To conceal spots under eyes, I use the Revlon Colorstay Concealer in  shade 03 Light Medium

To set everything in place, I apply Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in shade Translucent. As a finishing touch, and to mattify my oily summer skin further, I pat Street Wear Color Rich Perfection Compact Powder in shade Neutral.

For cheeks, I apply the blush I'm very very attached to - MAC Cream Soda Satin Blush  from the Archie's Girls Collection, which was Limited Edition. I try not to use it all the time, but I can't...I can't stop! It's a pale peach color- swatches here.

For everyday, I do a quick neutral look and usually only contour my hooded crease, so 
Naked Basics Palette is my go-to palette. It has everything I need & the palette is compact and easy to tote around everywhere I go.
To tightline my upper lash line, I use Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal Just Black. If you have small light eyes like mine, a black kohl on the bottom lash line can look too harsh, especially for day time, so I turn to a brown kohl instead - enter Bourjois Kohl Contour in shade 78 Brun Design.

If I feel like lining my upper lash line, I use Maybelline Colossal Liquid Liner, with the 0.4mm precision tip - my absolute favorite! More pics here

Lastly, the one product I could possibly end up in a psych ward without - Mascara! I've been really overworking Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara. Seriously, like, 4-5 coats of it every-time! Do not disturb me when I'm building my lashes! =D

Currently using Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil in shade 002 Hazel Inglot Brow Shaping Pencil in shade #63, which is a waxy crayon stick that sets brows in place.

Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in Rose Boudoir (Swatched here)
Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive mixed with MAC Vegas Volt. The resulting color is a pinky peachy beauty that's between a pink & coral.
If it's red I'm in the mood for, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up is my favorite these days, because it's not too bright.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over. Lined with Bourjois Levres Contour Lip Liner in shade #12 Facetieuse. My most-worn matte nude lippie!

I showed you mine, now show me yours....

*Name 3 makeup products you lean on.*

Now bring the beat back!

I have a feeling this is my lose-weight song.

*Puts earphones on....runs to dressing room.....and locks door*


  1. CZ happy to see you post after so long. My most favorite products would be Maybelline clear glow BB cream in Radiance, Elle 18 glow compact in shell, maybelline hyper curl mascara and cheeky glow blush.I am not a lipstick girl much.

    1. Thanks for sharing Piu! I love Hyper Curl too...and how can you NOT like lipstick?! :O :D


  2. Lovely post CZ!
    I lean on Kryolan derma color cremes (corrector & concealer shades), a multipurpose nude pencil (I use it as a kajal & for highlighting too!) & tinted lipbalm.
    I love mascara too, but I have to do extra work to remove it at the end of the day & I am super tired by then.

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    1. Kryolan derma colors are awesome, Lana. I'll get some for myself again sometime.


  3. I was missing your advice, especially on base makeup!!! I always rely on what you get for yourself and your favourites. now i will get the loreal base stuff for sure. had no idea that the streetwear compact is good, is it the best one there is? would love your suggestions. what do you think about colorbar perfect match compact. i have dewy skin and like matte look.

  4. Hi cz..soo happy to see u..well i lean on lakme cc cream beige..revlon colorstay foundation..avon concealer stick medium wheat..maybelline diamond glow palatte..maybelline colossal kajal and waterproof mascara..bellapierre mineral blush autumn glow..mac pink pearl pop..mac mineralised lip gloss modern romance..

  5. So lovely to read your posts CZ! Some of my go to products are MAC prolong wear concealer, too faced blush (the heart shaped one) and too faced lip balm/stick in 'plum crazy' hope baby is well :)

  6. Okay, I LOVE this song! Very catchy! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. hi CZ, mac cream soda is my favorite too! sadly it's limited edition so i limit my self from using it :(

    if someday you find something (a dupe) like it, please post it :)

  8. Three things which I end up using everyday :
    1. Rimmel colourush Balm in viva violet
    2. Lakmé eyconic kajal
    3. Ponds BB cream

  9. Ooo!..I'm loving that song too..but I just can't …the dance…I can't ..eeh!
    I switch my products everyday..with the exception of the Lóreal TruMatch Concealer.. <3

  10. Loveee the song! :D 3 products currently Maybelline Colossal Liner, ZA Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation and a matte red/pink lipstick

  11. So glad you are back!!! I would check your blog twenty times a day, not wanting to miss any posts.
    Currently I'm loving loreal infallible liquid foundation, Mac See Sheer and Maybelline colossal mascara.
    Hope to see plenty more of you!


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