Beauty, lifestyle, Personal

Kiss and MAKE-UP.

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This week on my tumblr site (HERE) someone asked the question:

“Your makeup is so beautiful! What products do you use? Also, what is the process?! :D”

So I answered and thought ‘hey, might as well throw it up on the blog too’. I’m always being asked random “what color is that?”, “what brand do you use for ____?”, “how do I get this look?” and this might help clear up a few questions or point ya’ll in the right direction in the cosmetics hall (or navigating Sephora dot com)!

I’ve been enthralled by makeup and it’s ability to transform, change, and heighten ever since my dad brought me home a bright red tube of Revlon lipstick when I was four years old as costume fun. My little sister got into it and made a massive mess, brought me to tears and a sworn hatred towards her for the rest of the night, and she required a severe bath- but kickstarted what would be a long and delightful adventure into the world of makeup.

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Beauty, Expat, lifestyle

Painting by Numbers: Mischke makeup

Anna

VANITY ALERT! VANITY ALERT! In the past few months I’ve made some small changes to my makeup routine and since I last posted my entry on my daily paint and slather routine. It definitely makes a difference that I’m now grey-blonde rather than dark brown. Since then, I’ve been moving away from the every day heavy under eye liner and darker shadows and kicked pink blusher to the curb- so I’ve been getting more “what makeup do you use?”. So here it is in all it’s girlish glory. Kiss kiss?

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Cambodia, Fashion, Phnom Penh

Shop Girl. April 26, 2013.

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An unrelated picture of a baked potato guinea pig.

 

If you’re taking a visit or landing down for some expat life, I can only assume you’ve done your online search for places to shop. If not, don’t expect h&m, Sephora, and Saks. Instead, be greeted with numerous markets full of character, unfamiliar smells, and cramped spaces and the most oddly laid out malls you’ve ever seen along with a few awesome boutiques.

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Personal

Best Face Forward.

Mischke Favorites

 

 

I’ve had quite a few questions recently about my favorite beauty and skincare products.

The majority of these things are unavailable in Cambodia so that’s a bust, but I’ll be sure to pick up the staples next time I’m in Bangkok.

Although I don’t use all of these every day (and I’ve run out of a few)  they’re the colors that I’ve found to be most flattering on my skin tone and with my features. I do miss my full kit of products left back at home and as an ex makeup artist and esthetician the lack of quality products in Phnom Penh is more than frustrating.

On that dire note, I’m always happy to lend a hand with application or a shopping trip.

Products as follow:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Deep: Skinfinish offers coverage between a foundation and a bronzer. A light dusting of color perfect for contouring or a healthy glow.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion: With very few ingredients, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free this lotion is ideal for sensitive skin. Some of my clients with the smoothest and plumpest skin in their fifties swore by using Cetaphil since their teens

MAC Lipstick in Freckletone and Media: Freckletone, a perfect nude for tanned skin and daytime wear and Media, a rich burgundy ideal for layering to achieve wine stained lips or a deep, almost black pout

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Brown: a bit softer than a harsh black liner, stays all day and perfect for blending

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black: a liquid liner ideal for those with shaky hands. The fat bottle, stiff applicator and long-lasting color makes this my go-to liquid liner.

Anastasia Eye Lights Shimmer Jumbo Pencil in Chiffon: Less obvious than a stark white liner, this creamy nude liner makes hung over eyes disappear with an easy swipe of this creamy, thick pencil

Smith’s Rosebud Minted Lip Balm: non-sticky, subtly minty, and packed full of emollients and vitamins this balm is a chapped lips lifesaver

MAC Eyeshadow in Cork and Saddle: Cork, a matte medium brown ideal for every day wear and Saddlle, a matte camel tone for layering and accenting the browbone on yellow toned skin

MAC Powder Blush in Peaches: not quite pink, not quite orange. A sheer wash of color easily worn with or without bronzing powder

Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion: A gentle toning cleanser for decreasing redness and dry skin. Aloe extract assists in skin hydration and it won’t leave your wallet empty

NARS Eyebrow Pencil in Ipanema: filling in sparse Asian brows is a cake walk with NARS brow pencil in Ipanema, a semi dry but easily gliding filler

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray: salt water infused spray with zero hold but a lot of impact. Allows my unwillingness to brush my hair seem “windblown and beachy”

Tom Ford Black Orchid & White Patchouli: my two favorite fragrances, unisex, musky, and delicious. Worth an investment.

Garnier Youthful Radiance Eye Roll On: Caffeine in my cup and caffeine under my eyes helps rid symptoms of a sleepless night

 

Not pictured: my favorite brushes are MAC. But if I don’t want to shell out a couple hundred dollars easily on brushes I’ll go with Sonia Kashuk. Quality bristles, thick handled, and easy to clean. Also, awesomely inexpensive.

 

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