Kung ang ibang tao exercise ang work-out at pang pump-up sa umaga, ako MAKE-UP. Honestly, sobrang love ko mag make-up. And I love experimenting with colors, styles and different techniques. I follow make-up tutorials and can spend a good chunk of my “rest” periods just going through Pinterest to search for the best way to do eyes, what colors would match my skin and etc…
Another thing I love, is a bargain. Hahaha! Who doesn’t?! At lalo na sa panahon ngayon sa PIlipinas na may pinaaandar na TRAIN ang mga kinauukulan, we all gotta be wise with how we spend our hard-earned moolah, without sacrificing quality, of course. At lalong lalo na sa mga bagay na ginagamit natin sa katawan or sa mukha natin, mga ladies and gents. Never trade pesos for quality.
One way to ensure quality without burning a hole in our already frayed pockets, is to go with trusted and long-standing brands. And that is why I am so excited na meron bagong make-up line ang Avon, Mark. by Avon! Shala and reasonably priced make-up, ensured by one of the longest standing brands in the beauty market, Avon.
Sobrang ok sya. There are a lot of products in the make-up line. It’s quite complete, from the Mark. Magix Face Primer (only P449!!!) to the Mark. The Big Graphic Longwear Liquid Eyeliner (only P249…OMG!!!) And I already have my favorites!
I got a whole slew of Mark. by Avon products right before my civil wedding ceremony (more on the wedding in another blog entry) and I was soooo happy I did! I was able to put-together a bridal look using the Mark. Nude Matte Fluid Make-up (P399), my now favorite Mark. Hi Light Strobing Duo (P399) and the amazing Dual Cheek Color and Highlighter in Beach Babe (P399). I used the Mark. Epic Lip Lipstick in Rosy Outlook (P389) on top of a light red lip tint for a nice long lasting lip color.
For those who need confirmation.. YES, I did my OWN make-up on my wedding day. Nagpakulot lang ako sa parlor ng konti, but I did mah fez, and I couldn’t be happier and I couldn’t have done it without Mark.
The Nude Matte Fluid Make-up was good for me, because I have combination skin, and a little acidic. So basically nagmamantika ako at umiitim lalo as the day wears on. The Nude Matte Fluid Make-up held up well, controlled my oily face and was a great base for the rest of my products.
I did apply the Hi Light Strobing Duo before the foundation first though. I find that these highlighters actually shine through better and gives a more natural looking glow that way. Hindi yun mukhang sinalpakan mukha mo ng glitters or shiny gold paint. So I applied the Hi Light Strobing Duo — the tinted first then the light one, blended on my cheeks and cheekbones then let it bake for about 5 minutes. Then on goes the foundation.
The Mark. Dual Cheek Color and Highlighter in Beach Babe is a god-send for people with a tanned complexion like mine, although I would assume this can go well with most medium to dark skin-toned individuals. It works well to do a light and natural looking contour, and it’s paired with a highlighter! HELLO CHEEKBONES!
I definitely feel like I #makeanepicmark every time I walk out the door using Mark. by Avon products. If you are as into make-up like me, or even if you are just starting to explore the wonderful world of make-up, Mark. will make you feel confident to help you make your own mark.