It’s been a while! I understand that I have been MIA for some time. Lately a lot of things went on with me, and I had to focus on them first. But this is something I’ve always wanted to show to you guys: my Japan 2016 makeup look!
A Little Intro
The Igari makeup inspired my look for this trip. Japanese stylist Igari Shinobu created this blush-centric look and it grew popular in Japan. Instead of placing it on the cheeks, however, the blush is under the eyes. It leaves a hungover / sickly touch, thus having others call it “hungover” makeup. Simply put, my friend called it “drunk blush”. Since I tried this look, I found it looks super good on me. It’s become my “usual look” since then!
Take note that there are a lot of non-Japanese products here as well. I used a lot of the products here for quite a while. I believe you don’t have to use a country’s products if you want to go for their beauty standard. But it does help to achieve the “feel” of the makeup look. Hence, that’s why I did a beauty haul back there. (Apart from the price difference from PH, of course.)
So I’m doing this tutorial step by step. I broke down the images into steps and identified each product per step.
The Weather app says it’s 35ºC but the air feels like Lucifer’s balls. It doesn’t help either that there’s too many people in one place. Then, the AC doesn’t even work properly! Plus most of us commute on our way to class or work, and not every transpo we have has a cooling system. So what happens then? We get very rich… with sweat. We earn more sweat than pesos during summer.
I know a lot of you feel shy about leaving the house with makeup. On some days, I feel that too. Our BB’s, concealers and powders have SPF to save our skins. But this season, they easily melt away with a few sweat drops. So we leave sunscreen on and put very few makeup items on. But we just feel insecure when our dark spots and acne scars are visible to the public eye, right?
What if I told you, you can conceal your dark shadows without feeling sticky as the day went on? Because that’s what tinted moisturizers do…
I was curious about Miniso since it popped up in Robinson’s Place Manila. Y’all know I love Japanese aesthetic. But I didn’t get to check it out. What remained inside Miniso was still a mystery. Even after checking their official website, I still had more questions than answers.
Luckily, Miniso just opened a branch in Glorietta 2 last week. Oh yeah, a chance to see what’s inside!
(Viola Davis’s How To Get Away With Murder voiceover) Previously, on my Japan 2016 beauty haul:
I listed a bunch of products that I got while I visited drug stores in Japan. Richel of Richel Goes asked me why I didn’t list the prices immediately in the post lol. Well, they’re here in Part 2!
Japan is indeed a beautiful land. And in that land, there are a lot of beautiful people (inside and out). With beautiful people comes beauty standards. And with beauty standards enters makeup.
The country’s history with makeup is outstanding. First, they got Shiseido, the world’s oldest cosmetics company. Then, there’s the kabuki makeup we often see in classic Japanese theater. Or we think of the geisha‘s ivory faces and red lips. Also let’s remember the cute asf packaging these products use to lure us in.
My main shopping goal in Japan was to acquire the gold. I mean, their homegrown beauty products. The prices of these at home were no joke at all haha huhu. Heck, even some of these brands pulled out from the Philippines! (This sums up my feelings. Warning: you need earphones for that.) So this was my opportunity to catch ’em all…
Even when Pokemon Go ran out of style so soon.
You probably googled a lot of tutorials since you started the internet. And all these tutorials have one tip in common: drink water. “How to lose 10 kgs?” Drink water. “How to get rid of acne?” Drink x amount of water. “How to get rid of my anxiety ruining my will to live?” Drink the damn water. One way or another, the tutorial always goes to one vital tip: drink water.
Drinking water is, indeed, the most vital life hack. You’re so tired of it right now as you sip your glass of water while reading that repetitive tip. Yet there’s at least one content creator reminding you every minute! As if our body ain’t trained to take note of that.
But there are tons of reasons why bloggers, vloggers, and their moms keep repeating this s**t. Because it’s that good! Good for your body, mind, and soul. Somehow regularly hydrating solves our problems away. Science did say that water is the universal solvent… Hahaha guys… GUYS?
Read on why the H2O hype is real:
It’s been one month since I opened Aicsthetic! (Party poppers everywhere.) I never took blogging seriously before. But now, writing at least an entry per week pushes me to keep going with the blog. As I mentioned previously, I always don’t push through with my creative projects. This time, I hope the blog lasts for years.
Now to business. Whew! I’m glad 2016 is almost over. The year turned out to be a total mess. Personally though, I still had positive things that kept me in check this 2016. And as we’re on the last week of the year, here’s the December 2016 Random Round Up!
Before I leave for my trip, I’d like to share with you the insides of my makeup bag. I sometimes use these items when I feel like putting on makeup at work. Normally, I wear really minimal makeup to work because of time constraints.
I’ll need these tools and products to beat my face. The bulk of my bag(s) make it seem like I bring a lot. But I make sure to pack them properly inside. Everything in the bags complete my makeup process.