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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Basics FOTD

Hey Guys, I realized I haven't had a FOTD post in while so I decided to share with you this look. I actually have this look on for my upcoming website for my brushes. It's just a very simple look I did which I find really wearable for evryday and super simple to pull off. Here it is:

What I used:

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona
RCMA Translucent Powder
Graftobian Pro Powder Foundation to tone down foundation
Graftobian Pro Powder Foundation used as bronzer for contour

Ellana Awake Concealer topped with eye shadow
Dollface 28 Neutral Palette
Ever Bilena Black Eye Liner Pencil
Maybeline Mascarra

Ever Bilena Lip liner in Red
MAC Lipstick in Captive

I'm really feeling this look because compared to my other FOTDs this has the least number of products. The idea of this look was to highlight areas I really wanted to highlight like under the eye, forehead and chin, and to really contour areas like my cheeks and jawline. This is so since the look was shot in Black and White, and with that, colors don't matter hence the highlight and contouring.

The winner in this FOTD is the Graftobian Pro Powder Foundation because it doubled as my bronzer for contouring. As I said in my review of the product, the shade I got which was Cleopatra ranges from an NC40ish-NC45 depending on how I choose to apply this. For this look, I used the Graftobian PPF to tone down my foundation using a big soft powder brush by swiping the brush twice on the product and using only that much for my whole face. While I used a small stippling brush for the contouring by siwrling the brush on the product and applying this below my cheekbones lightly as its coverage eventually builds. Here are the images of those brushes:

Big Soft Powder Brush

Small Stippling Brush

These two brushes are actually some of the brushes that are on testing stage for me right now which I may eventually add to my brush line, and so far these two seem very promising! :)

So please watch out for the launch of my online shop featuring brushes very soon! :)

Toodles! :)


  1. These brushes look nice too! I haven't yet used the brushes I purchased, I'll do a review soon! :)

  2. @Nina They're nice din :) thanks girl let me know what you think :)

  3. ang cute ng fotds mo, you seriously look like Marian! I've said that many times na :)

  4. @Nikki Sana kamukha ko parin sya ng walang make up haha

  5. good luck with your new biz!! :) love this look on u. :)

  6. very nice look! simple yet enhancing.

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  8. You've got telescopic lashes! and the look's so great, Caby! I love basic looks... but contouring is still something ive never done before... i hope you can teach us newbies how to using your brushes and graftobian :D

    awaiting your product launch!

  9. @Crystal Thanks :)

    @Krystia Thanks sweetie :)

    @herroyalbleakness Thanks so much! Contouring is one of the best things ive learned in this whole makeup craze of mine, definitely makes a difference. Will do soon and brushes are up. Thanks so much! :)

  10. very gorgeous look^^

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