I'm just your average consumer with an appreciation for the more beautiful things in life. I started this blog as an outlet for me to geek out about all the make up & skin care I have experienced. I'm not a dermatologist and not a professional makeup artist, and all views expressed here are my own. What works for me may not work for everyone, and vice versa. For any queries, please email thislipsticklife@gmail.com.

Beauty Stats

Yellow /Olive based skintone. Normal-ish skin type. Used to be Normal-combination, with oilier T-zone, moderate pore issues, occasional acne. Slightly more prone to blackheads and pore congestion. Short-Medium lashes,slightly curved pointing forward. Fleshy hooded eyelids. All mascara must be heavy duty non-budge and curl holding.

Foundation Shades

These are foundations that I have been matched with.
  • Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation- O20
  • Shiseido Lifting Foundation- O20
  • Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation - O20
  • YSL Touch Eclat Foundation - BD20
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NC15 / NC20
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation - #4 SAND
  • THREE Flawless Cream Foundation - #202

Concealer Shades

  • NARS Stick Concealer - Custard
  • Lancome Effacernes Longue Tenue - 02 Beige Sable (undereyes, too peachy for blemishes)
  • Burberry Sheer Concealer - #02 Soft Beige
  • Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer - #06
  • THREE Correcting Concealer - #01

Disclaimer / FAQ

All photos have been colour corrected to show any product colours as closely as I can manage. I do minimal selective airbrushing on photos for any vanity/ fashion photoshoots, or in the case of demonstrating a lipstick/eyeshadow colour I will retouch any blemishes or dark circles that detract from the overall presentation. I do not airbrush any photos that document the coverage, texture or performance of cosmetic or skincare products so readers can view accurate photographic evidence. All products purchased with my own hard earned money.

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