FOTD: The Default Face

I have a 'default makeup' for days when I only have 15 minutes to do my whole face (which is very often, to be honest hahaha). Here are the products that I use for days like that:

I've been reaching for the L'oreal Lucent Magique Foundation these days because it's the only foundation I have in my stash that currently matches my skin color (well, and the Laura Mercier Silk Creme). I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for this. Depending on the weather, I set my base with either Maybelline Dream Matte Powder or Maybelline Fit Me! Powder. I skip this step often now because ~heeeey summer's over!

After doing my base, I use the Tweezerman Brow Powder which I got from Hautelook. Side story: I had my brow tweezed a few days ago, and it was horrible! You know I like my eyebrows thick and a bit straight, but holy moley, now it's thin and arched at the wrong place! :( After doing my brows, I bust my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer out, and lightly dust it under my cheekbones, on my temples and a bit on the side of my nose. This isn't really a good product to use for contour (leans a bit red), but it's great for an all-over wash on the face.

NARS Luster is my tried and tested blush. I'm in love with the color (dirty apricot) because it gives me the perfect sunkissed look. It last forever, too! ♥ While I like the look of bold lip color, I don't normally wear it during day time. I love my nudes, and one of my favorites is MAC Cherish.

Do you have a default face makeup, too? :)



  1. Oh yes, I do. I just apply bb cream, fill in my brows, blush and a random lipstick then off to work! lol


  2. @Gel: What BB cream have you been using? Lahat ng BB cream, mukha akong multo! Haha!

  3. I so want to try that highlighter by thebalm it looks so pretty on you, and natural xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. Thank you Gemma! You should totally try it, it's worth the money! :)

  5. That's also what I use, if I only have 15 minutes - and sometimes mascara :D

  6. Yes! Powder foundation, eyebag concealer, lips, cheeks and sometimes, brows. I'm on my ugly default face 90% of the time and that's just too much! I need to use up more of my samples, hahaha.

  7. i love the expert face brush- it is so amazing!:D

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  8. you definitely look amazing even with just these few products. ^^, nice post!:D

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  9. aww you're so pretty! :) such a cute smile.

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  10. My default face is my everyday office look. Nakakatamad kasi mag-effort sa umaga! Madalas nga I'm half asleep pa even if I'm already putting on makeup! Haha! So what I do every morning is that I put on foundation, then concealer, set everything with powder, do my brows, apply mascara, then blush, then lipstick. :)

  11. Ok. I realized that my "default face" is the same as my "everyday face"


  12. Had to go back to this post because I recently bought L'Oreal Lucent Magique. When you said you found a match for this, I thought maybe I will too. I'm in G4 and oh my goodness!!! I don't have words. It's the foundation that made me like foundation.

    What's your shade?