November 1, 2014
Written by Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Categories: Beauty


I’m always on the go and will never leave my house or hotel room without my hair done and a little bit of make up – concealer, eyebrows, blush and lipgloss. I have nothing against people who have breakfast in their hotel robe and slippers but personally I just can’t do it. No matter how late I end my night and how early my day will start, I will make sure that I’m presentable before I leave the room. If there’s one thing that I learned from my grandparents growing up it’s to always make sure to look your best at all times, no matter what. It only takes me around 10-15 minutes to apply basic make-up but boy… that little effort makes a big difference!


Whether I’m at the gym, out running errands, travelling or at the beach – I will never leave home without my favorite beauty essentials.

CINEMA SECRETS CORRECTOR is the only concealer I use. I like the way it covers like a second skin, masks my dark under eye circles and conceals my blemishes. It’s used by people in the entertainment industry, withstands humidity and lasts the whole day.

MAC Studio Fix Foundation because it gives my skin a matte natural finish while protecting it from the sun with SPF10.

SHISEIDO Eyebrow Pencil gives me thicker eyebrows all day. I usually use it to draw individual brows and fill in broad areas. It has a brush on the end so I brush it out for a more natural look.

MAC EYE SHADOW in Bronze is a so versatile because I use it from day to night. It’s a natural color that is highly pigmented and so easy to blend.

SHISEIDO Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil is how I create a “strong eyes” look. I use it as an eyeliner during the day and I smudge it for a smokey effect look at night.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is the best curler available. I’ve been using it since high school and can’t live without it.

FAIRYDROPS MASCARA is a recent discovery. I wasn’t born with long & thick eye lashes. Fairydrops mascara applies evenly, lifts and separates my eyelashes for a doll like effect. The best part, it’s waterproof!

TWEEZERMAN is the perfect slanted tweezer that grabs the loose hair every time. 

MAC LIPSTICK in “Hug Me” is the perfect moisturising and everyday lipstick. It’s a pinkish nude color that is perfect for any occasion with any outfit.

- Cat Arambulo-Antonio


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