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Bun Bun’s Favorite Makeup Products

 

Here are products I love and wish to acquire good karma for recommending them to the good people in the world. Lol. 😀

I get asked a lot about which products I’d recommend and instead of digging through posts to find them, I’ve consolidated them into a list for your easy reference. Hope you find it useful!

 

Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel

This is oddly and affectionately called ‘Monistat Face Primer’ not without good reason. It has proven to work so well for my oily skin, gliding on like velvet as a barrier between my skin and makeup for smoother foundation application and longer lasting finishes, that I am now on my second tube.

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

 

 

Z Palette Customizable Makeup Palette

I own four of these! If you find it a hassle to open and close individual eyeshadow pots, have to open other palettes just to look at the shades inside, or simply want to have different brands of eyeshadows, blush, powders in one place, you’ll find in the Z-palette a great solution for your woes.

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15

If you want an all-in-one moisturizer, sun screen, face mattifier and makeup primer, go for this! I use this on days when I just don’t have time to slap on so many products.

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Available at: (amazon), Sephora, Bugis Junction

 


MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

Foundations that claim to dry matte work best because they end up looking just right on my oily skin, instead of being flat matte. Very light, easy and safe to travel with due to its rubberized (yet not tacky) packgaging.

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Available at: (amazon), Sephora

 

 

MAC Studio Fix Foundation

This foundation provides good coverage and oil control, and is very convenient to bring around. I’m already on my second compact. I prefer using the Sigma F80 brush to apply this powder instead of the given sponge, or any sponge for that matter.

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Available at: (amazon), MAC stores, counters

 

 

Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil

If you don’t already know, this is my favorite eyebrow pencil. I adore it for its ease of use, precision to create well-defined brows, a spoolie to blend, and long-lasting prowess.

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MAC Blot Pressed Powder

If you find loose powders a pain, and mess, I highly recommend this pressed powder which is translucent and provides good oil control. Oily skins will benefit greatly from this. If you have dry skin, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural will suit you better.

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Available at: (amazon), MAC stores, counters

 


MAC Gold-Go-Lightly Studio Careblend Pressed Powder

Love the silky texture and M.A.C wording indentation. Pretty to look at, goes on smooth, and lasts a long time.

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Available at: (amazon), MAC stores, counters

 

 

NYC Bronzer In Sunny

Good and cheap bronzer/contouring powder, slightly more brown and less orangey than Gold-Go-Lightly. My MAC 109 brush picks up less product with this bronzer than the Gold-Go-Lightly, so there’s less chance that you’ll over apply with this one. The price and quality is hard to beat!

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Available at: (amazon)

 

 

BeautyBlender

The BeautyBlender has proven to me why it’s adored by makeup artists all over the world. Blends foundation effortlessly and quickly! I love this as much as I do the Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush, but in a different way.

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MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder

This is my every day go-to highlighting powder to bring shine (in the good way) to the high points of my face. I love that it is not over-glittery, the shimmers stay wherever you place and staying power is amazing. I apply this with the MAC 188 brush. Yellow-toned Asian girls will LOVE this!

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Available at: (amazon), MAC stores, counters

 

 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

For eyeshadows and eyeliners to stay on for longer, use an eyeshadow primer. The UDPP has a strong cult following and I’m in it. My favorite is UDPP in Eden, which is a nude colored version of the original transparent one. Eden preps, conceals, mattifies, brightens. What’s not to love? If you can’t decide which – Original, Eden, Sin – to get, try this mini set.

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Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Oh I LOVE this blush! Not too pink, not too coral, not too peachy. Just the right amount of each to make every girl flush like they’re in love. Teehee.

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Available at: (amazon) (drugstore), selected Robinsons or John Little stores

 


NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

I love that there are so many shades to choose from! This goes on smooth, is pigmented and inexpensive.

Full review coming soon

Available at: (amazon)

 

 

L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow

Cannot get enough of these! The 3 shades that I have – Emerald Lame, Goldmine and Bronze Goddess, seem to be unavailable on US or UK sites. But you can check them out all the same! They’re like pressed loose shadows, are creamy and very pigmented.

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

 

 

MAC Eyebrow

Determine how sharp you want your eyebrows to look with the precise point of this eyebrow pencil. Many shades to choose from too!

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Available at: (amazon), MAC stores, counters

 

 

 

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette

The 3 concealer shades mean that this palette is suitable for a larger range of skin tones, most notably below NC35. I’m NC20-25 and use the salmon shade for undereye circles, the light shade to brighten the eye area, and the green shade for blemishes.

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Available at: (amazon)

 

 

 

Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki – F80

I use this foundation brush to apply ALL my foundations, liquid and compact. I use this with liquid foundation more often and would wash it right after if I do use a compact foundation. I love the softness of the dense bristles and no other foundation brushes I have tried so far can out-do this brush.

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

 

 

Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

Despite having a white formula, this lash primer does not dry like snow flakes. The whitish glaze is subtle, but the result prominent with volumized and well-combed lashes.

Available at: (amazon)

 

 

Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

The best thing about this lash primer is that it dries clear so you can definitely just curl your lashes, swipe this on and run out of the house. It is good as an eyelash primer as well as a clear mascara.

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Available at: (amazon), Shiseido counters

 


Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara

This mascara continued to work its magic long after its vibration died. It keeps the curls, volumizes, is smudgeproof and a couple of coats is all you need for beautiful, lush lashes. I highly recommend this. It is a little pricey, but so worth it for the shortened time needed for application and long lasting effects.

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Available at: (amazon), Lancome counters

 

 

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

This eyelash curler really needs no introduction. I got this back when the only eye makeup I wore was mascara, then went on to use other curlers coz I didn’t believe I had such luck in finding the best eyelash curler onset. Many years later, I went back to this one and wondered why I strayed in the first place.

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

 

Kate Gel Liner

Goes on creamy and smooth. Is a darker black than Bobbi Brown’s Black Ink, in my opinion.

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Available at: (amazon), Watsons

 

 

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner Black Ink

For BB followers. Goes on creamy and smooth. Application is easier than MAC’s as formula is slightly less dense.

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Available at: (amazon), Bobbi Brown stores, counters

 

 

Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black

This is the only black liquid eyeliner I have ever loved in my life. The pointed tip makes drawing the sharpest of lines a walk in the park. It does not smudge, and lasts all day long.

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Available at: (amazon), Watsons

 


Urban Decay Naked Palette

We all need a good nude eyeshadow palette and this one has very high quality eyeshadows. My favorite shades are Buck, Smog, Darkhorse and Hustle.

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

 

 

 

Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15

I apply this before applying any lip product or wear it alone to keep my lips moisturized. Plus point for SPF!

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Available at: (amazon), Estee Lauder counters

 

 

The Brush Guard

If you want to prevent the bristles of your makeup brushes from splaying, your best bet is to use brush guards to keep them in shape. After washing my brushes, I’ll place the brushes through the brush guards, bottom up, and leave them to dry. When dried, the brushes will look as good as new!

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Worldwide shipping at: dolltodoll.com

 

 

 

 

Biore Makeup Remover For Eye & Lip

If you wear smudgeproof, waterproof makeup, it is imperative to ensure that all traces of makeup are removed from your face before you go to bed every night. I cannot even recall how many bottles of this I’ve gone through. Maybe 7 or 8….. 12?

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Available at: (amazon)

 


Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette, Sweetheart Palette

These super pigmented, stunningly bright colored eyeshadows give you more bang for your buck! They are larger than MAC ones, the size of MUFE’s. They’re often out of stock so you need to grab them once they’re restocked. Not for the faint hearted.

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Available at: (Sugarpill) buy above USD75 to get free shipping to SG!