It has been sweltering in Melbourne recently with the crazy heat.  It’s been so hot that I have not bothered with full-on make-up and just kept products to a minimum.  Here’s a Face Of The Day I wore last week where I only used 3 make-up products.

natural make-up look, FOTD

The 3 products used to create this look are :-

1.  Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara :  I can go without eyeliner, but not mascara!  (Click here for review)
2.  FACE OF AUSTRALIA Lip Quench SPF 30+ Forbidden Fruit :  This is a highly pigmented red lippy, but I applied it lightly using fingertips as a stain on my lips and cheeks and it gave a lovely rosy glow.  (Click here for true swatch)
3.  Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss Colin :  When it’s hot outside, I like to keep my lips moist with lip gloss and this sheer orange-red is one of my favourites.  (Click here for true swatch)

For my face, I could have used BB cream but I chose to go bare-faced but piled on my zinc oxide sunscreen (look, no white cast FTW!).  And I’ve been getting some nice compliments about my skin and it’s mostly due to the Rationale Skincare evening routine and my new beauty gadget – Hitachi Hadacrie which I shall be reviewing very soon.

And yes, before you say anything, I really need to do something to my hair!!  I’ve been having a lot of bad hair days recently!  LOL.

Can you do a make-up look with only 3 products?  What are 3 make-up items you cannot live without?  And what did you think of my FOTD? 

24 Comments on A Make-Up Look With Only 3 Products!

  1. Norlin
    31/01/2012 at 11:11 am (5 years ago)

    I think the secret is good skin and you’ve got GREAT skin to be able to skip any foundations or BB cream! Wow! 3 make-up products – BB cream, Brow ago-go & mascara.

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 5:07 pm (5 years ago)

      @Norlin, Hello Norlin! You have great skin too! I think I was having a good skin day because I usually look like an old hag without make-up LOL.

  2. Karen
    31/01/2012 at 11:40 am (5 years ago)

    What great skin you’ve got to be able to go au naturale! I thought the 3rd product was going to be blusher but turns out your cheeks are naturally rosy! Is the Hitachi Hadacrie a ultrasonic beauty device?

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 5:07 pm (5 years ago)

      @Karen, Actually I cheated an put some lippy on my cheeks to make it rosy 🙂 And the Hadacrie is kinda like ultrasonic minus the brush! 🙂

      • Karen
        31/01/2012 at 8:55 pm (5 years ago)

        @Ling, I’m a new reader of your blog so maybe you’ve mentioned this before but what eye product do you use? I feel like the area around my eyes are getting discolored from the harsh cleaning. Looking forward to the Hitachi device review!

        • Ling
          31/01/2012 at 9:22 pm (5 years ago)

          @Karen, Hi Karen, I use a number of products!!! LOL. But for removing eye make-up, I would highly recommend non-alcohol make-up removers. I am currently using Bioderma Crealine which is like miracle water! I also use cream cleanser around my eyes too when I wash my face. As for eye creams, I tend to skip it because it’s too rich for me – that’s why I am getting fine lines though >_<

  3. Madam M
    31/01/2012 at 11:48 am (5 years ago)

    your skin is beautiful. Damn you woman. I love the lip colour.

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 5:11 pm (5 years ago)

      @Madam M, Thank you. You are too kind! I was lucky to be having a good skin day – it’s rare!!

  4. Megan
    31/01/2012 at 12:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Looking gorgeous Ling, I love that lip colour on you!

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 5:11 pm (5 years ago)

      @Megan, Thanks Megan. The lipstick / lip gloss combo worked a treat 🙂

  5. Rachel @ Redcliffe Style
    31/01/2012 at 12:03 pm (5 years ago)

    It’s hard to limit to just three, but if I had to it would be BB cream, mascara and lipstick (on lips and cheeks).

    I wouldn’t look anywhere near as presentable as you though. Rachel xx

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 5:13 pm (5 years ago)

      @Rachel @ Redcliffe Style, Thanks Rachel – and love how lipstick can go on cheeks as well as lips 🙂

  6. gio
    31/01/2012 at 6:04 pm (5 years ago)

    You look gorgeous! You have great skin and I love that lip color.

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 9:14 pm (5 years ago)

      @gio, Thank you lovely <3

  7. Sukie
    31/01/2012 at 6:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Ling! Happy Chinese New Year!! =) Your skin looks gorgeous! I could never go out looking that bare without any foundation / powder on as I think my redness will scare many away… I suppose I could do with 3 products and the three would be powder, blush and lippie! =p I don’t really use eye make up because my eyes get irritated quite easily and I’d probably smudge all my eye make up with all that rubbing, LOL! =)

    • Ling
      31/01/2012 at 9:19 pm (5 years ago)

      @Sukie, Happy Chinese New Year 🙂 And yay, you managed 3 products too! And as you can see my face is looking rather oily so I guess, I could have done with powder and skipped the lip gloss 🙂

  8. Vita
    31/01/2012 at 9:48 pm (5 years ago)

    That’s fabulous – you beat me hands down with only 3 products! You look amazing! xoxo

    • Ling
      01/02/2012 at 9:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @Vita, Thanks Vita…it’s a rarity I can do this with 3 products… Today, I had to pile on the products LOL

  9. coco
    01/02/2012 at 12:56 am (5 years ago)

    so jealous of your clear skin and wrinkle free face.

    • Ling
      01/02/2012 at 9:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @coco, Excuse me Pretty Mom – you have excellent skin too :))))

  10. Eden-Avalon
    01/02/2012 at 10:16 am (5 years ago)

    xD Hee! I doubt I could do this if I was going for a wearable outing look. My base foundation look requires at least four products. You did really well though! Love the lips~

    • Ling
      01/02/2012 at 9:33 pm (5 years ago)

      @Eden-Avalon, Oh no – I couldn’t wear this for a night out!! No way!!! But for a casual day out, why not? 😉

  11. Jos
    01/02/2012 at 10:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! Your skin is flawless! And the minimal makeup is super pretty 🙂

    • Ling
      02/02/2012 at 6:42 pm (5 years ago)

      @Jos, You are super kind! Thank you Jos! xo