Fresh Summer Makeup

The heat was unbearable the other day so I kept my makeup to a minimum. I wanted to look and stay fresh all day so I didn't apply black eyeliner, thick foundation and red lipstick. I worked with brown eyeliner, powder foundation and pink lipstick instead.

Here's the Fresh Summer Look I came up with using makeup from my favorite Japanese brands...


  • Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50 Wet Force
Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ Wet Force Php 2,100

Before applying powder, I applied Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ Wet Force. This innovative sunblock from Shiseido is perfect for summer because it becomes even more effective when it comes into contact with water or perspiration*. It is formulated with Profense CEL- a complex ingredients that inhibits the enzyme activity, cell damage and DNA damage linked to the formulation of wrinkles and dark spots. It also provides high sun protection technology, protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays and helps reduce the appearance of photo-aging with exclusive SuperVeil-UV 360 technology.

How to use Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+ Wet Force:

  1. Shake well before use
  2. Apply generously to the face after skincare
  3. Can also be applied to the body


  1. Do apply sunscreen before sun exposure
  2. Apply generously, reducing the quantity of application will lower the level of protection significantly
  3. Reapply frequently to maintain sun protection, especially after swimming or after towel-drying skin
  4. Avoid prolonged sun exposure even after applying sunscreen
  5. Always wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses

*WetForce technology- activates additional strength when in contact with sweat and water.

  • Kanebo Media Moist Fit Foundation 

Kanebo Media Moist Fit Foundation SPF20 PA++ OC-C1 JPY1,100

If you have been reading my blog, you will notice my fondness for Japanese brands. When it comes to powder foundation, my personal choice is Kanebo. I specifically requested my sister to bring home Kanebo Media Moist Fit Foundation SPF20 PA++ from her business trip in Japan. It was so much cheaper there so, naturally, she hoarded a lot ; p

Kanebo Media Moist Fit Foundation SPF20 PA++ is a wet & dry foundation. It has full coverage even when applied dry. I apply it using Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush For All Formulas for a flawless finish. I received it during one of Shiseido's workshop in 2012 and the brush is still good as new today.

  •  Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Palette (112R)

Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow 112R 2.5g/0.09 US OZ PhP 475

For many of you who are complimenting my eyebrows when you see me in person, the secret lies in the brushes and eyeshadow I used. Yes, I use eyeshadow to define my eyebrows.

Tricks: You can read about my eyebrow tutorial using Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow here

Inglot is not a Japanese brand. It originated from Przemyśl, Poland.

  • K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP

K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP in Deep Brown Php 795

K-Palette has recently launched The Best Ever Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP in two shades- Super Black and Deep Brown. For swatches, product ingredients and review, read here.

I am loving the vivid color plus the long wearing factor of the #1 eyeliner in Japan. It does not smudge, just exactly the makeup tool you need in this hot weather. It is easy to remove with just soap and warm water. 

Tricks: For a Simple Winged Eye "Cat Eye" Liner Tutorial, read here

  • Shiseido Veiled Rouge

Shiseido Veiled Rouge PK 304 2.2g Php 1,350

I super like this Shisiedo lipstick! It does not chap my lips, not drying at all! I love the subtle shade and sheen, perfect for My Lips But Better (MLBB) Look this summer!

Etude House Play 101 Pencil #19 + Shiseido Veiled Rouge PK304

Tricks: You can combine two shades of lipstick/lip pencil to come up with a new shade (see sample photo above)


  1. Lightly brush your lips with your toothbrush to remove dead/dry skin
  2. Moisturize your lips before applying a lipstick

How do you like my look?

Well, I hope you have learned a trick or two from this entry. Care to share some of your fresh summer makeup tips?
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