When you’re already a full-fledged career woman, you have to leave behind several beauty trends you embraced when you were in college. Read on to see which of them you should say goodbye to.
Ditch: Mismatched foundation
Now that you’re a little bit wiser, you already know the devastating effect of using a foundation that’s too light or too dark on your skin. Whether you want to look a bit fairer or more tanned, it’s really better to wear a foundation that exactly matches your skin tone. To avoid this makeup blunder, test the product on the center of your face, and blend to see if it will disappear on your skin tone.
Embrace: Correctly-matched foundation
You can also try this foundation that has micro-pigments that magically match your Asian skin tone.
L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation, P600
L’Oreal is available at department stores.
Ditch: Sparkly makeup
Glitter makeup emphasizes fine lines and wrinkles. If you still want to glimmer, try makeup with a metallic or satiny finish.
Embrace: Metallic and satin finishes
Composed of 12 different neutral satiny shades, this eyeshadow palette can take your eye makeup look from day to night.
Maybelline The Nudes Palette, P675
Maybelline is available at department stores.
Ditch: Sweet, fruity scents
It’s time to leave your sweet fruity scents behind and embrace more elegant ones with citrus, floral, and powdery notes.
Embrace: A signature fragrance
We love the sophisticated whiff of this bottle because of its elegant mix of refreshing cucumber, zesty bergamot, and refined Earl Grey tea.
Jo Malone Earl Grey Cucumber, P6,980/100ml; P3,490/30ml
Jo Malone is available October 2015 at Greenbelt 5.
Ditch: Harsh Cleansers
We battled acne during our younger years, so we got used to using facial cleansers designed to zap all zits. But now that you’re in your 30s, it’s time to go gentle on your skin with a mild cleanser. This tube is created for combination skin: It controls oil production while keeping the skin supple.
Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash, P1,150
Origins is available at SM Makati Department Store.
Ditch: Cartoony nail art
Sure, it’s really cute to see pandas on your digits, but they won’t mesh with your more refined sense of style.
Embrace: Any nail polish shade
Yes, you can still experiment with various nail color shades—even neon! Your best bets, however, would be jewel tones, bold hues, and pretty pastels. You can still get creative, though. Feel free to dabble with French tips and half-moon nail art.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Pretty Young Thing, P895
Deborah Lippmann is available at Rustan’s branches.
Ditch: Hair chalk
Candy-colored tresses are awesome, but they're best reserved for costume parties or music festivals.
Embrace: Balayage highlights
The freehand application of subtle highlights delivers a sun-kissed effect and seamless dimension to your strands.