Essentials | Sick Girl’s Makeup Routine

As you may already know, I’ve been sick this past week and that’s precisely the reason why I wasn’t able to blog. I wasn’t able to do a decent review because I didn’t want any makeup on. Sadly, I had to go to my brother’s birthday, and I also had to run some errands so I had no choice but to make my self look a little bit more presentable. Here are some of the products that I’ve been using in order to perk up and make myself look like I’m not about to vomit anytime soon, lol.

  Le Face 

L-R: L’oreal Lucent Magique Skin Illuminating BB Cream, Revlon Colorstay Concealer in ‘Light Medium’ & Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder

Even when I’m not sick, the L’oreal Lucent Magique Skin Illuminating BB Cream has been my goto BB cream for several months now. When I’m just going to run errands, go to the mall (alone), do some groceries. It has a really light coverage that pretty much evens my skintone and blurs out my pores and cancels out my redness. I love it because it’s really lightweight, it allows my skin to breathe. That’s it’s also my default BB Cream when I’m sick. Also, I’d rather put on something that’s lightweight and cover up areas that needed to be covered with a concealer afterwards. Then, I’d set it with my favorite setting powder, which is the Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder.


TOP-BOTTOM: Hayan Natural Beauty Auto Eyebrow in Taupe Brown & Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara

You guys know that I love my Look Beauty Brow Perfect Kit, but it’s kinda hard to use it when you’re sick and you just want to sit down afterwards (I have to standup when I apply makeup, sadly) so I use my Hayan Auto Eyebrow Pencil to just fill in the gaps. It’s smudge-proof and it’s pigmented as well. Then I use the Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara to set everything in place.


L-R: Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer & ELF Butternut Quad

I know that I’m a NAKED/Lorac Pro junkie but when I really am tired/in a hurry I just go for these types of palettes (this one or my WNW Walking On Eggshells Trio) because it’s a lot easier to pick the colors and when dealing with this palette/quad, I basically know what look I’m going to do.

TOP-BOTTOM: Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’Express Mascara, Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense Eyeliner/Brightener in ‘Purple Reign’ & Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-on Pencil in ‘Zero’

Of course, even if I’m sick I wouldn’t leave home without putting on a mascara. A mascara always makes a huge difference in a girl’s makeup look. I’ve also been loving the Revlon Kajal eyeliner recently especially the lighter shade. I use it for my lash line, to make myself look more awake and less sleepy & drowsy, lol.

  Blush & Highlight 

L-R: MeMeMe Beat The Blues Highlighter in ‘Oyster Gold’ & Tarte Amazoian Clay Blush in ‘Exposed’

Of course, how can I forget? Le blush. I love Tarte Amazoian Clay Blush in ‘Exposed’ because it basically acts as a blush and contour as well. Then of course, to fake that healthy glow, I use my favorite MeMeMe highlighter.


L-R: Benefit Cha Cha Tint & Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Tutti Frutti’

If I’m in the mood and I want to make my lips really ‘orange’ I apply my Cha Cha tint first then my Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Tutti Frutti’ then I just retouch using my lip butter. But if I’m really lazy I just go on with my day and apply either one of those two products. Either way, I never leave home without these two babies (along with my Mac Flamingo).

I forgot to include a brown eyeliner that I use to contour my nose. I also use that sometimes as an alternative to my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in ‘Zero’. Sometimes when I feel that a black eyeliner is too strong, I either use a grey or a brown eyeliner. But oftentimes, I opt to a brown one, instead.

Anyway, those are all of the products I use when I do my makeup, when I’m sick. I KNOW, I know. “Why do I have to wear makeup when I’m sick…” because, it’s still me we’re talking about. Kidding. No, because like I said, I attended a birthday, and I had to run some errands, and I don’t know if I mentioned this, but whenever I’m sick that’s the time when my pimples come out and play. That’s the time they torture me. -__-

Anyway, I gotta go guys. Off to work. Regular reviews will resume this week. I know I haven’t done a decent review for a couple of days now. Apologies. See ya!

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  • Hi sweetie! I hope you’re feeling much better now and thanks for sharing this post. I’ve not tried L’Oreal’s BB cream (their Nude Magique one – like the CC version disappointed me) but I might give this a swatch when I’m in store. I know what you mean about being sick and you just don’t want any make up on, a big blow to us beauty bloggers hehe since it can only mean no reviews. hehe.

    I can’t wait to try my Tarte products I bought in the US, just waiting there for me haha. Anywho, love this post and now following your blog! xx Donah

    • Thanks! I’m good. Just a little cough so I’m just taking some vitamins. You’ll love L’oreal’s BB cream if you like something that’s lightweight.

      Yea I’ve been itching to blog since I got sick but I don’t know what to blog, then I opted for this one instead, lol.

      This is my one and only Tarte product. I want more of their blushes.

      Oh & I’ve been following your blog as well

  • KeiFio Fave Closet

    Wow sis sickly ka pa nyan I wonder pag nasa mood ka :D. When am not feeling well or am super lazy I will just use my EH cc cream in silky, do my brows, apply Mememe boho balm duo in coral and taupe and then lipstick in coral shade to perk up my look. Have you tried Skindinavia anti-shine setting spray? I hope you’ll do a review of that setting mist am so wanting to get it but kinda pricey so am having second thoughts. Take more vitamins C sis and take care :).

    • Mahal un e.. Kaw naman o.. -__-

      • KeiFio Fave Closet

        hahaha kaya nga eh, me travel size for P450.00 kaso baka twice ko lang magamit sa lake ng face ko

        • Grabe ka naman. Nu naman tingin mo sa fez mo, frying pan? O.o

          • KeiFio Fave Closet

            Kinda, round face kase oovah!

          • Haha. Kaw talaga. Lol

        • Joke lang ha

  • When I’m sick, I find that I need more than the usual makeup ’cause I look soooooo haggard and pale! If I don’t have the energy to do anything, a berry tint on my cheeks and lips would be the bare-st minimimum I can manage..

    • Well if I need more coverage, I go for a BB cream that offers more coverage, like my Fairydrops BB cream but often times, I just resort to this one since I just apply this one by hand, and I don’t even want to use a flat top brush when I’m sick, lol

  • ate yette get well soon po! buti po hindi ka nahihilo to be in front of the computer or laptop. if may sipon ka po ganto gawin niyo magpakulo kayo ng water sa kaldero then get a small towel . yumuko po kayo sa kaldera then wrap ur head sa kaldero na hindi lalabas ung steam niya sa face niyo lang po mapupunta ung steam and smell the steam ng water . BUT make sure amoyin niyo pag may steam na at hinaan niyo ung apoy

    honestly pag ako may sakit mas gusto ko mag make up na ayoko. gusto kasi gusto ko mag kacolor muka ko pero ayoko kasi ayoko ung heavy feeling. same po tayo i like using bb cream when I’m sick pero i don’t use any powder mas inuubo kasi ako pag ganun, and i use a bold red when i’m sick para alive na alive ang itsura ko

    • Thanks! I’ll try that soon! You’re so sweet.

      I had to be in front of my laptop kase nandito work ko -__- sana nga lang ganun din kadali magblog, lol.

      Haha, I had to read your 2nd paragraph thoroughly para magets ko, sorry. But yeah, I know the feeling.

  • Sabrina_VixenDeity

    I’m so intrigued by the Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder! And of course I love the lip butters, they’re the best thing ever from Revlon I feel. And I have to wear makeup when I’m sick too. Like, I really really do because I’m already so pale (not fair- sickly pale with white lips) and when I’m ill I look positively GREEN

    ETA: I blog too at!

    • You’ll love the Banana Luxury powder!

      At least di ako nagiisa. i don’t have to feel like I’m being vain whenever I’m sick and I still have to wear makeup.

  • Yung tarte! Haay!.. Anyway can you suggest lasting foundation ? I have to give up my bb cream my skin condition became oily BB cream doesnt work on me these days

    • Yeah. I’m planning to buy one more, kaso ang mahal, 1,300 pinakamura..

      Revlon Whipped Cream maganda

      • Cge.. yung colorstay kaya? I might try everthing haha!

        • Ah hindi mo paren ba nata-try un. Yun maganda pang-oily talaga. Maski mga pro nirerecommend un

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    same sentiment here… it is so hard to put make up on when your sick yet there are times you have to do so…I hope you’re okay now. missing your reviews sweetie…Anyways, where to get Cha Cha tint? Thanks…

    • I’m doing better now, thanks!

      I got that from my Gettin’ Cheeky Set w/c I ordered online. But mainly, you can get that @ the Benefit store

      • Rosalie B.Tangonan


  • I’ve only discovered BB creams lately. Would love to try that one you used. Get well soon sis!

    XO, Mish @

  • wow! super nice items.. haven’t tried cha cha tint before, i guess it’s nice since you are you using it po.. I wonder what do you do po with your excess items, or yung mga make ups nah you don’t wanna use?

    • I give it to my niece

  • rhania escueta

    dear hm yung bb cream ng loreal?

    • I’m not sure I think it’s 600-700

  • Ang cute nung tarte!! hope you can do a tutorial of how you do that makeup routine!

  • thisischamee

    make up can really brighten someone’s day! 
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  • Leilani Gamboa

    when i am sick i feel the need to put more make up, lol. anytime may dumating na bisita presentable pa rin ang peg ko, hihi.. get well sis

  • ohh nwla un comment ko before. D: anyway sana u can teach us how you do tour basic makeup routine using these products,, curious ako dun sa essence lash & brow,,im currently using ever bilena clear mascara as brow gel ngayon e mganda kso di siya long lasting

    • Yeah I used their clear mascara too but it didn’t it didn’t provide much in terms of longevity. I like this one better. Although I’m curious to the EB brown mascara, the one that Shebby uses for her brows

    • Oh & sorry about your comment, I was figuring out a way to use Livefyre but my comments from Disqus weren’t transferring properly so eto nalang muna talaga. No choice lol.

  • itsmefati

    this is very helpful. hahaha parang i want to get sick so i will be able to try this. kidding! hahaha i will try this whether i’m sick or not. thanks for this post!

  • Angel

    This is such an interesting post, Yette A sick girl’s routine Made me remember a friend back in college who would apply tons of mascara after a fight with her boyfriend. It helps divert attention from the redness of her eyes she got from crying. Make-up is a life-saver


  • Bigla ko napaisip nung una na bakit kailangan mo pa din ng makeup even you’re sick. May pinuntahan ka naman pala. This is helpful.

  • meganlev_13

    this is really an engaging and profitable post wherein makikita mo yung every routine mo, not just as sick but yung pwedeng magamit nmin if were going outside. btw, nice make up and cha cha tint is good