This is an attempt to recreate the face I wore to my friends’ wedding.  Please congratulate me for posting my first ever FOTD in almost 4 years of blogging.  Hahaha.

MAC Velvet Teddy Swatch


This is kind of a fail because I totally forgot to conceal my undereye, apply mascara, and line my right waterline (your left) with a flesh-toned liner.

Face: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (applied very thinly) finished with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. I bought Kevyn Aucoin from MUPStore.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how skin-like Kevyn Aucoin SSE is? Anyway, I applied it a little bit heavier than this on the event. You wouldn’t see the redness around my nose and the slight undereye darkness that’s peeking through.

Cheeks: I’m wearing Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pretty Powerful and, with a very light hand, I contoured with Etude House Face Corset #5. To highlight, I used Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent Light.

MAC Velvet Teddy Swatch 2


Brows: Pinkies Collection Cream Eyeliner (Black)

Eyes: Bobbi Brown Eye Pencil in Chocolate; Black Cocoa and Brown Sugar Eyeshadow (all from the Bobbi and Katie palette). On the waterline is Nars Rue Bonaparte. (For mascara, Fairy Drops Volume Burst Waterproof — not worn on the photo)

Everyone, I would like you to meet E. E, say hello to everyone.  The flash washed me out completely but I’m fine with it.


Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy.  I panicked (not really) several days before the wedding because I didn’t have a lipstick that will go well with a midnight blue dress. Thankfully, Tupped Boutique had Velvet Teddy on hand.

What do you think of the pale lipstick? I’m not used to this type of color. But I think it turned out ok. Somehow. I hope.

Oh, and please tell me in the comments if you like this type of post.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


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  2. Haha. i was laughing at the catchy title. I realized i needed to do one of these wedding guest face since i’m also going to a wedding soon :P

  3. i almost bought Kevyn Aucoin last week but then i noticed on some pics that it was too similar to thebalms highlighter mary lou manizer (is it?) and although i love that shade i was looking for a more pinkish tone. congrats on your first FOTD!! many more to come :D

    • Oh, I don’t have their highlighter. I only have the foundation (sensual skin enhancer)

      I don’t like The Balm’s Mary Lou-manizer because of the shimmer. But I like hourglass.

  4. Velvet Teddy is i think a MLBB shade on you! :D
    It’s nice! Congrats on your first FOTD!

    • It is. Because my lips are naturally pale. It’s almost the same shade as my lips, only the tone is different.

      I still classified it as a pale lipstick though :p

  5. MOAR FOTDs!!~~ but seriously though! And I love KA SSE too!!super duper skin-like! :-) Love the whole look Rae and nude actually looks good on you no BS.

    • Kevyn Aucoin SSE is one of the best decisions I made this year despite already having too many foundations already, haha.

      Velvet Teddy is the first and only pale lipstick I bought. Good thing it worked.

  6. Your contacts look so Twilight! Haha. I always see you around Victoria and Mama S’s blog so I decided to visit yours. Just spent the last 45 minutes reading through most of it. :) Rae is so close to Ray. Hehe. Oh, the SSE my one true love. Great look!

    • Hi Ray!

      Haha, it’s the first time someone told me that about my contacts. Hopefully, I can get rid of them soon. Planning to get lasik.

      Thanks so much for spending some of your time here. I really appreciate it.

  7. Horray for your first FOTD Rae! I wouldn’t notice about the missing makeups if you didn’t tell. Love the look! By the way, where did you get your Hourglass palette? They say it’s sold out everywhere na :(

    • I asked my brother to get it for me when he went to the states :p That was November last year. I don’t usually write about stuff agad but I’m rethinking if I should. :p

  8. Me likey! Me likey a loooooot!!! Do more, okay? And that’s a demand. Charot. Hahaha! Velvet Teddy looks really good on you! Pretty! <3

    • Thanks. I don’t have a lot of events to go to though, so let’s see. :p

  9. Heehee, congrats on your first FOTD, mommeh! :)) Love ko din ang MAC Velvet Teddy =)

    • Thanks. Will probably just take a picture of myself before leaving for an event.

  10. Sometimes it really boggles my mind how much makeup must be used to look like you have no makeup on. :D You look pretty fresh and all-natural so by my books you did a pretty good job. Although personally I would have preferred you with darker lip color. ;)

    • Me too. I think it’s almost the same as putting a full on makeup-ed face, only the colors you use are closer to what’s considered natural.

      I wasn’t going for the no makeup makeup look though, but I don’t know any other makeup look, hahaha.

    • And yeah I prefer darker lip colors too, maybe if I was wearing a lighter colored dress.

  11. I honestly didn’t notice that you missed applying concealer, mascara and liner. lol! You look fresh! I like how perfected your base especially the glow and flush on your cheeks. Post more of fotds, Rae!

    • I was actually really surprised that it looked ‘fresh’. Even during the wedding when I put a little more foundation. I didn’t expect that from a full-coverage face base. Everyone was making comments about my skin looking so smooth. And I told them, it’s not my skin, it’s makeup.

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