My name is Teresa, and Brush and Bullet is where I write about makeup and skincare, with the occasional nail, scent, hair, and lifestyle post. 

My usual no-makeup makeup face, wearing Glossier Skint TInt, Soap and Glory Archery DIY Brow Bar kit, Pixi Beauty in Plum Quartz on the lashline, and a tiny bit of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit using Dim Light and Mood Exposure

My usual no-makeup makeup face, wearing Glossier Skint TInt, Soap and Glory Archery DIY Brow Bar kit, Pixi Beauty in Plum Quartz on the lashline, and a tiny bit of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit using Dim Light and Mood Exposure

So... I was born in Saudi Arabia, spent my early years in Taiwan, and grew up in New Zealand. Now I'm living in London, working in an office and learning how to deal with the various ways a polluted city and drying aircon is destroying my slowly ageing skin. I'm 31! When did that happen?! 

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Skin tone: MAC NC25 to NC30. I prefer low- to medium-coverage liquid foundations, and always set with a loose or compact powder. Recent favourites include Smashbox Liquid Halo HD in 04, Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium, Bourjois Healthy Balance powder in 53, and MAC MSFN in Medium. Some more base products I've used in the past reviewed here.

Skin type: oily combination -- I get pigmentation easily after blemishes. Alpha and beta hydroxy acids seem to help, as well as niacinamides.

Photography: I use a Canon 20D (yes, it's practically ancient) with a 50mm f1/8, and more recently a Samsung NX3000 with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6. I've also been known to shoot with my Polaroid SX-70 using Impossible Project films (RIP Polaroid film). I edit using Photoscape on my laptop or Instagram on my phone, adjusting white balance, brightness, and contrast. No blurring or smoothing "filters", thanks!

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