I originally bought medium dark, but it was too orangish and dark for my NC35 skin. I exchanged it to light medium which seems to be a little too light for my skin. I use Koh Gen Do powder to finish and color comes out just right for my face. I really don't know why people are complaining that the texture is too thick. The tip of applying medium coverage BB cream is to go thin and spread out all over your face, and then repeat it to layer, if you woud like. If you use a lotion before application, it will help to thin out BB cream. You can't just dab like you put the regular cream foundation. I learned this years ago when Korean comestic companies were introducing BB cream in Asia. They were all incredibly so thick with funny smells back then. I have a combination skin with oily T-zone, but this bb cream lasted all day except T-zone. It doesn't give me a sticky feeling or shiny looks. It doesn't have smell, but also doesn't have any skin improvement benefit, neither. I paid 40% at CVS with $3.00 coupons, so I can't really complain.
I received a sample of Zoom Lash in the past and decided to try Zoom fast Black Lash while I in the store and was convinced that Fast Black Lash is bolder and yeild much more volume. It turned out to be a mistake. It made my eye lashes stick together no matter how I applied and used the different wand and comb. It also flaked on my cheek in the afternoon. I had to keep brushing it off. I ended up throwing away after two weeks. I would like recommend this mascara at all.
HG! I finally found the best mascara base in my life. I read the reviews on MUA and decided to try it while I was in Japan for business. I bought it in a drugstore in Tokyo with 20% off MSRP. The fiber in this mascara base is the finest and shortest I've ever found in any bases(mostly American brands) which I've tried in the past. The color somewhat turns from white to black after it gets dry. You can build your eye lash to your desirable the length and thickness by repeat swiping it over and over. It make a drastic change for short and skimpy Asian eye lash. I see reviews that it didn't make much differences on some people. They must have some lashes to begin with. If you have short and skimpy lashes, this base is for you. Asian brand know the best. I went back to the drugstore next day and bought two more for stock.
I bought Sana Pore Putty Powder in Blue case during the summer time to prevent foundation from meilting in the t-zone. Bofore I switched, I was using Smashbox primer which somewhat hold in the hot sticky weather, but Pore Putty works much better in the extreme summer weather. I use it with Kabuki brush on allover my face. Ta lah, my pore on my nose become hardly noticeable. When I used it with a nice puff which comes with the powder, it deposited too much powder and gave ashy ghosty look. I'm NC35 with yellow undertone. If you don't want too much powder which give you a ghosty look, I recommend to use with face brushes. I am planning to repurchase during my next visit to Japan.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion with Cooling Menthol
Gromitfox 9/12/2012 12:28:00 PM
My sister and I have been using this lotion for more than 10 years now. This is the best moisturizing and anti itchy lotion on the the market. My sis even gave a bottle to her friend who has eczema and skin allergy who usually break out with other lotion,s but this one never caused any skin problem for her friend who got hook on it now. Unfortunately, Johnson and Johnson discontinued the bottle version. The tube is still avaialble under the new name of "SKIN RELIEF CLAMING LOCATION" now. Please bring back the bottle for us. We go through tube too quick.