I first use a cleansing oil to remove makeup, then I use the Enzyme Cleansing Gel with my Clarisonic Mia, concentrating on my t-zone. I've noticed my acne scars fading and my skin is a lot smoother. My pores have looks a lot clearer and I noticed my skin looking brighter, I have sensitive skin and this doesn't affect me in any way, I would definitely recommend avoiding your eyes with this gel as it will sting. After using this gel I use the Alpha-Grapefruit Lotion and I think this combination is the best. : ) Edit: I have to add in here that the Enzyme Gel is FAB for removing makeup from brushes.
FINISH: Looks dewy and satiny, but not shiny or greasy. Very natural. Just looks like your skin but better, APPLICATION: Make sure to shake it up before dispensing. I've used my fingers, a sponge, a foundation brush and a flat top kabuki. It all looks fab! STAYING POWER: I definitely get 6 - 8 hours out of this foundation, even longer in the winter time when I don't sweat as much. COVERAGE: This is for someone who wants a light but even coverage. If you have deep pock marks or dark acne scars, this won't work for you. But if you want to cover up redness, dullness or slight discolourations, then this is definitely for you. REACTIONS: I tend to break out easily, and this didn't break me out at all. I personally love this foundation. It never disappoints. HG foundation FOUND!!!!
I bought this off a seller on ebay for only $17 USD and it is the best moisturiser ever! It's not greasy, easy to spread, absorbs quickly, no smells, no reactions and is hygenic in a tube. I started using this after a bad chemical reaction to glycolic face wash and it has helped me immensely! Will continue to use this for the long run.
Best cheap clay mask on the shelves. I have combination skin so I only use it on my chin and nose. It works wonders to control my oiliness and reduces the number of blackheads. I've experienced less breakouts since using it and I don't have to blot my face as often. I use it twice a week and spot treat stubborn blackheads or pimples. It doesn't firm anything up but is great at clearing the skinof impurities. It spreads easily and doesn't have a weird smell.
I've tried a few different BB creams, such as BRTC, Sana and Dr. G. The Ettusais Mineral BB Cream in #20 Natural has the best texture, coverage and colour of all. Colour : The other BB creams (and most of them) have a tendency to lean towards the pink/neutral/cool tones. And that's great if you have a pink undertone or are Caucasian, but as a fair-skinned Asian, it just looks weird to have a pinkish face and a yellow neck/chest. But this leans towards a yellow/beige/warm undertone which matches my skintone perfectly. Texture: The feel and consistency of this BB cream is very silky and smooth. It's similar to a texture of a tinted foundation, or a lightweight foundation. It's not water nor thick. It is super easy to smooth out with your fingers, with a foundation brush or with a flat too kabuki brush. It's not cakey and doesn't crack after a long day. It also kept my oily-after-a-few-hours face matte. I do dust the MUFE HD Microfinishing powder over the BB cream, but only lightly. Coverage: I would catergorise the coverage as medium but buildable. It gives a natural effect to the face but at the same time covers my redness on my cheeks, the broken capillaries and pores on my nose, and pigmentation on my chin. I will have to use for another month to see if it affects my acne-prone skin. But so far, it has impressed me on all counts.
The sad thing is I desperately wanted to like this concealer, with the name and the hefty price indicating greatness. But what I bought was disappoinment. I use very little product to cover my under eye circles and yes, it covers up the dark circles beautifully. However, hours later, I would notice the product settling into the creases and made me look older and more tired. And if I used this on a zit that is still healing and has some flaking issues, you can bet a million dollars the lines would all show up hours later. I would suggest keeping your money and getting the Maybelline Age Rewind Dark circles Erase Concealer or the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer.
I've tried all different kinds of higlighters from Elizabeth Arden to YSL Touche Eclat to MAC to Lancome but this one was the best out of all!! It's neither too shimmery nor frosty. It's buildable for daily use in the inner corner of my eyes to nighttime highlighting on the eyes, cheeks and anywhere else. Fantastic quality and Tom Ford rocks!!!
Blush -Chanel - Les Tissages de Chanel - Blush Duo Tweed Effect
aureliationg 12/10/2011 10:22:00 AM
I got this in the tweed coral colour and HOLY SHIZZ it is the best. The colour is excellent for light skin Asians and is buildable for a natural flush. Doesn't hurt that the tweed texture is super lush and totally fulfills my love of cute palettes.
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
aureliationg 12/10/2011 10:17:00 AM
BEST MAKEUP REMOVER EVAAAAARRRR!!! I have combination/sensitive/acne-prone skin that likes to get allergic tojust about everyday damn type of cleanser but OMG is fantastic. It gets off all my makeup and evern waterproof eye makeup, but it doesn't strip my skin and doesn't cause allergic reactions. It is the best sensitive skin cleansing water. I ALSO use this to clean my brushes daily. Just a dashof it on a kitchen towel paper and a swirl or two gets out powders or foundation on the brush tips so that it keeps my brushes clean till the weekly deep brush clean.
Tinted Moisturizer -Christian Dior - hydra life pro-youth skin tint
aureliationg 12/10/2011 10:12:00 AM
Even though the #1 shade is still a liiiiiittle bit dark for my pasty asian skin, it is one of my fave tinted moisturisers, next to Laura Mercier or any of my BB creams. It's just tinted enough that it covers the redness on my cheeks and uneven skin tone, but not so thick that it feels like foundation. It's especially great for the coming summer here in Oz. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to streamline their daily makeup routine, or do a 5 minute face in the mornings.
This is an amazing product. My first try in BB creams and it has worked well in smoothening out my skin and providing SPF coverage. The ONLY reason I didn't give it full marks is because this BB cream leans towards a pink undertone and as an Asian it doesn't match my super duper yellow skin. For anyone with pinkish tones, go for it. It doesn't lead to breakouts, has buildable coverage, protects against the sun, and brightens the skin. Just wish they had more shades available.
Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes
aureliationg 12/5/2011 5:12:00 AM
Unlike the Biore or Soap & Glory wipes that gave me an allergic reactin, these towelletes worked fantastically on me! I do use them n days where i have light makeup on and just need a bit a freshening up.i gave sensitive skin but i didn't get a reaction from these at all.
Moisturizers -Yes To Carrots - Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer
aureliationg 12/5/2011 5:07:00 AM
I don't know why this didn't get a higher rating because it worked really well on me. It had me moisturised and kept the oil at bay. It did tingle a bit but i had no side effects,
While this does a great job at lengthening my lashes to look like long false lashes, the waterproof quality of completely useless. I'd get smudges on my bottom lid and the eyelid as well. I can't justify panda eyes for long lashes.
Cleansers -Mario Badescu - Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
aureliationg 12/5/2011 12:47:00 AM
I just came back from the chemist to buy hydrocortisone cream because the cleanser gave me a severe allergic reaction. I have mildly sensitive skin that sometimes breaks out and I have sensitivity towards propylene glycol but THIS is the worst burn i've ever had. Immediately after rinsing my face i felt my skin dramatically tighten and could see red stinging patches all over my forehead, nose and cheeks. For those out there with sensitive skin, STAY AWAY!!!! For mild exfoliation just use a gentle wash cloth, like the one from TheBodyShop.