Cleansers -Shu Uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O
babybun 9/11/2011 5:07:00 PM
Cleans very well. Before I used cotton pads with eye makeup remover as a makeup remover for my whole face. Felt that it'd been tugging my skin for too long now so switched to oil instead. Very moisturizing and had a spa fragrance which I don't hate nor love. Removes everything including waterproof mascara and long-lasting lipstick. I use foam afterwards to remove all the oily residue, just making sure cuz didn't wanna risk any breakouts. I had also tried the original one and liked it as much. The only complaint is the price.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Lip Care Stick - Cocoa Butter
babybun 9/11/2011 5:02:00 PM
Very moisturizing and long lasting. Nothing comes close!
I found so many ways of using this product. When I don't get enough sleep, I MUST use this in my routine cuz it gives off a radiant natural glow. When I stopped using this for a month, my close friends commented on how tired I looked and dull my face was. I found that this product has vitamin C and great ingredients for the skin as reviewed by Paula Begoun and several makeup experts. To use it: 1. Squeeze out a 2-cm-long Strobe Cream (when you squeeze it out from the tube, it comes out in a long paste like toothpaste) and just apply it to your whole face. Then follow with makeup. 2. Mix 1-cm-long SC with liquid foundation and apply to your face. This gives a more natural look than 1. 3. Apply liquid foundation to your whole face, then apply a bit of the mixture between SC and your liquid foundation on areas where you'd like to highlight, like above eyebrows, nose and cheekbones, etc. I love to mix it with my foundations, especially the ones that are too mattifying. The shimmer is subtle as well. However, I find that wearing this alone without dusting any powder gives a metallic robotic look. So always dust it with powder and you'll have a subtle glowy dewy loook!
I am a MAC NW20-25, dry combination skin with freckles and prematured skin, living in humid country. So far I love this product very much. It is so soft, smooth, and evens out my skin tone without any need for concealer. I apply it either with my fingers or MAC 187 brush. There are 2 shades and I'm using #2 which is perfect on my skin tone. It's very long lasting and gives a dewy polished look. I dust the shine off with Laura Mercier transparent loose powder to set this foundation. Even after 8-10 hours, it's still there and I can't believe how perfect my skin looks. Very even, moist and smooth! It's like someone's been giving me a blur photoshop effect, except that it's done on my real face! It's now my HG, far better than MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, Clinique Derma White, Estee Lauder BB, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, and Etude Fresh BB. Such a surprise discovery!
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry
babybun 7/12/2011 12:43:00 PM
love this product. non-greasy and long-lasting. very moisturizing and no fragrance/flavor.
Powder -Shiseido - Sun Protection Compact Foundation
babybun 7/6/2011 1:44:00 PM
I live in Thailand and this product is just the right one to withstand the heat, sweat, and uva/uvb! long lasting, sweat-resistant, i am forever loyal to this one.
Powder -Yves Saint Laurent - Matt Touch Compact Foundation SPF 20
babybun 12/3/2009 9:42:00 AM
I love this product. It feels very light on my skin, yet the coverage and glow are great. I chose shade#3 eventhough the saleslady picked #1 for me cuz I hate super white masked-like face. It makes my face rosy and glowy without the oil drips or tight feelings. It keeps my face matte for half a day then the heat of the afternoon will bring the sweat out. The powder is very fine and the case is elegant. The only thing I don't like is the sponge. It's too small for me. But will repurchase the refill!