Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
kailingggg 11/10/2012 1:24:00 PM
This used to be my only solution to control my oily skin. It used to be great and kept my oil at bay all day long. BUT MAC HAD TO GO AND CHANGE THE FORMULA! Initially i thought maybe the product had separated because it sat there too long and thats why it became runnier. I shook it up and mixed it around but to no avail. When i went back to the store, ALAS! They had changed the formula. The formula now contains oxybenzone which is really bad for you!, It smells just like sunscreen and worse of all IT DOESNT CONTROLS OIL ANYMORE! I have no idea what to try now since this was the only thing that had worked for me. So disappointed. Let me know if there are any other primers that can help control oil :/
I have crazy clogged pores, loads of tiny bumps on my face, whiteheads, black heads etc.. My skin was in a horrible condition so I've finally decided to splurge to get the Clarisonic Mia. Whenever i wiped my face with toner after washing my face normally, i still can see residual dust and dirt being wiped off my skin. But after using the Mia, my face is squeaky clean! After about 6 months of using it, i realize that all the tiny bumps on my face are gone, significantly lesser blackheads. I don;t break out as often as i used to. I went off on a holiday for 2 weeks without my MIA and omg, all the tiny bumps came back! Im not sure if it means that my skin now relies on the MIA to keep it clean or not. Nonetheless, great product!
Great great great under eye corrector/concealer. I LOVE IT. One of my pet peeves about under eyes concealer is that it always always never fail to leave a white rim around my eyes and it made my dark eye circles more obvious. its not like i had horrible eye rings to begin with, i just need something to brighten and conceal a little around my eyes. This corrector does a really great job! Its consistency is thick and ever so slightly sticky, but once you've blended it in, BAM! Dark eye rings gone! It dries into a semi matte finish and IT DOES NOT CREATE THE WEIRD WHITE RINGS AROUND MY EYES! The only thing about this is that you need to set it well with powder and it is really really pricey in Singapore. About 43 for such little product. I guess its okay since it will last for a long time as you only require a little to correct the dark eye rings. A little goes a long way. 2 thumbs up for this product!
I got this in shade 30 for my NC25 skin. It was a close match. Looks really natural as it contains more yellow undertones as compared to Korean BB creams. But unfortunately this BB cream does not last at all. By 12 i already look like an oily mess and needs to touch up. I like that it does not emphasize on my pores and It does even out my skin, but the coverage is not enough for my acne scarring. Price is a little steep but i guess that goes for all BB creams you buy in Singapore. This product contains Dimethicone, Alcohol.. So stay away if you have sensitive skin.
This product is god sent. Cursed with oily skin and large pores, this product really helps to even out and brighten my complexion so that it is not as bumpy as usual. I've seen one of the reviews here that mentioned to use the activating serum first to exfoliate before neutralizing it with the scrub. It works beautifully and i had been doing it that way ever since. I use it once every 2 weeks and in 3 months i saw a really big difference. Even my scars from acne before seems less visible. My skin became really soft and smooth.HG for me. The only downside is that it is really pricey. Cost 109SGD here in Singapore, and hence i minus 1 lippie. Otherwise, this product is great! Although the crazy price point, Im getting another set as soon as im done with this one!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil Free Facial Cleansing Oil
kailingggg 10/26/2012 10:26:00 AM
This was an okay product for me. Removes makeup only after 2-3 wipes and it unfortunately stings my eye. The job that it does right now really does not justify its 30 dollars price point. Something from Maybelline/Biore could have done a better job than this and does not sting my eye. Will not be repurchasing this again
Gotten the Thermal Water at an atrium sale and Omg.. I LOVE IT.. I spray it on immediately after I've washed my face to retain the moisture in my skin. After my skin absorbed it, it felt really smooth, soft and hydrated. Like I've just gotten a facial which is super amazing. I have oily dehydrated skin, so this spray is just the thing for me! It keeps your face hydrated without adding on all the weight and stickiness of creams and gels which can oil up your face. Highly recommended it to people with dry and sensitive skin. You need to try it out. Plus, it is not that pricey at all. Given the effects it have, the price is really not that bad
I am already hitting pan on this product. AMAZING. I have skin that can produce oil enough to fry a sunny side up and this magic power can actually control the sebum and made my skin matte longer! And even if towards the afternoon like 5-6pm, my skin is oily, but it just looks like i have glowing moisturized skin! I was really amazed by this product. My colour is NC25-NC30 and I am using the colour Medium Dark. I highly recommend this to all the oily girls. Try it out! You'll be as amazed as i was :D
First off, its really expensive. I bought the flawless face kit for 100SGD due to the many positive reviews but unfortunately i was really disappointed in it. For some reason, it really emphasizes my pores! I've already used the Primer from Bare Escentuals and Benefit's Porefessional under it and right after i buffed in the foundation, i could see my pores even from a distance. A big no no for me. Coverage wise could be controlled. I would say its Light-Medium coverage. Not gonna cover your scars, but decent enough to cover redness and uneven skin tone.
The online swatches of these lipsticks are all not accurate. I have no idea how they could get it so off and different from the original colour. -.-I had heard many great reviews and raves about this lipstick on youtube and blogs, so i went ahead and bought 8 of them off Cherry Culture. Bad move. One of the biggest flaws of the Round lipsticks are that they do not last at all! After like 30 mins, i felt that it had somehow "evaporated" off my lips. Yes, the colour payoff is great, really creamy and easy to apply. But i really cannot forgive how easily this lipsticks get rubbed off and disappears less than an hour. It also breaks really easily and if you were to place them somewhere a little warmer, it will kinda melt in the tube and becomes all gooey and disgusting. Don't buy it, I would rather get something from Loreal /Revlon
Awesome awesome product! Not only it has great colour payoff, it helps my eye makeup stay on all day without smudging! It blends really smoothly and dries really fast. I have it in Painterly and Rubenesque which i feel its the top 2 paint pots that you must get for mac. If you can only get 2 paint pots, go for these 2!
Highlighters -Etude - Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer
kailingggg 10/20/2012 7:15:00 AM
This is just not good for oily skin. The texture is really sticky and it makes my skin feels like it cannot breathe and had a thick film over it. I like glossy/dewy makeup although i have oily skin, but this is just wayyyyyyyy too glossy. Try only if you have dry skin
Finally! A clay mask that does not dry out my skin! My skin type is extremely oily and suffers from frequent break outs due to sebum and impurities clogging my pores. And unfortunately for people with my skin type, we have super huge pores as well. I got this recently from my trip to Korea for 12,000 Won. This is one of innisfree's best seller and is sold out everywhere. So when i finally do see stocks of it, i just went ahead a grabbed 3 of them. I've already hit the bottom of my first jar and im loving it! After I washed off the mask, I've noticed that my pimples size had reduced, pores appear smaller, black heads reduced, face is visibly brighten and yet it remained moist! Although it was recommended to leave it on for 15-20mins, I've always left mine on for 30 mins till it dries completely and wash it off. Use it for about 2 times a week and after a month you'd be blown away.
Liquid -Ettusais - Flat Design Liquid AC Control Oil
kailingggg 10/10/2012 3:20:00 PM
I am just horribly disappointed in this product and its not the cheapest thing in the world. I got super oily in about 2 hours although i've set it with powder. I gave it many tries, using different primers, setting sprays to make it work for me since it cost around 48SGD here in Singapore, but still it doesn't improve. The colour is really yellow but its fine once you've blend in it. Coverage wise, not the best. Its very light. If you have alot of scarring and sun spots, it will not cover them. For me, it is a total waste of money. Revlon's Colorstay works so much better than this foundation.
I love love love this product! Coverage is amazing especially for my face filled with acne scars. It is so good that i can skip concealer all together. The finish is flawless and matte which is excellent for my super duper oily skin. After a few hours when my skin starts producing oil, it makes this foundation have a little more luminosity which is great because i look like i have amazing flawless glowing skin. It also lasts the whole entire day with minimal touch ups. The only down side is the ackaging. Wish i came with a pump. But otherwise awesome product. 2 thumbs up!