Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter
polisheep 7/13/2012 12:22:00 PM
-After about a month, the butter hardened and became impossible to spread/blend! Gaw! -I initially liked the smell, but I quickly got sick of it... Too sweet and artificial. -For the first month it was moisturizing and absorbed ok. -I haven't experienced the butter hardening with strawberry, cherry, and papaya scents.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
polisheep 7/9/2012 10:18:00 PM
What a huge disappointment... It didn't make me oilier or clog my pores, but it simply just didn't do its job of smoothing out skin and filling in pores! It does absolutely nothing.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
polisheep 7/5/2012 2:18:00 AM
Pros: -Its cheap. -I don't use the brush it comes with because I prefer angled eyeliner brushes, but it is good! -Staying power is impressive. 24H is a lie, but it does last until early evening with slight fading. -Minimal "racoon eyes" effect (I haven't noticed any but my mom has) Cons: -I have this in brown, and its sparkly. And the glitter is visible once applied. Don't like that! -Consistency is really thin and sheer, but you can get an opaque finish if you constantly dip your brush into the product. I prefer the consistency of Mac Fluidline, which is much thicker and more opaque. Overall, I do like this product! I will continue buying it since its the cheapest gel liner I've used and liked. It does the job and lasts ages :)
-Smells divine, and better yet, tastes delicious! Seriously! -Love the packaging -Not super moisturizing, but I don't have dry lips so it was fine for me -Got it for US$9 in Korea... Gosh! -I'm a bit obsessed with applying this hah! -Not apt for dry lips
Surprised at the negative reviews... I love this eyeliner! -Staying power is amazing! It honestly lasts all day. I can't believe others are saying that it doesn't... -It doesn't smudge unless it is rubbed, which is why I don't recommend this to monolids. -Pigmentation is above average but not great. -It comes with a smudger and a sharpener. -I felt guilty paying for this, because its so ridiculously overpriced... I bought it at a duty free and still it was nearly $30. But I admit this eyeliner is longer than your average pencil eyeliner, so more product. Overall, this is the best pencil eyeliner I've ever used. No need to set it with powder since it is genuinely waterproof and doesn't cause raccoon eyes.
This bb cream has no flaw! It matches my fair, yellow undertoned, Asian skin tone perfectly. Consistency is thick but it is so easy to blend and feels so light on my face. Oil control is quite good I would say - I don't bother blotting. Coverage is medium, I just apply a second layer on hyperpigmentation areas and I don't need concealer. When I first wore this bb cream, my friend commented on how great my skin looked (which was a first!). I will continue to use this until it is discontinued! Update: I've used this product for 3 months, and gosh I love it. If you are into Korean makeup styles, or simply wanna look natural and "pure", this is perfect. This bb cream makes your skin look, hmmm I would say "translucent". My skin looks so clear and bright. It is sooo hot in Korea at the mo so I do need to blot.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
polisheep 4/9/2012 2:08:00 AM
It is nothing special but it gets the job done. It moisturizes well without feeling oily. The overall texture of my skin is very soft and moist. The scent is pleasant and mild, I love it. I recommend this product to those without problematic skin, or those with fairly good skin to begin with because it doesn't necessarily reduce pimples or fade scars.
Loose Powders -MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
polisheep 3/24/2012 7:22:00 AM
Pros: -It looks very natural -It conceals pores quite well -No extra coverage, which makes makeup look very natural Cons: -It smells unpleasant -Lasting power (until my face is oily) is no different from my $3 Maybelline powder When you first buy this powder, cut the sticker and remove just a small piece of it so that only one or two holes are open. This avoids messiness and wastage whenever you open the lid :)
Pros: -Some say the packaging is unsanitary, but I find it very useful and easy to apply -Sooo creamy and spreadable -Covers mild hyperpigmentation -Amazing at covering large pores -Lasts all day on my oily/combo face Cons: -It is glittery... Not sure what revlon was thinking...
Good stuff. A very simple face mask that does what it claims to do. Using this 3 times a week and applying a concoction of green tea and lemon juice has made a MASSIVE difference to my skin. My hyperpigmentation from past pimples have faded 80% after 2-3 weeks and no new pimples form. Also, this mask smells absolutely amazing. Once it has dried you can actually see the oil that has been extracted out of your pores. A few people have mentioned that the ingredients are bad, but.... who cares...? It is difficult to find products that don't contain these ingredients.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
polisheep 1/31/2012 8:29:00 AM
It makes my skin extremely soft. I haven't had a breakout since I've used this (2 months), but then again I am not acne prone. I use this after I've taken off my makeup (just sunscreen, concealer, and eyeliner) with other makeup removers. I don't like how it doesn't lather up. I have to get a lot of product in my hands with sufficient amount of water to get it foam up. And the fragrance is too strong. Just a generally nice cleanser for oily skin! All the cons are dismissible. I recommend it and will purchase again.