oh god, the best eyelash curler ever! I have used a few different drugstore brands, all of them did not fit my Asian eyes. Shiseido, on the other hand, manages to curl my short, straight lashes perfectly! When I curl them, generally my lashes stay curled all day unless the weather is harsh (wind). I have seen some reviews about pinching, but it doesn't pinch my eyelids. I highly recommend this product to the girls who are struggling with finding the perfect eyelash curler! They will stay in your pouch for a long time once you find the right one.
Lipstick -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain
snowpaum 2/17/2013 7:31:00 PM
It's the best lip tint ever. I tried a few different lip tints ranging from high end to drugstore, but I always come back to this lip and cheek tint. I don't use this for cheek tint, but I do use it on my lip before I leave my dorm. It stays on amazingly well even after eating! I believe it lasts around 7 hrs. Some people complain that this marker dries fast, but I believe they didn't take care of this marker correctly. You have to close the cap tightly. I've been using this almost 2 years now and I don't have any single problem at all. It works as if I bought this yesterday. My color is jive, red color that flatters my lip effortlessly. Definitely buy this, you will keep using this for a long time!
I am very sensitive to smell that I can't collect drugstore lipsticks in general because they smell so bad. I tried this revlon without any high expectations, but turns out this is the best drugstore lip product I've ever used! This doesn't smell, which is a huge plus for me, and conditions lips with a right amount of color. You will never regret buying this.
I don't get why people gave negative reviews on this one! This is my all time favorite toner hands down. First of all, I don't use this in the morning since it's not necessary for me. Although it is drying a little, this will definitely eliminate the makeup residues from your pores thoroughly if you use this at night after cleansing your face in the bathroom. I found myself coming back to this toner after exploring all the different kinds out there. I personally believe toner is used to get rid of all the excess makeup that the regular cleansers couldn't clean out. If you're looking for a moisturizing toner, then why do you use toner in the first place? Toners are generally drying a little to different extents. Use moisturizer to lock in moisture, not toner.
I think this is the best kohl eyeliner so far! First of all, it glides on so smoothly on my lids that I don't have to tug it, which could result in wrinkles over years. Second, it lasts so long that I don't need to wear eye primer when I only want to wear eyeliner! You can easily use it under eyes, too. However, under eyeline would disappear eventually after hours. This is my daily eyeliner and a must-have for all seasons~
Cleansers -Clinique - Liquid Facial Soap - Oily skin
snowpaum 12/2/2012 7:55:00 PM
This is the best cleanser I've ever used in my life! Whenever I use cleansers from other companies, I break out here and there. However, ever since I started using Clinique, I remained breakout free! It doesn't form that much foam because the texture is like gel. After I wash my face with this, I swipe my face with a swipe of cotton wet with Clinique toner. Usually, clinique toner picks up the remaining bb cream when I use a different cleanser, but the same thing did not occur when I used Clinique liquid soap. It surely makes my pores extra clean!
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Buxom stay there eyeshadow: Mutt
snowpaum 11/23/2012 5:47:00 PM
This is a beautiful brown shimmery eyeshadow that I would use for a special occasion. Because of its shimmer, I wouldn't use it for everyday natural look. However, I would definitely use it about every time I go out somewhere with my friends or family! Not only is it very pigmented, but also it is smooth on my eyelid that it doesn't irritate my eyes. I'm a contact lens user, so I know very well when a shimmer irritates my eyes. Without primer, it lasts more than most of the powder eyeshadows of other companies that I've owned. I recommend you use your fingers or spongetip applicator. I like to use sponge, which works very well with this cream eyeshadow. I don't recommend regular brushes. Get a pan of your favorite color! It's so worth it~
Lipstick -Revlon - Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
snowpaum 11/22/2012 8:14:00 PM
I am so surprised to see all these bad reviews on this product! Yes, to be honest, I didn't like my suede lipstick at all when I first tried it on. I put on more than 5 coats of this so maybe that's why. I have this color in Front row #20. It's a perfect pink shade, which is perfect for everyday use. Whenever I go out to class, I usually eat before or after. When I put it on, the color doesn't disappear! I was so surprised at this long lasting power. This lipstick will look beautiful if you top it with your favorite lipgloss! This is meant to be paired with a lipgloss to emphasize the sheer color. If you didnt like this suede lipstick at first, I recommend you keep using it a few more times to get used to it. This is a must have product for me, although it dries my lip a little. But that's okay as long as I put lip balm before or put a lip gloss after. This is a huge bargain in my opinion considering its price. I would say that people who have extremely dry lips might not like it, but hey, why don't you apply lip balm every night in cold weather? :) Your worries will go away~ I will buy this again and again!!
This is my holy grail mascara!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH oh my god. I got the sample one from buying a product at the website, and I didn't have any expectation at all. Holy god, it does way better job than the one I've been using since this spring. Lashgasm lengthens my short Asian lashes while holding it perfectly. I don't need to consistently curl my lashes every few hours with this mascara. Furthermore, it doesn't have any clump, which surprised me so much since mascaras tend to have some clump. All other mascaras droop in the end without giving any length or volume. This one not only thickens my short lashes but also lengthens while holding my lashes in shape perfectly for so many hours!! I will definitely recommend this mascara to every Asian girl I know.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Wear Infinite Eye Shadow Single
snowpaum 11/18/2012 4:56:00 PM
This is one of the worst eyeshadows I've tried. Maybe because I always use Urban decay or Too faced, so I might have had high expectation for this eyeshadow. When I went to RiteAid, there was a sale so I decided to give it a try, hoping drugstores work as well as other mid range/high end eyeshadows. I was SO WRONG! I had to apply more than 5 layers of colors with primers to make the colors show through, and less than 2 hours, the shadows disappeared. What the heck? is it even really eyeshadow? Not highlighter? Not only that, since it contained shimmers, the shimmer fallouts ended up on my cheek. After less than 5 hours, I was able to see all the glitters on my cheekbone. It was horrible! If you're used to really good eyeshadows, then you will think this is a trash. I'm never buying this again.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Cherish
snowpaum 11/16/2012 11:53:00 PM
this product is a must have for me!! I bought this at Rite Aid for sale, not expecting too much. When I put it on, I felt like I was putting a lip balm, which moisturized my lip and at the same time gave a hint of beautiful pink shade! The texture is fabulous: creamy, non-sticky, smooth. I love this color because it's the perfect pink shade I can wear everyday at school, but I don't know about others. We all have different opinion about colors, so I can't guarantee that you will like the color. Look up the swatches for help. I know for sure that it's worth money if you know what color to buy. I will definitely buy more colors again in the future when there's a sale!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
snowpaum 11/12/2012 9:09:00 PM
This is the very first eyeshadow primer I've bought, so I don't know how other primer works. One thing I know for sure is that without this shadow insurance, my eyeshadow looks awful after more than 6-7 hours. With this primer, my eyeshadow remains intact as well as my eyeliner! I couldn't be happier. When you first use it, be sure to shake it thoroughly to disperse oil layer. You just need a dime size or smaller to apply both eyes, so it will last long. I've been using mine 5 times a week for 3 months, and I have long way to go! I don't know how this works compared to Urban decay, but I heard that Shadow insurance is for dry eyelids. Perfect for me -- I have dry eyelids! It's definitely worth money, and I will repurchase again in the future.
I'm using the 3rd bottle of this mascara so far. What I want to achieve is naturally lengthened lashes. I stumbled upon this product coincidentally and ended up loving it!! It's so easy to put it on and take it off. It's very gentle that it won't pull your eyelashes. I took off one star because it sometimes clumps a little. I have to brush it out with my finger to remove tiny clumps. Other than that, it's a wonderful mascara to use everyday!
This blush is a beautiful pink shade that fits any skin tone. I have a light Asian skin with pink undertone, so when I apply this blush on my cheeks, it gives a natural glow. Not only that, it's so easy to apply. I sweep in circles twice or three times on each cheek to get natural look. The case is so pretty. It has a mirror inside, so it's pretty handy too. Although it costs $28, it lasts a long time even if you use it everyday. I wouldn't buy any other blush products. NARS blush is the best!
It is overall a great product if you buy it under $20. It has spf, sheer coverage, and lightweight texture. If you're looking for a medium coverage bb cream, then this is not for you. It's only for people who want to correct some acne scars that are not too visible. It lasts about 6-7 hours at most, so apply once or twice more when you go out. Since I found a better bb cream for a higher price, I won't repurchase again. However, I would say that this is a GREAT starter bb cream for those who are not used to wear makeup&begun to wear some makeups.