My favorite product to use during winter. As exaggerated as this sounds, sometimes I actually look forward to winter just so I can use this! My combo-oily skin gets extremely dry during the winter months, so I slather this on my face once to twice a week after my nighttime skin care routine before I go to bed. I can't say it makes my skin glow, but it really does make a difference! the skin on my nose flakes less and my face doesn't feel as tight. My face is really soft when i wake up, and it feels so refreshing washing it off and feeling my smooth skin. Thumbs up!
My hands down favorite cleanser of all time. I use this every morning and night (which I'm not sure if thats a good idea or not haha) but the microbeads inside the cleanser aren't harsh or abrasive on the skin, it just gently exfoliates and leaves my skin feeling super clean and smooth! I don't use this as a makeup remover essentially, but I find that it takes off the makeup on my face that my makeup remover isnt able to. Been using this after the Clinque 3-step failed to clear up my skin...all laneige products are HG to me, especially this cleanser! I don't know if I would recommend it to caucasian women because I've had an american friend who used this and hated it. For reference I have combo-oily skin....and I'm asian. But I love thisp roduct! highly recommend!!
When the lady at the counter recommended this to me, I said no because it looked so pink in the pan. After walking around the store, she persuaded me to try it again so I thought, "Why not?" Then when she swept this on my cheeks it was a beautiful blend of pink and gold shimmers..which at first I thought would be too over the top but it looked amazing. It gives you a very natural flush and you have that slightly glowy look because of the shimmers. I have been reaching for this blush everyday since I have bought it..and I don't think I'll be buying other blushes for a while!
Blush -Revlon - Matte Powder Blush - #003 - Perfectly Peach
xxcrissy 11/13/2009 8:07:00 AM
I am okay with this blush, it provides a nice peachy pink flush to the cheeks when applied properly. It has a matte finish which I like. The staying power is not too great though, the color starts to fade after an hour or two. I wouldn't repurchase because..it just doesnt really stand out to me.
Makeup Brushes -Shu Uemura - Wool Brush #20 (Pony)
xxcrissy 11/13/2009 7:43:00 AM
My favorite blush brush of all time! I use this to apply blush everyday and it works perfectly. It's soft and picks up just the right amount of color. Will repurchase if i think there is the need to, or maybe i'll just by it again because I love it so much..
A month or two ago I saw a video of a makeup guru on youtube rave about how amazing this stuff was, so I decided to do a little bit of research on MUA. Some people say it's phenomenal, some say its horrible. I'd be in the middle I guess. I wanted to give it 2.5 lippies but since there are no half lippies i just rounded up and gave it a 3. There isn't really much to this stuff. I was matched with type #3, combination oily, which I am. The cleanser is a gel consistency, which I thought would be very drying at first but turns out it wasn't that bad. The toner had a very strong alcohol scent to it which I hated, it would sting my eyes (even though I avoided that area when I was applying the toner) and would literally burn my nose hairs because the smell of alcohol was so obvious. The lady at the counter told me that it would exfoliate your skin when you put it on? This didn't make much sense to me..I mean come on..a toner that exfoliated your skin? Even if that is what it did..wouldn't it be too harsh for your skin if you exfoliated twice on a daily basis? Anyways the toner stung everytime I applied it. I went back to the counter to ask about it and they told me that this was perfectly normal, so I went home and continued to use it. The moisturizer, the notorious dramatically different moisturizing gel, isn't that great, but it's not bad either. It does keep my skin from flaking but it makes my makeup feel heavier when I have this on as a base. I have combination oily skin that was completely clear throughout the summer months, but now that school has started again and the work started to pile up I've been getting lots of stress pimples..and somehow now even if I get enough sleep and not so stressed out my forehead is still covered in painful and inflamed pimples. I hoped that this product would stop my acne from getting worse and would start to prevent it..but my hopes were a bit high. Sure, my skin didn't get worse, but it didn't get better either. Overall, I'd say this 3 step regime is worth a try. To me it wasn't amazing but it wasn't terrible either, but I wouldnt repurchase as it basically did nothing to my skin.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - White Recovery EX+ Brightening Cleansing Oil
xxcrissy 11/13/2009 7:21:00 AM
My favorite makeup remover and cleanser of ALL TIME! This stuff is amazing, I use three pumps everyday for my entire face to take my makeup off and then clean my face. It gets all my makeup off, even my waterproof mascara! Before I would have so many steps to clean my face: 1) take off mascara and eye makeup 2) take off face makeup 3) clean face..now that's all done in one step! Fantastic. Remember to apply it to dry skin, then add water THEN rinse off. My mom and I are both hooked, we have a bottle each and we've both still got loads left even though we bought this a couple of weeks ago. My skin is softer than it was before and I will defiantly repurchase this when I run out..which is going to be in a while..
Overall this is a good product, but I find that carmex does exactly the same job. Plus side is that it smells and tastes better than carmex..which is more pleasant. It's a nice product, I will continue to use it but I don't think I will repurchase since regular lipbalm like carmex can do the same job for me.
The Perfect Cheek is actually the perfect cheek color! I'm surprised how little reviews there are on here. I've had it for a while but I've never really paid much attention to this blush. A couple of days ago i picked this up randomly and decided to use it, and boy i was in love straight away! The color in the pan looks different on your cheeks; at first I thought itd be a dirty pinky color, but once i swiped it on my cheeks it looked soft, pink, with a really subtle glow. I'm not sure if they still carry it but I think everyone needs to try this blush, it truly is perfect.
I use this every morning after I wash my face and it helps to soothe my spots. They aren't as red and they tend to go away faster if I use this toner. It really is simple, no perfume, color or alcohol... HG toner! Will defiantly go back to this when i finish this bottle.
By far my favorite moisturiser! I've been using this for months now before my makeup and my skin stays hydrated all day long. It's really cheap and it lasts forever..won't need to repurchase anytime soon! But I've already gotten a backup..just in case..recommended to everyone because this is such a simple yet effective moisturiser
Found this brand when I was in Japan a few weeks ago..can't believe its only available in Japan, UK and Austria! I picked up a couple of things because of the super cute packaging, but it was a bit pricey. This blush comes in the cutest case (sold separately) and even though it looks really scary in the pot, it looks so adorable and glowly on your cheeks. Took one lippy off because it gets slightly powdery after a swipe or two. Hopefully this brand will expand to more countries!
Top tip for all of you out there that says this cakes up: MOISTURIZE! That's so important I cannot stress it enough..if you don't moisturize it will most likely cake up and look disgusting a few hours after application. In the morning I wash my face, wipe some toner on my face, apply some moisturizer and then primer before I put this stuff on. My skin looks so perfect afterwards and it stays the entire day! I use this in NW25, a shade lighter than my normal skintone. It looks so natural! Packaging is very sanitary and compact so I can keep it in my makeup bag. Will buy another one when I run out.
The guy at my MAC store recommended me to use this as a concealer brush..and i love it! Might go back to get another one as an eyeshadow brush since it seems to work so well as that :)
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
xxcrissy 7/18/2009 11:52:00 AM
NOW i finally understand all the hype about this brush! It gives me such a flawless finish after I apply my liquid foundation, and then I can use it for setting the foundation with powder and then dabbing on some blush! How fantastic is that, I just basically need one brush for applying my face makeup! It IS really expensive though as I live in Hong Kong...all you guys complain about how it costed you $42USD...this brush costed me $390HKD which rounds up to about $50USD! So expensive....but so worth it.