Get the Chanel Eyeshadow Palette in half price?
The Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette is from Chanel's limited-edition of 2018 summer, the Les Beiges series. I bought shade #Light, it is a five-color palette in-between neutral and cool tone based on violet and pink, and they all come with fine, shimmery gleams. The five-color palette is convenient because it packs up all you need for a complete eye makeup from base to highlight to shadow, and you won’tget lost wonderingwhat colors to pick like when you are dealing with a large palette. I would pave the light pink over my eye lid as the base color, then use light violet and medium violet together to adds depth to canthus. The creampearl is the highlight and can really add the glow. Sometimes I would replace it with the olive-gold and would also apply it on my lower eyelid to magnify my eyes. Can’t find the Healthy Glow Palette anymore? Don’t worry! EXCEL's Real Clothes Shadow palette in shade #CS04 is a substitution for similar effects and quality but from a more accessible drugstore brand. The general tone is in pinkish violet that’s basically the same with CHANEL, but even cooler because it does not contain a warm shade like CHANEL. Besides, the highlight in this palette is in a cooler pearl white. I would recommend this palette for people with light complexion. Otherwise, the shimmery colors might make your eyes look puffy. But I am very satisfied with its texture, low price buthigh quality, long-lasting, and stick on your eyes after a whole day. Easily to be blended out. The CHANEL Healthy Glow Palette is not available now, if you are obsessed with it, CS04 can be an eligible candidate for a replacement!
CHANEL-LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Cool-tone lipstick recommended for warm complexion!
The GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit Marble Lipstick is one of GIVENCHY's limited edition with only two shades. I bought shade No.25 Rouge Revelateur. GIVENCHY is so good at product branding and package design; this Marble Lipstickjust pushes it further to an even higher level.I can’t tell you how much I love this case and the pattern on the lipstick! Introducingan intriguing design on the lipstick where the luminous red and black melted and swirled together. No two lipsticks would share the same pattern, and each one is unique. It's just irresistible! The pigment magically adapts to your skin tone by reacting with the lip’s pH, which makes the resultcolor very dependent. For me, the color is inrose red close to violet,cooler than I imagined based on its appearance. Unexpectedly matches well with my warm complexion, and I especially like it when the color naturally faded away to a lighter, softer tint.Itcomes out with a dewy finish and is not dry at all, doesn't have to worry about concentrating lines on lip. HOURGLASS's Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in the shade #at night has a similar violet, cherry-like red. Yet this one is slightly warmer. Specially designed with a refillable cartridge, its slim body makes it easier for details or creating edged contour. The texture is quite special, almost gel-like, and it gives a satinfinish more than never. At first, I don't like it onmy skin because I was in bad lip condition, and the texture of this lipstick accentuates it. However, when I tried it later someday, I‘mjust so in love with the smooth and satin finish it appears on my lip. The color is rich and has great coverage. Quite long-lasting as well!
HOURGLASS-Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick
My discovery journey of the Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Set
Looking for effective products that can really make a difference and slow down your skin aging? Try ESTĒE LAUDER’s Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Discovery Set! Without inconsequential side-products, this set is an elite collection comprise of Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Serum, Creme, and Eye Creme formulated for anti-aging. The Re-Nutriv Series is dedicated to a nourishing and regenerating formula that starts with a natural extract from a flower thrives in the Himalaya called Gentian—imprinting its genetic power into the product, becoming active ingredients that help with anti-aging and skin revitalization. I purchase it because I found signs of early aging on my eyes, and the products I used before could not cover my demands anymore. I have heard positive reviews from the surroundings and the Internet about the Re-Nutriv Series, and the discovery set is such a great choice to provide at a better price. I kept my previous skin routine to the step of toning, and then I apply the serum, then cream, then eye cream lastly. The serum is in jelly-like texture, and as soon as you smudged it over it becomes watery, you can feel the moisture infused in essence! The cream is suitable for all skin types. I feel this cream provides me with enough amount of hydration, and in the meantime, locks them within the skin and avoids a loss. It continues to take effect the next morning. I am oily skin, and I prefer to use it nightly, if you are dry/neutral skin, use it twice a day. The eye creme is in a silky, lightweight texture that can be quickly absorbed by the skin. I was especially amazed by the eye cream as it not only prevents wrinkles but also helps me got over puffy black eyes after staying up late. By the way, the natural floral fragrance of the Re-Nutriv Series is so pleasant. As long as my budget is enough, I think I will purchase these products again after I use it up.
ESTĒE LAUDER-RE-NUTRIV Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Eye Creme
My AVÈNE collection! Must-buy and Black-list
There was a period of time where my skin went through serious allergies. Redness on both of my cheeks and my t-zone was dotted with pimples and acne. I was suggested with the brand AVÈNE by the dermatologist because of its excellent reputation for sensitive skin. Some products are my lifesavers and really help me get through a tough time. But not all of them are suitable for me. The recommend👑: Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream： Avène - Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream This is the first product I tried from AVÈNE and is also the reason why I stick with the brand afterward. This product is dedicated to quick repair of skin problems caused by irritations. The texture is relatively thick and oily, and need some time to be fully absorbed. However, the effect is unbelievably dramatic!! Most of my redness and pimples had vanished. Sticking to it for weeks, my skin became much stronger and the infection was cleared. Skin Recovery Cream: Avène - Skin Recovery Cream My second face cream from AVÈNE, and it didn't disappoint me! Like the Restorative cream, the formula is aimed at skin recovery and protects the skin from external damage. There's another rich version but I bought the light one. Compared to the Cicalfate Cream, this one has a more lightweight texture and is easier to be blended out, not sticky at all. I only use Restorative Skin Cream for the night because it requires time for absorption. While for the Recovery Cream, feel free to use it as either day cream or night cream! The “Meh” 🙅: Thermal Spring Water Spray: Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray Everyone knows this is the best seller of AVÈNE! However, I didn’t like it that much. It’s promoted as sensitive and dry skin friendly, yes it is. But to some extent, I feel like it has no difference from water, and the ingredient table proves me right…. Although it is not expensive, I think a spray bottle does not worth its value. I felt no improvement in skin condition, leave along expecting it for moisturizing. I will never purchase it again. Gentle Toner: The product is promoted with soothing and anti-irritant properties, and the ingredient is rich with the so-called “Thermal Spring Water”. I mean… let's stop playing a word game, it's just water. I was not satisfied with its effects, and I dislike it in addition to its texture, which is a mix of liquid and oil. Too oily to use in summer or use with other products for the following skincare routine (unless your skin is very, very dry) Deep Moist Lotion: Similar to the Gentle Toner, the “Thermal Spring Water” is its main ingredient. It is a translucent lotion and is very diluted, not nourishing enough for me. It was okay just after you apply it, but then the moisture seems to go away quickly. The toner is too thick, and the lotion is too lightweight, lack of competence to lock the moisture for skin.
Avène-Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
Youth Code or Youth Activator?
L’OREAL ’s Youth Code Pre-Essence and the Genifique Youth Activator from LANCOME are two comparable products that frequently being associated together as a pair for comparison. The Youth Code is often referred as a more accessible replacement for LANCOME 's Activator, as its price is approximately half of LANCOME ’s price. These two products share a similar ingredients table, which is why the Youth Code is discussed with the capability of substituting the Youth Activator. Both of them contain a lot of active ingredients, meanwhile, with a high percentage of dosage. Bifida ferment lysate is the principle ingredient just after water. It is often used in anti-aging products, and its antioxidant properties also help with strengthening the skin's natural barrier, therefore, protect the skin from damage. Another ingredient named Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine is well-known for its efficient anti-aging effects, stimulates collagen production, and helps accelerate skin renewal. This is an expensive ingredient, thanks to L'OREAL, the Youth Code provides us a super affordable choice. From the price level, I would highly recommend the Youth Code for its enriched ingredients but more accessible cost. But if you have a sufficient budget, you can consider purchasing LANCOME's Youth Activator since the percentage of active ingredients are slightly higher in this one. For my experience, I bought the Youth Code at first and the result are satisfying to me. As a pre-essence, it boosts the benefits of the other products in the following routine and helps them penetrate into a deeper layer of skin. I can feel my skin became stronger, and the sensitiveness was reduced. Yet I don't have serious aging problems for now, so I would not give too many opinions. But I believe the ingredient would assist in preventing aging. I bought LANCOME’s Youth Activator out of my curiosity due to its widely-discussed similarities with Youth Code. If you ask me, can Youth Code replace Youth Activator, my answer is positive. There’s no distinct difference in the effects, and the price of Youth Code is so much more accessible. In terms of texture, they are very similar too. Both very fluid and lightweight, LANCOME is slightly easier to be absorbed and coming with a fresher and matte finish. The scent of LANCOME is more preferred by me. Nevertheless, considering the price, I would probably still pick Youth Code as my future purchase.
My glitter stuff
The last step of my eye makeup is always glitter! I usually apply heavy glitter on the very center of my upper eyelid to get an intense shimmer; and along my lower eyelid to create an illusion of “lying silkworm”, which is totally different from eye bags, instead it will give the person a sense of intimacy and kindness, and also makes your eyes look bigger! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Colorful Eyeshadow I bought the Colorful Glitter in the shade 294 from SEPHORA by accident, I was just aimless browsing and randomly trying different kinds of stuff, then this glitter just popped into my eyes. I adore its champagne-gold luster, and it matches so well with warm-tone eye shadows. Though it doesn’t stick firmly on skin, by the end of the day half of the glitters has been gone. URBAN DECAY - Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner The Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner from URBAN DECAY is so sparkly and glamorous! It looks like diamond dust. The shade is in-between pearl and light pink, a brush shape alike normal eyeliner enables me to create either a sharp line or blend over a selected area. It's much easier to blend than imagined, and after it dries out, the sparkles stick well on the eyelid, performs well in the lasting power. I would probably consider purchasing more shades in the future.
SEPHORA COLLECTION-Colorful Eyeshadow