I tried other brands’ Eyeliners from Shop Miss A
I tried other brands’ Eyeliners from Shop Miss A. I feel like Shop Miss A always put a lot more advertisements on their own brand AOA, however, I’ve always been curious about other brands’ products. So I started with eyeliners. I bought from the following brands: Santèe, amuse, Rich On, LA Colors, and S.he . I only bought eyeliners that are 1) liquid eyeliner (except one) 2) not sold out 3) non AOA brand Here are some of the ratings 😫Nope..... Noooo 😫 #Santee - Skinny eye-liner Marker[products]#[TwoStars] This eyeliner dried up after using it for 5 times. It has sweet fragrances, and I’m not talking about good fragrance. It smell super nauseating. I wouldn’t recommend. 3/10 #Amuse - fine liquid eyeliner[products]#[TwoStars] I was really excited about this eyeliner at first. It has brush tips applicator and the color is super dark. However, when the eyeliner dried up on your eyelid, it became solid, and you can peel it off from your face like painters’ tape. 2/10 #Rich on - Intense Colour waterproof Eyeliner[products]#[OneStar] I would give this product a 0/10. There’s no pigment whatsoever, and it was just a thin veil of gray liquid. 🙂It’s okay 🙂 #Amuse - Duo jumbo eye-liner & brown pencil[products]#[FourStars] It’s nice and super simple to use, just like your regular drugstore jumbo eye pencil(expect it’s only $1). The only thing bad about this product is that the product doesn’t stay on your eyes that long. If you have oily eyelid like I do, you might need to reapply after a few hours, or set it with dark eyeshadow. 8/10 😍Love😍 #LA Colors - Liquid eyeliner black[products]#[FiveStars] The best eyeliner out of all of them. It has really skinner brush tip (not felt tip) , and it allows you to draw really fine line. The color is super dark. 10/10 #S.he - Matte Black Liquid Eyeliner[products]#[FiveStars] A great eyeliner. The brush is felt tip and allows you to draw really fine line. The color is kinda gray(not completely black) 9.3/10 Let me know, what’s your fav Shop Miss A products.
Great drugstore gentle facewash under $8
These two are my all time favorite product: VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser This works for very sensitive skin on all ages and skin types. I use it twice a day- morning and bedtime This face wash is not harsh and drying. It’s also fragrance free. I heard a lot of dermatologists use this on their own skin. I highly recommend purchase this in bulk for the best deal. Simple - Refreshing Facial Wash Gel This is even cheaper than the vanicream cleanser. It cleans without drying out my skin. Very gentle. However this product contains light scent ( not strong at all, it’s enjoyable) . I like the fact that this product is soap free, therefore does not make your skin dry. You can use it with washing tools such as clarisonic for the best result.
VANICREAM-Gentle Facial Cleanser
A great bang for your buck palette
I never buy blush. Okay, I had blush, but this is what I use so far. e.l.f. - Eyeshadow Palette New Rose Retail for $9.99 I always trying to use up my makeup, and buy less. When I purchase eyeshadow palette, I would usually buy palette with light rose color. In this way, I can use that shade as blush. I love using this palette. You can creat really cool grunge eye looks, and some simple make up too. It’s not the most pigmented palette, but it does the job.
e.l.f.-Eyeshadow Palette New Rose
Dior forever skin glow foundation, is it good?
Start using DIOR - Forever Skin Glow Foundation This fall, because I heard this foundation gives you super pretty and long lasting. My first impression of this foundation is that it is very light weight, and a little dewy. Does it last for 24 hours? Idk cuz I don’t wear it for that long lol. It faded away on my oily nose after 8 hours , but everywhere else stayed put. I used MAYBELLINE - Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer to prime, and a little Coty AIRSPUN - Loose Face Powder to set everything. Coverage: Medium (you can build it up, but not full coverage) Scent: yes, smells like perfume. I’m not a big fan of it. Will buy again? Maybe, but there are so many foundations out there that just like this. Especially recent years when the glowing skin trend became popular.
MAYBELLINE-Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
So, H&M lipsticks, Are they good?
I’m currently using their regular lipsticks, which is not matte. #H&M - Lipsticks[products]#[FiveStars] In shade Kobucha and fishnet. $9.99 each Love the color and the price! Super creamy and easy to apply, gliding on smoothly. It’s a buildable coverages. They are in the same price range as physician’s formula’s lipsticks. But I think the H&M one is a little more creamier.
✨ The Facial Spray to End All Facial Sprays ✨
Hey M8’s! I’m all about glowing skin and ideally, I want my skin to glow without highlighters, concealers and foundations. I’ve tried many different facial sprays and almost all of them made my skin glow - the catch was that this glow would not last through the day. They would also make my not usually greasy skin, look very greasy. The Evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray changed all of this for me. evian - Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray The Evian Facial Spray claims to: Hydrate / Moisturise: I was a little skeptical about this claim as it is mineral water; I thought that it may wash off my moisturiser and eye gel but it didn’t! I used the spray like a setting spray (minus the makeup) so I had moisturiser and eye & brow gel under it. It definitely felt like my skin had another moisture barrier and did not wash anything off. Refresh: It’s cool mineral water (if stored correctly). The product sprays out of the bottle lightly and feels incredibly refreshing (similar to the way the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist sprays). To test out this claim I used the product after work and it definitely made my skin look very fresh! This would make the product great in summer because it has proven to be long lasting. Tone: The facial spray removed as much dirt as other toners I have used before. Witch Hazel toner normally removes any traces of dirt from my skin, the Evian facial spray is not as good as Witch Hazel in this area. The product instructs that you can spray it several times a day - I obtained the results above off of just one spray! This spray is the best facial spray I have ever used and I will definitely be buying it again! It can be used at any time of the day or night - and even as a setting spray! Most importantly it kept my skin glowing all day with no greasy look at 5:00pm!😂 If you are in Australia 🇦🇺 you can pick up one of these at your local Chemist Warehouse for $8.01 for 300ml / 10.1 fl. oz.- a bloody bargain if you ask me! Rating: 9/10 Lost 1 point for not being able to tone as well as Witch Hazel. Thanks for reading M8’s!! May God bless your skin and mine !💋
evian-Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray
Milk Makeup - Bronzer & Lip+Cheek - Worth It?
Milk MAKEUP - Matte Bronzer Shade: Baked Hello sun-kissed goddess! Seriously, I was a little on the fence about this one originally when I first purchased it. But, this shade doesn’t make me look orange and actually worked as a contour on my face to shape some of my features. The formula is very easy to blend and once you put powder over it, it isn’t sticky and dries down very nicely. I also like how Milk Makeup offers a mini size, which is what I purchased. Personally, I like being able to try something out for a while and will tend to go for the mini/travel friendly size before I fully commit to buying a full size. I know that it’s usually not a good deal, but in the past, I liked to switch out my products by season. This offered a great way to use a product up before it goes bad as well. After my declutter of my collection, it also makes me reach for this cream bronzer more often since it’s the only one I have and allows me to live more intentionally by being aware of what I enjoy and reminds me why I enjoy this. I would definitely repurchase this one once I need a new one! Milk MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek Shade: Werk I feel like all Milk makeup cream products are such a dream to blend, whether it’s with your fingers, brush, or sponge! Again, I really enjoy this formula and it stays on for quite a while. I love that this was a mini size/travel friendly - see my review above. I took off a star since I want to try more of the color shades out once I use this one up - wasn’t sure if this was really my correct shade for the cheeks, or maybe it’s not my personal preference. I feel like I tend to lean towards peachy/slight coral shades and this was more of a dusty mauve. When I apply this with my fingers, it just melts, unlike some of the Bite Beauty multi-sticks that I have, which are a lot stiffer/harder to work with. I don’t know that I will repurchase this one though since I have other cream blushes that I enjoy a lot more.
Milk MAKEUP-Lip + Cheek
BITE Beauty Yaysayer lip plumping gloss 👄
I’ve been a die hard fan of BITE lip products for YEARS! When I saw this I decided it was time to burn $33 CAD on a gloss 😅 At least I wasn’t disappointed👌🏻 BITE - Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss in “Sugar Drizzle” goes on SMOOOOOTH as butter and the applicator feels really nice and glides comfortably across the lips. I have to admit it took me a second to get a hang of the twist pump but once I got it, it worked just fine. The formula is kind of jelly and once applied it actually feels like a thick balm. No tackiness or stickiness though, at least not on me. It’s very comfortable all day. There’s barely any scent but it does smell a tiny bit like cinnamon. The cinnamon oil in this is supposed to make your lips look plump without the tingly sensation and I think it performed pretty great 👍🏻 my lips didn’t necessarily look “plump” but they did feel smoother and fuller. The shade is transparent with holographic micro-glitter particles. The glitter isn’t too obvious but you can kind of feel it on your lips if you rub them together. Its not gritty or anything like that but you might want to keep it in mind in case that sort of thing bothers you. Lasting power sucks. The only reason I took out a star. It was on my lips for MAYBE 1 hour and I didn’t eat or drink anything but water. It didn’t last which sucks but at least its very comfortable and convenient to re-apply. Definitely will buy again. I will probably get the “Guava” shade next! 💕
BITE-Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss
Pulp - Juicy and Addictive!
This is my signature scent! My favourite of all time. Pulp is described as an "international fruit basket - a ripe, sweet, shapeless mass of fruit with an unruly, intense savour". It is the scent of fruit just past it's peak ripeness - ultra juicy and slightly sour. It is unbelieavble! It is my daily perfume. It has great staying power, but not a overbearing siliage. Only those who are very close to you will smell it. Even at the end of the day, I can still smell it on my wrists. It is a very juicy fruity scent, without the headache inducing sweetness that you might expect. It has notes of bergamot, cardamom, black currant, fig, red apple, tiare, cedar wood, praline, and peach flower and they are layered in such a complex way. I truly love this scent! It is very expensive, but I think its worth it! My bottle is almost done and I will 100% be repurchasing this fragrance! BYREDO - Pulp Eau de Parfum
BYREDO-Pulp Eau de Parfum
DRY SKIN SOLUTION 🤩🤩🤩
MEDERMA - Quick Dry Oil If you are over 30 years old, dry skin is just one of your skin problems. If you add little wrinkles appearing out of nowhere and hormonal acne breakouts here and there, you have a recipe for disastrous skin. No moisturizer in the world was good enough for my face. They feel great when I put them on, but as soon as I wash my face, my skin feels dryer than before. Also, I’m a busy person... who isn’t nowadays? 🙄 so, natural masks were too time consuming to do on a daily basis. So, I decided to look for another solution for a daily routine. Browsing in the pharmacy section of my local H-E-B I found this oil (MADERMA, Quick Dry Oil) I have been using it for a while and it’s a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! Not only my skin is not dry anymore, it has helped with my acne and made my skin more even. It is completely safe for everyday use and super affordable. Conclusion, if you are over 30 and dealing with dry skin, hormonal acne and wrinkles, this is the product that is working for me and I recommend it 💯 %.
MEDERMA- Quick Dry Oil
Elta MD UV Clear Tinted SPF 46 Dupe!!😱😱
I’ve been searching for a lightweight, non-comedogenic tinted moisturizer and I saw this CG version at the store for $8 and I decided to try it! After using it for the first time I realized the look and texture of the CG product is very similar to my all-time favorite elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 sunscreen and is much less expensive! Here are my thoughts on the COVERGIRL - Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream SPF 21 : ✅Pros: -Very lightweight coverage (not cakey) -Hydrating -SPF w/ zinc oxide -Evens skin tone -A little bit goes a long way -Non-comedogenic (I personally haven’t noticed my pores being clogged👍) -Different shades to match skin tone (I use 805 Fair-Light) while Elta MD only has one overall tinted shade ❌ Cons: -Minimal tint so it really won’t cover any major redness -It’s only SPF 21 so it’s not as strong of a sunscreen -Might need multiple applications if you sweat often At the end of the day, Elta MD is still a better sunscreen and has awesome ingredients such as Niacinimide! However, if you’re a fan of Elta MD and you’re looking for a product with a similar look, feel, and contains SPF all for a fraction of the cost, this product is for you!!
COVERGIRL-Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream SPF 21