CLINIQUE EVEN BETTER GLOW FOUNDATION | REVIEW
Hey everyone, well; I guess here we are in Lockdown for at least another 3 weeks. It’s crazy! I hope you’re all coping okay with it all and staying safe. Lets hope we can go back to some kind of normal in not TOO long. I’ve been meaning to speak about the Clinique Even Better Glow foundation in more depth for a while now (since mentioning in it in my New To My Collection | Makeup post), and I am finally getting round to it!
🎶fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight 🎶
Colorpop launched the latest collection in its collaboration with Sailor Moon! This line includes the Pretty Guardian Shadow Palette, Moonlight Lip Bundle, Daylight Lip Bundle, Glitterally Obsessed and Pressed Powder Blushes! Are you a girl like me? Dreamed of becoming the Sailor Moon during your childhood, and realized that you have no choice but grow up. But now, Colourpop helps us achieve that girly dream! The whole collection is pink and shiny both in packaging and products. Although the palette's shades are not daily, I believe girls still can't resist the lure of Sailor Moon！ Leave your comment down below if you are crazy for Sailor Moon like me!
Blood Sugar, Blue Blood and finally, Blood Lust
It's a new collection launched by Jeffree Star in February, including the Blood Lust Palette, Mini Purple Velour Liquid Lipstick Bundle, gloss, highlighter, mirror, windbreaker, bomber, and so on. It's like diving into a purple fantasy! From eyeshadow palette to highlight, then the accessories, the whole Blood Lust Collection vividly expresses the magical charm of purple and creates a lavender royal dream from the beginning to the end. Especially the dazzling eyeshadow palette, the package of purple velvet makes it stand out from the crowd for the bold shades. Believe me, if we are talking about the makeup collection you can not miss in 2020, this Blood Lust Collection is definitely on the list. Anybody love purple af? Put your hands up!
The Ordinary - saviour of my acne
I am a huge fan of the ordinary. I've used many of their products, from serum to primer to this facial peel. I bought this last month and have been using it since then. I have combo oily skin with a severe acne problem.😢 That's why I bought this product. It claims that this is for normal, combo and oily skin type, and focuses on blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness and uneven texture. I bought this from Sephora and it only cost me $7.2! Most amazingly, it did help improve my skin in terms of acne! What a steal! I usually use it at night, apply it on my cleaned, dry face, and rinse it after 10 minutes. It doesn't burn at all. I don't know if it is suitable for sensitive skin, but I don't feel my skin irritated at all. I felt my skin glowing instantly and my acne did fade a bit after only one use. So now I use it all the time when I find even only one small pimple on my face. It works sooooo well that usually my pimple just disappears next morning. It's exactly that amazing! 💕 Highly recommend this to anyone who has the same concern. But be cautious if you've got sensitive or dry skin.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
CLARINS Double Serum
Key ingredient： Squalane, Turmeric, Lipidic, Hydric, Oat Sugars, Orthosiphon Extract, Callicarpa Extract, and many other plant extracts that can visibly smooth, firm and lift your skin. My thought: This serum is a brown light-weight liquid with both a water and an oil phase. Instead of feeling sticky or greasy, it can be well-absorbed and layered with other products so well. It claims to have 21 plant extracts to solve dryness, lack of elasticity, dullness, fine lines, and other anti-aging problems. As for my own experience, I think it is overrated to some extent. I have dry skin which is in great need of hydration, and I used to believe that this serum could be helpful. But the truth is, this highly praised serum disappointed me. Even leaving aside the artificial scent, its moisturizing effect did not meet my expectations. I think I might need a more powerful moisturizing serum to replace it. In a word, I will still give it a two-star because it is well-absorbed and looks pretty
CLARINS-Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
Kat Burki Bio-Correcting Face Cream
I just started using this product along with the Vitamin C Cream, extremely happy so far with both however this is only a few weeks. So far my skin gets a touch of glowy tint and my overall complexion just looks healthier. This product is expensive, but worth it！It is formulated with precious marine ingredients, especially Astaxanthin, the king of antioxidants, can deeply repairs your skin. After you slather it on your face, this caramel cream would melt into a white paste, then oily fluid. Along with the gentle massage, it would be absorbed in 2-3 mins without any greasy feeling. PSA, instead of causing break outs as I worried, it unexpectedly helps me eliminate my micro-comedones! Even so, because of its heavy texture, you still have to keep an eye on the usage. I don't think it has other shortcomings except its strange smell, and I strongly recommend this to any one who are seeking for a camera-ready face with smaller pores and delicate skin texture.
✨Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask✨
✨What are the claims? It is a luxurious forming & lifting treatment mask that is empowered by 24K gold & colloidal gold for a opulent, radiant glow. For all skin types, & tones. Formulated for loss of firmness, elasticity, uneven texture, dullness & dryness. ✨Key ingredients; •24K Gold - ⚱️ provides powerful anti aging benefits & helps to lift, firm, brighten, & calm the appearance of skin while providing an opulent glow. •Colloidal Gold - ✨ Helps lift & firm the skin. •Magnesium - 🍶 Helps re energize the skin & minimize the look of stress on the skin while hydrating. •Caffeine - ☕️ helps tone & condition the skin. ✨Texture/Consistency? A thick cream gel. ✨My thoughts? I really enjoy this product! I’ve had it for about a year now, and I use it once a week or once every two weeks. Whenever I feel my skin is a bit dull or dry. I love using this to brighten & make my skin very glowy & hydrated. My skin is dry & sensitive & this really calms & soothes it. It doesn’t irritate me at all & in my opinion I don’t smell a fragrance. It has been very gentle but effective! My skin is soo bright & luminous for awhile after I use this. It’s very thick & I like to apply a thin layer & leave it on for 15 minutes. It never fully dries, it’s always kind of a jelly firm. It’s nice & cold & hydrating on the skin. It’s really cool to look at In the bottle & on my face. I don’t necessarily see any lifting/firming, even when I use it under my eyes or on wrinkle/lines. I enjoy the other benefits of the mask though! ✨Price Vs. Size? It is $85 for 5oz, and that’s pretty pricey! I wouldn’t repurchase but I will continue to use as I do see a difference in my skin. Have you tried this? Or would you ever try 24K gold in your skincare? PETER THOMAS ROTH - 24K Gold Mask
PETER THOMAS ROTH-24K Gold Mask
Youth to the People Deep Moisture Cream
🧡What are the claims? It is a hydrating moisturizer with superior plant extracts & pro-grade peptide complex formulated to help ease dry, sensitive, & reactive skin. For dry, sensitive & normal skin types. Formulated specifically for dryness, fine lines & wrinkles, redness, & clogged pores. 🧡Key Ingredients - •Squalene - mimics your skins natural oils to boost skin hydration while minimizing clogged pores. •Ashwagandha - Helps reduce signs of visible gains & stress on the skin. •Fermented Reishi - works to hydrate, detoxify, & combat future breakouts. 🧡Texture/Consistency - It is a rich smooth cream 🧡My thoughts? I got this luxury sample size from my December bag from Sephora, & I’ve tried their other superfood air whip cream & I love it! So I. Was excited to try this out to compare them, and I personally like the other air whip cream more! Tho cream was a bit too thick & heavy for my sensitive skin. Even though it was for dry & sensitive skin, mine got clogged & turned a bit red the next day I used it. The texture was very smooth & didn’t feel heavy until it was actually on my skin. It was hydrating, but felt a bit greasy. & it didn’t seem to help my acne or scars but rather make them worse! I discontinued my use & wont purchase the full size. I wouldn’t recommend/care for! I do like their other moisturizer though! 🧡Price Vs. Size? It’s $58 for 2oz, kind of expensive. I would not purchase personally, but It might work for you if your skin is a bit different than mine! :) YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
key ingredients: rep phytocell cica cream
This cream was gifted to me by sokoglam, and I love most things about it! NEOGENLAB - PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream Key Ingredients: — madecassoside and madecassic acid are the powerhouses here, and help with redness and irritation. They’re safe for all types of skin, even sensitive! — panthenol for hydration, and let me tell you, this cream is hydrating!! Perfect for all skin as it helps repair moisture barrier quick! — edelweiss extract: antioxidants help fight free radical damage/sun damage; good for all skin, especially for aging and damaged. Claims: — calm redness, inflammation and irritation — thermal sensitive (adjusts to the skin’s temperature to strengthen its barrier and protect against environmental stressors) — soothing My thoughts: — the most soothing cream I own — calms my skin almost immediately and eliminates redness FAST — perfect as an overnight mask/the last step in my routine at night to repair my moisture barrier! — smells a little funky but there are no artificial fragrances so I guess that’s okay? But if you’re worried about it I would pass. — $25 which is actually really good for how well this works, but I haven’t seen any improvement on dark spots or sun damage.
NEOGENLAB-PhytoCELL Cell Revival Cica Cream
Nars Radiant Creamy VS Tarte Shape Tape
NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer tarte - Shape Tape Concealer Two very popular concealers! Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27) versus Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30) ✨ Both of these concealers claim to be full coverage creaseless concealers and are very similar prices! The texture of Nars is thinner and easily spreadable while still being great coverage. The Tarte is a bit thicker in consistency and has more coverage in my opinion. I’ve used both of these for so long! Honestly, I have huge issues with concealers creasing because if my oily skin. Both of these crease on me! I will say that the shape tape concealer creases more. For that reason, I like the radiant creamy concealer a bit more even though it has slightly less coverage. I think both of these concealers are great for all skin types. However, I would personally recommend the Nars radiant creamy because of its ability to spread easier and crease less. Try them both out! ✨
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
This or That - Setting Spray Edition 💦
As every makeup wearer knows, if you took all that time to do your face ... you better have a damn good setting spray! Today I will be comparing MAC - MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist and smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water ! Both have been in my makeup stash for years! The items in the pictures are both repurchases, however we will discuss which one is better! For reference, I have a light to medium skin tone with pink undertone and am oily combo prone. MAC Prep + Prime Fix + ($28.00 - 3.4oz) is a well known item as it’s been in the business a long time. This is a clear liquid spray that “gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to set makeup,” according to Ulta. This setting spray has so many functions - set makeup, hydrate face, and intensifies eye shadow color when product is sprayed on the brush. I’ve been using this product for over a year and actually stocked up on bottles when Ulta has its 21 Days of Beauty so I got two bottles for the price of one. I love to use this setting spray because I feel like it does add extra shine to my face and holds everything together. My trick with all sprays is to fan it out quickly to ensure it’s set in place. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ($32.00 - 3.9 oz) is a “ 3 in 1 face primer and setting and finishing spray that hydrates, preps, and refreshes skin,” according to Smashbox online. It’s nice that this product can be used before and after makeup application since it serves various purposes. I started using this item a little over a year ago and would interchangeably use this or the MAC spray. I like how it works and sets, however this primer spray leaves some dew behind and I’m more partial to a matte look. Even though this one is more expensive you do get more product compared to MAC. I love this brand and feel like it’s underrated and should get more attention! Alas, my preference is MAC fix plus spray because it leaves my makeup in place for the entire day and doesn’t leave a sheen behind. Let me know which one you prefer!
MAC-MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist
I have dry skin with an oily t-zone (combo skin). I’ve always have trouble with making my makeup last on that area. I’ve used many primers and different foundations with the same outcome. I decided to change my skincare in the morning. I started to use the Zero Oil combo and that did the trick. My oily t-zone has been under control ever since! Highly recommend this line! 🙌🏼
ORIGINS-Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser