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Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in #222 True Beige Description For Normal to Oily skin Mattifies and refines pores Matches neutral tone Natural, seamless finish Impression ✨ Dries down to matte finish but still comfortable on skin. ✨ Oxidises although slightly on me. ✨ Easy to blend into skin; used both brush and beauty blender. ✨ Being one with complicated combination skin with dry, flaky and sensitive area, I avoid applying this foundation on that area and focus on my T-zone and centre of my face instead. ✨ I’d say this is medium coverage and could be built to full coverage with thin applications. Thoughts ✨ The shade fits my neutral medium skin I’d say, almost perfectly after it oxidises slightly. ✨ As my skin is a bit dehydrated, I’ve tried using moisturising sheet mask, gel moisturiser, hydrating sunscreen, hydrating primer, on several different applications underneath this foundation and I found that I can achieve the smoothest, minimised pores-looking and the longest wear when I applied thick moisturiser. The slightly sticky finishes really holds the foundation in place for about 6 to 8 hours especially with setting spray or powder. As it’s already matte finishes, I indulge myself in setting sprays better as to not making my face overly powdered-looking. Overall, 4/5. It’s almost perfect but it does takes a lot of effort especially with dehydrated skin but other than that it’s a great foundation for us here in Malaysia and it’s nice to see that more shades are available in local drugstores. For reference, I’m currently MAC NC37, Fenty Beauty No. 290, NARS Barcelona and LANEIGE No. 33 Cinnamon with Innisfree No. 31 Walnut.
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
Althea Bare Essentials Primer Water Description: Smooth, hydrating and ever so slightly balm-like, this bottle of wonder penetrates into the layers of the skin to plump them up, prepping the skin and making it a smooth canvas for products to come. Impression： The texture is slightly thick yet still watery and I can apply using cotton pads or my fingers; either way is good. The scent is like baby powder to me which is nice and pleasant. Thoughts： On the first impression of this cleanser, I'll be frank; I fell in love with this toner right on the first application. I'm lucky as my skin tolerates alcohol-containing products and this really did smoothed out my skin, making it feel so soft to touch at every application. I'm using this toner almost every morning (you know I have to alternate like 5 toners right now) and I just love seeing how my pores appearances reduced along with instant moisture effect upon application. Overall, 5/5. I love it and definitely will repurchase.
Swanicoco Velvet Lipstick Black Edition in No. 3 Juliet Red Description ||| This lipstick contains natural moisturizing ingredients; natural oils so it's long-lasting and give off attractive vivid color. Contains fermented extracts instead of purified water and are free of chemical ingredients, improving the look of the lips; covering it well with the lipstick finishes. Impression ||| I bet you're guys notice that I'm all about nude lipstick but hitting the big 3-0 this year is making me wanting to try new things so maybe wearing a bright lipstick once in a while can lighten up my midweek such as today. The colour indeed bright; a kind of statement lipstick that goes with easy smokey eye makeup. It's so vivid and covers my dark lips after few swipes but I'd be recommending to use lip scrubs prior application and also lining the lip lines using lip brush for a neat look. Thoughts ||| The colour stays strong throughout morning with drinking and though it transfers a little, there's colour still left on my lips without looking patchy. Love its colour payoffs and long-lastingness!
innisfree Super Volcanic Mask 2X. This mask dries out my like nothing else did. I can’t really blame the design of this product as it’s meant for really oily, clog-prone people but I bought this last year before my went crazy dry although I did have super oily T-zone at that time but it’s definitely due to being dehydrated so yes. I’m giving this to my brother as he seems really liked it. Overall, 3/5. Won’t be repurchasing for myself but I’d be sure to pick this up again for my lil’ bro.
innisfree-Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask
Now these are the sunscreens that I’m using for outdoor activities; easy to apply mostly but also have special feature to it. apieu Pure Block Waterproof Natural Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++. It’s waterproof, feels nice on skin and easy to apply. thefaceshop Natural Sun Eco Ice Air Puff Sun SPF50 PA+++ and Natural Sun Eco Ice Air Puff Sun SPF50 PA++++ thefaceshopNatural Sun Eco Anti-Pollution Sun Cream SPF50 PA++++ I use this a lot whenever I’m at places with lots of debris and near the road; I do go around construction sites so it’s important to have product like this and the same goes to laneige All Day Anti-Pollution Defensor SPF30+ PA++. I don’t know why these two products have sticky finish but I usually just set them with loose powders so.
Product that is Hated By Many But It Is My Secret Weapon stives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub If you're a genuine fan of the product; this works well with you then great! Unfortunately, this irritates my skin so much; gave a little bit redness even though I did massaged my face gently while using it, tried like twice but I feel like it's rather harsh for my skin, I'm sure it's also partly because of my skin becoming dehydrated, dry and flaky especially along my jawline and outer cheeks area so this is absolute no-no. For my face that is. Then, one day when my hand scrub ran out, I've figured that maybe I can use this and it's amazing! My hands always feel dry as I flip papers throughout the day and of course, I'm always working in air-conditioned room so I always need to use hand cream or butter but I'd know for sure when my hand care products started to not working well; takes time to absorb or just sitting on skin waiting to be washed off. Overall, 5/5. For my hand, yes! It works well and probably will never go back to expensive hand scrub after this.
ST. Ives-Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub