Illutorial & Review: Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam

A while ago I purchased the Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam to try out as a cleanser! Apologies for the weirdly staring, no-makeup face of me. LOL. I actually made this before the eyelash falsie illutorial but didn’t have the guts to share bareface to the world hahaha. But since I created this, and I haven’t had time to do any other Makeup Monday posts for you guys, I’ve decided to post it anyway. #yolo?

This is an illutorial, as well as a review!

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Review:

The product smells pretty weird when you first try it, but you do get used to it. After I used it, my skin had a very squeaky kind of feeling. When using it in conjunction with the brush, which exfoliates while you cleanse, my skin felt very clean and light. I highly recommend use with the cleansing brush because the skin feels a lot less rubbery. The formula is fluffy and foamy, after it’s namesake, and it feels very gentle on the skin.

Functionality: There’s definitely a difference in skin elasticity after use; mine felt a lot firmer. After one use, I also felt a difference in the size of my existing pores after a few hours; they are no longer as prominent which is great! I actually have a few larger whiteheads, and while the cleanser didn’t get rid of all of them (nothing seems to work -.-), it definitely refined the texture making them less obvious.

Long-term use: At times I found myself getting little white bumps after using it for a few consistent days in a row, probably because of my sensitive skin. :C However, because of the overall pore reduction it provides, I use this twice or three times a week rather than daily. Deep cleansers aren’t good to use every day anyway.

The effects of the cleanser are really apparent, which is more than I can say for a lot of cleansers, so there’s just no way I can pass this up when considering cleansers in the future.

Overall Breakdown:

The Good:

  • Gentle
  • Clean feeling
  • Skin feels tighter and firmer
  • Felt difference in pore size

The Bad:

  • Scent may not appeal to some
  • Can cause problems for sensitive skin if used daily



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Illutorial: Natural Bottom Falsies

When you have practically non-existent bottom lashes, it can be hard to get a balanced eye look. I decided to try out some falsies for my bottom lash line, for whatever special occasion. I purchased these cheapo false bottom lashes from Ebay a while back:

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I got this pack of 10 for only a couple of dollars (MUCH cheaper than normal – but they aren’t as feathery as the more expensive brands). They looked good on the model, but when they arrived I found that they looked way too unnatural for my tastes.

For a nearly a year I’ve just had them lying around in my draw, going to waste but recently I discovered a way to turn them into wearable, more natural looking lashes!

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So instead of the usual step by step worded tutorials/reviews I’m trying out something a little different: introducing Illutorials! Basically, they’re my own little spin on those picture tutorial things you often see in Asian beauty magazines, but I decided to shorten the name to ~Illutorial~ (Illustrated Tutorial). Hope you guys like it (sorry I’m so vain HAHAHa)

Disclaimer: even though it probably looks really photoshopped, it’s mostly my camera settings & good lighting. LOL. Credits to joannastar for the Bokeh stock!

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Product List:

  • Ebay False Bottom Lashes (lost the site, but they’re everywhere anyway c:)
  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
  • K-Palette 24hr Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner
  • Duo Lash Glue (use one that dries clear)
Also wearing:

  • Rimmel Kohl White Eyeliner Pencil
  • Ameli #158 Coral Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, colors: Half Baked (shade) & Virgin (highlight)

Please let me know if you like the Illutorials better than the written posts! They take a lot more effort but I think they make the post more interesting haha.

Oh yeah, and I cut my hair yesterday on a whim, LOL. I think it’s good to have a change I guess? Here’s some hair selfies hahaha:

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Review: Etude House Secret Beam Highlighter

Following my Etude House product review of the Cookie Blush, I’ll be taking a look at their Secret Beam Highlighter in Gold & Beige Mix:

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Review: Etude House Lovely Cookie Blush

EDIT (28/12/14): Edited this review increasing my rating to 4.5 stars

Okay guys, I’ve decided to start Makeup Mondays (MM), LMFAO I know, such a creative name. Every Monday I’ll be posting something about makeup, whether it be a review, a first impressions or a “products I want” kind of thing; so check back every Monday if you’re interested

I do a final rating at the end weighted on the things I find important in a product.

I’m finally getting around to that promised review of some Etude House products, yay.  I’ve been using their Lovely Cookie Blush in #02 Strawberry Choux for a long time now (maybe 11 months or more even?) so I believe it’s time to get reviewing.

Packaging (out of 3):  I had been looking for a pink blush for ages; I only have coral toned ones at home which tend to make my yellow-based skin tone look really weird. I have to admit, unlike my usual thorough research before purchasing, the only thing that drew me to this blush was the adorable packaging, which Etude House is popular for.  I purchased mine at Ecoskin, which I think is just a general Korean makeup store selling brands such as Etude House, the Face Shop, Skin Food, etc.  It was a little pricy, but I’m pretty sure you can buy it off ebay (I’m not sure whether this is genuine, but my friend Bel says it probs is because it’s that cheap in Korea LOL).

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What drew me in was the ADORABLE power puff with the little bow omg dying from cuteness already.  It came with a tiny free sample of Face Shop toner and moisturiser.  The packaging is cute, lightweight and easily portable.  The powerpuff is soft, fluffy and good quality although the sewing on the bow is slightly undoing itself because I use it too often haha.

No where on the packaging does it say “Lovely Cookie Blush” in English, but of course it may be written in Korean.  If you want this color, look out for the #2 which should be written at the bottom of the compact.

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It has a floral scent, which some people may find irritating but it is quite mild in my opinion.  My sensitive skin did not get irritated by this blush which is great!

Functions (out of 7):  It does what it says, it’s a blush which tints the cheeks a soft pink color.  There isn’t a lot of color payoff- however, I don’t think this is a bad thing because the color looks so bright in the pan, if it really came out like that you’d look like a flamingo (but luckily it doesn’t come out like that LOL).  This swatch on my hand actually look 4 or 5 applications to show up so that gives you an indication of it’s color payoff.  It’s definitely build-able, but it’s perfect for when you’re in a rush in the morning and just powder your cheeks before leaving, because it won’t look ridiculous.

The shade of pink is very sweet, bright and bubbly but I think Strawberry Choux is a more natural shade because it has more of a coral undertone than a bright pink one.  With one application of the puff to the face, the color comes out very natural, and the blush feels natural as well- you really can’t feel it on your cheeks at all!  I prefer putting a separate highlighter if I want shimmer so for me, it’s perfect because it doesn’t contain any shimmer and it comes off completely matte.

I like to apply it on the apples of my cheeks with the soft powder puff because I find there’s too much fall out using a blusher brush.  As for lasting power, it’s not that great.  I wouldn’t say it’s the most lasting color in the world but it’s not so bad either.  I think it would suit more pale skinned people than those with a bit of tan like I have usually; it’s more appropriate for Winter and colder months than Summer, for sure.

The Good:

  • Natural finish
  • Matte color
  • Range of colors from pure pinks to more coral-orange ones
  • Suits pale skin (MAC NC30 and lighter)
  • Cute, lightweight packaging

 

The Bad:

  • Lasting power could be better
  • Would most likely not show up/suit women of color due to low color payoff
  • Lighter colors seem to appear “chalky”
  • Compact does not have a mirror

 

Things to Note:

  • Floral scent
  • Needs a few layers before it shows up clearly

 


Verdict

It’s not a bad blush, but it’s not amazing either.  LOL.  Besides lasting power there’s nothing much to say really; it’s a functional, natural looking blush which can be used everyday for people with lighter skin tones.  It works pretty well for me because it has low color payoff- and that means when you’re in a rush, you don’t ruin your entire face makeup with an accidental rose-coloured mess.  Would I repurchase it?  Hm.. yes I would!  But I believe the amount in the pan is enough to last a very long time, so I probably wouldn’t buy it again any time soon.


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Rave/Review: Beauty Friends Face Masks

Posted on 10-03-2013 | Tags: , , , ,
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Hair Clip – $3 somewhere at Knox.

LOL hello guys, I haven’t blogged in pretty much forever and although I promised a beauty post next, I did write one up but I’m not really happy with it so I decided to just throw you guys this random photo of this artsy hair photo Bryan took of me. Gotta love filters.

But since I’m not one to -break- my promises, I’ll do a quick review on these products I’ve been addicted to lately:

Beauty Friends Face Masks!

I first came across them because I was looking for a cheap (less than $1 each) face mask to use when I’m feeling tired, particularly over the Summer when I was working for 10 hours a day and feeling freaking exhausted.  So I bought a 3-pack of these masks off Ebay and have been really happy with the results.  I can’t be sure it’s a result the masks, but I find my pores/whiteheads have mostly gotten smaller.  I tried to limit myself to using one per week, but then I bought a pack of 16 and have been using them like, twice a week maybe?  When I’m tired and need to relax, they are amazing.

I never understood the whole draw of face masks, when girls say they go pamper themselves getting masks and lying with cucumber over their eyes I never really got it.  BUT IT’S SERIOUSLY SO RELAXING.

I’ve tried cream face masks before, but I find washing them off a chore.  These ones are paper masks.

They’re REALLY moist in the packets, and come in different flavors: here’s a list.  I’ve tried quite a lot of flavors but my favourite is probably Coenzyme Royal Jelly! so far LOL.  Mungbean is really as bad as it sounds.  Lemon and Potato sting if you have cuts or sores (of course).

I leave them on for 30minutes and, as it says on the packet, don’t wash off the excess moisture as it’s good for your skin anyway!

I can’t wait to try all the flavours

 


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