Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Beauty Face Favorites - 2016

Summer is here and there are at least a million products that have launched including the million Vice Lipsticks from Urban Decay, which sadly I have not tried yet. But, here I will share my favorite summer products so far, some are new, most are classics that just don't go out of style. Check it out and share yours too. :)

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation 1.7 fl oz.

This foundation is perfect for summer...if you want medium to build-able full coverage. I much admit that I can be quite the oily monster in my T-Zone area especially during the hot, humid weather. It's been a struggle to find something that actually has good coverage (which can be sheered out with a Beauty Blender) and also has oil control. I have finally met my match. This foundation is infused with this magical amazonian clay that helps keep my oils at bay. Also it blends so nicely into the skin when buffed in with my Morphe Foundation Brush.

For those light days, I go to this. I thought this would not help my oily problem but it didn't make me oilier than usual. I am not sure if its because I used it with some Laura Mercier - Loose Translucent Powder or if the Urban Decay De-slick Setting Spray. Either way the coverage is light but also buildable and it helps me look presentable.

It took me a while to try this out this concealer. But like the weakling that I am, I caved and paid the hefty price to see if it was worth the hype. I must say that I was very much impressed on how well this works for all kinds of concealing. It covers my dark under eye circles quite well, without caking up or settling in my fine lines. "Baking" works well with this concealer if you're into that.

I love this bronzer for warming up my very pale complexion. It's subtle and looks very natural and not too orange, thank god. I find most bronzers too orange for my skin tone (cool). I generally use this all over the parameter of my face and blend it down my neck with my Sigma F20

This is my summer savior to keep me from looking like a greaseball and melting under the summer rays. It holds up well for like 6 plus hours even in humid climate for me so I recommend this for for my fellow oily pals.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review: Origins Checks and Balances

Origins Checks and Balances
If you like a face wash that gives you that cooling sensation and gets nice and frothy. Meet Origins Checks and Balances! The way I can describe how it feels is, toothpaste for your face. I know that sounds a bit weird but its so refreshing. It cleanses gently and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight afterwards. I love the fresh scent as well, its very pleasant. A little of this goes a long way with this so even though its a little more expensive, I believe its worth it.

Favorite Summer Blushes - 2016

Man o man do I love blush. Its ridiculous really, how excited I get when I find yet another blush that I can't not take home with me. So here I share my favorite blushes for summer 2016 :) Please share yours! Enable my unhealthy obsession :). So here they are, in no particular order. Enjoy.

This affordable blush has been my go to for multiple summers now. Nothing beats a nice peachy pink to bring color to the face and the nice sheen it has makes it even more beautiful. If you want an affordable dupe for Nars Orgasm then this is a good choice. I actually own both but find myself reaching for Milani more often.

theBalm - Frat Boy

Another peachy-pink but this one is more on the darker side and matte for those days where you want to go HAM with your favorite highlight. Cool thing about this blush is that despite it being matte, its not patchy. It lasts all day and goes with so many different looks. Definitely a must have.

This beautiful bronzy blush is so underrated! It doesn't look like much in the pan, It actually comes across as a dusty apricot/peach color. But the sheen it has is subtle but just looks so smooth especially on tan skin. Definitely a favorite.

 This blush has been in my collection for years, I always end up going back to it. Don't be mistaken by the name "Peach" its really a baby pink. NYX is sometimes weird about their naming of products. There really is no orange in this blush at all. *shrugs* Still a very affordable and pretty blush for spring and summer.


This blush is a MAC classic. If I had to describe it, its a bronzey/golden with a  pinch of peach. Also since its mineralized it has that nice sheen, so I don't ever use a highlight with this product. It looks amazing when you have a bit of a tan going. Unfortunately the lasting power isn't that great to be honest.

I know a lot of these, if not all, are older/classic blushes. But regardless of my collection, I always end up reaching back for one of these every summer. Hope everyone is having a great summer :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Favorite: Youtuber gossmakeupartist

gossmakeupartist aka Wayne the winker is pretty awesome. He is truly an amazing makeup artist and gives techniques that are 'outside the box' . There are so many youtube beauty gurus or MU artists who spew the same information over and over, not my buddy Wayne, he comes up with things that are like.. WHAT?? WHY didn't I come up with that idea? Pretty Cool.

Now for the not so important facts, ahh he is easy on the eyes girls/boys. He is entertaining and sometimes hilarious, and best of all he winks at you at the end of every video. It's all about the little things. Check this dude out, guarantee that he will teach you something new or at least develop a crush :)

Garnier BB Cream Review

Garnier BB Cream readily available at your local drugstore for an okay price! Exciting eh? Well here's a little background on my skin:

NW 15-20/light complected with pink undertones
Combination Skin/Oily T-zone

Okay you get the idea...

Packaging is whatever, just squeezy tube, does the job.. its fine.

When I first started to apply, you get a huge wiff of the lovely Garnier scent. Now most of you that have used Garnier products know what I mean, and maybe some of you don't like the fragrance at all, to each their own.

It was nice a creamy, blended okay with fingers but I found that I had a better application with the Sigma F80 brush. It helps it blend nicely into the skin and what not. Coverage is nice, light.. but with more of an orangey tone.. the Light/Medium was not light enough for my skin at least not yet. In the summer it will be cool beans though.

Wear: I set it with a translucent powder because of my oily paranoia and it lasted fine throughout the day.. I did become a little oily of course in the middle of the day but thats normal for me. It wasn't enough for me to have to blot. It did NOT transfer, which is something I have had an issue with BB creams in the past. So all in all I do recommend you give it a whirl if you are looking for something new or a hardcore asian BB cream lover and feel like bashing the US versions! :D haha. They don't compare thus far in my opinion :)

Try it guys! If you hate it, return it and call it a day :) Let me know what you guys think.