Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: Ginger

 I think I have found my all time favorite concealer! This NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in  Ginger is so perfect. I normally would never splurge this much on a single makeup product that's not a pallet or foundation but as it was my birthday at the time and I had a $10 credit to Sephora I decided to pick it up. I first heard about this product on YouTube and it work so well on her that I wanted to try it. This concealer is formulated to be long wearing, crease proof, be light weight on the skin but high build able coverage. I personally love it as an under eye concealer, it doesn't crease at all and it covers up my dark circles perfectly. 
The color Ginger is a perfect shade match to my NC 30/35 skin tone. It blends effortlessly on my skin and has high coverage with one coat. I dab some under my eyes, around my nose, and a little on my acne scars. I blend it out with my fingers and set it with powder. Lately I like to just use this and set with powder. I highly recommend this product.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Review: Missha Perfect Cover B.B Cream NO 27: Honey Beige

(photo: Amazon)
Hi everyone today's review is on the Missha Perfect Cover B.B Cream NO 27: Honey Beige. I tried this BB cream after hearing really good reviews on both blogs and Youtube. One of the reasons I never really used BB creams before is because I could never find a brand that had a shade dark or yellow enough for my complexion. When I saw that Missha had a yellow toned BB cream I was super excited to try it. I picked this up at my local Asian beauty shop in LA. This retails for about $27 dollars, its a bit pricey but after using it for a decent amount of time I have come to the conclusion that it is worth it!
This BB cream is light on the skin yet has very good coverage. This BB cream probably has the highest level of coverage. It is comparable to a medium coverage foundation. This BB cream is formulated to lighten the skin, even skin tone, and help prevent wrinkles. This also has an SPF of 42+++, despite having such a high SPF there is very little white cast in flash photography. I like this BB cream because it gives me very good coverage, it feels light on my skin and it holds up well to my oily skin. One pump is enough for my face, I have acne scars on my cheeks and this is able to cover up the redness perfectly. Sometimes I don't even need concealer. 
Another plus is the packaging of this product. The BB cream is in a squeeze tube with a pump. That is probably the best packaging ever for a foundation. You can get every last drop of the BB cream without wasting a thing. The pump also makes it extremely hygienic and clean. 
This is a good buy, something I would definitely repurchase!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Ulta double Duty Concealer & Dark Circle Treatment

Hello!  Ulta was having a buy one get one free sale and I have been looking for a few things and I was at the face section and I saw this and was intrigued. This is a concealer and dark circle treatment and I'm always out on the look  for products that could potentially save me from my dark circles
This is a light to medium coverage concealer. I wasn't overtly impressed with the coverage, it covered my dark circles but it wasn't amazing. 
I hate the packaging! At first I thought I was going to love the roller ball application but for this concealer it is the worst thing Ulta could have thought of. The roller ball doesn't move unless you press super hard. That pulls on the skin and doesn't even roll out evenly. The packaging says to glide on the skin, its more like an un-moving marble tugging on your under eye skin. Not very comfortable.  Extremely patchy and barely any product comes out at all. The consistency is too thick to roll and can't be used that way.

I de-potted the concealer in to a little pot thinking I would use the product as a regular concealer but honestly I don't go out of my way to grab this product for under eye concealing. It does the job but I have other concealers that packaging actually work and perform better.
My vote: not worth it!