Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: Skin79 Lemon Brightening Mask

Every time I go into Pretty&Cute it seems they are expanding their Skin79 line, which makes me super happy as I love their wash off, "Home Self Spa Masks." Now, when I'm there I always check out their "Clearance" section isn't the same as on their site. This area seems to be for products that have damaged packaging, or at least that's what it looks like to me. I love it as there's always something for a few dollars less for a dent in the box. Does that affect the actual product? NO. I LOVE IT. So, I bought this one at $13.50, which is only $1.50 less, but still! It's always a good idea to check the clearance or damaged sections in your stores!

Monday, January 6, 2014

BB and CC Cream Swatches on MAC NW15 skin

I like to visit Reddit a bit and browse around the Asian Beauty subreddit to see the latest and greatest that my fellow bloggers and like minded people have picked up. It's a wonderful place for information, swatches, reviews and hauls. If you've got a question please head on over and check it out! It's filled with wonderful girls and boys who just love...well, Asian Beauty! It's not just makeup, although who doesn't love a billion BB creams? No, no, it's also filled with skincare and advice on how to use the item, which step it would be in and how often you should use it. Of course, we're not doctors but just people who have experimented with a LOT of regimens. Some of us have found our holy grail items while others are still on the prowl.

Now, the number one thing I tend to notice on this subreddit is that a lot of people are asking what kind of BB creams would be great for them on pale skin. I tend to think I'm fairly pale as I always have to grab the lightest shade and hope it works out for me. Also, not all of these have worked for me but they're just the ones I've purchased and haven't given away, or ones I do truly like. Again, I'm about NW15 in MAC foundations and concealers and I have dry skin.

Here are some major swatches I did last night.

I've already partially labeled them to save myself from going crazy and trying to remember later on, but I'll include the full names and shades. Also, I've included some well known foundations, besides just BB creams, that we can get in the US so if you see one you wear and it's the same color you can look to see how it would wear. I know it's not a perfect system but it does help to see if that color would look great on you or not if you're similar coloring to me :)

SO! Without further ado here they are in order of appearance from left to right.
If there is a color or shade, I've included such :)

  • The Saem Gem Miracle Black Pearl O2 CC cream
  • TonyMoly Collagen Moisture BB Cream
  • TwoFaced Tinted BB
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup - Natural Ivory 20
  • Makeup Forever HD Foundation #110
  • Laura Mercier Cream to Powder Foundation -Porcelain
  • Hard Candy Just Face It One-Step Foundation  - Fair
  • Maybelline FIT Me - Porcelain 110
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB - Light
  • Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating BB
  • Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cotton Fit
  • IOPE CC -01 Clear Beige
  • Skin79 Super BB Cream (Gold)
  • Skin79 Super BB Cream (Green)
  • Skin79 Super BB Cream (Pink)

  • Now here's the same thing again except I got a little bit smarter and used flash as well as blended them in. One day I'll do better swatches, I promise!

  • TonyMoly Cats Wink Clear Pact - 02
  • Skin79 Super BB Cream (Orange)
  • Missha M Shiny BB Cream
  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream -21
  • TonyMoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream
  • TonyMoly Luninous Goddess Aura BB Cream
  • Holika Holika PureMellow Skin Tuning Liquid Foundation - 1
  • Missha M BB Boomer
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream -Watery 
  • Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream

  • I'll try and update this whenever I get more, but as of right now my New Years Resolution is to use up an entire bottle of BB or CC cream before I buy another! Let's hope I can stick to that :3