March Favorite

Hey Pretties,

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Just wanna say Hi to you all. Sorry I’ve been so inactive in my blog these past weeks, kinda “cheat” with the swimming pool as the weather’s been so warm (if not hot) here. I’m super late this month to write this, I know. But here we go with my super simple favorite of March. I’ve been in a very minimal product to use in March, so I use one palette to get a complete look.

1. Nyx Ultimate Bright Palette

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Since it’s spring already, I’ve been really digging the colorful tone in my eyes and this palette is a perfect fit for that. Personally, these are the tones of color that I will use in my eyes if I’m asked to do colorful eyes

2. Nyx Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette

This palette is beautiful! No kidding, all the shades are very wearable and have enough pigmentation to be used eyeshadow too. I’ve been using this palette a lot since I got it, especially for the days that I just want a very minimal makeup that makes me look put together

3. Physician Formula Butter Bronzer

I’m trying to get my tan back but not really a fan of self-tanning products so this bronzer has been a really best friend for me in the month of March. I use it pretty much all over my face because it has a very subtle bronze, matte and looks really good just like face powder. You can also build it up without looking muddy or cakey.

4. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation

Great formula for my oily skin, very liquidy but still have decent natural coverage that I like. Full review on this foundation was on my last post. It’s also buildable to medium coverage when I need it. This foundation also mixes very well with my moisturizer as a tinted moisturizer

5. Formula 10.0.6 Shine Free Moisturizer

You guys know that I’m super oily, so the less product for me the better. I’m obsessed with this moisturizer ever since I got it. It does keep the oil at bay, help my face looks dewy (not oily) and help to make my make up stay put longer. It has a light creamy consistency, and apply very well when I mix it with liquid foundation (I’ve been mixing it with my Tarte or Mac Face and Body Foundation)

6. Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ Rose

You guys know all the drill about Mac Fix+, and this one is just those good stuff with rose scent added. Love it to intensify eyeshadow, prep my skin before foundation and also setting up my makeup.

Do any of you like to “cut corner” in putting on makeup 😉 just to make it faster to get ready?

Let me know in the comment below if you like less makeup product when it’s spring-summer time

Peace out!

Oily Skin Series: Foundation

Hey Guys!

Can you smell the sun already? I do! Charleston weather feels like summer already 🙂

Anyway, since summer is almost here I believe we’re all getting ready to get more oily. Well, FYI, I’m an oily skin girl, all year long, not only on summer so it isn’t surprising that you will see me looking like waffle house pan (oily and greasy, not yummy though) with big noticeable pores around my nose and cheek area. Yay me!

So for the sake of all of us oily skin girl, here are my top 3 of high end and top 3 of drugstore foundation.

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Mac Face and Body Foundation ($ 38)

Coverage : Sheer – buildable to medium

Finish : natural

Best application : Sponge or Dense brush

Staying power : 12 hours

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I reach for this foundation on daily basis, because it’s so light on skin but it also gives you a decent amount of coverage but still look like your own skin. As the coverage is really sheer, this foundation is really good to even out your skin tone but not necessarily can totally cover dark circle. I usually do 2 layers for application, the second one is only on certain area that needs more coverage though. This foundation is buildable for sure, but again don’t expect full coverage from it. Oh, I forgot to mention that this foundation is also waterproof! It has a really really good staying power and doesn’t look like your face is melting under the heat or even rain

Tarte Rainforest Water Foundation ($ 39)

Coverage: Medium – buildable to Full

Finish : natural

Best application : brush then sponge

Staying power : 12 hours

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This is a more recent finding for me. I’ve been using it for about 2 months now and Girl!!! I love it. I can say the consistency is very similar to Mac Face and Body foundation but this one has more pigment for coverage. You can use only one layer of this foundation and get a really good coverage, but just like the Mac one, I put on second layer on certain area. I like to apply this with dense brush all over the face ( I use Real Technique Facial Expert brush) then blend it out with damp sponge for smoother finish. This foundation also have SPF 15 in it, but doesn’t give any flashback on photo 🙂

Nars All Day Luminous Foundation ($ 49)

Coverage: Medium – buildable

Finish : demi matte

Best application : Finger or Sponge

Staying power : 8 hours

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Yes it does say it’s luminous but this won’t make your face super dewy and ended up being greasy. This foundation works amazingly for winter time, when my skin is on its slightly drier side. Winter is the only time of the year when I don’t really need to set my foundation with powder on top. This foundation gives me a a slightly dewy but not greasy looking skin. On summer time, I suggest to apply a small amount of translucent powder before you apply the foundation (Wayne Goss APPROVED) to make this last longer and stay put. Ever since I got the trick from Wayne Goss, I always apply my foundation that way especially if I know that I’ll have that makeup on my face more than 6 hours, and trust me, it really works (at least for me). If you want to know the trick in detail, here is the link for the Wayne Goss video

Now on to the drugstore foundation

L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte ($ 12.99)

Coverage : Medium – buildable

Finish : Semi Matte

Staying power : 10 hours

Best application : Sponge

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With all the hype around this foundation, it really is worth it. This is a really nice foundation that will make your skin look nice and matte all day. It doesn’t accentuate pores like other matte foundations I’ve tried before. Of course with my oily ass skin it can’t last 24 hours, but I can look good like the first application without looking shiny for a good 10 hours. One thing that bothers me (not so much though) this foundation feels more heavier (not cakey) on the skin, as its more on the creamy consistency instead of the watery one. It feels like this foundation sitting on the skin instead of sink into it. But, it still gives nice coverage and smooth looking skin.

Maybelline FitMe ($ 7.99)

Coverage : Medium – buildable

Finish : Matte

Staying power : 6 hours

Best application : sponge

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This foundation seems to be a lot of people’s favorite and I’m in it too. It is a very good foundation. It has watery consistency but thicker than Mac or Tarte. To be honest, this also gives more coverage than the Mac or Tarte one, but too bad I don’t know why this only last very short time on my skin. This is the foundation that I will put on only when I know that I just need to get out of the house for a short time, cause it feels like my skin absorbed this foundation very quick. I usually need extra steps to make this foundation look matte and stay on my skin longer.

Covergirl Clean BB Cream ($ 8.49)

Coverage : Sheer

Finish : Natural

Staying power : 8 hours

Best application : finger

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I was a bit skeptical when I got this for the first time. I had bad experience with some BB cream before, they broke me out so bad or it made me look like a hot mess oily face just within 3 hours of application. Surprisingly, this Covergirl BB cream works very well for me. I did test this last summer, I put this on then did a little sun bathing and it stayed put. It feels light on the skin, and really comfortable for those bright sunny days where you just want to make your skin look even without much coverage.

So, what is your favorite foundation for oily skin Girl? Is there any of these  foundations listed here also your “holy grail”?

Let me know your favorite in the comment section below, or drop me a suggestion for another foundation that works well for oily skin, Girl.

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Peace out!

Favorite Concealer

Hey Pretties!

Hope y’all have a great weekend.

Today I want to talk about my favorite concealer, cause God forbid you stay up, party all night on weekend and Bam! dark circle on Monday morning..Not cool!

Both concealers that works very well for me here are high-end, cruelty free and vegan.

Until now I haven’t found the drugstore products that works as well as these two. Yes I have and do use drugstore product too, Maybelline Fitme and Rimmel concealer and highlighter. Are they good? Yes, but isn’t as good as the one that I’m talking about here. In terms of coverage, application, both of the drugstore product I’m currently having and using aren’t so effective to tackle my dark circle.

So, what’s my favorite favorite concealer? Do you think you know what are they?

Drum roll please….

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1. Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme

Get it at Sephora and Kat Von D website

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Texture : It’s a cream concealer but very very very highly pigmented. Well, it’s a development formula of the old Lock It Tattoo concealer that was intended to cover tattoo so no wonder it’s very pigmented.

Coverage : Full buildable coverage.

Claim : instant one coat coverage, lightweight and comfortable, 24-hour wear, brighten under-eyes, cover blemishes, correct discoloration, neutralize redness, contour and highlight

Shades available : 21. 20 shades of skin tone and a pure white shade. I don’t personally have the white one but I tried my friend’s for eyeshadow base and it does a pretty good job.

Application : I feel that Lock It Concealer works  best with beauty sponge or finger application, it looks smoother than with brush application.

Why I love this better :

  • This concealer fulfill all its claim, except the 24–hours wear cause I never put on my makeup for 24 hours but it does stay put for good 12 hours on me.
  • It does only need one coat to cover everything! One swipe, blend it with sponge (my personal method of application) and you’re covered.
  • I love the pointed teardrop applicator because I can apply it precisely to the inner corner of the eyes. Prefer this type of applicator than the regular doe foot one.

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Kat Von D applicator is smaller and thinner which I feel make it easier for application.

  • The coverage is awesome, doesn’t budge, doesn’t crease even when I forgot to set it with powder. It’s very opaque even though the cream texture isn’t very thick and of course it’s not cakey at all.
  • I don’t personally use this concealer for highlight and contouring but one thing I know, I don’t need to color correct under my eye to cover up my dark circle. The texture of the Lock It Concealer is more liquidy than the Tarte one that’s very thick but I have to say the pigmentation and coverage of KVD is better.
  • I’m in the shade Light 11 – for neutral undertone.

Note : If you want even thicker coverage, choose the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer. I never personally use it a whole lot, but I did compare it the first time I bought KVD concealer. The Tattoo concealer is much more dense and it’s very thick, almost like tooth paste consistency but it really does cover everything. I don’t really like it because it look kinda cakey and not blended well into the skin

2. Tarte Shape Tape

Get it at Ulta (Exclusive) and Tarte website

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Texture: It’s a highly dense pigmented cream. The texture is thicker that Kat Von D one.

Coverage : Full coverage. Tarte Shape Tape isn’t as easy as Kat Von D one to work with. It’s very pigmented and you just need couple dots (not swipe) to get coverage. Because of its thicker texture, it tends to be cakey if you layer it up.

Claim : radiant coverage and contouring, instantly brighten and cover acne, dark circles and redness while softening the look of pores and fine lines

Shades available : 14. Tarte Shape Tape may not have as many shade as Kat Von D does, but the color range is quite wide, plus you can always mix some color to get the shade you want.

Application : Beauty sponge is the best applicator for this, because the sponge will help to absorb the excess product and somehow make it more flawless and less cakey.

My thought :

  • This one also lifts up to all its claims except the softening look of pores and fine lines. It sinks to my fine lines if I only apply one swipe like I do with my Kat Von D. I get a better and smoother application using my finger, this is why I love my the KVD more
  • The regular doe foot applicator is huge, so you get a lot of product when you pull it out of the container. Maybe this is why people say you only need a little of this product, cause basically it’s already bigger than a regular size concealer applicator. It doesn’t need to be set with powder either. My preference with this concealer is to only dust it with translucent powder a little bit, cause when I fully set it, it looks cakey
  • It’s very pigmented, doesn’t budge, and stay put for long hours. It looks good for all day, but I notice a little creasing at the end of the day, which I don’t find from the Kat Von D.
  • I’m in the shade Light Medium Honey, and my shade for Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water foundation is also light medium honey.

Are these two the best concealer?

Maybe not for everyone, but for me they are.

Are there any better concealer than these two?

Probably yes, but I choose these because they work well for me and based on my need.

If you have other suggestions, please feel free to write me in the comment below, since I’m also still on the hunt to find a good drugstore concealer too.

Are these your favorite concealer too? If not, what’s your favorite concealer or what do you suggest?

Have a great week!

February Favorite + March Rotation

Hey Pretties,

It’s that time of the month again to review what you’ve been putting on your face. I start to like doing this kind of post as this reminds me to be more selective in buying products in the future (yeah right, like it’s possible haha…) well, at least I try not to buy everything 🙂

So without further due, let’s just get into them

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Makeup

  1. Tartelette Amazonian Clay

Y’all know that I’m trying to pan this palette this year so no wonder this now becomes my February favorite. I’m doing pretty good in using this palette. Not only because it’s basically a really solid palette for everyday look, but also for the so many matte shades that I can reach for every time I create a look, whether it’s for the crease or to set the eye shadow primer. I do mix this palette with others for some pop of color.

Side note: I don’t do as good with my Lorac palette though. I know I put it on my palette rotation and I did use it for a couple times this month, but my next favorite is the reason why I failed to use the Lorac palette more.

  1. Tartelette In Bloom

I know, I know, I’m terribly late to the hype of this palette. But, what can I say, since I got this on Valentine day I can’t stop using it. It smells so good (kinda similar to the Too Faced chocolate palettes scent) and the colors in this palette, especially the shimmer ones are STUNNING.. I don’t regret at all to choose this over the Tarteist Pro Palette when my husband asked me which one that I want. I feel I can use this palette a whole lot more that the Tarteist Pro, because yes the Tarteist Pro has more shades but it’s more warm tones. I love that the In Bloom palette is more neutral and daily use friendly. No wonder it’s on many people favorite (PS: Kandee Johnson and Kathleen Light love this palette so much)

  1. Too Faced La Crème in Juicy Melons (*)

I am not a fan of liquid lipstick, never was and never will. So, yes even though it’s kinda ‘old style’ I still and will always love conventional lipstick. It’s called lipstick so it should be a stick for the lips, and yes it should be in a stick form J Well, this lipstick in particular is so comfortable on the lips, creamy not greasy and has such a pretty warm pink tone. It doesn’t have the best staying power and I do have to re-apply it throughout the day but I don’t mind at all. I’d prefer to re-apply my lipstick over and over again but my lip doesn’t feel dry and I still can get away without exfoliating them every single day

  1. Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Again, another super late hype on a product. I really wanna bang my head and scream “where have I been?” This blush is sooo pretty. Well, I guess I don’t have to say much on this one. Pssst, I’m on the mission to get some other shades from this baked blush line. I do mix this blush with BH Cosmetics floral blush too. The BH blush is more on the shimmery side so I don’t use it as much

  1. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer(*)

Hey everyone, my name is Fenica and I’m a chocaholic. I’m obsessed with this sweet delicious thing since I was a kid. You all know that good stuff about this thing. It’s a chocolate-y brown completely matte bronzer with enough warmth to bring some life to my slightly pale skin during the winter. Who am I kidding? I don’t only use it on winter of course. This bronzer is so good and quite versatile I might say. It’s suitable for light-medium skin tone but even if you’re fair you can still put this on without looking muddy. I use this yummy bronzer for contouring too.

PS: I don’t have any contouring product, always use my bronzers for contouring.

  1. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Mini Size

I just realized when I organized my makeup I have some mini mascara from my purchases so I’m gonna put mascara in my no buy list until mid of the year. I love this mini size Roller Lash so much. The curve wand is really nice to apply the mascara on top and bottom lashes. It gives nice natural curl even without curling you eyelashes first. I will definitely put this on top of the list of my favorite mascara and probably get the full size once I’ve used up all my other mascaras.

  1. Essence Pure Nude highlight

With my oily skin and big pores, blinding glowy rainbow highlight is not on my attention when I put my makeup on. I produce my own highlight on my skin J but anyway, this nude highlight really got me. It gives just enough subtle glow to balance out my matte products that I cake up on my face. I use this on top of my cheek, and a little on my cupid bow to give that lips a fuller look.

Skincare 

Check my Instagram for picture of these products

  1. Formula 10.0.6 PM Perfector

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If this isn’t a best friend for oily skin girl, I don’t know what is. I bought this at almost the end of January, and I can already see the difference in my skin in about a month using it intensively. It really helps to balance my skin condition. Before using this cream, I always woke up with greasy oil all over my face, yes all over my forehead, cheek, nose, and chin. After using this amazing cream, I notice that it’s only my nose that’s still so greasy when I wake up. It’s great that Formula 10.0.6 sent me some products and this PM Perfector is included so I have backup. A little note, if you have dry skin I don’t think this night cream will do much for you because it doesn’t feel hydrating but it’s soothing and feel tightening when you first apply it. After it’s absorbed it’s just nice smooth skin feeling, and not much hydrating going on.

  1. Treat Beauty Lip Scrub

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Holy Moly if I don’t hold myself I would have chewed this thing up. It smells so delicious, and taste sooo good too. I’m a lazy girl to the core, so if I can do something the easiest way, be sure that I will do it. I’m a fan of winter but I hate that my lips get dry so bad during that time of the year (it’s already above 75 degrees here, so winter is over here in SC) I love this lip scrub as much as I love conventional lipstick, because Treat Beauty makes it in the form of lipstick (the size is 0.5 oz, regular lipstick size is 0.11oz) Just apply this like you apply regular lipstick, well massage and rub it a little more and you’re good to go. Highly recommend this, it’s convenient, easy to use, travel-friendly and of course, smell delicious 😉 (Pssst..they’re always free shipping so you can buy only one product without paying shipping)

NOTE : Sad to say the Laneige sleeping mask and the yoghurt one makes my skin much more oily than usual so I stop using it. On the plus side, this will be a good alternative for the PM Perfector for the dry skin.

Now, as for the products that I’m putting on my March rotation are :

  1. Nyx Avant Pop
  2. Nyx Sweet Cheeks blush
  3. Nyx Strobe of Genius
  4. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation
  5. Maybelline Fit Me concealer

What’s your favorite during the month of love? Is there any of your favorite (or product you don’t like) that’s on my list here? Drop me a comment or two down below

Peace out!

Disclaimer : (*) are affiliated links. 

Find Your Everyday Palette

Let’s be honest, we always reach for neutral colors for daily eye shadow, don’t we all? Unless you work in the industry where it requires you to put on creative makeup, normally people will reach for the neutral look for everyday use (hence tons of youtube tutorial on smokey look, neutral look, matte look) Maybe occasionally a little pop of color to match your outfit sometimes, but me personally will reach for the palette that I know for sure what look I can create out of it without thinking to combine it with other palettes

So here I am, looking at my collections and realize how many neutral palettes that I have. But, Here are my top 3 palettes for everyday look

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1. Too Faced Semi Sweet 
Why is this on my top of the list? One, it’s because it has pops of blue in this. Two, it is because it smells like chocolate. Yes, I said it! Who wouldn’t love to have chocolate smell in the morning while putting on makeup? (I love me some nice smell on my products) Not to mention that you can get tons of cool and warm neutral colors in this palette. I also love how the shimmer in this palette looks, not too gliterry but still give a nice glow to brighten the eye look.If I can only choose one from Too Faced big palette, I will definitely choose this one.

Little tips for look that I do many times with this palette:

Mousse+Puddin for crease, Hot Fudge for outer corner, Bon bon for the lid, Butter Pecan for brow bone highlight

2. Tartelette In Bloom
This palette won’t be in a lot of Beauty Guru’s favorite palette if it isn’t good. If you follow me on Instagram, the In Bloom palette is a very recent palette that I got but I’ve been eyeing for it for quite some time. When I finally got it, I can tell that it’s love in the first swipe. The pigmentation is awesome, the texture is all so soft and so easy to blend it, it also smell like chocolate (not as strong as Too Faced, people says it smells like Vanilla but for me it smells like coco powder but very subtle)
You can definitely get various look from this palette. From a very simple no-makeup look to a sultry smokey eye look, that’s not too dark, because it’s more on the deep brown side instead of black.

A nice nude look that I have tried with this palette:

Smarty Pants + Jetsetter for crease, Funny Girl for the lid, Flower Child for brow bone highlight

3. Too Faced Sweet Peach
For you who love warm tones and girly shade for everyday look, this palette is the BOMB. You can pull a lot of look from this refreshing smell palette. If you would like to have a neutral look, you can go with the browns in this palette. Add up that peachy, pink, subtle green for pop of colors, or purple and deep brown smokey look. I always love Too Faced shimmer shadows, and this palette is no exception

Peachy girly look from this palette:

Peaches n Cream for base, Georgia + Candied Peach for crease, Bellini for lid. For more defined look, I sometimes use Tempted or Delectable as eyeliner (only thin line right on the roots of the lash line)

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Honorable mention
Lorac Pro Palette (the original)
Why don’t I put this one as the 4th? Lorac Palettes are all so great in pigmentation and their eyeshadow are also very soft. One issue though, since it’s so soft, you will need to be light handed when applying it. Well for me, especially in the morning, I don’t feel like thinking doing my makeup or ended up with bold colors. Yes you can opt for the light color, but the crease color can go bold from 0 to 100 with just one swipe. So if you know for sure how much product you can get from one dip of brush, this palette is really good for a simple look, with a pop of gunmetal, or bronzy color.

Let me know what’s your favorite everyday palette in comment section below.

What other neutral palette that’s a must have?

Complete Palette Collection

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Let’s be honest, there’s no way as a makeup lover that we can survive with only 1 eyeshadow palette. As a palette hoarder myself,  I do feel that I have eye shadow palettes more than I actually need. So for the sake of my self-achievement to proof that I can minimize my collection, I think so hard about this:  If I can only have 5 palettes that I can use for the rest of my life, which one that I know I will definitely need and use

So here they are

  1. Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte – the Basic

As you all know this is one of my favorite matte palettes in 2016. It comes with a mirror in a sturdy, pretty packaging. The shades here are all mates and the color range from the light cream to blackest black matte. This is what I call as my basic palette, and it’s also a great palette with abundant transition colors. As a hooded eyes, I definitely need this matte palette to complete my look

  1. Kat Von D Metal Matte – the Complete

To be honest, if I can only choose one palette from my entire collection, I will definitely pick this one in a heartbeat. You can get a complete choice of looks to create, with the pop of color and metallic shades as variation, I’m sure that if I only have 5 palettes in my life I will use this one often. All shades in this palette are very wearable, not to mention their blue, green and purple are amazing (both matte and metallic one) The only down side is this palette is limited edition so it’ll be hard to find the replacement.

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  1. Too Faced Bon Bon Palette – the Romantic

This palette may seem to be a basic palette, but it’s not just a basic for me. The pink shades in this palette is really good. Bon bon palette comes with soft pink, neon pink, with cool tone brown shades that  I love. This is probably the reason why I picked this over the original chocolate bar palette (that’s leaning more to the warm tone browns). Let’s just say, this is my romantic palette because it has pink and purple for sultry romantic look.

  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette – the Warmth

Not gonna deny that the scent from this palette is a strong factor for me to choose. It might be a turn off for you who’s sensitive to strong smell, but I love the sweet scent coming from this palette. However, there’re other reasons why I put this to complete my collection. I’m not a warm tone lover for eye shadow because it tends to make my makeup look muddy, but the warm tones in this palette doesn’t. It’s not extremely pigmented but very easy to build the warmth on the eye

  1. Juvia’s Place Masquerade Mini – the Color

I come to realize that as much as I love colors on my eyeshadow, the colors always run in the same color family. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I love blue eyeshadow (a lot!) purple, green, and pink tone. This palette is perfect for my color preference because it has all the color that I will actually use. Never will I use red or yellow for my eyeshadow unless it’s halloween (maybe). After knowing what I’m comfortable with, this palette definitely has become one of my staples.

So, what do you think? Do these choice make a complete collection for you so then you don’t need other palette? Probably not (yeah, why do I still I want other palettes even though I have all of these hahaha..)

Let me know what will be your choice if you can only have 5 palettes

Do you think this 5 palette will cover your need?  You decide!

2016 Favorites

Happy New Year Everybody!!

Hope you all had a great celebration and wish us a great year ahead of us. Amen!

If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know what’s in this post, so without further due let’s get into it

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Beauty Favorite 2016

  1. Body Shop Honey Body Butter

This has been a long time friend of mine. It’s buttery (hence the name   body butter, duh!) smells soooo frickin good, and it’s not sticky or runny. The packaging is also very travel friendly. This body butter is also my best friend for the winter, when every other body lotion do not make my skin feel moisturized enough, this one never fails me.

2. St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

Large amount of product, with very affordable price and big impact. I just started using moisturizer in the last 2 years, and I had trouble finding one that doesn’t make my skin more greasy than it already is. Hey hey hey, I finally found this one (thank you Pinterest) and Girls, it does its wonder. Not only it moisturizes my skin very well, it also helps to make my skin to get normal. Couldn’t ask for a better moisturizer.

3. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Do I really need to explain why this product is so good? Multifunction, that’s the best way to define it. It works wonder for lip balm, mix it with sugar then it’s a lip exfoliator, dry skin on your elbow, knee? Grab this one to make it soft again. Another recent find is that put this as an eye cream before you go to sleep, it helps to reduce fine lines. Oh, one more thing, as my skin is too sensitive, it’s hard for me to find a makeup remover that doesn’t break me out and Girl, I tell you what, this jelly works wonder in removing makeup! Even that waterproof mascara so ever since I found this function, I never ever ever not having this in my house.

4. Baby skin by Maybelline + Nars All Day Luminous Foundation

This is the combo that has become my no brainer almost everyday. When I just need to look presentable for running errands or just an everyday look, these two are my first choice. The primer covers my big pores very well, no funny smell, and even though it’s silicon-y type it doesn’t slide or feel greasy. Nars foundation is the one and only foundation with “luminous” in its name that I’m not scared of. It doesn’t make my look oily, but give a nice glowy and dewy effect without looking like a greasy pan. This foundation has a medium coverage but buildable without looking cakey. You only need 1.5 pumps for all over the face and it already give more than decent coverage on the skin.

5. Tarte – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

You guys probably bored with this palette, cause I’ve mentioned this so many times. Check the full review why I love this palette here. But in short explanation, hooded eyes, matte lovers, transition color, versatile, travel friendly, pigmentation and blendability, this palette is a staple.

6. Mac Lipstick, blush, powder.

As the first high end brand that I knew back then, these products have a special place in my heart. The comfort on my lips, super wide color range and multiple finished (matte, frost, satin, creamy) you can find everything you need from their lipstick and blush. As for the powder, with the different type of products (blotting powder, powder foundation, mineralize powder) available and its color range from light to deep skin tone, make Mac hard to beat. This is not only 2016 favorite but it is probably a decade favorite for me.

7. Better than Sex Mascara by Too Faced

I know this mascara probably is in a lot of people favorite, but that only help me to explain why this mascara is so good. First time I tried this (around April) I found it has a little weird wand shape but holy moly, As a hater of fake lashes, I can never stop using it ever since. What happen next is sometimes I put 2-3 coats mascara but this one is always the first one I reach (kinda use it as a base). It gives a really nice volume and length to my straight eyelash. The only down side is that this mascara isn’t the easiest one to use on lower lash.

Last but not least,

8. Chanel Duo Eyeliner

This can actually be the most expensive of the product I love here. Bought it in Singapore airport duty free and Girls, this last a looong time. It comes with 2 brushes in it, one for lining and the other one for smudging and 2 eyeliner compacts, one is opaque and the other one is with a sheen glitter that can also be used as eyeshadow. Smudge-proof, last long, doesn’t smear. You do need to wet the brush for making the liner work but after it dries on you lid, it stays put.

Hope you all enjoy this post and have a nice new year!