Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

You all know how much I *loved* my Skin Food Mushroom BB cream but lately, I can’t seem to get my hands off my new Shills Super Magic BB Cream (Cherry Blossom edition).

Unlike most BB creams, the Shills Super Magic BB Cream (Cherry Blossom edition) is a 6-in-1 BB cream that is made in Taiwan. It offers protection against free radicals, evens out skin tone, brightens the skin, controls oil, moisturizes and conceals. It is also one of the best selling BB creams in Asia and is always featured in super popular TV show 女人我最大.

The Shill BB cream comes in a 50ml tube and the main ingredients are Gingko, Green Tea and Vitamin C. Like the Skin Food BB creams, you can use it alone for an au naturale look or underneath foundation if you require more coverage.

The Multiple has always been one of the cult products in the beauty industry and now NARS has combined two Multiples in a compact to give you the Multiple Duo ($45) that is available only for a limited period of time.

Encased in the NARS signature black, mirrored compact about the size of the Holiday eyeshadow palette (which I <3 btw), the Multiple Duo can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks. All colors are super lightweight, great to blend and create such a nice, subtle glow to the face.

I have Orgasm/South Beach, which consists of a shimmery peachy pink paired with a shimmery apricot. While Orgasm looks great as a blush on my NC30 skin, I find South Beach to be the winner in this pair. It looks great as a wash on the eyelids, on the hollows of the cheeks for just the right amount of contouring and along the bridge of the nose as a highlighter.

If you don’t want to fork out $51 for Guerlain’s Meteorites Powder, check out Presciptives’ Winter Reflections All-Over Highlighter ($35) from its Aglow Holiday 2008 collection.

The All-Over Highlighter comes in a container about the size of my palm and contains different-sized powder pearls in medium pink, golden peach and white. Not only are the little balls pretty to look at but they contain uber fine shimmer to create an all-over glow that is so pretty without looking over the top.

I love using the pink ones on the cheeks as a blush and the white and golden peach ones down my nose as a highlighter. Alternatively, I swirl my brush over all of them and apply all over for a subtle, glowy look.

Unlike the Meteorites, these powder pearls are highly pigmented so remember to tap off excess and apply sparingly.

More pictures after the jump!