Once I lost count of the number of lipsticks I own (I stopped somewhere around 100), I figured it’s time to go on a no-buy. I was doing quite well and was about to give myself a pat on the back until I got to play with the new MAC Pro LongWear Lipcremes ($16) – I couldn’t help but caved!
MAC Pro LongWear Lipcreme
The latest stick version of Stila’s famous Smudge Pot, Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, is handsdown every girl’s dream eyeliner. Find out why after the jump!
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Purple
After seeing many bloggers and Youtubers rave and rave about this, I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Palette to see what the hype is all about.
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
Proper cleansing is the first step to clear skin, which is why I have been practising the Asian Double Cleansing routine for over 10 years now. The routine involves using two complimentary products, normally a cleansing oil to dissolve makeup and sebum followed by a creamy/foamy soap to remove residue and gently exfoliate. I have tried all kinds of products out there and my newly discovered Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil and Silky Purifying Creamy Soap, are handsdown the best!
I have always loved the idea behind powder mineral foundations – their ease in application, lightweight formula and natural ingredients, seriously how can you not? But for years, I have had no luck finding the right product. Most brands either left my dehydrated combination skin dry and irritated or turned my face into a glittery disco ball. And just when I was about to give up on the search, I was introduced to London-based Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation and now I am *totally* hooked!
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation
So long MAC Fix+ ! You have been officially replaced by my latest HG, Skindinavia Original Makeup Finishing Spray.
Utilizing a time-release cryogenic technology, the Makeup Finishing Spray helps to extend makeup wear and color hold for up to 16 hours. Simply put, it works by lowering makeup’s temperature to prevent makeup from melting or sliding. The spray is also oil-free, paraben-free, color-less and comes with a nice, breathable scent.
Like most makeup-setting sprays, this does an excellent job toning down cakey foundation, freshening makeup and creating a dewy look. But what really sets it aside is its superb ability to lock in foundation, concealer, blush and even eyeshadow. Whenever I use the Makeup Finishing Spray, my makeup stays on perfect for at least a good old 12 hours with zero blotting or touching up.