I first spotted the L’Oréal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush at Guardian store almost three months ago, together with a few other L’Oréal new products. The idea of a cushion blush is really intriguing especially now that everything is ‘cushionized’ 😀 . Did I pick it up on the spot? Nope. The price of RM49.90 is the reason why. I have a whole box of new blushes at home and having to spend 50 bucks for a new blush is just not my priority at that time. I am glad I did not pick any up as L’Oréal gave me one at the L’Oréal Paris Makeup Designer new tagline and product launch.
One of my very first Innisfree product is not The Green Tea Seed Serum but this No-Sebum Mineral Powder. Back then I have really oily skin and anything that said ‘matte’ or ‘no-sebum’ suck me into purchasing them automatically. The best part? This Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder is VERY affordable. Like student-budget type of affordable 😀
Nothing excites me more than a new foundation release. Exactly a month ago, Shiseido released Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation, which is said to be a smart, modern matte, long-lasting foundation that synchronizes with each skin type.
When I heard that this foundation is matte, that is it! I was sold. I have not been using any Shiseido foundation for quite some time so I was not sure what differs this from the rest of the foundation clan within the brand. My last Shiseido foundation trial would be the Sheer and Perfect Foundation, which I like when I want a dewy, light coverage.
This, I did not expect. It wasn’t until I was handed a bottle of the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water just before Christmas that I found out this was going to be made available at Sephora. I would expect this to take longer to reach us but nope. It came far more earlier than I predicted.
The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water has been one of the most highly raved product when it was launched in the U.S. It is a BB (Blemish Balm) water aka foundation-like that has built-in primer water technology. If you are a fan of the Primer water, you know this is going to be your next favourite product. Smashbox said the technological feature is their breakthrough system that suspends pigments in H2O. This means, you get a BB that gives you a demi-matte finishing that hydrates your skin throughout the day, thanks to Photoset Polymers, taken from medical grade liquid bandage technology. Now, I do not know about you but all this sounds too techie for a beauty freak like me lol.
I cannot believe I have not tell you about my absolute favourite setting powder of the whole wide world and it is super affordable too!
I go through setting powder very fast. And I own a lot at the same time, rotating each of it everyday so that I could used them up on faster rate in order to buy new one. Recently I find it very hard for me to use other powder than CATRICE All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder. To be honest, I still cannot find anything that gives me the same finishing and coverage as this CATRICE one.
I like my base product to give me a matte finishing. Everything have to be matte as usually I would be out the whole day so I need to ensure my face stays oil-free for the rest of the day. Of all matte settting / finishing powder I have tried, so far the best is still CATRICE All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder.
How many of you could not stop buying foundation? Raise your hand! I am one of them but I try to control. So far I have succeeded and has been doing a good job in an attempt to finish up my current foundation stash. Having said that, I do have the tendency to buy makeup products that are not available in Malaysia. Among the things I want is two foundation, one from L’Oreal and one from Maybelline. The one I really really want is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation.
I was lucky to stumbled upon an Instagram seller that has the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation ready stock. It is almost impossible to find seller that will stock up ready stocks so after debating with my own devil in the mind for a few hours, I bought it. I have heard that finding the right shade for this foundation is a bit tricky as there are 12 shades in total. This foundation is only available oversea so the shades are more or less customized to their skin colours and I’m an Asian! I must admit I was terrified. I usually go for the lightest shade but this time, the lightest shade is too pinkish for me so I went for 103 Natural Buff, which is the 3rd lightest shade my seller has.