Hi dear everyone, today’s post is about products that I have used up recently. I like buying makeup, however, I don’t think I have ever used up anything except of two MAC blushes (the era I was not so into makeup. Yes, people change lol). Now with all the makeup that I have collected, and with an intention to shop my stash and show equal love, I think that my goal of hitting pans is getting harder and harder. That being said, I do intend to use up products that have short life span or serve as a base.
1. L’oreal Revitalift Magic Blur Finishing Cream 30.0 ml
It claimes ” Instant Skin Smoother. Instantly Blur The Appearance Of Wrinkles, Pores & Imperfections.”
While I only had a sample, I had greatly enjoyed this finishing cream. It has the same silicone texture as Benefit Porefessional, however, is thicker. I feel that it did better job to blur my pores and stop foundation sinking into my enlarged pores on my nose. Though I am still looking for a good primer to smoooth my skin and blur pores and imprections, I would repurchase this primer, just for the time being. It retails at AU$24.99 at Priceline, while Benefit Porefessoional retails at AU$53.00 at Myer. I really wish Australia sell afforadable makeup products like in US 🙁 and who are with me?! hehehe
2. NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spary
It claims “Demand Perfection! For that fresh make up look that lasts, NYX Makeup Setting Sprays are lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put. Available in a gorgeous Matte Shine-Free Finish or Dewy Fresh Glow.”
So far, I have used up two makup setting sparys, one is Skindinavia makeup finising spary, the other one is the NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spary. I have found that no setting spary is acturally working for me, no matter it is said that it gives you dewy skin or it’s supposed to help with oil control. I have been using the NYX setting spary as a toner before I put on skin care and makeup each day and find that it severs well as a toner as it refreshes and help hydrate my skin. It also helps me clean those makeup residues. It retails at AU$14.95 at Target.
I have used up two concelaers in the past weeks. One is Maybelline Fit me concelaer in 20 sand, the other one is Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser concealer in medicum moyen. I love that they are smooth, creamy and blendable, but are not settling into fine lines and creaseing on me. Unfortunately, both of the concealers are slightly darker than my natural skin tone (MAC NC 15-20), especially when I only used them as under eye concelaers mixing with Benefit Erase Paste in 2 Medium. As I love a brightened under eye effect, I have moved on to lighter shades or pinkier shades to counteract those dark circles.
a. L’oreal True Match Foundation
b. Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
Two of cult favourite foundations for some makeup lovers out there. Whilst I do like that they give me the matte and oil free makeup look, I feel that they also accuenturate my pores a bit. Also I noticed that the Covergirl foundation can cling to dry patches on the side of my nose if it wasn’t moisturized well beforhand. I will continue purchase L’oreal True Match Foundation when it’s on sale, however, I probably would not repurchase the Covergirl one for a while since there are so many other foundations that are out there comparable to it that I would want to try out. To me, foundations belong to the category that I don’t want to buy too many at a time and to use up a few before I repurchase another.
5. Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner
One of my absolute favourite liquid eyeliners. It has a thin tip which help me achieve a precise, smooth and thin black line. It’s also super easy to contorl becuase of its shape (like a pen), and I like using it when I am in a rush. I have very sensitive eyes that tend to become watery especially on a cold windy winter day, I find that it did fade a little when the corner of my eyes are teary, so I would not say it is water proof, which it’s a minor flaw in my opinion.
Please feel free to share with me your favourite primer, conceleaers, foundations and liquid eyeliners, and I would love to know why : )
Thanks for reading.
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