Hi my dear readers. First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has followed my blog. I appreciate the time you took to read and comment my posts and what you did has greatly encouraged me to keep writing : ) Thanks heaps.
Today I am going to share my experience with you about one of my recently used mascaras “Fairy Drops” that it’s a Japanese brand. (I bought it through a website called Sasa.com).
I have mascara fetish and I forever look for mascaras that can do three things (a true all-in-one): curling, volumizing and lengthening my lashes.
For your reference, I have typical straight Asian lashes (I wouldn’t say it’s short though haha), therefore those mascaras that can hold my curl are a must. Further, from my experiences, only mascaras that are waterproof can complete the mission impossible (for my lashes only).
Below are my overall thoughts regarding this mascara:
Packaging: cute and an absolute love
Formula: it is waterproof, so it is a pain to take off at night, and it’ slightly wet.
Brush: A curled wand with three droplets. If applied too much, it would clump my lashes (though if only one or two coat, it separates my lashes pretty well).
Curling? Yes one hundred percent!
Volumizing? It does not give me volume.
Lengthening? It adds some length to my lashes, but not much.
Smudging or flaking? Not at all throughout the day
Overall: it is a good mascara that curls and give me natural looking lashes
Have you tried this mascara? Please leave your comments and I would love to hear your thoughts.
Hi my dear readers! Hope you are having a good Easter Sunday. Weather is beautiful here in Sydney, it has been sunny throughout the whole long weekend, I feel blessed : )
Hi my dear readers. How is your Easter weekend going so far? I went out with my husband for a movie called “Divergent” and I liked it. After the movie, I went on shopping a little in the mall and bought a few things since everything is on sale, and of course, I will have my haul up at my next post.
Today I am going to share my first impressions of the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour Wear Hydrating Foundation.
As I have normal to combination skin (oily T-zone- especially my nose and really oily eyelids), I have been looking for a good oil free foundation that does not give me shiny nose after a couple of hours of wearing it. I have heard of good things of the Smashbox Studio Skin foundation on You Tube and after doing my research through other channels, I decided to give this foundation a try.
I bought the foundation in shade 1.2 (yellow based) and it is a pretty good match to my MAC NC 20 skin (maybe a tad lighter? I am still trying to figure it out). However, with a little bit bronzer, problem solved! As I don’t have MAC NC 20 on hand, I have compared this shade with my Covergirl Outlast Say Fabulous 3in1 foundation in shade 825, which is my perfect match(you can see the covergirl one is more beige than yellow.) It seems to me that both of the foundations match well with my skin(sorry for the poor lighting).
The foundation is described by Smashbox as:
“Stay flawless for a full 15 hours with our breakthrough long-wearing formula! Inspired by on-set demands, developed for your life. Skin is hydrated and shine-free, while imperfections are blurred with light-diffusing spheres. Buildable medium-to-full coverage. Water, sweat, humidity and transfer resistant. Oil-free.”
After one day of wearing it, I have to say that I do agree with the statements that the foundation is buildable medium-to full coverage and long-wearing. I wore it from morning 8am and until 8pm at night; the foundation was still on my skin as it was in the morning. Besides, it gave me a pretty good coverage, a matt finish without feel cakey or heavy, so that is a plus. (FYI, I do not have very problematic skin except of a bit freckles on my cheeks.) However when I tried to buff the foundation onto my skin using the Sigma Flat Angle Kabuki F80 brush, I found the foundation was not as bendable as other foundations such as Loreal True Match. (I did switch to a Real Techniques buffing brush and it worked better.) Next time I will try a beauty blender to see how it goes.
Updates: I find that using beauty blend is the method to apply this foundation. It still gives me full coverage however it’s more spreadable this way due to its thick texture.
In summary, I was impressed with the foundation as to its longevity and coverage. It does come with a pump which is always a plus in my book for foundations. The foundation is priced at $62.95, which it is a bit high in my opinion, and it can be purchased at Kit Cosmetics in Australia either online or in Myer stores.
For reference, my skin is light
to medium with yellow undertone. Foundations I have tried that matched my skin colour and undertone are as follows:
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1 foundation 825
Loreal True Match W1 (a tad lighter)
Revlon colour stay 150 Buff
Thanks for reading : )
Happy Easter, my lovely readers.
I love anything with good colour combination and that inspires to mix and match my outfits each day.
However it is in my expeirence that it’s hard to find colours in real life that are as true (chinese pinyin “Yan Se Zheng”) as what we find through pictures, magazines or on TV.
It seems to me that when we buy fashion items including clothes and accessories in store, the colour quality of those largely depends on the factories that make them and the companies that degisn them. I understand there may be thousands of steps involved making a product and producing the final product, and I cannot really request those companies to produce clothes and accessories that exactly match what I want. Hence when I am on the hunt of my fashion necessities, I often take these inspirational photographs with me so that I can make informed decisions and don’t feel regreted that I have bought something that it is not exactly as what I have pictured.
Thanks for reading.