TOUCH IN SOL Corean Complexion Cream

TOUCH IN SOL Corean Complexion Cream, I don’t know what the deal is with “Corean” its like the reverse of the Kardashians. Let ignore this. The CC cream is meant to give you that Korean beauty glow. You know that dewy, I have amazing youth skin look. I’ve actually just finished a bottle hence why I thought this would be the perfect time to review.

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The packaging is so pretty however the bottle reminds me of Olay face cream and I find it actually applies like one too. The product comes out white with tiny particles in it that mixes with the cream its in to become a beige shade when you apply it. You have to blend it soon as the cream oxidizes it gets more beige.

I wear it all day, and don’t wear any liquid foundation. I find that is doesn’t separate on the skin however it does nothing to control my oil situation. I find the coverage is light to medium, but it covers up pores, smoothes out skin tone and looks so natural.


Pros:

  • SPF 30 PA++
  • Adapts to your skin tone after a few minutes
  • Neutralizes the redness of my face
  • Nice brightening effect
  • Dewy and hydrated finish

Cons:

  • Can get oily quickly
  • Very thick formula.
  • Does not have coverage
  • Comes in only one shade and we all know one shade doesn’t fit all.

Let me know your thoughts have you tired it? Would you recommend it?

My Evening skin care routine.

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Look I don’t have flawless amazing skin, I instead have moody oily skin. I say moody because I get a pimple here there when though I’m 26. We call them adult pimples. Moving on from the bane of my existence. Skin care routine ladies and gentlemen. It can be really confusing to know what to do to get great skin, there’s a lot of different products, suggestions, advice, recommends, skin types. Finding a skin care routine that works for you can seem like a never-ending beauty quest. Also as you age you will also find your beauty routine will also change. 15 year old me didn’t wash her face. 20 year old me started getting pimples and had to get acne treatment that worked for me. Now 26 year old me is trying anti ages products because you need to start sometime. So the below is what I use, it might not work for you but its my routine for my moody oil skin.

I’m actually going to start with my evening routine because my morning routine is heap more simplified while my evening is a whole project.


Step 1: Remove makeup.

It may seem obvious, but most cleansers won’t sufficiently dissolve heavy makeup like your mascara or sun cream.

Product: Garnier – Micellar Water

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Step 2: Cleanse

Rinsing with water is not enough to clean your face. Cleansing the skin removes sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day and night. When your face is clean, it allows the other products you use to work better.

Product: Exposed Skincare – Facial Cleanser

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Step 3:Tone

After you cleanse, toner removes any residue left behind by the cleanser as well as any makeup or oils your cleanser you missed. Toner can also help prepare your skin to absorb moisturizer and minimize the appearance of pores. Some toners may have PH balancing and antiseptic effects as well and in my case acne treatment.

Product: Exposed Skincare – Clearing Tonic

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Step 4: Exfoliate

Exfoliating eliminates build up of the daily shedding of millions of skin cells daily, which otherwise would cause clogged pores, uneven skin tone, dullness, and deeper wrinkles. If you struggle with blackheads, acne or breakouts, don’t miss this step however, get a gentle exfoliant. If you have sensitive skin I don’t recommend this step daily.

Product: Dermalogica – Daily Microfoliant

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Step 5: Acne Treatment

In the case of acne treatments for best results applied as close to the skin as possible to maximize the benefits. Acne treatments normal  dries up excess oil and kills bacteria in your pimples. For best results personally I allow at least five minutes before layering on the next product to ensure it doesn’t knock out the benefits.

Product: Exposed Skincare – Acne Treatment Serum

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Step 6: Eye Cream

If you aren’t using eye cream START, apparently you need to start eye cream in your 20s. It’s about maintaining the health and thickness of the eyelid and under eye. Improving the skin quality in this area early on ensures that the eyelid skin does not easily lose laxity and its smooth appearance later on, it also help with dark circles and bags. Some people do this step in a different order however I believe its like the acne treatment and needs to be applied to the skin as close as possible.

Product: Olay – Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

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Step 7: Serums

Serums are super-concentrated treatments that address specific concerns for me  its just making my skin better. So again it’s better to apply it as close to the skin as possible. Some people apply multiple serums that cater to different skin concerns, but if you are doing this apply the ones with the thinnest consistency first and then build.

Product: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
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Step 8: Night Cream

Yes there is a different between night and day cream. Skin behaves differently when your sleeping and when you’re awake. Night creams slowly absorb into the skin overtime and are super hydrating.

Product: Garnier – Miracle Sleeping Cream

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Step 9: Face Oil

I have super oil skin however strangely I find that applying oil prevents oils. I find oil’s heavy so I would apply is after everything else. Using facial oils over time can really improve the state of your skin.

Product: Sukin – Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

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Myth: You have to spend a fortune

Save your pricier item for leave-on products instead of washing them down the drain. They’re most effective when they stay concentrated on the skin. As you can see from my list of produce not everything I use will break the bank.


Hope this helps you somehow or tell me about your routine and recommendations.

Cushion compacts

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What are cushion compacts?

It’s basically everything you love about BB and CC creams but better. Originally from South Korea, the make-up tool has the ability to make you look completely airbrushed, without caking up your face.By pressing the applicator onto the sponge, the cream spreads evenly out of the pores of the sponge. The cream applies natural and build-able. Usually formulated with sunscreen so you can use it for touch-ups throughout the day.

Lets talk about the sponge. In theory many of the sponges that come included with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial therefore, in theory the bacteria transfer is pretty low. You can wash your sponges with a mild soap and lukewarm water, like you would wash yout beauty blender. Generally the compacts should be airtight so they should breed bacteria. Touching on the airtight, you want to make sure that lid shuts air tight because this prevents the formula from drying out. You might be thinking I’ll just my own brush or other applicator however the applicator sponge included is designed to pick up the right amount of foundation for airbrush coverage.


Here are some of top picks.

Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation, $50USDgivenchy-teint-couture-cushion-foundation
L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $17USDcpp_zsg00189_l
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion, $17USD34200569
IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50, $38USDzoom_ad5d938fbaf255cbe1e47105bc3a117702fc3dc6_1463539279_it_ccveilbeautyfluidfoundationspf50_foundation_rich_web
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $84USD41not38uzhl


Have you got your hand on cushion foundation? What are your thoughts?

Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Makeup Collection

I love Victoria Beckham she is classy AF. I don’t think this collaboration had as much media cover or hype as Kendall Jenner’s collab but either way Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Makeup Collection. Limited edition, released 13/09/2016.

Let’s start with the packaging. Sleek and sexy and I feel very classic. The lipsticks have ribbed cases, the liquid eyeliners have lids to match, and of course they have been initialized with VB.

You can buy this collection from victoriabeckham.com and esteelauder.com.rs_600x600-160415095944-600-victoria-beckham-estee-lauder-ad-041516


Okay lets run through what’s included. All prices in USD.


Eye Palette

Its an Eye shadow palette which is pretty self explanatory Six Shades

  • Black Nutmeg – Shimmery copper
  • Blonde Cumin Soft – beige with gold tint
  • Burnished Sage – metallic deep green
  • Fired Sapphire –metallic turquoise
  • Grey Amber Nearly black- Charcoal grey
  • Metal Saffron Warm- golden metallic honey

Morning aura Illuminating Crème

part brightening primer, part moisturizer, contains micro-pearls to instantly illuminate and brighten


Highlighter and  Bronzer

Apparently this VB favourite highlighter is the shade Modern Mercury and only one Matte bronzer shade was released too. – java sun


Eye Ink and Eye Kajal

Eye Ink  is pretty much this is Eyeliner with a  pressed gel-creme formula. Only released in Black – Black Myrrh. Eye Kajal is a double-ended eyeliner in black and beige.


Eye Foil and Eye Metals Eyeshadow

Eye Foil is liquid eyeshadow with a high-shine vinyl-like finish. Released in two colours  Blonde Gold and Burnt Anise. Eye Metals Eyeshadow are High shine powder eyeshadow also released in two colours Green and Gold, Charred Emerald and Bitter Clove respectively.


Lipsticks, Lip gloss and Lip pencil

In total 4 products released. So the lipsticks had two shades, one matte one crème. The matte is orange- red – Chilean Sunset and the creme is a nude – Brazilian Nude. Lip pencil nude-brown – Victoria and the lip gloss is warm nude – Moroccan Heat


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The whole range is very nude, with the exception of the eye shadows, I personally think it was make for really good makeup must haves in your beauty bag, if it wasn’t limited edition.

What are your thoughts?

Basic foundation buys

Face Basics

While the best way to have amazing skin is to have an awesome skin care routine. It doesn’t hurt to have a little help that doesn’t break the bank.

The 3 things you need are foundation, concealer, and powder.

The most important thing to note when choosing these products is your skin tone. In order to get the perfect match, you should always test the product on your face, your wrist is not the same colour to your face. I don’t know why people forget this all the time. Your skin gets so much more sun then your face.The best way is to be in-store with the help of a beauty assistant.

Here are some brands that you can get pretty much anywhere.

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  1. Maybelline New York FIT me!
  2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
  3. Australis Concealer
  4. Rimmel London Clear Complexion Powder
  5. ModelCo MINERAL POWDER – My favourite

Shop Miss A

I’m sure that most of you are no stranger to Mecca or Sephora, but recently I discover a little beauty! Shop Miss A. Everything is $1usd.

That’s right you read it right $1usd with shipping free if you spend over $30, US only. Shipping to isn’t free but at $10 its not bad. I was really excited about this site because it has plenty of Elf products that aren’t stocked here. The only issue is international shipping takes a long.

I’ve ordered my products and now we wait.

So the site is: http://www.shopmissa.com/

This post was not sponsored or paid for, I just wanted to share the love

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Makeup Like Kim Kardashian

SO my last post was about Kylie Jenner’s makeup and of course, I now have to do one for Kim.
If you didn’t know Kim & Mario Dedivanovic held a master class, which cost around $400 per person, covered everything from beauty basics, plus how to contour like a Kardashian  And you got huge BAG filled with products from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit, MAC, Marc Jacobs, NARS, Tatcha and Kardashian Beauty. 

😂 love this #TheMasterClass #MakeupByMario

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So what does Kim use?


Skin Care
Wet Wipes, brand not specified
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
TATCHA Aburatorigami Blotting Sheets


Face
MAC Prep+Prime Water Mist
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #7 and #9 or Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation
POREfessional Agent Zero Shine-Vanishing Powder
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood Facial Highlighter (not available yet but she has it)
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Bronzer
Benefit Cosmetics Watts Up! Powder Highlighter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
MAC Lip Conditioning Balm
MAC Ultra-Luxe Powder Puff
Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Palette


Lips
Kevin Aucoin Lip Pencil in Medium
Tom Ford Lip Colors custom shades used to mix together


Eyes & Brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Creme Color Eyelid Gel Cream in Jet Black
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Scorch
Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil in Black Sea
Sigma E17 Waterline Liner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pro Brow Pro Palette
Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Shadow
Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Eyeshadow Palette
Kevin Aucoin Primatif Eye Pigment in Titian
Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black
Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Volume Building Mascara or Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening mascara
Red Cherry False Eyeleashes, multiple sets layered to create a custom tray


Brushes & tools
Trish McEvoy Blending Brush #48
Vincent Longo Eyeshadow Brush #22
Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
DUO Eyelash Adhesive
Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers
LORAC concealer brush #103 (discontinued but she probably has a stash)
Surratt Relevee Eyelash Curler
Preo Eyelash Curler
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyelash Brush #3
Stila Double-Sided Crease and Liner Brush #15
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You
Sigma E46 Inner Corner Brush
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Brush #14
Trish McEvoy Sheer Blush Brush #2B
It Cosmetics Double-Ended Airbrush Foundation Brush or Trish McEvoy Foundation Brush
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I can see why she takes so many selfies now, after that marathon I would take a million selfies of the good work

And the #After. #TheMasterClass @kimkardashian #MakeupByMario 😉😘

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Pregnancy lips 💋

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