August BEAUTY Favourites 2016

So another month has passed and I’m excited to show you my beauty favourites in this little quick video. 

I hope you enjoy it. I’m really trying to get more into YouTube and filming more of my life to share with you. 

I hope you all are having a lovely day!

First impression: YSL Cushion

Hi everybody, another video here^^ when in korea I managed to get my hands on the new Yves Saint Laurent “Le Cushion Encre De Peau” cushion foundation. Here’s my review and first impressions of the product.

First of all, the coverage is a strong medium and buildable, the foundation glides very naturally on the skin and I don’t feel like I have to layer this continuously to get a good coverage with this. The price is kinda a lot though (72000 won/72$) and at the time when I bought it, there was only three shades available in Korea. I’m the second shade, but I also guess that the first one would have decently fit me. The guy demo-ing the product for me went and grabbed the “30” shade and me and another employee at the YSL counter both just were shocked. The colour match was obviously off and I ended up choosing the “20” shade. 

On the plus side with buying beauty products in Korea I got samples with the purchase and I managed to get cash back at the airport through tax-free. 

The foundation goes on smoothly and the shade stays put and doesn’t oxidise noticeably at all. This is definitely one of the best, and one of my favourite, cushion foundations that I’ve ever tried. 

The best thing about cushions are how easy they are to bring along in your bag, and you don’t need to use a brush which also is great. I hope this product launches in Europe soon. Just in case I need to buy a refill. 

Here’s my demo video below, I hope you enjoy it:

Product empty: Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb

​I bought this product when I was back in Korea in June, this is one of the first beauty products I bought since I was back and it’s a great one. This is such a great moisturising cream and I’d been wanting to buy this for months since it had such good reviews. The product was around 38000₩ so it definitely wasn’t cheap, but since I bought it and got taxfree going back to Sweden it wasn’t that bad.

It’s a really moisturising cream and during one of the hottest months in Korea (the weather was 30 degrees Celsius almost every day) and Okinawa it really helped me through along with my second new favourite in skincare – the Estée Lauder Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream.

However the downsides – I emptied this 50ml jar in less than 3 weeks. It went by so fast. I did also of course use a lot of product some days as it was so watery (very similar to the Laneige Water Bank Sleeping Mask in texture) that it did feel like I wasted some product. However it felt great on my skin. The product is a kinda matte light blue in shade.

I would buy the product again but I think the price tag will make me rather buy lower priced products or other high-end face creams to try out. 

First impression: Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment

   

So this was my face after trying to put on the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment. It’s like no other face mask I’ve ever tried before. 

First reaction was;

This hurts my skin! Why did no one ever tell me that? Is it cause I just used my Thayers toner? (Mine is the witch hazel one that I’m holding in the picture) I wanted to put this mask all over my face but I gotta stop cause it actually hurts my skin😦 I guess it’s the AHA and BHA components that make the skin hurt for the first bit after application. I tried a Paula’s Choice product that hurt my skin in a similar way and it contains AHA.

After the first minute it stops hurting the skin. I’ve heard many people review this mask as having a tingling feeling but I totally disagree, it really feels a bit painful, I was even considering washing it right off because of this. The thing is that my skin is so bad right now that I am trying everything to make it better. I’m right now taking medicine, Isoretinoin Orifarm (also called Accutane or Roaccutane), and I’m just starting since a month back so I haven’t yet had any results so I’m still struggling with my skin problems. 

The mask dries really hard, and quickly, it was already starting to dry within minutes of application. This is what it looks like when it’s dried:

  
The day after I did have blemishes but some of the bigger ones I think had reduced in size. 

I’ve now used it twice, the second time I used it solely as a spot treatment and didn’t spread it all over my face but instead focused on the more troubled areas. The mask still hurts my face for the first minute, maybe a bit longer. So that’s a bit of a disappointment. Beauty is pain, right?

Update; I’ve used it 4-5 times now and I’m still not blown away with the product, and I really wanted to be. I still prefer my Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. I’ll update again if this changes. So far I feel like this mask hadn’t reduced my blemishes, I’m more wondering if my new increase in getting blemishes might be because of it. I have dry sensitive skin…

Stocking up on MAC products

  I just received these two lovely products in the mail!

The blush is the Mac Powder Blush in the shade “Gingerly” and I got an eyeshadow base too; the Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade “Painterly”.
Here below are some swatches, to the left is Painterly and to the right is Gingerly;

  

EDIT; Honestly now I’ve been using my Mac Painterly Paint Pot for months now and it’s not impressing me nearly as much as my Tony Moly Face Mix Eye Primer that really makes eye shadow colours pop and more blendable. So I would recommend the Tony Moly Eye Primer any day over any other primer. I guess I have oily eyelids since the Mac one really doesn’t work for me. Also the Tony Moly one is like a third of the price of the Mac Painterly Paint Pot.