Friday, September 30, 2011

September 2011 Favorites

It's the end of the month, so it's time for monthly favorite! 

I've been traveling a lot for the past two months, so most of these are things that i carry around with me. 

Here it goes:

Skin Food - Black Sugar Mask
I use this mostly as face scrub. It makes my skin feel super smooth (I'll do a review on this soon).

Etude House - Essence Mask (Collagen)
I always feel like my skin dries out every time i have long hour flight. This mask helps moisturize and tighten the skin. I'm totally addicted to this mask. I know Etude house has a lot of different kind of masks. I've personally tried most of them, but this is my favorite. I always have at least 20 packs of this in my house. 

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
This is my current favorite foundation. I will definitely do a separate review for this. 

L-R: Bare Minerals - matte foundation and Bare Minerals - mineral veil
These are what I use when I'm feeling lazy or when I don't have much time to do my makeup. I'll also do a separate review for these. 

Laura Mercier - Secret Camouflage Concealer
Best concealer I've ever tried. Amazingly light consistency, but gives a lot of coverage. 

Garnier - light BB eye roll on
This is an easy fix to brighten your face. I use this mainly as my under eye concealer. Easy to use and very good consistency. It doesn't settle on fine lines and doesn't crease throughout the day. 

Dior - Amber Diamond highlighting powder
I haven't been wearing any highlighter during the month of August, but once i tried this on, I use this on a daily basis. I've heard a lot of rave upon this product, but I always shake my head and think "How can this be any different with any MAC MSFs?! How much better can this be!". But now, I'm proven wrong. This is so much better than MSFs. The shimmer is so fine that it almost looks like a sheen. And this is actually the product that JLo's makeup artist use on her, to achieve those gorgeous glow on her skin.

Chanel - Pink explosion blush
I've had this for quite a while, but never really use it. So, on my trip to South Africa, I decided to bring this just so i can use it up. I ended up falling in love with this blush. It creates the most gorgeous pinky flush on your skin. The shimmer is just so beautiful. 

L-R: Bare Minerals - hypershine (Glisten) and Bare Minerals - vanilla sugar eyeshadow
I've been very lazy lately, so I use this two for my everyday look. All I do is, I spread glisten all over my lid, and use vanilla sugar to blend the edges. I also use vanilla sugar at the inner corner to make me look more awake. (my mom always say that i am a bat. I mostly sleep during day time and awake at night. So i really need a boost of inner corner highlight)

Revlon - Brow Fantasy in light brown
Again, a very lazy brow fix product. I didn't even use the pencil, i only use the brow gel. I have a very dark hair, but I choose light brown because the dark brown colour is just way too dark. This shade works okay on me. 

Dolly Wink liquid liner
Love Love Love this eyeliner. This is the "marker" style liner. It has a very fine felt tip so it's perfect for a precise thin line. I even love this more than my Lancome artliner. 

Maybelline volum' express one by one 
I did a separate review on these. Please check it out if you want to know more about these mascaras. Click Here

L-R: MAC 2N lipglass, Bourjois Effect 3D Max in no 66, Jack Black Lip Balm in Natural Mint
MAC 2N Lipglass is my all time favorite lipgloss. I probably have a few application left. I need to open my back up soon ^^
This Bourjois lipglass is something that i've just discover. It's super smooth, nice finish, and not sticky at all. It also has a very unique applicator. 
Jack Black lip balm is probably the best lip balm ever. I used to swore by carmex, but this one blow carmex out of the line. I find this lip balm is not greasy at all. It's very moisturizing and it stays on for very long. It also has SPF of 25, which a lot of people neglect to care, but, your lips, like your skin, also needs protection.

Bath and Body Works body spray in sweet pea and warm vanilla sugar
A very small range of bath and body works are now available in Changi airport DFS. I was beyond excited to find these. Warm vanilla sugar is definitely my favorite BBW scent. It always makes me happy to smell that. On the contrary I really hate sweet pea when I tried it as a candle, but I think as body spray, it kinda works. I spray both of these EVERY WHERE. literally every where. On my body (Duh!), in my room, on my clothes, on my soft toys, on my bed. I probably shouldn't spray these on my bed, but, oh well i don't care. 

The Original beauty blender sponge 
Beauty blender is finally available in singapore. I found this at Bugis BHG. It retails for 29.95 SGD (if i remember correctly). Kinda expensive don't you think? But for what it's worth, I think this is an egg sent from heaven for all makeup junkies (I'm being hyperbolic). Anyway, this little egg has replaced all of my foundation brushes. This gives the most flawless foundation finish. The only down side is that it's kinda hard to clean. 

That's all for my favorites this month.. *Pheeewwww* What a long post. 

I hope you guys have a great weekend. (I hope I do too ^^ )


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  2. these products are amazing! love!