BB cream

Make-up monday: BB creams

BB short for Beauty Blams or Blemish Balm consists of moisterizer, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment (uneven skin tone), concealer and foundation. BB cream’s popularity stemmed in Korea. The brand name managed to expand throughout Asia then made its way to the Western cosmetic market.

BB cream has Zinc oxide (titanium oxide), a physical sunblock chemical that provides strong water resistant properties is found in BB Cream.

The downsides of this cream is that the cream’s ability to colour match is very limited. Other cosmetic brands are able to carry out 3 shades – light, medium and dark. This can be troublesome due to it being tedious to balance either light or dark colours to the skin. I find that the Korean BB cream is fairly white when applied to the skin, although Korean women should not have a problem with this due to their natural fair skin complexion.

I’ve tried a wide range of BB creams from certain brands. Garnier’s BB cream caused oily skin. Olay’s was too light on my skin and it felt like moisturizer with strong sheer and no coverage. There’s a wide range of Korean BB creams, some of them were too white for my skin. That’s why I don’t have all of them in my collection as you can see in my photos.

Overall, I highly recommend BB cream, however, due to there being a wide variety, one may have to go through quite a few different ones to find the right one. In addition, BB cream may not work for everyone and some may prefer the Garnier BB cream, but it’s all about experimenting!

I heard good things about Laura Mercier BB, but I haven’t had the means to get it lately. I’ll probably be trying it out in the near future. Stay tuned.

DSCN16251. WaterProof BB cream – TheFaceShop
2. VIP Gold Super Plus BB Cream – Skin79
3. Orange Vita Super Plus Triple Function BB Cream – Skin79
4. BB Cream – Olay 

-stylistbeautybyjen

 

Catchoftheday: Ciate Nail Polish

Hey Guys!! I’m really sorry that i haven’t been updating lately but I’ve got some really good deals to share to you guys…

I just processed my order, for some reason i came across catch of the day and i was checking out what they were having on. AND i came across bargain prices of CIATE nail polish. Now talking about the retail price in AUSTRALIA is pretty ridiculous no way would i have bought it. So lucky there is a ‘catch of the day’ for me to grab my ciate nail polishes. So guys what are you waiting for?!?! grab yours now I’m telling you they are great nail polish and they’re really are a good deal. This offer is very limited in time… ends in 18 hours!! SO QUICK!!!

I promise I’ll update soon and with my order aswell!! 😀 so excited!!

Click HERE to get directly linked to the shop.

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(notsponsored,helpingoutthegirlfriendsoutthere)

All about the black lip

All about the black lip
Retro, black lips. Very hard yet very easily to be dressed up with. With great popping colour to bring out. Great way to style with Black lipstick.

Late Make-up Post

I’m sorry that i haven’t been posting but i’m back!!
I only have time to update one for now but i did say i was gonna update two. The next one will be updated tomorrow morning.

Let’s get started… So i want to talk about Gel eyeliners. I’ve been using the Maybelline gel eyeliner for the past years and have stopped using it for about a year ago. I just thought they didn’t work as great anymore. I originally had one at first because i thought it was waterproof. The first one just kept smudging everywhere, it fades and it drips in the inner corner or outer corner. So i went back to purchase the waterproof one. But it turns out it was doing the same thing. It could be because i had oily eyelids but even when i have primer on my lids the eyeliner wasn’t doing its justice.  This just made me stop using gel eyeliner as i found my love for liquid eyeliner. But doing liquid eyeliner was just such a hassle i had to use a black crayon liner to line my upper lid then use liquid when really gel eyeliner does everything. But there is a difference in using liquid and gel. Gel gives a matte finish and a liquid gives sort of a semi gloss finish. So i bought another brand of gel eyeliner and planning to give that a go. So there will be an update on that gel liner soon. Maybelline gel eyeliner works for some people but  it definitely didn’t work for me. If you’re a gel eyeliner person better off to try out MAC Black Track or Bobbi Brown long wear gel eyeliner in black ink. Recommended highly and heard plenty of good things about it.

DSCN1648 DSCN1649

 

– stylistbeautybyjen

Foundations for Oily/Combination Skin

This is a fresh new blog for me as i am trialling this website, it’s going to be exciting. So this is my first post:

Late update Make up Monday 

I’ve been asked a lot from my friends about suitable foundation for oily to combination skin. It’s hard to find a suitable one as everyone has different skin types. Oily or Combination skin is just the base of your skin. You could have dry patches, places where more oily than other places or even sensitive skin. So its hard to find the right foundation. You’ll have to go through quite a few different brands to get the perfect/right foundation for your skin type. I’m more aware of oily/combination foundation as i am one of those. It took me awhile to get the right foundation for myself as well.

As a female you should invest on a high end brand foundation rather than a drug store because foundation is the base before you apply other make-up on. Blemishes are caused by mostly foundation where foundation clogs up pores and if you don’t remove foundation properly it’ll definitely create blemishes.

Plus side that high end brand foundation  is that it has a wider shade for foundation to match your skin which you REALLY need to have and it’ll help prevent sensitive skin. Minus about drug store foundation is that it doesn’t have a wide shade for foundation where you might need to buy two foundation to mix it to find your own shade which buying two foundation would sum up to your perfect shade in a higher end, also i’ve heard a lot that drug store tends to irritate on the skin.  But if you find a good drug store foundation suitable for your skin then go for it.

Be mindful of what you put on your skin especially over due products.

  • Foundations last for 6-12 months
  • When to throw out when you realise it separates in two layer or the colour has lightened.
  • Keep product out of the sun

But make sure girls its okay to have a bare face when you go out because your face needs a breather to reduce acne.

Here are some foundation brands and type for oily to combination skin:

1. STILA STAY ALL DAY FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER

2. LAURA MERCIER OIL FREE SUPREME FOUNDATION

3.  BURBERRY VELVET FOUNDATION

4. CLARINS EVER MATTE OIL-FREE FOUNDATION

5. MAC STUDIO FINISH FOUNDATION WITH SPF 15

6.  CLINIQUE PORE REFINING SOLUTIONS

7. SHISEIDO PERFECT REFINING FOUNDATION

8. ESTEE LAUDER EQUALIZER

9. LANCOME TIENT IDOLE SILKY MATT FOUNDATION

10. CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIERE LONG WEAR FLAWLESS FLUID

11. ESTEE LAUDER INVISIBLE FLUID

12. STILA NATURAL FINISH OIL-FREE

– stylistbeautybyjen