Just a quick update to announce my personal winner among all brow products I’ve tried so far: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz! I use it in Granite. I’ve been using Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products for more than a year now. First the Dipbrow Pomade, which I find very troublesome to handle, then the Brow Definer, which was better. But I like the Brow Wiz best because it has a non-greasy, smudge-proof formula that fades instead of getting smeared away. It’s also very easy to work with, allowing featherlight strokes and not turning patchy when brushed through with the spoolie. It gets used up fairly quickly, which is definitely the downside, but it does save me quite the hassle in the mornings. My brows turn out nicely really every time. Not sure if Granite is a good colour match, I guess it could be more brown. I wish it was available in Ash Brown, which is a shade available within the Dipbrow Pomade range, and was a better match. But besides that, I’m very pleased …
It all began in the summer when I tried this just for fun. At that point, I didn’t even use make up on the regular, except for brow product and tinted lip balm. I didn’t exactly need it either because my skin’s been good: Barely any blemishes to speak of and nothing else to cover up. And, like I said, it was summer and sweltering hot, and I especially hate wearing make up then. Yet despite all that I was hooked right away and started wearing it on the daily! That’s how much I loved it and simply enjoyed using it. In the summer, I applied this with a damp Beauty Blender. Now in the winter, I use a stippling brush. Basically, I use anything but the applicator the cushion comes with. It doesn’t matter what you use, though. Application is a breeze. The product melts into your skin like a dream, and it blends out like a dream… Coverage is light, but buildable to medium. I personally leave it at light because that’s all I need. Hands down, …
A sunscreen favorite on r/SkincareAddiction, I was lured in by the promise of a mineral sunscreen that tints the skin lightly instead of leaving a white cast, as well as apparently blurring blemishes and uneven skin. Besides, Paula’s Choice is a skin care brand that I trust, so why not? Well, the bad first. I wasn’t entirely aware Paula’s Choice RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is best suited for combination/oily skin. Not sure what my skin type is exactly, but this tinted moisturizer with SPF makes my cheeks feel tight and uncomfortable. And I don’t think I have dry skin. Also, we’re definitely dealing with a matte finish here, which is OK, if that’s your thing. For me, however, it’s clearly a minus. It not only makes my skin feel, but even worse, look, super dry, and definitely doesn’t blur anything. On the contrary, my lines are more defined, I look terribly old. The color of this looks a bit off on me too. It has this oxidized foundation-like look which makes it a bit too dark …
Thumbs up from me!
Sceptics argue that additional skin care steps such as essences are just an industry scam intended to loosen the purse strings of willing, and above all gullible, consumers. But I absolutely don’t think so. Essences, in my experience, make the difference between good skin and good skin that’s also radiant and youthful.
Yay or nay?
Battle of the BHA gels! Which will win?
Inexpensive skin softening cleansing balm.
Through thick and thin.
A fountain of antioxidants for all skin types.
You will either love or hate it.
The one German beauty product I never want to miss again!
Your source of six different anti-aging antioxidants!
Hydrates and softens fine lines.
Exfoliate with AHA for immediate results.
Two face sunscreens that are lightweight, non-greasy and close to invisible.
SK-II’s cult miracle water, the Facial Treatment Essence, re-visited: is it worth all the hype? Now we’ll finally find out.