I have wayyy too many items from Skinfood and Innisfree already (skincare items, anyway) so I thought I’d splurge a bit on some of the makeup items. Yeah…. I can’t help but spend money -sigh-.
Etude House Precious Mineral Highlighter
Etude House Precious Mineral Makeup Essence
I was looking for a nice highlighter since my makeup sometimes can make my face look a little flat. As happy as I am that my foundation makes my face more even, I’m not into looking too cakey.
I think this highlighter provides a nice, light touch to my makeup. I think I would have to go super crazy digging into the highlighter to put too much on LOL. My skin is a tad oily so I don’t want anything that will intensify the oily look and this works great.
I was a bit surprised when I swirled my brush in and flakes of the powder didn’t accumulate around the rims. Which means it would be great to bring around without being scared that bits of powder are flung around and make your mirror all dirty ><.
Ah Etude House, thanks for making this LOL. Does this look like another product? A little similar to Guerlain’s Meteorites Perles, right? Yeah, I would love to get my hands on that.. but I’m a poor college student LOL. -shakes begging cup-. Instead I made due with EH’s. Yeah, it’s not as luxurious looking, but who cares >_>…
It comes in an air pump bottle which is great. I hate normal pump bottles because you don’t get to use all the product :I
When I first used this, I wasn’t really in love with it, to be honest. I was hoping it would make my face look awesome before makeup because in some of the Guerlain reviews, it provided a nice glowy look for people even before foundation was applied. Yeah, yeah, this isn’t the Guerlain one. However, I think that even if it was, I still probably wouldn’t really like it just because my skin type is crazy and I guess shimmery primer makes me look a little oily. Plus, it didn’t really do much for me when I put my foundation on top of it after either. I was disappointed and just went back to my Banila Co. primer after a while.
One day I decided to mix this primer with my Lavshuca foundation, and I fell in love -wiggles brows-. My Lavshuca foundation was nice, but if my skin gets a little dry, it shows the flakes a bit :X. When I mixed this, I think for the first time I saw my face “dewy” without being “oily”. Usually I got for a matte look since it can easily look bad on me when I go for dewy. It looked very natural too because this primer makes the Lavshuca foundation less thick and made my foundation blend into my natural colour much better. I definitely recommend buying this primer and trying it out. If you don’t love it, try mixing it in with foundation that you think might be a little thick or that’s a bit drying to your face.
It keeps my makeup on my face for a decent amount of time. Without touch-up after around like 5 hours of wear or so, nothing much changed on my face.
PS. Yeah, I forgot to take a pic of what it looks like when I squirt it out….. LOL Sorry, I forgot. It looks a bit foamy though. And when I mix it on my hand and dab it with my stippling brush it leaves little bits of the primer on my hand. I think that takes a bit of the shimmer bits away, which is good with me LOL.
Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick
Innisfree Sleeping Whitening Gel
Sorry, I can’t really review this one hehe ><'' I bought these to just add a little colour on my lids when I'm going for a natural look. Mostly, I use the white one on my inner lid or under to make my eyes more awake and not as dead.. which is what I'm usually feeling at work : D.
From what little I've used, I think it's pretty nice so far. It hasn't disappeared when the day ends, although I have to remember not to rub it or else it'll all be smudged away~ hahaha.
Sleeping gel, the mask for the lazy people – people like me! All you have to do is after you’re done all you’re skincare stuff at night, put this gel on top and let it work its wonders. I actually haven’t been using this consistently as I have a million tub masks and sheet masks to use up. But the girl in me wanted to buy stuff that I couldn’t even use yet haha!
My mom has been using it consistently though, as her skin never seemed to go back to its natural colour after our trip to China yearsss ago. She said it does actually seem to help whiten her face, slowly. A friend of mine who also purchased this and used it consistently also said it has helped. Although she has a lot of whitening products going on, so take that with a grain of salt haha. But with our experience with Innifree products, not many products have disappointed us thus far!! I think Innisfree products have a better success rate than Skinfood, actually.
Etude House O2 White C Toner
Etude House Brushes
Ignore the glittery stuff.. LOL as you can tell I got a little excited and tried them out before I even took a picture >_> <_< >_>
I usually put minimal makeup because I like to keep things natural, so I barely ever put on eyeshadow =. I just wanted some brushes to put it on if I ever felt like it. So far, these brushes are pretty nice. They serve their purpose without any shedding at all and they’re pretty soft. Now I just need a blending brush to soften the looks ><. Ashley's very adamant about the blending brush... LOL.
I also bought the foundation brush because I actually usually just use stippling brush. However, I wanted to see if some foundation looks better on me if I used a foundation brush. It doesn't really.. not if it's liquid haha. If it's cream though, it also provides a nice natural look. I wet my brush and put little bit by little bit. I don't buy cream foundations though, aside from the CoverFX one I bought a while ago. Which means I'm not sure if it's that foundation or cream foundation in general that makes me oily very quickly =. Wow, got a bit off-topic haha! The foundation brush is a good one if you want something affordable to play with foundation is what I want to say? hahaha.
I hate the eyeliner one =_=. It's so hard and soo thin. Nothing really picks up and I can't draw with it. Do not like >_>… Feels like I’m intentionally poking my eye…
All these brushes are rather small. The handles are short, anyway, so I think they’re pretty travel friendly. They actually come with plastic casings, but I took them off for the picture.
Etude House Proof 10 Jewelry Pencil
Got a weird look from Ashley when she found that I ordered a blue liner LOL. Yeah.. I don’t really like blue eye shadow or anything, but I actually saw this video (I think it was a video, can’t remember now) where this girl did double wings and one was blue and it looked super cute. Thought I’d do that but I ended up not really like this liner LOL.
I’m not sure why, maybe because I live in Canada and it’s cold like probably 9 out of the 12 months, at least in the part of Canada that I reside. Creamy things always end up hard and I always have to get a hair dryer to heat it up and get it working right. This liner isn’t very smooth and I feel like I kind of have to draw it rather hard on my eye, which is a no-no for me. I haven’t tried heating it up before, but I’m too lazy to hehe.
I do like how there’s a mini sharpener at the end of the pencil that you can take out. Very convenient. I don’t think it did a great job sharpening for me though haha!
Not review/haul-related: I played Black Ops for the first time. I usually hate shooter games, but I was forced to play with Ashley LOL. I was dying because her TV wasn’t huge and we split screened. I was sitting SOO close to the TV.. now my head hurts like a biyatch HAHA! I was so noob… this guy stepped beside me. I thought he was my teammate and I got knifed. Eff you, buddy LOL!!