Hi girls! I decided to make a blog to keep in touch and to give you all updates on what I've been doing. I know haven't been making any videos lately; I've had guests from out of the country and also my cousin is flying in from Texas tomorrow to visit. I also have job interviews lined up so hopefully I will get back to making videos sometime in the next week!
As for makeup talk, I purchased another Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup ($29), since, to my horror, my current jar spilled all over my carpet the other day and I spent about half an hour vacuuming and scubbing it out of the carpet. Luckily my carpet is a tan color so it didn't stain that much. For those of you who are wondering, my shade is "Nirvana." I have tried all of the shades, from Illusion to Trance, and the color range from this line is a bit tricky since some of the colors are a bit orange. I thought Illusion was my color but it turned out too pale on my skin. Even though Nirvana is a bit orange, it matches my overall skin tone better, since my arms are tan. I tried going back to Bare Escentuals recently but sadly it just CAN'T COMPARE to Urban Decay's mineral makeup! For those of you who like smooth, matte finishes, this is the powder for you.
Since I've been wanting to switch from Mac Select Moisturecover Concealer to something more healthy that won't break me out, I decided to try Stila's Illuminating Concealer, which is also a liquid concealer. Though it's more expensive than Mac's, ($22 USD) it's been working pretty well and I like the coverage better. It goes on smoother and gives my blemishes pretty good coverage. I use it to conceal my under eye circles as well. Let's just hope it won't break me out!
For a while now, I've been trying to find an eyelash curler that will fit my eye shape. I have used Revlon's and Elf's eyelash curlers for the past few years, but my eyes are extremely wide and most eyelash curlers are too curved to fit around my eye socket so the outer lashes on my eyes never curl no matter how I try to angle and move the lash curler around. After reading reviews on makeupalley.com, I decided to buy the two top-rated eyelash curlers out there, the famous Shu Uemura ($19) and Shiseido ($17.50) lash curlers. I don't see much of a difference between the Shiseido and the Revlon lash curler, but the Shu Uemura curler definitely feels sturdy when I'm curling my lashes. However, both of the expensive curlers seem to pinch my eyes and I still can't fully get all of the lashes to curl. I guess it's just a problem I have to deal with. But for now, I'm satisfied with the Shu Uemura curler.
I also purchased new mascara since my Katie B Faux Lash mascara was getting old and clumpy. I decided to try Covergirl's Lashblast mascara ($7) since I was watching Oprah one day and it was one of the top rated mascaras for the summer. I got it in waterproof since my Asian lashes never stay curled if I use just regular mascara. I like the results, but I feel that with this mascara it only lengthens my lashes but doesn't give volume. My lashes looks really long but not thick and voluminous. So it's not the perfect mascara, but I'm sticking with it for now.
Since my Fluidline from Mac is all dried out, I decided to try HIP's cream liner, since it's gotten so much hype on Youtube. I must say it's working pretty well! I actually don't see a difference between the Fluidline and the HIP liner. Although my Fluidline has been dried out for so long (I've been reviving it with Visine % my Fix +), so I probably don't even remember how the Fluidline felt when it was still good. But I would definitely recommend the HIP liner, since it's cheaper ($11) than Mac's Fluidline, and works just as great! However, I wouldn't recommend using the brush that comes in the box, since the bristles are course and the brush is pretty wide. I like to use either my Mac 266, 208, or 210 brush with it instead, since it gives a more precise liner application, and as for the HIP brush, I'd rather use it to fill in my brows.
Well, that's about all, I will write more soon!
Thanks for reading!