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Friday, February 15, 2013

My Beauty Information

I AM MAC NC20. PLEASE UTILIZE "CTRL+F" TO QUICKLY FIND THE FOUNDATION MATCH! If you can't find a foundation you're looking for that means I haven't tried it. 

Hi guys, 

So I decided to put my beauty information in a blog post linked in the menu bar below the blog heading, instead in the sidebar. Thought this would make things easier since the list got so long :) I will try to keep this post as updated as possible! Also I might try and go back and rematch myself with some of these foundations. If you have any rematch request from this list (or if it's outside this list, let me know and I'll see what I can do!)  I also noticed that I haven't done a review on some of these foundations that I actually have in possession =_= don't know what happened there. I will get to them... slowly but surely. Making a list now XP  


My Skin type:


- Sensitive

- Combination: normal to oily (oily nose; normal forehead, cheeks, and chin)

My Foundation Preference:

- Light to medium coverage. My goal is to just even out my redness and cover up blackheads. I do not aim to cover my freckles or anything. My philosophy on foundation is that it should look like your skin. 

- On days when I actually have breakouts or healing from breakouts, I will usually opt for my SKIN79 BB cream for its whitening effects to prevent scarring (yes it actually works).

- I try to always get samples first before purchasing (you can always ask for samples at Sephora, MAC, Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, etc). I buy my foundations based on how natural it looks, and how well it wears over the day (not necessarily if it looks the same throughout the day because that's impossible without a primer, but if it melds in with my oils, or does it separate, fades, or become patchy).  

- Whenever my color doesn't have an exact match and if I'm an in-between color (and the jump between the shades isn't too great), I always go for the lighter one, because you can use bronzers to fix it. If you go for darker then your face will look too dark compared to the rest of your body. 

- Even though my face is naturally more pink, I always go for yellow-toned or neutral shades because my body is more yellow than pink, so yellow/neutral-toned foundations match my body better. 

- I usually prefer soft, glowy finish. Not overly dewy. I also enjoy satin finish.

My foundation shades (which change from time to time):

Most recent matches (NC20):  


- CLINIQUE Even Better™ Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in CN10 alabaster (VF)

- Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ in 102 Light (Pink)-- Just ignore the "pink" part, it's actually not that pink. 204 Light/Medium (yellow) is way too dark. 

- Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation: No good match. I would say I'm probably between 1.2 and 2.1. 2.1 is just too dark. If you must choose one go for 1.2-- you can fix the edges with bronzer. 

- Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation in Snow (slightly pale and a hint of pink tone but not too much-- Would suggest using a bronzer/contour to blend in around the neckline)

- Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 190 (note: heavily yellow based. Be sure to thin it out with beautyblender otherwise the yellow tone in this shade is pretty noticeable). I heard this foundation oxidizes very significantly??? I did not test this foundation out throughout the day so please refer to other sources too before you decide on the shade!!

- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 35 in Light 

- COVER FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in G20 (fair to light skin with golden undertones)

- bareMinerals Original Foundation in Light (light skin with yellow undertones)

- IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder with SPF50 in Light

- IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF50+ in fair or light (NOT a perfect match! If you're into that Korean look-- face slightly brighter than body look, fair is good for that. Otherwise I think "light" probably would've worked better). See more thoughts and some pictures here. Edit: if I mix fair and light it would probably be perfect... lol. 

- Tom Ford Traceless Foundation in Pale Dune. See review and swatches here.

- Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation in 310 Bisque C. Not a perfect match-- leans orange-pink. See review and swatches here

- Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Warm Nude. See review and swatches here.
 
- Honest Beauty Everything Tinted Moisturizer in Honestly Cream (swatches a bit darker/orange on the back of hand, but matches perfectly on the face!)

- Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate in #26 Bisque Medium. See review and swatches here (The shade worn in this review is #22 which leans pink! Go for #26 if you're NC20, #22 if you're NW20). 

- Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in Y225. See review and swatches here.

- SK-II Auractivator CC Cream (One shade only. It IS paler than NC20. I'd say probably suitable for NC15. Probably will even work for NW15 since it's very sheer and there isn't a very strong undertone). See my short review here.

- Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion in No. 23. 

- Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB SPF 50+ / PA+++ in #1 Blooming Beige (leans ever so slightly pink)

- Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in #2 or #3 (#2 is a bit pale but I think can be pulled off by NC20 ppl. #3 matches me better in terms of shade, but the tone leans ever so slightly orange). See review and swatches for shade #3 here

- Trish McEvoy 'Instant Solutions®' Beauty Balm SPF 35 in Shade 1

- Becca Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude (I feel like Buttercup would work too) 

- Hera UV Mist  Cushion Long Stay in 21 (Hera's 21 is not as pale as Innisfree 23. And it's semi-matte finish rather than glowy finish like Laneige so it doesn't look too bright to the point it makes you look pale. However it does lean slightly pink. I think 21 is a good match for NC20 but since the undertone is more pink it will still look slighter lighter). See my short review here

- SK-II Facial Treatment Cream Foundation in 420 

- SUQQU Frame Fix Cream Foundation N in 102

- Innisfree Smart Foundation/Super Moisture in 23. See review and swatches here.  

- Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder in 05

- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 2.5 Warm Sand

- Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation in Golden Light. See review and swatches here.

- Trish McEvoy Even Skin Foundation: 2.5

- Clinique Even Better Liquid Foundation 24 Linen (VF-N) (Probably more suitable for NC20 than NC25. I tried the next shade up/down and they're all either too pink or too orange).

- Diorskin Star Foundation in 21 (20 works just fine too). See review and swatches here.

- Paul & Joe Powder Compact Foundation in 103. Has very strong yellow undertones. See what the foundation looks like here here and here. Wearing Diorsnow White Reveal sunscreen underneath them all which makes it look glowy while it's matte, if that even makes any sense lol.

- Laneige BB Cushion in Light (I think is equivalent to 23). See review and swatches here. I think it's safe for NC20 ppl to go for 23 instead of 21 because it's so brightening, it really doesn't look that much darker than 21.


- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation SPF19 in Beige 40 Actually, I think B30 would be a better match. I have been noticing B40 really leans on the red side. I haven't been able to re-match myself but I will come back and update this as soon as I do! (Updated 9/19/2014) See review & swatches here.

- Innisfree Long Wear Cushion in 23 (closer match for NC20 than NC25). See review and swatches here.

- IOPE Air Cushion XP in 21 when I'm NC20. Go for 23 if you're NC25. See review and swatches here.

- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #4 (#4 is on the paler side. I can pull off #4 but I think #4.5 would probably be a better match?) See review and swatches here

- Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation-- no match. I tried shades 1 through 4. They are all either too pink or too orange. Those do oxidize a lot and even shades 2 through 4 are too dark for me. 

- Mamonde Real Skin Founder in #2 (not an exact match-- Mamonde leans pink). See review and swatches here.

- Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Fair ("Fair" is pretty close match to NC20. "Light" is a shade darker but contains A LOT of pink).

- Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Sand

- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard

- Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in 22 Bisque Light (Bisque Medium is slightly darker and leans more red, where as Bisque Light is more neutral). See review and swatches here

- Lancome Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo in 210 Buff N

- YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation in B30 (I am B40 in Touche Eclat Foundation, although I think B30 should work too). 

- Kett Fixx Creme foundation in N3. See review and swatches here.

- Dr. Hauschka Traslucent Make-up in 00 

- Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Sand 2.5 (it leans yellow)

- Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Bisque 75 (Bisque 75 is definitely closer to NC20 than NC25. If you are NC30, go for Beige 78) 

- Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation in Bisque 75 (Bisque 75 is definitely closer to NC20 than NC25. If you are NC30, go for Beige 78) 

- Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF15 in B10 Beige (if you're MAC NC20, go for 10 Beige. If you are NC25, go for 20 Beige. 20 Beige also leans more orange than yellow). See review & swatches here. B10 is the lightest shade but still too dark for my skin.

- Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation in #201 Linen

- Givenchy Fluid Foundation Airy-Light Mat Radiance SPF20 PA++ in #3 Mat Sand (for light complexions with neutral undertones). See swatches here

- NARS Sheer Glow in Ceylan

- La Prairie Anti-Aging Foundation in 300 
(looks quite dark and orange but when blended out it's actually okay. Maybe just a tad darker than my skin tone. 200 is lighter but too pink for my liking).

- Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup in 2NI Desert Beige

- La Mer 'The Treatment' Foundation in Linen (this is definitely closer to NC25. A little dark on me now because I'm closer to NC20. Linen also a lot more orange than neutral. I'm thinking "Sand" might have matched better but I never tried). See review & swatches here

- Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation in #4.5 (ever so slightly orange). See review & swatches here

- DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF15 in No.021 (Linen). See review & swatches here

- Dior Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 PA+++ in No. 021 (Linen)

- Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation in No.30 Porcelain (matches well if applied after thinning out with water. Will look paler if applied more heavily or without being diluted). See review and swatches here.

- Makeup Forever High Definition HD foundation in #120 (Discontinued).

- MAC Studio Sculpt in NC20. See review & swatches here.

- MAC Face and Body in C1. See review and swatches here.

- SK-II Cellumination Essence-in Foundation in #420. See review & swatches here.

- Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation in TRENCH NO.04 (if you're MAC NC 20 you will definitely be able to pull off No. 4. If you're NC25 then you're probably between No.4 and No.5, so it's up to you if you want to go lighter or darker. I found No.5 to be too dark for NC25 and also is more orange-dark rather than neutral). See review & swatches here

- Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in No.52 Vanilla (I think 53 can work too but I found 53 contain some red tint??? it looks a bit off on me). See review & swatches here

- Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Medium 52- medium/light complexion with warm beige undertone (this is closer to NC20 than NC25, and it also contains a lot of yellow)


My BB cream shades:

- Missha Perfect Cover BB cream in #21
(I have tried #23... definitely too dark especially after it oxidizes).

- SkinFood Mushroom BB cream in #1

- SKIN79: one shade only and makes my face a bit paler compared to the rest of the body (might appear grey for some ppl). See review and swatches here.

-Etude House Precious Mineral BBdation in W13
See review & swatches here.

- Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream in #2 (#2 leans more NC25, and I feel like it contains more red than yellow). See review and swatches here


==============older matches=================

- Giorgio Armani Face Fabric in #2

- Givenchy in Perfect Praline (slighty orange. But I think they just added new shades)

- Chantecaille Future Skin gel foundation in Camomile (slightly too light on me)

- Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid foundation in #764 or #974

- Dior Capture Totale Foundation in #20 Light Beige (leans pink. I found for Dior usually #21 is a better match)

- Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Cream Ivory (leans pink)
See review & swatches here. (I really need to update on this one... the review was done under yellow lighting). 

-Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation in Natural Beige
See review & swatches here

- Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation in #21 Natural Beige
See review & swatches here

- Jill Stuart Smooth Silk Liquid Foundation in #103
See review & swatches here.

- Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF15 in No.1.5 (Nude)

- Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation in Fair/Light
See review & swatches here

- Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer in Butter

- Lancome Maqui Blanc Miracle Natural Brightening Creator Foundation Compact in BO-01 (paler/brighter shade). See review and swatches here. Leans yellow. 

- Lancôme Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator Bare Skin Perfection Foundation Compact in O-03
(darker/summer shade. The shade numbers are the same between the Blanc Miracle and Teint Miracle). See review and swatches here. Update: I no longer use O-03 as summer shade. Still too dark for me. I use it as subtle contour now. I suggest trying BO-01 or 02 if you're NC20.  

- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 2.5 (Bobbi Brown's foundation shades are pretty much the same across the brand)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Dation + Real Hand Touch Set Review

Hello guys!

ROFL omg look who's back blogging XD I feel like I'm running out of ways to greet... cuz it's always along the lines of "long time no blog!" "the last time I blogged was x amount of time ago whaaaat?!" blah blah blah... what can I say my life really isn't that exciting ahaha that's why I seldomly update about what I've been up to anymore. But since I'm in the mood today... thought I'd share a few things I'm learning in school now =P

1. Just finished learning about diabetes mellitus-- a disease that I really hope I would never have (considering I have close relatives who have/had it)... MUST BABY MY PANCREAS. Seriously, now I'm kind of scared of simple carbohydrates or any food with high glycemic index. Ever wonder how a person with diabetes can possibly not notice he or she has a foot ulcer... or notice that there's anything wrong until his or her toes fall off? Well... during the disease progression the nervous system becomes so compromised that they have this condition called "sensorimotor neuropathy"... essentially they can't feel anything in their feet. During our lectures a professor shared a story where her patient's big toe fell off while she was changing bed sheets O____o ummmm sorry if I'm being really graphic here/scaring/disgusting you guys... my point is: stay healthy. If you have the luxury of sitting here and reading my blog (as like me having the luxury to sit here and blog), chances are you probably are well-off enough to lead a healthy lifestyle. A common misconception of diabetes is that only obese people get it-- which is simply NOT true. Yes obese people have higher risk of getting it, but skinny ppl can get it too-- if you keep eating the wrong things.

2. We're moving on to learning about contraception and menopause... not gonna lie the menopause topic is having me all depressed ... yes I'm already thinking about my life 25 years from now XD menopause and osteoporosis lolol... why do you guys think I've been so keen on working out? =P (Yes losing weight was one of the objectives but to be honest I can just do that via dieting... and probably an easier reason to motivate girls my age since it's really hard to wrap our heads around the fact that we are capable of breaking our wrists by flicking them when we get old and osteoporotic). Trying to max out my bone density here. I think most ppl are unaware that you can only max out your bone density until you're around 30 years old... after that you can only try to slow down the bone mass loss process... and you can't just max out your bone density by taking calcium supplements (which by the way guys... daily recommended dose for calcium is about 1000-1200mg... I don't want any overdose out there XD and you have to take them separately... so like 600mg in the morning and 600mg at night because your body can only absorb about 600mg at a time. Make sure you take it with vitamin D of course otherwise your body can't absorb calcium either. But since most calcium supplements have vitD added so that should be a non issue). You have to do resistance/weight training to BUILD your bones too, so that your body can deposit the calcium into your bones-- that's how you increase bone density. And contraception is so complicated that it hurts my brain. Blehhh! I think I need a doctor to counsel me before I can counsel anyone -_-" LOL. Okay I need to shut up now.

Sorry I got all chatty. But seriously what's the point of learning all this information if I don't share it? A big part of our job is counselling= sharing the knowledge =D

Ahem... okay, now really onto the product review as promised. LMAO. Bear with me guys. I've been meaning to do this review forever but it's just been too gloomy here and I couldn't get sunlight-- I want the most natural lighting possible for you guys ^_^

First off, here's the video that triggered my initial interest in this product:

You might remember me talking about it here.

I don't have a demonstration video-- sorry guys. Please just refer to the video above... fast forward to 1:30 for application. I just kind of don't see the point doing it. I'll just explain it in the review.
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I purchased mine from prettyandcute.com during Black Friday sale.

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My color is W13.
(From what I've been told by prettyandcute's associate, N02 is closer to MAC NC15, and W24 is closer to MAC NC30).

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For you Korean readers out there:
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Ingredients:
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So here goes the product break down:

The Real Hand device:
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It's an battery-operated device and requires 2 AAA batteries (the set does come with 2 batteries for you to start with).

Honestly I really didn't think this is gonna be a gimmick product because Arial Chen made the foundation application look SO effortless in her video. And I tried, really really tried-- different applications like BB cream on my face then blend, or BB cream on the sponge then blend, or dampen the sponge then blend-- it just doesn't work for me. For me, it just wipes away (or should I say, "vibrates off") the foundation that I just applied as soon as I moved the Real Hand gadget to other areas-- does that make any sense? This is especially problematic on and around the nose area because it's not a flat surface obviously-- I had no problem with the foundation application on my cheeks and chin and forehead (pretty much just everywhere else). I tried using super light pressure-- it's better. But to be honest, this is way too much effort, not at all quick and easy as I expected, and the result isn't even better than using a brush (my Sigma synthetic kabuki brushes).  I think if the sponge were much much thicker and bigger it might have worked better. Also one of the reasons I hesitated to purchase the gadget is the sponge replacement. I'm sure it will be a hassle to repurchase the sponge (should've listened to the logical side of my brain... T.T) So in conclusion-- it doesn't make my foundation application process any faster, or any more flawless. I really think this is either hit or miss-- you'll either love it like Arial Chen, or hate it like I did (maybe I just don't know how to use it... but if it's that hard to figure out... I don't care for it).



The Precious Mineral BBdation:
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Let me just say I purchased the set solely for the Real Hand gadget. I love my SKIN79 BB cream and wasn't looking to buy a new BB cream. But I was very pleasantly surprised by the finish of this BB cream.
(By the way... BBdation... BB cream... whatever they're both the same to me).

The texture:
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As you can see it has a gel-like consistency. Again my color is W13 (I'm MAC NC20-25). This definitely leans very NC20.

By the way this BB cream is quite heavily fragranted but the smell does dissipate pretty quickly.

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The color looks very off on the back of my hand, but when I apply it to my face it matches perfectly.

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Naked face:
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Half face application:
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I used my Sigma flat top synthetic kabuki brush for the application here.

Full face application:
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Overall effect:
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(Excuse my horrendous morning hair XD)

After setting with translucent powder (Aveda Mineral Loose Powder)
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My initial reaction to the finish of this BB cream was love! Actually my thoughts immediately jumped to the YSL Touche Eclat foundation... BUT they really have nothing in common except the brightening/glowy finish. However, this BB cream is definitely A LOT more glowy than YSL TE (and I mean like having light bounce off your face lol especially if you're directly underneath a light source), whereas YSL is more like a natural, soft, dewy glow. YSL also has a more buttery finish if that makes any sense :P

Here's the main problem I have with this BB cream: it really doesn't sit very well with my combination skin. As the day wears on, I do notice it starting to break down and become a little bit patchy (even after setting with powder). I also found this BB cream creases rather easily. It doesn't make me look shinier or gross as I get oilier, it just starts to break down and wear off. So I would say, you will probably appreciate this BB cream if you have dry skin (I know Arial Chen has dry skin! That's probably why she raved about this lol). For combination skin and oily skin, this BB cream probably wouldn't be your best friend. Pity it didn't work out because I really adore the finish, but it's okay since I'm still loving my YSL TE hehe ^_~

If you read everything (including my ramble at the beginning of the post XD) Thank you so much for taking the time ^_^ I hope you found it worthwhile. Now I'm gonna go entertain myself by reading this epic blog I just discovered today, muahaha!

Oh and I know I won't be blogging tomorrow so I want to wish you guys Happy Valentine's Day ^__^ Hope you guys have a great day doing whatever you do :D

<3 Frances

Friday, February 1, 2013

What's popular in Taiwan-- a whole new double eyelid tape concept!

Hi guys!

Happy Friday! I Can't believe it's February O_o I only posted twice in January!!!! Gahhh!!! Need to show more love on my own blog yo O_O

Before I start, just want to make it clear that I DON'T OWN ANY OF THESE IMAGES. These pictures are taken from a Taiwanese blogger-- ♥ 小季的變漂亮Blog ♥ . For those who are able to read Chinese, feel free to check out her blog ^_^

So I was reading her blog the other day and was very intrigued... it's like a whole new concept of double eyelid tape O_O+

You can read the full post here:
Source: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lovelyhebe/24164011
Source: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lovelyhebe/24164011
Source: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lovelyhebe/24164011
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Left is before the eyelid tape, right is after (although she wasn't talking about the eyelid tape in this particular pic... she was talking about her Botox/face lift experience that made her face shape become more V-lined and lifted).


So anyway, although 小季 (author of the blog) already has pretty nice natural lids, she was saying her eyelids have started to droop a tiny bit due to age (!!! ... makes me kind of worried about my own... I have a lot less eyelid space than her orz...) and whenever she wears false lashes, her eyelids get overwhelmed by the lashes and becomes virtually invisible (which... I completely disagree XD but you know everyone has their own standards). So even though she already has double eyelid fold, she likes to apply tape to make her lid space wider.

Guys-- check out this whole new generation (? lol! might be exaggerating a bit here haha) of eyelid tape!!
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It's basically a flesh-colored mesh of net... pretty cool huh??? It comes with a glue (you actually have to apply the glue to the mesh before you apply it to your eyelid).

I have no idea where to purchase this by the way. As far as I know, it's called 撥撥小姐超隱形雙眼皮貼 and it's a Taiwanese brand.
****Update: I've now spotted this at Sasa in Taiwan! But I don't see it on the actual Sasa website... so I don't know O_O I didn't purchase it cuz I really don't need it lol
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With this eyelid tape, you apply it over your makeup.

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She likes to touch up on the eyeliner after applying the mesh.

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Looks pretty natural huh? I think the advantage of this tape is that when you look down, you wouldn't see an obvious line where traditional double-sided eyelid tapes glue your lids together, or the traditional tapes that have the plastic, reflective quality that is very obvious to spot. Not to mention when you apply the tape over your makeup it's more natural-- most traditional eyelid tapes limit/ruin the wear of eye makeup.

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This is after she trimmed and adjusted the tape for her own eye shape. Looks even more natural (and yes she was aware one of her false lashes was sticking out lol).

You can read the full post here:
Source: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lovelyhebe/24164011
Source: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lovelyhebe/24164011
Source: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/lovelyhebe/24164011


After seeing this post, of course I jumped on Google and searched for other reviews and stuff. I have to say, her eyelids/tutorial is by far the most natural-looking... (might be due to her eye shape... lighting can wash it out too... but whatever the reason... this tape just looks so much better on her than any other ones I've seen) I've seen quite a few other posts/reviews... I feel like the mesh and glue all look so unnatural and obvious. But they all claimed it only looked so obvious because they were taking close-up pictures, and the tape really isn't that visible if you're looking at someone from a normal distance.

So conclusion, who knows =P nevertheless still intrigued. Might try it one day when I go back to Taiwan, but not trying to get my hands on those at the moment lol.

Hmm hope you guys found this post entertaining? XD
Until I can come up with an idea of what to blog about next time, take care guys! Don't get sick!!