Cult Favorite: Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter

A new highlighter in my stash us the Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter. This creamy highlighter in gel consistency is right up my alley. It’s creamy, subtle, and it makes my skin look glowing. it’s easy to apply, whether with fingers or with a brush, and it blends easily with other makeup products. I usually put this by my cheekbones and run my brush all over my face using the leftover product for the glossy finish. The shade I have, Prism Rose, has the warmth that suits my skin. I’m happy to have this as I don’t have a highlighter in this kind of color.

This product was provided by @kevynaucoin and @octoly.

Cult Favorite: Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Blush

You guys know how much I prefer cream blushes but I have a few powder blush exceptions. I have the shade Sunset of the Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Blush and since I’ve been trying out other blush shades, I wanted to try this bright coral shade on my cheeks. Yes, this is in powder form but it applies seamlessly even when I use cream highlighters underneath. It doesn’t highlight my pores and it applies like butter on the skin. The shade is perfect for summer and it suits my medium-toned skin. I love that I feel like I’m getting a variety of shades in one compact, I can either go deeper using the rightmost end more or lighter by using the other end of the compact.

This product was provided by @kevynaucoin.

Makeup Review: Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask

Selfcare wise, I’ve been enjoying having the time to focus on applying and reapplying lip balms. I’m okay with the application part, it’s the reapplying that I used to have a hard time reminding myself. My lips are not that dry, to begin with so forgetting is easy. Not saying it should stay that way. It’s just so easy to forget.

Now that I’m working from home, I have the luxury of reminding myself. While working, I’ve been using the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask from Tarte Cosmetics. These lip masks promise to hydrate and smooth the lips while offering a sheer tint. It uses squalane, hyaluronic acid, marine plant extracts, and a blend of avocado, jojoba argan oils.

I haven’t been wearing makeup everyday especially if I don’t have online meetings to attend to. If I do I just put brow makeup and one of the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Masks to add a bit of color and shine to make me look alive and not all nap-ready. They have the shades Strawberry (sheer pink), Grapefruit (sheer coral), and Toasted Coconut (sheer nude), which applies really sheer. I like Strawberry as the pink tint works for my lips.

These Lip Masks are pretty hydrating and moisturizing. I like about these lip masks because they apply thinly on the lips and it actually feels lightweight. It’s how I prefer my lip products because I do not like feeling something sitting on top of my lips while I work. It makes me want to eat, I don’t know why. I also like that even though they look slightly glossy, they don’t feel sticky. They claim to work both day and night but I usually use these in the morning as I prefer something much thicker at night. They also keep me from wetting my lips constantly, which prevents them from drying.

The Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask were provided by @tarte. Available at tartecosmetics.com

Cult Favorite: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

I remember buying my first Perfecting Cushion from Sulwhasoo 4 years ago while I was in the Incheon airport waiting for my flight back home. It’s what I bring to work because it’s compact and it’s liquid, which I prefer overpower foundation when it comes to retouching. So, naturally, seeing the Limited Edition Spring Cushion Compact with its beautiful embroidery is really just an added bonus. I mean, look at how pretty and old school it is. I also love the fact that the embroidery has a cushion underneath as well.

This product was provided by @octoly and @sulwhasoo.

Makeup Review: My Splash Care Rose WTR and Splash Beauty Sponge

I’m still one of those people who’s more comfortable using a brush to create the base of my makeup. However, I turn to makeup sponges/blenders if I want to use a full coverage foundation that will last for as long as I needed it to.

I have been using the Rose WTR and Splash Beauty Sponge from My Splash Care. Meant to be used together, the Rose WTR contains aloe leaf juice, rosa damascena, witch hazel, and chamomile to hydrate, soothe, and calm the skin. I spray this on the Splash Beauty Sponge before dabbing it on my foundation. The sponger promises to be latex and odor-free and easy to clean while offering to give a natural makeup look. It also claims to contain vitamin e to keep it from drying out.

As with most rose-scent products, the Rose WTR has a rosy smell that’s subtle. It can also be used as a finishing spray and it feels hydrating to the skin. However, I need more hydration when it comes to oily skin so I need to apply other hydrating products when I use this. The Splash Beauty Sponge is a bit hard and rough for my liking. This absorbs more product than most sponges and I also found it a bit difficult to clean. As a preference, I like my blenders and sponges a bit bouncy so it’s easy to apply foundation and so it’s easy to clean.

The My Splash Care Rose WTR and Splash Beauty Sponge were provided by @mysplashcare . Available at mysplashcare.com