All posts tagged: face mask

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack*

Hiya! I just washed off a strip of this stuff off my nose + a bit of my cheek area. It’s the Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack*, which is a most welcome source of relief from the heat and sweaty summer. Product Description The enhanced ice corset pore pack tightens open and loose pores seamlessly with a cooling effect that covers the pore. I’ve always been skeptical of pore packs (pores don’t “open” or “close”) but there are certain masks and products that reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and this is one such product. It’s water-based and has kaolin clay as the second ingredient. Kaolin clay, even by itself, is widely used as a face mask since it absorbs oil. White Kaolin also has an astringent effect, removing impurities from the skin. Advertisements

5 Things Friday: Magical Products

Since it’s Harry Potter Week here, I decided to pattern my 5 Things Friday on 5 “Magical” Products that I’ve encountered in my brief makeup life. I have skin care and seemingly boring-ish products here, but they’re the things that actually let makeup be exciting because they take care of the basics. Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque I rotate a lot of skin care products, but this one is a mainstay. This is a great wash-off clay-like mask that just jumpstarts your skin when it’s starting to seem a little weary and dull. I don’t always remember to use this (lazy), but when I do, I always wonder why I keep forgetting about it. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer I bought this expensive bottle on a whim—serious liquid gold, folks. This just preps and primes my face for whatever else I put on it. I find that it just makes everything look better. This is what I suspect turned me into a primer nut, but even though I’ve met a lot of good ones after this …

Recent Loves

I feel like it’s a bit too late to talk about “monthly favorites,” but I always have little products I want to talk a bit about. Here are the things I’ve been loving lately. Not exactly for an entire month, but just the ones I’ve been reaching for a lot these days. For my eyeshadow fave as of late, I’ve got a palette by NARS that I’m sure you are all familiar with, And God Created the Woman. This is such a great little palette. Recently, I’ve used this for eyebrows, eyeshadow and liner all at once. Other makeup favorites: I got the & Other Stories Eyebrow Pencil in Bouclé Greige from Laala and I’ve been using it a lot. I posted about my brow routine not long ago, and I sometimes have been using this in place of the K-Palette eyebrow marker. Another frequent easy lipstick I’ve been using a lot of lately is the THREE Velvet Lust Lipstick in 05 Love Like Heaven. The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger is steadily becoming …

Caolion Pore White Cake Pack*

The Caolion Pore White Cake Pack* is one of the first things I tried from this month’s BNT Box. I’m a mask nut, so I was so eager to try this out especially after a few days of traveling. “Where is pore?” I thought this was a cute touch, on the lid. The product itself is very thick. As you can see, it retains its super cute whipped shape even after traveling in a box from Korea to Manila. The mask is opaque and white, with a bit of grainy bits inside. The smell is quite menthol-y, but not 100% refreshing. Near the name of the product, it claims to be “whitening & anti-wrinkle,” but from an online reseller (which is how this seems to be available), here are the product claims: — Tightening stretched pores — Cooling off exhausted pores from the heat — Brightening dark skin tone — Restoring elasticity on the skin There wasn’t a lot of English text on the packaging, which is why I appreciated this little diagram. Even if …

Deep Clean Detox: Aesop’s Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque & Antioxidant Serum

The first Aesop product I used was the Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum and it was a great product, though nothing really exceptional in my opinion. I bought this, the Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque, a few months later when I spotted it in Japan. I was so happy! When I first used it, I didn’t notice anything drastic, so I didn’t really incorporate it in my regular routine. It wasn’t until I started getting tiny pimple breakouts (as in, a smattering of literal tiny pimples) that I began to see a difference. After using this mask—or lol, should I say masque?—I noticed a significant change in the clarity of my skin. My current skin care routine does keep the pimples at bay, but I owe it to this mask for getting rid of the plague of little dots on my face, particularly situated around my forehead area. If you’re unfamiliar with masks, you just basically use them every couple of days, or even weeks. It’s not something you should do everyday, though I can’t really tell …