Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Amber

If you’re me, then you may have had a “problem” at some point in your makeup life when you had more foundations that you could finish.

I mean, you’ve scaled back but…there’s still…some….In any case! Etude House came out with their Double Lasting Foundation, I was pumped. I had heard it was a dupe for Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, and while I’ve never worn that one before, I like matte foundations. I couldn’t help myself.

Etude House originally came out with 5 shades and added 3 new shades! I chose the shade Amber (darkest) because I never fit any of the other shades, like, ever. I’ve never been matched at MAC before but I can only guess that I’m an NC 30-35 (please check out My Shade References page to see what else I match!).


To be honest, this doesn’t even look that dark…


Box info about the foundation.

The foundation is housed in a glass bottle with a pump!


Thank goodness for a pump πŸ™‚ The cap kind of fits a little loosely, but it doesn’t come off. There’s no satisfying click noise when you push the cap down to signify its closure. Oh well.


Here’s the shade. Looks very yellow and might be a good match!

Here’s my naked face.

And here’s my face with the foundation! I applied 1 layer.

The color looks a little light in this lighting (indoor, natural light). I didn’t wear a powder or primer (!) when I wore this out for around ~8 hours.

Here’s another pic of it in artificial lighting (my hand for reference).

Apologies for no outside, in the sunlight pics. I was in a hurry to get to work and then to my internship place right afterwards. I’ve asked my bf how it looks and he said it looks natural.

Here’s how it looks after 8 hours.

As you can see, I’m shiny and my pores are a little visible but my bronzer held up pretty well! That’s a win in my book. While I think the shade match is a little light, I can work with it. Right now, I mix this in with my NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in St. Moritz to get a shade that’s slightly dark.

I would definitely use this with a primer to help my pores and the shininess as well as a powder, if you’re combo/oily like myself. I don’t touch up my makeup at all throughout the day, so I try to make sure my bases are covered when I leave the house. I don’t have the time for reapplication, anywhere.

Overall, I like this foundation. I would keep using this. If you’re interested, you can find this on Jolse or RoseRoseShop (where I bought mine). Oddly enough, the official Etude House website doesn’t have the new shades in stock.

xx,
Lorraine

Yadah Anti-T Red Zone Spot Cream Review

AKA that thing I can’t live without because skincare.

I received this from BBCosmetic in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are mine, of course πŸ™‚

Before I get into this product, a little back story. Acne and I have had a very rough and tumultuous relationship throughout the years. Come puberty, I was breaking out, oily everywhere on my face, and it was just not a good time. My mom bought be facial cleansers that only dried out my skin and caused me breakout even know. “Letting my skin breathe” (because I wear makeup) or just washing my face with soap was not doing anything for me – if anything, it made my acne and self confidence worse. I had a doctor who presribed me a benzoyl peroxide cream that caused me to have white-ish flakes on my skin that was noticeable to everyone.

Once I started getting into skincare, I looked into cleansers with salicylic acid and such to combat my acne problems. Did well, but couldn’t find anything to control the oiliness or make my pores look smaller. In comes AB and I couldn’t be happier. I’m a year into an AB skincare routine and OMG. My skin is more clear and less oily. Of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) when it comes to skincare, so always remember to patch test the hell out of any new product you’re wanting to introduce into your skincare routine [/PSA].

So, you could say I’ve had a long journey with acne. That doesn’t mean I don’t have the occassional hormonal acne or break out from patch testing something.

This product is an absolute life saver for me. Let’s keep this short and sweet.

Example:

Never mind the messy bed, dat zit doe! I do believe this was from a product (can’t remember what though). I applied the Yadah cream and…

It’s gone! Lovely, ain’t it? I do have to say this product works better when the zit in question has been popped/lanced/whatever it takes, for it to work effectively. I tried it on deep cystic acne (curse you, CosRx Snail 96 Mucin Essence!) and it wasn’t as effective in reducing the size and inflammation as much as a popped zit. Also, PSA: This product doesn’t work overnight. Consistent application is key.

Ingredients

And a CosDNA link for reference. This has a couple of my “Get On My Face Right Now” ingredients, including: centella asiatica and willow bark (salix alba) extract, both of which are good for acne/redness.

Instructions

The product itself comes in a tube with a pump applicator that looks more like it’s suited for the eyes.


Press the little thing behind the nozzle and out comes the product!


That’s how it looks. Nothing out of the ordinary, really. Except magic.

Overall, love, love love this product! I would highly recommend for those who suffer from acne/deal with breakouts/don’t want to deal with gunk being pulled out from hydrocolloid bandages (even though those are cool to look at. Weird? Yes..

You can purchase these here! Thank you again to BBCosmetic for sending me this to try out! Found a new product to add to my skincare routine πŸ˜‰

xx,
Lorraine

Noto Cream vs Better Skin Mirakle Cream (Review and Thoughts)

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That’s my face with no makeup. I have some blemishes, uneven skin tone, and pores that I worry about on an almost-nightly basis. I use my skincare routine as a way to target the problems I have and hope that with time, it’ll resolve. For reference, I typically have combo/oily skin, acne prone, large pores, and that’s it.

So, when it comes to creams that claim to fix the skin, I’m skeptical. Because how can one product fix everything? It can’t, but it can try.

In this blog post, I’ll try my best to compare these two creams: Noto Cream and The Mirakle Cream (yes, it’s spelled with a ‘K’).

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Rire Lip Powder Swatches + Review

This lip product has had my head reeling ever since I first put it on my lips. Maybe I haven’t taken enough science classes. Maybe I should start looking into more *gulps* chemistry classes.

If you don’t already know, chemistry and I don’t have good chemistry. Is funny? No? I’ll see myself out.

In any case, these lip products will be very different from most, if not all, of the lip products thou reader has ever tried in thine lifetime.

This product was kindly sent to me by BB Cosmetic for my honest review.

I’ve never tried this type of lip product before, so this entirely new to me. I mean, I’ve heard of it but the concept is very new.

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