I’ve been doing a massive spring cleaning on the makeup and beauty products I have with me, and I thought I’d share some of my product empties! This is the first of a series to come, and I hope you guys enjoy it! These are some of the products I absolutely loved (clearly) because I used it to the last drop (or well, almost!)!
- Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup: I was introduced to this foundation about 4 years ago when my acne was at its peak. I wanted to conceal my acne as well as avoid clogging my pores to prevent future breakouts. Guys, this product is pretty damn good. The coverage is quite medium, and I have to use about two layers for full coverage, but I love it. In conjunction with the products I’ve used for acne (will talk about them below), this was a fantastic product that essentially killed two birds with one stone. The only aspect I’m not so fond about is that the undertone is quite ashy/grey and causes my skin to dull. I found a solution to that too, and will take about it next! I’ve gone through about 4 of these foundation bottles, and I’m using mine so preciously because I can’t seem to find a retailer in Sri Lanka carrying this exact foundation!
2. Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation: I live in the tropics, guys, and I sweat. Most foundations I’ve come across don’t really stay put when I’m rushing around the busy streets of Colombo getting on with my day. BUT! But, a foundation that worked for me was this Maybelline matte foundation. Now, I found this by pure accident because I was trying to find a way to cancel out the ashy undertone of my Clinique foundation by mixing two together, and voila, the orange undertone of this foundation not only gives me the MOST PERFECT COMPLEXION, but it also keeps my skin matte throughout the day (let’s be honest, I still have to blot, but not as much and I’m not complaining in the least). This foundation feels absolutely silky on my skin and when mixed with the Clinique one, HOLY LORDS, it’s fantastic. I’m on to my last two or three drops in this, and I’m scouring Ebay to get my hands on another bottle.
On a side note, I have a swatch of the two foundations on my hand in the second photograph. The top most swatch is the Maybelline and the bottom one is the Clinique. My face is a tad warmer in tone than my hand, but as you can see the Maybelline undertone fits me better but it’s slightly too orange-y so in conjunction with the Clinique, it’s pretty darn perfect!
3. The Clinique Acne Solutions Set: I mentioned this set previously in another blog post and I like to think this was the turning point in my skin. Back track four years when I was first introduced to this (by a nice lady at Macy’s!) and I used every single step in the system from the foam cleanser to the gel. About a year into the usage (yes, a whole darn year), I started seeing results. As with anything, guys, give it time. Your skin needs to adapt.
4. Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm: As much as I rave about the matte lipsticks from Wet n Wild, this Revlon lippie takes the cake! It’s a non-cracking matte lipstick with a moisturizing feel to it. It’s a lovely rouge colour that leans towards a darker shade and it’s my go-to red lippie these days! And of course, I’m THIS close to finishing it! Thankfully you can get these in Sri Lanka! Revlon has come out with a series of colors in this range and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. They’re about Rs. 1200 (approx. $8) so they are not too bad at all! Did I also mention that these lippies have a minty smell to them? *insert heart eyes*
I hope this beauty review helped you guys in some ways, and I will see you in my next post!