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Friday, September 28, 2012

My Make Up Stash!!!

Posted by Rica Bargo at 7:19 PM 2 comments
Hi lovies! I promised that I will give you an update on my growing collection. I'm just going to get through everything but not going to review all of them. 

So with no further delays... *drum roll please!*



My Loose Powder / Finishing Powder Collection:

MAC Mineralize Powder Foundation / Loose, Nichido Final Powder, Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, Elf Mineral Booster, Laneige Skin Luminant Powder


My Pressed Powders:

 Elf Studio Pressed Powder, Nichido Pressed Powder in Tan, Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder, Clean & Clear Oil Control Powder, Johnson's Face Powder, Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder, MAC Studio Careblend / Pressed, MAC MSF Natural


My Brow Stuffs:

Dior, MAC, Elf Eyebrow Kit and MAC Brow Fix


My Concealers:

 MAC Highlighting Pen, Elf Undereye Concealer and Highlighter, Garnier BB Eye Roll-On, Elf Tone Correcting Concealer, Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, Elf Cover Everything Concealer, Elf All Over Cover Stick, Elf Complete Coverage Concealer, Canmake Eyeshadow Base, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, Benefit Boi-ing, MAC Mineralize Concealer, MAC Moisturecover, Laneige Undereye Concealer (did I forget something? hehe!)

My Lip Primers:

 CanMake Lip Essence, Aube Couture Moist Lip Base, Benefit Lip Plump, Elf Lip Primer and Plumper, MAC Prep + Prime Lip, Canmake Volume Lip Base


My Eyeliners:

 Guerlaine Terra Cotta Khol Liner, Lancome Le Crayon Khol, Elizabeth Arden Eye Pencil, Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof, Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner, Lavshuca Eye Liner Pencil, Elf Eye Widener, Elf Brightening Eyeliner, MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil, Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, Canmake Strong Eyes Liner, CanMake Perfect Black Eyeliner, Nichido Liquid Eyeliner


My Eyeshadows (and a cream liner I forgot!)

 Clinique Cream Liner, Tony Moly Luxury Eye Shadow, Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow, Esprique Precious Eyeshadow, Wet N Wild Eyeshadow, Max Factor  Earth Spirits Eye Shadows, Cover Girl Eye Enhancers, Egypt Queen Eyeshadow Palette


My Powder Foundations:

 Dior, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Elf Two-Way Powder Cake Foundation, Benefit Hello Flawless, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation


My Liquid Foundations:

 Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation SPF22 PA+, Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation White Plus REnew SPF41 PA++, Elf Flawless Finish Foundation SPF15 Oil Free, Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF25 PA+++, Anna Sui Brightening Fluid Foundation, Cle De Peau Beaute Creme Foundation


My Primers:

 Laneige Makeup Primer Sebum Control, MAC Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancers, Elf Studio Mineralize Primer, Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Foundation Primer, MAC Prep + Prime Skin Visage, Juju Aquamoist Moisture Base, Laneige Shimmering Multi Cream


My BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers:

 BRTC Whitening & Repair BB Cream, Lioele Tripe The Solution, Laneige Snow BB Cream, Shiseido The Skin Care Tinted Moisture, ELF Studio Tinted Moisturizer, Dr. Jart Rejuvenating Blemish Base in Silver, Skin Food Aloe Sun BB Cream, Nanoce BB Moist Cream, Skin79 Super Plus BB Triple Functions in Hot Pink, Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream, Elf Essentials Tinted Moisturizer


My Lip Pencils:

 MACs, Elizabeth Arden and NARS
ELF Lip Stain, Clinique Chubby Stick


My Make Up Brushes:




My Powder Blushes:
(MAC, NARS, Illamasqua, NYX, Make Up For Ever, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Estee Lauder, Christian Dior)



My Lipstick Stash #1



My Lipstick Stash #2


My Lipstick Stash #3


My Mascara Stash:
(Armani, Bare Escentuals, Boots No7, Chanel, Christian Dior or Diorshow, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Max Factor, Tarte, YSL, Clinique, Laura Mercier)


My One and Only Make Up Fix Spray:


And my cheap-o Lip Glosses. (Etude, some random Japanese Brand, 

Hope you enjoyed going through my stash! :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15 UVA/UVB in Medium Deep Review

Posted by Rica Bargo at 9:32 AM 0 comments

Hi lovies! Sorry to keep you waiting for my next blog post.. I had a very busy year last year and been through many ups and downs.

First, it was my first year last year to go back into studying, so yes, I had a lot of term papers and things going on for the last school year. 

Next off, I got married around the month of April, which brings my life even busier. 

Plus of course, with stuffs going on with my daughters, etc. etc.

Anyway! Let's go on to the review.

This month, after choosing Tinted Moisturizer than BB Cream, I decided to splurge myself into the BB craze going on. BB here, BB there. What's BB Cream anyway? My first impression when I heard about BB Cream was that BB stands for "Baby." LOL. Lame, right? Haha. It's just that here, in Hong Kong, they call babies as BB, so... Now you know why. LOL. Anyway, BB stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm or Beblesh Balm. It was originally formulated and made by a German Dermatologist which was meant for people who just had some laser treatments who wanted to use make-ups already to cover their treatments. It was later on developed more in South Korea where the trend started when some Korean actresses proclaimed that they are using BB Creams on everyday usage. And now, it is everything in Asia, and getting even more popular in the Western Market.


The BB Cream that I am going to review today is the Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream with SPF 15 UVA/UVB Sunscreen in Medium/Deep 


Phew!!! That was some name!! It was so long that I can't even remember it without looking at the product's tube! LOL. I have no idea how much does this cost, probably HKD 100+? Because it was actually given to me by my Mom's friend when she went on a vacation here. Yes. Even though Garnier is available here in Hong Kong, my tube of Garnier's BB Cream is fresh from the USA. LOL. It has a messy tube, as you can see, my tip is already messed up, even though I cleaned it a few days ago. So, I tried opening the screw top instead to be more hygienic. It has 75 ml, which is quite generous for the amount that you paid for. 



What it Claims?

All-in-one skin care that gives 5 benefits: Hydrates, corrects wrinkles and imperfections, protects, evens and brightens skin tone.

It has Mineral Pigments which are light and melt instantaneously into skin, which allows to obtain a light and comfortable textured cream that spreads flawlessly over skin and absorbs quickly.

Also, it has Vitamin C which is well known for it's anti-oxidant properties and its anti-free radical effect that brightens and evens skin tone.



 As you can see here, The tube lid is making the opening messy. 





My own Experience?

Consistency:
Being in Asia, I've tried tons of Asian BB Creams already and this one is nothing like them! This does feel more of a Tinted Moisturizer, only thicker, with a scent.








Coverage: 
This doesn't really cover at all! Even though as you can see from the swatch, it has some pigment in it, as soon as you rub it into your face, the pigment is gone for some reasons that I don't know of. I am not sure whether it is a good thing or not, but one thing is for sure, it doesn't give me any coverage at all and it just gives me that oily look on my face. Especially, when I am using a moisturizer before applying this on my skin.





Look and Feel on the Skin:

It looks dewy? I guess? Or more to say, oily... It is very very oily to my skin type. Please take note that I have an oily/combination skin type which maybe different to yours. Every skin type as different reactions and opinions that we have to say about each products. I felt very oily indeed, and after wearing it from 7:30-2:30, it gave me small white pimples and I know that it was because of these. Even with my Laneige White Plus Renew Sliding Pact, I still feel oily with this. 



Conclusion:
I would not recommend this for people like me who have oily or combination skin. I'm just using this up, because I don't want to waste a product away and would maybe try different sorts of ways to make this work for me? Maybe as a primer before my foundation? Or maybe with a primer prior to application? But one thing is for sure. I am not going to repurchase this product. 

PS
Please stay tune for my collection update! I am going to post all of my collection (The cosmetics that I hauled and collected all over the years... LOL!)

 

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