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    Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets⎜402, 403

    There is a great new lip product out from Giorgio Armani. These are super matte, long-lasting, super pigmented liquid lipsticks that are absolutely non-drying. I’ve tried other liquid lipsticks from Giorgio Armani and from other luxury brands, but from all those products I’ve tried, this is my favorite. Read more

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    Beauty Progress Report #2. JOUER Matte Moisture Tint

    I’ve been using Jouer‘s “Matte Moisture Tint” for several months now. This product definitely took the beauty world by storm, and so I joined the crew to find out what the hype was all about. It definitely took me months of trial to come to any real conclusion to even write a review.

    Even now, I write a review on this product under my Beauty Progress Report series because I’m still trying it out and seeing how it works in different situations. You can check the last beauty progress report here.

    So far, my score on this product is a 4.0/5.0

    In terms of the tinted moisturizers I’ve tried, this is one of the best I’ve tried. The only reason why I can’t score it a full 5 is because I’m generally not a tinted moisturizer kind of gal. I like a good coverage foundation at all times. I don’t like risking showing my naked skin around.

    However, considering that this a tinted moisturizer, this definitely has one of the best coverages I’ve seen. What I love is how lovely it glides on the skin. It almost feels like whipped cream. It’s so soft and it feels absolutely velvety. I bought the shade 03 Nude and it seems to be a decent match to my skin.

    The lasting power is pretty good for a tinted moisturizer as well. When my skin is on the good side of things, I do like to put this on instead of a foundation. It lasts a good half-day. When my skin is excellent, it can last all day. Because it is oil-free and a matte moisture tint, it’s perfect for the oily-skinned people like me.

    It’s nice to have these things around for when you want to slap something on but don’t want to fuss so much. I find that this is just a great on-the-go product! For the flawless-skinned gals, I’m totally jealous. You can go so far with just this and not having to wear any heavy foundation.

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    Beauty Progress Report #2. JOUER Matte Moisture Tint

    I’ve been using Jouer‘s “Matte Moisture Tint” for several months now. This product definitely took the beauty world by storm, and so I joined the crew to find out what the hype was all about. It definitely took me months of trial to come to any real conclusion to even write a review.

    Even now, I write a review on this product under my Beauty Progress Report series because I’m still trying it out and seeing how it works in different situations. You can check the last beauty progress report here.

    So far, my score on this product is a 4.0/5.0

    In terms of the tinted moisturizers I’ve tried, this is one of the best I’ve tried. The only reason why I can’t score it a full 5 is because I’m generally not a tinted moisturizer kind of gal. I like a good coverage foundation at all times. I don’t like risking showing my naked skin around.

    However, considering that this a tinted moisturizer, this definitely has one of the best coverages I’ve seen. What I love is how lovely it glides on the skin. It almost feels like whipped cream. It’s so soft and it feels absolutely velvety. I bought the shade 03 Nude and it seems to be a decent match to my skin.

    The lasting power is pretty good for a tinted moisturizer as well. When my skin is on the good side of things, I do like to put this on instead of a foundation. It lasts a good half-day. When my skin is excellent, it can last all day. Because it is oil-free and a matte moisture tint, it’s perfect for the oily-skinned people like me.

    It’s nice to have these things around for when you want to slap something on but don’t want to fuss so much. I find that this is just a great on-the-go product! For the flawless-skinned gals, I’m totally jealous. You can go so far with just this and not having to wear any heavy foundation.

    Sells for $38. Join mailing list and you’ll get a 50% off!

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    Summer (Mattifying) Moisturizers

    Summer is great at erasing and melting makeup. It’s also great for ruining skins and make things worse for those who already have it bad! Okay, alright. I’ll stop being so pessimistic. But thing is, summer entails a lot of things you’ve got to watch out for. For me, it’s how to keep MAKEUP on.

    I’m going to do a face primer post soon, but even before we get to the primer I’ve found that using mattifying moisturizers from the start really help keep makeup on, and oil blocked.

    After using my Mario Badescu toner, I apply this recently attained Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner. They recommend you use it in the day since it won’t be hydrating enough for the night. I apply this right in my T-zone area, so my forehead, nose, and chin. I also apply it on the inner parts of my cheeks so near my nose. I tend to get oily around there too.

    Then I use my La Roche-Posay Effaclar M (Daily Mattifying Moisturizer) and apply it everywhere else. You can also apply it on top of the sébium for an extra moisture. This moisturizer will make sure your skin isn’t too tight. The content of this is a very light moisture that turns slightly powdery. You’ll find that your skin does look and stay matte for a lot longer.

    The Bioderma Sébium is also similar to the La Roche-Posay in texture. It’s a light moisture that quickly smears into the skin and you can instantly see the mattifying effects of the product.

    With these two moisturizers, then a primer I find my makeup lasts so much longer and in a healthy state too.

    If you have dry skin, you probably won’t need a mattifying conversion in the summer. But for those with combination/oily skin, it’s important to start from the basis and work yourself up to your makeup. Also, the two particular moisturizers are really good skincare products even for sensitive skin. You won’t find yourself breaking out and it keeps break outs at bay!

    What conversions do you make in the summer?

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    Summer (Mattifying) Moisturizers

    Summer is great at erasing and melting makeup. It’s also great for ruining skins and make things worse for those who already have it bad! Okay, alright. I’ll stop being so pessimistic. But thing is, summer entails a lot of things you’ve got to watch out for. For me, it’s how to keep MAKEUP on.

    I’m going to do a face primer post soon, but even before we get to the primer I’ve found that using mattifying moisturizers from the start really help keep makeup on, and oil blocked.

    After using my Mario Badescu toner, I apply this recently attained Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner. They recommend you use it in the day since it won’t be hydrating enough for the night. I apply this right in my T-zone area, so my forehead, nose, and chin. I also apply it on the inner parts of my cheeks so near my nose. I tend to get oily around there too.

    Then I use my La Roche-Posay Effaclar M (Daily Mattifying Moisturizer) and apply it everywhere else. You can also apply it on top of the sébium for an extra moisture. This moisturizer will make sure your skin isn’t too tight. The content of this is a very light moisture that turns slightly powdery. You’ll find that your skin does look and stay matte for a lot longer.

    The Bioderma Sébium is also similar to the La Roche-Posay in texture. It’s a light moisture that quickly smears into the skin and you can instantly see the mattifying effects of the product.

    With these two moisturizers, then a primer I find my makeup lasts so much longer and in a healthy state too.

    If you have dry skin, you probably won’t need a mattifying conversion in the summer. But for those with combination/oily skin, it’s important to start from the basis and work yourself up to your makeup. Also, the two particular moisturizers are really good skincare products even for sensitive skin. You won’t find yourself breaking out and it keeps break outs at bay!

    What conversions do you make in the summer?

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