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Innisfree Long Wear Cushion

So recently I went out and got myself the Innisfree Long Wear Cushion in shade #31 because I’ve always been curious about how a cushion BB pact/ foundation would work.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was a shade for me, considering I’m considered pretty tan due to my being Malay, and with Korean skincare and makeup normally being targeted towards the fairer skinned girls.

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This is what it looks like – everything’s really simple, from the box it came in, to the pact itself, coming in a off white pact with words stating precisely what it is.

I got it at S$34 for the pact and 15ml of product inside, with refills at $20 each. I didn’t get the refill as I was getting this product to try but 15ml seems very little, considering most foundations normally come in 30ml but we’ll see how it goes!

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My first impression was meh, tbh. Coverage was very sheer, that was the first thing I noticed about it. I was unsatisfied with the coverage one layer gave me, so I decided to pat my MAC studio fix powder plus on top to give myself a bit more colour and coverage.

Had to touch up about 4 hours in, due to some shine on my nose and cheeks and this is what it looks like after a day, approximately 8 hours in the evening, in mainly airconditioning areas:

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Tbh I completely forgot about keeping myself updated because I wasn’t happy with the product. I was really expecting it to fail on me but after the touch up I realised I liked how it looked!

So after that day I actually decided to give it another try, as I read that with BB cushions, if you were to want more coverage, you’d need to pat in your first layer, wait for that to dry before patting in another layer and this is how my attempt looked:

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Top right is what it looks like in natural sun conditions, while the others were in indoor conditions. Still not perfect coverage but perfect for going out casually out for lunch or what not – it oxidises to match my neck better after some time being out and about which I appreciated. Don’t wanna look like you’re wearing a mask!

Also, for the second attempt I set my face with Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. Products from the same brand should work best together, right?

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In semi-sunny condition.

All in all, I understand that a bb cushion is, a BB cream in cushion form and I shouldn’t expect too much in terms of perfect shade selection, coverage and longevity. For my first bb cushion, this Innisfree one did pretty well!

Or at least, I’m not mad at it! Hahaha! Looking forward to trying other products from Innisfree!


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Haul: Skincare and Cosmetics

Hello world!

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, been swamped with work, with Ramadhan and Eid al-Fitr that has just passed – tbh these are more excuses than reasons but I’ll make it up to you, promise!

So I had the day off today and decided to visit my good friend Kela at NEX so that we could grab lunch together, and go shopping after she ends work, and this mall seriously did some damage to my bank account.

There’s just too many good shopping opportunities here, I can’t even. I’m not here to promote the mall but dang son, I was spoilt for choice.

Especially since there’s a sale being held at the atrium by Sasa! Here’s what I got:

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For skincare I grabbed the Combos Skin Tea Tree Balancing Mask and Pomegranate Whitening Mask as there was not only a reduction of price (from $16.90 to $11.90 for a box), there was also a promotion of buy 1 get 1 free. Grab!

I also threw the SaSaTinnie Snail Rejuvenating Face Mask into my basket after some consideration as I’ve been seeing snail extracts being lauded on YouTube and beauty blogs literally everywhere so I just had to. It helped that each mask was $2, buy 5 get 3 free. Hope this will be good! *fingers crossed*

Got a konjac sponge because I’ve never tried one ever despite all of the claims of it’s benefits (gently exfoliates the skin, kills acne causing bacteria, balances the skin’s pH)… truthfully? I just bought it because it was fun to squeeze.

Got the Raspberry Sherbet Body Scrub by Beauty Buffet as I noticed my body has been very berdaki recently like tons of dead skin errwhere (ugh gross) and

the Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser as I’ve been washing my brushes with my own hair shampoo and I just wanna get the right tools for my beauty tools, you know?

Phew. Quite a fair bit right?

But that’s not all!

I also got some beauty products that I’m just so excited to use soon!

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The NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette because I really want to be experimenting with contouring more and the three bronzing powders that I’ve got just aren’t to my liking. The only highlight I’ve got at the moment is my Benefit High Beam and I’m just not feeling it. So yes!

The Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr perfecting primer because I really need a good primer that can control my oils, fill in my pores and let’s be real here, I was deliberating between this and the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer but decided on this as it was 1. Cheaper (hehe) and 2. The color correcting version for the Smashbox primer didn’t have as good reviews as this. So excited to give it a try!

Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Shang-Hi! Isn’t the name just adorable?! Really liking berry tones recently and since I don’t have any matte lipsticks in my collection I decided to add this in.

My first ever high end product omgimspazzingeek so I’ve been having really bad breakouts recently, not too sure if it’s my hormones, stress or my skin purging from my skincare routine (Cetaphil + Benzoyl Peroxide in the morning, Kojic Acid Soap in the evening) but I found that my current two liquid foundations just aren’t cutting it anymore. Been seeing rave reviews on this so I decided to pick it up and *crosses fingers* hope that it works for me as it has for so many others!

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray just in case the primer and foundation can’t beat my oily skin.

The Beauty Blender because I just want to try applying foundation with a sponge rather than brushes as I’ve been doing thus far and lastly

The Coastal Scents BR-C-S48  Classic Tapered Kabuki Stick because I want to try applying my contour powders with a dense dome brush. Maybe it’ll end well, maybe it won’t but I sure won’t regret adding another kabuki brush to my arsenal.

And that’s it! I’ll definitely be posting up first impressions, reviews and updates soon, so it’s a date yeah?

See you soon!

Xoxo, Diana.