Recent GETS: Smashbox, Lioele, Skinfood and ARUPAKASO

Hi guys! I’m back with a proper blog post now!

I’m way behind on my product reviews, so I figured that I’d make a big post featuring some recent gets! Work has been booking me in for full time hours, therefore for the past few weeks I’ve been getting some nice pay cheques! I’m forcing myself to save 60% of each pay cheque for my exchange to the UK though. 

I bought these sometime between June and July! 

At the beginning of the month, I ran out of BB cream! I did quite a bit of researching before buying Lioele Triple the Solution BB cream from Cosmetic Love. I wanted a medium-full coverage bb cream that would feel lightweight on the skin. I decided on this BB cream after watching MissGlamorazzi‘s videos! (She’s one of my favourite makeup gurus on youtube!) She’s also half asian and I think we have similar skin tones – I find her tutorials actually suit my quite well!

This BB cream comes in a tube, but has a handy pump applicator.

It applies wonderfully – super smooth and full coverage can be achieved with just a pea sized amount! It also smells like jasmine and does not irritate my skin.

Here’s a swatch on my wrist. It looks a bit darker, but the skin on my face is a bit darker and works great with my summer skin tone. This will probably be too dark for me in the winter though, so I’ll have to find a paler BB cream! 

My skin is light with a yellow (and slightly pink) undertones. I recommend this for those who are interested! It’s a great bb cream.

Also picked up the Skinfood salmon dark circle concealer! This was a bit of an impulse buy because I ran out of my Rimmel concealer and my dark circles were beginning to show through – a result of many late nights reading Fairy Tail. The packaging looks appealing! Very ‘natural’ themed, in a small glass pot.

(I had already used the product before taking the picture, ooooops) It’s a very creamy concealer that hides dark circles very well.

It’s more peach-toned than yellow-toned though. Since the concealer is so creamy, it doesn’t set when applied. In order to set it, I just pat some light powder over the top! Despite the creaminess, it lasts all day and hides circles very well.

Before work, I picked up this coral blush from Smashbox! I was snooping around the makeup section in Winners and saw this pretty coral blush. I’ve never tried Smashbox products before and this blush was such a great price ($15!)  so I decided to try it out! 

The left half of the blush is matte, while the right side has subtle shimmer. When you swirl the two sides together, you get a lovely coral color with a slight shimmer! 

Isn’t the color pretty? This is the result of a quick swirl with a mini blush brush on my wrist (without a primer.) I’ve been using this blush on days when I want a light coral glow on my cheeks!

I know it seems like I buy a lot of makeup, but I’m proud at the fact that I actually use them all! I know lots of people just hoard products and set them aside, but I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job at choosing things that I actually use. 

Finally, some non-makeup products.

Impulse bought a Galaxy King Cat print shirt on ebay. Someone on my instagram posted a picture of wearing it and I was knew I had to have it! NO REGRETS, this is the best shirt ever.
Also bought myself an alpaca at Otakon. I have a tradition where I usually buy one plush whenever I go to a big convention (since I don’t really buy prints or anime merchandise.) I wanted to get a Totoro plush but I didn’t see many in the dealers room! Which is the opposite from Canadian cons since Totoros are everywhere! Instead, there were Alpacas. I bought this sailor one!
I named him Hershel~ 
Welp, that’s it for now. See you soon! 

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