From BB Creams to CC Cushions: Why I Made The Switch

Clio VF21 CC Cushion

It was more or less one year ago when I first heard about CC cushions. I wasn’t an instant believer because I wasn’t a big fan of CC creams. I stuck to using BB creams because I have found some that actually worked quite well with my very oily, acne-prone skin.

I’m not saying I have tried them all as I tend to stay away from the pricier BB creams. I have tried Missha, Maybelline, Nature Republic, The Face Shop, Skin Food, and Holika Holika. Most of the BB creams I have tried gave my gave me a natural look upon application but gradually left a slight grayish cast after 3 to 5 hours. Yes, definitely dampens the mood especially when you want to look flawless. That, and the fact that I application can be quite messy.

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On Blushes and Bronzers

I cleaned my vanity tray earlier and also checked every single one of my makeup items for signs of spoilage or contamination. Fortunately, everything’s in tip-top shape so there was no need for me toss anything into the trashbin.

 

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1.  NARS  bronzing stick (Palm Beach)

2.  NYX blush (sand)

3. Victoria’s Secret BeachSexy Luminous bronzer

4. The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX (orange)

While doing the dusting and the wiping, I was mentally counting how many items I have. And I’m proud to say that I’m down to…..26! The small figure is expected since I try to limit my purchases to what I really need hence the single tube of mascara, a compact, a tube of BB cream, the 3 tubes of lipstick…
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Nature Republic Skin Care Products

One of the Korean skin care brands I really like is Nature Republic. I have the Nature Republic By Flower BB Cream, Fresh Farm Foam Cleanser (Rice), and Omega Wrinkle Filler Mask Sheets.

 

Nature Republic By Flower BB Cream (P485)

 

I’m currently using the Nature Republic By Flower BB Cream (01/pink beige) and I find it a little too pink for my skin tone.  I know, it was silly of me but I have oily skin that’s very acidic so I had to go for the lighter shade.  The BB cream provides medium coverage and I find it easy to blend.  It also has a built-in SPF 35 PA++ sunscreen.

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Last Skin Care and Hair Care Purchases for 2010

The year’s almost over and  I already made my last batch of skin care and hair care purchases for 2010.  I had the items custom purchased from Seoul through  Davao TLC Shop.

Included in this batch are the following:

Somang Keratin SilkProtein Hair Pack (PhP900) and Somang Keratin SilkProtein Hair Aqua Essence (PhP265)–   I just love Somang products! And I’m so happy Somang has the hair pack and hair aqua essence in big bottles because both products are excellent for my frizzy hair.  I apply the hair pack after every shampoo, leave it on for 5 minutes, and then rinse it off.  It leaves my hair soft and manageable sans the greasy feel.

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Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream

Thanks to Joeanne and Brad of Davao TLCshop Fab Finds, my favorite one-stop shop for Korean skin care and makeup items, I now have a tube of Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream. 🙂

I got the  smaller (20g) tube of M Perfect Cover BB Cream because the size is just perfect for travel and I know that even with its size, the tube is good for a couple of months.  Also, I chose No. 21 (lightest shade) even if I’m not fair-skinned.  I have oily skin that’s very acidic so I had to choose a lighter shade because most powders and bases leave a dark cast on my face a few minutes after application. The bright beige shade is a good match for my skin tone (update:  turns ashy in an hour or two, especially when the weather’s humid)

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