Toss or Keep: L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation Review + Comparison Swatches

Project Toss or Keep — where I would use one foundation for most of the month and decide if I would toss or keep it. I was looking to replace my L’Oreal Lucent Magique when I first saw the True Match Super-Blendable line. Unfortunately, I didn’t match with any of their “W” colors. The sales assistant (SA) almost forced me to settle with W4 instead. To be fair, it was a good recommendation since W4 was indeed the closest match out of all available shades. However, I’m really particular about getting the right undertone when it comes to foundations. Color A few weeks after…

The Hack That Changed My Life feat. Bench Fix Clay Doh Molding Clay

In one of my beautube marathon sessions, I discovered the hairspray makeup hack for brows. I’m sorry I can’t remember who the beautuber was (credit to whoever thought of this genius idea). The hack: If you run out of brow mascara, groom your brows with a hairspray by spraying the latter to a spoolie brush and combing the brows. I didn’t own hairspray at the time (I still don’t), but I remembered that I owned a mini-tub of hair wax that I haven’t been using since I stopped caring for baby hairs that keep sticking out from my head. If…

Toss or Keep: BECCA Luminous Skin Colour Review + Other Foundations I’m Keeping

Project Toss or Keep — where I would use one foundation for most of the month and decide if I would toss or keep it. I kind of cheated when I chose BECCA to kick off this series. I started with something easy for motivation. I already tried letting go of this foundation last year just because of the scent–like old school makeup. I decided to hold on to it again and found a way to make it work by setting it with a heavily scented finishing powder that I like. Based on reviews, most people don’t seem to be bothered by the scent at all,…

Kick-off: The Toss or Keep Series

Before anything else, let me clarify that when I say “toss”, I mean, either sell or give away — not literally toss in the trash, unless the thing is expired. Last May, I did a foundation inventory.  I had 10 face bases at the time and at some point I was able to bring the number down to 5. Now I’m back up to 13 (Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation not in the photo): I thought of doing the project pan strategy where I would deliberately use just one product until I use it all up. But then, I thought, that would…

MAC Studded Kiss on NC37 / Nars Stromboli

MAC Studded Kiss and MAC Up The Amp Swatches + How I De-stash

A few people have been wondering (incl. Tellie and Pat) where my stuff goes when I de-stash. Literally, I give most of them away. I don’t do it one go. As soon as I realize that I haven’t been using something that often or if I start feeling like I’m forcing myself to use up a product, I give it to someone else. The sooner I give something away, the more time that someone will have to play with it. Most of the stuff goes to my mom and friends, in either of the following: If it’s a color that doesn’t work on my…

Kick off: 20 Days of Foundation Challenge

I’ve been enjoying the installments of Carina’s 20 days of lipsticks so much that I decided to do something similar: with face bases. If you’ve read my previous posts, you would know that I’m not a daily foundation wearer (includes other face bases e.g. bb creams and tinted moisturizers). Don’t ask why I have 7 ‘foundations’.