The good news is that my skin is 90% back to normal! If you've been reading long enough, you'll know that my skin was pretty dry. After being off YAZ, my skin and hair became disgustingly oily and I got TONS of pimples all over. Literally all over, even on my chest/back.. eww, I know :x But! I've been on Microgestin for almost a month now and my skin and hair is 90% less oily and the pimples are disappearing!!!
The downside is that I'm always hungry... I put on 5 pounds. I don't really eat much differently than I normally do, but the weight doesn't regulate itself like it did before (it doesn't help that I hate exercising XP). Also, it hasn't seemed to have any good effect on my mood yet (hopefully it will get better!) which is the biggest reason why I switched to this pill -- to help with PMDD. Well anyway, I am pretty happy with the results thus far, and am hoping for more improvement mood-wise as time goes on.
And here's a look I did today.
It's a combination of my Everyday Look & Turquoise iKandy look with a milky pink lip & shimmery/dewy cheeks. You can tell I love this shirt ^__^ ♥ I also wanted to do some overviews about products I got recently.
What I used -- the recent products I tried out are in the dashed borders above & bolded below!
F A C E
- Skinfood Mushroom Multicare BB Cream Shade #2 (thanks Wuzzy!)
This gives similar coverage to my Skinfood Ginko Green BB Cream except it's a bit more matte. I like the smell of the Ginko Green better but this one applies a lot smoother and the finish is still really nice. It gives a "flawless skin" look that photographs well.
- EDM Pressed powder (Fairly Light Golden) under eyes
- Kirkland Face & Body brush w/ mineral shimmer powder to highlight cheeks
E Y E S
- Geo Twins (green) from GeoEyeCandy
- False eyelashes from Marukai mart
Idk what brand these are (does anyone?) I got them for like $1.49 from Marukai when I was on Oahu. These lashes are pretty siiick.. like anime girl lashes.... whoo! They are really long, elegant but still pretty natural looking. They are not the most comfortable though -- for some reason the lash strip on the inner side of the left lashes pokes my eyelid & hurts :( So I tried trimming it -- and kinda butchered it in the process -- and it STILL pokes my eyelid :/
24 hour waterproof eyebrow pencil/liquid
I also don't know what brand this is since the packaging is all in Japanese! I got this from Don Quijote also when I was on Oahu. It is dual sided eyebrow pencil w/ a liquid brush tip that suppose to last 24h. The pencil side is more gray-brown (you can see in the pictures) but it looks really natural and it's softer and more blendable than my DHC eyebrow perfect pencil. The pen side is great for making natural brows and drawing fine lines. It lasts all day but then again anything does if I'm not touching it :P Overall though I really like this but it was ~$15 :S
- Sana Make Essence concealer (light beige)
This concealer was too cute for me to resist. However it's super sheer and offers very little coverage for me. I used this below my eyes and then went over with NYX jar concealer. The texture is SUPER smooth though and I took Lane's advice and use it as a base for my e/s!
- NYX Jar Concealer (beige)
- Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner (black) to tightline
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye pencil (Zero) to line waterline
- NYX Felt tip liner pen (Jet black) to line lashline
Refer to Eye Diagram for usage:
- ELF liquid eyeshadow (Mocha Madness)
I got this from Marie! The color is a metallic coppery brown. I used this as base, then layered Sultry Satin over it. I reviewed these before but the main thing to mention is that it does not dry quickly and if you apply another layer over the first layer, it'll crease and rub off the first layer. So you have to wait for it to dry. It makes a decent base for other e/s and helps intensify the colors.
- ELF liquid eyeshadow (Sultry Satin)
- ELF Brightening eyeshadow quads (Drama, Butternut, Nymph dreams)
- Lancome eyeshadow quad (Bikini golden & Honeymoon)
L I P S
- DHC Lip Cream as a base
- YSL Gloss Pur (Pure rose)
- NYX Round lip gloss (Whipped)
I would also like to know
Your thoughts on...BB Cream!
- Do you use BB Cream?
- What is your favorite?
- How do you apply it?
So far my favorite has been Skinfood brand (I just got some Etude House which I will review soon). I used to apply with my fingers, but now I use ELF blending wedges. I dot a couple tiny blobs of BB cream on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead and then I use the the flat end of the wedge and tap/pat/buff in the BB cream. What is your favorite way to apply it?