Hello blogger ladies! How are you today/tonight? :)
So today my aunt left to go back home to the US. I miss her already, it's so quiet here without her. She's quite fun, and I'm a bit sad now.
Anyway, after we brought her to the airport, we passed by MOA (Mall of Asia) because I asked my mom if we could. We are rarely ever in the area so I decided it to ask her..and she said yes! I mostly asked because I heard there was a MAC counter there. I originally intended just to get my skin swatched to see what shade I was...and I ended up buying MAC studio fix powder foundation. x.x
MY MOOLAH! Its goooone. :(
YES, ladies, this is the start of my search for my HG foundation.
As it turns out I'm NC35. I love that it is the perfect shade for me, but maaaaybe I shoulda bought the liquid foundation for better coverage. That's mistake number one. XD But I like that it's light and feels like nothing on my face. Not too good a coverage though. I just have to get rid of my acne scars and I'll be set--so girls, I NEED your help! What's a good way to do that? Cheap, too.
I took a few pictures because I did my makeup today just so I could see how well the foundation would fare with my oiliness and the weather. Too bad it was kind of not so hot today and I didn't sweat so I didn't get to test it on that, but with the oilies...
Just applied. LOOK AT THE FLASH PICTURE. MY SKIN IS THE EXACT SAME SHADE AS MY NECK. Usually I had a problem with that. But I have found my shade!!
After a couple of hours, top pic without flash, bottom pic with flash. You can see the oiliness there, with the sheen...but without the flash (top pic) it looks pretty matte. I tried oil blotting papers with it and it works quite well, but takes some of the powder away. Tomorrow I'm going to try dusting mineral finishing powder over it to see if that works better.
I don't think this is my HG foundation, but this will be my foundation for a while. At least a year or I finish it because no way am I going to spend so much freaking money again in a long time. Right now I owe my mom and friend at least 3000php total. Oy vey! Hahaha~
SO I'm doing the 10 pan thing...so I can pay everyone back and save up (I will do this after I get the TFS primer/pore minimizer thing). Anyone else doing this challenge? How have you done with it so far?
I really really enjoyed being at the MAC counter though. I did not look through half the things there because it made my heart hurt having so many things around that I could not afford... Sniffle. How I wish I had money! Or at least a way to make money. I was around soo sooo much high end makeup my pocket ached. We left right after we went to the MAC counter because my wallet = empty. Eek! Oh, would you believe that on the way home we got caught up in the labor day rallies? Sigh sigh.
Anyway, tonight I was rubbing off my makeup (my aunt gave me the Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford set) and I got it all off, I THOUGHT, but I started using my toner and there was so much left there!! So, stupidly, I started washing my face again. Used my usual products instead (holy moly MAC is HARD to get off!), and there was still some stuff on the cotton ball I was using with the toner...but by then my face ached and felt so dry that I just let that go and put my usual face stuff on it, plus the night treatment from Meaningful Beauty. I was so rough on my skin tonight. :( I feel so bad.
My skin is itching, and I think it's because the stuff I use (minus the MB stuff) is really drying it out. But it's what my dermatologist gave me and she didn't give me any moisturizer to use with it...but I think I'll start using moisturizer. My under eye is so dry.. CRAZY dry, that it looks like I have wrinkles. I hate that! I have a problem with my face, like some parts (around the eyebrows in the inner parts of it, under eyes...) are SO dry, and everything else is OILY! Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with it? [ETA, I use moisturizer in the day...I know I should at NIGHT but I don't know if it'd mess with the acne treatment I'm using. :/]
Sorry this post is so full of questions, loves. I hope you can help and if you take time out to, thank you! :)
How did you spend your day today? I've been watching Ghost Whisperer with my mom the whole day...now she's sleeping. Hehe.
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