As you can see from the post title, this isn’t going to be an overly positive post. One could say it almost doesn’t matter which cushion foundation was my first
victim choice, but it just so happened to be one that isn’t widely known:
The Donginbi Red Ginseng Radiance Cushion BB SPF 50 PA+++ in #23 Calm Beige. This compact cost me $45 and includes the case, an applicator sponge, and 2 cushion refills (at 18ml each). I bought this last year during a K-Beauty haul. I’ve been using this cushion compact on and off for the past 5 months – I’m going to use this product as a reference, but my rant is for the overall concept of cushion compacts.
I purposely left this one last for the Project Pan update, since this was slightly different from the rest of the items in that I opened a brand new product at the onset of the project, in an attempt to pan it in 12 weeks.
A face powder is one of those products that I use daily, and I was curious how much product I can go through in 3 months.
Today I’m showing a product that sat collecting dust in my makeup drawers for years:
The Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder:
I’m all caught up now! Back in synch with the rest of the Project Pan crew! 😀 And it’s also the half way point to our 12 week project.
Today we’re looking at the still relatively new Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation in 020 Bali Vanilla:
I bought this foundation on a whim back in March when this was newly launched. This costs C$25 for 30ml.
It’s Canadian Thanksgiving Day today! Happy Turkey Day to my fellow Canadians. Yes, we celebrate Thanksgiving way earlier than the US. Find out why here. Onto regular programming – an update on Project Pan!
KATE is a Japanese brand that I had some exposure to when I visited Hong Kong about 5 years ago. It is owned by Kanebo, the conglomerate that also owns Lunasol and Sensai. KATE is their lower-end drugstore range. Today I’m showing the Stick Concealer in Natural Beige:
I got interested in this product because people raved about how it is a cheaper alternative for the cult favourite Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer. For those not familiar with that – it is supposed to be The Concealer to End All Concealers. It also has a hefty price tag to match – it costs $70 USD (approx C$90 at current exchange rate), while the KATE Stick Concealer costs only ¥1,000 (approx C$12.50) for 3.1g of product. I was intrigued so I ordered this online in early 2014.
Earlier this year, when I asked for suggestions for what to redeem for during the Optimum Points Redemption event, the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation was a recommendation by Kazzmarie. I originally selected the shade 20 Classic Ivory, but then I was worried it was too light, so I exchanged it unopened for the next shade up, 25 Nude Beige.
It normally retails for C$17.99 for 30ml.
This post is sooooo late. I posted about the Body Shop Flash Sale back on May 11th – it was a one day sale for 50% off on makeup. I bought the makeup items that same day but didn’t get around to posting it until now… only 6 weeks later! 😛 Last week I also got 2 more items as they were having 50% sale on clearance items. So in total, these are my recent Body Shop purchases:
Yup, more nail polishes, what else is new? 😆 More details on what I got…
This week is dedicated to all the beauty items that haven’t worked for me. I didn’t purposely plan this but when I assessed my upcoming posts for the week, I realized every one of them scored less than a 5 on my Stash Worthiness scale. These posts will be filled with rants and possibly some snark. You’ve been warned! First up:
The official name of this UD concealer is Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer:
I have the shade Light Neutral. I redeemed for this item during the Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points event in February, so it didn’t cost me anything, but it normally retails for $35 CAD for 5ml of product.
I learned about this product from – who else – Ingrid. 😛 I’m constantly on the hunt for miracle products to cancel out my dark under eye circles. The Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector sounded like it could fit the bill:
I bought this during Hauluary, at $35 for 4.5g pot. Becca is sold at Sephora and select Hudson’s Bay stores – I bought mine from Hudson’s Bay.
I succumbed to some sale items on Body Shop’s site! 😛
I’ve never ordered off the Body Shop website before but they seem to have better sales and carry some items that the stores don’t carry. I got: