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Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Review & Swatches

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Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur ($15) is a little pick me up for the girls and guys with dull, lackluster skin. I actually put off trying Beauty Shot Face Blur for a while now! Etude House released it a few months ago but I kept putting off trying it because in promo shots it looks like a glow-y luminous primer of sorts and I dislike any highlighting type primers with a passion as they make my fuller face look even more full.

But finally I did indulge and I’m glad I did as I’m developing as great a love for this as I have for Etude House Baby Choux Base!


Shiseido Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick Review & Swatches

Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick

Oily eyes? Shiseido Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick will be your new best friend. It’s starting to warm up around here and even my drier slip produces a bit of oil in the warmer, humid weather so what worked great for me in the Winter isn’t always a great option in the Summer! That includes hydrating concealers so I tend like switching up my more moisturizing concealers for concealer stickers that have a bit of a drier, denser formula as they tend to wear longer for me!

Shiseido Integrate Gracy Natural Makeup Concealer Stick is one such great pick!

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Secret Kiss Chubby Jelly Tint Pack Review & Swatches

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Secret Kiss Chubby Jelly Tint Pack is a new lip mask slash lip stain slash lip color slash lip tattoo that’s incredibly odd and every so unique. Typically “pack” is a loosely used term in Asian beauty that refers to facial masks, face powders, and in some cases, like this one, a lip mask.

But this isn’t a traditional lip mask by any means. It’s not something you’re going to lay around with and come out of the experience with exfoliated and softer lips. Oh no no…this is a lip staining mask.



But I’m about beauty unusual!


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The Best Japanese SPF and Sunscreens

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I wanted to compile a rather small list of the best Japanese SPF and Sunscreens that I’ve personally used and loved for many a fine year. I’ve used a lot of Japanese sunscreens over the years but three featured in this post are ones I come to back to again and again and again because I love how well they perform, how great they look and feel under makeup, and how fabulous the formula is.

Unfortunately, the US market hasn’t quite caught up to the Japanese one when it comes to creating lightweight, easy to absorb SPF formulas. I truly believe the Japanese excel at this which is one of the reason I purchase sunscreen products from Japan. They also happen to be affordable picks as well!

Let’s take a look!