If you’re Asian you’re probably VERY familiar with black peel off masks, if you’re not, here’s a few deets. Black peel off masks are available from a slew of different brands within Asia and they are most popular for getting pores nice and clean. The secret? The mask formulas become incredibly tight and adhere to the skin like glue so when they are removed they lift off dead skin, dirt, oil, and other nasties within pores, etc….
Do they work?
Yes, in most cases they do but man they are PAINFUL!
I sadly don’t think I qualify as a cat person. Heck if I were one, I’d probably be ever so delighted over the new Paul and Joe Kitty Lipsticks right?
Do not WANT!
When I turned 30 I noticed fine lines beginning to form under my eyes and proceeded to freak the F out. I’ve always said to myself growing old and aging was no big deal but honestly when you start experiencing it for yourself, I promise, you will run around googling fine lines, hitting up your local skincare counter, and begging the skincare gods to please send a miracle.
After spending a gazillion dollars on lotions and potions, I finally figured out that my fine lines under my eyes were caused by dryness and that I could easily diminish them by keeping them as hydrated as possible.
That’s when I spent a few dollars on a large jar of Skinfood Avocado Rich Eye Balm and lived happily ever after it.
Have I told you lately how incredibly lazy I am sometimes? Last night I went to a karaoke bar with a few friends and I got in super late (watching my best friend Jai sing Don’t Stop Believin’ Steve Perry style is to good to pass up on! It’s like Glee for the gay man!). Making my way to the bathroom I proceeded to look at my skincare shelf and groan….god it was way past my bed time and I was just so not up for my 50 step removal process.
My friend Iris saved the day as she purchased me some Yojiya Facial Soap Sheets. Thank you Jebus, fast clean up and I can get to bed!
in Asian Brands
, Korres Natural Products
, Laura Geller
, Laura Mercier
, Make Up For Ever
, Taiwanese Brands
, Tips and Trickz
, Too Faced
, Urban Decay
Some cosmetic junkies wouldn’t consider makeup application without proper prepping and priming first. Facial Primer for me hasn’t always been an essential part of my regime however it is an important makeup application step since it can prolong the freshness of your foundation, fill in fine lines and pores, and just allow your overall makeup to last longer as it creates a solid base between your foundation and your face.
Choosing the best facial primer for your skin type can be a little confusing so it’s best to understand your skin type prior to choosing the proper primer for it.
Jump ahead for a brief guide to facial primers.