Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact: Many Cs in the Name And It’s A Cracker of A Compact!

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact SPF 25

Of all the foundations I’ve used, I’d say the ones I use the least are powder foundations and cream compacts. Powdered ones are mainly due to their inconvenience of having the powder go everywhere and cream compacts because they’re usually quite thick and can look cakey on the skin.

When Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact landed on my desk for review, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it to be honest. Yes I’d love to try it given that I’ve not tried their CC cream that comes in a tube but I had to wonder how this would make my skin look. Would it look unnatural on my skin? Would the cream foundation settle into my fine lines, especially around my nose and making the area look cakey?

Thankfully, it was quite the contrary. I like it, I really do!

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The Lip Product Addict Tag

Lip Product Addict Tag

The first time I saw the Lip Product Addict Tag was the video by my favourite beauty YouTubers Essiebutton and Amelia Liana. This tag was their creation and it’s no wonder because they’re such big lippie addicts (let’s just say lots of enabling have happened). Since I do a Read My Lips post almost every weekend, I thought I’d give this tag a go too!

I don’t do tags often but it looks quite fun. Plus I do have quite the stash of lip products. ;)

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Splurge vs Steal: SUQQU Eyebrow Liquid Pen and Soap and Glory’s Archery

Splurge vs Steal: SUQQU Eyebrow Liquid Pen and Soap and Glory's Archery

If you watch Lisa Eldridge‘s YouTube videos (if you don’t, go subscribe now!), you’ll notice she uses the SUQQU Eyebrow Liquid Pen frequently on herself, her models and her clients. I’ve been very curious about that eyebrow pen for as long as I’ve watched her videos but I can’t get SUQQU in Australia so that’s a notion I had to give up.

But not for long! Luckily I remembered about the Eyebrow Liquid Pen when I was in Japan so I made sure to pick one up. It comes in 2 shades, Moss Green and Brown. Initially I didn’t know the name of the colours nor which shade suited me so I checked with the sales assistant. I chose the one with the darker shade that leaned closer to charcoal grey that suited my hair colour (the other one is a slightly lighter brown). When I asked her what shade the darker one was, she said it was Moss Green. I know! Green for eyebrows?!

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Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Powercell Foundation: A Luxury Foundation For An Unforgettable Name

Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Powercell Foundation

It’s strange how well-known female cosmetics powerhouses like Estée Lauder, Elizabeth Arden and so on are but Helena Rubinstein is not, especially when she practically is the “inventor” of beauty. You know that saying “there’s no ugly women, only lazy ones“? That was quoted by Helena Rubinstein. She revolutionised the way women looked after their skin with her famous jars of beauty cream.

Madame Rubinstein left Poland for Melbourne in 1902 and began selling her famous Crème Valaze (no longer in production) in Melbourne. Her very first shop was at the fashionable Collins Street. She grew her name and brand in Melbourne so greatly that she decided to also open a store in London. Yet the funny thing is, even though Madame Rubinstein started her empire in Melbourne, it’s not sold in Australia now. I have absolutely no idea why.

Helena Rubinstein is widely available in Japan though and I thought it’s high time I try out some of her products. I wasn’t sure which skincare product to try out and as they were expensive, I didn’t want to simply buy something that may not work for me. So, in the end, I decided on makeup instead and I picked up what the sales assistant considered to be their fanciest foundation, and that’s the Prodigy Powercell Foundation.

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