Ettusais BB Mineral Cream

Saturday June 30, 2012 comments   

Over a month ago I received Ettusais BB Mineral Cream from Yesstyle (link) and have been using it at least 5 times a week ever since!

“A BB cream that gives you coverage while treating your skin at the same time.

Love it because it covers, spreads easily and is so lightweight yet it works hard to keep to your skin baby soft. Made up of 79% skincare ingredients, Ettusais’ first BB Cream hides pores, evens out skin tone and controls oil. It also contains 6 different kinds of moisturizing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin, while also preventing acne with our star ingredient, AC-Control Oil. Contains SPF 30 PA ++.”

I ordered it in #10 Light. It’s also available in 2 darker shades.

An extremely popular BB cream ranked 3rd best overall BB cream on for 2011.

I wanted to give it a good try before sharing my thoughts because of my extremely acne-prone skin. Most foundations/BB creams break me out. Before this I was religiously using MISSHA brand for years trying new things in between & always gong back.

I love this Ettusais BB cream!
Mostly because it does not break me out whatsoever.
That’s my most crucial test.
Also the color match is flawless! As I apply it the cream sort of melts seamlessly blending into my own shade.

The coverage is light, but not translucent. It’ll cover dark spots like acne scares pretty evenly without extra concealer. But for dark under eye circles I still apply a concealer on top of the BB Cream.

The finish is smooth and lightweight. It also does a decent job at filling in larger pores without clogging them. I usually finish with a setting powder but sometimes I don’t. It doesn’t necessarily need it. Oh yeah and the SPF 30 is great for summer sun!

My only complaint is that it gets a bit oily throughout the day. So by 2:00 I have to use an blotting paper around my nose, chin, and forehead. I have combination skin so I get the dreaded oily T-zone. It’s also summer so I think the Ettusais BB cream will be wonderful for the dry winter months because it has that sort of dewy finish.

I happened to pick up a different Ettusais product while in Japan. Their gel top coat. I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing it.

Though I was enjoying Majolica Majorca’s Glass Drop, I think Ettusais is ever so slightly longer lasting. It doesn’t scuff up as much either. It’s the only top coat I use now. I should really just toss all of my old non-gel-look top coats so I never use them any more.

And since I mentioned still using a concealer with the Ettusais BB cream, here’s the concealer I’m currently using for dark under eye circles.

SANA Make Essence Concealer
I received this from Yesstyle as well. (link) It’s a creamy light pink concealer.

I really like using this for a few reasons. My skin is a bit dry around my eyes even with using eye cream, so a creamy finish concealer works best for me. Also the light pink color blends nicely over the BB cream already placed around my eyes, brightening them up a bit. So I use it more as a final step for base eye makeup. I will say though, this concealer breaks me out when used elsewhere such as around my nose which was a bit disappointing because it’s a nice light concealer. But like I always say, my skin is extremely acne-prone.


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Estencia Happy Palette

Friday June 29, 2012 comments   

Estencia Happy Palette

A 7 day beauty regimen.
Highly effective! 7 days of concentrated beauty liquid!

Featured in magazines as an additive free, highly concentrated hyaluronic acid and platinum daily beauty skin care regimen that makes skin feel plump and refreshed.

Oooooh I just started this today not more than 5 minutes ago!

My skin was absolutely glowing the moment I put it on. I couldn’t believe the instant effects! Seriously, I might have to make these a part of my morning routine so I can have such nice glowing skin for work! Right after applying, my skin seemed brighter and any red blotches or discolorations disappeared. The liquid soaks in pretty quickly and it has a very serious tightening effect. It suggests adding a lotion on after and I went ahead and added a little of my Organic Rose Skin Conditioning Gel.

There’s definitely more than enough in this tiny little pod. I followed the directions to put it all over the face, neck, and hands. Mmmm smooth feeling now :deco3: And this pack in particular came with 3 days worth of cheek masks for a deeper treatment.

Here’s hoping it doesn’t break me out! :deco13: I am a little wearing of facial products with hyaluronic acid or a ton of collagen in them because sometimes those products will break me out. But I got a tiny pimple yesterday (from PMS, can’t be helped) after months of clear skin so I figured now would be a good time to test this treatment, haha. Nothing to “lose.”

Actually this 7 day pack something I had seen on NHK World and really wanted to try it. I saw it while on my trip but I forget at which store. Though this is for all ages, it makes me enjoy getting a little bit older, hahaha! lolol When I was 20 and used a face mask I really couldn’t ever see a difference. Because my skin was young still. I realize that now. Now that I’m a bit older, these types of products actually give me real results I can see! Well… that’s a double-edged sword isn’t it!? Because now my skin could use an extra boost because it needs firming and pore-shrinking! Ha! But when I look at photos from when I was 20 compared them to now, I feel my skin looks better because I invest more time into it taking better care of it these days. Hmmm, understands me. I love that you can sort by reviewer age-range, haha! Because needs change, right?! OK, I’m rambling. now.
Happy Friday Everyone!

Update 1 week later
Finished up the pack just the other day. Used 1 a day. I only used the extra cheek mask once because I didn’t really think there was enough to do both full face & cheek mask and I rather do full face. It didn’t break me out thankfully and some of my dark spots are a bit lighter now. Overall it was pretty good. It was very moisturizing and clarifying. Nothing dramatic but a really solid treatment. Was fun to try! :) I would buy it again actually. It was a nice way to pamper myself daily for 1 week.


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