My Life is Changing
This post is unrelated to games or otome games, exactly, so I don’t recommend those who search for it to read this rambling of my life and a bit of make up product reviews.
My decent gaming life gradually decreasing lately, keeping my pace to work life, browsing, and then… I found new challenge. That is about make up, or to be more precise, Korean make up & skincare products are finally becomes my new collection. Well, it’s already too late to realize that I’m a girl now. For 18+ years, I thought of myself to be a tomboy, even wore my dad’s big t-shirt when going outside. It’s not funny. I also cutted my hair to be boy-like for twice. Then, sinced went in university, I changed that habit slowly with buying decent woman shirts. Until a few months before my graduation from uni that I tried a powder pact, introduced by my two best friends (means, just 2 years ago). Oh yeah, they’re also using this kind of powder, Pigeon brand (I know it’s somewhat reminds us of baby products, but they also produced powder), rather than famous lady-like brands outside.
To be exact, it’s a two way cake Pigeon powder pact, in light (Innocent White) shade. I like how it’s light on my skin and I never had breakout after using that for more than a year. The shade is maybe can be too white for me if I wears it unto 2 layers, but it’s fine as I can use my hands for better spread. You know? My boss had said that my skin is too white, like a sick person, and it’s when I’m not applying powder actually. So, even wihout using powder, my skin is just pale white although I’m a warm undertone type (You can see my green veins). Maybe it’s due to my family. There are some guys in my family who got pale white skin too.
The packaging is long but it’s strong. It’s two way cake, so foundation is included. It already used by me. Sorry for the dirty puff.
Ever sinced I tried Etude House’s Secret Beam Powder Pact, I had breakout for around 2 months and it’s painful. I felt very sorry sinced it was introduced by my manager (She bought it as I asked her to), the first expensive make up I bought, and the smell was really nice. I mean it. I like the sweet fragrance from the powder, can even smell it for minutes! But a thing I dislike after the breakout is the glitter. It has shimmering finish, even though it will only can be seen if we look closely. Nevertheless, I like matte finish for a powder, specifically for my face.
Because of that Secret Beam Breakout, I tried Etude‘s BB cream, Precious Mineral Cotton Fit in W13 (Natural) to hide my acnes. It truly is effective for covering my entire skin to look flawless and soft-like structure. But a problem occured a few hours after (maybe 5-6 hours after putting it). It will look cracking at my T-zone area (i just had oily problem in T-zone, not C-zone). Thankfully, I can use powder, my Pigeon can do that, to prolong the flawless effect. One problem after the other is, I chose the wrong shade. W13 is too yellow for me. I have tried the sample of the light one, N02, and it fits my skintone more than W13. Guilty or not, I don’t wear it nowadays since my breakout already healed and then I give it to my sister. It’s the right shade for her and very helpful, since her skin has more oil and acne than me.
Ever tried Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-talk? It’s the first lipstick that I had, and I’m so much like it for the jelly texture and soft color. For the scent, well, most review make it very good. But I don’t think I like it ever to be so strong. And it doesn’t taste good while being eaten unconsciously. I have JPK003, JPK004, and JPK001. At first, I thought I like JPK003 the most before buying JPK004. It’s a light pink-purple lipstick with smooth texture when applied on lips. But then, JPK004 might be the winner after I got bored from pink color. JPK004 itself is peach color lipstick, very similar to my lipcolor, so it’ll be unnoticeable from afar. That two lipsticks has decent staying power. It will be erased after eating/drinking.
I love this lipstick series. I hope I can buy an orange color.
Don’t be fooled by JPK001 bullet. It’s soft pink, but reality, it’s a tint and can give the color unto bright red.
This is JPK004. It’s peach, but the picture is too dark so it turns orange. Do you see the heart mark on the bullet?
And here is my lips wearing JPK004:
Seems there’s no difference? Well, in actual light, JPK003 will be more bright pink. There’s no me wearing JPK001. And JPK003 bullet is suffering from cracking, so I uses lip brush to apply. Sorry, no picture of JPK003 bullet because of that.
But JPK001 (Don’t be fooled by its bullet color. It will give red color after being applied 2-3 layers) might be the best if you don’t want to stain a glass or coat your lips again because it contains tint in it. Though I’m very lazy to experiment with the color changing layers and keeps using it too red, which I dislike (I don’t like my lips to be too red). The tint itself makes the color stays for a long time, except if I wash my lips with face cleaner. I use Garnier face foam for its lemon scent and light weight on my face. It can erase the tint perfectly too, so I don’t need make up remover. At least for now, that I haven’t use any waterproof eyeliner/mascara.
My one and only US brand lipstick is Maybelline Bold Matte in MAT7, nude color. Yes, from buying pink/red lipstick, I thought I should have nude color. It gives my lips a creamy, almost pink, color, but might be unnoticeable. It’s matte and sometimes, I’m in a pinch if my lips becoming dry. It will show off my chapped lips well. I bought it without reading any review on how a nude lipstick should do, but I’m happy it’s the right one. Because white skintone will suit cream or peach nude lipstick and this Maybelline is in it. Despite that dryness, there’s none that I dislike. The color stays strong even if I wash my lips softly. I don’t wear any lipbalm and glad my lips isn’t that bad nowadays. While when I was in high school, it always went dry to the extent of bleeding (Part of it is because I tend to bit my lips too).
And Etude’s Fresh Cherry Tint PK001 is my best tint, better than Dear My Jelly Lips talk JPK001. Its scent is that of a real cherry and the color is milky-like, even though it will change to a red-er color after applying. Though I finds out the staying power of Dear My Jelly Lips talk JPK001 is way longer than Fresh Cherry Tint. Anyway, this Fresh Cherry Tint can be used as blusher too for its staying power and its liquid texture. Just stay careful not overly put it too much unless you like red color.
This is how it looks like on my lips although half of the outside lips doesn’t coated by the tint. But I really use it on all side. It makes me looks like trying to be ullzang for no reason. I’m not a teenager anymore.
Have I introduced the Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Color? Well, I just got one of it, in OR202 Peach Sugar Cake. The soft peach, pink-cream, color is very cute and it’s one of a thing which makes me like peach color after JPK004. I’ve tried using it as blusher and it’s very good as it. The color is also buildable, from soft peach to about pink if using it more. As an eyeshadow,
it’s very soft but also oily because it’s a cream. Though the shade is very good in my photo, but I rarely put anything on my eyes. As lipstick.. Errr… It’s not that good. The Cupcake All Over Color will make my lips looks dryer and won’t spreading evenly. I decided to order another color, which is OR201 in Orange Choux Cake. Thankfully my university friend sell Korean make up just a few weeks ago so I can ask her everything I want. But it also will decrease my money easily…………… Thanks, my friend!
And here is OR202 on my lips:
As I wanted to look different, I tried to use eyeliner. And it’s Etude House’s Slim & Long Sharp Liner. Not quite good. As a newby, I found it hard to apply because it could break easily. After using it to study for 3-4 times, it’s now just 1.5 cm left. What a waste! And I won’t buy that pencil anymore. It looks cheap and the pencil can break with just touching it, also the packaging isn’t that great.
For skincare, as I’m a lazy girl, I just use Etude Moistfull Collagen Cream & First Essence Special Set. Just two steps so it won’t bother too much time to apply. First, spread the First Essence all over face then continue with applying the cream. These two products has the citrus scent and it’s very warming. It makes my skin feels soft, bouncy, and more bright. Especially if I use it while going on sleep. The next morning, my skin becomes very soft. Though for a minutes after applying, it makes the skin oily for a night. It won’t be a problem because in the morning, it’s all gone after washing my face.
The special set contains the 60ml moistfull collagen cream and 20ml first essence with watery texture, but sticky.
What the cream looks like. It has orange color and citrus scent, similar to first essence, but more soft.
I’ve got TonyMoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack from buying a few products. The texture is white cream, almost like wheat flour. I don’t know what effect it gives to my skin. Just for massaging but I don’t think it’s really functioning for me. Or maybe because I use the Moistfull Collagen after that.
Not that special thing.
That’s all the products I have for now. I might consider buying another from different range and brands. Right now, I’m so in love with Song Hye Kyo’s Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick SYR36 Beige Chiffon. It’s already too late after the drama “That Winter, the Wind Blows” finished (I already noticed the pretty lipstick she had, but didn’t know the brand and at that time, hadn’t interested in cosmetic), but I hope the product won’t be out of stock since the booming of its film already gone. It’s pretty pricey too! And I’m in the middle of waiting for my first mascara and liquid eyeliner. I hope I can study to apply it well so I can be a better person. Alright, I’m in love with cosmetics now after went through broken heart. I’ll be sure to become prettier just for myself. And then, I will still playing games of course. Because it’s my hobby and interest forever. In the middle of playing Dot Kareshi but haven’t finish a route…. Sigh…… (——- T . T ——-)
It’s still a long way to be a pro at make up. I am very late to join the woman’s hobby, but it’s better to notice that as a gamer, I also have life. And that needs some perfection, or not perfect, but prettier. I used to think that cosmetic is bullshit, but in a year, I had changed so much. Why choose Korean cosmetics? Not that I goes to Korean wave, but because they’re soft and cute, and suits my taste of color. Especially for lips. Well, rather than cosmetic, my mom might choose to be proud if I can cook. But yeah, I haven’t interested in it yet. ~~wwww~~~