Stats/Fave Products

Last Update: August 2015. Affiliate links applied.

Basic Stats:
  • East Asian descent
  • Late 30s
  • No allergies or health issues
  • Wears daily disposable contact lens
  • Before: extremely oily and acne-prone with dehydrated surface and seasonal dryness in the winter
  • Currently: combination (dehydrated cheeks/oily T-zone) 
  • Areas of sensitivity: eyes and skin around the mouth
  • Issues and concerns: odd breakouts, sun spots, acne scarring
  • Light-medium with olive undertones (around NC25 in the winter)
  • Normal hair (neither dry nor oily)
  • Dry scalp
  • Medium in thickness and fullness
  • Naturally curly/wavy; coarse; prone to frizz
  • No colouring, perming or highlighting
Foundation/Powder Shade Matches:
  • Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Sand/Sable (review)
  • Almay Smart Shade Liquid Makeup SPF 15 in Light/Medium (review)
  • BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish in Buttercup (best match)
  • BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème in Buttercup (review)
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation in Natural 4
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in #53 (swatches)
  • By Terry Lumiere Veloutee Ultra Correcting Liquid Foundation in 6 Sunny Beige (review)
  • Cargo Oil Free Lightweight Liquid Foundation in F-20  
  • Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation in M50 (before 2014 reformulation)
  • DIOR DiorSkin Nude BB Crème in Fair 002 (winter) (review)
  • Estee Lauder DoubleWear Light in #2
  • Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation in Natural (summer)
  • Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Shell (slightly pale) (review)
  • Hourglass Veil Fluid Foundation in Nude (slightly pink) (review)
  • Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer in Butter (best match)
  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation in Sunny Beige (best match) (discontinued)
  • Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Medium Ivory (slightly pale)
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude (slightly pale; I'm between Nude and Sand)
  • L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation in W3
  • L'Oreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute in 170 Natural Beige (discontinued) (review)
  • MAC Studio Sculpt in NC25
  • Makeup Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation in 205 Medium Beige
  • Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation in No. 40
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in 103 True Ivory (winter) and 200 Soft Beige (summer) (review)
  • Silkygirl Magic BB Powder Foundation SPF 20 in 03 Medium (summer) (review)
  • Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation in O40 Natural Fair Ochre (winter) (review)
  • Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation in 764 Medium Light Beige (winter) (first impression; review)
  • Sulwhasoo Cream Foundation in #21 
  • theBalm time Balm in Light-Medium 
Favourite Makeup:
Favourite Skin Care Products & Devices:
  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir (review)
  • Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (review)
  • Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel (review)
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 45 (review) - on fourth bottle
  • Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex 
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Anti-Aging Lactic Acid Cleanser & Mask (review)
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser (Original) (review) - used 3-4 bottles in past
  • REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate (review) - used 2 bottles in past
  • Simple Vital Vitamin Restoring Night Cream (review) - used 2 jars in past
  • VICHY Aqualia Thermal Serum and Light Cream (review) - purchased both for second tries
Best Acne Treatments:
  • Aveda Outer Peace series (review) - purchased spot treatment twice
  • Avene Cleanance TriAcneal (review)
  • DDF 10% Glycolic Toning Complex (review)
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (old formula) (review) - repurchased 3-4 times
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+] (new formula) (review) - finished once
  • Murad Acne Spot Treatment (review) - used 3 tubes in past
  • Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel (review) - used 2 bottles in past
 Favourite Bath/Body Products:
  • Caudalie Divine Oil (review)
  • L'Occitane Shea Body Butter (review)
  • Smith's Rosebud Salve (review) - used countless tins in past
Favourite Hair Care Products: 
  • CLEAR Hair & Scalp Therapy series (review) - used many bottles; have a new set to be reviewed
  • Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (review) - on second bottle
  • Dove Damage Solutions Intensive Repair Shampoo (review)
  • Dove Oxygen Moisture series (review)
  • Dove Pure Care Dry Oil (review)
  • John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Serum (review
  • MoroccanOil Original Treatment - on second bottle
  • MoroccanOil Intense Curl Cream (review)
  • Nexxus Hydra-Light series (review)
Favourite Nail Polish Brands:
  • Dior
  • JINsoon
  • piCture pOlish
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure