Stats/Fave Products

Last Update: March 2015

Basic Stats:
  • East Asian descent
  • Late 30s
  • No allergies or health issues
  • Wears daily disposable contact lens
  • Before: extremely oily and acne-prone with seasonal dryness in the winter
  • Lately: combination (dehydrated cheeks/oily T-zone) 
  • Areas of sensitivity: eyes and skin around the mouth
  • Issues and concerns: odd breakouts, sun spots, acne scarring, expression lines/signs of aging
  • 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 (best match) (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)
  • 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 (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 (best match in winter) (review)
  • Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation in 764 Medium Light Beige (winter) (to be reviewed)
  • Sulwhasoo Cream Foundation in #21 (to be reviewed)
  • theBalm time Balm in Light-Medium 
Favourite Makeup:
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ebony (review)
  • Armani Cheek Fabric Blush in #200 
  • BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish in Buttercup 
  • BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles in Papaya/Topaz (review) and Guava/Moonstone
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows in Birthday Suit, Skinny Jeans (review) and RSVP
  • Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep (review)
  • Clarins Bronzing Duo in 02 (review)
  • Clarins Opalescence Face and Blush Powder (review & follow-up)
  • Clinique Lash Power Mascara 
  • Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in 5 Taupe Velours (review)
  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation (discontinued) (review)
  • MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Seduced at Sea (review)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and Indianwood (review)
  • Milani Baked Powder Blush (Luminoso) (review)
  • NARS Blush in Orgasm (review)
  • Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipsticks (review)
  • Stila Convertible Colors in Poppy (review)
Favourite Skin Care Products & Devices:
  • Avene Cleanance TriAcneal (review)
  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir (review)
  • Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15 (review)
  • Clarins Multi-Active Day and Night Creams (review)
  • Clarisonic Mia (review)
  • Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (review)
  • La Roche-Possay Effaclar Duo (review)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Lotion SPF 60 (to be reviewed)
  • LUSH Eau Roma Water (review)
  • Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel (review)
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 45 (review)
  • NUDE Skincare ProGenius Treatment Oil (review)
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Anti-Aging Lactic Acid Cleanser & Mask (review)
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser (Original) (review)
  • REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate (review)
  • Simple Vital Vitamin Restoring Night Cream (review)
  • The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner (review)
  • VICHY Normaderm Tri-Activ Mask (review)
  • VICHY Aqualia Thermal Serum and Light Cream (review)
Best Acne Treatments:
  • Aveda Outer Peace series (review)
  • Avene Cleanance TriAcneal (review)
  • DDF 10% Glycolic Toning Complex (review)
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (review)
  • Murad Acne Spot Treatment (review)
  • Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel (review)
 Favourite Bath/Body Products:
  • Caudalie Divine Oil (review)
  • Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (review)
  • L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream (review)
  • L'Occitane Shea Body Butter (review)
  • Smith's Rosebud Salve (review)
  • The Body Shop Beautifying Oils (Brazil Nut) (review of Moringa and Strawberry)
Favourite Hair Care Products: 
  • CLEAR Hair & Scalp Therapy series (review)
  • Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (review)
  • 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
  • MoroccanOil Intense Curl Cream (review)
  • Nexxus Hydra-Light series (review)
  • The Body Shop Beautifying Oils (review)
Favourite Nail Polish Brands:
  • a-England
  • Dior
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • Illamasqua
  • JINsoon
  • piCture pOlish
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
(list of current favourite shades)

Favourite Perfumes:
  • Anamor All That Matters
  • Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee
  • Caudalie The des Vignes
  • Diptyque Volutes
  • Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarin-Basilic
  • Guerlain Terracotta le Parfum (2014 limited edition)
  • Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
  • Susanne Lang Cashmere
  • Tocca Margaux
  • Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille