Stats/Fave Products

Last Update: April 2014

Basic Stats:
  • East Asian descent
  • Mid-30s
  • No allergies or health issues
  • Wears daily disposable contact lens
Skin:
  • Before: oily and acne-prone with seasonal dryness in the winter
  • Lately: combination/dehydrated/oily T-zone 
  • Areas of sensitivity: eyes and skin around the mouth
  • Issues and concerns: odd breakouts, sun spots, acne scarring, expression lines, early signs of aging
  • Light-medium with olive undertones (around NC25 in the winter)
Hair: 
  • Normal hair (neither dry nor oily)
  • Dry scalp
  • Medium in thickness and fullness
  • Naturally curly/wavy; prone to frizz
  • No colouring or highlighting
Foundation/Powder Shade Matches:
  • Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Sand/Sable (best match)
  • Almay Smart Shade Liquid Makeup SPF 15 in Light/Medium
  • BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish in Buttercup (best match)
  • BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème in Buttercup 
  • By Terry Lumiere Veloutee Ultra Correcting Liquid Foundation in 6 Sunny Beige
  • Cargo Oil Free Lightweight Liquid Foundation in F-20  
  • Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation in M50
  • Estee Lauder DoubleWear Light in #2
  • Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation in Natural (summer)
  • Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Shell (slightly pale)
  • Hourglass Veil Fluid Foundation in Nude (slightly pink)
  • Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer in Butter (best match)
  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation in Sunny Beige (best match)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Silkygirl Magic BB Powder Foundation SPF 20 in 03 Medium (summer)
  • Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation in O40 Natural Fair Ochre (best match in winter)
  • Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation in 764 Medium Light Beige
  • Sulwhasoo Cream Foundation in #21
  • theBalm time Balm in Light-Medium 
Favourite Makeup:
  • ALBEIT Lipstick in Azalea
  • BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish in Buttercup 
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows in Birthday Suit and RSVP
  • By Terry Blush Veloute in 2 Peach Nude  
  • Clarins Opalescence Face and Blush Powder
  • Clinique Lash Power Mascara 
  • Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Corrector
  • Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Lipsticks
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (Dim and Radiant)
  • Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum 
  • Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation 
  • Laura Mercier Transluscent Loose Setting Powder
  • LORAC Pro Palette
  • MAC Blushes (Peaches and Breath of Plum)
  • MAC Nude On Board Pro Longwear Bronzer
  • Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush 
  • NARS The Multiple in Maui
  • NARS Blush in Orgasm 
  • Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter 
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
  • Stila Convertible Colors (Peony and Poppy)
Favourite Skin Care Products & Devices:
  • Avene Cleanance TriAcneal 
  • Bioderma Sensibio Micelle Solution (review)
  • Boscia Blotting Linens 
  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir (review)
  • CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (review)
  • Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed (review)
  • Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15 (review)
  • Clarisonic Mia (review)
  • Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm (review)
  • La Roche-Possay Effaclar Duo (review)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Lotion SPF 60
  • LUSH Eau Roma Water
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 45 (review)
  • NUDE Skincare ProGenius Treatment Oil 
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Anti-Aging Lactic Acid Cleanser & Mask
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser (Original)
  • REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate (review)
  • Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel (review)
  • Simple Vital Vitamin Restoring Night Cream (review)
  • The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner (review)
  • The Body Shop Aloe Day Moisturizer
  • Vichy Idealia Life Serum (review)
Best Acne Treatments:
  • Aveda Outer Peace series (review)
  • Avene Cleanance TriAcneal
  • 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)
Favourite Hair Care Products: 
  • CLEAR Hair & Scalp Therapy series (review)
  • Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (review)
  • Bumble & Bumble Dry Spun Finish 
  • 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
  • CHANEL
  • Dior
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • JINsoon
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure