My dad is a writer, and when he runs out of material for his articles, he "resorts to making lists"--his words. He told me he can't get why people love lists. I think there are a bunch of reasons-- lists offer us insight, however brief or small, into a person's life; lists are like 'real' articles, but aren't TL;DR (too long; don't read) or HWoTs (huge walls of text); lists are pretty straightforward.
I for one love making lists, Dad. :)
Here are my top 5 favorite products for March 2010 (yes, yes, it's a bit late for March! Don't hurt me. /)_(\ I finished the text on the 31st but waited until this morning to take pictures):1. Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in Sheer Glowing Skin, P698
I cannot emphasize my love for this BB cream, my absolute favorite one so far. It makes me glow, but not in the discoball-slash-the-product-I'm-using-ha
s-a-bajillion-tiny-glitter-flecks-in-it kind of way, but in a very natural, I-take-really-good-care-of-my-skin-so-no
w-I-look-totally-flawless-and-gorgeous way. It makes you look poreless, and it even healed the blemishes on the side of my nose after only a week's use! Can't speak for its oil control, as I'm not really oily to begin with. My T-zone doesn't shine up though, even after several hours of wear. ...That is pretty much the summary of my upcoming review for this thing, too. XD So feel free to skip that one if you find it TL;DR. 2. Beauty Credit Lovely Q10 Pearl Shine Makeup Base, P675.
I took a chance on this! Beauty Credit is relatively unheard of here, and to my knowledge there are only two physical locations where you can ogle their goods--the Watson's in SM Mall of Asia, and the Watson's at SM The Block. I bought this on the recommendation of The Muse (♥), and I'm glad I did! It's a primer, but it has fine glittery-type specks mixed into it to make your face appear brighter (not shinier, rest assured). For best effects, I mix it in with my BB cream (I find that it works best with my Etude House BB creams, but I'm certain you can replicate the effect with any BB cream). The combination makes you look fresh and radiant, completely natural, but with a little something extra. :D 3. Saizen charcoal mask, P85.
A lot of my current buys are influenced by good, if not glowing reviews from the ladies over at Girltalk. :) This is one of them. I use it once or twice a week (if I remember to, lol), and it makes my skin brighter and smoother. It also makes my skin AMAZINGLY cleaner, extracting all the gunk out of my pores. And if the full-face mask isn't your thing, you can also opt to use it on your nose as a pore strip. My advice is to not to get any on your eyebrows and on your eyelid area; you can if you want, though. It'll just be painful, and you may rip out some of your eyebrow hairs in the process. Don't let the price tag fool you-- this charcoal mask is awesome. I've gotten my boyfriend, both my sisters, and my dad (!) into it. :D 4. The Face Shop Shimmer Liner Pencil in Bronze, P355.
An example of love at first swatch. It's a bit pricey for a liner, but this is amazing stuff! It's creamy and well-pigmented. This works well with brown-eyed girls (like the Kpop group!), as the color makes your eyes look brighter and more awake. The pencil is made out of a plasticky material, but don't worry--any standard pencil sharpener will work just fine. :) 5. Maybelline Lip Smooth Extra Care lipbalm in Cool Mint, P89.75 (Sorry for the wonky cap in the first picture! XD;)
Found this in Rustan's Fresh along Tomas Morato while doing groceries. I am loving this! While it says it's a lipbalm, it leaves a transparent sheen on your lips, good enough for those days when you just want to wear a plain gloss. :D It's not sticky and non-drying. The moisture factor, however, isn't up to par with Human Heart Nature peppermint lipbalm or Burt's Bees lipbalms. No tingling minty sensation here, but it does smell like a combination of mint and vanilla, two scents which I love. So if you don't need major moisture in your lipbalm, this is a great drugstore-brand lipbalm to check out. :)
What are your top 5 favorite products in the past month? :)