I’m Alice Nguyen, a 25 year old beauty blogger and the co-founder of Punica Makeup to appeal and encourage people toward truthful glamor without invasive and offensive behaviours. Strongly passionate about finding and sharing variety of skincare and makeup tips that are gonna constantly show our self-appreciation and attractiveness. Also, Desire to unstoppably deliver candid, informative, insightful and creative contents to obtain reader’s gratification and happiness. As a huge fan of cruelty-free, natural products, I really have a great love to organic cosmetics harmful chemical-free, toxin-free and positively, not testing on innocent animals.
The IOPE Air Cushion Intense Cover is my choice in 2017. The product delivers higher coverage than the Matte Longwear, Moisture Long Lasting and Natural.
It remarkably covers up my redness, discoloration, zits and bumps as well as leaves a smooth texture and semi-matte finish. Despite that, it doesn't cause heavy, caked on feelings on my skin. I can find the cushion lightweight enough. Its moisturizing property is more likely to suffice normal, combination and maybe, oily skins because of matte in it. I still need to apply moisturizers beneath to make my skin hydration hold up. Plus, the product description indicates that the intense cover just brings about an average moisturizing level. Then, for dry skins, necessarily do skincare rituals prior to dabbing the cushion on.
I like how it's beautifully buidable, there are not uneven marks or discoloration. The product is very long lasting for seven to eight hours. The intense cover is certainly preferable for skins with many flaws.
I did use the IOPE Air Cushion Matte Longwear two years ago. The product is actually better than the IOPE Air Cushion XP in matte finish.
The matte longwear provides a very airy, smooth texture with a semi-matte finish. It doesn't settle into pores. This is suggestive for oily skin in order to avoid adding up shine and greasiness on complexion. But, it still gives natural radiance to reduce dullness. Also, the shade is more compatible with my skin color. The cushion is very buildable without streaks or uneven patches. It tends to provide light to medium coverage, which can cover up some imperfections, except for bulging bumps and pimples. After a few hours, those nasty blemishes will show up again. Regarding dry skin, this might not be a good option, you should switch to The Air Cushion Moisture Lasting.
The coverage is quite long-lasting for six to seven hours. I highly recommend applying moisturizers prior to putting the cushion in order to sufficiently hydrate skin.
I have been using the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense for nearly a year. I’m literally impressed about its packaging design, indeed spectacular. The product delivers a velvety, satin finish, it’s between matte and dewy, but somehow prone to matte. I absolutely love it.
The product gives natural luminosity without greasiness or stickiness. My skin looks plump and supple. It doesn’t cause excessive sebum production or clogged pores. Moreover, the product gives very lightweight texture and sheer to medium coverage, I can find genuinely comfortable for the whole day. Instead of utterly covering up imperfections, the cushion is prone to neutralize discoloration. It perfectly fits into my skin rather than sit on top, like I’m wearing my brand new skin. To be honest, the cushion provides an impeccable texture for real, this is my holy grail within many cushions that I have ever tried.
However, I think its moisturizing content is mediocre. Back to the time when I started using the cushion, my skin was wrestling with dryness. It was unable to keep my skin hydrated enough during the day. Then, I gotta apply moisturizer underneath to lock my skin in moisture. The product is pretty long-wearing for seven to eight hours.
I really like the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette. It provides eleven eyeshadows inspired by unicorn, majority of them have sparkling finishes. However, there is only one matte eyeshadow that gives a light to medium rosy brown and tends to sheer out.
I’m very digging into shimmery eyeshadows, which are marvelously pigmented and smoothly gliding onto bare skin. But, their flecks of shimmer are quite fallout. Otherwise, the more metallic ones are inclined to deliver beautiful color payoff with chunkier textures, opaque coverage and crumbling surface.
While applying onto eyelids, you can see there are a lot of excess product. These eyeshadows are pretty blendable and buildable. There is one shade for highlighting, which leaves a soft, iridescent sheen on cheekbones.
I've been using the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray for 1 year. The product is really amazing to me. It's very convenient to exfoliate.
After spraying on skin, use hands to spread out and massage all over my face. The product is colorless and watery. The fluid quickly dries down and leaves many tiny clumps. After a few seconds, I rinse off my face with lukewarm water. It results in smooth, clean surface. started using it when my skin was suffering dryness and also frequent breakouts. My skin is also a type of very sensitive.
The product hasn't caused any allergic reaction or exasperated my condition. Even though there might be somehow itchiness while applying, the unpleasant sensation is gone right after washing off. I usually use it once a week to avoid over-utilization. The spray does deliver smoother looking skin and reduce blemishes. My complexion looks healthier and clearer without dry patches or dullness.
I usually used the IOPE Plant Stem Cell Emulsion Skin Perfection with its softener as a toner. The emulsion is designed with milky, thin and a bit fluid consistency as well as fast absorbed into skin. The product is highly concentrated with moisturizing properties. So, I can apply all over my face with just a few drops. When spreading out with my fingers, I can feel it's astoundingly hydrating and refreshing onto skin.
The emulsion restores natural luminosity, elasticity and plumpness. There might be slightly greasiness after applying. It doesn't cause any lingering stickiness, heaviness or sweating in the middle of the day. I often put the emulsion on top of the toner and then, slather some sunscreen before heading outdoor in the morning in order to protect my skin from external aggressors. But, I tend to go for creamier moisturizers to quench my skin's thirst throughout the night.
The emulsion is very moisturizing to smooth out dry patches and fine lines, thus it's ideal for dry, normal, combination and premature aging skins. Speaking of oily skins, I'm not really certain because the emulsion is fairly slippery and greasy with a glowy finish. Girls who have overactive sebaceous glances might need moisturizers which are infused with sebum controlling ingredients. I'm very digging its mild floral scent long lasting on my skin.
I did use the IOPE Plant Stem Cell Softener Skin Perfection last year. The product works as a toner in my skincare ritual. It has a transparent, gel-like texture and extremely lightweight consistency.
The toner is promptly absorbed into my skin layers once applied and blended out, it doesn’t cause any sticky, greasy feelings. It delivers genuinely hydrating and refreshing sensations with mild, relaxing floral scent. I totally love it. The product is infused with plant stem cell extracts, then this is definitely ideal for those who have premature aging skins at the age of 25 years old and over.
It’s better to use the toner with moisturizers to lock skin in moisture and ultimately nourish skin for day long. My complexion is brighter and smoother. I’d recommend the product to most of skin types, maybe except for delicate skins. The product is infused with fragrances which possibly trigger irritation and sensitivity.
I’ve been using the IOPE UV Sun Protector Ex SPF50+PA+++ for several months. The product gives very pale, creamy consistency and a glowy finish. It’s very blendable and buildable and blendable.
There are sometimes be a bit streaky residues on my eyebrows, but mostly it doesn’t leave uneven patchiness and coverage either. The sunscreen rather slightly tones up my complexion without heavy sensation and white cast. Moreover, I didn’t suffer clogged pores or terrible breakouts from it.
I started using the product in the middle of 2017 when my skin was struggling with flakiness. The product is loveable for dry skin to diminish dullness and bring about a healthy radiance. This is very suggestive in cooling weathers, especially winter. I’m not sure about oily folk if you use the sunscreen, it might add up overwhelming shine and greasiness.
The sunscreen is actually quite greasy with the illuminating effect so I usually have to sweep some powder on top to get more matte.
I did try Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow palette last year. It was a very fantastic experience. The product is good with a mixture of matte and frosted finishes. I'm so impressed with its sugary peachy scent, which is indeed noticeable. Shimmery, pearly shades deliver splendid color payoff and glide onto bare skin with denser, however, the more metallic ones have denser textures and tend to fall out. In contrast, the matte shades might be less pigmented and more powdery. The least pigmented shade is White Peach. The palette gives cool, warm and neutral tones that create ethereal, daily and festive makeup.