Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Smoky Brown & B-liv Update

Only 7 more days of school and I can finally be certified to teach ESL yay! I'm so glad I'm done my practicum, there was so much involved for lesson planning just to get those good marks.
Now that I'm done for the day, here's an EOTD~!

Makeup Used:
RMK Jelly x Powder Eyes 05 Shiny Beige Brown LE
MM Lash Expander Frame Plus
Paul & Joe Pencil Liner black
Blending brush

First using the orangey brown jelly shadow up to the crease by patting it on. It's a very strange shadow, not quite jelly and not quite powder, but has a powdery finish.

Line the eyes with black and lining on an upwards angle and extend it out slightly. I made sure to add extra liner on the outer corners for blending later. This part doesn't have to be perfect, as long as there's enough liner to blend upwards and make it smoky.

Using the brown shade, blend the liner up or until there's no visible line. I concentrated most of the color on the outer part and blended it in.

Line 1/3 of the way in with 2L and blend the brown shade on top.

I decided to dust off the MM mascara. Haven't used it for a long time because it has a history of giving me racoon eyes sometimes. I wish I had more lower lashes to apply mascara too~!

I really wish the colors weren't so washed out in pictures...

Before the B-liv update, for those who have access to Costco in the GTA area, there is a 3 pack of L'oreal G0 360 Clean face washes for $19.99!! Wal-mart sells them for $9 something each. I got mine at the Warden and Ellesmere location.

To look back at the initial review, click here

After 4 days of using only the B-liv products, I caved and went back to using the Clarisonic at night. The facewash and serum didn't do a good job a keeping my pores clean and there were noticable white heads on my nose.

Week 1
I wasn't expecting a major change after a week. The Off With Those Heads serum didn't really make much of a difference besides making my nose look a bit smoother. Maybe it's because I started using the Clarisonic again at night. I used a different cleanser when washing my face at night.
I didn't notice a huge difference for the face wash and moisturizer. However, I really liked the mask. I only use it on my nose area and after rinsing, the whiteheads were flushed out and sitting on top of my skin. This time, I used Naris Up egg shell peel to yank it out and it worked quite well.

Week 2
Again, not a big difference except for looking a little bit smoother. When I used the mask again, it did a good job at flushing out the crap from my pores.
The bad part this week is the moisturizer was either drying out my skin or not moisturize enough. The area around my mouth started to get dry quickly so I had to use another moisturizer on top.
Also, the serum started to make my nose and the area between my brows flaky and dry. I don't think it's the Clarisonic's fault either since I've been using this way before trying these products.

I had expected a lot out of these products, but sadly, it didn't work too well for me except for the mask (which I would recommend). Maybe in the summer when it gets humid, the moisturizer will be better for my skin. So for now, I have stopped using the products except for the mask and cleanser.


jewels said...

wow eye makeup so simple and easy... love it!

that's the costco i go to too...u so close.

Lulu said...

oo congrats on almost getting ur ESL certification :D

That's a great deal of the cleanser, i was really curious about it as well, too bad it didn't work as well as we had hoped! The mask sounds lovely though, I like it when masks help to make whiteheads easier to extract!

Sherry said...

nice set :D

hehe.. like the tutorial

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Stephanie T. said...

That's a big big nose. The pores look smaller in the second pic.

☆Anastacia☆ said...

you always doing such nice and soft eye make-up! love the tutorial!

Edna said...

Congrats on the ELL certification.

I love your natural looking looks :)

ning * star said...

i like this look. <3

Popcorn said...

The eye look is really pretty~

miss wiggle said...

The peachy orange looks really nice on you! :D

My pores are about the same size as yours. xD When clogged, they are 5x larger than that though, haha. I haven't found anything to help shrink them long term, but I really love my extraction tool. :)

Vivi said...

Hmm.. Have you tried the Go360 cleansers yet? I have been trying out the normal green one, but I'm not sure if it is too drying. My skin feels really good right afterwards but then later it feels a little flaky. I just probably need to apply a richer moisturizer. So please do a review on the orange and pink bottles! I'd like to know how much better they are.

izumi said...

what a pretty look :) nice and natural.