3 Asian Beauty Tools I Love (and a Couple I Can Live Without)

3 Asian Beauty Tools I Love (and a Couple I Can Live Without)

So I had this revelation while shopping at Target the other day. I was doing an unenthusiastic token pass through the beauty aisles, thinking about how long it's been since I really stopped and actively looked for beauty products to buy there, when I realized: I don't even buy freaking cotton pads at the drugstore anymore. [...]

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Wearable Lavender FOTD and Lioele, Peripera, and Too Cool for School Swatches and Mini-Reviews

Wearable Lavender FOTD and Lioele, Peripera, and Too Cool for School Swatches and Mini-Reviews

Lavender is one of my favorite colors (and fragrances), but I had a hard time finding wearable lavender makeup until I started checking out Asian products. Today I went for light lavender eyes and lavender blush to liven up a black T-shirt on a spring day. I call this look "I used a very light [...]

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

First Impressions feat. CosRX AHA, Memebox Finds, Milani Baked Blushes, and More

Man. I haven't gotten the chance to try out so many new products, all at once, since I first started getting into Asian skin care. I got really lucky this month and got my hands on some really interesting things, and while it's too early for me to write up thorough reviews of them, I'm [...]

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

Feels Like Summer FOTD feat. Japanese Blush Fail

The other day, I read an article on Refinery29 about a Japanese blush style that sounded like it might work for me. The method involves placing the blush quite high up on the cheeks and blending it out horizontally rather than at the angle of the cheekbones. It creates a more youthful, soft, and round-cheeked appearance [...]

Review: Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream

Review: Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream

Note: This post was updated on March 9, 2015 with some additional notes on product fragrance. It took me a long time to get over my resistance to BB creams. I've always thought of BB creams as just another variety of "concealment" makeup, which isn't my thing. My approach towards makeup focuses on enhancement rather than concealment. [...]

Soft Spring Face of the Day Feat. Quick Tutorial for Asian Lashes

Soft Spring Face of the Day Feat. Quick Tutorial for Asian Lashes

It's a lovely sunny day where I am, the perfect kind of day for a soft spring look. This quick and easy FOTD builds a little extra pink on top of my everyday makeup look and only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to do. Products, tools, and some tips for short and stubborn Asian [...]

International Face of the Day feat. Japanese mascara, Korean BB cream, and US everything else.

International Face of the Day feat. Japanese mascara, Korean BB cream, and US everything else.

Well! Finally managed to take a few selfies that don't make me cringe and want to live in a cave forever, so here's my first FOTD. Pictures taken in indirect natural light, a few feet away from the bedroom window at midday. Product list and tools below! Product list: Skin: Missha M Perfect Cover BB [...]