INNISFREE – No-Sebum Mineral Powder

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INNISFREE – No Sebum Mineral Powder Review & Swatch

Price: $9.36 CAD
Size: 5 g

Innisfree is a popular Korean brand and one of their most popular products is this mineral powder. They have 2 types of setting powder: the first is a blur powder which has a tint and the second is this mineral powder which is translucent. Both are available in loose and pressed formulas, but today’s review will only be on the No Sebum Mineral Powder in the loose powder version. Continue reading “INNISFREE – No-Sebum Mineral Powder”

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit Review & Swatch

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit
Price: $40 USD (my total = ~$77 CAD everything included)
Size: 6 x 0.15 oz

This palette took over Instagram a while back and was recently released. I was unknowingly waiting for Sephora to stock the palette – until I realized it was exclusive to the Anastasia Beverly Hills website. Anyways, I was able to finally pick up the palette after the restock and am ready to review it now. Continue reading “ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit”

HYLAMIDE- HA Blur

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HYLAMIDE – HA Blur Review & Swatch

Price: $19 CAD
Size: 30 mL

This is a blurring primer that works to scatter light in hopes to hide imperfections. It is said to use a new kind of Hyaluronic Acid powder which works to blur imperfections without compromising the compatibility with makeup.  Continue reading “HYLAMIDE- HA Blur”

HYLAMIDE – Photography Foundation

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HYLAMIDE – Photography Foundation (transparent) Review & Swatch

Price: $20 CAD
Size: 30 mL
Shade: transparent

This product is extremely similar to the product I did my last review on – NIOD – photography fluid. For info on what photography fluid is please refer to that review. Unlike the Niod one – Hylamide has a few shades available: transparent, golden tan, and dark tan which would be better for darker skin tones as the ‘transparent’ one may not blend into the skin as well. Also, the name is a little confusing as they used the word foundation – the product is NOT your typical foundation it is more like a luminous primer – you still need to apply foundation over the skin. Continue reading “HYLAMIDE – Photography Foundation”

NIOD – Photography Fluid

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NIOD – Photography Fluid Revew & Swatch

Price: $30 CAD
Size: 30 mL

 

Side stepping away from Sephora products I recently got into trying out photography fluids. These are products that you apply onto your skin and they create a reflective surface that reflects light in a way that allows your skin to look flawless in photos.


PACKAGING

The whole brand has a unique type of packaging that looks a lot like old school medical products. The photography fluid comes in a glass brown drop tip bottle that looks clean and ‘vintage.’ I did find that there was a little bit of product buildup on the lip of the bottle from taking the dropper in and out. Luckily as I use up the product I have noticed that it is not much of an issue anymore. Overall, besides the product buildup during the first couple of uses the packaging is simplistic and convenient – unfortunately the glass bottle does make it less travel friendly but great otherwise.

SL


PRODUCT

I will first explain what photography fluid is – it is priming fluid that incorporates ‘nano-prismatic’ particles that refract light and work to balance out the look of your skin tone and other imperfections. In essence it is a magical serum that makes your skin look amazing in photos. A couple of brands have created their own version and I have picked up this one and another from Hylamide.

The Noid Photography Fluid has a very liquidy and light weight consistency that smoothes onto the skin effortlessly. However, the liquidy texture does make spot application a little hard as it tends to slide around – however it is great for a quick all over the face application. The product blends smoothly over this skin – though I did notice a little bit of a patchiness – luckily I have noticed that patchiness does not affect the overall outcome too much (so a clean application is not entirely important). After a couple of tests I found it actually worked best for hiding dark circles and any hyper-pigmentation. As for fine lines and wrinkles it made a bigger difference on older skin (like my mother’s) in comparison to my own. Overall, this is a great product if you have an up coming event that will have a lot of photos being taken (ie. Weddings) as it will work to smooth out the appearance of your skin in photos. I have noticed the difference is not as noticeable in person – however it does provide a natural healthy glow to the skin that does work to make you appear more youthful. Do remember though that this product is NOT a skin care product that will fix imperfections it is merely just a ‘cover’ up product that will temporarily hide imperfections.

– SL.


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