Asked by cuppamarai
The Ben Nye Banana Powder is definitely suited for medium to dark skin tones! A lot of medium to deeper skin tones like a yellow toned highlight under the eyes or on other areas of the face to highlight. Yellow is brightening and the Banana powder can be great for setting a light under eye concealer keeping the light color prominent keeping that highlighted effect. However if you have a more fair skin tone the Banana powder can just come off too yellow, but they do have other shades!
All the Ben Nye Luxury Powders are very light weight, semi translucent powders. They won’t provide much coverage but they won’t look white in flashback like some translucent powders since they arent stark white. They also have more colors than the popular Banana shade so if you are more fair skin i’d recommend trying Cameo or Buff!
The Ben Nye Luxury Powders are super light weight and silky and can be used all over as a light setting powder or under the eyes/to highlight the face. Depending on your skin tone you can use Banana under your eyes like Kim K as a yellow toned highlight or all over the face if you’re a more light medium skin tone.
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LJH Vital CC Cream and Oxygen Bubble Brightening Pack Trial
I hadn’t heard a whole lot about LJH (Lee Jiham) Doctor’s Care Cosmeceutical products before this, but I recently got the opportunity to check out some of their best-selling products via HKCplaza.com. They might not be the most well-known internationally but they were apparently one of the first companies in Korea to start selling cosmeceutical products (cosmetics with skin-treatment properties).
Outside of Korea, it’s hard to get hold of their products but HKCplaza.com ships internationally for free - without any minimum purchase required. The products aren’t cheap though, so it’s up to you which products to check out, and make sure you take note of the free trial product redemption and discount code at the end of the post!
Above are demos of 2 bestsellers; the Oxygen Bubble Brightening Pack, and Vital CC Cream.
Oxygen Bubble Brightening Pack is a rinse-off oxygenating mask similar to Bliss’s. What it does is:
- Brightens and evens
How you use it? You apply 1-2 pumps of the white-ish gel over your face and it will quickly puff into a layer of fine foam. After that, you can start to rub it in until it disappears.
My experience? This does brighten and remove dead skin very well, but if you have sensitive skin, don’t leave it on or rub too long. I felt a bit of mild stinging when I rubbed and rubbed for a longer than instructed. This is a quick-acting mask!
For those that wonder: this brightens by exfoliating; no bleach and I wouldn’t try or recommend anything that does!
Price in SGD: $58
A lot of CC creams claim to correct skin tone but end up an odd color with little coverage. This is a white cream that blends out and adjusts to a skin-tone and does a decent job of covering flaws.
Natural-looking satin finish (not matte, not dewy)
Evens out skin tone and texture with medium coverage
Natural, neutral coloring
Vitamin C and plant extracts to condition, protect and treat the skin
How you use it? Just dab on and blend like you would any product. I would recommend working with your fingers just so you can properly activate the pigment capsules or it can look a bit pale and unnatural if not blended out well.
My experience? Definitely worth checking out if you’re a BB/CC cream fan. This is more natural looking than a lot of BB or CC creams from Korean brands that have very few shade options. It really doesn’t look like makeup after blended in. Just nicer skin. You won’t need much concealer after that. It promises to be gentle enough and non-aggravating for acne-prone skins but you will probably need a bit of powder to help it last longer if you are very oily.
Price in SGD: $72 (But this is 50% off now while stocks last so it’s $36!)I would say to start with the CC Cream if you’re really interested in this brand. They have a new face cream and Propolis Ampoule that I’m curious about as well, but to be perfectly honest it is not a cheap brand. If you’re getting anything, make sure to redeem one of the free starter kits!10% discount code: SB01000JAD (usage guideline)
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