Oh My Gloss Blog Beauty Faves of 2015 

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This should have been a post for this Wednesday before the New Year, but I didn’t have the time to write while I was in Japan. So here it is, my 2015 beauty favorites! These products didn’t necessarily come out in 2015. It more of what I purchased last year that I would repurchase or recommend to you and others. I will list them in categories so it’s easier to read. Here we go!

Foundation-

Hands down I love the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation. It makes my skin look so good in photos and in real life. It stays on for the whole day, great texture, and it feels comfortable to wear. I took a break from it for like two weeks and when I wore it again I noticed how great it looked on my skin.

Concealer-

NARS. Radiant. Creamy. Concealer. I think I’ve bought three concealers last year, but they don’t compare to this one. I’ve repurchased this one before and it still hasn’t disappointed me. The texture is creamy but not sticky and has enough pigmentation to cover my dark circles and lighten up dark areas around the nose and mouth.

BB Cushion-

I haven’t reviewed this one yet for some reason, but the Laneige BB Cushion (Pore Control) makes my skin so smooth. Great for those who have combination/oily skin types. It’s a semi matte finish so your skin looks very natural. It’s really good for on the go, just pat it all over and you have poreless looking skin fast without having to prep your skin with a base or set it with something afterwards. Two thumbs up for this one.

Highlighter-

This is a hard one because I love all of my highlighters that I’ve bought in 2015… But if I really have to choose it would be the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal. I die every time I put it on! It’s so gorgeous on the skin and stays on all day to keep my face looking glow-tastic.

Blush-

MAC mineralize blushes. I have one called petal power and I love using it all the time. I think the Mineralize line from MAC is very good because I also like the Mineralize skinfinishes and the Mineralise foundation. The blushes start out sheer and you can easily build on it. For me blushes have to be some what sheer because It can take just one brush stroke to make me look like a clown.

Lip products-

Espoir No Wear Luster Lipsticks! So many glorious colors. Great texture. PIGMENTED. I really love them. I bought 4 when they came out in Summer of last year.

The Face Shop Ink Lipquid Moisture. A combination of a lip tint, lipstick, and lipgloss. Stays put all day and the pigmentation is very good as well.

Eye products-

Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara I think was my favorite mascara purchase last year. I think it’s better than the Benefit Roller Lash that I got in early 2015. It’s much cheaper and it does what it says it does in the packaging. I have no rubbing off and holds my curl very well.

Skin care-

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. Something about it, I don’t really know, but my skin feels very nice after I use it and my skin texture is so much better since I started using it. It’s expensive, I think its worth getting.

Almond Oil is my best friend. I use it every day, it’s very rich and moisturising. Also very cheap.

So these were my faves of 2015 and I will continue to use them in 2016! I hope you all had a fantastic New Years and I can’t wait to see how this blog will bloom this year. Thank you for all your support in 2015 and I hope you will continue to visit and support me in 2016!

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My Top 5 MAC Repurchases!

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Happy hump day! So I have this week to finish and then three weeks of vacation!!! Woohoo! I can’t wait! Today I want to share my top 5 MAC repurchases. The only reason I would want to repurchase something is because the product worked for me and I loved it! So here are some of my MAC loves that I would use again and again.

1. Mineralize Moisture Foundation (NC30)

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I haven’t repurchased this one but once I run out I will definitely go back and get it. I got it earlier this year and I loved it from the beginning. The formula is very moisturising and it’s great for my dry skin. The texture is lightweight even though it is a moisturising foundation, and gives you a light to medium coverage. It has a dewy/satiny finish so it looks very natural. Also, the formula includes SPF so on the days that I happen to forget to put on sunscreen I can have at least some protection throughout the day. I just really like it because it’s just a great foundation for everyday and all seasons. It’s about $35.00USD/52,000KRW.

2. Lipglass in Nymphette

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I have bought this lipgloss 3 times because the color is gorgeous! Its a pink gloss with gold shimmer. When the light hits the gloss you get a nice sunny pink golden glow. I think it’ll compliment any skin tone, its not very glittery or cyborg pearly. I can wear it alone or I can put it on top of a lipstick and it will just make it extra special. Can you tell how much I love this color? It’s a little sticky but I don’t mind it so much because I don’t have to reapply again and again. It’s just so purty for any occasion. Each tube goes for $15.00USD/29,000KRW

3. Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle and Global Glow

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Ok so this is a two for one.. I couldn’t decide which MNSF to pick so I just did both. Soft and Gentle has been my go to highlighter for many years. You can go really sheer or go insane and it’ll still look good. Haha I might be exaggerating a little, but it’s a really good highlighting shade for anyone in my opinion. It’s not overly glittery so you’re not going to look like your 9th grade homecoming picture. On the MAC website they say its a gilded peach bronze, I can’t really tell if its bronze but it’s such an easy color and texture to brush on. Global glow is from the same line but a different shade. I can use this as a bronzer/highlighter/cheek color. It’s very versatile and it gives my skin a bit of warmth and a nice glow. It’s a gold tan color but has a silver sheen that’ll make it very wearable for any skin tone. Both are $32.00USD/45,000KRW each.

4. Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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ICONIC LIPSTICK. MATTE. RED. RETRO. PIGMENTED. JUST GORGEOUS. Apologies for the all caps… but seriously my favourite red of all time. I use the Cherry lip liner from MAC with it. It’s a color that brightens up my complexion and I think even my teeth. It’s a blue red so it has that effect. It’s definitely a red that will make you wanna show everyone and it lasts all day. Each lippie is $16.00USD/29,000KRW

5. Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

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This has been a recent purchase but I have been using its everyday before I apply my eyeshadow. It’s very creamy but it dries quickly to a matte finish. It is a great base for your eyeshadow to last a long time. Also, it gives you a clean base color to work with. It won’t crease either because it sticks to your lids. Each pot is $21.00USD/28,000KRW

I hope you like my picks 🙂

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What’s In My Makeup Bag: Weekend Trip Edition

Hey! It’s about that time to go on weekend trips during the Summer months. Even though I love makeup I really hate carrying it around when I travel. So, what do I take in my makeup bag you ask? Here’s my essential travel makeup list.

1. Sunscreen!

This is an essential for any day and occasion. Most likely you’re at a church retreat you’re going to be doing outside activities. So protect your skin UVA and UVB rays by applying sunscreen 20 mins before you head out.

2. MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

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Love this stuff. You can use this as a bronzer, highlighter, or a blush. It’s a great color on any skin tone and it just makes your skin look radiant and glowy. It’s a perfect tan color with a silver sheen so you’re not going to look orange. I usually brush it high on my cheeks up to the temples and with any remaining powder on the brush I dust it on the bridge of my nose, forehead and chin.

3. Stila Kitten Smudge Crayon

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Stila Kitten eye shadow is a cult classic and it also comes in a smudge crayon form. It’s a shimmery pink nude and it’s flattering on anyone. Its great because I don’t need to carry an eye shadow brush and I can line my water line, brighten the inner corners of my eyes and accent my brown bone all with this one crayon. Just pop some color around your eye lids and with your finger blend and smudge to give your eyes a brighter look.

4. Benefit Roller Lash

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I won’t need to fuss around with an eyelash curler with this mascara! A few swipes and lifted and lengthened lashes! No clumps either. You can read a detailed review here.

5. Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow

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Keep your #browsonfleek the whole weekend with this double ended brow pen. One side is a brow tint pen then the other side is a brow mascara to keep your brows stay in place and coat them in a natural brow color. The tint lasts about three days as long as you touch it up the next day.

6. Dior Addict Lip Glow 

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Moisturizing and it gives your lips a nice pinky glow. The color adjusts to the chemical of your lips, thus enhancing your natural lip color. Easy to wear and the color is flattering on everyone.

7. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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The best concealer ever! It has great coverage but it doesn’t feel thick or sticky. So you can cover spots and dark circles on the go! The wand makes it easy to cover specific areas you want.

All of this will fit in a compact makeup bag. Get packing and have a great weekend!

Etude House March Haul

Not long ago I did a mini shopping spree at Etude House, which is a very pink and girly Korean cosmetic brand, and bought myself some of the new products they had in store. I will write individual reviews and pictorials soon, but for now check out the Liquid in Lips review.

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I got the Face Designing Brightener in Pink Beam Face, Give Me Chocolate eyeshadow in Cacao Fudge #3, Color in Liquid Lips in Rose in Bloom PK004, and Play 101 Pencil in #35. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about them! Stay tuned~