Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush: To Apply Liquid Foundation For That Flawless Airbrushed Effect

If there is one face brush I had to choose, and one brush only, to apply everything from foundation to contouring powder to bronzer to blush to highlight, it would be the Sigma F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush.

When I made the switch from compact foundation to liquid foundation (*ahem* powder accentuates fine lines. Signs of aging), I didn’t know how to apply liquid foundation properly. Recommendations included the use of fingers, makeup wedges, makeup the expensive MAC 187 and Beauty Blender.

I never liked applying liquid foundation with my fingers because firstly, how clean can your fingers get? Secondly, some liquid foundations take such effort to wash off! The Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation is one – it just makes the fingers and hand all oily and yucky. Lastly and most importantly, the use of fingers to apply liquid foundation never gave me that effect Sigma F80 has.

As for makeup wedges, I bought a pack of 20 and the remaining pack of 15 are still sitting there pretty, waiting for the day I will use them for… art and craft, maybe? They soak up so much liquid foundation product and leave little to apply on the skin! Disastrous! And they’re not exactly environmentally-friendly, what with all that disposable throwing away business, ya know~

I did a lot of research on the best brush to apply liquid foundation with, and it came down to 2 brushes – the MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush (U$42.00) and the Sigma F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush (U$16.00).


How To Get Squeaky Clean Makeup Brushes With The Daiso Detergent For Puff And Sponge!

Makeup brushes harbor plenty of bacteria from product residue, skin oils, dust, and old, oxidized colors. Imagine all that bacteria vacationing in the deep, dark ravines of the bristles, waiting to contaminate your skin!

It is therefore a good habit to deep clean your brushes at least once a week. I deep clean my brushes every weekend, which is considered normal for brushes used on your own skin.

I have professed my newfound adoration for the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge in the previous article. Let’s continue with how exactly to get your makeup brushes from dirty to spotless in mere minutes!

Here are the steps for washing your gunk-filled makeup brushes with the Daiso Detergent!

You’ll need:


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Foundation for Daily Use: Lancôme Maqui Blanc Miracle Natural Brightening Creator Liquid Foundation SPF 26 BO-01

I was hearing a lot about the New Lancome Maqui Miracle product range that promises to ‘unveil your skin’s radiance with the new Aura-Bright technology’.

I never get taken in to bombastic words that merely describe some new formula tweaked from the old. On the other hand, I get deceived by the highly photoshopped faces that model for the brand and products. HAHAHA!

The MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation is a great love of mine due to the matte finish it gives, but it goes on a little rich and perhaps because of its opaque squeeze tube, I never know how much of the product is left. So I feel insecure about it running out soon.

A light-weight foundation for everyday use would be ideal. Then I chanced upon the Lancome Maqui Blanc Miracle which is made in Japan and specifically for Asian skin. HOORAY!



Want to Remove Stubborn Waterproof Eyeliner? Don’t Count on the Silkygirl Hydra Clean Makeup Remover

Just like day and night, when there’s a ‘best’, there must always be a ‘worst’. I haven’t tried every single makeup remover there is in the market (who has?!), but enough to attest that while some outshine the others by a mile, others must be buried ten feet under.

I am on my 4th (5th?) bottle of my favorite Biore Makeup Remover for Eye and Lip and intend to re-purchase it for as long as it is in existence because it does an excellent job of removing even the most tenacious of smudgeproof and water-resistant eye makeup.

Staying over at a friend’s house one night, I had forgotten to pack the Biore Makeup Remover. She kindly lent me her Silkygirl Hydra Clean Makeup Remover and after using it, I screamed at her told her I was shocked that she had been subjecting her eyes and face to such great distress!

What it claims:
Hydra Clean Makeup Remover is a mild and gentle lotion that effectively removes all traces of makeup.
Formulated with moisturizing properties for sensitive and dehydrated skin. Contains Bio-White to brighten skin tone.

Does Not Remove Waterproof and Smudgeproof Makeup

Being a girl who must only use smudgeproof eyeliner and mascara, the Silkygirl Hydra Clean Makeup Remover is not strong enough to remove eye makeup that is resilient to water, oil, and sweat.


My Current Holy Grail Mascara – Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara

Different products really do work very differently for everyone.

When I was doing research on the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara to see if people love this mascara as much as I do, I chanced upon many, many negative reviews about this mascara.

The Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite PowerMascara is one of the best mascaras I have ever used, yet I see people on MUA slaughtering it with the most terrible of opinions based on personal experience.

When I read through the negative things said about the Lancome mascara, I immediately associated those remarks with other less outstanding mascaras, like the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara (which many people like, but didn’t work for me) – unable to hold a curl, or the Pop Beauty mascara – thick, gooey, clumpy, or other mascaras that failed to make it to the back of my memory.

But certainly not the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara! This is definitely Holy Grail. I have been using it dilligently almost every day since I got it 2 months ago.

Gimmicky Vibration or Real Lash Booster?

I don’t know about you, but I get such a real kick out of putting something vibrating at my lashes. Terrifying at first, yes, but there is very little possibility that you will end up electrocuting  yourself and poking your eyes with the vibrating mascara wand.