Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Review

Hey everyone! I just got back to campus for school so as I’m adjusting this is going to be a pretty brief post. I have some really great content planned but for now hopefully, you find this review interesting!

I recently reviewed the Laneige Laneige BB Cushion and absolutely loved it. I decided to venture into their skincare line with a sleeping mask. Personally, I believe a sleeping mask is just a moisturizer that wanted a fancy title. This fancy moisturizer really did do its job. I have some dry patches on my face, and after continuous use of this, it really helped. I do realllly love the Dr Brandt Recovery Sleeping Mask . 

However, This mask is double in price and has a lot more claims than Laneige’s I really do enjoy this as a moisturizer that packs a punch while being light and comfortable on the skin. It has little fragrance and is this beautiful light blue color. Love the packaging.

How much is in a jar?

2.3 fl. oz.

How Much?

$25

What would you compare it to?

It has the same presentation and feel as the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. For about the same size, it’s also half the price.

Luxury battle: tatcha water cream and SK-II RNA power (and a great dupe!)

Hey guys! I’m introducing a new series to my blog tentatively called luxury battle! Do I have enough money to buy these obscenely expensive products? No. BUT I do get a lot of trial sizes and samples from Sephora. I tried each of these products for a week and will let you know what I thought!

Disclaimer: I do not think spending this kind of money is worth it. I have a drugstore cheat sheet on finding amazing products for a low price coming soon. This series is just for fun.

First up: Tatcha the water cream

Price: $68

Size: 1.7

I got a .34 ounce version of this product, and it smells SO GOOD. It has tatchas signature smell. But no one pays 68 dollars just for the smell of a moisturizer. It gets a lot of hype, especially in the beauty community: it’s light in texture and melts in the skin a lot more seamlessly that the SK-II moisturizer. Both products claim to be anti-aging. Tatcha addresses this claim by using “green tea, rice, and algae” (Sephora.com)

Up next, SK-II RNA power face cream

Price: $230

Size: 2.7 ounces

that’s right 230 dollars. That’s 57 Starbucks drinks I could get. It does have another ounce extra on tatcha. Meaning it would be about $144.81 for comparative purposes with tatchas size. It’s a lot of money for a moisturizer. They use pietra, which is in every SK-II product, as well as their “RNA complex” which is soy and yeast proteins.

The consistency is somehow lighter than tatchas. It doesn’t melt into the skin as quickly, but it’s airy and so light it feels luxurious putting it on.

Which did I like better?

I can’t say which is better in anti aging, because I only used them for a week each and also don’t have any wrinkles yet. However, I really felt a difference in my skin with SK-II’s moisturizer. I loved using up this trial size and wish it was about $230 dollars cheaper. For the price the water cream is a much better choice. Still expensive, but sill gives off an airy texture that feels luxurious.

Dupes if you want…

Similar airy texture: January labs Moisture balancing lotion

Same texture with anti-aging benefits: Olay 7 in 1 daily moisturizer

Summer makeup “no makeup” routine

As much as I love makeup, it seems like when I put on a full face of makeup in the summer my face suffocates. We’re in the middle of summer and I don’t have the time to spend that long doing my makeup. I’ve found a really good makeup routine for the summer time that makes me look and feel awake and glowy without too much product.

Laneige B.B. cushion hydra radiance SPF 50

I did a wear test last week. And this completely replaced my tinted moisturizer I’ve been using. I just tip a wet beauty blender into the cushion, and get an even skin tone while feeling like nothing is on my face. If you want me full review and thoughts, you can read that here

Becca Beach lip and blush tint

I got this in the shade guava and i absolutely love this. It is light and gives the most natural blush that is perfect for light skin types. They have several other shades to accommodate all skin types and guava was the perfect shade for me. A little goes a long way so although it’s in small packaging it lasts a long time.

Supergoop! Glow stick sunscreen spf 50

I keep this in my purse at all times. This just adds such a natural glow on my cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and shoulders. I love to reapply this through the day, it is light, glides on, and is perfect for on the go.

Too faced chocolate soleil matte bronzer

It’s summer so naturally I want to warm up my face to give it an inner glow. This is really the only powder product I use for a makeup no makeup look. This is because although powder makes your makeup lady it can really dry the skin down. The milk chocolate shade is amazing it’s not too orange and just warms up the face.

Fresh sugar lip treatment sunscreen spf 50

I use this every day when I want to add a little bit of color to my lips while still looking natural. It is hydrating and it protects your lips from the sun! It’s a great product from a great brand.

Pixi vitamin wake up mist

This mist is perfect to set your makeup and use throughout the day to wake your skin up! It’s nourishing and not sticky at all. The only downside is the nozzle on Pixi mists are terrible, but using the product in a different bottle or just spraying farther away from the face gives your skin a dewey awake look.

And that’s it! I love this routine and it only takes me about 5 minutes to do. I am a skincare blog and will have a product review next week, but if you guys ever want more makeup reviews, let me know!

See you next Monday!

Laneige BB Cushion Wear Test – Worth it?

During the summer, the last thing I want is a thick foundation suffocating my skin in the humid heat. I go a lot lighter on my makeup in the summer, and I reluctantly say goodbye to full coverage and say hello to a more natural route. I do have scarring so I don’t expect a bb cream to completely make my problems disappear, but I do expect it to be light and even out my skin tone. The BB cream that I tried out this week and put to the test is Laneige’s BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50.

How much is it?

$38

What does it do?

Sephora’s website claims that it is “A radiance-enhancing, hydrating version of LANEIGE’s BB Cushion, it’s infused with Melacrusher™ to brighten skin and double-coated pigments to brighten and hydrate.”

Does it do that?

I would say that my skin looked brighter and did feel hydrated the entire day. My makeup usually bunches up around hour 4, and this one stayed pretty even and I didn’t get super dry or greasy at the end of the day.

What’s good about it?

It’s hydrating, brightening, and it feels SO light. It was like I had nothing on all day.

What’s not so good about it?

Although it did give me pretty good coverage for most of my workday, it isn’t going to be perfect for more than 4 hours. It’s a bb cream, and it’s meant to be light, not full coverage. In the pictures I will show you, you’ll notice my scars and redness, especially in my recap video.

Worth it?

I am going to be reaching for this over my IT cosmetics cc cream. It may not have a crazy amount of coverage, However, it did not bunch up (Which is my BIGGEST pet peeve) and I still looked natural at the end of the day. An added bonus was I still was a little less red than usual! Overall, I would say that it was a great BB cream!

What did it look like?

 

Here’s a video of me on HOUR 12 (don’t expect a bb cream to really be on my face by then) and talk about my thoughts. Also, I know I used vertical camera… next time I’ll do horizontal I promise.