Makeup Minis Vol.18

Makeup Minis is where I feature deluxe samples I received with my online and/or in-store purchases. I'll give you a short description of the product, my initial impression and whether I plan to purchase a full-sized version. I am only listing 3 items per volume to keep the post short and fun! :)

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

First Aid Beauty
Facial Radiance Pads

It's hard to believe but I've seen results just after a few uses! These pads contain lactic and glycolic acids to exfoliate the skin for a brighter and smoother complexion. I cut each pad in half and use twice a day A.M. and P.M. after I clean my face (I feel that a whole pad is too much and leaves my face too wet). I noticed that my skin has been getting fewer and fewer breakouts and when I do get them, they are not as severe as before and seem to go away quickly. I love it! One thing, though, I wish these smelled a little better!

Full-sized purchase?
100% yes!

Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!

Watt's Up!

I actually have a full-size stick of this and it's one of my favorite highlighters to date! So easy to use, just twist it up, apply where I need and blend out gently. It has a cream-to-powder formula and applies a beautiful shimmery pale champagne on the skin. The texture is very smooth and creamy and unlike many reviews, I actually do find that it blends easily! With just a few swipes with my ring finger, I can blend it out to a super natural finish with little to no effort. The after-effect is really flattering on my skin. :)

Full-sized purchase?

Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist

Etude House
Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist

This cleanser is formulated with Baking Powder to “penetrate and cleanse deep within pores”, however, I can't say I have seen promising results after almost 3 weeks of use (I only use it once a day in the morning). It has a thick and creamy formula that lathers well. My skins does feel extremely clean afterwards albeit the slight stripping sensation. It has a nice, refreshing citrus scent that is not overpowering. It is a decent cleanser but I just haven't noticed any improvements on the look of my pores or blackheads at all.

Full-sized purchase?


First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads:
US$14 at Sephora

Benefit Watt's Up!:
US$30 at Sephora

Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist:
US$10 at Amazon

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads:

Benefit Watt's Up!:
฿1,250 at Sephora Thailand

Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist:
US$10 at Amazon



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