Makeup

Missha Magic Cushion SPF 50 PA+++ (No. 27) review

This cushion compact isn't exactly 'magic,' but it does do a decent job of creating a smoother complexion and a dewy finish.

People in my family don’t wear makeup, so I never grew up buying or testing it out on my face. However, now that I’m a so-called “adult,” I find that, once in a while, I need a little something extra to make myself look just a tad bit more polished when I’m off to a party, wedding, or job interview. It turns out that compact cushions are perfect for people like me who don’t normally wear makeup.

Kiss Me Heroine Mascara review: What makes it so waterproof and smudge-proof?

What ingredients make Isehan's Kiss Me Heroine's mascara so waterproof? Plus, tips for choosing mascara that won't irritate your skin/eye area.

I have very short, very sparse eyelashes (thankfully, I’m not a character in an old-timey storybook, so I’ve never had to bat my eyelashes like a damsel in distress). When I was younger, I tried out a few kinds of mascara, but I never found one that didn’t smudge after just a few hours…even when the label claimed that it was supposedly waterproof and smudge-proof! Maybe I have a very oily eye area or something. Anyway, I eventually gave up on my search for the perfect…

IT Cosmetics CC Cream Review

This CC cream includes snail secretion filtrate, vitamin E, niacinamide, and other beneficial ingredients. It also helps correct redness.

On a recent trip to Sephora, I picked up a small travel size of IT Cosmetics CC+ cream (yes, I’m a sucker for browsing through those little product bins while waiting in line). This product bills itself as “Your Skin But Better” (and it even trademarked that phrase). After taking a quick scan through the massive ingredient list, I saw that it contained physical sunscreen ingredients (a mix of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), so it offered full protection against the full…