Innisfree Orchid eye cream

I turned twenty a few months ago and my biggest skincare concern now is probably getting wrinkles and fine lines. I know… I’m “only” twenty. Well, better start early. I strongly believe that eye cream is an important step in a skincare routine that you should not miss. During my trip in Seoul a month ago, I bought myself Innisfree Orchid eye cream while I was wandering around in the busy streets of Myeongdong. I really wanted to try this product since it first came out firstly because Innisfree is one of my favorite Korean skincare brands and secondly because orchids are one of my favorite type of flowers.

innisfree eye cream

The scent isn’t too intense and goes away from your face as soon as you finish to apply the eye cream. I can get really small bumps under the eyes and this product has not irritated my skin yet. The texture is not thick at all but provides strong hydration hence I prefer to apply this product at night. I usually take a tiny sample of it and dab the product slightly under my eyes with my ring fingers. The eye cream sinks into the skin relatively quickly as you massage your eye area. Believe me, a small amount goes a long way! I rub the remaining product if any on the fine lines around my mouth as well.

After a good month of test, I can definitely see the difference. My eyes turned less puffy around, my dark circles are somehow getting less dark, I seem more awake when I just wake up… I said a few lines above that I could get bumps under my eyes… well, they disappeared. I guess you can tell from my writing, I am truly satisfied.

In terms of packaging, not the most convenient; I would have preferred a small tube or a small bottle with a pump but it is not a big deal to me. Price wise, this eye cream might be considered on the pricy side but I totally think that it is worth it.

If you want to get a try, you can find the product here (on sale now!). Please leave me your feedback if you have tried the product and if you are as satisfied as I am, I would love to read your comments!


Summer makeup routine

The lazy me during summer break reaches for easy time-saving makeup products. Here I am writing about my 10-minute summer makeup routine.

makeup routine

After my super-quick skincare routine, I put on concealer on the dark circles underneath my eyes using Collection 2000 Lasting concealer; lovely product that has a strong staying power beside providing nice coverage. I sometimes mix it up with Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer – I do not know if it is because mine is defective or not but I do not like it so far. I am still trying to use it up so I sometimes apply the mixture on pimples and dark spots.

For the main base, I love using Urban Decay Hybrid Complexion Perfector which feels more like a tinted moisturizer to me. The product has a light watery texture and provides a nice light to medium coverage. I especially like the semi-matte finish on the skin as well as the included SPF of 50. Wish there were lighter shades though…

Even if my skin tends to be dry on some areas, I still powder my face, slightly under my eyes and on my T-zone with my e.l.f High Definition Powder.

Skipping blush, bronzer and contouring, I move straight to my eyes by giving them a good curl to open them up – crucial stage for Asian eyes! After that, I tight-line my upper lash line with my beloved theSAEM Powerproof Mega Slim Liner to make my lashes appear fuller. Then I add a few coats of Clinique High Impact mascara and I am done with the eyes!

I also discovered Saemmul Browcara in dark brown by theSaem. This stuff stays put throughout the whole day once it is brushed onto the brows and adds just the right amount of definition.

As we are in the summer, I would rather keep my lips light with a sheer wash of bright color than a matte lips look so I use Maybelline Baby Lips in the shade Pink Shock.


Morning skincare routine

I hate being late in the morning so it usually takes me about 5 to 10 minutes to make myself look put together. I find that fixing a quick “strict minimum” routine helps a lot whether you are indecisive in front of your collection or always rushing – like me.

First of all, I always start off splashing my face with cold water which is a great tip to wake up, then I follow up with a micellar water to take off the possible remaining traces of makeup from the day before. I use SVR Purifying Cleansing Water, not my favorite but I still find it really effective.

morning routine

With my sensitive skin that has the tendency of turning red in some places, I need to be extra careful with certain ingredients in my skincare. I will spare you the details about the number of face products that did not work on me for now; I completely adopted two products that have changed my skin condition. The solution to my issues was found at Bioderma. I apply the Hydrabio Smoothing Moisturizing Care all over my face and the Contour des yeux Eye cream from their Créaline line underneath my eyes. These products are not only adapted for sensitive skin and hydrating enough for the entire day but also great bases for makeup application as well.

Sometimes when I feel like it, I put on a layer of sunscreen – I personally use Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF 50+ Aquafluid. Well, I adore this product which is probably my all-time favorite sunscreen ever. The texture is light on the skin, the application is smooth and even, does not leave your face all white and is water resistant!

Do not forget your lips! Mine are usually chapped and dry but less these days anymore thanks to Payot Hydra 24+ Lèvres lip balm. Not a huge difference but it works.