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Like a lot of people, I’ve tested different products for your face. The fact is, not everything is going to work wonderfully. Sad, but very true when it comes to the way beauty products affect others’ skin. There are a couple of things I want to talk about why I think these products are good and why they can not be the best for people depending on the looks they want to go for. 

Clinique’s Pore Refining Solution: Correcting Serum

When putting on makeup, it’s best to have some sort of pore refiner, base, or primer. Why you may ask yourself; well it’s as simple as it helps your skin look more even and leaves a soft look on your face. I wanted to talk about why Clinique’s Pore Refining Solution is both worth the price, and how it helps. Unlike more bases, it comes in a big bottle of 30 mL. It has a creamy yet slightly oily feeling to it. It tightens your face as you put it on. The skin smoothens, the longer you put it on, and it’s written on the bottle that it’ll make pores appear 58% smaller in two weeks. This product isn’t necessarily amazing for people with super oily skin just because the texture of it is a big oily. But depending on if you want a dewy but soft look, I would recommend it for oily skin, other than that I would say it works for all other skin types. The smell isn’t the best, but it works with whatever you put on top of it. I would rate it a 4/5.

Pixi Skintreats: Makeup Fixing Mist

The last thing you should put on top of makeup is face mist to help set in your makeup. Personally, I like Pixi’s Skintreats: Makeup Fixing mist. Firstly, it smells great, and there is moisture in it, but not an oily sort of moisture. It helps your makeup not look too cakey and moves it in just the perfect way; everything on your face just seems perfectly natural. It smells great on top of that; like Roses. 4.5/5

Too Faced: Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush in Ginger Peach

Personally, I struggled if I should’ve bought this or not. After the controversy where the owner’s sister made transphobic comments, I couldn’t help feeling uncomfortable with the brand. But I convinced myself to try it because it was a gift. The blush is good for the first little while of owning it and has a lovely smell to it of peaches. The blush blends easily to the skin, but the older it gets, the chalkier it turns. At first, it’s almost like putting aloe on your skin, it’s very soft and moisturizing. But as mentioned prior, it’s the older it gets the worse the product is. After getting chalky I wouldn’t recommend it to any skin type. The rating for it is a solid 2.5/5; with that said Kaja’s cheek stamp works better.

Colorpop’s Glitterally Obsessed in Moon Prism Power

Firstly, I loved the line it was from in total, which was the Sailor Moon x Colorpop collab. Everything in that line was amazing, but I would like to talk about their Glitterally Obsessed, it smells amazing, like watermelons that were freshly cut. But that’s not the reason I love it, it has this moisturizing gel that’s mixed with glitter, stars and moons confetti in purple. It’s absolutely adorable and it provides the right accent to a look, to add a little cosmic flair. I completely understand why they call it Glitterally Obsessed, because they’re constantly sold out, and just work amazingly on every skin type. We’re rating it at a 5/5 because I do love it that much.

Holika Holika’s Velvet Lips BE02

I know, some of you already know this trick, and others don’t, but putting on lipstick at your blush, to match the look in more of a mature look to attend an interview. Velvetine texture on the lips does help the look. Personally, I use it as an e-girl styled look with tons of it on my nose and cheeks. It’s soft and not damaging to your skin or lips. Holika Holika does their best to keep smoothed out textures in their makeup. It’s great on all lips, it doesn’t matter if they’re not used to putting on makeup, it’ll help you look like you’ve been putting on makeup forever. I’d give it a 4.5/5 only because it can be too creamy if you’ve been sweating a lot.


All in all, everything has its own purpose and if they’re good or not for your face. We should all try figuring out what works best with our own skin and our likes or dislikes about certain products. Hopefully, they help you look for your skin, and like the brand, help your face be clean and clear.
A 28 year old, who is psychology turned photography major. started off in Guatemala, lived there for a couple of years until I received citizenship in Canada. After that, I went to school for 12 years, under the Canadian school system. I had a couple of traumatic events after I had graduated from high school damaging my memory. So I currently have a surprised memory. But with all those traumatic events, I was finally able to get treatment I was denied originally. I spent about a month originally, and have been in and out of their system as an in-patient. I got proper treatment. Now, outside of school I spend a lot of time in treatment centres of CAMH. I’ve spent a couple of years off due to mental health, only to have a deeper understanding for treatments, people, and the ways but could help them enjoy their lives more. It’s always such a good feeling to see people blossom into who they deserve to be. I’m still learning how to be okay, and being who I should be.