Kerstin Florian Makeup Product Swatches & Review

Kerstin Florian Luminizing CC Cream

To see the list of other foundation shades I usually wear, please visit this link:

https://luvsummeikup.com/2017/05/12/list-of-my-foundation-shades/

Let me start off with the Luminizing CC Cream; it comes with 3 shades: Porcelain, Natural Beige, and Sand. Each tube comes with 1.7 fl oz of product, and it’s $46.00USD each. On Kerstin Florian’s website, it described as Lightweight, hydrating color corrector imparts a smooth, radiant, even-toned complexion. Plus these benefits to finish what your skincare starts • Enhances Tone & Clarity • Reduces Redness & Pigmentation • Refines Texture. Here are the shade comparison:

CC Cream

The top swatch is the MAC Studio Fix in shade NC15, which is my perfect shade. The Porcelain is a shade and a half too light for me; and the Natural Beige is about half a shade darker than my skin tone. However, since it’s a CC Cream and has sheer to light coverage, it looks fine after I blend it out. I apply two layers with my BeautyBlender for a sheer light coverage, just to cancel out my redness when I run errands during the weekend. I find this CC Cream does not really set; if I do not set it with a powder, it will transfer even after 2 hours of wear. It can add slightly more coverage if I apply it with a brush; however, it tends to slide around and leave brush marks when I apply with a brush. It does not last long, I would say up to 3 hours max if I set it with powder; however, it fades nicely on my skin, so I do not mind wearing it for errands. For everyday work, I would want at least medium coverage; so I use this as a primer to give my skin a healthy luminous base before applying foundation.

Kerstin Florian Skin Renewing Foundation

The Skin Renewing Foundation comes with 3 shades: Warm Beige, Vanilla, and Tawny. Each tube comes with 1.0 fl oz of product, and cost $48.00USD each. On Kerstin Florian’s website, it described as Long-wearing, soft-focus foundation provides smooth, buildable, skin-healthy coverage. PLUS these benefits to finish what your skincare starts • Minimizes Lines & Wrinkles • Attracts & Maintains Moisture • Boosts Firmness & Elasticity. Here are the shade comparison:

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Again, the top swatch is the MAC Studio Fix in shade NC15; the lightest shade Vanilla is a shade too dark for me. However, after using a lighter shade powder, it can make it work. Same as the CC Cream, I like to apply this with my BeautyBlender; it gives a more skin-like natural look. This foundation gives a light to light-medium coverage when applying with my BeautyBlender. It can be a full-medium coverage if I apply with a brush and two layers. However, it tends to separate around my nose and forehead when I apply with a brush, right around the 3-4 hour marks. So what I have been doing is to apply the CC Cream as a primer using the BeautyBlender, then apply the Foundation using the same Blender, and set it with a powder for everyday look. It will cover my redness and even out my skin tone; this method lasts 5-6 hours without separation. But it does start to separate after 6 hours of wear; not too noticeable though, unless I look super close to the mirror. And, for days when I need even more coverage, I would apply their concealer; which I will talk about next.

Kerstin Florian Brightening Concealer

Their Brightening Concealer comes with 3 shades: Ivory, Beige, and Honey. It comes with 0.3 fl oz of product, and it’s $28.00USD each. On Kerstin Florian’s website, it described as Luminous age-defying concealer offers buildable coverage and lasting wear without settling or dehydrating. PLUS these benefits to finish what your skincare starts • Minimizes Fine Lines • Reduces Dark Circles • Combats Puffiness. Here are the shade comparison:

Concealer

Comparing to the MAC Studio Fix in shade NC15 on top, the lightest shade Ivory is about the same (if it’s not darker), so I cannot use it for brightening my under eye areas.  However, I can use it as all over face Concealer to cover redness and mild blemishes. I find it’s the best to apply with BeautyBlender as well; I tried blending it out using my concealer brush, but it gave intense brush marks on my skin. I do like the formula of this concealer though; it’s very creamy and hydrating. Just wish they would come out with lighter shade options, so that I can use it for my under eye areas.

I have been using these 3 products for the last few weeks; so far I’m enjoying it. They did not break me out, and they keep my normal but dehydrated skin hydrated all day.

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Las Vegas Beauty Haul

Yeah! Another haul! I celebrated Labor Day with my husband in Last Vegas about two week ago; this time I didn’t go too crazy about spending my money on beauty products (because husband was watching lol).

I saw the newest Chanel foundation, LE TEINT ULTRA TENUE ULTRAWEAR FLAWLESS FOUNDATION. The Sales Associate color matched me with 20 Beige and it’s the one I bought; although I really think that I should be getting 21 Beige, 21 is a tad more yellower, but they didn’t have that in stock.

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Then, I was browsing the Hermès store, perfume section; I felt in love with the Kelly Calèche, it’s a beautiful, light, petal scent that smells like fresh roses. My husband surprised me for purchasing this for me and I’ve wearing it since:

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Lastly, I bought three (3) new liquid lipsticks from Inglot, a yellow base primer for overall redness color correct; they gave me a complimentary eye shadow for spending over certain amount. So far, I am really enjoying the liquid lipsticks, they are long wearing (a good 6hrs on me), don’t transfer even after drinking (from a straw) or eating (salad or non-oily food). I’m not a big fan of the primer though, it doesn’t do anything for me; I will need to test this one out more before giving a in-depth review.

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My MAC Limited Edition Collection

Here are all of my MAC Limited Edition products that I own; they are just too pretty to use! I usually purchase them because of their packaging lol!

Here is the photo of everything I own:

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Here is the close-up of my blushes/eye shadow:

I have the Blush Ombre in Ocean City, Highlight Powder in Freshen Up, Powder Blush in Matte/Satin Corol, Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me Hear Me, Eye Shadow in Pearlmatte, and Powder Blush in Ripe For Love.

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Here is the close-up of my bronzes:

I have the Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic, and Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude On Board.

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Here is the close-up of my lipsticks (skipping the names because too many LOL):

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Play! by Sephora, August 2016

I received my Play! by Sephora, August 2016 box a few days ago; and I’m not too impressed with their selection this month. I feel like they didn’t select the products according the the test that I took, because I wouldn’t personally ask for samples at the store for most of these products myself. Plus the sizes of these products are not really “deluxe-sized”, they are probably the size of what you get when you ask for a sample in store.  A little disappointed; however, I will try to try out everything and report back with the result here on my blog or on my Instagram . 

This month’s box includes:

@makeupforeverus Artist Shadow in I-544

@cleanperfume in Reserve Warm Cotton

@algenistbeauty Eye Renewal Balm

@urbandecaycosmeticsPerversion Mascara

@lancomeofficialEnergie Vie Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Care Moisturizer

@sephoracollection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Love Affair

Aug 2016

 

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Play! by Sephora, July 2016

This is by far, the best box from Play! by Sephora! I’m excited to try out the @theouai Wave Spray and the @benefitcosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer! And, since I already own the @beautyblender Blotterazzi, this piece will be a great backup/refill for me!

 

This month’s box includes:

@firstaidbeauty Face Cleanser

@theouai Wave Spray

@smashboxcosmetics Photo Finish Primer

@beautyblender Blotterazzi

@benefitcosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer

@nestfragrances Citrine

Jul 2016

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Play! by Sephora, June 2016

Play! by @sephora June 2016 box!

The most exciting product in this box is the Becca Backlight Priming Filter; I heard so much good things about it from many youtubers. I hope it’ll give me a healthy glow and not a shinny face! 🙂

This month’s box includes:.
-Bumble & Bumble Don’t Blow It.
-BareMinerals bareSkin Bronzer.
-Benefit They’re Real! Mascara.
-Becca Backlight Priming Filter.
-Tarte Tarteguard SPF30 Sunscreen Lotion.
-Tocca Beauty Florence.

Jun 2016

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Play! by Sephora, May 2016

I started subscribing to Play! by Sephora in May 2016; it’s a monthly beauty box subscription service that costs $10 per month. It comes with five deluxe-sized samples and one fragrance bonus sample; a one-on-one tutorial session at your local Sephora and 50 bonus points with any purchase in store.

I used to be subscribed to many beauty boxes (Glossy Box, Birch Box, Ipsy, and Allure); I ended up canceling them all because of the choice of selections and poor customer services (especially Allure, I tried contacting them with an issue 4 times with no response). So far, I am pleased with Play! At least I can purchase the products at my local stores and they are most likely be well known brands, or are the products I would love to use on myself.

In May, my box came with:

OriginsMaskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer

Bite BeautyAmuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi

BriogeoDon’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask

KORRESWild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

tarteTarteist™ Lip Crayon in Latergram

Atelier CologneOrange Sanguine Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume

may 2016

Sorry for the late post, I didn’t have a chance to post them; I promise I will post them on-time right when  I receive them from now one! Though, I still need to post the ones from June to August after this. Image result for cute face emoji