Hannah A.'s Beauty Product Reviews
love it, love it, love it!
My stepdad brought back a bottle of this as part of a set a few years back and I've never looked back. No matter how many other highlighters I've tried, nothing works as well as High Beam. It makes me look a whole lot more awake due to its pink shimmer and I'm thankful it's not sparkly. I like putting it on the brow bone, cheekbone and a subtle strip down the bridge of my nose just to bring out my facial structure. It's a little tricky to use at first, but once you figure out your method - you could do it in your sleep. Definitely an attention grabber.
HG foundation right here.
Drugstore brands make me break out, melt off my face or look mask-like and cake-y on my oily skin so I told myself that I'd invest a little more in my face. I originally set out to buy Benefit's Hello Flawless! Oxygen Wow but the SP told me that there wouldn't be enough coverage.
So far, I love the texture on my skin and it's not heavy. It also blends perfectly with my skintone despite my thoughts that it was a bit light while at the counter. Yes, it's a bit pricey at RM149 but it's worth it for the result I get. Whenever I wear it, I use a tiny bit and blend it out. My acne scars look like freckles (which is an effect I'm kind of liking). I normally top it off with a bit of pressed powder and I won't get oily (unless I'm running around outside all day for errands - then I'll probably need to blot after six hours of wear). Malaysia's pretty humid, so it being light on the skin and shine-free is a blessing. Highly recommend if you're looking for great coverage, and have oily skin.
I'm using this everyday and night, and it's working great for me. I'm using it in combination with the Green Tea Scrub. It does leave my face feeling a little tight, but that's nothing a good moisturizer can't fix. It's controlling my outbreaks and my face is a lot less oily. Definitely a repurchase.
Definitely buy again, very effective on my skin.
Honestly, I wasn't careful about not picking at my acne when I was in high school. Left with discolored scarring on both cheeks, I'm stuck with oily skin that's super high-maintenance and an uneven complexion to boot. However, my boyfriend recommended St. Ives to clear my acne and the scarring as he had borderline cystic acne before. I was a bit reluctant as my mother was allergic to the apricot scrubs and scrubs in general leave me red and itchy or they don't work at all, but I figured that the green tea scrub would be worth a shot. I checked a few reviews and bought this and the cleanser.
A month later, and my scarring has lightened, my skin doesn't get oily as often and I don't breakout as much or as badly anymore. I'm very pleased with the results! The granules are finer in comparison to the apricot scrubs, so it's not as harsh. I can definitely use this daily. In fact, I use it twice daily. My skin feels super smooth after using it, and within the first three days - the scars weren't as raised or discolored. However, I would recommend a good toner+moisturizer combo as the scrub can leave your face feeling a little tight. Overall, I'd say I'd buy this again and it's slowly becoming my HG of scrubs. No other scrub has done this for me.