Korean Skincare 101: How to Properly Remove Your Makeup

Friday, July 10, 2015

For the longest time, removing makeup was a misery to me. I didn't want to do anything to damage my skin, but boy, trying to remove all of my makeup (which is usually waterproof/stubborn) is a hassle for sure. This is the method I use to remove my makeup, which is fairly quick and does a good job of getting rid of all my makeup without destroying my face!

Let's get to the breakdown...
Step 1: Point Makeup Removal
Since your lip and eye makeup is usually the most stubborn, you'll want to start with that first. I use a point makeup remover (my favorite is the SkinFood Milk Shake Point Makeup Remover) and put some on a flat cotton pad. I then hold it over my eye for 30 seconds, which allows the makeup remover to dissolve some of the makeup. 
You then went to gently swipe the excess eye makeup off with the pad. Be gentle! 
Step 2: Cleansing Balm/Oil
At this point, I'm usually in the shower because for me, it's just easier to do the rest while I'm showering. But next, I use a cleansing balm or oil to break down my face makeup and the rest of my eye makeup. I've been using this one from Skinfood, which is their Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Balm, but my personal favorite is Banila Co's Clean it Zero! Massage your skin with the product until you feel like your makeup has loosened up. 
 When I go over my eye area, I use my finger tips to gentle massage my eyelashes to get all the mascara off. Then rinse!
Step 3: Remove Left-Over Eye Makeup
 Oh, eye makeup, you never like coming off my face easily. I usually have to go back with a little bit of my point makeup remover and some q-tips and gently remove anything left around my eyes. 
 Step 4: Cleanse Your Face
Time for deep-cleaning! I've been using this cleansing brush (You can buy it HERE and use code "BeautyBreakdown" for 70% off! Holy Crap! Don't buy it full price! haha). I usually use the rubber brush because it's gentler on my skin from day-to-day, but in this video I used the grey brush. 
Step 5: Rinse
Finally, rinse your skin and pat dry! Apply your toner and the rest of your skincare and you're good to go :) Happy makeup removal! 


First Impressions: Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack Review

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Weeee!!! It's first impressions time :) This week I'm reviewing the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack. I got mine from Memebox, which is one of my favorite websites for buying Korean cosmetics, so if you want one too, you can pick one up HERE. As for a little background for this product, it is one of Too Cool For School's best selling products.

Let's get to the breakdown...

Like a mask made out of real eggs, this mask is meant to improve the moisture balance of your skin as well as firm and add elasticity to your skin.
In the video, I used a ping-pong ball sized amount like the directions on Memebox said, however, I'd say you could use a little less. I used the amount pictured above and then ended up having too much product! haha. Then, just smooth it on your skin in an even layer :)
After you have spread the mask on your skin and massaged it for a minute, then let the mask sit for 10-20 minutes or until all the bubbles have popped.
When applying this to your face at first, the mask is SO smooth. It's actually quite enjoyable massaging this into your skin. However, after all the bubbles have popped, your skin feels very sticky. This was my biggest complaint with this mask, but you just wash it off so it's really not a big deal!
After I washed this off my skin and patted my face dry, my skin felt incredibly smooth! I can definitely see why this is a best selling product for Too Cool For School. My pores felt smaller, my skin felt so soft and smooth, and my face didn't feel overly dry!
Like I mentioned above, this mask left my face feeling so nice! Definitely a nice pick-me-up! I feel like this would be great for all skin-types because I have dry skin and my face felt clean and clear but didn't feel dry (like some masks that suck all the moisture from my skin!). For oily skin types, I feel like this would be a nice way to purify your skin and remove excess oil!
Overall: **** (and a half) 
Application: ****
Benefits: ****
Results: *****
Packaging: ****

Well that's it for my review! Do you like the graphic I made for this post!? Haha. Also, don't forget to check out the video I made about this product and subscribe to my channel, The Beauty Breakdown! Love you guys :)