Beauty Products Emptied in August 2016 + Link-up

I may not be able to post later this week, as I'm travelling, so I decided to do the monthly Beauty Empties post a little earlier than usual. This time, I have a bunch of favourite face care products to show you, especially my favourite Vitamin C and Snail products. Keep reading!

Scroll down for a look at the beauty products I used up in August 2016, and my quick impressions of each.

Beauty product empties for August 2016 and quick impressions.

YesStyle Top 10 Korean Beauty Products Collection 2016: Review, Swatches, FOTD

Korean and Japanese Beauty retailer YesStyle has put together their curation of the Top 10 Must-Try Korean Beauty products for 2016, featuring the bestselling products on their website. I am a regular @YesStyle customer and have reviewed one of their beauty sample boxes here.
A word about YesStyle - they are Hong Kong-based, ship worldwide tracked free for orders above US$35, and offer free samples with every purchase. 
YesStyle's Top 10 Must-Try K-Beauty set comes in the same cute packaging as their sampler boxes. The #YesStyleTop10 are a nice mix of makeup and skincare, and include famous K-Beauty brands such as Etude House, Tony Moly and Laneige.

Scroll down for a look at YesStyle's selection of Top 10 Must-Try Korean Beauty Products for 2016.

YesStyle's selection of Top 10 Must-Try Korean Beauty Products for 2016, and a full-face makeup look.
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FOTD With Wycon Olive Green Eyeshadow And Korean Cosmetics

A few days ago, I received a fun Korean beauty box, which I will show you later this week. I have been playing with the contents of the box ever since. This is a makeup look I did with some of the products, supplementing whatever the box lacked with other cosmetics from my own stash.

Scroll down for a full-face makeup look using olive green eyeshadow, Etude House BB Cream and other Korean cosmetics.

Full Face Makeup Look With Wycon Olive Green Smoky Eyeshadow And Korean Cosmetics.
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Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Skin Cleanser Review

Last year, I stopped using bi-phase makeup removers and foaming cleansers after I found they were too harsh on my skin, making my breakouts worse. I first shifted to thick balm cleansers, such as Emma Hardie and Eve Lom, but both proved too much for my will-breakout-if-you-look-in-my-general-direction skin. That was when I discovered Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Cleanser.
Aurelia Probiotic is a 100% cruelty-free, botanical British skincare brand. They have some lovely oils and creams, but this cleanser is their cult product.

Scroll down for the review of Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Skin Cleanser.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Skin Cleanser Review
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Makeup Look: Becca Highlighter + Lorac Pro 3 FOTD

It took a while for me to join the highlighting bandwagon. I was apprehensive about how it would suit my skintone, whether I would look like Edward Cullen, or if I would have to replace/alter/avoid other products in my makeup routine, and so on.
Some months ago, I had tried "strobing" with reasonably decent results (see here), so when I received the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the Cult Beauty Summer 2016 Goody Bag (here), I experimented with it. Here are the results.

Scroll down for a full-face makeup look using Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Lorac Pro 3 eyeshadow palette, Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation and Tom Ford lipstick.

Full-face makeup look using Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Lorac Pro 3 eyeshadow palette, Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation and Tom Ford lipstick.
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Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks Review, Swatches of Cassis, Lychee, Petale de Rose

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks were a March 2016 launch, and I was excited enough by the shades to treat myself to three of them for my birthday in April. There are 16 shades available in the range, including metallics, mattes, reds, oranges, subtle neutrals, pinks and mauves. Best of all, these lipsticks smell delicious, like tropical fruits. The fragrance is mild and pleasant, and unlike that of any other lipstick I've seen before.

Scroll down for review and swatches of Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks.

Review and swatches of Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks in Cassis, Lychee and Petale de Rose
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Belli Skincare Face Wash, Eye Cream and Hydrator For Glowing Skin

A couple of years ago, "glowing" skin meant oily in my book, and I was doing all I could to make my skin as dry as a desert. Harsh treatments; little hydration. A huge protest later, my skin got its message across - the glow comes from within as fresh skin is revealed, is a sign of health as dead cells are cleared away, and can be achieved with active ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids, which increase the rate of cell turnover and replacement.
The world of skincare acids can be daunting. One of the gentler AHAs out there is lactic acid, which occurs naturally in our bodies. American brand Belli Skincare incorporate lactic acid in their products.

Scroll down for review of Belli Skincare Facial Wash, Eye Cream and Healthy Glow Hydrator - a harm-free, pregnancy-safe range for glowing skin.

Review and moisture content analysis of Belli Skincare Facial Wash, Eye Cream and Healthy Glow Hydrator.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review, Swatches

I wish I had actually lived during the Renaissance. I would probably have married Raffaello and Bernini - regardless of either of their feelings on the matter. We live in far less artistic/creative and far more bland (and evil) times now.
So when I heard Anastasia Beverly Hills was coming out with an eyeshadow palette named Modern Renaissance, I had to buy it. A modern rebirth of neutrals, or a neutral take on the Renaissance's most famous colours - very fitting. Incidentally, this is ABH's first permanent palette.
I've already shown you a full-face makeup look with this palette here. Time to share my take on the shadows themselves.

Scroll down for the review and swatches of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.

Review and swatches of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.
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Beauty Products Emptied in July 2016 + Link-up

When you have a 10-step skincare routine - see here for the steps - and moisturise all over, two times a day, chances are that your empties will mostly be skincare. July's empties are no exception.

Scroll down for the beauty products I used up in July 2016, and my quick impressions of each.

 Beauty and skincare products emptied in July 2016, and quick thoughts on each.