hi there! ♥
Me in general - physical features
So in order to clear up any questions or confusions about my skintone, ethnicity, age etc.. i thought i'll just put it up here so you can all come back here for reference. i hope this will be helpful, especially if you're looking at my swatches and wanting to know how it would match you! :)
Skintone & Ethnicity
I am 100% chinese and therefore have medium, yellow toned skin. I would say i am around a NC 25 in MAC terms. The foundation i use most often is Revlon Photoready in 004 nude, which is a very close match for me :) although i also use Revlon Photoready in 005 natural beige (which is one shade darker) to mix sometimes and during summertime when im a tad darker.
I have combination skin, meaning my t-zone areas can get oily whereas my cheeks can get dry. I suffer from acne scarring and a few blemishes here and there but usually, no major acne *yay*! However, i do suffer from pretty bad dark circles, a result of both genetic reasons and many long nights of studying and doing homework.. (or blogging :p)
For simply personal preference, i like to stick to gel moisturizers. creams and lotions just feel too sticky and oily for my face. Ever since i got my pink clarisonic, i have been using it every night (not mornings!) to cleanse my face with a gentle cleanser. My skin isnt too sensitive but i find that a simple basic cleanser does better for my face than acne targeted cleansers. Also, i like to use a sheet mask once a week or so to hydrate my face and freshen up my skin :)
I have medium length (used to be long until i chopped it off! now its slowly growing back) black hair, but in direct sunlight, it looks lighter brown. I havent colored my hair for years because im quite happy with my natural hair color. My hair is very thin and fairly straight. I dont use any hair products in my hair other than my aveeno shampoo and conditioner. For hair styling, i usually stick to towel drying, some blow drying and some hair straightening, but never for too long so as to limit heat damage.