If you’re anything like me, you also hate heavy foundation that looks cakey. I covet glass skin more than Kim K’s heavily contoured lewk. As a lazy gal, I love it when beauty is effortless, and makes one look blooming without needing hours and hours of prep and tools. Luckily, I’m not alone, thanks to Asian beauty trends and of course, our fave K-dramas. With skincare getting more of our hard-earned moolah in the past few years, we can expect makeup brands to incorporate more skin-caring ingredients in their new products, too. This is where brands like Happy Skin can strike a happy medium!
Here’s my review of Happy Skin’s innovative Ready To Glow anti-e-aging foundation (aside from the sun, apparently, the blue light from our devices can also damage our skin???) and their oldie but goodie Eye Need A Miracle Concealer.
Happy Skin Anti E-Aging Foundation
Tbh, I’m not a super experienced foundation user. That’s because I prefer BB creams and tinted moisturizers with strong SPF, light coverage, and brightening skin benefits. Before this foundation, I’ve been using Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in shade No.27. My shade is NC35 according to the MAC chart. I felt too lazy to look for the Missha replacement once I used it up, so I swung by Happy Skin to see if they have anything I can use in the meantime. To my surprise, I found this foundation with a USP (unique selling point)! Cool because hey, I work in front of screens for my job as an editor and writer.
So what are my skin probs? Dry cheeks, oily T-zone, puffy eyebags, chapped lips, redness around my nose (from allergies) and dark spots from my monthly breakouts (usually chin and nose only). Aside from that, I like my skin and don’t want to cover it up with foundation.
Well, guess what? With just one to 1 1/2 pumps, Ready To Glow (Honey Beige) solved most of my skin issues. I applied it with my fingers around my face, right after I used the concealer below. I didn’t need to apply a primer and it evened out the spots! Its runny texture made it feel like a serum and less like a foundation, which is a plus in my book. Despite the lack of diverse shades—they only have 3 colors— the Honey Beige variant matched my skin tone perfectly. Though, if you look closer, it didn’t 100% cover the dark chin spot, but that’s okay for me since I want my skin to breathe.
This is how the anti e-aging works, according to Happy Skin:
This foundation features a unique Sun to Screen Filter, which protects & defends against not just UVA & UVB rays, but even e-aging from blue light. It also features a Triple Defense System: broad-spectrum SPF 25 PA++, an innovative Japanese blue light shield technology, and tried & tested Vitamin C to brighten pigmented skin. Paraben-free, low-irritant, and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin
Eye Need A Miracle Concealer
Like I said, oldie but goodie. This concealer has been in my makeup stash since 2015. I’ve attempted to switch to others but keep coming back to Eye Need A Miracle. Why? Because it is indeed, a miracle for deep bags. The salmon hue cancels out the blue-purple tones of my eyebags while it reduces the puffiness and gives an even coverage without much creases. Like, look at the pic above. With other brands, like Saem, I found that I needed to use a step 1 and step 2: peach corrector, then concealer. Hassle. But not with this product.
Based from Happy Skin’s concealer ingredient list, I think it’s the Hyaluronic Acid I like, which feels soothing to my dry and puffy skin.
This corrector is specially formulated with Japanese tea extract that moisturizes and fights puffiness. It’s also infused with Hyaluronic Acid, a miracle ingredient that increases hydration, instantly smoothening surface imperfections. Its self-adjusting shade provides undetectable coverage across all skin tones.
Concealer on the left and foundation on the right!
Here’s the before and after! (no other makeup like contour or lipstick)
Color: 4/5 (lacking variations but shades are said to self adjust)
Texture: 4/5 (sometimes makes me oily)
Overall, I’m def happy with Happy Skin’s base products aside from their bestselling lippies. I recommend purchasing these if their limited color variation matches your skin, have similar combination skin to mine, and you also wish for light-medium coverage. Oily gals who need heavier coverage, you can skip this one, but give the concealer a try if the shade matches. Hope this helps! Happy Holidays, yo.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I bought these products with my own money and this is my honest experience with the brand.