Sunday, May 27, 2012

Small Haul and Review: MAC & Etude House


MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION IN NC25

From MAC website:

“A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. A real all-in-one. The choice of pros, and a long time favourite of M∙A∙C fans.”


My mother has this powder and I borrowed it several times. Finally she bought me one when she was in Malaysia. Thanks mamie! In my opinion, this is the best powder foundation I have ever used so far.

This product is easy to carry around, has a great color range to choose from, gives you a nice flawless matte finish, long lasting, and buildable coverage. When used with a light hand, this product does an amazing job. However, if you piled on this powder it leaves you a heavy and unnatural powdery look. My tips: spray some MAC Fix+, Evian Face Spray, or something after you have this on your face. It will look much more natural.

I use it with the sponge that comes inside the packaging but for people with oily skin like me, I recommend to change the sponge frequently because it absorbs the oil in your skin and accumulates bacteria from time to time.

So far this product doesn’t give me a break out and I will continue to use it.

Price: RM 105

MAC MINERALIZE BLUSH IN ‘DAINTY’

From MAC website:

“Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.”

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No flash
On the website it is describes as ‘light yellow pink with gold pearl’ to me this looks like a summery peachy pink with gold sparkle. The weird thing is If you swatch it on your hand, it looks super sparkly but on your face you cannot even see the sparkles. It just gives you a lovely healthy glow.

These Mineralize blushers are rather fragile, so don't throw away the plastic covering that comes with this blush. It helps to keep the powder from breaking from the pan. Especially if you like to carry this product around in your bag.

Texture wise this blush is goes on smoothly on your skin, buildable coverage, good pigmentation, and lovely color. I think ‘dainty’ is universally flattering color that works for a lot of different skin tone. I read some review online and most people said that this is the exact dupe for NARS ‘Deep Throat’ and very close to NARS ‘Orgasm’ just a tad pinkier.

However, I have a problem with the longevity, this blush is not long lasting on my face, I have to add more after like 3-4 hours. I wish it would last longer. Can someone please give me some tips on how to make this blush stays on longer? I will be forever thankful.

Price: RM 95

ETUDE HOUSE DEAR DARLING ROLL ON LIPGLOSS

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First, I don’t know what color I have, it just not written in packaging (or I think it is written but I can’t even read it because it is Korean). Second, when I bought it, I did not realize that this was a roll on lipgloss.

Yes, the applicator rolling around when you use it on your lips and I don’t like it. It just doesn’t distribute the color evenly. I just wish it has a normal doe-foot applicator.

Color wise, this particular one I have is a lovely pink with no shimmer. This product gives a nice sheer pink sheen when applied on the lips. Texture wise this lipgloss is lighter and more watery that any other lipgloss I have. Packaging is pretty and the product itself smells yummy. I just hate the applicator. I will not buy it again. It just too much work trying to even out this lipgloss with such an applicator.  

Price: sorry I forget it.

I hope my review helpful :) don't hesitate to ask, leave a comment below.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Review: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque


On the packaging:
‘This thoroughly cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help eliminate debris and dead surface skin-cell accumulation that can clog pores and leaves skin dull-looking. With ingredients sourced from the Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazonian River, this unique formula is rich in minerals and helps eliminate surface toxins from skin. Our deep cleansing masque helps to purify skin, leaving the appearance of pores minimized and skin refined.’


Directions:
‘Apply a thin layer to a damp, clean skin, avoiding the immediate eye area and allow to dry (approximately ten minutes). When dry, gently remove using a warm, wet towel and gently pat dry. Recommended for use once or twice a week’

My Experience:
When I bought it, I got a sample of Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser and Blue Herbal Moisturizer. Rumor has it that Andy Warhol was a fan of these products. Pretty amazing huh? I used the cleanser then I put on the mask.


In my opinion this mask has a creamy but watery consistency, is that even makes sense? It smells weird, but tolerable, a little bit goes a long way, so I think I’m going to have a hard time emptying the whole jar. It felt slightly tight after I put in on for 10-15 minutes. After rinsed that off, I noticed that my skin felt smoother, fresher, brighter, and cleaner. The pore-minimizing claim? After I used it, my pores became much smaller, but the effect didn’t last very long. Overall I don’t really recommend this product because I find some cheaper drugstore brands kind of did the same effect.

Price: Rp 300.000,-

PS: the Blue Herbal Moisturizer is amazing though! It moisturized without the oily effect. It just compeletely matte on my face, thumbs up! And I love to try the Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion. Has anyone tried it? Tell me what you think about it.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blogger Appreciation Award

First of all I would like to personally thank Fifi and Nunu for giving me this award. Such a good feeling to know that some people having a good time reading my blog. This just made my day! For all of you Vixen, check out those two lovely ladies, they have such informative and fun things to read :D




Rules :
1. Thank the person who have you the award with their blog link on your post.
2. Answer the following questions:
  • How long have you been blogging?
  • What were the reasons you started blogging?
  • What types of blog do you like to follow/read?
  • What are the things you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?
3. Award the blogger appreciation award as many readers/commenters/followers as you'd like.
4. Let the blogger know you've just awarded them (by leaving a comment/email/tweet/etc).


So onto my answer :)

How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in the end of 2010.

What were the reasons you started blogging?
I love fashion, beauty, and celebrity. Blog is the perfect channel for me to write everything I want about it. Another reason is I just want to practice writing in English, again blog is the perfect channel  for me, no boring text books, no pressure to write everything perfectly, you just learn without even realizing it.

What types of blog do like to follow or read?
I absolutely love beauty, fashion, celebrity, and history :)

What are the things you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?
Improve my English and my photographic skill.  

And now I would like to give this award to:

Again, don't forget to check those lovely ladies :D 


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