Tom Ford Lip Color – Collin

Yay for $50 tiny lipstick. This is crazy, but oh so worth it, ok maybe not. Unless I only have one lipstick. The lipstick is so luxurious on the lips. I love it. But not worth the crazy price tag, or is it? I can’t really decide. The full size is like $80ish but I don’t think I’ll be able to use it up, so I rather get the small one. I was just scared that the small one will not have a good feel upon application. But this one is alright. 

Anyway the minis are named after boys, but the shades are the same as the bigger ones. Collin is Indian Rose, a muted plummy rose. It’s beautiful. It’s not the typical plum or neutral I would somehow pick for myself. So it’s a nice colour to have. It’s a satin finish, so it looks really nice in the lips. 

The packaging itself is not so wow as the full size, and it scratches too. So if you care about packaging and such, the mini will not be a good choice. But as luxury goes, this is it. Even YSL is consider a luxury lipstick, I still think it lacks something. So Tom Ford is the way to go!


Taut Collagen Mask

I am not sure if this is the same as the gold standard one. But I don’t enjoy using that at all. This one is good. It’s very hydrating and even though the mask is slightly big, it still fit my face. So I have no problem using this mask. It doesn’t feel pampering, but it gives a good feeling after. Like as if the mask did something to your skin, that kind of feeling. 

As compare to 3 years ago, either my skin has change or the mask is totally different in formulation. Either way, it’s good. 

Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment 

This is a clear mask. It was a translucent mask that will be probably soaked into the skin if you use a little bit. Cause you can actually apply this as a sleeping mask. This has a nice tingly feel. It just mint up your whole face. It is not painful, does not sting; it is just really nice on the face. I really like the affect on my face. It is just soothing and cooling and a nice feeling.

My face is hydrated without feeling too oily like most hydrating mask will give. So this is good. It was unexpected when you first see the light translucent beige cream. I didn’t know that it can kick such a punch. Then again it is Glamglow, it is pricey. I guess they have to work well.

Gentle Girl Mask Pack No. 2 Lover Boy

This is mask is quite heavily scented. It’s not bad, but just unexpected. Lover boy looks more like a xiaomeimei, at least if it doesn’t have the moustache. No 2 is for whitening and energizing. Maybe thats why there is a scent – to perk you up! I enjoy using these masks; they’re fun and fuss free. Plus the mask is quite a good fit on the face. Doesn’t seems to really whiten my face though. Still an okay mask. 

First Impression: UGB Facial Essence Collagen Mask

Anti-wrinkle, firming and nutrition. Not sure what nutrition is for, but I guess it’s just a mask that has a lot of nutritional benefits. This mask has a peculiar scent. I can’t put a finger what it is. I don’t like it but I don’t hate it. Neutral I guess. The mask fits I my face quite alright. It’s slightly big, but it is fine. It is quite nice coz it feels like gel mask. At least the essence make it so. 

You are suppose to put it on for 20-30 minutes. But towards the 15 minutes mark, my face feels itchy. After 20, I remove them. Usually I wait until the mask get dries up. But I can’t stand it. It just feels that it will worsen. My face looks brighter though. It doesn’t claim that it does, but I just feel that it did. Maybe it’s just in my head. 

Dr.Jart+ Firming Solution Mask

I like this. It’s a 2-pieces gel mask. Instructions said to peel off the film liner and apply mask with liner side to the skin for 20-40 minutes. Now I wonder if the film liner is the clear film or the white film? It should be the clear one. Cause that gives a smooth gel texture mask. The other side is a rougher surface. I prefer the smooth one anyway. 

I just have a hard time making sure the mask stay on. It’s slightly slippery to me, especially the bottom part. Anyway, this mask for some reason is warm on my skin. Not sure if it has to do with the description of body heat thermosensitive cellulose gel mask. It’s nice though. Will be better on a cold night. 

Overall, I really like this mask among all the Dr Jart masks I’ve tried so far. I guess I just prefer gel like masks. It’s more fun on the skin. 

First Impression: Biospell MaskP Renewal Beauty

This smells so bad. That’s the one thing I can’t stand. The mask is very thin, it was sandwiched between 2 plastic sheets. The opening for the eyes are quite small. It kept poking at my eyes. It’s irritating. I bought this cause I was intrigue at the time capsule at the packaging. Anyway this is the time reviving anti aging capsule. I don’t think this is worth. 

I hardly can find info using this. And everything is in Chinese, except the back of the mask. The mask just tells you to put it on for about 10-15 minutes. Nothing on the capsule. 

Luckily found an eBay site selling this and it said to put on the mask. After, take the gel capsule and open it up and use it as a serum on the face. So yah. The white tiny tube, is just a silica gel. So a bit useless. I thought it will be the kind of mask where when you pour the gel into the white tube it will expand out. I guess I was wrong. 

The capsule is very gel like texture but it becomes very watery and oily. I didn’t dare to put on my face cause the mask is quite itchy. It’s not as bad, but it’s not exactly a good relaxing mask. So the serum I just apply it on to my hands. After the oiliness starts to absorb into the skin, my skins actually feel really smooth. It’s quite nice. While my face feels quite dry. Not the flaky kind of dry, but just not supple kind. So I guess that’s why you’re suppose to put on the capsule. Oh well. A bit late. 

I still have another of this mask for hydration so I will try that out and see if the scent is as bad as this. But I wouldn’t repurchase this. And in the future, I probably wouldn’t want to risk my face. Makeup is one thing, but skin care I have to be a bit more careful now. 

First Impression: Kissui BriSea Vital Moisture Ampoule Perfect Fit Mask

The thing I like about Kissui masks is that they are so thin. It’s nice on the skin. It just blends well. This doesn’t smell as good. But it’s actually quite nice on the skin. I can tolerate it for about 7 minutes before my face start to itch. I still continue and preserve anyway. 

The other thing I like is that once it dries, the sheet harden slightly. So peeling the mask off is very satisfying. It doesn’t cling onto your skin anymore, but it just removed nicely. 

This mask gave me a very moisturised look. It brighten and freshen my face. So it’s quite nice. I mean after the itch eventually subdue, I’m glad I continue putting on the mask. For this really do works at making my face looks more full and bouncy. Definitely a good mask for days you’re feeling a little dry and need a perk me up. 

I wouldn’t buy it again but it’s worth a try for anyone really. And the smell doesn’t really linger when you put on. So it’s just the initial scent of the essence. 

EcoTools Fresh & Flawless Complexion Set

5 travel size brushes with such pretty prints on the handles. This is such a good set to bring along on a short trip. They are short handle, so they pretty much fit into most makeup up bags. The quality is good and I enjoy using them. 

Flat concealer brush is small and flat. I don’t really like to use this as a concealer brush. I tend to use it as an eye brush instead. But if need to, this will be use to cover the spots. 

Buffing concealer brush is a sturdier soft small budding brush. It’s good for buffing a small area on the face. 

Precision foundation brush is a longer pointer version of the flat concealer. So I tend to use this more as a concealer brush. Most of the time I prefer buffing, but I find that flat style brush is good at moving the product around. So when I get concealer too close to my eyes, this will help to drag away the product. 

Complexion blending brush is a soft fluffy brush. It is a multipurpose brush. Mostly I use this for blush or powder. I also use this for concealer. I hardly use foundation, but this will be good for that too. The size is just nice. Not too small for the whole face, so you won’t take forever to buff. 

Full powder brush is rather small for the word full. It’s alright for the makeup bag. I will add this to my mini makeup bag when I bring a powder with no sponge in it. It does the job well enough. Fluffy but not extremely, it just buff in the powder right. It’s rather similar to the blending brush, but it’s just more flexible. 

Eco-Boutique Shower Set

Subtle scent, these are good for traveling. I got these from a hospitality event, but I’m not sure which hotel actually use them. They are very generic. It’s quite alright, but nothing wow about them. The shampoo as always, I can only use them twice in a row. It doesn’t leave me as oily as any other shampoo. But it’s not exactly the best shampoo for me. The shower gel is nice. It lathers well. Conditioner is everage. It does make a good cream for shaving though. So nothing impressive about this, but it’s useable.