Laneige BB Cushion & BB Cushion [Pore Control]

I had these 2 samples. The only other bb cushion is the Dr. Jart bounce bb. It is the same concept, where application is by using the special puff. Well they claim that it is special. Laneige one, the bb cream is contained by the sponge. So the product is being soaked by a sponge. For the Dr. Jart, the cream is being separated by a net that filter the product. But I feel the concept is the same, cause in the end you don’t use get much of the product at one time. Plus the other different is, the Laneige one only lasted me 3 uses. Laneige ones are also SPF50, as compare to Dr. Jart’s 30.

This is the BB cushion. It is whitening, moisturizing, sunscreen, water resistant, soothing, and makeup effects, which is probably to give a clean base.

This is BB cushion [pore control]. It has pore coverage, gives a semi-matt finish, water resistant, longlasting, sunscreen and cooling effects.

I wore them side by side, but I really don’t see a difference. Both shade is the same, shade 21 Natural Beige. The color is good on me. Looks a bit light, but blend beautifully on the face. It is not full coverage, still need to use concealer. But the finish is good. I can use use it for a good 8 hours, with it only being oily around my nose. Don’t need extra powder, but since I use concealer, I have to. It is nice. I like cushions, and I do consider getting a proper full size. I just not sure if I will stick to Laneige or actually get another brand. But ya, for oily skin, this is not bad. Recommended.
 

Sister Diary Cherry Arbutin Mask

A whitening mask that doesn’t break me out. Apparently arbutin reduce the production of melanin, which is the substance responsible for tanning. So yes, we got all these masks, but personally I have no idea what they are for. Plus the more I use them, it is just something that is just for fun. Cause to be honest these Taiwan masks doesn’t do much for me. It just feels nice on the skin. It’s cooling and with the essence makes my skin more moisturise. That’s about it. Some masks, sure, you can see a difference. But most of the time, I can’t. Not sure if it’s just me being ignorance. A way, the scent of the mask is nice. Very subtle, but still nice.  

Manhattan Apocalips

Manhattan lip lacquer in Rose & Shine is a beautiful mauve rose. It is super pigmented but a pity it is not a stain. As a liquid lipstick, it does a good job to bring out the color, and glossiness of the product. The applicator has a little scoop. But take a look at the packaging, you will scream Apocalips! Even the scent is the same. Everything about it is the same. I think Manhattan and Rimmel is like Maxfactor and Cover Girl. But I might be wrong. Ok, I’ve checked. They both are own by Coty, who owns lots of Celebrity perfume, NYC, OPI, Philosophy, to name a few. So it’s no wonder the products are pretty similar.   

I love the color! It’s just so pink. So mauve. So nuetral but it’s not boring. It just makes your lips look so much fuller. Anyway, the reason I say it is Apocalips is cause I know Rimmel and Manhattan is something I don’t get access to, let alone know it exist until recently. So while Manhattan is in Rose & Shine, Rimmel is in Celestial

They look so alike. But sometimes I feel they are slightly differ. I don’t know if it’s cause of the lighting, as when I twist and look at different angle, the shade kind of differ. Well, ever so slightly. So I am not sure if it is my eyes playing a trick on me. If you look at the picture, you’ll see a different shade. Rose & Shine is just a tad darker than Celestial. But I really think is cause of the lighting. If you see from the first pic, the swatches – one is more glossy, but that is cause it reflect the light. So I conclude they are the same. 

 

Lord & Berry Conceal-it

Just wanted to try Lord & Berry. Concealer was on sale, so it was the perfect opportunity. I am obsessed with concealers now, lots of things to hide on my face. This is in the shade Sand which is lighter than my skin tone. A bit on the pinker side, perfect for under the eyes. It is a medium coverage concealer. It can cover under eyes blackness, but it won’t last long. It is best apply using the sponge on the other side of the product. Dab the sponge to blend in the concealer and it gives a better coverage. Overall, it is fine but it is not something I would highly recommend.  

Coco Mademoiselle 

I finally finished up a bottle of Coco Mademoiselle. It’s an EDP, so it’s strong and therefore just a few spritz is enough to last. The scent is very strong but it will spread out on the skin and it becomes more mild. It is like a powered scent but not those baby powder. It’s a very woman perfume. Not flowery, not musky, not sweet and not spicy. It is fresh, but not those out of shower fresh, soap scent I guess; it is also not, hmmm. It smells nice obviously, if not I wouldn’t be finishing the bottle, but I just don’t know how to describe it. 

The composition is focused on two characteristic ingredients of Chanel editions – jasmine absolute and May rose absolute. Delicate flowers are enhanced and enriched with a touch of Florentine iris. 

Top notes of Coco Mademoiselle Parfum incorporate Sicilian oranges, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian grapefruit. A floral heart is created of pure rose extract and pure jasmine extract, along with a fruity touch of litchi, while its base notes carry a combination of Indonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Bourbon vanilla ad white musk. This fragrance is dedicated to courageous, brave and modern women who prefer luxury and elegance.

  

The notes are flowers, but it’s not florally. Hmmm I’m so bad at describing perfume. But anyway, this is one the best classic scent that you can use day and night. The kind of scent that will be up there on the top floors of Ion Orchard. 

Wotnot Facial Wipes

I love this. It’s one of the better facial wipes I used. The sheet are huge and wet. So it’s really easy to use for removing makeup. Had this from Bellabox and sadly they no longer operate in Singapore. So I am not sure where else I can get this from. This is just a travel 5 wipes size. So it really is the perfect wipes to bring for traveling. If you can find this, give it a try. 

 

Shiseido White Lucent 

My skin I decided is really sensitive to whitening product. It just seems that everytime I tried using a whitening product, my face will break out. But so my family use Shiseido and it suits them, so they ask me to give Shiseido a chance despite the White Lucent being a whitening product. Or more correct is to help fight dark spots. 

 

Brightening Balancing Softener W is a refreshing whitening lotion that softens and immediately hydrates skin for an optimally refined, luminous complexion. Well, seriously as toner goes, it’s just a toner. It does hydrate my skin which is weird cause the scent of alcohol is quite noticeable. It dries in maybe 10 seconds but I have to let it dry longer, if not my face will be quite sticky. It is cooling, and I feel it will be a great face mist for people with normal skin. After using not-regularly for 3 months, I just notice that box said it is for normal to oily skin. I guess that’s why I don’t really have a problem with this. But it is just a tad oily on my face, especially at the high points of my cheek. Doesn’t make my face more luminous. Well, the “shiny” part of my face, I guess it’s suppose to be the luminous claim. It is in 150ml, and since I don’t use it regularly, I still have a lot left. And I feel that even for daily use, I will probably still have it. And if I do use it regularly, it will probably helps with dark spots. 

Intensive Spot Targeting Serum + is created to diminish stubborn dark spots. This is 30ml just like most serum. To use, apply to forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Then message into skin from center of face outwards. Have to at least message three times consecutively. Interesting, I just saw that on the box too. Just goes to show that human don’t bother with instructions. Or is it just me? Anyway, I don’t use this regularly too. As I find that it is kind of not for oily skin. But it does absorb into the skin quickly, and makes skin feel hydrated and “renewed in radiance”. I don’t know, it is just not something I immediately love. So I don’t really use it. 

Brightening Protective Emulsion W is daytime moisturizer with SPF15. This is only 75ml, and what do you know, also for normal to oily skin. And I am always amaze when this doesn’t leave my face too oily. Now I know that it is in fact catered to oily skin. A good thing I kept the boxes. 

I’ve been using daily for the past 2 months and I only use 3/4 pump each time. By the sound of it, I still have a lot of product left. If I use a full pump, it always seem too much. And it kind of make my face appears more dewy. So less product is better. I take the product, rub between my hands and apply it all over my face. This is the best way to make sure that my face is covered but I don’t have too much product. My face will be less oily this way. Now that I know it is suited for oily skin, I guess it is alright. It really depend on your lifestyle and where you stay. In sunny Singapore, if I stay too much out then my face will be oily by the end of 6 hours? If I just stay in office with air con on, it will last till I reach home like 10 hours. So I wouldn’t say this is the best moisturizer for oily skin, but I enjoy it enough that I use it daily. 

So surprisingly, this is really good for my skin. I mean it doesn’t further break me out, but this also doesn’t seems to help remove existing spots. It helps a bit, but I still have them, especially on my right cheek. And one of the reason I kept using the moisturiser is that the first time is use it, my face was glowing. It really did gave me a radiance glow. It was so good. But of course eventually my face doesn’t seem to glow as much anymore cause I am just used to it. 

I wish products all come in travel size. Not only they will be cheaper but you get to finish them faster and try out new things. Or buy them again and at least your shopping spree will be consist of things you need instead of everything else. But yes, a lot of packaging, bad for environment, etc. I just have to deal with it. 

Topshop 5 Years Anniversary Makeup

So pretty with all the rose gold packaging. I never tried Topshop makeup cause it doesn’t look as appealing in Singapore as when you were in UK. Anyway, I just wanted this collection cause basically it’s Topshop best sellers products. And what better way to try them out then to just get the ones in the pretty packaging.

So I have 3 of the lipsticks, Innocent, Rio Rio, and Bequiled. Am missing Ohh La La, which is a coral pink and Nevada which is a nude. The nail polish I have 2, Boy Next Door and Parma Violet. Missing Heart of Gold, Adrenalin and Green Room. Then I have the rest of the anniversary collection.

So let start with the lipstick.

Innocent is a light pink. Surprisingly, I can wear this with no problem. The color does suit me just fine. It is yore pigmented but you can’t always rub your lips as the colors will not be even. So I have to be uite careful using this. But it’s a good lipstick. A comfortable pink. 
Rio Rio is an orange red. Well it is a warm red but I always see an orange undertone. And even on my lips it kind of appear more orange. Pigmented and not n easy lipstick to use. So a lipliner is recommended. This is suppose to be a matte lipstick. But it doesn’t appear to be so. When swatch, it is not shiny, but on the lips it is not matte. 
Bequiled is another matte lipstick. But as you can see it is not matte at all. It’s a beauty, but not an easy one. This is definately a good color to use for dinner, but I find that it doesn’t really appear even. It is quite hard to smooth it out. It won’t be as bad in person but  a close up picture, you can see that it is not as clean. A lip liner is a must. 
Glow in Polished is a beautiful highlighter. Not a fan of highlighters but I’m glad I got this. The color is just so pretty. A champagne pigmented cream that blends out to a glow sheerness. I thought it is a solid form in the pot. So I just dip my finger in. I end up making a dent cause the product is so soft. I thought it will be like a color tattoo, but no, this is soft and a little goes a long way. The picture doesn’t do justice on how pretty the color is. 
Cream blush in Head Over Heels is a beautiful coral pink blush. The perfect blush for the summer. The cream is a nice consistency. It will turn to powder once applied. It blends well and can be sheer out if you think that is too much. Love it.  Magic Liner in Engraved is a felt tip. It’s really dark and easy to apply. I have to barely touch my hand and the ink will flow. It takes about 5 seconds to set. If not it will still smudge. I haven’t really test how long this will last as I am not an eyeliner kind of person. 
The nail polishes are average, lovely colours but nothing special. Boy Next Door a pretty light greeny blue. Perfect for the beach to contrast the water. Parma Violet a pretty lilac color which I feel I have a lot of. I need to take 3 coats to get a full swatch in the nails. The brush is thin, but it is ok. They dry quite fast which is good and finished shiny without needing a topcoat. Overall not that bad. 

So yah, the collection is a pretty packaging and I just love them. The products I got are alright. The lipsticks I feel can be better, but the rest are good. I am not sure if Sg will have them, as I got mine from London. If buying in £ and living there, the price is good. But if I have to convert them to S$, I feel that they are quite ex. Anyway the shades are not limited edition so if there is something you want to try, you can always get the normal matte black and white packaging which is also quite pretty. 

Caudalie Lip Conditioner

It smells so orange. At first I couldn’t stand it, but eventually it smells nice. Well not for nighttime as I got distracted by the scent. The texture is really nice. It’s very smooth and surprisingly really moisturizing. It applies and glides on easy. It doesn’t look thick on the lips, but it’s nice to rub your lips together. So it feels good on the lips. The best part is that it will helps with crack lips. I put this on at night, and the next day, my lips are back to normal. It really makes my chapped lips disappear. For a normal balm texture like thingy, it is awesome!
Oh I feel the smoothness can be comparable to Fresh, but the packaging of this is still in plastic, so it doesn’t have that luxurious feeling. Just the scent is expensive but that I don’t really like.
The bad thing bout this is that it turn into glue. Like sticky and stink. I don’t know what happened, I just opened it up one day and it gone spoilt. It suddenly smelt like wet paint when it’s drying. I only used up like more than half of it. Such a waste. I guess this is what happen when you use a lot of lip balm at one go. Hais.

La Roche-Posay Substiane [+] Fundamental Replenishing Anti-aging Care

This is to restore facial support, making skin regains comfort and radiance. It’s a rather thick moisturiser that’s not as easy to glide on the skin as I would like. But once blended out, it is quite a nice texture. It sinks into the skin quite fast. Skin feels smooth after. But I like it under air con room cause it just work. It is just better cause it is cold. In humid weather, this makes my skin looks oily. I guess cause it is rich, as anti aging product tend to be, that is why this is more suited for dry skin. But I mean, it is not bad for oily skin too. But it can just feel quite heavy that’s all.