Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: Make Over Ultra Hi-Matte Lipstick

Hello~ another lipstick review is coming~ sorry for spamming this blog with lipstick review and swatches. You know I bought quite a lot of lipstick last month, so please bare with me hehehe~ This time the lipstick come from MAKE OVER~ *FYI, this a local brand*

I got this from Make Over Event few months ago along with the pencil eyeliner that I really love. The Matte lipstick is very booming lately and Make Over also have their signature matte lipstick called Ultra Hi-Matte.



The packaging: Slim and long lipstick. Unlike the other lipstick, the bullet is not sharp. The whole pakcaging is black color with Make Over word printed on it. Down point from me: the material is matte*sigh* maybe they want to suits it with the matte theme, but I always love glossy packaging hahaha



Shade: my color is number 011 (Baby Bomb Shell). This is described as Nude Pink, but what I really like is the color isn't really nude. It looks like a normal pink for me. In fact I think it's a little bit too bright to be called nude. Whatever it is, I love the color~

Price: IDR 89K

Texture: Creamy, glides on my lips easily, color pay off is really nice. And surprisingly it isn't really matte like it's claims. Judging from the name "Ultra Hi-Matte" I thought it will be super matte and maybe make my lips dry. But turns out the final result is like a normal lipstick. It isn't glossy but it's quite moisturizing and not really matte. Staying power is okay. It is faded after I eat heavy food but still can notice it and become like my natural lips color. It will transfer at first but once it set and after some time, it will stays perfectly on my lips.



Overall: I don't find any matte effect, but the color and the texture are good for me. Maybe if they make it more matte than this current texture it will be perfect, or maybe some change in the name? :D

Have you tried this lipctick? Do you encounter the same result like me?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Review: Peripera Peri's Cushion Lips


Hi today I want to write a review about a lip cushion from Peripera. BB cushion is really a big hit lately, so when I saw this lip cushion, I'm really curious and want to try it as soon as possible. My very first lip cushion called Peripera Peri's Cushion Lips. Thumbs up for the cute packaging. It looks like a big colourful marker


This is how the tip looks like. Still clean because I took this picture first before I used it. The body packaging is flexible and to use this product, I need to squeeze the lip cream out of the packaging. This is the hard time, because it is quite hard to make the product come out. The packaging isn't really hard to squezee but the product is quite hard to come out. At first I only squeeze gently because I'm afraid many products to come out but in the end I give up and squeeze it very hard to get the product. You know the feeling when you squeeze almost finished toothpaste? well, it's quite the same with this hahahaha.



The lip cream itself is really soft and pigmented. The finish result is semi matte. Once it set, it almost like a lip tint. It will stay on your lips and the staying power is quite awesome. My shade is PK07 which is really red on heavy swatch. For my lips, I only apply some products on the center of my lips and then spread it with the cushion applicator. I also apply clear lipbalm before that, because this product tends to make my lips dry after some time. I suggest you use lip scrub before if you have chapped lips because the lip cream will make it looks more visible. If you scrub first, it will makes the lip cream glides easier and the color also will come out beautifully.



It is quite hard to squeeze the product and spread it all over my lip at the same time. Usually I will squeeze some products first the gently spread it with the cushion applicator (if you prefer the same way like me, make sure you work fast because like I've said, once it set, it will be hard to blend the color again). For the color through staying power, this product works really great and I have no complaint! maybe I should try lip cushion from different brand and compare it with this one. Am I the only one that have problem with the squeeze packaging? If you already tried this product please share with me~

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review: Cathy Doll Water Splash Essence with L-Glutathione

Hello~ beberapa waktu yang lalu aku posting tentang acara Cathy Doll di Surabaya. Nah, dari acara tersebut aku mendapatkan goodie bag yang isinya adalah produk ini: Cathy Doll Water Splash Essence with L-Glutathione. Kali ini aku mau mereview tentang produk tersebut. 

Sebelum melangkah lebih jauh, aku mau jelasin secara singkat terlebih dahulu tentang brand Cathy Doll untuk teman-teman yang mungkin belum pernah dengar. Cathy Doll adalah brand kosmetik korea yang lebih dikenal di Thailand, dan mungkin beberapa dari kalian salah sangka dan mengira ini adalah brand dari Thailand. Well, I'm also the same~ pertama kali dengar memang aku kira brand thailand karena banyak tulisan thai di packagingnya dan juga banyak artis/blogger thai yang ngiklanin tentang brand ini. Tetapi~ sekali lagi aku info bahwa Cathy Doll 100% asli kosmetik korea. Kenapa disangka dari Thailand? Karena pangsa pasar mereka besar di sana, jadi promosinya juga besar-besaran dan negara-negara sekitar jadi berpikir kalau ini dari Thailand.


Seperti yang aku bilang di atas, karena berasal dari Korea, di packagingnya Cathy Doll ada lambang bendera Korea biar orang-orang tidak salah sangka. Dan juga ada logo Karmart sebagai perusahaan distributor. Jangan sampai tertipu beli produk yang palsu ya :) perhatikan baik-baik untuk kemasan yang asli.



Cathy Doll sebagai salah satu brand yang mengutamakan tentang produk pencerah mengklaim produk-produknya sebagai pemutih kulit terbaik yang ada di pasaran, dan juga aman digunakan oleh semua orang baik tua maupun muda. Bahkan untuk kaum pria pun bisa memakai produknya. Karena penasaran dengan kandungan utama yang tercantum di nama produknya, aku pun mencari tahu tentang kegunaan L-Glutathione.

Apa sih Glutathione itu? Glutathione adalah salah satu antioxidant penting di tumbuhan, binatang, jamur, dan bakteria. Glutathione berfungsi untuk mencegah kerusakan di komponen seluler penting yang disebabkan oleh radikal bebas, peroksida, dan logam berat (wikipedia)

Komposisi bahan lainnya: Water, Butylene Glycol,Cyclomethicone,Polyglutamic Acid,Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin,Dimethicone,Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimenthicone Chloride, Pueraria Thunberrgiana Flower/Leaf/Steam Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract,Silkworm Extract, Cirsium Flower/Leaf/Steam Extract, Sucrose Distearate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylysilance, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, Fragrance, disodium EDTA, Glutahione. (credit: Cathy Doll)


Lanjut ke produknya sendiri~ Cathy Doll Water Splash Essence dikemas dalam packaging yang lucu banget khas kosmetik korea. Warnanya pink dan kemasannya berupa tube plastik. Untuk penggunaan tinggal buka tutupnya dan dipencet. Di bagian depan kemasan ada gambar wajah perempuan dengan step-by-step, mulai dari before, penggunaan krim, dan after. 




Tekstur produknya sendiri adalah krim warna putih yang tidak seberapa kental (mungkin karena namanya essence jadi teksturnya ringan dan tidak lengket) dan memiliki wangi yang lembut dan harum. Untuk penggunaan cukup oleskan sedikit krim di wajah dengan gerakan memutar, setelah beberapa saat krim akan terasa mencair dan berubah tekstur menjadi seperti air (that's the point of the water splash!). Pertama kali dengar namanya aku agak sangsi, apa benar sih bisa berubah kayak air, ternyata setelah aku coba sendiri memang benar sesuai dengan klaim. The feeling is like splasing water on my face~

zoom in~

Untuk efek brightening a.k.a memutihkan, aku juga memberikan thumbs up untuk essence ini, karena memang keliatan efeknya jadi lebih cerah. Well, I've already had a fair skin to start with so maybe you can't really notice it. Lalu yang aku suka dari essence ini adalah setiap kali aku habis pakai wajah jadi terasa lebih segar. Maybe because of the water effect? Hasil akhirnya juga semi matte, ga kilap tapi juga ga kering yang berlebihan which is really suitable for my oily skin.

So far aku pakai ini beberapa minggu terakhir dan ga ada masalah baru di kulitku. Buat yang mau cari essence yang ringan tapi ngasih efek brightening bisa coba Cathy Doll Water Splash Essence ini.

Monday, June 20, 2016

If I could go back and give myself beauty advice..

image: Freepik

It would be: Use more skincare please......

I must admit I kinda late to knew about beauty related things. When I was younger I kinda neglected my skin. I rarely use body lotion (because I hate the sticky feeling on my body), I didn't apply any skincare (even sunscreen) on my face. Well, sometimes I apply moisturizer but not daily hahaha. So my beauty routine when I was teenager was like this:

Take a bath - wash my face with facial foam (I remember my very first face wash was Biore Anti Acne facial foam that cost me only IDR 12K with the red/white packaging) - then apply a Garnier moisturizer (I believe it's already contains SPF 15 that's why I didn't wear any sunscreen after that) - then use compact powder from Pigeon (the one with white color and oval compact packaging. Indonesian readers maybe knew about this product) - when I'm back from school, I remove all the dirts on my face with Ovale facial lotion then back again to the first step.

Basically that's all my beauty routine when I was teen. I also have problems with acne, and to cure it I've tried most of the acne lotion at the local market like Verile acne gel, Clean and Clear Gel, and also lot of unbranded traditional chinese cream. I didn't visit beauty clinic nor tried the facial treatment because at that time, that kind of things are quite expensive and I can't really afford it plus I don't really know much about beauty things. That's why I'm only stick with drugstore products and simple routine.

I think it is around 2007 (or 2006, can't really remember), when I've started read about beauty blog. I followed a lot of veteran blogger and read many beauty posts. I was so hooked with them. I envy their flawless skin and also their make up skill. Then I look into the mirror and saw my unflawless face *sigh*. Well, I always struggle with acnes, but at that time I also have problem with rough skin, dark spot, blackheads, uneven skin tone and many more. I was sad and unhappy with my skin condition. That's why I suggest myself to use more skincare!

Nowadays my beauty routine is upgrade to another level. I can't even leave home without slapping some skincare product on my face. Eventhough I was late, I'll make sure to apply some moisturizer on my face before I go out. People said it's better late than never, right? 

What kind of advice you'll give to yourself? Share with me!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Review: Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Sugar Scrub

I admit that I bought this mask merely because the packaging is cute. I bought 2 of this mask (one is sleeping pack, review coming soon) and almost pick another one, just because I can't decided which one is cuter out of the three. The problem with Korean cosmetic brand, is their cute packaging. The problem with me is, I can't say no to cute packaging. Even BF and mom (whom beside me at that time I entered Tony Moly Shop at Macau, said it is super cute. And they can't believe that it's actually a mask. BF thought it was a decoration lol.)


This time I will talk about the pink mushroom. Named as Strawberry Mushroom (which I found quite silly, because they put strawberry and mushroom together. I just can't take it. It would be better if they named it as pink mushroom, like I called it above.) It is a sugar scrub. The packaging describe the combination as: " Sweet Strawberry scrub that focused on smooth skin texture and nutrition supply "

Packaging: As you can see, the sugar scrub stored in a mushroom plastic packaging. Quite sturdy and the cap sealed tightly. Though it doesn't contain much products. The color is pink as it describe as a strawberry mushroom. The pink mushroom also comes with a plastic box. Too bad it doesn't comes with any spatula or spoon. 



Texture and Scent: When the first time I open the packaging (at the store), I've already love the strawberry scent of this mask. It feels like I smell the real strawberry. The texture is also like strawberry puree along with the seeds. In fact, I think the seed (along with the sugar) works as the exfoliator. This scrub is quite thick and the sugar are not as rough as I though. I usually use it once a week. The instant result are: I can feel my skin become more smooth and supple. I also can feel my skin become more tight and my skin become less oily for all day long. Long term result? My skin become quite soft and not as rough as before, after I used it for 1,5 month (weekly)



Overall: I love this scrub and very happy because it works good! The packaging can be used as a decoration after I finish the product. One thing that I complain, I need a spatula please~



PS: The stawberry scent is last for a while on my skin~ if you love strawberry you must try this scrub!
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