Saturday, 27 May 2017

Lightweight Tinted Sunscreen ~ The Face Inc UV Defense SPF 50 Tinted

With the hot, humid and rainy weather going on in Singapore, I tend to steer away from foundations. It is a torture to wear layers and layers of skincare and makeup products on my face when all my face wanted to do is sweat. 

Thus, I welcome The Face Inc UV Defense SPF Tinted with open arms after being informed what the product is. 

According to The Face Inc, the UV Defense SPF50 Tinted is:

"An advanced physical tinted sunscreen for protection of the skin against harmful UV rays, prevention of sunburn and photo-damage. Proprietary blend of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide delivers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Vitamin E acts as an anti oxidant and moisturising agent." ~ The Face Inc

It is basically a sunscreen with a tinge of colour to even out your skin tone while providing ingredients that benefits the skin. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it really is.

A glance at the application directions and the ingredients on the box. As you can see, there's instructions to apply the product 15 minutes before exposing yourself to the sun which so many skincare does not include. 

For your info, this, my friends, is the proper way to apply sun protecting cream. You need to give the sunscreen a little time to settle in and work its magic before heading outdoors. I call it, the warm up period :D.

The texture of the product is kind of mousse-like, very light weight and easily spreadable. Do note that a little goes a long a way or else you'll get white streaks on your face. 

After massaging the product in, the finish is this nice healthy glow with a slight coverage. The sunscreen does not feel heavy on the skin albeit a little tacky though which thankfully did go away after a while. 

One more thing to note is the scent of the product. In my personal opinion, I do wish that the smell can be more floral or refreshing. You guys know how I feel about scents in products, anything girly will have me sold instantly. 

Currently retailing at $38, do head over to any Sasa outlet to try out the products or head over to Sasa website for more info and to purchase.

Huge thanks to The Face Inc for your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products are PR samples for review purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after testing the products. Different people might react differently to the product thus results may vary. 

Friday, 12 May 2017

2 Steps to Brighter and Clearer Skin with Laneige

Laneige, a very well known Korean brand which is famous for its Sleeping Mask and Cushion Foundation has been deeply rooted around Asia especially Singapore. Their belief has always been providing skincare products that boost radiance and clear supple skin, just like what you see on Korean women. 

Well, I must say, after testing out these 2 products, I really think they work wonders on my skin. Read on and I'll show you why. 

**Warning: Picture heavy**

The items that I choose are these three (from the left):

1) Pure Radiant Shadow in No.2 Shine Gold
2) Clear C Advanced Effector 150ml
3) White Plus Renew Original Essence_EX

First, let's talk about Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector

According to the brand, the lotion has:

"Anti-oxidizing super berry extracts for skincare Extracts from acerola cherry and acai berries, super berries with four times’ anti-oxidizing effects of Vitamin C, prevent skin from oxidizing to help you achieve a healthier  appearance. Clean and even brightening care Clear C, Laneige's original essence, contains Melacrusher and super berry extracts, components with 3.5 times’ brightening effect when used together for bright, clear skin." ~ Laneige

This comes with a pump which dispenses the water-based essence nicely. There is a measuring guide at the back of the bottle for your reference on how much product has been dispensed. 

What I do with this product is that after cleansing, I'll wet the cotton pad (a box of cotton pad is included together with the item, and do note that the cotton pad is of good quality, score!) with 2.5ml of product and pat it onto my skin according to the instructions given. 

Sometimes when I'm feeling a bit luxurious, I'll soak up the entire cotton pad and peel it to several sheets before applying to my entire face like a mask. The scent is extremely soothing (light floral) and I can feel my face drinking up the product like crazy (I'm a dry to normal skin type).

For demonstration purposes, I left the cotton pad on my hand for approximately 5 minutes and if you look closely to the picture above, you can see how dry and cracked the skin on the left was while the skin on the right looked smooth and supple. I can't vote on whether it brightens my skin as I haven't been using it long enough but I do love how my skin felt less tight after application. 

The lotion kind of paves the way for subsequent products to be absorbed more effectively. I noticed that my serum and moisturiser require the least amount of spreading effort and they absorb quickly into the skin after the lotion. 

My only gripe about this product is I wish they include the "How to use" instruction on the bottle instead of only on the information paper. I mean, I'll definitely throw the paper away after ripping the box. Oh well, that's just me.

Next up is the White Plus Renew Original Essence_EX (wow, that's a mouth full). And I swear that its not my camera having shaky blur problem or playing tricks to your eyes but its the packaging has a reflective interior that makes you see doubles. 

According to the brand, 

"Laneige Original Essence consists of Melacrusher™ Formula that prevents melanin from setting in, improving melanin levels, evenness, skin brightness, and glow; also contains  green tea polysaccharides that help achieve smooth, moisturized skin, taking you one step closer to the bright, vibrant, and milky complexion of your dreams." ~ Laneige

The bottle comes with a pipet which I love as it helps in avoiding contamination. Makes it easy to dispense product out too. 

The lotion is an opaque milky formulation which is emollient for easy spreading on the skin. 

As you can see, my skin looks so much clearer and brighter compared to the previous picture before application. I could literally see my face glowing with radiance and it seemed like I have good well-rested skin for days. 

After having my baby, I haven't been sleeping very well and my skin has suffered looking all dull and tired. Thus this product helps so much in making me look awake and glow from within. I have high hopes for this product to whiten my skin after prolong use. Fingers crossed. 

Well, one thing before we move on to the next product, my skin did felt a bit tacky after application and you need a while for the product to be fully absorbed (i.e. less tacky). However I don't really mind as I sleep in an air conditioned room and the dry air kind of helps quicken the absorption process.

And last but not least, its the stunning Pure Radiant Shadow in No.2 Shine Gold. As usual, I choose this palette is because of its neutral earthy tones.

The colours in the palette are really wearable and they match each other perfectly. With the bottom taupe colour as a base (all over the lid), the lighter cream colour for the inner conner of the eyes, the darker brown colour for the outer corner and a sweep of gold glitter on the top, its the perfect look to pull off from day to night

What I like about this palette is the eyeshadows are smooth in texture and not powdery. The colours blends smoothly (except for the glitter) and it has adequate pigmentation although 2 swipes is what I'd recommend if you want a nice opaque-ness. 

For your reference, the prices for the products are listed below:

1) Pure Radiant Shadow in No.2 Shine Gold ~ SGD$40
2) Clear C Advanced Effector 150ml ~ SGD$56
3) White Plus Renew Original Essence_EX ~ SGD$80

Do head over to any Sephora outlet to try out the products or head over to Sephora website for more info and to purchase.

Huge thanks to Sephora for your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products are PR samples for review purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after testing the products. Different people might react differently to the product thus results may vary. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Inglot's Latest Collections

When you talk about a makeup brand with tons of colour choices and an assortment of products, besides MAC Cosmetics, I think of Inglot. 

This brand has been killing it lately with their beautiful new releases and I am fortunate enough to be invited to their preview event last month (apologies for the delay). 

The latest nail polish range is called Ms Butterfly O2M Breathable Nail Enamel. How aptly named as these colours are just as beautiful as the colours on the butterfly wings. 

My pick has got to be these colours but I do highly recommend the purple one has it has a smoother application with minimal streakiness. I love the brush applicator as its an adequate width to cover half of my finger nails, making application easy. 

Next, we have the absolutely stunning and breathtaking Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow. Believe me guys, this collection TO-DIE-FOR!!! I was sooooo tempted to buy each and everyone of it. They look so amazing in the tube. 

Apologies for the ugly swatches. Trying to be creative but failed miserably. But no matter how hideous looking the swatch pattern is, the colours are still gorgeous. 

Inglot Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow is a water-based product which ensures good longevity (read smudge proof) but easy to remove even with plain water. The finish is gorgeous with its metallic sheen and believe it or not, all the above are just 1 swipe. No worries about pigmentation ^_^.

And here are some of the newer eyeshadow colours for your reference. To be honest, I don't really fancy the bright colours as I'm a coward when it comes to eyeshadow. Earthy brown neutral tones are my best friends.

These babies came home with me: Aquastic Cream Eyeshadow in No.13 and No. 15 (which is the 3rd and 5th swatches from the top), Quad Colour Face Powder and a Blush Brush. 

Personally, I wouldn't say that the brush quality is of fantastic quality (starts shedding on me before I even start washing it), however, you really do have to check out their cream eyeshadow. Its a phenomenal product without much fuss. Huge thumbs up.

Do head over to JEM Robinson Level 1 and Raffles City Robinson Level 1 to give the products a go.

Huge thanks to Inglot Singapore for your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products are door gifts for attending the event and for review purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after testing the products. Different people might react differently to the product thus results may vary. 

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Most Efficient Skincare Product from The Face Inc

Imagine a Face Primer that tightens your skin in just 15 mins and an Eye Cream that lifts your eyes within 30 seconds. 

Wow, that's such an impressive claim.

Introducing the all new Primer Mist and Eye Lift by The Face Inc which states that they can do the above. 

A closer look at the products. As you can see, the Primer Mist comes in a set of 3 x 15ml tubes. As for the Eye Lift, they come in a box of 16 x 1ml vials. 

According to the Face Inc:

"Primer Mist by The Face Inc is a lightweight hydration face mist that works to smooth and tighten in just 15 seconds, and provides an instant hydration boost of up to 15 times.
This all-in-one formulation gives you all the benefits of priming, hydration and tightening. The Face Inc Primer Mist boosts the skin’s natural hydration with proprietary botanical extracts and a weightless blend of natural moisture preserving ingredients, delivering an all-day moisturised feel and plump appearance.
Created by dermatologists and researchers, Eye Lift's advance formula works by almost immediately restoring lost collagen in your skin. A proprietary blend of botanical extracts enhance the effects of the serum: smooths and tightens skin; reduces dark eye circles and puffiness; reduces inflammation, softens fines lines and wrinkles and noticeably tones the skin. Further infused with peptides, Eye Lift also refines pores, improves skin hydration and boost elasticity."
The Spokesperson for Face Inc is Chris Tong and she has really amazing skin. Yup, we have the honour to see her in person and boy am I smitten by her beauty. She did mentioned how the Eye Lift was her fav as instant result could be seen in reducing her eye bags. 

Well, I don't have eye bags (thankfully) thus I couldn't vouch how effective the Eye Lift was in lifting the under eye area. However I do love how emollient the cream is as well as how easily it absorbs into my skin. And I'm happy to report that I did not get any tiny bumps (a result of using products that are too heavy for the eye area) with this product. So far so good I'd say. 

When I first use the primer, I was intrigued by the nifty packaging that requires some twisting to reveal its nozzle spray. A carefully thought product indeed as it prevents users from accidentally pressing down onto it. 

A clear watery substance is dispensed upon spritzing. I spritz 3 times onto my face: the forehead area and each side of the cheeks. Then I gently massage the product into my skin for absorption. I wish the size of droplet could be smaller though to save me the time and hassle of working the products into the skin. 

I did felt tightening around my cheek area after the product is fully absorbed. Although I did not see reduction of my pores, I'm happy to report that my foundation stayed on pretty well when I used this primer. 

Another thing that I like about this primer that is incredibly light weight (because its water based) and I did not feel any greasiness/stickiness on the skin. This is important to me for a primer because when you are living in hot humid country, you really don't want anything that's sticky and suffocating. 

I honestly think that The Face Inc has some really cool and effective products and I'm glad these 2 were introduced into my life. I would personally repurchase the primer should it run out. Its also pretty affordable at the price of $58.80 (45ml). 

Do head over to any SASA outlet or click on these 2 websites: Qoo10 and Lazada.

Huge thanks to Sasa for the invitation and your generosity. ^_^

Disclaimer: The products are door gifts for attending the event and for review purposes. I was not sponsored in any monetary way nor instigated to used "preferred" words for this post. All opinions provided are honest and of utmost truest feelings of mine after testing the products. Different people might react differently to the product thus results may vary.