Saturday, November 20, 2010

BB Cream Review - Elianto Miracle White Multiplex BB Cream (SPF 45 PA+++ )

Elianto Miracle White Multiplex BB Cream (SPF 45 PA+++ )

Description Uniquely formulated with arbutin and lavender extracts to function as makeup base, foundation, moisturizer and sun protection, while giving you natural coverage and firm, smooth skin. (50ml)

Price MYR 59.00

Colour 3 shades are available: Soft Beige, Nude Beige and Warm Beige

I bought this during my recent trip to Malaysia. I selected Soft Beige which seems natural with my skin tone NC20. 

I have been using this BB cream for one week and am loving it. I am using this BB cream on its own, without any foundation to test out its effects. The coverage is light, hence it cannot cover up my scars and pigmentation.  However, it evens out the skin for a healthy and fresh look with a slight dewy finish. I think if I want to create a more flawless make up look, I'll have to use a concealer before this BB cream, or lay a foundation over it. The SPF 45 PA+++ is excellent for Singapore's climate and my fair skin. I hope it can prevent new pigmentations from popping out.  It has a faint herbal scent, but quite unnoticeable and bearable. The oil control is quite good for my face, but I have to blot my nose after a few hours. I try to apply MAC Blot Powder to just the nose area. This BB cream doesn't dries out my face or "wrinkles", even after 10hrs in a strong air conditioned room. It doesn't clogs up my pores or causes pimple outbreaks too. Lovely! 

I have added a new favourite to my BB cream collection.

There is also another BB cream from Elianto, Miracle Multiplex BB Cream (SPF 25 PA+). Description Uniquely formulated with lavender extracts to function as a makeup base, foundation, moisturizer and sun protection, while effectively controlling sebum production to give you oil shine-free skin. Price MYR 49.00 I didn't buy this as I am pretty concerned about using "oil-controlling" BB cream after trying out the Dr Jart's BB cream and I prefer the higher SPF.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Urban Decay Book of Shadows III launching at Sephora ION Singapore

I have just received this mailer from Sephora Singapore. The Urban Decay Book of Shadows III is really launching in Singapore, at Sephora ION, 13th November 11am. It is selling at SGD88, which is not so pricy as compared to USD54 = SGD70.2. However, if you have ordered during the 20% off Family and Friends Sale event, the difference will be more significant.

Do check it out if you are interested. The Book of Shadows III is sold on the first-come-first-serve basis.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dr. Jart Rejuvenating Silver Label BB Cream SPF 35 Review

I caught the craze of BB creams recently, since it is convenient to use in the mornings when I woke up late. I did some internet research through google and bought a few of them to try. I bought the Dr. Jart Rejuvenating Silver Label BB Cream SPF 35 / PA++ from Watson Singapore.

Most reviews commented that this is good for combination/oily skin as it has oil control, with moderate to full coverage. I do agree that this is easy to apply and blend with my fingers. No pimple outbreaks after wearing this for a few weeks. The oil control for my face is quite good, and shine on my nose appear after 4-5hrs. After wearing it on my face for half a day, it seems to dry up my face, not dewy or glow, but wrinkled! I can see the fine lines popping out! My beautician also commented that my face has turned super dry and flaky, and clogged. Erm, it seems that maybe I am better off not wearing this. Tsk, that is such a pity since I may have 2/3 tube left. I have tried to moisturize my face (with Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence In Primer)
prior to applying this BB cream, but it didn't improve the over-dry and wrinkle condition today. I will try with other moisturizer to test if i can reduce or prevent my face from "wrinkling" up during mid-day.  

My current skin condition
Combination/oily skin (tends to shine at T-zone)
Pitted acne scars with big pores
Mild pigmentation
Sensitive with occasional outbreaks 

Please note that these are my personal opinions, and product performance varies according to individual's skin.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette

The Urban Decay Naked Palette hype reached Singapore in September 2010. Due to the overwhelming reservations on Sephora SG's wait list, I was told over the phone that it had sold out. I consoled myself that this might be a blessing in disguise as this palette is rather expensive and the colours are warm tones.

However, I went into Sephora Ngee Ann City two weeks ago and found a treasure. Viola! There were several sets of Urban Decay Naked Palette on the rack. Lucky me! I quickly grabbed a set and made payment. It costs SGD$73! Argh. That's too expensive as compared to USA (US$44 = SGD$57) and UK ( £27.00 = SGD$57). Well, actually it's not too bad if I consider the SGD$16 difference as shipping fee?

After using this palette for the first time today, I think it's definitely worth the SGD$73. The colours are so pigmented. The palette has a mixture of matt and shimmery shades, which is excellent since both suits different mood and occassion. I guess I'll probably take a week or two, to try out all the colours. Although I have been using the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion for a year, I have never tried any of Urban Decay's product. I'm optimistic, since I had swatched all the colours on my arm when I was in Sephora to check out the quality of these shadows.  

There are quite a few of the 20% off Family and Friends Sales going on in USA recently and I have ordered my Book of Shadows Vol. lll! Hurray! This Book of Shadows Vol. lll hasn't reached Singapore officially. I guess there will be another crazy hype for it in Sephora SG and I might not be able to purchase one. I decided to order mine from the states and it costs me USD$43.2 = SGD57 after the 20% discount. Counting down to meet my Book of Shadows Vol. lll....

Monday, November 8, 2010

My MAC Brush Family

I was packing my cosmetics, and decided to arrange and list all my brushes. I realized that I have quite a collection of MAC brushes, not including my favourite Elizabeth Arden Face Powder Brush with folding mini face brush. It was so good that I bought another set when I was at Changi airport. Now I am a proud owner of 2 sets of really soft, good and affordable Elizabeth Arden Face Powder Brush. I think one set costs S$29 with any purchase at Nuance-Watsons in Changi airport.

My MAC Brushes
#129 - Powder/Blush brush
#168 - Large angled contour brush
#190 - Foundation brush
#194 - Concealer brush

#209 - Eye liner brush
#212 - Flat definer brush
#217 - Blending brush
#219 - Pencil brush
#239 - Eye shader brush
#252 - Large shader brush
#266 - Small angle brush
#275 - Medium angled shading brush

#316 - Lip brush

After sorting out the MAC brush family, I have come up with a wish list of MAC brushes. This is going to be expensive, and quite a hefty sum!

My MAC Brushes Wish List
#109 - Small Contour brush US$32
#134 - Large powder brush US$52
#150 - Large powder brush US$42
#187 - duo fibre brush US$42
#227 - Large fluff brush US$30

Don't you want to have these babies?? Me! Me! I want!!!