Let’s Welcome Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation into the Cushion World!


Here we are at the end of February, and we have seen lots of exciting launches! And I’m sure there will be more and more exciting launches. Cushion foundation seems to be the in thing this season. Many brands(non Koreans) are now starting to launch a line of their cushion base, how exciting it is! 🙂

One of my favorite brand, Shu Uemura is launching Cushion foundation too. They place it under blanc:chroma range which is known to be the “brightening” range. Not only this will give a brightening make up effect, it will also give skin care benefits too such as targeting dark spots for anti-pigmentation effect and also UV protection SPF 50+.


Smart Cushion

One special thing to watch about Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma is the cushion. I am pleasantly surprised when I first tried the cushion and it feels so soft, puffy and yet still blends perfectly. The puff is made of very soft hair that when you glide this puff into your skin, you’ll feel nothing but its softness. One special thing I experienced is that the puff helps to pick up a good amount of foundation so you don’t have to keep dabbing the puff to pick up more and more products. The soft flock helps to retain the foundation picked and hence I can keep dabbing all over my face and if I need more coverage, then I’ll re-dab the cushion and apply it all over my face.

The cushion is so special imo and I can go on and on saying how good the cushion is!



Coverage & Performance

I have tried this cushion a few times and I must say that the coverage it gives is one of the best out there. It covers my pores on my nose pretty well in a single coverage. It gives a satiny finish and I like the finish because with this, I don’t really need to powder my face. It also stays on my face for the whole day and it does not fade even when I had to stay outdoors for few hours without touch ups. I got to say that the staying power is good and it can even stand Singapore humid weather.


There are 6 shades available, and as for me, Shu Uemura sent me shade 774 light beige.

Light beige is the lightest shade among the “7” shade which leans more towards yellow, and if you wish to purchase shades with pink skin tone, then go for shade “5” group.

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I did a swatch on the cushion on the back of my hand as below,


And as a comparison, I dug out my Shu Uemura shades to give some idea on how the shade compare to the other Shu Uemura foundation. I have Face Architect foundation in the same shade “Light Beige” and they look very similar when compared side to side. Hence I would safely say that the shade for the cushion is similar to other Shu Uemura foundation.


There are so many cushions launches these days and it may be hard for us to choose. As for Shu Uemura UV Cushion Foundation, I would safely say that this cushion is a good pick if you want cushion with higher coverage. It’s definitely not as sheer as many other foundations, and it stays for a long hour even without setting powder (fyi I have dry skin). Other than the better coverage, I must mention that the sponge is one of the best out there. It’s very soft and it’s taking the right amount of product to be applied and it can glides nicely on my face.

In the picture below, I applied my face with skincare and Kiehl’s Ultra Light UV Defense. You can see my pores and uneven skin tone there, and after I applied a layer of Shu Uemura CC Cushion, you can see it looks better.



Shu Uemura Blanc:chroma brightening UV cushion foundation will be available islandwide from 15th March 2016

$55 for refill, $20 for case + puff. 







Lately I have been seeing many brands launching masks. It always excites me when I see a reputable brand launches  new anti-aging products or masks. When life gets me very busy, a normal skin care routine is not enough to boost my skin radiance. On days when I am too tired, I admit that on somedays I couldn’t be bothered to slap on serums/night creams but to let myself sleep immediately after all my work & chores are done. On days like those, masks play a very important role!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a very popular serum worldwide, I personally love and have used the ANR Eye Serum before. It’s effective in making my eyes look brighter and looking less tired. Estee Lauder is now expanding their ANR range with having the mask as an addition.

ANR mask is not just another mask, it’s the brand’s first foil mask. The power-foil back sheet mask is designed with dual-matrix system; the inside matrix releases the concentrated treatment, while the outside matrix forms a protective cocoon that enhances penetration. Estee Lauder claims that with this technology, it enhances penetration 25x faster than normal cotton sheet mask.



Not just like other mask, the ANR mask comes in two piece for each packet of mask. You can see how the mask looks like as pictured below. It’s recommended to apply the bottom half first and then the top half. It’s quite a simple idea but a genius one as it helps the mask to stay on my face nicely without moving so much.


I’ve used ANR mask twice and I am confident to share that this mask has been effective in restoring and repairing my skin overnight. My skin instantly feels radiant and more moisturised. When I’m tired and my skin looks dull, this would certainly be my go-to mask. It’s recommended to use it for 10 minutes and to massage the remaining liquid, but I personally leave it on my face as I sleep through the night. In the next morning, my face looks brighter and much healthier.

It’s a very good mask and effective in doing its job, but this doesn’t come cheap too. Selling at SGD 120 for 4 pcs and SGD 216 for 8 pcs, it certainly quite expensive. But after looking at how effective this mask can be, I wouldn’t mind spending such amount and save it for days when I really need a boost for my skin or when I have an important event the next day. I highly recommend the mask for a luxury treat for your skin!

Disclaimer: The product was sent to me for consideration for review purposes. My review is based on my own experience on the product and it’s genuine and unbiased.



Kiehl’s launches new Masque Duo for an Instant Facial Look!


On one fine day I received a package from the lovely people of Kiehl’s SG with very a unique packaging. There’s a cranberry pack, an orange and ground turmeric inside a lovely wooden box. I can’t help myself but to pick a piece of cranberry to munch while looking at the products sent. It turned out to be Kiehl’s is sending me two new masques – one is made with Turmeric and Cranberry seeds and the other is made with Cilantro and Orange extract. How lovely!

So let’s find out more!

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is packed with real crushed cranberry seeds inside. It promises to brightens the skin and to energize the look of dull, fatigued skin to restore a healthy, rosy appearance. The crushed cranberry seeds is meant to be used as a natural exfoliating agent to achieve smoother, brighter and illuminated complexion.

Turmeric has been known traditionally used as natural cleanser to detox the skin from impurities, and is known to have strong antioxidant, anti-septic and sebum balancing properties. Cranberry is a popular source for antioxidant too, so expect a cleansed & energised skin!

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Now onto the second masque, Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque; this is the masque created to defends and replenishes skin to reduce the visible effects of pollution while helping to prevent impurities from adhering to skin.

In our busy life, our skin is faced to pollution every single day. This causes skin aging, and pollution damages our skin. This masque is created with orange extract sourced from the Mediterranean, South and Central America that is known for its ability to protect skin from UV, stimulate the production of essential skin barrier. It is also formulated with skin strengthening ingredients like cilantro seed oil which sourced from eastern Europe to encourages the stimulation of skin barrier differentiation, induce lipid accumulation and accelerate barrier regeneration after pollution damage.

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These masques is launched together and they’re meant to give an instant facial look where your skin will look brighter, and giving a rosy appearance.

Let me share with you my personal encounter with these products.

I tried Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque on my face and left it for about 5 minutes and I used water to dampen my skin and eventually massage my skin before rinsing it all. I love the smell of the product, it’s not too strong and yet still has the natural turmeric smell. My skin condition is dry and I do recommend for people with drier skin texture to use this masque for a shorter period i.e. 2-3 minutes before massaging your face as I feel that this might works best for people with oily skin. The masque is indeed effective in cleansing my face and giving it a natural rosy glow after using it. I love how my face looks instantly brighter after using it! Then on that same day, I applied the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque before I sleep. I applied it all over my face before I go to sleep. I must mention that I really love the thicker texture of this masque and how it smells. I can smell the cilantro scent and it makes me feels refreshed! The masque has a soothing effect on my skin and voila! I can see my face looks healthier in the morning!

Based on my skin condition, I highly recommend Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque to be used 2-3 times a week. The smell makes me feel relaxed and it does magic to my skin over one night!


Both masques will be available in SG in February 2016 and retail at $49 each!




Disclaimer: The products were sent to me for my consideration. My review is based on my own experience and it is honest, genuine and unbiased.


Etude House Holiday 2015 Collection – Snowy Dessert


This holiday Etude House invites us for for a sweet treat in the winter. Snowy Dessert collections features a line-up of beauty indulgences that will pretty up your vanity table. Ranging from luscious Pudding Tint of 5 shades to your lips and the candy cane-striped Play 101 Pencil, to the sweet-smelling Scented Wax Tablet to perk up your senses and travel-friendly Hand Cream Sets.

On the picture below, here are the Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint ($13.90/5.5g). Designed in a cute little pot, the pudding tint comes with a tiny scoop to pick up the product and to apply it on the lip. The color pigmentation is awesome and it also lasts for 5-6 hours before it starts to fade. The packaging is so cute! 🙂 he tint is packed in a lovely designed mini bag for each of the tint. This would be a great idea for a Christmas presents for your girlfriends!

#01 Soft Strawberry Pudding

#02 Bouncy Apricot Pudding

#03 Sweet Grapefruit Pudding

#04 Sticky Rich Pudding

#05 Soft Apple Pudding





Here’s the ‘Snowy Dessert 3 Pcs Hand Cream Set. I love the refreshing and soft smell of these hand creams! They are so handy for travelling and it’s a lovely gift ideas for your colleagues/friends 🙂

3-piece set includes:

– Loving Days Blooming Love Hand Cream

– Loving Days Sweet Sparkling Hand Cream

– Loving Days Cool Sugar Hand Cream


These Play 101 pencils are so adorable! I love the candy striped designs and the glittery finish it has! The color range are perfect for doing sweet looks too. I have tried and tested these for few times and I have to say that on some days when I spent lots of time outdoor, these will smudge on me. But on some days when I spend my time mostly indoor, this will stay put for a good 3-4 hours.


#01 Shimmer

#02 Shimmer

#03 Glitter

#04 Creamy

#05 Glitter

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Looking at these makes me crave for sugar and dessert! Check out the products which are now is widely available in all Etude House Outlets in Singapore!

The Snowy Dessert collection will be available from all ETUDE HOUSE Outlets in Singapore from 1 November 2015.

Disclaimer: The information and the products shown above is provided by Etude House for my consideration. My opinion is honest, genuine and unbiased.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Make Up To Go Liquid Compact –

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I always get excited whenever I have a new foundation to test/try. Estee Lauder Singapore sent a piece of the new Double Wear Make Up To Go Liquid Compact to me recently and I’ve been using this lately.

The packaging successfully attracts my immediate attention. It comes in a compact foundation case, but the actual product comes in a liquid form. It comes with a button to dispense the product and also a sponge to apply the product.

I’ve tried applying this with the sponge, my finger and also buffing brush. I like the sponge that comes with the product itself, it’s able to help spreading the product evenly into my skin. But the downside of using sponge is that it takes a lot of product into the sponge and I ended up wasting the products away. With buffing brush, I also experienced the same downside to using sponge. Hence when I use this, I like to apply it with my finger and blend it. It saves a lot of products and it applies nicely on my skin too.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Make Up To Go Liquid Compact has a dewy finish and it feels hydrat. These days I like to opt for dewy make up base as my skin is dry and this base has done a pretty good job. It stays perfectly for 8 hours before it starts to fade. The coverage is medium, it’s able to cover my freckles on my cheek and slight redness on my face. In terms of coverage, this foundation is able to cover my light blemishes, but when I have a breakouts, I’ll go for other foundations with more coverage.



The packaging is a so convenient for travelling and on the go make up. With the button to dispense the product, I can choose to use my sponge or use my finger to apply. At first the packaging reminds me of BB Cushion but after wearing it for a while, I realize that the packaging is even better than BB cushion as I am given a choice to use sponge/finger to apply whereas I would need my sponge to apply BB Cushion on my face! 🙂


In this picture, I am wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear Make Up To Go Liquid Compact. The look below might look familiar to you, as I have featured the look in my previous post 😉


It comes in 11 shades and it’s now widely available in all Estee Lauder counter in Singapore. This retails for $68.

Disclaimer: The item mentioned in this post was sent to me from Estee Lauder Singapore for considerations. The review is based on my personal experience of the product; my review is honest, genuine and unbiased.

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