Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturizing Mask

Hello everyone!

I have a skincare product from Bioderma to show you today. Most people know Bioderma for its Sensibio Micelle Solution. I have tried that product and so far my experience with Sensibio Micelle Solution has been positive. I will try to write a review for that product in a separate post.

Today I am going to review Bioderma Moisturizing Mask. I have high hopes for for this mask as I have a positive experience with Bioderma product. Is this product going to be something that I love? Keep reading :)

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A BIODERMA innovation, the patented Aquagenium® biological complex re-trains the skin to generate in depth the hydration essential to its natural balance and to lock it in on its surface.

• Hydrabio Mask provides deep-down, long-lasting moisture during periods of extreme dehydration. The skin thus regains its comfort, softness, suppleness and radiance.

• A galenic innovation, the Hydrabio Mask smooth and wrapping texture leaves a pleasant feeling of softness and protection.

• The Hydrabio Mask formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

The explanation above is taken from Bioderma kit

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The Packaging:

For skincare product, I like french skincare brand like ROC, Avene or La Roche Posay. Bioderma has slowly becoming one of my favorite as well. When I take a look at this product, my first impression is that this product looks promising. Similar to other French pharmacies skincare products, Bioderma has a simple packaging but still look beautiful. It does not look luxurious but I like it. Bioderma moisturizing mask packaging is not heavy, and it comes with a squeezable tube.

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The Texture:

This product has a creamy-jelly kind texture. It’s very light and has no significant smell. I can barely smell any scent from this product. When applied on my face, I don’t feel my face is thick/heavy. I like the feeling when this product is applied on my face. It has a moisturizing & cooling feeling on me. Shortly, I like the texture of this product.

How do I apply this?

I have been applying this product for two weeks. During my first week, I apply this every night before I go to bed. On the 2nd week, I applied this once in two days. I applied a thick amount of product (as shown in the picture) all over my face to my neck. I leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then I will either wash this product gently with lukewarm water or just wipe it with wet clothe.

The Result:

My type of skin is combination (oily on the T-zone and normal/dry on the rest of my face). When I try this product my cheek area was rather dry. After applying this for a week, I can feel that my skin is more moisturized. It does not feel itchy like it used to be when it is dry. After feeling the improvement on my skin, I only apply this product once in two days. By doing that, I still feel that my skin is well maintained. It does not make my skin feel oily but it is moisturizing.

If you are in Singapore and interested in Bioderma products, you can go to Eliza Beauty Blog and to her Facebook Page. She is selling Bioderma at a lower price compared to drug stores in Singapore.

Have you every tried any products from Bioderma?

Thank you for reading :)

The product mentioned in this post is provided at free of charge for review purposes. My review is always genuine, honest and unbiased.

 

 

Guerlain Sakura Blush – Cherry Blossom Blush

I have another blush to show you today. I bought this during my trip to Hongkong two weeks ago. I am not sure whether this blush is already available in Singapore but according to Ruby’s  blog, this blush is available in Changi Airport DFS retailing at $75.50. I bought this in Hongkong at HKD460 . The price in Hongkong and Changi airport is about the same.

I have a soft spot for beautiful blush. When I saw this blush for the first time, it certainly reminds me of Les Tendres de Chanel in Les Roses and Blush Horizon de Chanel. I love gradient blush and only by looking at its pretty look, I feel happy (That’s how shallow I am LOL :p) I really can’t resist this pretty looking blush and let’s go onto the review :)

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The Packaging:

The casing of this blush is in white color and it comes with a white velvety pouch. When you open the case, you can see how pretty the blush is. There’s a G logo embossed on the blush and you can see that “Guerlain” logo in the silver metal outer casing. This blush also comes with with a pink brush. This pink brush is placed under the blush. So this blush casing has two layers; the top one for the blush and the bottom layer for the brush. Although the brush is cute but it’s not as soft as my current blush brush so I don’t think I will use it as much.

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The Texture & Color:

Guerlain Cherry Blossom Blush has 4 different shades. The top layer is a golden & pink shimmer (yes it’s a high pink & golden shimmer although it doesn’t look too shimmery in the pan). The second layer is a frosty sheer white shade. The third layer is a bubblegum pink with less shimmer and it’s the most pigmented among the 4 shades. The bottom shade is another shimmery pink. When swatched, the shade looks similar with the shade at the top layer but this one leans more onto pink rather than golden.

The texture is rather dry. I am surprised that the quality is not as good as what I expect it to be. The blush contains heavy shimmer and the color isn’t that pigmented. On the pan, the color looks very promising but when swatched, it’s actually quite sheer and the color does not show up as what I have expected. If you are a frequent reader of Memoiselle, you’d know that I am a lover for everything that contains shimmer. But for this one, I have to say that I dislike the heavy shimmer. It looks way too shimmery for my liking and the pink color does not balance the heavy shimmer.

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The Look:

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Final Thought:

Guerlain has made another great looking blush. However as much as I would love to like this product, I just can’t. The texture is dry and the color is just meh. I am actually thinking to pair this with a pigmented matte blush and use it more as a cheek highlighter. In that way, I won’t be wasting too much product.

I hope this review helps :) Have you had the same experience with a product that you expect to work well but turned out to be a disappointment? Share with me in the comment box.

Thank you for reading.

 

By: Meryl

NARS – The Happening Eye and Cheek Palette

Hello everyone!

I have NARS The Happening palette to show you. This palette consists of 4 eyeshadows, one blush and one bronzer. This definitely prefect for travel as everything needed are in one compact.

I’m just so happy when NARS created this palette, Orgasm has been the famous blush from NARS and so does Laguna bronzer. On top of that Instyle Magazine named them as Best beauty buy for Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer. Then NARS Kuala lumpur duo eyeshaow has been in my mind for I don’t know how long.

 

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4 shades of eyeshadows are:

  • Night Star: Sheer peach with gold pearl
  • GSTAAD: Shimmering taupe
  • Kuala Lumpur: Boysenberry infused with gold
  • Coconut Grove: Deep taupe brown infused with gold

Orgasm Blush

Laguna Bronzing Powver

 

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Above picture didn’t capture the shimmer in the eyeshadow but Night Star and Kuala Lumpur are very shimmery.  It does reflected in below swatches (I hope).  The first swatches taken under natural lights while the second one under the shade but both without primer.

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I found the Coconut Grove eyeshadow (bottom right)  are very pigmented not in a good way unfortunately and as I expected I love the Kuala Lumpur shade :)

I don’t think this palette is a must if you have some of the products already. But since I don’t have any of those before, I didn’t regret owning this palette.

Last but not least, the size comparison with the normal products.

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Thanks for reading! hope this quick thoughts and swatches helpful :)

By: Monica

Quick Review: Bio Oil

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I am sure many of you have heard of  Bio Oil. This oil has made its way to Singapore since few months ago and I have been using this for a while. I have heard some positive and negative review of this product and it makes me even more curious to try this for a longer time and see how I am feeling with this product.

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The Packaging:

The bottle is simple. It’s made of plastic with clear packaging and white color tube. It’s lightweight and handy to bring on your everyday bag.

The Smell:

It smells like baby oil which I used to use when I was very young (yes I still remember the smell of that baby oil which I used to use when I was 5! :p) but this one smells lighter. I like the smell of Bio Oil. It lingers nicely and does not smell too strong.

The Texture:

I have been using this for a while. I tried to apply this once a day – at night when I am in my pyjamas and going to sleep. The texture is light and it absorbs into my skin quickly. It does not feel sticky on my skin at all.

The Result:

Okay I have to be honest here, I did not use this on my face at all. I only use this product on my arms and legs every night before I go to sleep. I have few scars resulting from scratching my knees on side table, and I don’t see any improvement on the scar after using this Bio Oil for a while. But I do feel my skin feels softer and I like the feeling of using this oil on my arms. It does makes my skin feels so moisturized. I also use this on my cuticles and fingers, Bio Oil helps to soften my cuticles.

Final Thought:

I do feel that this oil will help your skin to become softer. I apply this only on my arms and legs and I just love the feeling after I apply this oil. I have read several reviews that said Bio Oil makes their skin breaks and others commenting how good this oil is on their face. I did not try this on my face so I can’t give any comment on this.

 

I hope this review helps! Thank you for reading and have a good weekend :)

 

By: Meryl

This product is provided by the Company/Pr Team at free of charge for testing purpose. My review is honest, genuine and unbiased.

Le Metier De Beauty Nouvelle Vague

Hello!

Today I have Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague to show you. I have been lemming for this eyeshadow kit for months and really glad when I got the chance to grab it. I bought this when Saks Fifth Avenue had a free shipping promotion to Asian several countries during Lunar New Year together with my D&G Passion Duo Lipstick. I paid SGD $126.36  for this. I know this is very expensive for an eyeshadow kit, but it gives me such a happy feeling for acquiring a collector’s item make up :)

The main reason I am getting this kit is because I am obsessed with Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope kit. The packaging is so unique and there’s no product that looks  similar with it. Previously I have reviewed Le Metier de Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope which I really love and I am still in love with it until now :)

The Packaging:

Nouvelle Vague comes in the Le Metier de Beaute signature kaleidoscope packaging. It’s made of metal casing which feels heavy and it’s metal is reflecting. The size of this kit is equivalent to Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Blush. The only difference is Nouvelle Vague comes with a metal casing while the Kaleidoscope Blush comes in black packaging.

The Color:

Nouvelle Vague comes with 4 shades;

Nouvelle- a seer mink negative
Gamine- a satin pink celluloid
Icon- silky matte Parisian mauve
Fin- a smoldering black carbon

Nouvelle is described as seer mink negative. In my eyes, I see it as a cream color with a satin finish.

Gamine is described as satin pink celluloid. It’s a soft cotton candy pink with a satin finish.

 Icon is described as silky matte Parisian mauve. I also see a hint of taupe and grey in this color.

Fin is described as a smoldering black carbon. It’s just a deep black with no shimmer, just matte black.

What I love about this kit is that the color combination is really pretty for everyday use. Nouvelle and Gamine makes a very pretty base color.  I can foresee that I will be wearing Gamine quite often because I don’t have that kind of soft pink color on my stash. Icon is not really my color as I am not into matte mauve color, but I’m sure many people would love this shade.

The Texture:

The texture is soft, smooth and nicely pigmented. It glides on easily on my arm and on my eyes when I test this eye kit. I experience no fallout when applying the eyeshadows. I have read in some blogs (can’t remember which blog) that this kit can be worn wet or dry, but I have never tried using this wet. Even with dry application, this eyeshadow performs excellently.

The Swatch:

The Look:

I applied Gamine mixed with Icon all over my eyelid. To accentuate the eye, I did a smokey look with fin. I also used fin on my lower lash line.

I did this look for my Valentine’s day Dinner with my hubby. My hubby rarely comments on my eyelook but just occasionally he’d made a comment on my make up. He said he likes soft pink on my base rather than my usual soft beige base. He said that this looks make me look even more feminine. What a wonderful comment he made on Valentine’s day! It made my day and made me want to use Nouvelle Vague even more :D

Final Thought:

Nouvelle Vague delivers a beautifully crafted packaging eyeshadow with versatile color. It’s worth a look if you are looking for a collector’s item that’s high in quality.

Thank you for reading.

By: Meryl

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