Watson Spring Color Report

Looking forward to Spring, dressing up for picnics in the park and tea parties with your best pals? This season, Watsons brings forth sunshine with its Spring Colour Report 2013, a beauty event that translates colours and trends off the runway into wearable, chic looks to match your favourite sundresses! Be it cosmetics, hair, skincare or inner beauty oral supplements, Watsons presents the latest brands and products to doll you up in light pastels (with a pop of colour!), style those long tresses, while helping you attain a radiant and healthy glow.

This Spring, there are so many new products that Watson is going to bring in.  I am going to focus on the cosmetic brands that’s exclusive to Watson.

CandyDoll, Eyemazing and Jewelove

Fronted by popular model and Japanese teen idol Tsubasa Masuwaka, CandyDoll is a range of cosmetic products to help one achieve the Gyaru, or cute and doll-like look.

The wide range of CandyDoll cosmetics include:

  • Mineral Powders – Face Powder ($33.90, 10g) and Crystal Face Powder ($33.90, 10g): both have fine textures that glide smoothly onto the skin for even coverage

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  • Lipsticks – Ramune Pink and Apricot Beige lipsticks ($25.90, 3.5g) Highly pigmented and moisturizing, the lipsticks glides on smoothly, creating a natural nude look like Japanese girls

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  • Shading Powder ($29.90, 10g) – A soft matte, silky smooth bronzer that gives skin a flawless natural tan coverage effect. It is made from mineral powder and created a shade darker than foundation to contour the face and create a slimmer face shape

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  • Makeup Base series – Makeup Base with SPF 30 ($37.90 30g) that helps keep makeup on, but also protects skin from harmful UV rays while brightening up skin tone

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Other CandyDoll makeup products also include blushers, highlights, concealers, as well as lipsticks and lip glosses.  Made in Japan

One of the most popular eyelashes brand in Japan, Jewelove (known as Jewerich in Japan) is a range of eyelashes launched in 2010 to help girls achieve bigger, more attractive eyes for the perfect Kawaii look.

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Exclusively available at selected Watsons stores for $22.90 (two pairs)

 

Elite

The star product of the Elite models makeup range is its Fantastic Primer ($24.90, 15ml), a translucent gel makeup base that is suitable for all skin types.

The essential stage for perfect, even and long-lasting makeup, this water-based gel moisturizes skin whilst its non-greasy finish keeps skin matt and helps the foundation to stay on. Its energizing formula is also complemented with a pleasant cucumber fragrance to keep you feeling fresh and clean, even in hot and humid climates. Formulated with anti-ageing and anti-pollutant agents, as well as extracts of Plankton to fight skin oxidation, this primer helps you to achieve a radiant, healthy and beautiful complexion.

Elite Fantastic Primer

The Elite models makeup range is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores from $7.90 – $26.90.

Heroine Make

Heroine Make’s award-winning mascaras now feature improved formulas to provide 120% longer lashes and 130% more volume than before:

  • Long & Curl Mascara ($21.90, 6g) – Featuring a fine, lightweight texture that offers 1.5 times longer fibres for 120% greater lengthening effects. Ingredients include Camellia Oil that has moisturising and water-proof properties.
  • Volume & Curl Mascara ($21.90, 6g) – Featuring a new feather-weight volume fit powder combined with polymer wax to thicken lashes without clumping and offer 130% more volume than before.

Heroine Make V&C Mascara

 

  • Impact Frame & Curl Mascara ($23.90, 7.5g) – Its triple wax formula contains an extension wax to lengthen lashes, hyper volume wax to increase lash volume by 180% and joint wax to combine the two, offering the best of Heroine Make’s volumising and lengthening technology.
  • Mascara Remover (6ml, $14.90) – Featuring an improved formula to easily remove stubborn mascara whilst nourishing lashes with conditioning ingredients such as Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil and Rosa Canina Fruit Oil.

Heroine Make Mascara Remover

 

BB Mineral Loose powder (price TBC, 6g) – Heroine Make’s first BB Mineral Loose powder contains lasting mineral powder to control shine all-day for a smooth appearance. Available in shades #1 and #2, it provides a natural yet translucent coverage.


Heroine Make Mineral Loose Powder (New)

 

Rock Beauty

Nail Rock:

  • Nail Rock Classic – Decorate your digits with Nail Rock designer wraps, featuring 16 stylish designs such as Money, Disco, Tribal Gold or Gold Cheetah.

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  • Nail Rock 3D collection – this latest collection features four amazing wraps such as Doodad in black and metallic mix with raised bumps for added texture, and Glister in gold and multi glitter to create a sparkly crackle effect on your nails.

Nail Rock Doodad Mix

 

The Nail Rock nail wrap range requires only a maximum of 15 minutes to apply, without any drying time. It offers lasting coverage of up to seven days on nails and eight weeks on toes, and does not chip or stain nails like regular nail polish. Each pack contains 16 nail wraps in different sizes for fingers and toes, and is available at $9.90 (standard stickers) and $14.90 (3D stickers) at selected Watsons stores.

Eye Rock:

  • Eye Rock Designer Liner – achieve that ’60s-inspired winged’ flick in an instant with these ready-to-wear liners, which are long-lasting, waterproof and easy to apply.
  • Eye Rock Crystal Tattoo – add crystal embellishments to your eyes with this debut collection, featuring six unique designs to help create runway couture looks.

Nail Rock Crystal Sheet Glimmer AB

The Eye Rock range is available at $11.90 at selected Watsons stores.

These products are exclusively available at Watson

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Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

 

Burberry Spring 2013 Blushes – Hydrangea Pink & Coral Pink

Hi all!

I went to Hongkong last week for a very short trip. When I saw this blush in Burberry Beauty counter in Hongkong, I immediately swatch it and decided to grab these two. It is very hard for me to decide one blush between these two especially it is retailing at a cheaper price in Hongkong compared to Singapore. I have not seen Burberry Spring 2013 products in Singapore, but the SA told me that it should be available in March.

I am so excited to share my Burberry Spring 2013 picks. I am a big fan of Burberry blushes, hence it’s so exciting for me to see that Burberry is releasing two new shades for spring 2013. Burberry has one of the nicest blush texture, it’s matte yet it blends very well on the skin.

I won’t be talking into details about the packaging of these blushes as it’s the same as other Burberry blushes.

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Firstly, I’m going to talk about Hydrangea Pink.

Hydrangea Pink is a fuchsia pink. This blush is very pigmented. You need to be careful when applying this blush on the cheek. with one swipe, you’ll see the color very obviously. This blush is matte, no shimmer at all.

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Now onto the second blush, Coral Pink. Coral pink is slightly lighter than Hydrangea Pink.  As the name says, Coral pink has a coral undertone. The pigmentation is just as good as Hydrangea Pink. One swipe is perfect to get the color to pop on your cheek.

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The Swatch:

In this set of pictures, the swatch is taken under indirect sunlight.

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This is one layer of blush- not blended

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Hydrangea Pink – Coral Pink (not blended) -Hydrangea Pink – Coral Pink (blended)

Comparison with Illamasqua Hussy:

I have heard that Hydrangea Pink looks similar with Tom Ford blush in Narcissist. Unfortunately I don’t have that blush to be compared.  I don’t own many matte blushes, most of my blushes contains slight shimmer. However I own one bright matte blush from Illamasqua – Hussy.

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Hydrangea Pink – Illamasqua Hussy – Coral Pink

Illamasqua Hussy looks different with both Hydrangea Pink and Coral Pink. When compared, Illamasqua Hussy leans towards coral more than Hydrangea Pink and Coral Pink.

Final Thought:

As usual, Burberry blushes never disappoints. The texture is very fine, soft and blends beautifully. It lasts with me for about 5-6 hours depending on my activity. For ladies who loves pink cheek, these products are definitely worth checking!

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

Biore Aqua Rich Water Base SPF 50+

Earlier this week, I received a package from Biore. It’s Biore’s newly launched UV Aqua Rich Watery Base with SPF 50+. In this post, I am going to share the press release I received from the brand and a quick review of the product.

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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+

  • Provides long-lasting high UV protection against harmful UV rays
  • Essence texture turns into a watery-light consistency for easy application
  • Spreads easily and is instantly absorbed into skin for an invisible, weightless finish
  • Leaves skin feeling refreshingly smooth and comfortably cool
  • Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Citrus extract1 to hydrate and soften skin
  • Gentle on skin and allergy-tested
  • Mild fresh, fruity fragrance
  • Suitable for face and body

Product Details

  • Sales commencement date: 18 February 2013
  • Recommended selling price: $18.90
  • Pack size: 50g
  • Available in all leading Pharmacies and selected supermarkets and hypermarkets 

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence - Image 1Every woman knows the importance of using a good sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV damage but the heavy, sticky and greasy feeling that regular sunscreens leave behind can be a put-off. Bid farewell to that heavy and sticky mess with the new UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence by Biore, the No. 1 Sunscreen brand in Japan. The unique water-rich sunscreen gives you high UV protection in a refreshingly light sheath of hydration. So comfortable and cool, it feels like water on skin!

Biore expects UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence to be well-received by consumers, especially women in hot and humid countries like Singapore. The watery light texture of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence not only spreads easily across skin, it is absorbed in an instant, leaving behind a weightless finish and a cool, light feeling.

Suitable for face and body, Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA+++ provides superior long-lasting Double UV Block to protect skin against the skin-ageing effects of UVA rays and the harmful damage of UVB rays, which can cause sun burns. Breakthrough Aqua Rich Technology. Formulated with Biore’s breakthrough Aqua Rich technology, its water-based Aqua Micro Capsules contains UV block ingredients that provide high SPF protection.

Once applied on skin, the Aqua Micro Capsules release the UV block ingredients and moisture, which gives off a light, cool sensation on skin. This unique technology also turns the essence texture of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence into a water-smooth consistency, enabling quicker and more effective absorption into skin.

Moisturising and gentle on skin

The water-based formula, enriched with moisturising ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Citrus extract1, hydrates and softens skin to keep it refreshingly smooth. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is also gentle on skin and allergy-tested, making it suitable for all skin types. The refreshing feel on skin is complemented by its mild fresh, fruity fragrance.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is available in all leading Pharmacies and selected supermarkets and hypermarkets from 18 Feb 2013. The recommended selling price is $18.90. 

Now I am going to do a quick review of this product:

I receive this beautifully packed press release kit. When I got home and saw this beautifully packed product, I immediately grabbed my camera and take a picture of this. To know more about this product, please keep reading :)

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The Packaging:

Biore UV Aqua Rich comes in a handy packaging.  It is a squeezable tube, light weight and easy to be put in my daily make up bag. The material is made of plastic which makes it very light weight.

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The Texture:

As the name says, the texture is watery. There are micro scrub when you got the product fresh from the bottle; but when you blend it on your face, it melts beautifully and leaves no color on your face. It’s non sticky and it feels very light on my face. I don’t feel like I am wearing an extra layer of product on my face.

Final Thought:

Biore Aqua Rich Water Base works great to be worn on daily use especially for people who has dry skin. It helps to moisturize the skin and at the same time provide UV protection. The great thing about this product is that when blended into your skin, it is colorless. Hence it works very well as a base before wearing your foundation. For a product that’s reasonably priced at $18.90, I think the packaging looks just fine. It’s nice to look at and handy to be brought anywhere.

Thank you for reading :)

 

By: Meryl

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was provided free of charge by the PR/the Company for review purposes. My review is genuine, honest and unbiased.

Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity 01

Hello everyone,

I know Valentine season has been over, but I just want to share with you that my husband bought me this Tom Ford make up item for my valentine gift. There’s no chocolate or roses this year, just a make up product that I have lusted for a long time. We had a nice dinner on Valentine’s day and it’s always nice to spend time with my loved ones.

Onto the review, Tom Ford shade and Illuminate only comes in one shade in Asia. I believe there are more shades retailing in the USA but sadly only one shade is available here in Asia. This product retails at $100 and it’s available in Tangs Orchard.

The Packaging:

I won’t be talking much of the packaging in this post. The packaging of Shade and Illuminate is the same as the eyeshadow quad. I have shown you the packaging and has talked about it into details in my post of Tom Ford Quad in Cognag Sable and Monica’s post in Golden Mink.

The Color and Texture:

This is actually my first cream bronzer and highlighter, so I can’t compare it with other brand’s cream bronzer/highlighter. I find blending the bronzer with a brush works much better with me. I tried blending with my finger before but it turned out to be patchy. But then I tried blending the bronzer with my Real Technique Stippling Brush and it works very well. 

The bronzer match pretty well with my skin. It does not look yellow and give my face a more sculpted look when photographed. The highlighter does not really shows up when swatched on my arm but on my cheek (in real life) looks quite obvious. I really like the color of the highlighter. It has a very fine shimmer that gives my face a radiant look especially on my cheekbone.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate can be used after you applied your liquid foundation (before your setting powder) and also can be used on top of your setting powder. I personally like to use the bronzer underneath my setting powder and use the highlighter after I set my face with setting powder. It really depends on personal preferences.

The Swatch:

The Look:

I created a simple look with Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate. In this look, I swiped two layers of bronzer underneath my setting powder and top it off again with another 1 layer of bronzer on top of the powder.

Final Thought:

Honestly I don’t think I love this product as much as I want to. This product does the job pretty well but maybe I just like powder bronzer better than the cream one. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate is a nice item to collect but I think you can find other brand that gives you the same result without needing to pay as much as $100. I am not disappointed with this product but I am also not WOWed.

What cream bronzer have you tried? I would like to explore more so please leave a comment below :)

 

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Natural

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to show you my new lipstick from Dolce & Gabbana, it is the Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Natural. I have seen this lipstick in few beauty blogs such as The Beauty Look Book & The Black Panties. Recently Saks Fifth Avenue had free shipping to countries in Asia, so when I saw this lipstick I knew I had to get it.

There are few colors that I am lemming for, but for my first purchase I will stick to a safe shade. I choose Natural because I know that shade won’t goes wrong. So let me show you what this lipstick looks like :)

The Packaging:

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick comes in a slender, reflecting case in a gold color. The case feels heavy and it looks luxurious. I really like the Dolce & Gabbana writing on the lipstick. This lipstick’s packaging is slightly longer than most of my lipstick such as Chanel Rouge Allure/Rouge Coco and Dior Extreme Lipstick.

The Texture:

Before I am talking about the texture, I just want to mention the look of this lipstick from the top of the tube. This lipstick looks so adorable; its outer rim is a rich cream color and the inner rim is a sheerer color wich supposed to be the gloss. I am deeply in love with this idea of mixing a rich cream color with a gloss together. The result is a gorgeous looking lipstick on the tube with a gorgeous formula.

As the name says, this lipstick is a fusion of the classic rich cream color and a glossy lipstick. The pigmentation of this lipstick is not as pigmented as cream lipstick such as Chanel Rouge Allure , but it is way more pigmented than Rouge Coco Shine. I would say the pigmentation of this lipstick suits for ladies who wants a nice glow on their lips without being too much. This lipstick is also very creamy, moisturizing and does not peel my lips. This lipstick lasts on me for only about 3 hours ( I drink quite often everyday) and I would need to re-apply this lipstick again. I don’t have any issues with the lasting power as I am happy to re-apply this lipstick again. It makes me happy to open the lipstick cap and see that cute double rim shape :)

The Swatches/ The Look:

Final Thought:

Overall I am very satisfied that I have acquired this lipstick. This lipstick as a unique formulation in a luxurious packaging. The color pay off is suitable for ladies who loves nude/natural looking lips.

Have you tried any D&G lipstick before? What’s your opinion?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

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