Biotherm Life Plankton Essence review

Biotherm launches new product to be added into the skincare regime. This is Life Plankton Essence. It is believed that Life Plankton has been used as a secret essence by ancient people to rejuvenate their skin. And for this believe, Biotherm scientist invents a product that contains Life Plankton essence which claims to renew our skin in just 8 days.

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I received this bottle from Biotherm for me to try and to share my experience with this product. Life Plankton Essence comes in a blue glass bottle with a metal cap.

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The texture of this essence is very light that it feels like water. There’s a slight smell in this product but it’s so light that upon application, the smell fades within seconds. The essence has a slightly murky color.

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Life Plankton essence is concentrated with 5% life plankton – According to the information I receive, this is the highest percentage of Plankton Essence that is ever packed in a product. It may sound a little but scientist believe that  5% life plankton has demonstrated benefits beyond the cosmetic. This exceptional ingredient has demonstrated the ability to soothe symptoms of the common skin disorder.

 

I have been using this for the past few weeks. I am using this as a lotion/pre serum that compliments well with my current skincare routine. After cleansing my face, I’ll dab my face and leave it for about 2-3 minutes before applying any skincare. I start with Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, I use few droplets of the essence which i have on my hand and dab it onto my face and massage my face gently. My face feels instantly hydrated and fresh. Then after 1-2 minute, when my skin absorbs the essence, I start applying my serum and followed by the moisturiser.

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Does this product delivers its promise to renew the skin in 8 days?

I can’t tell if this product is doing the job in exactly 8 days. But in terms of renewing the skin, I can feel that my skin is softer and more supple. Since using this product, my skin feels more hydrated too. I don’t feel that my skin is dry especially during the day where I am sitting in office with fully air conditioned room. I recommend this product to anyone who wants to hydrate their skin better.

 

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence is now available in all Biotherm counter. It’s retailing at $78 a bottle (125ml)

 

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Dior Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer Swatches – Aventure & Pandore

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Nail Lacquer is my day to day essential. Firstly it’s because I have a bad nail bitting habit years ago and it was salvaged by nail polish. Since then, I always explore new nail polishes formula and love trying new brands too. I had a love hate relationship with Dior Nail Lacquer before, but I hope it’s going to change after knowing this one.

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So I picked up these two. I love bright nail polish shades especially when it comes to red and bold orange.

I have applied these nail polishes quite frequently these days. Dior claims that this range of newly formulated nail polish will make your nail shine like a glass. Dior delivers their promise – Aventure and Pandore has stunning shine that makes my nails looks like some gel nail polish has been applied.

The texture of Pandore and Aventure is consistent. The texture is nor too thick neither too runny. I applied two coats for full opacity. These nail polish stays chip free for almost a week.

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As you may see in the picture above, The brush on the top is the new Dior Vernis while the one below is the older version of Dior Vernis. The new Dior vernis is thinner and wider in shape. I am loving the shape of the brush as it helps me to pick up the amount of product as what I need. The application process is easy and the brush glides on easily without leaving any visible strokes.

 

So here’s Aventure – a bright and bold orange. I must say that I can easily say that this has been the best orange nail polish I have found – so far. Love love love the shade!

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Pandore is a deep red. The red shade is so lovely – something that never goes wrong for every occasion; date night, work, or just a casual day.

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Final Thought:

I am so happy that Dior is reformulating their nail polishes. The formula of these are gorgeous, it makes nail polish application so easy. I love the shades that I picked up, something that I have on my nail on most days! This is a must try ;)

 

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 – Plush Shadow The Vamp Swatches + Quick Review

Marc Jacobs Beauty has made its way to Singapore! It’s been a while that beauty ehnthusiastics were waiting for this brand to arrive in Singapore. I was lucky as I was able to attend the launching of the brand in Sephora few weeks ago. All thanks to my friend who is very kind to ask me to go along with her.

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The Vamp is one of the unique palette compared to other MJ Style Eye-Con where it has mixture of neutral shades and colorful shades to play with.

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The packaging of MJ Style Eye Con is long and sleek. I find it to be a stylish palette and a nice eye candy. The slim shape makes it an ideal travel companion for me but not for my everyday make up bag. It comes with a fabric pouch with a clip at the end.

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As the name suggest, this eyeshadow consists of 7 shades ranging from neutrals to unique shades.

From the left :

  • midnight blue with iridescent shimmer
  • silver taupe sheen
  • matte off-white
  • metallic burgundy
  • metallic jade green
  • metallic golden brown
  • black with iridescent shimmer

The shade description is taken from Sephora website. 

The eyeshadows in this palette has nice pigmentation. The shade pops up nicely on first layer, but for the swatched below I applied two layers. The texture is generally soft and smooth, but I find that some shade has a smoother texture compared to others. The difference is not that much so I am fine with it.

My favorite shade from this palette has got to be the metallic burgundy and the metallic jade green. I have not worn the burgundy on me but I just love how it looks like when it is swatched on my arm. It looks feminine and the metallic shade adds the beauty into it. The jade green is a stunner to me! It looks glam and it makes a perfect subtle smokey eye for me.

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By: Meryl

Dior Fluid Stick in 575 Wonderland and 669 Rose Tricheuse

Hello!

It’s a lippie day! Dior launched Fluid Stick few weeks ago in ION Orchard and all the hype has been going around. I went to check out the colors and fell in love immediately with the texture and the finish on my lips.

Dior fluid stick is a hybrid lip product – the opacity and the pigmentation of this product resembles lipstick and the it has the glossy finish of a gloss.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick enables a flawless application in a single sweep: the high-impact colour and long wear of a classic lipstick, combined with the shine of a gloss, all in a thin film that delivers sensational comfort. Colour and shine come together as one for maximum impact with intense, long-wearing lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss. Dior Addict Fluid Stick does not contain wax, but water for maximum lightness, an immediate fresh effect and addictive comfort 

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Dior Fluid Stick is packaged in a beautiful and luxurious glass packaging which has a similar cap to Dior Addict Gloss. There’s a transparent part of the packaging which allows you to see the color of each gloss.

Dior Fluid Stick can give sheer finish and also a full opacity finish. if I wish to have sheer finish, I will apply one layer and spread it all over my lip. In this way, the gloss is visible but the color is less opaque. I personally prefer to use Fluid Stick with full opacity to reveal the true color of the product. The product contains high gloss finish. This product is also very friendly to dry lips. It does not emphasize my dry lips nor it does not shows any flakiness of my lips while it’s dry.

The brush of Fluid stick comes with a sponge applicator. It is rather big for a lipgloss / liquid lipstick product, but it does help the application to be smooth. It has a pointed tip at the end of the brush to help a more precise application.

IMG_9517.jpg I picked shade 575 Wonderland and 669 Rose Tricheuse. I am surprised that I am picking up these two shades as they look very bright. If you have been reading my post for a while, I have always preferred to use soft pink or nude lipstick over red and bright orange. I had been looking around for the right bright coloured lips shade for me and I know I have found it! Dior Fluid Stick has made me feel confident wearing bold shades like these.

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Here’s the swatch of 575 Wonderland on my lips. Wonderland is a bright red pink.

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and here’s 669 Rose Tricheuse – I find this shade leans more towards orangey red but it is more wearable than Wonderland.

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This is certainly a great lipstick range from Dior especially for the bright shades. I have not tried any shade from the nude-ish range but so far the bright shades didn’t disappoints me. The gloss and the finish brighten ups my complexion. These shades lasts on me for about 2-3 hours before it begins to fade. I find that these stains a bit on my lip – so I’ll make sure that I clean it with lip remover on the end of every day.

 

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By: Meryl

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 20 Beige

Chanel PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET is a lightweight second-skin foundation. It naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion for a velvety matte makeup result.

The lightweight texture of PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET makes it perfect for normal and combination to oily skin. This ultra-soft emulsion instantly becomes one with the skin, transforming into a natural powdery matte finish that disappears onto the skin.
• The Perfect Skin Affinity complex acts in perfect affinity with the skin to maintain hold and radiance all day long.
• The “smooth-effect” powders selected by the CHANEL Laboratories diminish surface irregularities and instantly smooth pores.
• The patented* Perfect Light Control complex (combination of two semi-sheer hemispherical powders) perfectly evens out dark spots and lightens redness, without a hint of thickness.

Available in 6 shades. I always recommend anyone to try it before purchase and consult with the BA to get the right shade, mine is 20 Beige.

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I didn’t have a wide range of foundations, I only bought or tried them after I read good reviews from other beauty bloggers. I read couples of good review about this foundation and decided to visit Chanel counter which I am sure that I will come home with it. In this post I will compare Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet with all my foundations. But overall it has a matte finish and very light texture.

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In terms of packaging, I love how light it is and very travel handy. Though I like the convenience from the pump in my other foundations, I think light and compact packaging are far more important than pump.

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In terms of texture shown in picture above, its a bit runny and not as thick as Shu Uemura or Chanel PL.

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Last but not least. Face with Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet under indoor lighting and outdoor lighting.

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Hope the short thought about this foundation helps! I completely love this foundation because its light texture and have enough coverage for day to day activities. Or else layer a bit more if you want more coverage. Another good thing about this foundation is; it does not result in oily face even after all-day activities and I am not a kind of person who do touch up or apply more powder during the day.

But as I always mention give it a try first in person. I always ask the BA to try it on my face before buying foundation. You do not want base product that doesn’t suit you.

Thanks for reading.

By: Monica

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