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I have always been loving face oil for it’s texture and faster result. The scent of oil based products are suitable to my liking as well. So when I was invited to the launch of the Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum in Oil few weeks ago, I was very excited to know more about this product and to try it myself.
Biotherm Serum in Oil comes in a glass bottle packaging with pump. The blue color represents Biotherm’s signature formula in their serum which is Blue Plankton and yellow represents the color of the oil.
Biotherm Serum in Oil is a new innovation that unites the power of serum and repair of an oil. One of the most interesting ingredients in this product is Ulkenia Oil. So what is ulkenia Oil? Ulkenia has been used to produce Omega 3 supplement and the benefits has been recognized worldwide – and for the first time, Ulkenia is being used as one of the formula.
It’s interesting to see the color and the texture of the product when you pump out the serum. You may see that the color of the serum has a combination of yellow and white which is claimed to be the color when a serum and ulkenia oil is mixed. The texture is not something you would expect from a product with oil – it feels weightless and it comes in gel like texture. The texture is very light that I wouldn’t mind using this at day time. The product is lightly scented – it smells citrusy to me and it feels refreshing.
I have been loving this serum lately for its texture and light weight feeling it has on my skin. It feels non sticky and it is certainly friendly on my skin. My skin can be sensitive to certain products ingredients and thankfully Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum in Oil is friendly to my skin.
Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-In-Oil retails at SGD109 and is available at all Biotherm counters.
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Biore is releasing a new cleansing product this month. I was so happy to know that Biore is releasing their version of Micellar Cleansing Water. I have been a loyal user of Biore cleansing wipes and occasionally I am also using Biore cleansing oil. My overall experience with Biore products has been positive.
Biore Micellar Cleansing Water is a make up remover/cleanser for the whole face without rinsing. The new Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water is formulated with the Watery Micellar Technology; Micellar Water has been a big hit these past few years as it is able to cleanse make up without leaving sticky feeling. What I love about this product is the alcohol free formula! It annoys me to use cleansing product with alcoholic smell and I am glad that Biore Micellar Water is alcohol free and it’s formulated for sensitive skin too.
I use this after removing my make up with Biore cleansing wipes, and using cotton pad, I cleanse my face with Biore Micellar water. After cleansing it with Biore Micellar Water, you may opt to not rinse your face with water, but I prefer to rinse it once again with water before applying my night time skin care routine.
This product is able to cleanse waterproof make up too such as eyeliner and mascara. It helps to cleanse my waterproof make up more easily and it doesn’t hurt my eye as the formula is alcohol free and oil free. In the picture below, you may see how Biore Micellar Water helps to wipe off the eyeshadow swatches in my arm. It only takes me a single swipe to cleanse it all.
This product helps me to cleanse my make up effortlessly and effectively. So far my experience with Biore cleansing products have been positive and none of them breaks out my skin. Biore is one of the drugstore brands that I use constantly and gives me effective result. You should give this a try too
The Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water is priced at $18.90 and is now available at all pharmacies, supermarket.
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There has been many times that I am telling myself that I don’t need more eyeshadow in my stash. Then I went to Chanel counter and explored the eight new quads and neither I know that I would fall in love so much with the Tisse Venitien.
At first glance, the new Les Ombres eyeshadow looks like a normal baked Chanel eyeshadow which I don’t really like. But after touching it and try it on myself, I must say that I am impressed with the quality and formula. I decided to pick Tisse Venitien just because the smoky green and the sparkling silver is just too beautiful to resist.
Tisse Venitien emphasises on metallic green hues. Here are my description of the shades in the palette from top left.
- Top Left: dark green with grey hues and also metallic silver
- Top Right: soft pink with rose gold shimmers
- Bottom Left: metallic khaki shade with silver shimmer
- Bottom Right: dark gunmetal grey with green hue.
The quality of these eyeshadows are lovely. They are soft, buttery and very well pigmented. All the swatches above were only done in one swipe and the colors pops very nicely. Generally these eyeshadow is easy to apply as they are very smooth and easy to blend. During application, I feel that the metallic khaki has some fallouts – so I make sure that I apply the silver eyeshadow in tapping motion. The rest of the shades were fine – there was nothing much fallout that I experienced.
In the picture below, I used the metallic khaki shade as the base shade all over my lid. And then I applied dark green with grey hues on the outer corner and bring it out and blend it out. To accentuate the look, I add the gunmetal grey around my upper lid and lower lid and blend it.
I think I have fell in love with the new Les Ombres. The texture and pigmentation is superb! I don’t think this would be my last palette
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There’s a saying “The eyes are the window to the soul”. As I grow, I start to understand this saying. You can easily see if a person is happy, tired or stress just by looking straight in their eye. That’s how important eye area to me. Estee Lauder’s scientists found that the look of more light in the eye can bring the youthfulness in everyone.
Estee Lauder has recently launched the New Advance Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex which is packed with ChronoluxCB Technology claims to be able to restore skin over the night. This new Advanced Night Repair Eye is also able to neutralise free radicals, reduce the appearance of damage on the skin and refreshes the skin.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair comes in two types – the balm type and the liquid type. I tried both and I guess both serves its own fans well. The balm type can be rather sticky to me and hence on day time, I prefer to use the liquid type as it feels lighter and at night, I prefer to use the balm type. On my first experience using this, I can smell a slight scent but it gradually diminished after few times usage.
This is how the balm texture looks like:
My eye area problem has always been about puffiness and occasional eyebag. What I love about the new advance night repair eye is that it helps to reduce the puffiness in my eyes after a week of use. When I wake up in the morning, my eyes looks less puffy, thanks to the New Advanced Night Repair Eye.
Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Recovery Complex II: S$94 (15ml)
Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Recovery Complex II: S$100 (15ml)
The product is now available islandwide in Singapore
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Beauty brands are always so innovative in releasing new products with new function. This time, Shu Uemura releases a compact foundation that provides medium to high coverage with natural glow.
The powder comes with a special sponge that has a special curve to help application more evenly. The sponge was made from a different material compared to most sponges available in the market. This sponge able to pick up quite a handful of products but afraid not, there won’t be too much products transferred during the application.
I have tried wearing Shu Uemura Oleo Pact for a while. The foundation feels lightweight and yet it provides medium that can be build to high coverage.
There were few methods of application I have tested so far. I have tried applying this with foundation brush (stippling brush) and the result was not satisfying. I can see brush strokes when I use foundation brush to apply. I have also tried using the sponge with tapping motion, and apparently I feel that the finish would be too thick for my liking. Finally I tried using the given sponge in a pulling motion. After getting enough amount of product on the sponge, I’ll apply it on my face with pulling motion. In this way, the coverage and the finish looks beautiful.
In the pictures above, I have shown the difference Oleo Pact can do to your skin. With a gentle swipe, this foundation covers my flaws and makes my skin looks smoother.
Shu Uemura Oleo Pact will be available islandwide in Singapore in September
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