Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Review of Dior Total Capture Compact

Product info from Dior Website


Capture Totale  Compact  is the first compact "cream-infused" foundation by Dior to combine the spectacular smoothing effect of a long-staying powder with the global anti-age effectiveness of Capture Totale Cream. The extremely smooth and high-level comfort  powder texture blends into the skin without showing up wrinkles. Enriched with the new  Youth Polish™ Complex, Capture Totale Compact immediately plumps and smooths out wrinkles whilst boosting the skin's luminosity. Moreover, enriched with Longoza-Cellular™ Complex essence, CAPTURE TOTALE COMPACT has a daily corrective action on all visible signs of ageing, boosting deep and lasting radiance with each application.
91% of women find that their wrinkles and fine lines are instantly smoothed*.
97% of women find that the complexion's luminosity is immediately boosted.*
*Questionnaire-based self-evaluation,  n=32 women, evaluation carried out just after application of the foundation.

My personal review:

I used it on last sunday and fall in love with it. I use Dior powder foundation brush to apply as i wan to try out the brush too. The brush manage to pick up a fine amount of powder and i applied it on my face. No falling of the powder occurred. The powder blended smoothly onto my face. Surprisingly, even though i over applied abit on my face, my face showed no caking effect. The face looked smoothly & radiant instantly.

The coverage is good after 8 hours. Still flawless and smooth :). Super love it !!  It will be in my list of fav foundations.

I even recommended it to my colleague. The pics above are belonged to her. I am using shade 023 while she is using shade 030. She is a malay gal and this shade is closely to her skin tone among all the Dior powder foundations. The refill costs $80 while the compact with powder costs $110. She loves the coverage and the fine texture too as she told me that she cant feel that she is wearing the foundation on her face as it looks natural.

Monday, 16 January 2012

My Current Bio essence Products

Currently, my skin care range include

 1) Bird’s Nest Nutri-Collagen & Whitening Cleanser

• Deeply cleanses and removes impurities trapped in pores
• Skin feels refreshed without any feeling of tightness after use
• Bird’s Nest Essence is rich in nutrients to keep the skin moist and soft

2) Bird’s Nest Nutri-Collagen & Whitening Advancer (do have a spare bottle)

• Promotes quick and complete absorption of subsequent skincare products
• Concentrated Bird’s Nest Essence nourishes and hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and delicate
• Amino Acid Skin Whitening Complex effectively reduces dull and yellowish skin tone for a fair and translucent complexion from within
• Relieves skin dryness and prevents the formation of fine lines for softer and smoother skin

After cleansing, gently massage an adequate amount onto your face and neck until fully absorbed. Use after Bird’s Nest Nutri-Collagen & Whitening Cleanser

** i will still use a toner first then will apply the Whitening Advancer. I really dont like the idea of using my hands to massage the advancer onto as a toner. haha old habit is hard to change ... :) My face does look brighten up every time i use it. Face feels smooth too.

3) 24K Bio-Gold Age Reverse Clear Cream with Bird’s Nest Essence

• Powerful age-defying properties protects face and neck from free radicals and oxidants
• Quick penetration into skin layers to effectively smoothen lines and wrinkles
• Stimulates cell renewal and increases elasticity to prevent the formation of wrinkles
• Nourishes skin with valuable nutrients to eliminate dryness
• Keeps face and neck moisturized, firm and elastic for a younger and glowing look
• Non-sticky and non-greasy formula, clear and light texture

** there are tiny gold flakes inside the gel cream. Easy to blend & absorb into my skin. Like the texture !!
Chose it to use as it is one of the women weekly Best Beauty Buy 2010 & 2011

4) 24K Bio-Gold Perfect Brilliance Serum with Bird’s Nest Essence

• Refines skin texture for skin with a golden glow
• Contains Bird’s Nest Essence which has excellent effects of
making the skin firmer, finer and more luminous
• Restores skin’s natural radiance and smoothness
• Whitens complexion and evens out skin tone
• Locks in moisture for long lasting hydration
• Stimulates skin cell renewal
• Non-sticky and non-greasy formula, suitable for use on both the face and neck

** So far, i have not open this and use. Will review once i start to use it.

The pictures & product infos are from Bio essence website. Feel free to browse their website. Not related to bio essence. Just wan to share with others on the products which i have been using often.

First Trial Review of Baviphat Island Girls BB Primer Fix & Office Lady BB Cream

I tried out a sachet of the BB primer this morning. The primer is pearly tint cream which provides brightness to my skin. Easy to blend and made my face smooth.

I used Office Lady BB Cream after it. The BB cream is light in texture and easy to blend onto my skin. One pump is enough for one application. The coverage is good as i sweat quite abit today. It still stays on my face even though i pat tissue on my face few times. Manage to cover my pores and redness of my pimples. The coverage is about 90%. However, when i used Ettusias Oil Off paper to tap my face, oil off paper absorbed quite a lot of oil!! Not sure whether the oil is from the BB cream or the primer.. Will use other primers and see if there is difference in oiliness. May use the bb cream w/o a primer and see how the effects etc. Must mix and match and see how haha :)

Will review them again..


BB cream

These pictures are found online.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Bio Essence Eye Cream

Due to Bio essence sale in Watson, I bought the bird nest's bio energy firm & brighten eye cream SPF15.

Well for mi, I will use it for day n night as to save cost as I am not really into eye skincare.

Just tried it and I dont quite used to using the applicator therefore I use my ring finger to tap slowly and massage outward. The eye cream is not thick at all. Easy to blend around my eyes. Cooling effect as I am massaging it ard my eyes. A pump is enough for an eye area.

Hope can see the effects soon as the product states that it reduce puffiness n eye-bags, lift, firm & brighten the eye areas & have hydrating & nourishing effects too. Can apply during the day before your makeup.

Review of Baviphat Sunny Lady A.C Care Sunscreen

I tried it out this morning. The sunscreen is white cream. It's quite easy to blend into my skin. The white color does not make my skin look white at all. Light scent in green tea as one of the ingredients is green tea.

It did feel a bit of stickiness at first but after a while, it was ok. Can feel that my face is smooth. So far, no extra pimple pops out after I wear it for 6hrs. it has SPF 50/PA+++. High SPF coverage.

Under the sunscreen range, there are 3 types: whitening, hydrating n AC Care for trouble skin. The sale-gal asked mi to take trouble skin tube as my face is sensitive. Pomegranate n green tea are used as ingredients.

Product info:

Helpful for caring trouble & protecting skin from UV by adhering with skin with no stickiness. It leaves skin smooth & supple.

Light weight formula glides on easy w/o being sticky & protect skin from harmful sun rays & sun exposure.

Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide, pomegranate, green tea

How to use:

After skin care, apply appropriate amount to desired area.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

ZA Total Hydration Haul & Reviews

Went to Watson n bought the blemish care essence & pore care essence. Both come in 20g with Vitamin B in tube forms and made in Vietnam.

I tried both. Frankly speaking, the pore care essence does not help much in covering my pores :(. My pores are not big or cover a large area on my face. That's y I feel disappointed after 2nd application. Maybe the results will be better after a week or more. Will continue to use and observe the effects. It is in gel type n watery as I rub it into my skin. Feel refreshing.

As for blemish care essence, it does make my small pimples to be less redness and dry out abit after 2nd application. However for the big ones, only redness is reduced. The essence is in gel and it does not feel sticky after a while. It uses as the last step after my moisturizer.

Baviphat haul from Seoul Sisters

It is my first time going inside the shop which is located at Bukit Panjang Plaza.

The shop sell quite a lot of Korean brands like The face shop, Lanegia, Missha etc.

I decided to get Baviphat as I never try any of its product at all.

My haul is Skin Fit foundation No.1 @ $25.90, Office Lady Triple BB cream No.2 @ $48.90 & SL AC Care Trouble Skin @ $24.90.

Can't wait to use them :)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Kate MINERAL UV Gel Base

An advanced UV protection mineral makeup base that protects skin from dryness and UV rays, and keeps it beautiful with just a single application. A clear gel that can work as a sunscreen and does not whiten the skin *4
SPF32 PA++
  • Double-effect mineral powder (skin protection and visible pore coverage)
  • Multiple moisturizing ingredients (olive oil, jojoba oil and almond oil)
  • Paraben (preservative) free
  • Fragrance free
  • Pigment free
The pictures and product info are from Kanebo singapore website.

My Review:

This product is an under base makeup primer with SPF32 PA++. It is a 25g tube applicator.

I tried this for a few days. So far, i am ok with it as a makeup base. It does not make my face look fairer as the gel is white in color. It is easy to blend due to its light texture and absorbed quite well into my face. My foundation does last quite well even though i keep wiping my face few times in a day.

So far, i am ok with it as i only bought it @ $3 from the warehouse sale.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Holika Holika Apple Shine Peeling Toner

This pic & the info below are taken from Holika Holika Singapore Facebook.

Contains organic fruits, grains, hyaluronic acid and natural cellulose. Gently remove dead skin for a clear and glowy skin.

2~3 days for sensitive skin and daily for normal skin

After cleansing with Apple Shine Scrub Foam, soak proper amount on cotton pad and wipe gently on face and follow by Apple Shine essence

My Review:

Finally i opened this after i purchased it last year. I tried and was surprised to see white flakes coming out once i applied the toner onto my face. It works just like any peeling gels which are on the market. The good thing is i dont feel any pain even when my face is red and sensitive due to chemicals as i work in a lab. My face does not feel dry too after using it !!

My face does look clearer after using it. Will continue to use it as my daily skincare rountine. Its a good buy !!