Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo Foundation Brush
lwsege 6/30/2011 11:36:00 PM
Totally a no-no for my liquid foundation....Disappointed! I only can use this with my Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge. I pat it in and the cream blush is soooo even. Just great for cream blush, not for foundation!
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
lwsege 6/30/2011 11:34:00 PM
Great bargain buy!! I got this in a bamboo cup and they are so cute in great in quality. Definitely recommend!!! (1) Blush Brush Soft and great, nothing to complain with. Apply perfectly for my Nars and Mac blushers. (2) Eye Shading Brush A bit stiff but still work well in padding in an overall eyeshadow to the eyelid. (3) Eyeliner Brush Great and use perfectly with my BB gel eyeliner, eyeshadows,etc. Can be use for tightlining, creating a sharp and precise eyeliner, eyebrows as well. (4) Lash & Brow Groomer Great (which is really out of my expectation)! I first use a eyebrow pencil to draw my eyebrow, then follow by using it to smudge the color. It's AWESOME! Nice and even! Another side is broken due to some accident,hahaha~ But it used to be a good lashes separator thou! (5) Concealer Brush Great!! Works perfectly for all of my concealer texture-wise.
The worst buying in EcoTools. The Pros: (1) Small in size, great for travel or slot into any palette easily. (2) Multi-tasking, can be use on gel eyeliner, eyeshadow, concealer, eye primer, etc The Cons: (1) The bristles are too stiff and firm, is a way to harsh to my eyes or any small and targeted areas to reach (2) Plastic packaging without any seal, tends to fall out everywhere when I put them into my makeup bag (3) The price is a way too expensive for getting this design and quality (4) The best product to use with probably is concealer? I don't know. Too hard to apply for gel eyeliner, too sharp for an eyeshadow, etc
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 5 Pieces Brush Set (Mineral Makeup)
lwsege 6/30/2011 11:11:00 PM
Superb quality makeup brushes! I deducted a lippies because of the small kabuki inside. (a) Small Kabuki I haven't find a good makeup product to use with. It doesn't works well with my Lancome Mineral Loose Powder. (b) Powder/Blush Brush Like this for blush application. It can picks up the blush beautifully and apply smoothly too. (c) Concealer Brush Same to their regular concealer brush, high quality concealer brush! Like it and can use with all of my concealers, i.e. cream, mousse-type, emollient, liquid, etc. Good size for travel too. (d) Fluff/Smudge Brush My HG over the whole set. I can use this as a fluff brush and remove all the hard edges over my eyeshadows. It is so soft and somehow tapered as well. Great!
Sunscreen -Chanel - UV Essentiel Protective UV Care Anti Pollution SPF 50
lwsege 6/30/2011 11:00:00 PM
HG of my suncreen! I really hope that they can come in a bigger bottle like 50ml or above. I like the powdery feel yet moisturizing enough and quick absorption. I can almost apply my makeup just right after this. It gives that matte and smooth feel onto my skin. Lightweight, high SPF protection, great base for makeup, etc. Just like it!
Not my proper everyday cleanser but a mild cleanser while I just want a slightly clean and moisturized face. I use this while I remove all my makeup after finished my work throughout the day. This is because of I will clean my face more thoroughly before I go to bed. Good mild cleanser but not an everyday cleanser for Malaysian (hot and humid country) and normal to dry skin girls. I personally think that this will be a totally doing nothing for any oily skin out there? Probably yes or no.
Masks -Borghese - Fango Active Mud for sensitive/ dry skin
lwsege 6/30/2011 10:37:00 PM
This is too mild for a deep cleansing purpose, probably is more suitable for sensitive skin instead of dry skin with significant blackheads or makeup residues fellow. Can't feel any differences after applying this while the other Fango Face & Body and Brilliant are far more better in terms of deep cleansing.
Got this in a smaller jug during my Taiwan trip. It provides brightening and deep cleansing effects for my face. Like it and it is less irritating compare the Fango for Face and Body. Will alternate this and Fango F&B for T-zone and U-zone bi-monthly.
Masks -Borghese - Fango Active Mud for Face and Body
lwsege 6/30/2011 10:32:00 PM
I have normal to dry skin and not recommended for this product. But I really like the deep cleansing masque where can leave my nose and t-zone crystal clear so I give this a try. I can feel my face is tight and irritate during my first application. Probably it is too dry for my skin? So I try to spray some thermal water the next time and this circumstance disappear. I have a clearer face and I like it. I only use this bi-monthly because it can be too harsh for any dry skin girl like me.
Sunscreen -Biore - UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse SPF 50+
lwsege 6/30/2011 10:26:00 PM
I'm so glad to have this since I can use this daily and regardless of the amount I'm gonna used. To my knowledge, we need to apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen in order to achieve the so-called SPF50 protection scheme. And it is often too oily or too thick when you are trying to put more sunscreen all over the face. This product WOULDN'T!!! I apply generously over my face and the cooling effect make me so fresh and delight because here in Malaysia is superb hot. The downside is you gonna make sure the moisturizer you apply beforehand is fully absorbed otherwise they will be some white residue comes out when you apply this. Takes time to get them fully covered and absorbed but WORTH IT! Definitely repurchase item!
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
lwsege 6/30/2011 10:22:00 PM
My top HG for all the makeup removers I tried before! I have normal to dry skin and this removes all my daily makeup thoroughly and leave no stickiness and pimples to my skin. I stocked this up in Taiwan because it is so cheap compare to Malaysia. FYI: I'm wearing sunscreen, concealer, bb cream, eyeshadow, eyebrow powder and blushers during my daily makeup. I have a separate eyes & lips makeup remover because this is not strong enough to remove my eye makeup at all time. I have a pump bottle and refill this into it so I can get them much more easier. Three cotton pads are enough to remove all of my makeup. I'm addicted to the after-used overall face clean and moisturized feel. Will use this forever and definitely repurchase!
This blusher is so cute and the brush attached is in good quality too. It looks a bit purple-ish when in the pan but it appears pinky and glittery over the cheek. I'll need to layer up the color in order to make it pop on my skintone (NC10-15 with noticeable freckles on the cheekbones). They are natural but a way too shiny and glittery in my own opinion. The staying power is weaker than Chanel, Nars, Mac, and Bobbi Brown. But I'll recommend for those makeup beginners or teenagers.
Treatments -Aesop - Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum (Face)
lwsege 6/30/2011 10:08:00 PM
I switch between EL ANR Serum and this throughout the day. This stuff is dirt cheap compare to EL since I can get about 100ml at only half of the price of EL. I use this during daytime and I just refill them in a smaller bottle with a better dropper. I'm doing so because I heard that the big bottle tends to be oxidized quickly during our usage. And the dropper come with the bottle makes me so hard to get the precise amount I want and it gets pretty easy to flow out when I'm trying to put them back. The moisturizing effect is not enough for my dry skin, unless I keep adding the amount of usage since it absorbs superb fast! I'll recommend this to be a handy serum where you can travel around. For nightime or anti-aging purpose, you can go for EL ANR Serum.
Treatments (Eye) -Aesop - Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream
lwsege 6/30/2011 10:02:00 PM
Firstly, I get shocked by the scent during my first application. It is a way too strong but anyhow I just apply on my eye area, it doesn't bother me much. Secondly, the good thing about this is they tend to be absorb quickly on my dry skin. Fastest among all eye cream I've use before, i.e. EL Brightening Eye creme, Lancome, Laneige, etc. Last but not least, my concealers get cakey and set into my finelines even though I just apply this on before my makeup. I'll still prefer EL ANR Eye Serum which is in gel based, it provides better moisturizing properties to my dry eye areas compare to this eye creme.
I use this to highlight my lower waterline and it just works fine! Recommend for those going to the pool,beach, or any water exposed environment. This is the most waterproof eyeliner I've tried (I have Chanel and Bobbi Brown) even though it is not so easy to apply. The downside is the texture is a way too thick which make me hard to apply them easily over the waterline. For comparison purpose: I have another shade which is dark brown (can't recall the shade number...) and their Aqua Cream in 16 Pink Beige. Both of the eyeliner works the same while the Aqua Cream which I want to apply on my eyelid previously is not working at all~It sets into my eyelids and crease...I end up using them as a waterproof blush on my cheeks~