Loose Powders -Ponds - Magic Powder - Oil and Blemish Control
idiewmil 11/4/2012 7:32:00 AM
I bought this in Bangkok's Watsons and don't think this is available in Singapore. I have oily skin and this keeps my skin matte for a reasonably long time. I have acne-prone skin and it doesn't break me out. My only gripe is that it leaves a noticeable white cast on my NC30-35 skin and it makes me look like I'm wearing too much makeup even when I'm not.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Anatomicals - No Old Bags Allowed Eye Gel
idiewmil 7/1/2012 1:57:00 PM
I chanced upon this while surfing ASOS and was sold by the cute packaging and price. Plus I wanted to try a new eye gel since my previous one was finishing! I didn't expect much from it since it's really cheap (it was around $7 SGD after converting the currency) but I really didn't like it. It doesn't seem to absorb and simply sits on my under eyes, leaving it sticky and irritating. I don't know if it's the witch hazel, but it kinda stings my eyes whenever I apply it. I don't have much eye bags to start with so I don't think I'm a good gauge for ascertaining it's claim on relieving eye bags. It's a shame cause I really like the tongue-in-cheek humour on the tube.
I like this BB cream because this is very light and doesn't aggravate my acne. However, I would have to give up some coverage in exchange for it's light texture. It does keep my skin matte, but also tends to slide off my face by mid-day, probably due to Singapore's crazy humid weather. This happens with all liquid foundation and bb creams I have tried so I am not particularly bothered by it. I'm around NC30 and I'm using their darkest shade, which is a tad too light for me, but I am able to get away with it because it's yellow enough for me. In fact, it is probably the only BB cream that looks decent on me, as other BB creams for darker skin tone tend to be too pink or ashy. Price wise, it's on the steeper side, but one tube lasts a long way anyway. Overall, it's a pretty good bb cream that I use on a daily basis. I would recommend it to those with acne-prone/oily skin because of how weightless it feels on my skin, but I probably won't re-purchase though, cause I want to try out their liquid foundation!
I'm using the one for sensitive skin (not sure what's the difference from the normal one) and it's really a no-frills makeup remove. I use 2 - 3 pumps for my entire face and it removes makeup effectively, although I always double-cleanse with a mild facial wash after that. I always use a separate makeup remover for my eyes, but this does remove whatever I have on my eyes effortlessly, except for some really stubborn Japanese mascara. It is also really affordable, especially if you compare it to brands like Fancl, DHC and Shu Uemura. I have tried all of them and personally find them to be equally good. I have also re-purchased many bottles of this (lost count) but I hope Muji doesn't stop producing them!
great product that is affordable and does its job well - removes waterproof eye make-up effectively.
pros: - light and natural coverage - fluid and easy to blend/apply - good packaging: light plastic bottle that comes with a pump cons: - doesn't last long on my skin overall: i liked how it looked like when it was first applied on my skin but it doesn't stay on my combi-oily skin at all. by mid day, my skin was in a mess.
i really like this brush for how cheap and soft it is. i use this for my finishing powder everyday and i have no complaints for it at all. only downside is that it's not available in my country so i have to wait 3 weeks everytime i want to replace it.
Sunscreen -Avene - Very High Protection Emulsion SPF50+ (2010 FORMULA)
idiewmil 6/5/2011 2:07:00 PM
pros: - high & stable all-day uv protection without having to re-apply - compatible with spf make-up (heard the new formula isn't though) - doubles as a moisturizer for me cons: - nasty white tint that is really obvious on my nc 25-30 skin - streaky and tends to peel off - make-up doesn't go on smooth when paired with this sunscreen overall: i use this only when i'm doing outdoor sports, as i trust the uv protection it provides. prefer something more cosmetically elegant when i'm wearing make-up.
i love avene thermal water and i use it for so many things- as a toner, make-up setting spray, and when my face feels dry or itchy. it's not exactly cheap, especially since it feels just like plain water, but my skin likes it so i can't complain. i haven't tried other thermal water so i can't compare, but i'll definitely keep re-purchasing :)
pros: - stable sunscreen that can last all day without reapplying - doesn't leave a white tint cons: - extremely greasy and because of it i find it difficult to apply the full amount required for a full-day uv protection - pretty pricey (in singapore) overall: pretty okay sunscreen with decent uv protection. it is definitely not mattifying and remains greasy/shiny on my skin after 20 minutes. however, the shine can be easily removed by blotting my face with tissue paper followed by buffing on pressed powder. i probably won't repurchase as i want to try out other sunblocks.
pros: - pretty natural - cheap cons: - doesn't stay long on my lips (PROBABLY FOR ONE HOUR TOPS) - can be drying - not available in my country overall: i got this in passion, and it looks pretty natural on me, nothing fanciful. not exactly a lip-product sort of person, and i only ordered this online on a whim so i'm probably not going to repurchase this.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
idiewmil 6/5/2011 1:32:00 PM
pros: - keeps my skin matte all day - doesn't seem to break me out - cheap $_$ cons: - contains titanium dioxide and hence it makes me looks like a geisha in photos - poor colour selection, i'm nc 25-30 and beige medium 2-2.5 looks slightly ashy on me, but it's bearable -cheap looking packaging - not available in my country overall: i use it on a daily basis unless i'm going to be taking photos