While i dislike its packaging (no cap to cover the nozzle and tooooo fat to bring out), i am extremely happy with its effect. In fact i threw out all my foundations and been using this happily for nearly half a year. the colour is perfect for me and it is neither too greyish or too light. It has good amount of sunscreen and has great moisturizers that plumps my skin. I break out with nearly every brand of foundation, but this one, non. I can use its pink or gold one as i like, depending on my mood, but both are really good. I have reviewed on many different foundations, but this korean babe is extremely good. Not oily tho it feels so and it stays longer and matte on my face vs other (all) foundations.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Indeed Nanoblur
jeantanpk 7/8/2011 6:11:00 AM
I dunno why i skipped the ritual to do a review search before making purchase and alas, how i regreted it!! I wasted money and time to apply and reapply this to test how best to bring it out. Under or over, it sucked big time with my regular BB cream. I am not going to chg foundation for this lousy stuff, after all, if i do it with nothing, it will likely damaged my skin. Yes, it worked for the back of ur hand but come on, why do i even fall for this, that part is tender and soft, anytg will look great!!! I look like a patty face when i apply it under BB cream and i look like i've been rained in with it over my BB cream. Anyway whoever's using this stuff, needs to use the so call correct foundation. What a big fat joke if it only works on a few types???? Regret to the max!!!!!
Liquid -Cle de Peau - Refining Fluid Foundation SPF 24
jeantanpk 1/14/2009 2:56:00 AM
I am into my second bottle and i love it. I used to be Lancome's idol teint but i get breakout occassionaly during super hot days and pms. This is exceptionally moisturizing without messing into oil pool even after lunch, i suppose this is the first time for me! But frankly i dint like the scent, it smell like indian incense.
Moisturizers -TheFACEShop - White Tree Vita Force Serum
jeantanpk 8/12/2008 12:52:00 AM
The Face Shop is a korean brand that is very popular amongst the Asian country. Its products suit Asian skin and above all, pretty cheap. It's key selling point is being "natural" and this particular product that i am reviewing claims to whiten and moisturize with the vitamin tree (or white tree) extracts. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and effuse a pleasant smell. When i used it for a week, i saw difference to my skin, but it lasts for about that long only. The truth is i was blind to the alcohol content and this an ingredient that with prolonged use, will do great damage to the skin, causing it to be susceptible to sun, pollution etc. Also Denat. Alcohol helps in product absorption, i won't recommend it for long term use. For that matter, Almost all of TFS products use Denatured Alcohol. I would recommend it at all... A pity becox their products are v promising.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O
jeantanpk 5/6/2008 3:27:00 AM
If this thing is cheaper i will be using it. But after comparing the effects and the price, i still go for fancl's mild oil cleanser. However, SHU's cleansing oil is always my fav.. this particular one is even more suitable for my combi-oily skin.. it never wipes off moisture or adds oil. Its a miracle.
Eye Shadow -Shu Uemura - Pressed Eyeshadow Palette in Aqua Pearl
jeantanpk 5/6/2008 3:19:00 AM
I love the colours and the pearly shimmer from 3 of the 4 colours in the palette. too bad it is a limited edition and is quite ex. Frankly if i hv to choose, i still prefer Mac's eye shadow as it is easier to apply, stays on longer and the colours are more exciting. But this palette is made up of cute colours tt i can wear anytm. love it.
Primer/ Corrector -Ettusais - Base Smoother Oil-Free
jeantanpk 4/29/2008 4:22:00 AM
If u are looking for a Primer, i suggest their UV lotion. works better. This is horrid, sticky and only last for a while. Worse, it causes breakout.
In the very first place, i would never recommend soap as a cleanser (not even on ur body). I was given a small piece of this as sample, and out of curiosity i tried it. It actually caused irritation to my skin and dried up my skin with just one wash. Not to mention, the tot of soap (no matter how u keep it in a soap case), it is always unhygienic and not sterile. Imagine that it comes into contact with water and oxygen, dries up and then re-wetted again... Even when i have oiler days or have breakout during the time of the month, i still recommend gentle wash. Never agitate the acne. Soap for acne is a bad idea.
Loose Powders -Ettusais - Day Protect (Amulet) Powder
jeantanpk 4/29/2008 4:14:00 AM
I used to use this product for about a year or so, till i settled with Chanel's loose powders instead. Ettusias powder is not really suitable for my combination skin and tends to gather into oil pool everywhere. With Chanel, i look matte most of the time, and touching up perfected the look while with Ettusias, u cant overdo the touching up, lest u look... patchy. I wont recommend this for tropical weathers, as the talcum settles into the large pores and constant blotting is needed.
This is a nice decent but all too common fragrance. But i have to admit that it is nice when i first tried it on.. but halfway thru the bottle, i felt i dint really like it as much.. maybe it is a bit too faint for me
This is my first EDP. I actually adored it for nearly... 4 years of my life... (17-20/21) People around me used to tell me how nice it smelled but... ever since i stopped using.. i could never stay with a fragrance for more than 1-2 bottles. Even i do not know why. I never went back to using Escape. I duno why either. It is not really feminine and has that effect of strength and melancholy about it.
I bought this when it first came out many years ago and fell in love with the really creative bottle... the fragrance is really unique, and has a strong musky & sweet smell to it. Quite special.. but i dint continue after i finish it as the smell wasn't really memorable
I duno if it happens only to me.. but the "fresh hint" last for a very short while and soon it is overtaken by a pungent powdery smelly.. i always dislike powdery smell... and oceanus smells like baby powder!
As mentioned in my earlier reviews of EL's fragrance, this is one fragrance that i was compelled to buy but never really liked it... I think, if i must say, White Linen Breeze is better.. except that i cant seem to find it anymore
Whenever i have stomach upset, my mum will make a light liquid with ginger and herbs to remove the bloatedness. When i first tried Ginger Essence on, i immediately felt sick in the gut. Reminded me of those moments of top and bottom leak!