After extensively trolling MUA and comparing products; Bobbi Brown, Blactrack etc... I finally settled on this. Boy, was I wrong. The MUA at the counter swatched it on my hand and it was a deep, velvety, inky black. Gorgeous right? But when I brought it home, it was a totally different story. Man, was this hard to draw to raw a smooth line with. Maybe it's great as an eye shadow base? I dunno. It came with a nifty sealer and although I always made sure to close it up tightly and I live in a very warm and humid tropical climate, the eye-liner still dried out in less than 2 weeks! Needless to say I was disappointed. I paid SGD42 for this! I tried using this many ways, using different brushes etc. Nothing worked. Then I finally added a big dollop of eye moisturiser into it and mixed furiously. Finally the product was useable. I will say one thing though, this eye liner is bulletproof, I'm ashamed to say I've even slept in it a couple of times and it looks the same as if I had just put it on! And miraculously, it's not that hard to wash off.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Seriously, I have combination, flaky, sensitive, dry, patchy, oily T-zone, old-acne scarred skin. Lovely no? It's a HG product for me. I use it apply my foundation (of course), blush, bronzer, concealer AND powder. Seamless. Great coverage. Works great for liquid, cream, gel foundations. However, in order not to waste it, apply it directly on your face then bounce around the BB. I clean mine by soaking it in Cetaphil for a few minutes or baby shampoo if it needs deeper cleansing. The great thing with the BB is, after you're done with your face, remember to get your eyelids, ears and jawline and neck. Secret: Use a damp (almost dry) BB to apply your MSF Natural. It sets your makeup for hours. I live in Singapore and I have sweaty face and an oily T-Zone and my make up still holds up after hours of dancing.
My local drugstore has just started carrying this brand, and so far I'm really liking the products. It was about SGD8, so very good value for money and the packaging is very cute. As for the product itself, it works! I have sensitive skin but I haven't noticed any stinging or other side effects. My skin feels very soft and smooth, my whiteheads definitely look better. I only use it on my T-Zone. The skin there definitely looks fresh and 1 shade brighter for a few hours after use. I thought I was imagining this at first. It find that it does clean really well, without drying. Smells great too!
Let me just tell you I was completely sucked into the Hoola hoopla. I was searching high and low for something to contour with since my country didn't sell much in the way of matte bronzers and finally settled on Hoola. My dad gave me a SGD50 DS voucher and that sealed the deal. I bought it for a whopping SGD54. Don't mistake me, Hoola itself isn't bad, the lasting power is decent, the texture is pretty smooth and the colour on me is appropriate for contouring and I find the packaging very cute. It's just that I could have bought any old ash brown eyeshadow for $9.90 and nobody, not even me would have known the difference!!! The BEST bronzer for deeper, olive skinned skinned women imho is Bobbi Brown Bahama. Totally worth every penny. NC42ish, East Indian. Sensitive, Dry, yet acne prone skin.
After ages of lurking around, my first review! I bought this yesterday on a whim. I got rosegold, nothing special, just the usual pretty peachy pink colour I always get. I was really pleasantly surprised by it. It was sheer but really moisturizing, NOT STICKY and smelled faintly of vanilla. I knocked off a point for price. It cost SGD19.90 here which is ridiculous for a drugstore product. But in asia, we're are constantly being ripped off by cosmetics companies. We never have BOGOs at the most 30% off. I really love the packaging as well, very luxe. I want to try the iced mocha next.
I have the opposite problem from the previous user. The darkest colour sold in my country is 84. After searching high and low, I finally gave in and bought shade 85 (beautiful colour btw) off Ebay. It has a wonderful light texture and the smell is non-offensive. So many of these foundations smell too chemical-ly they're almost unbearable to wear first thing in the morning. No need to powder after wearing this, atleast for the first few hours. Beware, this flakes terribly if you have dry patchy skin like I do. Wear a thick layer of moisturiser and instead of the circular motions suggested, just try dabbing it until blended. It is a godsend for people with oilier complexions and hasn't seem to have broken me out yet or reacted with my sensitive skin. One thing though, I love bourjois products but their shade range is too damn limited. I know they cater for a european market but I hope they incorporate some olive tones soon. The one I'm wearing is an ok match but only because I'm tan now. If not, I can forsee it looking orangey. Also I have to brag about this. THis was my first ebay purchase. In my country it retails for SGD30 exlcuding the brush (SGD12) but I managed to get a set at only SGD24!!!!! Everyone loves a bargain. The only thing is, I couldn't find a manufacturing or expiry date anywhere on the product, so that's a bit worrying. Update: I was wrong. The colour is actually a too dark and too pink for my warm olive NC42, MUFE#153 complexion. However it's still the closest match. Bourjois, shame on your shade selection!