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Skin79 Chiffon BB Mousse

5 Jun

 

rsz_sam_4503Got this on my last day at Seoul…few hours before we leave for the airport. It was early Sunday morning I was not expecting to find anything actually. The large establishments at the main road we’re quiet very far from the lively Seoul nights but to my surprise, Myeongdong is actually BAU! ๐Ÿ™‚ So I went in Skin79. I only tried BB creams from this brand so I was actually hoping to get something else like a blush..yeah, shopped so much still no blush ๐Ÿ˜› The SA approached me and was kind enough to ask for my hand for a swatch so I did. To our horror, my hand was flake-y with dryness because it was freezing that morning. I was sooo embarrassed but the SA just smiled and suggested another product instead. it was the Chiffon BB Mouse ^^

rsz_sam_4505What I Like:

  • Really moisturizing
  • super light weight! like your skin can breathe thru this
  • doesn’t feel sticky on the skin
  • nice packaging
  • affordable

What I Don’t Like:

  • not available in Skin79 counters here
  • leaves white cast if not blended well
  • like any mousse products, it’s kind of hard to control
  • not buildable
  • only 1 shade available

 

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This is a light pump and is enough for the whole face. Kinda weird cause as you can see, it isn’t exactly of a mousse consistency. More of a bubble. They should’ve called it ‘Bubble BB Cream” instead. That could’ve been cooler and more unique. I like using a foundation brush for this.

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True enough it was moisturizing not to mention it was on sale! Get this, OK…. I got 2 of this with a full size BB Cleanser for 32,000 KRW! How freakin’ awesome is that?! Not to mention even without buying anything yet they already give out loads of samples. I actually got 2 sets since they also gave hubby eventhough it’s pretty obvious he isn’t buying anything…he didn’t even came in the store! Super generous! Definitely The best bargain I had my whole trip. No picture for the cleanser because I am planning to do a separate review on it. That’s it for this review. If you happen to visit Seoul make sure you visit Skin79 for excellent bargains ^^

-Rhen

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Battle: BB Creams (Missha x Skin79 x Liole)

17 Mar

Here’s the 2nd episode of my “Battle” post. If you’re like “WTF?”, you may want to check my first one here.ย  Today, I decided to do 3 of the most popular BB Cream brands today. They are:

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm and

Liole Beyond the Solution

1 = highest

**OK, I am sorry for having my own MSOffice. Did this “chart” in Google Docs which I cannot copy paste here so I just used snipping tool T_T

So which one’s my fave?? I would very much like to answer the MISSHA one since it’s my very first BB Cream and probably one of my first makeups — Getting emotional over makeups, eh??? watta loser ๐Ÿ˜› — But I got to give it to SKIN79 (*imaginary applause from the SKIN79 manafacturers, staff, owners — another loser moment for me, noh? :P) although the coverage is not that much, infact it’s quite sheer actually. The lightness is perfect for everyday use. I use concealer anyway so it’s fine. LIOLE has the best coverage but the shade is, again, too light for me so I have to use very very little of it, hence it’s coverage is not that utilized for me but the big turn off is that IT HAS NO SPF! Now I have to include sunscreen in my morning routine (yes, I didn’t before.i did mention in one of my blogs that I rarely get in to the sun). MISSHA has the best sun protection..a whopping SPF42 PA+++, but that one oxidizes so bad I end up always muddy after like 4hrs. I love it’s smell though:) smells like baby powder but I know most girls prefer scentless products so that would be another win for SKIN79. I did a more detailed review of SKIN79 here. Let me know if you want me to review MISSHA and LIOLE. Meanwhile, heres some swatches.

Missha - Skin79 - Lioele

Missha - Skin79 - Lioele

oh, btw. If you look out the Skin79(middle) It’s kinda rouined now. It suddenly became very oily I don’t know why. That’s also the reason I am using Liole now. Would you know why it’s like that??

killer headache @.@

-Rhen

What’s in my Makeup Bag

26 Feb

I tend to switch up items from my makeup bagย  regularly. Am not the type to stock up lipgloss upon lipgloss.Basically, I just bring whatever it is I’m wearing that day. And here’s what I have for today..

still got space in there...

First of my makeup bag…

I got this from the SM Department store almost 2yrs now for just Php100+. The character’s name is Kuromi, the antagonist from Sanrio’s My Melody. I just love that it’s black and the colorful skulls plus it looks like she’s giving the finger HAHA! I think it’s really cool and cute. I love love my makeup bag โค โค

Now let’s see what’s inside..

TADANG!!

And now for my “touch up routine” which I do after lunch or before dinner..

1. Kleenex – Blottingย  sheets which is THE best blotting sheet ever.

2. EOS lipbalm in Summer Fruit

3. Marinaud Retractable Brush – which I highly recommend every makeup bag should have. It’s more hygenic than sponges or the regular brush that don’t have covers that lies in your makeup bag for hours collecting bacteria ๐Ÿ˜›

4. Skin 79 BB pact – which I did a review here.

5. Maybelline Mineral Blush in Rose

6. Elf bronzer

7. Elf Shimmer Facial whip in Lilac Petal

8. Careline Lipgloss in 01

9. Lioele Metome Eraser Pen – usually for eyeliner smears.

That’s it. Please respond with what’s inside your makeup bag. I’d like to see them ^_^

-Rhen

Review: Skin 79 Hot Pink BB Cream & Compact

10 Oct

But first let me start by showing you some pic from my latest Asian makeup haul on Ebay and let me know which one wld you like me to do a review on ^_^

actually its just Skin 79, Skinfood and wire headband which is really of poor quality ๐Ÿ˜›

Skinfood Black Egg Pore Primer, Skinfood Red Orange Makeup Finish, Skin79 BB Cream, Skin79 Beblesh Pact, wire headband and loads of samples ^_^

Now on with the review……

Let’s start with the Skin79 BB Cream. Since this is a popular product I wld not waste this precious space anymore describing WHAT product is.

this is enough for my whole face

Php900 for 40g

a pea size is enough to cover my whole face. I know some beauty gurus say it is too light on them so that worried me and when Iswatched it in my hands it looked really gray….*f*ck! ….BUT when I applied it on my face, it looked really light at first but after a few seconds, I was surprised it matches me really well ^_^

It promises Triple Funtions: Whitening, Wrinkle Improvement and Ultraviolet rays interception (or sun protection :P)

Pros:

  • Really light weight… allows your skin to breath
  • No strong smell…if you prefer that
  • Doesn’t oxidize
  • SPF25 PA++

Cons:

  • You may need concealer if you have uber dark spots like me
  • Only one shade available
  • Not available in Manila

Now on to the not so popular Skin79 Beblesh Pact….

Php760 for 15g.....but I got mine on sale for Php608^_^

While the BB Cream promises 3 solutions this one just promises sun protection…nothing more:P

Pros:

  • Really light weight. Let’s your skin breath. It seems like I can never over apply with this one
  • Not chalky at all
  • No strong smell
  • SPF30 PA++

Cons:

  • same cons asย  BB crem

Packaging for Both…

  • Really Hygenic. I’m kinda skeptical with the ‘pump style’ of the BB cream but surprisingly…it’s not messy at all. And as for the compact, if you noticed in the picture above, there’s a plastic lid separating the applicator from the powder itself and that’s always verygood ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Has clear expiration date…it wld be nicer if it’s in the product itself..but that’s OK anyways ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Has English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese content list (English only for the pact)
  • And of course if you are crazy over pink you’ll definitely love this ^_^

Overall I highly recommend both for everyday wear:) Though each are excellent product on it’s own, if you like setting your bb cream with powder why not get it’s wife anyways ^_^

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btw.there are lot’s of fake Skin79 BB Creams out there so be careful when buying. Here’s a useful post ^_^. I bought mine at an Ebay seller called bhappywithme. I’ve been buying Asian makeup from her for 2yrs now and I am satisfied so far ๐Ÿ˜€ she loves giving out samples for every purchase….really, it’s like she’s desperate to dispose her samples and decided to dump everything on me HAHA!!!

-Rhen