June 19, 2016

[Review] CHICA Y CHICO Mat Fix Matt Cushion Compact SPF35 PA++ + First Impression

CHICA Y CHICO Matt Cushion SPF 35 PA++

I think alot of us are more interested in beauty cosmetic products rather than skin care products. Personally speaking, I am that kind of person :p Simply because beauty cosmetic products can conceal our skin flaws and give us an instant beauty look as compared to long and persistent skin care routine (which might take months to see the effect) duhh :/ but that's not a good reason to stop daily skin care routine y'heard? :D

After weeks of skin care products, just to give it a balance, I am going to review a beauty cosmetic product which I got it from a beauty haul on Althea.kr not long ago.

As you noticed that BB/CC Cushions are getting really popular nowadays, there must be something which people love about it. I got my first ever CC Cushion Compact earlier February this year during my trip to South Korea. It is from Nature Republic and I just finished the first pack (I will write a review about it later on, and paste the link here).

Actually I quite like the Nature Republic one. But just being me, I want to try on more variety of products and of different brands (within my spending limits, of course). Thence I saw a promotion on Althea.kr and bought it for just RM35! I never heard of CHICA Y CHICO before this, but looking at its product design (thou they say "don't judge a book by it's cover") and price, I am definitely willing to give it a try! :D Black and white, most classic design yah? :D


As you can see, everything is black and simple. I love it, actually

The tone I chose was No. 21, which is indicated as Light Beige.

Well (if you noticed) generally BB/CC Cushion is promoting on healthy glow-ish and dewy finished look. Just like those Korean actresses and artists. Aren't they pretty? (◕‿◕)

But particularly this product, it is promoting on matt-finished look, which simply means no glowy nor dewy shinny look. You see, there are times you need to tone down a little bit, especially for pictures, otherwise your face might look super oily.

Here's my finished look after application... As you can observed, there is no shiny effect. You can get this similar look by applying powder compact, but this one fits on your skin better than powder products.

Something different today. As I have just unboxed and tried it on today, I am thinking of writing my first impression :D Hope it will serve as a good reference (if you are thinking of buying) :3

Good coverage and fits on skin perfectly
Powdery and matt-finished look
Look good on photos

 Beware it can be quite dry after application. Make sure you apply good amount of moisturizer beforehand. It can be quite cakey after a few hours.
✖ For those who are looking for a more natural and easy-application type of BB/CC Cushion Compact, this is NOT highly recommended. It may be too thick for daily-wear.

Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share your experience with me in the comment box below.


June 5, 2016

[Review] Bioré - Perfect Cleansing Water

Dear readers, apology that I couldn't make it for the past week as I was travelling to Miri, Sarawak during the weekend. >_<

In order to keep up with the weekly progress, I am preparing two product reviews for this week. Without further due, let's see the first item of the day! GO GO!!

I still remember, when I was a kid and we joined the church performances, mum used body lotion and baby oil to remove our stage make-up. The theory is simple - use something oily to remove make-up. Of course, it is not very handy afterall it is not meant for the purpose. Those were the days...

Daily cleansing routine couldn't be complete without removing your make-up first. Bear in mind that this step doesn't only apply to heavy / stage make-up, but even to sunscreens / sun care lotions. A good make-up remover not only able to remove make-up easily and gently, but also can clean dirt that clogged inside the pores.

But really, it is important and crucial to understand your skin type then only decide to use what kind of cosmetics / products.

Bioré - Perfect Cleansing Water

Before this, I was using The Face Shop's Rice Water Bright Cleansing Water and Rice Water Bright Cleansing Milk. Actually these two products are not bad, just that I think the Cleansing Milk is slightly oily. In search for more options, I came across this Japanese-brand Bioré and heard quite an amount of good reviews. So I gave it a try buy purchasing travel pack wipes. It is highly recommended to have it for short trips, especially travelling internationally to get away from custom checks.

Tip #1 : Get free samples or buy mini trial pack if you are intended to try on something new. To avoid running into expensive cosmetics / skin care products and end up with much regrets.

I fell in love it instantly while using the travel wipes. Literally, it wipes out everything! Foundation, eyeliner, eyebrow tint, mascara and lip tint! I really like the refreshing feeling after using it. Non-oily and non-sticky. All you get is clean bare skin! After using it, I washes my face with tap water, it just feels so clean and smooth that I am thinking of skipping the foam cleansing step! (well, it is not advisable, but maybe on the lazy days :p) 

300ml Bioré - Perfect Cleansing Water side view

I purchased it for RM35.30 at SaSa. It is available at Watson and Guardian as well. As shown in photo above, it is water-based make-up remover. With so much love to this product, I almost finished my first bottle! Left less than half now.

I read the product description at the back, there is one sentence which says "Clinically proven to be gentle on skin, leaves skin fresh and moisturised. No need to rinse off or double cleanse." whereby I would not disagree to this statement. Love it. However, I think it is a little bit pricy. So I might try on another make-up remover after finishing this.

Before & After

Do lemme know your thoughts about this product review or share yours experience with me in the comment box below.


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