Friday, May 30, 2014

Maybelline Clean Express Eye and Lip Makeup Remover Review

Hi, belles

So, this post is going to be a simple one. It's still another review (I know I need to start a tutorial post soon wait for it people). Well, this time, I'm going to talk about an eye and lip makeup remover which is Maybelline's! It's eye and lip makeup remover not eye and lip remover - something that we usually spot on Korean brands LOL.

Back then, I didn't own any eye and lip makeup remover and just used my mom's because I didn't want to spend an extra money on it at that time and because I didn't use eye and or lip makeup that often. But now, everything changes. I started to wear eye and lip makeup on daily basis which then urged me to buy one. I read good reviews about Maybelline (my mom's was also Maybelline but she used the blue one) so I just decided to pick this newest chick on Maybelline counter's shelf (yes, people it's new here in Indonesia because we're always late like that).

What more do I need to review? It does a very good job (like I always think which eye and lip makeup remover that doesn't do a good job... Okay, forget it). It's good that I don't need to show you any swatch or preview of how it works. It works well. It doesn't feel too greasy and I get no cloudy vision afterwards. But I don't know whether it works well on sensitive eyes or not, but one thing for sure, it doesn't sting. Oh, and it's fragrance-free.

All in all, it's a great product and I do think I will repurchase it because I never think too much about lip and eye makeup remover. As long as it works well and doesn't irritate my eyes, I'm okay with any.

Volume  : 70ml
Price      : about 50000 IDR
I’d give this 5 out of 5.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Secret Key Prestige Snail+EGF Repairing Ampoule Review

Hi, belles!

I first tried a 'snail' product from Missha. I got a sample of Missha snail moisturizer and fell in love with it. But it was a bit pricey so I just decided not to buy it. After that, I just felt the need to try another snail product, and this time, my money went to Secret Key. Who doesn't know Secret Key? (Well, I didn't.) I actually wanted to try its First Treatment Essence, but I didn't know why I just finally purchased this Secret Key Prestige Snail+EGF Repairing Ampoule.

I don't think this brand is famous in Korea though because when I tried to search it online on daum, I only found late posts like those in 2009-2011 (if I'm not mistaken). But it's pretty popular here I think. As far as I know, Secret Key holds promo often times which then means cheaper price and happier customers (Yeah. Me.) and I got this for a somehow cheaper price.

Okay, let's get into the review. What is this? An ampoule. Okay.

What does it claim? Well... I could only find this one sentence in English: Dual functioning item of whitening with wrinkle improvement.

It comes in a jar (or bottle?) and a pipette. The texture is so thick, so slimy. I only need one drop for my whole face because I don't want to make it too heavy on my skin. And one thing that I hate the most from this product is the scent. It's heavily scented. It's annoying. I don't even have sensitive nose or skin, but I hate the smell.

I bought snail products hoping my acne scars would heal and the spots would fade, but did it work?

I don't think so. I've been using it for about 2 months and I feel like it does nothing to my skin. I just don't see any improvement on my skin. I'm still on my early 20s so I don't have any visible wrinkle and my skin is pale enough so I actually don't need any whitening product. Yeah. Good thing it doesn't break me out so I still can use it all up until God-knows-when. (cries over my money)

Overall, this product is okay, but it's not doing well on my skin. :|

Volume  : 30ml
Price      : it was on sale so I got it for half of the price I think (original price 27000 KRW)
I’d give this 2 out of 5.

ElishaCoy Moist Up Super Hyalurone Cream Review

Hi, belles!

So, a few months ago, I was hunting for a moisturizer. Moisturizer is such a very essential thing for me and yet I still haven't found "my good one". I was just browsing here and there and this one thing caught my eyes. It's Elishacoy's and let's get started.

Don't you realize that I've been changing picture backgrounds, like literally, a lot lately.
I read mixed reviews about this product. Some said it was okay, some said it didn't live up to what it claimed.  Okay, so what does it claim?
  • Immediately after applying skin will feel revitalized as it melts into the skin, this gel cream provides long lasting moisture for the skin.
  • Oxygenated water and organic plant extracts such as nectapure provide one more level of moisture to make your skin bright and vivid.
  • Plant based collagen extracts and Manuca Honey provide the nutrients you need to keep your skin's natural elasticity.
Well, this product won 2013 Allure Korea Beauty Award Editor's Pick and received 5-star reviews from the customers, but did I finally find my good moisturizer?

There's a separator lid inside. And it also comes with a spatula, so don't worry people.

Okay, first of all, it's pink. P I N K. And I love pink. I love love love the smell. It's not heavily scented and it's so fresh me likey! It also does melt into my skin and it glides on like a dream. It's in gel form which again fits my normal/oily skin perfectly. And the best thing of all is that it doesn't break me out. Does it brighten my face? Does my face look more vivid? I... don't know. I just like how it feels on my skin.

BUT if you have normal/dry or even dry skin, I don't think this thing is good for you. This probably can be another perfect summer moisturizer because it's lightweight (well I use this in my night-time regimen though), but if you don't think you need any lightweight moisturizer then just give it a pass.

The ingredients are fine (you can check it out here) although there are still some annoying ingredients such as Butylene glycol and Triethanol amine which are another kind of acne trigger (in low level).

Overall, this product is okay and is my current favorite moisturizer, but I just don't think this one is "my good" one and I don't think I will repurchase because I'm still in a journey of finding my good one. LOL

Volume  : 50g
Price      : it was on sale (original price 41.90 USD it's hella pricey dude)
I’d give this 4.5 out of 5.

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