IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH FILLER INJECTIONS …

…. simply because you’re afraid of the shots and the after effect, you might want to consider these latest products from L’Oréal Paris, REVITALIFT FILLER [HA].

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[HA] stands fro Hyaluronic Acid, the so-called superstar ingredient that we actually have in our skin. [HA] has the ability to retain moisture, and very important with regard to aging. What’s more: [HA] also provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage. Sadly, [HA] will decrease drastically once we hit 30. That’s why adding [HA] to our skincare routine, especially for women above 30 years old is highly recommended. Some opt for injections, which apparently gave instant result but we have to repeat every 6 months (not to mention that it will cost you a lot and gave bruises for some), or for safer options, apply [HA] topically. 

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Earlier this week, me and fellow bloggers were invited to the launch of L’Oréal Paris REVITALIFT FILLER [HA] with two products in the line: Revolumizing Cushion Cream & Micro Volumizing Essence. 

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At the event, they provide skin diagnosis, which you can do in L’Oréal Paris counters in department stores. 

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Well, turned out I need more hydration, even though I always felt that I applied enough moisturizer every day. As we age, our skin might not get drier per se, but they’ll definitely need more moisture. And [HA] is just the perfect ingredient for mature skin to bring back those plumpness, hydration and firm skin. 

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Inspired by filler injections, they even created the Micro Volumizing Essence packaging to look like one. I’m impressed with the pump action packaging which allow us to distribute the right amount of product for each application. Specifically, the essence contains of 1000 mg of Pure Hyaluronic Acid, so imagine how powerful that can be! Both of them look really luxurious in terms of packaging and scent. As for the cream, it’s very smooth and kind of velvety, which left skin super soft & felt hydrated properly. I’ll check back after a month of trial.

PHOTOS: L’ORÉAL PARIS INDONESIA & SHINTA ROSVITA

PINK IS NOT JUST A COLOR …

…. it’s an attitude! 

As a firm believer of that quotes and as a person who literally dressed in monochrome almost every single day, I’m still a girl who believe in the power of pink. I do have a pink bag and of course, pink lipsticks.

Earlier this week, me and fellow bloggers were invited by L’Oréal Paris Indonesia for the launch of their latest lipstick collection, COLOR RICHE LA VIE EN ROSE. At the same event, they also introduced their latest Brand Ambassador, Maudy Ayunda. At only 21 years old, she scored one of her dreams to become L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador. 

This year, L’Oréal Paris will focus on makeup, other than skincare or haircare and they’ll name it MAKEUP DESIGNER. It’s great to know that they will make this brand accessible to customers, not professional makeup artist. Yup, they will encourage normal people like us to be our own makeup designer, because we know our face better than everyone else. 

Sharing you the pics from the event. 

Me and Maudy dressed up like Parisians. 

They pinkified the venue. 

Back to the lipstick collection….here in Indonesia, they only bring 6 out of 12 shades. They chose only the pink that most suitable for Indonesians skin tone, so the pinks won’t be too pale on our mostly yellowish skin tone. And these 6 shades were inspired by L’Oréal Paris Ambassadors, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Liya Kebede, Jennifer Lopez, Doutzen Kroes and Aishwarya Rai.

Last but not least, the swatch!

From left to right: Jlo (Rose Lotus), Eva (Nymphea), Doutzen (Camelia), Aishwarya (Iris), Liya (Fuchsia) and Blake (Primrose).

Matte finish with no dry feeling. That’s what I thought about these lovely pink shades. Unlike some matte finish lipstick, these felt velvety when applied and didn’t give me that one dimensional flat look. By the end of the day, they won’t cracked. Like most lipstick, the shades might vary on different skin tone. So I really suggest to try them on yourself, instead of just judging from the swatch. 

My favorite out of 6 shades? Eva Longoria’s Nymphea. Peachy pink with slightly yellow-ish pigment, perfect to complement my warm skin undertone. I believe it made my face look brighter when I wore it. Check my instagram @shintarosvita to see each swatch on my lips.

To find complete shades of L’Oréal Paris Color Riche LA VIE EN ROSE, (if you live in Jakarta), visit their counters at Matahari Department Store at Cilandak Town Square, Pejaten Village or Mall Taman Anggrek. Go find your perfect pink! 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

I’M HAVING FUN WITH …

L’OREAL PARIS BEAUTY BOX!

Thanks L’Oreal Paris Indonesia for this lovely beauty box. 

From skincare, haircare to makeup, I am spoiled with choices. Just check out what’s inside!

These certainly saved my beauty budget for awhile, and I’m super excited to try them. Stay tune for the review, either here on my blog post or on my instagram (@shintarosvita) for a shorter version. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

PRACTICAL SUNSCREEN FOR CITY GIRLS

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Don’t be a late bloomer when it comes to sunscreen. Using sunscreen to protect your skin may not make you prettier instantly, but they’re investment for the future. Use now or it may be too late.

Thanks to L’Oreal Paris Indonesia who invited me and fellow bloggers earlier this week to learn some new sun facts and their latest sunscreen product. According to research and dr. Amaranila Lalita Drijono Sp.KK, dermatologist that was the expert speaker on the L’Oreal Paris Indonesia launching event:

  • Indonesia reach number 10 from scale 1 to 11 on the UV Index.
  • UV rays A & B have different characteristic. UVB will blast their maximum ray from 10 AM – 2 PM, but can be absorbed by cloud, ozone layer and glass material. Meanwhile, the UVA is the opposite. They can go through cloud and glass. 
  • To protect our skin from UVA, search for broadspectrum sunscreen with PA +++ (minimal) and to protect our skin from UVB, we need SPF 30 (minimal). 
  • We need to reapply sunscreen every 5 hours during the daylight, for its’ effectiveness. 
  • Bad UV rays will cause premature aging, dry and dull skin, and last but not least dark spots.

Surprisingly, lots of us didn’t care of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the harsh UV rays. Which one are you? 

  1. “I’m an indoor person, I rarely go out under the sun, so why bother using one?”
  2. “I hate wearing sunscreen because it reminds me too much of the smell of pool and beach.”
  3. “I dislike the texture. It’s thick, sticky when applied and ruined my makeup.”

Well……you’ll be surprised when you try the UV Perfect range from L’Oreal Paris. They’re light, very easy to apply, didn’t leave any white effect and quickly absorbed. They even have the colored ones, purple tint for dull skin and pink tint for instant brightness. 

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Available in four varieties to be apply at the end of your skincare routine (after serum and moisturizer), from L-R: UV Perfect Advanced 12 H UV Protector Transparent, UV Perfect Instant White Advanced 12 H UV Protector, UV Perfect Advanced 12 H UV Protector Anti Dullness and UV Perfect Aqua Essence Advanced Watery Gel 12 H UV Protector. Make sure you choose the right first base of sunscreen according to your skin’s need at least before applying your makeup. Give them time to absorb on your skin, at least 30 minutes before you step out of the door every morning. 

As previously stated, sunscreen is recommended to be reapply in 5 hours. Seriously, do we have to do our makeup from zero? Of course NOT! Introducing the latest invention from L’Oreal Paris: UV Perfect Aqua Essence City UV Mist.

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Way above the minimal requirements for daily need of sunscreen protection, with SPF 50+ and PA ++++, this is how a city girl like us supposed to retouch our sunscreen. No need to do makeup from zero in mid day (who has time to do this anyway?). Just SPRAY over your makeup. Yes! On top of makeup, as it won’t ruin anything, even my mascara and eyeliner. No need to pat, just make sure you shake the can bottle well before use, spray within the 15cm distance and spray evenly. 

As it’s dry transparent mist, it gave matte result with powdery scent and no white after effect. No stickiness involved, too. Just a perfect sunscreen touch up throughout the day. 

Please click here to check your indoor UV Index. Because we’re not living inside a cave anymore, we’re not save from UV rays. Let’s start protecting our skin while we can!

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA (except the UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Face Mist).