REVIEW: SULWHASOO SHEER LASTING GEL CUSHION

Thanks Sulwhasoo Indonesia for sending me this for honest review.

Always love Sulwhasoo for their luxurious packaging. This Sheer Lasting Gel Cushion included.

Inside the box, there are two puffs and they’re not ordinary cushion puffs. They’re specially designed 3D puff with squares like texture to make application more even and smooth.

What made this cushion different?

Check out the micro mess on top. I believe this help to control the dosage when you tap the puff on it, so it’ll perfectly deliver what it claimed: feather-light complexion with sheer glow with just one single touch.

Texture: Very light gel (almost watery in some extent) that dries down to a semi-matte finish.

From the product’s brochure, it contains SPF35 PA++ with Sea Buckthorn Berries as one of the main ingredient (for a vibrant complexion).

Shade: They sent me No 23, which is Natural Beige (it perfectly matched my skin tone at the moment). FYI, they carry 5 shades in Indonesia.

Now, let’s see how this applied on my face.

Bare Face
Wearing cushion only
Set with powder and full makeup

Unfortunately, this is not safe for fungal acne prone skin when I checked on skincarisma.com. But the triggers’ ingredients are way below the top 5 ingredients, so I felt a bit safe when I use this. So far, it didn’t trigger my fungal acne (God forbids).

Go buy this if you like:

  • luxurious packaging
  • light feeling base makeup
  • sheer and natural looking skin
  • semi-matte finish

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REVIEW: LAKME ABSOLUTE REINVENT X ANGGIE RASSLY PRECISION MARBLE BROW PENCIL

These certainly made ripples in the makeup world. New brow product features two shades (one darker and one lighter) in one pencil, with marble-like textures (look closely and you shall find).

They come in a nice box (sorry I forgot to take the pic of the box), complete with instructions on how to use the pencil and a sharpener. Available in two shades, Marble Grey and Marble Brown. Priced at IDR139K a pop, I think it’s a reasonable price, considering they come with spoolie brush at the other end of the pencil and a sharpener (made in Germany).

Even though I had my eyebrows embroidered by the one and only Anggie Rassly who collaborate with Lakme to create these gorgeous looking pencils, I still use eyebrow pencil daily to accentuate them. And I like my eyebrow pencil to: last all day (who touch up their eyebrows, seriously?), slightly waxy and hard, doesn’t break easily and looks as natural as possible. Of course, Lakme Absolute Reinvent X Anggie Rassly Precision Marble Brow Pencil checked all my boxes.

I use Marble Brown for natural everyday look
Marble Grey for special occasion, because it is bolder.

Go buy this if you like:

  • user friendly eyebrows pencil
  • using spoolie brush that comes with the pencil
  • sharpened eyebrows pencil
  • natural looking eyebrows

Where to buy? Lakme boutiques (Central Park & Senayan City, Jakarta), department stores, local cosmetic stores and online

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FUNGAL-ACNE SAFE FOUNDATION [Updated]

MY FUNGAL-ACNE SAFE FOUNDATION COLLECTION

I’m not that picky when it comes to color cosmetics. But I do care about foundation because it is the first layer of makeup after all my fungal-acne safe skincare.

So, I’ve done a bit of checking on skincarisma.com for fungal-acne safe foundation and here’s what I’ve found (I will update on this post).

Unfortunately, this list below still contains silicone, so for those who are allergic to it, better watch out.

  • FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION
  • CATRICE 24H MADE TO STAY FOUNDATION *
  • CATRICE HD LIQUID COVERAGE FOUNDATION *
  • LANCOME TEINT IDOLE ULTRA 24H LONG WEAR FOUNDATION
  • L’OREAL PARIS PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION MAKEUP
  • BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION
  • BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX SERUM GEL FOUNDATION *
  • BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX BB CREAM *
  • MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY 24HR FOUNDATION
  • MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY 24HR FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION
  • THE SAEM ECO SOUL VOLUME NUDE BB LIQUID
  • SHU UEMURA PETAL SKIN FLUID FOUNDATION
  • GLOSSIER PERFECTING SKIN TINT

(*Currently using & loving )

Only this one check all the green box for being totally free from anything, so far. I’d love to get my face on this.

MILK MAKEUP BLUR LIQUID MATTE FOUNDATION

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THANK YOU, NEXT … BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’VE TRIED & DISLIKE

Not every beauty products that I’ve personally purchased and tried actually made it here. Especially those that just didn’t work on me, or I simply didn’t get the hype.

But, please note that everyone is different. So what might not work for me, might work for you. I’m just going to write down the format, not that I dislike the brand and their specific products per se.

EYEGLOSS

Thanks to my oily eyelids and humid weather here in Jakarta where I live, this format of eye color didn’t seem to work on me.

EXFOLIATING PAD

No. Just no. Don’t get me wrong. I do exfoliate daily. But, just not with these kind. I didn’t enjoy using this thick wet paper that felt rough on skin.

TONER MIST

I guess I’m an old soul. I prefer my toner to be poured on a piece of cotton pads.

WHITE FINISHING POWDER

I know some claimed to give flawless finish, but I just prefer face powder that have the same shade as my skin tone.

CUSHION

I believe cushion will work and look better on dry skin on drier and colder climates.  That’s all.

CLEANSING OIL

Thanks to my fungal acne prone skin, it is very hard to find cleansing oil that safe. So, this is a pass (unfortunately, because I actually love how it cleansed well for heavy makeup wearer like me).

SHEET MASK

For those who enjoy wearing them, lucky you. As much as I want to like them, I just don’t like their gooey textures. I prefer compressed sheet mask mixed with my own hydrating toner.

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REVIEW & SWATCHES: L’OREAL LES INFALLIBLES PRO MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK

It has been awhile since I review and do swatches for lipsticks. So before the year ends, let’s do this.

Thanks to Sociolla and L’Oreal Indonesia that sent me these 16 lipsticks to try. Yes, 16 pieces that will last me throughout next year, I guess.

There are 8 of INFALLIBLE PRO MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK and 8 INFALLIBLE PRO MATTES LIQUID LIPSTICK LES CHOCOLATS.

As you can see, they already different by the caps. Les Chocolates has nude shade caps and Les Chocolates label on it.

They both have the same pro-sculpt applicator, that makes them easy to sweep on lips.

How about scents? Of course, Les Chocolats smells literally like chocolate. While the black cap ones smells like fruits.

LES CHOCOLATS (swatches on natural light)
LES CHOCOLATS (swatches on natural light)

Shades? Brown toned shades (from light to dark) for Les Chocolats

INFALLIBLE PRO MATTE (swatches on natural light)
INFALLIBLE PRO MATTE (swatches on natural light)

And variable shades (mostly dark to nude) for the Infallible Pro Matte.

Formula? Being the same Infallible Pro Matte, they do have the same creamy texture. They are light weight when set to matte finish and the pigment are incredible. I only use one swipe on this pic and it already covered so well. I believe these lipsticks will be good for those who originally have darker shade of lips.

They last longer than any liquid matte lipsticks that I’ve tried and didn’t create that white flaky lines between upper and lower lips.

Tips: because they are basically matte lipsticks, and (as you might already know) they have tendencies to exaggerate natural lip lines, I recommend to apply lip balm beforehand.

#372 (PETAL POTION)

My favorite shades: 372 (seen on my lips), 842 & 848.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

REVIEW: ROLLOVER REACTION MATA HARI

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Another collaboration collection from one of my favorite local brands. This time, they collaborated with Asmara Abigail (known as an actress) and Talitha Maranila (known for her artworks). It is a gold collection, wearable luxury that anyone can afford.

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When the words Mata Hari join together, they mean ‘sun’. But, this is different. Apparently this collection was inspired by the one and only, Mata Hari (yes, that charming and mysterious exotic dancer) from the 1900’s. If you google Mata Hari, you’d be as fascinated as I am, especially if you’re into that glam-spy thing. Anyway, back to the Mata Hari Collection from Rollover Reaction. It consists of two tubes of Liquid Eye Tint, named (literally Mata and Hari). I believe this is the most extravagant but still wearable and easy to pull off collection from the ever-minimalist brand.

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Mata (on the left) is glittery with a glimmering silver-gold shimmer.

Hari (on the right) is a solid gold hue with gold particles.

If you’re into gold and glitter, you’ll love this latest collection from Rollover Reaction. You can buy the collection, here.

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REVIEW: MOONSHOT

My obsession to Korean skincare, doesn’t mean that I know everything about Korean entertainment industry. In the matter of fact, I didn’t know anything about it. K-pop stars, actresses, sorry….

Then, I got invited to the launch of MOONSHOT, a Korean cosmetic brand, brought to Indonesia by @cnfstoreofficial. Apparently, one of the biggest entertainment group in Korea, named YG which also handles Big Bang and other famous K-pop stars, launched this beauty brand in 2014 in Korea. Now, Moonshot is available online @cnfstoreofficial and offline at C&F stores in Grand Indonesia and Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta.

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With tagline “Dare to be Extraordinary”, I’m excited to review their PR kit.

MICROFIT CUSHION SPF 50+, PA+++
Claimed to be ultra light with anti-darkening formula, I found this cushion moisturizing and soften my skin without looking too oily. Luckily I got my perfect shade: 201. I love this cushion, just check out my before-after pic (excuse me for different lighting). It really covers my spots well, without no concealer! It is really buildable, I applied two layers on my spots area, and I guess I can just go out without setting with powder. I bring this around for mid-day touch up, too.

JELLY POT
Basically, this is a liquid eyeshadow, yes…liquid. Mine is P03 Warm Dress, comes with Pearl texture. This is a fun texture to play with (use fingers not brush), as it looks watery but when applied, it just glides easily. Best part, unlike powder texture, it won’t fall out. And thanks to Color Dispersion Technology, this didn’t crease at all on eyelids. Because it’s also water based, it felt cooling when applied. I love this shade, it looks really natural, even though it comes with pearl texture. This is also buildable, I applied two layers allover my lids to achieve this look. I recommend you to try this, seriously…it’s really good.

LIP FEAT
Check out the bullet design, it is different from others! M810 Faint Brick is my given shade, it looks coral on the packaging, but when applied on my lips, it’s more to pinkish orange. It supposed to be matte, but I found it quite moisturizing like a satin lipstick. It’s not drying, and one swipe is enough for the color to show. Even though they claim it’s long lasting…well..it’s not. Need touch-up after eating, but I don’t mind at all. Actually I’m kind of afraid of those long-lasting lipstick that won’t budge even though you already use oil cleanser. So, this is good.

CREAM PAINT LIGHTFIT
Why I wasn’t interested in Korean lipsticks? Because most of them usually come in very bright color like red and orange. I changed my mind after trying this. Given to me is shade M117 Hey Rosa (love the shade). Comes in a velvet-matte finish, this is a perfect ‘My Lips But Better’ shade. So light like the name, this can also be used for cheeks. If you want to use it on cheeks, apply before foundation, like I did on this look.

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MY MAKEUP DIET

As my skin is getting healed from fungal-acne, I am trying my best to stay out of any heavy makeup (read: full-coverage foundation). In fact, every Saturday and Sunday (read: non-working days), I try my best to go foundation free. If I need a rest from my working days, so should my skin.

To tell you the truth, I feel better without my foundation on nowadays. Not that I want to flaunt my better skin, but I feel like…if you don’t have anything much to cover, why bother? I used to pile on layers of concealers and foundations on my skin just to cover my uneven texture. But now I realized it was like pouring salt to the sea. Base can’t cover bumps and uneven skin. Great skin are the best base we could ever have, trust me.

These are my makeup routine before

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These are my makeup routine now

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Current faves:

  • Face Powder by Lizzie Parra: this super light powder really sets foundation beautifully and effortlessly to a natural matte finish.
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation: recommended by Simple Skincare Science for fungal acne sufferers. It doesn’t feel heavy on skin with a light coverage.
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher: super intense blush, one dip is enough to cover one cheek. Because its’ long lasting power, I also use this as my eyeshadow.
  • Etude House Curl Fix! Long Lash Mascara: not a cheap Korean mascara, for sure. But this really did what it claims, long and curl. I love the short wand, very easy to apply.
  • Rollover Reaction Chunky! Lip & Cheek Crayon in Maccio: I left the liquid matte lipstick hype already, and opt for a subtle ones. I love this mid-toned pink shade and the creamy but not sticky texture (I skipped lip balm if I use this).

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REVIEW: ROLLOVER REACTION CHUNKY! SET LIP CRAYONS

Always got excited when Rollover Reaction, one of my favorite local brands launched something new. These included.

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WHAT ARE THESE?
Well, as the name stated, they are primarily lip crayons. But these can also be used on cheeks and eyes.

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PACKAGING
Sleek black matte crayon tube. When in a rush, it’s kind of hard to open and twist the cap open. But, I love how the tip is round and chubby, I believe it’s easier to draw along the cupid lines.

PRICE
IDR 625K for a set of five, and sold separately at IDR 125K each

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SHADES & SWATCHES
They are available in five shades which names were inspired by artists.

rothkoRothko is a plum berry shade

 

kahlo.jpgKahlo is a brownish red

 

carloCarlo is a coral nude (my favorite to use on eyelids, the sheerest of them all)

 

pablo.jpgPablo is a deep fuchsia

 

maccio.jpgMaccio is a mid-toned pink (this one is obviously my overall favorite).

HOW TO APPLY
Our fingers are the best tool, trust me! Apply directly on lips and cheeks then blend with fourth finger. On lids, take some with your index finger and tap along the eyelids.

FEEL & TEXTURE
Lately, I was not in the mood for liquid matte lipstick, so these are the winner for me. It has satin finish but not shiny, feel very moist but ain’t greasy. I applied lip balm for swatches above, but I feel if you want to skip, it won’t be drying. They are not long-lasting, but if you like stain, these will leave a nice-looking stain after awhile.

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FROM THE US TO INDONESIA: REVITALASH

Officially launched in Indonesia a while ago, with new logo, RL.

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I was there at the launching event, and look what they gave us inside the goodie bag.

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There are the minies of:

  1. The famous: RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner (eyelash serum with BioPeptin Complex that will make your eyelashes grow faster and thicker in just three weeks)
  2. RevitaBrow Advanced (it’s an eyebrow conditioner that will improve flexibility, moisture and shine for bold and beautiful brows)
  3. RevitaLash Defining Liner (this one is a full size and totally my personal favorite. This eyeliner smooth & glide like a charm because it comes with a crème-gel formula and the color is intense)
  4. RevitaLash Volumizing Mascara (water-resistant, smudge-free mascara that will volumize and define each lashes perfectly)
  5. RevitaLash Volumizing Primer (for a smoother mascara application, use this high-performance amplifying lash primer)
  6. RevitaLash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel (contains peptide and oat beta glucan that will help fortify the appearance of dramatic brows).

For more infos on how to buy and more products selection, please click here

PHOTO: SHINTA ROSVITA