Now that I am back to full-time work, I am back as mascara’s user as well. 

I bought this when it wasn’t available locally here in Indonesia. But no worries, now this mascara is officially available (you can buy it online or offline at local drugstores here in Jakarta, Indonesia)

I guess when it comes to mascara, I really do trust Maybelline New York. I remember my first mascara is Great Lash, the one with the green cap (they don’t sell it here, but I guess they still have it in the US?). For drugstore mascaras, I believe this brand never failed on me and my typical Asian lashes, straight, short and droopy. Having sensitive eyes, I really don’t want to risk my eyes getting more watery by using any type of mascara. So you know, this mascara is allergy tested, ophthalmologist tested, even suitable for contact lens wearer. If you have sensitive eyes like me, go get this, you won’t regret it. 

That “magic wand”

Super in love with the flex tower brush, somehow it just gripes to each lash, no clump for sure. It lengthen without that fake eyelashes look, because it does contain bamboo extract and fibers to extend every lash with authentic impact. For me, one layer is enough for day look, but if you want to add one more layer, it still look pretty natural. 

AFTER (only 1 layer) – BEFORE

Result while using it: it didn’t move until you take it off with eyes makeup remover. And yes, you can easily remove this by using waterproof eye makeup remover or cleansing oil. 



Hi Folks! Sorry for such a long hiatus. I’m back as full-time worker, so I have limited time to blog. One of the positive side of going back to work is applying makeup. And here’s one of my current favorite concealer, because it’s also proven to be safe for fungal acne. 

Mine is shade 120 Light, and actually I’ve used this before. This concealer is unique, it comes with the cushion applicator. If you’ve been following me, you’d know that I don’t use foundation as a base, instead I use concealer on just some part of my face. But in this specific post, I’d show you the concealer effect on under eyes.

If you noticed, I only applied this on inner and outer corners of my eyes. Why? This is a trick that I’ve learned watching Wayne Goss’ YT, to avoid creasing under eyes, especially for aging skin. And talking about aging, this concealer is not just a coverage concealer per se, it is infused with goji berry Haloxyl. It is an anti-aging concealer, and because it does have a light texture, it doesn’t sit on lines and crease-resistant. Try using setting mist before applying concealer to set, instead of using setting powder that will increase the chance of getting creased under eyes.

Before concealer
After concealer (no setting powder), as you might noticed, lines and dark circles are sort of erased naturally
Final look with eyes makeup

I hope my pictures do the rest of this review. See you on another post (hopefully soon). 

Wear test, it still didn’t crease under the eyes (mind the grease-ball look)



I’m a team bullet, just because I don’t enjoy applying liquid lipstick. And I rarely do touch up on the go, especially during this pandemic. So, I need a long lasting lipstick. I love creamy lipstick that gives a matte finish, with a light formula and comfortable feel on the lips. 

So, I bought this out of curiosity, because I read in Temptalia, that this specific shade is 90% similar to Pillow Talk from Charlotte Tilbury. And since I don’t own the CT ones’, let’s take a look at these screenshots from Temptalia, and let me know your thoughts. 

Gorgeous pigmented color, and I believe this shade will look great on warmer skin tones. Perfect for everyday shade, too! It has a scent that reminds me of vanilla cookies, but it didn’t linger too long, so no worries.

I am glad that this is a permanent shade, it’s my new holy grail drugstore lipstick for sure!

Blot once result




I believe in the power of base makeup. I wasn’t born with a perfect porcelain skin, so I depend (a lot) on my base. Foundation, concealer, and powder are totally my best friend. When Maybelline Fit Me Range was launched, I was super excited because they carry two kind of foundation, Dewy + Smooth for Normal to Dry Skin and Matte + Poreless for Oily Skin. And of course, having an oily skin, I love the Matte + Poreless one.

Cons: they didn’t come with pump, so be careful when pouring it.

So, what’s the difference between both foundation?

I tested on blotting paper as I always does with other foundation of mine, and check that out. The right one is the Dewy + Smooth, look at oil that surrounds the foundation. Meanwhile, the Matte + Poreless on the left side, doesn’t have that much oil surround it.

Let’s move on to concealer, shall we?

I love the wand, seriously! it picked up the right amount of concealer to cover one zit. The texture is just right, not too watery nor too thick and blended well when applied with finger or beauty blender. Choose the lighter shade for highlight and the correct shade for your skin tone to conceal everything, from blemishes, spots and dark circles.

Last but not least, FIT ME POWDER.

Like the foundation, they come with two choices, for SET + SMOOTH for normal to dry skin and MATTE + PORELESS for normal to oily skin. Comes with sponge and mirror, also perfect for touch ups.

My tips to look super natural: use Matte + Poreless foundation and end with SET + SMOOTH powder. It won’t give you that dead matte look (see my pic below).

For the coverage, I might say that it doesn’t fall on heavy category. Concealer is still a must. However, to cover big pores and stay true matte for hours, it did a very good job. Totally recommended.

And of course, I also try the DEWY + SMOOTH foundation, end with Matte + Poreless Powder to make it less shiny.

What do you think of the comparison? I believe the Dewy + Smooth Foundation gives more healthy look, even though I am not a big fan of the texture. More liquidy than the Matte + Poreless Foundation and it feels stickier. But I love the final result after I set with Matte + Poreless Powder. I believe the powder help to minimize my big pores as well as toning down the stickiness of the Dewy + Smooth Foundation. As for the coverage, this also needs concealer to help cover things up.

Final Verdict: these Fit Me range is definitely my new favorite. I’ll mix things up depends on my skin condition which can be super oily at one moment and dry the other. I will repurchase them because I use base makeup every day, it sounds silly to splurge on high end ones.


Earlier this week, I was invited to MAYBELLINE event, MAKE POP OF COLOR HAPPEN.


The latest makeup trend from New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017, people!

For the last seven years, Maybelline New York has been the Official Makeup Sponsor for New York Fashion Week. And for those who always think that it’s too hard to apply the runway makeup trend for everyday, you’re wrong!

Make Pop of Color Happen was inspired by New York City which is full of energy, very dynamic and so stylish. Flawless skin, bold brow and playful lips are three of that very trend, which is suitable for us, Indonesian women.

I was so excited at the event, because they also launched their latest products.


FIT ME: range of foundation, concealer & powder to achieve that natural flawless skin.


VIVID MATTE LIPSTICK: with 13 shades to choose.


V FACE: best for contouring & highlighting.


FASHION BROW 3D PALETTE: this will make eyebrow shaping easier.


At the event, we were teamed up & challenged with makeup battle, using the full range of Maybelline’s products. Too bad my team didn’t win, but nevertheless we had so much fun opening new products to be applied on model provided. Thanks Maybelline Indonesia for this fun event.