Friday, January 13, 2017

Mamonde True Color Lip Stick #19 For You

I went a bit batty filling my cart with products from Amore Pacific recently and this post will focus on the most exciting purchase (the others are mostly repurchases, haha), the Mamonde True Color Lip Stick.

Name: Mamonde 마몽드 True Color Lip Stick 트루컬러 립스틱 #19 For You 포 유
Price: ₩ 15,000 for 3.5 g
Made in: Korea

This unique matte formula has been developed with a Silk Gel Complex to ensure smooth and vivid application as well as Camellia Oil Complex and Organic Oil Complex (a combination of oils from rosehip, orange and lavender) to provide long-lasting moisture to the lips.

The results? A lipstick that is epically comfortable to wear, gives the tiniest bit of shine (pretty impressive for a matte lipstick) and is amply endowed in the pigment department. There is no need to worry about accentuating flakes or settling into lines. It is probably one of the most wearable matte lipsticks around!

I picked #19 For You, which is one of the three shades worn by Park Shin-hye to promote this lipstick range. Seriously, this lady can sell ice to an Eskimo! I have never been attracted to anything earthy red (also popularly known as marsala, the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year), so it actually flattering my complexion was mind-blowing.

You should be able to find a colour that you want to live in from the 15 shades brought in at Aeon 1 Utama, Aeon Mid Valley and Aeon Bukit Indah for RM 69. My love affair with Mamonde continues...

The full ingredient list for True Color Lip Stick #19 For You:
옥틸도데칸올, 폴리메칠실세스퀴옥산, 옥틸도데실네오펜타노에이트, 디카프릴릴카보네이트, 디메치콘, 폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 마이카, 합성왁스, 적색산화철, 실리카, 디메치콘/비닐디메치콘크로스폴리머, 펜타에리스리틸테트라이소스테아레이트, 마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 폴리에칠렌, 칸데릴라왁스, 폴리하이드록시스테아릭애씨드, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 디이소스테아릴말레이트, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 적색202호, 향료, 청색1호, 메치콘, 카나우바왁스, 동백오일, 카프릴릭/카프릭트리글리세라이드, 로즈힙꽃오일, 오렌지오일, 라벤더오일, 동백꽃추출물, 동백나무잎추출물.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hada Labo Kiwamizu Lotion

Can't live without face mists? Then the Kiwamizu Lotion is for you!

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Kiwamizu Lotion 極水ミネラルアミノ化粧水
Price: RM 19.90 for 180 ml
@cosme rating: 4.2
Release date: 27.8.2014
Made in: Japan

Featuring 6 minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Potassium and Sodium) and 2 amino acids (Arginine and Trimethylglycine), this mist refreshes and rebalances the skin while it moisturises from the inside.

The alcohol content facilitates penetration and keeps it from forming a sticky layer on the skin. Perfect for before and after makeup, this mist is also ideal for moisture top-ups throughout the day; it is my solution to beat the heat and to combat drowsiness!

The Hada Labo Kiwamizu Lotion retails for RM 19.90 (180 ml) and RM 45.90 (400 ml) at Watsons stores nationwide for a limited period. Stash a bottle in your bag, desk drawer and bathroom!

The full ingredient list for Kiwamizu Lotion:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Disodium Succinate, Methylparaben, Sodium Chlonde, Succinic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Potassium Chloride, Betaine, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hada Labo 3D Perfect Gel

Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid (4 types!), Vitamin A, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Resveratrol, the 3D Perfect Gel functions as a cream, milk, essence, emulsion and sleeping mask to lift, firm and sculpt ageing skin.

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ 3D Perfect Gel 濃極潤3D形状復元ゲル
Price: RM 94.90 for 100 g
@cosme rating: 4.1
Release date: 26.8.2015
Made in: Japan

It is Hada Labo's answer to the Aqualabel Special Gel Cream. It has a similar highly fluid jelly texture that is able to restore itself and return to its original pristine state after being thoroughly shaken up dipped into.

It leaves a tacky (or sticky, however you prefer to call it) film that lasts well into the morning if I use this before bed. Overall, this product has kept my skin calm and I have enjoyed simplifying my routine; which is not to say that I haven't missed standing over the sink as I pat in my tenth layer of cream (an exaggeration but you get my gist!).

It is available at all Guardians nationwide for RM 94.90. Get it for a song with the ongoing sales!

The full ingredient list for 3D Perfect Gel:
Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Beheneth-30, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Gnetum Gnemon Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Resveratrol, Dextrin, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aphanothece Sacrum Exopolysaccharides, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

Name: Nuxe 눅스 Huile Prodigieuse® 윌 프로디쥬스
Price: € 25.90 for 100 ml
Made in: France

Although I have been using beauty oils for a couple of years now, I am still relatively new to it. I have not dabbled in many brands (I tend to buy huge bottles that will last me forever) so I literally quivered in anticipation when I finally got around to uncap Huile Prodigieuse.

30% of the ingredients in this Nuxe bestseller is made up from a cocktail of six plant oils (Borage, St John's Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia) and Vitamin E.

Like Caudalie's Huile Divine, Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-purpose blend of goodness for your face, body and hair. It nourishes the skin, leaves hair soft and shiny and has the additional beneficial effect of improving the overall appearance of stretch marks.

The only one downside to this oil is the scent. My nose cannot take the aroma well; there is something about it that my nose hates. Huile Divine smells rather glorious in comparison and I am not terribly keen on that scent in the first place. Some have suggested to utilise the oil as a perfume. It does not last as long as an EdP would, so constant reapplication throughout the day is needed for the smell to linger.

With similar properties and equivalent results, you should end up with whichever dry oil that beguiles you with its scent.

P.S.: Happy holidays! May your days be merry and bright as we welcome 2017.

The full ingredient list for Huile Prodigieuse:
Isopropyl Isostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Corylus Avellana Nut Oil/Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Kicho Water Recipe Cleansing Water

Kicho has done it again! If you are looking for a rant, you will have to come back some other time because I have nothing but praise for the Water Recipe Cleansing Water.

Name: Kicho 키초 Water Recipe Cleansing Water 바다 한 줌 클렌징 워터
Price: ₩ 15,000 for 120 ml
Made in: Korea

How effective is this cleansing water? The pictures below tell all!

Tested against Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister Mascara, Dejavu Lasting Fine a Brush Pen Liquid and Mamonde True Color Lip Stick

It erases every single trace of stubborn mascara and eyeliner. The cleansing prowess is just phenomenal. And simple wiping motions will do; no rigorous rubbing required. I didn't even have to press and hold my cotton pads to my lids for 30 seconds! It feels so gentle that I can't imagine it aggravating sensitive skins.

So, what is the Water Recipe Cleansing Water? As its name suggests, it is a cleansing water (heh!). It utilises the power of deep sea water, seaweed extract, papaya enzyme and coconut water to thoroughly cleanse for skin that's comfortably clean, hydrated and refreshed.

For convenience, ease of use, portability and cleansing on-the-go, this cleansing water can't be beat! Hogwarts passing grade: outstanding.

The full ingredient list for Water Recipe Cleansing Water:

Disclosure: BNTGirls sample. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!