YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Waterproof
This beguiling mascara creates lashes that stop traffic with the blink of an eye. Now available in a long-wear waterproof formula with 24-hour hold, the mascara also comes with a slim, inversed-spiral brush designed to work specifically to maximize lash volume with precision.
A unique combination of four polymers combine to form a waterproof, flake-free coat, which adheres perfectly to the surface of the lash for instant volume. Pro-Vitamin B strengthens, conditions, and softens the lashes.
Bought this mascara because of a recommendation from a friend. So far, it works well. It is truly waterproof and does not smudge to my lower eyelids. I have had some problems with waterproof or smudge proof mascara. For example, Maybelline waterproof mascaras smudge on me.
YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils gives my short & sparse Asian lashes volume and length. Just two coats is enough to intensify my lashes. I can tell the difference when I wear this mascara. My eyes look more open. I like it better than my other favorite high-end mascara, DiorShow Iconic.
The only thing bad I can say about it is that if you apply too many coats, it will be come clumpy.
Even though it is pricy @ USD $30, I will buy it again.
Blackheads are probably the trickiest acne to treat because those little suckers are deep in the pores. Blackheads are caused by build up of oil, so blackheads tend to accumulate in the T Zone where the majority of people are oily. To prevent blackheads you want a good skin care routine and make…
Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream
I received a sample of Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream during my haul in December. But only used it recently on my trip to Shanghai. The weather in Shanghai was cooler with the spring breeze in full speed. As a result, my skin became tight and dry. I used Moistfull Collagen Cream at night and my skin felt hydrated. It left my skin feeling soft & supple. Its moisturizing properties is wonderful.
The texture of the cream is lightweight, and almost gel-like. The cream absorbs almost instantly into the skin. Even though I used the cream at night, I believe that this product is suitable for daytime use as well. It does not leave any residue, does not feel sticky, or oily.
My skin has been very sensitive to skincare products recently. But this did not trigger any adverse reactions on my skin. (FYI, I used it for 5 days while on the trip).
I like this product so much and can’t wait to buy the full-sized version. I don’t know how much it retails for in Singapore but I will definitely add this to my skincare routine.
SEPHORA HOT NOW: VOLUME 4 NARS SATIN LIP PENCIL
Head Merchant Margarita Arriagada can’t stop talking about why long wear + satin finish = lips made easy.
NARS SATIN LIP PENCIL:
“I love the convenience of this combination lipstick and lip pencil; it makes application effortless. NARS lip pencils are known for their creamy finish. This formula hugs the lips perfectly, and you can feel the emollient vitamin E and silicone glide on easily—and then stay put! So it’s a real one-two punch of bright pigments and seriously soothing nutrients. NARS Velvet Matte loyalists will love the amped-up long wear and creaminess of this pencil.”
Clinique Online Exclusive Nail Enamel
Love the vibrant colors
Aqualabel White Up Series
Aqualabel White Up Series (S$19.90)
- White Clear Foam
- White Up Lotion S
- White Up Emulsion S
Saw this at Watson’s while looking for a new face wash. Decided to try a travel size version first, due to the bad experiences I have with the last two face wash products I bought.
At the store, I saw that Aqualabel White Clear Foam won Watson’s Health Wellness & Beauty Awards 2012 for Best Selling Whitening Facial Cleanser. That made me want to try out this set more! Hopefully, this face wash does not cause any adverse reactions to my skin.
[Requested] The Black-and-White: Soft gray-scale smoke with graphic Black and White Liquid Liner
This is a simple white-and-black smoky eye with a more dramatic graphic liner twist. The eyeshadow isn’t hard to do, and is something that you can easily wear out, but the liquid liner is slightly trickier and it’s also not always hard to locate a very strongly pigmented white liquid liner, so it’s optional whether you want to follow the look exactly or just keep it simple and either skip the liquid liner, or only do the black.
For a basic liner application guide, look here.
The same rules apply when you are applying liquid and gels/creams.
- 88 Warm palette (3 shades used; matte white, black, and a deep metallic grey)
- Lime Crime Uniliners in Quill (black) and Lunar Sea (matte white)
- Black mascara (L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)
- White eye pencil (Revlon Khol pencil in White)
If you’re looking for budget white liquid liners, Prestige used to have one, but I am not sure if it is still available. Unfortunately, most of the good matte whites I know are from more expensive brands like Illamasqua, Stila and Lime Crime.
March Skincare Routine
Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil
Fancl Washing Powder
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
Murad Acne Spot Treatment
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42
This has been my skincare routine for this month. So far, it has kept my sensitive combination skin in a decent condition. Ever since I came back from the States, my skin has been very sensitive and prone to breakouts. After switching several face wash, I found that Fancl Washing Powder works pretty well to clean my face. It is gentle enough for my sensitive skin, and it leaves my skin soft & smooth. Partnering it with the Fancl Cleansing OIl, it thoroughly removes sunscreen and makeup.
My review of Fancl Washing Powder:
Clinique De-Puffing Gel has a rollerball applicator which I use to massage my under eye area. The cooling gel makes my eye bags not as puffy. Ever since moving to a humid climate area, I find that my most eye creams are too thick and caused milia. That is why I’m using an eye gel instead now.
Murad Acne Spot Treatment has sulfur as its active ingredient. Sometimes the scent puts me off. Overall, it does an alright job in treating my breakouts. But I will not re-purchase it due to the pricing.
Read my full review of it on:
From my list, you can see that I opt out of moisturizer. Why you may ask? I find that SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is enough to keep my skin hydrated. Plus I find that the Shiseido sunscreen has some moisturizing properties.
My review of Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Ethereal Light (Opalescent sheer, cool white):
Eliminates shine and mimics a moonlit glow—even in broad daylight.
Diffused Light (Soft, warm pale yellow): Reduces redness, eliminates shine, and gives skin clarity.
Dim Light (Neutral soft beige): Provides a perfect balance of warm and cool tones to blur imperfections.
Mood Light (Soft, sheer lavender pink): Mimics the softest, most forgiving light and brightens the complexion.
Luminous Light (Champagne pear): Creates a soft, incandescent candlelit glow—day or night.
Radiant Light (Golden beige color) : Enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth.
Create your perfect light. Ambient Lighting Powder (USD $45) is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin. Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer, younger, and lit-from-within. The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography. With six universal shades available, you can create your desired effect—not unlike having a personal lighting technician. Ambient is free of talc, gluten, fragrance, and nanoparticles. It is available in six universally flattering shades from least pearl to most pearl
From Stila, trending this season. Turquoise eyeliner.
Layering it on top of black liner makes it pop even more. A great idea!
Nature’s Cure Body Treatment Spray Acne
Nature’s Cure is an excellent body and back acne treatment for breakouts caused by external conditions, such as sweating and friction from tight-fitting athletic gear and clothing. Plugged pores allow bacteria growth under the skin’s surface, causing inflammation that results in back acne, or acne on the chest, shoulders, arms or other parts of the body. Salicylic acid prevents body acne formation, including tough back acne, by exfoliating dead skin cells and clearing pores. It claims to:
- Penetrates pores
- Sprays from any angle, even upside down
- Fights acne from sports and sweat
- Maximum strength 2% salicylic acid formulation
I’ve been using this body acne treatment spray for over 3 months, twice a day, after shower. I can say that this product does not prevent back acne. My back acne is about the same as before I started using this product. I had high hopes for this product because it has one of the higher ratings for acne treatment spray.
The treatment spray is convenient in that it can be sprayed from any angle, so it can target hard-to-reach places. However, I find the 2% salicylic acid formulation is not strong enough for my severe back acne. I think I need to use another acne active ingredient. Salicylic acid is not cutting it for my back acne. I need something that will deeply penetrate the pores and prevent breakouts. Any suggestions, BeautyBright readers?
Etude House Sweet Recipe Dear My Jelly Lips-Talk in Grapefruit Syrup (S$17.50). The newest collection from Etude House. This is a lipstick that is moisturizing and sheer. It has a slight glossy finish. Grapefruit Syrup is a pink-peach color which is so pretty. I love the packaging! Isn’t it cute?
Saw this at Sasa Wisma Atria, and had to get my hands on it. This Bio-Oil pack retailed at S$14.50 . It comes with a 60 ml Bio-Oil and a pack of Antibacterial wipes. It claims to be the No.1 selling Scar and Stretch Mark product in Singapore.
I hope it does work to fade out my scars. *cross my fingers*
Rouge Volupte Shine in Coral Intuitive (15)
A smokey soft coral. Love the luxurious packaging. The coral is a wearable shade for everyday.
Introducing Rouge Volupté Shine. Hyaluronic acid microspheres help seal in moisture for 8 hours of hydration. Anti-oxidants and emollients help condition and soften lips. Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips.