Friday, March 17, 2017

Cushion Routine | Mamonde

Yoohoo! I am back with my cushion routine! 
I guess I have never shared about any blog post or review on cushion before, ever since I started to blog, but yeah, this will be the very first post.

FYI, I don't really put on make up everyday even though I am working (you know, designers always stay indoor), yet I do whenever I am going for a short meeting LOL, just to impress my clients with my pretty presentable face. Instead of waking up early in the morning just to prep myself with foundation and all the continuous steps, I decided to go for something real quick and easy. 
Right in this post, I am going to share about how Mamonde Cover Liquid Cushion and Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist become my life saver, in my cushion routine.

Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist
Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist
Always remember to get your canvas ready (which is your face) before any application of makeup. I used to start up my makeup routine with Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist, just to ensure my face is fully moisturized and it helps enhancing the overall skin texture, as well as skin elasticity.

The main ingredient of Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist is actually the narcissus bulbs extraction, which is renowned with its excellent moisture storage effect, where it helps restoring skin moisture and glow, while sooth the skin.
Unlike all the usual mists that I have used and reviewed, the Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist, in just one pump, it fully covers my face, the outputting mist is surprisingly soft and fine when it attaches to the skin, followed by a light refreshing floral scent.
I was totally amazed by the output mist, it was real delicate and pleasant, like the real mist that we should define, tiny water molecules instead of water droplets, as it can penetrates so much faster and deeper. It really helps sooth and lock-in the moistness in my skin layer, yet there's a con where it leaves my skin with slight stickiness.

Mamonde High Cover Liquid Cushion SPF 34/PA++
Mamonde Cover Liquid Cushion
After restoring skin moisture, Mamonde Cover Liquid Cushion will be the main highlight over my cushion routine.
In order to meet the consumers' concerns and demands, Mamonde has come out with the Cover Liquid Cushion which provides perfect coverage in just a thin layer.
What makes the Cover Liquid Cushion a winning cushion compact:
  • Perfect Coverage with Hyperfine High Cover Powder : Perfectly conceal blemishes, pores and wrinkles.
  • Smooth Fit Coverage with Pomegranate Flower Extracts : Providing 3D Lift Up Solution that helps restoring skin elasticity, combat against skin aging while enhancing the skin texture.
  • Thin Application with Mesh Filtering System : The airless pump design helps controlling the amount of foundation discharge. Just 1 to 2 pumps, is good enough to cover the full face with perfect coverage in just one thin layer, without clumps. (refer picture below)

Mesh Filtering System
Flower Fit Puff
Beside, the 'Flower Fit Puff' is meticulously crafted, in order to give our skin a light finish which perfectly fits into the skin, without leaving any trace of cakeyness behind.
Like what they claim, the texture of the foundation is so fine and velvet, in light glowy finish accompanied by a mild delicate floral scent. It does leave the skin with a little stickiness, yet still bearable. 
On the picture above, it is just a thin layer of the foundation, yet the coverage is significantly great.
Always remember, in just 1 - 2 pumps is god enough to apply the whole face. Else your face will be ended up with thick layering. 
Be gentle and light handed.
Personally I love how the cushion is formulated, as it works really well on the coverage where it fully covers all my skin red blemishes, fine lines, pores and dark circle. I save up some time for concealing those flaws. Since the cushion is formulated for coverage purposes, it doesn't work much on moisturizing, yet it does not dries up my skin till leaving cakey trace. 
I guess it works well in hot, humid weather, especially in Malaysia, as it doesn't turn greasy nor cakey even after long hours. 
Here's the full makeup using Mamonde High Cover Liquid Cover in Shade #21.
I feel that this shade (#21 Cover Peach) is too white for me, even though it falls in the intermediate shade. I hope that Mamonde can come out with more specify shades in the future.

Mamonde High Cover Liquid Cushion SPF 34/PA++
Made in           : Korea
Size                  : 15g
Benefit            : High Coverage in sheer layer, , Anti-aging, Non-cakey
Shade              : #17 Cover Procelain | #21 Cover Peach | #23 Cover Sand
Retail Price     : RM115

Moisture         : ★★☆☆☆
Radiant Glow : ★★★☆☆
Coverage        : ★★★★★
Long-Lasting  : ★★★★☆

For more information, please feel free to visit Mamonde on Facebook Page | Website | Instagram.
You may visit Mamonde counter at AEON One Utama, AEON Mid Valley, AEON Bukit Indah and AEON Queensbay Mall.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Before & After Make up x Shiseido

Oh well, first post in March and I am back!
Back with another skincare post, which is my favorite brand from Shiseido.
I really appreciate that all the PRs still remember me even though I have been MIA for such a long time lol. Erm, only events haha. I am active on most of my social media platforms, if you guys have been keeping up with my updates. 
You guys know I love trying stuffs and thank god there are more stuffs for me to try out haha! 
Here's a post on before and after make up with Shiseido, featuring Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist and the star product Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother.
Lets jump into the products one by one.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
I am sure most of you took supplements like vitamin C, just to help boosting the body's immunity. But hey! Do you boost your skin's immunity as well?

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate was born to build stronger and beautiful skin. It contains multi-defensive powers that helps to combat against the threaten factors, polluted environment, as well as emotional stress that will cause skin aging.
The texture is much like a gel, rather dilute, sort of the essence kind of texture, accompanied by a fruity citrus scent.
Personally, I have really sensitive skin. I don't know if it's the impact after several times of make up or removal of make up in just a day, or maybe I am really aging. And, I wonder if I have tried on too many skincare on my skin for the passed few years that causes this sensitivity. My skins condition turns real bad and sensitive.  I saw blood vessels appearing on my skin.

Luckily, Shiseido has sent this angel to me, the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, which is now the only skincare product I put on every night, like a supplement for skin. I really love the finishing it gives to my skin. It absorb into my skin instantly without leaving any trace of layering feeling, like oiliness or stickiness. My skin is so much hydrated and plump after the application. After a week of using it, I can feel that my skin condition has turned so much better now, not much of redness and irritation.

This is what I suggested to put on daily. You guys now we have to always start up with a good canvas right before any application of makeup. Ensuring your skin is moisturized, smooth and healthy!

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother
Beside a good canvas, now it's time for something after the application of makeup - Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother.
It is so far the most amazing product that I have seen, a real filter in our life that helps creating photogenic skin, to make sure we are all PHOTO READY!

Formulated with Photogenic Skin Technology and Skin-Perfecting ingredients, the Smart Filtering Smoother immediately absorbs the excess sebum on our skin, leaving our skin with a poreless and velvety finish.
It can be used as the last step of our skincare routine, right after the application of makeup (suggesting on the T-zone to helps oil & shine control). It can be even used over your base makeup as touch up purposes, that instantly absorb the shine and oil that accumulated on your makeup throughout the day, leaving your make up in even and matte finish.
It comes in a light peach creamy texture, which eventually turns into a powdery velvet finish once it is fully absorb into skin, accompanied by a light refreshing floral scent.
This is totally an amazing product which I have discovered recently. It instantly gives my skin a velvet smooth finish, which is real surprising as it can be used on top of any make up. It blurs all the skin imperfection, leaving my already makeup-ed face without any visible pores, as well as less oily/shiny on my T zone area!

Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist
Another confession to make which is the Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, which is the second make up mist that I owned so far.
It comes in a gel texture that sprays into mist, that helps improve skin texture, preventing skin from dehydration, de-stressing skins that caused by day time factors, as well as acting as a barrier that optimizing the skin barrier function. In short, it keeps the skin fresh, hydrated and smooth whole day long, less shiny and oily.
I have tried it and I really love how it reacts on my foundation, even after long hours, my skin still looking dewy and less oily.

These are all the products that helps to set my face before and after makeup.
For more information, feel free to visit Shiseido Malaysia on Facebook Page | Instagram.