Friday, November 22, 2013

Random Updates

HI!!!!

I am sorry for the general lack of updates recently. I have been so busy with all the project submissions and exams are next week! yikes.

Anyway I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!! Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette is out! It has 12 brand new rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. I am going crazy thinking about it. I have loved the previous 2 naked palettes but I KNOW I am going to love the Naked 3 the most cos I love rose hued eye shadows.

I am legit going crazy cos I am stalking the Sephora Singapore Facebook page like a manic waiting for any scrap of information they'll release with regards to the palette.

It is already out of stock on the urban decay website! I think I may just get it from the US website. Hopefully I can get my hands on it before the release in Singapore~




LOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

I'll post any updates I have about this palette! (I hope I am not the one who is obsessed with this palette hehe)

Ill be back next week with new posts :3

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC Cream


Hello!

I am really belated with this review, but as I always say better late than never~

It's week 12 of school and I am up to my eyeballs with work! I cannot believe I am actually writing this post. But I have so many backlogs that I cannot wait to post so here goes!


If you are unfamiliar with CC Creams, I talked a bit about it in this post (LINK).

According to the website:

Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC Cream naturally corrects and evens skin while providing it with several skin improving properties. This CC cream protects against both UV A and B rays with SPF32 PA++, improves the appearance of wrinkles, moisturizes, covers imperfections with micro-capsules, and uses niacinamide to even skin tone and brighten it. Plus it comes in two shades to match your undertones, cool (01) and warm (2).
 

Benefits:
  • Anti-Aging
  • Moisturizes
  • Evens Tone
  • UV Protection
  • Covers Imperfections
  • Whitens
  • Brightens
I got the Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC cream SPF 32/PA ++ when I was in Korea in the summer.
Like all the competing CC cream, it is pretty inexpensive at 16 000KRW.

 I got mine in shade #2 Natural Beige since my undertones are warmer.


It comes with a very handy pump dispenser which I do enjoy because I feel that it is more sanitary this way.


It pumps out as a white cream, and after rubbing it into my skin the colour would change to match my skintone. I think the colour changing properties is pretty good! It really did match my skintone without looking overly white or pasty.

However I must say that this product would be better for those who are fairer.

It smells pretty good, quite light and perfume-y nothing overly strong.

For a CC Cream, the coverage is pretty decent. I am currently breaking out a bit with those tiny zits and my skin has been looking pretty dull from all the stress and the lack of sleep. But I could get away with just applying this CC cream with a bit of concealer.

It does a pretty good job of evening out my skintone as a whole.


                                 BEFORE                                         AFTER

As you can see, the redness around my nose and cheeks are reduced and my dark circles are also less dark heh.

I think this would work well for those with good skin, but for those who wants more coverage you could use this as a base for your BB creams or foundations.

I do like how the product feels on my face. Although it is a cream it does not feel overly heavy or oily on my skin. It gives a slightly dewy finish without being overly oily.

As for it's oil control properties it is pretty normal, nothing stellar. It lasted me about 2-3 hours before I had to blot and about 4-5 hours before it started fading.

In general I would say that it is quite a good CC Cream that works well as a base as well as in it;s own. I would not rush out to buy this because there is nothing exceptional about the product. Plus I am still a bigger fam of BB creams and with all the products I have tried it is getting harder to be impressed hehe. But I would say that at 50 ml, it is very value for money. It definitely is worth a try if you are thinking of trying out a CC Cream!


Have a good week yall <3