Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lancome Visionnaire [LR2412 4%]

[LR 2412 4%]
Advanced Skin Corrector
Wrinkles - Pores - Evenness
1.0 Oz.

Received a sample of Lancome's newly launched skincare product - Visionnaire (1ml).  It is an advanced skin corrector that reduces fine lines, pores and skin texture imperfections.  It is safe for all skin types, even sensitive skins. 

Visionnaire Skin Corrector contains LR 2412 which is a molecule designed to propel through skin layers.  I have extracted some information about Lancome Visionnaire Skin Corrector:

"On its path, it triggers a cascading series of micro-transformations and acts biologically on the 12 key targets of aging.   LR 2412 is a small molecule. It is also amphiphilic, which means it is able to merge naturally with both aqueous and lipid structures in the skin. As soon as it is applied, LR 2412 therefore merges with surface lipids without impairing skin's barrier function. It is such a visionary molecule that it is now protected by 20 International Patents!"

"It can be integrated into your routine in addition to your usual products. It has a non-oily formula which means that it will not make your skin sticky if you layer it with other products."

"So powerful that 2 out of 3 women tempted by a cosmetic procedure intended to postpone it - based upon the self-assessment of the total of all consumers tested at 4 and 6 weeks." 

Wow...sounds amazing huh?  I have tried it for the past three days (with Lancome Genifique Youth Activator) and so far have not noticed any significant results yet (some said immediate improvement ..).  Anyway, I'm hoping for the 'miracle' improvement in my pores with this limited amount (1ml) of Visionnaire. 

The recommended skincare routine of Visionnaire:
(1) Visionnaire Pre-Correcting Advance Lotion (to prepare and soften skin).
(2) Genifique Youth Activator (serum booster and youth activator)
(3) Visionnaire [LR2412 4%] Advanced Skincare Corrector
(4) Visionnaire [LR2412 4%] Advanced Emulsion
Feel free to comment and thanks for reading:)!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Maquillage - "Sealed with a Kiss"

Read from Cleo Magazine September Edition about Maquillage's new release - liquid rouge.  I was instantly attracted by the model, the concept (beautiful Chu-New-Lip) and of course, the oh-so-kawaii packaging!  It is recommended to go with Maquillage Lighting Eyes Creator and Face Creator (3D) in order to create the "Sealed with a Kiss" Makeup Look. 

Items that I got are:
Maquillage Lighting Eyes Creator - VI342 - S$65

From left to right - Ivory gold, light purple, grayish-brown and light blue (frosty)

① - Brightening Base
②- Clear Sumptous Color
③- Accentuating Shadow
④ - Shimmery Pearl

Spread ① over the entire eyelid.
Apply ② over the sockets.
Apply ③ from the outer and inner corners towards the center, along the hollow of the eyes.

For elegant sheen look
Apply ④ pearl powder over the entire upper eyelid with the brush to achieve a refined sheen.

For glamorous luster look
Dab ④ pearl powder on the center of the lid with your fingertip to create a glamorous luster.
Product description:
A gel-type eye shadow palette from Spring 2011 collection.  Each palette has four colors that creates two different looks - elegant sheen and glamorous luster.  Use the "Shimmery Pearl" on the right of the compact to create different radiant looks to suit all occasions.  The shimmer powder is coated in fine gel beads that maintain color and shine.

Available in:

Jie Jie's view:
It is in soft tone and the shades are very light (as you can see from the swatches).  All shades come with shimmery, especially ④ which has visible glitters.  Pigmentation, as compared to Lunasol is slightly below expectation.  My preference will be ② and ③ for more wearable every day look.  Really like the combination of light purple and grayish-brown that creates the dimension as illustrated in Maquillage website  Maquillage's illustration on Lighting Eyes Creator.  In Jie Jie's view, you can skip this palette if you have the similar colors or prefer more intense colour than natural, or you are not a fan of Maquillage (I do agree that the palette is pricey).  For me, I definitely love this palette although it is shimmery, I just need to apply with a light hand and mix with other matte eye shadow to create an acceptable office look :).
My next pick would be BE313 or PK354 :).

Next will be the highlight of this post - the new liquid rouge!

Liquid rouge (6g) - S$43
The applicator is sponge-tip wand

RS 794 - Blush Rose
The applicator is sponge-tip wand
Product description:
It is a essence glamorous rouge which has gel silicon in it. It has this bounce hold effect to create plumping and gloosing veil (to cover rough and uneven patches).  Non-fragrance.

It has 6 colours available, from natural to glamorous shade:
BE 790 Nude Glamour Beige
RD 791 Harmonious Red
OR 292 Tint Coral
PK 393 Hot Pink (highly recommended shade)
RS 794 Blush Rose (Jie Jie's pick)
RS 595 Rouge Rose

Do check out the commercial video on Liquid Rouge - Chu-New-Lip!  and for intepretation of chu-new-lip.

Jie Jie's view:
It is tinted lip gloss and really creates the plumping effect.  It is moisturing and this liquid rouge has very fine shimmers which is unnoticeable.  The staying power is satisfactory but with slight stickiness on my lips after a few drinks. 

In Jie Jie's view, you should try it, considering the unique packaging and plumping effect.  My next pick would be RD791 or RS 595 :).

I also picked up Maquillage lip liner as I have finished up Revlon color-stay lip liner.

Refill - RD563 - S$24
Lipliner holder - S$29 with lip brush

Product description:
It is a long-wearing lip liner to sculpt your lips beautifully.  It lasts for 6 hours.

Jie Jie's view:
The shade matches my lip tone well.  It glides on smoothly and does not dry my lips.  It is long lasting, same as Revlon's one.  I know, some would probably say it is pricey for a lip liner.  In Jie Jie's view, it is refillable (the refill is S$24) as compared to Revlon lip liner which is about S$19 plus.  I would definitely repurchase it.   

Feel free to comment and thanks for reading :)!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mask of the day - It's tea time!!

Spotted this mask at Guardian Store near my place last week :)

Earl Grey Tea and Macaron Sheet Mask (One box comes with 2 pieces) - S$3.60 at Guardian Store

Product description:
A brightening pearl mask which helps to illuminate and clarify the face in a 20-minute treatment. Each mask has 23ml of ingredients such as sweet yeast extract, bergamot essential oils, citrus fruits extract (orange and lemon), essence from sweet almond, egg whites and cane sugar and others. Tea protects and perfects skin's whiteness whereas macaron enriches with a translucent brightness. It also contains fragrance.

Jie Jie's view:
I bet no one could resist the packaging, it is absolutely cute and gives you the feel of having elegant afternoon tea! The mask really smells like citrus tea. Just leave it on for about 15 to 20 mins, remove it and pat dry. I normally wait for about one hour or so, then rinse it off with water ('cos the essence had already absorbed into my skin). I can feel that my skin is supple with slight brightening effect. No irritation noted. Thumbs up and must try :)!

MBD Chocolate Truffle Sheet Mask will be next :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blushers and highlighter

Watson is currently having 20% off cosmetics products such as KATE, Canmake, MJ, Revlon etc.  I have been eyeing Canmake and Kate for the last two weeks:

  1. Canmake highlighter
  2. Canmake cheek and cheek 
  3. Kate cheek colour

Canmake highlighter in 05 baby beige - S$11.92 (retail price: S$14.90)

Product description:  It is a highlighter to correct your skin colour so as to keep a healthy glow and bright transparency all day.  The micropowder is smooth and just one swift stroke to complete your finished makeup.

Jie Jie's view: It is beige in pink and pearl undertone.  The texture is soft and blend easily into my skin, it turns out naturally and growy.  I use it with a light hand on my T-zone and dab a bit under eyes area.  The staying power is so so and definitely have to re-touch up for a night out.

Canmake cheek and cheek in 01 Candy Flower - S$15.12 (retail price: S$18.90)

Product description:   Flower-like colors.  The high-color shades will make it look as though your cheeks are suddenly flushed with happiness.  The moist powder clings tightly to your cheeks.  Use the two shades cleverly to make your face look smaller.  It can be used a layer over the top if you are using cream cheek as a base, to make the color last even longer! 

4 shades are available:
01 Candy Flower
02 Rose Tiara
03 Gerbera Kiss
04 Love Blossom

Jie Jie's view:  The blusher is in baby pink and girlish orange, reminds me of Jill Stuart blusher.  The name of the blush is adorable too.  Good pigmentation.  Definitely have to apply with a light hand to avoid looking like a barbie doll.

Left: Baby pink
Right:  Orange
(Sorry that my hp camera wash out the colours by one tone lighter)

Kate cheek colour (by Kanebo) - OR-1 - S$17.60 (retail price: S$22.00)

Product description: 2 shades of cheek color with a rounded brush for a soft chiseled finish.
4 shades are available:

Jie Jie's view:  I love the neutral peach and beige when I tested it on my hand (see photo below).  The texture is soft and not too shimmery.  Good pigmentation.  The combination of peach and beige is a perfect mix for a natural glow to the cheeks :).  The small kabuki brush is soft as it is made of horse hair!   I'm really impressed with Kate blusher, definitely a good buy!

Please share your thoughts if you have tried it before, thanks for reading :)!