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BB Cream L'Occitane Make Up - Face Review: Make Up

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF 30: I gave my heart away to this Western everlasting flower-infused BB Cream in 1, 2, 3

Most people opt to go with BB Cream whenever they don’t feel like having much makeup on, but not me. I would either go with all or nothing at all 😀 . BB Cream (especially Korean brand) is my least favourite base makeup as they are too oily for my skin. It’s not a secret that I’m all about matte skin. Having said that, I actually kinda like Western version of BB Cream. They suit my skin and preference so well. And when I said Western BB Cream, that includes this NEW L’Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF 30.

L'Occitane Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF 30
Funny thing is, I was all hyped up on L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Skin Tone Perfecting Cream as CC Cream is my absolute favourite so when I started using this Immortelle Precious BB Cream, I was speechless. It’s unlike those BB Cream that I hate and I think I just smack myself for declaring my love for CC Cream loudly last week because I like this BB Cream too! Oh boy 😀 . I should have known better Western BB Cream NEVER fail. On me at least 😉

BB Cream Estée Lauder Make Up - Face Review: Make Up Review: Skin Care Skin Care - Sunblock/Sunscreen Skin Care - Toner Skin Care - Whitening

Estée Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening: Say goodbye to dull skin and hello brighter even-toned skin!

I’ve been secretly using the full range of the NEW Estée Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening for months now. I’ve also secretly wean off from using acne mark gel and a few other skin care brand/range to the basic anti-aging and brightening skin care regime. Recently I received lots of compliment that I have good skin although personally I hated the large pores and acne marks. I was told by a BA during a makeover session that good skin to them is all about the skin texture refinement, radiance and healthy skin. According to them, I have plump, bouncy skin, glowing complexion and I don’t have pimples or wrinkles. I was secretly giggling because I was using a brand that is not theirs 😛

Last year I trial CyberWhite HD range and it gave me fantastic result. You can click on this link for the review. This year, Estée Lauder came out with a whole new Crescent White and I get to try the whole range!

Estee Lauder Crescent White
Despite my professed love for CyberWhite HD and how it totally changed my brightening skin care routine, there are many who doesn’t quite like the range as much as I do due to the slippery texture and scent. I personally have no issue with that and I managed to work around it but for those who are not happy with those issues, well good news! Estée Lauder heard you and your feedback because I find that this new Crescent White is the improvised formulation of CyberWhite HD, if not better. Whatever you complaint before are rectified through this Crescent White range.

BB Cream Guerlain Make Up - Face Review: Make Up

Review: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster, A BB Cream That Goes On and Finishes Like a Foundation

I have to admit. I’m not a fan of BB Cream. Whenever someone told me that she only use nothing but BB Cream, I gave them a yuck look. It’s funny when I think of it. It’s the Korean that first came out with BB Cream and it was also the product that was made famous by the Korean. Somehow I feel that Korean BB Cream just doesn’t work well on me. I do have a favourite Korean BB Cream mind you but I would prefer Western version of BB Cream anytime.

It is not a secret that I’m a fan of the brand Guerlain. Back in April 2013 I posted up a sneak peek on Guerlain’s upcoming BB Cream release – Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster. It’s about time I share with you what I think after using the BB Cream for a good few months. Can this Western BB Cream change my mind on BB Cream overall? Will this Western BB Cream be any better than Korean BB Cream? We’ll see 😀

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster 1
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster packing is really luxe. The tube is tall, slim, and comes with well-made cap and dispensing nozzle. I like that the Beauty Booster comes with a pump nozzle, not screw-cap type of packaging. With the pump nozzle I can control the amount I needed to pump out so there is no wastage here and I can even pump out bit by bit to top up as needed during application. So convenient 😀

BB Cream Laneige Make Up - Face Review: Make Up

Review: Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ (No. 21 Natural Beige), The New Way of Applying BB Cream

My Facebook timelines had been flooded with reviews on Etude House’s version of Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion recently and I thought why not I do the other way round? I have taken pictures of this Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion since a few months ago but didn’t come around to post up a review. I have no idea why :D. Since I’m on BB Cream and CC Cream chronology lately, I thought it’s a good timing for me to share with you my thought on this product.

How I buy this BB Cushion (that’s how I’m going to call it) is quite spontaneous. It was when Laneige relaunch the product back in May 2013 and there is a Facebook offer for this for RM120 that comes with a refill pack. Coincidently I needed to utilize my Bonuslink points as they are expiring so I redeemed RM100 worth of Parkson cash voucher, drove to Setia Alam mall and bought one!

Laneige 1
In the box there is a white casing, a refill that is pre-attached to the casing and a sealed refill pack. The retail price for all this is RM145. Each BB Cushion contain 15g of product. You get an extra refill so which means for RM145 you get a 30g of product. That equivalent to a normal BB Cream tube 😀

BB Cream Maybelline Watsons

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream #02 Natural

Last week I spotted a new BB cream by Maybelline and I bought it. Read here!

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream #02 Natural – RM16.90

Back of the lil tube. Look familiar? Read more below for the comparison with Maybelline Clear Smooth Mineral BB Cream #Fresh.

What is does and description. Also similar huh.

The nozzle. I like that it’s small as the BB cream is kinda watery. I wouldn’t want to squeeze more than I need 😉

BB cream at the back of my hand. I was disappointed as it’s dark for my skin 🙁

This is how the colour is after spreading the BB cream. The colour just dissolve and became transparent.

Now. What is the different between Clear Smooth Mineral BB Cream with Clear Smooth BB Cream?
Obviously one is with the word “Mineral” and one is without kekeke. Just kidding. *Ehem* In fact it’s true. Clear Smooth Mineral BB Cream is with micro-minerals while the new Clear Smooth BB Cream is just a normal version. Read my previous post here!

Price wise. . .is nearly the same. Mineral version is about RM2-RM3 more expensive than the one without mineral. Well, comparison from retail price of course. When both BB cream is on sale, the price is still RM2-RM3 different. That is normal as mineral makeup is always a lil pricier than others.

Packaging. . .is the same. Both is in the same tube shape. Both is in blue but different shade of blue though.

Content. . .is the same. Both is in 18ml tube.

Shade option. . .is the same. Just one shade available. Mineral BB cream is in the shade called “Fresh” which the normal is in “02 Natural”.

Shade. . .is not the same. Mineral is whiter while the normal is darker which will turn to slightly transparent/natural after spreading.

SPF. . .is the same. Both is with SPF26/PA+++.

Effect. . .just the same! Both claims on the 8-In-1 Benefits. However there’s a slight changes with the description. But it’s the same to me.

Here’s the picture comparison.

Maybelline Clear Smooth Mineral BB Cream & Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream.

Same o’ description at the front. Font size is slight different la lol.

Description at the back is identical.

Design also the same.

And yes. You might have guessed it. Nozzle is also the same.

The famous 8-In-1 Benefits against the new 8-In-1 Transformer. Still the same!

Something which is not the same. This is how both BB cream shade looks like before spreading. Both BB cream shade is different. I think it’s good as previously many people complaint that they have no shade to choose from. For me the Mineral BB cream shade is perfect for me as my 2-way foundation is darker so I prefer a ghastly ghostly BB cream. I think the shade 02 Natural is too dark for me 🙁

Comparison after spreading the BB cream!

I’ve tried the new Clear Smooth BB Cream. I like how it is invisible after application but my skin look dull the whole day. It definitely doesn’t brighten the skin like it claimed. I still like the Mineral BB cream on my skin. Oil control wise is worse than Mineral BB cream. The new one just doesn’t work for me. I wouldn’t repurchase this BUT I’d still repurchase Clear Smooth Mineral BB Cream. I’m on my 2nd tube now and I doubt that I’d change anytime soon as the price is very affordable and good too. But I guess many people would be happy with the new BB cream from Maybelline as the shade would mostly suit Asian skin tone. Although I don’t like it for my skin, I still think this is a good product with great price.

Asience BB Cream Maybelline Tsubaki Watsons

Watsons Haul…Again

My mission on yesterday’s trip to Watsons is to buy shampoo. Initial plan is to get Tsubaki and I ended up grabbing Asience as well. I absolutely love love Asience line.

The haul. . .

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream (NEW release!), Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo & Asience Shine Therapy Shampoo.

Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo 220ml – RM16.90

As the shampoo is from Japan, the description is in Japanese so the new sticker description in English is replaced.

What it does and how to use.

Bottle was in a special shape so does the cap too.

I’ve been using Asience line of products before in gold and green version but not the pink version. I’ve been waiting for the line to reach Malaysia and finally it does! I love the gold and green line especially the gold line so I can’t wait to try this new collection! But I only picked up the shampoo and not the whole range.

Asience Shine Therapy Shampoo 220ml – RM14.90

The bottle shape is the same with their other 2 lines.

Shiny description label on the front top bottle which I find very useful when choosing the right range.

What it does.

Finally the cap!

My free L’Oréal shampoo are finishing soon. So I’m not gonna use this new shampoo before that.