Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Catrice Illuminating Serum Primer Review

These are my honest thoughts of Catrice Illuminating Serum Primer.

So today I tried to use this primer under my Loreal Infallible 24hr foundation & I was hoping that it would work like a miracle albeit it's too good to be true considering that the price is dirt cheap. However, I was actually disappointed by the fact that my skin couldn't take it. What did I expect anyway? Not even after 5 minutes. Sad.

It is true- well, what people said about how your face will glow and shine and all because mine actually did- at a price. At first I felt itchy around my nose area and it was getting bad that I had to wash off my makeup less than an hour later. Sad.

Not to mention that it smells really bad like a bug (dalam bahasa melayu orang panggil kumbang tahi but in all seriousness I don't know if the bug is called kumbang tahi lol). Do you know that there's a flying bug that releases a horrible smell once it decided to rest on you? Or your stuff? That's. The. Exact. Smell. Sad. Again.

I'll pass. I believe that this is a good primer to some but definitely it's not for me. Sorry.

Catrice Illuminating Serum Primer

Maybelline FIT ME MATTE + PORELESS Foundation REVIEW


I've always wanted to try this and then when I saw Malaysian drugstores started to put it on their shelves I couldn't be more estatic! The reason why I didn't buy this online is because I don't really want to spend extra USD18+++ to ship out flammable/ORM-D item. I have no idea why most of Maybelline or Loreal stuff are flammable- even their mascara.

I bought mine in the shade 235 which is a little darker than my normal foundation shades. I've also been told that 230 is the perfect shade for NC35 but that particular shade wasn't available at my local drugstores at that time. I tried to swatch 220 but it looked.. off.

Guardian has it on sales for RM44+ instead of RM49.

My thoughts on the foundation:

1. Scent: No noticable scent or weird smell. Just your normal, average foundation smell.

2. Consistency - The texture is thick, BUT really smooth & lightweight. It really doesn't feel like I'm wearing any foundation at all.

3. Coverage - The foundation is matte, blendable, and it gives a buildable medium-to-full coverage that is perfect for daily use.

4. Verdict - I am really impressed with this foundation after using it for a few days. I wasn't expecting much but it does exceed my expectation! 10 points to Maybelline! It provides a little to no oxidation (although I am not sure if it will on your skin but it didn't on mine, different skin = different reaction) It also hides my imperfection really well. It does not accentuate my dry patches or give me a very 'matte' or powdery look despite the matte formula. I still can powder my face without worrying that I would look overly mattified. It also does a great job in hiding my fine lines & pigmentation- although I still have to dab a concealer to cover some of them but I see 'less texture' on my face. Yes. Betul. I had some outdoor errands to run few days ago and the foundation stayed on around 7 hours despite the heat. Not bad. The only thing that I hate is the shade. 235 buat i nampak merah. 😂

I really recommend this foundation if you have oily skin. ;) #maybellinefitmemalaysia

Maybelline FIT ME MATTE + PORELESS Foundation

Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color Swatches

Hello guys,

Swatches time! I love the formula of Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color because they are creamy and very hydrating to use. However they are not really long wearing and transfers a lot. But nevertheless the very affordable liquid lipstick! Here are some swatches for you guys!

Add captPalladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color

Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color in Sateen, Suede & Boucle

Beauty Bakerie Syrupstitious, Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color in Raw Silk & Lime Crime Sasha

MILANI Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer on Acne & Textured Skin REVIEW

MILANI Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer.

This foundation is not available in Malaysia therefore you will have to order from IG shops or personal shoppers. It's widely available on Walgreens, Ikatehouse, Target etc etc and is priced around USD10. I bought it in the shade of 05 Warm Beige (NC35 & above). My thoughts on this foundation?

1. Scent - Smells wonderful! The best scented foundation I've ever encountered. The scent 'hypnotized' me- I was under impression that this foundation is going to be a good one because of the smell ALONE.

2. Consistency - Very creamy, SUPER THICK (probably because it's a concealer too) its overwhelming.

3. Coverage - Medium, buildable to full coverage. A little goes a long way. IMO best applied with sponges, avoid 
application with brushes if you do not want to look cakey. Little to no oxidation.

4. Verdict - At first I though I would love the foundation however after a few tries, I've shelved it inside my drawer. Why? Although this foundation manages to cover my redness and pigmentation, it overly accentuates my bumps and acne scars more than any other foundation I've used. I tried to tone it down a little but it would just highlight my fine lines, small bumps and I did not like what I see. (See picture 2 for inverted before & after comparison). Another reason why I hate this foundation- it's cakey, cakey & cakey. Although it has a semi-matte finish I would find it too cakey for me even with a thin layer of loose powder on. Shame because the foundation is actually very lightweight, feels comfortable and breathable on my skin. I did not experience any breakout too. 💔💔

MILANI Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer 05 Warm Beige

Before & After

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