Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Okay, I realized I didn't haul as much as I thought I did. They just cost A LOT, hence the illusion of massive haulage. Anyway, I have decided to categorize my haulage according to the different types of makeup. And as Glinda the Good Witch said "It’s always best to start at the beginning.", so we're gonna kickstart the 'journey' with foundations!

Thankfully, I'm not a foundation sort of person (Otherwise, I will be beyond broke.). In fact, I almost always go out in my bare skin. But that has now been rendered impossible. My skin's pretty much wrecked, by the exams. BIG SIGH.

KATE's Lasting High Coverage Liquid Foundation and Powder Foundation are available at Watsons. My shade's OC-B. (I can't remember the prices. :\ Will update after I have checked them.) There was a period of time when I was slightly obsessed with KATE Cosmetics after seeing their latest advert featuring Japanese pop singer Kimura Kaera. So I went onto Makeup Alley and did some reading up! Haha. Anyway, both foundations are rated pretty high and people were saying "It made such big difference!", that their skin glowed, even when they had REMOVED it. So, to quote Mich, being the most typical female consumer, I HAD to get them and I did. First thing in the morn. Heh!

The liquid foundation comes in a pump tube, giving you complete control over how much foundation is dispensed.

The powder comes with a puff. You're supposed to buy the casing for it, which is supposed to be super nice blah blah blah. Marketing gimmick. I'm not falling for it, ha! But that also means I can't bring it out. I hardly touch up my foundation (Not that I don't need to... I just don't.) so I just keep it in the little paper box that it comes in.

KATE's Lasting High Coverage Powder Foundation and Liquid Foundation (before blending)

KATE's Lasting High Coverage Powder Foundation and Liquid Foundation (after blending)

But umm... On my first try, I wasn't ALL that impressed. I thought my Rimmel London's 16H Lasting Finish Foundation was a lot better! But this hol, I shall play with them more and then, update with a proper review. (:

Next up, it is the box of little Skin79 B.B. Creams from Watsons, $19.90. The B.B. Creams in this collection are

Super Blemish Balm Triple Functions
UV Protection
SPF25 PA++
Wrinkle Free

Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Blemish Balm

Diamond Collection The Prestige Blemish Balm
SPF25 PA++

Super Blemish Balm VIP Gold Collection
SPF25 PA++
Wrinkle Improvement

(It really says 'Beblesh Balm' on these little tubes. Is it meant to be spelt like that?!?)

from left to right: Super Blemish Balm Triple Functions, Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Blemish Balm, Diamond Collection The Prestige Blemish Balm, Super Blemish Balm VIP Gold Collection

The Diamond Collectiod Pearl Collection Luminous Blemish Balm is the lightest, both in colour and in texture. It contains shimmers too... Which is really horrifying when applied to the entire face. :\ I applied it and, took it off immediately. It was basically the proverbial disco-ball look. Now, I'm wondering if this is how the Revlon's PhotoReady Makeup looks like. :\

My favourite out of the lot is the Super Blemish Balm VIP Gold Collection (The tube is pretty much distorted already!). It's the most moisturizing one and because of all the late nights that I have been pulling, my skin needs all the moisture it can get. The other 2 B.B. Creams feel pretty much the same to me, though the Super Blemish Balm Triple Functions is a lot ashier, whilst the Diamond Collection The Prestige Blemish Balm is pink.

Just like all other B.B. Creams out there, you need to set them with a powder. I have been using Skinfood's Peach Sake Silky Powder (IT SMELLS LIKE PEACHES!!! Okay, I know. Duh. But it's heavenly!!!).

One thing that I have noticed though, is that I have been getting a couple of blackheads on my cheeks after using these! EEPS! :\ I'm not sure if it's because of my late nights, stress and all that jazz that comes with exams but I didn't get any blackheads when I was using the Etude House Precious Mineral B.B. Cream and Pact. Hmmm...

Anyway, I think it's a real awesome idea to sell these in sample sizes. Skin79 has so many different types of B.B. Creams and it makes your head go round just wondering which type you should get. And they aren't cheap. :\

Will I be getting any of the full-sized tubes soon? Nope. I have a bunch of EDM samples to go through and well... The little blackheads thing really scared me so... It'll be a while before I touch Skin79 products again (No, I'm not writing it off just because of this little hiccup, which is really baseless! It's just that I have like a gazillion products to go through. Say hello to MAKEUP BAN!)

Alrighty, catch up with y'all Muffins soon! (:

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