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My tabby cat, BB cushions, a beauty blog, and my many candid reviews!
About Ryanraroar
My tabby cat, BB cushions, a beauty blog, and my many candid reviews!
💅🏻💄💋 [INNISFREE] Here's a look at the 2017 Jeju Picker Collection from Innisfree. Colors of Spring, so serene and cool.
🦁🦁🦁 Artichokes. If they are good on the pizza, they are good on my skin -- only because a luxury K-beauty brand, @Yuripibu presented so. Marketed as the dupe for the red line from the Japanese 'S' brand at a fraction of its cost. This brand was already on my radar for the longest time so I am beyond thrilled to finally getting around to testing it c/o @EveningIsland. I am an #EveningIslander now after all. --------------------------------- 【Artichoke Power Toner】 Visibly tighten pores. Lift and tone. Brighten and soothe. Contains 50% Artichoke Extract, 40% Witch Hazel Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and a bunch of skin-benefitting ingredients (refer to slide 4). Free of alcohol, full of goodness. --------------------------------- 【Artichoke Power Essence】 Everything mentioned above plus strengthening skin from within and possibly reduces the occurrence of pimples and lines. With 60% Artichoke Extract, Witch Hazel Water, Galatomyces Ferment Filtrate, Siberian Ginseng, Squalane, Ceramide and more (refer to slide 5) to really drive the point home. --------------------------------- Now, i have only just begun to incorporate these into my daily routine and I really have to say that the brand do deliver. There are three things I always look out for 3 points to determine if the product is working: hydration level, skin texture, and visible radiance. These 3 points, to me, are the most fundamental effects a product (or line) should offer from the get go. And using these Artichokes daily now, I feel that my skin is getting better by the day. I am really happy with the result thus far. . Bonus: TGIF! Evening Island and I would like to welcome more Islanders onboard so we will be hosting a giveaway REALLLLL soon so keep your eyes peeled!
🦁🦁🦁 I love masking as much as the next person. I love that masks are easy and convenient to use and provides a me-time to just unwind and lie down quietly (haha, right!) for the duration of the masking. And in the huge skincare trove @EveningIsland sent to me recently were these 2 from @WhamisaSkincare. ----------------------- 【Organic Sea Kelp Facial Mask Pack】 An entire piece of sea kelp replacing traditional cotton sheet for a whale of a pampering time. Each piece comes with a complex of fermented Sea Kelp and Bamboo Serum and more to hydrate, soothe and improve radiance. ----------------------- 【Organic Fruits & Tomato Fermented Hydrogel Mask】 Hydrogel mask with 95% organic ingredients to provide intense hydration and bring forth a healthy and clear complexion ----------------------- Excited to try these two masks out! Which one should I try first? 🌿or 🍅?
🦁🦁🦁 Before this, I have already heard so many people raving about the 【MKUP Real Complexion Cream】Touted as the 'lazy girls' hack' to beautiful skin, you know you have to try it to believe it -- believe because you are able to see it for yourself. For now, you will've to take my word for it. --------------------------------- What it is: Skin treatment cream with 2% Tranexamic acid and 4.5% Hyaluronic acid to instantly brighten, even out complexion and hydrate skin. Beyond a typical CC cream, this over achiever IS ALSO a regular moisturizer with added Ceramide Rosewater and Calendula flower extract to provide additional benefits of anti-aging, repairing, reduce melanin production and enhance whitening and soothing effect. Alcohol and paraben free, this whitening cream is suitable for everyone. --------------------------------- First thing first: the scent. The scent of this cream is amazing! It is like a calming bouquet of florals that's really sweet and nice. Although it does not linger for long, the smell does put you in a super good mood when applying it. As for its performance, it DEFINITELY gave me a brighter and even complexion -- just like any normal CC cream. However, unlike others, this cream belongs to the category of "the more you use, the better your skin can get" . Seriously though, this is such an over achiever! Tranexamic acid? Glutathione? Arbutin? Peony flower? L-Ascorbic acid? I see what you are doing there MKUP and I'm liking it! Look at the last picture, I love how it made my complexion glow! . If you guys haven't, I highly recommend to try this! Also the brand has an offer for both Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen + Real Complexion Cream at only $49.90 (NON-AFFILIATE link in bio). It is an amazing bundle deal for two performing products hence I'm recommending.
🦁🦁🦁 Did you know that the material of the sheet masks of the Botanical Mask Pack line is made of 100% biodegradable botanical fiber of the respective main ingredient. Like the 【Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack - Aloe】im wearing now, the mask is made from Aloe fiber hence the non-white color. --------------------------------- What it is: A soothing & hydrating sheet mask with 89.35% Aloe Vera Leaf Water, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Japanese White Birch, Allantoin and Panthenol as its mainstay ingredients. This mask and its other variants boasts a whopping 93% naturally derived ingredients, making it rather suitable for everyone. --------------------------------- This mask doesn't have much scent to it which is always good. Although having a bunch of really promising water-boosting and healing ingredients, this mask just did okay for hydration for me. I could not observe much soothing effect seeing that the redness on my face was still very much glaring. But, I have faith in this brand so I am going to re-examine my skin and its condition tomorrow. I will be seeing if the skin look well-rested, and if it feels soft and supple enough for makeup to go on nicely.
🦁🦁🦁 While I get myself familiarized with the skincare goodies shared in my unboxing video yesterday, I want to share with you guys the 【MKUP 100% Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF30 PA+++】an item that is part of what I now call the magical base combination (Slide 10 shows why). --------------------------------- What it is: Essentially a tinted moisturizer with SPF30 PA+++ sunscreen of 10% Titanium Dioxide and 1.8% Zinc Oxide. Free of fragrance and alcohol, this beautiful rose gold tube contains water boosting Hyaluronic acid and antioxidant Vitamin E to keep skin hydrated and happy. Claims to be help even out complexion, cover imperfections and control excessive sebum to retain/present a natural glow. --------------------------------- Well, while I agree with most claims, the concealing of imperfections is definitely something meant for those with near flawless complexion. Those of us with pimples, pigmentations and/or marks would require additional concealer and/or foundation. However, since this is lightweight and pairs very nicely underneath the brand's own CC cream and other brand's base product, I think this is a good additional protective barrier to have. Comfortable for my combination skin, drier skin may need additional hydration before this. Having no scent to speak of, it spreads and blend easily into the skin is one of its selling point. Definitely a keeper in our all-year-round humid and hot climate. . Thank you @MKUP_sg for this Moisturizer + Sunscreen! For those of you who are interested to find out more, do head on over to their FB/IG as well as their website on ohwow.sg.
🦁🦁🦁 Oh man! Have you guys tried this 【Bano Baby Face Injection Mask】before? The thick but soft cottony sheet is such a nice treat to wear! Unlike regular cottony sheet mask, this one is slightly thicker and moistened with skin essence that is sufficient for the stated 20 mins wear time. . This certified Whitening (Niacinamide) and anti-wrinkle (Adenosine) mask is designed to "turn tired, skinless skin back like a baby". Other notable ingredients include Peptide, Edelweiss Callus Culture Extract, Glutamic acid, Annatto, Sunflower seed oil, Soybean oil, Allantoin, Panthenol and more helps to hydrate and plump up the skin. . After 20 mins, the skin does look more hydrated and feels more supple. Although it did not make mine look like a baby skin but it sure did injection some needed hydration back into my exhausted skin. Between this and the jade green Water Glow Injection Mask, I still prefer the Water Glow instead.
🦁🦁🦁 Did a BIG unboxing video over the weekend and I cannot wait to introduce each product to you guys over the course of the week! . This is a super huge box of skin care treasures from @EveningIsland, a place where you can find all the green, organic and Earth-friendly brands/products. Although green, they have already got several brands with cult-favorite status products (e.g. @yuripibu, @simplistic_skin, @enatureofficial, @whamisaskincare). If you find these brands familiar, that is likely because you may have seen some of the brands and/or products being featured in the international media(s). You know that REAL seaweed mask? Yup. By Whamisa. The original one before other brands introduce their iterations. . As usual, to fit in the speed cap, the unboxing video has been accelerated. To view the normal video, click on the Facebook link in my bio to check it out. Don't forget to give it a like on FB too! . . PS. I suppose you can call me a.........EVENING ISLANDER! ❤️
🦁🦁🦁 Walked to the window display with the brightest light to take this picture. I wanted to show how well the end-of-day makeup is holding. . From the picture, we can see that the foundation on my nose has worn off. Majority of the foundation (All Day Perfect Cushion) is still there and may I say it look just as fresh as it was first applied. The winning combination of MKUP 100% Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen + MKUP Real Complexion Cream definitely paired up nicely to product a flawless base that prolonged the freshness and radiance of the cushion after 7 hours of wearing it.
🦁🦁🦁 I....I don't want to jinx it, but I think I may have found a winning base combination today. . So I have been sent the 【MKUP 100% Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen】and 【MKUP Real Complexion Cream】to test and review and i tried it earlier underneath the All Day Perfect Cushion and this is photo is the end result. . First impression blew me away, truly. But I will re-examine again towards the end of the day to see how it holds up. But first impression is a fat thumbs up from me!
🦁🦁🦁 It is always good to be featuring a proud, local beauty brand. Singapore has never been synonymous with beauty in the past, but I am very happy to see more and more brands popping up in recent times. Like these hair stylers I have with me today. --------------------------------- 【Knock Out Styling Pomade】 Water-based styling gel with strong holding power and adds shine to any style, straight or curly. Smells delightful, feels lightweight, and can easily reworked into other styles throughout the day. . Styles: Pompadours, slickbacks, and side parts. --------------------------------- 【Knock Out Matte Clay】 Petrolatum-based, strong holding hair clay that adds volume to nay hair styles, especially so for thick or wavy hair. Equally delightfully scented, hairstyle can be easily reworked throughout the day without any mess. . Styles: All, especially for a crisp, scrunched look. --------------------------------- Not bad for a local startup! They've got different styles covered. Now, just wait till I grow out my hair before I try the Matte Clay! . In collaboration with @KnockOutSG, we will be hosting a giveaway tomorrow in celebration of Father's Day. So please stay tuned for it! In the meantime, head on to www.kohair.sg, or their FB/IG page to find out more about these hair stylers!
🦁🦁🦁 Went to at least 5 different Guardian stores today to try and track this item down but all of them do not have the stocks delivered yet. But luckily I found it stocked at ION Orchard! Yay! . No, I do not have dandruff. But this baby has got anti-bacterial and purifying Tea Tree Essence to keep pores (yes, our scalp got pores!) clean, thus promoting healthy hair growth. Especially awesome for guys with very oily scalp. With Apricot seed scrub for scrubbing action. So massage GENTLY lah! . Promotional launch price at $12.70 (up. $15.90). Why not?
🦁🦁🦁 This! This bi-phase, micellar cleansing water has got awesome reviews in terms of how gentle and effective it is against stubborn, waterproof eye makeup and facial makeup as well. It's remarkably lightweight and leaves skin hydrated and fresh! ❤️ I'm picking one up! . Retails for $22.90/400ml. Spotted at Guardian store.
🦁🦁🦁 Rediscovering the awesomeness of the healing power of snail with the pairing of a cult favorite and a beauty-meet-biotech product. . 【Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate】 Engineered in a way that allows the skin to absorb the encapsulated antioxidants when massaged into the skin. The lightweight gel then hydrates the skin, supplying essential minerals and vitamins to keep skin hydrated and comfortable. I use it as an essence to amp up the skin's moisture level, enabling the skin to heal itself better. . 【Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream】 Not a cream, just a watery gel. Filled with 74% Snail Mucin Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica, Green Tea, Lotus, Copper Tripeptide, and a bunch of other botanical extracts to heal pimple scars, reduce its redness, lighten pigmentations and moisturize the skin. Especially beneficial for skin weakened by drying pimple cream. . I am really loving this pairing and I find that it really soothe the pimple redness down very quickly. But again, the pimple pads from Dr. Mind probably contributed to this end as well. Heh! Whatever it is, I am liking everything because they are all playing so nicely with each other like kids in the kindergarten.
💅🏻💄💋 [POPSTAR COSMETICS] 4 all-new colors to the Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick. The PINK COLLECTION showcases 4 dynamic shades of pink in 2 undertones of yellow and blue, light pink and dark pink. . From left to right, we have: • Dee Licious • Paris • Venus • Detox . Shop the entire collection at USD$58, or USD$18 a pop, available on their website now. Pop by @popstarcosmetics and say hello too!
💅🏻💄💋 [POPSTAR COSMETICS] 4 all-new colors to the Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick. The PINK COLLECTION showcases 4 dynamic shades of pink in 2 undertones of yellow and blue, light pink and dark pink. . From left to right, we have: • Dee Licious • Paris • Venus • Detox . Shop the entire collection at USD$58, or USD$18 a pop, available on their website now.
🦁🦁🦁 With claims like 24 hrs long makeup longevity, you bet I'd pick up the latest arrival 【Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF50+ PA+++】 --------------------------------- What it is: Triple functional cosmetic with Whitening (Niacinamide), Anti-Wrinkle (Adenosine), and UV protection (Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate). Long lasting formula keeps makeup fresh at 24 hours still. A 'Roll Spread Technology' helps to provide a smooth application and close fitting adherence by blending the color pigments over the skin seamlessly --------------------------------- Today is my first time trying this cushion so it'd be exciting to see how this one is. I am intending to wear it to work and then head on to a PR event in the evening. That is going to be like what, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.? That is 12 hrs? Yeah, so today i am really going to put this to the maximum test. First impression is that it offers medium coverage - buildable of course, and covers little imperfections easily. Not overly dewy, but not flat-matte either. One thing that bothered me is that it does not give me that smooth appearance I am hoping for. No wonder the brand recommends priming with the Fix&Fix Pore Primer first. More feedbacks later!
ThereseLim: Excited to see your review!
ThereseLim: Excited to see your review!

🦁🦁🦁 New to the beauty scene is @Heiu.Skincare, a brand with skin care products developed by laboratories in Taiwan and France. Made with "natural herbal extract and active ingredients researched and developed by renowned biotechnology company in France". . I was sent these 【Heiu Premium Collagen Mask】in Green Tea & Potpourri scent, to test and review. ---------------------- What it is: Silky fiber sheet mask drenched in skin essence made up of small peptide size Fish Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid for skin smoothening, providing elasticity, and other anti-aging effects right from the first try. ---------------------- Sounds good! Its ingredient list is small and easy to read, but have a look yourself (Slide 2). Do swing by their IG and website to have a look at their other product offerings! Thank you Team Heiu for these pampering sheet masks, can't wait to try them on!
🦁🦁🦁 To all the women in our lives. Also, Wonder Woman movie is an immersive, cinematic experience. Love it! . Featuring my Missha x Wonder Woman limited collection Magic Cushions.
🦁🦁🦁 If not for the smaller eye hole, the 【Etude House Black Hydrogel Eye Patch】would have been a great weekly eye mask to wear for moisturizing and brightening as not many eye masks out there extend beyond a and above the eyebrows. I think for someone with a smaller face shape this mask would have been a perfect match. Alas, big face small mask. . Claims to provide firming, whitening and anti-wrinkle benefits, the soothing effect it had on my eyes was most noticeable. You have Niacinamide, Tree Peony, Tiger Grass, Adenosine and a bunch of botanical extracts in there. Fragrance is listed as the last item on the list but strangely the smell reminded me of the public pool (?!). . For the slightly less than comfortable fitting, I shall stick to traditional moon-shaped undereye patches instead.