Clozette
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Writer of the blog Of Faces and Fingers, which has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. On Twitter as @musicalhouses too.
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Writer of the blog Of Faces and Fingers, which has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. On Twitter as @musicalhouses too.
Swipe for #swatches of the @pixibeauty Glow-y Gossamer Duos - these are gorgeous #highlighter duos, each with a deep and a light shade. Delicate Dew is the more pink-based one, and would be lovely as a shimmer #blush/#bronzer combo, while Subtle Sunrise has yellow and orange #shimmer shades to warm up any look. These are pretty #glittery but quite nicely pigmented, so a subtle application is definitely possible if you don't want too much Glow. _____________ #clozette #pixibeauty #PixiGlow #pixibeautysg #pixipretties #pixibypetra #flatlay #roses #makeup #beauty #makeupaddict #swatch #highlighters #highlighting #highlightonfleek #makeupjunkie #makeuplover #makeuplife #cosme #nofilter #swatchoftheday
#IngredientsLowdown | The new @thebodyshopsg Ginger #antidandruff #shampoo and #scalpcare #conditioner are products I'm pretty happy to have in my stash! For the most part these are formulated to be pretty gentle to hair, with the milder surfactants used (sodium laureth sulphate, cocamidopropyl betaine) in the shampoo, and quats and emollients in the conditioner (centrimoniun chloride, cetearyl alcohol). The anti-dandruff ingredient here is piroctone olamine, which is sometimes used in the treatment of fungal infections - so it's useful if you do suffer from dandruff! These are basically basic, gentle #haircare products that most people could use. __________ #clozette #beauty #hairproducts #bathandbody #thebodyshopsg #thebodyshop #tbssg #MyHairDontCare #flatlay #naturalhaircare #naturalproducts #naturalproduct #dandruff #nofilter #beautylover #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict #gingershampoo
Haven't done a large scale #makeup #flatlay in awhile so here you go! Can you tell the @hellokitty #bag was the inspiration for the photo? Had to dig all the #pink #blushes out for this one! Btw - questions are up on my highlights and IG stories, and I've been having a lot of fun with them, thanks everyone who's been sending in questions and reading and responding to answers! :) _______________ #clozette #beauty #cosme #cosmetics #hellokitty #makeup #blush #blusher #slaytheflatlay #flatlaystyle #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #tartecosmetics #esteelauder #marcbeauty #bobbibrown #clinique #3ce #vdl #kbeauty #rasianbeauty #chanel #edwardbess #lauramercier
I did a #haul! These @etudehousesingapore #makeup and #skincare goodies were too awesome to pass up! You've already seen swatches of the Matte Chic #LipLacquer (aka #liquidlipstick with a matte finish, very on trend right now), but you also gotta check out the new Prism in Eyes #eyeshadow shades - these have a gorgeous shimmery metallic finish, and I spotted (and bought) a gorgeous taupe too! Another personal favourite of mine is the Face Designing Brightener, a #highlighter with a lovely gold beige shade that's also very on trend now (I've bought multiple of these through the years, the older ones have different designs and embossing). And of course add in the Face Blur #primer, and a #sheetmask (or three), and I'm set! _______________ #clozette #etude #etudesg #etudehouse #etudehousesg #lifeissweet #kbeauty #kmakeup #koreanbeauty #koreanmakeup #rasianbeauty #asianmakeup #makeup #cosme #abcommunity #abblogger #asianbeauty #eyeshadows #nofilter #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict
#IngredientsLowdown | Don't think I can't do a good old fashioned ingredients analysis on #pinkwednesday! This @kosecosmeportsg Moisture Mild #Lotion is quite notable for being simple but effective formula-wise: it has a pretty short ingredients list of just 16 ingredients, but nevertheless still is a good lotion for most skin types! It has water, a nice range of humectants (dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, glycerin, sorbitol, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid), and some interesting ingredients such as amino acids (serine, sodium PCA), which also help with moisturizing the skin. There are also a couple of collagen-based ingredients (soluble collagen, succinoyl atelocollagen), which at moisturizing agents that mostly work as humectants (and no, topical application of collagen does NOT penetrate the skin and become collagen in your skin unfortunately - the science doesn't work that way and I have blogged about it before if you wanna know more). The rest of the ingredients are preservatives and thickeners of various kinds. Not a bad formula at all! A bonus is because the ingredients list is so short, it basically has almost no ingredients that will irritate skin (no weird fragrances or volatile essential oils or things like that), so it really does live up to its name of being a mild lotion. I guess you can't go wrong with water + humectants + other moisturizing agents! _________________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #kosecosmeportsg #kosecosmeport #kose #japaneseskincare #asianskincare #abcommunity #abblogger #rasianbeauty #japanbeautyproduct #skincareroutine #skincareaddiction #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #drugstorebeauty #drugstoreproducts #skincareblogger #beautyaddict #beautylover #beautyjunkie
Swipe for #swatches of the @chantecaille #summer2018 #makeup collection! I'm told that this collection features so many formula innovations not often found in other brands, including: ☀️ The La Sirena #bronzer, I'm told, has a special technology going into the texture that melds seamlessly into the skin, to give it that "naturally bronzed" glow that's supposed to look like no makeup has been applied ☀️The #eyeshadows have a metallic finish, and I'm told that these also have some special technology that allow a lot of glitter/shimmer to be packed into the product with minimal fallout upon application. This is apparently super tricky to achieve for powder eyeshadows as opposed to creams, so the fact that these are in powder form is not that common. The colour is supposed to shift slightly as you view it from different angles too! ☀️ The glossy and semi-sheer #lipgloss: Ok no technology that I recall, but these are supposed to contain some plant oils to moisturize lips too ☀️The cream #eyeshadow shades apparently don't dry out(!!), and this is due to a special formula that I was told is called a "dehydrated emulsion" (I hope I remembered correctly). Basically, because the cream is "dehydrated" to start with, it doesn't dry out ever, but when you apply it on your eyes, it comes into contact with moisture and rehydrated into cream eyeshadow! This was seriously nifty. They don't feel moist in the pot as a result but apply quite nicely still! ☀️The metallic #eyeliner: Ok again my memory is blanking out on what exactly, but I vaguely recall something about the metallic finish of the eyeliners (even if no special technology was involved these are gorgeous!) ___________ #clozette #beauty #cosme #chantecaille #chantecaillesg #chantecaillebeauty #luxurybeauty #swatch #flatlay #highendbeauty #luxurymakeup #nofilter #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict #makeupjunkie #makeupaddiction #makeupaddict #beautyaccount #rmua
I generally am a fan of @bifestasg for their #makeupremover products - I've used them before to good effect, and they're pretty inexpensive too which is always a plus! Now, #Bifesta #cleansinglotion is back and better than ever: I'm told they now have 12x better cleansing power! These are advertised to be both strong on makeup but gentle to skin, and there are 5 variants - Moist for dry skin, Sebum for combination-oily skin, BrightUp for dull skin, Enrich for anti-aging, and Acne for acne (obviously). The company seems to have really done a lot of tweaking on the formulas, and I'll have to get around to doing a more in-depth look, but these are performing well so far! _______________ #bifestacleansinglotion #bifestasg #clozette #beauty #oilcleansing #cleanser #micellarwater #japanesebeauty #japaneseskincare #asianskincare #asianbeauty #rasianbeauty #abblogger #abcommunity #nofilter #beautyaccount #beautybloggers #skincareroutine #skincareblogger #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict
How fun and cheery is the @yvesrochersg limited edition #summer2018 #Maracuja bath collection? Described as invigorating, passionate and fun, the #bathandbody range has a #moisturizing #gel, #showergel and #hairmist! It's all about the scent with this one and the smell is very summery - warm and rich and fruity (the range claims to contains passion fruit and does smell like it). #sunscreen is also important for #summer, so the #elixirjeunesse UV Beauty Shield #SPF50 with its new and improved formula is also arriving just in time, and is supposed to offer an instant radiant effect and luminousity too! Can't wait to try these out! _____________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #yvesrocher #yvesrochersg #uvbeautyshield #gomaracuja #sweets #candy #flatlay #slaytheflatlay #summercollection #summerday #bodycare #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #beautylover
#IngredientsLowdown | My top 3 @blancandeclare_official #skincare picks! Here's a little bit more in the formulas: 🔹The Serein Robust #Ampoule #Serum: This is formulated as a fairly basic lightweight serum, with water and humectants (glycerin? Pentylene glycol). The alcohol (which this range seems to have in general) is fairly far down the ingredients list (8th ingredient) that I think it shouldn't cause major problems. The highlight is niacinamide (5th ingredient), and linseed extract (7th ingredient). 🔹Serein Energizing #EyeCream: No alcohol (yes!), and fairly lightweight for an eye cream - this has some silicones (cyclopentasiloxane) that evaporate to disperse the product more smoothly. The rest of the product are basically emollients (cetearyl alcohol, hydrogenated c6-14 olefin polymers, shea butter), which you'd expect for a product like an eye cream. Niacinamide (8th ingredient) is a bonus. 🔹Serein Hydrating Mist: This #facemist is mostly water she humectants (butylene glycol, pentylene glycol, glycerin), but also has some interesting ingredients like apple fruit water (6th ingredient), xylitol (7th ingredient) and hydrolyzed viola tricolor extract (8th ingredient). Some of these seem fairly unusual too. The #blancandeclare range is available on @beautytapofficial if you wanna check it out! ____________ #clozette #beauty #kbeauty #beautybloggers #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #koreanskincareroutine #kskincare #abcommunity #abblogger #skincareroutine #skincarecommunity #skincareaddict #skincarekorea #beautytap #beautyaddict #beautyaccount #nofilter #flatlay #rasianbeauty
Swipe for #swatches of the @etudehousesingapore #Matte Chic #LipLacquer! These are basically #liquidlipstick with a matte finish, that is supposed to stay on without budging or smudging, and also without fading! When I swatched these I found that they were indeed really pigmented, and I really liked the range of shades - there's a good 3 or 4 shades I found to be very wearable for everyday - the hero shade Wendy Brown is of course one, but Romance Rose and Rose Pink are great too! I think I'll need to get these in multiple shades! _______________ #clozette #etude #etudesg #etudehouse #etudehousesg #lifeissweet #kbeauty #kmakeup #koreanbeauty #koreanmakeup #rasianbeauty #asianmakeup #makeup #cosme #abcommunity #abblogger #asianbeauty #mattechicliplacquer #nofilter #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict
#IngredientsLowdown | Today we're looking at the @biotherm #aquasource #auraconcentrate, a new addition to #Biotherm's #skincare line! These are meant to deeply hydrate dry skin. If you swipe left, you'll see that the Aura #concentrate is a biphase product - there's a layer of oil on top of the water phase, which helps to provide that extra moisture to dry skin. And I've mentioned this before, but the "medicinal aura leaf" you see in the ads seems to be Nasturtium Officinale Extract (from the leaves of the watercress plant) - so mystery solved! I particularly like the formulation of the the aura concentrate because it doesn't contain alcohol (some other products in the line do). The key ingredients here are water, humectants (glycerin), and a surprising amount of oils and emollients which are really nice for dry skin (dicaprylyl ether, macadamia seed oil, squalane), and this does seem to be more emollient than your typical concentrate / #serum type product, which tends to be watery. The highlights for me are also HEPES (hydroxyethyl piperazineethanesulfonic acid), which is most widely used as a buffering agent, but in some L'Oreal formulations is used in what appears to be higher amounts for an exfoliating effect (and those of you who actually read my blog / IG analyses will know that L'Oreal has a patent on formulations with HEPES for that exfoliating effect), and also 3-0 ethyl ascorbic acid (a stable variant of vitamin c! which doesn't turn brown the way a more volatile form like ascorbic acid does! and can thus look pretty in a transparent container! oh the wonders of science! Also you know I'm a huuuuuuge fan of anything vitamin c, haha). Lastly, in a small amount is also Biotherm's signature #lifeplankton (Vitreoscilla Ferment - which I've blogged about before too). So, between the emollients and the exfoliating agents, the stable vitamin c, the lack of alcohol and the cool biphase look of the product, I gotta say I'm sold! Probably one of my fave Biotherm releases this year. ________________ #clozette #biothermsg #flatlay #skincareroutine #skincaretips #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarescience #beautyblog #beauty #skincareaddiction #beautyjunkie
This pink and purple #haircolor is legit #hairgoals - and also super in line with the #pantone2018 shades! The #lorealcolorista shades shown here are #dirtypinkhair #purplehair and #lilachair (yes there are hashtags in the colour name), and can last for multiple washes and up to a week, BUT do not show up on dark hair (so if your hair is not naturally light, it will only show up if you have bleached hair or hair dyed a light shade). To ombré, you apply one shade first then add another shade in. Aaaand because this is really an aesthetic, there's also matching #makeup too - with my faaaave #lorealparis Le Style Smoky in 104 Taupe Lady (on my second one!!), and a plummy pink #lipstick! __________ #clozette #beauty #lorealparissg #coloristasg #doityourway #haircolour #lorealhair #lorealmakeup #beautybloggers #beautyjunkie #drugstorebeauty #budgetbeauty #flatlay #hairdye #haircolors #hairlove
#IngredientsLowdown | I got this @vichy_sg #Idealia Lumiere Illuminating Moisture Peeling Care sometime back, and it's a very nice #toner (that's how I've been using it) if you want some #exfoliation! It has HEPES (hydroxyethyl piperazineethane sulfonic acid), which is normally used as a buffering agent, but in this product #Vichy (along with some other L'Oreal group brands) is using it as an #exfoliator too (like a mild acid), and the group has published some research to back their position up (which I've blogged about before too!). The other exfoliating ingredient is glycolic acid, which obviously we are all pretty familiar with. Other ingredients include water, alcohol (2nd ingredient), and humectants (propylene glycol), which are what you might expect to find in a toner. The presence of alcohol means that those who are sensitive to this ingredient/have dry or damaged skin should test patch first before use. Otherwise, this is a good product if you're looking for something that provides some exfoliation or if you have thick or oily skin. _________ #clozette #beauty #skincare #vichy #vichysg #vichyidealia #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skincarejunkie #skincareblogger #skincarecommunity #skincaretips #beautybloggers #beautyaccount #beautyaddict #idealialumiere #drugstorebeauty #budgetbeauty #drugstoreskincare
These @pixibeauty #skincare products are now available in Singapore, and I am pretty excited about that! My favourite out of all the 3 is the Rose Tonic, which I like to use as a #toner. The #doublecleanse (which has a solid #makeupremover on one side and a cream #cleanser on the other) is good if you have very heavy/waterproof makeup to remove. The peel off #mask is nice if you don't have dry or sensitive skin (it does contain alcohol). I'm not a huge fan of the #peeloffmask format in general, but if you like those sorts of mask, this isn't bad!_______________#clozette #beauty #pixibeauty #pixibypetra #pixipretties #pixiskintreats #pixiskincare #budgetbeauty #skincareproducts #skincareblogger #skincarejunkie #skincarejunkie #pixibeautysg #flatlay #beautyaccount #beautyjunkie
More in Stories | Some of my recent @etudehousesingapore faves from a recent haul! And I just hauled again because the @westgatesg #etudehouse outlet just opened and I haaaad to! I'll need to post photos of that haul too, but in the meantime, check out my stories for some views of the shop, and some of my additional makeup picks! _______________ #clozette #beauty #makeup #etude #etudesg #etudehousesg #kbeauty #kbeautyaddict #kbeautyblogger #koreanmakeup #koreanbeauty #koreanstyle #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #flatlay #beautybloggers #beautyaddict #beautyhaul #haul #jellybeans #cosme #cosmetics #lipstick #lipsticks #powder #facepowder
#Swatches of the @chantecaille #summer2018 #makeup collection! The collection features some really gorgeous products, including #bronzer with a gorgeous texture that melds into skin, #eyeshadows that sparkle and glimmer with a metallic finish, glossy and semi-sheer #lipgloss, and also cream #eyeshadow shades that don't dry out(!!), and metallic #eyeliner shades. As usual the quality is impressive. More in my stories! ___________ #clozette #beauty #cosme #chantecaille #chantecaillesg #chantecaillebeauty #luxurybeauty #swatch #flatlay #highendbeauty #luxurymakeup #nofilter #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict #makeupjunkie #makeupaddiction #makeupaddict #beautyaccount #rmua
I think my @hadalabosg #lotion collection is almost complete - I'm just missing the mild peeling lotion, lol! I've included ingredients lists of all the #lotions because I wanted to talk a little bt about them (and I do like and use them all) since I've gotten some questions on them: - Hydrating Lotion Moist: this is sort of the "original" standard lotion, and I have gone through a few bottles of this. It's nice, no alcohol, so it's a little tackier than some other lotions (I'm told this is due to the higher #hyaluronicacid content - if you've ever tried HA by itself you'll know it's super sticky and tacky) but it does sink in. Some people find this too tacky but I personally am ok with the texture! It has the standard #hadalabo lotion formula - water, humectants (glycerin, butylene glycol), and the brand's 4 types of HA (btw did you know the smallest HA size is exclusive to Hada Labo? It's their own development so it's not found in other brands, which is pretty cool) - Hydrating Lotion Light: For people who find the original version too sticky, this is the one they tend to like. The formula is also mostly water + humectants + HA, but has been tweaked a little to make it more lightweight. I don't really have much of a preference between the two - I just use whichever bottle in my stash has an earlier expiry date 😂 - Arbutin Whitening Lotion: When it comes to brightening products, I am totally alllll over them, so it's no surprise that this is among my faves! I really like that Arbutin (the main whitening ingredient) is there in significant amounts (4th ingredient). This one is sort of in permanent rotation in my stash, I always come back to it! (Con't in comments because of word limit) _____________ #clozette #beauty #areyouskinready #myfirstbeautystep #hadalabosg #asianskincare #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #abblogger #japanbeauty #japaneseskincare #japanesebeauty #skincareroutine #skincare #skincareblogger #skincareaddict #skincareaddiction #skincarejunkie #beautybloggers
#IngredientsLowdown | There are new @biotherm #aquasource #skincare products - including an #auraconcentrate, a milky #lotion, and a gel #moisturizer. These are intended to be for dry and very dry skin, and to really deeply hydrate skin. The cool thing about the Aura #concentrate is that it's actually a biphase product - there's a layer of oil on top of the water phase, which is good if you have dry skin. The range also claims to contain "medicinal aura leaf", which judging from the ingredients lists (which I had to spend some time hunting down, btw, because I was dying of curiosity to know what it was!), appears to be Nasturtium Officinale Extract, which is derived from the leaves of the watercress plant. So if you've been wondering what that ingredient was, now you know! The rest of the range seems to take a leaf from #Biotherm's style of formulation (i.e. products are formulated to make the textures more lightweight), and both the milky lotion and gel do contain alcohol, although the aura concentrate does not. Other notable ingredients include oils and emollients that are added to benefit dry skin, and some of my favourites such as: macadamia seed oil, squalane and 3-0 ethyl ascorbic acid (a stable variant of vitamin c, which you know I'm a fan of) in the aura concentrate, and apricot kernel oil, shea butter, and ceramide np (another really nice ingredient for dry or aging or damaged skin which I like) in the gel, all of which are there in pretty decent percentages, too! The Milky Lotion has a formulation that we are more familiar with, consisting mainly of humectants, with of course the watercress extract. All the products also contain Biotherm's signature #lifeplankton (which I've blogged about before), and this ingredient appears as Vitreoscilla Ferment in the ingredients lists. So now you know! I've gotta say I'm especially liking the look of the products, especially the aura concentrate and gel, and I think alcohol aside, they can certainly be useful for dry skin. ________________ #clozette #biothermsg #flatlay #skincareroutine #skincaretips #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarescience #beautyblog #beauty #skincareaddiction #beautyjunkie
My small but growing @marcbeauty #eyeshadow #palette collection! Can you tell from these palettes that I'm really a neutrals kinda girl lol? That little pop of gold in the middle #eyeshadowpalette is already considered colourful to me! I am a fan of how these #palettes look, and the colour coordination is seriously on point with these. __________ #marcbeauty #marcjacobsbeauty #marcbeautysg #marcjacobs #clozette #beauty #makeup #eyeshadows #eyeshadowoftheday #cosmetics #cosme #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #flatlay #makeuppalette #featuredpalette #neutrals #highendmakeup #highendbeauty #luxurymakeup #luxurybeauty #beautyjunkie #beautybloggers #beautyaddict
MORE IN STORIES | Yaaasss I am a hue fan of the @bifestasg #makeupremover #skincare products, and now #Bifesta has reformulated its #cleansinglotion! These are advertised to be both strong on makeup but gentle to skin, and there are 5 variants - Moist (shown here) for dry skin, Sebum for combination-oily skin, BrightUp for dull skin, Enrich for anti-aging, and Acne for acne (obviously). I can't wait to test these out - at a first glance they really look good! More info on the products and science behind them in my stories! _______________ #bifestacleansinglotion #clozette #beauty #oilcleansing #cleanser #micellarwater #japanesebeauty #japaneseskincare #asianskincare #asianbeauty #rasianbeauty #abblogger #abcommunity #nofilter #beautyaccount #beautybloggers #skincareroutine #skincareblogger #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie #bifestasg #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict
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