Sunday, August 24, 2014

Two of My Illamasqua Powder Blushers

You know how much i love my Illamasqua powder blush in Lover, and you might have read my review for Illamasqua powder blusher in Tremble. So today i'd post a short comparison review about them ^^~

Talking about packaging, i have to admit that Illamasqua is playing around the same design for most of their product.
It's really good to help customers identify their product, but could it be better quality?
I love my blushers and i want to carry them anywhere without worry.
up : tremble, below : lover
If you have many blushes, the clear lid help you to find which one is which.

tremble and lover, heavy swatch

Tremble and Lover, well blended

From Web description, it's clear they're so different.
Lover is soft apricot while Tremble is soft lilac pink

Tremble is much more dupe-able (i cant give you any dupe suggestion though) but if you're craving for Illamasqua's powder blushers quality, go get it.
Lover brighten my complexion in much better way i never think an orange blush will.

Both of them are easy to blend, soft, buildable and best of all : last long.
Illamasqua succesfully set a new standard for my blushers ^^~
Oh how i wish Illamasqua will enter in Indonesian market!

have a nice day~

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Based SPF 30 PA +++

Biore Sunscreen is one of my all-time favorite. Lucky i found it in Indonesian drugstore (just once, i haven't seen it again yet) and the price is not so different with their price in outside Indonesia. In Malaysia, i believe it's about RM 33 and in Japan (according to websites), is about JPY 800. Here i bought it for about IDR 97,000 so it's pratically almost the same.

 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Based SPF 30 PA +++
about IDR 97,000


 I believe there's some sort of information on the box written in Bahasa. But sadly, i've thrown it away so i am left with Japanese explanation only. Image above is click-able so if you can read Japanase, hopefully it's helpful.

I did some googling and found ingredient list from :
Water, alcohol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, dimethicone, xylitol, acrylates/C10-30 acrylate crosspolymer, lauryl methacrylate/sodium methacrylate crosspolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, titanium dioxide, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, agar, behenyl alcohol, microcrystalline wax, polyvinyl alcohol, ceratonia siliqua gum, sodium stearoxy PG-hydroxyethylcellulose sulfonate, maltodextrin, sodium hyaluronate, grapefruit fruit extract, lemon extract, orange fruit extract, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, BHT, fragrance.

 The main active ingredient is ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate which is chemical sunscreen filters. It is water soluble, degrades overtime when exposed to sunlight (therefore is not the most photostable), FDA approved. It works to block UV B.

Second main active ingredient is Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate which also chemical sunscreen filters but it works absorbing UV A rays. It is photostable, and compatible to be use with another UV filters.
It is unstated, but hopefully this can help main ingredient to be more stable.

I am not sure if the scent in product is caused by fragrance in ingredient list, since it stated at very last. Product does have minor fruity scent, but maybe it's because grapefuit, lemon and orange extract.

 Biore using small hole dropper like almost every sunscreen from them which supposed to help you measure the amount of product you want to use. However, since it's texture is "watery jelly" which in my opinion is fluid jelly, sometimes this kind of dropper still leaking too much product out of control.

Be careful if you bring it in your bag. Always makes sure to open it carefully and prepare for the worst.

product, fresh out from the bottle

softly blended

completely blended

I love how it's feel on my skin, i even use it in my face and body. It's light, easy to absorb and not greasy at all. It has zero coverage and no oil control of course, but it makes a good primer too.
The finish is natural, not matte, not shiny. And as far as i concerns, it doesn't white cast.

I use it on my face and body. It is the only sunscreen that works well on both, so big yay!

My bottle is nearly empty and i've search it to some drugstores but haven't found it again. Will repurchase once i got a chance.

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