[ARITAUM] Pore Master Sebum Control Primer: Review




Hello ~~

I've never really had a problem with my pores since they have never been noticeable, but recently they became a little bigger (nothing EH Beauty Shot Face Blur can't fix, reviewed here), but still I thought about trying something new that could work for my mum and sister as well since they have an oily skin with much more noticeable pores. So when W2beauty (make sure to check them out, they send a lot of samples and have a large variety of korean cosmetics on their website) offered to send me some products for review purpose, I couldn't not pick the Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Primer, especially after reading that it was a Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional dupe.




Description and claims:


- The breathing mineral polymer gel covers pores and irregularities smoothly for a flawless look!
- The micro-fine sebum control powder absorbs sebum for a matte finish!
- Green tea extracts sooth and tighten skin!

Volume: 25ml


Ingredients:

You can find the full ingredient list as well as their analytics here on CosDNA.



How to use:

Apply a small amount on areas with problem pores or irregularities such as the T-zone, nose areas, and cheeks and pat gently to spread. Wrap your face with hands to use the warmth to enhance absorption before applying makeup.

Packaging: 10/10




It comes in a simple squeeze tube with a tiny nozzle that makes it easy to control the the amount of product you wanna squeeze out.







Scent: 7/10

It has the typical siliconey scent most primers have.


Texture: 9/10

This is a thick paste that spreads out easily and makes it easy to fill out the pores.




Shade: 9/10

This primer comes in a nude-ish color that is supposed to match every skin tone once spread out.



Effectiveness: 9/10

This primer does a great job imo filling the pores (as you can see in the pictures below where I tried to hide my mum's pores) and leaving the skin silky smooth. It also increases the lasting power of the base make up and makes it slide on your skin seamlessly and look flawless. (in the pictures below, I've used the little amount shown in the picture above, I didn't want to add more just to let you know approximately what such amount can do. you can get a better results if you apply a bigger amount)




Moisture/oil control: 9/10

It does a great job controlling sebum and keeps your makeup from creasing.



Do I recommend it?

Yes. it is a really good primer that does everything it claims, and I can say that it is absolutely similar the the benefit porefessional primer but for a much affordable price. 

You can buy it:

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Primer retails for $13.90 at W2beauty (you can use my invitation code 0814880404 upon registration to get 5$ off your first 30$ purchase)





Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from W2beauty. Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.



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[INNISFREE] Real Rose Mask: Review




A couple of months ago, Innisfree launched a new wash off masks line called Real Wash Off masks.
They came up with 4 kinds of wash off masks:

- Real Peppermint :
          - Soothing and Refreshing
          - Hydrating and sebum controlling

- Real Grapefruit : Scrub & wash-off type.
          - For clear and brilliant skin
          - Exfoliating effect

- Real Rose : For Soft and glowing skin
          - Heating effect
          - Hydrating texture

- Real Quinoa : Nourishing and exfoliating

And since I love this brand, I couldn't not get a couple of them: the rose one since I really love rose products, and Quinoa since I was really curious about it (read my review here), courtesy of ibuybeauti.

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If you have read my 2016 Skincare Favorites you would know that Innisfree rose mask made it to the list, that's why I wanted to start the year by reviewing one of my favourite products (just like how I ended it with one). So here is what I think about it.

Description and claims:

- A refreshing finish from fresh, natural ingredients
- Sweet rose formula for moist, transparent skin
- Gives skin warmth with a jelly-like, moisturizing texture.
- Refreshes skin with a delicate natural fragrance while applying this mask.


Volume: 150 ml


Ingredients:

GLYCERIN, WATER, DIGLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, CETEARYL OLIVATE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, ROSA GALLICA FLOWER POWDER, CARBOMER,CITRIC ACID, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, TROMETHAMINE, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, DEXTRIN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PHENOXYETHANOL


Like every other innisfree product, this contains many natural ingredients. You can check the Cosdna analytics here


How to use:

After a facial wash, spread an adequate amount over a clean and dry face, away from the eyes and mouth. Massage for about 1~2 minutes as to feel the heat and after 10~15 minutes, rinse using lukewarm water. (Recommended use: 3~4 times a week)

Packaging: 9/10






Just like the other real wash off masks, this one comes in a dark semi transparent jar with a silver twist-off cap, and a protective transparent plastic lid. There is no spatula though so it might bother some of you.



Scent: 10/10

Unlike the quinoa mask, this one smells like heaven ♥_♥. In addition to their many benefits, I adore how rose products smell.
One thing to keep in mind, when you start massaging this mask into your skin, its scent changes to a more medicinal one (a mixture between flu sticks and some anti inflammatory massage salve my dad used to use)




Texture: 9/10





It looks like a jelly with some supposedly rose bits in it (not sure), but once you start massaging it, it feels really thick like a massaging salve/ointment (it just keeps reminding me of it).



The effects: 10/10



After cleansing, I used this mask over a dry face, massaged it a little until it became kinda white and then left it on. I expected it to heat (like really heat) but it barely warmed up. After washing it off, my skin felt the smoothest it has ever been I unconsciously kept touching my face the whole evening.
Its effects last for a couple of days only (too bad), but I guess this is why they said to use it 3-4 times a week. But after using it frequently, I actually noticed that my skin became more bright and glowy. I love it.


Do I recommend it?

Yes. Absolutely.


From where did I get mine?

Innisfree Real Mask retails for $12.09 at Ibuybueauti and is available in 4 different "flavors". They are having some huge discounts at the moment so make sure you don't miss out (and even without discount, they are the cheapest k-beauty online store I know. I highly recommend it really). They offer free economic shipping for orders over $50, and free shipping + tracking number for orders over $100 (just choose the economic shipping option without the +2.5$ and they'll automatically provide a tracking number ^^)



Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from ibuybeauti . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.





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[HEIMISH] Artless Perfect Cushion: Review



Hello ~~

How are you guys? hope you are having a great time, and that you had a wonderful holiday so far ♥

I also wanna wish you guys a happy new year full of love, wellbeing and success. I can't believe this is the last day of 2016 already... I've tried many new brands this year (especially makeup ones), but the brand that got me absolutely hooked (as you might already know) is Heimish, thus the reason why I wanted my last review this year to be about a Heimish product: Heimish Artless perfect cushion that I have got recently from StyleKorean (along with many other heimish products, click here to read my reviews)




Description and claims:


- Seemingly effortless moistly covering cushion compact. It forms a moisture-locking membrane that gets firmer the more it is padded, leaving skin smoother.
- Naturally moist and glowing cover of a firm, sticky cushion texture with a moisture packing system full of moist glow, it naturally and smoothly covers skin blemishes.
-  Bright skin tone without darkening even if re-applied: Even if repeatedly applied several times, it gets lightly absorbed without darkening, leaving skin bright and clear all day long.
- Formula that protects skin from a harmful environment: Thyme flower, mint leaf, rosehip fruit, and other compounds form a thin moisture-locking membrane that protects skin from harmful matter like minute dust in the air.

Source: Stylekorean




Volume: 13g (x2 since it comes with a refill)




Ingredients:

Water, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Cyclohexasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octocrylene, Zinc Oxide, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Iron Oxides(Ci77492), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Dimethicone, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Iron Oxides(Ci77491), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Oxides(Ci77499), Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Adenosine, Fragrance



How to use:

At the end of your skincare routine, press on the puff to soak up a desired amount of the content and apply using a tapping motion all around the face. After each use, be sure to keep the compact closed. To insert the refill, flip the product over and push the bottom out with both thumbs. Carefully align and press in the refill, enjoy.


Packaging: 10/10






You might think that I'm biased or something, but Heimish packagings are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! They are simple yet elegant and modern, and I am absolutely sold whenever it comes to pink and rose gold.




I also love how the design on the lid is simply printed but the are some shimmery flakes in it, and the whole thing is covered with a hard transparent top, which makes it really beautiful (I failed big time showing the details with my phone's camera...)


The cushion case is kinda similar to your typical bb cushion's one, with a front release and a mirror... except for two things:

- The puff is a little thicker, denser and slightly bouncier than the typical blue air puffs, which kinda makes it absorb less product.




- since they use the mochi technique, the cushion isn't flat like the other cushions (I tried to take it in pics but failed...), so you might get some of the bb cream on the lid.



Scent: 9/10

It has a light flowery scent, nothing overpowering and fades away moments after application (but still, it might bother you if you have a super sensitive nose.


Shades: 7/10


This bb cushion comes in only two shades (21 and 23 like most of the other korean base products).
Undertone: I got it in the light beige shade (21), and it is quite neutral with a tad bit of pink to it, which a plus for me.
SPF: 50 PA+++ which means you might look like a ghost if you took pictures with flash while having this bb cushion on (or any other korean bb cushion for this matter)


Coverage: 7/10



This bb cushion has a medium coverage that can be built up. In the pics above, I have applied the product with the cushion like I would do on my face. I didn't layer it. You can see that it did a nice job covering my hand's redness, but couldn't completely cover the line I've drawn.


Finish: 8/10

This bb cushion has a satin finish (which is a plus for me since I don't like the super dewy kinda look), adheres well to the skin and is easily blendable. It doesn't conceal pores (nor emphasise them) so you might consider using a pore primer beforehand if you have huge pores. It also clings to dry patches and kinda makes them more obvious, so make sure you get rid of those before using this bb cushion (or any base makeup in my opinion)


Moisture/oil control: 8/10

I don't think that this as moisturising as they make it seem (it doesn't dry out the skin either), but it is kinda understandable since it kinda has a matte finish. So you better rely on your skincare rather than this bb cream if you have a super dry skin.
As for oil control, I think this bb cushion does a nice job for about 4 hours if you have an oily skin (not extremely so), before the skin starts becoming a little dewy, but after a couple of other hours, you might need to use a no sebum powder or blotting paper.


Lasting power: 9/10

If your skin is in a good condition, this bb cushion will probably last all day (especially if you use a primer with is). But if you have a super dry/dehydrated skin or live somewhere where the wind is blasting constantly in your face (same for the heater and the air conditioner), then this might look a quite patchy on you after 4-5 hours.


Do I recommend it?

If you have a normal to oily skin, then yes absolutely.
But if you have a dry skin, then I don't think this is the right bb cushion for you (especially during winter), unless you are taking good care of your skin (as in exfoliate it enough and moisturise it before using this bb cushion) or live in a humid region.


You can buy it:

Heimish Artless Perfect Cushion retails for $31.77 and is available in 8 colors at Stylekorean.com (make sure to check them out, they are having crazy discounts until january 5th, you wouldn't want to miss their deals, click on the pictures below to be redirected to the specific promotion)








They also have up to 28% discount on neogen and 30% on Chica and Chico (yes they finally added it to their store *_* their betasalic cream is one of my HG seriously)







Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Stylekorean . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.



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[WISH FORMULA] I'm Pro Ampoule Pad: Review




Hello lovelies ~~

Last month (I think), Wish Formula announced on their instagram that they have launched a new product and are looking for 5 testers, so I thought why not? I reposted the image and luckily I was chosen to try their product (they also sent me this mask that I'm excited to try since sheet masks are my fav skincare product).



If you don't know about Wish formula, it's a Korean skincare brand that is known for making its products with natural processing instead of chemical processing which maximises active ingredients in nature while removing harmful toxins and allergy inducing materials. They have some really interesting products that you might want to check out, you can find them either on their website or their their instagram account (you can order by sending a DM)

Description and claims:

Groundbreaking Pad & Concentrated Ampoule technology with Patent, it is a Home Spa Product which gives maximized absorption and transmission into the skin.

Content: A box contains 10 sachets with the ampoule pads, but the one I received has only 5 in it.


Ingredients:

Water, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, 1-2 Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Pinus Radiata Bark Extract, PEG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Coceth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Santalum Album (sandalwood) Oil, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Aralia Elata Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Arachis Hypogaea (peanut) Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Wine Extract, Tocoppherol, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment.

You can check the COSDNA Analytics here.


How to use:

1- Balance out the skin by using toner after cleansing
2- Place the Ampoule Pad band between the fingers and apply all over the face. Tap the Ampoule Pad onto the skin to absorb better
3- 1 min later, massage the remaining ampoule into the skin


Packaging: 10/10





It comes in a red box with several sachets inside, which I really like since this way it's much more hygienic than putting the pads in a jar. It also prevents the product from oxidizing (since it contains Vitamin C) or drying (it happened to me before... I forgot to close the jar firmly once, and ended up with dry pads and evaporated essence..)



It's also travel friendly since these pads won't take much space, and also I doubt it would be considered as a liquid so you can take it with you at the last minute and stuff it in your carry on bag.



The pads: 8/10



Don't mind my extra puffy fingers... they tend to get really swollen during winter TT

I was actually taken aback when I first opened the sachet. I was expecting the pads to have an embossed side or something to exfoliate the skin like the other pads I've tried before, but it's silk smooth instead, and the liquid that it's soaked in makes it feel extra slippery and tiny teeny bit slimy.


The Ampoule: 10/10



The pads are soaked in a lot of product (way more product than one face can absorb) so I usually use it on my hands since they really need some brightening (I usually walk with my hands in front of my face to block the blinding sun rays, and always forget applying sunscreen on them).
The ampoule smells vaguely like the C20 Serum (you can find its full review here) and tastes like it (yeah you read right, I taste my products :3 ).
When you apply it on your face, you can feel that it's less sticky and absorbs faster than the Vitamin C serums I've tried before, but takes a little more time than the other ampoules I've tried before.


The effects: 8/10

I double cleaned my face and used my usual toner and the used this ampoule, I didn't feel any tingling or irritation the first time I used it. The second day was the same until about 30 min after applying it, I felt pimples forming under my skin, and by the end of the day I had one huge pimple on each cheek.. hoorah!!
I am not sure whether this is because I was only one week away from my periods, or I'm stressing since my finals are around the corner (this can't be it since I still am not stressing out.. I won't stress out until there is only one day left and it's too late to do anything about it), or because of these pads. Either way, I will update this post in the next couple of weeks and let you know whether this product caused my pimples or not.

Other than that, I think I could see some brightening effects on my hands, nothing major but my hands are absolutely brighter even after a couples of uses, I can't say the same for my face since I have quite a fair skintone so it won't show even if there was any. It also does a decent job hydrating the skin, which is always a plus for me since I have a dehydrated skin.


Do I recommend it?

I have to make sure about those pimples first before I can say my final thoughts about it, but other than that I think it is absolutely a great brightening product, and it also does a decent job hydrating your skin ( you should also take this into consideration if you have an oily skin since it might make your skin oilier). Also, don't forget to always have sunscreen on otherwise your skin will burn instead of becoming brighter.


You can buy it:

If you are interested in this product or any of Wish Formula's products, you can either check their website or order from their instagram account by sending them a DM.
You can also get it on Jolse since they have recently added this brand to their store ^^




Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Wish Formula . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.




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