Showing posts with label concealer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concealer. Show all posts

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review: Pink Sugar Our Lil' Secret Concealer in Light Medium

Hello gals its becoming harder and harder to wake up each day. Holiday fever is in the air~ Imagine my surprise when I ride the train today and there is no queue! Due to daily traffic and pollution I still get breakouts every now and then and I remember getting this before my Japan trip when I looked for a reliable concealer, let me review Pink Sugar Our Lil' Secret Concealer.

What is it? 

Pink Sugar Our Lil' Secret Concealer in Light Medium 
With cucumber fruit and chamomile extracts
Full Coverage with Vitamin A, C, E and Aloe Vera
Directions: Apply under the eye or on other uneven spots on the face, blend well. 

Comes in 4 shades: Light, Light Medium, Medium and Medium Deep. 

Pink Sugar offers their concealer in a handy dandy plastic tube, its easy to bring too due to its size. I have tried tub, doe foot applicator concealers as well and I must say handy tubes like this is what I prefer.

No paraben. So all good (?)

Our Lil' Secret Concealer is my first product from Pink Sugar. I am looking for a heavy duty concealer and the search led me to Pink Sugar. As I check the 4 shades available I found out that the lightest one can pass up as a highlighter. The color is super light! That is why I chose the Light Medium which is the shade that leans to natural. The shade has yellow undertone (not grayish! yes!) which makes it close to my skin tone.

Our Lil' Secret Concealer has no particular scent, but it does smell like a regular concealer. The small opening of the tube dispenses just the right amount of thick cream. I tried it on my dark spots and it covers up well, however I noticed that it clings on dry spots of my face. It also accentuates pores, good thing that I use primer before my makeup.

This concealer also dries fast so I also need to blend fast, this is a con bur the pro is when the cream dries, the finish is matte and budge proof. I only use my finger on application with dab motion but for precised spot correction you may apply it with a beauty blender sponge or brush for precise spot correction. About the longevity, its really long lasting because I only need to apply once but it dries quite fast. The cream dries like its cement and it doesn't budge. I apply it on top of my liquid foundation and under my finishing powder. Another con is that it appears visible on flash camera shots. It highlights instead of covering up my skin secrets! Lol. No to flash cameras when I wear this.

I have a pimple huhu. And so I applied by dabbing motion and there you go.

How much and where to buy? 

P349 available at Pink Sugar kiosks in malls nationwide. I got mine at Landmark Trinoma.

What I love 
  • Packaging
  • Long lasting
  • Yellow based shades which is perfect for Pinays
  • Affordable
  • Contains a lot of product
  • Brightens under eye area but liquid formula is better IMO
  • Doesn't cake
  • Buildable coverage (Medium to heavy)
  • Opaque 
  • Creamy texture
  • Covers dark spots 
  • May accentuate pores
  • No breakouts
  • Not oily
  • Budge proof matte finish
  • Very light on the face
What I don't 
  • Dries fast
  • May highlight dry patches
  • I need
Dab dab motion on the spots for better coverage

Will I repurchase?

Our Lil' Secret Concealer is my very first product from Pink Sugar and its good. The coverage, price and longevity is a thumbs up! The old concealers I've tried are not as good as Pink Sugar concealer, this is my favorite concealer so far.

Have you tried Pink Sugar products yet? Let me know your favorite product from them in the comments! 

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: TONYMOLY Cover Pot Concealer Face Mix

Annyeong hi pretty lady! Today is a Saturday and its raining outside. I want to build the good vibes around here, my mood is pretty gloomy lately. Anyhow for today I will be reviewing my current concealer which I bring everyday, TONYMOLY Cover Pot Concealer Face Mix.

What is it? 
TONYMOLY Cover Pot Concealer Face Mix is in 4g pot available in only 2 shades which are 01 Light Beige and 02 Natural beige.

Major Ingredients: Lotus Extract, Marine Collagen, Ceramide

  • Mild and perfect coverage without thick feeling
  • Long lasting fit cover strong on sebum sweat and tears
  • Soft application with silky coverage on wrinkles or on op of white heads.
How to use:
Apply small amount on blemishes or area needed.
For more coverage use concealer brush to apply

Credits: Koreadepart

It looks glass to me but its plastic. The shade number is at the bottom of the pot but there is no ingredient list nor translations.

I got TONYMOLY Cover Pot Concealer Face Mix in  shade 02. Natural Beige is a fair beige with yellow undertone. I think the 01 shade is for brightening the under eye. I avoid buying lighter color for my concealer because it highlights my dark spots instead of hiding them. For red marks I still recommend green concealers. Make sure to moisturize prior to using this concealer because it may be patchy if you have dry skin.

The consistency is smooth and very easy to spread. It is creamy which means the pigmentation is sheer. I guess I will like it better if has more of a dry formula. I only use my fingers on application and I can say the coverage is decent but is not so buildable. With brush I think heavy coverage is possible. I use it sparingly on my under eye area but it quickly creases though. The concealer melts at the end of the day so I need to bring it so I can reapply.

How much and where to buy? 
P248 for a 4g pot. You can buy this in Tonymoly kiosks nationwide or online shops like Althea

What I love 

  • Creamy consistency which makes it easy to blend
  • The shade 02 is perfect
  • Medium coverage enough for slight dark marks
  • Doesn't break me out
  • Affordable
  • Accessible product, available in Tonymoly shops and kiosks nationwide
  • Not cakey
What I don't 

  • It creases quickly on my under eye

Use brush for heavy coverage

Will I repurchase?

This is  my first Tonymoly concealer and I want to try their other variants. I recommend this to students and girls in a budget who wants an everyday concealer. If you only need medium coverage, very few marks to cover and you want to let your skin breathe, then TONYMOLY Cover Pot Concealer Face Mix is the product for you.

What is your favorite concealer right now? Let me know in the comments.

Annyeong! Happy weekend!~

*I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at: sparkliecandy(at)gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Fashion 21 Perfect Stick with Tea Tree Oil in Milk Tea

Fashion 21 Perfect Stick with Tea Tree Oil in Milk Tea Review

 After finishing up a lot of full-sized bb cream tubes I bought a few months back I am now a cheap skate kid that can't afford a new one. Boohoo~ So now I need to stick with the basics eh? Like a separate moisturizer, foundation and sunscreen. Yikes. All of those steps will take too much of my every morning. And another misfortune is that I am also all out of concealer!

Yay so fortunately I was in Landmark the other day, I checked several local brands (they are affordable!) and remembered that I have been wanting to try my favorite foundation's concealer counterpart, and so I did! :)

What it is?
Fashion 21 Perfect Stick with Tea Tree Oil is a concealer stick, which is meant to cover up nasty blemishes and perhaps brighten dark panda under eyes.

Check out the ingredients below:

It doesn't have parabens (good thing!) and it contains tea tree oil! Good in controlling acne. Let's read an excerpt from webmd:

Why do people take tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil has been used traditionally as a topical antiseptic and antifungal treatment. One study found that tea tree oil worked as well as 5% benzoyl peroxide in controlling the symptoms of acne. It appears to be effective with toenail fungus and possibly athlete's foot. Studies of tea tree oil for other conditions such as gum disease, vaginal infections, and dandruff have been inconclusive.

Oh~ so tea tree oil is not just for acne, it can also be a cure for other girl problems as well (now if Head & Shoulders could come up with a tea tree variant?) CR: Photo from Fashion21.

Not just a concealer! It is also a foundation!

The Packaging:
I got myself Milk Tea but it is darker than my skin tone. (T_T)
The green packaging is eye catching, I didn't even bothered to look at the other concealer line. The product cap is just a cap. Hahaha what I mean is it not even twist type of something.O(≧∇≦)O
I like that it is not a loose cap or whatever. It just sits on my kit, safe from product wreckage because the cap is tight and secure. ヽ(*゚ー゚*)ノ

Product Experience:
I tried Fashion 21 Perfect as a concealer. The texture is smooth and it is really blendable. The concealer has a minty scent which I like (might be tea tree?). It has a powder finish, light enough like you are not wearing anything on your face.

I was intrigued on how Fashion 21 Perfect Stick with Tea Tree Oil in Milk Tea will fare as a cream foundation, so I did!٩(^ᴗ^)۶  I was not afraid to use it on my face because it contains tea tree and I didn't had any bad skin reaction when I used it as a concealer. I only used my fingers with blending because it brings better results. If you would use blush, I recommend liquid tints. Blending is like a dream, no streaks or anything. By the way don't forget to moisturize first because as mentioned it has a powder finish which might accentuate dry patches (in case you have any).

Behold for the next photo is when I had a breakout galore. Not-so-good skin days. :(

See picture above, the coverage is buildable, not cakey even with layers on but still might not be enough for red acne or dark pimple marks IMO. It helped a bit in covering up my pores. The final result is natural flawless finish which lasts for hours. However I still prefer reapplication because I like the look better when its freshly applied. 

Once I left my powder foundation at home and didn't even had my loose powder with me, I had to make do with Fashion 21 Perfect Stick. I was afraid I'll be so stress looking throughout the day. But guess what, besides being oily on my t-zone everything else is fine. If I was not just oozy on wanting freshly applied makeup I would not even bother to retouch.

Another scenario is using this before swimming. It claims to have UV protection along with coverage (like bb creams? minus the moisture!) My liner and lip tint is gone but I noticed that its like my foundie is still on even after 3 hours of being in the water. Is this some kind of waterproof? Amaziiing~

How much and where to buy?
Landmark and Watsons nationwide at only Php 195 per 11.5 grams tube. Beat that! (ノ>▽<。)ノ

What I love?
  • The smooth texture
  • Buildable/ blendable 
  • Cream to powder finish
  • It has UV protection
  • ]The tea tree minty scent!
  • Covers up pores when used as a foundation!
  • It is a 2 in 1 product
  • Affordable and accessible
  • Long lasting and I suspect it is even waterproof! (๑>ᴗ<๑)
  • Does not break me out
 What I don't 
  • Not good enough coverage if used as a concealer
  • Shade I got is darker than mehh~
Moisturize first before using this product!
Double or triple layers on skin imperfections
Use makeup remover and good cleansers for skin cleansing.

Will I repurchase? 
Yessssh I will! I might just bought the wrong shade.Perfect choice for girls in a tight budget. This is a must-try! :)

A bang for the buck! Overall quality of Fashion 21 Perfect Stick with Tea Tree Oil in Milk Tea is great. Not for a concealer though, but I can pass that up. As a cream foundation this baby is a winner!

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