Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Sariayu Intensive Acne Care

Akhir-akhir ini aku lagi jerawatan. Nggak tau kenapa. Apa karena aku lagi coba-coba ganti perawatan kulit pake Hada Labo Shiro, atau karena nggak cocok sama pelembut pakaian, atau karena pikiran lagi mumet, atau bisa juga karena kurang gizi. Gara-gara males masak, jadi asupan gizinya kurang bervariasi. Kalo lagi laper, ganjel perut cukup dengan minum kopi. Aduuh, jangan dicontoh ya. Banyak suspect-nya. Tapi kalo dari tempat tumbuhnya jerawat, kayaknya sih karena gizi yang gak bener hehehe.
 
Biasanya aku cukup ngobatin pake acne gel dari Viva atau Clean & Clear. Ampuh sih, tapi yang namanya jerawat baru muncul lebih cepat sebelum yang lama sembuh. Ngeselin emang. Jadi aku sepertinya butuh yang formulanya lebih 'ngepek'.
 
Udah lama sih aku liat benda ini kalo mampir ke Giant, tapi gak pernah aku lirik karena lebih suka pake acne gel. Tapi, ya gak ada salahnya juga coba-coba.

 
Kalo dilihat dari kotaknya sepertinya ukuran produk ini kelihatan gede, padahal pas dibuka, botolnya itu imut-imut. Kira-kira sebesar botol minyak angin deh. Isinya juga hanya 12 ml.


 
Klaim
Mengandung belerang halus, pegagan, dan bahan lain untuk membantu mengurangi jerawat dan merawat kulit berjerawat secara intensif.
 
Cara pakai
Bersihkan wajah dengan Sariayu Busa Pembersih Jerawat. Kocok campuran hingga merata, oleskan pada wajah yang bejerawat dengan kapas bersih. Untuk hasil optimal gunakan Sariayu Masker Jerawat.
 
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Sekedar catatan, aku tidak menggunakan Sariayu Busa Pembersih Jerawat karena udah punya my own holy grail face wash. Biasanya kalo diganti dengan busa pembersih wajah khusus jerawat, wajahku jadi iritasi, merah-merah di sekitar garis tertawa. Dan masker yang aku pake juga dari Mustika Ratu. Nggak satu paket dari Sariayu semua.
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Kalo dilihat dari komposisi bahannya, ada camphor. Hati-hati ya buat yang wajahnya sensitif.
 
 
 
Botolnya berwarna bening dengan tutup putar dari plastik. Kalo kamu perhatikan, seperti ada endapan di bagian bawah botol. Jadi harus dikocok dulu kalau mau dipake.


 
Bau produk ini sangat menyengat. Asli, tajam seperti silet. Heheheh. Pokoknya campuran antara bau belerang, jamu-jamuan (khas Sariayu), dan menthol. Kebayang dong kayak apa. Tapi biar menyengat, aku suka sih baunya. Segerrr, kayak bau kamar operasi (loh?). Suka aku cium-cium sendiri hihihi.
 

 
Biasanya aku mengoleskannya dengan kapas ini. Hati-hati ya, karena menyengat, maka pas kamu oles ke wajah, mata akan terasa perih. Meskipun aku mengoleskan di daerah hidung misalnya, tetep aja mataku langsung berair sedikit terkena uapnya. Pedes banget. Tapi tahan aja lah, pedes dikit. Masa iya mau ngolesin sambil merem?
 

 
Perbedaan jelas produk ini dengan acne gel adalah teksturnya yang bikin muka keliatan jelek. Hehehe. Kalo gel kan bening ya, tapi kalo yang ini bakal kelihatan seperti ada bedak putih nempel di muka seperti gambar di atas. So, aku sih bakalan pakai ini hanya pada malam hari, di saat cuma aku dan Gusti Allah yang bisa melihat wajahku seperti apa. Hehehe.
 

 
Aku lupa kasih tanda di foto ini, tapi kamu bisa lihat gak jerawat paling gede di situ? Tiga hari lalu sebelum ambil foto ini, itu jerawat lagi mateng-matengnya. Belum keluar lemaknya. Cuma tiga kali aku olesin obat ini, langsung kayak gitu. Lumayan cepet kan dibanding gel.
 
Anehnya lagi kalo obat jerawat kan biasanya bikin kulit di sekeliling jerawat ikutan mengelupas karena kering, nah yang ini nggak, bro. Nggak tau apa karena kulit mukaku yang rada badak, atau mungkin karena aku imbangin dengan pake sabun muka yang mengandung formula anti aging, jadi tetep terasa lembab.
 
So overall, bolehlah produk ini dicoba, apalagi harganya juga nggak terlalu mahal. Oh ya, karena jerawatku masih bisa dibilang nggak terlalu merajalela banget, aku sih nggak menggunakan satu paket produk khusus jerawat sekaligus ya. Misalnya pake facial wash, toner, pelembab, cleansing, masker, dll yang khusus jerawat. Karena biasanya kalo seperti itu, mukaku langsung iritasi saking keringnya. Jadi kalo masalah wajahmu seperti aku, nggak usah panik ngerawatnya hehehe. Santai aja. Lain halnya buat yang masalah jerawat sudah akut. Okeh?
 
Harganya sekitar IDR 18K. Lupa persisnya berapa.
 









Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation (Beige55)

For me, Max Factor isn't the most famous makeup brand as it isn't the most talked about in Indonesia. Funny because I've walked pass the counter like a gazillions of times but never intend to even look at the collections. Lack of advertising, probably?
 
And so I was searching for a good foundation. I have two, actually. La Tulipe Cover Foundation, which is too cake-like, hard to blend, and super thick. And Maybelline Liquid Mousse Foundation which was reviewed and recommended a lot but I found the consistency is too runny and fail to make my face look flawless. Very very poor coverage.
 
Then I bumped into Max Factor counter and told the BA that I want a perfect foundation: matte finish with great staying power. And this what she recommended right away, like she already knew this was the perfect item. She even picked the shade for me correctly in just one glance at my face. I like this kind of BA, smart one.
 
 
So this product is basically a three-function foundation in a bottle as it contains primer, concealer, and sunscreen by SPF 20. It dresses in a thick glass bottle with a clear plastic hat. I have to becareful not to drop this.
 

 
My shade is Beige 55.
There are 14 different shades, but the availability may be different on each country, I suppose. Stop by at their official website to find out more.
 

 
I can't see parabens here. Or is it my sight just fooled me?
 
 
 
What I like from the packaging is the pump. I do love pump bottles since it will guarantee its hygiene. The downside of every pump bottle is that some products might stuck underneath the pump that you'll need to unscrew the pump and eak out plenty more with a brush. But since I barely finish my makeup products to the very last drop, I don't really give a damn about its uneconomical.
 

 
Another good thing of the packaging is that you can turn the pump right to left and vice versa to unlock it. This reminds me if I put this in my purse, and accidently the cap was popped open, I don't have to worry that the pump might be unintentionally squeezed. It's like an extra seal in case you lost the transparent cap.
 

 
This Beige 55 shade has a slight yellow undertone which I think is an advantage because I usually go with the ashy colored BB creams that make my face look a bit pale. So, yeah, I think this shade is perfect for Indonesian with fair skin to yellow undertone.

   Btw, no weird smell whatsoever.
 


How I usually try out the shade of foundation in the counters is by swatching it to my wrist since that area has the closest tone to my face. No, I don't swatch it to my jaw as many beauty bloggers do. I wear hijab, how would I do that?
 
On the picture above the color doesn't look too obvious since it blends really well with my skin. Btw, my wrist is the fairest shade.
 
 
 
I swatch this on my hand as it's the darkest part of my body. The color here looked more obvious. As you can see that I had so many freckles on my hand. And the yellow undertone foundation make it look more flawless, but not pale.
 
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I won't get bored telling you this, but my skin type is normal to oily, especially on the T zone. And this is the first makeup base I ever try that doesn't need to be set up with a face powder, I can wear this alone just like that, and I don't feel any greasy or oily sensation on my finger when I touch my face all day. It's totally matte! The coverage is from medium to high. Those dark spots are all gone. Except for my heavy undereye dark circles. For daily use, I will just ignore this fact. But other than that, I will apply extra eye concealer.
 
However, the application is a bit tricky since this foundation dries very quickly and tend to make your face look patchy if you don't blend it well. I really have to moisturize my face in advance, especially on some spots that have drying acnes. Those spots will look totally ugly if you don't moisturize them well.
 
To trick the patchy and cakey look, I would spread this product using my own hands. And on some drying areas (around the nose and on drying acnes) I would apply extra moisturizer to damp those cracking skin, and reapply some thin layers. 

I use this on outdoor activities. I am talking about walking on your feet in humid Bekasi at 11 am, 37 degrees Celsius, and some oil showed up, but just a bit, on the tip of my nose. Other than that, this foundation stays all day long until my 10th hour without primer nor face powder, with a little fading.

This foundation might not work well on those who have dry skin. You can see the example on the back of my hand as it's so dry. The finishing look uneven and clumpy. But on those with normal to oily skin, this will be a great solution for you who look for a flawless result with matte finishing. But, you might want to reconsider using this for photography or wedding makeup since the SPF consistency will tend to give that unwanted white cast appearance.

In short, this product might be your answer if you're looking for matte finish foundation with medium to high coverage. But a big no no for those who seek for dewy-looking finishing with medium coverage. 
 
Verdicts:
  • Matte finishing
  • Dries very quickly when applied
  • Not great for dry skin
  • Tend to look partchy if you don't blend it well
  • Moisturizer is strongly suggested
  • No need extra face powder for daily use as it's very matte
  • Long lasting
  • How much: IDR 150K to 160K (USD 14)







 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blog Sale: Please Adopt Us!


Blog sale!

Beberapa produk berikut ada yang masih baru. Ada yg masih segel, ada yang nggak. Kalaupun kemasannya sudah agak kurang 'photogenic' tapi kalo aku bilang baru, itu pasti baru dan belum pernah aku sentuh.

Pengiriman hanya lewat JNE dan hanya melalui Bank Mandiri. No free ongkir, apalagi kalo di luar kota. Tapi kalo masih di Jabodetabek, bisa dipertimbangkan kalau pembelian di atas IDR 100,000.

Untuk tanya-tanya silakan kirim WhatsApp di nomor 0811823428. Atau boleh message lewat Facebook, tapi please aku harus di add friend dulu supaya message mu bisa aku baca. Link FB-ku ada di top page.

Tidak terima tawar menawar karena harga sudah lebih murah dari harga resminya. Dan hanya menerima pembayaran berupa uang tunai atau transfer. Tidak menerima pembayaran berupa cek/giro, Traveller's Cheque, wesel, Money Order, Inkaso, barter barang, pulsa HP, apalagi pulsa PLN. No, no, no.

No keep. Begitu transfer langsung booking.

Untuk review produk, boleh search di Google ya temaaan. Ada beberapa yang sudah ku review juga di blog ini.

Hehehe, galak banget ya gue.

Happy shopping!


Brand new
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural (CB02)
IDR 75,000

 


Brand new
Revlon Super Lustruous Lip Gloss in Shine City (No. 010)
Warna bening
IDR 40,000





Preloved
Sari Ayu Two Way Cake shade Putih Langsat. Cuma dipakai untuk swatch.

Brand new
Sari Ayu Pelembab Putih Langsat
All IDR 40,000




Brand new
Maybelline Fruity Jelly in Sparkling Raspberry (No. 09)
IDR 15,000




Brand new
Make Over Liquid Lip Color in Red Temptation
IDR 60,000




Preloved
Revlon Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Raisin Rage
IDR 30,000




Preloved
Mustika Ratu Lipstik Amuspa Buketan. 80%. IDR 20,000.
Mustika Ratu Blusher Amuspa Buketan. 90%. IDR 30,000.




Preloved
Etude House Color Lips-Fit in PK 003 (Fantasy Fit Pink). Isi 90%.
IDR 80,000




Preloved
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream shade 23 (Natural Beige). Isi 90%. Dua kali pakai.
IDR 100,000




Preloved
Etude House Kissful Lip Care. Untuk concealer bibir. Isi 90%. Hanya sekali dipakai swatch.
IDR 30,000




Preloved
Viva Queen Moisture Lipstick shade 112 dan 115. Hanya dipakai sekali swatch. Isi 90%.
Masing-masing IDR 10,000.














Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner (Black)

My eyes are small, that's why I love to accentuate them with eye makeup products. One of them is eyeliners. No day ever I would go out without scratching some fine lines above my eyes. And although I own several eyeliners in my drawer already, I always able to find a great excuse to buy new ones. Especially if it's Dolly Wink. Yeth, I've been eyeing this pen ever since I first saw it in Zalora, although I finally bought this when I stop by at Kay Collection.
 
Btw, if you live in Indonesia and a makeup accessories lover, you should definitely stop by at Kay Collection counters, you'll find tons of Koji products and some other amazing stuff.
 
 
The packaging itself is quite eye catching, with Tsubasa Matsukawa picture as the founder of Dolly Wink.
 
 
 

 
There are two shades available which are black and brown. What I purchased was seemed like a new packaging version. The old one has a bow picture on the plastic, as you can see on the photo above.
 
 
 
When you see the back of the packaging, all you'll see is Japanese. Kinda weird, since usually all imported stuff in Indonesia had the English/Indonesian translation in a sticker. But I found a picture with English description somewhere on the internet (I forgot where, though), and type this letter by letter. LOL.
 
Description
"Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner has a ultra fine yet flexible point tip, which allow greater precision with a easy to handle eyelining experience. The deep dazzling black can accentuate the glamorous eyes of yours, giving you a more defined look. This eyeliner is waterproof, sweat proof and with the quick dry formula, the eyeliner can stay on for hours without a smudge. Your look will be long wearing and gorgeous even without touch-up."
 
How to use it
Use the pencil to fill the spaces between your eyelashes and draw a smooth line just above your lashes.
  

 

The plastic seal is very thick and it's impossible to be opened without breaking some edges. So it's kinda brand new guaranteed for me, because sometimes I do not trust the shop keeper. If you know what I mean.
 
 
 
The pen itself is more like a regular plastic pen I'd use in school. Since the one I got is in Black shade, it's strawberry milk pink, with violet flowers printing, and a black cap. If you go for a brown one, you'll find all turqoise and stuff on the pen.



I've never seen a pen liner tip as pointy as this one, but it doesn't feel like it stabs. Overtime, the tip will get feathery a bit. For me, this kind a super thin applicator would be useful for coloring tiny places such as tear duct or a very sharp cat wink. But for a thicker lines, I would prefer using a gel liner.
 

 
The result is a bit glossy, although not as shinny as my Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner. The blackness it produces is a bit dissapointing, though. It's more like a super dark grey than a jet black. 
 
I try to apply this on my eyes just to test its sting effect and luckily there were none.
 

 


The very pointy tip is very helpful for making thin lines and reach the most impossible spots a pencil liner cannot reach, but you'll need several layers to achieve a solid black result like the pictures above. And the glossy finishing is not very flattering for me who loves to practice my eye makeups and take close up pictures of my eyes.
 
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After about 10 hours usage I found the waterproof effect is as good as it claimed although it faded a bit, and I also saw a bit of smudging under my eyes. Please note that I have very oily lids. But the smudging can be easily tricked with an eye primer application in advance. So, that's how important an eye primer is.
 
Some liquid eyeliners will leave you with a clogging sensation, like wearing a scotch tape on your eyes, but this product feels very comfortable on my eyelids. I don't feel any clogging or sting sensation, which is a huge benefit since I'm softlens user.
 
Overall, I would say this pricey eyeliner (my most one) is a pretty good one for daily use. Very easy application, not very intense color, and the longevity is amazing. Yes, the price really pays-off. 
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Verdicts:
  • Very easy to use
  • Cute packaging
  • A bit glossy finishing
  • The blackness is not so dark
  • Super thin applicator tip, probably the thinnest ever
  • No clogging or stingy effect
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Smudgeproof: Not really, but with eye primer it's smudgeproof
  • How much: I bought this for IDR 220K (USD 20)
  • Where: in Kay Collection counters, or zalora.co.id. Other than those, I don't know any other place you can find this.
 
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EOTD

I feel like a waste not to post these pictures, so here they are, using this Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner. Pardon the awful eyeliner shape. I still haven't found my HG cat wink eyeliner shape. -__-
 
Products abused: Sleek Acid Pallet, Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner (Black), NYX Retractable Eyeliner (White), Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara (Black), EH Proof 10 Auto Pencil, Princess Universe Brown Softlens, unbranded falsies.
 

Products abused: NYX Retractable Eyeliner (Green), Sleek Acid Pallet, Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Liner (Black), Maybelline Stiletto Mascara (Black), Baby Color Candy Rainbow Softlens (Grey), unbranded falsies.

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Buh bye!
 







Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Handmade Liquid Soaps by Moporie

Olo,
 
Still connected to the previous Beauty Blogger Meet Up I attended a few weeks ago, now I'd like to unbox two of several items gifted by Moporie, their liquid soaps: Castile Liquid Soap and Head To Toe Best Friend Soap.
 
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CASTILE LIQUID SOAP

 


 
Packed in a tiny plastic bottle, this liquid soap claims to suitable for all skin type. Like the rest of Moporie products, this one is also free from SLS and Parabens. This unscented liquid soap contains olive oil and all its goodness for our skin.
 
Ingredient:
75%-100% olive oil
 

This product is sealed tighly in a thick plastic, with a flip style cap. Very practical. Especially when your hands get all soapy and it's too slippery to grab the bottle. But if you think the flip cap is a bother, you can always twist it open and pour a larger amount of the soap.

 
 
The consistency is not runny nor thick. Since this claimed to be unscented, you won't get any fancy smell coming out of it. Just the natural aroma of some natural oil. When you see it in the bottle, the liquid looks yellowish, but when you pour it on your hand, it's almost transparent.
 

 
I didn't know why my hand got all bubbly in this picture, but believe me, when I try this for bathing, there was not much bubbles produced.
 
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HEAD TO TOE BEST FRIEND SOAP






With a same looking box with Castile Liquid Soap, this tea-colored soap will be friendly not only to your body, but your hair as well. Claimed to be SLS, Paranbes, and Silicone free, this soap was enriched with pro vitamin B5, vitamin E, olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and some other luxury oil.
 

 
The mouth of this bottle is the same as Castile Liquid Soap with a flip cap style.
 


The concistency is a but more runny and the liquid color is dark yellow/brown. Just like a tea.
 
 
 
No fancy fragrance you can smell from this soap. The only aroma coming is the smell of natural oil from what this soap was made of. Not much bubble you can get when using this. No matter how much the product you pour.
 
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Overall, as claimed to be all natural ingredient soap, these product will be suitable for any skin type. Free from parabens, SLS, and silicone. I don't feel worry at all bathing my toddler with these soaps although they also produce special items for babies and kids.
 
Although the ones I review in this post are all unscented, you can always request your own custumized fragrance and benefit. But don't expect too much since their products has very light fragrance that can only last for an hour after usage. For liquid soap, you also can order your very own special cap style, whether is flip caps like I own, or pump style.

In short, Moporie soaps is the right product for those who look for the benefit of a soap to your skin, but definitely a big no no for you who look for fancy fragrance in a soap.

You can check out other products here:
www.moporie.com
www.thesoapcorner.com

That's all my short review about these. Hope this is useful!







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