Missha’s The Style Glam Look Gloss in Or01 is awesome and it is only $9.90. How cheap is that? This one is the shade I can find closest to suit my natural lip color. Its wand is wide and the tip is slanted for convenient application.
Its got vitamin E in it to help sooth the lips and emollients to keep the lip hydrated at all time. The gloss isn’t too sticky and doesn’t look tacky. Just very natural gloss that lasted a fair bit. Loves it.
Missha’s The Style Color Eyeliner in Black Pearl for $8.90. What a steal! While the name of this liquid eyeliner is a little misleading, there’s no pearl in it; however the black is very black. It is as black as Bobbi Brown’s Gel eyeliner except that it last forever, doesn’t smudge or transfer onto the lids like Bobbi Brown’s Gel eyeliner.
I love my liquid eye liner to death. This one is a little watery than I would expect, hence a longer drying time. However, it is still bearable just 10-20 sec. It is waterproof and extremely durable doesn’t stain, transfer or move a bit at all.
While the brush is a little tricky to use at the beginning because it is really fine, however after a few application it is very workable and became easier to use each time.
P/S: A tip to ensure easy, fast liquid eyeliner application is to first apply the desired line you want in eye pencil (in similar shade) then trace the liquid eyeliner on it. Pronto, results!
Missha’s Super Aqua Oxygen mask is a bliss to apply on. None of the dripping messy mess. Simple to use and quick to adsorb into the skin. I have slept on it before and it left my skin feeling supple and soft. Not a problem to use on a daily basis. Unfortunately, that is where the benefits stops.
This is mask for skin that are looking for hydration, suppleness and softness. If you are looking for brighten, radiant skin; you might find this mask just won’t cut it for you.
However, the price for this product is relatively cheap, this jar last quite a long while even if you slather it on luxuriously all over the face and neck. The smell was pleasant, nothing overbearing.
I got this as a freebie from Missha. Pretty average mask I’d say. The mask was a breeze to attach to the face. It was not messy/dripping when I applied it on and the size of the mask was just right for my face.
After 20-30 minutes on my face, all the liquid were thoroughly seeped into my skin. The mask was falling off my face itself. Weird huh?
Even though it is a Cucumber Soothing Mask it smelt a lot like rockmelon. Overall, while it was easy to deal with, it did nothing much to my skin that can be visibly seen. Doubt I will purchase this.
Mask really do make a difference to the face. Ask any celebrities and they’ll tell you that all those nifty masks are the secret to glowing/clear/healthy/plump skin at all the red carpet events.
They are plenty of mask out there. Detoxifying, hydrating, brightening/whitening and firming/lifting. These mask are almost suitable for just about everyone.
Of course there are others like peeling, exfoliating and etc. These should be use with cautious depending on your skin condition.
Some of my all time favorite mask includes SKII’s Brightening Sheet Mask, Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Masque, Missha’s Vital Effect Extra Collagen Mask, InEssence Moisturizing Mask & Missha’s Peeling Gel.
It is recommended to do as many moisturizing/hydrating mask a week as you like.
I have oily combination skin and I do 3-4 hydrating mask a week and it works wonder to my face without breaking it out. On top of that, the next day my T-zone is less likely to be shiny or oily because the skin is well moisturize hence less production of oil.
On top of that, I do one detoxifying mask, 1-2 exfoliating, 1-2 brightening mask a week depends on how busy I am.
Combined with a simple daily 4 step beauty routine; you’ll be surprise to see the result on your face. Because I am.
I am very fickle minded. One minute you’ll see me raving about this product; the next minute you’ll see me with my other “it” product. That is not because the previous product isn’t any good. It is mostly because there are so many products at the market out there and I am just plainly lost for choices. After all, there is only one heart and so many choices to love.
This time I would like to compare between these two
M Vita is definitely heaps more runnier/watery as compare to M Perfect Cover. Even though, both as equally easily blendable, I would prefer M Perfect Cover for its more.
M Perfect Cover definitely has better coverage. Beats M Vita and even LM Fluid Tint hands down. The coverage issue is also one of M Perfect Cover’s main selling point. It has beautiful pigmentation in it to cover redness, pores, fine lines (has anti-aging properties), pigmentations, scars, acnes and whitens the face equally.
Personally, I found thhat the M Perfect Cover evens out my skin tone equally and my flaws were covered very consistenly without the help of concealers. However, because I chose No.23 (the darker) shade; it did not do much in terms of whitening my face instantly.
As much as I love whitening my skin a little; I am not a big fan of spotting two different tone between my face and neck. I am happy how the No.23 looks so natural that it looked like I wasn’t wearing anything on my face and definitely no two toned colored skin.
M Perfect Cover doesn’t have a sunblock smell. Just a mild lotion smell.
M Vita is more dewy as compared with M Perfect cover. I have combination skin and is always spotted with the embarrasing oily T zone. So I can do without dewy sheen on my face. But I am happy to use my illuminator for that extra shine whenever I like some.
Le garçon mentioned how my face seem fairer but it could be my 340946 other products and the change in diet I have been experimenting with. However, I do believe some of it has to be from the BB cream I have been splashing my face with for about a month now.
M Perfect Cover has SPF42++
M Vita has SPF20
M Perfect Cover AUD33
M Vita AUD32
The thing about tinted moisturizer is that they often come in very limited shades but because their “pigments are diluted enough that you don’t need a perfect-match with your actual skintone yet enough of it to infuse your complexion with a gorgeous new glow” (beautyeditor.com.au).
So yes, I am happy to stick with tinted moisturizer as a daily product as oppose to foundations. I have quickly replaced my M Vita and La Mer Fluid Tint with M Perfect Cover. Partly, I am interested in seeing the long term result, partly I am happy with the anti-aging properties they added to the BB cream and partly is because they have the highest SPF protection amongst the BB cream. Sun protection is afterall vital being in Australia and all.
I think I forgot to mention is that some people has complaint that the M Perfect Cover was a little too white for their skin. I suppose this can be corrected with a darker shade the No.23. Even though it is said to be darker but do not be afraid; the term is not literally blacker. Just a little more natural. I have fairly light-medium tone (NW20) and yet I use No.23 for M Perfect Cover and it agrees perfectly with my skin.
Also, some suggested that the M Perfect Cover was too dry/dry flakes for their face. This can also be prevented with regular exfloiation, well hydrated skin prior to application of any BB cream. Regular hydrating mask is also recommended.
I am probably a little behind to pick up this craze all over Asia right now – the BB Cream. While the name doesn’t sound very appealing nor professional; I have seen pictures from various people to convince myself to give it a go.
So what exactly is BB Cream/ Blemish Balm Cream?
Well, in a nutshell, it is a tinted moisturizer (sometimes makeup base) that mostly soothe, moisturize, brighten/whiten, soften, protect and even out the skin tone. However, what makes it special is that prolong use of BB Cream may improve your skin overall texture, reduce+ lighten acne scars/pigmentation and even prevent future acne breakout.
Developed by the Koreans, it was designed for scarring patient or something (similar to La Mer) and was used commonly by Korean celebrities. (That explains their porcelain skin)
There are plenty of BB Cream brands out there but it is rather unfortunate to be situated at this side of the world where BB Cream is extremely rare and hunting them online would be a pain in the ass.
One thing though, through research BB Creams are relatively cheap. Considering if it is capable of clearing up the skin tone, improve skin texture and clarity; why are people bothering to buy La Mer and other expensive potions?
Thanks to MISSHA, I was able to obtain BB Cream here in Australia. I had to survive the tedious ride to Boxhill but I got it regardless. I obtained this MISSHA M Vita BB Cream.
The idea of using a tinted moisturizer (which I already do most of the time) and be able to help clear pigmentations on my skin at the same time seems too good a deal to miss. In additional, this one comes with SPF in it which I love.
Missha’s is relatively more watery and requires more to blend around the face. But you’ll get use it to pretty quick.
It is much easier to blend with La Mer’s and only require a very little amount to cover the entire face.
Missha’s coverage is very sheer. Most of my pigmentation were still noticeable. However, it did a good job in evening out my skin tone and covering numerous red spots and bumps. I would recommend a primer base before this step.
La Mer definitely have better coverage.
I am partial to La Mer’s fluid tint smell. It is very pleasant smelling.
Missha’s smells like sunblock upon application but not noticeable after awhile.
Both delivers a dewy effect lasted throughout the day.
La Mer’s was a little more towards the matte side.
Long Term Effect:
I have discovered that prolong usage of La Mer Fluit Tint (close to finishing my 2nd bottle) helps to moisturize and neutralize my skin. My skin is found more hydrated and more plump.
While I am yet to see a difference with my skin using Missha (results usually show in a month) but I did experience some skin sensitivity bumps previously and Missha stopped those bump from turning worst and helped controlled my monthly hormonal breakout too. I am impressed.
La Mer SPF18
Missha seems like a bargain of AUD$32.
La Mer is a whopping AUD$165.
While I am not prepared with the idea of parting with my La Mer; I am happy to try out a tube of Missha’s BB Cream to see how it all irons out.
With the BB Cream I will need to put some primer/concealer/foundation over it for a more fuller coverage. One thing for sure, I am happy with the very moisturized skin after the application of BB Cream that lasted through the day.