Maybelline BB Compact Powder

I know this sounds weird, but Maybeline uses Maybelline products! Heh. I love Maybelline for their liquid eyeliner (which is now no longer available) and their mascara.

The next thing that impressed me is their Maybelline BB Wonder Smooth Compact Cream. Although the name says cream, but it is not as thick as what you had imagined.

If you’re worried that it might get cakey after a few hours, fret not. The creamy texture of the powder would melt into your skin and remain natural even after hours.

The benefits of using this BB compact includes, smoothening the pores, SPF25 protection against the sun and concealing the imperfections on the face. I was having period breakouts while trying out the powder and true enough, they were able to conceal some of the pimples without apply concealer.

It illuminates the skin and make my face look pore-less. You can jolly well skip all the primers! The matte finish also make the entire make up look natural. It contains Vitamin C and E so instead of clogging or damaging the skin, it cares for your skin as you apply.

So smooth that even the husky wanted to give me a kiss!

Go and have a try, it is definitely cheaper than the compact powder that you are currently using 🙂

It is available in two shades and retails for $19.90 each from June 2014 onwards at Watsons, Guardian, SaSa, selected departmental stores and major supermarkets island-wide.

Laneige K-Beauty Cushions / Lip Tints

As if I haven’t love Laneige BB Cushion enough….. They have a new BB cushion now! It’s the BB Cushion Pore Control along with some other Water Lip Tints!

I have 3 Water Drop Tints in Hot Pink to give away!!! (READ ON)

BB Cusion is now my base for every makeup. Laneige BB Cushion can save you the trouble of applying sunblock because it is SPF 50+. That is the benefit of using BB Cushion.

Among the different cushions that I have tried, Laneige is one of the top list that I would buy again and again after finishing the current one. There are some brands which I have yet to try personally but makeup artists have used them on me for shoots.

I like Laneige’s for their:

1. High coverage
2. Dewy finish
3. Long lasting make up

BB Cushion Pore Control is slightly different because it has a matte finish while retaining the higher coverage property. It also contains a pore purifying complex to purify the pores and enhance the skin’s capability to prevent further pore troubles. We all hate enlarge pores don’t we???!!

People with dry skin would prefer the original. And I would strongly recommend people with oily or combination skin the Pore Control Cushion.

Their Water Drop Tint also got me going gah-gah!! With so many different shades to choose from, I can’t decide which color suits me most!!

The thing about their lip tint is that it acts as a moisturizer as well. The texture is glossy and watery which makes the lips look even more volumized and plumper.

I swear I wanted to pink on the lips even before they sent these over. Pink lips is the current trend for K-Beauty no? Friends who had/are visiting Korea would usually ask me if I need anything from Korea and I gave all of them the same answer “Get me a really pink lipstick thank you!”

Their neon pink looks goooooood too!

Favourite among the three is the Hot Pink (middle) one. You know how some lip tints will look on the lips, either way lighter or way darker but these actually stay true to the color you see in the picture during the application. They don’t stain your lips as well!

With Hot Pink on the lips!

Each BB Cushion (with Refill) is retailing at $59 while each Water Drop Tint is retailing at $30.


I have 3 Water Drop Tints in Hot Pink to give away!!!

How to join?

Like my Facebook page.
Comment and share on the post of the giveaway with your name and email.


Follow me on Instagram (@maybelinesim).
Repost the giveaway photo, mention me with your name and email.

The contest will end on 4th July and the 3 winners will be notified via email on 5th July 2014 before 12 noon.


Have fun cushioning and colouring!

Laneige – The New and The Improved

I was tied between 2 events but had decided to skip one of it and head over to Laneige because it is one of my favourite makeup/skincare brands! I was filled with awe when I attended the launch of their new makeups: Click here to read

This time, they have came out with new and improved products in addition to their White Plus Renew Line and 6-in-1 BB Cushion!

The technology behind the improved formula is the Melacrusher Technology. To explain it in layman, a cell self-purification systems is accelerated to regulate melanin and waste materials that contribute to dull skin and pigmentation, while inhibiting melanin formation and transfer.

This essential step stimulates a cell to break down melanin and eliminate tri-coloured undertones – red, yellow and dark – resulting in a pure, flawless and radiant-looking skin that is 2 tones brighter.

The technology is formulated with 3 key ingredients:

Truffle Yeast Extract – Anti-oxidant and anti-yellowness care
Green Tea Extract – Whitening agent, inhibits melanin formation and block melanin transfer
Vitamin B3 – Anti-oxidant and helps to restore healthy colour to the skin.

The first product that I wanna talk about is the new Laneige 6-in-1 BB Cushion.

Love how clean the packaging looks.

This little cushion here has 6 amazing benefits:

– Brightening effect
– UV Protection (SPF 50+, PA+++)
– Moisturizing Effect
– Water-resistant
– Make-up Tint
– Soothing Effect

Talk about soothing, it immediately cools, soothes and refreshes skin fatigue by heat! Clinical data has shown that skin temperature drops by 4 degree Celsius after using the new BB Cushion.

It contains bead tree extract that acts as an anti-pollution whitening component that protects the skin from harmful external environment and filter pollutions. Laneige values water, so natural mineral water from Jeju Island can also be found in the ingredients. It is said to absorbed into skin faster than general mineral water.

This little treasure is priced at $59 and will be available in stores from March 2014 onwards.

Next is the best selling White Plus Renew Original Essence (40ml, $78) – the star product in the White Plus Renew line!

It has a safe and mild formula with globally proven trust and recognition. Having won 10 Global Beauty Awards in Asia within the first year of it’s launch made it a true attestation to its effective and quality.

Accordingly to the surveys done, 99% of the women experienced improved skin condition after only two weeks of use!

My first impression of it was that it looked rather creamy.

But as I started to spread it around the hands, I realized that it was more watery than creamy and after weeks of application, your skin will tend to go 2 tones brighter than the natural skin tone.

Lastly, having tried their Sleeping Pack (I bought it myself, it was not sent over for any review purposes at that point of time!), I was quite happy that they came up with another mask! – White Plus Renew Capsule Sleep Pack (A box of 16 capsules, $42).

This is a new addition to the line and it is an innovative combination between a whitening capsule and hydro gel cream.

The hydro gel is a transparent gel-type hydro ample which hydrates the skin and makes brightening capsule more effective. The brightening capsule is a soft and non-sticky cream type ample, which contains the whitening agents of Melacrusher Technology.

2 in 1 – Moisturizing and brightening care can both be delivered when you are asleep!

Thumbs up for the innovative packaging as well. The single-use hygienic packaging makes traveling more friendly and can be easily stored in the fridge!

Tina, the makeup artiste from Laneige also demostrated how we can use the products together with their make up to achieve a natural korean look.

And my whitening resolution for 2014 is…… To go 2 tones brighter! How about you? 🙂

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish cream

Today’s review is Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish cream SPF 40, PA++
Background information: Klairs is against animal testing as well!

Functions of the BB cream :
– Protection from sun
– Whitening
– Wrinkle improvement
– Sebum control

Each tube of BB cream is 40ml long. Heh.
As you can see from the picture, it is actually quite big. Generous amount!

Because Korean love natural makeups, and Klairs is a korean brand,
I am trying to apply as little makeup as possible for the natural look here 😀

Suitable for both dry, oily or combination skin.

And they do not cause:
– Grey undertone
– Cakey
– Darkening

You can replace your current primer or finishing power with this cream which contains sebum control powder that maintains makeup from morning to the afternoon.

Klair’s BB cream is brighter and lighter in colour when you compare it to other brands.

Also, it fits naturally from dark skin tone to light skin tone and it can be re-applied anytime for extra sun protection.

Important: Non sticky.

This picture was only taken after 2 rubs to show you how light and easily absorbed it can get.

My hands look so old and wrinkled in these pictures!

So I am hoping for Klair’s BB cream to reduce the wrinkles as well other than the face.

How to apply?

1. Apply adequate amount onto the fingers
2. Blend in from the under eye area to the cheeks
3. Gently dab around the area for blending

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