Review: KISS ME HEROINE Make Impact Eyeliner

Dec 26, 2012
When I first started this blog, I didn't plan to blog about any make up items, obviously that's why it's called skincare mummy. The reason is because, I am super clumsy with makeups although I've learned a lot of complicated theories from magazines and TV, such as what color of makeup base can cover what type of dark eye circles.

But do I use make up products? Yes! Just like any other girls. Of course I don't wear full make up with fake lashes or liquid foundation. And only till recent years, I started with applying eyeliners as I noticed the big difference that two clean lines could create on my eyes. The unfortunate truth is, almost ALL types of eyeliners I've tried, give me racoon eyes at the end of the day, if not at the beginning of the day =(..

I was attracted by an advertisement played on a 5 inch digital screen at one of the Watsons stores, which claims this KISS ME HEROINE Make Impact Liquid Eyeliner to be extremely easy to apply and stays on perfectly all day long. It costs SGD19.95 only so I just bought it for myself as a Christmas present since I am quite a fan of KISS ME HEROINE mascara.

The brush is pretty easy to use, although I would prefer a felt tip brush which is thinner and softer. I like the excellent pigmentation as the black color is really deep and a bit shiny. As usual I didn't wait for it to dry before I opened my eyes. So, it smudged just as expected, some of the color got on to the lid of my eyes and here's what has left over when I stepped out of the house.

You can see the line is not smooth, not precise, not clean, not full and, just not nice basically. I could blame it on my lousy skill  for sure, but I know I got better result (at least slightly better result) with some other eyeliners I owned so, I am definitely not going to purchase this again. I've read many reviews about how smudge proof this eyeliner is, in fact I know many times, the exact same eyeliner smudges like crazy on me but works great for my twin sister, so my eyelids are just extremely oily I guess and only 2 tips work a bit better for me, one is to apply a good makeup premier and set the makeup with powder, and another tip is to apply eyeliner on the inner lash line instead.

Rating: 6/10 
SGD19.95

SKII tea party @ Tampines Mall

Dec 17, 2012
I attended my first ever SKII tea party on November 24, at Tampine Mall after receiving a super warm invite from their beauty consultant, Chanel.

It's strange that despite being a SKII advocate for more than 10 years, I have never attended any of their events for some reason, I am not sure why, either I am out of town during the event, or I just replenished my stock before the event.

This time, I went together with my hubby and it was a super short visit because we have to attend our friend's wedding dinner right after that. Chanel did a great job by packing the items I intended to get before hand, so I could just grab and go before the event officially starts.

And here's what I bought for SGD$460 in total:
- SKII Stempower Cream Compact Foundation
- SKII Stempower 80g
- SKII Facial Treatment UV Protection (SPF25) PA++
Look at the freebies I brought home together with my hauls:
- A big Christmas gift box in classic SKII maroon color
- A white color SKII jewellery box
- Stempower 15g
- Facial Treatment Essense 30ml
- Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 40ml
- Facial Treatment Repair C 15ml x 2
- Facial Treatment Mask x 1pc
- Cellumination Mask-in-Lotion 30ml
- Facial Treatment UV Protection 0.6ml x 2
- Stempower 2.5g x 4
- Facial Treatment Essense 10ml x 4
- Facial Treatment Repair C 6g x 4
- SKII mineral water x 2
- SKII macarons 3pc x 2

On top of that, I enjoyed double crystal club member points and a 10% rebate voucher (45 dollars) from Isetan Tampines with my privilege member card. 

In fact I usually get my SKII products from Taiwan during their yearly sale around October as I have friends visiting Taiwan frequently. But I just made up my mind to stock up SKII products during such kind of events throughout the year in Singapore instead, for the wonderful experience of swiping my own credit card, and splendid service received from the consultant who treats me as a real VIP =)..

REVIEW: SKII Stempower Cream

Dec 6, 2012
I was pretty upset initially when I heard that the SKII Skin Signature cream is going to be discontinued, and SKII will replace that with the newly launched SKII Stempower. Because the Skin Signature cream is a moisturizer I have been diligently using for the past 10 years+ and I love the wonders it did on my skin for sure.

I was given a few samples of Stempower by a very sweet beauty consultant at their Tampines counter, and used it in the morning after my SKII Facial Treatment Essense but I did not really notice how good this product is.

Till recently, I've learned that this Stempower cream is able to improve radical firmness in 10 days, I was like, you kidding me? 10 days? I can never believe in that.

So, I went ahead to purchase the full size product during their tea party after I finished the last jar of my Skin Signature cream, and this time, I decided to use the Stempower both day and night, then take photos of  my face for comparison purpose. A picture really speaks a thousand words.

Day One: 
I found the texture of the cream extremely good, it's lightweight, it's smooth, it's moisturizing but it's not greasy at all. I really have problem dealing with most of moisturizers, either too rich and thick to be absorbed although it provides better anti-aging result, or too light that basically does not do much to my skin. But this Stempower cream, I have to say it's a lot of times better than my favorite Signs Signature cream, at least in terms of texture.

Day Seven:
Look at the lines on my face. They are a lot less obvious as compared to day one. And in fact it's my PMS period where my skin is in worst condition but still, you can see how much improvement in terms of reducing the appearance of lines.

Day Ten:
I feel that my skin looks slightly brighter and firmer.I do not feel my cheeks getting super dehydrated in air-conditioned room with just Stempower on my face. And it all happened in just 10 days, isn't that amazing?!!!



Here's a guide on how to apply this product with a special massage technique:
  

Rating: 10/10 
80g/ SGD$219