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Happy hump day! Bummer to be back in school and work today huh? Here’s some goodies to share with you and make the day a little more bearable! Seriously love HiShop for sending me these awesome beauty products.
L’Egere Magic Water Cool Aqua Powder
Koreans seriously have the most innovative ideas because this product really blew my mind as it’s the first time I’m seeing something like this. The L’Egere Magic Water Aqua Cool Powder is no ordinary powder despite the ordinary packaging.
This compact 9g powder comes in a typical finishing powder jar with two sponges given in case the first one gets lost or dirty. The jar is really lightweight so it’s convenient to bring it out with you!
Wondering what’s an AQUA COOL POWDER and what makes this powder so special?
1. Patented Water Soothing Technology
When applied on the skin, the powder instantly transforms into water soothing molecules for a cooling experience. This technology is similar to the Magic Aqua Essence-In CC Cream I talked about previously. This technology retains about 60% of moisture within the powder to double the moisturising effect and make sure your makeup doesn’t budge.
2. Pore Treatment
The super fine particles can effectively control oily skin and tighten pores and skin to give you perfect, crystal-clear makeup.
3. Highly Moisturising
The main ingredients, Vitamin B5 & lecithin can maintain the skin’s elasticity and gloss to provide highly effective moisturising performance.
4. Whitening & Anti-Aging
There is a well-known whitening ingredient AA2G that can effectively restrain the accumulation of dark pigments and give the skin a rosy-white outlook. The natural tea leaves extract used prevents oxidation and protects against environmental damage.
5. Brilliant Gloss
The ultra fine powders conceals small wrinkles, pores and imprefections while the brightening particles allow the skin to have a shiny healthy gloss from every angle.
Peel off the two plastic layers stuck there for hygiene purposes.
The powder is so so fine! It is advisable to use the puff or a brush as it helps control the usage better than fingers. There is only one shade available. Try and keep the cap closed when you’re not using it to avoid the powder from flying all over. For best result, store the powder in a cool, dark place and keep it away from children’s reach.
I was so pleasantly surprised when I applied the powder on my hand! It’s a sensation I’ve never experienced before. The super fine powder suddenly transforms into a watery-like texture and feels cooling on the back of my hand. It does require a bit more blending as you can see the powder does settle into the fine lines of my hand.
I thought it was a good idea to use the mirrored cover as a mirror to apply this powder on. Use the powder puff provided and pat it on. You can adjust the amount you need first on the back of your hand before gently applying it to the face for a perfect, long lasting make-up base.
Testing on the back of the hand first has another use which is to test for sensitivity. Do not use on sensitive or troubled skin. Cease use immediately and seek advice from a dermatologist should and complications occur.
Initially I thought the product was used as a finishing powder but then I realized that it’s a makeup base. This is something new to me cos most makeup bases are liquid right? The powder leaves a natural-looking matte finish which I really like.
Even though the finishing is matte, the powder does not dry out the skin AT ALL. I have dry skin around my nose and sides of my mouth but I really love using the L’Egere Magic Water Aqua Cool Powder! It’s magic alright – to feel the fine powder magically transform into a liquidy, blendable base upon contact with the skin.
The cooling sensation is really pleasant and the brightening effect and oil-control is amazing! I can’t say much for the tightening, coverage and staying power of it but the fun of using this product is enough to offset those glitches
The combination of the L’Egere Magic Aqua Essence-In CC Cream and this powder is the perfect match in my opinion, especially for people with dry skin. You can purchase the L’Egere Magic Water Aqua Cool PowderHERE
at a discounted price of RM78
Alovivi Purevivi Cleansing Lotion
I actually ran out of makeup remover a few weeks ago and was contemplating which new one should I buy when HiShop somehow read my mind and sent me this huge bottle! You’re my fairy godmother.
Have you ever tried oil-based or soap-based makeup remover? For me, I don’t really fancy it as I dislike the sticky oily feeling that it leaves behind. I just feel so.. unclean, especially after using soap-based removers as I’ll be paranoid wondering if I’ve washed off all the soapy residue on my face. Double cleansing is mandatory but the most important step of removing your makeup is still the initial stages right?
PureVivi is a product from Japan and frankly, who doesn’t love anything from Japan? :p I was so excited to get my hands on this as I heard that they are selling like hot cakes now in Thailand and Taiwan now! Apparently it’s newly launched in Malaysia and thankfully, HiShop carries it. This makeup remover is no ordinary remover. It is a low stimulus cleansing lotion, with added moisturising functions. After thoroughly and gently remove ever trace of your makep & grime, your skin will be left soft, hydrated and refreshed.
Thank God for this sticker because after peeling off the plastic layer, there were only incoherent Japanese instructions lol. This cleansing lotion contains NO surfactant, flavouring and fragrance, colouring and is paraben, alcohol and oil-free. The ingredients used are mostly natural ingredients such as aloe vera, lime, apple, grapefruit, orange and barley extract. Plus, it looks exactly like water so you can imagine just how pure and gentle this will feel on your skin! It is suitable for all skin types and can remove every last trace of your makeup including lipstick, mascara, eyeliner and even the glue of your falsies! Not only does it remove dirt and makeup, it pacifies and moisturises the skin at the same time.
I actually took these photos after my photoshoot for La Vie En Rose. Make up done by my dear Audrey
! It’s my first time using double eyelid tape and second time trying on falsies. I hardly ever have such thick makeup on so I thought this would be the perfect chance to try out this much-raved about cleansing lotion.
I applied some foundation and drew some lipstick, eyeliner and waterproof mascara on my hand before using the transparent remover to wipe it off.
In a single gentle motion, it has managed to remove a sufficient amount of the makeup off my hand. Whoa, will it work so well on my face?
To use, just pour an adequate amount onto a cotton pad.
Then swipe it over your face gently until all traces of makeup is removed. For heavier makeup such as removing mascara, it is recommended to leave the cotton pad on for a few more seconds for easy removal. No rinsing is required if it’s for touching up.
With one swipe, you can see that the makeup remover has effectively removed half of my eye makeup. It even removed my double eyelid tape and glue of my falsh eyelashes without leaving any residue. It doesn’t work as well as on my hand of course, but that is to be expected because you’ve got to be extra gentle when using it on sensitive eye area. Remember to use a new cotton pad for each part of your face or once the cotton pad is dirty. You wouldn’t want to transfer gunk from other parts to all over your face, would you?
Sorry for the scary contact lenses lol.
Clean, no-makeup selfie! Now you can see all my imperfections but heck, I’m so happy with the results! In total I used about 4 cotton pads to remove my eye makeup and foundation. Normally I struggle to remove my mascara but not with the Purevivi Cleansing Lotion. Yes, it even removed my waterproof mascara clean off! For something that requires only minimal effort and time, this cleansing lotion is definitely strong and effective in removing every bit of makeup. Best part is, it doesn’t leave the oily feeling that I dislike after using makeup remover. Oh yea, the scent reminds me of cake for some reason! HAHA.
My cousin used this too when she came to stayover and she was like, “I’m so gonna get a bottle for myself too!” The bottle is huge and not at all travel-friendly but ahem, makeup remover wipes hello? It’s a worthy investment as this half a litre bottle can last you quite awhile, plus it’s priced at RM48.90
?It is so affordable! I know other water-based makeup removers will cost you loads more! You can find the single bottle HERE
and for a better deal, get the twin pack for RM78 here