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Sofina Aube Couture Essence Preimum Rouge in RS451

Product Review: Sofina Aube Couture Essence Preimum Rouge in RS451

This is my second Sofina Aube Couture product (first one being the Designer Highlight). I had such high hopes because it claims to plump the lines on the lips with hyaluronic acid, and the price is the same as a Dior Addict Gloss (which I also bought at the same time). Those Japanese spokesmodels always look like they have no lines on their lips so the photos have to be legit, no? 😛 Read more…

Sofina Aube Couture Designing Highlight, 4.5g, 3700 Yen (US$38)

Product Review: Sofina Aube Couture Designing Highlight 451

This is my very first Sofina Aube Couture product. I need something to conceal my dark circles; and can you believe that after spending literally more than $100 I still can’t find my HG concealer? Well, I gave up on concealing. I moved onto highlighting, but Touche Eclat didn’t pan out…so I am trying this product specifically meant for the undereye area. This isn’t cheap, by the way. I have been using Shiseido Integrate Design Veil in White (3.5g, US$18) under my eyes, and it was a bit too stark that it gives me a reverse raccoon eye effect; I was hoping that Sofina Aube Couture Designing Highlight would be more subtle, since there is a bit of pink in it and less shimmer.
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Product Review: Sofina Primavista Moisture Coat Base SPF15 PA++

This was my most recent Adambeauty purchase, a desperate attempt to save my Sofina Primavista Liquid Foundation UV, which cost US$55 at the time (bought it before it was available on Adambeauty for much less). The foundation was slightly too dark for me (BO-5), but the main problem was that it lacked any staying power. I read some positive reviews about the Moisture Coat Base on, which was rated highly for its moisturizing properties as well as keeping smearing at bay, so I decided to try it out. This cost about US$34.00 on Adambeauty, so it wasn’t cheap either. For the amount I already spent perhaps I should have just given up the foundation! Read more…

Product Review: Sofina Primavista Liquid Foundation UV

5 months of not sleeping left my skin looking haggard, dehydrated and dull. When I saw that Sofina Primavista released a foundation for Spring/Summer 2012 (in liquid and also powder form) that promises to work on dehydrated, fatigued, stressed skin, I jumped the gun and purchased it, since Sofina has always been one of my favourite brands, and their -5 years (minus 5 years in skin age) campaign always speaks to me, calling out my name! Read more…

Product Review: EST Cleansing Essence Enriched

If you think spending too much on a cleanser is unnecessary, think again. A good cleanser really works wonders in clearing up all the gunk left on your skin – makeup, trapped sebum, dirt, etc., all can contribute to acne, dullness and overall bad skin.

I have always been a fan of Kao cleansers – the Japanese Biore (not the one available in drug stores in North America) is one of my all-time favorite cleanser brands, and it’s so inexpensive but with good ingredients and a nice, pleasant scent. I am also religiously using DHC’s Cleansing Oil as a makeup remover, and Sulwhasoo’s Herb Soap (to complete the double cleansing), which are great as well. But after trying out EST’s Cleansing Essence, I am convinced that there is even better, more expensive cleansers that are worth every penny.

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