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Sunday, May 31, 2020

[REVIEW + SWATCH]: SIMPLYSITI GOLD EDITION 

Hello lovely people ! I'm back again to this blog after a quite long hiatus. To be honest, during self-quarantine for almost 3 months has brought me to laziness in writing. But yeah, staying at home is the least I can do in following the government's policy for minimizing the spreading of the virus. I do really hope the curve can flatten soon so we can go back doing our activities in normal way with no worry. Therefore, keep safe and healthy everyone! 

In this post I'll be sharing makeup products from the collection of SIMPLISITI GOLD EDITION. If you still remember, last year I actually already gave my first impression regarding these products which you can check here. So um yeah, it’s kind of my long overdue complete review ;p So, let's dig in more! 


As you might already know, SIMPLYSITI is Malaysian beauty brand which owned by Malaysian Singer Siti Nurhalizah. This time SIMPLYSITI presents the new makeup series in Gold Edition which consists of Cushion Foundation, Shading Blusher and Matte Lip Cream. This series is using soft-focus technology and speckles of gold dust. The production of these products are done in Korea, so you no need to doubt about their quality. Besides, all their products are Moslem friendly since it certified "Halal". I am so excited with the products as it's my first time trying and using makeup from Malaysian brand.  

GOLD EDITION CUSHION FOUNDATION


PACKAGING

The packaging on this series are dominated in black color with touch of gold which gives a simple yet elegant look in the same time on every pieces. This cushion already completed with micro-aerated puff, a damp sponge with easy absorption giving natural dabbing on skin. The puff has  two different colors on each side, black on top and light cream on the bottom. 


On the back of the packaging you can find the information of its shade, manufacturing date and expired date ( we all need to pay more attention to it).Weighted for 15 gram and retailed for IDR 324,900, this cushion foundation is non-refillable. Means, once you finished the product, you need to repurchase the whole package. Really hope in the future, SIMPLYSITI might consider to produce the refill packaging of this cushion. 


SWATCH, FORMULA, PIGMENTATION
Natural Beige GCF02 
After blend

This cushion foundation comes in 2 shades which are Light Beige GCF01 and Natural Beige GCF02. Mine is in shade GCF02 that suits best with my medium skin tone, not too light and not too dark. I think the shades are truly made for Asian skin tone. It has light texture, like I don't wear any base, with matte glow finisih. I love the natural glows come from my cheek eventho' i don't use any highlighter. Whenever I use this cushion, I like to use setting spray for finishing instead of loose powder. It gives me more natural looks. 

Their coverage is medium as they still can't full cover my blemishes on my cheek. Eventhough they're buildable, I personally not so comfortable wearing too much base as it might look cakey on the area that I want to cover. Because you do know, I want my make up to look as natural as it could. Hence, I prefer to use concealer to help them covered. This cushion already has SPF 25 to care and protect your skin from harmful UV rays. However, if you spend more time outdoor, please do keep use sunscreen underneath.     

Before application
After application

INGREDIENTS


Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane. Cyclohexasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Microcrystalline Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Siliaca, Zinc Stearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesduioleate, Mica, Sodium Chloride. Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Hydroxide Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance. Methicone, Allahtoin Panthenol., Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Carbonate, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Gold, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-): CI77492, CI77491, CI77499.

GOLD EDITION SHADING BLUSHER


PACKAGING

Housed in black glossy square with gold strip for the brand name, this Shading Blusher is so handy. It can fit into your pocket jeans and you're ready to bring this mini palette wherever you go. It already completes with mini brush for the applicator and mirror inside as wide as the size of the packaging. 

Just the same with the Cushion Foundation, the information of the shades as well as production and expired date are rpinted on the back of the packaging. Basically, you can find those information on their gold cardbox. But, i think it's a good things to also put the expiry date on the palette. Because we usually throw away the cardbox right after get the new product and have no idea the expiry date of the product and keep using it.  

SWATCH, FORMULA, PIGMENTATION
GSB01

Only available in 1 shade, GSB01, this Shading Blusher consists of a pink blush and a medium brown bronzer. They're intensely pigmented, blend easily but too powdery. I like the blush as it instantly gives a fresh and radiant look to my day-to-day make up. While for the bronzer, i don't really use it for the contour, instead i use it as eyeshadow becuse the shade is just so natural yet give my eyes look alive. Weighted for 10 gram and priced for IDR 219,900, these shade are for any skin tone.

INGREDIENTS


GOLD EDITION MATTE LIP CREAM

PACKAGING

The packaging of this Lip Cream is so simple in transparent plastic tube with black cap and precise tip applicator (helps avoid bleeding). And since it's the gold edition, they also put gold sticker on the packaging but it scratches and fades out easily. This small packaging Lip Cream retailed for IDR 187,900.  
  
SWATCH, FORMULA, PIGMENTATION
Primrose Pink GML03
My daily look would not go complete without a touch of lip color. This Lip Cream comes in 5 shades and mine is Primrose Pink GML03. I'm in love with the shade! It's a perfect soft pink that suit for my simple natural everyday look. Formulated with bees wax, this lip cream glides smoothly on my lips. It's pigmented, matte finish and a bit sticky. Somehow, i feel it's too dry eventhough they put Vitamin E as one of the ingredient. It's not longwear, as i need to reapply them after my meal. But still ok.  

INGREDIENTS

Isododecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.
May Contain (+/-): CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 45410, CI 15850, CI 15985.

FINAL VERDICT 
Final look using Simplysiti Gold Edition

I never get bored trying and playing with makeup, because it's something can bring me happiness.  I can create the look that I wanted based on my mood that time. And as for daily makeup, I like this to be practical and simple, since i most of the time being rush every morning to office. I personally love these Gold Edition except for the Matte Lip Cream, as it's too dry for my lips and too sticky. But, the Cushion Foundation and Blusher Shading has stolen my heart, their formulas suit for my dry skin and the finish look given. Not to forget to mention, these 3 products are travel friendly that you only need small pouch to carry them all.  



Eventhough we all have to stay at home and you really want to try this SIMPLYSITI Gold Edition products, worry not because you can find them online on their official webstore or market place such as Shopee and Tokopedia. So, that's all for my full review for SIMPLYSITI products, hope you like it and see you on the next post. 
 
xOxO
Cath♥️

Sunday, March 8, 2020

[REVIEW]: CLINELLE AGE REVIVE
Happy International Women’s Day to all of my readers ! Happy Sunday too ! I'm feeling Jakarta's weather today is so hot or I can just said for the past few days it was extremely hot. Until I'm actually avoiding to go out under the sun if it's not really necessary. Speaking of the sun, do you know that the sun exposure can cause skin aging? Well, it's not the main factor of skin aging, but to be known 50% of skin aging is from the external factors. We know that aging is a process that naturally occurs, where the skin's ability to regenerate decrease as we increase the age. Therefore, we have to take a better care of our skin by using the right skincare products to slow down the aging process. Gladly, I was sent by Clozette Indonesia the range of anti aging skincare "AGE REVIVE" from Clinelle. This range consists of 6 products that I'm gonna talk today.

But before that, as always, let’s talk about the brand first. Clinelle is originally from Malaysia that founded in 2004 and has entered into Indonesia beauty market since 2017. Clinelle is formulated their products with “7 secrets to happy skin” wherein they don't include the potential harmful ingredients. Therefore, their products are known with “Happy Skin Happy Face”.  In addition, their products have been dermatologically tested.


Through Age Revive series and their campaign “My Beautiful Healthy Age”, Clinelle wants to bring us to revive our confidence and allow our skin to stay healthy as our age by using the right skincare. Please do remember to yourself, that Women's beauty is not limited by age. Ok, now let’s get back to the products.  This series is empowered by “Youth Activate Technology (8+1)" with 9 plant extracts to fight signs of skin aging.
-Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract : Improve the skin texture, restore the skin firmness, rotects skin from UV rays and pollution
-Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract : Stimulates the “Natural Growth Factor”, increase collagen
-Achillea MillefoliumExtract : Improve the appaerance of dry skin, restore the skin moist
-Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract : is an antioxidants that help to fight free radicals, helps wound healing
-Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract : provide calming and soothing to dry skin and rough skin
-Mellisa Officinalis Leaf Extract : control oil, reduce redness and inflammation due to acne, brighten and improve the uneven skin tone
-Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract : helps brighten the skin, minimize pores appearance, reduce inflammation and restore the skin elasticity
-Primula Veris Extract : helps to repair troubled skin (pimples, breakouts, redness), make skin looks more radiant.
-Veronica Officinalis Extract : Skin soothing, brighten skin tone

At the first time of usage, I was quite surprise with the strong smell come from these products. Each products have the same scents by the way. It smells like peppermint mix with other plant extracts that actually so relacxing upon applying of these products. But, if you're sensitive with strong fragrance, this one might bothered you. 


LIFTING CLEANSER


PACKAGING
Housed in the silver plastic bottle with white pump. Unlike the other Age Revive products, this one doesn’t come with the cardbox. For the new one, it only wrapped in plastic on the head of the pump. The description of the cleanser as well as the direction and ingredients are well written on the back of the bottle. It prices for IDR 129,000 for 100ml.

TEXTURE & IMPRESSION
This second cleanser has kind of dense gel texture, that one pump is enough to cleanse the entire face. It's effectively remove the residual makeup and skin impurities. After mix it with water, the gel will transform into soft lather.

The most important thing for me when using a cleanser is, it will not dry out my skin. And this one does the good job. My skin feels so fresh and clean after using this cleanser. 

INGREDIENTS


LIFTING LOTION

PACKAGING
Packed in the plastic bottle, this lotion is equiooed with flip-top closure on the mouth of the bottle. I like this idea of packaging as I rarely found toner that comes with another flip-top closure inside. And oh, this one also doesn't come with cardbox. But no worries, as all the related information of this lotion already printed nicely on the body of the bottle. Contains for 100ml, it retailed for IDR 249,000. 


TEXTURE & FORMULA
Once pour it into palms, you might feel the texture of this lotion is slightly thick, yet it's quite runny. This lightweight lowtion absorbs fast into skin.

It claims to help in reducing the smile lines as well as wrinkles and minimizes pores. 

I usually use this lotion for two layers day and night, and there's no stickiness feeling at all. Just because I've only been using this product for 1.5 weeks, I still don't feel of this product claimed. At this momen only moisturizing and freshen that I feel. 


INGREDIENTS


LIFTING EYE SERUM


PACKAGING
It packed in ordinary pump bottle. Weighted for 15ml, it sold for IDR 399,000. Unfortunately, I quite don't like with this pump. Mine is a bit hard to press and once I could, the serum will excessive come out. It's kind of waste as I only need small amount for the eyes area only. I hope I just got the bad batch of production.


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
Comes like cream texture, it has lightweight consitency. This eye serum is formulated with Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb to tighten the eyes area and refresh tired eyes, Sphilanthes Acmella Flower to help in reducing wrinkle and crows feet.

This eye serum absorbs well into skin and is applicable to use under makeup. It helps me in awakened and refresh my eyes area, everytime I have lack of sleep. 
The amount of one pump


INGREDIENTS

LIFTING YOUTH ESSENCE

PACKAGING
It comes in pump bottle packaging, just exactly the same with the packaging of eye serum. You can get this product with IDR 399,000 for 20ml. 


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
The texture is more into lotion with thick consitency. This concentrated essence is formulated to help in revitalizing and tighten the skin. It also protects skin against daily pollution and UV rays. 

Eventhough it's a thick, again this product doesn't leave any stickiness on my skin. I think all the Age Revive products are made with easy absorption, this one as well. All I can feel when using these range is my skin looks smoother.



INGREDIENTS

LIFTING EMULSION

PACKAGING
This lifting emulsion comes in the pump bottle with clear closure and yes, it comes with cardbox too. Details of this product such as direction of using, ingredients and others are printed in the back body of the bottle and the cardbox as well. It contains 80ml with price of IDR 329,000. 

TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
It's a very lightweight moisturizer that is formulated for people with normal, oily and combination skin. Infused with double Hyaluronic Acid, it gives hydration to the skin.  

I'm using this emulsion in AM routine after serum and I like how light this moisturizer is. The absorption is on point, it's quick. Besides makes my skin moist, I also notice that my skin looks more radiant.   

INGREDIENTS


LIFTING CREAM

PACKAGING
Housed in plastic round packaging, this cream already completed with spatula and also comes with cardbox. To keep the cream hygiene, there's white lid in between the cream and the closure. Retailed for 399,000, it contains for 40ml.


TEXTURE, FORMULA & IMPRESSION
I think this is the lightest texture in form of cream I've ever tried. The texture is more likely the emulsion. It's quite runny as I don't even need the spatula to scoop the cream. This cream  is formulated with hyaluronic acid to reduce and fill the appearance of deep wrinkles, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract as anti-inflammation and help to fight against the harmful effects of pollution and maintain skin moisture. 


I use this cream every night as an alternate with the emulsion that I use in the morning. I like the moist given from this cream. As the next morning I wake up, my skin looks healthy and plump. Considering the light texture of cream,  I wish they come with bottle pump packaging instead of jar.



INGREDIENTS


As the conclusion, the points that need to be marked after my using of these Age Revive  for 1.5 weeks are my skin feels moist, hydrated and smoother. In addition, I love how my skin tone looks birghter day by day. Meanwhile for the wrinkles, fine lines and eyes area I believe it requires more time of use until I come back with the final review. 



So, that's all my review for Clinelle Age Revive and I hope you enjoy it. If you're curious and want to try their products, you can get them all at the nearest Guardian store in Indonesia. 

See you on the next post !

xOxO
Cathy