Sunday, 7 June 2015

GWENBEAUTY || LANCOME GALATÉE CONFORT

Cleansing is a very important step of our daily routine regardless how many steps of makeup /skincare you have and regardless of age and sex. Cleansing is a must step for everyone. You clean your hands, your body, you hair, so you gotta clean your face too.
Choosing the right cleanser is also important as you need to understand your skin well and what is your routine like.
Ive got sensitive skin with minor Rosecea so it is very important for me to have a cleanser that cleans well but yet doesnt strip all that oil and skin away. Unfortunately i cant use a scrub or exfoliate everyday due to my skin sensitivity. So i always have to do a double cleanse step also due to me wearing all the layers of makeup.
Ive recently stubled upon a new product.  The Lancome Galatee Confort – Comforting Milky Cream Cleanser.
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Lancome is quite a brand famous for many products but this is one product that is not highly advertised, reviewed or discussed.  Hence I’ve decided to do a review on this and since its in my monthly favourites. Thats a plus point.
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It comes in the standard skincare bottle with two sizes  200ml and 400ml.
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With their standard pump which i love. Cause its different than the usual pump and this saves alot of space  and travel friendly. I hate the pumps that has a long stick pump and whenever i travel im damn afraid my stuff might push and accidentally pump liquid out #triedandtested
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In this review, ill also be showing how effective this cleanser is as a makeup remover and as a face cleanser.
As a face cleanser,  it works well and cleanse well with a layer of moisture so it does not give you that tight tacky feeling that everyone hates.
On my hand, i have makeup base, two layers of foundation, blusher, bronzer, concealers, correctors,  waterproof eyeliner, matte lipsticks, lip stain and lip crayon. On top of everything, setting powder. (My usual everyday look)
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Let the magic begin
I didnt have to gently scrub, just madsage throughly without water .
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And tadah..  looks red because of the lipstick and the lipstains. You could see that the water proof eyeliner no longer is visible.
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As my lipstick and lipstains are long-wear and waterproof, my only concerns now was “damn…is this gonna cause my hand to be stained in red?”
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I rinsed it with water and massaged gently, I was literally  “omg. What sorcerer is this????”
It works so well that not a stain of lipstick, eyeliners or any makeup was found on my hand.
This shows how well this product works and cleans deeply as well.
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Ending this post with a selfie.

Monday, 1 June 2015

GWENBEAUTY|| ÉPURE AMINO HYDRO INTENSE CLEANSER

éPure has been one of my holy grail brand. Once again they have launched a product which is amazing. Few years back they started bringing in the éPure Membranous Jelly Masque which plays part of my weekly routine until today.
Introducing you the latest product – éPure Amino Hydro Intense Cleanser, a high performance soap-free cleanser derived from amino acid, hyaluronic acid, honey extract & XERADIN™. Highly active substance with a 24-hour lasting moisturizing effects to effectively eliminates impurities and make-up.
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Apparently it claims to lock moisture for 24 hours.
AMINO ACID:
Essential skin structural support, building blocks of protein. A moist agent in the transport and the storage of nutrients, especially collagen and elastin.
HYALURONIC ACID:
A vital cushion to retain water, fill spaces between cells to ensure hydration and elasticity.
HONEY EXTRACT:
Clarifying as it opens up pores to ease unclog, it comes with antibacterial properties and hefty antioxidants to restore healthy skin.
MORUS BOMBYCIS MULBERRY ROOTS EXTRACT:
An anti-ageing substance to prevent melanin formation, hence lighten skin and grant youthful appearance.
XERADIN™:
Offering long-lasting moisturizing effect to protect natural complexion for smooth and healthy skin.
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All the claims above, let’s see if it does what it says and claims;

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The first time I used it, I used it as an individual cleanser after i’ve removed my makeup, for the first five days. And the 2nd week – I use it together with my Clarisonic Mia2.
For the size of 100ml, it stands on shelf nicely, made out of plastic. I love the pump, it doesn’t feel cheap, not too soft or too hard. And best of all is that the product doesn’t stay at the pump and hardens for the next use. #annoyingthingsaboutpumps
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A little goes a long way with this product. Which is a good thing because this means it’s worth more than what you pay – not using too much every time.
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One thing that I hate about cleansers is that tight squeaky feeling. Some people may love it, but it’s a personal preference which i dislike as it shows signs of dehydration and sensitive skin. This cleanser on that other hand does not make your skin tight but yet cleans your face. – Deep cleans but perfect moist.
Cleaning our face is important, but stripping off everything off your skin is just very unhealthy for a everyday routine.
After removing my makeup with my cleansing oil or creamy cleanser, I would use the éPure Amino Hydro Intense Cleanser to wash my face as the final cleansing step as this not only cleans any leftovers but also gives me a moisture boost with repairing and whitening benefits.

Would i recommend this? Yes
At the price of RM59.90, you don’t have to pay a hefty price and to get such an amazing product.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

GWENBEAUTY || Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask

I was super duper excited when I found out that Laniege has launched their latest product – Lip Sleeping Mask. As you guys should know by now. I’m obsessed with lip product, especially lip sticks – in the color RED.
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So, my lips to me are very important. I know some people neglect them. Or may just apply a random lip balm over 20 times a day. The thing about lip balm is that; if you have to apply 20 times throughout the day when you are out. That’s one shitty lip balm. In my recent post here , I’ve reviewed my holy grail/current favourite lip balm (Bobbi Brown Lip Balm). I’ve tried from Dior to Chanel to MAC to NIVEA to Vaseline to Lip Ice to ECO to Burts Bees to Blistex to Carmex and many more. From drugstore to high end, i’ve gone through many of them. Of course there are some that works like (Blistex and Carmex) but both are unavailable in Malaysia.
When Laneige launch a lip sleeping mask. i was like “omgwtf is this?” After their launch, I’ve decided to try it out.
Before I start this review or ranting about this product, I would like to inform you that my lips are dry, chappy, cracked and just very very bad. I feel like my lips are peeling everyday. You know like a snake when it has to change it’s skin during a certain season/age? That’s my lips everyday wtf.
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The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask was also launched together with their all time favourite Water Sleeping Mask, but a newer formulation that is supposingly better.
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My haul from Laneige launch. The basic travel set (I’ve always loved this. cheap, worth it and travel-friendly). With the Lip Sleeping Mask. I didn’t purchase the new Water Sleeping Mask. It wasn’t because I didn’t like it or didn’t feel like trying it (trust me i do!) it was just that i was in a hurry and the sales lady was very busy. So i decided to get it the next time.
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The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is in a 20g decent size, packaging is amazing (glass tub). Comes with a plastic spatula. (yay! That means I dont’ have to dig my fingers into the tub) image
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The formulation : (it claims)
Achieve not only moisturised skin but lips too with the all-new LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask. Sleep your way to smooth and supple lips with the Moisture Wrap™, Berry Mix Complex™, and Vitamin C found in the Lip Sleeping Mask. The balm-like, sticky texture equipped with a sweet and fruit berry fragrance ensures that the mask stays on your lips throughout the night, giving you a special intensive care that gently removes dry, flaky skin on your lips.
Did it do that?
I’ve tried it on for a week, apparently, you’re not suppose to apply it every night. You only use it twice to three times PER WEEK. Not sure what happens if you apply every night though. LOL.
After the first night, my lips were definitely softer, my matte lipstick looks so much more better and it didn’t define my chappy dry lips.

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here’s a demo AFTER i applied on the first night. (please ignore my 4 pimples)
Instantly, I could feel the moisture. When I applied it in the beginning, I felt like I was applying Lip Gloss. But better! Because lip gloss tend to be sticky and icky and just too thick. And it doesn’t blend in or absorb. But this. My Oh My! I wish this could be like a lip balm. It taste a little bit like raspberry (so it doesn’t have that bitter icky taste), it was more like a lip balm taste. After about 10 minutes, you can eat, lick your lips, smack your lips, kiss someone, and it will still stay there. The next morning you wake up. You have nice soft moistured baby lips. SO AMAZING RIGHT! 10/10 here.
For a quick fix in the morning, you may apply a super thin layer after you brush your teeth and let it set for about 10 minutes (at the moment you can do your hair/makeup) and then apply your lipstick.
For night time, you may apply a thick layer and go to sleep. You don’t even have to worry about it staining your pillow or teddy. :)
This product is available in most of the Laniege store in Malaysia, selling for RM70 (inclusive of GST).
You may find stay tuned and find out more information here.
Share with me your thoughts if you’ve tried this. Or which is your favourite lip balm?
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