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Review : Physicians Formula Mood Boosting Powder in Transluscent

24 Dec 2016 at 11:37 pm

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At first, I was very skeptical to use this product when the package arrived to me. My first thought when I looked and swatched it was, "Man, that's shimmery!" It is weird that this product is marketed as a face powder when it got tons of shimmers in it. Who would have thought to put shimmers all over their face? But oh life as a beauty blogger, I decided to just give it a go.

 

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First, I am not fond of the packaging. Personally I think it is unnecessarily bulky. It does comes with a mirror and a brush too which is great. But man, the brush is so stiff and rough that I feel like it will irritate my skin if I am using it for a powder brush. A powder brush shouldn't be densely packed. If you were to use this over a foundation, it will just move your foundation around because it is so stiff and dense. So I wish they could've just skip the brush and come up with a more compact packaging that won't take as much space to travel with. Plus it is very plasticky and feels kinda cheap too. The color tho, I love!

 

 

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The powder itself comes with a cool design. The hearts are each pigmented with different colors so it is a bit misleading there considering the name 'Translucent'. People who buy this solely thinking that it's gonna be a translucent powder might be a bit disappointed because it's definitely not. Especially that one pink heart. THAT is pigmented like it wants to be a blush.

 

Formula wise, this powder is soooo soft and fine. The shimmers are real guys, I really thought that it could be one of those disappointing products where the shimmers are just an overcoat spray. But I've used this powder for a lot of time now and the shimmer game is still strong.

 

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Like I said, I was very skeptical to use it at first so I started using it as a highlighter first. And yes, it does work as a highlighter, but a very subtle one. And you do have to build it up to make it more visible. If you're a beginner to highlighter, this would be a great one to try. But for me, I loveeeeeeee my Mary Lou Manizer from The Balm so much that I was so intrigued to use Mary Lou on top of it to intensify the highlight, but homegirl needs to test out the product so ughhh. I mean it's not bad, it's just not enough for me. I want to be highlighted like KLCC at night lol.

 

And remember that pigmented pink heart? Your highlight will be pink based unless you avoided the pink heart when swirling your brush into the pan. I am more into a gold and yellow based highlight so that's probably another reason why I am not really feeling it.

 

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That face tilt you do when you want to show off your glow lololol

 

As for an overall face powder, I am loving it for that surprisingly. See photo above. When I swatched it on hand, I was so scared to see all those shimmers but for some reasons it does not actually make me look like a disco ball! Then I remembered, isn't the Mineralized Skin Finish from Mac is pretty much the same thing? The shimmers are so fine that it kinda makes me look like I glow from within. Especially in indoor lightings, man it looks so good. And the pink heart just adds a nice fleshed look for my skin. Just make sure you using a loosely packed brush to ensure that you're not picking up too much product.

 

I wouldn't recommend it for people who prefers a matte finish makeup look because obviously, duh. But isn't the new era now is all about that glowy and dewy look? Especially to those girls who adores korean's dewy makeup, go for it! But I would advise to stay away from this powder if you have enlarged pores because sometimes, glitters and shimmers will just make them look even more obvious. And of course, people with super oily skin would want to avoid being extra shiny with this stuff. But who knows right, makeup is very personal. Whatever works for me may not work for you and vice versa.

 

Pros :

 

Can be a subtle highlighter

Creates a glowy finish for the skin

Very soft and fine powder

Mirror installed in the packaging

Cons :

Bulky packaging

Brush inside is too stiff

May emphasize the appearance of pores

Price : RM59.25

 

 

Disclaimer : Product is sent to me by BFFsays.com for review purpose. However it does not affect my opinion at all matters and everything written is solely honest.

Good eyeliner

27 Jul 2016 at 3:10 pm

 

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It has been very long since I purchased an eyeliner pencil simply because I prefer using liquid and gel eyeliners. Reason being is because it is really hard to find a pencil liner that wont smudge on my oily eyelids. The Guardian at my place did a promotion on some of the Lakme makeup products last week and I took this chance to give it a shot since these kajals were on Buy 1 Free 1 promotion. The normal price is RM19.90 each.

 

I believe it comes in six colours which are Black, White, Grey, Brown, Blue and Green. I got two of them to try out which are Brown and White. They claim to be smudge proof, waterproof and last up to 10 hours on the eyes.

 

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These are retractable eyeliners and I did measured total product inside is about 3.5cm long, which is pretty standard I suppose? Upon swatches I find that the product is very smooth and very easy to work with. It is highly pigmented and glides on very easily. I do find that the white one is a lot creamier than the brown one and it has very fine shimmers in it which is perfect if you want to use it as highlighter on the tear ducts.

 

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These eyeliners doesn't budge when I put it under running water. But I had these on once and when I went to wash my face with just using water, it did disappear. Then I did the rub test and the eyeliner did budge but it takes quite a force to rub it until it smudges as in the picture above. I did wait a couple minutes for it to set before doing the test. So I would say be careful not to rub your eyes too hard when having these on. The brown one do seems to stay better than the white one though. I haven't had the chance to try this on for 10 hours but I did had it on for 6 hours straight and I am so happy with the staying power because it didn't smudge on my oily eyelids at all! Which is very rare for me so now I am kinda regretting not buying all the colors available during the promotion.

 

This is actually my first time trying out Lakme product so now I am curious about the other products that they carry. I heard that the mascara from the same line is great too. For the price, it is really worth it. Lakme products are available at Guardian stores. I highly recommend these kajals!

 

Pros :

 

  • Glides on easily
  • Highly pigmented
  • Smooth and creamy
  • Affordable
  • Good staying power

Cons :

  • Not really waterproof

 

Will definitely repurchase and purchase the other colors available!