The Face Shop CC Intense Cover Cushion in V205 (dark beige) Review

Before heading to Europe weeks ago, I had an idea to purchase BB cushion to save space of my travelling make-up case. Budget was and now is my main issue as I try to save more and I found out that The Face Shop cushion range isn't as expensive as other brands, though the company doesn't give extra cushion and sponge.

After reading reviews and comparing each cushion products in the market, I chose The Face Shop CC intense cover cushion in V205 (dark beige) which is the darkest color The Face Shop offers. 

It looks beautiful and classy, isn't it?

Retailed around IDR 329.000, It is my very first expensive base product ever. It contains 15 g or 0.52 oz. product, but you get a really nice sponge which blends any based product perfectly and it has SPF 50+ PA+++, so if you dislike putting moisturizer and sunblock before applying foundation, this CC cushion might be a life savior. 

Nice Sponge

Packaging can be considered as bulky, but the brightside is you don't need to bring separate applicator to apply both the CC cream and concealer. You also don't need to bring mirror and sunblock too which saving space and no spilling and broken bottle incident will happen.

Update 15/7: I forget to talk about the sponge, it is definitely a useful one and it becomes one my favorite foundation applicator besides beauty blender. It has micro pores which doesn't absorb a lot of product so a little product goes a long way. It blends the cc cream and concealer perfectly on my skin. Remember, don't drag the sponge but tap the sponge on your face. 

Now, let's talk about the formulation, it doesn't leave tacky feeling on my face or transfer and a little goes a long way. Though it is marketed as CC cushion, it has amazing coverage as it covers redness but not really covering severe dark circles like mine. It does oxidize a bit when I am using in Jakarta due to tropical climate, but it didn't oxidize while I was travelling around Europe. 

Now the interesting part is, staying power. Some reviews I found give mixed reviews about the staying power. Some said it performs better when they use it in colder climate, but I found the staying power is better while I am using it in Jakarta than Europe. It might be due to dry climate which makes my skin dryer so it didn't stay put for a long time. 

Now about the finish, while I was using it in Europe, it doesn't give me glowy finish like it does in Jakarta. I even sometimes need to set it with powder as it makes my face looks slightly oily, but it stays put from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. when I clean it. 

Freshly applied in Jakarta a day after purchasing, no make up besides the CC cushion 

Freshly applied in Belgium 

Freshly applied in Paris

After nearly 12 hours city touring in Paris

Do I recommend this? I do, especially for those who have normal to dry skin and live in tropical climate as I am not sure about the staying power in colder climate. Though it isn't moisturizing, it also isn't drying and the coverage and staying power are amazing if I use it in tropical climate. 

If you have extra dry skin, The Face Shop offers the Ultra Moist version and If you have oily skin, I think the BB Oil Control Water Cushion might suit you better, but again, please do test before buying. 

Overall, this is an impressive product as it has a very useful sponge plus it delivers amazing coverage and staying power in tropical climate for normal to dry skin girl. Repurchase, Yes. 

Will you try this CC cushion? 

Disclaimer : The Face Shop doesn't send me this product to be reviewed. I bought this with my own money and my review is based on my opinion after testing and using this product. Product that works well on me might not deliver the same result on different individuals so please do try before buying. 

After Europe Trip Note

I am back after spending a lovely time hopped on and off around some parts of Europe.

New reviews and posts are coming soon, but not today as I am still a bit jetlag. I am asking your favor to wait for my reviews with beauty stuffs I bought in Europe as I need time to test them to be able to give honest and detailed review. 

I want to express my gratitude to know that all of you still have time to check out a blog which its blogger been MIA for days or weeks. 

I love you with all of my heart. Kisses and Hugs.

Ssst.... I am not ready to drive in traffic jam today.

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Moisture Boost Serum Review

Getting older, my skin gets dryer. It's been much better than last year, but I also keep searching for the best moisturizing products for dry skin. 

I think I've mentioned in one of my post that I got free sample of Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal 24h Intense Hydration Gel Cream which I favor as it is lightweight and give long lasting hydration. It's definitely in my wishlist but I have to finish my Corine De Farme moisturizer first.

So today, (drumroll please) here welcome the Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Moisture Boost Serum.

Why I purchased this not the gel creme? I haven't used any kind of serum or essence in a long time and I read somewhere it's an important step as serum penetrates while moisturizer just acts like barrier. 

Does it do its job? I can say yes. I don't know whether it really penetrates or not, but I do feel that it doesn't sit on the surface of my skin like the Gel Creme one. It feels good, plumps my skin and no tacky feeling. 

Another good thing that I notice is it helps my make-up stays longer. But I don't think it's travel friendly since it's packed in a glass bottle. 

Do I recommend this? Yes, if you don't have extra dry skin and live in humid or tropical climate. Though it does an amazing job for me, I don't think it's moisturizing enough to be used alone if you have extra dry skin or you live in colder climate. 

Will I repurchase this? I may. But I think I will try the Elixir 7.9 or just purchase the Hydra Vegetal moisturizer. 

Have you tried this serum? Sound below.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks Review (So far )

My original favorite beauty product is always lip product. After years of experimenting, my favorite lip products are the ones which aren't drying and comfortable.

Recently, most cosmetics companies come up with more convenient and comfortable lip products and my inner-lipstick-addict self only can rejoice and mourn over my bank account. 

Here welcome my three Ultra Satin  Liquid Lipsticks collection from Colourpop which are super comfortable, long-wearing and non-drying though they aren't transferproof. 

From top to bottom : Tansy, Mess Around, Echo Park

I only own three colors from this range and I do have some other colors in my wish list,but without further ado, let's jump to the nitty gritty. 

Echo Park, Mess Around, Tansy

Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Echo Park is a wearable peachy pink nude color which is work appropriate. Compared to the rest that I have, it is the thickest from the three. It isn't streaky and I personally feel this is a great everyday color for light - tan skintones.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Mess Around is a purplish grey color which I think suits all skintones but not light olive skintone girls. It will be a perfect nude for those who have tan to darker skintone. It isn't a color that I can wear everyday as a teacher, the kids will runaway. The consistency is the thinnest among the three. 

Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Tansy is a yellow based brown which is super 90s. I think it will look extremely beautiful on tan to darker skintones. It's edgy and flaterring and among the three, it has the best consistency and applies like dream. 

Tansy, Mess Around, Echo Park

That's my review about this range so far, will I purchase more colors? I do, especially those which I can wear on daily basis and don't make me look a like a gothic queen or hospitalized wicked step-mom as  I am on a mission to save more, buy and hoard less. LOVE YOU ALL, X.O.X.O.