Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15PA++

Hi everyone, today I am going to share my current favorite foundation and it is no other than the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15PA++.

I totally adore the signature Elizabeth Arden Red Door symbol displayed on the cap. It added elegance to the transparent and gold packaging.

The foundation comes in a glass bottle, so be careful not to drop it to the floor because it will break. 
I do love that the packaging comes with a pump, making it really easy to dispense the foundation.

Key Ingredients:

Hydro-pigment Technology: Pigments are enveloped by moisture-rich, plant based emollients that mimic skin’s flexibility and smoothness to provide a “second skin” feel. It delivers a makeup that is lightweight, color true and lasts all day.
Soy Lipid Technology: A proprietary blend of lipids helps reduce the appearance of pores by 20% over 4 weeks and to perfect skin’s texture.
Natural Plant Extract: Seals in and helps preserve moisture so skin feels hydrated and emits a radiant glow.
Wild Mushroom Extract: A natural environmental protectant that works to immediately lock in moisture and help skin retain hydration throughout the day.
Vitamins C, E: A powerful blend of vitamins that help protect skin from environmental stressors that can cause visible signs of aging as well as visibly improves skin’s radiance.
Radiant Mineral Crystals: Illuminating soft focus mineral crystals blur the look of imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a radiant and luminous finish.

Perfect for all skin types, Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15 is available in 26 skin-perfecting shades.

The shade that I am using is #5 natural, and it matches my skin tone perfectly, giving my skin a natural radiant finish.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation is easy to apply as the foundation "melts" when in contact with the warmness of the skin. The foundation is easy to spread out on the skin and sits on the skin naturally, just like a second skin.

My thoughts: 
I love Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation as it comes in a natural, breathable formula that blends into the skin for a natural look and easy application. 
Luxurious light weight formula wears like a ‘second-skin’ and feels as comfortable as my own skin. 
The foundation is also able to last all day and even after perspiration, only slight touch up is needed.
Another benefit is that this foundation is able to smooth and evens out my skin while reducing the look of pores immediately and over time. It boosts the hydration of my skin and leaves my skin with a perfectly even-toned glow. 
There is also SPF 15PA++ to give the skin minimum sunblock protection. Higher SPF is preferred if one is outdoor for long hours. 
The downside of this foundation will be that it gives light to medium coverage, so it is best to use a concealer if you are looking to conceal blemishes, dark circles or pigmentation. 

 My rating: 4.5/5 

 LOTD with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation and I am satisfied with the natural finish on my skin.

Retail price: S$70 and available at any Elizabeth Arden counters.

 Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15PA++ is my holy grail foundation. 
Highly recommended to give it a try! 

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: Avalon NaturBeauty Skin Whitening

Avalon NaturBeauty Skin Whitening was formulated with a revolutionary beauty formulation to promote skin whitening and hydration at the same time. The benefit of consuming helps improve Skin Whitening, UV Protection, Lightening Dark Spots, and Restore Skin’s Firmness and Moisturising.

Product Info
1. Product of Singapore
2. Halal-Certified
3. Good Manufacturing Practice Product
4. No Addictive
5. 1 box = 30 days’ supply for first time users

Consume 1 sachet per day for 7 consecutive days. Thereafter, 1 sachets every 2 days for maintenance.

1. Inhibits 85% of melanin production
2. Blocks up to 67% of UV rays
3. 8x water absorption capacity

This product promises visible whitening results in 4 weeks but not only whitening, there are 5 benefits in 1 product
There are many ways to consume it, be it direct consumption or dissolve it in 200ml of liquid of your choice. 
Personally, I prefer to consume it directly from the sachet and the taste is pretty acceptable with the blueberry flavor.

I love the slim sachet packaging as it is very convenient for me to carry it around, and I placed some sachets in some handbag so that I can consume it even if I forgot to have in the morning while rushing to leave my house.

The powder melts in the mouth and easy to swallow even without water.

My thoughts:
After 4 weeks of consumption, I do notice the lightening of my skin and increase in hydration of my skin. Although the results noticed may be due to my usage of sunblock and hydration skincare, but if this product increased the efficacy and tangible results reflected on my skin, I will still gladly continue my consumption of Avalon NaturBeauty Skin Whitening.

Retail price: S$68.90 exclusively at local Watsons outlets.

Thanks for reading. =)

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