Sunday, August 29, 2010

8 KOSE Beauty Essentials Singles-Out by Niu Er (牛爾)

Beauty Guru Robin Niu (牛爾) handpicked out 8 essential KOSE beauty products that are suitable for Singapore's Women.(According to one skin's type and concerns.)

Niu Er's (牛爾) TOP 8

#1) SEIKISHO Perfect Cleansing Oil (SD$35)
(Good for Blemishes Skin type)
->Removes waterproof makeup thoroughly
->Focus on impurities in the pores such as blackheads and whiteheads

Niu Er's Tip
(Remember:: Face have to be clean when you do the masking with cleansing oil.)
PR Film = Cling Wrap that we use to wrap fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh. (Just cut a small piece)

My Personal tip:
Rinse off makeup/cleansing oil with room temperature waterl. Face feel much smoother and clean! If using warm water, before we can rinse off the makeup/cleansing oil.. pores already opened and dirts might clog into the pores(if you never rinise thoroughly)

One of the reasons many peoples complaints about using cleansing oil causing break-out was because they never rinse off the oil thoroughly. (Try using room temperature water and keep rinising it until it's not oily anymore before using your normal cleanser.)

(Tiny Review: I tried this cleansing oil for about a week now)
-> it's thicker then normal cleansing oil.. feels more like gel...
-> easy to massage all over the face...
-> remove waterproof mascara really well(especially Majolica Majorca mascara)
-> Doesn't stink my eyes...
-> Rinise off really fast (doesn't feel oily at all).

#2 SEIKISHO Mask White SD$35
For Large Pores
- It's a Black mask that whitens
- a unique 2 in 1 Whitening and Purifying black mask
- Powerful facial pack that removes old keratin, dirt and blackheads in the pores
- Whitening formula of uniquely effective Japanese and Chinese herbal extracts.
- Refined Pores

Niu Er's Tip:

I personally haven't try this Mask White yet.. I heard that it peel off very cleanly and it pull off tiny facial hairs too! (Ouch.. Pain first then beautiful and smooth skin.) This was highly recommended by those who have tried it! (Hmm.. I must be mentally prepare first! lolx)

#3 SEIKISHO Clear Lotion SD$33
(For Dullness skin to normal skin)
A gentle exfoliating lotion, it has mildly alkaline properties which gently yet thoroughly remove dirt and keratinous cells which are in excess, helping skin recover it softness, translucency, brightness and fineness.

Niu Er's Tips:

My tiny review:
This feel like cleansing water from Uriage and Peeling water from SANA (the texture feel more like sana peeling water).. feel abit gel type of watery(do I make any sense here??)

How do I use this type of cleansing water/lotion? Well.. I normally use it in the afternoon/before heading out(I only use water to water my eyes/face.. then use cleansing water to cleans my face)

First.. soak a cotton pad with clear lotion and pad it all over the face first (this is to soften the white/black heads) then you start to gently massage(using the cotton pad) in circular motions and focus more on T-zone. You can continue with your skincares routine without washing off.(it's up to your choice to rinse it or not.. I prefer not.. cos skin feel really soft and supple.. I don't want to wash off the goodness)

I love it!!!! For me.. I'm someone who can't live without cleansing water/clear lotion... cos when you gently exfoliate your skin daily using clear lotion(or any similar kind).. you won't need to use scrub(which is really harsh on the skin especially for blemishes/ sensitive skin).

#4 INFINITY Lotion Concentrate 14 (I & II) SD$78 each (Just Launched last week at Takashimaya's KOSE Counter)
A concentrate lotion which supports the skin function by retaining moisture in 14 cornified layers of the skin, strengthening the skin's suppleness.

#5 INFINITY Vital Comfort Mask (box of 5sheets) SD$92 (Launched last week in Taka KOSE counter)

A serum-intensive Mask that brings firmness and translucency via compounded moisture retaining ingredients such as Edelweiss, Acous Calamus, Kokeiten extracts abd Alikai hot spring water. It seals, soften and energizers the skin in 15mins.

I haven't tried this yet (cos I'm doing the SANA one month challenge.. I don't wanna use a new skincare/moisturizer.. I will start using this soon(in Sept)
Now the last 3 would be makeup! 
#6 ESPRIQUE PRECIOUS Heart Graphical Mascara SD$31
(Launching in Sept 2010)
A mascara with a specially developed Tail impact brush that can navigate awkward angles and reaches out to eyelashes on the outer corner of the eye, bottom and shorter lashes.

#7 ESPRIQUE PRECIOUS Dual Lip Pencil SD$31
(Launching in Sept 2010)
A lip liner that controls the form and provide a 3-dimensional appearance using the effects of light; it is also a lip concealer that smoothens the corners of the mouth, correcting uneven tones with light reflection.

#8 ESPRIQUE PRECIOUS Face styling powder SD$51
A face color set with 2 colors that create light and shadow with highlight and lowlight colors.
(In another sayin.. this is a contour powder set)

I can't do tiny review on the lip liner and mascara as I do not have it.. but I do have the contour powder.

swatches(with flash)

swatches (without flash)

-> The powder was really fine and soft...
-> doesn't look too harsh on my fair skin..

Contouring my face is pretty new to me... I'm still learning and getting use to it (so far, I'm not hating it! lolx)

KOSE also gave me a lip gloss to try... I haven't use it yet :P

My recommendation: Clear lotion and Perfect Cleansing oil! (You can never go wrong with these 2 products ^__^)

Do join the KOSE Contest to win SD$100 KOSE Products vouchers.

All you gotta do was to share with me your beautiful tips.. leave as many comments as you like with different tips (I will pick 3 interesting tips/winners)

Closing date for the contest : 31 August 2010 - 23.59hrs

Disclaimer: Goodies bag from KOSE, I am not affiliated by KOSE.
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