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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Current Daily Skincare Routine + REVIEW : Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara + FOTD + Chanel Nail Colour 517 Mistral

I have been requested to share my skincare routine, so here we go!

My daily skin cleansing routine has not changed, because I'm a die-hard fan of the Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying products, which I have been using for about five years now I think. I have tried some other cleansers in between, but always regretfully returned to Kanebo.

I've talked about my cleansing routine with Cleansing Milk and Creamy Soap some time before, but I thought, I'll do a quick review again.




1. Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Milk (first step of the cleansing routine at night only)



This has a lightweight milky texture that spreads easily. I love it especially because it doesn't feel greasy or oily. Makeup comes off really well though. But if you wear heavy makeup, you will do better with the Cleansing Oil. The scent is very faint and comfortable. Also love the convenient and hygienic pump bottle.



2. Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Creamy Soap



The consistency is thick and creamy, which lathers up really nicely with water, turning into a rich and creamy foam-like texture. It takes off all traces of makeup and dirt, leaving the skin super clean, soft, radiant and calmed after rinsing it off with water. It is very efficient, thus I just need a tiny amount of product for the whole face.

It doesn't leave any residue behind, yet you won't have a taut feeling at all. I feel, it has a brightening and pore tightening effect, although this is not explicitly claimed. Creamy Soap is such a incomparable foam cleanser to any other that I have tried so far.

I highly recommend this cleanser! If you have drier skin, I recommend you to go for the Milky Soap, which is amazing too!


3. Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Lotion II



After cleansing, I'm used to follow with a toner in order to prepare my skin for the skincare products. I feel that serums and moisturizer absorb much better into the skin, so this has always been an essential step for me. This Lotion works best when applied directly onto skin with your palms.

Actually, Kanebo Sensai's cleansing and skincare philosophy is based on the 'two-step-method'. Meaning that you always need two steps in both cleansing and skincare, in order to achieve best results, and I'm certain about that.


4. Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Hydrachange Essence

A serum that provides deep hydration with hyaluron as the main ingredient. This has a lightweight milky gel-like consistency that feels very moist on the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving no sticky residue behind. Comes in a hygienic and convenient pump bottle, that looks very pretty too.

I use this exceptionally at night. My skin feels and looks super supple and well hydrated every morning with this. Hydrachange Essence is a really good hydrating serum for dehydrated and tired looking skin.


5. Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Hydrachange Cream
This has a creamy gel-like consistency that spreads super easily and melts into the skin in no time. It makes the skin feel perfectly moisturized, soothed and smooth. The slightly sweet scent is very faint and calming.

I like this cream a lot, since it has the perfect texture - lightweight, yet rich enough for my dehydrated skin. It actually makes my skin feel/look silky smooth.

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Source of Images:
sensai-cosmetics.com


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Next, I'm going to review the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara.


Comes in a sleek and elegant silvery blue tube.



It has a wedge-shaped brush wand that is quite comfortable to use, even though I have smaller Asian eyes with shorter lashes.


My bare curled lashes.


One coat of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara. It is very volumizing and has quite lengthening abilities too.


The second coat intensifies the volume and blackness a lot more. I think the formula is really good, but it has to be applied really carefully, since it tends to clump and stick lashes together easily (as you can see in the photo, haha...). It is very smudge-proof and doesn't weigh down the curl of the lashes.

Verdict
On the whole, Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara does an excellent job at volumizing and lengthening, but doesn't curl/lift my straight Asian lashes as much as my holy grail mascara - the Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara.

If you are looking for a very volumizing and lengthening mascara that doesn't weigh down your lashes, this is it! But if defined and separated lashes with maximum curl/lift is your main aim this is the wrong one to pick.


Formula: 4/5
Volume: 5/5
Length: 5/5
Curl: 3/5
Smudgeproof-ness: 4/5

Price: 3/5
Packaging: 5/5

Results: 4/5
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Overall:
B+

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A quick look I did using the Coffret D'or TD Eyes ~ 04 Grey Tones.



I'm wearing the Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 ~ 1 Warm Ivory, which I got two days ago. I've mentioned over and over again, that I'm a 'powder-foundation-person', but nevertheless, wanted to give it a try.

Warm Ivory is a very fair yellow toned shade that is perfect to even out my redness. The finish is not really matte, but rather velvety matte with a subtle glow. It has medium coverage, and does an okay job on pore coverage. Goes on smoothly, but doesn't spread super easily. Staying power is average though. My t-zone got oily after few hours, although I set it with powder.

All in all, I like the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 (my hg liquid foundation) much more, for it makes my skin look even more flawless and glowy.

Hm, I think I still prefer powder foundations, haha...


The Coffret D'or TD Eyes ~ 04 Grey Tones is a cool toned purple palette, with neutral shades that makes this palette a great go-to palette for everyday. The purple in this palette is not exactly what I was looking for, but still pretty and it doesn't make your eyes look bruised, since it has a greyish undertone to it.

So, my search for the perfect purple/lilac eyeshadow goes on, hehe...



Jess' signature smile face (+squinting), haha... Oh, just in case you wonder why the photos turned out so bluish, it's because there was no bright sunlight that day! ;)


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PRODUCTS USED

BASE MAKEUP
- Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivoire / Ivory
- Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 ~ 1 Warm Ivory
- Guerlain Météorites Powder For The Face ~ 03 Beige Chic

CHEEKS
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush ~ Pink Sugar 1

LIPS
- Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer ~ 257 Bikini Peach

EYES
- Coffret D'Or TD Eyes ~ 04 Grey Tones
- MAC Fluidline Blitz&Glitz
- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara Waterproof



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Nail-of-the-day! Wearing the Chanel Nail Colour ~ 517 Mistral from the Summer 2010 Collection. Please ignore the gross cuticles! :/


One coat and clear top coat. One coat gives a semi-opaque finish, two coats achieve full opaqueness. Goes on very smoothly without streaking. 517 Mistral is a really cute barbie pink color with very fine silvery glitter to it. A perfect nail polish for summer!

By the way, Ohh... pretty! reached 800 followers this week! Is this awesome or what? Thanks to everyone for the support!! Giveaway is coming soon! ♥

Have a great weekend everyone!


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18 comments:

fuzkittie said...

The foundation looks great on you! Now i must try the skin foundation, hahahaa. MM I'm very intrigued by Sensai skincare now, you have great skin!! The grey tones look sooooo good on you, you'll love Aqua Cream #2!

Jess said...

fuzkittie:
Yay, the first comment on this post, hehe...

The BB Skin Foundation is much better! Ohh, I can't wait to get Aqua Cream #2 Steel!

Btw, I'd love to do a YT video, but you know that I'm so camera shy! :p

Crystal/Cherry said...

I actually was just looking at sensai stuff on BG's website today! ^0^ The coffert palette looks great on you, I actually started to like cool tone colors after I saw your FOTDs, HAHA^0^

galpal.hi said...

Lovely FOTD Jess! Everything looks great on you.

Congrats on 800 followers!

*Kat*

GARNET said...

I love BB skin foundation too.It gives me natural glowy skin.Your skin looks perfect.Have a nice day,Jess.

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Thanks for sharing your skincare routine!! :D I really want to try Sensai purifying creamy soap!! :) You look lovely as always! The grey tones are beautiful on you. The blush is gorgeous against your delicate skin. Just so pretty! :)

Jian said...

Maybe I do need to check Kanebo out for their skincare. I did hear good things about Sensai before I think! =)

And your skin looks so perfect all the time too!!!

Love the FOTD, very pretty, as usual =)

And the pink Chanel polish really is <3!!

Linda Phuong Tran said...

i absolutely LOVE Kanebo Sensai products. Im currently using the Sensai Silk range for moisturizing which caters for younger skin =) and the silky purifying cleansers. My mum has been a fan for over 10 years now =P. I do think the products are expensive but they're so worth it! I love the cleansing cream but have found the creamy soap a little bit harsh so ill probably switch back to the milky soap ^__^ ! X

superwoolu said...

thanks for the review on the mascara jess! wont be trying that now :p

Vonvon said...

Hi Jess,

Thanks for the review on the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold mascara. Have been eyeing it because of the packaging mostly. ;) Nice blue tube and very sleek-looking.

By the way, I have a suggestion for your deep naso-labial fold. I tried Lancome Renergie Morpholift R.A.R.E. Lifting Masque and it really works in the lifting and firming department. I could see it on my face even on my first use, and been using it for almost a year now. My guest writer is also using and loving this mask and has reviewed it.

Not sure if you are OK with me putting a link here. But it's somewhere in my archives. :)

Shanghainesedumpling said...

Thanks for sharing Jess, I have never tried Sensai skincare but now you have shared with us I might go and do some more research :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess

Where can I get the skincare items?

十八磅花生媽媽 said...

Hi Jess,

I am intrigued!! Where should I get the sensai products??

Thanks!
C

Jess said...

Anonymous & 十八磅花生媽媽:
Go to this link, and you might be able to find places you can purchase Kanebo Sensai products!

http://www.sensai-cosmetics.com/index.html?active=6&lang=1

amynaree said...

Hi Jess! Congrats on all the followers ^ ^ Thanks for sharing your skinacre routine, makes me want to try some Kanebo products now!

Your FOTD is so cute and wearable, I love the grey tones on you

BeautyOnTheWay said...

Never tried Kanebo Sensai products before, it seems quite promising....will go to check it out at local store.
Thanks for your skin care routine post. I just did mine also. ^_^

Nic Nic said...

You have a great skin care routine, so consistent! I use a bit of everything...I don't know if that;s great for the skin :/ Gorgeous eye makeup, so pretty!!

Catherine said...

I am so intrigued by the Kanebo Sensai line now! It sounds sooo nice!

You look so pretty, Jess, even if the purple wasn't exactly what you wanted, it looks great on you! I wish grey-ish colors looked better on my yellow skin.

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