Monday, February 23, 2015

Product Review: Illamasqua Blush up Brush

Illamasqua Blush up Brush
 Illamasqua Blush up Brush

 Illamasqua Blush up Brush

Finally, Illamasqua is available in Indonesia, thanks to Central department store, so when invited to the press conference of this brand, my eyes turned green because of the color selection of Illamasqua makeup product, this brand definitely for people who stand out from the crowd.  But this time I’m gonna talk about my new favorite brush, the Illamasqua Blush Up brush, with Ellipse shaped head, this brush supposed to add extra dimension to your face by place under the cheekbones and with upward strokes created the definition of high cheekbones with your blush.


  • Unique shape, with long handles for easier application
  • Dense and soft bristles, makes blending job easier
  • High quality, the bristles does not shed so far
  • If you are into contouring, this brush definitely a must have, because it just goes exactly where it should on your face, and requires little to no talent to use this brush.


  • Well, this brush is on the pricey side
  • Just remember to use it light handed, because this brush can pick up high amount of product.

Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation
One of my favorite foundation, long wearing, stay in place, and great oil control for oily skin, the color selection is also great. One thing I love the most of this foundation is the coverage, started as medium coverage but can be built up to full coverage or sheered down to light coverage and still giving a flawless finish.  From personal experience as a makeup artist pov, this is my conclusion about Estee Lauder double wear foundation.

  • Great color selection, about 30 shade
  • The coverage is wonderful, sometimes i don’t have to use under eye concealer for darkness under eye, and only spot concealing for acne.
  • Minimal transfer to clothing
  • Great oil control
  • Does not oxidize
  • Long lasting, 10 hours and still not budging
  • Sturdy glass bottle, (once I drop a brand new bottle and there’s not even a scratch on the bottle.. fheww)

  • No pump, hard to control the desired amount of foundation poured
  • Price range is in the pricier side, but It is worth it
  • Not suitable for dry skin

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Product Review - Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation

 Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

 Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

This foundation is my new favorite!. This liquid foundation has a fluid, initially creamy texture that feels amazingly weightless but also provides light, smoothing hydration. It sets to a soft matte finish that works best for normal to combination skin; those with dry skin will find this doesn't provide enough moisture.

The formula is exceptionally easy to blend, but make sure you blend thoroughly or it will crease into lines and large pores. Light to medium coverage is possible, and on balance this looks surprisingly natural, while masking minor imperfections.


  • Super-smooth texture that blends beautifully.
  • Leaves skin with a natural-looking soft matte finish.
  • The shade range is extensive, the most extensive shade range for chanel so far
  • The sunscreen is pure titanium dioxide, so it provides gentle, broad-spectrum protection.
  • SPF 15, usually I avoid using foundation with SPF for photography, because it can cause flashback. But this foundation does not caused that so far.

  • Expensive
  • The fragrance of this foundation is too strong for my personal taste

in this photo I use  Chanel perfection lumiere on her, sheered with beauty blender