Review Silicone Sponge and Beauty Blender

Hello guys. So, the reason why I review two make up tools is because I want to compare the Silicone Sponge (Silisponge) who’ve become hitz recently.

I compare it with Beauty Blender (BB) because BB is still the king of make up tool (as I knew), even when there are lots of great dupes out there.

I decided to bought Silisponge recently, not the pioneer one, it considered as the dupe, but it’s the pure flexible silicone, not the stiff plasticky one.

Okay, here is the look of them :

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I choose the clear silisponge with colourful glitters in it. It cost me around 5 dollars, while BB cost me around 20 dollars.

Some people said that some of silisponge dupes are stiff and not flexible at all, because too much plastic in it.
While mine is nothing like that at all. It’s flexible and the texture feels like jelly (bouncy and able to be folded).

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I use BB on the right part of my face and Silisponge on the other side. The result is surprisingly similar :mrgreen:. (No filter and no beauty apps, sorry for the dark circles and anything there 😌😅).

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Here is the result using Beauty Blender :

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Here is the result using Silicone Sponge :

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Pros Silicone Sponge :
+ Easy to use
+ Easy to clean
+ Hygienic
+ Flawless result
+ Not absorb product
+ Affordable pricetag

Pros Beauty Blender :
+ Easy to use
+ Flawless result
+ Easy to get into hard to reach area

Cons Silicone Sponge :
– Cannot really reach the curve at the side of nose
– The grip of holding it might be not really comfortable for some people considering the shape is flat

Cons Beauty Blender :
– Pricey
– Have to wet it in prior before use (for best result)
– Absorb product
– A bit hard to clean

That’s all for my quick review, hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Foreo Luna Mini 2 Midnight.

A few months ago, I finally decided to get one of Foreo. When I check Sephora store I saw this Foreo Luna Mini 2 and black colour is available. Unfortunately this one is not on sale :(.

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Anyway, here’s what I thought about this cleansing tool. I know this thing is not cheap, I can get a cellphone with the same price (even my phone is cheaper than my Foreo!! 😅).

This thing cost me around $200. I got a Luna Mini 2 inside a transparent plastic case. Luna mini version not include box, unlike the Luna or Luna 2.
USB Cable right underneath the Luna inside a box with manual book and guarantee card.

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The size is medium/average, not too big like Foreo Luna and not too small like Foreo Go/Play.

Luna Mini 2 have option for the vibration, it has 8 level of vibration’s power as I remember, but I usually use the Lowest.
The previous version, Luna Mini only have on and off power button, without + and – button.

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It is made of silicone including the bristles, no replacement brush head needed. Luna Mini 2 for all skin type.
Larger area with smaller bristles for all over the face, usually for dry to normal skin.
Smaller area with larger/biggest bristles at the top for around the nose or big pores.
Bigger bristles at the back for oily part of the face, or for oily skin.

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Serial numbers at the bottom, and the USB cable. I use my cellphone adapter to charge this. When it’s charged, the LED lamp at down below the product will blinking, and it stop blinking when the battery is fully charged.

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I put the cable inside the plastic case, I don’t want it to be “gone somewhere” just because I forgot where I put it. I don’t know where to buy the USB cable IF maybe/just in case the cable is broken, or lost, or something else. I don’t think Sephora sell it separately.

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I usually use it twice a week, to remove the left over make up and dead skin cell without too much exfoliate the skin. I read the information from many source that Foreo is also a soft exfoliating tools.

I try my best not to push Foreo too hard on my face, I just make the Foreo have a contact with my face and then move it around all over the face.

Do it in section, I started with my right cheek first, when I feel the “sudden-quick-stop” of the vibration  (before it’s continue to vibrating again), that’s a signal to move to another section of the face.

When 3 times short vibrations is coming, it means the end of the process.
As I remember it’s divided for 4 sections. After 3 time short vibrations I turn it off, and then turn it on again because I usually haven’t work on my nose area.
Sometimes I use it on my neck too.

Around the forehead, the vibration somehow feels harder, maybe because less fat/meat there. 😄
If you have migrain or similar symptoms, be careful while doing the forehead area.

Overall I like this cleansing tools, eventhough I want the Luna 2 Purple/Lavender too which have a softer bristles for sensitive skin, but it is so PRICEY!! :'(😭

That’s all for my review, hope you guys find it useful.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Ecotools Blending and Bronzing + Eye Enhancing Duo Set.

Hey guys, back again with make up tools review. A few weeks ago I bought these brushes (because I’m curious). I decided to buy face brush and eye brushes.

The first one is Ecotools Blending and Bronzing brush. It’s duo fibre, synthetic vegan bristles. It’s quite dense, I decided to try it with powder and liquid products.

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It’s duo fibre so I try to use it in stippling motion, aaand it’s pricky 😭.
I use it for Liquid foundation, it works but it’s just the foundation not as flawless as if I’m using other dense non-duo fibre brush or sponge. I don’t like to use this for liquid/cream products.

Next attempt I try to use it for setting powder, bronzer, and to blend blusher. It works really well, eventhough I prefer to swipe rather than stipple. I mostly use it for these 3 purposes.

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The ferrule made of recycled aluminium and the handle made of recycled bamboo. I saw a tan line here 😄.

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The handle and ferrule is sturdy. It’s a bit heavy because the brush is quite big.
Back then, the name is not just printed, but also carved on the tip of the handle.

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When I wash this brush, if I use brush guard then it will take longer time to dry. So I wrap it with tissue, and it dry faster.

Next brush is Ecotools Eye Enhancing Duo Set.
Dual ended brush, 4 brushes in two.

One brush is angled liner/Define and medium shader brush/Shade.
The other one is smudger/Smudge and blending/Blend brush.

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I use the Smudge to line/contour my nose, and use the Blend for blending the contour.

I use the Shade for applying eyeshadow all over the lid.

I use the Define to set my eyeliner with dark eyeshadow (this brush a bit too thick for gel liner), sometimes I also use it for placing the eyeshadow on outer lower lashline.
I use it for crease too, and then blend it with shader or blending.

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This dual ended eye brushes is very light, unlike the bronzing brush which is quite heavy, these two feels so light if also compared with other eye brushes.

Downside is I cannot put these eye brushes into a cup, so I lay it flat, this also happens after wash it, I lay it flat, wrap it with tissue.

These brushes is really versatile for travellers who wants to bring make up tools but keep it as minimum as possible.
It will be better if we also bring Color Switch (remember Vera Mona and the dupes?).

Overall, some Ecotools brushes are very good quality with affordable price, but I prefer the single brush, or at least the 4 or 5 or 6 piece set and this enhancing duo.
While other sets are not very attractive to me (personal preference, I don’t know about the quality but the appearance is just not my taste 😋).

That’s my quick review, hope you guys find it usefull.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Masami Shouko Professional for beginner.

Hello everyone, finally I’m coming back with brush review and tips.
I’ve collected some of Masami Shouko brushes from their professional line recently, and here’s what I thought about them and simple tips for beginner who want to buy from this line but just the brushes they need for a complete makeup for daily.

Let’s start!!

We’re gonna start with Masami Shouko Synthetic Brushes.

Precision Foundation Brush 19.

It has two tone bristles, it is meant for liquid or cream products.
It also able to blend the undereye concealer since the tip is quite pointy. Synthetic bristles, I also have tried to use it as a mask brush, and it works well.

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Flat High Definition Brush 08.

This one is my most favourite, neither too dense nor flimsy, just the right density.
This brush practically able to be used for liquid, cream, and powder type of products.
It can be a foundation brush, powder brush, blush brush, bronzer brush, blending brush, almost anything you want.
The bristles are synthetic and really soft, not pricky even when I dab it on my cheekbones.

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Closer look of Masami 08

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Small Stippling Brush 16.

Somehow I don’t really like large stippling brush, I don’t really like to use stippling brush for foundation.
This small stippling brush usually used for cream blush, or powder highlighter, that’s what I usually use this for.

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The bristles not so dense, but not too sparse, and not pricky when I dab it on my cheeks. Synthetic bristles.

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Move to the Natural Bristles Brushes, we’re gonna start with this Tapered Face Brush 06.

Tapered Face Brush 06.

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The Pro Line using black natural bristles instead of brown.
The bristles quite fluffy and not-that-so-pricky kind of natural bristles, but because of its natural hair, it does have a smell, I don’t know what kind of smell it is, but it is quite noticeable when you put it around your nose, the first time I get my hands on this brush, the smell is worse than now, after several washing, the smell is acceptable now by my nose.

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Pointed tip, makes it easy for hard-to-reach area, this multitask brush can be used for almost any type of powder products such as face powder, powder blush, powder bronzer, powder highlighter.
If you are a traveller and want to bring simple but multitasking brush, this one is perfect for you.

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Large Angled Contour Brush 10.

I also love this one. Black natural bristles, have a slight two tone, fluffy, soft, and quite big for contouring but I don’t mind with that because it still works well to me. Blend the contour really well, of course powder bronzer, not cream one.
It does have a smell just like the Tapered 06.

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The Eye Brushes :

Tapered Blending Brush 38.

Goat hair. White bristles, fluffy, and feels like a cotton thread, blends really well.
I prefer this one rather than Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff which is a dupe for MAC 217.

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The downside is, you need to put on brush guard when store this brush in a pouch, or the bristles will sticks everywhere and turn into a mess shape.

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Short Shader Brush 35.

Surprisingly this is the natural bristles eye brush that doesn’t feel pricky for smudging on my eyes.
This brush is softer than the pencil brush with goat hair (this one feels pricky on eyes).
I usually use this brush for creating a line on my upper lashline, or just setting my eyeliner with eyeshadow, and also for outer lower lashline to create an outer V line.
I’ve tried this for brow brush, and it works really well, just blend with a spoolie after that.

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Pencil Brush 41 (gold series)

This Gold Series has discontinued since last March-April 2016 and replaced with the Pink Series.
This one made of goat hair with white color just like Tapered Blending 38, but this one quite stiff and pricky for my eyes.
I used to use it for lining my eyes, or as a smudge brush, but I don’t really like using it that way, and now it ended up as a brow brush or nose contouring brush.

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Now, tips for beginner.
For basic Face Brushes, you can go on with :

1. Flat High Definition Brush 08 for powder foundation, or liquid foundation, or bb cream.
2. Tapered Face Brush 06 for setting powder, highlighter.
3. Large Angled Shading Brush 10 for contour, blush.

For basic Eye Brushes, for beginner, usually not really use that much tools and not quite often wearing complicated eye makeup, you can go on with :

1. Tapered Blending Brush 38 for all over eyeshadow, and blending brush.
2. Short Shader Brush 35 for eyebrow brush, or for eyeliner by using eyeshadow, and also to smudge the lower lashline.

That’s all for my review and tips, hope you guys find it usefull.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

3 Produk Kecantikan Ini Sebaiknya Tidak Kamu Pinjamkan ke Orang Lain

Pinjam-meminjam makeup di antara kita, boleh dibilang hal yang biasa. Tapi ternyata pinjam-meminjam makeup bisa berakibat buruk untuk kesehatan tubuh. Maka, 3 produk kecantikan ini sebaiknya tidak kamu pinjamkan ke orang lain.

Coba tunjuk tangan siapa yang suka pinjam makeup produk sama temannya? Suatu hal yang biasa kalau perempuan sering sharing alat-alat makeup. Di kantor pun sering terjadi hal pinjam-meminjam ini. Tapi tahukah kamu, kalau ternyata sharing makeup produk ini bisa berbahaya untuk kesehatan kamu dan kulit?
Bakteri sangat mudah hinggap pada produk makeup seperti bedak, kuas, lipstick dan masih banyak lagi. Ya, produk makeup kita bisa jadi “rumah” yang nyaman untuk bakteri, bila tidak dijaga kebersihannya. Dari sekian banyaknya produk makeup yang kita miliki, 3 produk kecantikan ini sebaiknya tidak kamu pinjamkan ke orang lain.

Eye makeup product

Mascara, eyeliner, dan eyelash curler adalah 3 alat makeup yang tidak boleh kamu pinjamkan ke orang lain. Area bagian mata memiliki lapisan kulit paling tipis, jika dibandingkan dengan yang lainnya. Selain itu, area mata juga rentan terkena debu dan polusi. Maka, area mata berpotensi jadi “rumah” bakteri. Jadi terbayang kan akan sekotor apa produk eye makeup kita bila dipinjamkan kepada orang lain? Nggak mau dong kamu terkena sakit mata, karena sharing produk atau alat makeup ini?

Lipstick

Hal yang biasa untuk perempuan adalah saling meminjam lipstick. Saya pun sering sekali pinjam lipstick dari teman- teman sekantor. Meminjamkan lipstick kepada teman bisa membuat kita tertular sakit, lho. Penularan virus pilek, batuk atau virus lainnya, paling mudah ditularkan lewat air liur, bibir atau seputar area mulut.

Brush

Brush adalah sumber bakteri yang paling jahat untuk kesehatan kulit wajah. Apalagi liquid foundation brush, yang merupakan salah satu brush paling kotor dibandingkan yang lain. Apa saja yang bisa terdapat dalam foundation brush? Minyak alami kulit dan debu adalah beberapa partikel yang akan menempel di sini. Nah, kamu nggak mau kan, tiba- tiba muncul jerawat kecil pada wajah setelah meminjam kuas makeup dari teman? Maka, hindari pinjam-meminjam kuas makeup, ya!
Berarti sudah nggak boleh sharing makeup lagi dong? Well , kalau memang masih mau pinjam meminjam makeup, sediakan alkohol 70% dalam pouch makeup. Jadi sebelum dan sesudah meminjamkan makeup, kamu bisa membersihkan bakteri yang menempel. Tapi khusus mascara dan eyeliner liquid, saya rasa sudah waktunya kamu stop sharing bersama teman.

Source : Female Daily

Koji Eyelash Curler no.73

Good Afternoon everyone.
This time the review will be one of make up tools, it’s an eyelash curler named Koji. Yeap, it is under the same management with brand of Dolly Wink here, and also Masami Shouko brushes, they are under one management of Kay Collection.

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I choose the 73mm because it claims that it’s the standard size, and I think it’s meant to be all size, and it is.

In the front part, there’s a KOJI letters engraved.

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The rubber has curved line also on the inner part, and it feels bouncy when I press the handle.

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I don’t really know what makes it different from other curlers, but this curler only need a little strength of my fingers to press and create a vivid curl.

But the curl of the lashes itself looks a bit dented, in my opinion, hahaha…
I usually curl my lashes not only near the lashline, but also the middle and sometimes the tip.
It helps to create a C-curl look.

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This is the comparison size with QVS eyelash curler, similar size, but QVS create a much more softer curl, need more strength to press to create a vivid curl.

QVS is a good choice for those who wants just a tiny bit of curls on their lashes, while Koji is a good choice for those who wants more instant and dramatic curls.

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That’s all for my review, hope you guys find it usefull.
Thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.

Masami Shouko, QVS, Armando Caruso, Revlon

Halo halo… so, some months ago I bought these things. Here’s what I thought about it.

The first one is Masami Shouko Small Stipple Brush, I’ve been wanting this since a long long time ago, finally I decided to adopt this from Sogo. Its pricetag is around 128k Rupiah (if I’m not mistaken).

The bristles have two colors, black and white, have a small surface area, I think it meant to be a cream blush brush, or highlighter brush. I use it for those two purposes, but I also use it for liquid foundation or bb cream. I’ve tried to use it for contouring, but it’s a bit hard to blend the bronzer, I prefer a bigger and fluffier brush for contouring.

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Here’s the closer look. For foundation, you should work more patiently because of its small size bristles, but the bristles itself is soft and have an appropriate density, not to sparse and not feels too plasticky like E.L.F did.

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Now, moving on to the other brush. This one is Retractable “slightly” angled kabuki brush by Armando Caruso. It retails around 165k Rupiah (if I’m not mistaken).

Black Glossy packaging, what I don’t like from the packaging is the inner part of the retractable thing, it’s not that sturdy, makes the application and the brush feels moving not the way I want.

The bristles are synthetic light brown, what I don’t like is the smell of the bristles!! It still there even after quite much washing, the good thing is there’s no shedding, and fluffy type makes it works for bronzer, powder, or powder blush application. Also, because it is small and has a cap on it, it’s very convenient to bring in a purse.

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Next is eyelash curler, I’m quite newbie on this one. Used to be, I only try eyelash curler from accecories store. But then I want to try the more expert/advance one. This one is my first expert curler, and because its color is black and doff type, makes me want to try it even more.

It’s QVS, got this on Guardian for around 55k Rupiah. Well, newbie, always try from the cheapest first. It is convenient to use eventho I have to push with quite a bit more pressure to get the curl effect. Feels bouncy and not harsh to the lashes.

After trying this, I want to try the other curler, I decided to get my hands on Koji curler, the pink box one, I think it’s the 73mm, it retails around 109k Rupiah. This one have more instant curl effect without pressing too hard, effortlessly.
Sorry everyone, I realize this one is not listed on the title, but just for camparison (^_^)v.

You can check the Koji curler Here.

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The last one is Revlon False Lashes. It retails 175k Rupiah on Sogo.
I decided to get this kit because I’m really newbie to falsies world.
The lashband itself is really elastic and not heavy, the lash band is a bit too long for my eye’s shape, so I trim it a bit on the inner part, because I like the longer part on the outer edge. It is the natural one, the lashes have a proper length, not too long and not too bushy.

Tips : You better draw your eyeliner first to help you put your falsies easier, use the liner as a guide, and to camouflage when you put your falsies not really close to your lashline (^_^)v.

The clip itself is quite useful for holding the lashes while I’m applying glue on it, but not really helpfull to put on falsies, the curve is not suitable with my eye shape. I prefer tweezer or finger.

The glue is what I hate the most. It dries fast but also makes it hard to stick to my eyelid especially when I’m correcting the place of the falsies, the glue don’t wanna stick to my eyelid again!! So I have to start over from the beginning, and wasting my time…

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That’s all for my review, hope you guys find it useful, thanks for reading.

Reynata M.S.