Sep 30, 2014

LANEIGE Water Drop Tint in Rose Mauve

Another worthy splurge comes from the innovated Laneige Water Drop Tint.

Instead of the all-time-favorite Serum Intense lipstick series, Laneige launched another addictive lip product which is called as Water Drop Tint. It's promoted to create lustrous, plumped lips with watery-effect. It comes in 10 shades for Won 22.000 (equals to IDR 270.000 from Yeppopal PO) with nett weight for 6 gr. Furthermore, it says to "create lively, voluminous lips with each moist application and hydrating the lips while coat it with glossy-effect".

The distinct comparison between Serum Intense and Water Drop is mainly in its texture, in which Water Drop has way more watery and liquid texture while Serum Intense has more creamy texture. It comes in a sleek-silvery cap and solid white lacquered plastic tube. The sponge also comes in an ergonomic-slanted sponge. Meanwhile, the outer packaging comes in a metallic snow-patterned box similarly like the Serum Infused series box; typical of Laneige packaging. It has explanation about the product in Korean (sad) and brief shades info at the top of the box. The chosen color is Rose Mauve which is a demure, pink-rose color.

Unfortunately, the only product information only available on Laneige Korea official website with description written allover in Korean. Hardly to find the English ver. either in Laneige Malaysia nor Singapore website.

Water Drop Tint
- Water Fitting formula helps maintain optimal hydration throughout the day.
- Long lasting intense color
- Synergy between High-gloss silicon oil of low viscosity and water fitting formula produces high shine
- Product glides on easily in one swipe without greasiness
- Available in 10 shades


Rose Mauve
As you can see above, Water Drop Tint is unlike other Tint products: it comes in a liquid-tint texture but creates lustrous wet and glossy finish without overly plumped the lips. The cap goes in easily with twisted metallic cap and slanted sponge. While, the liquid is contained in a solid-white lacquered plastic tube with a slight of color peeked out from the bottom of the tube. The only description is imprinted at the bottom of the tube and Laneige logo at one side of the tube. Unfortunately, the solid-white color makes the color contrary pop-out against the white tube and creates 'messy' look at the end/hole of the tube.

The 10 shades comparison above taken from Chency's blog to give you more insight of the shades' finish & pigmentation. The tint liquid goes very watery and light-weight just like other tint product but with its intense hue it brings out the dense-opacity while coating the lip's surface with moistful, watery effect. It glides so easily thanks for its moisturizing formula and doesn't drying up the lip even though you don't put lip balm beforehand. It has a subtle fruity-rose scent and slight of mint-flavour. It coordinately leaves a subtle & lustrous-watery finish after application; not that glossy-sticky feeling, in which impeccably covers lip's surface with its promising formula. It's build-able and leaves a nice stain after 3-4 hours application; normal staying power for a tint-gloss formula. No glittery nor shimmering particle inserted. Both photos below are using Water Drop tint with different eyes style.

My Verdict?
I'm so in Loveeee with Water Drop. This is a major break-through for a Tint product! Unlike lip tint I've been used before which drying out my lips and easily accentuate my dry patches, Laneige Water Drop Tint is absolutely moisturizing my lips and leaves subtle stain. Even though it transfers amount of color when you sip a drink (which is still acceptable for me) however it still leaves a nice stain afterward. The hue also suits with my warm-tone and it also has fruity-rose scent which is a nice addition for me. I couldn't say anything more since it's the perfect milky-stain product I've ever had. Ever. If you ever wonder about other verdict from this product, then you can check Beautifan's or Alodita's review for more thorough verdict. In spite of that, the only con I found is (again) the shipping process and price which is quite expensive for some people, but hey, Laneige Indonesia has launched it on March 2015. This product is such an indulge for me and I'm craving to get another shade. I'll leave you with the eyegasm photos above and thanks for reading.

Sep 29, 2014

LANEIGE Serum Intense Lipstick in Flair Magenta LR08

What possibly be more fascinated than having one of Korean's High-End Brand, Laneige, famous lipstick?

First of all, thanks to Cheon Song-Yi for promoting the high-cult Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick to Korean Drama lover all over the world; this product is totally a hit. Instead of  the worldwide phenomenon Neon Orange YR25, LR08 Flair Magenta is more captivating with its bold Magenta color. 

The Serum Intense Lipstick aka LED Lipstick comes in a very sleek-modern looking clear glass and reflective metallic-packaging. There's only Laneige brand written on the tube whereas brief description of the product and shade at the bottom of the tube is written in Korean. The Serum Intense lipstick has diagonally-cut bullet and white line at the lower part of the tube; to differentiate it with the Silk Intense range. The outer box packaging comes in metallic snow-patterned silver box with product description, color choice, and other related information. There are 20 shades available in a striking-vivid and glossy finish and ranges for about Won 25.000 (or about IDR 300.000 from Yeppopal PO) and weight for 3,5 gr.

For more adherent information about the product, the product's information will be quoted from Laneige Singapore website for more detail as mentioned below:

Intense LED Colours - Moisture-rich Serum

Moisturized glow of ultra-moisturization & ultra-definition lipstick with serum application effect will be on your lips.

LED Lipstick makes you look like you're under the spotlight with even more vivid, moisturized lips, making your skin look radiant and clear as well.

Flaunt your beauty with LANEIGE's new Serum Intense Lipstick.


1. Contains 35% serum elements for excellent moisturization and glow
Provides amazing moisturization and glow to your lips as soon as it touches your lips, as if you've applied ultra-moisturization serum!

2. Delicately realized, high-definition color realization
Moist, pure based and "Pigment Downsizing Technology" ultra-color realization create alluring lips in vivid, delicate colors.

3. Cushion-like soft, fluffy texture maximized
With "Big Cage Formula" that maximizes serum contents, it offers comfortable, soft texture upon application.

"The new generation LED lipstick that instantly brightens your face like LED lightning! Moisture-rich serum for long-lasting hydration and lips that are immediately smoother, plumped and radiant!"

Transform yourself with LANEIGE Serum Intense Lipstick
1. One-tone Lip Makeup
Apply lipstick generously as if putting on serum. Use the cushion tip of Laneige Dual Lip Brush to correct your lip line, giving the inner part of your lips a moisturized serum effect and a moisturized, natural effect on the outside.

2. Two-tone Lip Makeup
Mix and match two lipsticks for striking, voluminous makeup. First, apply the lighter colour over your lips and correct the lip line with the cushion tip on the Laneige Dual Cushion tip. Next, apply the darker lipstick sideways on the insides of your lips for emphasis on the sexy put.

"Like a Spectacular Star, Striking and bold"
Get the bold and beautiful look perfectly in glamorous magenta tones. Be at the center of attention with alluring eyes in Khaki and pink, with striking, eye-catching magenta lips.  


How it began...


LR 08
Flair Magenta
This sleek-modern lipstick totally captivates the alluring design and bold color of the serum infused lipstick with its build-able, barely-there opaque color and creamy texture with a touch of glossy finish. LR 08 is a striking Yellow-based Magenta shade which is suitable for both Warm-tone or Cool-tone women. It has neither shimmer nor glitter substance over the swipe yet lavishly creates vivid color with glossy finish. The formula leaves a subtle tint behind after several hours or after gently rubbed-off. It also stays for more than 4-6 hours in normal daily activity.  Fragrant-free. 

As you can see, the Serum Intense Lipstick offers diverse vivid shades with major shades from Pink-Red spectrum. The swatch made above (in the Comparison photo) was made from a single swipe, while near-above photo from Makeup-Box is (predictably) made from several swipes to differentiate between each shade compared. FYI, if you ever wonder the other product from the same brand which is the famously Water Drop Tint, offers a lustrous, watery, subtle finish than Serum Intense. It might look 'so vague' comparing to Serum Intense but it creates a demure finish after applied. More review will come soon.

My Verdict?
Nevertheless to say; I love Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick. Period. It creates glamorous Magenta shade in a creamy-glossy finish. Barely seen any glitter or pearly finish on the swipe; in which I love most from a pout (pearly finish makes my lip overly plumped). The bold-opaque color also helps to cover my lips impeccably. Staying power lasts for more than 4-6 hours in normal activity and the serum-infused formula leaves my lips in a smooth-baby-feels-like texture. Amazingly, it doesn't drying up my lip; after several applications I found out it's unnecessary  to apply lip balm beforehand but you might need it to create more kissable lip. It also leaves nice stain afterward and you just need to re-apply if it starts to fade away. After all, the color and formula is suitable both for daily or party look; furthermore it's also suitable for both cold and warm-tone women. The only thing I consider from the product is the obtaining process in which you have to order it online since Laneige Indonesia counter haven't display the product, yet. However, let me adore the captivating allure of this LED lipstick for a moment and I will leave you to read another review of Laneige product from Makeup Box. See you around lovelies

Sep 15, 2014

ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eyebrow #02 & #04

Simplicity and efficiency becomes inextricably part of modern life. Active woman needs the urge to do everything in a blink of their eye, that's why Korean innovation lead us to the most promising idea in shaping your face frame; retractable eyebrow pen.

Perhaps retractable eyebrow pen/liner is the best innovation of all time. The timeless conventional pencil eyebrow might hand-down the throne to this ultra-innovative packaging. No more never-ending sharpening process that could lead you into a tearful moment when your wooden-pencil got sharpened closer to its edge. If you know what I mean.

Etude House offers this innovative concept into their Drawing Eyebrow series with 6 color options in total. Ranges for IDR 37.000 (Won 2.000) from Beautyglowing, the product is actually worth to try. Sealed with a guarantee tape-seal, the product comes in dual-ended pencil & spooly with retractable triangular-shaped pencil to precisely define the brow's hair. There are 6 shades to suit your need with selection as follows:
  1. Dark Brown
  2. Grey Brown
  3. Brown
  4. Dark Grey
  5. Grey
  6. Black


This verdict comes with 2 shades for comparison; #02 Grey Brown and #04 Dark Grey. It's hardly to differentiate between this two since Grey Brown color almost similar with Dark Grey. However, if you put it under natural lightning, then it's easier to distinguish them based on the cap's color.

#02 Grey Brown is a Brownish-Grey color; it's a mix of Brown and Grey with Brown-based or categorized as "Warm Grey"  whereas #04 Dark Grey is a dark-colored Grey or categorized as "Cold Grey" and can be called as Charcoal-gray. Both pigmentation are quite sumptuous due to its creamy texture; comparing to conventional chalky eyebrow pencil, the EH Drawing Eyebrow texture is bit creamy. 

The retractable-triangular tip helps to define and shape eyebrow precisely. It offers less maintenance since the slim-triangular tip needs no sharpener. Provided with Vit. E to help moisturizing eyebrow areas and spooly to evenly distribute the color on the brow. Apply the liner with precise and short strokes by following the natural growth of your brows to create natural looking brows.



My Verdict?
Frankly, it's difficult to distinguish between two since they have the (almost) same opacity and classified in the same Grey-group. However, if you put both pencil under natural lightning, you can see that #02 has tendency as Brownish-based color and much darker than #04. Both eyebrow pencils texture are chalky with a tendency of creamy-like texture. The triangular-pointy tip also allows us to define the eyebrow's hair precisely and with retractable pencil like this product then (the good news) you won't need additional sharpener as conventional eyebrow pencil does. The formula is long-lasting and waterproof; the color payoff also goes along the way as it's build-able and genuinely vivid. Yet, the product creamy-like texture easily creates inconsistent or sparse line especially for those who barely-know-how-to-shaping-my-eyebrow. However, the additional spoolie on the opposite part of the eyebrow pencil definitely helps you to distribute the color evenly. Therefore, this product surely a nice deal since it offers 2 functions in one product plus (!) it's inexpensive. You can check out other review here for more information. Do you think it's a good deal or not? Let me hear your comment below

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