Review: L’Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon, Great Lash Separation But …

If you have not seen my Instagram, I have about 5 mascaras in my makeup pouch recently. This makeup pouch is where I normally keep my most frequently use or everyday makeup. L’Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon was one of the mascaras between the five.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon

Lashes Spread Out like Butterfly Wings: More Visible and Magnified!

The revolutionary Elastometric Asymmetrical Brush inspired by butterfly wings. For the first time every, L’Oreal Paris creates an asymmetrical brush to fan out lashes so that they spread like butterfly wings.

Faux Cils Papillon’s brush works on lashes in three unique ways:

  • It’s top curvy side grabs lashes to curl and stretch out lashes so that they appear multiplied in just one stroke.
  • The side-angled tip helps elongate inner lashes out so that lashes are lengthened and separated.
  • Angled tip of the brush when applying to fan out lashes for a beautiful butterfly-wings effect.

Unique silky gliding formula

Faux Cils Papillon’s innovative formula softly envelops lashes for a silky effect, leaving them soft and smooth, never hard and clumpy. This is thanks to the formula’s unique Cocoon Fibres – fibres that are only 1.2mm long – and together with the brush, it can lift up lashes at the outer corner.

Last All day, smudge proof

With Faux Cils Papillon, you don’t have to worry about your mascara smudging at the end of the day. Lashes stay beautiful and spread out all day long, giving ou a long-lasting butterfly effect.

The result?

Double the butterfly-wings effect where lashes appear multiplied with just one stroke. Eyes can now flit about with flirty fluttery spread-out and magnified lashes.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon 2

This mascara comes a silver tube with blue sun rising-like lines to give the immensity of the product. It comes with waterproof formula which is great for those who has oily eyelids or lashes where tend to get smudges by the end of the day.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Brush

The structure of the brush is very special by the look at it and the uniqueness of the mascara also comes from the brush. The brush was said to help to fan out lashes, separates and lengthens lashes effortlessly.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Application

From the application, I could feel that it dries off real quick but yet to clump in any how I tried to apply it. The formula isn’t wet, just right to coat every lashes and the brush does separates my lashes which I believe could have function to made my lashes to be clump-free!

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Before & After

My lashes seems to have a bit more volume and length. See it yourself that my lashes are so well separated. It also gives a little of lifting effect and also goes so well for lower lashes.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Ingredients

The mascara does contains alcohol and silica which may not be suitable for those who are sensitive. Aside from this, they do contain beeswax, rice bran wax, jojoba oil, and soluble collagen which able to protect the lashes.

Above all…

I did expected more from this mascara for it’s fancy brush, however the outcome was unsatisfactory. I was expected va-va-voom lashes like some soft of fan out fake lashes. Though with this outcome, it gives a very nice definition to the lashes, no clumping and waterproof. Definitely, there is a need to use an eye makeup remover first before cleaning up the entire face with either cleansing lotion or oil. I do think that this mascara slightly on the pricier side as it is a drug store product.

Retail Price: MYR54.90

Weight: 7.1ml

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper market or selective departmental stores.

PROs:

  • Waterproof
  • Clumpfree
  • Separates lashes

CONs:

  • Lashes are not exaggerated as it claims
  • Pricey

My Rating: 3/5

 

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This mascara was provided by L’Oreal Malaysia for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: L’Oreal Mat Magique, Does Not Leave Cakey Finish and Affordable

Normally, I will lower my expectations towards mat foundation powders due to my skin type as it gets oily easily over the t-zone with the humidity in Malaysia tropical weather. When I received L’Oreal Mat Magique, I hope for the best that it will turn out good for me. Let’s  go on with my 2 cents on this compact foundation.

Loreal Mat Magique All-In-One Compact in Golden Ivory

‘It is enriched with a superior unique mineral that is a beauty breakthrough: Natural Volcanic Perlite. This mineral is known as it’s excellent matting effect and sebum absorbency, giving Mat Magique it’s 12-hours shine-free* action. Make-up looks fresh always as if you just applied it on!

While Mat Magique offers a matte finish, it never leaves behind a dull or chalky effect once associated with previous matte looks. Even with it’s lightweight airy powder, Mat Magique lets you achieve the ultimate coverage to conceal skin imperfections for a poreless-looking effect.

The results? Oil control up to 12 hours for a shine-free* perfectly matte skin effect – with just one product. At SPF coverage of SPF34 PA+++, Mat Magique also protects skin from harsh UV rays. So not only do you get a beautiful make-up effect, skin is perfectly protected for long-term beauty.

Mat Magique is available in three refillable shades that is specially formulated for South East Asian skin tones:

R1 Rose Ivory, N2 Nude Vanilla, G2 Golden Ivory’

Loreal Mat Magique All-In-One Compact in Golden Ivory 2

The size of the compact is very handy, one palm be able to hold it and it will easily be fit into makeup pouch.  The case is rounded, pretty much reminded me that it looks like a purse.

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On the inside of the case, there is a full length mirror, compact foundation and sponge. I do find that the case might be slightly flimsy as it is full lightweight plastic.

Loreal Mat Magique All-In-One Compact in Golden Ivory Close Up

A close up on the compact foundation and you are able to see how fine the powder is. As I have seen the texture, I’m getting more anxious to find out more about it. The shade that I have here is Golden Ivory, the darkest shade of 3 shades available.

Loreal Mat Magique All-In-One Compact in Golden Ivory Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, talc would be the main ingredient. Also, I notice that there is kaolin which is able to help to absorb oil whereby it will keep oiliness at bay. This powder is free from paraben and alcohol.

Loreal Mat Magique All-In-One Compact in Golden Ivory Application

Normally, I would use makeup brush to apply my makeup and I would use sponge in the case where I’m out of reach on my brushes. For this compact foundation, I use a flat top brush to apply it on my face after liquid foundation. Though this compact foundation is quite dark, my liquid foundation is a shade lighter therefore the powder helps to balance the shade. The powder goes on and work very well with my liquid foundation.

Loreal Mat Magique All-In-One Compact in Golden Ivory Before & After

Here is  a before and after whereby my skin tone is very much adjusted from before with matte finish. The compact foundation does look very natural on me and I love how it doesn’t look cakey at all. It gives quite an effortless airbrush effect without being overly done.

Above all…

I’m quite happy with L’Oreal Mat Magique especially how it doesn’t look cakey even though I layered it on top of my liquid foundation. I have been using this almost everyday now and I’m amazed how affordable it is. The only backlash for this compact foundation is that it wasn’t able to completely control oiliness because after having it on for an hour, my nose area started to oil up a little. Even so, it does help to control oil in a way that I don’t find my skin is oily as before after blotting. What I’m also happy with this compact foundation is it’s staying power especially after blotting my skin oiliness, it doesn’t come off as easily but it could stay well for me up to 6 hours.

Price: MYR39.90, MYR19.90 (refill)

Weight: 6.5grams

PROs:

  • Does not appear cakey
  • Free from paraben and alcohol
  • Controls oiliness
  • Affordable

CONs:

  • Does not completely control skin oiliness

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

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This foundation was provided by L’Oreal for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: L’oreal White Perfect Total 10, Skin Is Evidently Brighter, Even Out and Radiant In A Month

We can’t deny that no matter what type of skin type we have, we definitely will need moisturiser and sun protection during the day. L’oreal White Perfect Total 10  promises to intensively whiten as well as to provide protection and shine-free skin.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10

Arrived in June 2014, L’oreal has came out with the latest day cream with SPF30 PA+++ with 10 total action and protection.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Benefits

L’oreal White Perfect Total 10 is the first ever whitening cream that provides deep whitening and full protection with oil control. Using Vitamin CX Technology, it is a unique combination of three types of vitamins which is C, B3 and E that will be able to help in improve skin darkening at the epidermis level.  The Advance Shield Complex SPF30 PA+++ helps to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Both technology will be able to help to prevent and protect the skin from darkening and be able to reduce spots and further skin darkening.

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When I first came across this cream, I thought the packaging look really familiar and realised that it is very similar to Olay. It is a stubby pump bottle following on the color scheme of White Perfect range, the designation looks simple and clinical.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10  Pump
It does come with a stopper at where the pump dispenses. The shape of the dispensing rim is a flat rounded rectangle.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Ingredients

In their ingredients listing, I do notice that it contains alcohol, silica and salicylic acid. For as long as I have used it, up until today, I have yet to experience any irritation from using this and yes, while using this it doesn’t really aggravate breakouts. In fact since it has salicylic acid, this ingredient actually helps in fighting acne.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Texture

Just like a cream, the texture seems quite rich, thick and has a faint hint of lilac color which I believe that helps to color correct our skin tone to brighten it up. Upon blending into the skin, it does have that shine where I believe it comes from titanium dioxide which is in their ingredients. I was very worried earlier that this cream could be too rich for my skin after testing on it’s texture on my hand. I would skip my daily moisturizer and just use this after emulsion.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Before & After 2

I have used it in the course of a month and my skin seems to behaving well every week. Pardon on the breakouts, as I do noticed this happened when I use this particular serum and once I stopped using it, the breakout stops. The acnes is a evidence of improvement from using this cream as I realized that the redness from the acne subsides very well. Not only that, my skin seems to be brighter, less dull and even out every week.

L'oreal White Perfect Total 10 Before & After

In comparison of before using the cream and after a month. The results is pretty evident whereby my acne redness has improved as well as dullness. My skin is much more brighter now!

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Above all…

Despite of how evident the results were, I believe there is a need to improve in selective areas. Though it claims that they are able to keep skin shine-free and oil controlling, it did not work so well on me. With the humidity and long hours in the air conditioning environment, my skin still gets oily within 2 hours. It will be great if this cream finishes off matte or powdery, it will have a better power in oil controlling. Other than so, I do not have problem with this cream at all. Since it has salicylic acid in the cream, I cannot assure that if this is suitable for normal or sensitive skin type.

Price: MYR39.90

Weight: 50ml

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, selective departmental stores, super and hypermarket throughout Malaysia.

PROs:

  • Improves skin dullness
  • Even out skin tone
  • Evident whitening effect on overall face and acne mark
  • Does not aggravate acne

CONs:

  • Does not have strong oil controlling power

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

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This cream was provided by L’oreal for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Get That Extra Black Eye Liner With L’Oreal Super Liner Blackbuster. Great Color Pay-Off & Intensively Bold

Most of us especially ladies in Malaysia, never miss their eye liners. Just when I needed an eye liner, L’Oréal  sent me their latest eye liner, L’Oréal Super Liner Blackbuster as a surprise! Thank you so much L’Oréal! I have already seen them on the shelves but yet to try it.

L'oreal Blackbuster Liner

“Superliner Blackbuster provides an ultra-easy gesture that helps you draw the perfect line all the time. Its grip and size give you a natural hold so you can draw on your eyes just like a marker pen. No more worries about having to start all over; with Superliner Blackbuster, you always get the look you desire. Its thicker-than-usual tip lets you create the ideal boldness in just one stroke! You no longer have to apply several layers to get that bold-eyeliner look. With Superliner Blackbuster, just one stroke and you’re good to go!” – L’oreal

This marker-like eye liner is formulated with Acrylates Copolymer which helps to make it last as long as 8 hours. Easy removal with just soap and water or makeup remover. While this eye liner can be very versatile in any occasion, L’Oréal recommends how we could possibly rock it with three different looks.

SUPER BOLD!

FOR ATTITUDE Make it thick and intense! Create a rocker-chick look with the Superliner Blackbuster. Get a thicker and more obvious effect that’s attention grabbing. Just line both top and bottom lash lines. Extend slightly at the corner of the eyes for a more intense look. Add on the thickness for an even more exaggerated look.

SUPER INTENSE!

FOR MODERN BEAUTY Give the bold-eyeliner look a fresh new take! Make it fashionable with notice-me flicks as well as thick and intense black lines. It’s sassy and modern.

SUPER SLEEK!

FOR GRAPHIC The look make-up artists everywhere are experimenting with. And so can you, with the multipurpose Superliner Blackbuster. With its smooth glide, you can create graphic lines for a bold catwalk-inspired look that’s perfect for a night out. Anything goes with the graphic look, and anything is possible with Superliner Blackbuster.

L'oreal Blackbuster Liner 2

This eye liner comes with only one shade which is  Extra Black and they also make themselves clear to be a marker eye liner. The applicator tip is not a strange sight as it looked just like a marker tip except that it’s softer and goes gentle on the eyelids. The size of this marker eye liner is at 11cm which I think its pocket friendly where you could bring it to anywhere you want.

L'oreal Blackbuster Liner  - Swatch

They kid you not about how intense their ink is. It is infused with ‘Black Ink’ formula which explains how crazily intense the black is with glossy finish. Although it is a marker tip, fine and thick lines can be created effortlessly on swatch.

L'oreal Blackbuster Liner - Before After

On a daily usage, I prefer to go with simple redefining on my eyes. Applying using this eye liner could be tricky as the marker tip is stiff but easy to maneuver. I find that this takes a longer time to apply because I needed to tilt to slant the eye liner position to get more product out of it fast hence, the line could result not as smooth. The chances of me to build thicker eye liner is high and having imbalance eye lining on both eyes. It also explains why we should go bold with this eye liner, you just want to create that graphic eyes effortlessly with the marker tip.

L'oreal Blackbuster Liner - Lasting Power 1

I wore this eye liner a couple of times and I have recorded the lasting power of this eye liner for a day. Worn it for more than 9 hours, the eye liner did not budge at all. Best part is that the eye liner did not fade at all, the intensity remained on how it was when I first applied it.

L'oreal Blackbuster Liner - Lasting Power 2

Along with the long lasting test, it did not smudge on my eyelid nor from it’s original state. The eye liner remained clean and neat as it was drawn on earlier of the day.  Below is the ingredients listing and I found there is alcohol, SLS and paraben for those who are concerned.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, CI 77266[Nano]/Black 2, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lignosulfonate, Sodium Laureth-11 Carboxylate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Polysorbate80, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Methylparaben, Ethyparaben, Propylparaben, EDTA (FIL B158152/2)

Verdict?

I would say that this best to go for those who loves bold eye lining. It’s still suitable fine eye lining but it will take a little longer time and have to be very careful with it. It is very pigmented, great color pay-off and last without smudging for more than 9 hours on me. Do be careful for those who could tear easily because this is a non-waterproof formula, clearly because it can be remove easily with water and soap. I usually remove it with makeup remover or olive oil and I do not have any problems with it. As far as I’m using up till today, it doesn’t cause any irritation or dryness although it has alcohol content.

Retail Price: MYR39.90

Weight: 2.5grams

Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and major departmental and hyper markets.

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PROs:

  • Pocket friendly
  • Very pigmented, great color pay-off
  • Lasted more than 9 hours
  • Easy removal

CONs:

  • Tricky application
  • Non-waterproof formula
  • Contained alcohol, SLS, paraben

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This eye liner was provided by L’Oréal for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh