Tuesday, May 27, 2014

✿❀ Makeover Cosmetics Review ❀✿

Hi bubblies!
How's your day?
Ah.. hope it's always magical & marvelous ya! ^0^

It's been a while that I made a blog post review.
And longgg awaited, especially for this one for me to make! haha. 
This are all the items that I got a chance to play with, when it comes to MAKEOVER Cosmetics brand. 

First of all, Yes. This is our local Indonesian cosmetics product
Although.. I might say, it kinda loses the "big picture" from our culture  ( means : our ethnicity & exoticism image,  like Sariayu or PAC. the other top famous cosmetics brand in Indonesia ) in their themes and vision, << MAKEOVER is more like a dreamy-quirky-feminine-fun-European style of beauty >>, but I believe the purpose of this brand is also to make any kind of Indonesian women been beautified and prettified with their stuff as well.

 Well.. who doesn't love that idea, right??



These are all the goodies that I've got and been collecting. Since I won my very first IBB MUC ( Indonesia Beauty Blogger Makeup Challenge ).

related link you might want to read as well :
❧❦ Makeup Look : My Kind of Rose De La France by MAKEOVER ❦❧

So, without further a due, these are my thoughts of each type of products from them.
I'm gonna cover them in 3 big subs :
{ EYES }
( Trivia Eyeshadow, Powder Eyeshadow, Eyeliner Pencil, Liquid Eyeliner )
{ LIPS }
 ( Ultra Shine Lipstick, Lip Liner Pencil, Creamy Lipgloss & Liquid Lip Color )
( Ultra Cover Liq. Matt Foundation, Camouflage Cream Face Concealer, Perfect Cover Two Way Cake, Blush On )

*haha.. you might want to grab some popcorn while reading this oh so long post, ladies!*
:D :D :D

{ EYES }
Trivia Eyeshadow
 For this trio color pressed powder eyeshadow, I got 3 that I can show you full swatches. Indian Summer is part of their previous collection which is "Rose De La France", while Enchanting Nude Spell & Magical Fairy Tale is from their newest collection for Spring/Summer 2014 Collection called "Le Secret Fantaisie".
  •  Great pigmentation.
  • Buttery smooth in texture, and spread nicely. Make them easily to blend as well.
  • But they rather chalky and has some fall out too if you pick up too much of the powder, especially the matte one. So, pick up the color sparingly. Build the color little by little to intensify the color. ( Of course, with the help of a sticky base or a good primer solve the problem too ^^ )
  • Some of the finishes are mostly shimmery-satiny finish in every quad. You will rarely get a matte, but exception for Enchanting Nude Spell. You'll get 2 beautiful matte of milky and chocolaty color there.
  • They lean on to create a dreamy feminine and sophisticated color. So all I can judge from the collection that I got is, it's mostly warm, settle color ( which I believe suit yellowish Asian skintone color better ), but lack of strong, cool, or even acidic color to stand out more. >> Well, I believe that's only my personal taste in order for me to be able to create a crazy eye makeup as my usual hobby, yes?! ^0^ lol.

Powder Eyeshadow
This are pigments that I believe so much way you can play with and just be creative. I got Rockin' Blue and Gold. They both have different finishes somehow. While Rockin' Blue is leaning towards satiny and foiled finish, Gold is more like a crashed glitter. Both are finely milled in texture.
  Of course playing with loose pigments like this could be challenging. Tricky to apply, could get all over the place, you deal with fall out definitely ( if you using it alone ). And they don't have a good staying power to stay put on the skin. >> Sticky Base, Primer, Mac Fix+ will be your BFF! 
 But so much more I can say, pigments are a very versatile and multifunctional items that every Makeup Artist or even someone who loves playing with makeup should own. :)

Eyeliner Pencil
 This? ugh. may-zing.
 haha.. I'll just let you know straight to the point! :P
  •  Awesome pigmentation. Intense color.
  • Glides on literally like butter.
  • Creamy in texture.
  • Great staying power as well if it's already set on the skin. As long as you don't rub them purposely, it is smudge proof and waterproof.
  • Could be use as a base color eyeshadow and you can smudge them before it sets.
  • But, the weak point is : it's too fragile. Break easily because it's too soft.
  • Sharpening this baby could waste a product, and this thing need to be sharpen every time you use it. Jadinya boros. Cepet abis. I ran out of this pencils pretty quickly. >,<"

Liquid Eyeliner
Okey, this thing I just got recently.
  • It gives a glossy finish as you can see in the picture. Not completely matte. You'll see like a gloss on top of it if you swatch it more than 2-3 times.
  • You can build the color, intensify the blackness as you want.
  • Even though it's a stiff brush, you can create a thin or thick line with it.
  • Good staying power! But it's the type of a hardened liquid that when it's already set, it could cracked.
  • Surprisingly, even though it last long on my eyelid, removing this is pretty easy ( wait around 30sec until the eyeliner dissolved with a cotton ball filled with a makeup remover, then swipe it gently ) So you don't need to tug on your delicate eyes too much. which is good.

{ LIPS }
 Ultra Shine Lipstick
 I got 3 gorgeous gorgeous color that kinda excites me. 02 Brunet Pink is a nude peachy pink color, 13 Everlasting Kiss is more like a nude browny pink color, and 03 Artful Amethys is a soft fuschia color.
  • They are quite opaque when delivering the color, mostly have a shine finish on the lips.
  • Felt moisturizing.
  • Buttery smooth in texture.
  • Doesn't move to the outer rim that much, stick nicely on the lips.
  • Staying power is very typical for a lipstick.

Lip Liner Pencil
 This almost felt the same texture, staying power, etc. like the pencil eyeliner.
The color is perfect for a nude lipstick.

 Creamy Lipgloss & Liquid Lip Color
The creamy lipgloss felt so moisturizing to be honest. Just give the lips some life, especially to my driest lips. lol. Buttery smooth in texture and a good gloss on top of nude lipstick color.

Well, hey-llo to the Liquid Lip Color!
I kinda amaze that this product actually has a good pigmentation. You can wear it alone, but this product also good to intensify any lip color! Not too sticky, not too liquidy in texture... Yup, I kinda like this stuff! 
Great job, Makeover! <3

Ultra Cover Liq. Matt Foundation
It claims : "with soft focus agent, this foundation will gently deliver natural coverage while helps blurring black spots, fine lines and wrinkles."
  •   This foundation deliver a matte finish. clearly it said.
  • Gives a medium to heavy pigmentation. Medium coverage. ( Means : even out skin tone or even cover hyper pigmentation, but when it comes to a blemishes, you need more dab of a concealer ).
  • Great range of colors!! <3 You can see & click my previous post link above!
  • Oil control is so so for me. I'm super oily, I need to blot in every 3 hours. And even though it already matte, I still need powder to set everything liquid on my skin. to make it last longer too.
  • Staying power is good. Last the entire day if you don't do any extreme outdoor activity. ^0^
  • You'll definitely feel you are wearing foundation on your skin. Quite thick, that's why I can see crack on my laugh lines and fine lines in the end of the day. 
  • TIPS : A good technique of application ( using flat top buffing brush >> sigma f80 is my fave! ) and a good primer or a base is another way to enhance the performance of this foundie too! ^__^

Camouflage Cream Face Concealer

 Oh my. I love this! And been using this concealer in my daily makeup basis. :D :D

  • As you can see, pigmentation is another hit for this concealer!
  • Coverage to my blemishes is medium to be honest.
  • I can use the light beige color as an under eye concealer too! It doesn't settle on my fine lines as as long I prepared them good and set with a finely milled powder.
  • My favorite thing is to use the light beige color as a clean up to my brows and any winged out sharp edges eyeshadows.
  • I can use all of these colors in the palette as my highlight, contour, and color correcting! ( I am more like NC20 ish in MAC foundie, as a guidance ).
  • I can use the color as a sticky base to intensify my eyeshadow color.
  • Feel so smooth, creamy. but still stick nicely on the skin.
  • But to my cons, they should've sold the color separately too. I use the light beight color too much, that would be a waste if I bought the entire palette just to refill a specific color that I want.

Perfect Cover Two Way Cake
 Ugh. this are a heavy duty powder. A powder foundation type of thing.

  • They are smooth and felt velvety on the skin.
  • Great range of colors!
  • You can always play with the coverage & finishes with the right tool. ( Buffing brush, kabuki brush, or sponge for a heavier coverage. a big fluffy face powder brush for a lighter coverage or as a setting powder >> more natural finish ).
  • It claim to be "water-insoluble formula helps maintain skin moistness and prevent skin dehydration." I guess, with a good infused ingredients such as jojoba oil to keep skin moistness & vit. E as a good antioxidant and skin conditioning, will make me believe this powder to perform like that.

Blush On
 Okeh. last one is the blush.
  • This are a highly pigmented blush, too pigmented in fact. So you need a light handed while swiping this across your face. Otherwise, you'll end up looking like Jeng Kelin, I must say.
  • This powder is easily to blend though.
  • You'll get an extra blush brush from the packaging. I won't even bother tbh., just using your usual big fluffy blush brush, would enhance the finish gives to the cheek. and help to sheer them up in case you pick up too much of the product.


 Overall Thoughts
Well, what can I say. I love MAkeover in terms of their quality of a makeup and the price point! To me, this are a treasure if you are just someone who is in the beginning of playing with makeup, or a starter makeup artist. They have a good range of shades and colors in the complexion section. They perform well too.
In each of the items also covered with a sleek, yet sturdy packaging. Look so professional!

❀ Love love!! ❀

(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ 

Here is an eye makeup look that I came up with, while playing with all this MAKEOVER goodies.
Follow my instagram for a quick update! ^^

I guess that's it my review and overall thought.
Keep in mind, these are all my personal and honest review.
I hope it's useful for you!

Have a great day everyone!

Here's to keep in touch with this brand :

Friday, May 23, 2014

[ Guest Post ] : Perlukah Perawatan Wajah di Usia Dini? by Beverly Yonata Johan.

Hi bubblies!
It's been a while that I didn't write an article or a review on my blog, ya? hehe.
Promise I'll be back on blogging in anytime soon! ^__^
That is. and also I have an exciting new writing project that you'll gonna know it soon! 
Wish me luck about that, yes? ^^v hehe


Meanwhile, I have someone contacted me on the other day and asked for my help. Her name is Beverly. She wanted me to post this article on my blog because it is part of her college assignment. So without further a due, here you go Beverly! I hope my reader can enjoy reading this article too!
And last word from me : Good luck for your study!! I hope I can help you ^^
Have a great day everyone!! :D

Beverly Yonata
Pr 16-2C

Perlukah Perawatan Wajah di Usia Dini?

Wajah adalah bagian penting dalam diri manusia, terutama bagi banyak kaum perempuan. Produk perawatan wajah di Indonesia kini semakin marak di pasaran, semakin mudah dijumpai. Produk kecantikan dan perawatan wajah sangat bervariasi dan beragam harganya sehingga dapat dijangkau dengan mudah bagi berbagai kalangan.
Sekarang sering dijumpai berbagai produk perawatan wajah yang disediakan untuk umur-umur belia. Sebetulnya sudah perlukahh mereka menggunakan produk perawatan wajah di usia mereka yang masih dini tersebut?

Menurut Dr.Indriyati, dokter kecantikan salah satu klinik kecantikan Jakarta Utara Sabtu (17 April 2014), perawatan wajah dalam artian menjaga kebersihan wajah harus dijalani sedini mungkin, tetapi perawatan wajah dengan artian memakai produk kecantikan dan perawatan klinik dibutuhkan ketika para remaja sudah mengalami pubertas atau menstuasi. Karena pada saat pubertas, kondisi kulit wajah bisa mengalami perubahan dikarenakan perubahan hormone dalam tubuh mereka baik pria ataupun wanita. Entah itu menjadi kekurangan minyak atau kering dan kelebihan minyak atau biasa disebut kulit berminyak. Kedua kondisi tersebut bisa menimbulkan ketidaksempurnaan dalam wajah seseorang.
Kulit wajah berminyak adalah kondisi dimana kelenjar minyak pada wajah seseorang mengeluarkan minyak yang berlebih. Kondisi ini adalah kondisi yang paling sering ditemukan pada anak yang mengalami pubertas. Kondisi wajah berminyak ini dapat menimbulkan jerawat. Disaat timbul jerawatlah disarankan melakukan perawatan wajah. Karena penanganan akan jerawat yang salah dapat menimbulkan bekas yang kurang indah dipandang. Selain itu gaya hidup remaja yang kurang bersih dapat juga menyebabkan timbulnya jerawat di wajah mereka.

Selain kulit berminyak, kulit yang kering dapat menyebabkan wajah menjadi tidak indah yaitu kusam dan tidak nampak cerah, bahkan apabila kondisinya sudah parah, kulit dapat mengelupas. Banyak sekali remaja yang sering beraktivitas dengan terpapar langsung di bawah sinar matahari dan kulitnya menjadi kering, tapi mereka terkadang tidak menyadarinya, sehingga kulit mereka menjadi merah dan terkelupas. Selain karena terpapar matahari, kulit kering juga dapat terjadi karena alas an lain antara lain : mandi atau mencuci tubuh terlalu sering, mencuci muka dengan salah sehingga menyebabkan kurangnya kelembaban wajah, terlalu sering di ruangan ber AC.

Dr. Indri juga menyarankan untuk memilih dengan tepat bahan-bahan perawatan wajah mereka. Para remaja disarankan untuk berkonsultasi kepada para dokter yang memang menangani masalah kulit wajah seperti klinik kecantikan. Karena setiap wajah memiliki masalah yang berbeda dan harus ditangani dengan perawatan yang berbeda juga. Jangan sampai mereka salah memilih dan malah merusak kulit mereka, karena belakangan Ini banyak sekali obat perawatan muka yang berbahaya bagi kulit karena mengandung zat-zat kimia yang tidak aman bagi wajah. Berikut ini dampak negative dari penggunaan perawatan wajah yang tidak tepat baik waktunya maupun produk nya:

·         Kulit Menjadi Kebal
Kulit yang terlalu dini mendapatkan perawatan akan rawan menjadi kebal di masa mendatang. Mungkin Anda tak merasakan efek apapun, namun di masa mendatang bisa jadi kulit Anda akan kebal dengan skin care sehingga Anda tak mendapatkan khasiatnya.

·        Penuaan Dini
Kulit yang masih muda memiliki tingkat kolagen dan elastisitas yang masih sangat baik. Menggempurnya dengan berbagai macam kosmetik dan skin care hanya akan membuat elastisitas kulit menyusut dan muncullah tanda penuaan seperti kerutan dan garis halus.

·        Iritasi Jangka Panjang
Perawatan wajah yang tak sesuai usia juga bisa menyebabkan iritasi bagi kulit yang sensitif. Dalam beberapa kasus bisa menyebabkan jerawat atau purging. Beberapa orang yang tidak menanganinya dengan benar malah akan melakukan 'jurus perawatan sendiri' yang membahayakan kondisi mereka. Bila memang Anda iritasi, datanglah ke dokter kulit, bukan dokter kecantikan, untuk mendapatkan penanganan yang tepat.

·         Memudarkan Kecantikan Alami
Ini dia yang paling membahayakan. Bagaimana perawatan wajah yang terlalu keras bagi kulit remaja bisa memudarkan kecantikan alami kulit Anda. Misalnya tadinya Anda memiliki kulit kuning langsat dan semi matte, namun karena ingin seperti artis tertentu, Anda menggunakan produk pemutih yang membuat kulit Anda memucat. Mungkin bagi Anda kulit menjadi lebih putih, namun sebenarnya Anda akan terlihat lebih tua.

Apabila dirasa saat waktu pubertas tidak mengalami masalah pada wajah,para remaja sebaiknya melakukan beberapa langkah perawatan dasar, yaitu:
  • 1.  Selalu mencuci muka dengan sabun cair atau sabun padat khusus muka ketika bangun tidur dan setelah beraktivitas. Hal ini perlu dilakukan karena karakter kulit ketika remaja mengalami perubahan akibat hormonal tubuh yang ada hubungannya dengan kulit. Oleh karena itu ada istilah kulit berminyak, kering, normal, atau kombinasi. Untuk mereka yang kulitnya berminyak, bisa menggunakan scrub plus tonic sebagai penyegar. Sementara untuk mereka yang memiliki kulit kering atau normal sebaiknya menggunakan cleansing yang lembut plus tonic sebagai penyegar wajah.
  • 2.   Karena remaja umumnya beraktivitas di bawah sinar matahari, mereka juga sebaiknya menggunakan krim pelindung dengan SPF 5-6. Setiap 1 SPF setara dengan 15 menit. Jadi jika ingin berenang selama 2,5 jam, sebaiknya menggunakan sun screen dengan SPF 10. Untuk remaja putri, tak ada salahnya jika menggunakan bedak tabur agar terlihat lebih menarik. Mereka yang kulitnya tidak bermasalah cukup melakukan 2 tahap perawatan ini setiap harinya. Namun jika kulit mereka berjerawat, ada baiknya untuk melakukan perawatan tambahan sebagai berikut:
  • 3.  Menggunakan masker untuk jerawat setidaknya satu minggu sekali yang berfungsi untuk mengangkat lemak dan mengecilkan pori-pori (khusus untuk kulit berminyak).
  • 4.   Menggunakan obat jerawat yang tersedia bebas di pasaran. Dan dipakai hanya pada bagian yang memiliki problem jerawat.
Jadi pada intinya, perawatan wajah perlu dilakukan sedini mungkin dengan cara yang alami dan natural, tetapi apabila masalah kulit telah datang yang biasanya dialami pada saat pubertas perawatan pada ahli kecantikan baru dibutuhkan, tentunya tidak dengan sembarang produk, harus memilih dengan tepat produk kecantikan yang aman bagi kulit para remaja.

Tentang penulis:
Beverly Yonata Johan
Jakarta, 4 November 1993
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