Product Empties #13 (18 products)

It’s been a while since my last product empties and needless to say it has piled up, 18 products high!!!

MAKEUP!

MAKEUP! (One product is missing but I’ll be sure to insert it).

SKINCARE!!!

SKINCARE!!!

PRODUCTS TOO BIG TO FIT IN THE FRAME!

PRODUCTS TOO BIG TO FIT IN THE FRAME! 😛

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I bought this box of 8 pairs of false lashes and put it to good use on my co-stars during a stage play. They were cheap ones but I have forgotten the price. At most 2 to 3 uses then the band sort of starts pulling apart when I tried to take off excess glue. The band is thick and unwielding. Definitely not good falsies but they are thick and give the eyes a dramatic effect. Definitely not repurchasing this one.

How the lashes look.

How the lashes look.

More...

Eye open…

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This is the I ❤ Stage Eyeshadow Base from the brand Essence. I have reviewed it in the past. I plan on updating the post and re-blogging it but meanwhile read about it here! I have already repurchased this.

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 This is an eyeliner that I bought from Daiso after watching a YouTube video but I didn’t really like it. I just used it to scribble on my hand with all those hand art stuff that I do and also draw on a moustache for a fellow stage actor. I find that it is not as smooth on the eyelids and tugs on the skin. Not repurchasing it (costs MyR 5.30).

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This is the Silkygirl Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner. I have reviewed it before (link here) and in fact, it has shown up in another product empties post (link here) but the one in this picture was their limited edition packaging that I got for the fun of it. Purchased it at MYR 10. Don’t plan on repurchasing just because I do have other eyeliners to try out.

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This is a lip balm from the brand Bell Star which I bought from my trip to Thailand (trip post here and haul post here). It was an ok lip balm, didn’t really do anything phenomenal for my lips nor was it all that bad. Even if I could I don’t think I’d repurchase this.

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This is the Muji facial cottons, a cult classic in the beauty world. This is said to be a dupe for the Shiseido facial cottons. I do plan on reviewing it but at the moment, lets just say that I love it. It costs MYR 10.90 here in Malaysia. Yes, I have backups!

There’s one product which is not in the picture because I had tossed it away not knowing that I hadn’t put it into an empties post.

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This is the Elianto Activewear Mascara which I have reviewed before so thank God I have a picture of it (review link here). I wouldn’t repurchase it because I have got at least 3 different unopened mascaras and one I am still working on.

Moving on to the two big products…

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This is the Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Wild Madgascar Vanilla. It was given to me by my director as a token of appreciation for starring in his play. I freaking love this scent! Sweet vanilla scent, a lot like some scented lip products and some of you may know that I happen to love this (little things in makeup I love post). Yes, I have repurchased it (for MYR 38; original price MYR 73).

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This was from the first haul I ever posted on FiercePaint (link here), I used it once and I hated it because it has an intense warming effect on the skin perhaps due to the fact that it claims to sculpt the body. However, when I started trying to loose weight, I just used by mixing it with my regular body shampoo. I still hated it and I have no idea if it actually “sculpted” my body. Not repurchasing it at the moment but I am very curious if continued usage may help. Hmmmppphhh. Cost; MYR 13.30.

Moving on to the rest of the bunch.

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 This is a hand cream from the brand Eubos that was in one of my haul posts (link here) and I just could not get over how oily my hands felt everytime I used it, however, I found better use for it! I used it on my feet! Oh boy did it work wonders! Try it! I may just repurchase it for the feet exclusively (price; MYR 7.90 for a trial size)!

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 This is the Biore Facial Foam in Pure Mild. It’s ok. Not great, not bad, not going to re-purchase. Costs MYR 10.80.

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This is the Ponybrown Happy Sense Baby Whip hand cream. I’ve used up one before (product empties post link here). I like it because they absorb well into the skin and does not feel sticky. I do prefer the previous one but this is nice too. I won’t repurchase this because I do want to try others (cost MYR 19.90 for 3).

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I got this Dettol Gold body wash trial pack from a dear friend, Daniel (hi love!!!). He purchased something else and got this for free, so he gave it to me. There appears to be gold flakes in it which, I am pretty sure, for a product this cheap cannot be real gold flakes. It was alright. Body feels clean. Thumbs up! May just purchase the full bottle if it isn’t too pricey.

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This is the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner. This was featured in one of my haul post (link here). This burned my skin! But since it was a 60 ml bottle I powered through and finished it. Surprisingly didn’t dry my skin out and my skin did stay blemish free! I would repurchase but I simply cannot stand the burning sensation (original price MYR 13.70, purchased for MYR 6.85).

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This is the Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser. This was featured in a haul post (link here) and I’ve used another in the white tube (product empties post link here). I kinda love this stuff. Plan on purchasing the full bottle when there’s a promotion (costs MYR 2.90).

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I pulled this picture from my archives because I forgot to shoot a close up picture! Damn it!!! Anyways, I featured this in a Products I Stopped Using post (link here) and also a hack post (link here). Click those two links to see how I ended up finishing this. Not repurchasing. Costs MYR 11.50, purchased for MYR 9.80.

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I got this sample from Facial Malaysia (website link here and Facebook page link here). Nana, the person that runs Facial Malaysia is the nicest person ever! She sent me some skincare products from Paula’s Choice to try out for an honest review exchange and I absolutely loved them (review link here). This one was good too! It worked well and my skin did alright considering that I am very prone to razor burns because I don’t shave unless necessary (I typically trim my beard). If you need more information do check out the Facebook page and the website.

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This is the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask which I won from Fiona of Street Love (the most read Malaysia beauty blog! Blog link here). I featured the product in a I Won post (link here). This nice rejuvenating mask revived my tired skin which was suffering from heavy makeup application. About repurchasing, I don’t think I would, only because it is so expensive here!

Phew!!! That was A LOT! Thanks for being with me guys!

Lots of love!

Hari

*air kisses*

Haul; Mini Haul (#12)

Previous haul post (link here) and special Athea haul post (link here).

By the way, I only purchased 4 of these items. The rest was a winning!

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Daiso

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2x Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge (makeup puff and sponge), MYR 5.30 each.

 

Mr DIY

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Technically a “metal pen holder” but you know why I purchased this for! MYR 3.50

 

Guardian

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Catrice Blush Artist Shading Palette in 010 Bronzeclat, original price; MYR 23.90, purchased for; MYR 20.30

Everything else was won via a giveaway by the lovely Lakshmi Praba of Big is Compatible (link here)! She is a local beauty blogger who is from the same town as I am!!!

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Check her blog out!

So the giveaway came with the following;

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These lashes are Shye lashes and they are from this Instagram shop which can be found @shye.shopperr I do believe that they only cater to local orders.

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Elianto 4 colour eyeshadow set, price; MYR 68.50 and they can be purchased at Elianto stores and online at elianto.biz They are always having promotions so you’re certain to find a discount! I have also reviewed Elianto eyeshadows in the past (link here).

IMG_8535Essence Smokey 2in1 khol liner, price; MYR 11.90.

 

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Essence Smokey Eyes Brush, MYR6.90.

Elianto Activewear Mascara Review

Elianto is an affordable non drugstore makeup brand sold in Malaysia that sources it’s product from various other countries.

This is the Elianto Activewear Mascara.

The mascara.

The mascara.

The description was a sticker on the plastic packaging that could be removed. So I peeled it off and stuck it on the tube...

The description was a sticker on the plastic packaging that could be removed. So I peeled it off and stuck it on the tube…

The wand is interesting because of the curve.

The wand is interesting because of the curve.

Description: It is a waterproof mascara in black that comes in 8g of product. The wand is tapered, narrower and curved towards the tip.

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide (however it is not available on their online store; funny….)

Price: I am not sure of the price because I purchased it at a discount and like an idiot didn’t ask for the original price. Since it isn’t even available online I had to find this info from other sources and one blog mentioned it to be MYR 33.

Bare lashes.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

One coat.

Two coats.

Two coats.

Pros:

The wand is helpful for application and because the way it is shaped it does get into the inner corner lashes well.

Good separation.

Minimal clumps.

 

Cons:

Not really that lengthening.

Not really that volumising.

Doesn’t hold a curl that well.

Claims to be waterproof but isn’t really because it melts off with water.

 

Rating: 5/10

Although I gave this a low rating I actually like this mascara because I don’t have oily eyelids and because it is so under-performing it is perfect for me for creating a natural, no makeup makeup look. Just enough separation to give my lashes a little bit of visibility to frame my eyes well.

Products Empties #10

This is a first. All makeup items this time around (I’m considering makeup remover as makeup too 😛 )!

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This is the Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water. I have already reviewed it (post here). I wouldn’t repurchase this because I do prefer my Biore Cleansing Water.

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This is a liquid to matte lipstick from Elianto which I put into a Product Regret post (here). This shade in that range, I absolutely hated but I did love another shade because the formulation was somewhat different. The product isn’t finished but it has kinda dried out, so, bye. Of course I ain’t purchasing this, it made my regrets post for God’s sake!

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5 months is as long as a sample size mascara can stretch I guess. I did review this over at LuxePaint (post here). I wouldn’t repurchase this only because I do have many more mascaras to go through.

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This is called an eye cream because it is used for sticking double eyelid tape. It can also be used as false eyelash adhesive. I have already reviewed this (post here). It has actually dried out so, adios! I did actually repurchase this because it is very affordable.

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 This is the Elianto loose powder. I have reviewed this (post here). I used a lot of this up for my stage acting performance. It is finally done. I need a loose powder but I don’t know if I am going to purchase this one in particular.

So I finally announced my giveaway winner over at Facebook and the winner is Hani Baharom.

Hani is actually a beauty blogger as well. Her blog is called State of Grace. Link here.

Product Empties #9

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This is a face mask I got from the beauty box that I featured in my recent haul post (link here) by BFF – Asia Beauty and Style. I was pleasantly surprised after having used this because my face felt immediately bouncy and hydrated! I know nothing of the brand or where I can buy it from, so if anyone does, especially which stores in Malaysia I can buy it from, it’ll be greatly appreciated!

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I think I first saw this on Tati’s (GlamLifeGuru) channel and I wanted to get a full sized one but I never did see a promotion good enough to want to buy it. So when I saw these trial sized ones I picked it up. It was featured in one of my previous haul post (link here). Prices and where I bought it is all there. I love it. Your skin immediately feels softer and it has a pleasant scent.

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This is the Elianto liquid lipstick which I have already reviewed; details in that post (link here). I didn’t realise I had finished it but the other day I wanted to swatch it to see the consistency against another liquid lipstick and realised I could see right through the tube. I did use it many times for the stage play I was involved with and I guess I used it up.

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This is the Lipice lip balm in the apple flavour. I have reviewed this already; all details there (link here).

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This is the Essence Longlasting eye pencil. I have reviewed this as well; all details in that post (link here).

Elianto Face Powder Brush (H) (01S) Review

Elianto is a brand name that gets mentioned a lot on my blog and I do love a lot of their products more so because they’re so cheap! I have reviewed several products from Elianto from the past here (Liquid Lipstick), here (Liquid Eyeliner), here (Single Eyeshadows), here (Loose Powder), and here (Makeup Brush). Today I shall review the Elianto Face Powder Brush.

The product.

The brush.

Bristles.

Bristles. They are not very densely packed which is good for a face powder brush.

It really is very soft.

It really is very soft.

It also comes with a brush guard.

It also comes with a brush guard.

Description:

Bristles: Synthetic, not too densely packed long fibres. It is extremely soft and the colour gradually darkens at the tip.

Ferrule: Metal ferrule that is perhaps painted with black although I can only guess at this.

Handle: Wooden handle and again this is something I am guessing and it is painted with black.

Price: MYR 35.90 but Elianto constantly offers discounts so watch out for them!

Where to buy: Elianto counters nationwide and from their E-store at elianto.biz.

 

Pros:

Soft, really really soft!

Because of its long fibres and the fact that is it not too densely packed, it is efficient in picking up powder and dusting it on the face very effortless.

The brush guard!!! That is highly appreciated!

It has not shed or frayed thus far and I’ve had it for perhaps a year and a half.

The ferrule and handle are sturdy.

 

Cons:

Cleaning is a little bit of a pain because it is a larger brush.

 

Ratings

9/10

I love this brush. It is a good brush to dust bronzer or powder and also dust off excess powder from the face. If one is skilled enough even blusher can be applied using this brush.

Elianto Brilliant Riche Lip Colour (06, Wild) Review

I wrote a product regret post of this exact product in a different shade (here) but that’s the beauty of makeup, different shades from a line of makeup may either work brilliantly or not at all! This is the matte liquid lipstick range from Elianto called the Brilliant Riche Lip Colour. They do come in several other shades and evidently some more successful than others (for me). This is the more successful one (for me at least).

 

The product.

The product.

 

The shade code on the bottom of the tube.

The shade code on the bottom of the tube.

 

It comes with a regular doe-foot applicator. The product isn't very runny or very thick. It has a liquid concealer kind of consistency.

It comes with a regular doe-foot applicator. The product isn’t very runny or very thick. It has a liquid concealer kind of consistency.

 

I also did some hand swatches.

 

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It dries completely matte but it does have very fine gold iridescence that does not show up until you press your lips together.

 

I hope the difference can be seen. The glitter adds just a beautiful tinge of sparkle on a matte red colour.

I hope the difference can be seen; swatch on the left is completely matte. The glitter adds just a beautiful tinge of sparkle on a matte red colour.

 

Description: It is a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. It is devoid of taste and scent, although, if sniffed closely, would smell a little chemically. The smell is neither overpowering nor does it linger. It is a gorgeous red colour with fine gold sparkles which adds iridescence.

Price: MYR 31.90 (not factoring in discounts and promotions).

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide and at http://www.elianto.biz/

 

Water and oil test.

 

Water does not have much of an effect on the product. It stays put.

Water does not have much of an effect on the product. It stays put.

 

With Vaseline, so anything that's oil based will cause the product to move.

With petroleum jelly (Vaseline); so anything that’s oil based will cause the product to move.

 

Below is a gif image of me rubbing the lipstick and it doesn’t move. Definitely kiss proof!

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Pros:

It is opaque and pigmented.

Long wearing.

It is budge proof and smudge proof, unless you’re eating oily food.

Comfortable on the lips.

The gold iridescence is absolutely gorgeous.

 

Cons:

Although comfortable on the lips, it does dry my lips out.

Liquid lipsticks are generally not easy to work with it so it has to be applied carefully because one could make a mess trying to correct a mistake i.e. not beginner friendly.

Lips need to be properly exfoliated because it tends to pick up on dry patches on the lips.

Will fade with eating especially oily food.

 

Rating:

7.9/10

It’s funny how one shade doesn’t work out and another does within the same line of products. In any case the colour is gorgeous. I did wear it for a recent stage play that required me to wear makeup and it was absolutely gorgeous!

Product Regret #1

We all have that one or more (or in my case, several more 😛 ) product that we bought with much anticipation and we try and try and try to make it work. The more we try, the more we get frustrated. We even try it on willing “victims” and still can’t make it work. That’s how this post took form and I have several more of these kind of posts coming.

Sigh, Elianto, I love you but not everything has been a hit with me. Today it is the Brilliant Riche Lip Colour which is Elianto’s line of liquid to matte lipsticks. I have the shade No5 (Bold) which is a bright pink colour. I have another one which I love (review will come soon) and before I get down to why it didn’t work for me let me show you pictures.

 

The product.

The product.

 

The shade code on the bottom of the tube.

The shade code on the bottom of the tube.

 

It comes with a regular doe-foot applicator.

It comes with a regular doe-foot applicator.

 

A swatch. Gorgeous isn't it? The colour is a little different here. The colour is similar to the colour in the previous picture of the applicator.

A swatch. Gorgeous isn’t it? The colour seems a little different here. The actual colour is much more similar to the colour in the previous picture of the applicator.

 

What’s good about it:

It is a gorgeous colour! The liquid dries to a complete matte finish which is smudge-proof and, as they claim it to be, kiss-proof too!

 

Why I didn’t like it:

It is so patchy and streaky on me that I just could not make it work. Every line, crack and dry patch on my lips was emphasized. I have tried single layer application; it is streaky with my lip color showing through. I have tried double swatches, it looked like I had paper stuck to my lips. I have tried swatching it slowly and spread it out and it still shows off the lines and cracks on my lips. I have tried exfoliating my lips before swatching, to no avail. When applied too thick a layer, it dries to look like I’ve had powdered doughnut. All in all, I just could not make it work. Hence why I decided not to wear it out, even during the recent stage play I was involved with. It is also why I chose not to write a review on it because I never could make it work for me in the first place.

Again, my disclaimer applies. This may work for you if you have smoother and less pigmentation on your lips.

Elianto Absolutely Resistance Eyeliner Pen Review

I have reviewed Elianto products in the past here and here so I shall not get into the brand itself. Today, it is about their liquid eyeliner; a felt tip one from Elianto to be specific called the Absolutely Resistance Eyeliner Pen. Liquid eyeliner is a Indian dancer’s staple. I have been on the hunt for a felt tip liner that is waterproof and cheap for a very long time. So let’s see how this particular one works.

Moving along, PICTURES!

 

The product.

The product.

 

The shade and product amount.

The shade and product amount.

 

The name of the product. If you can see there's a liner there that says "Made in Germany". As I have mentioned in some of my older posts, Elianto does source its products from different countries.

Name of the product. If you can see, there’s a partially hidden line down there that says “Made in Germany”. As I have mentioned in some of my older posts, Elianto does source its products from different countries.

 

The liner. It is felt tip and in black.

The liner. It is felt tip and in black.

 

Description:

It is a felt tip liquid liner in black (01 twilight black). It isn’t a matte finish liner but it isn’t shiny or metallic either. The felt tip is quite sharp and allows for a nice thin line (swatches below). It claims to be long wearing but does not claim to be waterproof.

Price: MYR 35.90 (I bought it for less than MYR 10 during a promotion).

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide and at http://www.elianto.biz/

 

I have some swatch pictures.

 

The liner can be drawn as thick or as thin as you would want to.

It can be drawn as thick or as thin as you would want to. It doesn’t move with rubbing once dried.

 

Water test; it does not melt with water so one could sweat wearing this. I can attest to this because I used it on a friend (picture inserted below) and she performed on stage with no problem with the liner.

Water test; it does not melt with water so sweating with it on wouldn’t be a problem. I can attest to this because I used it on a friend (picture below) and she performed on stage (sweat and all) with no problem with the liner.

 

I used my finger to smudge the liner with water and it does come off.

I used my finger to smudge the liner with water and it does come off.

 

I hope the picture is clear enough to see that it is possible to get a nice fine line.

My friend. I hope the picture is clear enough to see that it is possible to get a nice fine line with the liner.

 

Pros:

Long wearing.

Does not melt off with sweating (mentioned in the picture caption with the water test).

The felt tip pen is easy to control and apply.

The thin tip allows precise application.

If bought with promotion, it is extremely cost efficient! 1.2 ml is about 0.04 fl. oz which is approximately the amount typically present in pen liquid liners. Felt tip liners aren’t the cheapest thing to purchase so this is definitely a plus.

Hasn’t irritated my eyes upon application or during wear.

 

Cons:

The tip of the felt can dry out during application making it skip a little when applying. Skipping is when a liner drags on the eyelid resulting in gaps in the liner. This can be remedied by pressing down the liner on the back of the hand to allow product to flow out a little before continuing application.

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I prefer a matte finish liner so this is a con for me.

The tip of the felt can get a little fuzzy thus making application a tiny bit problematic.

 

Ratings:

7.6/10

Felt tip liquid liners are more beginner friendly compared to the ones with the wand. This one in particular is a pretty good one if you want to get into makeup but do not want to spend too much on a felt tip liner. However, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a holy grail product for me.

Elianto Loose Powder Review

Elianto is a local brand that sources its products from various countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Korea. Founded in 2005 by husband and wife duo Teo Ai Siong and Sylvia Lim See Toh they are now one of the more popular brands in Malaysia in terms of drugstore price range makeup and skin care products. Elianto is owned by the Aivoria Group of Companies (the same group that owns Bonita and Tiamo). Today I will be reviewing the Elianto Waterproof Loose Powder in 05 (Warm Beige).

Let’s get to some pictures first shall we?

 

The product.

The product.

 

Labels on the bottom of the tub (the shade code is written too).

Labels on the bottom of the tub (the shade code is written too).

 

The powder puff.

Inside the tub; the powder puff.

 

Perforated plastic guard.

Perforated plastic guard.

 

The powder inside. It has obviously been used sufficiently enough.

The powder inside. It has obviously been used sufficiently enough.

 

Description: 

It is a loose powder that is pretty sheer which can be used on its own or as a setting powder. The shade I have is in 05, Warm Beige, the darkest shade they have. I have pretty deep and dark tanned skin so it works quite well on me. It claims to be waterproof and is completely matte.

Price: MYR 39.90 but Elianto is always having promotions so the prices can be cut to as much as 70% off.

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide and online at http://www.elianto.biz/

 

I also did some hand swatches and took pictures with and without flash.

Without flash.

With just the powder.

With just the powder.

 

After blending with the Elianto face powder brush.

After blending with the Elianto face powder brush.

 

With foundation which was a mixture of Jordana Oil Free Foundation (in Caramel Bronze) and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (in Natural Beige Medium 2.5; the darkest shade available in Malaysia).

Powder is used to set foundation here which was a mixture of Jordana Oil Free Foundation (in Caramel Bronze) and Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (in Natural Beige Medium 2.5; the darkest shade available in Malaysia).

 

The colour looks pretty warm but it matches my facial skin better and it does not look as different in person as it does in the picture.

The colour looks pretty warm but it matches my facial skin better and it does not look as different in person as it does in the picture.

 

With flash

With only the powder.

With only the powder. As you can see it does look ashy without foundation under flash photography.

 

With foundation.

With foundation. Although a difference can be seen it would look pretty close to my face tone. And no ashy finish here when used with foundation.

 

I also used some on my face.

Without flash

It does give some coverage but it is pretty sheer.

It does give some coverage but it is pretty sheer.

With flash

My skin is not this bad! Trust me! DAMN DSLR!!!! As you can see it does look ashy with flash photography.

My skin is not this bad! Trust me! DAMN DSLR!!!! As you can see it does look ashy with flash photography.

 

Pros:

I love powders with a matte finish so that’s going to be a plus point for me.

Pretty well pigmented for a loose powder.

It is not very translucent and thus has a little bit of coverage which is pretty good for a loose powder.

It is pretty finely milled so it doesn’t go on streaky or patchy nor does it become cakey even when layered.

It has sheer coverage which is great for setting foundation without altering the foundation shade.

Price is another plus point.

 

Cons:

It doesn’t have good lasting power, it can probably last for only about 2 hours before it wears off (if worn on its own).

Although waterproof it can transfer or move if you sweat profusely (even with foundation underneath), this also means tears (from crying) would melt it off.

It isn’t transfer proof so if your face rubs off on someone’s (or even your own) light coloured clothing, well, DISASTER!

 

Ratings:

7.1/10

I am undecided with this product only because I have yet to find a holy grail drugstore loose powder just yet. I actually prefer pressed powders over loose powders just because they can be both, used alone, and with foundation. So you’d have to decide on your own. But there is definitely a colour selection for people with a similar skin tone to mine.