Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Wearing Test | Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil & Kate Super Sharp Liner EX

Olla! It has been awhile since I do a makeup product review.
Yes! I am back with a eyeliner wearing test with Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil and Kate Super Sharp Liner EX. This is my very first approach on Kate liners and let's see how they work on me.
Kate Eyeliner
In this post, I will be trying on both Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil and Super Sharp Liner EX.

Kate Super Sharp Liner EX

First impression on the packaging, I love it! The Kate Super Sharp Liner EX comes in an stylish edgy design, with multi-facet cuts that reflects light in all angle, the handy size and the diagonal cuts are just perfect for the grip.
Kate Super Sharp Liner EX
The eyeliner comes with a soft fine tips for precision drawing, which is flexible as we are able to control the lines drawing to be thin or thick during the application. The eyeliner is perfect for beginner, as it is very easy to control, the flow of liquid is consistent and it doesn't over flow during the draw. It dries up pretty fast, within only few seconds.
This is the outcome after the application. The color is intense and it comes with slight glossy shine finish on the top. The liner doesn't spread out during the application, the overall application is smooth and effortless.
This is the long hour wearing test result, surprisingly the liquid liner still looking perfect after 6 hours, just some tiny fall off on the lower eyes. The result shows that the liner is sebum proof, smudge proof and sweat proof. Also it’s easy to remove with warm water too.

Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil
The Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil comes in a usual sleek black tube design, which is slightly thinner compare to the usual one.
Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil
The gel eyeliner comes with a soft fine tips at only 1.5mm, which is super thin and it can reach smaller areas like the inner corner of the eyes and creating tail at the outer corner of eyes. The finishing is pencil-like, yet much solid and intense.
This is the outcome after the application. I love how intense and smooth the liner is during the application. Surprisingly, I draw the liner on skin effortlessly with only a little force applied, the winged tail created is super thin, without any rough edges around the liner. 
This is the long hour wearing test result where it shows that the liner does smudge a little over hours, especially on the lower lash liner and the fold of the eyelid. 

Swatches on Hand
These are the swatches done on hand using Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil & Kate Super Sharp Liner EX. They are different in thickness when different force amount apply on.

Waterproof Test
This the waterproof test on both liners.
On left, both Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil & Kate Super Sharp Liner EX are waterproof, as there aren't any smudges after intact with water.
On right, after intact with water, Kate Super Sharp Liner EX smudges after the rubbing action whereby Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil remains pigmented after the rubbing action.

Overall Thoughts

Personally, I think that both of the liners have its own pros and cons. Both eyeliners work on different look and different condition. 

If you opt for a natural soft look, Kate Fit Rare Gel Pencil is just your perfect choice and it works well under water too! Actually there's a tiny tips to prevent smudging, you may apply some loose powder on the eyelid before application and some loose powder under eyes. You may also dab some eye shadow on top of the liner to prevent smudging.

For daily usage or a sharper edgy look, you may go for Kate Super Sharp Liner EX, as it is long lasting and works well over hours. It is also resistant to sweat, sebum and water. Do remember it is not rub-proof with water, so I will not recommend applying this liner under water. 

For more information, feel free to visit Kate on Facebook | Hermo 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Korean Glass Skin | THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum

I am sure all of you have seen/heard about the "Glass Skin" that has been going viral on social media lately. This is the latest K-Beauty trend that everyone has been crazed about.

So, what is that "Glass Skin'? Luminous skin that is clear as glass, smooth and poreless as baby skin, dewy as you have wear tons of highlighter.

In order to achieve this Glass Skin Dream, the main goal has goes to the canvas and it's fully dedicated to the Korean skincare regimen. Beside double cleansing your skin, tone and moisturize your skin are mutually essential. 
THE FACE SHOP the Therapy First Serum
Here's my version of Glass Skin created using THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum, which is reknown for its 7 Wonders (7 Methods) that works like a magic.
The Therapy First Serum is formulated with a blend of crystal particles and natural essential oils that assures optimum skincare results by restoring hydration and balancing in skin, in order to generate that healthy glow on skin. It also contains French sea water, which is rich in mineral and blue algae (anti-oxidant agent) that helps slowing down the signs of ageing, recharge and rejuvenate our skin. How luxurious the ingredients are!
The texture of the serum is rather dilute and fine, as it penetrates into the skin swiftly and easily being absorbed into the skin within seconds. I love the scent accompanied, it smells so refreshing and botanical.

7 Wonders
Wonder 1: Always use the serum as first step of skincare.
Use it right after cleansing and before toner, to help recharge your skin and boost the efficacy of the following regimen.
Wonder 2: 7 Skin Layering Technique
A K-Beauty trend that blows your mind as it involves skincare regimen where 7 layers of toner/serum are layered on the skin in succession. Layer by layer, it helps to hyper-charged and boost your skin moisture from time to time. 
Wonder 3: As an exfoliation
Pump some on the Green Tea Cotton and wipe it from center to the outer corner of face for mild exfoliation. It gently removes the dead skin and impurities on your skin.

Wonder 4: As a Mask
Dampen a sheet mask with serum and apply it on your face for 20 minutes for a quick skin boost. 
Best to apply right before application of makeup, it helps to keep your makeup lasts longer and with flawless finish.
Wonder 5: As a Mist Spray
Pour into a mini bottle spray and tuck in your bag, to refresh your skin anytime anywhere. I brought it along to my office, it helps moisture my skin under the air-conditioned room..
Wonder 6: As Aroma Therapy Treatment
Spray serum on a warm damp towel and press onto face, inhale deeply for  5 times. It works magically like an essential oil that calms and relax your mind, body and soil.
It's good to do this right before you head to bed, it helps freshen your stressed mind and body. Good for sleep!
Wonder 7: As Stress Reliever
Dampen cotton pad with serum and  place it on cheeks and forehead for 3 minutes. It helps relax your stress dull skin, leaving your fresh and feeling rejuvenated. You may use it as an essential oil, to do face point massage, it helps relieve muscle tension.
Korean Glass Skin
Personally, I really love this Therapy First Serum, see how glossy my skin is! Not only the soothing scent and lightweight texture, but I love how fast it penetrates into my skin and the finishing, without leaving any stickiness or oiliness on my skin! My skin is instantly moisturized, soft and plumpy!

That's my secret to the porcelain glass skin! What's yours?

THE FACE SHOP Therapy First Serum
Made in           : Korea
Size                  : 130ml
Price                : RM139.90

Moisture         : ★★★★☆
Radiant Glow : ★★★★★
Penetration    : ★★★★☆
Oiliness           : ★☆☆☆☆
Stickiness       : ☆☆☆☆☆

For more information, please feel free to check out THE FACE SHOP on