Thursday, August 31, 2017

REVIEW: NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Liquid Foundation Nude

Two days ago I've just shared you some products of NYX and today I'm gonna give a quick review of NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Foundation. Sorry if the pictures are the same like the previous post. I will update it as soon as I take other photos. Let's just jump to the product.

This product comes with tube in 1.18 fl. oz or 35 ml. It's a little bit more compares to other typical foundation which is 30ml. At first, I thought this foundation is small and I didn't thought it has a little more ml in it. But it is, the tube is quite small. I have mine in shade nude.

As I told in previous post, I have a light skin with neutral undertone. This foundation is for light skin and warm/golden undertone. So, this foundation too yellow on me to be honest. It doesn't matter since my other foundation has a pink undertone. I can mix both foundation to get a neutral undertone.

The consistency of this foundation is liquid, as you can tell. The thing I don't like about is the product gets easy since it comes in a tube. If you don't store it well or probably you unintendedly shake the product, when you open it, you will find that the product is leaked. Better to store it upside down, I would say.

This foundation is for oily/oily-combination skin. My skin condition right now is normal. So, this product is a little bit dry on my skin. It looks a little cakey if I look closer to the mirror even after I apply moisturizer. I guess, this foundation is best mixed with a steam cream or oil to make it look matte no more. You know that Korean beauty tips to make a glowy look by mixing foundation with a steam cream or oil. However, if you have a normal to oily skin, this foundation will work really great to hold your oil and make your skin stay matte.

Once you squeeze the product on hand, you need to apply it immediately to your face since this foundation gets easily dry.

Apart from the non-match undertone and all those non-match things that happen on my skin, this foundation is quite great. The formula is very light yet building the medium coverage, which is great. Even after you apply 2 or 3 layers, it doesn't feel heavy at all.

Here is my overall review:
+ Good for oily skin
+ Light
+ Medium Coverage
- Matte
- Get easily leaked
- Get easily dried once you squeeze


This foundation is for light beige skin with golden/warm undertone

If you find it too hard to choose the right shade, you may visit cause they mention a clear shade with its undertone in every shade they have. However, make sure you know your skin color and its undertone (click here to know more).

I used to have an oily skin and right now my skin is normal. When I got this foundation, my skin was still oily, and (thank God) I have a normal skin now, but the thing is this foundation doesn't match my skin. That's why I give the score only 3. However, this foundation is actually great. I'm still using it right now by mixing it with my cool-toned foundation plus oil so that it doesn't dry my skin.

So, that's all for this review, I hope you find it helpful!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NYX Professional MakeUp (Primer, Foundation, Concealer) - SEPHORA INDONESIA

You must be familiar with Sephora, a cosmetic store from French which also opens its store, online and offline in Indonesia. This time, Sephora has just launched new products from NYX Professional MakeUp. I got a chance to try some of them. You probably know already that I wanted to do my own makeup on graduation, and these products are gonna be completing the products I need for graduation makeup. I have three products NYX Professional MakeUp; NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer Anti-Redness (Green), NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat foundation in Nude; NYX Concealer Wand in Fair. I’ve just got the products, so I might only give a slight review of them.
Kalian pasti tahu Sephora, toko kosmetik asal Prancis yang juga membuka tokonya, online dan offline di Indonesia. Kali ini, Sephora baru saja meluncurkan produk baru dari NYX Professional MakeUp. Aku mendapat kesempatan untuk mencoba beberapa dari produk NYX Professional MakeUp yang ada di website Sephora. Kalian mungkin sudah tahu kalau aku ingin pakai make up sendiri saat lulus alias tanpa MUA, dan produk ini akan melengkapi produk yang aku butuhkan untuk persiapan makeup wisuda. Di postingan ini, aku juga akan memberikan sedikit review produk. Aku baru aja mendapatkan produknya, jadi mungkin nggak begitu detail reviewnya.

The first product is NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer. There are some choices of primer which suits your skin condition; Lavender for dull skin, Clear for covering wrinkles and pores, and Green for anti-redness. Mine is the green shade since I have some redness on my face (which is so annoying when I’m wearing makeup because I have to cover it, meaning I need more time). With this primer, I guess I can use a little less time since my redness is already covered by this primer.
Produk pertama adalah NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer. Ada beberapa pilihan primer yang sesuai dengan kondisi kulitmu; Lavender untuk kulit kusam, Clear untuk menutupi garis wajah dan pori-pori, dan Hijau untuk anti-redness. Aku memilih warna hijau, alias anti-redness karena aku memiliki beberapa kemerahan di wajah (yang nyebelin itu kalau pakai make-up butuh waktu lebih lama karena harus ditutup dulu rednessnya). Dengan primer ini, aku bisa menggunakan waktu lebih sedikit karena redness sudah tertutupi oleh primer.
The first time I saw this product, I thought it will be thick and creamy. But once I applied the product, it’s light. The texture is silicon-y. I like this kind of texture when it comes to the primer. I believe that a silicon-y primer can hold my makeup longer and makes my face oil-free.
Price: IDR 250.000
Pertama kalinya aku melihat produk ini, aku pikir ini akan menjadi teksturnya tebal dan cream. Tapi setelahaku apply produknya, ternyata ringan. Teksturnya silikon-y. Aku suka jenis primer yang seperti ini. Aku percaya kalau primer silikon-y bisa menahan makeupku lebih lama dan membuat wajahku bebas dari minyak. 
Harga: IDR 250.000

Then, I also tried the liquid foundation, Stay Matte but Not Flat foundation. I choose the shade in nude. Unfortunately, it’s a little too yellow for me. My skin is light with a neutral undertone but, this shade is for light skin with golden/warm undertone. However, I think, it’s fine; I still can wear the shade. The shade on the Sephora website is limited only in three shades; ivory, nude, and natural. I guess it’s the shade of most Indonesian’s skin. This foundation is good for day to night.
Lalu, aku juga mencoba liquid foundation dari NYX, Stay Matte but Flat. I choose the shade in nude. Sayangnya, ini terlalu yellow untukku. Warna kulitku light dengan skintone netral tapi, shade ini cocok untuk kulit light dengan skintone golden/warm. Tapi, aku masih bisa memakainya walau terlalu kuning. Foundation shade yang ada di web Sephora cuma dalam tiga warna; ivory, nude, dan natural. Warna-warna shade itu cocok untuk warna kulit orang Indonesia. Foundation ini cocok untuk pagi hingga malam.

It says that this foundation is water-base. It’s not too liquid and easy to apply. NYX stay matte but not flat foundation is perfect for oily/oily-combination skin. The coverage is medium. After I apply this foundation, I still notice some acne scars on my face. This foundation is buildable. When you need to cover more, you can wear more than one layer, and it doesn’t feel like too heavy on your skin. This foundation is just like the skin. Once you apply it until high coverage, your face won’t be looking like a ghost (a.k.a flat).
Price: IDR 155.000
Foundation ini water-base tetapi, nggak terlalu cair dan mudah diaplikasikan. NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat foundation ini sangat cocok untuk kulit berminyak/kombinasi. Setelah saya menerapkan foundation ini, saya masih memperhatikan beberapa bekas jerawat di wajah saya. Foundation ini buildable. Kita bisa apply 2 sampai 3 kali sampai menghasilkan coverage yang full dan rasanya masih ringan. Foundation ini rasanya sama seperti kulit. Setelah aku apply , wajah Anda tidak akan terlihat seperti hantu (a.k.a datar). 
Harga: IDR 155.000

The last product is NYX Professional MakeUp Concealer Wand. I guess, in a full makeup like graduation, concealer is a must because you wanna look like your skin is flawless and your eyes are perfectly wide awake with no eye bag. I always wanted to have a liquid concealer, and finally now I have one! This is a good liquid concealer, I must say. However, it’s a bit creasing when you don’t put moisturizer before starting makeup.
Produk terakhir adalah NYX Concealer Wand. Untuk full makeup seperti wisuda, concealer adalah suatu keharusan karena kantung mata itu penting banget untuk ditutupi supaya penampilan kita terlihat fresh. Walaupun, sebelumnya udah mati-matian begadang demi menyelesaikan skripsi. Aku selalu ingin memiliki liquid concealer, dan akhirnya sekarang aku memilikinya! Liquid concealer dari NYX ini lumayan bagus. Tapi, bakal sedikit creasing saat kalian nggak menaruh pelembab sebelum memulai make up.

I have the shade in fair. Actually, it’s too light for me but, I guess it’s better to put a lighter tone of concealer so that our dark eyes will be covered well.
Price: IDR 110.000
Shade yang aku punya adalah fair. Sebenarnya, ini terlalu cerah untukku tapi, kayanya lebih baik pakai concealer yang lebih terang supaya mata gelap kita bisa tertutup dengan sempurna.
Harga: IDR 110.000

We all know about NYX Professional MakeUp and its good quality. After the super hype of the lip cream, I guess people started to love other NYX products. NYX Professional MakeUp is easier to find in this country. Now you can also purchase NYX Professional MakeUp on Sephora Indonesia! You can visit this link to shop NYX Professional MakeUp directly. Psst, you will find those three products I got from Sephora as well! (BTW, detail review are coming soon)
Kita semua tahu tentang NYX Professional MakeUp dan kualitasnya yang bagus. Setelah lip cream yang sangat hype itu, orang-orang mulai menyukai produk NYX lainnya. NYX Professional MakeUp juga lebih mudah ditemukan di Indonesia. Sekarang kalian juga bisa membeli NYX Professional MakeUp di Sephora Indonesia! Kalian bisa mengunjungi link ini untuk langsung berbelanja NYX Professional MakeUp. Psst, Kalian akan menemukan ketiga produk yang aku dapatkan dari Sephora juga! (BTW, review lengkapnya segera!)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

REVIEW: Biore Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Base Whitening SPF 30 PA++

If you're not into makeup or feel that skin care is quite hard to understand (LOL), and probably you want to start having skincare but don't know what to start. Just go with the sunscreen first! I'll recommend you the lightweight sunscreen in this post. You can also check my review about another sunscreen that I like here (for normal to oily skin).
Kalau kalian tidak begitu suka make up atau cukup merasa skincare itu sangat rumit, atau mungkin kalian ingin mulai mencoba dunia per-skincare-an tapi nggak tahu harus mulai darimana, mungkin kalian bisa coba sunscreen sebagai permulaan! Aku akan merekomendasikan sunscreen yang ringan di postingan ini. Kalian juga bisa baca reviewku tentang salah satu favorit sunscreenku yang pernah aku review disini (untuk kulit normal berminyak).

Let's get into the product...
Actually, there are some products of Biore sunscreen, but I didn't know why I choose this. Perhaps, because it has a whitening in it since my face is very dull. However, I've just realized that I downgrade my sunscreen product. I used to use a sunscreen who has SPF 50+ PA+++ but now I'm using only SPF 30 PA++. Just barely realized. LOL. As you can tell, I live in Indonesia which has an all-year-of sun that appears so bright. I think, we, Indonesian, need to put a sunscreen with more than SPF 30. Ok.
So, sebenarnya ada beberapa produk sunscreen dari Biore, tapi aku juga nggak tahu kenapa aku memilih ini. Mungkin, karena sunscreen ini mengandung whitening di dalamnya yang aku harap akan memulihkan wajahku yang kusam ini. Tapi, aku baru sadar kalau aku sudah men-downgrade produk sunscreenku.  Bisa dicek dari review sunscreen sebelumnya, dulu aku menggunakan sunscreen yang memiliki SPF 50+ PA +++ tapi sekarang aku hanya menggunakan SPF 30 PA ++. Baru aja sadar. LOL. Seperti yang kalian tahu dan rasakan, Indonesia selalu disinari matahari sepanjang tahun yang tampak begitu cerah. Wqwq. Menurutku, kita, orang Indonesia, perlu memakai tabir surya lebih dari SPF 30. Ok.

Although I seem to downgrade my sunscreen, this product has successfully won my heart. I've been using this product since several months ago (not sure when). My face gets easily dull especially for sticky and thick consistency of the products. That's why I always choose a lightweight skin care, like this one. This is so lightweight, as you might notice in its name. A watery jelly water base. That's the key to choose a lightweight skin care as well.
Meskipun sepertinya aku sudah downgrade sunscreenku, produk ini lumayan berhasil win my heart. Aku sudah menggunakan produk ini sejak beberapa bulan yang lalu. Wajahku adalah tipe wajah yang mudah kusam terutama karena konsistensi produk yang lengket dan tebal. Makanya, aku selalu memilih skincare yang ringan dan watery, seperti sunblock ini. Ini ringan banget sih, seperti yang kalian bisa baca dari namanya, watery jelly water base. Water base, kunci untuk memilih skincare yang lightweight.

You might already know, the sunscreen product of Biore is quite good and light. And is everybody's favorite. In my opinion, this sunscreen is just working well on my skin. There's no breakout but the thing is, unfortunately, it takes time to absorb. Moreover, you need to apply quite an amount of the sunscreen. However, I don't mind waiting :)
Kalian mungkin sudah banyak yang tahu, produk sunscreen Biore cukup bagus dan ringan. Dan juga favorit semua orang. Menurutku, sunscreen ini cukup bagus di kulitku dan nggak menimbulkan breakout tapi, sayangnya, produk ini nggak menyerap dengan cepat. Apalagi, kalau sunscreen kan kita harus mengaplikasikannya cukup banyak di kulit. Tapi, aku sih rela menunggu, tapi tak selamanya~ EAA

Perhaps, in the picture, it looks like that this product is thick and creamy. Actually, not at all. The texture is like a water but thicker, but still, it's not sticky at all. For the whitening agent, I think, it quite works but not that much. By wearing sunscreen, we can also prevent our face from getting darker and as a good anti-aging. It's enough for me to choose the sunscreen.
Mungkin, di gambar kelihatannya produk ini kental dan creamy. Tapi, sebenarnya nggak sama sekali. Teksturnya seperti air tapi lebih tebal, tapi tetap nggak lengket sama sekali. Sebagai whitening, ya lumayan lah, walaupun nggak begitu kelihatan hasilnya. Hehe. Dengan memakai tabir surya, kita juga bisa mencegah wajah kita lebih hitam dan sebagai anti-aging yang baik *katanya. Setidaknya, mukamu nggak akan lebih gosong aja deh :)

I always use this ↑ much whenever I go outside. And when I stay in my room I use a half of it. I don't know much about how much we have to apply sunscreen, I heard it has to be quite much, so I do that much. I apply it all over my face and neck. Although I'm wearing hijab I have to apply it on the neck since my hijab isn't thick enough to block the sun.
Aku selalu menggunakan sunscreen sebanyak ↑ itu setiap kali aku pergi keluar. Kalau cuma stay di rumah atau kos, aku biasanya apply setengah dari itu. Aku nggak tahu banyak tentang berapa banyak sunscreen yang harus kita apply setiap kalinya tapi, setahuku kalau apply sunscreen itu harus lumayan banyak. Jadi, aku apply cukup banyak di muka, daripada nanti gosong kan :) Aku biasanya apply sunscreen di wajah dan leherku. Walaupun aku memakai hijab, menurutku, masih penting banget untuk apply sunscreen di leher, karena biasanya kerudungku nggak setebal itu sampai bisa menghalangi sinar matahari yang akan menghitamkan leherku. HEHE.

After I've been using it for several months, I can say that Biore Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Base Whitening SPF 30 PA++:
+ Light
+ Perfect for tropical country
+ It's still light even if we take quite amount of it
+ Doesn't let breakout
+ For all skin type
- (relatively) low SPF
- Takes time to absorb
- A little pricey
Setelah aku menggunakannya selama beberapa bulan, aku bisa bilang kalau Biore Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Base Whitening SPF 30 PA ++:
+ Ringan
+ Cocok untuk dipakai di daerah tropis
+ Masih ringan meski kita apply cukup banyak
+ Tidak menimbulkan breakout
+ Untuk semua jenis kulit- (relatif) rendah SPF 
- Butuh waktu untuk menyerap
- Sedikit mahal

Around IDR 150,000/USD 11


Overall, this sunscreen is actually pretty good, but I need a higher SPF. Actually, there are some variants of Biore sunscreen and I already found that suits me. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA+++ will be the next to purchase! I found one on nihonmart. Unfortunately, it's out of stock right now, I wish it will be back in stock once my current sunscreen is empty.
Psst, I recommend this product!
Secara keseluruhan, sunscreen ini sebenarnya cukup bagus, tapi aku butuh SPF yang lebih tinggi. Sebenarnya ada beberapa varian tabir surya Biore dan aku sudah menemukan yang cocok buatku, yaitu Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50 + PA +++! Aku nemu yang jual Biore ini di nihonmart dengan varian terbaru 2017. Haha. Sayang banget, sekarang lagi kosong. Semoga, besok di saat aku butuh, Biorenya udah restock deh ya.
Psst, aku merekomendasikan produk ini!