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[REVIEW] MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Cream

I’m always on the lookout for great moisturizers (would deeply appreciate if anyone has good recommendations!), and I chanced upon this while I was drawing up my shopping list for Korea. It sounded pretty good, so it went straight into my shopping list, and eventually into my luggage.


Product Description

1. Energy from natural bedrock water
Bedrock water from the Blue Mountains, which contains natural energy gathered over thousands of years, helps to energize and moisturize the skin

2. Mineral water for healthier skin
Mineral water content helps skin maintain its optimal condition

3. Helps skin maintain more moisture, over a wider area for a longer period of time
Powerful Vitality Complex, derived from the extracts of plants that endure extreme climates, helps skin absorb and retain more moisture for extended periods

4. 72-Hour Moisture
Melts into skin upon contact and retains moisture for 72 hours

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 24.90 (Shopee)


Ingredient List

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Silica, Pentylene Glycol, Panthenol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance(Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Water, Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract, Sea Water, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Callus Culture Extract, Rhizophora Mangle Callus Culture Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Callus Culture Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Callus Culture Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Phenoxyethanol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Adenium Obesum Leaf Extract

I always find these ingredient lists a mouthful, but it’s good to look out for certain ingredients as promised in their marketing. I’m assuming here that the ‘Australian Blue Mountain cave water’ is the ‘sea water’ listed, and frankly, it’s not present in high proportions.


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Packaging: Nothing very extraordinary, but I do appreciate the blue container because it reinforces the idea that it’s moisturizing – a little like LANEIGE, perhaps?

Texture: The first time I used this, it definitely reminded me of Innisfree’s Jeju Sparkling Moisture Cream. I didn’t really like the Innisfree one because it was too oily and I found myself breaking out quite a fair bit thanks to my daily usage of that moisturizer, but this is not too bad. It has a smooth texture that spreads easily across skin. Despite it being quite a rich cream, I like that it’s not overly oily because my skin is so prone to clogging. My skin manages to absorb it pretty well, which is definitely a good sign.

Effectiveness: First and foremost, a moisturizer’s job is to keep skin moisturized, so I’m pretty glad to say that it’s as good as advertised. I usually apply this cream right before I sleep in an air-conditioned room, which tends to be very dry, and wake up the next morning to skin that is still feeling quite moisturized and supple. When I don’t apply moisturizer on days that I’m feeling super lazy, I’d wake up to find my skin really oily from all the oil it secreted to keep my dry skin, well, not dry.

BUT. There were certain days that I found myself with slight acne the following morning after applying this cream at night. I’m not entirely sure if I can attribute the sudden emergence of pimples to this cream, but it’s definitely worth taking note of if you have acne-prone skin.


Final Verdict

I enjoy using this moisturizer quite a fair bit, but it still doesn’t come close to my all-time favourite – belif’s aqua bomb (which I will talk about in another post).

I think that creams like these are generally not recommended if you have oily skin (like me), even if they are marketed as suitable for oily skin. Even if they don’t clog up your pores immediately after one use, the risk is always there. However, if you have dry skin, this is definitely for you.


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮

[REVIEW] MISSHA Coloring Multi Stick

I’ll be honest and admit that I never really saw a use for blush – my skin condition can sometimes be so terrible that my cheeks already look red and flushed due to acne, or just dry skin in general. However, I was inspired by Pony’s Apricot look (I gush about this to everyone I talk to about Pony HAHA) – a nice deviation from the usual pink, which can sometimes look too girly and princessy, so I wanted to give it a go.

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Product description

Make crisp contours finished. Various colors and vitality to express.
Natural blending with the built-in brush.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 23.90


I previously read about how easy and convenient it is to apply this, and was more than curious to try it out. One end is for the blush (in a stick form) that you just swipe on, and another end with a brush for you to blend the blush well. It’s really handy, given that I don’t really buy makeup brushes, and can just use that one brush for blush alone.

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The colour I bought is Honey Peach, which really is a nice shade of apricot, and not too orange or pink. If you’re looking for something more bright and ‘pops out’, try orange cookie and powder sugar. The darker colours like peanut brown are mainly used for contouring, and the brighter ones like pure milk for highlighting, which I won’t touch on because this review is mainly about the ‘blush colours’.

UPDATE: Recently, I also bought the shade Powder Sugar, a cute and wearable shade of pink that is good for more conventional, doll-like looks. Apologies for the state it’s in it though – I accidentally scraped the top when I was trying to cap the product 🙃

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I really like how this product glides on so easily and stays on for so long as well. I could be out for one whole day, and yet still have the blush stay on for more than 12 hours. The colour is also very nice – not too deep nor light to be seen. I like to pair this with my LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar (Pink Salmon), which also contains orange tints, but is sadly not as lasting.


 Final Verdict

If you’re big on convenience and time-saving, this product is for you. You could get your blush done in less than 1 minute, and I’m not even exaggerating.

It is a tad pricey at $23.90 though, given that you could definitely get a cheaper and equally colourful alternative at Etude House. This colour range is also rather limited, which is a pity given that other brands can offer so many different shades of the same colour. It might be difficult to find a colour that really suits you when you choose from a limited colour range.

However, I still strongly recommend this multi stick for all its pros – good colour payoff, long staying power and ease of use. It’s a product worth investing in, whether you’re new to using blush and need something simple to start with, or an expert who wants to cut down time on one step of your makeup routine.


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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