Monday, September 18, 2017

Moeta Pop Devil Color Treatment Ampoule



Hello lovelies,

I found these babies by accident during a trip to Seoul. They are sold in one of subways underground stores and I didn't know that they are that good nor famous.

Apparently, they are pretty good, but I only bought two since I didn't aware, I got mine in soft pink and aquamarine.

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The official shade name of the shade is Aqua Blue and Pink.

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[MOETA] POP DEDEVIL COLOR TREATMENT - TOV12

They look super pretty right?! And as seen, it works best on bleached hair.

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Almost all  the details in Korean, the basic how to is in English (glad isn't it?!) but the lady that sold me these babies share her tips, to leave them on longer than 15 minutes for a brighter and deeper hue.

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Look carefully, it's 30 ml, I don't really pay attention as it clearly too little for the whole hair or even half, or even third... let's just say 30 ml is only for a handful and not a bit more.

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The one I'm using for this post review is the pink one since my hair is already half white like a snow queen.

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[MOETA] POP DEDEVIL COLOR TREATMENT - TOV12


I simply applied on my hair after being shampoo and toweled dry. So please do remember as it is too little for my whole hair, so it's only about a quarter of my whole hair. More like on the ends.

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Here are the results on using the pink, looks really nice and many compliments me as having a cotton candy hair :D

The product is like a conditioner, milky pink, so the color is not bright pink like the result, it's more like baby pink. So does the Aqua Blue, the color of the cream is milky blue. The texture is like gel cream and not totally cream as in thick. They were light and like, well, conditioner.

The hair doesn't feel dry and taut, which is perhaps the benefits in using the product, all I wish is that I want some more please, I should've buy some more, like perhaps 5 tube for the whole head hair.

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Conclusions:

In terms of texture and finish on the hair is wonderful as they don't made my hair dry, but in terms of too little inside their tube is really too less, I need like 100ml at least for a satisfying result, but for those who wants a rainbow colored hair with many different colors probably happy with the tiny tube.

Pixy Asian Beauty + GIVEAWAY

Hello lovelies,

Pixy recently have another amazing event where they have a big contest. This is an annual thing that they do, it's excited, it's fun and the winners get to go to Japan with Pixy Cosmetics. This time it's Tokyo and Osaka.

The event have been held for quite some time, from all over Indonesia beauty lovers are joining the competition and 13 are here at the event as a semifinals.

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One by one, each of their videos are displayed, and asked 1 question. The jury take notes on their answer and the videos, everyone watch them, some are very confident while some are nervous, most of them are very good in presenting their makeup video.

I enjoy the event as I can see their passion and how Pixy willing to put them altogether making this occasion something worth participate in, so next year, get ready and join.

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All 13 are ready to hear the announcement and they start calling in fast. From 13 to 7, but no worries, no one went home empty handed, vouchers and products are given to all the semifinals.

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It's getting tense there, I can see some of them getting a bit disappointed, finally the three names have emerged, Irene Yenawan, Santi Ayu Arizki, and Siti Hajar Riska Ariyanti, they are the winners, congratulations!

These three will go to Japan with Pixy soon and do catch up with them in Pixy's social media update.

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Look at their happy faces. And, I want to send some of the happiness to you my readers. One winner will get all of Pixy newest Lip Cream nudes. 6 products just for you.

All you have to do is share this link post to any of your social medias using hashtag: #PixyCarnellin.

One winner will be chosen based on random, the more you share the more chances you'll get since by being random those who post the most get the most possibility. Follow me on instagram @Carnellin as the winner will be announce there on 16th of October 2017.

T&C: Only open to Indonesia resident.

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Thank you and see you all real soon!

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Body Shop 3 in 1 Brow Definer

Hello lovelies,

The Body Shop has recently comes up with major sale. I got some of the goodies from their online shop and absolutely love how their neatly put all the things safe and sound for the delivery. The Body Shop is known for their love to their customers and clearly seen on the details.

One of the things inside was a 3 in 1 Brow Definer which I happen to choose in shade Medium Brown.

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What's 3 in 1? The one for the brow, arch, and brush. That's 3 things in one neat handy product easy for traveling or placed at home.

For me, the shade is perfect, I don't really want a black eyebrows that completely different from my colored hair, or something that too light.

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The price of the product is Rp. 149.000. You are more than welcome to purchase it during sale :D

Thanks to it's 3 in 1 I can simply bring this one and get a perfect eyebrows which define, highlights and tidies up with it's brush. Most eyebrows product usually comes with the one that  color, from gel, pencil, or even mascara, this one are pencils, but in two tones to really help shape things up.

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First, I started by marking, filling in, drawing the lines and made sure they are in shape. The pencil has a nice smooth texture and easy to color with. I love how it easily grasp on the hairs. This is crucial as they make the eyebrows look natural and not like coloring skin.

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Gently brush the inner part to create a gradation or illusion that the eyebrows are sharp and darker on the outer sides.

Look at the images below on how I use the product.

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The first image, where I'm holding my nude make gel (not the Brow Define) is the before. Then the next image on top right is me filling the colors, next (down left) highlighting and last but not least (bottom right) using the brush. The texture of both pencils (color and highlight) are so soft and easy for drawing in, I really like the consistency, the pencils are persistent. But they do need to be kept closed as I don't want them to be dried out and harden. The thing about these kinds of pencils are like pencil eyeliners, they are soft since they do contain liquid as in perhaps watery ingredients since it made them the way they did, a bit mushy.

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And the result, is a shaped brow filled with color and well highlighted. The color is wonderful and last (as long I don't wiped them off), they are not waterproof but resist water, so don't get drenched in the rain or run a marathon as they will definitely get off. So, if you happen to have an active normal life where you indoors most of the time, this should be just fine.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Vichy Idealia Lumiere

Hello lovelies,

these babies are a relatively a new items in the Vichy Singapore, a place where I bought them a few months back. Vichy itself is one of my favorite brand from France that provide beautiful skincare. I love their moisturizers, gel masks and so on.

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These are some of products I have, but the stuffs that I'm reviewing in this post is only the Idealia Lumiere. The ones that I felt most interested at the moment since Idealia is a line made for 30's, which is my age right now.

It's the series that helps fighting dullness, large pores and uneven skin tone, the first signs of aging.

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Apart from what I mentioned above, my skin is also dry, which is why, again, I choose Vichy Idealia since they do care for dehydration too, plus still in the heart of Vichy, they also contains mineralizing thermal water that contains necessary elements in keeping the skin stronger and in better condition.

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You can get the moisturizer alone or like me, with the serum as well, since I don't think I can get over serums. They are made to marvel, lighter in texture but packed in things that I really need and essential for the skin.

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All the details from how to, ingredients and what we expected from the product is listed in full information for anyone to see. So you can be sure there's no surprise, or may I say, unpleasant surprise later, just make sure you do read all the data, just in case you might have some allergies to one or some of the ingredients.

Aside from that, Vichy Idealia Lumiere comes in a lovely soft pink hue, it is hard to missed since it is probably the only series in Vichy that comes in pink. It is said that the effects of using them would create a charming rosy glow, this is really a trend among Asian with yellowish tone.

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I am Asian and I do have fair yellowish tone, I don't mind my skin tone whatsoever but I do like to see how I am in rosy tone, perhaps they'll made me looks better.

Before we get to the review, let's see the details from the brand start from the moisturizer.

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EFFICACY evaluated by DERMATOLOGISTS
In only 1 month:
Skin feels more bouncy, plumpy: 86%*
Skin lools more transparent/translucent: 88%*
The yellowish skin tone looks reduced: 88%*
The skin tone looks more rosy glow: 84%*

*Self-evaluations, 51 Asian women (twice application a day) 35 to 57 y.o., 100% sensitive skin.

TOLERANCE validated on sensitive skins
Paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non comedogenic
Tested on Asian sensitive skins under dermatological supervision

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SENSORIALITY acclaimed by WOMEN
Translucent emulsified gel very fresh and comfortable.
It is inspired from hydration formula, really breakthrough for whitening range.
Non greasy and non sticky finish. 24 hour hydration

Use as a moisturizer in the day.


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Amazing isn't it?! The result are seen and felt within a month, that's pretty fast for a skincare product, a drugstore brand to be exact. The formula has a rich creamy yet light texture which I can use day (and night too). I don't feel any greasy nor oily side effect, just comforts and love those hydrating agents. My skin enjoys the softening effects too, they made my skin appear more relaxed, calm and there's this lovely, in-love-like radiant glow.

Good news for healthy minded people, their product is paraben free, hypoallergenic and best of all, non comedogenic. Do you know that using bad products can gives you comedo, acne and even irritate the skin? So do use ones that are known for being safe and effective at the same time. Never go and sought products that doesn't comes with safety standards or your skin will pay for it.

As for me, Vichy is a guarantee of a high quality product made with safety and care in hand.

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And Idealia Lumiere is a range that is so perfect for me right now, it have all the needed basic for a 30's like me, from the texture, brightness, anti dullness, moisture, to this amazing radiant without any guilt that they will clogged the pores nor paraben.

Adding the brilliance of the product, I use the serum as well, just before the moisturizer.

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EFFICACY evaluated by DERMATOLOGISTS In only 1 month: -Dewy radiance +19%*
-Skin transparency + 24%*
-Reduced yellowness:94%**
-Reduced dullness 91%**
*Clinical scoring on 42 Chinese women, by dermatologist under controlled light at T0, T4weeks and T8 weeks.

TOLERANCE validated on sensitive skins Paraben-free, hypoallergenic Tested on Asian skins under dermatological supervision.

SENSORIALITY acclaimed by WOMEN Rosy, light and fluid jellified texture. Very easy to spread and quick to penetrate. Skin is immediately more even, soft and velvety. 24 hour hydration***.
***Hydration test made with a corneometer

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The serum is of course, lighter, runnier, and easier to be taken by the skin. So I clean my skin really well, use a toner or softening water or face mist, and this serum. It's a watery gel in texture and has a similar scent with the moisturizer, soft floral.

They both are made to be used with each other. They compliment each other, one prep the skin with abundance of ingredients that

Recharge the skin with Peony root and Vichy pH Balancing Thermal Water to energize fatigue skin for hydrated rosy glow in gel like form which is so lighter and the other in creams that seals the deals. So one works by penetrating into the skin while the other on the surface.

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The result is everything you see in my skin. Soft, radiant, moist, supple and a hint of rosy glow which I find to be a nice surprise. A brightening product usually stuck on being so fair and pale, while this one is making the skin appears happy with a hint of blush.

Conclusion, definitely products that I'd recommend.

LAKME Absolute Lip Pout Matte

Hello lovelies,

this is LAKME Absolute Lip Pout Matte in Raving Red. A crayon shaped lipstick that come with pure color.

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It’s time for the backstage trend to take centre stage as Lakmé introduces its very own playful take on lip tints.

Say hello to Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout - a chubby lip colour crayon that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colours, Lakmé Absolute Lip Pouts is retractable by design (no need for a sharpener) and is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.


Step 1: Pull out the cap.
Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
Step 3: Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
Step 4: Glide across the entire bottom lip.


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The texture is so rich, full and embodied the lips, making them feel color like no other, and look how red the color is. It's like I'm the queen of the room, like I own it. This is a very powerful lippies, it is so pigmented that I don't think it can't go any more. They may not be waterproof nor stands against wiping off but they do last.

The product only comes with 6 shades, but do mix and match as you please.

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The matte is demi, the color is unquestionable, easy to be used, directly or using a lip brush, rich in texture yet not so balmy, handy on the go and comes in a price that wont cost you a fortune. 

Thank you so much LAKME, I look so good in it.

Don't forget to join the fun with LAKME Indonesia at Grand Indonesia this week, do follow @LAKMEmakeup on instagram to find out more.

Majolica Majorca Nude Make Gel


Hello lovelies,

Those who follows me on instagram @Carnellin perhaps already see some of my photos using the product. The photos are mostly me with a nude makeup look, glossy skin and appear flawless, that's me using Majolica Majorca Nude Make Gel.

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What is this Nude Male Gel?
This is a recently new product from Majolica Majorca that I found during my trip to Japan in 2017, the price of the gel is around 1400 Yen and nude look is a trend. Unlike BB Creams, this is gel, a pure gel in texture, feeling and in vision.

Said on the product, it is Lotion, Essence Gel, Make Up Base, Sunscreen (SPF 30 PA+++), and Color Controlled.

There's a new version for an active girl, I think that one is more matte while this one the natural glow appear to be glistening nude.

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As usual, the details on Majolica Majorca container is super cute and irresistible. Look at the cap, the details of the crown and even fonts used. Everything is well made and carefully thought, and what's best is the stuff inside. Yes, it's the nude gel. I posted some video on insta storis how this creamy gel like melts on the skin and become so slippery, it's fun and great to be used too. 


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I'm using it on my skin after being cleansed and using all the skincare. Either the gel is so acceptable or my skin embracing it really well, look at the before after image below. And the felling using the gel itself is wonderful, cool, light and very comfortable.

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It covers all my blemishes, large pores, fine lines and redness or any uneven skin tone, yet, the skin still very much look like my skin, like I'm using nothing, look how smooth and 'nude' it is.

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I love this product so much and been using it on daily basis now, it made me look so good. Either daily look or special occasion. With BB Cream I can still feel the powders and creamy texture, while with normal foundation is mostly powders and creams too, concealers are heavy, this one, Nude Make gel is perfect in terms of texture, it is something I can happily use everyday due to the light and cool texture. The feeling is so comfortable and I love it so much how it made me look so good. Summer, Spring or even Winter my skin will enjoy this gel watery texture, it's pleasing in so many ways.

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What can I say, a great product doesn't always comes with a hefty price tag, Japan, you done it again.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Nature Republic Shea Butter Ultra Steam Cream


Hello lovelies,

Moisturizer is one of my must have thing in terms of caring for my skin. I can't never go without one since my skin is so dry, and I think I feel naked and vulnerable without one. Some people doesn't really like moisturizer due to the texture, mostly the heavy and perhaps sticky one, well, I guess those people wont really like this product. Nature Republic Shea Butter Ultra Steam Cream may not be sticky, but definitely not in the light category.

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https://www.naturerepublicusa.com

Moisturizing cream for extreme dry skin.

48 hours moisture lasting effect
Extreme dry skin moisturizing cream containing shea butter with high-temperature steam process
Steam process is a method to stabilize the ingredients by constantly depriving the high-temperature steam, so that it absorbs smoothly without irritation to the skin.

Purified water, shea butter, hydro jeneyi lactide poly (C6-14 olefin), glycerin, dipropylene glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic / Capric / mm stick / Stearic Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, three Te Reel alcohol, macadamia seed oil, caprylic / Capric triglyceride, synthetic beeswax, glyceryl stearate, methyl glucose sesquioleate stearate, water, barley jissi oil, Brazil nut seed oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower seed oil , jojoba seed oil, Portulaca Oleracea extract, Goji extract, cranberry fruit extract, strawberry extract, raspberry extract, black mulberry extract, blackcurrant fruit extract, blueberry extract, blackberry extract, Acai palm extract, bokbunja extract, bilberry fruit extract , lacquer fruit extract, pumpkin seed extract, dimethicone, pentyl rengeul glycol, blood not -100 stearate, dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone croissant Polymer, arginine, caprylic rilgeul glycol, tocopheryl acetate, citric acid, echil hexyl glycerin, carbomer, disodium this dithiol this, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, fragrance

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Starting around early 30's my skin definitely need something more than a watery or gel like moisturizer that usually made for normal skin type. Creams is all after, start from something that gel cream to now, pure cream as my skin is dry and I need moisture to kept them young and happy. Didi you know that the moist-er the skin is the better they'll look in the short to long term. Those who uses moisturizer on daily basis can keep their skin looking fresh even thou the skin has start degrading...ehm aging.

The product comes in this white tub, pretty normal for a cream moisturizer, white, thick and satisfying.


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The cream is like reading my mind, it melts on the skin and easy to be spread on moist skin. Always use moisturizer after cleansing, toning/softening, and for me, serums. So the skin is still damp, dab the moisturizer on several places as you please and gently massage the skin for a better absorption.

They might look thick and heavy at first, but upon the touch of my skin (which is perhaps warm) the moisturizer turns into slippery and light. The product hydrates and gives my skin an instant bouncy effect since it's filled with moisten agents.

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The scent is similar to most products containing Shea Butter and since the main ingredients is clearly shea butter and water, the smell of the product is of course, shea butter.

Does it really last 48 hours? On my dreaded dry skin, not really, more like 24-36 hours, and mostly I have to took a shower twice a day and for sure by that time I cleaned everything and use all the skincare all over again, including this one. One time I was sick, hence I'm not really taking twice showers per day, so this one is finally took my test and the moist effect last 24-36 hours where then I have to clean and re-apply. I never re-apply any skincare on a dirty skin, always cleans them first.

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Overall,

a great moisturizer for dry skin or very dry skin. It made them feels comfortable once again, like they were once flexible but since they are dry they are not happy and felt like being pulled here and there. Using the moisturizer made them supple, hence relaxed and contented. The key in using a heavy thick creams is always put it on a damp to even wet skin, face mist or brumisateur also can help. The product have a subtle soft scent which I think calming and perfect for this kind of moisturizer, like something that you're expecting when using a Shea Butter cream, and the thing about steam cream is they are this multi usage creams made for just about any part of the body. So I can use it for my elbows, knees, or neck and decollete. Just any part that is dry and needy.

Recommended? Yes! For dry skin owner.

Guerlain Lip & Cheek Tint


Hello lovelies,

this is Guerlain Lip & Cheek Tint which I've been using for the couple last photo shoots for that perfect hint of pinkness on my cheeks.

I'm using the Lip & Cheek on my wet base, you know, with the foundation and everything that is still creamy, lotion and things before any powder being put on. And I must say, it create a pretty awesome summer look that glows.

But first, let's see all the details about the product from Guerlain.

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https://www.guerlain.com

La Petite Robe Noire Lipcheek by Guerlain, the new tailor-made Rosy Glow for cheeks and lips.
Do you know the secret of Parisian women, with their natural and effortless beauty, as though they only took five minutes to get themselves ready?!

Guerlain presents Lipcheek, an essential accessory, directly inspired by the Parisian chic of La Petite Robe Noire. A tinted  2-in-1 gel, to be applied as a blush and to the lips for an ultra-natural make-up result and an instant rosy glow effect.

Be amazed by the fluorescent pink colour when it comes out of the bottle but turn into a sheer shade when you apply it. Easy to blend in, its universal colour reacts to the skin pH to adapt to each skin tone and bring out a natural pink tone. Build the intensity depending on your mood, from fresh pink to a more intense shade. The more you apply to your lips and cheeks, the deeper you'll go... into the pink!

What’s its extra ""je ne sais quoi""? A delicious gourmand fragrance and a formula that preserves skin hydration – no more unsightly marks or tugging sensations when applying!

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Fragrance

A floral fruity fragrance with accents of bergamot, rose and raspberry, inspired by the delicious notes of La Petite Robe Noire. An exquisite, spellbinding and addictive flavour!

Effectiveness

+19% hydration after 6 hrs*
Satisfaction guaranteed: 91% - Does not leave marks on the skin
88% - The texture fuses with the skin
81% - The texture does not emphasise the pores, fine lines or wrinkles
84% - A rapid result, easy application and an even result

Directions for use

- Cheeks make-up:
Use the applicator to apply a drop onto the cheek and allow the texture to melt in by massaging the skin using circular movements with the fingers. Wash your hands after application.
The added bonus: Use the Guerlain foundation brush to apply the AL14 and avoid staining your fingers!

- Lips make-up:
Apply a drop of Lipcheek to the lips, then spread out the texture using the applicator. If your lips are naturally dry, apply nourishing Superlips My Supertips balm first.

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For the vivid rosy cheek I use three layers, seems like they are more on my fingers than on the cheeks, that is the most problem on all lip and cheek stuff, perhaps a clear silicone sponge should do 

the trick for every lip and cheek stain out there in the market. The brush or sponge will also help, but it only do help in not staining the fingers, yet the tools still absorb the tint.

I don't have any problem with the texture, scent and feeling when using the product but I just don't want to waste them, they are so precious. The fresh berries, rose , bergamot are just too good to be true. And the texture of the gel, it's addictive. So slippery, gooey and fun to use.

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Personalise your make-up result: the more Lipcheek you apply to your lips and cheeks, the deeper you'll go... into the pink!
- One layer: An ultra-natural pink
- Several layers: An over-intense pink

Above image is me with several layers, for an over-intense pink and below with just one layer.

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The result is very much natural, like just a hint of pinkness on my cheek.

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Perfect for a more sophisticated look where several layers offer a fun and dynamic version.

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And below, is me using the product on my lips, a product that appear so glossy and gooey at first will settle into this pink matte finish.

The scent, texture and feeling is stronger on the lips than on my cheeks, I guess the thin skin of the lips can absorb and took more than the skin on the cheeks and moreover I can just pressed my lips together and they'll get even more intense that way.

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The product is lovely, my lips are dry, and unlike other lip and cheek tint where they just give color, this tint gel moisten the harden parts of the skin of my lips and made them soft again, so there's no tacky dead skin leftovers on the lips, the appearance of the lips become smooth and filled with fresh pink color.

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The applicator is also gentle on the cheeks and on the lips, they are great in sensitive areas too (since the skin on the lips is again, super thin). After dried up, gradually the scent also fades away and will keep being fade until they are gone. The stain however stick far longer than the scent, but they do still runs out eventually, especially after drinking and eating, so do reapply as needed, since the product is compact, I have no problem carrying it on my purse for a quick touch up. Plus, I love keep sniffing on the scent.

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I think Guerlain is a brand that looking out for the youngs too, this is one product which I think suits those who loves the recent trends. From the shade, texture to easy to apply made it perfect for first time user. And if you're a mom like me who concerns about quality of the ingredients, for sure, Guerlain got it covered. I have no problem letting my pre teens using it.

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Thank you so much Guerlain Indonesia