Showing posts with label Shiseido. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shiseido. Show all posts

HG Series: Shiseido The Makeup Facial Cotton Review

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I distinctly remember reading about Shiseido's Makeup Facial Cotton on several beauty blogs a couple of years ago.  The bloggers raved about these cotton pads and how super soft they are on the skin. I was intrigued but very skeptical.  $7 for a pack of cotton pads? You have to be joking, I thought. I simply balked at the idea of having to pay more than 0.99 for a pack of cotton balls or pads. Fast forward 3 years later, I once again was at a DFS in Japan. There was a sale at the Shiseido counter and they were selling these 2 for $10. Seeing how I can't walk away from a sale and with a nagging curiosity in me, I purchased exactly 2 to see what the fuss is all about.  To this day, I can say that was the best decision that I've ever made.  Shiseido's Makeup Facial Cotton has become a staple in my drawer and is my HG must-have facial cotton.

Shiseido The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush Review

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Since the past week, my skin has been in a really bad state with constant breakouts in the T-zone and dry flaky patches on the cheeks.  So naturally when our skin looks terrible, we have the tendency to apply more makeup in an attempt to cover up the blemishes.  I know this is not the solution but I can't help going out to the public sans makeup or at least some coverage to even out my face.  Result?  The pores get even more clogged and skin becomes worse rather than improve. It's a vicious never ending cycle!  So after a couple of days, I could no longer stand the breakouts and I headed off to my local beauty counter for an SOS session.

What I was told is that the #1 culprit for clogged pores is lack of proper makeup removal.  When foundation has been sitting on our faces for the entire day, it is extremely important to remove them before heading to bed.  Imagine piling makeup on our pillows and rolling on it for 8 hours day after day. Gross isn't it? After the lecture on proper skincare, the SA directed me to a handy little tool that she insisted would help with proper facial cleansing.