Cosmetics & Candy.. What has Natta Cosme cooked up for me this time round?
It's been awhile since my last makeup post, I'm excited to share this with you today! I'll also be using these products to create a simple makeup for sick days. A brand that I've heard so much of and have always wanted to try, ElishaCoy from Korea. This brand has always been known for their BB creams, so I have high expectation for this Always Nuddy CC Cream! Also, the Vivid Party MAGIC lipstick? Now, that is something you don't see everyday. You could say this post is all about Magic ;)
This CC cream is a highly-functional always multi cream, the easy solution for skincare and make-up. It has 10-in-1 functions - skin whitening, anti-wrinkle, UVA/B protection [SPF30/PA++], hydration, correcting skin texture, correcting skin tone, covering imperfection, long-lasting, excellent application and makes skin looks instantly refreshed.
It comes in the form of a simple squeeze tube. Peel off the silver protective tab first before use. Love the colour of the packaging with a touch of gold, makes it look more luxurious!
For the swatch, the CC cream comes out first in the form of a white cream. After blending it in lightly, it leaves a white cast. Don't fret, because of the colour capsules in white water base, the CC cream will slowly change colour to match and correct skin tone evenly. See how it's almost not visible on my skin? The color capsules will help to cover imperfections and make skin look smooth & radiant.
Now, I admit that I have used CC creams before in the past and did not really like it as I find that most are quite drying for my skin. This ElishaCoy Always Nuddy CC Cream is certified by Eco-Cert to have deep hydrating skin treatment properties as it contains more than 20 hydrating ingredients to soothe the skin. It also seals in moisture to prevent it from evaporating to give you long-lasting hydration.
Super excited to try this out! Wonder if it will be the best CC cream I'll use so far?
To use, simply squeeze a desired amount and apply it evenly on your cheeks, forehead, nose & chin areas after your skincare routine. I'd advise you to work fast and blend it in quickly as the colour correcting capsules might oxidise and change colour once in contact for too long with the skin. You can also mix this CC cream with foundation or BB cream to create different finishes by controlling the coverage & texture.
I do apologise for my sickly face as I have fallen sick lately. The CC cream did quite a good job of giving me even skintone and covered up redness well. But, do not expect full coverage from a CC cream as they are used for colour-correcting after all. This is why my dark eye rings are still quite visible, so a concealer is needed. It's the first time I'm using this phrase to explain the texture - it feels just like applying moisturiser on your face initially. But give it a few minutes before the capsules work its magic and changes according to your skin colour! It made my skin so smooth that I was pretty impressed.. for the first two hours, before the cream started to oxidise and turned slightly patchy. That being said, the CC cream is not buildable so do not make the mistake of caking it around your problem areas like me, unless you like orange patches on your face for the rest of the day..
What I love:
- Evens out skin tone
- Covers redness
- Leaves skin feeling smooth
- Works well as base for foundations or BB creams
What I don't:
- Not very easy to blend (give it a minute or so to adjust its colour)
- Minimal coverage
- Not buildable (turns orangey)
- Oxidises after a few hours, not long-lasting
You can get the ElishaCoy Always Nuddy CC Cream SPF30 PA++ (50g) for RM129.00 from Natta Cosme.
ElishaCoy Vivid Party Magic Lipstick [Very Strawberry]
The ElishaCoy Vivid Party Magic Lipstick looks pretty common for a "magical" lipstick huh? But that's not the point - the magic is in the colour itself. Don't be intimidated by the bright neon pink for this is more than your average lipstick in a plain black tube. It is a 7-in-1 multiple lipcare product which acts as a primer, lipbalm, lip tint, lipstick, lipliner, fixer and UV screen at the same time! Enriched with grape seed oil, argan oil and punica granatum seed oil, this lipstick cares for your lips and provides moisture & bounce to it.
The REAL magic happens once you apply it. While the pink looks bright in the tube, upon application, the swatch reveals that it is more of a sheer colour, nothing more than a tinted lipbalm. However, it is buildable. Touch-up 2-3 times for a faint application or 4-5 times for a deeper colour. This premium lipstick lasts extra long and changes colour according to the temperature of your body! But it won't get super red, don't worry. XD
Simply apply it like a regular lipstick! No lip brushes or concealing required. I love how easy it is to use and I don't need to go the extra mile to apply lipbalm before lipstick because this one is great for moisturising my cracked lips. Furthermore, the colour stays on quite awhile, one coat gives you long-lasting staying power. It does fade off a little after eating or drinking though, but at least with this on, I don't have the urge to peel my lips cos I usually have the tendency too when my lip is too dry >< (bad habit, I know) You can even use it as a base and mix with other lipsticks. Oh yea, Natta Cosme carries a Green Apple version of this lipstick as well which has the same colour payoff even though the lipstick is a uniquely green!
While I may not have found my favourite CC cream, I found my current fave lipstick! One swipe, and it reveals full, juicy and healthy-looking pink lips. You can see for yourself how moisturising and hydrating this is! There is a faint strawberry smell which I find quite sweet, but not everyone might like the smell. The colour is so natural and doesn't settle into my lip cracks, instead it smooths it over and evens out the colour. I love it!
What I love:
- Lovely sheer colour for everyday use- Good alternative to lipbalms
- Gives impression of full, healthy-looking lips
- Smells sweet
- Leaves lips hydrated for quite a few hours
What I don't:
- Fades off after eating/drinking, re-application needed
I found another way to use this, which is to apply some product on my fingertips and pat it gently on my cheeks to act as a blusher. Same principle, the lipstick changes colour according to how much build-up and temperature to give you a lovely pink flush.
So that concludes a very interesting review on two colour-changing products that are quite magical indeed. You can try these products out for yourself in a special package, now available at Natta Cosme. Get 3x ElishaCoy Always Nuddy CC Cream and a Vivid Party Magic Lipstick Green Apple & Very Strawberry (1x each) at a promotional price of RM249.00! You can stock up on your whole years' worth of foundation & lipstick with this ElishaCoy Limited 3+2 Promotion Set already :D Also, you can find more ElishaCoy products HERE!
Before I go, let me leave you with a piece of good news! From now till 21st July, any purchase above RM100 entitles you to RM6 OFF with the code RAYA2015. Time to shop for Hari Raya makeup, go go!
Disclaimer: Even though the products are sponsored, it has not affected my opinion in anyway. the review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after trying out the products. How I use it may not be the best way to use the product and effects may vary depending on various conditions.