Review | Elianto Make Up Brilliant Riche Lip Colours

Thursday, 26 September 2019

On regular days when I have lots of time to sit down and touch up my makeup, I'd be all over cream lipsticks; as I'd be carrying at least 3 different ones in my makeup pouch however on event days like weddings or social media influencer gatherings, I'd be selecting waterproof, long-wearing makeup; from base to point makeup as I usually be taking photos and mingling around so I wouldn't have much time to fix my makeup.

I just got back from a makeup showcase by Hosiani Keewon (hosianikeewon_official) held at Elianto Make Up store in Imago KK Times Square and I personally got to see how she used several products from the brand on her model. While waiting for the event to start, I went around the store; testing some some of their base makeup products and then discovered these liquid lipsticks from the brand that not only easy to apply, quick to set but also stays on quite well on my lips. But first thing first, let's go to some basic information on the product.

Elianto Brilliant Riche Lip Colour #312 Ballerina Pink and #315 Flamingo

  • Vibrant matte shades with filming polymers and volatile oils for a natural, kiss-proof performance.
  • Bright pops of colour make a statement in intensely rich, vivid shades.
  • In one stroke of pure colour, the sensorial creamy fluid shapes lips with an extremely light veil. The weightless micro-fine pigments in a gelled system guarantee a smooth glide when applying. The colour adheres to lip, dries quickly and lasts longer, leaving a comfortable, smooth and transfer-resistant finish.
  • Lips remain soft and velvety, while the colour is long-lasting and transfer-free. With a flexible finish, lips remain evenly coloured, enhancing the wearer’s chosen mood.
  • Filming polymer in volatile oil also ensures application is smooth and comfortable, while maintaining the satin glaze.
  • Filming polymer in volatile oil
    • Flexible film, adheres perfectly on the lips, with an even finish
    • Maintains comfort overtime, without tackiness.
  • Volatile Oil
    • Long wear and filming properties
    • Enhanced no-transfer effect thanks to the extreme adherence
  • Gellified system with micronized pigments
    • Improves glide and comfort in application Imparts an extremely soft and velvety touch
    • Sophisticated matte look
  • Extraordinary pure colour releases
  • Formulated without parabens, fragrances, talc
Highlighted Ingredients
  • Boswellia Serrata - Anti Inflammatory
  • Sesame Seed - Hydration
Ingredients list:
Isododecane, Octyldodecanol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Hydrogenated Styrene / Isoprene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Aqua, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Boswellia Serrata Oil, BHT



The lip products come on in their respective sleek black boxes with simple design and there’s English product description printed at one side of the box for your reference.


These products can be used up to 24 months after opened, are not tested on animals, paraben-free and the shelf life is 3 Years from Manufacturing Date.


These lip products come in long, transparent tubes so it’s easy to spot which is which but there is the product label at the bottom of the tubes respectively. Lipstick also comes with doe-foot applicator that applies the creamy lip colour nice and smoothly on lips.



As you can see, both lip colours are bright but still wearable for my medium skin tone. While Ballerina Pink goes on smoothly, Flamingo does seems patchy a little bit. Both swatches on upper hand are made with one swipe from each colour.


After several tries for both lip colours, the best way to apply them is to stretch my lips while applying them for the products to go on nicely or I’d end up with uneven, patchy lips as these set quite quickly.

As the colours are bold and bright, I’d say there is no need to apply lip liners beforehand so just line the outer lips first before evening out the inner area of the lips. You can definitely use concealers to make the colour ‘pop out’ even more.


Overall, 4/5. I do love everything about these lip colours but I just need to prep my oftenly dry lips properly by applying ample of lip balms prior these – pretty common for any liquid lipsticks, really. Definitely going to purchase other wearable colours. I've also seen some reviews on the Internet that these tend to dry out rather quickly compared to other liquid lipsticks so I guess I'd better be sticking to habit of not letting these opened for too long even while applying them.

What about you guys? Would you prefer using liquid lipsticks like these or you're still on those good 'ol bulleted lipsticks? Tell me in the comment section below!

Review | THE FACE SHOP The Therapy Hydrating Tonic Treatment

Thursday, 15 August 2019

As much as I want to mix around my skincare products, I usually go for the whole skincare line; from cleanser to moisturiser as I believe the most concentrated product would be the essence or serum and the other products within the same skincare line are designed to complement the star product in order to bring out the best result for my overall skin condition.

As I have previously reviewed the sister product, THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum, let me introduce the toner for this hydrating The Therapy line; Hydrating Tonic Treatment so first, let's go to some basic information.

Product Description

This anti-ageing, hydrating tonic treatment delivers the effect of toner + treatment + emulsion all at once for smoother skin texture and effective hydration.
  • Toner + treatment + emulsion action all in one
    • This hydrating tonic treatment provides toner + treatment + emulsion action all at once as it penetrates into skin while hydrating and smoothing it.
  • Moisturising toner for perfect hydration.
    • This toner provides an excellent moisturising effect to hydrate and smooth dry skin and spreads easily upon application.
  • Le Marche hand-blended formula
    • This moisturising anti-ageing line is formulated with highly nourishing Oat, Lavender Flower, Wild Rose and Sweet Basil blended by hand with great care over a period of 6 weeks.

How to Use:
  1. After washing your face, soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face using a gentle tapping motion to promote absorption into the skin.
  2. Completely soak cotton pad in the product and apply to skin for 90 seconds to enjoy a quick mask/pack in the morning or at night.
Capacity: 150ml

Ingredients list:
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Betaine, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Honey Extract,Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oatmeal) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Disodium EDTA, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin.



The box packaging has a similar design to the First Serum sister with the name of the product printed in blue - a good indicator so I won't get mixed with another toner from The Therapy line. On the side of the box packaging, there is the English product description and the short story on the blending method used to create the product.


The product comes with a nice pump that is similar to the rest of THE FACE SHOP products. There is simple product description printed at the back of the bottle although partly in Korean but you guys surely get the gist. The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in YYYYMMDD (year-month-day) format.



This toner comes in the form of slightly runny liquid; definitely thicker  consistency compared to your regular toner but I do appreciate this kind of toner especially at night where I would be layering hydrating toners, essences, even serums to buffer the irritation might be caused by AHA-containing exfoliating toner or BHA-containing skincare product  that I usually apply at night as part of my chemical exfoliation routine.


On its own, this toner does leave slightly sticky finish but I do not mind that as I would be applying more products on top.

Looking at the ingredients list, with Dipropylene Glycol and Propanediol help the overall texture and enhance the absorption of the toner into skin, I just love that this toner contains Betaine, an ingredient that helps skin adapt to moisture losses due to cleansing step for an example and also moisture gains from hydrating ingredients in the toner itself.
What's more, this toner contains Panthenol which is famous for its soothing properties which makes it is perfect for my dehydrated, flaky facial area so together with the rest of other ingredients within, this toner actually works well with my current skin condition.

Final verdict:

Overall, I give this product 5/5. I love how hydrating it is so when it comes to the 7-skin method, I would be layering this toner for 2 to 3 times; compared to my other hydrating toners with lighter consistencies, I literally need to layer 7 times!

I would say this toner is perfect for those of you who are currently feeling dehydrated due to external stressors like air-conditioner or simply hot weather, or if you are looking for not-too-intense or mild anti-ageing skincare products. 

I guess that's all from me and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Annyeong~

Review | THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum

Monday, 5 August 2019

Ever since I’ve started incorporating anti-ageing skincare products in my daily skincare routine, I have set my mind on the concept of “age gracefully” thanks to watching lots of Korean dramas with ahjumma (ageing women perhaps in their 30s and above) starring in them. Ageing is a natural process and I believe there is no absolute way to actually fight the process; it’s much healthier to just go with the flow of cycle in human life.

But there’s no harm in treating one’s skin with the right skincare products and help improving the skin condition as an average person’s cellular renewal cycle going slower beginning at the age of 25 therefore it’s important to add treatment products into the skincare routine to boost the cycle; maintaining skin’s overall health. Practicing the basic 3-step skincare routine is good enough but once the sign of ageing resurface on your skin like dullness, dryness with flakiness, pigmentations, etc. it is time to integrate hydration powerhouse in the form of treatment product such as this The Therapy First Serum from THE FACE SHOP. I personally have been using this product for more than 2 years but before I go in-depth about this product, let’s go to some basic information first.

Product Description

This first-step anti-ageing serum contains a blend of French Sea Water and natural Essential Oils.

This first-step anti-ageing serum has many benefits, including intense hydration, gentle exfoliation as well as anti-ageing and boosting effects. Containing a blend of Essential Oils , this first-step serum shimmers like crystal particles. Instead of rapidly mixed, the ingredients are slowly added by hand and stabilised into natural polymers to help better deliver the nourishing ingredients. The Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pads – 30 pads

Soft 100% cotton pads with fine jade particles that act as a mild exfoliant leaving skin clean and refined.

How to Use:

After cleansing, pump once or twice and apply to face, massaging into skin from the centre of the face outwards.

For extra benefits, use with The Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pads. After cleansing your face, moisten a The Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pad with serum. Using the side coated with green tea powder, gently sweep over face from the centre outward. Capacity: 130ml

Ingredients list:

Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Dicapryl Carbonate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sea Water, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oatmeal) Extract, Honey Extract, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum, Hydrolysed Algin, Sucrose, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Calcium Lactate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance.



On the side of the box packaging, there is the English product description and the short story on the blending method used to create the product itself printed and at the back of the box where Korean product description is on, there’s the distributor sticker indicating Questeam Sdn Bhd, currently known as LG Household & Health Care Malaysia Sdn Bhd being the sole distributor for THE FACE SHOP products right here in Malaysia i.e. this is an authentic product.


The product comes with a nice pump that is similar to the rest of THE FACE SHOP products. There is simple product description printed at the back of the bottle although partly in Korean but you guys surely get the gist.The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in YYYYMMDD (year-month-day) format.


At the the side of the bottle, there’s an indicator of how much product left in the bottle so you can easily track your purchase. Period-After-Opening is 12 months but I usually finish a single bottle roughly within 4 to 5 months especially my mum too is loving this first treatment serum. This product comes with a box of special cotton pads that I highly recommend for you guys to use the product with BUT certainly not for everyday. It offers gentle physical exfoliation therefore if you are using this first serum everyday, two to three times a week would have sufficed.


The first serum comes in the form of runny liquid so if you are using your fingers, it is recommended to just pump directly onto your facial area; once on forehead and another pump (or two) for the rest of the face, going outward direction.

As the first serum contains Essential Oils, do shake the bottle if you have not been using the product for awhile.


For the past 3 years, I have been using either an AHA/BHA-containing exfoliating toner, Vitamin C-filled skincare booster, brightening first treatment essence or hydrating first treatment serum as the very first step in my skincare routine all in the hope to better the absorption of the rest of my skincare products; from toner to moisturiser.

Having this first serum in my night skincare routine where I usually focus on hydrating, moisturising and nourishing my skin totally help in improving my overall skin conditioOverall, I give this product 5/5. From the packaging to overall result of using this first serum for quite a long time now, I would highly recommend for those of you who are just started adding more anti-ageing skincare products into your routine or if you are looking for a hydrating booster to well-prep your skin before applying the rest of your skincare products. If you are interested, I have previously done a full review on its hydrating facial cleanser so definitely check that out! n as my skin appears not only healthier; no more dullness but also texture; skin is definitely feeling softer and smoother to touch!

The lightweight consistency of this first serum is suitable even for morning skincare routine which is perfect if you are using tone-up cream or sunscreen as these products tend to dry out the skin; tone-up skincare products are usually designed to make the skin appear not only brightened up but also powdery or velvety therefore prolonged use of these products can actually dry out the skin so hydration is imperative when it comes to brightening skincare products.

Overall, I give this product 5/5. From the packaging to overall result of using this first serum for quite a long time now, I would highly recommend for those of you who are just started adding more anti-ageing skincare products into your routine or if you are looking for a hydrating booster to well-prep your skin before applying the rest of your skincare products. If you are interested, I have previously done a full review on its hydrating facial cleanser so definitely check that out!

I guess that's all from me and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post!

Review | Innisfree 5-Minute Green Tea Leaf Powder Face Mask (Wash-Off Type)

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Other than committing to 7 to 8-step evening skincare routine on every single night, I do love adding extra steps into the routine by introducing treatment masks mostly focusing on boosting up my hydration. Compared to common daily sheet masks that I bet you too are guilty of hoarding several in your stash, I seldomly indulge myself in wash-off masks especially those in full sizes simply because I do not have the luxury to treat myself with 45 to 60-minute-long facial sessions on monthly or weekly basis; at least not by myself hence the beginning of my hunt for wash-off masks that not only easy and quick to use but also in a form that I can further customise to taylor the needs or conditions of my skin on the day but before I go in-depth about that, let's go to some details on this product.

Product Description:

Enriched with freshly double-squeezed green tea from the Jeju island to deliver abundant moisture and nourishment deep into your skin.

  • 3-in-1 green tea leaf powder mask with Jeju green tea extract; 1, instantly hydrates 2, soothes and 3, brightens the skin in just 5 minutes.

How to Use: 

  1. Fill the measuring spoon with the powder up to the first scale mark and then fill it with skin (toner) to the second scale mark. 
  2. Mix the powder and skin (toner) with your fingers and evenly spread it over your face.
  3. Massage and rinse the mask pack after 5 minutes with lukewarm water.

5-Free System.

Capacity: 70g

Ingredients list:
Diatomaceous Earth / Solum Diatomeae / Terre de Diatomées, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Kaolin, Silica, Trehalose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Houttuynia Cordata Powder, Glyceryl Caprylate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Water / Aqua / Eau, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.



There are sufficient information about the product printed in English on the sides of the box.


The product comes in a box with sufficient of information printed and labeled on the sides of the box in English for your convenience. Period-After-Opened is 12 months.


The wash-off mask comes in the green tub with screw lid on top. There is actually another white lid that supposedly can be placed inside to seal the tub but I decided to get rid of it as that inner lid is making it very difficult to screw the outer lid properly. I'll just need to make sure to store the product away from humidity and direct sunlight so the mask will not become clumpy although it is still safe to be used.


There is the Expiry Date printed at the bottom of the tub in the format of YYYYMMDD (Year-Month-Day) and indeed the mask comes with its own measuring spoon for your sole convenience .


The powder appears to be in that light green colour and filled over 3/4 of the tub.


For the first few times of using this wash-off masks, I decided to simply use mineral water to really see how it performs on its own before substituting the liquid medium to several different toners that I have in my skincare stash. As you can see on the right, I have added the mineral water to the second scale mark before mixing it around with merely my fingers.

That is basically how the wash-off mask look like once mixed and I have noticed that the mixing process need to be done within seconds as the mixture started to harden within less than a minute so I guess that is why it is mentioned in the instruction to simply mix with fingers and apply directly onto the facial area.

Final verdict:


Indeed 5 minutes seems short but within that amount of time, the mask does making my skin appears much smoother, brighter and I feel refreshed after every single time of using it.

Unlike most clay masks that I have personally tried, this one does not dry out my skin afterwards so that is such a huge plus for my dehydrated facial area.

So far, I have tried mixing the wash-off mask with basic Hyaluronic Acid-containing hydrating toners, green tea toners, milk even honey and I'd say it is best to use watery liquid to mix with so it is easy to apply on facial area.

For me, I personally really like using this wash-off mask in between my exfoliating night and other non-clay-based treatment masks as it is a little bit of both kind of masks so if you are looking for something relatively mild to improve your overall skin complexion and texture not forgetting in such a short time, definitely give this wash-off mask a try. 

Overall, 5/5. I love it! Definitely will be repurchasing another tub; the repackaged version from local Innisfree store. Bought this at RM93 here at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. I know it is pretty pricey but I'm having fun mixing the powder around with different liquid especially toners so.

I guess that's all from me! Have you tried powder mask before? Tell me all about it in the comment section down below and I'll be seeing you on my next post. Annyeong~

Event | ARE YOU ‘THE FACE OF HEALTHY BEAUTY’? | 4 Finalists Selected at the Last Semi-Finals Held in Kota Kinabalu

Sunday, 7 July 2019

All 21 finalists posing on the stage.

Guardian Malaysia which is on a nationwide quest to find FOUR women, who best fit the bill as ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ held its last semi-final round in Kota Kinabalu today for the East Malaysia region.

After a hard-fought semi-finals where each of the 25 shortlisted semi-finalists had to go through challenges that display their aptitude and personality to deservedly earn the title ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’, four finalists emerged to progress to the Grand Finals to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 27 July 2019.

The FOUR finalists from the East Malaysia region were (from left) Vanessa Yoong Foong Woon, Palvinder Kaur A/P Savinder Singh, Cruzellyn Alex and Elaine Audrey Lee.

Fitness instructor and fitness entrepreneur, Cruzellyn Alex, 42, was absolutely delighted to be picked as a finalist. A native of Kota Kinabalu, Cruzellyn was ecstatic and on top of the world about being picked.

She said she was attracted to the competition because of the emphasis on the word ‘healthy’ in the title of the contest. “I want to advocate a healthy lifestyle for everyone and that you can still live a healthy lifestyle without jeopardizing your own particular lifestyle. Many people think they live a healthy lifestyle but they don’t actually. So my objective for entering this competition is also so that my voice can be heard,” Cruzellyn said.

Meanwhile 28 year-old Pharmacist, Palvinder Kaur, didn’t expect to win at all and had entered the contest on the closing date for entries. She said the concept of the contest resonated with her as she practices a healthy lifestyle including doing daily workouts and being very particular about her food in addition to paying attention to her physical looks like taking care of her skin which she says must not be dry.

“This contest is really a reflection of my beliefs and I thought why not go for it and put yourself out there and try your best. Little did I know that I would be picked for the grand finals in Kuala Lumpur,” Palvinder said before taking a 7 hour bus ride from Kota Kinabalu back to Lahad Datu where she works in Hospital Lahad Datu.

More personal details on these first four finalists can be found on the contest microsite at

At the launch of this nation-wide search in May this year, Soren Lauridsen, CEO, South East Asia, Guardian Health And Beauty Sdn Bhd said: “This search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is NOT a Beauty contest.

“In our books, the Healthy Beauty, is a person who lives life to the fullest in a healthy way, and has a distinctive style and pleasant personality. She is someone with a positive attitude, gives priority to being healthy first; and looks after her physical beauty too.”

Each winner will sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassador that comes with RM10,000 cash, RM10,000 Guardian vouchers, and RM5,000 each for them to give to a charity organization of their choice. They will be featured on the Cover of Guardian’s Brand Catalogues and other collaterals and will receive products from participating sponsors

Soren explains that the Healthy Beauty concept is at the core of Guardian’s brand philosophy and that this concept was borne from a consumer insight that good health is the foundation of true beauty.

“We discovered that our customers believe that true beauty comes from a healthy physical and mental state of being,” Soren said.

By focusing on this consumer need since its very first store at The Weld 52 years ago, Guardian, has become the store to go to for health and beauty needs.

He said: “While these basic needs have remained, consumption trends have evolved driven by changing lifestyles and economic circumstances. Health and beauty are no longer as clearly defined as they used to be. They have been intertwined. Guardian too, has evolved. From being the health and beauty store, our mission now is to inspire our customers to live a healthy and beautiful life.”

“To achieve our mission, we have trained our team members to be beauty and health care advisors, while continuing to offer the latest and most innovative health and beauty products,” Soren added.

Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, this search for ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ is open to all Malaysian females aged 18 years and above. Entries were submitted online at

Participants needed to upload a 30 second video of themselves indicating ‘Why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty?’ or write in not more than 100 words why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty.

Contestants flexing their makeup skills in the makeover challenge at The Face of Healthy Beauty semi finals held in Kota Kinabalu.

One hundred (100) shortlisted participants were selected to attend each semi-final to be held at Johor Bahru City Square, Gurney Plaza Penang, Central i-City Mall Shah Alam and 1Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Four semi-finalists from each region will attend the Grand Finals in Shah Alam on 27 July 2019.

In addition to the four winners, there will be eight category winners to be awarded by sponsors. These are: Most Healthy (Blackmores), Most Elegant (Bio-essence), Most Youthful (Garnier), Most Expressive Eyes (L'Oréal), Most Passionate (Maybelline), Most Confident (Nivea), Most Cheerful (Safi) and Most Charming (TRESemmé)

Guardian customers can also vote, from 8 July – 24 July 2019 on the microsite, for their favourite finalist to win at the Grand Finals. The votes received for each finalist will contribute towards 50% of the total scores at the Grand Finals. Customers can earn more votes with purchases at Guardian. For one vote, no purchase is required; for 5 Votes, they need to purchase any item from Guardian and for 10 Votes, they need to purchase any participating sponsor brands in a single receipt.

If that particular contestant wins in the Grand Finals, then she will do a draw to pick her lucky voter. A total 4 draws will be done. Each Winner will pick 1 voter. The selected voter will be rewarded with RM500 worth of Guardian vouchers.

Furthermore, there is also a Scan & Win contest for customers from 10 June to 7 July 2019. QR codes will be placed in Guardian stores for customers to scan. After scanning the QR code, they just need to answer four questions related to healthy beauty. After answering, they will receive an instant voucher for their next purchase.

Health and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes; be confident of being who you are. these days I've been seeing plus size modelling here in Malaysia - what a perfect way and opportunity to share just how comfortable you are in your own skin. I guess that's all from me so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Take care!

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