Review: 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #9 Wow Pink

♫ XIA (준수) - 그 말 참 밉다 (I Hate That Word)

In my 3CE Gel Eye Liner review, I mentioned that I'd purchased 2 eyeliners in my FH Club haul. Also probably because I kiasu and don't want to miss out on such a good deal especially since everything's gonna be more expensive once April/GST kicks in.

Today, it's 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner #9 Wow Pink's turn to claim the spotlight. I know, I know - it's all about eyeliners and lipsticks with me, lol.
Do I need more eyeliners? No.
Do I want eyeliners in all the colours of the rainbow? Heck YES.

Review: 3CE Gel Eye Liner in Brown

♫ 엠버 (AMBER) - Just Wanna (Feat. 에릭남)

Feeling slightly Korean today, because I'm going to share my thoughts about a Korean cosmetics brand that has been trending for a while now.

This particular Korean cosmetics brand is called 3CE (short for 3 Concept Eyes), and it's a cosmetics line under the popular Korean fashion brand Stylenanda. It's been gaining popularity around Asia for the past year or so, and while most people rave about their lipsticks, I've been quite taken by their eyeliners. (Check out my review of the beautiful mint green Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in #10 Mojito!)

D.I.Y. - Custom Lip Cream

♫ 林俊杰 - 生生

Remember my DIY lip gloss post? Well, this time around, I decided to go with something a little less glossy and a bit more creamy. I managed to get a bunch of these adorable little containers from a store clearance, so it was a good chance to use them for this little experiment.

NOTD: Pastel Rainbow with Pearls and Rhinestones

♫ Yes933 online radio

A few days back, I received something that I had bought from eBay several weeks ago and have been eagerly anticipating its arrival ever since. It was enclosed in a small bubble wrap envelope, but would enable me to make a big difference to my nail art adventures. (๑>◡<๑)

I managed to get this for $1.99 (approx RM 7.50) and it contains 12 different colours of 1.5mm round glitter rhinestones. The best part is that it comes in a plastic pillbox-like case that has 12 individual compartments for each colour, which makes it much more convenient to pick out the tiny rhinestones compared to the usual wheel case type (like the pearl wheel below; also bought from eBay).

Multi-colour nail art pearl wheel
So, after removing my purple gradient white leopard manicure, I decided to revisit and upgrade an all-time favourite - pastel rainbow nails!

It's actually very simple. Just pick 5 pastel colours of your choice, paint 3/4 of each nail (it doesn't have to be very neat, but I used ring reinforcement stickers to get a nice half-moon curve), then arrange the pearls and rhinestones along the border. You can use nail glue or top coat to stick them on, then seal everything with a good layer of top coat.

This blue nail is my favourite combo (≧∇≦)
It's really easy, and if you don't have so many different coloured rhinestones and pearls, you can always get a packet of silver glitter rhinestones and white/ivory pearls. You can use them for everything, because they match with practically every nail colour you can think of!

Review: Miacare Acne Defense Concealer Stick

♫ 林俊杰 - 新地球 专辑

Now, we all know that concealers are pretty darn useful to hide our panda eyes (a.k.a. dark circles) and red spots/blemishes. However, I personally hesitate to apply any sort of makeup on pimples/acne, for fear of making the spot worse.

Miacare Acne Defense Concealer Stick is a concealer stick made specifically to target acne areas. It aims to help oily, blemish-prone skin beat acne and at the same time soothe, calm and cover blemishes.

The product adopts the latest technology that perfectly combines the ingredients of flaw repair and skin toning. With high skin affinity, it instantly integrates with foundation by gentle massaging and can also improve acne and pimple problems at the same time.

The retractable pen type design makes it easy to use; the plastic body, while lightweight, looks and feels rather flimsy. The shade of the concealer (there's only 1 shade available) makes it more suitable only for those with medium skin tones.

The instructions on the box state that "After cleansing and (base) makeup, apply the Acne Defence Concealer Stick on desired areas". I am lucky because I seldom have acne problems, except when the weather is exceptionally hot or when I'm under major duress.

I tried using this concealer stick on a pimple, and personally, I felt that it was a tad too dry on my normal/combination skin. It did manage to cover most of the redness around the pimple, but the concealer was not pigmented enough to cover the 'head' of the pimple, which was still fairly visible and couldn't be concealed well. You will need at least a few layers for full coverage; not recommended as this will undoubtedly cause more harm than good. (⌒_⌒;)

Overall, I feel that this product is just average. It would be more suitable for medium skin tone users with oily skin that is prone to acne and blemishes, as the formula of the concealer stick is on the dry side. It's also pretty expensive, considering the price for only 1.2g of product. It comes in a slim, lightweight, retractable pen, making it easy to carry around for touch-ups if needed.

Miacare Acne Defense Concealer Stick (1.2g) retails at RM 24.90, and is available at all Watsons and Guardians naionwide.