Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mask pack review : Nature republic fruit mousse therapy Nutrition banana Mousse Pack

Are you ready for another cute korean product?
Here i have Nature republic Fruit mousse therapy Nutrition Banana Mousse pack! woaa.. that's a long name! why it's cute? because it's different than other mask pack. it's a mousse! just like whipped cream... yummyy...
well, before i tell you my experience with this product, let me give you some information about this cutie.

Information from the packaging (yup, there's english information there)

Fruits mousse therapy is a mousse pack which revitalizes the skin with ingridients containing abundant vitamins and nutrients extracted from fresh fruits. This soft foam removes dead skin cells and helps improve skin tone and texture.
Nutrition effects for aa types of skin
This product helps remove old dead skin cells, leaving skin soft, smooth and refreshed.
After shaking the can fully, take a fair amount on to your hands, and massage with a circular motion on your clean face, avoiding eye and mouth area.leave on for about five to ten minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

What i think about this product..
First, the packaging..
it comes in this aerosol can with a shape like hair spray or small whipped cream..
the cap is plastic and easy to open, and taraaaaa...
 isn't it looks just like a whipped cream? You shake it first, and press the top and the mousse cream will come out.. niceee...

the scent..
i was hoping it will smell like sweet banana milk shake, but i don't really smell any banana flavour there.. it's more like vanilla or whippe cream smell. it smells lovely anyway, so like it.

the texture
it's moussy-whipped cream type! so cute..
look at that... looks so yummy.. it reminds me of the real whipped cream for your cappuccino or dessert treat. i thought it would be similar texture like etude house magic bubble peeling.. but it's not... it's different. if etude house magic bubble peeling will get flatten/get dry and peel when you rub it, this one will stay as a mousse mask cream type. can you imagine your face covered with whipped cream?
it will looks more less like this..
yup, of course the most important thing here is the result? welll,,, i hate to say this, because it's a cute product but...the result is almost nothing. i'm so dissapointed. no soft feeling or extra moisturized or firmer skin.The information on the packaging promised soft, smooth and refreshed. well, no soft and smooth result. refreshed? yeah, but refreshed just like after you wash your face only. nothing special, although i tried to use this continuesly every week, still it's just same. it doesn't feel like a mask pack or give a mask pack effect. it's just like a facial wash :(
so let's say that it's just cute product, Nice idea, but that's it. nothing i can praise execpt the cute mousse-cream texture.
But anyway, since it didn't give me any breakout or bad effect, i will just continue using it..

Saturday, May 26, 2012

skin care review : Baviphat pearl brightening gommage cream

To be honest, i don't know which category to put this one. is it a mask pack? peeling? At first, since i bought this, used this as my weekly treatment, until some minutes ago, i really thought it's a peeling/exfoliating product. Just when i started writing (or typing?) this review i just noticed, the word on the packaging is "cream". wait. why they named it cream? it's not a cream! so i searched on the net, and this is the information i found on www.baviphat.com.sg ;

Pearl gommage cream for transparent and soft skin” Contains pearl extracts to brighten and soften dark and dry skin caused by excessive accumulation of dead skin cells. The cream will remove wastes from skin, and jojoba seed oil and green tea extracts will moisturize and nourish, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Directions for use
Apply evenly on dry face, avoiding the eye and mouth areas, and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes. Gently rub with fingertips, and rinse with lukewarm water

from yesstyle.com

  • Exfoliation, cleansing, moisturizing.
  • Main Ingredients:
  • Pearl extract: transparent and moisturized skin.
  • Jojoba seed oil: smoothing.
  • Green tea extract: flexible (bouncy? elastic?) skin.
  • How to Use:
  • 1. Spread on dry face, avoiding eyes and mouth.
  • 2. After 3~5 minutes, push off excess cream with fingertips and wash with warm water.
  • Pack Size - 100ml

  • and on Baviphat website it's under "pack" category, together with other mask pack products. With the name only, plus no information in english on the packaging, people could think that it's a face cream. Well, in my case, i knew this product from iheartkoreanbeauty.blogspot.com. there is a link to one of the customer's blog who bought this product and wrote a good review about it (sorry i didn't bookmark the link and i couldn't remember the nama of the blog). So i also got information, how to use from that blog.

    Ok enough of the background story, i'll start with the review..

    100ml comes in this bulky plastic jar packaging. The design is nothing special, not as cute as other Baviphat products. There is another plastic cap inside. No spatula included, so feel free to dip your hand in it or use spatula if you have one.

    Texture and scent
    The texture is very thick and creamy, with a light grey colour. Actually the texture and scent it similar like volcanic or clay mask.
    it's a very rich creamy peeling cream. you just need a little product for the whole face.

    How to use and result
    I used it after i washed my face and towel dried. Applied all over my fave, and started to massage gently in circular motion. normally i didn't wait 3-5minutes because i didn't like how it feel on my face when it gets dry, besides i found it easier just to massage it genly straightaway.
    During that proccess, the cream started to work as a peeling scrub. The result is more less like this:
    the result ?
    from the information on the web above..
    moisturising? check.
    cleansing? check.
    smoothing? check.
    brightening? hmmm.. only after application, not long term.
    and there is even one more thing not written there, which is firming. Yes, i also felt my skin firmer after application. and extra moisturised too. Yeaaaaayyy. i like this. it's a good one for me.  Comparing to my previous favourite peeling which is etude house magic bubble peeling, etude house gave me more smooth polish skin result, while this baviphat gave me more moisturized and firm skin. so it's up to you which one you prefer. for me, i like both! and i will look forward to try more similar product like this from etude house or baviphat.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    Primer sample review : Etude house, baviphat, holika holika

    Since i have only sample sachet for those 3 brands, so i will write them in one post. First is Etude house collagen moistfull smoothing ampule primer, Baviphat island girls BB primer fix, Holika holika HD skinny primer base.
    to be honest, i don't know if i should just write the review one by one or just compare all of the three all at once. But since i took a picture of each cream one by one i will start with each primer and maybe later compare those 3 products.

    First is Etude house collagen moistfull smoothing ampule primer
    with flash

    without flash
    the texture is creamy, with light pinky colour. First time i used this after squeezed the product on my hand, i applied straight away on my face, and i was surprised. Woaaaa... what is this sparkle all over my face... oh noooo... it was in the afternoon and i was just about to go out with my daughter, spend our afternoon outside. and that time i thought, this is sooo wrong...!!! i don't need all these glitter sparkeling on my face!!
    But i couldn't be bother to clean my face and repeat again so i thougt ok, let's just continur with bb cream and let's see how it goes.

    well, the sparkle still there but not too obvious. when i look closer on the mirror i could still see them.
    check the pictures below
    can you see all those sparkle? if you zoom out the second pictures you will see them!
    anyway, continue to more result, it turned out, this primes is really great primer. it gave my face a natural glow and maximize the bb cream and other make up, also it kept my make up great although i sweat that day. when i came back home, i was surprise to see my face still fresh and i really like the effect on my face. it was just great. The only thing i don't like is the glitter. it would be good if you have special occasions like wedding, party, etc. But for everyday use, this is not for me.

    Next, Baviphat Island girls BB primer fix
    without flash
    with flash
    The texture is light lotion, with white colour.  it's easy to blend, easy to absorb. and a nice moisturizer too. it made my face smooth and ready for make up, but not that smooth silky, only smooth and nice when i touched it. It worked good with bb cream. when i used this before bb cream it kind of maximized the glow of bb cream. there is a light pink tone in it, which is great to make my face looks fresh and healthy :)
    The long lasting effect is not as good as the etude house collagen smoothing ampule primer, but it's quite good for everyday use because no glitter in it.

    Lst but not least, Holika holika HD skinny primer base.
    the texture is also a light watery lotion with white colour. it felt a little bit sticky, but still easy to apply. one this so obvious the first time i tried this is the scent. sooo strong smell. it smells like rubery.. or glue? hehe. well, from what i read on some blogger they said it's the smell of collagen. But the etude house one also with collagen but the scent is not strong like this. For me the scent is ok though, not something bad.
    without flash
    with flash
    When i applied to my face, i like how it felt on my skin. it's a little bit like baviphat island girls bb primer fix, but this one gave smoother surface. it's also good in keeping make up last long, including under the sun. Yup, i remember i used this primer on the day i was out survey for kindergarten for my daughter. we went to 3 kindergartens, in and out, sometimes out to the playground area, and when i came back my make up (this primer, bb cream and loose powder) still good on my face. i didn't look dull although i was out under the sun, sweating.

    Conclusion abouth the three primers,
    Overall, all these 3 primer are good products. They have moisturising properties too, didn't make my face dry. But if you ask if i found my fav primer in these 3 products, my answer would be no. Because there is one thing i would like from my primer, which is smooth silky finish before continue to other step of make up. Normally it's the gel type primer that will give that silky smooth effect.  For example, it was something like Revlon beyond solution primer i tried years ago. the texture was gel, and it gave me smooooth silky texture. or something like skinfood peach sake serum or finish powder.
    These 3 primers gave a smooth and ready skin for make up, but not that silky smooth, flawless skin. just smoother than your skin feel. So, i'm still looking for  a primer!!
    Right now i'm interested to try Baviphat sugar girl primer that i read a review on frozen blossom by senzy blog or Holika holika silky veil primer (because the name said it, "silky" so i was curious to try).
    So, any of you tried those primer? or do you have any suggestion for me? what's your favourite primer?

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    hair care review : L'oreal Hair spa nourishing creambath

    More of hair product!! After trying some makarizo hair creambath, now it's time to try other brand. This time i'm trying L'oreal hair spa nourishing creambath. Many big Salon and Spas in Jakarta using this product for their hair spa treatment. First time i tried this was in the salon near my house. i loved the smell. the smell last longer on my hair than traditional creambath. of course, it's more expensive than traditional creambath. In that Salon near my house, this L'oreal hair spa treatment cost Rp.75.000 including wash & blow dry, while for tradional creambath cost Rp.45.000.

    One day i just thought, i could just buy it. why not? well, of course it won't feel the same like a treatmant in the salon where you could just sit comfortably and someone will massage your scalp, but it will save your money. Because this big tube, contains 500 ml, cost Rp.95.000-Rp.98.000. I bought it with that proce from Mayestik. You can also found this on supermarket, but the proce would be above Rp.100.000. I saw this on one of the big supermarket , it was Rp.115.000.

    Anyway,  this is the information about this product.
    (from packaging) :

    continue your personal hair spa experience with this sensory massage service after the shampoo. The nourishing formula is based on purified water, a cationic agent and conditioningsilicone. The hair gains manageability and softness for healthy-looking hair with beautiful shine. for dual action on hair and scalp : blend this creambath with the approperiate scalp concentrate.
    directions for use : blend a generous amount of the nourishing creambath with the corresponding scalp concentrate (1 capsule). apply to shampooed, towel-dried hair. Distribute evenly and massage throroughly into hair and scalp for 20 minutes. comb and leavr for 10 minutes using a steamer or warm towel. Rinse thoroughly and finalise treatment with the energizing scalp lotion.

    the inside packaging :
    there is another plastic cap to cover the cream inside.
    woooppsss i almost finish the whole big tube.

    the texture

    it's a thick creamy texture.

    My experience with L'oreal hair spa nourishing creambath
    Actually when i bought this, the Guy in Mayestik who sold this offered me to buy the concentrate/serum too. But  i said no. it's around Rp.8.000 or 10.000 (can't remember) for one use. so if i use this 10 times i have to buy 10? hemmm.. well that time i thought, ok let's just buy thr cream first and see if it's good to use at home.
    Reading the information and direction to use from the packaging, it's quite complecated to me. massage for 20 minutes??? if it were in salon it wouls be lovely. but doing it to yourself, massage your scalp for 20 minutes, you would be tired. tried it yourself! because after 5 minutes i got tired already. hehehe.
    and i don't really like the idea of having shower, wash my hair, towel dried my hair and body, applied this cream, wait, then back to shower to rinse it off. heeemmm tooooo much. For practical reason, i just applied this on my dry hair before shower, wait then rinse it off while taking a shower. But of course, i tried both ways. I also tried to do as the direction, shampoo - towe dried - wait - rinse it off.
    The result ?
    Niceeeee... it smells nice... and my hair sooo soft and smooth, easy to comb, felt nourished and moisturised, and the scent last quite long on my hair, until the next day. Not just me, my husband also loved it. he smelled it and he said he liked it and wanted to try. so he tried it, and after that he said he could feel the result on his hair and scalp.
    Those big tub could last arounf 3 months, for 2 people! (me and my husband). i used it every week while my husband around every 2 weeks.
    in conclusion, i love this product more than my previous makarizo creambath, and i will repurchase this one, in fact i will also look for the shampoo and try the shampoo.
    So if you don't have time to go to Salon every week or month, you can just try this. you don't have to follow exactly the direction if you are busy. in fact you can leave it on your hair while you are doing something else like have breakfast, clean your room, anything else.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    mask review : VOV daily fresh wash off pack volcanic powder

    Another VOV wash off pack variant... so far my favourite is the egg one.. now let's check this volcanic powder. Volcanic powder? hummmm i had a bad experience with volcanic based mask... rrrrrrr i wrote it on my multiply page, i don't know if i copied it here (will check it later). To make it short, the point is that i had a breakout, itchy, etc from my first volcanic mask i picked out randomly from the drugstore (century or guardian? hmm.. can't remember). Anyway,  years later i decided to try again because i read about benefit of volcanic powder for skin. and the reason to try it now is because i have some problem with my skin these days. large pores and white heads on my nose, dry flakes near cheek area, under nose area, and fore head, plus some small zits on forehead area... rrrrggggghhhh.
     i really hoped this mask will help.

    first, information about product.
    from sasa.com;

    VOV Daily Fresh Volcanic Powder, provides instant relief to pressing skin problems, recharging and reviving skin after every use. Made from natural ingredients, each face pack restores skin balance to promote healthier skin marked with a radiant lustrous glow. Skin feels refreshed and cleansed after a single use.

    how to use it
    After cleansing, apply the mask to lightly wet face (avoid eye and lip area). Gently press and massage (for sensitive skin, massage is not advisable). Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse well with water.

    suitable for
    all skin type

    texture and scent
    the texture is light creamy lotion with some grey-ish powder in it. the scent is similar with my previous volcanic mask. i think all volcanic mask will smell similar just like this.

    my experience and result
    after cleansing, i applied this mask evenly. it's easy to apply. the texture is not that sticky type mask so it's easy to spread evenly. you can use your hand or mask/pack brush. then i waited for 15 minutes. after 10 minutes i started to feel the mask getting harder and dry. Before i applied this i looked for information on the net about this mask, and there is information from one beauty page ( i forgot and i didn't save it) explain about how you wash it off the mask, first, you can rinse it off with water just like any other wash off pack mask, or when it gets dry you can scrub it off like a peeling gel/peeling mask. Just do what you prefer.

    Well, after 15 minutes, i touched my face and it wasn't really dry but also not wet. it looked like this :
    there are some cracking like it's about to peel off.
    so i thought, ok let's just massage it and scrub it off.
    so i did, i massage with circular motion and the mask transformed like a peeling gel, with all the mask peeled off like this;
    the moment i scrubed it off, i could feel my skin soooo soft and moisturised. there is some oil residue too, like the volcanic powder melted giving some nice moisturised feeling. then i continue wash the residue with water.

    i'm impressed!!! my skin felt soooo smoooth and soft, extra moisturised too. all those dry flakes are gone. the next day also no dry flakes anymore.i like it! if there is one thing i don't like is only the smell. i prefer sweet and delicious smell for my skin care products than natural-herb kind smell like this.
    but overall, it's a great product, and definetely on the top 2 vov mask with the egg one.

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    Cleansing review : Innisfree originated lemongrass brightening cleansing lotion

    On my last time purchased with iheartkoreanbeauty, Baviphat applemint skin care i ordered was discontinued, so i changed my order into something else, and this cleansing lotion is one of the replacement products i bought. i needed cleansing lotion at that time and i chose this because it was ready stock and i like innisfree products.

    Just now when i'm writing this i'm also looking on google for more information about this product, but unfortunetly i couldn't find any. no information about what it contains and benefits. and no english information on the packaging too. so, i'm clueless here.. hehehe. the information is only from the name. "brightening" and "lemongrass" so yeah, i only know that it contains lemongrass and the benefit is brightening. that's it. hehe. well anyway for more information i'll just let you girls know more from my experience.

    First, the packaging.. just the way i like it. it's a pump bottle. plastic,but doesn't make it look cheap. there is a safety clip on it, which is very usefull when you have kids who like to discover everything. hehe.
    the texture is very light lotion, like some of korean emulsion. the smell, hmmmmm,,, it smells so fresh. smells like a lime candy. i like it!

    Now, for the power as a cleansing product, i'll test it to remove some make up.

    i drew some line of various make up products; eye brow pencil, pencil eye liner, gel eye liner, lipstik, bb cream, pencil eye shadow. then pump some amount of the lotion on top.

    then i started rubbing the lotion with circular motion gently. look, the make up started melting with the lotion.
    last step is to wipe it off with cotton pad. taraaaa..!! clean!

    what i think about this product :

    i think it's a good cleansing lotion. the cleansing power to remove make up is great, the smell is nice, doesn't break me out, doens't dry out my face. But for better result i used to follow up again with cleansing foam and water. without cleansing my face again with water and facial foam i could feel some oil residue, like my face became oily. but overall, this is a great product and in the future i will look for other cleansing product from innisfree!

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    BB cream sample review : Missha M signature real complete bb cream

    That's the picture for the Missha M signature real complete bb cream. i only got the sample sachet, which is very small, but enough for sample to try on. it could last 5-6days! this is the sample i got;

    obviously, missha is not my fav korean product, i don't know why, maybe because the packaging is not as cute as others? hehe and also because the price is higher than skinfood-etude house-baviphat i guess. so far Missha full size product (not sample) i have bought only Missha M bb boomer and black eye liner (forgot the name coz it was a long time ago).
    But for bb cream, i always excited to try more products. hehe. so i was wuite excited when i received this on my last haul. yeayyy. let's try this.
    But before that, i googled for information about this product, and this is what i found;

    seems promising huh..

    my experience with Missha M signature real complete bb cream
    it comes in 3 shade, which is no.13/light milk beige, no.21/light pink beige and no.23/natural yellow beige. the one i got is no.23 so it's the darkest shade. let's see the swatch below:
    it looks a little bit darker comparing to any other bb creams i own, but of course, as it is a bb cream, it does its magic, blended perfectly and match my skin tone.
    it smells just like any drugstore foundation. No sweet scent. the texture is light creamy, not too thin and not too thick. just perfect for a bb cream. and it's easy to apply too.

    result ?
    i'm impressed! it gave a nice coverage, it could cover my old acne scar too. the results is flawless, and also the oil control is not bad!! until 3 pm my nose area still not oily as usual. i like it!!!!!
    but there's only one down side from this bb cream. when i was out under the sun (not stay inside air conditioned room), this bb cream made my face looks dull. when i came back home and i checked my face on the mirror, it seemed like there was a grey undertone from the bb cream that made my face looks dull.
    But other than that, it's all great. almost perfect for me. too bad. or maybe i should try shade no.21. will i buy the full size? hmmm.. maybe. i will think about it. i'm tempted to try no.21.hehe
    from the website information this is suitable for sensitive skin. at this time my face is normal-oily, not in sensitive mode, so i can't comment on that.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Face mask review : my beauty diary sake yeast mask

    Yup, another my beauty diary mask, just different variant. My beauty diary mask is one of my fav mask sheet because of the cheap price and many variants available to try. This one is sake yeast mask. Anyone knows what's the benefit of sake yeast for our face? well, i tried to search on google and i will share the information i found.

    about sake yeast
    Sake Yeast is a natural enzyme resulting from rice fermentation that will catalyze your skin cells into action by increasing cellular renewal, and making your skin soft and bright. Sake Yeast helps to replenish moisture, encourage skin repair and renewal. information from here.

    Now back to My beauty diary sake yeast mask
    This is information i got from yesstyle.com
    Brighten and firm up slacking skin with the unbeatable duo of sake yeast and plant collagen. Sake yeast boosts skin metabolism for a smoother and fresher looking complexion, with improved clarity. Plant collagen then helps skin regenerate and repair itself, leading to perfectly moisturized skin with improved resilience. Suitable for use on normal skin types.

    Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Ale Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Medica Mimonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Triethanolamine, Laminara Digitata Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Soluble Collagen, Methylparaben, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Sarothamnus Scoparius Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Xantham Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Carbomer, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide.

    My experience with my beauty diary sake yeast mask

    First impression for me would be the scent. at first, it smells... nothing. i tried to sniiff on the mask to check how is the scent. nothing. ok then, so i put it on my face.
    the mask size is pretty standard, it's easy to apply evenly on my face, not too big so not too much folding here and there. i waited for 20 minutes. during the mask sheet on, no itchy feel, no uncomfortable feeling, everything was just nice, a little bit cold at first, and after 20 minutes the mask still not drying. so i continued for some more minutes until i felt the forehead area started drying. i peeled off, and massage the leftover liquid. Oh. until forgot to mention, after that 20 minutes, the mask started smell something... expired. What..
    yeah, it started to smell unpleasant. i was wondering how come i didn't smell anything before i put the mask on but later it started to smell weird....hehe. seriously.is it only me or anyone else feel the same? i read one of the review on blogger and she said one thing she doesn't like is the smell, and she could smell it from the beginning.
    The result? just like any other my beauty diary mask, brighten, fresh, moisturised, whiter, healthy looking skin! but the result is temporary only.

    For me, this is not my favourite my beauty diary mask because of the scent. Other my beauty diary mask smell more pleasant and sweet. so this one i will not repurchase.

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    Bronze powder review : NYX Tango with bronze powder review - Tan Enthusiasm

    i wrote a post before about multi colour blush/bronzer, and this is one of my collection. You can read the post here. I like blush/bronzer/highlighter with more than one colour. they are cute and not boring like one colour only. hehe. although i must admit, that one colour blushes are  actually better in pigmented (base on my experience only). so in my opinion, if you want more pigmented blush just go to regular one colour blush, but if you just want natural look, shading,  bronze effect, or you like to experiment with those colour, you can try this kind of blusher/bronzer.

    Anyway, this one from NYX, they named it Tango with bronze powder. it comes in 5 versions, and i chose Tan enthusiasm. This is the full range of NYX tango with bronze powder

    picture from http://www.cherryculture.com
    description from NYX website :

    It takes two to tango but just one of our brilliant bronzing powders to kickstart your look. Our mosaic bronzer shades create a golden glow on the face and body—like you’ve just returned from a Caribbean getaway. Sun-kissed never looked this sexy or healthy. Available in five versions.

    INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate / Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, and Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica (CI  77019 ) , Titanium Dioxide (CI  77891 ), Iron Oxide Red (CI  77491 ) , Iron Oxide Yellow (CI  77492 ) , Iron Oxide Black (CI  77499 ), Ultramarine Pink (CI  77007 ),  D&C Red 6 Na. Salt (CI  15850 ), D&C Red 7 Ca Lake (CI  15850 ), Manganese Violet (CI  77742 ), or Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007).

    so as you can see from the description above, actually it's not a blusher.it supposed to give you the sun-kissed look.

    well this is what i think about this product :

     first, the packaging.
    well, for me it's a little too bulky. not convinient for travelling or carry around. when i put this inside my make up pouch, it makes the pouch full. But from the look, the packaging is much better than NYX mosaic powder that it just classic bored plastic packaging.

    When you open the cap, this is the inside. the bronze powder with a mirror. No seperation between the bronze powder and the mirros, so the mirror will not be clear and always covered with some of the powder.
    the blusher is hidden underneath the bronze powder.
    This is the brush. it's a flat brush. the brush is not superb. the hair is not too soft. just ok i think.

    and this is the swatch :
    with flash
    without flash
    it was really hard to make that swatch for those 4 colours. i have to stroke each colour many timew to get that colour on my hand. 
    and i really wanted to make a swatch for all those colour combined, but seriously, i couldn't! it was just glitter all over my hand. the brush seems just couldn't take the colour from the bronze powder. i tried with other brush, my kabuki brush, and it was same. when i took a picture, there's nothing you can see.. no colour captured on the photo.
    so yes, i can say, it's not pigmented at all. there is some glitter, as you can see from the picture with flash.
    when applied on my cheek, i like to just blend all the colour, it will show brown colour with pink touch on my cheek, but not really show. i guess it's just for a fresh natural glow effect for my cheek.

    in conclusion,
    for me it's not a must product. something you don't need to have, only for alternative it you want to switch your fav blush to something else for a day or two. no, i will not repurchase this one. maybe it's simply just not what i need. NYX Mosaic powder blush is more for me. well, it depends to the person needs. if you need or want to try a bronzer, you can try this one.