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REVIEW: SHU UEMURA SKIN:FIT FOUNDATION

Malaysia's weather is hot and humid all year long, but it's getting so much more unbearable than ever. Don't y'all think so? The sweltering heat and abominable humidity are just one long beauty disaster. Well, if you're a girl who puts on makeup whenever you go out, you will definitely understand my pain because during the hotter days...

...your makeup tend to melt like ice-cream by midday. Boy - don't we all know nothing can be worse than having your makeup melt all over your face! Imagine the gruesome picture when your foundation melts and drips from your forehead to your cheeks, and finally to your neck as you sweat..

Yes, the freaking milky-beige colour. EW, STOP IT ALREADY.

By the way, if you find yourself finishing your blotting sheets faster than your Skittles during the hot days, you might need to consider changing your current foundation.

Put those frowns away, ladies, for Shu Uemura's skin:fit foundation is here to our rescue! Now, everyone is able to stay fresh-faced even when the temperature rises!

The Shu Uemura's skin:fit foundation promises three things:
1) Lightweight fit
2) Breathable coverage
3) A fresh complexion which lasts up to 12 hours

But does the skin:fit foundation walk the talk?
Read on to find out about the answer!


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What sets this foundation apart from the others is its oil-free, bi-phase formula.


It actually looks like the picture above before shaking. The layer above (which appears transparent) is actually the cosmetic water, which contains mint and pomegranate extract; whereas the layer below consists of three types of powder: airlicium, perlite and soft focus powder.

All these ingredients aren't mixed together just for the fun, of course. The mint and pomegranate extract play a role in refreshing and conditioning your skin while the triple-powder complex helps in sweat and sebum absorption, giving a soft focus effect. Hence, this foundation is born to beat the summer heat for you!!


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Besides its special formula, this foundation also comes with a dual-sided pentagon brushing sponge!

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The brush side is used to "pick up" and apply the foundation.

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The sponge side is used to seamlessly blend the foundation on your face.

APPLICATION METHOD (IMPORTANT!!!): 
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 The foundation will dry out and settle on your face pretty quickly, so it's highly recommended to apply this foundation part by part on your face. For those who have a smaller face, you can apply the foundation side by side instead.

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You actually don't have to set your makeup with a setting powder with this foundation. How awesome is that?!!

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Good to go! 

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Verdict
I loveeeeee this foundation a lot!! It's remarkably lightweight; while on my face, it makes me feel as if I'm not wearing any makeup at all. The coverage is moderately light, which gives my skin a very natural-looking, soft and semi-matte finish. Besides, it brightens up my complexion and balances out my uneven skin tone. And the best thing about this SPF30+++ foundation is that it is able to "hang around" my face perfectly without showing any signs of wear even after a long sweaty day. I can assure you that the oil-proof formula is really working its magic!! I also think that this product truly lives up to its name; it's literally skin-fit!

You really should give this foundation a try if you are looking for something that gives you a natural and long-lasting coverage. However, if you prefer a foundation that gives you a full coverage, this product might not be your best option (but this foundation is buildable: that is you can apply multiple layers until you achieve the desired coverage) Once again, do note that this foundation tends to settle pretty quickly, so you need to apply it by parts and blend it well with the dual-sided sponge to avoid patchiness.

The Shu Uemura skin:FIT foundation is available in 12 different shades and is retailed at RM148/bottle. For more info, please visit Shu Uemura's Official Facebook Page.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you find this review helpful! If you are using this foundation too, do leave me a comment and tell me if you like it or not!! :D


STYLE YOUR BROWS WITH SHU UEMURA

Are you a fan of Shu Uemura's cosmetics? If yes, I have something exciting to share with you!! Finally, the Brow Sword is here!!

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It was such an honour to be invited to the launch of Brow Sword a few weeks ago! Thank you Shu Uemura for having me!

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New summer collection!

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Here's everything you need for your brows to be on point!

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Here's Carole, PR from Shu Uemura, giving a welcoming cum opening speech.

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A demo of how they sharpen their former brow pencil, which is the hard formula brow pencil. It seemed like you need a lot of skills to do this! But don't worry, Shu Uemura has made things easier for you because the new Brow Sword comes with a built-in sharpener, which allows you to sharpen your brow pencil easily!

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Got my brows styled by one of the makeup artists using the new Brow Sword!

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Brought my girlfriend, Joanne along with me too hehe.

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omg yassss fooooooood!

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The makeup artists also showed us some techniques on how to draw our brows according to our face shape. 

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I like her brows! It's not too straight and not too curvy either.

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Outfit of the day! :)

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Available in 5 different colours, the Shu Uemura Brow Sword is extremely easy to use because of its pre-shaped pencil, which helps you to shape and define your brows easily and precisely.

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I fell in love with it once I got tried them on my brows. The texture of the pencil is very soft and smooth, which allows for easy drawing!! (btw, the colour I'm using is acorn)

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As mentioned above, the Brow Sword also comes with a built-in sharpener! 

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Are my brows on fleek? *winks*
By the way, the foundation that I'm wearing in this picture is the skin:fit foundation from Shu Uemura, which I will blog about in my next blog post!! Stay tuned!!

POST-EVENT 

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Lunch with Joanne in Acme Bar & Coffee after the event!

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Sizzling Spring Chicken. 
Yums, the meat was really tender and the spices were delicious!

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Smoked Duck Carbonara. 

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Light-as-air Pavlova 
So fattening...

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By the way, I've made a vlog too about our day. Watch it if you are interested and don't forget to subscribe hehehe!

Pictures and vlog taken by SONY WX500. 

#JESSICAINTOKYO | DAY 6 | TOKYO DISNEYSEA (PART 1)

Today's post is all about the magical Tokyo Disneysea!!! Visiting Tokyo Disneysea is one of the must-do's in my bucket list. To my surprise, I am fortunate enough to be able to tick it off in 2015!!! *hooray* 

Seriously, I'd been longing to go to Tokyo Disneysea since forever. I had always wanted to experience the differences between Disneysea and Hong Kong Disneyland first hand! H.K Disneyland was amazing, so I definitely had higher expectations for Tokyo Disneysea, since Disneysea is only available in Japan! Read more to find out whether it met my expectations. :p

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Grabbed some onigiri before heading to Disneysea! ONIGIRI IS THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER I CAN HAVE IT EVERY MORNING UNTIL THE END OF FOREVER.

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All dressed up for Disneysea!

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Disney characters for Easter celebration are so cute omfg.

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Oh hi, Mickey train. I've missed you!

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My friend, Melanie bought our entrance tickets online! (Remember to keep this ticket throughout your trip, because you need it to get fast-past tickets!!!)

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OFFICIALLY SET FOOT IN DISNEYSEA OMGOMGOMG.

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Donald Duck was the first mascot I met in Disneysea, but I didn't manage to take a photo with him because he rejected me wtf. There was no queue, only a bunch of people surrounding and interacting with him. After waiting for a few minutes I attempted to grab its arm and posed for a photo BUT it turned out that he wasn't bothered at all lololol. I was stoning in my pose, waiting for him to face the camera, and he just ignored me grr. In the end, I just walked away sadly, from an unrequited love only still sweet in my childhood memories...

Okay not gonna rant about the duck anymore hmmph.
Lets keep move (on/around Disneysea)!

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Ahhhh my dream land!!!

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HAHAH just realised that my pose was similar to Mickey's!!!

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The mountain behind me is a significant icon in Disneysea. Do you know that there's a roller coaster ride built right within the mountain too???

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One major difference between Disneyland and Disneysea - some of the performances in Disneysea are carried out on the water!!! Besides, the performances in Disneysea are mostly in Japanese language (oh well #TouristProblems).

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The performers were very friendly - they waved and smiled to nearly every sign of life around them lol! That's the thing I love so much about themed-parks: everyone is so cheerful, a whole atmosphere of positive vibes and you'll just feel like you are the happiest person in the world. 

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The first ride we took was the Tower of Terror. 
This is meant for the high-speed, free-fall loving adrenaline junkies. Better yet, you get the thrill in pitch darkness. At the beginning, you will be elevated to the penthouse. When you reach the highest floor of the building, the elevator door will open, allowing you to feast your eyes with the panoramic scenery of Disneysea high above the ground. Without a sign, the elevator will drop in a free fall. And i thought I almost had a heart attack. Haha!

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The queue was quite long for this ride - but it was totally worth it!! 

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The breezy weather was just perfect for outdoor activities!!! It's just that kind of weather which you can walk miles and miles without having a single thing to complain about!!

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"Bring me home!"

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Duffy bears!! In Japan, Duffy bears seemed to be more popular than the usual Disney characters. I'm not sure why but according to the Japanese, Duffy is the Disney bear that brings happiness!

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Not forgetting to mention, every spot in Disneysea is so photo-worthy!

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We also went for the Aquatopia ride, which disappointingly, was not thrilling at all hahaha. It's pretty relaxing though! Just try not to let boredom catch up on you x)

Hahaha selfie on the ride! :P

 
Selfie with Melanie! ♥

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Queued up for Storm Rider after little break from the thrills! Storm Rider is a simulator that puts you in an aircraft that is flying into the middle of a violent storm, with the mission of putting the storm to an end. Sounds cool huh? I personally find this ride a waste of time. Unfortunately, the experience was a little too unrealistic and it just didn't stimulate my senses at all. Compared to the Transformers Ride in USS, Storm Rider can only qualify for a "subpar" rating. :/
*You may try it out still, the above is only my personal opinion!*

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Stopped by for a quick lunch! 

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Base Camp Set (1490YEN) 
I had little expectations for theme-park food, but to be honest, this one was not bad at all!! 

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My set came with a dessert, which was quite yummy!

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Mum's grilled salmon (930YEN) 

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OH MY GOD IT'S STITCH!!!! Sadly, we didn't have the chance to take a picture with them. :( 

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Hehe do you like my outfit? Comment and let me know! :p

Part 2 will be up soon!!! ♥