Saturday, 7 October 2017

Unboxing & Review: Althea Bbo-Song Box

It has been a while! Finally I'm back with a detailed review post after a long hiatus on my blog. I'm very much occupied these days and I'm so sorry for the lack of updates. I spent my whole precious Saturday on shooting the products that I'm going to review in this post so I really hope that you will like these photos. It's a crazy one as I literally hand made all the pastel stars and set up the backdrop by myself. It's time consuming but at the same time, it's incredibly satisfying to see that the outcomes turned out pretty well. Without further ado, let's start with the product review! 

Althea Bbo-Song Box

Tada! Another lovely beauty box themed Bbo-Song Box from Althea! This box is all about creating that Baby Soft Skin Look (Bbo Song in Korean means smooth skin). Oh boy I was all perked up! Having soft, smooth and bouncy baby skin is definitely every girl's ultimate goal, don't you agree? Oh wait, you have not heard about Althea before? No way! Althea is the most popular KBeauty site  in town with over 150 Korean beauty brands on board, head to my other posts about Althea here and here to read more about Althea. 

If you don’t already know, Althea surprises their fans with curated Althea Box based on different themes every fortnight. They're selling like hot cakes so you need to be really fast to secure your order. I especially love these handpicked beauty boxes because they're really cheap and worth every penny. On the other hand, do watch out Althea website for the monthly release of Trend Box because they always sold out in hours! As its name suggests, Trend Box is packed with hot products (either a new brand or new products from an existing brand) based on some of Korea’s biggest beauty trends. Interesting right? Salute to Althea team for putting efforts in curating these value-for-money boxes, these boxes are going to help you save a lot I tell you.

Retailed at an unbelievably cheap price of RM 123, Bbo-Song Box is an Althea Box that comes with 6 full-sized products that covers both skin care and make up products, which means each product will cost you around RM20 only! Seriously I have no idea where else on this Earth you can get a better deal than this! *Aunty mode triggered* Products included in Bbo-Song Box are:

Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream
Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder
Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion
Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake
The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher #PK01 Bubble Gum Pink
W.Lab Sebum-Out Oil Control Mist

Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream

I'm sure that most of you are very familiar with Innisfree No Sebum Powder as it's one of the best selling beauty products in Korea, I mean, everybody is using it! They have now upgraded the no sebum game by introducing an innovative No Sebum Powder Cream. As its name suggests, it's the cream version of its precedent, I totally love this idea! I'm not sure whether it's just me or everyone is facing the same issue, I find that it's challenging to use Innisfree No Sebum Powder as it's not easy to apply the powder evenly on your face by using the puff provided, especially at tricky parts like nose and undereye area. Therefore, I'm thrilled to know the existence of No Sebum Powder Cream. 

Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream

Similar to its precedent, Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream is a 3-in-1 cream that controls sebum and hydrates skin, not mentioning that it can be used as a primer too. Its sebum control formula is able to keep your skin well moisturized and hydrated while regulating the sebum excretion. 

Tips: If you happened to have a tub of Innisfree No Sebum Powder with you, try to use the two products together for the best shine-free effect. Apply the cream as primer and brush your face with the powder, you will be amazed!

Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream

So thoughtful of Innisfree that they actually provide a mini spatula for you to scoop the cream out to minimize product contamination, don't you think that this is more hygienic? One thing that I would highlight here is that Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream should be used like a primer instead of a finishing loose powder. So it should be applied at sebum prone areas before other make up steps. 

The powder cream has an airy and fluffy texture, just like a cloud! It has a light scent of mint that helps to tranquillize your mind. The cream is extraordinarily lightweight and the best part? It's not oily at all.

A small amount of the cream is abundant to keep your oily skin at bay. I like how the cream leaves behind a transparent powdery finish which is soft and smooth to touch. In addition, it is a lot easier to apply the cream over my skin and spread it out evenly as compared to the no sebum powder. The sebum controlling effect is significant and surprisingly lasting. In fact, I find the cream works better than the powder in regulating sebum excretion. Its strong sebum-controlling power also makes Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream a really good primer as it allows the make up to have a better adherence to the skin. I definitely prefer the cream version over the powder version and I strongly recommend this product to those with oily T zone problem. 

  • Long lasting sebum control
  • Better make up adherence
  • Easier to apply 
Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder

When it comes to pimples or blemishes, I'm a very lucky girl that I don't have much issues with them. I do have one or two pimples occasionally and they always go away very soon. However, I always have a feeling that my pimples are scheduled to pop out whenever I have important appointments or events the next day, it happens to me all the time! Imagine my frustration to have to attend friends' gathering with large, red and swollen pimple on my forehead. Arghhh I just want to hide it! I have heard how efficient sulphur powder is in drying pimples out but I have not had a chance to try it. Therefore, I was very happy to know that Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder is included in Bbo-Song Box! 

Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder

Can you spot the liquid layer (top) and powder layer (bottom) in the bottle?  The liquid layer targets on sebum control whereas the powder layer targets on red spot care. This double layer formula is the magic that will soothe red spots and speed up the healing process of pimples.

The product comes with a flat edged tip, which is tailored to ensure a right amount of product application on the affected area. The flat edged tip will pick up a little of the solution and one application will be sufficient to treat one pimple. 

Tips: Don't forget to shake the product before using! 

Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder can be used as a concealer for red spot too. The coverage is buildable so all you need to do is to apply a few layers to cover the redness of affected area. 

To my surprise, it is waterproof as well! I would really love to try Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder on my own skin but I'm fortunate enough for not having any pimple recently. Hence, I had my best friend who has some serious pimples issue to try the product on my behalf. We monitored the pimples healing progress together and we were both amazed by the lightning-speed recovery process. 

As can be seen from the photo above, the pimple treated with Petitfee Hate U! Red Spot Sulphur Powder dried and began to heal after product application for once. Can you imagine that is the result after one treatment? The pimple is fully gone after 3 days then.

  • Deliver very promising result, pimples are gone in 3 days!
  • Easy to use
  • Multifunctional - can be used as concealer when layer up

Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion

What is the key to create a Bbo-Song look? My answer will definitely be a crystal clear, flawless and smooth skin. A good cushion is the most powerful weapon to achieve a baby soft skin look, and we have Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion here! 

Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion

To be honest, Nakeup Face is a brand new brand to me as I have never heard about it before. Nevertheless, I'm always adventurous when it comes to skin care and make up so let's bring it on! The rose gold packaging is such a hit to my Achilles' heel, it's so pretty don't you think so?

Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion

Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion claims that it is able to capture sebum molecules and lock it for long hours to create a soft skin look with powdery finish, without stripping the moisture of skin cells. It also claims to provide a full coverage to create a porcelain alike look. 

The cushion I have is of shade 22 Silky Cover, a warm pinkish shade that matches my natural skin tone very well. I tried the cushion and I really like it! 

After Using Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion

You can see that my skin is glowing naturally and healthily, the pinkish shade complements with my natural skin tone so well that even my dad noticed the difference. This is something different from the pale ivory shade that most of the Korean cushions will give, I love it!

After Using Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion

After Using Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion

Oh ya, I didn't not use any concealer so I believe the photo itself justifies how great the coverage of Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion is. My minor imperfections and dark eye circles are nicely concealed, except my birth mark patch near my right eye which I usually concealer using heavy duty concealer. As promised in the product description, the cushion gives a matte and powdery skin finish, and yet, it doesn't accentuate fine lines. This is probably the best matte cushion that I have ever tried so far. Strongly recommend Nakeup Face Coverking Power Cushion to those who have oily and combination skin type, it's really mind-blowing!

  • Powerful coverage
  • Pinkish shade that creates a healthy and radiant look
  • Matte and powdery finish but doesn't accentuate fine lines

Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake -  Grey Khaki Black

Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake -  Grey Khaki Black

Aha! It's Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake, again! I bought one last year during Althea Christmas sales and have hit the pan earlier this year. Guess Althea can read my mind for wanting another Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake haha! 

Made with real cacao powder that has anti-bacterial properties, this product comes with eyebrow powder, a mini angled brush and a mirror all in one. Just throw this in your bag and conveniently sculpt your eyebrows anywhere. I like the square mirror so much that I still keep my old palette even after I finished the powder, bad habit of clutter. 

Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake -  Grey Khaki Black

Now please scroll down to the bottom of the post for the final look with my eyebrows filled with the cocoa powder. I was born with bushy and thick eyebrows so I don't really need to shape them as my natural eyebrows' shape is quite well defined. *proud* I do use eyebrow pencil to create a sharper and bolder eyebrows occasionally, but my daily pick is undoubtedly an eyebrow powder for a pair of natural and soft-looking brows. It's extremely easy and convenient to use Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake due to its natural colour and buildability. The mini angled brush picks up an appropriate amount of powder and all you need is just one sweep for each side of the brows. If you would like to create a bolder brows in darker shade, simply give your brows more sweeps of the product. I'm very happy with the mini brush as it feathers the powder softly at the edge, it makes my brows to look more natural and girlish, I love it! 

  • Compact design with useful mini brush
  • Natural colour and buildability
  • Recommend this to makeup beginner
The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher
#PK01 Bubble Gum Pink

The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher
#PK01 Bubble Gum Pink

Another The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher be added to my blusher collection! Read my review on The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher in gold shade here. 

The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher
#PK01 Bubble Gum Pink

#PK01 Bubble Gum Pink is a peachy shade with a slight hint of orange, this is a blusher that will flaunt everyone's complexion. The colour payoff is awesome that what you see is what you will get when swatch the product on.

The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher
#PK01 Bubble Gum Pink

In the Bbo-Song look that I created for this review, I use the blusher on my cheek and eyelids as eyeshadows, and it turned out unexpectedly well! I did not face any fallout issue after wearing the make up to work for 9 hours. I personally find that the blusher performs great as an eyeshadow, you can try it with your current blusher too! 

I like The Saem Saemmul Single Blusher for:
  • Great colour payoff
  • I'm biased because I love peach shade the most when it comes to blusher :P
  • It can be used as an eyeshadow!

W.Lab Sebum-Out Oil Control Mist 

Last, but not least, W.Lab Sebum-Out Oil Control Mist to keep your skin shine-free throughout the day. Do you use blotting paper to remove excessive sebum at the afternoon? I do, and I believe that most of the girls in Singapore and Malaysia have a packet of blotting paper with them, the weather is just too hot and humid here. I was told that blotting paper will do your skin no good in long run as it will remove both sebum and moisture from the skin. However, I have no other resort but to stick to blotting paper for a quick removal of sebum at the afternoon. Now, we have an innovative substituent of blotting paper and it comes in liquid form. Can you imagine that?

W.Lab Sebum-Out Oil Control Mist 

Convenient nozzle design, this is such a game changer! Who will need blotting paper if we have this?

Tips: Shake the bottle for an even mixing of the powder layer and liquid layer before using the mist.

W.Lab Sebum-Out Oil Control Mist 

I use the mist as a make up setting spray to replace loose powder and I really like how the mist is being dispersed uniformly over my skin. It feels like any other mist when I first spray it on, except that it has a cooling sensation and mild tea tree scent. The mist is being absorbed instantly, leaving behind a dry and matte finish, it really works like a loose powder! Just like how I use my other mist spray, I use W.Lab Sebum-Out Oil Control Mist after lunch to refresh myself and now, I can remove excessive sebum on my skin at the same time. Looking clean and shine-free all day long can never be this easy. I would say this is a multipurpose mist spray that comes handy and convenient for those who are always on the go. 

  • Effective and instant sebum removal
  • Cooling sensation
  • Great substituent of loose powder that provides a more natural finish

The final Bbo-Song look I created using products mentioned in this review only and I really like how clean, simple and minimal the final look is. There is no concealer, eyeliner, mascara or any other additional products on my face. Look, you don't have to know complicated make up technique to create the popular Bbo-Song look, all you need is the the right products. 

Interested to get yourself a Bbo-Song Box from Althea? Hop on to their website and check your cart out before they are sold out! 


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