I have never been one who paid much attention to drugstore brands (don't get me wrong, I'm by no means a beauty snob), it's just you see those brands nearly every day and don't care much about them. Yet, if you look closer, you'd be able to find affordable beauty gems that deliver results comparable to high street brands! Today I'm sharing my latest finds:
我一向不太留意開架式品牌, (我當然不是 "非專櫃品牌不用" 那種人), 只是開架式品牌到處都是, 甚少會注意它們的新產品罷了. 不過, 細看之下, 其實有不少便宜又好用的美容新品啊! 近期和大家分享的新發現是:
1. Maybelline Pure BB Mousse Mineral Instant Skin Smoother SPF 30 PA+++
This stuff is seriously the genie in a bottle. I've been switching over to this (and ditching my usual powder foundie) for almost a month now and it works amazing both as a primer and foundation. Coverage is sheer to medium but texture is delightfully lightweight! It pumps out in foam/mousse form and blends beautifully with a sponge.
我稱這瓶 mousse為神燈! 我由粉餅行列轉陣用這個已經有一個月, 這瓶mousse 可當打底和粉底兩用, 遮瑕度中度至偏底, 質感不可思異地輕到離譜! 用海綿推開的效果最理想.
This mousse makes rush mornings much easier. Pump, blend, conceal (under eyes and etc), set with powder and GO. Product comes in one shade (01 natural shade), retails at HK$149 and contains 65g. Pricing is a bit on the steeper side for a drugstore product but hey, it gives you smooth skin and evens out complexion, and it saves so much time in the mornings!
多得這瓶mousse, 早上慳回不少時間. 喞, 推勻, 遮瑕, 定妝就搞掂. 現時有01色出售, 65g, 售價$149, 雖然以開架式妝品來說價錢高了點, 但它能令膚色均勻及順滑, 省回不少用來遮瑕的時間!
2) Nivea Intensive Moisture Body Milk
Priced at below HK$30, this is the ultimate warrior to a cold and dry winter (and hello indoor heaters!). The amount of product is insanely a lot and I haven't been able to finish all of it after a 2-3 months usage. Contrary to buttery formula out there which could feel greasy on the skin, this body milk is easily absorbed to skin and carries no overwhelming scent.
價錢低於$30, 這瓶潤膚露足以打敗嚴冬和室內的乾燥暖氣. 容量多到2-3個月都用不完. 如果你試過市面不少body butters 但覺得油膩的話, 不妨試試它, 很快被皮膚吸收之餘不會帶濃烈的香味.
For days when extra coverage is needed, I opted for this BB Cream. This brand is owned by Rachel Kum who won the 2009 Miss Singapore Universe. The product offers medium to heavy coverage and of course, SPF protection, you could skip concealers after applying this, really. Their lip plumper gloss feels minty on the lips and the shade I had on was "Suggestive" - a peachy coral. For those who're interested, on their online website, they're giving you a free lip plumper when you buy the BB Cream.
需要遮瑕度高一點的時候, 我會用這支BB Cream, 遮瑕度中等至偏高, 並有防曬效能. 如果要飽滿的唇型, 這支lip plumper 也不俗. 下圖所見的是 "suggestive" - 珊瑚橙色. Rachel K 品牌由贏得 2009 Miss Universe Singapore 的 Rachel Kum所開發.
你最喜愛的beauty items是______? 它又屬於哪個開架式品牌呢?