Sunday, December 28, 2008

Skinfood: Live Powder Mask

Uggh...Skinfood is such a bad addiction. Everytime I walk by one, I always want to buy something!!! I made an excuse to go in and get some more eye masks and ended up with 2 new items. I will show you the eye masks once I take a picture of them.
I noticed a few weeks ago that Skinfood came out with a new wash off face mask collection, which are the live powder masks. I have no clue what's so special about these masks, but I had to try it out for myself. There are currently 4 types: Rose and Herbal Oil, Cocoa and Honey, Green Tea and Milk and a Black Sesame one I believe. They cost 3000won each for a one time use, so they're not that cheap.

I purchased the Rose and Herbal Oil mask. It looks like a mini cup noodle, the set comes with a pack of powder and essence with a little spatula. Looking at it reminds me of the sea monkey play sets you can buy as a kid.

The Rose and Herbal Oil Mask is supposed to be: A facial wash off mask with rose petal powder and herbal oil essence for skin soothing and sebum control.
For this mask, you're supposed to mix the stuff together and leave it on your face for 5 minutes then wash it off. The mixing part was quite fun XD
The essence comes out as a clear gel which quickly changes into a lavender color once it hits the powder. The powder has chunky pieces which absorbs the essences and you can see the pieces kind of bloom so you can see the rose pieces.
There's no smell and it does not irritate my skin. I just don't really like how the pieces are so chunky that it makes it a bit more difficult to apply.
You know how sometimes when you're done washing your face and it feels squeaky? Well after I rinse the mask off, my skin feels very moisturized and soft and I think that's all the mask really does.
I'm not too sure how well it does in controlling oil since nothing really works for me (except the Peach Sake serum sample that I've tried). I will have to test this out more, but for 3000won a pop, I might not be using this as often.

Once I apply it to my face, it looks like someone puked on me hehe. There's enough to cover your face generously.

The next item on the list is the Skinfood Blush Brush which cost 4500won. It cost less than my Etude House blush brush (which was about 6000won??) and it's a bit softer and less dense than the EH brush. I sent it to my mom to use before I had a chance to take a picture.
The Skinfood brush is not as soft as my Sephora brush, but I wanted something more fluffier because I only have the Sephora travel sized blush brush. I got what I was looking for because this is super fluffy. It doesn't feel too scratchy on my face and it takes a few swipes before it can pick up enough blush. I tried it with the Lavshuca blush and it took a few swipes to get enough on the bristles.
I'm not too sure what it's made of. I noticed that the dye was coming off a bit and there was some slight shedding during the washing, but that's what I get for buying a 4500won brush =p

I went Seoul exploring today and it ended up to be quite a disappointment, there's absolutely nothing to do in Seoul @__@ I went to one of the big department stores called Shinesegae and was disappointed because they didn't have the Kanebo counter. I saw a small vendor called Apres-Midi which sold macaroons, so it wasn't a day wasted after all =D
They cost 2000won each and they're about 2 inches in diameter. I got the pistachio, melon and choco-berry flavours, very yummy. This is what a real macaroon is supposed to look like =D I've also had an Early Gray one in Hong Kong, most delicious one I've had ever!!!


Kylie said...

hi there! just passed by and i love ur blog already :) those macaroons are making me so hungry!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

omg thats huge macaroons !!

i want etude house brushes but gmarket etudehouse has stopped listing so gotta wait till i go on my trip i think

yumeko/bittenbefore said...

i dont find gmarket too difficult to navigate really XD i mean if it was in english or japanese it'd be easier of course but its really not too bad.

if u wanna swap for thos eclat eyeshadows let me know ^^

fuzkittie said...

How cool!! The masks look like cups of ramen! Haha, mmm yum. THANK YOU THANK YOU soooo much for the package, really made my post-Christmas weekend, hehe!

Kimberly Tia said...

oh noooooo more SKIN FOOD addictions... you bad, bad girl...

and thennnnn you tease us with your yummy macaroons too!!! sheesh...
I need to go rob a skinfood sample store and try everything -- how's the peach serum for you???

angie519 said...

I love seeing the snacks and foods you indulge in! I'm a snack lover myself =)

The mixing looks fun! Hahha, barf! Yummy looking purple barf! You shoulda taken a picture with it on! hahah

Yeah, I've heard good things about Merlot. I'm just sure I wont use it very often.. if at all. So I haven't tried it yet. I've been trying to eat more berries and drink more tea. Aww I'm sorry.. We just got some cherries from Costco. They're super yummy!

Hrm, not sure yet. I'm trying to find something to do, but we shall see.. what about you?

ning * star said...

hi MiuMiu..sorry for late reply because I'm away for a wedding party and dinner last few days..

Hmm,I'm quite naughty because each time I saw something new from Skinfood,I feel so tempted and without noticed I have actually buy them in bulks...

I have have quite alot mask sheet I think,more than 100 pieces I supposed,yet I still keep on buying new mask sheet.

I will try some skinfood mask sheet soon,maybe after I went back to my rental house because currently I'm in my hometown,so there's some difficulties for me to connect the internet.

I want to try out the skinfood live powder too ^ ^

thanks for this wonderful review

Have a nice day ^ ^

Iyah said...

Wow!!! Those look really yummy! and skinfood! wow! I heard so much good reviews about them! :D I havent tried any of the skinfood's products :D

Nicola said...

hey miu miu (:
i'm your reader!
i've an extremely oily face too!!):
is the peach sake serum from face shop really effective in controlling oil secretion?

acutelife said...

those macaroons are really tempting!! *droll* I've never tried them before T-T would you be kind enough to describe the taste for me?hahaha :P it's getting mad busy at my salons during this holiday season. I kept wanting to post but always fail -_-"

dendy said...

I've never tried macaroons before but they look yummy. Now I have to look it up.

I might be going to Korea this summer so your experiences there working and in general is enlightening to read about.

Definitely want to buy some Skinfood BB cream. XD

Caramelmacchiatoplease =) said...

hahaha I feel you on skinfood. I first got addicted to it when I was introduced to The Face Shop, then my Korean student told me Skinfood was better and then boom had to try everything! LOL blah. Oh yeah, i've been a somewhat silent reader--posted some random comments before--but now i've somewhat got into blogging? lol not really. but yeah. love your blog =)
Have you tried their rice wash off mask? It's pretty good.

yumeko/bittenbefore said...

in japan we celebrate new year as in 1st january ^^ so not the same as hk

M said...

why does it sound like skinfood is on every block ? haha it's trying to make you buy everything!

MiuMiu said...

Hi Nicola!
Thanks for the comment.
I've only tried the Skinfood Peach Sake serum sample. I only applied it on my forehead because I recently cut my bangs. I think it works pretty well so far. I haven't had an oil slick and I don't have to blot until late afternoon.

MiuMiu said...

Hi Dendy,
Thanks for dropping by!
Haha, my teaching experience hasn't been that good. There's no improvement from my school, so I wouldn't really recommend anyone to teach.
However, the shopping is quite fun. All these Korean brands and they're so cheap! I saw today that Sasa is starting to sell a few skinfood items, so I recommend you take a look.

miemiemie said...

hello dear! the face shop stuff there must be super cheap huh? sister also bought some makeup from this store..she bought some highlighter and well as lipglosses haha they look nice on her :)

oh for facial masks? the store it was used for weird

Caramelmacchiatoplease =) said...

Sorry the proactiv didn't work for you =/ but it looks like you don't even need it! your skin looks flawless--doesn't even look like acne even touched it~! haha
For exfoliating, the brown sugar wash off mask is pretty good--how's the hot sesame mask? and yesssss it is damn addicting haha but now i don't even know what to do with more than half the stuff i've hauled! hahaha sucks to only have one face =P lol!
Happy New Year to you too =D

Nicola said...

I see!
thanksss ~ (:
love reading your blog anyway ! :D

blahsayblah said...

Hi. Something about accounting for the earth's position, rotation, or something like that...

blahsayblah said...

Aw, alright. hehe. Happy new year!! (: