Sabtu, 01 Juni 2013

Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream for My Daily Makeup?

What are the differences between them? 
BB cream is very popular nowadays, how about tinted moisturizer? We need to know about the functions before buying the products.

BB Cream

BB cream is all-in-one product, it's a combination of SPF, primer, anti aging ingredient. BB cream offers light to medium coverage. Sometimes it contains anti acne or whitening ingredients (depends on the product). Some BB creams are made special for oily skin, acne prone skin, and also sensitive skin. 

Some BB creams that are easy to find in Indonesia (such as Pond's, Caring Colours, Silky Girl) have no antibacterial agents for acne prone skin. If your skin is oily & acne prone, I suggest you to try korean BB cream like Etude House, Missha etc.

If you want to buy local BB cream, choose carefully according to your skin type & needs
  • For normal skin + whitening : Pond's flawless white, Caring Colours Fair White
  • For oily /combination skin : Caring Colours Everlast, Silky Girl
  • For dry skin + antiaging : Caring Colours Luminizing, Pond's Age Miracle
  • For pearly effect : Caring Colours Luminizing
Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted moisturizer is a kind of moisturizer added with foundation. It almost has the same function with regular foundation, but it has lighter coverage. Tinted moisturizer provides hydration, minimal coverage, and sometimes sun protection. 
If you have oily skin, it's not the best choice for your skin. It won't last long & get too shiny, making your face look oily.

Choose suitable tinted moisturizer according to your skin needs, but these products below have no SPF.
  • For pearly, glowy effect : Oriflame Very Me Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow (this product has 2 shades, light & dark)
  • For sensitive skin & teenagers : Mustika Ratu Silky White Tinted Moisturizer
  • For normal skin, brightening effect : Pixy UV Whitening Tinted Moisturizing Lotion
Hope this helps!

Mustika Puteri Silky White Tinted Moisturizer

I like tinted moisturizer better than BB cream & foundation. As a college student, I don't need much coverage for my daily activity & I don't have much time indeed.
My daily makeup is only tinted moisturizer (but sometimes I skip it)- face sunblock - loose powder, a bit blusher, neutral colored eyeshadow (sometimes I skip it) - tinted lipbalm 

Mustika Puteri is a makeup brand for teens, I'm not a teenager anymore but I love this product. The texture is light, it's suitable for sensitive skin (the product claims so). It's very good for my normal-dry skin. 

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Price : IDR 16,000 (40 ml)
Where to buy : cosmetic store, department store, supermarket

Ingredients : water, edelweiss extract, Kaempferia galanga extract, glyceryl stearate, sorbitan olivate, chamomile extract, micronized titanium dioxide, lauroyl lysine, bearberry extract, aspergillus ferment, grapefruit extract, rice bran extract, dimethicone/vinyldimethicone crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, methyl paraben, perfume, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl77499

Like :
  • it has light texture & soft scent
  • can cover uneven skin tone (but not dark spots)
  • moisturizes my skin very well
  • doesn't break me out
  • makes my face powder last longer, even when I don't apply my parasol sunblock (btw I use marcks loose powder)
  • the packaging (it has pump, so the content won't spill)
Dislike : nothing

Who may dislike this product :
  • people with oily skin
  • people who want brightening moisturizer. this product can't brighten skin permanently, it only gives fair effect during use. the fair effect will go away soon after washing face
  • people who want full coverage. you'd better use BB cream instead of tinted moisturizer
  • people who want sunscreen with certain SPF value in moisturizer. this product has no SPF. it's ok for me, I always apply sunblock after moisturizer
Rating : 5 of 5 
Repurchase : yes

Hair Products from Mustika Ratu

I have hair fall problem, my hair is also dry & hard to manage. It's disturbing, that's why I choose hair products containing natural ingredients. 


1. Mustika Ratu Bilasan Santan (hair conditioner)
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Price : IDR 14,500 (175 ml)
Where to buy : cosmetic store, supermarket, department store

Ingredients : water, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, sorbitan olivate, isopropyl myristate, shea butter, hydrolyzed wheat protein, phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, D-panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, polyquartenium-10, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, lemon perfume, Cl 19140

Like : 
  • has lemon scent, so fresh!
  • can moisturize my hair, make my hair easy to comb
  • cheap
Dislike : nothing (people who have oily hair may dislike it)

Rating : 5 of 5
Repurchase : yes

2. Mustika Ratu Cem-ceman Akar Wangi (hair mask)

Kaplet Susut Perut - 30   kaplet
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Price : IDR 19,000 (200 ml)
Where to buy : cosmetic store, supermarket, department store

Ingredients : water, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, castor seed oil, virgin coconut oil, butyrospermum parkli, glyceryl stearate, sodium cetearyl sulfate, hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed collagen, D-panthenol, sorbitan olivate, tocopheryl acetate, candle nut oil, climbazole (as anti dandruff), vetyver oil, imidazolidinyl urea, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, perfume, Cl 75120, Cl 42090, Cl 19140

Like : makes my hair smoother

Dislike :
  • it's troublesome to apply (massage softly ± 10 minutes, cover with warm towel ± 10 minutes, then rinse off with shampoo)
  • it has strange scent for me (like a kind of herb)

Rating : 2 of 5
Repurchase :

3. Mustika Ratu Penyubur Rambut (Hair Tonic)
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Price : IDR 13,000 (175 ml)
Where to buy : cosmetic store, supermarket, department store

Ingredients : water, cinchona succicubra bark, eclipta alba leaf extract, glycerin, climbazole, methyl paraben, mannitol, yeast extract, glyceryn, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, perfume, caramel

Like : 
  • the scent
  • feels so fresh on scalp
  • really works to strengthen hair & reduce hair fall
  • cheap
Dislike : nothing

Rating : 5 of 5
Repurchase : yes