To say that I’ve been swamped (but happy!) at the onset of the month is a wild understatement. Like most of you, I’m playing sink or swim with my workload, wits and relationships. Then again, we all know that there’s no rest for the wicked! :) Over the last 2 weeks, I was able to nail down much of what’s on my task list, successfully cook my meals daily (I’m obsessed with meal planning these days!) and even squeeze in a little beach getaway with the girls and their husbands.
Welcome back, Summer!
While drowning in never ending to dos, I haven’t at all forgotten about my Shiseido White Lucent review and giveaway. I just thought I’d push the envelopes a little farther road testing the products, checking to see how my skin would react to “product withdrawal”. Just like crash diets, doesn’t it stink when great products make you breakout/flake/purge when you stop using them? I was crossing all of my fingers that I won’t get that with these Shiseido White Lucent products. Ready for the lowdown?
Hello! I’m ready for my much deserved break!
makeup-free prior to sunblock application, under the shade
2 weeks into the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+usage
A quick recap on its promise: bright, luminous and fair skin in 7 days. Like most if not all who reviewed this duo, Shiseido’s promise was fulfilled to me in just three days. Considering the fact that I’m trying to get rid of some (ok, fine a handful) post-acne surgery scars, it made me beam from ear to ear to see improvement. During the course of product review, I broke out a little but I wouldn’t exactly attribute it to either products since I had a shoot and the MUA unfortunately used a foundation I always break out with (I forgot to bring my own *sigh*). After getting over the breakout, I got sunburned so I peeled again. Using the serum and mask truly soothed my skin and made my skin smoother post-peel. Three days after peeling, I was rocking my Chanel CC cream again thanks to Shiseido White Lucent for helping my skin turn around so quickly! :)
Yes, I got it from my mama.
Shiseido Intensive Spot Whitening Serum
Chanel CC Cream (1 very thin layer applied with fingers)
Tom Ford Beauty Bronzing Powder in TERRA
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in BARK (eyelid contour base)
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in BEACH GRASS/RD 299 (taupe as contour, champagne as inner lid wash and platinum as brow bone highlighter)
Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencil in BLACK FIRE (eyeliner)
Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil in BROWN
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RD 509 (lipstick)
Now on to the part we’ve all been waiting for! The winners of my Shiseido giveaway. :) :) :)
CJ Ejercito — Hope this makeup duo from Shiseido’s Spring Summer 2013 collection would help you polish up when you come up to your boss for your promotion. I got the same twin from Shiseido and I love it to bits!
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RD 509 + Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in BEACH GRASS/RD 299
Arriane Lopez — You can absolutely say yes to your husband to be: go ahead and start preparing for your wedding. With luminous and spot-free complexion, you have nothing to hide. Just everything to enhance with the same makeup duo CJ and I have. :)
Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum+
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RD 509
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in BEACH GRASS/RD 299
Except for the Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil, all Shiseido products mentioned in this post are available in Shiseido counters and boutiques nationwide. Find the counter near you through www.facebook.com/ShiseidoPH.