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Mar 6, 2014

What's New With Sophie Paris Cosmetics

3/06/2014 6 Comments

I've been browsing the Sophie Paris brochure when I noticed there are new cosmetics in the issue. I immediately thought, "Oooh, Sophie Paris is trying to catch up with the trends" since some of them looked like products that are popular right now, like a jumbo lip pencil or a trio blush.

I'm not sure if all these are mainstream products. Sophie Paris does have a tendency to release limited editions every now and then, so I decided to share these with you while they are still available. :D

Clockwise from top left:

  • Koshize Soft and Shiny Lip Pencil
Shea Butter and Vitamin E formula will give your lips high definition color yet with soft finish. Also comes with sharpener inside the lid.

Colors: Tangerine, Cherry, Chestnut, Almond
Price: P280

  • Sophie Make-up Palette
A must-have palette to prettify you day and night. Contains 18 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 4 lip glosses, and 1 powder foundation for an easy touch up and look variation.

Price: P590

  • Sophie Magic Lipstick
Get naturally looking pink lips with this Magic Pink lipstick with moisturizing effect to prevent chapped lips.
(I'm assuming this has the same concept as the Magic Pink Cream which is one of their popular products.)

Price: P140

  • Koshize Trio Blush On
Tri-colored Koshize Blush On is perfect in highlighting your cheekbones giving a natural blush on your face. Use as 1-colored shade or combine all 3 for a brighter and fresher looking cheeks.

Colors: Satin Rosewood and Peachy Brick
Price: P360

As for me, I'm eyeing those blushes. The palette looks nice too.

That's all for my post. Thanks for reading. :)

Mar 4, 2014

Innisfree Anti-Sebum Cleansing Foam (From Herbtea)

3/04/2014 5 Comments

This Anti-Sebum Cleansing Foam from Innisfree looks to be the answer to my facial oil problems. It effectively removes oils and keeps my face oil-free for hours. Unfortunately I am not loving it too much. Sometimes I feel it is a little bit too harsh that it also strips it of moisture.

And a confusion: The label says it is from Herbtea, with the brand name Innisfree also printed on it. I used to think Herbtea is a line from Innisfree, but looking at the website I can't find if it is true. It could be a collab product between two companies, so if anyone knows for certain, do enlighten me.

This cleanser contains the herbs thyme and mint. It has a very refreshing and cooling effect on skin but the scent is a little too overpowering, and I'm not even talking about a "yummy" kind of overpowering.

This is a big bottle at 150 ml, so there's enough to last months especially if you alternate this cleanser with another, probably a gentler one. 

The label at the back is in Korean.

A pet peeve: messy caps and flaps. The cap of this product was designed to irritate OCDs out there.

The opening of the tube is smaller than the opening of the cap. And there is a gap between the two so product accumulates there. After squeezing some products in my hand, what's left inside the rim of the cap doesn't get suctioned back into the tube because the opening is smaller, it just stays there. So when you close the cap, the product oozes out and messes up the cap and its flap.

I used to clean it up every time, but I finally gave up. It's now covered all over with cleanser.

The cleanser has a "normal" consistency. It lathers fairly well and rinses easily. It doesn't leave any film or residue on my face. It does somehow makes my skin a little drier.


I bought this online at Hip Style Online Shop (Philippine-based). There isn't any Innisfree stores that I know, so any Innisfree products have to be bought online.


I like that it removes my oils and keep me oil free, but I don't like that it's drying out my face. I have to use this only a few times a week or else my skin would get greasier, and that would totally beat the purpose of it. I don't like the scent, although I'm starting to get used to it now. Same thing with the cap. I've just learned to live with it.

When I'm done with this, probably in 3 more months, I'm not buying this again. :/

So that's all for my review. Thanks for reading. :)