Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Event/Review: Ettusais BB Mineral White (BB Cream)

i've found my new favourite BB cream: and it's the Ettusais BB Mineral White SPF 45 PA++
Evonne and i attended a small and cosy gathering that was organised by Ettusais, at Société Canteen, a small little cafe at Cluny Court. it's located just a short walk away from Botanic Gardens, love the location cos it took me barely half an hour to get home via the Circle Line! ;D
top left: the BB Mineral White, with its predecessor, the BB Mineral Cream! they look very alike, but the Mineral White comes in a WHITE tube with pink lace, while the Mineral Cream comes in a PINK tube with white lace.

i love the giant Ettusais duck mascot, it's just adorable! the Ettusais team had it specially brought over to the cafe for the event, as well as putting in lots of effort to do up the interior of the cafe with a special Ettusais tableful of products, fresh flowers and pink table cloths.
we had the opportunity to have Mayumi Iwasaki-san, one of their beauty specialists, all the way from Japan, to conduct a demo session for us! Mayumi-san showed us how to do a natural, simple makeup with Ettusais BB Mineral White, and to also show us the difference from BB Mineral White (the new BB cream formula) versus BB Mineral Cream (the previous BB cream formula)
on our left is the model's face with BB Mineral White, while on our right is the model's face done up with BB Mineral Cream! if you can't tell, BB Mineral White has got a more radiant finish to it that's slightly pink toned, it also has a brightening effect that the BB Mineral Cream doesn't have!

for more swatches and comparions of the BB Mineral White versus BB Mineral Cream, check out Evonne's entry here!
picked up quite a few tips from the makeup demo: thank you Mayumi-san!
a variety of finger food and bites that was served by Societe Canteen, i especially loved those blueberry cupcakes! fantastic little treats, especially as i was feeling hungry that night :P the mini portions of pasta were tasty too!
here's Evonne and i with the super cute giant duck mascot that we were all clamoring to take pictures with! :P
it's actually my first encounter with Ettusais products, and i never knew they had this really handy blush that comes with a mini puff, Mayumi-san taught us how to use the blusher together with its puff, and i was sold!
definitely getting this the next time i pop by an Ettusais counter!
the other two products Mayumi-san used on me: the BB Mineral Powder, and Aqua Splash (Oil Block)
a group picture with all the pretty ladies of the night!
(psst. if you like my lovely peplum dress, it's an upcoming design on TheVelvetDolls!)
i was very pleasantly surprised with the BB Mineral White: i've stopped using BB creams for quite some time because of concerns about clogged pores, and also, BB creams seem to be a hit and miss thing with me sometimes. certain BB creams are too thick, while other BB creams end up making my complexion look grey-ish and dull. it's so hard to find a BB cream i like, and i can now happily say that i've found my favourite BB cream of the moment, with Ettusais BB Mineral White!

the BB Mineral White comes with 8 functions:

Brightening - formulated with pure-white brightening powder that has light reflection properties
UV Protection - SPF of 45 PA++ helps to protect the skin from UV rays (very important for me!)
Beauty Essence - formulated with 63% moisturizing ingredients
Foundation - available in 3 shades that suit Asian skin tones
Concealer - blends easily and covers with a natural finish
Pore Concealer - formulated with irregularity clear complex T that instantly conceals unevenness
Make-up Base - spreads easily and adheres well on skin, absorbs excess sebum and prevents make-up fading
Anti-comedo - formulated with AC control oil that prevents the occurrences of comedones that causes acne
i've been using the BB Mineral White together with these other two products from Ettusais: the Skin Version Up Extra (skin softener) and White Shooter Dual Effect (light-weight moisturizer)! these two products will prep and moisturize your skin so that the BB cream goes on and stays on better.

and an unedited before/after shot: makeup-less face leh! bahhh.

as you can see, i have redness on my cheeks and around my nose and chin, as well as dark circles and pigmentation. with a small pearl-sized application of the BB Mineral White, my complexion is much more even, and brighter! i also like the matte finish, so you don't even need to finish off with loose powder should you choose not to. the BB Mineral White comes in 3 shades, and shade 03 suits me very well.

all in all, i'm really glad to have been introduced to Ettusais BB Mineral White! i've been reaching for it so often whenever i step out of the house, and i think i may have to re-purchase it once my tube of BB cream finishes!

Ettusais BB Mineral White is available at all Ettusais counters island wide! It retails for $40, for a 40g tube.

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instas from my Sunday! ♥♥♥ teehee. had a wonderful date out! ok blog more photos from Date Sunday next entry :)

take care, y'all!

xoxo