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June 05, 2011

First Impressions: Freshel BB Cream & White C Cleansing Oil [PLUS GSS Specials]

Last week, I attended a bloggers gathering organised by Freshel by Kanebo.  I shan't go too much into what happened during the event, except that there was a skincare presentation, a skit, all in a cosy venue at Drinks Culture [at chinatown], which you can read about in the other girls' entries.  One thing I would say though, it was great meeting & catching up with the rest of the ladies [Michelle, Rusty, Kim, Chantana, Verlyn, Joyce, Charlene, who all got the memo to dressed in lovely white and I turned up in my tangerine shirt after work--hur hur hur]

I shall only feature the two main products which I received during the event, share with you the product information and some application demonstration.

First product is the Moist Lift W Cream - and like all BB creams, it promises many things:

  1. essence
  2. emulsion
  3. cream
  4. sunscreen
  5. light makeup base


It contains ingredients, like:

  1. Adhesive Collage, Hyaluronic Acid, Silk Essence - moisturising ingredients
  2. Yeast Extracts - Keratin softening ingredient
  3. SPF23 PA++


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Among all the BB Creams I have, this one probably is the closest to my skintone -- but for me, all BB creams eventually blend into my skintone, as they are mainly self-adjusting anyway.

Freshel has another BB Cream, which is the White C W Cream UV which contains SPF 32PA++  - it contains Vitamin C, Citrus Peel and Orange Peel Extract.

Even though it looks very yellowish, the product blends invisible into my skin.
It feels creamy, smooth and blends very easily.
I noticed that it evens out my skintone.  Makes my skin look smoother.  I can use this as a primer and foundation on days when I don't want much makeup at all.  But I prefer to set this with a powder.
As you have seen before in my Lancome dual finish entry, this is how the BB cream looks like after setting:

And I used it again this morning, I applied it at 7am in the morning, and this is taken after 4 hours of wear.  Even though it was nice and rainy this morning, I sweated much while I was in class....well, when you are standing there and talking, that's what usually happens.   Then I ran a couple of errands, and came home for a bit.  I blotted lightly around my T-zone before taking these pictures.

All products used

On my face:  Freshel Moist Lift W Cream, Lancome Dual Finish powder
Cheeks: MAC Cheeky Bronze MSF, MAC Pink Swoom
Eyes: UDPP, UD NAKED palette Sin, UD Rehab shadow pencil to line upper eyes
Lips: MAC Marquis'D lipstick
Lenses -- GEOCH625
Note my new blacker hair!  I always DIY, but once in a while, I like to go for a salon job, because they can spread the product more evenly, so all my natural brown roots can be evenly coated with the hair dye.

after four hours

I noticed that I have been using my BB creams more often these days, because I find that they work really fast to even out my skintone, especially when I am just out for a few hours, and they give me enough coverage and protection.  I even slap on my BB cream when I go jogging.  My faves are the Bobbi Brown one, the Rachel K, and now I think I have found a new one to rotate too.  :)
Next, we have the WHITE C CLEANSING OIL A - which is an effective makeup remover.  I am no stranger to oil removers and cleansers, and this works well and effective enough.
We also received this little sample pack of products  - which is just great for me to bring along for my trip at the end of the week.
I am very intrigued by the Cleansing Cream - both Chantana and I were trying to swatch it and see how it feels.  :)

Edit --- GSS Special Promotions [9 JUNE - 27 JULY 2011]

[at selected Watsons: parkway parade, ngee ann city, bugis junction, tampines mall, jurong point, imm, marina square, toa payoh, vivo city, raffles city, ION]

Enjoy 30% savings, the below 2 products are selling at $39.90 instead of the usual $57.00.
  • Moist Lift W Cream ($33) + White C Cleansing Oil ($24)
  • White C W Cream UV ($33) + White C Cleansing Oil ($24)


Freshel is sold at John Little and Watsons...I think they are also stocked at several other department stores...if I get more information, I will update this part.
That's all,hope this has been helpful,
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About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

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