THE FACE SHOP - Wisma Sanyan,
Behind every girl,
is a skincare line.
For those of you that haven't been following, you'd probably missed some snaps from my quick little trip to Sibu with The Face Shop Malaysia. We had a super early flight and to be honest and I wished I did a little more research about the places to visit in Sibu before actually going. We ended up at a karaoke joint for 3 hours after the event, but I did sing my heart out, lost 70% of my voice and eat a my body's weight of kampua mee. I will be back for kompia and mee sua!
This was the very first launching of THE FACE SHOP in Sibu, and it's located in Sibu's tallest Mall, Wisma Sanyan. I found that THE FACE SHOP definitely stood out the most among all the other stores because it was 10x brighter than the entire mall ( joking, not really).
Well, it was all a pretty grand ordeal with lion dancing and free coffee-bean roasted coffee (not 3-in-1, such luxury), and also free gifts for the first 88 customers.
You know how people are with free things...
The place was so packed I could barely find a spot to stand in. Plus, there was also a huge deal in-store for the first few days. BUY 2 GET 1 FREE! So the shopping spree began, and despite the overcrowding and enthusiastic crowd, I found that all THE FACE SHOP sales representatives were so calm and composed. Offering their help left, right, and centre; while I was just wriggling through the crowd to try out all the new testers. (guilty pleasure!)
It was good fun.
I honestly think that THE FACE SHOP's makeup products are quite underrated. They are usually known for their skincare but I would highly recommend trying out some of their makeup. I love love LOVE their bb cushions and their lip products are super worth it for the price tags.
t r i a l l e n g t h : 4 - 8 w e e k s
Here's the thing about reviewing skincare, it's always a little bit tricky.
You can't just chuck on everything at once because it your skin does react well/badly, it'll be hard to pinpoint what is working and what isn't. So it's like a slow process of introduction and elimination.
Oily-combination, occasionally sensitive, prone to Redness
P/s: prices include 6% GST
1. THE THERAPY - Hydrating Tonic Treatment (RRP: RM128.15)
If I could compare it to something, I would say it functions kinda like the Missha Time Revolution Essence or like an affordable version of SK2. However, it focuses less on brightening but more on hydrating and shooting out textured skin. It's suppose to be used like a toner before moisturiser but on more humid days I can get away with using this as a serum-like moisturiser too. A little goes a long long way, the consistency is not as watery, almost an in-between of a serum/ gel-like liquid. No strong detectable scent, nice glass packaging (not as travel friendly but super aesthetically pleasing, PRIORITIES GURL) and definitely leaves the skin nice and plump.
2. WHITE SEED Spotlight Radiance Cream (RRP: RM 131.13) & THE THERAPY Toning Moisture Blending Formula Cream (RRP: RM185.39)
Between the two, I'd say I prefer THE THERAPY cream more because of it's consistency and also application. I can see how the WHITE SEED cream would be really popular among fighter skin tones because I visibly brightens (read: lighten) your overall face colour. However, because I am leaning towards the more tan complexion, it can make me look a little bit ashy or washed out. Both are still generally good face cream, apply light-handedly to avoid looking like a grease ball but if you are on the drier side or are more "of age" then go ahead and layer it on for that glass skin korean look. Again, no strong detectable smell and I generally feel safe putting anything from THE FACE SHOP on my face because it's all natural and never breaks me out.
3. Anti-Darkening Cushion V203 (RRP: RM 104.83) and CC Long-Lasting Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ V203 (RRP: 104.83)
I have always been either a powder foundation or sheer liquid foundations kind of girl. Until I tried these cushion compacts and its just been a game changer because they are so lightweight and easy to use. It's basically goof-proof. The only thing to be more aware of is picking your shade, that makes or breaks the "desirability" of the product; and also the kind of finish you want (I like everything natural so I usually opt for light to medium coverage). Among the two bb cushions, I've reached for the anti-darkening cushion on many occasions. It has a slight citrus-y smell to it but it blends like a dream and the coverage it good. I use about 1-2 presses for my entire face and it serves as both moisturiser, spf and base makeup on my lazier days. The CC Long-Lasting Cushion is great too but a tad bit too high coverage for my liking, especially for my day-to-day. If you are going for the full glam and want a flawless base, then I highly recommend you giving it a shot.
4. THE THERAPY Boosters (Rejuvenating & Firming) (RRP: RM 93) LIMITED EDITION
Among all the new releases in THE FACE SHOP, I am particularly fond of these ones because they are so fun-reaking cute and they can be mixed into my makeup. Just makes me feel like my makeup is a whole new level of luxe. The consistency of a water-serum, I just add 2-3 drops of these into my concealers or foundations and blend away. I feel like it not only adds the benefits of skincare onto my face (which, Hallelujah! who doesn't want that), but it also helps my foundations blend more seamlessly. My favourite thing about makeup is when it doesn't look like you have any on. These boosters have found their spot into my everyday routine and I think I'm gonna need to stock up because they are limited editions!
5. Super Cover Concealer (currently on sale RRP: RM23.80), Flash Pink Powder Beam (currently on sale RRP: RM 23.27) and Bare Skin Loose Powder (not sure if this is discontinued or only available in stores)
The underrated goodies. I love the super cover concealer, especially mixed in with the boosters. It's so high coverage, it could cover your sins. Tbh, I'm not much of a highlighter girl so I usually would just skip past all the highlights but the flash pink highlighter is so subtle that it just looks like that "glass skin" effect.
Overall, I only have praises to sing for THE FACE SHOP. A lot of these products were gifted to me however my reviews are honest and I would definitely recommend them as they formulated with natural products and your skin will thank you for it. Do note, it is important to figure out your skin type before trying skincare products because its best you pick the right products for your skin concerns. Do introduce new products one at a time to avoid allergic reactions or breaking out.