Kanebo Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover Foundation review

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I have a few people asking about HG foundations so I decided to share mine. 🙂 I have actually been using this for a few months already, and loving it. With my student’s budget, this foundation is simply perfect.

Description (from the official site);

The liquid smoothly covers the skin and then turns into powder. A highly-functional liquid foundation with a light texture that does not require a finish powder or produce unwanted shine.
SPF20 PA++

  • Contains a moisturizing ingredient to prevent skin dryness and a serum ingredient (water-soluble collagen)
  • Completed non-comedogenic testing (a formula that is not likely to cause pimples)

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The Kanebo Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover Foundation comes in 30ml bottles (purchase details at the end of this post 😛 ) and 6 different shades;

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This chart is quite accurate to skin matching. I chose OC-C which is the middle shade, which I find safe if you are unsure. 😀 It kinda matches anyone between NW15-20. This foundation is slightly warm-toned but it is a good match for my neutral skin.

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You can find it’s ingredients here on CosDNA. I have absolutely no sensitive reactions from it! 🙂

The general idea is a blendable, smooth foundation which only mattifies the skin after application. I think that’s genius! I hate it when my powder foundations cake before I even finish blending 😦

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The bottle also comes with a pump which helps control the amount coming out of the nozzle. Never had a problem of over-pouring (I’m looking at you, Revlon).

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So on to the swatch! I drew a ‘K’ (for Kate) to demonstrate it’s cover abilities.

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(used the Kiss Me liquid eyeliner in case you are curious)

Only a tiny amount is needed to cover the back of my hand.

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It blends out smoothly with just my finger. I do prefer to use a triangular sponge but sometimes I feel that that is too much product wastage 😦 Can someone come up with a minimal wastage sponge already?

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On swatch it does look a little too warm for my skin but watch as it transforms~

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Tadaa~ You can see that my skin seems more matte and evenly toned after application. I’m not even exaggerating, the ‘K’ is less visible now (and this works for pigmentation or mild blemishes on the face as well). Okay, it might not exactly cover red, angry pimples but I’m extremely pleased with this amount of coverage!

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If you prime your undereye area well, the foundation can double as a concealer as well. I personally do not have dark undereyes, but I can vouch for this because I made my friend try it. 😛

Pros:
-Easy to blend
– 6 different shades
– Mattifes the skin (oil control up to 6-8 hours!)
– Covers pretty well
– Doesn’t cost an arm and a leg
– Easy to pump
– One bottle lasts more than half a year!

Cons:
– Opaque bottle with no indication when it will finish :/
– Difficult to get! (I got my friend to buy this for me in Japan)

Verdict: I am already browsing sites to repurchase! ❤

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Yes, I got mine directly from Asia but Adambeauty.com, Ebay and Amazon sells them. It is approximately $18-20 plus shipping for 30ml and I think it is really reasonable for what it does. This remains as my HG foundation even after trying Rimmel, Revlon, Maybelline, MAC, yadah yadah… Obviously I’m too poor for Bobbi Brown, Makeupforever and other fancies, but I think this will stay my fav for a long time.

Have you tried any Japanese foundation and love them?

This product was purchase with my own moneys~ 

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Princess Mail! It’s the Memebox Snow White edition~

image  This box arrived just in time for the first snow here in Central EU. I have always wanted this box for the longest time. I want it not only for the Chosungah Red Essence (yeah, I’m a sucker for their designs) but also the awesome sounding scrub and retarded bunny item! Carry on reading and you’ll see what I mean~ 😉

The Memebox Princess #1 Edition Snow White is one of the Princess series released back in September and shipped early October. Unfortunately this box is already sold out but you can find available boxes here or hope for a restock!

Info card;

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I was all like  (✿◠‿◠) when I went through the box. These are some really useful products and I would say I was surprised at how well-curated this box was! I half-expected some cheap rep lipstick or dark hair dye because Memebox might have thought of giving us (to quote the evil queen): “skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony.”

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Memebox’s description was true to the box; Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all? You, with the Snow White Box, of course! The cooler months spell for the perfect time to brighten up skin, even out uneven complexions, and target pesky dark spots! Whatever shade of the rainbow your skin color is, optimize your skin’s radiance and clarity for luminous, glowing skin. Now that summer is coming to its end, lay off the bakin’ and pull out our ultra-brightening and super potent Snow White Box! Discover Princess Snow White’s ultimate secret to beautifully bright skin that made her legendary! 

Lets go through the contents! ❤
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Note: At the bottom of each product review is a pic linked to the Memeshop page for that product. Add it to your wishlist if it is out of stock so that Memebox will know which product is in high demand and restock it accordingly 😉 
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First up is the really cool red bottle that caught my eye!
Chosungah Original Raw First Essence (Red Essence, 110ml, $26). 
Chosungah is one of the brands I introduced few months back and I have been eyeing their products because of how pretty they look! Oddly, this product seem to lack information as it is probably discontinued. However, the packaging makes it worth having!
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It is a flat flask-shaped bottle with a dropper dispenser! Say whaa~
The essence is actually a watery gel-like moisturizer and it smells very much like the Original Raw Black Bubble I received in the previous Moisture Surge Memebox. I was intrigued by the description on the card:  “….enriched with various vitamin nutrients and dragon’s blood extracts from the dragon tree and work to instantly rejuvenate and brighten up the damaged or sagging skin. ” 
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Like he-yo..I’m the dragonborn worthy of dragon blood skincare. Female Skyrim fans rejoice. 😀
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The instructions says to wet a cotton pad with 2~3 drops of First Essence and gently pat it all over your face. I do feel very refreshed after using this. The essence itself is clear and spreads easily. I’m almost certain it also contains aloe as it is super cooling— perfect for sunburnt skin imho!
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This Ipsenature 5 Seeds Apple Water Brightening Scrub (80ml, $26) smells like anything but apples. It is a strong herbal sort of scent that took me by surprise completely. I love scrubs, so I don’t mind the ‘medicinal’ smell of this at all.
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Texture wise, this is very pasty and contains bits of what seems to be seeds to me.  Among the listed ingredients are apple water and apricot, raspberry, walnut, rice, and corn seed powders. The scrub is very gentle and promises to ‘gently peel away all dead skin cells and skin impurities and deliver skin replenishing and brightening effects’.
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I definitely like this better than the Tony Moly morning coffee scrub or a gentle facial brush when my skin acts up. It is great for getting instant results but make sure you don’t scrub too hard and hurt your skin instead! A gentle rub in rounds and massaging your face thoroughly and then rinsing with warm water will give you a brightened, fresh complexion. 😉
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Yeah the art on this one is fascinating. A bunny with a human face caricature. Daltokki Whitening Essence (100ml, $35) is a product meant to be mixed into skincare or makeup as an add-on for whitening benefits.
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Instructions: Mix in a drop of the Whitening Essence with a cream, a sunblock, or a BB cream for the effect you desire. Suitable for both facial and body application.
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I know this is for mixing, but what if it is used as it is?
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A small dollop on my hand…
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And blend.
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You can really see a significant whitening effect. I was surprised as I blend it further and it just creates a bright complexion on my skin without leaving a whitish cast! This product is fab to blur out hyperpigmentation. Tip: You can apply a little of the essence on top of a well-moisturized lip to create a gradient lip look (guide here).
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I also found other uses for this product;
1. Overnight whitening treatment for knees, elbows and ankles.
2. To mix into a bb cream/ foundation that is a shade too dark.
3. Instant brightening of some areas on the face (contouring) if mixed with a multi balm and applied like a highlighter!
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If the previous product is a little heavy for you, this one might interest you!
The Nella Fantasia Oneday Whitener (120ml, $29) is runnier than the previous product and is not sticky at all, so you can use this like a body lotion. In fact, the application is almost silky~ ❤
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Description: It instantly moisturizes and brightens up dry, coarse, and darkened skin tone for a lasting glow all day long.
 
Honestly, this does not feel like one of those gimmicky Chinese instant whitening products (I’m wary of the adverse effects of those..). There isn’t a strong sunblock-y smell too, which is really nice.
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If this would have spf, I think I would liken it to my Shiseido watery sunblock (those are fabulous btw). I would use this to treat my darkened ankles (thanks, summer). Verdict? I love this but I wished it has spf and a nice floral scent. Improve it, Nella Fantasia and I’ll throw my money at you!
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The box is not complete if Snow White ends up all fair but with eye bags! This Morningtree Revitalizing Whitening Deep Spot (20ml, $34) is a special whitening and anti-wrinkle product with triple rollers. :O
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And we all know how expensive anti-wrinkle/ ‘youth-activating’ beauty items are these days… I may not be in the age range to use this, but better start young because I’m always studying late nights and facing the computer for long hours!
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You can see the triple rollers. Its pretty cooling on the skin and acts like a gentle massager for tired eyes. I would recommend using this roller (chilled in the refrigerator) on the face as well to reduce puffiness!
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Just squeeze the tube to dispense the product, which is a gel-type essence will soothe, cool, brighten, and repair such dry and darkened spots. The card says this could be use for the pits and busts (lol!) but I don’t think I can handle that ticklish sensation. I’ll keep this for my face and neck, thanks. 😛
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If rolling isn’t enough to improve those wrinkles and darkened bags, you need a backup plan! Luckily Memebox supplied us with the Faceflux Anti-Wrinkle Revitalizing Cream (30g, $38). It contains ceramide, hyaluronic acid, lemon verbena extracts, shea butter and portulaca extracts, perfect for moisturizing, anti-aging and brightening!
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This product also does not have a particular scent to it. It is a rather smooth cream-gel. Once applied to the back of my hand, I can see instant moisturizing effect as the fine lines blur out.
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This product might need a little longer to actually produce effect but I am sure it is great to boost the skin’s hydration instantly!
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The 6 products in this box impresses me. I can’t pick out a HG yet, but the total value of this one is impeccable- $188!
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I will use these over the course of the next months by slowly swapping out my skincare routine and adding in those whiteners to aid areas that needs a little de-pigmentation. I think Snow would be happy with these. I’m pretty pleased myself. 🙂
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New December Code!
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(Good from 3-31st Dec 2014)
Get $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3 Get $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4
Or just click on this link  ( for $5 off $100 orders or $10 off $150 orders) and your discount will be automatically calculated at the checkout. (you can stack this)
FREESHIPPING: Get free shipping on purchases over $70 on only Memeshop items
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You may also find all the other Memeboxes with it’s shipping date and all the promo codes you need on this memebox-dedicated page.
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Happy Memeshopping!
This Memebox was sent for review purposes but the opinions are honest and true to my experience. This post also contains affiliate links.

In search of New Memebox Members! -A Welcome Giveaway (3 Prizes!)

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YASSS!! Another Memebox giveaway?? You bet!

Already joined Memebox? Sadly this giveaway is only opened to new customer, but do check out my other giveaway (not sponsored!). It is open worldwide to countries that memebox ships to! 😉

New to Memebox? Let me brief you through the subscription!

Memebox (read as mi-mi-baks in Korean lol) is a beauty box company with 2 HQs in Korea and USA. It is not your standard beauty box as they come up with several boxes per week and you are free to choose and select your favourite themes to purchase! These have variable shipping times so make sure you check out my systematically listed schedule to get an idea.

Memebox has several types of boxes;

Memebox Global (currently released: #1-#19): are sort of the staples, basics of all memeboxes where you will have no idea at all what would be included. These are my favourites, and are priced at $29.99 (+standard shipping). You get a mix of everything from skincare, makeup to bodycare– and best of all, the values are almost always over $100!

Memebox Special Editions: These are themed boxes (eg. Tea Tree, Scrub, Foot care), and includes mostly deluxe samples and full-sized items. I love these as they are tailored to a certain ingredient/subject so you will get an idea of what you will receive!

Luckyboxes are curations from previous Memeboxes and are typically the go-to for new customers. There are currently 10 LBs with the 11th being a Super Luckybox. I’d say try it if you regret missing the earlier memeboxes.

Superboxes are boxes with full-sized items mainly, and the price point often reflects how awesome the curated products will be. Although it can be a gamble, Superboxes are always a packed of surprises and there are many wonderful themes to choose from. Just be careful while loading the cart with these, you might end up with a hole in the pocket!

Other mini series: scentboxes, nakedboxes, collaborations
These appear once in a while, and are different from the aforementioned boxes. You might get boxes that are cheaper than regular ones, or even one with revealed contents– Just perfect for those who are not adventurous enough for blind boxes!

What you can win from this giveaway:

1st Prize: 30 MEMEPOINTS (equivalent to $30 in store credit)

2nd & 3rd Prize: 7 MEMEPOINTS (=standard shipping price)


Giveaway has ended. Winners are;

1st: Petra K.

2nd: Joselle A.

3rd: Evgeniya R.

Congratulations! Please contact me asap and happy memeshopping!

Link to Rafflecopter. Good luck!

I know this is long, but read it~~ 😛

♥ Do not be disrepectful and no cheating allowed! I will check everything like a hawk. I have the rights to revoke any suspicious entry.

♥ You must sign up for a new account on Memebox to be able to participate and win this giveaway. Please sign up for one now and get 3 memepoints! If you win, it will be extra points on top of the $3 you have earned.

 This giveaway is only opened to the following countries that Memebox ships to: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hongkong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

♥ There will be 3 Prizes for this giveaway.

♥ Memebox and Veritazy.wordpress.com are not responsible for any custom tax or extra charges incurred for the shipping of the box purchased with the prize money. Veritazy is especially not responsible should there be any damaged goods or reactions arising from the use of the products.

♥ You must be 18 and above, or have the permission from your parents/guardians to participate in this giveaway.

♥ This giveaway began on the 13th of October 2014 and will end on the 20th of October 2014. Winner will be contacted via email after the announcement is made. I will pick another winner if the original failed to reply within 24 hours.

 This giveaway is hosted in collaboration with Memebox. The rules are subject to change any time deemed necessary.

Also, do check out the other available memeboxes here and use my promo codes. These are good till the end of October I suppose, and gives a discount of $5 off all orders (good for one use each).

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You may also find all the other Memeboxes with it’s shipping date and all the promo codes you need on this memebox-dedicated page.
At the meantime, happy memeshopping.

If you would like to find more giveaways, visit the site Osvojito.