Here’s take a trip down memory lane..
Remember this ZA 2 way foundation??? This foundation has oil control + sun protection function + provide natural finish was launched in 1998.
Yes i do! I remembered seeing it in Watson and this is ZA’s first 2 way foundation. This revolutionary foundation gained recognition by being the No 1 selling foundation in Watson and had won multiple awards (Watson H&B in 1999-2001 and Her World Reader’s Choice award from 2000-2001)..
In 2003, ZA reformulated its award-winning foundation and changed the packaging to an iconic blue shade.. The improvised version continued to clinch many other awards like Cleo Crush award in 2003 and Watsons Health and beauty awards from 2002-2009.
In 2010, ZA-2 way foundation changed its iconic blue color and went pink… Beside this, there were changes in the name (known as Skin Beauty 2-way foundation) and formula.. The new formula includes ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid (Moisturizes), Poreless powder (Smooth finish) and luminous powder (for the extra glow)..
Skin Beauty 2-way foundation continued to be the top-selling foundation, clinching the Watsons Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards in 2010-2011. It also won other beauty award such as Cleo Beauty Hall of Fame 2010-2011 and SWW Best Beauty Buys 2011.
In 2012, ZA further enhanced the quality and finish of Skin Beauty 2-way foundation.. Known as the Perfect Fit 2-way foundation, the new formula has high moisturizing skincare ingredient to care and cover up imperfections. This powdery foundation can be used both moist / dry for that bare skin look with natural glow. The quality of the sponge has also been improved so as to allow a more uniform and smooth-looking finish…
Thanks to Charmian, i had the opportunity to discover more about this new product range before it is launched in the local stores.. Besides the improved formula in the foundation, there are some changes in the concealer as well. The new concealer has pink packaging and it will covers pores / imperfections in more naturally.
Event is held in Relish @ MyVillage Serangoon Garden. This restaurant is under the Wild Rocket Group and the owner specializes in Asian-Western fusion cuisine. Relish has another outlet in Cluny Court and this restaurant is well-known for its unique and traditional burgers.
The restaurant has a relaxing, chill and cozy ambiance ( I love the chic and clean black and white furnishings!!)
The operating hours are as per follows:
Was served Ice Lemon Tea upon arrival and Carol had already started eating as i was slightly late.. oops!
Before the event, my fiance wanted to visit this restaurant as he had a great dining experience over at Wild Rocket… Therefore, i held great expectation for their burgers and was glad that it did not disappoint me..
The patty is really thick and tender which made chewing so easy… The sauce is savory and leave behind a slightly tangy after-taste… YUMMY! Will be back for more as i wanna try their Japanese Curry Chicken Katsu burger next!!
Alright! Back to the topic, I’ll touch on the foundation and tell you more about this new improvised product..
ZA foundation lover, you can now ‘Go Perfect’ with Perfect Fit Two-way foundation which can be used either moist or dry… The new version also comes with a refined sponge that is softer and more supple.. The new sponge contain plant fibers that are kneaded to give it a soft texture.. In this way, a smoother and more even-textured finish can be achieved as it improves the adherence and spread of the foundation..
Consisting of Poreless Powder and Smooth powder so it will spread more evenly over skin and conceal large pores.. The poreless powder is a silky smooth spherical powder that diffuses light to ‘cover-up’ pores and bumpy skin surface.. On the other hand, the smooth powder will enable the foundation to spread easily over skin surface..
End result: Natural and bare-skin finish.
4) SPF 20 PA++ and Vitamin E Derivation.
Previously if you cannot find a shade that is close to your skin color (there are only 4-6 shades for previous foundation ranges), don’t fret as the 8 new improvised shades will bound to bring closer compatibility.
Was using Shade 21 previously so i asked for OC00 shade while selecting the perfect fit foundation.. Who knows that i have became one shade darker due to longer exposure to the sun!! Argghhh!!! Because my office is located in such a ulu location, i have to walk at least 15 mins to and fro the MRT station every weekday without fail (add on another 15 mins when i travel out for lunch)… Reminder to self that i should bring an umbrella out the next time… Alternatively, i can choose to spam more of the foundation as it has sun-protection benefits.. 🙂
How many of you love ZA’s Concealer Perfection??? ME included… Thanks to the recommendation from Lynn, i was hooked on this concealer as it conceals well without clogging my pores… No doubt it is the No 1 selling concealer in Watsons ever since its launch.. Every year without fail, it will win the Watsons award and also other awards such as Simply Her Smart shoppers Award (2007) and Singapore Women’s Weekly Beauty Best Buys 2012.
(Photo credits to ZA’s Facebook)
But the goodness doesn’t stop there! The ZA’s star concealer has just gone through a makeover recently so the new formula not only covers imperfections but it will also retains a bare natural look on skin…
The packaging is now in pink and this improved product will add on to the radiance of your skin with its real perfect powder + skin fit prescription (It is also Dermatologist testing and non-clogging to pore).. This new combination targets imperfections and covers them well while imparting a natural looking finish.. It has been tested and proven that the real perfect powder has excellent covering power to conceal dark circles / spots / freckles and blemish marks..
You don’t have to worry about cakey patches because of the skin fit prescription which will enhance the hold of makeup but yet stays lightweight on skin… The combination with the real perfect powder will make the concealer fit firmly over skin so there’s no chance for creasing / fading for long-lasting coverage. To enhance the amount of radiance after application, the new concealer also contains water holding collagen and Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid to give a smoother / moisturized finish… Lastly, it also contains the ZA’s signature ingredient which is Vitamin E derivative to prevent sebum oxidation and to care for the skin.
Here’s the color chart which will tell you the best shade for your skin color.. Because i became tanner, i have to use shade 2 instead of shade one… Sigh!
Beside the 2 new products launch in the make-up range, Aqualabel has also added another new baby to their Moisturizing Red Range..
Known as the Aqualabel Collagen GL cream, it is a high performance gel with 5-in-1 benefits.. It can be used as a lotion / Essence / Mask / Cream / Emulsion…
Lotion : Softens your skin and preps it for next skincare product
Emulsion : Balance skin’s natural oil
Essence: Target dehydration and aging problems
Cream: To retain moisture for long hours
Mask: Works as a sleeping mask to lock in goodness when skin needs extra moisture boost
How does it work?
Firstly, it contains high concentration of collagen which will supply generous suppleness to skin… Secondly, the water soluble collagen will improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture and increases skin elasticity.. Thirdly, the Hydroluzed collagen increases density of Collagen Fibroblasts (which is the main cell of dermis) to increase skin’s firmness.. Fourthly, the double hyaluronic acid composition will boost moisture supply to the skin.. Lastly, the Jelly like texture will help all the nutrients to be absorbed into skin easily….
Because it is a 5-in-one product, it will be useful on days when i feel lazy! Basically you can use it after toner and your skin will be well protected and moisturized with only 1 product… Retailing at $33.50 for 90g, you can find it in most Watsons store
So now it is Review time…
I have Perfect Fit 2-way foundation shade OC10 in my hands and i’ll apply it on my skin dry…. Personally, i prefer to use a brush to apply the foundation across my face (like loose powder) as this method will pick up fewer pigments (so that the tendency of it clogging my pores will be lower)… This time will be an exception as i will use the sponge during application to test out its efficacy.
As compared to the previous sponge, the new sponge is softer and more dense… It also seems to be able to pick up more pigments so just a gentle reminder to have a lighter touch when swiping if you prefer a more natural finish.
Texture wise, i find that the foundation is finer as compared to the skin beauty 2-way foundation… Therefore, i find it very easy to achieve an even application as it spreads over skin very smoothly.. Coverage is pretty decent as well as it can cover the discoloration of my skin well (as you can see from the 2nd picture).. As coverage is good, i don’t have to apply another layer so the powder stays light on my skin.. After application, the finish looks natural and no ‘cakey-ness’ detected.. Because my skin is more on the oily side (till now only Accutane (a potent medicine) has the ability to do control the oil), my skin is shiny after lunch but i’ll say that stickiness is minimized… If you are looking for an affordable foundation with fine texture, decent coverage and natural finish, you can consider getting this as the refill only costs $18.50..
The Perfect Fit 2-way foundation (Refill) is available at Watson exclusively from 11 October onwards.
Next, i’ll be using the Perfect Fit Concealer to conceal my dark eyes circles… Due to the strict orders of my beautician, i will be banning the use of concealer on my pimples / pores as my pores will get clogged easily… The perfect fit concealer doesn’t feel greasy and sticky and it can be blended easily.. As the texture is slightly more fluid, it won’t make your under-eye area appear to be dry and cakey (So there’s no need for you to apply eye-cream before you apply the concealer)… The concealer is also long-lasting as my dark-eye circles are still well-hidden at the end of the day. 🙂
The ZA Concealer is something that i cannot live without in order to look more awake…
Texture wise: It is more on the fluid side and it is non-oily / greasy.. Can also be blended into skin easily to conceal problem areas.
Before : Panda Eyes
After: Brighter eyes as dark eye-circles are toned down.
The Perfect Fit concealer is available at Watson exclusively from 11 October onwards at $13.90 each.
Before i go, ZA cosmetic is joining hands with Japan casual label Lowry’s farm!!! They will be holding something really exciting as you will get to find your PERFECT fit for a perfect you! Gather your friends for this upcoming 17th Oct event and register your interest thru this LINK
(Registration will close 15th Oct or when all slots are taken, whichever earlier)
Enjoy yourself!! XOXOXO!