As you gals are aware that a while ago I’m one of the ten beauty bloggers who have been appointed as Watsons Ambassador in Singapore.
Being as an ambassador, we will get to review exclusive Watsons house brands, be the first to be informed of the latest product at Watsons and be invited for workshops. In addition, our reviews may also be uploaded on Watsons blog and to be featured at Watsons & Glow Facebook as well as Glow Magazine.
A few days back, I was overjoyed to receive a bundle of DHC Colored Makeup Series from Watsons Singapore. There are total of 18 items and they are 3 Eyeshadow Palettes, 3 Moisture Care Lipsticks, 3 Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor, a Compact Case, a Makeup Sponge, 3 Powdery Foundations (Refill), 2 Color Bases and 2 Liquid Foundations. Many thanks to Watsons Singapore for all these lovely products.
DHC, the #1 direct mail skincare company in Japan, has a legacy of 29 years in Japan creating high-quality products based on the natural benefits of olive oil to provide products to creative healthier, beautiful and radiant skin. Its popular and signature range, DHC Olive Essentials Set, contains DHC’s premium virgin olive oil that is not only rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but also effectively neutralizes free radicals that damage healthy skin. All DHC products are colouring and fragrance FREE.
DHC is actually big in Japan. Like Fancl Skincare, DHC has their own exclusive shops in many parts of Japan.
Yes, they have finally arrived in Singapore!
Have you been anticipating the arrival of colored makeup from DHC for the longest time? Wait no more! Watsons is pleased to announce two newest collections – DHC Platinum White Base Makeup Range and DHC Colored Makeup Range. Both ranges are exclusively available at selected Watsons stores starting May 1st 2011.
DHC New Colored Makeup Collections
Fragrance and paraben-free, the collection includes DHC Eyeshadow Palette, DHC Moisture Care Lip Stick and DHC Moisture Care Lip Color.
DHC Eye Shadow Palette – S$31.90 / 4.8g
These lovely eye shadow palette contains moisturizing ingredients of Olive Virgin Oil, Squalane and Ceramide to protect the delicate area surrounding the eyes from dryness. It is free of fragrance and paraben.
The packaging is pretty lightweight at only 4.8g. The soft pink packaging is printed with white flowers motifs on it.
DHC Eye Shadow Palette available in 3 shades -
- PU06 – Graduation of purple provides a chic and graceful look
- RD05 – Graduation of peach to wine provides a sweet look
- BE03 – Graduation of beige provides an elegant and sophisticated look
Similar shades of the same color are displayed in the same set which allows an easy overlap colors for a 3 dimensional effect to create bigger-looking eyes. These include a highlight, medium, dark, and line color to frame and accentuate eyes.
The texture is quite fine and it makes it quite easy to apply. It gives a shimmery shine finish.
DHC Moisture Care Lipstick – S$34.50 / 2.4g
DHC Moisture Care Lipstick is formulated with 81% of beauty essences such as Super Hyaluronic Acid (all-natural skin conditioning), Squalane and Amino-base emollients for hydration, Oligo-peptides and Marine Collagen (naturally derived lip booster) for plumper lips. It also contains Olive Virgin Oil to help smoothen rough lips.
These are 5 pretty shades of beige, orange, light pink, pink and red, and I’ve received 3 of them. I actually like the compact and lightweight packaging at only 2.4g and 5mm long.
Moisture Care Lip Stick is enriched with a “pearl layer” that helps to cover up creases on lips, “melty oil” to decrease coarseness and a “glossy oil” to provide a glossy finish.
It gives a glossy pearl and sheer finish. Although the color (PK05) appears rich on the packaging but after applying on lip, it looks rather natural on my lip and I actually like the sheer finish. It’s quite moisturizing too.
DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lip Color – S$34.50 / 6.5g
Similar to Moisture Care Lip Stick, Moisture Care Liquid Lip Color is formulated with 92% of beauty essences including Super Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane and Amino-base emollients for hydration, Oligo-peptides and Marine Collagen for plumper lips. It also contains Olive Virgin Oil too.
This lip gloss is specially designed for lips that has signs of aging such as wrinkles, dryness and decrease in plumpness.
It comes in 5 juicy shades of pink, beige, orange, light red and red. I’ve gotten 3 shades.
This lip gloss is also enriched with a “lift-up film” (Oat Kernel Extract) that instantly lifts wrinkles for fuller lips and a “glossy oil” to provide a glossy finish. It is free of fragrance and paraben.
It is rather moisturizing too and it doesn’t feel sticky on my lip. It gives a glossy with a tinge of metallic pearl shine finish.
DHC Platinum White Base Makeup Range
DHC Platinum White Base Makeup Range has a simple three-step application process that covers dull spots and freckles while promoting skin’s natural glow. The series contains DHC Platinum Lasting White Color Base, DHC Platinum Lasting White Liquid Foundation and DHC Platinum Lasting White Powdery Foundation.
To attain ‘platinum skin’, DHC uses “Platinum White Makeup Technology” which contains a platinum light powder to conceal spots and freckles while naturally brightening up the skin for an even skin tone.
Formulated with a lasting white pigment and a clear reflective powder, this procedure effectively camouflages imperfections while reinforcing skin’s clarity even in humid conditions. The range also contains antioxidant Platinum Nanocolloid which as a high UV-cut effect to effectively combat skin damage caused harmful UV rays. Moisturising ingredients of Alpha-arbutin, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Vitamin C are added to boost skin’s moisture levels.
DHC Platinum Lasting White Color Base (SPF 35 PA++) – S$34.90 / 25ml
DHC Platinum Lasting White Color Base, with SPF 35 PA+++ protection, is a 3-in-1 makeup that serves and provides as a makeup base, color correction and UV care.
It prevents shine and greasiness for a longer-lasting finish. It is free of artificial fragrance and paraben.
It is available in 2 shades – Light Pink (OAIR) and Shiny Beige (OACR).
The Light Pink (OAIR) helps to cover up dullness and adds clarity to the skin for a youthful finish. The Shiny Beige (OACR) helps to cover up uneven skin tone and adds shine to the sin for a natural looking finish.
The texture is quite light and it doesn’t feel heavy on skin.
The Light Pink (OAIR) appears brighter on the skin and is great for highlighting such as on the high cheekbone areas. Or you can also use this shade on the whole face for a brighter and radiance looking skin. The Shiny Beige (OACR) appears natural on the skin and it is ideal to even up skin tone for a natural looking finish.
I actually adore both shades as I can apply both on different areas on my face, to enhance and even up skin tone for a youthful-looking skin. In fact, I could also just apply this White Color Base (without any foundation) and dust a tinge of loose powder on the whole face, and I’m ready to go! It doesn’t feel oily nor sticky on the skin and it gives a rather matte finish.
DHC Platinum Lasting White Liquid Foundation (SPF 30 PA++) – S$40.50 / 30ml
DHC Platinum Lasting White Liquid Foundation, comes with SPF 30 PA++ protection, glides and covers blemishes, freckles and wrinkles. It prevents shine and greasiness while maintaining moisture on skin for a long-lasting finish and clearer appearance.
For a beautiful and long lasting finish, the Platinum White Base Makeup range contains 2 types of powders “oil-off powder” that reduces shine by absorbs excessive sweat and oil and “sebum catch powder” that selectively absorbs the left-over fatty free acids in the skin.
The texture for this liquid foundation is pretty light and in fact it is slightly lighter than the White Color Base. It comes in 2 shades – Natural Ocher #01 (for a lighter skin tone) and Natural Ocher #2 (for a natural light skin tone).
I like the super light and non-oily texture, and it is easy to apply on skin. In fact, both shades appear natural on my skin and I couldn’t even tell I have any foundation on on my skin. Wanna see how I look with this foundation, please see below image of me.
DHC Platinum Lasting White Powdery Foundation (SPF 40 PA+++)
S$55.50 / 10g (Complete set with a case, sponge & powdery foundation)
S$31.50 / 10g (Powdery Foundation Refill)
I actually like this sleek and classic compact case.
DHC Platinum Lasting White Powdery Foundation contains the strongest UV protection (SPF 40 PA+++) under the Platinum White Base range. It effectively glides on the skin softly and lightly to cover blemishes and dullness evenly with just one coat. It is free of artificial fragrance and paraben.
This foundation available in 3 shades. Natural Ocer (OATR N01) – for a lighter skin tone, Natural Ocher (OARR N02) – for a natural light skin tone) and Yellow Ocher (OAGR Y02) – for a natural skin tone with a yellowish tint). Like all Platinum White range products, this foundation contains 2 types of powders that reduces shine by absorbs excessive sweat and oil and absorbs the left-over fatty free acids in the skin.
The texture is quite fine and my skin doesn’t appear shiny or greasy, it’s rather matte though. I have a hard time choosing the shade for my skin tone and I eventually pick OATR N01 as my shade.
Here’s my natural spring look of the day using DHC New Colored Makeup Collections. I’ve used the Platinum Lasting White Color Base in Light Pink (OAIR) and Platinum Lasting White Liquid Foundation in Natural Ocher #2 for the whole face, beige tone Eye Shadow Palette in BE03 for eyes and Moisture Care Lipstick in OR03 for lip.
DHC flagship stores retailing the full range of DHC products can be found at Watsons Bugis Junction, Compass Point, ION, Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Raffles City and other selected Watsons stores.
DHC products can also be found at the key island stores at Watsons Choa Chu Kang Lot 1, NTUC Hougang Mall, IMM, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Tampines 1, Tampines Mall, VivoCity and East Point.