Saturday, 6 August 2011

Watsons Health, Wellness & Beauty Awards 2011 Winners by Shiseido, Majolica Majorca and Za

Several Shiseido masstige brand products were winners of this year's Watsons Health, Wellness & Beauty Awards across the makeup, skincare and haircare categories.

Majolica Majorca was a big winner with three awards for the Lash Beautifying Mascara, Jewelling Eyes palettes and Perfect Automatic Liner.

The Lash Beautifying Mascara ($25.90), also known as Lash Expander Frame Plus in Japan, is the brand's bestselling lengthening mascara. The waterproof fibre-based jet black mascara has a unique coil and comb wand for producing longer and fuller lashes, plus Vitamin E and macadamia nut oil to fortify lashes. Majolica's mascaras are notorious for being tough to be remove but I find that a cleansing oil always does the trick. The pic below shows various Majolica mascaras, including past limited editions.

Earlier in January, Lash Expander Frame Plus was released in a limited edition shade, BR666 (red-based chocolate), as part of the Sugary Trap collection. It rapidly sold out in drugstores in Japan. Due to popular demand, Majolica has just re-released it in Japan as a limited edition.

The Perfect Automatic Liner ($22.90) is a long-lasting, waterproof liquid eyeliner with a soft brush tip. It comes in seven pearlescent shades with a black base. You can read my earlier review of it here.

Below is the ingredients list.

The Jewelling Eyes ($27.90) are well-coordinated quads with a lovely pearl shimmer. While the colour payoff tends to be on the sheer side, I think they are a good option for ladies who are just starting to get into makeup. My favourite remains the Jewelling Eyes GR791 from the baroque-themed Queen of Decoration collection of Fall 2010. From now to 24 August, Watsons is offering a $5 discount off these three Majolica products.

Za did equally well with three award-winning products. Their Ever Brows pencil ($11.90) is very affordable and easy to use. Available in three shades, the eyebrow pencil requires no sharpening. Simply twist up, fill in the brows and then use the comb side to smoothen out the strokes for a seamless finish.

The shade BR21 is a good match for my brows. Correcting any mistakes is also simple as the pencil can be easily rubbed off.

After using this virtually every day for the past three weeks, about three-quarters of the Ever Brows is still left, which means that one pencil can probably last about three months with daily usage.

I was surprised to see that the Ever Brows is actually made in Japan, as most Za products are usually made in Taiwan.

The Za Concealer ($13.90) has a creamy texture that is supposed to blend easily and conceal skin imperfections without clogging pores. I haven't used this yet but Mag likes it. This was also recommended in ELLE Singapore's recent Beauty Book as being good for use on the under eye area. It is available in three shades.

This is made in China.

Za's Skin Beauty 2-Way Foundation ($18.50 for refill; $9.90 for case) continues to be the number one selling foundation while their True White Plus 2-Way Foundation ($20.50 for refill) is the number one whitening foundation (see my earlier review here). Made in Taiwan, both have SPF20 PA++. The Skin Beauty foundation contains hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, minerals and spherically-shaped "poreless powder" for creating the look of flawless skin while the True White foundation creates bright, luminous skin with a Spotless Brightening Powder and a Whitening C ingredient based on Vitamin C.

From now till 24 August, Watsons is offering $2 off the Skin Beauty Packset which includes a sheet of decoration stickers alongside the powder foundation. Watsons is also offering a $3 discount on the True White foundation refill, the Concealer Perfection and the Ever Brows.

In the skincare category, the Aqualabel White Clear Foam ($16.90, 30g) is the best-selling whitening cleanser. Aside from containing white clay powder to remove impurities, it also has granules containing hyaluronic acid which are then released into the skin while cleansing. Mag likes this but I find it a tad drying, like most Japanese foaming cleansers. From now till 24 August, you can purchase two tubes of the White Clear Foam for $25 at Watsons.

And finally in the haircare category, the Tsubaki Damage Care range was a winner, thanks to the combination of high purity camellia oil, amino acids and a "deep radiance and shine pearl lipid" for restoring beautiful shiny hair. The Tsubaki line has always been a favourite of mine as it leaves my dyed hair wonderfully soft and untangled.

The ingredients list for the shampoo is below. From now till 24 August, Watsons is offering a $3 discount off the Damage Care range.


Jamilla Camel said...

I love Majo Majo products! Suqqu eye makeup remover works really well, too.

Anonymous said...

I really like Shiseido and MM products~ I recently purchased the Jewelling Eyes palette in SV887~

winterberry_gal said...

Is the MM Lash Expander Frame Plus still avail in Watsons now since it's a limited editon?

The Tsubaki Damage Care range is also my favourite! I have been using their conditioner and hair mask for months!
Hope they will bring in the Tsubaki Head Spa Line soon!

Haru said...

I don't know if the BR666 mascara is still available in Watsons. It may be re-released here as well, since they just re-released it in Japan on 21 July. Best way to find out is to ask on Majolica Singapore's Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

hi there may i know if u have the review for neutrogena ultra sheer Waterlight SPF 50+? thank you haru!

Haru said...

Nope, I haven't tried it before.

makeupmag said...

The ribbons are so cute!

lizvan said...

does Watson's sell Ecotools brushes? sorry to bother you.. thanks a lot :)

anya said...

Dear Iris, may I ask for your recommendation? I am looking for a LONGLASTING powder foundation for my OILY SKIN with LARGE PORES, and trying to decide between: ZA Skin Beauty 2-Way Foundation VS. True White Plus 2-Way Foundation--which one is superior in terms of OIL CONTROL + STAYING POWER + PORE COVERAGE? Thank you very much!

Haru said...

the two Za powder foundations were about the same in terms of the staying power, coverage and oil control. I still needed to blot every few hours when using both. I don't really have a preference between the two. If you are concerned about sun damage, then I would recommend the True White version.