The next time you go to Macau, don’t forget to visit a nearby Sasa Outlet Store for an array of excellent yet very affordable make-up and skincare products. No worries. Just go to Senado Square and there you’ll find a Sasa store almost in every corner!
…all the way down along Nathan Avenue, there is a Sasa store available to your every whim…your every wish. In this particular outlet store, I decided to spend a few precious hours surrounded by an incredible sea of cosmetics before going through my “pasalubong” (gifts) list.
1.Naive Cleansing Foam Line by the reputable Japanese brand Kracie (Kanebo’s new name). Read all about it right here. It comes in different varieties: Grapefruit, Peach and Aloe Vera. Price: HKD 24 or PhP 140.
Mars Cel told me that this line of cleansing foam is really good. But I never expected it to be that amazing! The minute I uncapped the grapefruit variant, I was greeted by its fresh fruity scent. Squeezing off a pea size onto my hand, I worked a lather with a little bit of water and was amazed at the amount of foam it produced! I thought that it is absolutely perfect for tropical countries like the Philippines because it gives you a squeaky clean feel even on the hottest days.
2. White Milk by Kracie (Kanebo). Price: HKD 78 or PhP 455.
It is a facial lotion so light it won’t melt even when you’re under the harsh sun. It has also become a loyal friend no matter the weather. It blends well into my skin leaving a fresh, dewy look. The only side effect you can expect from this product is a brighter, whiter skin.
This Japanese brand is a revelation indeed. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin so you don’t need to worry that your face will melt like butter once you’re outdoors. It has a light musky scent that’s not at all overpowering. It also blends well into your skin giving that dewy, fresh glow!
4. Sexy Look Anti-aging and Whitening Facial Masks (10 sheets per pack). HKD 69 or PhP 402.
These Taiwanese-made facial masks come in three variants: Anti-aging, Whitening with Collagen and Regular. Once you take out the mask sheets, expect them to be dripping wet with all the vitamins and minerals promised in the packaging. Although you’re tempted to put them on your face until the sheet dries out, don’t. Just leave the mask on for 30 minutes tops. You’ll see and feel that your face is indeed more refreshed and revitalized.
5. Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara by Kiss Me. HKD 59 or PhP 344.
Kiss Me is another trusted Japanese brand that is not as pricey as its other counterparts. Expect a more defined lash line, bigger and brighter eyes thanks to this line of mascara.
6. Heroine Make BB Cream by Kiss Me Japan Heroine Make BB Cream by Kiss Me. HKD 69 or PhP 402.
Also known as Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, it was first formulated in Germany to aid post-operative patients to soothe scars and blemishes while inducing skin renewal.
When Korean stars like Song Hye Kyo heard of this amazing technology, they started using BB cream as a make-up base with or without foundation. Now cosmetic giants like Etude, Laneige, The Face Shop, Skin Food and Missha offer different kinds of BB cream to suit your individual tastes and needs.
Other Asian countries followed suit and started producing their own kind of BB cream. Kiss Me Japan is one of them with a brilliant marketing strategy: a 50-70% lower price range than its Korean counterparts.
The light coverage makes you look like you’re not wearing any make-up at all. With just a light dusting of powder all over the face and neck using your favorite stippling brush or sponge makes you feel and look your best!