Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Affordable Beauty from Sasa Outlet Stores in Macau and Hong Kong ♪♪♪♪

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!

Even inside the Macau Tower which is another popular tourist destination, a Sasa outlet store sits proudly with other boutiques just waiting to be raided by fanatics like me.

In Hong Kong, Sasa is scattered all over the island. From the Hong Kong Star Ferry Terminal...

...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.

My dear friend and beauty advisor Cel Samson made a fantastic list of some of the most effective yet affordable beauty products at Sasa.

Let's go through this list one by one.

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.

The flakiness on my face caused by prickly heat disappeared on first use. Now three months and counting, my skin is indeed smoother and more supple.

My niece Kristine however claims...

... that the Aloe Vera variant helped make her break-outs disappear in as early as 7 days with another welcome side-effect: skin whitening.

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.

3. Suncut UV Protect Cream or Milk SPF 50 by Kose (30 grams). HKD 32 or PhP 186.

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.

Just a pea size on your fingertips, dabbed and blended well on your forehead, under eye circles, cheeks, chin and neck will go a long way.

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!


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  1. thank you so much! This has been a big help! i practically printed the whole article for my mom to read. She's now in macau btw lol i have a question though, does the bb cream come only in one shade?

  2. hi!
    thanks for the visit.
    i think the bb cream comes in two or three shades.
    do let me know what happens.
    have a good night!

  3. hi XxRene! I believe the mascara is HKD 59 at all SaSa OUtlets in Hong Kong and Macau...Thansk for the visit.

  4. wow! your skin is glowing with that skincare!:) are you still using it 'til now?

  5. hi Fabulous Aimee!Thanks so much for the visit ha. Yes, my dear. I still use the BB cream and moisturizer. But since I ran out of the naive kracie facial wash, I've resorted to using Etude facial cleansers for now. sayang nga eh. wala pala yung kracie sa SaSa Singapore and Kuala Lumpur...

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  7. I just bought Naive facial cleansing foam today. Will try it later!

  8. Hi mam kaye i just want to order another cybercolor from sasa spf50. I will give it to my girlfriend as a gift pls send me the details how much it is. This is my email add cybergeen@gmail.com

  9. Hello.I wanna ask if u know the dr.g brand of cosmetics?