|REVIEW| Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion & Mochi BB Cushion Pact

Klairs mid day blue sun lotion review
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2-IN-1 FOR KLAIRS
Yes! Today we are doing two products in one post! This is my first time doing a 2-in-1 so get ready for a longer than usual post. I stumbled upon Klairs when Eunice from Wishtrend (a company selling skincare products) introduced their one brand skincare box featuring Klairs on YouTube. Ever since, I tried very hard to get my hands on their products and finally this March, I managed to redeem the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, my first Klairs product, from Favful using my hard earned points. Since I'm here with two Klairs products, I'll be reviewing the cleansing oil this August too, so be sure to stay tuned! In the meanwhile, I'm not gonna keep you here for long, let's start with the Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion review!

MID-DAY BLUE SUN LOTION SPF 40 PA++ REVIEW
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Dear, Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion SPF40 PA++ (RM80 for 50ML)

INGREDIENT LIST
This time I want to have the list ready and upfront because everything I talk about later has a relation to this list.

(Skincarisma)
Water, CyclopentasiloxaneEthylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, *Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, *Zinc Oxide, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrolyzed CollagenBis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl TriazineCetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Panax Ginseng Root ExtractFragrance, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Guaiazulene, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, SH-Oligopeptide- 1, SH-Oligopeptide- 2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide- 9, SH-Polypeptide- 11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol
p.s. Both zinc oxide and diethylamino hyrdoxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate are great at protecting our skin against UVA and UVB, making Klairs sun lotion a broad spectrum sunscreen.

THE LOTION IS BLUE!
 I don't know why, although the name already suggests that the lotion is blue, I was still taken aback when I squeezed it out on my palm. Can't say I'm not excited to see it in blue! Now that's a real blue product that I own. <Achievement Unlocked!> (I like Chinese egg tarts with shortcrust pastry because it's clean-looking and now I'm all 'achievement-unlocking' with a blue lotion? What's wrong with me? LOL) Anyway, the blue colour comes from guaiazulene. This is a dark blue crystalline hydrocarbon sourced from Chamomile and is effective in calming and cooling down heated skin. All Klairs blue products contain this!

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Can you see the blue?

DOES IT CALM MY SKIN THEN?
I must admit, I don't think so. I was having minor redness on my cheeks for the last few days when I was testing out the sun lotion. But it didn't really help reduce it. I checked in the mirror a few times throughout the day and I could still see redness peeping through. But to be fair, I wasn't expecting it to be super effective in this aspect (even though it contains centella asiatica extract too, which is the main ingredient in COSRX Centella Blemish Cream) because after all this is a sun lotion and its main job is to help me combat UVA and UVB, so I'm okay with that! Although it could have replaced my current HG (find out what my HG is) if it can HAHA.

IT LEAVES A WHITE CAST
Can you remember that I've once recommended the Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion in my Choosing the Right Sunblock post due to its whitening properties? It was a brief mention, so you definitely have to participate in the World Memory Championships if you do! And yes, as a physical + chemical sun lotion, it contains zinc oxide as well as titanium dioxide, thus this baby leaves a white cast. It could become a problem if I accidentally wipe some off while eating (look at the comparison picture below), otherwise I'm fine with the white cast. It can work as a great makeup base or as my foundation when the normal foundation is too heavy for the weather.

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See the colour difference on my arm? 😂

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It also has minor flashback. Only half of my hand has the lotion, can you guess which side? (Answer after next picture)

Instructions on the back of the tube, with expiry date on 25 May 2020 (top of the tube).

(Answer: yes, it was the right half)

HOW TO USE
Like any other sunscreen, this goes on as the last step of our skincare routine before we put on makeup. To avoid going overboard, I always squeeze out a small amount on my palm first. Then I dot it on my face to make sure all important areas, especially my cheeks, receive sufficient amount of the sun lotion. Only then I'll slowly add on if I feel it's not enough and start patting in the lotion. Try your best not to rub your skin when you're putting on products to avoid creating premature wrinkles. Patting in can also help with absorption and reduce drying time too! Always apply 15 minutes before going under the sun because it needs a little time to bind to the skin and reapply every 2 hours or as needed (source: SkinCancer.org).

Left: Polka dot, anyone?
Middle: It looks matte and is not sticky at all. Can you see the white cast? It is not so obvious, isn't it? 
Right: 80% shine-free, look at the mouth area, some was already wiped off LOL

LIGHT, DRIES FAST AND SHINE-FREE
Being a lotion, it's much more lightweight than my other suncreams and dries down much more quickly. For the first time in my life, I don't feel like I've put on any sunscreen at all. COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, which in my opinion is already super lightweight under Malaysia's hot weather, can't even compare with this. It also keeps my cheeks (my forehead isn't doing too well huh) shine-free after eight hours of application (picture above), another crucial point that my COSRX HG loses in. I almost forgot, it is not sticky or greasy too! I can't describe how happy I was when I discovered that.

p.s. My nose isn't reliable because I have some Althea Petal Velvet Powder (review coming next!) on.

AM I EATING LEMON CHEESECAKE?
Honestly, are sunscreens supposed smell like that? This smells just the same as Benton's new daily suncream (check out my review preview on Instagram)! When the smell hit my nostrils, it smelled sweet and as it slowly developed, it turned slightly sour, just like lemon cheesecake! Can't say I dislike the smell, because I don't. But I'm worried some of you may not like it as it can be slightly overwhelming if you're not into products that have a strong smell. Good news is, the smell disappears once it reaches your skin. So I thought it's worth a try!

Hygienic packaging of the sun lotion.

TWO WORDS: HIGHLY RECOMMEND
If you are done with your existing sun cream and are looking for a new one to try, this is the one you should buy next. The smell isn't something that should stop you from buying because it is pleasant and in a way, calming. I also love that it has SPF40 and PA++ which meet my rules for buying sunscreen (>SPF30 and >PA++). If you're afraid of the white cast, do note that I'm a shade N23 (all my pictures here involve flash) and I think the resulted shade is acceptable for me. If you want to keep your skin comfortable and fresh till the end of the day, you can put on some powder on the oilier areas in the morning after the sun lotion.

I think I've covered all the necessary things I think you should know about Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion. Let's move on to Klairs Mochi BB Cushion Pact now shall we?

MOCHI BB CUSHION PACT (MERRY BETWEEN EDITION) REVIEW
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Dear, Klairs Mochi BB Cushion Pact (RM108 for one, 15g)

CUTENESS OVERLOADS
I seldom buy a product simply because it's cute, no matter how much my heart wants to. So I don't own a lot of products with cute packaging. Wait, I don't think I have any actually *scans dressing table*. No I don't. Now can you imagine how happy I was when this finally joined the rest of my beauty products? Holding it in my hand and admiring it every day is pure joy (I'm that crazy). I just can't wait to take it out in the public every 10 minutes and pretend to touch up my makeup when I don't even have to. Don't give me that look, it's that cute okay!

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Everything is so clean and white. Can you feel that hipster vibe that it exudes?

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Opening up the lid, you will see this super adorable puff that it comes with.

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The puff's the other side is in the BB cream's colour so it won't look as dirty once you start using it.

A little sticker that teaches you how to open up the lid.

ALWAYS READ EVERYTHING
I didn't read that little sticker because I thought it was about "sticker removal before use of cushion" like most other BB cushions. It took me more than five attempts to finally figure out how to open up the protection lid and two of those attempts include total removal of the cushion from the cushion case itself LOL. Luckily I didn't break anything. Why am I always so clumsy with my beauty products la (a bit of Malaysian slang there)? Actually all you have to do is turn the transparent protection lid anti-clockwise and lift it up. And Taa-daa! You'll be met with the cute Mochi couple!

Everything is so white and cute!

After tearing off the sticker. For a moment I thought they gave me one without the BB cream LOL.

Lo and behold, all you have to do is use the puff to press on the cushion and here comes the BB cream!

INGREDIENT LIST
After blabbing so much about the packaging, it's about time the ingredient list comes in.

(Skincarisma)
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, *Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Silica, *Zinc Oxide, Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bentonite, Sodium chloride, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Red Oxide of Iron, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, *Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Black Oxide of Iron, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea (Common Purslane) Extract, Piper Methysticum (Kava) Leaf/Root/Stem Extract , Adenosine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus (Okra/Ladies' Finger) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Arctium Lappa (Greater Burdock) Root Extract, Hibiscus Mutabilis Flower Extract, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Vitis vinifera, Nelumbo Nucifera Callus Culture Extract
Note for Ingredient Lists: 
Bolded are the star ingredients in the product whereas underlined are those flagged as 3 & above under 'Safety index'. Safety index ranges from 1-9 and the lower the number means the less hazardous. Those with asterisks (*) are more likely to cause acne than those without.

YOU'RE SAFE UNDER THE SUN
Having the same SPF and PA as the Mid Day Blue Sun Lotion, Klairs cushion pact can also keep us protected from the burning sun. It has both zinc oxide, titanium dioxide as well as diethylamino hyrdoxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate (discussed above), which are the exact ingredients the sun lotion has. Hence you may have the option to skip your sunblock when you're using this BB cushion. Although I'd still highly encourage you to put on your sunblock. Sometimes when we're not going for a too heavy base, the BB cream may not be thick enough to shield us from the rays. So it's still advisable that you put on a sunscreen prior to patting your face with the BB cushion.

Left: My face before I put on the BB cream
Middle: Immediately after putting on the BB cream. Looks much whiter doesn't it?
Right: It didn't oxidise at all. My forehead definitely looks oily but my cheek looks okay. My nose has the Althea Petal Velvet Powder so it's again not reliable haha.

ONLY ONE SHADE, HOW?
One most asked question about this cushion pact is whether it'll actually fit one's skin tone since it only comes in one shade. This is also the problem I had been most worried about before I patted it on my face. Surprisingly, despite being a N23 myself, it looked okay. Maybe slightly whiter than I like, but I feel comfortable wearing it out of my house, even on just half of my face (I was testing this on the right side of my face and the sun lotion on the left at the same time HAHA). It didn't look too white that I have to whiten my neck using the Yowoo Cream from The Yeon. That'd be so inconvenient although I don't really mind, things I'd do to look pretty LOL.

SMELLS GOOD AND CONCEALING ABILITY IS...
I really love the smell of this one. More on the sweet side, the smell is pleasant and totally tolerable. If you've ever smelled a Laneige BB cushion before, this one smells nothing like that. Although the Laneige one conceals much better, Klairs totally won the smell game. About its concealing ability, it's apricot-beige tone can conceal dark circles and redness. You can customise it to get the optimal result. There are three ways you can use this pact:

Full Hydration (Low Coverage)
Simply use it like I do, open it up, and press using the puff until you get some product on your puff.

Coverage and Glow (Medium Coverage)
This time you'd need a cotton swab, or a spatula if you have one. Press on the sponge for one minute to let it soak up the beauty balm below. This increases the coverage if you need more!

Coverage and Matte (High Coverage)
Now this one will be slightly challenging to do, at least for someone clumsy like me. You'd need a tweezer, a spatula, a cleansing wipe and a pair of clean hands for this one. Take out the ring around the sponge using your hand. Then pick up the sponge with the tweezer, flip it and put it back. Use the spatula to smooth out the beauty balm and clean the side with a cleansing wipe. Put back the ring and you now have a high coverage BB cushion!

In case I'm bad with my words. (Image taken from Hermo)

WHEN IT'S AT LOW COVERAGE
 Two strokes of permanent marker on my hand (luckily I managed to wash them off LOL).

 One layer of the BB cushion on the lower stroke.

After don't know how many layers.

AM I EVEN WEARING ANYTHING???
Being that lightweight, I really couldn't feel anything on my skin while I was wearing it. For a second I even wondered if I had put on enough of the BB cream. But the truth is, it's just super lightweight and it bound extremely well to the skin. It wasn't cakey at all and my skin looked perfectly smooth and felt so comfortable. That's everything I need to withstand the hot weather! I may have to thank the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence I put on before I use the BB cushion but it definitely did a great job itself. I like how it wowed me when I saw my skin in the mirror and on camera.

DEWY? SEMI-DEWY? MATTE?
Fret not ladies, it gives a semi-dewy finish which is the kind that I love the most! Your face won't look oily (stays true even after eight-hour use!) with this but neither will it look dry or flat without any dimension. If your nose tends to get oily like mine, just puff on a little powder after the BB cream and you're ready to dash out the door. I'd also recommend you to bring it out with you for touchups because it gets wiped off quite easily. Look at my mouth area in the picture above again haha.

Back of the cushion pact. Love the travel friendly size and weight.

Sigh, everything is in Korean.

FINAL NOTE
The price is a bit up there I must admit. This has also been the reason why I was hesitating to get it in the beginning. But this is from Klairs so there's a certain level of quality assurance. I love how sturdy this babe feels in my hand and how it has a protectant lid so different from others. What makes it stand out the most is the way I can customise how heavy I want the coverage to be and that personalises it to everyone's taste. I believe that's why this is Klairs' best selling product (although I'd love for it to have more shades so that more of us could benefit from goodness like this)! Again, grab it if this is within your budget. Trust me, you won't regret it!

Where to buy:

Malaysia only

Hermo
*WM: RM6.80 / Buy two free shipping
*EM: RM12 / Min. purchase of RM150 for free shipping

Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion - RM80 (Inclusive of GST)
Mochi BB Cushion Pact - RM108 (Inclusive of GST)



Whereas for Hermo you can use Shopback to save some money (save 2% for every purchase) when buying from Hermo. Just sign up using my link: https://www.shopback.my/hermo?raf=OxeI66, and you'll be rewarded with RM5 immediately, followed by RM5 when you make your first purchase on Hermo through Shopback. That's RM10 in total. It works in the form of cash back which you can cash out to your bank account. You'll can learn more on their website here. That saves up to RM3.76, which you use to buy a mask already!

International

Wishtrend
Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion - USD16 (approx RM65.90)
Mochi BB Cushion Pact - USD21.52 (approx. RM88.60)
Best Trial Kit - USD3.50 (approx. RM15)
*Free Shipping with purchases over USD69.00 (ships worldwide)

However if you happen to select a product from Wishtrend’s Free Shipping Product Selection, you are eligible for Free Shipping even if you are buying less than USD69.00! Remember to save your welcome and order emails from Wishtrend because they may have discounts and free shipping codes specially for you. Let them help you save even more money on your next order!

Also, keep in mind their friend-referral program! You can get a USD5 discount coupon if you use my invitation code 1016642104 upon registration. You will receive this voucher right after. There will be a specific field in your registration form called "Friends Invitation Program" where you can put in the code above. This way you can get USD5 off on your first purchase! What better way to save money? Remember to share this awesome deal with your friends too because sharing is caring!

Charis
Mochi BB Cushion Pact - RM91.16

You can get 5% payback if you write a review on Charis!

Which Klairs product have you tried before? Let me know in the comment section below!

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!!UPDATE!!
Read my Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil review!

Thank you for reading, see you in the next post!

The products were sent to me for review purposes and the review is sponsored. As usual, the reviews are 100% my personal opinion of the product after personally trying it out. Please make sure you consult whoever is selling you the product and ask for samples if you can! Read my disclaimer here.

24 comments

  1. The sun cream sounds really good. I think I wouldn't really mind a sun protection that smells like lemon cheesecake. I mean that's better than chemicals right ;p And how cute is that Mochi BB Cushion Pact! Though I'd be a little concerned since it is only offered in one shade. Klairs is a brand that I want to get to know better after I work down my beauty stash.

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  2. The Mochi BB Cushion Pact is so damn cute la, but argh.... why so expensive? I need to save up first for these two products. :(

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  3. i love this 2 produk of Klairs.. the tekstur is non sticky and blend on my face.. it suitable for my skin

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  4. Klairs has been good for my skin before but I haven't tried their sun lotion yet. Maybe I'll give it a try after I'm done with my current product. That BB Cushion Pact is so adorable but yeah, why only one shade? :( Would have been better if they have it in other shades as well.

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  5. The SPF does sound really good, but I;m a bit more tanned than you so the white cast will definitely show up. I like the sound of the BB cream, I didn't know you could change it to make it full coverage x

    Velvet Blush

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  6. The packaging is definitely lovely and classy.. love it

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  7. The mochi by cushion is so cute! I would love to try it as well! I saw the coverage was quite great

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  8. wow...look so different before and after!!I think i should have a try for this products!!

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  9. Can really see the before and after difference! Makes me wanna try the product now!

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  10. Very nice and detailed write up dear! I am tempted to get the sun screen since it is more affordable! And, I do not own any blue sun screen yet :)

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  11. Can see a big different after using the sun lotion. i love the effect and will get 1 to try it out.

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  12. That powder is so cuteee. Will get it just cause of the packaging.

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  13. I like the packaging of the cushion! Cute packaging is always good!

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  14. I adore Klairs products and usually get great results with them, but I get sun spots very easily so anything less than PA+++ is a no-go for me, even though the smell of lemon cheesecake has me very tempted! And the mochi cushion is too cute! I really like the look and sound of the natural finish, will need to add this to my list of products to try...as soon as I finish my current cushions! :P

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  15. I am loving this brand more and more. That Mochi BB Cushion really does a good job on my skin.

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  16. You wrote very details on The Mochi BB Cushion.
    Your skin maintain naturally after 8 hours.

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  17. i also use this 2 product and i like it.. it cover my pores and cover my face from UVB UVA

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  18. I thought the blue lotion will leave a bluish color on your skin, not white. Haha. I really love that cushion though. So cute.


    -Analie

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  19. Sound really good. The Mochi BB Cushion packaging so cute...

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  20. I wanted to try this badly! Lucky you! It was so adorable and light blue is one of my favorite color =)

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  21. I love to use the mochi bb cushion! so cute =3

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  22. Aww this looks amazing! I've never tried anything from Klairs before but the Mochi BB cushion definitely has my heart! I love how it looks <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  23. I am still yet to try out the mochi cushion. I have the sun lotion and i super love it.

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  24. I'm using the bb cushion and I'm loving it a lot because the coverage is good

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