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Quick Tatcha Review

Quick Tatcha Review

Adam got his hands on the Sephora Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers set for me when he was in Canada earlier this year. The brand’s not cheap, and this was a good way to try key products in the range in one go. I’ve tried 2 out of the 3, here are my thoughts:

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist


I’ve been using this moisturizing mist every day since I first tried it and luckily don’t have to dread the day I run out because yay for friends in Japan to send me fresh supplies.


The precious dewy liquid is bottled (heads-up to those travelling because it is quite heavy) in the most beautiful packaging and the lilac color really resonates with me.


The bottle is fitted with a fine perfume sprayer which is my favorite on any mist! I love that fine wave of luxury touching my face. It’s the same with the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist which is another Annie favorite.

The liquid is incredibly moisturizing because of the hyaluronic acid. It also contains the fancy-sounding Hadasei-3™ Anti-Ageing complex which is a secret blend of Japanese superfoods: green tea, rice and algae. I’m not asking any questions about the eligibility of these ingredients, all I am asking for is ANOTHER BOTTLE IMMEDIATELY!

I’ve been using it over my make up to give me that dewy, glowing finish aka “The Tori-Tathum glow!” You can also use it on clean skin or on the go. It’s the perfect product.

Violet-C Radiance Mask


Have to admit, I expected a little more from this mask. 


Also containing the Japanese superfood trio, this mask just did not do what I wanted it to do. When I see Vitamin C listed as an ingredient in skincare I always get excited about potential brightening results. I did see an improvement, but nothing too impressive. It may be that the mask is a bit too gentle for my skin as I’m used to dynamic active ingredients daily. The 10% AHA just didn’t perform as well as my mighty BR Lotion P50 in terms of cleansing and smoothing my skin texture. The purple is pretty cool but a little unnecessary in my opinion. It contains Carmine, which comes from beetles and are used commonly in the cosmetics and food industries as a colorant. The purple mask isn’t any better, and the color does not hold any benefits for my skin so I just find the use of it a little unnecessary.

I do think that using the mask regularly could give me better results but I’m not a patient petal and I like immediate results. I won’t be adding this mask to my repurchase list. (She says as she reaches for the purple pot and applies a generous layer to her clean skin as per the instructions because she believes in second chances.)

That’s my two cents xxx




Two current favorites from Optiphi

Two current favorites from Optiphi

The Lush Times.

The Lush Times.