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89f88-p1030630-grandprize2of2MY HUMBLE MID YEAR GIVEAWAY – Open to Metro Manila Residents






 DISCLAIMER: I bought this during Tony Moly Philippine’s valentine’s 40% discount sale.  so i got it at a significant discount and purchased it (like a lot of my stash) with my own money.

The description below:

so apart from containing my beloved snail mucin it also has some phyto callus something to help repair chaffed skin.

 the ingredients below:

i do not know what part of the ingredients is the snail mucin or the phyto callus something.  what this post will be how i use it, how effective it is in cleaning and how my skin feels after i’ve used it.

 sealed for protection.  no pump! so i have to unscrew the cap, hold this upside down and dispense an appropriate amount on my fingers.

 some REALLY waterproof stuff

 let’s try it out!

 the dollywink is tear proof and sebum proof but not tony moly foam cleanser-proof, the face shop make me star waterproof ‘gel’ liner took a bit more rubbing

 before i eventually got to remove it.

first impressions:

  • this thing smells great!  a little like the snail bb cream and the snail serum
  • it’s really really creamy on the verge of slimy
  • really soft to lather on my face
  • really really consistency
  • the scent
  • this thing is huge for php508 (the discounted amount i paid for during their sale)
  • a little goes a long way
  • lathers up really good
  • cleans all sort of gunk off my face as you can see from the pictures of the waterproof stuff
  • leaves my skin velvety soft yet really really clean
  • didn’t give me any rash or didn’t break me out
  • didnt really sting my eyes
  • no pump!
  • it has yet to make me believe it has snail mucin in it
  • the price, 800++ for a facial wash? and it doesn’t even tell me how much percentage of snail mucin it has 0.O

the full price of this is posted here on their site

Do i recommend: yes, as you saw it really takes off waterproof stuff, then again, so does an oil based makeup remover

Will I repurchase?- i highly doubt it, but i’m glad i caught this one while it was on sale.  so maybe, if it does go on sale again, i’ll get one again.

 so it’s kinda a cosmetics shopping ban, LOL so it’s time to whip out the samples! 😛

so ever since this picture came out:

well, i wasn’t that interested, i found the picture of dara above too SHINee shimmery, i feel like handing her an oil blotting film.  OF COURSE NO PRODUCT should, could, and would make you look like that.  it’s all smoke and mirrors and photoshop!

but let’s sample this out, shall we?

last week i sorta reviewed the tony moly goddess aura beam here, so this week i’ll review the nymph aura.

 oooohhh already i like this product, it’s soooo not like the lip gloss the goddess aura beam is. this nymph aura is like a juiced up baviphat island girl bb primer fix (reviewed here).

i’m so loving the lilac-y/lavender iridescent sheen this nymph aura has

and again side by side with the lip gloss este the aura beam  on the right and the nymph aura on the left

blended out, they both give you a sheen but the nymph aura volumer gives you the iridescence.

photo below has the automatic settings on my cam

photo below has the shutter speed to 1s

a brightening iridescent sheen

the lip gloss

but you see the pink sparklies

and blended out, you get a nice sheen

but can be confused with the oilies on a hot humid day



Aspect Etude House Tony Moly
Texture cream to powder-like kinda like lip gloss
Sheen pearly purply iridescence  oily the pink sparlies disappears when blended
Finish a brightening glow a sheen when correctly and strategically applied
Lasting Power 2-3 hours 4-6 hours
Oil Control none none
Scent quite strong baby powder scent, can put off someone who dislikes strong scents milder flowery kind of scent
Coverage didn’t make my pores more visible  same it didn’t make my pores more visible
Break Out none none
Packaging has pump dispenser, and a smaller upside down tube but easy to control that upside down tube that’s kinda difficult to control

i wore the aura beam and blended out with the bb cream here below

and below i wore the nymph aura volumer on the right side of my face only on top of my bb cream of the week from skin79


I was told that the (EH) nymph aura volumer was sticky and well, not comfy to wear, i found that to be true of the (TM) goddess aura beam instead.  like i said, lip gloss on the top of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and maybe on your cupid’s bow.

some of you will think that my vote will be for TM as it’s normally is, but today, it’s with EH, i didn’t experience the sticky, icky feeling some people may have experienced using the EH nymphy aura volumer.  i also preferred the iridescent pearly purply sheen it gives over the oily glow the goddess aura would tend to give if you don’t subdue it with powder.

Do i recommend?

i think either products are superfluous if you already have loads of foundations and bb creams that give that certain glow, ahem, photoready! foundations or bb creams that give you a pearly brightening effect, ahem snow crystal bb and foundation.  so if you already have foundations/bb creams and the mac mineralize skin finish, these products from eh and tm are no longer necessary.  however, if all you own are matte foundations and bb creams then maybe a small tube of either of these aura products can and will give you that seen from the moon at night sort of glow that’s super in nowadays!

of the two, regardless of skin shade you have, i would recommend the eh nymph aura volumer, just don’t wear it too much like the sandara picture above, that’s just not normal.  


so whatchatink? 

I would like to thank Tina my office mate for the use of her tony moly prestige primer and i would like to thank FANGIRL ASIA for providing this item from Baviphat for this review.

so let’s get to it, shall we? phhhhfft no ingredient list

sealed, and it’s an upside down tube for controlled and hygienic dispensation of the product

it’s a tad watery, but has this kind of purply iridescent glow once blended

i’m sorry the picture doesn’t show the iridescent glow, hopefully, the picture below at least show a satin sheen 😉

and below the tony moly prestige moisture primer.  look it has gold flecks!

and it has a pump

a fine pump

this is what comes out, a dimethiconey substance with gold flecks

and when blended out, the gold flecks is somewhere in there.

yesterday, i used this foundation.  it’s not a colorstay so it not as long lasting as a colorstay hehehe

my face below with the baviphat face primer on the right side of my face and the tony moly prestige primer on the left side.


ok, why the hell is this pic here?

1.) can we just celebrate how both of these primers covered my pores, specially on my

2.) but it also kinda means it made my foundation look not too 2nd skin like =( meaning i looked i was really made up instead of kinda natural looking

about 12 hours later, look mah, that photoready is still there, didn’t budge on either side

today it was laneige snow dual crystal foundation

 ok let me just say, i get it now.  i get it, super get it! laneige snow crystal dual foundation is just way better than the photoready, omg!  i know y’all can’t tell the diff with me in the rose colored shirt and me below in the blue shirt, a full day after shot, but i can.  the snow crystal foundation truly is like 2nd skin, only better.

but back to the primers.

they certainly improved the oil control of the photoready a great deal, but only did so for the laneige by just a smidge.

Packaging upside down tube – hygienic  has a pump – hygienic
Coverage superior pore coverage! ditto
Finish satin lavender iridescence so it’s brightening  has gold flecks that blends out and sorta luminous finish
Lasting Power worked better for Laneige so it’s still foundation dependent same same =(
Oil Control better 4/5 (1-poor oil control 5-top notch!) not so great 2/5 at best but hey is a moisturizing primer so it says on the bottle 😉
Scent nope it doesn’t smell like old lady ajumma matrona perfume like that other review said, it’s actually mild and baby powdery none
Break Out didn’t break me out, no milla, no new black heads didn’t break me out, no milla, no new black heads



didn’t cake up my foundation didn’t cake up my foundation
Price  PhP760 available at FANGIRL ASIA  i’ll need to get back to you on this as to how much this is here, but online it’s around US$28 😉

over all, for something that has moisture written on the bottle, the tony moly didn’t really oil me out considering i have oily to combo skin and it’s been crazy humid and rainy the last couple of days!