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Huge Korean makeup/skincare Haul

Hi guys 🙂 So you’re probably wondering why Miso Beauty has been absent for the last two months. I’ve been working hard! Working 9 hours a day, producing music, helping out around my house AND blogging is pretty tough. But to think back, I realised how I sucked at managing my time. So now that I am back, I am now determined to update this blog as much as I can so please don’t leave me! *sobs*

For the past two months, I have totally spun out of control when buying beauty products. Now that I work at a beauty company, my interest in beauty has now become one of my greatest passions! I can never just “pass by” a makeup store without having a slight peek inside…You know, seeing if there’s any more new stuff in stock 🙂 it’s become a new habit of mine.

Disclaimer – I only buy beauty products when they are on sale. In Korea, beauty stores have sales every month. 97% of the products in this photo have been bought during a huge sale! I mean like 30-50% off sales! Except for the Skin Food Black Sugar Scrub Foam, Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner and Etude House Moistfull Collagen Firming Eye Cream.

Here’s a photo of all the products I got:

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Products listed in brand order

Etude House – Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Tissues (Oil Type), AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm, AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot, AC Clinic Intense Powder Water, Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit (W24 Honey Beige), Moistfull Collagen Emulsion, Moistfull Collagen First Essence, Moistfull Collagen Facial Freshener, Moistfull Collagen Firming Eye Cream, Color My Brows (#01), Perfect Brow Kit, Drawing Show Brush Liner (Brown), Play Nail (#20 Blooming Spring), Drawing Eye Brow (#02 Grey Brown), Oh M’ Eye Lash Slimcara Volume & Curl, Drawing Show Creamy Pencil (OR201 Swing Orange), Look At My Eyes Eyeshadow (BR401, PK004)

Innisfree – Olive Real Essential Oil Ex, Creamy Tint Lip Mousse (#01 Pink Orchid, #03 Fresh Coral)

Skin Food – Black Sugar Scrub Foam

Thayers – Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner

Holy cow, that’s A LOT!

Miso Beauty’s Top 3 Most Favourite Products 

1. Skin Food – Black Sugar Scrub Foam

This facial scrub is probably the best one i’ve used so far. I love the grainy texture. You can actually feel that dead skin cells are being rubbed off by it. I love how it gradually turns into a foam. I love how it leaves my skin feeling like baby skin.

2. Etude House – Look At My Eyes Eyeshadow in BR401 Deep Berry Soda

The colour of this eyeshadow is GORGEOUS! I love how deep and bloody it looks. It is very pigmented and long lasting.

3. Etude House – Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit

I love how this BB cream moisturises yet covers up blemishes while evening out my skin tone. Although i’d say the smell is horrible.

Miso Beauty’s Top 3 Most Used 

1. Etude House – Drawing Eye Brow

This product is probably one of the cheapest out of my haul. Once I fill in my eyebrows, it stays there! It doesn’t smudge and it is really long lasting. I used this for 12+ hours and my brows still looked flawless.

2. Thayers – Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner

Most toners that i’ve used in the past always had that alcohol scent to it. Some of them were too harsh on my skin. But this baby is just what I needed! It is a non-alcoholic toner with a cucumber scent to it. If you don’t like the smell of cucumbers, i’d advise you not to buy this one (there are other scents too). I love how this toner keeps my skin moisturised and hydrated after washing my face! I’d recommend it to people who have sensitive skin.

3. Etude House – AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm

I also use this product nearly everyday. Etude House recommended to use it after my skincare routine. It helps soothe and heal pimple marks. I think i’ve seen an improvement on the areas of my face over ruled by pimples.

If you would like to see reviews on any of these products, comment down below! I thought it would be better to do separate, detailed reviews on each product rather than showing them all to you at once. If you enjoyed this post, give it a like 🙂

Good night xoxo

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream Review

So today, I decided to purchase the Moistfull Collagen Cream from Etude House. The moistfull collagen series had been a bit hit (especially in Korea) for a while now and since I turned 22 and realised that my skin was ageing, I decided to give this a try. Also, I heard that collagen really helps hydrate dry skin, which was just what I needed during this season. And I also became determined to focus more on skincare than makeup. And honestly, let’s face it… you can hide EVERYTHING with makeup. Even a tiny amount of BB cream or CC cream can make you look like a different person! A slight winged eyeliner can make you look like a goddess for goodness sakes! Makeup will help you hide all those nasty zits and blackheads and stuff like that.

But later on in life when you meet the love of your like and gradually get married and etc. You don’t wanna look like a wrinkly old woman in front of your hot man! Well, i’m sure I don’t want to! So that’s why I realised that skincare was my number one priority. If your skin looks healthy, you don’t need to put loads of heavy make up on to cover that beautiful, natural, original face of yours! I believe that having healthy skin will boost your confidence even more than putting on makeup. And my mum always told me that I needed to start taking care of my skin when I was just a junior in high school! She was right.

But for those of you who’ve had flawless all your lives, you guys are truly blessed so I hate you! haha just kidding. Despite my own thoughts, every woman is beautiful and you should take care of yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

Anyways, enough with the blabber! Let’s get on with this review 🙂

Disclaimer: All of the words written in this blog post are 100% my own opinions!

So, here’s a photo of the product(s). A small bottle of essence came with the cream. The packaging was okay. Both bottles are plastic. And the cap looked kind of cheap.

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And here’s a more detailed description of the product. As a summary, it just says that it contains 30% hydrolysed collagen. Hydrolysed collagen is a type of marine collagen that is extracted from clean water seas. It also easily absorbs into the skin. The Moistfull Collagen Cream contains real baobab leaf extract (btw, baobab is a tree that originates in the African desert. It is said to store up to 120,000 litres of water. It’s also called a ‘moisture storage’). And best of all, both of these products are: paraffin, rubber, benzophenone and talc free!

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So the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream retails for 15,000 won which is approximately $14.28 which is a fairly good price. It only contains 60ml (2.02 fl. oz.). The essence that comes with it was 20ml (0.67 fl. oz.). I was expecting it to be a lot bigger in person but I was wrong.

Here’s a photo of the real packaging.

[Front]

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[Back]

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[Side]

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So here’s a photo of the products!

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They both came in plastic containers, which kind of suites the whole collagen collection since you can see that they look really shiny and gel-like.

First off here’s the essence. So I don’t know if it’s just Korea, but Korea has a variety of skincare products like freshener, toner, essence, skin, emulsion, etc. (I don’t know why they call lotion ’emulsion’ lol)

So after washing you face, you’re supposed to start off with the facial freshener -> essence -> eye cream -> emulsion -> cream -> mist

After I washed and toned my face, I ignored the other steps and went straight on to applying the essence. The essence came in a really small bottle. I thought it was a rip off at first but after swatching it on my hand, I realised that i’d be able to use the essence for about a month. A little goes a long way!

Here’s a swatch of it on my hand. As you can see in the photo, the consistency is extra liquidy. It felt sticky too. It smelt like fresh cut grass or something that smells really fresh.

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And here’s a photo after I rubbed it in. It absorbed in right away. I didn’t feel much of a difference after I applied it other than it feeling sticky.

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Overall, the emulsion was alright. I didn’t feel that it hydrated & moisturized my skin completely. But after letting it set for a few minutes, I could feel that my skin became silkier.

* Although these are photos of my hands, I did test them on my face. I just couldn’t get around taking photos of my face. Sorry about that!

Next is the cream. Here’s a close view of the cream…It looked like pudding in a cup! But the smell…I honestly didn’t like the scent. It’s hard to describe the smell but it smelt like freshly cut flowers or something. But it’s really my own opinion. If you enjoy the smell of fresh lemon or grass or wild flowers, then this is the product for you! But apart from that, it looked interesting.

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Here’s a more detailed of the cream. I dabbed a little of it on my finger. It has a sheer, jelly-like consistency. Also, it had a very bouncy feel to it. You could tell right away that the cream was very supple indeed.

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I swatched the cream on my hand. It felt like water+vaseline+lotion mixed together. I actually liked the feeling of it on my hand. It wasn’t runny at all. The content didn’t droop down when I shook my hand.

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I rubbed the cream into my skin and instantly, I could see a glow. It felt really smooth and moisturising.

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After the essence and lotion had absorbed into my face, my face became really moisturized. My face felt so soft and smooth I kept touching it LOL. The cream itself wasn’t that heavy but it still nourished my face and kept my face moist for a long time.

Overall, I think the Moistfull Collagen Cream is a must-have item. Despite it only containing 60ml, it’s definitely worth the price. I’m really excited to use this product daily. I hope it does wonders to my skin!

Overall score out of 10

Moistfull Collagen Essence – 7/10

Moistfull Collagen –  9/10

Happy New Year everyone ❤