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Etude House 2015 Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara Review

Hey guys! I’m so excited to show you what I bought yesterday from Etude House. So I entered this event which gives you the opportunity to buy this product for just 2,400won ($2.40) 2-3 days before its official release in the market. And I got picked yay!!! 🙂 It will be available for purchase in Korea starting from June 1st.


Product information

Name – Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara #01 Black

Price – 12,000 won ($12)

Capacity – 8g


So this is what the product looks like. It comes in a fairly big size tin box.

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This is the advertisement photo.

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The colours they have are really unique! I’m gonna buy pink so I can wear to music festivals this summer! 😀

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Front of the box.

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Back of the box has description in Korean and English.

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On the top of the box, it says something like “If this product is so good and you decide to give to a friend, you may regret a lot.”Very funny Etude House, lol.

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I love the detail on this tin case! It’s big enough to fit in eyeshadows, nail polishes, etc.

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And when you open it, this is what you see.

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This is a leaflet that just tells you a bit about the product and what it claims to do.

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And inside…+_+ so freaking cute! Also, the event was for the black colour only.

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Inside, it consists of the mascara and lash curler.

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Here’s a close up of the design on the front.

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And on the back.

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And the brush! It is a rubber brush and I like rubber brushes! They reduce clumpiness. I actually was kinda shocked about how it smelt. It honestly smelt like gasoline, i’m not kidding.

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Here’s a close up of the brush. The brush is smaller than the “average size” mascara you see on the markets. It is fairly short and on the top of the brush, it has long brushes and on the bottom it has short ones. I’m assuming they’re for upper and under lashes.

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And here’s a photo of the eyelash curler. It is made of metal+plastic and very light weight. The rim of the rubber pad is fairly thick and spongy. Also, it doesn’t have any Etude House logo on it…I don’t know why.

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Now for the test, here’s my naked eye.

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I used the curler and it actually did a pretty good job of curling my lashes. Also since the cushion pad is very spongy, it had less irritation to my eyes.

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Now here’s my eye with one coat of the mascara on. I loved how it didn’t clump. And since the brush tip is very short, there’s no need to worry about getting excess mascara around the surface of your eye.

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This photo shows a really big difference of what this curler and mascara can do for your eyes! I have really short eyelashes so I need a pair of good curlers and mascara to really lift those eyelashes. I think it did a really good job.

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And a good thing is that just use a mascara remover and it will come off like a charm. It doesn’t smudge and was waterproof! I don’t know if it will last 24 hours because I haven’t tried it on for that long. Also, i’m afraid it will make my eyes really irritated since i’ve had lasik done.


Pros

– Made of rubber so it reduces clumping of the lashes and also gives both volume and length to the lashes

– Short brush makes it easier to really get into those nooks and crannies

– Doesn’t smudge and dries fast

Cons

– Smells like gasoline

– Be careful when using the brush on your underline because it can slightly get clumpy

Overall score – 7/10 

Disclaimer – All product(s) were purchased by me. 

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Banila Co. Prime Primer Classic Review

Today’s review will be about the Prime Primer from Banila Co. So I was on a quest to find the perfect primer for my face. If you’re like me and have all sorts of flaws such as wide pores, black heads, etc. you’ll know how important the primer is! I first heard about this item when I was given a sample to use from a friend. At first, I was kind of skeptical about it because i’m not really the kind of person that tries out samples you get after buying beauty products from a store. But since I heard some good things about this product I thought that i’d give it a try and I ended up buying the full product! Here are my thoughts on it.

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Product info

Name – Prime Primer Classic

Brand – banila co.

Price – 18,000 won ($16)

Volume – 30ml

Packaging

– Nice design but the black box was very prone to visible dust and marks

– Came in a plastic container with a pump so very practical to use

– Has a safety cap on the pump so it doesn’t leak everywhere

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Description (translated to English) 

“Evens out pores, fine lines and wrinkles which help prepare your face for putting on make up. You won’t feel your skin tingle or dry out. Also, it prevents skin to appear oily and shiny. Keeps your face feeling fresh and long-lasting.”

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How to use?

After make up base, apply a tiny amount on your face and even out the formula in places where pores, wrinkles and fine lines are most visible

Review

First before I applied it, I put on toner, moisturiser and sun cream to prep up my face. After, I put a tiny amount on my hand and gently applied to to my entire face, focusing around the t-zone, cupids bow and chin. As I rubbed it in, I could really feel the silkiness of the primer. I liked how smoothly it applied onto my face. After letting it set for a couple of minutes, I applied one layer of BB cream on top and I could clearly see that all of my pores and cracks and nasties had settled down. They didn’t disappear and were still visible. But I liked how natural it looked on my face. On top of that, before applying a matte finishing powder, I could see that my face glowed. It wasn’t shiny but it gave a sheer silky finish to my face which I was very satisfied.

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Pros

– Has a silky, smooth texture

– Easy to apply; no mess

– Sets pretty quickly

Cons

– No listed ingredients which is a big bummer

– Not good for oily skin

– Mostly good to use during Fall & Winter season

Overview

Overall, I liked this product. It seems to help my skin feel smooth and even. A little goes a long way for this product. Even a small amount will instantly make your skin feel like velvet. The downside is that it is quite pricy for 30ml and it does make your skin glister. So if you have oily to combination skin, i’d recommend you buy the matte version of this, which I might do after using this up. It was my first time buying a banila co. product in full size and I wasn’t disappointed at all! I think this product will be in my future blog post of empties.

Ratings

Design – 6/10

Tenacity – 8/10

Price – 7/10

Consistency – 7/10

Disclaimer – All product(s) were purchased by me. 

Innisfree – No-sebum Mineral Pact Review

Today’s review is on the No-sebum Mineral Pact from Innisfree! I bought it at my local Innisfree shop at 10,000 won for 8.5g which is pretty cheap for a pressed powder. There were two types of this product: powder & pact. I decided to get the pact because I am not a big fan of powdery products. Once, I accidentally spilt a loose powder in my bag and I had to throw it away 😦 I was The No-sebum Mineral Pact is mainly for people who have oily to combination skin like myself! So I was really excited to try this out and see if it really worked. It states that “This sebum control powder is designed to portray a soft and powdery complexion.”

Directions 

1. In the last stage of your daily skincare routine, use powder puff to gently apply onto entire face or sebum concentrated areas.

2. This product may also be used in the last stage of makeup or as desired to throughout the day when shine becomes a concern.

Since I didn’t have the change to take photos applying it before & after my makeup, I decided to test it on my hand. I applied the Olive Real Body Butter from Innisfree on my hand since the olive series is really shiny & moisturizing.

Here is a photo of the product

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The inside looks like this

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It comes with a small puff. You can also use a powder brush to apply the formula on, depending on your own personal preference.

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It’s a translucent powder, meaning that no colour is transferred to the face.

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So I used the Olive Real Butter and applied it onto my hand

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Here’s a photo of my hand after applying the body butter. It was a sample I got from Innisfree a while ago 🙂 You can see how shiny my skin looks.

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After, I dabbed the No-sebum Powder about 2-3 times  on my hand with the puff which came with the powder and here’s the result

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Can you see how fantastically it covered the shininess? I was more than satisfied with the outcome. My hand felt really soft and couldn’t feel any moisture or oil anywhere. I was really happy with the results.

Overall, I was really satisfied with how well it controlled the oil on my hand. I used it on my face for 4 days straight, applying as a finishing powder after applying BB cream and guess what? It stayed soft and matte for more than 6 hours! Of course I did re-apply it throughout the day. This powder is probably the best pressed powder for oily skin i’ve used so far. If you have combination (oily t-zone) or oily skin, I would definitely recommend you try this out because it’s amazeballs!!!

Score (out of 5)

Packaging (4/5)

Consistency (5/5)

Price (4/5)

Durability (5/5)

 

 

 

 

Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream Review

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http://eng.tonymoly.com/product/product_view.asp?idx=125&c_cd=3&g_cd=27&ListType=2 A few weeks ago, after a long time of thought and consideration, I decided to pop by Tony Moly and buy the Goddess Aura BB cream. It came out last October so it has been quite a while but i’ve heard so many good things about this particular BB cream! Alongside many other high-end bb creams such as Dior’s UV Shield BB cream (rank 5), It was ranked no. 1 on the Korean TV show Get it Beauty for BB creams. Furthermore, the Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream only cost 13,000 won which is about 11.60 USD. Not only is it inexpensive, but the quality of this BB cream is said to be outstanding! Basic Information  Name of product: Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream (45g) Company: Tony Moly Release date: October 10th, 2012 Price: 13,000 won / 11.60 USD Functions of the Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream  – anti-wrinkle, whitening and UV protection – full coverage – anti-darkening – has the effects of soothing and moisturizing the skin – does not contain: talc, mineral oil, organic coloring, benzophenone, tar color Main ingredients Peptide, caffeine, adenosine, syn-ake, marin collagen After hearing so many positive things about it, I couldn’t resist to not buy this product. Especially because I am a BB cream freak!  I’ve been using this BB cream for roughly 3 weeks now and I decided to share some information on this product with you guys by doing a review, so I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Disclaimer – please note that this a subjective review based on my own opinions. So this is what the BB cream looks like! Love love love the girly packaging 🙂 But i’m Korean myself and I don’t understand why the name of this product is so darn long haha. Oh and it has an SPF of 37 which is extra good! (Front) IMG_0848_Fotor_20130415

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This is what the BB cream looks like. It has a fairly thick consistency. The only minus about this product is that it only comes in one color.

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(From left to right: Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream in light beige no. 2, Tony Moly Expert Hyaluronic Acid BB Cream, Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream) I did three quick swatches on my hand to compare the consistency. And as you can see in the photo, all three BB creams are fairly thick but once I started blending them into my skin, I found that the Etude House BB cream had a more watery touch to it and the other Tony Moly Expert BB cream also had a lot of moisture in it.

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I started to smooth out the BB cream using my fingers and indeed, the immediate feeling I got was that it felt like a liquid foundation! Also, it has a really nice scent — not my personal favourite smell…BUT it smells like a mixture of flowers and baby powder haha. But honestly, the smell was a bit too empowering for me. If you have a sensitive nose like me, you’ll understand what i’m talking about!!! lol One thing I realized was that 99.9% of Korean BB creams have a fairly powerful scent to it and I really want to know why. Sometimes, I really wish that they sold non-fragranced BB creams. IMG_0862_Fotor_20130415

I don’t know if you can tell, but I smoothed out all three BB creams in a straight line. You can immediately tell that the Luminous Goddess BB cream has a much thicker texture seeing that it looks like it has already soaked into the skin! Also, the BB cream has a fairly matte finish to it.

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And this is what my hand looks like after letting the three BB creams sink in for a minute or two. Gosh my hand really smelt of flowers and other girly things so my dog started licking it off haha. So first, I applied one layer of the BB cream to half of my face without using a primer or concealer. I really wanted to see what this BB cream was capable of doing! Especially for my uneven toned face. As you can see in the photo below, the left side is with the BB cream and the right side is without.

You can tell straight away that the BB cream covered up almost all of the redness and dark under eyes. I was really satisfied with the coverage. This BB cream does have the coverage of a foundation! Wow I am surprised. But one thing I noticed was that I have fairly dry skin and after letting the BB cream set for a few minutes, it dried up. I wouldn’t recommend using this BB cream by itself IF you have dry skin. I’d recommend using a moisturizing primer or cream before applying this.  This is a more precise photo of before and after applying the BB cream. In this photo, my skin looks a tad bit lighter after applying the BB cream but with natural lighting, there isn’t a big difference. Also, if you let the BB cream set for a few minutes, you’ll notice that the BB blends into your skin creating a more natural look! Untitled  This is a photo I took after I finished up my makeup. I also sealed the BB cream with a powder. When you take a flash photo, you’ll notice that there is a slight cast on the face. Also, it does have a matte finish to it.  I also applied the other half of my face with a foundation brush! And this photo is with just normal lighting. I was pretty worried that the BB cream wouldn’t match my skin tone but I was wrong! I think it matches fairly well 🙂 IMG_0866_Fotor_20130415

And lastly…Say hi to my puppy Choco 🙂 she is such a mischief maker…She started nibbling on the BB cream lid while I was doing my make up  hehe

Pros and Cons Pros – has an SPF of 37 PA+++ which is great for usage when going to the beach and in the summer – very good coverage; conceals dark circles, pimples and redness very well – has a smooth, matte finish to it – good for oily – smells good – a little goes a long way! You only need a small amount to cover up your whole face – affordable price – camera friendly Cons – it has a strong scent to it; I wouldn’t recommend this product for people with sensitive noses – not really suitable for dry skin. It dries up fairly quickly and sometimes can create cracks in the skin – you can look a bit cakey – if you have oily combination skin, you’ll notice that your t-zone will start to get a bit oily after a few hours – there’s only one colour choice available which is a big big big minus Overall, I love this BB cream! I think it’s an amazing product because the name of the BB cream speaks for itself. It’s camera friendly and the texture is very smooth and silky. It’s so inexpensive and I just love how it covers up all of those nasty zits and other buggers 🙂 The only main disadvantage is that it can get a little cakey if your skin dries up. So i’d recommend to spray on some face mist every couple of hours. That will help set the BB cream and keep it from not cracking your skin. I’d definitely recommend you to buy this product when you are in Korea because the product is really worth buying. Overal Rating ★★★★☆