♡ FOTD: Natural Feminine Pink Look

Another FOTD post today! It was fun writing up the last one so I wanted to do another one! =) Today’s look is more pink toned and I feel that it is a very feminine and pretty look! I’m also using the Naked 3 Palette for the look, which I think is absolutely perfect for people who enjoy wearing pinky shades on the eyes.

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Products used:

♡ Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (Review)
♡ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
♡ NARS Sex Fantasy Blush (from the Virtual Domination Palette)
♡ NARS Miss Liberty Highlighter (from the Virtual Domination Palette)
♡ Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown
♡ Jill Stuart Sugar Glitter Eyes in 04 Framboise Sugar (Review)
♡ Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
♡ Clio Waterproof Pen Liner in Kill Brown
♡ Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
♡ Holika Holika Aqua Jelly Colour Change CC Tint in 03 CC Pink (Review)

⟣ F a c e

I’ve been testing out the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream for the past few days and so far I am really loving it but I will be posting up a full review in the coming week or two! My first impression is that it suits my skin tone absolutely perfectly after settling in for a few minutes (I was totally scared it wouldn’t considering BB creams tend to lean on the pale side) and it really does have great coverage. (Full review)

The NARS Virtual Domination Palette was another one of my favourite purchases last year. Although it seems expensive at first, once you break down the prices it is absolutely worth it! It’s also the first NARS product I have ever owned. Sex Fantasy (ugh the raunchy names are a tad awkward haha -_-) is a beautiful soft, cool toned pink shade. I thought it would look weird on my warmer skin but it’s actually really beautiful and looks really natural! =) The highlighter on the other hand is literally specks of glitter and I feel that most people will not like it at all.

E y e s ⟢

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Eyebrow game so not on point. =( Haha, I’ve been trying to grow them out, especially near the ends because my eyebrows are uneven but they look so bushy hahaha. I really do love the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo though, it makes it really easy and fast for me to just fill in my eyebrows a little bit in the mornings to make them more symmetrical and put together! I use the lighter shade mostly but if I’m in the mood then I will fill in the ends of my brows with the darker shade.

I used the Naked 3 Palette today and I have been really enjoying it so much. Sometimes it gets a little boring to always use neutral browns in my makeup looks and pink is a nice transition to make it a little more interesting, yet it is also very wearable and pretty. For the look I used:

♡ “Limit” all over the lids using the brush in the palette
♡ “Nooner” in the crease using a fluffy crease brush
♡ “Darkside” in the outer corners and lower lash line using a pencil brush

➳ Jill Stuart Sugar Glitter Eyes (Review)! Clio Eyeliner review is coming soon!

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➳ Holika Holika Aqua Jelly Colour Change CC Tint (Review).

I’ve been testing out many of the products I hauled a few days ago so there are many reviews coming up shortly! Hope you look forward to reading them!

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Review: Missha The Style Silky Shadow Duo in 08 Rose Tree and 13 Natural Heaven

Today’s review is on Missha’s The Style Silky Shadow Duos. They come in a small black pan inside a plastic container. This is probably one of the biggest drawbacks of these eyeshadows. The packaging just seems a bit tacky to me! =( I think the purpose is so you can depot them and put them in a separate palette but for someone like me, I am too lazy to go through that struggle. I was also expecting that they could at least stack up together somehow but they don’t so it’s hard for me to store them neatly. The packaging is also all in Korean so I had to use Google to translate the shade names! =P

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The eyeshadow range is really limited, with a strong focus on neutrals and basics. In fact, a lot of the colours look the same. Even in my pictures, you can barely see a difference. 08 Rose Tree has a pale pink and a medium golden-brown shade, and 13 Natural Heaven has a pale yellow toned brown and a medium purple taupe shade. When swatched on the hands, 08 seems to have greater pigmentation but it is actually in fact harder to blend and apply on the eyes in comparison to 13. Surprisingly, the eyeshadows are soft to the touch and swatch sheer but are both very buildable. I don’t think they are anything spectacular because you need to apply multiple layers for it to show up and it is very powdery, especially when you use softer fluffy brushes.

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Applied 13 Natural Heaven for a very basic and natural eye look

I don’t absolutely dislike these eyeshadow duos, they are quite decent for the price and I have no major issues with creasing but they are just so small and in dull packaging that I forget I have them! I feel that they are definitely not a must-have and you can skip out on them. There are a lot of better quality eyeshadows with better pigmentation out there in the Korean beauty market!

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♡ Very compact so it is easily portable

♡ Sheer but buildable pigmentation

♡ Affordable

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♡ Powdery

♡ Need multiple layers to get decent colour pay off

♡ Packaging is quite boring and cheap looking =(

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Review: Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Colour N in 003 Platinum Satin

Jill Stuart has to be my favourite brand in terms of best packaging. Everything is in such angelic and princess-like packaging and is just so pretty to look at and display! Today I will be reviewing the Jelly Eye Colour N, it claims to “bring highly translucent sparkle and clear, popping colour” and “provide perfect coverage on the eyelids, giving long lasting just-applied beauty and feeling of moisture“. They have quite a selection of colours from lighter neutral shades to more pastel and bright colours.

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The jar is very sturdy and quite deep, which means there is a lot of product inside! The shade I got was 003 Platinum Satin, which is a sheer pink-beige colour. On the eyes though, it tends to show up as a pale silver which I don’t really mind even though I was not expecting it to be that colour. The texture is really interesting, it feels kind of like mousse and is a bit bouncy. It is an absolutely gorgeous glitter that sparkles so beautifully under the light and the swatches below really do not do it justice! You really have to like glitter to enjoy this eye makeup product because it’s out of this world. =)

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The Jelly Eye Colour N can be used on its own or underneath as a base. I sometimes even dab some on top of my eye makeup to add some glam (even though you normally don’t apply creams on top of powders). If I want to wear this for an everyday sort of look, I only need to tab into the product very lightly and there is enough product for both eyes. However, if I’m looking to achieve a more glittery look it is easy to just layer the glitter and build it up. =)

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I don’t have anything negative to say about this product in terms of its performance but it is quite expensive for what it is. I want to pick some more colours up though and I would highly recommend it if you have been hesitant about picking it up, especially if you enjoy glitter!

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♡ Smells lovely (floral)

♡ Buildable colour/glitter

♡ Cutest packaging ever!

♡ Large amount of product

♡ Wide colour range (neutrals and bright)

CandyDollBlushDisadv

♡ Expensive

♡ May be difficult to find

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♡ Haul: eBay Korean Beauty & Skincare Products

I patiently waited over a week for my parcel to arrive and I was so ecstatic when they came! I will be doing reviews on these products after I get a chance to test them out over a few period of time and really give my 100% honest opinion. The person I bought from was cosmeticmarket2012 and I had pleasant experience. The items were shipped very quickly, everything arrived on time and was packaged very carefully! There was also a large handful of free samples added in which is always a great bonus! The purpose for this online shipping trip was to find a new BB cream and a face cleanser to try but of course with every shopping trip, I ended up picking up more items than intended.

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⟣ M i s s h a  M  P e r f e c t  C o v e r  B B  C r e a m

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I wanted to pick up this particular Missha BB cream because after reading so many reviews, I found that it was one of the better performing and more popular Korean BB creams. It is a cult classic and is one of the few kinds that has a decent colour range. I am always hesitant to purchase BB creams because I have had plenty of experiences where my skin would look fine when I apply it but then I would walk out and look so unnaturally white! After reading countless reviews and swatches, I decided to pick up the shade #23 because it seemed like the best choice for my light-medium skin. I’m so excited to wear this and give you all my thoughts! =)

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This gel moisturiser is one of the best selling skincare items and I knew I just had to give it a try because of all the rave. My skin gets really red and irritated after cleansing so I wanted to incorporate a nice moisturiser that will help tone it down as much as possible. I was also under the impression that it will feel really light and comfortable on my skin considering it is so humid here in Australia at the moment so I decided to pick it up!

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I had no intentions on purchasing any haircare products but I came across this while I was browsing and I got curious! After reading reviews on it, I read that it was a great alternative for higher end hair treatments and I was completely sold because of its great price! =)

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As you know, I have an obsession with Korean lip products and I’m always looking to try new ones to find my absolute holy grail. What intrigued me about this one is that it is colour changing based on the temperature of your lips, creating a custom colour. I decided to pick up shade #3 because I’ve been really enjoying pink lip shades lately. I’m also very pleased that it’s a twist-up product!

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I was debating between picking up this cleanser and the Etude House AC Clinic Foam one but I decided on this one in the end. My skin has been behaving well in the acne department so now I have been focusing more on treating my acne scars and minimising pores. I’m excited to see if this cleanser will improve my skin!

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This is a classic red tint that many Korean beauty companies have come out with but this was too affordable I could not pass it up! I’ve tried the Benetint, which is not a very good product and I’ve heard that this is a great alternative to it so I’m keen to see how well it works!

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ClioEyeliner

I have heard so many great things about this eyeliner and I was searching for a new brown liquid eyeliner. I have had my Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner in Black for the longest time but I’ve come to realise that I definitely prefer wearing brown on an everyday basis because it looks more natural and softer. I often go through phases where I use gel eyeliners, pencil liners or liquid eyeliners only so it’s nice that I now have a brown liquid eyeliner I can turn to when I’m in the liquid phase! =)

Thank you for reading! I hope you all look forward to seeing my reviews and opinions on these products once I’ve given them a fair trial. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what your experience was like. ♡

Review: Innisfree Longwear Cushion in #23 True Beige

After I saw Pony (from Pony’s Beauty Diary) use this cushion BB cream, I knew I had to get it. Pony is a really famous makeup artist from Korea and she makes great YouTube videos. She is so flawless and her makeup skills are beyond amazing. Go check her out, you’ll definitely enjoy it!

Cushion BB creams are one of the newer form of base products where the liquid/cream is kept under a spongy surface and requires pressure for it to be pushed out. A specially made makeup sponge is used to pick up product so that it can be patted all over the face. There are two cushions by Innisfree, a longwear and a waterglow one. Depending on your skin type and personal preference, you can choose whichever one is more suitable for you. I have oily skin especially in the warmer months so I opted for the longwear cushion. The longwear cushion also offers SPF 50 PA +++, which is really amazing because it is really important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. There are 3 shades available, and since BB creams tend to run light I picked up the darkest in #23 True Beige.

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Please excuse the state of the sponge, it shows how frustrated I got trying to get product out. ><

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I purchased this last year and was excited to test it out. What disappointed me was that it was really hard for me to get product out as I said before. Although BB cushions are supposed to be a fast alternative to achieve a flawless base, it took way longer than anticipated. I may have picked up a dud or got sent one that was from an older batch but I felt as though there was barely any product inside. It took longer and longer each time I wanted to use the cushion.

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From my personal experience, I need at least 2 thin layers to achieve medium coverage. The first layer evens the skin quite well but is a bit patchy. The second layer provides a little more coverage. However, my darker acne scarring spots are still visible as you can see in the application picture. It leaves the skin looking semi-matte, which is ideal for oily girls like me! I found that this BB cushion isn’t great for touch-ups. It tends to highlight oily areas and forms patches, emphasising pores and making the skin look uneven. If you have fairly clear skin already, you may like this cushion BB cream but if you have acne prone skin then you may want something that offers higher coverage or you may want to use concealer on top of certain areas that don’t get completely covered up. I think my skin looks nice in the photo above but when I look close-up into the mirror, I can definitely see that my pores look more prominent than they were from the start.

What I was really impressed by was how well it prevented my face becoming oily. Most foundations/BB creams fail to keep my face matte for the whole day but this cushion BB managed to do so and this was the major plus for this product!

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♡ Controls oiliness/sebum well

♡ Brightens the skin

♡ Compact packaging

♡ Medium coverage

♡ Long lasting

♡ Great sun protection

SkinfoodChocoEyesDisadv

♡ Accentuates pores

♡ Hard to get product out

♡ Does not look good when used for touch ups

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♡ FOTD: Neutral Soft Smokey Eyes (Plus Mini Reviews!)

Hello everyone, hope you all have been doing well! =)

I’m doing a FOTD post because I felt like posting something different. I went for a more casual, natural look today using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette as the main focus!

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Products used:

♡ Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation SPF 20 in 200 Soft Beige
♡ Mizon BB Snail Repair Cream (Review)
♡ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
♡ Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo
♡ Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in #13 Peach Choux Wafers
♡ Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown
♡ Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
♡ Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eye Liner in Sepia Ink
♡ Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
♡ Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in #5 Juicy Peach

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I have been running low on my Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 200 Soft Beige so I have been scraping out the remains and mixing it in with my Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream! Surprisingly, I have been really enjoying the combination and with a very light layer, it really helps even out my skin tone! It’s also a better match for my skin because the Rimmel foundation by itself is a tad too dark and can look a little orange when it oxidises throughout the day. I found that by mixing the two, the finish is a lot more natural because it tones down the full coverage matte finish of the Rimmel foundation and makes it look more dewy and fresh.

Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders are phenomenal. Diffused Light is a pale yellow shade that I use almost everyday on top of my foundation as a setting powder to make my skin look more polished and smooth. I highlight suggest you look into them more and find one that will suit your personal needs if you’re searching for new high-end powders. =)

Too Faced Candlelight Highlighter is amazing for a subtle golden glow. I have converted into a highlighter fanatic because of it! I would suggest it for people who have warm undertones because of its golden tone.

➳ I will do a full review on the Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher hopefully sometime next week! =)

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The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette was my everyday choice for eyeshadow when I purchased it last year and I’m still really loving it. It is a great neutral and versatile palette that has a wide range of eyeshadows. They are great quality and you can create so many looks with it. For today’s look I applied:

♡ “Salted Caramel” in the crease using a fluffy blending brush
♡ “Amaretto” all over the lids and “Marzipan” on top to add extra shimmer using a standard eye makeup brush
♡ “Semi-sweet” in the outer corners and lower lash line using a pencil brush

The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is a cult favourite for many people. It lasts all day and is very pigmented. I have had mine for around 3 years (I don’t know if that’s alright or not o_o) and it’s still going strong. It has not dried up in the slightest and still works as great as it did when I first got it! Sepia Ink is a deep brown colour that is a great alternative to black because it is less harsh and a little more natural looking. Highly recommend!

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The Tony Moly gloss bars are so cute! The packaging is shaped like a bunny and each one has a different face on it. However, they require frequent reapplication because they wear off quite fast and do not leave a stain at all. They are advertised as being gloss bars though so I honestly did not have high expectations in terms of its lasting power. The shade I used was #5 Juicy Peach, which is a light warm-toned pinky peach shade. I would only recommend this for people who just adore cute makeup and like collecting it, otherwise I would say you can skip out on them!

Review: Aritaum Honey Melting Tints in Raspberry Cake & Bitter Rose

Haven’t we heard so much about Aritaum’s Honey Melting Tints already? They have become one of the most popular lip tints because of their unique formula. They have a thick consistency and apply like a lipstick but are very moisturising and have amazing pigmentation. Unlike other lip tints, Aritaum’s Honey Melting Tints are a lot thicker and creamier. They have a wide selection of colours, are beautifully scented and are also very affordable!

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All of these lip tints come in a twist off plastic container with the colour of the container being the same as the lip tint, and the shade name printed on the side. I really adore this simple yet chic packaging. If you choose to purchase several shades, you can easily pick out which shade you want to use when you store them!

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Bitter Rose is a muted natural pinky brown shade whereas Raspberry Cake is a bright pinkish red shade. In my opinion, Bitter Rose is a perfect Kylie Jenner shade. The lip tints can be sheered out for a natural look or be built up in intensity to enhance the colour and vividness. They are really creamy though so you do have to be careful not to store them in really warm or hot areas because they melt! Also I do have to say that it is necessary to apply lip balm if you have any dry patches. Because the Honey Melting Tints are very thick, they tend to accentuate these areas if you apply them straight onto the lips. I’m not sure about the rest of the collection, but both of the shades I own smell strongly of roses and is quite pleasant. If you do not like the scent, you won’t be bothered by it because it doesn’t linger anyway. =) Overall, I highly recommend this lip tint range. I completely understand why they are so popular!

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Left: Bitter Rose; Right: Raspberry Cake

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♡ Inexpensive

♡ Moisturising and hydrating on the lips

♡ Wide colour selection

♡ Can be built up in intensity

♡ Decent lasting power (leaves a slight tint after eating/drinking)

♡ Smells heavenly

♡ Cute packaging

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♡ Can accentuate dry lips

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