Showing posts with label Korean makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Korean makeup. Show all posts

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Ever since I have started following Korean makeup trends. My craze off having super matte skin has finally died down. Now I look for formulas which can help me achieve that subtle glow.
still that does not means that I don't use powder makeup products
I purchases this cult favorite loose powder by Innisfree called the No Sebum powder X Emoji edition ( its a limited edition)
ABOUT THE PACKAGING
As you can already see the packaging is super adorable. There are a lot of options I choose the blushing emoji. The container is sturdy and is small m it contains about 5gm of powder which initially looks quite less but trust me I have been using this for months and its still looks barely used at all. There is a cute yellow puff included with it m inside the is a plastic guard with small square holes punched to allow small amount of powder to come through
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
I love how finely milled this powder is. It has a faint very refreshing mint scent which lingers for few minutes. This product does not leave a white cast what so ever on the face but be warned that it flashes back on flash photography
I like to dust this all over my fave during summer time because that's when my T-zone produces the oil most and thanks to super humid and hot summers that we get in Pakistan I set my makeup with this to prevent it from melting and smudging.
in winters I like to dust this only on my nose and forehead for that soft matte look.
I can clearly see why this powder is popular all over Asian beauty community. This powder is affordable and easily available at many reputable online stores.
there are a lot of fake look alike copies of this powder circulating on internet and stores so be careful before making a purchase

I purchase mine from the skin maskeurade

Friday, 27 October 2017

When it comes to asian bb cushion and bb creams I have heard many people often complain that the shade of the base makeup was too light/grey/ashy for their skin color or that Asian bb creams don't have much variety in shade range ( specifically those of you who have lovely dusky skin or their skin color ranges from NC/NW 20-40 ) I am reviewing an Asian bb cream which comes in shades #21 #23 and #27 so those who love Asian cosmetics but cant find  a good match for your skin color this one is for you.
This BB cream has a standard squeeze tube packaging which I find very convenient and hygienic. It contains 30 ml of product. It has a  screw top which is quite secure and keeps the bb cream fresh.
This bb cream contains snail mucin filtrate and 10 free formulation meaning its free from paraben, ethanol, benzophenol, animal fat, BHT,paraffin talc, phthalate, formaldehyde, bemzophenone and triethanolamine which is super cool considering the fact that snail mucin has great skin rejuvenating and healing properties. Also the 10 ingredients mentioned above are one of the major culprits of causing acne, clogged pores and irritation so this is perfect if you have problematic acne prone skin.
The texture of this bb cream is very easy to spread and blend-able +layerable moreover its light weight. This gives a semi glowy finish. The coverage is medium which can be either sheered out or build to full coverage (depends on your preference) I like how this does not feel heavily or greasy on my skin.
This blemish balms targets three skin problems  at a time
1. It gives sun protection SPF 38 PA++
2. It acts a natural looking base for your skin so hides imperfections
3. Anti wrinkle
I used this in flash photography and was so happy that I didn't get a flash back even though it contains spf 38. So this is great for taking photos 🙆
My bb cream is in shade 27 which is quite dark for me ( I have fair skin) but I am happy that I discovered a great product even though the shade didn't match me.

5/5 ❤❤❤❤❤ 

Friday, 20 October 2017

Sunscreen are a crucial when it come to protecting your skin from premature aging and wrinkles. I seriously regret all those times when I never wore sunscreen and thought my skin was better-off without.  I could have saved my skin from so much damage and hyper pigmentation. Sigh!! So girls don't make the same skincare mistake I did.
This might shock some of you but according to some dermatologists (source: Google) you are suppose to re-apply sunscreen every 2 hrs as sun screen wears off with time.Now I don't know if its a marketing hoax (to make more sales) or a legit fact but for those of you who do re apply sunscreen after every few hours here is product to make things easier without ruining your makeup


I have been a huge fan of cushion foundations/ bb creams ever since they have been launched. the concept of them is so travel friendly and vintage. Do you know it was once considered every fashionable to apply powder or lipstick in public 😄
But I was so surprised and intrigued when i found out that now you can even have your sunscreen in a cushion compact packaging. Who would have though of such a cool idea?
 Leejeeham life sun cushion spf 50 pa++++ is a cushion sunscreen which delivers a beautiful semi matte glow to the face and gives it maximum sun protection from both UVA & UVB radiations.


It has avery chic looking white compact which a matte plastic casing. Inside these is a beautiful pink air cell puff and a mirror

Like all cushion compacts this is sealed to maintain the freshness and prevent the product from drying out. Once I peeled off the plastic cover I was greeted with a pleasant scent. It mild and doesn't lingers for long onto the skin

The sunscreen looks pink in the cushion compact but once applied onto the face this light weight sunscreen turns close to translucent so a slight pink hue/white cast. The air cell puff makes it handy it to apply the sunscreen over makeup. You can wear this under makeup too. It gives a lit from within glow.
Though I am guilty of not reapplying my sunscreen through out the day I definitely find it very handy to use early in the morning some days especially Sundays when I feel too lazy to pit on makeup I usually apply this over my face and go out to pick groceries with my mother at the bazaar. This just keeps my face safe from sun damage and makes my skin look toned up so I look put together with minimal effort 😊
 This cushion sunscreen is admittedly on the pricier side but the convenient chic white packaging, flash back free formula and minimum white cast, SPF 50 with PA++++ makes this a winner.The cushion can be popped out and replaced with a refill so this also environmental friendly and it comes with a mirror too 4/5 💎💎💎💎💎
☀ In my opinion Asian sunscreens are definitely worth splurging, as the formulation is suitable for sensitive,oily and acne prone skin

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The lip product I am going to review today on the blog is no stranger in beauty world. This cute wine bottle shaped lip tint totally took the beauty world by storm last year. everyone was talking about it. It was featured in a lot of Korean dramas, online magazines, vlogs and blogs so naturally this caught my attention too. This Lip tint comes in both full size and deluxe size packaging. The reason i chose deluxe size was that i currently own over 30+ lip products ( may not seem a lot to you but for me that's way too many lip products) sitting inn my makeup stash waiting to be used up. So I decided to buy something I will easily finish off before it goes bad. Enough with my rant lets get onto the review

Packaging:
Even though its a deluxe product I have to laud the brand for placing it into a small cardboard box ( makes it look specially ). The liptint as you can see has a wine bottle packaging its so cute and tiny. the lid does not pop off like a champagne cork but us like any lip tint with a doe foot applicator 😊
Each liptint has a different color lid. The lid kind of represents the color of the tint inside
I love how this tiny tube holds 3ml of product and is tiny enough to be carried even in a coin 👝.



There are lot of shades in the range(pink, orange, burgundy, red, peach etc)
About the product
This contains alcohol/wine by products so once you apply it onto the lips it gives a cooling feel ( alcohol evaporation =cooling)
The color is a beautiful neutral red. Unlike the dear darling tint i tried by etude house this has a very opaque coverage so this tint works more like a lipstick. The lasting power is great it lasts pretty well onto my lips. The application is not patchy at all. What I love about this tint is that it  applies evenly and wears off evenly too. But one thing bad about this is that it can be drying on the lips. I fix this problem by fist applying a layer of Lip. Balm n my lips amd then following a layer of lip tint of top that way i get sheer to medium coverage of the tint on my lips ( it looks pretty wearable during the day) and my lips font get cracked or look like dried up prunes by the end of the day. Since the tint sets up/ dries up pretty fast I suggest you to be extra careful when applying this liptint.


Overall I love this tint would definitely purchase more shades from the range
This mini/deluxe tint is priced at 3-4$ while a full size of this lip tint coats around 9-12$ depends on the store
Have you guys checked out my Instagram Feed I post reviews and updates on last skincare and makeup products there 😊

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

I am so excited to share the products I bough recently. If you follow my blog on instagram then you must be already aware about the product I am going to show you guys. I purchased these from Beauty joint.com and The Skinmaskuarade


Firstly I purchase  this cute Innisfree LE X Emoji No sebum powder. This is one of the most hyped up loose powder in the Korean beauty world . Pretty much every blogger swear buys this product. Since I have a Skin as oily as an oil slick.  This sounded like a dream product for my skin. I have used this product for almost a months and soon I will be sharing my thoughts on this powder so if you are curious keep watching this space.


Next up is also a cult favourite product the Misha M Magic Cushion in shade #21. My first ever cushion foundation. I have used this only once and so far I am totally amazed by the finish it provides .i will continue to use this product for some time and then give your guys my honest opinion
I loved watching a Korean drama featuring Ji Chang Wook and Yoona called The K2 and that's how i was  first introduced to this cute wine lip tint by chateau labiotte after scanning many online stores and reading numerous reviews I finally saw the minis on beauty joint for 3.25 $ and that when I added this to my cart. The tube is so tiny and so cute  😍
Its skin is one of the lesser known Korean brand which makes a lot of great products. I have sallow skin so decided to invest in a color correcting base to neutralize my skin tone. Cute isn't it??
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Skinfactory is korean brand which makes interesting skincare products . There PR team was kind enough to send me a few products to try recently. today I will be reviewing Some of the products from my pr package



SKIN FACTORY TATTOO LIP ESSENCE in Sweet Pink




Quantity: 15 ml
You must have heard of mood lip glosses. The one which change color on application. Well this is lip product is something like that its clear and transparent and on application it slowly turns pink and eventually a bright fuchsia colour.This is fool proof all in one lip product which  acts a lip condition, lip gloss and lipstick. The packaging is just like a regular lip gloss so it makes the application easier. Pretty good if you are a  beginner and just starting with makeup . What I love about this product is that it has a sweet raspberry candy scent. It imparts color and moisture to the lips. Even when the glossy effect vanishes after a few hours (2 hrs to be more precise) there is a beautiful pink tint left behind on the lips
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Skin factory morning recipe mask




Masks which come with exfoliating pads and multiple steps are my favourite because they just simplify the while skincare routine and are very handy to carry around. When you are on a move. This skin factory morning recipe mask is amazing. It has 3.steps to follow




Step 1:  I  massaged my face for 1 min with the light pink cleanser which smells amazing btw. There is adequate amount of product. (enough to be used twice at least for my face)


Step 2: I moved onto the cleansing pad. One side is smooth while other is rough and dotted for exfoliation I usually exfoliate my face at night so this was entirely new for me and I totally enjoyed this. Made my makeup application so smooth afterwards.the fibers of the pad are gentle but firm so they provide thorough exfoliation. You can just slip your fingers in the mitts and rub your face gently in Circular motion.
Remove so much dead skin that I was embarrassed to realized how badly my skin needed exfoliation


 step 3 : Finally onto the moisturizing part. The sherbet ice cream, I was a bit sceptic about wearing this as my skin breaks out quite easily but luckily no reaction or pimples so far . Its cooling and powder blue in color. It spreads easily and absorbs fast.

 I totally love the concept of this 3 step morning recipe mask.  I think this is perfect for travelling , camping . Would totally repurchase




 Skin factory night routine







This is just like the Skin factory morning recipe mask the only difference being that this make has only two steps rather than three
Step 1: The exfoliating pad is just similar to the morning recipe mask. I really enjoyed the smooth and calming skin massage / exfoliation I got after using this.
Step 2: The ampoule was nice. It sank in quite easily and made my skin feels soft . No greasy oil after feel


That's all I will review the rest of the Things very soon . Thank you for stopping by my blog

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

I love cushion foundations.the finish they provide is way more better than a regular foundation . So when I saw this cute pocket cushion concealer on the alive lab website I wanted to try this out



Packaging: This vial glass is fragile one must be very careful as a single fall is going to be fatal. The silver cap is very secure and prevents the product from leaking out . Unlike what the name suggests this does not have a cushion applicator in fact there is metallic roller ball applicator which distributes the concealer. This concealer is small and perfect to carry around but do mind the glass packaging

Product:8ml

About the product

What the brand has to say about this product:
It adheres to the skin through the ball, and produces natural skin by blending with base makeup cosmetics.
 It is easy to cover the lines of your lips quickly and refresh your makeup.


My thoughts:
Firstly shake the vial before uses that way the concealer comes out homogenised.
This concealer is a pink toned  which has a very runny moisturizing texture. It blends so easily onto the skin and gives  sheer to slightly medium coverage. From what I have deduced this is designed to conceal lips for the gradient lip effect or for touch ups on the go. On its own when applied to bare skin this evens out skin tone.  This is definitely a good option to refresh makeup during the day. The cute little vial is very handy and easy to use. This just blurs out the scars and blemishes Slightly  so you do need a full coverage concealer to hide blemishes and scars



For my fair skin the color is a perfect match
I applied this on my lips for the gradient effect and loved how it slightly masked my natural lip color without settling into the fines lines. It didn't dry out my lips and made the lipstick application streak free
I really like the concept of this product and am so happy with the results

The product is provided by the brand for review purpose all the opinion stated is my own

Friday, 18 August 2017

Alive lab is a Korea skincare brand popular for their ice cream skincare line. They have very unique skincare products with interesting ingredient list. One that particularly piked my curiosity was centella blemish powder. A product which can be mixed with any cream and applied directly onto the problematic areas of face They were kind enough to send me a few products to try out today I will be reviewing centella dressing foam a mild cleanser which effectively reduces oil from the face and calms down any skin irritation or redness. it also effective in reducing skin aging and acne


Here is what the brand has to say about this product
Centella Dressing Foam, which provides deep cleansing care without irritation.
1. You can use it without any concern about trouble, as it is formulated with Centella water.
2. A mild cleanser with soft and foamy bubbles.
3. You can feel fresh after usig it due to its natural detergent.
Packaging: Its a nice mint  green squeeze tube which looks simple and nice
Quantity: 120ml
About the product
This face cleanser smells of herbs some which I don't mind as the scent does not linger for longer duration and is mild



This cleanser is white in color and foams when massage onto the skin. The bubbles are mild nothing too crazy. Overall it feels nice on the skin. It does such a nice job in calming my skin and reducing redness. It does not dry out the skin nor does it makes it too oily. My skin feels soft and refreshed. I have been using this for two weeks and I am so happy to report that my skin looks so much better. This has helped with the acne flare ups that i experience during monsoon.
This is a nice cleanser which improves skin texture with regular use. Definitely one of the best face cleansers I have used in a while
 
Thankyou Alive lab for giving me the opportunity to try out this amazing product

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Benton Cosmetics is one of the brands which has made it name in the beauty market be it the West or the East Established in 2011 it has released a lot of products which have become cult favorite. [ i am looking at you snail and Bee venom essence]




recently Benton cosmetics organized an event where they picked lucky testers to try out their new Papaya D suncream, this is actually the first ever suncream/ sunscreen and i think they have nailed the product right in first go

**** I was sent this product by Benton Cosmetics in exchange for an honest review*****



BENTON
The name and definition of Benton took its motives from the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (also known as ‘Benjamin Button goes backwards in time’ in Korea) which had a warm touch on many people’s heart. In the movie, Benjamin is born as an old man and he becomes younger and younger as time goes by and ultimately dies as a new born baby. Benjamin happens to deeply fall in love with a woman named Daisy. However, as time goes by and as Benjamin becomes younger he has no choice but to leave Daisy. What if Daisy could have also turned back time on her physical appearance, wouldn’t she be happier?

It may just be a fictional movie, but wouldn’t most people have the same desire to be young again? Benton’s desire is to turn back the time of your skin. Unlike the instant temporary effect created by harmful ingredients, we hoped to improve skin care by using the healthy ingredients in our products which will help regain your skin to its original healthy condition
(source: Benton cosmetics official website )

i have oily skin which has tendency to breakout pretty easily. my main goal when picking out skincare or makeup is to avoid formulas which have high content of oil in them because that's the kind of stuff which causes acne and pimples. for the past 2 years i have been using a medicated sun block which was prescribe to me by a dermatologist. now if i be honest i haven't been using it as regularly as i should because the texture of the sun cream is thick and greasy so my skin totally feels suffocated in summer and during rainy seasons
when i applied for the tester opportunity i was excited and skeptic because i have heard great things about korean sun screens and this was a first time for me trying out an asian suncream

The Benton Papaya D suncream comes in a very travel friend squeeze tube which is clean white in color and has a silver cap. i really like how chic and sophisticated the packaging. also the nozle makes it super hygienic to use

Quantity: 50 gm ( man i am sure this is going to last me a very long time )

Price : 18-20 $






About the product:

Benton claims that this suncream is light and moist
has a citrus-y scent and has white color, physical sun screen and has temporary white cast
SPF 38 PA+++ (pretty good any sun screen about SPF 30 gives about 97% protection from UVB rays while PA protects from UVA radiations



My thoughts

compared to the sun creams i have used in past this is indeed light in weight .on application this feels light on the skin and gives a healthy sheen. it has good moisturizing properties. i think you can wear this under your foundation and totally skip up on moisturizer or primer( at least for people having oily skin ). i has a faint scent i cant really detect the scent though but it does not stays for long . just vanishes during application . As its a physical sun cream it does have white color but don't let that scare you as this blends so beautifully into the skin that there are no signs of a white cast . i took a picture of my self with the flash on and viola no signs of flash back so you can mix this with your foundation.




this suncream is moisturizing in a non greasy kind of way . for people with oily skin this might emphasize the oil on your face slightly but i am sure you can achieve a  glow-y makeup look( all the strobbing and highlighting trend that  has been  around lately). i am pretty sure this is going to work out even more better in winter . luckily the dreaded comedones and blackheads did not pop up during my 1 week use.

although this is designed for all skin types i think people with combination, normal and dry skin are going to enjoy it more as compared to people with oily skin .
Well done Benton cosmetics you have done a great job with this sun cream

you can purchase this online at Benton cosmetics website




















Sunday, 7 May 2017


Hello




Its so hard to find original Korean/Japanese makeup and skin care in Pakistan. And even if you luckily do locate an online store the prices are exorbitant. Recently an online store called "The SkinMaskeurade" held an exhibition at Chaye Khana Islamabad to introduce the Korean and Japanese skincare to the masses.


When I arrived at Chaye Khana I was directed to a the exhibition room where I was greeted warmly by the organizers and the people working behind the online store. The place was decorated with a lots of flowers and fairy lights. All the skincare products where sorted out on the bases of skin types which made it super easy to locate the products. There weren't many makeup products to choose from but skincare section was well stocked. All the cult favourite and popular brands and products were there. The prices in my opinion were a bit high but then I think this can be justified if you add the custom duty, shipping cost and the profit.




  The owner Ms Faiza and her team were well prepared and had knowledge about all the products showcased at the exhibition. They guided everyone on choosing products. After looking around and taking a lot of pictures. I picked out an aloe cleanser by nature republic. Two free samples were added to my purchase
I had a lot of fun at the exhibition. Besides I got an idea about the products bottle size so that next time when I place an order I wont be disappointed.






I am so glad that Korean makeup and  skincare products have finally made it to the pakistani shores
Best of luck team "The SkinMaskeurade