Review: #FauxFilter Foundation (Huda Beauty)

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation Beauty Review

Tonight’s review is going to be short and a little different to what I usually do – I’m going to be talking about the much hyped Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation. The difference with this post today is that I didn’t actually buy the product, and thank god because I must be one of the few people in the world who truly hate the product!

I got a small sample of it from Sephora and, since I had been watching reviews and was interested in picking it up, I thought that I would give it a try before I went to buy it. I assumed that it would be a wonderful, high-coverage foundation, and was actually a bit worried about liking it more than my Fenty Beauty but well… I am so severely disappointed because this product has failed me so badly that I cannot imagine how it is working for other people. This retails at AUD$65 from Sephora.

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Review: Universe Multi Palette (Etude House)

Etude House My Universe Holiday Collection Kbeauty Review

I don’t review Etude House products very often on my blog, mostly because I find their brand a bit of a hit-or-miss. Some things work really well for me and others leave me rather disappointed. One thing that I have to say though, is that they’re really great at the packaging game and so all of their limited edition collections and special releases are something to anticipate. I was really excited when I went into a store in Seoul and, not only did I get to check out the collection, but they were also having a sale where the whole Universe Holiday Collection was on sale! Of course, I wanted to grab everything but, in lieu of going totally crazy, I got one of the palettes (which I was already eying) and two of the lipsticks (which I’ll talk about at a later date).

The following is called the Multi Palette and contains six shadows (both matte and glitters) and a highlighter. It comes in two different collections – Pinky Galaxy (cool toned) and Golden Galaxy (warm toned). As most people are aware, I usually gravitate heavily towards the more cool toned palettes and I did check it out first, but I ended up getting Golden Galaxy instead because the colours seemed to swatch more pigmented and creamy.

From my previous experience, Etude House eyeshadows can also be a hit-or-miss. Some of them are pretty decent! In fact, there used to be this one pink single shadow from them that I used daily and stocked up on too. However, their formulas seem to lack consistency and so there are some shadows that are really lacking in pigmentation (and by that, I mean that I have some pans where I can’t even pick up any colour).

So, let me talk about this product in depth and give you my thoughts of every individual shade.

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Review: Pearly Night Inklasting Pink Cushion (Peripera)

Peripera Pearly Night Ink Lasting Pink Cushion Kbeauty Review

I bought this product with my own money from the official store. However, this post also contains affiliate links to StyleKorean as an alternative shopping recommendation. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

Holiday season means limited edition releases and, of course, some super pretty packaging to draw us all in. For this year, one of the stand out releases from Peripera is definitely their Inklasting Cushion! I grabbed this while I was in Korea and I was lucky enough that it was also on a special promotion, so I got a bit of a discount on it. The store assistant tried it out on my skin and I got shade 2 – I was originally looking for number 1 (which was sadly sold out in-store) but this product actually ended up being a decent colour on me and I think that the lighter one might have made me look a little ghostly. For reference, I typically use a shade 21 in Korean cosmetics.

Personally, I’m a massive fan of the Peripera lip products but their base products have been a hit or miss for me – some are pretty good, and others I find a bit lacking. However, because of the prettiness of this cushion case, I had to give it a shot. This product comes in two styles – the pink and the lavender.

To be honest, I’m not completely sure about the difference between them but I assume that it’s the same as the standard version – the Pink Cushion gives you a high coverage, smooth, brightened finish while the Lavender Cushion is more about giving a non-cakey, dewy glow that has buildable coverage. I actually picked the pink cushion more because of aesthetic than preferences (because the lavender one might have been more suitable for me) but I don’t mind so much!

If you’re interested, the original version also has a Mint Cushion that has a more powdery finish and is targeted towards people with oily or acne prone skin.

Anyway, let’s move onto this review because I’m so keen to show this case!

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Review: Cream Paint (Moonshot)

Moonshot Cream Paint Kbeauty Review

I bought this product with my own money from the official store. However, this post also contains affiliate links to StyleKorean as an alternative shopping recommendation. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

It’s a bit embarrassing to admit that I was originally so crazy about Moonshot because it was a brand established by YG Entertainment and, even now, they primarily use their own artists and models to promote their products. After trying out their products though, I have found that they have a strength in putting out very interesting and unique products – whether it is their Jelly Pots (which I love), the unique bullet of their lipsticks and now their Cream Paint.

When I was in Korea, I popped into their pop-up store in Edae and grabbed a few products to try out – more of their Jelly Pots and some of their lip and eye crayons (which I’ll be talking about and reviewing later on) and I ended up buying enough that I was gifted a branded water bottle – which is really cute, by the way – and also one of the Cream Paint lip products! I was interested in these before but I ended up also hearing some negative reviews, so I was thinking that I would give these a pass. However, since this was a free gift, I just quickly picked out a colour that I was interested in and thought I would get my own thoughts on the product.

So I’ve tested this out and got some negatives and positions about the product – it is definitely not for everyone, but I think that some people could really love this! If you’re after something hydrating, creamy and wearable, then this is definitely for you. Read on for my thoughts.

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Review: Spring Strobe Spectrum (Zoeva)

I did not walk into Sephora expecting to buy a highlighting palette. In fact, I hadn’t even used anything from Zoeva before, so I had no idea about the quality of their products. However, since swatching this product in store, I was so obsessed with the colour that I went back to get it. This Strobe Spectrum comes in three shades for three seasons – Spring, Summer, and Winter.

Why is there no Autumn? I’m not sure.

I was originally looking at the Winter palette because the colours looked so pretty and pigmented in the pan. However, the colour of the Spring palette completely took my breath away! In the pan (and in pictures too, as you will see below) the colours actually look like nothing special. They all look extremely pale and similar. However, once you actually apply the product, you will find that they have a beautiful rainbow shift – perfect for the unicorn make up that is trending now, and a lot more effective than the rainbow highlighters.

Keep reading to see swatches.

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Review: Fixing Tint (AprilSkin)

Oh My Stellar Kbeauty Review AprilSkin Fixing Tint Early Picker Review

I actually thought that I had this review already written quite a while ago but it was only looking back in my drafts that I realised I hadn’t! If you think back a few months, Earlypicker had sent me a big package of products for review – most of these consisted of AprilSkin and Medicube. Although I had reviewed some of the main products, I seemed to have forgotten about this one! This is the Fixing Tint from AprilSkin and, contrary to the product name, it is more of a super matte lipstick than a tint.

This is one of the most long wearing lipsticks that I have ever worn on my life! It survived some of my most greasy eating dates – which included fries, fried chicken and frozen coke – and wore throughout the day without any transfer or smearing. As soon as I wore it, I had my friends asking me about the product and wanting to get one themselves.

However, it isn’t without it’s negatives and I certainly have mixed feelings about this product now that I’ve tried it out more. So, without further ado, lets move onto the review!

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Review: Sweet Peach Collection (Too Faced)

I am one of the luckiest girls in the world – I swear. I had been eying this Sweet Peach Collection from Too Faced for a long time. Part of it was definitely the famous scent (which is amazing, by the way) and another part was this super cute packaging! For my birthday, I had a dinner get-together with a bunch of friends and some of the girls got together to spoil me with both the palette and the blusher from this collection. It’s my first experience with Too Faced products and I’m definitely not disappointed. These are all available for purchase from Mecca or US Sephora and, aside from these two products, also include lip glosses and a glow palette. There have been even more releases from Too Faced for the holiday season lately and I’ve been also keen to try them out.

Until I get my hands on them though, let’s talk about these two products!

The first is the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection which, according to the website, is a ‘new take on neutrals featuring fresh-picked shades of peachy pinks, corals, bronzes, and pops of purples that will have you looking sweet as a peach year-round.’ I also have on hand the Papa Don’t Peach (which is the cutest pun I have heard in a long time because I legitimately love that song). The website states that, ‘This peach essence-infused blush is the perfect bronzy peach shade that adds a pop of warmth, a sexy glow, and fresh juicy scent to any complexion.’

These products all smell like peaches, claim to suit all skin tones and have a rich, pigmented formula. I have been using them almost every day and I find that they’re perfectly suited for any sort of occasion.

Read on and I’ll get a bit more in depth with it all!

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Product Launch: Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash (By Wishtrend)

By Wishtrend Green Tea and Enzyme Powder Wash Wishtrend Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

It’s my first post coming back from my trip to Vietnam and Seoul and, to be honest, I’m writing this at around 3am and I’m still getting over my fatigue and jetlag (which has been knocking out to sleep as soon as I get home from work). However, since Wishtrend just officially launched this product today (congratulations!) I knew that I wanted to have this post done on time, especially since I really love this product.

So I posted about this on Instagram before I went on my trip because I was contemplated whether or not to bring a new product abroad (because I was worried about allergies) but I did bring it and boy, I’m so glad that I did because this product is super travel friendly, very hydrating (which is important when you’re dealing with weather variations and long flights) and is pretty effective too.

This is a Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash that is from By Wishtrend, a brand started by the online kbeauty store – Wishtrend. My general experience with their products has been really good! I find that their formulas are effective, well priced and gentle on skin too. In fact, their Mandelic Acid Water is still one of my go-to, favourite skincare products at the moment!

This product has an amazing green tea latte scent (which is the best I have ever encountered) and gently exfoliates your skin which cleansing. It has a hydrating finish and leaves your skin really soft and clean, as well as controlling blackheads.

This is a 70g bottle and retails at the full price of USD$22. However, as a special launch promotion, you can now buy it at a 20% off (USD$17.60) or save up at 30% on the special sets. This promotion ends soon, so if you’re interested, get on it!

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Brand Spotlight: Smith & Cult

I had been eying some of these Smith & Cult products since I first saw them online – and now they’re finally stocked at Sephora and much more easily accessible, so I just had to write a post about them. This brand is founded by the same woman who did Hard Candy (Dineh Mohajer launched it in the 90s) so you know that they have plenty of experience and knowledge in all things nails and beauty. Similarly, Smith & Cult started out with their nail products first and have now branched out into cosmetics, and I really couldn’t be happier about the quality of their products!

These were sent to me as samples from PR, but I had actually contacted them myself about reviewing the brand because I was personally so impressed by the quality of what I had seen at Sephora! Of course, I did want to get more information about them as well, as I feel like they have been a bit under-represented outside of Instagram (where their unique nail polish bottles are a blogger’s haven), so it was really good to get an insight into their brand values and their range too.

So Smith & Cult is, according to the website, all about the duality of personalities – represented by bold, sharp colours and cosmetic looks. In a way, their concept is a bit similar to Urban Decay (another favourite of mine); feminine, edgy and unique. It’s easy to see why I’m such a fan, since they embody all of the values that I hold so dear to me. All of that said, today I’ll be discussing three products from their line and giving you my thoughts on them – The Tainted Lip StainedLash Dance Mascara and a selection of their Signature Nail Polishes.

Ready? Lets go!

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Brand Spotlight: PACKage

Pack-age Float Mask Bundle BB Cosmetic Kbeauty Review

PACKage is a fairly new brand where it comes to Korean sheet masks (and masks in general), but they’re definitely getting some attention online – most famously for their ‘mask bundle’ which I will be reviewing for you today! When BB Cosmetic sent me some products to test out, they were also super generous and sent me some extras of the masks and I’m now trying to decide if I’ll be sharing them out to my family or saving them for a give away – or hoarding them because they’re super cute!

There isn’t a lot of information that I can find about this brand, so my introduction here will be short, but read on to see a box set of their masks – perfect for the skincare fanatic and gifting – as well as reviews on the individual products! The masks for available for purchase on BB Cosmetic and you can buy the separately (Everyday Bouncy Sheet MaskMelt Me Softly Blackhead Nose Strip Pack, or the Monthly New Feet Foot Peeling Liquid Mask) or in the box set, Float Mask Bundle Set Hapoom Collaboration, which includes 17 masks in total. They have free international shipping with no minimum purchase, and you can also get an additional 8% off with my code (which I don’t make money from, but will bring down that cart total): QAL3F6ZA8YZ

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