To be honest, I’ve been putting off writing thing review for maybe a week now. Even though I had formed my opinion on the foundation pact, I wanted to badly to like this that I gave it chance after chance but, unfortunately, this product just isn’t suited for me right this moment. I’m sure that other people will like it though so, rather than just saying “I don’t like it”, I’ll be giving you some more details opinions and observations below so you can make your own judgement on whether this is the correct formula for you.
So I originally wanted to try out this product for two reasons: first, it reminded me a lot of my LUNA essence water pact, which is up there as one of my favourites of all time and, secondly, I’ve always had a great experience with CLIO and Peripera products so I expected this to be just as wonderful. Instead, I was pretty disappointed.
Read on for my review! This product was sent to me by StyleKorean and, if this suits your needs, you can definitely buy it off their site. Otherwise, they have a great range of other cushions and foundations too! I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These cost you no money to use but go towards supporting Oh My Stellar.
We all love eyeshadow. Well, correction: I love eyeshadow. I personally own quite a lot of different formulas, colours and finishes. My palettes are stacked up and my single shadows (those which haven’t been depotted) have a serious need for some sorting. When I first started getting into make up, I was more into buying single shadows than anything because I felt that I didn’t need all of the colours in a palette. However, will time going by, I’ve found that these sets are a lot easier to keep around and – in addition – one should contain a well considered and varied selection that can create a good range of looks. At the moment, these are the characteristics that I look for when I’m using a palette:
- Flexible colour/formula range
- Soft and blend-able formula
- Strong pigmentation
- No creasing or fading
Since I do wear eyeshadow so often, there have been a few that I’ve really loved but also many that I don’t vote so well. For this current one, the Wine Eyeshadow Palette with Labiotte – a Korean brand that has gotten really popular recently for their wine themed packaging and formulas, I went into testing with the above points in mind and found that they have both strengths and weaknesses which would make it most suitable for those who like soft, Asian inspired make up looks. Interested? Read on!
I received this palette from StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These cost you no money to use but go towards supporting Oh My Stellar.
I’ve been slowly getting back into the swing of doing these reviews so, hopefully, they will be more regular soon enough. I took a bit of time before and during my trip to test a lot these upcoming products since – being skincare – I wanted to be able to give a good review that consisted of more than initial thoughts.
So I have been really lucky lately to be collaborating with Elizavecca. You have most likely heard about their brand before – they went viral a while ago for their interesting bubble masks and the intense hell-pore mask (which I have previously reviewed here). For today, I’ll be introducing to everyone their Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream – a total mouthful, so from here on I’ll just refer to it as Water Drop Cream.
This is a light weight but highly moisturising cream that, in my opinion, is perfectly suited for the summer weather. It’s special feature is the visible ‘water droplet’ effect when the cream is lightly rubbed onto the skin. I found that it was great to use under make up because it is fast absorbing and leaves skin feeling smooth – also, we all know I’m a sucker for hyaluronic acid. In addition to hydrating our skin, it also had red ginseng extract which had great anti-aging benefits.
Please note that this post uses affiliate links to WishTrend but all opinions presented are 100% honest and my own.
Hi everyone! I’m back from my three week trip to Japan – did you miss me? During this break I did a lot of shopping, sight seeing and even planning for some future reviews and videos, so I guess that the time off was well needed. I am home now and, aside from being back behind my desk at work, I also returned to a lot of backed up reviews to write, packages to unbox and photos to edit. It’s a bit exhausting at the moment and I’m not sure of where to start, but I figured that I would do what I do best and just… well, jump in!
So for today, I’ll be reviewing a super simple but effective moisturising cream from Klairs. This was sent to be for review by WishTrend and is my first time approaching this brand – though I’ve heard a lot of people mention them. I wasn’t sure of what to expect when they sent me the package but, what I learnt in this experience is that sometimes you really can judge a book by it’s cover. This cream is exactly what it looks like – simple, no-frills but effective.
A lot of people that message me about kbeauty (whether it is cosmetic or skincare) are relatively new to the world of beauty and, in their confusion, are looking for an understandable place to start. The thing with Korean skincare is that it is very complex – it is about layering, and pH levels and ingredients and absorption and effectors and… it can be exhausting. For this reason, I think that this product is really suitable for beginners!
Read on to find out why.
Do you guys know the importance of primer in your daily make up routine? I didn’t – haha! For the longest time, I had been using moisturiser as a primer because of how dry my skin was. I hadn’t thought about the longevity of my BB cream or how it wore throughout the day; though, obviously, I have been noting those details a lot more now that I’m actually reviewing and testing these products. On most days, I still don’t use a primer because I want to see how these products wear without any additional help but, when I am using a cushion or BB cream that I’m already familiar with, I do finally use a primer to help it last throughout the day.
Plus, I hate that late afternoon cakiness.
So, onto this review. This is one of the primers that I’ve recently bought (I’ve been using another Missha pore filler primer for a long time) and, to be honest, I totally bought this because Taeyeon was advertising it. In fact, I have to admit that I bought most of my Banila Co products because she’s their new model and I’m a total sucker. However, I’m really happy because I’ve actually loved so many of their products and this is definitely one of them. I was originally going to review the hydrating and the blur at the same time, but I found that they are both so different that it’s better to go one at a time.
So, for all my dry skinned, pore-troubled people out there… this is the product for you- the Prime Primer in Hydrating!
Well, hello everyone! It’s getting close to the beginning of my Japan Trip (and, amazingly I still haven’t blogged by Korea trip… but I will soon, I promise) and that means that my posts are going to be quite slow for a few weeks. I’ll be very active on Instagram though, so you can follow me there. In the meantime, I’m going to use the next few days to get up to date on some of these reviews, the first of which is going to be the Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off from Skinfood. This is really similar to the Black Sugar Mask that I usually use, which is a physical exfoliator and actually quite popular amongst a lot of us bloggers. That mask is quite harsh and, in order to soften it, a lot of people also add water to the formula. Personally, I quite like having a tough scrub now and then but, for those with more sensitive skin (or a more sensible approach to skincare), this honey alternative may be just for you.
This was sent to me for review from Q-Depot, an online Korean cosmetics store that stocks a good range of road shop and higher end brands (such as Sulwhasoo, O Hui, History of Whoo). Remember to check them out on the way (and get to the end of this post for 10% off your first order)! Let’s start!
I’m finally writing the review for these! To be honest, I’m not sure why it had taken me so long because I’ve been using these since I first got them (and formed an opinion quite quickly) but I guess that I’ve been putting it off while getting so stuck into my new colourpop lipsticks. Alas, I’ve finally decided to write this review now because I only have a week until I head off to Japan for three weeks and, after that, I’m expecting that I will have some Japanese products to review and more kbeauty products coming in the mail as well! Basically, it’s going to get busy on here, and I’m excited.
Moving on, this is my review on 3CE’s Liquid Lip Color. I picked up a few of these when I was in Korea split over two or three visits. I actually thought that I only had two of the colours but was surprised to find out that I bought four – this always happens to me. Either way, I was totally suckered in by the cute packaging and the super opaque colours. This was one of the first liquid lipsticks that I had used since this became a trend (I first used matte liquid lipsticks – on performances – when I was maybe thirteen) so I’ve since been comparing it to a few other formulas that I’ve tried.
Read on for the full review!
It’s time for another pair of lenses and this one sort of looks crazy – I’ve never worn pink lenses before (though I recently realised that I have an unopened bottle of some at home) so I wasn’t sure of what to expect with these ones. I knew that they would be quite bright but I thought that they would blend into my natural eye colour a bit. What I did get though were these bright, pretty lenses with some strong enlargement that makes me feel a bit like an anime character.
Read on for more details! These are the Kirei Pink lenses that were sent to me by Klenspop for review – regular lenses (not hydrogel like the previous pair) that are perfect for parties, dress ups or when you want a special look. I wear their lenses almost exclusively – they’re comfortable and pretty for a great price.
I bought this cushion on a whim while I was shopping the sales on G-market. Although I don’t review Etude House a lot, I am a big fan of their brand and have used a lot of their things. In fact, before I got into BB cushions, my daily go-to product was their precious minerals BB cream! To this day, I still love that product; it matches my skin well, gives me great coverage and feels good on the skin too. However, as a beauty enthusiast who basically spends every hour of the day testing and critiquing, I find that some of their products are a bit of a hit or miss – better to buy after testing in person.
However, there is no one who can deny that Etude House is winning at the packaging game. Their flag ship stores in Korea are absolutely beautiful and all of their products are super on brand; they’re always pushing the design aesthetics and coming out with cute, interesting concepts too. Even people who don’t like how pink and cute the Etude image is, you have to admit that they are great at what they do.
So, naturally, I got suckered in by the packaging of this super slim, nautical inspired cushion and put it right into my cart so quickly. This cushion comes at the time when sun cushions we’re popular in Korea. They don’t have skin shades but, like the 3CE white milk cushion, is white toned and intended for brightening the skin tone during summer. They are definitely not for everyone and I think that some skin tones would look ashy with this applied, but it works well for pale to medium complexions.
These Fingerpens were everywhere in Korea but, annoyingly enough, the shading colour that I wanted was sold out everywhere that I went. I was actually worried that I would only be able to buy the highlighter and not the other shades. I ended up buying these from two or maybe even three different Watsons stores in both Seoul and Jeonju – that’s how desperate I was. I went in knowing that I wanted to buy them though because I saw the brand’s launch on Instagram and these products looked amazing. 16Brand is launched by one of Korea’s top make up artists, Jo Sung Ah, who is also the genius behind LUNA and ChoSungAh22. The brand is the sister brand on the latter, so you can understand why I was on board so quickly.
She has a thing for quirky, trendy make up products that both look amazing and are good for the skin. I wasn’t at all surprised by the launch of these Fingerpens, which are interesting multi-purpose products that have a creamy and hydrating formula. There is a really wide range of colours but I chose to get just the shading, highlight and a shimmer for now. In retrospect, I kind of wish that I got more of these but I was at first unsure of how the pinks would blend as blushes. I am also not very comfortable using a face product on my lips, as I feel it won’t have the same functionalities that are needed. Regardless, they were all really pretty and these products blend like a dream, so would have been a great, versatile product to have in my collection.