Review: Soft Airy UV Essence (Klairs)

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence Sunscreen 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.

I believe strongly in wearing SPF and will almost never go without it. However, because I have had allergic reactions to sunscreens in the past (which resulted in a not-so-fun afternoon at the Gold Coast wanting to scratch my thigh off) I am usually quite cautious with the types of products that I use. Adding in that I will hardly ever go without base make up, I also need skincare products that don’t interfere with the longevity of my foundation.

However, when I found out from Wishtrend that Dear Klairs was launching a new sunscreen, I wanted to give it a try! Partly because I needed to find an option that was more easily accessible (my go-to sunscreen is a Japanese Biore one that I can only get if someone I know or I go to Japan) and also because I have used their products before with great experiences.

Their products are generally also very well targeted for sensitive skin so, while I don’t usually have sensitive skin, this may be good for my (sometimes) SPF allergies. In addition to a product that doesn’t break me out, I am also looking for something lightweight that absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t cause foundation to apply patchy or break up. In general, I found that this sunscreen ticked all of those boxes and may be my new, more accessible alternative.

This sunscreen, the Soft Airy UV Essence is now available at Wishtrend (I received this as a pre-launch PR gift) for USD$23 and is part of their expanding Freshly Juiced Line – which I am a fan of.

Keep reading for my full review!

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Diary: Things that I love (and aren’t beauty related)

Photo by Wang Xi on Unsplash

So this is something a little bit different, but I did make a new years resolution (not sure if it was this year or last) that I wanted to do more personal posts on my blog so that people could actually get to know me and my life – rather than just a plethora of beauty posts and product reviews (though I bet that that’s why people come here anyway).  I actually drafted up a couple of headings and I have a few heavier topics that I want to write about, but I figured that it’s better to start off on a lighter foot.

Plus, I’m writing this while watching an episode of Criminal Minds, and that really isn’t the right mood to write about the darkness of my soul – is it?

So, kicking this off, I’m going to list and share a couple of things that I absolutely love and that have nothing to do with beauty at all – no products, no regimes and no make up trends. Just me, and everything else that makes me who I am.

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Review: Grind Sparkling Shadow (Pony Effect)

Pony Effect Grind Sparkling Shadow Kbeauty StyleKorean review

This product was sent to me by StyleKorean 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.

Highly pigmented and Korean eyeshadow generally doesn’t go hand-in-hand and, from my personal experience, I wasn’t fully happy with the formula of Pony Effect eyeshadows in the past either (I have two palettes from her line with Memebox and I found it quite lacklustre). However, I had seen this product floating around on Youtube, and avoided watching the reviews, and I wanted to try it out.

This is the Grind Sparkling Shadow, which is a very new concept to me. The last time I had seen a grinding product was with VDL (a setting powder) and I’m not sure that I’ve seen this before otherwise. I’m personally a big fan of loose pigments; I have been using them since I first got experimental with make up in music college and I love the intense colour pay-off! That being said, they are pretty messy to work with, so I would never travel with one of them – and maybe this is where this grinding shadow can come into play.

I have two shades from the range – Guest List and EDM. They are on sale at StyleKorean right now for USD$9.99 but it looks like they are either being phased out or are slowly out of stock, so you better get on quickly.

So, let’s get right into the review!

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Review: Peach Perfect Foundation (Too Faced)

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation

Ever since I finished up my Fenty Beauty Foundation, I’ve seen on the search for another foundation that would be as good (or at all comparable) to it – after all, that one has ended up being my HG foundation! After trying out a lot of them, both foundations and cushions, I have found another that works perfectly for my skin and ticks (nearly) all of my boxes.

This is the Peach Perfect Foundation by Too Faced, which recently launched at Mecca Maxima in Australia and was on my first Want (Don’t) Need post – it is a matte finish foundation that is meant to be oil-free, oil controlling, without flash back and long wearing (up to 14 hours). It is selling for AUD$52, which is about the same price as other high end foundation, and comes in twenty shades; which is something that I need to touch on.

At the moment, this is a product that I’m reaching for pretty much every day. For myself, it is nearly perfect and I’m really confident to be recommending this to others with combination normal-oily, to oily skin.

So, read on for the full review!

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation

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New Release: Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection (Mecca)

Mecca Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection New Releases

Note: Links to be updated on release. The highlighter palette pictured above is a US exclusive and will not be available in Australia.

Excited? I’m excited because while other people (mostly in the US) have been lucky enough to get their hands on the new Urban Decay collection already, us Australians have been waiting eagerly for this release. Following the news that they were discontinuing the original (and game changing) Naked palette, photos of this new palette started to make the rounds online before being officially announced.

This is the new Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection and this will be launched at Mecca Maxima on 16th October! I’ve already got my eyes on the eyeshadow palette and, looking at all of these product photos, I’m super keen on the liner and lipsticks too!

So, read on for more photos and product information – and get your PayPal ready!

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Review: Aurora Pearl Eye Mask (KLAVUU)

Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Kbeauty Review StyleKorean

This product was sent to me by StyleKorean 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.

I wasn’t always a big fan of the hydrogel eye mask but I have since been full converted. I usually use the Heimish Bulgarian Eye Patches every second night (or sometimes every) because I work on a computer the entire day – in general, my dark eye circles can be pretty intense and the skin around my eyes can also become very dehydrated easily. Those come in a tub and are relatively smaller pieces to target the under eye area – they’re more affordable for regular use.

If you want something that will target a larger area though, it is worth looking into individual eye masks. One of them, which I recently received from StyleKorean as part of their KLAVUU review package (read the overall post here) is their Personal Care Aurora Pearl Eye Mask in the Brightening and Revitalizing variation. These are currently selling for USD$5.24 which is a bit expensive, in my opinion, but still alright if they’re more of a special occasion product.

So, if you’re keen to read more about this product – let’s go! This is going to be a relatively concise one.

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Diary: Pony x Shiseido Masterclass

Pony Shiseido Masterclass

When I first got into kbeauty, I started to follow a handful of makeup artists and influencers on Youtube – one of the first being Pony. She’s a very famous Korean youtuber who got her start with a makeup blog and a resulting how-to book, but she has since moved on to be a beauty creator with her own channel and a bunch of brand collaborations. I respect her a lot as a beauty influencer, as I find that she has a lot of personal tips to share, which are especially good for people wanting to improve their own skills or to experiment (but perhaps not as relevant for professional make up artists). That being said, when I found out that she was coming to Sydney for a Masterclass, I bought tickets right away!  All of her videos and tutorials are great for people who want to improve and learn to do make up for themselves (me included), while also exploring some more professional and artistic techniques and styles too.

I was also really excited because I rarely get the chance to meet these big Youtubers in person – especially one from Asia! Only a handful of people will come to Australia so most of our events are generally Aussie Youtubers only. I was also really excited to see Pony in person because… goodness, she is just so pretty and I think I just needed visual proof that she actually exists in this realm. LOL.

This isn’t going to be much of a blog post but I generally just wanted to share some photos from the day. Here we go!

Pony Shiseido Masterclass

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New Release: Velour Lip Liners & Supreme Frost (Jeffree Star)

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Liner New Release Black Swallow

Talk about the new Jeffree Star Velour Lip Liners (and the new Supreme Frosts) had been buzzing around for quite a while and just a few days ago, he made the official announcement of the launch! These products are an exciting new addition to his range and will be launching tonight – yes, the announcement and the release was insanely close, as is usual.

I haven’t managed to get my hands on them yet (just not important enough for PR /sob sob) but I did get a bunch of promotion photos and also real life product shots from Black Swallow to share! For those who don’t know, Black Swallow is an Australian, Sydney based online store that stocks a lot of different beauty brands, in particular those like Jeffree Star Cosmetics or Juvias Place, which is generally harder to access here.

If you’re keen to shop this collection, head over to the Black Swallow website tonight to put in your orders – the lip liners are in-stock and ready to ship, while the Supreme Frosts are a pre-order item.

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Liner New Release Black Swallow
Photo courtesy of Black Swallow
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Diary: Urban Decay x Mecca Maxima | Beauty Boot Camp

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to a Beauty Boot Camp, held by Mecca Maxima and Urban Decay! This is one of the first official PR events that I’ve been invited to and, when I got the invite, I was so excited that I may have squeaked a little – I was also kind of convinced that I got the invite by accident (and I am still convinced about this) so I was pretty nervous in the weeks leading up. Excited, but also nervous. I wasn’t sure of what to expect and, since I am a fairly keep-to-myself sort of person, I also wasn’t sure that I would know anyone there.

But, I had such a great time today (yes, I am writing this the very night) and I came out of the event not only more informed about Urban Decay as a brand, but also very inspired by the beauty and content creation talks – aside from Steve K (the global make up artist for UD), we also heard from one of the Mecca social media team members about content creation and curation for Instagram and a YouTube team member about creating a successful channel and engaging videos. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of the latter too (as I was much too busy trying to take in the information), I did make sure to document the wonderful event and get a few photos of Steve!

So, keep reading for some information on the Urban Decay brand, what they mean to me and some photos of the day!

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Review: White Pearlsation Ideal Actress Backstage Cream (KLAVUU)

Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Kbeauty Review StyleKorean

This product was sent to me by StyleKorean 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.

I was really excited to try out the KLAVUU products that StyleKorean had sent over to me and, because I am still using up a bunch of other cleansers, I decided to start out with the White Pearlsation Ideal Actress Backstage Cream. This is a product that I originally mistook as a sunscreen, and then figured it was a tone-up cream and then realised that it is actually both. It is a product that can be used underneath make up or alone too.

Unfortunately, this is a product that didn’t suit my skin very well and made me break out – although this is likely to be different individual-to-individual. So, I’m going to be giving you some information on this product, as well as my personal experiences with using it.

This product is selling on the StyleKorean website for USD$34.24, which is relatively expensive – as many KLAVUU products are. There are definitely other tone up creams that are more affordable and have a more lightweight formula.

So, here’s the review!

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