Product Launch: TECA 1% Barrier Cream (Wishtrend)

Wishtrend TECA 1% Barrier Cream 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.

As someone who didn’t suffer from too much acne back in my teenage years and, to this day, generally only gets a few pimples now and then, I really didn’t think that break outs would be an issue for me – not so suddenly! However, since returning from my trip to Vietnam, I had an area of really badly damaged skin (pimples, scarring). My skin hadn’t agreed with the weather there and, while cleansing my skin with the Wishtrend Green Tea Enzyme Powder Wash did help, I wasn’t using it frequently enough to completely prevent break outs.

What great timing it is that Wishtrend came out with another product for me to try and – I swear – they are tracking my lifestyle! This time, they have released the TECA 1% Barrier Cream which is targeted to post-acne recover and weakened skin (i.e. me).

This product will be launching on their website on December 12th but, while I usually aim to have these reviews tested and ready by the launch date to tell everyone about it, I decided to take my time giving this a real test.

Let’s go onto the review!

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Review: All Kill Black Peeling Pad (Rire)

BB Cosmetic Rire All Kill Black Peeling Pad Kbeauty Review

After the failure that was the Rire lip powders, I’ve been waiting to give them another shot but none of their products had really caught my eye. However, I recently received two things from their brand to review so I figured that now would be a better time than ever to relook into the brand. This is their All Kill Black Peeling Pad and it reminds me a lot of the Neogen Peeling Pads. The main difference, aside from the ingredients, is that these come in individual packages.

These were sent to me by BB Cosmetic but, of course, I’ll always be giving my full honest opinion on these. They are selling on the website for USD$15.60, which is a bit pricey considering that you only get 10 in a pack, and the Neogen have 30 pads for under USD$20. I also wish that they were sold individually for people to test out.

Anyway, please remember to check out BB Cosmetic. 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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Review: Heavy Metals Palette (Urban Decay)

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Review

I am a sucker for Urban Decay and I have been for so many years, ever since I got the Naked2 palette (one of my first higher end palettes every). Personally, I love their brand image – strong, bold and daring – and I am, of course, also a big fan of their new model Ruby Rose and so I’ve basically fawned over every release. This is a palette that isn’t yet available in Australia but will be selling at Mecca from the 26th of December (or so I’ve been told), otherwise you can also get them online.

This is their Heavy Metals palette and it is a limited edition release for the holidays. It is absolutely my favourite release this holiday and, if you were only to buy one product, I would highly recommend to check this out. It is an all metallic palette and actually conceptually reminds me a little of the Moondust palette – only these work really well without a wet brush too and there is much less fall out and glitter. The idea of this palette is that it has some bold, party shades but also neutrals that are suitable for every day wear. A lot of people tend to keep metallics and shimmers only for special occasions, but this palette plays on the idea that ‘heavy metal’ colours are for every one and every day.

So, let’s finish with me talking about this and go right into the palette! 

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Review: Mood Recipe Blush (3CE)

3CE Mood Recipe Blush Rose Beige Kbeauty Review

When ever someone asks me to recommend a blush, 3CE is always where I turn to – especially their pressed powder blushes. I’ve used so many of them before (and have a thing for collecting their matte shadows) and they’ve almost never failed me – except for their red blush which wasn’t bad but wasn’t as perfect as the others. Either way, the simple fact is that I absolutely love their blushes and I’m always really confident in their formula.

When 3CE started teasing their new Mood On & On Collection, I was absolutely over the moon. Their original collection had some amazing products – including one of my favourite brown/bronze shimmer shadows – and the Red Recipe was a brilliant collection that bright some vibrancy back into the kbeauty scene. For their new Mood Recipe collection, they pulled things right back again and settled somewhere in between with soft, nude pinks and really wearable colours that fit really well into anyone’s make up routine. These colours are ‘reminiscent of a secret garden’ and ‘gentler and softer than ever’.

Whether you like nudes or bright colours, I think that there’s a place for these new tones and so I was super keen to get some things in Korea. I wanted their new eyeshadow palettes, but I feel like they’re pretty pricey, and so I got one of the blushes instead! This product has that same soft blendability I like, as well as a more elegant colour range – which is totally new to my collection.

Read on!

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Review: Prism Palette (Anastasia Beverly Hills)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette Review Prism

I’ve been so excited for this holiday season (and spending a crazy, stupid amount of money) because there have been almost endless limited edition products being released – from the Fenty Galaxy Launch, the Urban Decay (which is my favourite holiday release) and then now this… I need to relearn how to exist. Anyway, before I get carried away with my little antics, let’s get into it.

So Anastasia Beverly Hills is based out of – you guessed it – Beverly Hills and they’re especially known for their brow products (their pomade is one of my favourites and daily essentials). They have also become really popular for their Modern Renaissance palette and… well, also went viral for the Subculture palette which was much less well recieved. Their next release was one that a lot of people have been anticipating – how would it compare to their original, cult classic and would this be a repeat of the ‘Subculture disaster’?

This is the Prism Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which is their limited edition (at the moment) holiday release for 2017. This is available online at Cult Beauty and from Sephora US – unfortunately, it has yet to hit Australian shores and I’m not sure if it will or when. I got this from overseas and it is currently selling for USD$42 – which is the standard price for their eyeshadow palettes. Compared to Korean beauty brands, these luxury Western brands are definitely a lot more expensive but I really think that these eyeshadows are so much better quality and easier to work with that it’s incomparable. Personally, I usually reach for these palettes over Korean eyeshadows because I’m a fan of bold colours and super pigmentation – both of which this palette delivers!

Let’s get right into it because I want to show you all these colours!

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Review: Hoodie Ryan Monopop Eyes Palette (The Face Shop)

The Face Shop Hoodie Ryan Monopop Eyes Kbeauty Review

I bought this product with my own money from the official store. However, this post also contains affiliate links to W2Beauty as an alternative shopping recommendation. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I am very aware that this is one of the cutest palettes to come out of Kbeauty 2017, which is why I really had to get it even though I’ve had a bit of a hit-or-miss situation with most roadshop branded eyeshadows. This is the Hoodie Ryan Monopop Eyes palette, which is part of a larger collection from The Face Shop. They collaborated with Kakaotalk to do a range of Ryan packaged products; from eyeshadows to body wash! This isn’t the first time that they’ve collaborated either, and a lot of people get really excited about these. Everything looked so cute but, in lieu of picking up a bunch of items that I may not use, I decided just to grab this palette.

The range has two different colour options – number 1 has all matte shades, mostly in neutrals and browns. The second one had brighter colours with some shimmer shades. Although the second palette was pretty, I decided to get number 1 because I’ve been really into matte shadows lately and I felt like I was lacking them in my collection (if I can possibly be lacking anything with how many palettes I buy).

I got this from The Face Shop in Edae for around 20,000won and I’m not sure where it’s available online – maybe you can check out a few stores? Let me know where you find it so I can update this, of course, but otherwise this is a good idea of the other Monopop Eyeshadows (which sell as singles and in different collaboration palettes).

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Review: Velvet Lip Tint (3CE)

3CE Velvet Lip Tint Kbeauty Review

I bought this product with my own money from the official store. However, this post also contains affiliate links to W2Beauty as an alternative shopping recommendation. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

Since their launch in Korea, these were selling like mad – I went into Stylenanda with the intention of buying at least one of each colour (for my friend and then a few for myself) but there were a couple of shades – including one that I wanted – that was completely sold out; not just in one store but in all stores. So it’s safe to say that this Velvet Lip Tint is an extremely popular new release and I’m really glad that I managed to grab these two colours. I’ve always been a fan of 3CE lip and eye colours because I feel like they’re a bit different to other Korean brands – they have a preference for bolder and more pigmented formulas. They’re not quite as dramatic as Western products but they’re still an in-between taking into consideration the Asian beauty trends.

The product that I have here is their Velvet Lip Tint that was released recently. It comes in a range of 10 shades – ranging from nudes to reds. They’re all extremely wearable shades and so I don’t think that there was any colour that I didn’t like when I swatched them. In the end, it just came down to picking colours that I didn’t have too many of and that I knew I would get the most wear out of.

I feel like these are a bit similar to the Airy Ink Velvets from Peripera but actually feel even more hydrating. According to the Stylenanda website: “Velvet lip tint incorporates an oil-packed formula specially made to deliver a vivid and velvety matte texture. When this tint is applied, the lips are first encased with a layer of oil upon with pigments gently melt, resulting in a dewy sensation with a matte finish.”

Well, let’s check out the two colours that I got because I think these are a great every day lip product, especially for anyone who likes softer and more wearable products.

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Review: Glow Awakening Cream (Huxley)

Huxley Glow Awakening Cream 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.

After trying out the Huxley Oil & Extract Mask (which I talked about in my YouTube video and will most likely write a review for it later too) I got really into the brand! Their sheet mask did some incredible things for my skin, so I wanted to try out some other products from their line. I checked out the range that StyleKorean had on their website and, although they aren’t a cheap brand, I found that they’re also decently priced for the quality and effect of it.

Since I’m really into brightening products, I decided to try out the Glow Awakening Cream (I was also looking at the Brightly Ever After Essence which I think I will try at a later date too) and I have to say – very boldly – that this is legitimately the best tone up/whitening cream that I have ever used! Since I started getting into kbeauty, I’d been trying out a lot of different tone up creams to brighten and even out my complexion.

Since most of them leave a very obvious white cast on my skin, I end up using them on my neck (to even out colour) since it makes my foundation look too pale without giving me a brightened glow. This product, however, is the exact opposite and it has some great skincare ingredients too – hence why I use it twice a day.

It is selling for USD$32.71 on StyleKorean – which I know isn’t cheap for a kbeauty skincare product but the added cost is definitely worth it. So read on for my full review on this product and rest assured that this is one I am recommending to you!

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Review: Blush Cushion (3CE)

3CE cushion blusher stylekorean kbeauty 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.

I saw these cushion blushes in 3CE in Myeongdong and I nearly bought them – only, I quickly remembered that StyleKorean had actually mailed these to me for review! This silly beauty addict nearly bought doubles… but then again, who is surprised? (especially since I already did that with another product). These are the Blush Cushion compacts that I’ve been eying since their release. I have a few blush cushions at home but, to be honest, I don’t use them very often. I often find that they’re too sheer on my skin tone and difficult to build.

However, these had me pleasantly surprised! These are selling on StyleKorean for USD$17.48 – a pretty good price – but they only have limited stock and colours so get in quick. It’s been a while since these cushions were released, so I imagine that they are saving inventory for more recent releases too (which I will be sure to check out).

So, let’s get right into the review. Click on to read my thoughts and experiences with this product.

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Review: Sweety Colorful Rio Pink

Uniqso Kbeauty Lens Review

I’ve been sitting back on the circle lens reviews lately – mostly because I’ve been working so much that I don’t have the chance to really wear them (since I’m always in front of the computer) but I did get in contact with Uniqso again and this month, I’m going to be featuring and reviewing this pair of super colourful lenses that caught my eye on their website.

Since I last reviewed their products, they have revamped their website – and I really like the new design. I think it’s a lot easier to navigate and, as always, searching for things on their page is really easy. There is also now a feature to auto-convert the prices to different currencies – including Australian! I love that but, for the sake of my readers and conversions, I’ll use USD here.

They also feature reviews on their own page so you can read genuine comments from other people. Aside from coloured lenses, they also sell cosplay costumes and wigs, as well as some cosmetics. Overall, Uniqso mostly sells costume products and so they have a lot of really interesting designs that are pretty hard to find on other sites.

Today, I’m going to be reviewing the Sweety Colorful Rio Pink – these are meant to be a pair of pink lenses but, and you can see this on the website too, they are more rainbow coloured. It has a pink and purple side rim, accented with some yellow and a green inner rim. It really is the first time that I’ve seen something so beautiful!

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