Review: Our Own Summer Pink Collection (Romand)

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It’s summer time in Korea and, naturally, Romand came to us with the goods! The Our Own Summer Pink Collection is fairly compact, consisting of a brand new Better Than Eyes quad in Dry Strawberry as well as two new Juicy Lasting Tints (in Very Berry Pink and Pink Popsicle).

This collection was designed for those with a Cool Summer personal colour (which you can read more about here). The shadows have a natural, soft colour scheme that’s perfect for every day and the tints have a translucent formula that makes it super wearable for different skin tones and depths.

All of these are available at StyleKorean for a limited time only, so pop on over there if you want to pick them up – honestly, Romand is always worth it for me.

And now, let’s get into this review!

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Feature: Charlotte Tilbury hits Aussie Shores (and we love it)

Charlotte Tilbury at Mecca Launch

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty has been one of the most in-demand brands for years. Founded by British make up artist Charlotte Tilbury, they are known for their easy-to-use, gorgeous make up products and scientifically backed skincare – all developed around Tilbury’s beauty secrets and 28 years of experience working in fashion, editorial, runway and the red carpet.

And now, they have finally hit Australian shores, exclusively through MECCA! Rather than having to guess foundation matches or watching a hundred review videos to figure out if a product will work for us, people are now able to try things in store or get a shade match from MECCA’s artistry team.

There’s been some fun in-store promotions as well as huge range now available on their website. For those who (like me) have never tried Charlotte Tilbury before and are unsure of where to start, read on for five of their best sellers!

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Feature: 10 Gorgeous Make Up Products for Your Vanity

10 Gorgeous Make Up Products - Beauty Feature Article

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The beauty industry moves fast and there are new release products coming out almost every day. With the prominence of social media, it’s also impossible to deny how important packaging is. Whilst the actual formula and product is still the most important, you can’t have a successful product unless you’re nice to look at too! That’s my opinion anyway.

In this list, I’ll be sharing with you some gorgeous packaging and also why I love them (from both a designer and consumer perspective). Consider this a gift guide or even a shopping guide for when you’re wanting to make your next purchase.

As reference, I love packaging design that is unique, speaks well to the brand identity but is also practical and highly functional. So, don’t expect me to be listing pizza shapes eyeshadow palettes or chunky, cat paw lipsticks though – no one has the time (or vanity space) for that!

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Review: Real Eye Palette is Apricot Me and Mauve Me (Espoir)

Espoir Real Eye Palette in Apricot Me and Mauve Me Kbeauty Review

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A couple of months ago, I tried out Espoir (stylized as eSpoir) for the first time but, of course, I couldn’t stop there. If you follow me on Instagram, or have read many of my reviews here at all, you’ll know that I’m absolutely weak for eyeshadow palettes. I have a huge collection and, whilst I really don’t need anymore, I just find so much joy in them… so I had to try these.

These are the Real Eye Palettes from Espoir. I have two colour variants here but there are five in total. The colour stories are fairly self explanatory too: Mauve Me, Apricot Me, Nude Mood, Peachy Like and Rosy Feed. These are ‘every day eyeshadow palettes’ that are intended to be easy to use and wearable for every day.

The two that I will be reviewing today is the Apricot Me and Mauve Me, both newly released in 2021 and currently available on StyleKorean for USD$31.60 (On sale from $35.20). Head on over there to check these out but, before you go, lets get into this review and some swatches.

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Review: Better than Palette in Light & Glitter (Romand)

Romand Better Than Palette Kbeauty Makeup Review - Light & Glitter

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If you’re a fan of Romand and glitter, then I’m certain that you’ve already seen this palette. After the popularity of their initial four Better Than Palettes (which I also reviewed here and on Instagram), they actually released another two – Shade & Shadow and Light & Glitter. The first is an all-matte brown palette, similar to the Dusty Fog Garden but with more neutral tones. It’s great for contouring or a natural, no-make up look. Meanwhile, the second is an all-glitter palette, featuring a number of different textures and reflects!

The Light & Glitter is definitely the one that caught my eye the most – I love the Romand glitter formula and having an entire ten pan palette of options sounded like a dream come true. That being said, they’re both currently available on StyleKorean (USD$24, on sale from USD$30) so pop on over there if you’re already keen on them.

If you need some more information to decide though, read on this review for full details and swatches!

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Review: Real Up Cheek (Espoir)

Espoir Real Up Cheek Kbeauty Review

I’ve had my eye on Espoir as a brand for years now. I first came across them while I was a student in Korea but didn’t have the chance to try their products – they’re not actually that expensive, but I was living on a very limited allowance as an exchange student. Now that I’m working and can afford to spend more on my make up though, I’m pretty keen to get back into what felt just out of reach back then.

Espoir (stylized as eSpoir) is primarily a make up brand and has a focus on enhancing natural beauty – blending a professional make up artist vibe with popular, accessible trends. Because of this, their products are fun but still maintain a sleek, high end aesthetic.

The product that I’ll be showing you today is called the Real Up Cheek, and I’ll be straight up with you – this is one of the cutest blushes that I’ve never seen, and it’s not even cat themed or an anime collaboration! There are five shades in the range, but I’ll be reviewing Cheery Berry and Caring Coral. These are all available at StyleKorean for USD$16.20 (on sale from USD$18) so pop on over there if you want to check them out.

And now, let’s get into this review!

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Feature: Korean Makeup Artists & Creators to Inspire You

Korean Makeup Artists & Creators to Inspire You

Header image source: Jenny House Instagram (left) and Seo Ok Instagram (right)

As someone who really likes experimenting with makeup, finding inspiration is so important to me – which I do mostly via social media and digital platforms. In this list, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite Korean makeup artists and creators. Some of them are known for working with K-pop artists, some on set of Korean Dramas and others are popular on YouTube as content creators. Either way, every artist has their own unique take on makeup and beauty, so there is much to learn.

Read on for six of my personal favourites – and make sure to check out their platforms as well!

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Shopping Guide: Eyeshadow Palettes that You’ll Never Put Down

Shopping Guide: Eyeshadow Palette Recommendations

To be frank, eyeshadow palettes are my personal weakness. I buy so many of them that I’ve become somewhat of a collector but that isn’t practical for the every day makeup user. The fact is that we have so many options now that I can be very difficult to navigate, so today I’ll be recommending some of the best eyeshadow palettes – in my humble opinion anyway.

I will be recommending palettes based on quality, versatility and ease of use – so read on!

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New Release: Colourpop X Hello Kitty is back for a summery collection

Colourpop X Hello Kitty Collection

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Fans of colourful makeup, cute aesthetics and Japanese pop culture will be so excited to hear that the Colourpop X Hello Kitty collaborations are back – and this time it’s brighter than ever! Launching June 17th, this is a follow up from their previous winter themed collection. It’s called Hello Sunshine and includes new eyeshadow quads, blushes, a lip balm trio and a really yummy lippie scrub… all with a fruity, summery vibe.

Since this collection is likely to sell out fast, heres a break down of the information so far and some initial thoughts!

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