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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New Release & Review: L’Oréal x Elie Saab Collaboration

Loreal Paris x Elie Saab Collaboration Review - Available at Chemist Warehouse

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As soon as I saw these on Instagram, I knew that I had to have it! Elie Saab has taken their first foray into beauty through a collaboration with L’Oréal. Fans of the super famous haute-couture designer will absolutely love the intricate details and pretty colour schemes – best of all, it’s affordable too! Called the ‘Power of Grace‘, this collection includes three lipglosses, four lipsticks and a mascara, as well as a nine-pan eyeshadow palette which I haven’t seen in Australia yet (so can’t confirm if it was released here).

All of these feature the brand’s signature beige rose and gold colour scheme, as well as small details inspired by the intricate beading of his garments. It’s totally on-brand with Elie Saab’s signature feminine style and takes a versatile, wearable approach so all of these daily products transition well from day to night.

If you’re keen to get your hands on these, then head over to Chemist Warehouse – online or in-stores. This collection is limited edition though and it’s been incredibly popular, so I would recommend jumping onto it pretty quickly.

Before that though, let’s get into this review – swatches and all!

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Review: Beach Muse Multi Eye Colour Palette (3CE)

StyleKorean 3CE Beach Muse Eye Palette 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.

Eyeshadow palettes are a personal weakness of mine and, when it comes to kbeauty make up, I really can’t pass up on 3CE! Created by the fashion brand Stylenanda, 3CE is especially well known for their colour cosmetics – their style is quite experimental so they often have very glittery or bright formulas which are harder to find in other brands. I’ve been a fan of their eyeshadows ever since I discovered their One Colour Eyeshadows, where they have pretty much the best matte orange that I have ever found in Korea, so I have a lot of confidence in their formulas.

The main criticism that I’ve had in the past has been the price point – however, this is much improved! The Beach Muse Multi Eye Colour Palette (which I will be reviewing today) is selling at StyleKorean for USD$31.90 (discounted from USD$45.60). It’s still more expensive than other Korean roadshop brands but, with a great formula, solid colour scheme and a strong brand image, I think that the premium price point makes sense.

If you want to get your hands on this palette, or anything else from 3CE really, pop on over to StyleKorean! But before all of that, lets get into this review.

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Review: nomakenolife (Japanese & Korean Beauty Box)

NMNL No Make No Life Beauty Subscription Box January Review

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If you’ve followed me for a while, you might have noticed that I don’t review subscriptions boxes very often – it’s really just because I have a lot of products so find it hard to review. However, one box that has had my attention for literally years is the nomakenolife (or NMNL) box – they launched back in 2016 with a focus on super cute Korean and Japanese beauty products.

I was in particular interested in Japanese products- I adore J-Beauty but find it really hard to purchase overseas, and even harder to actually find out what I’m buying as there’s very little English information online. Because of this, I find it very helpful to have them selected and sourced for me to try out. The team from NMNL is actually Tokyo based too, so they’ve got their thumb on the latest trends and best selling products.

They also have special perks for subscribers – you gain points for every consecutive month that you’re signed up and can exchange them for exclusive items, get discounts or even shop on JapanHaul – and there’s some really cute stuff.

If you want to take a peek, head on over to the nomakenolife website. But before you do, let’s jump into this box!

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Lunar New Year Shopping Guide

Lunar New Year Shopping Guide

Lunar New Year is approaching again! Being of Chinese descent, I celebrate with my family every year. I’m hoping that we can do the same again but, due to the COVID-19 situation, will have to see how things go – I have a fairly large family (with a lot of kids) and it’s always our tradition to have a reunion dinner. There’s also the giving out of red envelopes (li shi in Chinese), but I find that spending time with my loved ones is a lot more important to me now.

In Chinese, we call the Reunion Dinner tuan nian fan and it’s really the most important get-together event of the year. In Western Society, it’s really common to have parties or even go on holidays to celebrate the new year, but Chinese culture is all about being with your family. Around this time, people will almost never go on holidays unless they are travelling back to their hometowns to be with relatives.

I’ve always loved that tradition. As everyone gets older and busier (with most of the family working jobs, having a couple of kids and trying to navigate life in general), it can be so hard to find time to get together again. Personally, I think it’s important to see your parents and family throughout the year but it’s also nice that there’s a special dinner especially for that!

Because the Lunar New Year is so important throughout all of Asia, there are a lot of makeup brands that also release limited edition collections for the occasion. You’ll find that there are a lot of repackaged products – since it is customary to give gifts rather than buy things for yourself – but well… there’s no harm in having a bit of fun ourselves!

Here’s a short gift guide on some things that are available this year around. Click below to jump straight to the brand you want or head right to the bottom for some gift-giving tips!

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