Review: Microfit Cushion (Moonshot)

Stylekorean Review Moonshot Microfit Cushion

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.

When I first stepped into the Moonshot store over in Apgujeong, I felt like I had stepped into my wildest dreams. The brand is a sub-brand of YG Entertainment and, similar to their other fashion label and the overall style of the company, they’re all about bold colours, versatility and being trend forward. In a beauty industry that that sometimes be all about blending in and being ‘pretty’, this sort of thinking is really welcome and I always love brands like this!

In the past, I’ve tried out their jelly pots (which are a multi-purpose product that I love) and their lipsticks (which are also super uniquely packaged and well formulated). The other product that I did try in store but hadn’t gotten my hands on yet was the Microfit Cushion, so when I found out that StyleKorean was stocking the brand, I had to try it! It’s been a hard time trying to get Moonshot products online without having to say something exorbitant, so it was really exciting when I saw the brand amongst the new line ups. Hopefully, their range expands and we get to see more and more of it online because Moonshot is one of the few ‘kpop’ created brands that I actually adore.

This product is currently selling in a pack (which includes the cushion and an extra refill) for USD$33.64 on StyleKorean, so pop over there to check it out and read on for my full review!

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Review: Baby Glow Cushion (Love 3CE)

Stylekorean Review 3CE Love Baby Glow Cushion

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 had been debating getting my hands on this 3CE cushion ever since its launch and, as usual, it was because of the packaging rather than any knowledge I had about the product (although I have used cushions from the brand before and have generally had good experiences with all of their make up). This cushion, which is shaped like a sea shell, is part of the Love 3CE collection which is all about retro toys and the good old days. The collection includes this cushion, blushers, lipsticks and eyeshadows so there is a lot to look into but I thought that I would check out this obvious star first.

I received this product to review from StyleKorean where it is currently selling for USD$32.90 – the price is higher than a usual roadshop brand, but 3CE has always been a bit of a premium fashion brand, so it’s not that surprising. It is similar in price to a Clio cushion set but, unfortunately, this product doesn’t come with a refill. If it is good though, then I think that cushions and base make up in general is a good investment.

Read on for my full review discussing the positives and weaknesses of this product, and decide whether you think this is suitable for you! If you’re keen on this, or any other 3CE product, click onto StyleKorean to check out their range.

Stylekorean Review 3CE Love Baby Glow Cushion

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Review: Refresh Water (Heimish)

StyleKorean Review Kbeauty skincare Heimish Refresh Water

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 honestly thought that Heimish could do no bad – not after how much I loved their eye shadow palette and lip products – but unfortunately this is a product that really disappointed me. This is the Refresh Water that I was gifted to test by StyleKorean  and, considering that this product had good reviews online and because the ingredients list is actually really clean (aside from alcohol and I have no sensitivity to that), I was really excited about this. According to StyleKorean :

This product clears all remaining dirt and old keratin from the skin, and boosts the effectiveness of other skin care products applied subsequently. The mild enzyme extracted from soybeans works with AHA and BHA for maximum skin exfoliation and moisturization. It contains more than 20 active natural ingredients that amazingly soothe and balance facial skin while providing it with moisture.

In a way, I figured that this product would be similar to a toner – ‘refreshing’ my skin and improving the effectiveness of other products. Unfortunately though, this product didn’t work for me at all! In fact, my skin had negative reactions to the product and I ended up with terrible skin and break outs for two weeks or so; so bad that I had to break out my Medicube concealer and cushion because I was worried about using normal make up.

I was so disappointed about this product, so I had to write this review. Read on for details, as well as suggestions on other products that – in my opinion – work a lot better.

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Another K-Beauty Haul | StyleKorean.com

So you made have heard me yapping about this recently but I’ve joined a Korean beauty guru competition and it’s currently round 1!

For this, we had to post up a ‘haul’ video of some products that the company had sent to us and it would mean the world to me if you gave my video a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xKlYNB8sqc

The judging system is 40% voters, 30% view count and 30% external content judges.

That being said, please help me out by voting for me on the website! You can vote up to 5 times a day and voting for round one is open from today (15th) until the 19th for this round. Here’s the link: http://kbeauty.stylekorean.com/…/…/gurus/gurus_2017/vote.php

If you vote 5 times a day for 5 days (I.e. 15th – 19th) then the company will also give you $10 store credit to use and I think there are more prizes up for grabs too!

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Review: Candy Rock Palette (16 Brand)

StyleKorean Review Kbeauty 16 Brand Brick It Shadow Hit 10 Candy Rock

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.

You know those special, pretty products that you see online (usually on Instagram) and you sort of fawn over them for a really long time? This palette from 16 Brand was one of them. I first came across this candy coloured product on social media and I had looked over all of the official swatches and videos, but I couldn’t find anywhere online that stocked it. Unfortunately, 16 Brand is still a little bit hard to get outside of Korea – the only online store that I have found is StyleKorean and, actually, they only recently stocked this palette.

This is from their Brickit Shadow Hit 10 collection, of which there was previously a Choco set. This Candy Rock palette features 10 shimmering, unicorn candy colours that range from pastel pinks and purples, to beautiful coppers. All of the colours are shimmers, of course, so this isn’t a palette that you can use on its own. However, from the photos that I saw, the product promised some really interesting and unique shades that worked amazingly for point colours.

I received this palette from StyleKorean for review, where you can buy it (or a range of other 16 Brand products) for USD$28.97. Check out their website, but first let’s get into the review.

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Review: 365 Foundation (16 Brand)

StyleKorean Review Kbeauty 16 Brand 16 365 Foundation

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.

The more I use products from 16 Brand, I really think that I’m starting to ‘get’ the brand and working out it’s strengths and weaknesses. I’ve reviewed a few of their products before, so feel free to click here to check out my tag. I’m actually quite a fan of their products, mostly because I love ChoSungAh’s ranges in general. Although some products have been a bit of a hit-or-miss for me, they’re all very beautifully packaged and have a great concept that works well. Their contour fingerpen is most definitely a staple for me, while I was most disappointed in their lip pens (which were pretty, but too different from the official swatches).

For today, I’m going to be writing about another product of theirs that caught my eye recently. I saw some YouTubers testing it out and, naturally, the pretty packaging lured me in (16 Brand is so good at that!) so I jumped at the chance to review their foundation. This is the 365 Foundation, which is meant to be a full coverage, hydrating foundation.

I recieved this to review from StyleKorean, where you can buy it (or a range of other 16 Brand products) for USD$24.30 – which is a pretty decent price for a foundation! Check out their website, but first let’s get into the review.

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Review: Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence (Missha)

Missha The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist StyleKorean Review

I can’t figure out why this photo looks blurry… someone please halp.

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.

When it comes to skincare products, I like to take my time with writing the review. After all, you can never knew the effects of something after only a few uses and it’s good to try things in different conditions too. The weather has been getting really cold in Sydney lately and, because of it, I am in at middle period where I am deciding the best way to change up my skincare routine. My skin has been fairly uneven, with some very dry areas and my T-zone still becoming oily by late midday, so I did change up my routine a few times while trying out this product.

This is a cult beauty item from MISSHA, Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence. My aunt actually uses bottles of this almost religiously and I know a lot of beauty bloggers swear by it as a much more affordable dupe of SKII, which effects that as just as good – so I’ve been looking to trying this out for a long time. This product is used at the beginning of your skincare routine – it helps to cleanse, hydrate and prep your skin for the absorption of other products, so you can see why it is such an important step. It claims to also restore, rejuvenate and give you a glowing complexion.

As it is similar to a toner, I was actually very confused about this at first but I have since learned (I think) that the FTE is to be used after a toner, and is actually a different product. It is a unique step in the Asian skincare routine and is usually fermented with an active yeast ferment ingredient (read from here). Some people do use a FTE instead of a toner though and, for this, I recommend to trust your own judgement and how your skin feels after cleansing.

I got this product sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. You can get yours on their website for USD$36.03, a discounted price from USD$42.39, and a significantly lower price than the SKII essence that this is the dupe for. The Intensive Moist version of this, which is the one I am reviewing, is also the new, upgraded version of this product for enhanced hydration purposes.

Missha The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist StyleKorean Review

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Review: ColorRulez Tint & Gloss (16Brand)

16Brand Chosungah22 Colorrulez Lipgloss 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.

I first saw this lip tint/gloss from 16Brand on Instagram (shout out to my friend mabub.sonyeo for sending me a photo of her one and showing me how the colour mixed), and I was ridiculously keen to get my hands on it. I’ve always been a fan of 16Brand products because of their super cute packaging and concepts, although the formulations of their fingerpens turned out to be a hit or miss for me. Either way, I was really keen to try out this lip product because of the packaging (lets not lie) and the fact that the swatches really do look great online!

These lip tints are layers with three different colours to create a beautiful colour on your lips that you can (hypothetically) darken by redipping into the top layer and reapplying – though this seems a little excess. This tint gloss also contains hydrolyzed collagen which, to be honest, I’m not sure if it makes a cosmetic difference but it’s good to know.

StyleKorean sent me a few of these lip tint glosses to try out and I’ve been testing them out for a while – finally ready to write about it! Read on for my thoughts!

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Review: Fingerpens (16Brand) – For Eyes/Lips/Cheek

Oh My Stellar Kbeauty Review 16Brand Chosungah Fingerpen 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.

This is actually going to be my second time reviewing these Fingerpens (and you can find my first post here) but there is actually such a range and so many different uses for these multi purpose pens that the product is actually really different. In the past, I have tested and written about their contour/highlight pens but, for this one, I’ll be trying out two of their Eyes/Lips/Cheek pens – one in a matte consistency (which is what I assume M stands for) and one in a aqua consistency (which is their hydrating formula). Both of these are actually multi-purpose products and can be used for eyes, lips, cheeks.

These pens are from 16Brand; a new, trendy cosmetic brand that was started by make up artist Cho Sung Ah that is a little bit reminiscent of the poppy style of her main brand ChoSungAh22 and a little bit 3CE (which we all know that I love the branding of). At the moment, these are on sale for USD$11.77 on the StyleKorean website (discounted from the full price of USD$13.08) so I think it’s a pretty decent price point – not exactly cheap, but it’s not too pricey either. Once you get hooked on them, there is a tendency to want to collect them all; so fair warning!

If you’d like to read about my first impressions on the packaging (and the contour/highlight pens) check out my first post, or read on and I’ll jump straight into my impressions on the lip/cheek/eye formulas!

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Review: UV Mist Cushion (HERA)

Oh My Stellar Kbeauty Review UV Mist Cushion Cover HERA 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.

I had really high hopes for this cushion, partly because this is HERA – a pretty big deal in the world of kbeauty – and also because there have been a lot of people raving about this cushion as a holy grail product. According to the official website, one of these is sold every two seconds and that’s a pretty tough statistic to beat (and IOPE and Laneige are also very impressive, but they only get a ‘accumulated number of units sold’ statistic, not a second-by-second one).

I’ve wanted to try this before and I actually swatched it in store when I was last in Seoul too, but the only thing holding me back has always been the price. This cushion has an original RRP of ₩47,000 so it is just about USD$42 (I obviously use AUD but I’ll be referring to American prices for the sake of comparison). I got this sent to me by StyleKorean and they have it on sale for USD$37.93 so it is definitely cheaper there, but it is one of the higher end cushions. In fact, this might be the most expensive cushion I own – followed by the IOPE and then Laneige, both of which are my personal favourites and staples that I am always repurchasing.

For this reason, I thought that it would be useful for me to compare to three cushions – coverage, finish, wearability/lasting power and, most importantly, is it really worth the hype? This cushion that I got is the cover version (though I’ve heard a lot of great things about the moisture version too, StyleKorean didn’t have it in stock) and it promises to work “as a mist, foundation and sunblock to brighten and cool down the skin for skin that’s dewy and glowing with more coverage.”

Read on for my review of this product and the thoughts that I’ve gathered over testing it with different looks, conditions and times.

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