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)

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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: Pearly Night Inklasting Pink Cushion (Peripera)

Peripera Pearly Night Ink Lasting Pink Cushion Kbeauty Review

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

Holiday season means limited edition releases and, of course, some super pretty packaging to draw us all in. For this year, one of the stand out releases from Peripera is definitely their Inklasting Cushion! I grabbed this while I was in Korea and I was lucky enough that it was also on a special promotion, so I got a bit of a discount on it. The store assistant tried it out on my skin and I got shade 2 – I was originally looking for number 1 (which was sadly sold out in-store) but this product actually ended up being a decent colour on me and I think that the lighter one might have made me look a little ghostly. For reference, I typically use a shade 21 in Korean cosmetics.

Personally, I’m a massive fan of the Peripera lip products but their base products have been a hit or miss for me – some are pretty good, and others I find a bit lacking. However, because of the prettiness of this cushion case, I had to give it a shot. This product comes in two styles – the pink and the lavender.

To be honest, I’m not completely sure about the difference between them but I assume that it’s the same as the standard version – the Pink Cushion gives you a high coverage, smooth, brightened finish while the Lavender Cushion is more about giving a non-cakey, dewy glow that has buildable coverage. I actually picked the pink cushion more because of aesthetic than preferences (because the lavender one might have been more suitable for me) but I don’t mind so much!

If you’re interested, the original version also has a Mint Cushion that has a more powdery finish and is targeted towards people with oily or acne prone skin.

Anyway, let’s move onto this review because I’m so keen to show this case!

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Review: Cream Paint (Moonshot)

Moonshot Cream Paint Kbeauty Review

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

It’s a bit embarrassing to admit that I was originally so crazy about Moonshot because it was a brand established by YG Entertainment and, even now, they primarily use their own artists and models to promote their products. After trying out their products though, I have found that they have a strength in putting out very interesting and unique products – whether it is their Jelly Pots (which I love), the unique bullet of their lipsticks and now their Cream Paint.

When I was in Korea, I popped into their pop-up store in Edae and grabbed a few products to try out – more of their Jelly Pots and some of their lip and eye crayons (which I’ll be talking about and reviewing later on) and I ended up buying enough that I was gifted a branded water bottle – which is really cute, by the way – and also one of the Cream Paint lip products! I was interested in these before but I ended up also hearing some negative reviews, so I was thinking that I would give these a pass. However, since this was a free gift, I just quickly picked out a colour that I was interested in and thought I would get my own thoughts on the product.

So I’ve tested this out and got some negatives and positions about the product – it is definitely not for everyone, but I think that some people could really love this! If you’re after something hydrating, creamy and wearable, then this is definitely for you. Read on for my thoughts.

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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.

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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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