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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Feature: Affordable K-Beauty Skincare Dupes to Brighten Your Routine

KBeauty Skincare Dupes

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Let’s be real – we all love a great dupe: they make beauty so much more accessible, whether it is because of cost or simply giving us more shopping options. When it comes to k-beauty, road shop and indie brands are constantly innovating and it’s not surprising that many of their formulas are on par (and sometimes arguably better) than their high end counterparts. Here’s a list of some great k-beauty dupes for you to consider when building your own skincare routine.

It’s also important to note that there can be a very fine line between a proper ‘dupe’ and a copycat product, so all of the products discussed here are proper dupe – whether it is a similar product type or formulation. Copycats are fully excluded!

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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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New Release: Glowing Pink Collection (Bobbi Brown)

Bobbi Brown Glowing Pink Collection

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I’m clearly a sucker for pretty, pink packaging so when Bobbi Brown Cosmetics announced their new Glowing Pink Collection – I was all over it. Inspired by their iconic highlighter (the Pink Glow), this collection features both re-packaged and new products in limited edition packaging. It’s perfect for collectors or people like me, who have never used Pink Glow before but can’t find a better excuse to do so than a pink compact! (haha)

Read on for product information, pricing and also some links on where you can get your hands on these. Leave a comment below if you end up picking something up, but make sure to do it ASAP because things are selling out already!

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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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How to: K-pop Idol Makeup

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Just a couple of days ago, I wrote my first ever exclusive article for BONIIK Note to discuss K-pop Idol Makeup and also give a few easy to implement tips on how to achieve a similar look yourself. I am legitimately so excited to be sharing this story and writing off the Oh My Stellar blog for the first time ever!

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Now read on for a little excerpt.

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Feature: Christmas Shopping Guide

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Last updated 2 November 2020

It’s that time of the year again – holiday releases are coming. I’ve been keeping an eye on some of these launches and, while some brands have slacked off a little in 2020 (understandable given how the pandemic has impacted everything), there are still a lot of great ones! From celebratory eyeshadow palettes to brilliant skincare sets – there’s so much to choose from.

It would be exhaustive to include absolutely everything, so this article mostly features things that I’m personally interested in trying or think would be a great gift option. Most, if not all, of these will be beauty related and available either in Australian stockists or online – all information which you will find here, of course.

Please note that this list is also being updated as new announcements are made so let me know if there’s a brand or release you think I should add in!

Now let’s start shopping!

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