A’pieu Moist Creamy Concealer Review and Comparison to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and It definitely feels nice to be typing away on my keyboard to bring you the latest beauty review. I will be doing a part review of the A’pieu Moist Creamy Concealer and how it compares to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, which is one of my favorite concealers. I’ve reviewed the Nars concealer already on my blog, and there are also tons of reviews on the interwebz that rave about this concealer as much as I do. I think A’pieu’s concealer is the closest Korean contender to the Nars that I’ve tried so far. Ding-ding! Let’s start the review~

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The A’pieu concealer has similar packaging and applicator as the Nars, the A’pieu it has a thicker clear plastic body, though. The Nars has 6ml and the A’pieu has 7ml of product, so not that big of a difference in the amount. As for color range, Nars wins hands down because they have 16 shades to choose from while the A’pieu has only 5 light shades to pick from. I bought the darkest shade in 5 Sand which is a light yellow beige color, equivalent to Nars shade in Custard, which I don’t have but I am testing it with the shade ginger.

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The formulas are similar that they both have titanium dioxide, mica, and tin oxide, tocopherol, and silica. The A’pieu has added niacinamide, which visibly improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines, and dullness. Also, it has hyaluronic acid, collagen, and coconut seed butter. While Nars has Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract which increases skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity in the eye area. Both concealers have a natural skin finish and both blend and adhere to the skin smoothly and last most of the day without much fading.

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I would have to say that the Nars is a little more pigmented and a little creamier than the A’pieu concealer. I would say the coverage is the pretty bang on, it depends on how much you apply. The A’pieu’s slightly thinner consistency helps it not get stuck in the lines right under my lower lash line.With the A’pieu Moist Creamy Concealer, the same thing happens but a little less. For the most part, they both stay put and they don’t travel into fine lines.

 

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NARS on top and A’pieu on bottom. 

 

With these minor differences and huge price difference $30.00USD for the Nars and $7.00-$8.00 fo the A’pieu Concealer, the latter is the clear winner in my opinion! However, this will not stop me from repurchasing the Nars concealer. If you’re on a budget then A’pieu is more and great, it’s amazing! If you want to splurge then Nars is also a great choice. I hope you found this helpful!

Missha The Original Tension Pact- Intense Moisture & Perfect Cover

Hi guys! Sorry haven’t been blogging regularly on Saturdays, I have been trying to balance my regular job, blogging, social life, church, and doing the radio so I feel like I have no time for myself. But I have a commitment to you and myself that I would be blogging twice a week… I’m gonna be better! So anyway, I am going to be reviewing the Missha The Original Tension Pact. I bought two of the four kinds that are in the line, Intense Moisture and Perfect Cover. The other two are Tone Up Glow and Natural Cover. I didn’t purchase the Tone Up Glow because the pacts are already ‘toning up’ my tan skin color and I thought it was very similar to the Intense Moisture one. The Natural Cover didn’t seem that impressive to me and it was just a weak version of the Perfect Cover one.

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All of the pacts are in color coordinated cases, blue is Tone up glow, purple is Intense Moisture, orange is Perfect cover, and peach is Natural cover. The cases are similar to the Etude House Any Cushion Cream Filter pact because of the rainbow hologram stripes on the cover of the case. The Missha ones are still have a thicker case than the EH Any Cushion, but it’s not as bulky as your usual cushions. The rubicell puffs are little bigger (2cm) than a regular cushion puff. The tension cover on the product is not as taught as I would have liked it to be but it still does a good job of getting an even layer of product on the puff. Like with all tension pacts you shouldn’t press so hard or it will come out especially on the edges.

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I bought shade 23 for both however the tone is different in each pact. The Intense Moisture is a pink beige, Perfect Cover is a yellow beige, Natural Cover is a neutral beige, and the Tone up glow is a peach ivory. I think it’s a great idea but still I hate it because I expect that I should get the same shade in the same line of pacts. I suit yellow more than the pink tones so the way Intense Moisture looked on me  was slightly disappointing. I should also mention that both colors are much lighter than my regular tan skin, no surprise there.

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The Intense Moisture has light to medium coverage so it doesn’t cover my dark circles completely. I thought the finish would be dewy but it’s not that dewy as EH Any cushion or Espoir Pro Tailor EX Essence cushion. As the day goes by it starts to look a little powdery. It did however stayed on my skin without bunching up. After about 8 hours it does fade and started to move around with the oils on my face. I didn’t have to retouch several times throughout the day and my skin felt comfortable and moisturized without a sticky feeling. I would give the Intense Moisture Pact a 3.8 out of 5.

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The Perfect cover has medium to high coverage and it manages to cover most all of the darkness around my eyes. Yahoo! The finish is natural to a soft matte. I like this pact a lot more than the moisture one. It has good longevity more than the Intense Moisture, after a day of napping, eating, staying out til midnight I barely touched up throughout the whole day. It is not as moist as the Intense Moisture one but with a good hydrating base it can work with dry skin. I’d give it a 4.5 out of 5.

The Perfect Cover and Intense Moisture pacts are 17,800KRW that includes just the case and product, no refill. These refills are 13,000KRW each. The Tone Up Glow and Natural Cover are 15,800KRW that includes just the case and product, no refill. These refills are 11,000KRW each. I don’t know why they did their pricing like this. Out of these two I recommend getting the Perfect Cover version. I get a feeling that they came out with this version first then they decided to make mediocre 3 versions of it. Who knows, but that’s what I think lol.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have an awesome week! Love y’all!

 

18+ Naughtiness Ahead! Nude ‘tude Eye Shadow Palette Review and Comparison

Hey beauties!

Today I’m going to review the Nude ‘tude palette from The Balm Cosmetics. I already did a review about the Nude Dude eyeshadow palette and you can check that out by clicking the link here. I really should have gotten the ‘tude palette first since it was the first release, but I really liked the colors in the Nude Dude.

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Anyway, the packaging is the same as the Nude Dude, sturdy cardboard case with a built in mirror, includes a decent dual ended eye shadow brush, and has 12 gorgeously naughty shades. Inside the the Nude ‘tude packaging there are illustrations of 6 pin up girls that inspire you to create a sultry look that will turn heads! I noticed that the fifth nudie lady is on the front packaging of the Nude Dude palette hehe.
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The color variety is really good, you don’t just get 12 shades of brown. It ranges from white to pink and brown to deep wine colors. From swatching the eye shadows the top row is cool toned and the bottom row is warm toned. It’s good that you get a mix because to get the best nude look, in my opinion, you want a mix of warm and cool tones that will compliment each other. Also, the texture is a goo mix of mattes and shimmery eyeshadows, there is one color that looks a bit glittery. I think if you don’t like shimmery shadows then i suggest you don’t buy either the Nude Dude or the Nude ‘tude because out of the 12 eye shadows only 4 of them are matte. The pigmentation is great too. You get the color you dip into. The black shade is very black so you can use it as an eyeliner.

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Here are the color profiles:

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Sassy- Shimmery pure white. Good for the inner corner and to highlight the brow bone.

Stubborn- silvery light pink.

Selfish- shimmery cool taupe

Sophisticated- medium dark brown with gold shimmer

Sexy- matte wine color (bit on the brown side not too red)

Serious- matte black, good for lining and filling between the lashes before or after mascara.

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Snobby- shimmery yellow gold

Stand-offish- shimmery warm beige pink

Sultry- matte light cocoa brown

Seductive- shimmery gold khaki brown

Silly- Reddish brown with gold copper glitter

Sleek- matte dark chocolate brown

So which is better, the Nude ‘tude or the Nude Dude? It’s really hard because the quality of both are is the excellent and the packaging is super cute. Both are worth getting and usable for everyday looks. Both palettes cost $36.00USD, on Memebox it’s 45,000KRW. To be honest it would have to be your preference in color. But I will say that I think that with the Nude Dude palette it might be easier to achieve a nude look because it has two light matte colors and two dark matte shades while the matte shades in the Nude ‘tude are all dark colors. My personal preference, if i had to choose, would be the Nude Dude. Let me know what you like in the comments below! I hope this review helped you.

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