COSRX- One Step Moisture Up Pad💦

Hi guys! I have been fighting off a cold this whole week and what a great way to spend my Saturday relaxing at home and writing a new post on a hot product! It’s the COSRX One Step Moisture Up Pad. It was launched a couple months ago following huge popularity of the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad in early spring this year. It has the same packaging and number of pads. The main ingredient in the Pimple Clear Pad is betaine salicylate and in the Moisture Up Pad its hyaluronic acid.

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The cotton pad has a textured side and a smooth side. The bumpy side is there to gently remove dead skin and flakes. It is also formulated with BHA which helps brighten and also help clean out your pores, so even though it’s a moisture pad it’s still great for oily/acne prone skin. It also has propolis extract which nourishes the skin and replenishes the skin to it’s original state. The hyaluronic acid provides optimum hydration as well as added cetearyl olivate which is a emulsifier from olive oil, reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturizing effect, is hypoallergenic and biomimics the skin.

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There are no skin irritating ingredients so it’s also great for sensitive skin. It smell really good, the bergamot and lemon oil as a wonderful aroma. I like using it because it’s great for my dry skin and I can get the cleaning benefits of the original Pimple Up Pad. I’ve been using it in the morning and evening as a toner and a 2nd cleansing pad. It’s great to use for fixing your makeup or makeshift mask sheet too. It doesn’t have a sticky feeling either.

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It costs 25,000KRW but it’s on promotion for 17,000KRW. I don’t think I would have full price for it though. If you use it twice a day it’s about 714 KRW per day, with the price I paid I pay less than 500KRW per day. Honestly I have better toners/cleansers than this one so I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing. However, if you like the no fuss feature of this product it’s worth trying out.

Thanks for reading!

Busy and Budget-Styling Eye Palettes from Aritaum

Hey guys! This is a late  post, I didn’t forget that it was blog day yesterday I just did not have anytime to write, let alone have some time to myself. I just want to apologize for not being so consistent these months. That’s enough chit chat, let’s get to the eye palettes! These eye palettes came out a month or two ago and bought one initially and then I went back and bought two other colors because I love the one that I got and I wanted to see if the other ones were going to give me the same reaction like the first one did.

 

The palette costs 10,000KRW each and in it there are five shades. So not including the price of the packaging and case, you can say that each shadow costs 2,000KRW which is pretty cheap considering road shop eye shadows cost around 3,000KRW and up. The case is small, a little longer than a business card I’d say and all of them have a holographic cut pattern on it which I think is pretty. Inside you have the five shadows, a double ended sponge tip applicator, and a built in mirror.

There are 4 colors available, 1 beige beige, 2 fatal burgundy, 3 coral brown, and 4 grey brown. Each has a color theme and it’s a gradation of the color theme. I would say that all of the palettes are on the warm side, even the grey brown palette is warm neutral and not a completely cool tone palette. The palettes come with a highlight color, base shade, two medium shades, and a definer color. So in one palette you can get a complete eye look or play with a couple shadows. For those who are a no fuss makeup person then this is a simple palette to use.

So which ones did I get? I got the grey brown palette initially and then bought fatal burgundy and beige beige the following day. I wasn’t able to purchase the coral  brown one because the store didn’t have it in stock. I will review each palette on it’s own because I think it would be unfair to lump it all the same because each are quite different from each other. Also I think it would be easier for you guys to follow along.

1 Beige Beige– The color ranges from a golden beige to  bronze shades. There are no matte shades in this palette. The pigmentation is decent not amazing, but still it gives enough color payoff without having to dig into the palette. The shadows are smooth almost creamy and not powdery. I would suggest applying eye primer beforehand because it does fade quite quickly without it.

  • Radiance– highilght soft sheer beige shimmer with gold reflects
  • Morning Beige– base color, light peach beige shimmer with gold reflects
  • By Day– very  similar to the Morning Beige, a little bit more of a shiny finish and gold glitter chunks.
  • Enforce– golden bronze shimmer
  • Mood– deep bronze with gold glitter

2 Fatal Burgundy– The color ranges from light pinks to dark wine and brown colors.Same as the Beige Beige palette there are no matte shades. The texture is the same except the highlight shade is a little bit powdery than the Beige Beige palette. I feel like this palette the shades in general has more fall out than the Beige Beige palette.

  • Peony- light shimmery pink with white sheen
  • Epic- a pinky peach shimmer
  • Mission-burgundy shimmer with micro gold reflects
  • Bonhuer-brownish purple shimmer with gold reflects
  • Cameo-chocolate brown shimmer with a slight pink undertone

3 Grey Brown- the color rages from a light peach beige to deep brown. This is the cool tone, it more of a neutral grey brown than a completely cool grey palette. This is the only palette of the four available that has matte shades. There is only one shimmy shade in this palette. I also think that the matte shades have better staying power than 1 and 2. However the matte shades are very powdery and the pigmentation is a little weak in my opinion.

  • Airlike- matte peach beige
  • Mild Sun- matte light taupe
  • Desert Sun-matte soft brown with grey undertone
  • Rainy-brown shimmer pearl with gold and deep pink glitter
  • The Big Night-matte deep taupe brown

I think the palette are pretty good value considering the case, and the amount of product, and color selection. It’s really easy to pick a palette and not have to think about what colors to use together. It’s small enough to carry around in your bag or purse and if you wanted you could smoke it up for a day to night transition.

Are you in to the pig palettes or these mini ones?

Easy Contouring with Make Up For Ever 4 in 1 Contour Palette

Hey guys!

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I writing today to review yet another contouring product. This is the new  product I saw at the Make Up For Ever beauty counter inside my local department store. It’s the Pro Sculpting Palette which is a 4 in 1 face contouring kit. it combines a highlight, contour, shimmer, and color in an easy to use palette form. There are 4 different color ways to choose from, however in Korea you only get one choice, 20 Light, and you’ve guessed it the lightest one. BOO! Ugh, I hate that so much… There should have been at least one other choice. Seriously, it’s frustrating for a tan girl like me. Anyway, the palette color is fine on me albeit the highlight shade is very light almost whitish on my skin.

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The palette cost 65,000KRW which is a hefty amount for 2.5g total and compared to other cream contouring palettes that have almost double the amount and a little less expensive. But then again the Pro Sculpting Palette does include a shimmer and color that other palettes might not include. The packaging is simple much like their other products, clear plastic cover with a black plastic bottom. Nothing fancy, professional, and the importance is put in the product, not so much the appearance. It also come with a contour guide for different face shapes which is useful if you’re trying out contouring for the first time or still a beginner.

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Here are the color descriptions of the 20 Light palette. The highlight color is alabaster, a very light pinkish white. The contour is a neutral brown with a greyish undertone, which is good for contouring because it blends in with the natural shadows cast on your face. The shimmer is a pearly ivory, which I like a lot. Last is the color pan which is a basic peach. The palette is very pigmented and blends really nicely. I use my fingers to apply and blend it out with a blending sponge. It doesn’t feel sticky or too thick, it gives you a nice day satin finish. I will say however that it doesn’t seems like it lasts very long, after about 5-6 hours I couldn’t tell if I contoured or not. So that was a bummer.

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Overall, I think this is a good product, perfect for beginners or the timid contourer. It is a bit pricy and isn’t very long lasting in my opinion, but if that isn’t a problem for  you then I would try it out because it’s so easy to use and conveniently packaged. I hope you found this review helpful!

What’s your favorite contouring product?

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