[REVIEW] Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review:

I’m sure every K-beauty enthusiasts must have heard Pony’s name before, at least once in their lives. Pony, or Park Hye Mi, was an ulzzang (best face/someone with beautiful face) from South Korea and she started getting more famous after her segment Pony Beauty Diary on InsiteTV became a big hit.

Since then she started her own makeup tutorial channel and became more famous internationally and honestly her makeup skill is no joke! She even worked as Korean idols makeup artist. She announced her collaboration with Memebox but then she made her own makeup line called Pony Effect.

I do have oily yet rough skin texture and it’s very hard for me to find a good product that will match my skin condition. If I used product for oily skin, my skin texture becomes more rough and dry but if I used moisturizing product, it makes my skin produces more sebum.

After researching about my skin, turns out I have a dehydrated skin and hydrating products will be the best solution for me. That’s why I choose this primer because it has ‘Hydrate’ option whereas her other primers are for mattifying and moisturizing only.

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[REVIEW] April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review:

The infamous magic snow cushion.. I’d say that it’s definitely one of the top 3 most widely known Korean cushion foundations. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but as I was about to purchase it, I stumbled upon this one. It had a great discount and I loved the packaging so I decided to give this one a try first.

Firstly, I’d like to clarify that I know, since I have PIE, I’m probably the last person who could use a pink tinted cushion. However, I don’t have hyperpigmentation all over my face! The areas where most people (and I) like to tone are the areas where I don’t have hyperpigmentation (except for my cheeks, that’s where all the redness is). Even if I had completely clear skin, I still wouldn’t use it all over my face. The more layers of products you put on your skin, the cakier it’ll look.

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[REVIEW] New 2018 VDL + PANTONE 18 Expert Color Primer For Eyes Serenity

VDL + PANTONE 18 Expert Color Primer For Eyes Serenity Review

VDL + PANTONE 18 Expert Color Primer For Eyes Serenity Review:

A while ago I asked around regarding the eye primers, people would recommend for an oily eyelid that’s sensitive to drying eye primers (which apparently are a lot of them). I got two results and since the other one was difficult to gain access to I ended up taking this one instead.

Now, I was going for their regular primers, BUT the Pantone editions have more product for a very good price (6.5g for 15 vs 13g for 22) so I took this one instead! VDL Expert Color Primer focuses on matte eyeshadows, my favorites which I always have a hard time wearing. And it has the advantage it looks like unicorn blood.

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[REVIEW] Hylamide HA Blur

Hylamide HA Blur Review

Hylamide HA Blur Review:

I got pretty curious about DECIEM and its products after coming across many reviews of products from its economical range The Ordinary.

DECIEM is a Canadian company, interestingly also known as “The Abnormal Beauty Company”.  It started as a modest company in year 2013 with only 1 brand and 1 product but has since grown to carry 10 brands under its umbrella with an array of products ranging from skincare to hair care. The Ordinary is one of its better known brand, raved for the product efficacy and the attractive price point.

And having tried the Niacinamide 10% + Zince PCA 1% myself, I am sold that their products are worth a second look. So I went on to check out its other skincare brands and products. Hylamide is its mid-range skincare brand which was in fact launched before The Ordinary though I do not come across it as much on google search. Probably lesser hype because the prices are about double that of The Ordinary, akin to many other mid-range brands in the market. So what other differences are there?  The Ordinary have the ingredients in separate serum, so in a way, it is very targeted. Hylamide combines the ingredients to address various skincare concerns and offers the complete range of products including sun protection and primer which The Ordinary does not have. Not to mention the packaging for Hylamide is more colorful.

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[REVIEW] The Face Shop Air Cotton Makeup Base SPF30 PA++ 01 Mint

The Face Shop Air cotton Makeup Base SPF30 PA++ 01 Mint Review

The Face Shop Air cotton Makeup Base SPF30 PA++ 01 Mint:

Now, anyone with acne will relate. Concealing acne is HARD! But thankfully, it’s doable (if you graduated from Hogwarts). In my case, I’m a bit lucky since I don’t have many bumps but a lot of redness. A popular way to conceal redness is colour correcting with green pigmentation. I tried it a couple of times in the past but I have many spots across my face and using a tiny product isn’t helping, so I thought I should try a green pigmented primer. I found this one at an affordable price and with a lot of great reviews so I thought I shall give it a try.

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[REVIEW] J.ONE Jelly Pack

J.one Jelly Pack Review

J.one Jelly Pack Review:

I kept seeing this J.one jelly pack coming up in K-beauty reviews, but it never quite caught my attention sufficiently to read the reviews because of its very plain packaging. Neither do the name of “jelly pack” help because I have no idea what it is for.

Then I saw it on the highly popular Korean beauty show “Get it Beauty”. The J.one jelly pack is developed by a popular Korean actress Ha Ji-won, to meet the needs of busy on-the-good women like her. I was enticed by its multi-functions claim of being hydrating, pore-smoothing and especially the tagline used by Ha Ji-won is that it is a “corset for your face” ie. firming and lifting. In addition, the jelly pack is free of ingredients that are generally frowned upon – parabens, mineral oils, sulfates and phthalates. Doesn’t that sounds just like what I need for my complicated skin type?

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[REVIEW] April Skin Fixing Lip Shield

April Skin Fixing Lip Shield Review

April Skin Fixing Lip Shield Review:

Many of us are constantly looking for long lasting, transfer-proof lip colour products. It saves the hassle of having to re-apply. It avoids us looking unkempt with smudged lips. It saves embarrassment of lip marks on cups or boyfriends. We dream of looking impeccable with full sexy pouts like Song Hye Kyo, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Shin Hye and the list goes on.

Many lip colour products claimed to be long lasting and smudge-proof but not all performed as claimed. There are some that are decent enough, but we hope that the colours could hold out even better and longer.
So short of tattoo-ing our lips, here comes lip top coat. Different brands call it differently, but essentially, this is one product that is to be applied over your lip colour and seal it in to grant you long lasting and smudge-proof lip colour.  I was excited to try the April Skin Fixing Lip Shield and waited for it to arrive in my mailbox eagerly.

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[Review] TONYMOLY Face Mix Primer Color Cushion 01 Lavender

TONYMOLY Face Mix Primer Color Cushion 01 Lavender Review

TONYMOLY Face Mix Primer Color Cushion 01 Lavender Review:

Some people might have a problem on having their make-up melts before they arrive to their destination. That is why we need something to ‘lock’ our make-up and that is the reason why primer exist! Nowadays, there are so many types of primer that people can use to fit their needs. Apparently, TONYMOLY joined the bandwagon of color cushion primer trend this year and added a primer cushion collection to their FaceMix line. Same with the previous posts, I got this from Althea’s box last April and I found this product very interesting.

I never used a Tony Moly base make-up before and only know about their Delight tint and sheet masks, so I feel eager to use this when this product came in the box. I started using this daily for almost 3 weeks under my BB cream. So let’s go jump to the review!

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[Review] Missha M BB Boomer

Missha M BB Boomer Review

Missha M BB Boomer Review:

When I dove into the makeup world of Asian beauty products and bought my first BB cream from Missha, I came across this product soon after. It was a highly recommended product due to its ability to “boost” BB creams applied on top of it – it could make any undertone of a BB cream look less yellow, gray, etc. In other words, it would make your skin tone appear more lively! It sounded like such an interesting product that I just had to try it.

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