[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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[Review] TONYMOLY Face Mix Primer Color Cushion 02 Mint

TONYMOLY Face Mix Primer Color Cushion 02 Mint Review

TONYMOLY Face Mix Primer Color Cushion 02 Mint SPF50+ PA++++:

Tonymoly is known as an affordable brand, with cute packaging, directed mostly at teenagers. It’s a very popular brand not only in Korea but also internationally! I have previously tried the BCDATION foundation made by the same brand and really liked it. Also, lately, I’ve been on the lookout for a good primer/ concealer, that wouldn’t make my acne more noticeable and would let my skin breathe without clogging my pores. This product is said to have covering and highlighting abilities, similar to color correcting, which has been gaining more and more fame lately, for it’s magical results. I thought that since all Tonymoly products I have tried so far have been nice, maybe I should give this one a shot I thought. And so I bought it.

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[Review] Etude House Fix and Fix Pore Primer

Etude House Fix and Fix Pore Primer Review

Etude House Fix and Fix Pore Primer Review:

I’m a makeup lover and my goal is to have the perfect base; I realized after watching tons of YouTube videos that I didn’t use a really important product during the makeup process: the primer! I saw some videos where YouTubers used some pore-cover primers to keep their makeup lasting longer and to avoid the visible pores and I realized that the issue I had with my base it’s exactly that one: it lasted not for so long and after a while the pores were really visible. During that period Etude House launched their new primer line, the Fix and Fix, I saw the advertisements in the website so I decided to buy in order to verify if I could have some better results for my makeup base.

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[Review] Hera UV Mist Cushion 23 Beige

Hera UV Mist Cushion 23 Beige Review

Hera UV Mist Cushion 23 Beige Review:

I caught the Cushion Fever back in 2014 when I had my first cushion ever –IOPE. It was so lightweight and didn’t cause breakouts –I couldn’t ask for more! I have been using it for about 3 years now so I guess I could say that it is my HG Cushion Foundation. I am not really up for changing my cushion brand but I was recently gifted with Hera UV Mist Cushion N*de 23 Beige. I guess it won’t be nice not to use it right? ☺ After all, it is another brand that is very much hyped amongst Asian Beauty.

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