Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[ETUDE HOUSE] Juicy pop tube *Apricot Smoothie*

[ETUDE HOUSE] recently got some new Lip Glosses. I'm not really sure if these are completely new or if they just changed the design and added some new flavors. Anyway, I'm talking about the Juicy pop tube glosses.
The new ones are available in eight (8) different colors and flavors:
- #1 Blueberry Soda
- #2 Watermelon Soda
- #3 Cherry Soda
- #4 Lime Soda
- #5 Orange Soda
- #6 Apricot Smoothie
- #7 Strawberry Smoothie
- #8 Raspberry Smoothie

I got just one color for now - No.6 Apricot Smoothie.

Description: Natural Luster Lip Gloss!
Sturdy, smooth tube for clean & convenient application & use. Smooth & light texture without stickiness. Easy-to-carry (pocket-sized).
The Juicy pop glosses come in a translucent and small tube with a simple twist-off lid. The tube contains 12g. The applicator is just made of plastic!
I got Apricot Smoothie because I liked the peachy orange shade. It also smells super fruity like apricots! This lip gloss isn't sticky and has also no shimmer. My lips just look very glossy with a hint of color.

Price: around 6,- €/ US$8 
Bought at: eBay (zinopark)    

What I love:    
The fruity scent & non-sticky texture!

What I don’t like:
There is nothing atm.

Will I buy this again? Thinking about getting another color.

Monday, February 27, 2012

[ETUDE HOUSE] LUCIDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes *Caramel Sepia*

When it comes to eye make-up I'm always scared of too colorful eyeshadows. I don't wanna look like a clown or whatever, so I always prefer more naturally colors for everyday usage like white, beige, brown, gray or light pink. But I also own some eyeshadow palettes!
Not long ago I got one of these LUCIDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes eye kits from [ETUDE HOUSE] and of course I got a naturally color again: #3 Caramel Sepia.

You can get nine (9) more colors:
- #1 Pinky Silver
- #2 Pink
- #4 Fully Olive Black
- #5 Golden Ratio Gold Khaki
- #6 Golden Khaki
- #7 Miss Tangerine
- #8 Miss Berry Berry
- #9 Nymph Brown Aura
- #10 Gold Pink Aura

Description: Makeup Line Promotes LED (Light Emitting Diode) Color, Radiance and Clarity to Makeup Expression. Gradation eye shades (base, main color, highlighter and liner) promote vivid eye expression.
The packaging looks chrome colored in purple and silver shades. The eyeshadows are inside a cute pearl pink container. This eye kit contains four (4) different colors with different NET weight: 2x 1,7g, 1x 2,3g and 1x 1,2g.
Inside the lid is a mirror and two (2) applicators are also included: 1x brush + big sponge applicator and 1x fine sponge/tip applicator for eye liner.
This eyeshadow kit consists of the 4 following steps:
A step) Base: The base color looks like (off)-white with some shimmer.
Use brush/tip to gather and apply makeup to entire upper eyelid area.
B step) Middle: A medium caramel brown. The shimmer seems to be a little more as in the base color.
Use brush to gather and apply color along upper eye lines.
C step) Highlighter: The silverish light pink highlighter got shimmer as well. 
Use brush to gather and apply highlighter to lower eyelids.
D step) Liner: The smallest eyeshadow in this kit is the eye liner which is a dark brown with some shimmer.
Use fine tip to gather apply makeup along upper/lower eye lines.
The colors of #3 Caramel Sepia are nice but the shimmer might be too much for some people. I don't really like the liner - it does stain. The color is then always over my (double) eyelid-line where I apply the base/ main color.

Price: around 10,- €/ US$13 
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76)    

What I love:    
There is nothing I really love.

What I don’t like:
The liner does stain. A waterproof (liquid) eyeliner would be better.

Will I buy this again? Maybe because some other colors look nice, too.

[TONYMOLY] 7-Fruit Princess Gloss *Plum Princess*

A few month ago I received a really cute Lip gloss.... the 7-Fruit Princess Gloss from [TONYMOLY]. I don't use a lot of stuff from this brand even though they have some nice things.
I wanted a Lip gloss without much color. That's why I got this cute gloss in  #2 Plum Princess.

The Gloss is available in 7 different fruit flavors:
- #1 Strawberry Princess
- #2 Plum Princess
- #3 Mangosteen Princess
- #4 Apricot Princess
- #5 Pomegranate Princess
- #6 Cherry Princess
- #7 Apple Princess

Description: Princess Gloss features all the fun and flavor of you favorite fruit-flavored Lip Smacker. Moisturizing formula softens and smooths lips with a juicy burst of fruit flavor.
Contains Shea Butter, Vitamin A, C, E and Rose Hip Oil.
The packaging is translucent and the bottom part of the Lip gloss container, too. The lid is very cute and looks like a plum. Each flavor got another 'fruit' as head/ lid. The sponge applicator is soft but small coz it's just a mini lip gloss with 7g.
I got #2 Plum Princess coz I saw some sample pics and this one seemed to be rather clear. After trying it by myself I can agree it: The color is barely visible. It has a hint of pink in it with some violet shimmer. The consistency is - like most lip glosses - jelly-like but not sticky and it smells like plums.
The 7-Fruit Princess Gloss is very cute and handy but the applicator is too small for me. I have to use it many times to get enough gloss on my lips.

Price: around 10,- €/ US$13
Bought at: eBay (BELLOGIRL)    

What I love:    
The cute design and small size.

What I don’t like:
The applicator is too small. Need to re-apply many times to get enough gloss on my lips.

Will I buy this again? Maybe another color. But it's also a bit pricey for its size.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

[baviphat] Strawberry Toxifying Mask

The first face mask I got from a Korean brand was the Strawberry Toxifying Mask from [baviphat]. I'm sure there are already many reviews about this product but I wanna write a short one, too.

This wash-off mask is good for those people with trouble skin and large pores.

Description: Detoxifying + Pore Tightening Wash-Off Mask.
A wash-off facial mask packed with vitamin C enriched strawberry extracts help detoxify and tighten pores for a more refined looking complexion.
Like most of the masks and creams from [baviphat] this one comes in a very cute design as well. The Strawberry Toxifying Mask comes in a round red countainer and looks like a strawberry. 130g are inside!
The second cover protects the mask and the included spoon makes it easy to take out the product. It's also more hygienic than using your fingers!
The consistency is thick and creamy and dries on my skin kinda fast. It has a slightly pinkish color and smells so yummy like strawberries.
After using this mask my face feels softer and more matte. I like this mask but I'm not using it too often coz I got too much other stuff.
The mask contains Strawberry Extract for preventing skin problems and Bentonite for pore tightening.

How to use: Apply and massage onto face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Price: around 10,50,- €/ US$14
Bought at: eBay (BELLOGIRL)    

What I love:    
The cute design and the strawberry scent.

What I don’t like:
There is nothing I dislike!

Will I buy this again? No, will try out other products.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

[ETUDE HOUSE] SHINI STAR *Clear BB Lotion & Clear Pact*

Yesterday I received two new products: The SHINI STAR Clear BB Lotion and SHINI STAR Clear Pact. This product line by [ETUDE HOUSE] is the SHINee Special Edition. If you don't know it, SHINee are a Korean boy band.
They also released some Lip Balms and Toner/ Skin (the latter under the name 'mal:gem').

Description: Colostrum extract protects the skin from dehydration with no irritation and prevents the loss of moisture in the skin cell layer to maintain the health of skin.
4-Free System: No Paraben, No Ethanol, No Mineral Oil, No Benzophenone.
Clear BB Lotion (SPF20):
Description: BB Lotion moisturizing foundation promotes a moist, brightened and natural complexion look.

The SHINI STAR product line comes in cute baby pink & blue colors with some gold. On the packagings are the descriptions in Korean & English.
The Clear BB Lotion comes in a tube with a pump and 30g contents.
You can get the BB Lotion only in one shade which I would say is a light-medium beige.
The consistency is not very thick - rather lotion-like what would explain the products name: BB Lotion instead of BB Cream. It has just a light coverage, so I have to use a compact powder over it to cover skin blemishes better. The scent is not too strong!
BB Lotion contains Water, Zinc Oxide, Milk Protein Extract, Silica, Rice Extract, Sesame Seed Extract, Soybean Seed Extract, Blackberry Fruit Extract, Oat Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and other things.

Clear Pact (#1 Peach):
Description: Moist pressed powder subdues facial oil to promote soft, luminous skin.

The packaging of the Clear Pact has the same colors as the Clear BB Lotion and the powder itself is inside a round baby blue container. 10g are inside, plus a mirror and a small soft powder puff.
I was wondering first why this powder isn't available in beige shades. Anyway, I decided to get #1 Peach (Natural Skin Tone). The other color available is #2 Lavender (Splendid Skin Tone).
This powder got fine shimmer and does mainly mattify my skin. The color is barely visible so don't worry, you won't get a pinkish or violet face. The coverage is light that's why I use it over a compact powder but when my skin is in better condition I will use it alone, too.
The Clear Pact contains Talc, Silica, Corn Starch, Milk Protein Extract, Rice Extract, Sesame Seed Extract, Soybean Seed Extract, Blackberry Fruit Extract, Oat Kernel Extract and more.

I like both products but these are only good when I don't need to cover much. So, I will use them on my 'better' days. I also think these products are good for combination and oily skin coz they say it absorbs sebum.
I wore them for around 4 hours today and my skin didn't look too oily after that time. I didn't notice any breakouts yet as well!

Price: around 11,- €/ US$14.50 (Clear BB Lotion); around 10,-€/ US$13.50 (Clear Pact)  
Bought at: eBay (zinopark)    

What I love:    
There is nothing I really love atm.

What I don’t like:
The coverage could be better.

Will I buy this again? I don't think so!