My Daily Makeup Routine ♡

Recently several people have asked me what order should they put there make-up on?
It is different for everyone and their routine, BUT in order to help I’m just going to tell you mine!

Of course, I am not a professional makeup artist, it is just what I have heard and what I personally do.
I wash my hands first as I often use my fingers to apply and rub in the products on my face. This is my personal preference, but you can also use a beauty cushion or brush.

As you know I tend to have dry skin so first I put on All Around Safe Block Essense Sun Milk but Missha, this moisturizes my skin and protects it from the sun and it’s harshness during the day.

Next I put on Benefit The Porefessional Primer to set my face ready for makeup!

Then I use, The Seam Cover Perfection Tip Concealer as I have REALLY obvious bags under my eyes, which I rub in with my fingers.

After that I use the CareZone Nordenau Water BB Cream to smooth out my skin, again with my fingers.

Next I use A’Pieu Moist Creamy Concealer as an extra concealer to hide those under eye bags of mine. This I leave to go slightly dry before I rub in as it gives a more even coverage.

Then I go to my eyes, if I’m wearing eye shadow I put that on first… but for daily life I put on my Liquid Eyeliner, I use a normal eyeliner brush to line the lid of my eye and then I go over it with my MAC liquid eyeliner.

After that comes my eyelash curler which I use to just angle my lashes, I normally hold each eye for 30 seconds! When I do this properly (AKA not in a rush) everyone compliments me on how long my eyelashes are so would definitely recommend this step.

Next is my Etude House Curl Fix Black Mascara, which has instructions of use on the box for the specific brush; followed by the Etude House Dr Mascara Volume up Fixer (pink and white NOT green and white) which fixes my mascara on. This is perfect as my eyelids are hooded so my mascara tends to smudge off. Since using it my mascara never comes of… HOWEVER make sure to have a good eye makeup remover if you use this.

Finally, I apply my Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer which just evens out my makeup, gets rid of those smudges from my eye makeup mistakes and gives me that final smoothed out look.

I set my under eyes with Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact and then use Too Cool for School Perfect Day Makeup Fixer to keep my look throughout the day!

I’ll put a Too Long Didn’t Read Version (TLDR) on my website just in case you ever need it again.. I hope my makeup routine is able to help someone somewhere! ♡

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Current Favourites Again ♡

Hello everyone,

I often get asked questions about which products I recommend; this can be from eye liner, to lip tints, to BB cushions.

Because of this I have a Current Favorites ♡ Page at the top of my page, which I am also going to post in this blog post… because who has the time to click a link at the top? (Am I right?) face-with-tears-of-joy

IF THERE IS ANYTHING ON THIS LIST YOU WANT ME TO REVIEW PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

I am working my way through things slowly, however if you have a preference or have a yearning to buy a product I haven’t reviewed just let me know.

I run this site for you; I don’t make money from this or freebies,  I only want to help people that had no idea what to buy like me!ios_emoji_white_smiling_face.png

These are my current favourites, BUT may change as my makeup changes!

Emulsion- Missha all-round Safe Block Essence Sun Milk

Primer- Benefit The Porefessional

Concealer- A’Pieu Moist Creamy Concealer (on-line or at The Saem)

The Saem Cover perfection Tip Concealer

BB cream- CareZone Doctor Solution Nodenau Water BB Cream (Olive Young)

BB cushion- Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion

IOPE Air Cushion Moisture Lasting BB Cushion

Foundation- Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation (& Concealer) (Korean department stores)

Eyeliner- Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner (Olive Young)

Mascara- Heroine Makeup Kiss Me Long & Curl Mascara (Olive Young)  %eb%8b%a4%ec%9a%b4%eb%a1%9c%eb%93%9c-1

Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Perfect Lash- mascara fixer

Eye shadow- Benefit World Famous Neutrals

Blusher- Too Cool for School Play Cheek Angel Blusher

Lip wear- Missha Water Full Lip Tint in Cherry Coke

Banila Co. Two Kisses Dual Tint in Pink

Contour kit- Too Cool for School Artclass By Rodin Createur du contour

Thank you always for your support.

Love,

showyourseoul 

 

Care Zone Doctor Solution Nordenau Water BB Cream♡

Well isn’t that a name and a half?! face-with-tears-of-joy.png

Today I will be reviewing the Care Zone Doctor Solution Nordenau Water BB Cream which can be purchased from Olive Young in Korea!

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This BB cream is a necessity in my make-up box, I love the texture and it’s affect on my skin. I have used it for around a year and a half after one of my favorite beauty bloggers  recommended it.

BB is short so Blemish Balm so I use it as a way to make my skin smooth and add a layer of cover over my concealer which can look patchy. The cream does a fantastic job as it gives my skin a lovely shine; the finish is a little dewy but in my opinion that makes my skin look healthy.

The coverage is okay… I wouldn’t say it’s super long lasting, but that is why I use it as a base. It moisturises my skin and then kind of disappears which exactly what I want as my foundation is obvious enough.

One of the negative points of this BB cream is that it comes in only one colour. So unfortunately if you have darker skin this BB cream will not be available to match your tone. However, for Asian and pale skin tones I have heard great things by everyone that wears it, as it blends in well with your skin colour.

This formula is specifically for DRY-TROUBLED skin, which is why I love it. I have dry sensitive skin, which tends to get angry when my hormones are playing up. However, people that have oily skin, unfortunately this might not be the best fit for you.

I still think the BB cream could be useful for people with oily- troubled skin as the dewy finish does fade throughout the day. However, because I have dry skin I can’t give you the best recommendation. I would say try it and see how it goes!

I love this BB cream and think it is one of the best creams out there (it does not come in a cushion form). However, because of it’s lack of longevity and one colour I can’t give it a perfect 5, I give it a 4.5 out of 5!

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Absence ♡

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to explain what’s been going on and why I haven’t been posting weekly which is what I wanted to do. I haven’t posted for around a month for 2 reasons; firstly my computer started to freeze all the time which meant I wasn’t able to upload pictures or search of anything. Secondly I moved apartments, YAYYYYYY!

I loved my old apartment, but it was time to leave that old unhappy part of my life behind.

Now I feel ready to give you my weekly reviews now that moving has all finished!

I will be planning to upload 1 post a week on a Wednesday.

I’m interested in letting you know about other fun places in Seoul, BUT this page was meant to be reviews only. So I’m going to keep it that way!

I’ve also just opened a showyourseoul Facebook and Instagram because I know WordPress isn’t everyone’s cup of tea!

https://www.facebook.com/showyourseoul/

https://www.instagram.com/show.your.seoul/

(Someone already had the showyourseoul name on instagram but never posted anything… crying-face.png if you see it become available let me know ^^)

Like and follow me there to get the star rating and then click on the link to get a more through review!

Love you Seoulers,

showyourseoul ♡

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ♡

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Yesterday my Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask arrived in the post!

One thing about Korea is it sends things fast, I ordered it on Sunday and it came on Tuesday…

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Here is the packaging, the company also sent me a little set to try which contained the Berry scent of the Lip Mask and the Water Sleeping Mask.

However, on to the review!

Laneige does this particular mask in 4 scents/flavors (Vanilla, Apple Lime, Berry and Grapefruit), before I ordered mine I went into the store to to pick my favourite and I fell in love with vanilla. However, the best seller is berry so if you’re unable to go and smell them it’s best to go with that!

It comes with a little instruction booklet with lots of different languages on it. Inside the pot is a thick cream which the instructions say to put a generous amount onto your lips, fall asleep and then wipe it off with a tissue in the morning.

Normally I cannot fall asleep with stuff on my face… but after a couple of minutes it didn’t even feel like anything was there!

After easily falling asleep I woke up this morning with  a terrible cold, HOWEVER my lips feel fantastic. They feel soft and kind of matt? I’d love to try lip tint or stick on top because I think it make a great primer.

I can understand the hype of the product, I probably wouldn’t use it every night? But I’m going to try it when I can feel my lips are becoming chapped and see if that helps.

Provisionally I would give this product 5 stars! It smells amazing and my lips feel fantastic.

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But I will update this post when I use it on a chapped lips!

It’s Skin Babyface Oil Drop Tint ♡

Today I’ll be reviewing the new Babyface Oil Drop Tint from It’s Skin!

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This lip tint currently comes in 3 colours; red, pink and orange. I picked up the red tint from my nearest It’s Skin to give it a try and tell you what I thought about it!

Oil tints are meant to be slightly more moisturisng than normal lip tints. I often complain that the only flaw of lip tints is that they are extremely drying. I hate having chapped lips and with it being winter in Korea this happens A LOT!

The Babyface Oil Drop Tint was better than other lip tints in this department. My lips didn’t feel as chapped after using it, which made me super happy. In addition the colour lasted a long time, not as long as the Banila Co. Lip Tint, but after several hours you could still tell I had used tint which I was loving.

The only downfall of this tint is that after several hours the tint pooled in the lines of my lips which caused a strange affect. The colour remained on my lips, but this pooling caused the lines in my lips to be an obvious deep red in comparison! It did look a little strange, which might be perfect for Halloween…but not quite normal for an ordinary day, haha. I think the only way to avoid this affect is to keep applying the tint, but that is too demanding for me and I’m scared the tint will just make the lines a deeper and deeper red.

A great, non-drying lip tint, which I would recommend to people that are okay with touching up often to avoid those dark lip lines.

That is why I would give this lip tint 4 stars!

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EDIT- given this lip tint several more attempts and it has been getting worse and worse… it is not only going in the ceases of my lips but also darkening the chapped part of my lips… I had a meeting with my boyfriend’s family a day after I used the lip and my lips looked awful.

Demoting this from 4 stars to 0 stars and will be throwing out my lip tint.

Really unhappy with the this tint.

 

What’s next? ♡

Hey everyone!

After a very hectic overhaul I’m going to be back posting a review once or twice a week.
First, I wanted to see anyone had any preference about what a reviewed next?

Would you like any products in particular? (For example, a detailed review about a product on my ‘Current Favorites’ page?)

Or any specific type of product? (For example, a foundation, a mascara, a blusher, or a contour kit?)

Just let me know in the comments! (If no-one comments I’ll just pick randomly ^^)

Love,

showyourseoul ♡

Current Favourites Page is OPEN! ♡

Hey guys,

I’ve just added a feature to the page that I hope you will like.

At the top (below the showyourseoul title) I have added a ‘Current Favourites ♡’ page!

This is a page with my current favorite beauty items which I have split into categories, for example: lip tints, BB cushions, mascara, concealers etc.

I’m hoping this helps people that are looking for specific products in South Korea.

Each product can be found in the named brand store here (for example Banila Co. can be found in the Banila Co. store), but if there is no brand store I have put in brackets where it can be found (for example A’Pieu don’t have a store but can be found in The Saem). I cannot guarantee everything will  be in every country, however there is a mix of Korean and Western products.

Reviews for each product will be coming later!

I hope it helps. ^^

Love,

showyourseoul ♡

New- Banila Co. Two Kisses Dual Tint ♡

Now for my second lip tint review of today after my Missha Water Full Lip Tint; Banila Co. Two Kisses Dual Tint.

This was recommended on a YouTube beauty account (will be disclosing later 😉 ) and I have managed to become obsessed with this particular lip tint.

I received it for Christmas and it is one of my favorite lip tints now.

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There are 4 shades: red, orange, pale orange and pink. These colors are SUPER neon and give a VERY pigmented look. If you don’t like a vibrant colour on your lips then this tint is not for you.

I have the pink colour and as I say this colour is super bright; but it lasts a long time! Perfect for me who always forgets to touch up throughout the day.

There is an emulsion side and a gel side. The emulsion side gives a faint colour which is often used if you want an ombre lip style. The gel side is the lip tint, this can be used in the center for the ombre look or used like normal tint for a complete colour look.

The tint is slightly drying, but I think the only thing that isn’t drying my lips these days is sensitive lip balms! >.<

Therefore I would give this 5 STARS, even thought it is slightly drying the longevity of the tint is a clear winner for me.

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