Before I came to Korea I never really used lip tints. I didn’t really understand what they did and I had only heard of Benefit lip tint from my sister.
But in Korea you see A LOT of women with brightly coloured lips and this is because of lip tints. Here they seem to be a staple in many women’s daily make-up choice, with even the older elementary school students trying them out. (Some of my 6th grade students got scolded for trying them out and coming to school with super pink lips!)
Lip tints come in lots of different colors and every beauty company has their own version!
One I have tried and used more than I expected is Missha Water Full Lip Tint.
I have fallen in love with the Cherry Coke color and use it as my go-to red tint!
The tint goes on perfectly, however it does tend to fade after a couple of hours so be sure to put it in your bag for touch-ups.
The other problem I find is that it is drying on my lips, however I usually put my lip tint on and then put my lip balm on top.
I would give this product 4 stars out 5. One of my favorite tints, BUT too drying to get the coveted 5 stars.
One of the last cleansing foams I will review is Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam. This option is perfect for people that don’t like the feel of cleansing oil on your face!
I used this before I got into the Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil (link provided).
This made my skin feel smooth however, it is a little harsher on the face. For this reason I think would be better for oily skin types. On my skin it dried it out slightly so if you have a dry complexion like me it might not work so well.
I still liked it, so I’ve kept it for when my cleansing oil runs out. Furthermore, it has multiple sizes so you can try the product first and if you like it buy a bigger size!
It is a really nice product with a nice smell and good foaming action. But because it can dry out your skin I would give it 4 stars!
The second product I use after my Etude House Real Art Moisture Cleansing Oil (link provided) is Aritaum Lip and Eye Remover.
It comes in lots of different sizes so you can buy a small one to see if it works for you first. ^^
I never really wear lip color, but this takes off my waterproof mascara easily.
I used to use Maybelline’s Eye Makeup Remover, however I had to go to Emart to buy it, it was expensive and sometimes it was sold out.
This one works out better for me because it’s a Korean brand so it’s easy to get, cheaper and does just as good a job!
I use my oil cleanser and then remove the last remains of my eyeliner and mascara with this. My new eyeliner (MAC review coming later) is really hard to get off, however this one has been doing a really great job!
In combination with my cleansing oil I would give this 5 stars, but as a standalone product I give it 4 stars as sometimes if I use it alone it doesn’t remove everything!
Another eyeliner that I am trying is Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner bought at Olive Young.
I was in a rush to put it on the first time I used it, but it went on flawlessly. I only had to erase some mistakes I made because the tip was so thin.
The liquid didn’t smudge and held all day.
I am very impressed and would say this is a clear winner so far for me.
Once this is used up I will contine to update as I have been recommended to try- Holika Holika’s Wonder Drawing Eyeliner Pen, Missha’s Super Brush Pen Liner and Tony Moly’s Perfect Eyeliner!
If anyone has tried them, let me know. ^^
I would give it 4 stars out of 5
The second eyeliner pen I’ve tried is Skinfood’s Viva Waterproof Tip Liner–
‘I just gave up..’
This pen was not very good at all. It was a lot easier to put on compared to the Clio eyeliner pen, but the formula was not long lasting. A waterproof eyeliner should stay on without any water, but this just kept smudging. I really dislike it when eyeliner transfers to my upper eyelid, especially as a lady that has hooded eye lids.
I hate waste, but I couldn’t even force myself to use it all, instead I just gave up.
I would give it 1 star?
I’m going to give the showyourseoul a major overhaul!
I think it will be beneficial if I rate each product in an individual post because it will be able to help people that are searching for a particular brand.
I just want to be able to help you guys so I was thinking that is what I would want as a reader…
If things start moving about don’t worry!
After a mini break I’m back to let you know about my new favorite BB Cushion.
South Korea is the home of the BB Cushion, I think it originated here with Amore Pacific owning the only factories that make all the BB Cushions you see in Korea. Every makeup shop has it’s own version and they all use a different formula.
I have tried several BB cushions and I have finally found one which I am really happy with. ^^
The latest BB Cushion which I am very impressed with is Laneige Pore Control BB cushion.
I never really knew about warm tones and cool tones of skin; however watching a Laneige advert with their newly released colors I thought it might be good to try.
I purchased the Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion in the color 13C (Cool Ivory). Warm tones have the original names and the new cool tones have the word ‘Cool’ in front of them.
I was very surprised with the color. It matches my skin perfectly and my friends complimented the match saying it looked like I had no BB cushion on. I would definitely recommend it to cool toned girls… you can often see this tone because your veins are blue under your skin rather than green!
The color is perfect for me but I’m probably going to try a different cushion type as my pores aren’t really a problem. There are 3 cushion types by Laneige, such as Anti-Aging, Whitening and Pore Control.
I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you can!
Multiple posts coming at you today! ^^
To be honest, I told you I am no expert on the skin care routine, especially the many steps to look after your skin properly. As a girl that has SUPER sensitive skin, it kind of frazzles my head thinking about it.
I have tired numerous products though, some of which have caused a reaction on my face and others that have completely dried my skin out.
One I currently use is Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil after a friend recommended it to me:
There are 3 different types of oil: Moisture, Mild and Perfect.
I use the Moisture Cleansing Oil and it feels really great on my skin. I chose Moisture because more often than not my face tends to get dry, so it needs all the moisture it can get!
It removes all my makeup apart from a little of my waterproof mascara. Therefore I follow up with a eye makeup remover.
I’ve never come up with a skin reaction and I’m really impressed with it!
I have used about 3 full containers of this oil and I would say it lasts about 3/4 months? I use 1 or 2 pumps on my hands and wipe my whole face.
This product is great if you fancy trying an oil remover so I would give it 5 stars!
I have a free day after Chuseok so I’m probably going to update this blog with a couple of posts on the same day!
One product which is not from Korea, BUT I have been loving after a hiatus is Provoke Touch of Silver Shampoo.
I have white blonde hair (completely dyed of course) and this is the only shampoo I use to keep on top of my hair going brassy.
The instructions state- ‘Use twice a week only.’ and it says that because it ACTUALLY WORKS! ^^
I can get this shampoo easily in the UK, however it is extremely difficult to get purple shampoo in Korea. This is because it is very hard for Korean people to achieve the lightest shade of blonde because their hair genetically is so dark.
Story Time- When I went to the hairdressers here to dye my hair she didn’t know how to dye my thin, dirty blonde hair so she used the same method she would use with Korean hair. Unfortunately Korean hair is the opposite of my hair and she ended up damaging my hair by bleaching it 4 times!
You can buy this shampoo on Amazon or if you are in the UK from any beauty store, like Superdrug or even from the supermarket, like Asda.
I would definitely recommend it if you can.♡
For me, 5 stars out of 5, but sorry it’s a UK product! >.<
So let’s start!
As a girl who has used liquid eyeliner since a teenager I’ve come to find out what I like. I tend to focus on liquid PEN liners as they make it super easy for me to apply.
I used to use Clio Kill Black Pen Liner–
Unfortunately, unlike my old pen liner it was not going on easily or smoothly.
I just kept making thicker and thicker lines… you know the ones that just keep getting thicker and thicker as you try and make them match and then the eyeliner starts to look like eye shadow and it’s a disaster?
That was me, I’ve heard a bad work woman blames her tools, but in this case I actually don’t think it was me, haha.
Because of this I would give it 2 stars out of 5!