Korea, as we know, it’s one of the best place for all the ladies to go crazy on shopping. I went to Seoul for a family holiday not so long ago and it was simply a good trip. I’ve tried skiing for the very first time and it was pretty fun despite all those uncountless times I fell down. Beside that, I also enjoy shopping local designer brands, makeup and skincare! Yes, that’s one thing you should never ever miss when going to Korea. Their makeup and skincare are famously good and affordable. This post I will be giving reviews on the beauty products I recently bought from Korea. Do take note, I have combination and natural fair skin. Thank you.
And I created this feminine and natural look with the products listed below.
In this picture, I’m wearing IOPE foundation and powder, LANEIGE eyeliner, ESPOIR for cheeks, and ETUDE HOUSE lip balm.
1. IOPE Super Vital Extra Moist Foundation (SPF 12/PA+)
A salesperson recommended me this brand for foundation and powder. IOPE is known to have the characteristics of SUPER VITAL makeup in their products:
- The Omega-3 elements in this product a helps to boost the skin’s metabolism and rejuvenate tired and less active skin to a liveliness.
- It has a super anti-oxidant network to slow down the aging process
- Moisturizing and softening effects as with skin care
- Omega pearl naturally gives your skin a natural glow
I like how IOPE foundation turns my skin into a radiant and bright skin with a natural glow finish. All I need is just a small amount or 0.5-1 pump on the back of my hand. I’m using shade #21 Natural Beige
Pros: gives natural glow, brighten skin, absorb quickly.
Cons: a little bit oily, quite pricey.
2. IOPE Super Vital Extra Moist Twin Pact (SPF 25/PA++)
I am very satisfied with the result. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and even looking effect after application. There are two puffs included in the set. One with a blue stripe is used for a light and bright complexion. Another one is used for more covered up. Shade #21 Natural Beige.
Pros: smooth and light texture, good covered up.
Cons: quite pricey.
3. LANEIGE Serum Intense Lipstick
I have a weakness for pink. This lipstick gives glow and clear looking skin with easy and soft application. I like how creamy and smooth this lipstick is. You don’t really need lip liner at all. It also gives shiny and moisture-looking finish.
I have tried all their shades but LR05 Flash Pink shade is my most favourite as it compliments my skin tone and I can wear this colour almost everyday. Another good buy.
Pros: very nice colour, smooth texture, easy to apply.
Cons: fades quickly, smudges easily
4. LANEIGE Artplay Waterproof Eyeliner
I like natural makeup look therefore I often go for brown colour eyeliner instead of black because it gives you more softer look. My current happy choice is Laneige in sparkling brown and real brown. They are easy to use even if you have shaky hands and also smudge-proof. I tried washing away with water but it didn’t work. Simply awesome.
Pros: comes in 2 shades, smudge-proof.
Cons: sparking brown not richly pigmented.
5. ETUDE HOUSE Magic Lip Balm (BEST BUY EVER!)
Dear followers who have been asking me, this is a secret weapon for my everyday lip! My previous favourite lip tint was from Dior but this Etude lip tint has just moved to the very top of my list. I usually don’t like anything that is sticky but this is an exception. It’s a must have in my makeup pouch ALL THE TIME. Affordable and amazingly good.
Mine is shade #2 Magic Pink with sweet berry flavour. I don’t even need a lip base or liner before applying this. It’s really a magic as it said.
Pros: pretty color, shiny, very affordable price.
Cons: a bit sticky, colour fades away after 2-3 hours.
6. ESPOIR Cream Pan For Lip & Cheek
They come in 5 very pretty shades but this pink is just right for me. You can use it for both lip & cheek but I think it works well for cheek and not for lip. The colour is bright and radiance with long lasting effect. However, I don’t recommend this for people who have oily skin. You also need to make sure that your finger is always very clean before using it because dust gets onto the surface very easily. I’m using Miss DJ shade and it goes pretty well with Laneige Flash Pink shade lipstick.
Pros: nice colour, multi-use for lip and cheek, long lasting.
Cons: not suitable for oily skin, a bit sticky.
7. SULWHASOO Snowwise EX Whitening Mask
You know you can find a lot of good and very low-price sheet mask almost everywhere in Korea but THIS IS A MUST TRY product if you haven’t. I bought a box of 10 sheets and there is no regret. It really helps to improve my skin complexion and brighten my skin. I also love how their sheet stays on my face even if I move around a lot. Meaning that, I can mask my face while doing other things. Use 1-2 times a week. It’s pricey but totally worth it.
Pros: brighten skin, quick result, stays in place.
8. ETUDE HOUSE Collagen Eye Patch
When I don’t have a good sleep, my eyes look horrible the next morning. This eye patch from Etude House has very cute packaging and well stored in plastic container in which the serum doesn’t spill everywhere. The patch is soft, easy to use, and stays in place even when you move around. However, this product doesn’t really suit me because I have no eye bags problems but dark eye circle.
Pros: easy to use, stays in place, affordable price.
Cons: sticky after use, shows me no result.
I hope this post will be useful for you ladies. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. Staying beautiful inside and out. Keep up to looking good everyday and stay up for my next beauty secret. x