Saturday, 31 May 2014

Recent Beauty Faves: Laneige, Clio, Hanyul, Benefit, Missha and more ♡

Hey musers,

I stayed up all night working on my 3 videos and though I am now crawling to the grave with eye bags so low they're dragging along the floor, I am pushing through to get this blogpost up because my videos are paused before going live until this happens! BOOYEAH I am still young and wild and free..... (not - all-nighters are getting harder and harder T_T hehe )

Anyways, if you haven't seen it, here are my May Fave videos, which had to be split into two parts as I had so many products to recommend to y'all!

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for my 2 Clio prize packs!

So now, as promised, here are the close-up shots & additional info on my recent beauty faves as mentioned in those videos. These are products I've been loving since moving to Korea - i.e. between end of Jan to May. The list ranges from skincare products, to new BB creams and cushion foundations; from eye products to lip products; and consists mainly of Korean makeup products (twas unintentional)!

If you'd like to purchase any of these items, I've made it easy by finding the websites for you and put it into one place :) [CLICK HERE TO SEE]

Hope you enjoy, sweeties! (Don't forget, if you have any questions or queries, leave it in a comment below.)

1. Carezone Doctor Solution Nordenau Water BB Cream (SPF34, PA++) for dry-troubled skin.

2. Hanyul Optimizing Serum 율려원액

Very light and gentle, soaks into the skin right away.
 3. Estee Lauder CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Serum

I can see my sunspots slowly fading after 7 weeks of use.
 4. Laneige BB Cushion (Pore Control) 21 Natural Beige

Laneige's BB Cushion (Pore Control version) is great for mattifying the skin, lasting longer than normal BB cushions with dewy finishes. It also smooths out the surface by evening out pores and bumpiness.

 5. Innisfree's NO-SEBUM Mineral Powder

This powder is excellent for setting undereye concealer or overall foundation. TBH it is the best loose powder I have tried so far - leaves my skin amazingly smooth and keeps it that way for over 8-9 hours. AMAZING.
6. Benefit Posie Tint
7. Aritaum Lip Tint #1 Cherry Rose
8. Peripera Lip Tint #5 Candy Juice

Watch my Top 5 Korean Lip Tints Video for the other lip tints I've been loving (but couldn't fit in the May Faves video)!

9. Majolica Majorca's Jeweling Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in GD886

It isn't the most amazing pigmentation but in combination with the pretty shimmers, I think it contributes towards a more natural looking, dollish everyday makeup look!
10. Aritaum Tear Liner Duo #2 Gold
11. Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner #1 Beige Shine

Gorgeous right? I use these for highlighting under my eyes to help them look bigger and more awake.  
12. L'eclisse Pressed Mineral Blushes in Pink Sapphire and Pink Coral

The most luxurious, beautiful makeup packaging I've held in my hands. Just stunning!

I love that these are natural and contain no oil, talc, fragrance or synthetic dyes. 
They have a beautiful natural sheen that makes the cheeks look healthy and subtly glowy.
13. Missha Pencil & Powder Dual Eyebrow (흙갈색)
This is not only cheap ($8 in Korea), but has a convenient two-in-one powder and pencil that is fab for on-the-go! After using this my brow routine time has diminished to about 1 min!

14. Nature Republic Botanical Vanilla Stick Concealer in 21 Vanilla Nude 21호 바닐라 누드

Super creamy, blendable and great coverage.

Watch how it covers this mole on my hand.
Amazing, right?

15. Maxfactor Masterpiece Colour Precision Eyeshadow in #5 Pearl Beige

An amazingly multi-functional cream shadow that can be used for eyeshadow base, eyeshadow, eye highlighter, face highlighter or lip sculpter! The metallic champagne provides the most sophisticated highlighted look that many powders (yes, even Mac's Soft and Gentle) can usually not achieve so naturally and in an effortless-looking way. So glad I picked this up before leaving Australia as I haven't seen Maxfactor anywhere in Seoul. :(

16. Clio Gelpresso Pencil Shadows

These are the most waterproof, budgeproof, sweatproof - you name it- cream shadows I've ever come across. Once they set, they're set for GOOD. The only thing you need to worry about with these is using it sparingly as if you accidentally swipe on too much it can look lumpy (and it can be hard to fix as it is such a permanent product once on the skin).

These pencil shadows would be PERFECTTT for Summer looks for the beach or when exposed to water. They will not budge at all.

Can't you just feel their long-lasting power from these swatches? Hehe o_O
17. Osulloc Natural Green Cleansing Foam
18. Osulloc Natural Green Body Salt Scrub

Just a reminder that Osulloc is an organic tea-farm business originating in Jejudo (Jeju Island) - I bought these on my recent trip there (see Our Holiday to Jeju Island Blogpost). However, they have recently opened quite a few stores around Seoul - I have seen one in Hongdae and Hyehwa.

Their skincare line is something I was just wanting to experiment with because I loved the fact that they used organic green tea and natural ingredients. To my surprise, they were pretty darn amazing. Highly recommended.

Smells like HEAVEN. Think: The most delicious, mouth-watering milky, creamy, sweet green tea ice-cream.
If a child smelt this, they would actually try to eat it lol.

To purchase any of these items, CLICK HERE to go to shopping cart.

Hope you enjoyed my recent beauty faves! There were quite a few that I wanted to include but couldn't due to time, so be looking forward to my next beauty faves entry. ;)

I am also thinking of doing an BB Air Cushion Foundations video/blog post comparing the best ones on the market. What do you think? Let me know!

Have a wonderful Friday/Saturday! (or whatever day you are reading this he he)

Love Jen