31 August 2015

Makeup Haul #2 | Hong Kong

As I mentioned in my previous post, I still have quite a few more hauls to post up, I hope it's not too boring for you, this haul is going to be about all the eye makeup I purchased in Hong Kong, hope you enjoy!

1028 Visual Therapy Eyeshadow Kit: I've heard so many great things about these from HK bloggers, not only is the packaging of these palettes so adorable, but the quality and texture of the eyeshadows are amazing! I have #Brownie Eyes, which includes more natural colours, such as the basic champagnes and browns. The other is #Macaron Eyes, these shades lean more towards the pink side of things, but they also still look very natural.

Canmake Juicy Pure Eyes: I've always wanted to try something from this brand as it's so affordable, yet the products are of good quality. I chose #01 Classic Pink-Brown, the colours of this trio looked quite pretty, so I decided to purchase it, i'm not going to lie though, I was mainly sucked in by the packaging.

Visée Glossy Rich Eyes: I have #PK-3, the only really reason I chose this is because of the beautiful burgundy shades, it's absolutely stunning, I think it would be perfect for the upcoming colder seasons. The eyeshadows have great pigmentation and the texture is very smooth, which is always good.

Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker: I purchased this as I thought that since it's a dual ended eyeshadow stick, it would be quick and easy to use when i'm in a hurry. The colours are really natural, and are perfect for a everyday look, one side includes a matte light brown, and the other is a pinky champagne shade.

Innisfree Shadow Pencil: Again, this is yet another product I purchased for the convenience, I have #05 Milk Tea, which is a lovely golden peach colour. Despite it being really creamy in consistency, it lasts on my eyelids all day.

VDL X Pantone Expert Colour Eye Book: There are two variations of eyeshadow palettes in this range, I got #No.1, which includes more natural and warm toned eyeshadows. The eyeshadows have amazing colour pay off, and they blend in really well.

Lioele Auto Eyebrow: I'm always looking for something that I can use to neaten up my brows as I always find it ridiculously difficult, and i've read many positive reviews about this product, so I thought I would give it a go. Hopefully it'll be easy to use, and will look natural, as that's the look I usually go for.

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner: Since this is a best selling eyeliner in Asia, I definitely had to purchase it, I chose the brown colour since I don't own a brown liquid eyeliner, and it would be good if I want to go for a more subtle look.

Etude House Play 101 Pencil: I was very interested in these pencils because they are marketed to be multi-tasking, so they can be used on the eyes, lips and face. I have #06, a shimmery champagne colour, this would be good for highlighting, and #08, which is a matte skin tone shade, this would be good to apply in the waterline to cover up the redness and open up the eyes. 

Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencil: It's a major struggle for me to have eyeliners actually stay on my eyes, the name of these pencils stood out to me, so I thought i'd put them to the test. I purchased #BK801 and #BR402, a black and a taupey brown. Hopefully these would stay on without smudging or moving around.

Koji Dolly Wink False Lashes: I've always wanted to try lashes from this brand, but just never got round it, I saw these, #No.24 Natural Baby, which look lovely and natural looking compared to the other options, so I decided to purchase it. 

D.U.P Eyelashes: I remember in a few videos where Beautifymeeh (youtuber) would rave about these lashes, especially #922 Pure Eyes, I also got #927, they both look really nice a wispy, and seem like they would look quite subtle, which I like. 

D.U.P Eyelashes Fixer EX: Of course with false lashes, I would need lash glue, this is a bestselling product, and is very well known, so hopefully these would keep the lashes on all day, I purchased #552 Clear Type

Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer: This is a product i've raved about before, I absolutely love it as it holds the curl of my lashes all day, and prevents mascara from smudging, which is awesome, therefore I purchased another one.

FairyDrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara: Another extremely popular product that I definitely had to purchase it, i've had my eyes on this for a while, but it's quite expensive here in the UK. I'm so glad I bought it as it is amazing, I even got a backup, that's how much I love it.

Innisfree Skinny Waterproof Microcara: This mascara seemed interesting as the wand is so thin, which is great for my small, hooded eyes, I also thought this would be a perfect fit for the lower lashes.

Innisfree Ultrafine Browcara: This is similar to the above product, but it's a brow gel, again, since it has a small brush, it would be great for those who have sparse brows.

Finally, we have come to the end, I hope this wasn't too long for you, and that you enjoyed reading! Be sure to check out my previous haul here, and look out for upcoming hauls which will be coming your way very soon!

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite asian cosmetics for eyes?

27 August 2015

Makeup Haul #1 | Hong Kong

I'm finally back! It's been a little over 2 months since my last post and i've really missed blogging, if you want to know why i've been gone for so long, you can read all about it in this post. But to cut it short for you here, i've been on holiday in Hong Kong, so of course, I have purchased many things, therefore I thought i'd share with you the products i've accumulated over the past 6 weeks, todays post is all about the makeup i've bought.

Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer: The original version of this primer is quite a well known product, many say it's very similar to Benefit's Porefessional, so when I saw this 'blur' version was released, I thought i'd give it a go.

Etude House Face Blur: I just realised that this is another product with the word 'blur' in it's name. This base is not only designed to give a blurred effect to the skin, but it's also supposed to brighten the skin.

Banila Co. It Radiant CC Cream: I actually wanted to get the cushion version of this, however, I couldn't find it anywhere, so I decided to just go with the original, I think this would be a good product for one of those no makeup makeup days.

Ettusais Aqua Foundation: This product claims to be 65% water, i've never seen something like this before, it's quite a new product, so there aren't many reviews on it, therefore I thought i'd test it out for myself. 

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion: After my first cushion product, I fell in love with the convenience of it, it's so quick and easy to use. I heard many good things about this one, so I decided to purchase it, I also bought the limited edition casing, which is so pretty. 

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion: I think i'm getting addicted to cushions now, i've heard quite mixed reviews about this cushion, and I think they slightly changed the formula as well, so i'm interested to see how this would work with my skin.

Canmake Colour Mixing Concealer: I'm not too sure why I purchased this, but I think it's good for concealers to have a few shades in a palette as it means you can mix the shades to match it to your own skin.

Canmake Colour Stick: I got the shade #07 Apricot, which is an orange toned colour, i've heard that this product is quite good for counteracting dark circles, which I need a lot of help with, so hopefully this will work well.

Clio Kill Cover Pro Artist Liquid Concealer: This concealer is amazing, it not only has high coverage, but also, the consistency is great, and it looks quite natural on the skin. The only annoying thing is, the store I went to didn't have shade #4, so I need to mix #3 and #5 together for it to match my skin tone, but I think I might just purchase #4 online later on. 

Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Powder: I'm always on the hunt for the best powder to keep my skin matte all day, and so far, I think this may be one of the best i've ever tried. This is a translucent powder that feels weightless on the skin, and doesn't leave any white cast at all, and of course, it sets my makeup for the whole day.

Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher: I chose two shades, first is #06 Grapefruit Jelly, a bright peachy pink colour, Pony (korean beauty blogger) mentions this specific shade a lot in her videos and blog posts, she says it's one of her all time favourites. Next is #11 Peach Choux Wafers, which is a darker peach shade with rosy brown undertones.

Visée Blend Colour Cheeks: Let me just say, the packaging is beautiful, I love the detailing on the compact. I have #PK-4, the colours all swirled together leaves a beautiful muted rosy brown colour that looks really natural on the skin. 

3CE Bold Blush: I've always wanted to try out a lavender blush as it supposedly suits asian skin tones quite well, and is good for brightening up the face, so I purchased the shade #French Lilac

Skinfood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher: Again, the design of this compact is so pretty, nevertheless, onto the blush, I have #04 Orange Rose, as the name suggests, it's a rosy colour with slight orange undertones. Not only is the colour lovely, but the consistency is great, it's creamy, but not greasy at all, and is really blendable. 

Canmake Cream Cheek: I've heard so many great things about these cream blushes, I really like the compact and simplistic design of the packaging. I purchased #CL01, a basic true red colour, it may look terrifying in the pan, but once blended out, it looks very natural. I also purchased #14, a yellow based pink.

Etude House Cupcake All Over Colour: I just can't get enough with asian cosmetics packaging, they're just all too cute. This product claims to be a multi-tasking product, meaning that it can be used on the cheeks, lips and even eyes. I have #OR201 Orange Choux Cake, the name says it all really, a nice orange colour.

Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin: This bronzer/contour powder is quite a cult beauty product in Korea, therefore I definitely had to purchase it. Inside contains three very natural shades that aren't too warm or too cool, I tend to swirl the two lighter shades together for a more natural look, but you can also build up the intensity with the darker shade.

Dr.Jart BB Mate Contouring 1.2.3 Kit: The set contains #01 Highlight, #02 Neutralize, #03 Bronze, because they're liquids, I think they would be very easy to blend in, and would look really natural on the skin, which I prefer as i'm not majorly into the harshly contoured look, so i'm looking forward to try this out.

This is it for todays post, I actually have a few more categories like eye makeup etc, but this post is pretty lengthy already, so i'll save those for the next haul post. I hope you enjoyed reading this, be sure to be on the look out for my other hauls coming up, and also future in-depth reviews of these products.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite asian cosmetics?

18 June 2015

Update & Semi-Hiatus

Hello, so I don't even know if anyone has noticed, but I haven't posted any content in quite a few weeks, which is pretty unusual for me, and i've actually missed blogging a lot, so I thought i'd give you a little update on what is, and what will be going on in my life.

So, i'm currently taking a gap year, and I finally managed to find and start a temporary job about a month ago, therefore by the time I return home late in the afternoon, the lighting is rubbish, rubbish lighting means rubbish photos. I actually have a ton of drafts to post up, but I can't because I haven't been able to take decent photos for them, which is extremely frustrating. After my job ends, which is this coming week, you may be thinking, finally, you can concentrate a bit more on the blog, but sadly, that isn't the case, I have an exciting trip coming up, I am off to South Africa for 2 weeks. So I will basically be on hiatus for that period of time, and then, as soon as I return to London, i'm off to Hong Kong for 6 weeks!

But for Hong Kong, the situation would be much better, I should be able to get some decent photos, and also have time to type up and post content, however, as I am there for holiday and to visit family and friends, I probably won't be posting as frequently as I was before. Also, be sure to look forward to future posts as I will definitely be hauling a lot of asian beauty products, i've got a massive wish list all ready to go, so you'll be seeing a ton of hauls and reviews.

So that's it! To be honest, I don't think anyone has really noticed that i've been gone, nevertheless, I thought i'd post this anyways, I hope that you will continue to read my future content, and thanks for understanding~!