11/5/16

Aprilskin Magic-Cara Mascara

Aprilskin Magic-Cara Mascara Review!

This time I’ll review the Aprilskin Magic-Cara Mascara that I got last time I visited Myeongdong. These days there’s a big hype about Aprilskin, especially because they opened their first offline store inside the Lotte Young Plaza in Seoul Myeongdong! Many people streamed there to be one of the first people to buy and get incredible discount at the shop. I visited right on their first days when they had a 50% discount offer and got me a few things from the brand. Btw I got a free mirror because I uploaded a picture of my visit on Facebook.


I actually just have one mascara I am using everyday (Dolly Wink) and I thought it’s time for a backup. So I decided to buy the mascara since it is was only 9.000 Won.

The Mascara comes with two brushes: one skinny side and one volume side. I totally dislike the skinny brushes because all I tried so far had no effect on my already quite long black lashes. But this mascara has a volume brush too, so I thought if I don’t like this brush as well I can at least use the volume brush. But it should become my new favorite mascara including the skinny brush!


The Aprilskin Magic-cara is not waterproof and can be removed easily. It stays all day if you don’t rub your eyes or wash your face. I love to wear it for both, day and evening makeup. The It should be applied in two easy steps: 1. use the skinny side for elongate your lashes and define them. Also your lashes stay seperate eventhough you use the volume brush in the 2. step. Also, you can reach the inner smaller lashes and also – if you have round eyes like me – the outer angled lashes. Then as mentioned, the 2. step is the volumizing brush that gives a fuller look. If you want to go for a clear and defined look you can just skip the second step.


I think the Aprilskin Magic-cara is a really good product regarding the price. Sometimes the lashes stick together, especially if I am in a hurry I just quickly apply it, but honestly, is there any volume brush that is perfectly separating the lashes while giving volume? I didn’t find that mascara yet.

Aprilskin Magic-cara Review

What I love:

  • The Quality – Two brushes, two options and a good quality compared to the price
  • The Price – On sale definitely even one of my cheapest mascaras!
  • The Effect – Finally I got volume on my lashes without using falsies!

What I hate:

  • Not Waterproof – I wish they had a waterproof option, too
  • Sticky – Sometimes lashes stick together, but thats not a big problem

Besides my Dolly Wink Mascara the Aprilskin Magic-cara became my favourite mascara for looks with fuller lashes but without false lashes. This product is definitely one I’d say it is really worth its money. And if the ad is true, it is even a product with natural ingredients. (Aprilskin’s slogan is “Solution from Nature”). If you want to buy one but live overseas you can buy one on their website!

I already used it for a while now and created a lot of looks with it.


Thank you for reading! If you need to buy a new mascara – that was my recommendation! See you next time!

07/11/16

Aprilskin Magic S Lipstick

Aprilskin Magic S Lipstick in Roxanne Tango and Fanny Pink!

Today I will review the Aprilskin Magic S Lipstick in RD101 (Roxanne Tango) and PK201 (Fanny Pink) I got a few weeks ago. I ordered them on their website because unlike the Snow Cushions you can’t find them in offline shops.

Actually I liked all of the shades they offer but since one of them is 16.000원 I just bought one and got another one for free.

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The upper one is PK201 Fanny Pink and the lower one is RD101 Roxanne Tango.

The texture of the lipstick is very creamy and gives moisture and blends very well on my lips. The lipstick has a light sweet smell. Since it’s a lipstick and not a tint that dries on your lips and so it doesn’t only stay on your lips, but you leave a pink or red lip print on your lovers cheek if you give him or her a kiss hihi. Here are the swatches:

Aprilskin Magic S Lipstick
I wore it a few hours and it was almost gone, just a hint of color. I reapplied it and after I ate dinner again the lipstick was completely gone. I forget to take a picture every time and when I do I don’t know which picture was for which review…. haha I’m such a messy head sometimes… But I can say, that this lipstick is really not one of the 12h lipsticks. You will eat and drink and reapply the lipstick after it.
The Aprilskin Magic S Line Lipstick Review:

What I love:

  • The Color – The colors are pretty and I love how bold it is after applying it once
  • The Texture – Love how my lips glow in red after applying the creamy lipstick
  • The Ingredients – If it keeps the promise as “solution from nature

What I hate:

  • Not longlasting – high pigmentation but not very longlasting
  • The Price – Quite expensive, but there are enough opportunities to get them cheap (like 1+1)

I like the brand and so I maybe buying it again before I leave Korea. If you are looking for a longlasting lipstick that will survive your evening event I recommend others. For a fresh day makeup this lipstick is definitely the right pick.

Here I am wearing the red one, but I guess because I applied just once and the light was very bright, it looks more like pink. I wonder when I will be able to make one proper review haha.. ㅠㅠ

So this was a short review about the Aprilskin Magic S Lipstick, I hope you could get at least some impressions of the product. If you are interested in the product, try to find them on their website: Aprilskin or their global website: Aprilskin.com.

Thank you for visiting! Next time I will upload the second part of my Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Review! See you again!~

05/19/16

Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Review

Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream & Cushion (화이트) Review

Today I want to introduce my new favorite products: the Aprilskin Magic Snow Cream and the Aprilskin Magic Snow Cushion (White)!

Honestly, Facebook really got me with it’s advertising here. Everytime I was checking my timeline I saw the ads of Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) with their beautiful girls using some products in it. Since I am always interested in makeup, I was watching their advertising and soon visited their page to find out where I could buy it. Except for their online shop I couldn’t find any offline shop. The price was quite high so I was looking at the brand stores around here, but no. Someday I checked their facebook user posts and someone was having the same problem haha. They replied that some of their products are only selled in Olive Young in Myeongdong . So… I went there and actually found something! Yay! (´∇ノ`*)ノ (I now saw they have even more products in stock now…TT-TT). If you walk around there, you could take a look. I can’t order on the internet yet because of my lack of korean *cough* and the main reason is because I don’t have a korean phone number yet. Somehow you need it, wheresoever you want to order something.

I had a massive allergic reaction again in my face and had to wait for my skin to soothe again. Since I am in Korea I am way more sensitive and it happened two or three times that I had a reaction to makeup in here. I guess it is one of my Etude House Cushions.. But finally I got to try two of the Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) products and don’t want to keep my impressions from you!

First as always the packages~

As you can see the cushion is similar to most of the cushion makeups other brands sell. I just noticed, that the amount of products coming out of the cushion is way more than for example when I used my Etude House Precious Mineral Cushion one. I think this is really good because I don’t need to press the pad on the cushion for a hundred times.

I first used the Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream and after that I used my Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion (White). As you may guess there is a Black one as well, which is as I know for oily and combination skin, the white one is for dry skin and is therefore very moisturizing. Since the water in korea contains chlorid for hygenic reasons my skin is very very dry and sensitive to environmential influences. I chose the White Cushion because of this reason.

The Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream is as well moisturizing and I was really surprised how strong the whitening effect was. I was of course expecting it, but how white my face was could be seen when I just applied it on one part of my face!

Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream

My Skin feels smooth and hydrated after using it. But it just whitens the skin and doesn’t really brighten or balancing dull areas such as the dark circles under the eyes. If I would just use the cream and go out I would surely get asked if I am a vampire or zombie haha. A living corpse maybe?

Next step: The Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion (White)

Just in case you never used a cushion makeup foundation or BB, you press the sponge on the cushion and some of the product will be squeezed out and you can apply it on your face with the sponge or pad.

Here you can see the coverage by my freckles on my cheek:

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Sorry for my bad skin but it was right after my allergy calmed down a little and I had too less sleep these weeks. Still you can see in here that the coverage is quite high and the product is very moisturizing as my skin appears shiny. It is just a hint from being to yellow for my skin and is somehow balancing the white cream under it. The reason why I like this cushion is that it doesn’t dry out my skin after a while as most of my bbcreams and foundations do. Also combined with the Snow Cream it is not running in my lines and lid though. It says it is moisturizing and it really does moisturize the skin. If you have oily skin I don’t recommend this cushion and would try the black cushion instead.

I heard from a friend that this product got many bad reviews from Korean customers but I can not agree with it. For me this is the first product in a while that doesn’t let my skin hyperventilate by giving me a terrible allergic reaction like I recently got when I tried for example Etude House products. Plus it seems to keep all its promises, Aprilskin is promoting it with. The product is not a miracle cure. But for me it brings some good features with positive impacts. It is of course not the cheapest brand but still I prefer to use things I know I can use without worries.

Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream Review

 

What I love:

  • The Effect – Whitening, moisturizing effect given!
  • The Comfort – Feels like a facial moisturizing cream, light but not watery.
  • As a Base it’s smoothing your skin and makes your makeup more longlasting!

What I hate:

  • Kind of expensive..
  • For too fair skin types I advise to not use it as it may make you looking sick.
  • If you’re not an online-shopper you will have to visit one of the Olive Young Stores in Myeongdong, which is, depends on where you live, can be a long way to get it.

I guess after I used it, I will be willing to buy it again, but I guess it will depend on my financial state that time haha. So far I have no allergic reactions to it, which means there aren’t any weird chemical ingredients in it, but I am not 100% sure about it. It is moisturizing and whitening, if I need more coverage and my makeup to stay longer, this is defenitely my first step.

Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion White

 

What I love:

  • The Effect – Moisturizing and not drying out the skin after a few hours.
  • The Coverage – Makes my skin looking almost flawless even on pictures without using any filter!
  • The Comfort – My skin feels hydrated and not dry. A minus point may be that it could feel a little sticky, depends on your skins condition.
  • The Cushion – I love this kind of makeup recently because it’s handy and easy to use! The products comes out of the cushion just by slightly pressing the sponge on it. Also the case includes a mirror!

What I hate:

  • The Price – I can’t decide weather it’s cheap or expensive. I have other products, that are a little cheaper but then also the quality is a little less good than the Aprilskin cushion.
  • The Purchase – Same as the Cream, you also have to order it online or go all the way to Myeongdong!

I don’t know yet how long it will last, but if it lasts like more than 3 months then the price is totally fine I guess. I came to the same compromise with my Sans Soucis Facial Cream it is even arounf the same price and almost lasts until after 3 months. It even became a product of my facial skin care routine I can’t live without anymore haha. I hope the Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion White can do an even better job!(*^▽^*) I will probably try to order products from their website they don’t sell in Olive Young. (Tip for ordering from their website: they have an english website as well ;) )

And as always, here my look with the two products:

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Thank you for reading! Hope you like my short introduction to my current favorite brand and maybe give you some inspiration for your next purchase. Feel free to ask me anything or comment if you want to share your opinion with me!

Hope to see you soon! (^ν^)