04/29/16

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face Series Review

Hello lovelys, today I have a review of the Holika Holika Naked Face Series for you!

It’s really hard to resist the huge sale they hold from time to time at the many makeup stores next to my university and this time I failed hard! But I don’t regret buying some stuff at Holika Holika because fortunately the things I bought turned out to be some of my favorite and even daily makeup products! Three of these products are from the Holika Holika Naked Face series: the Balancing Primer, the Fitting BB and the Cover-Up Concealer!


These are the products I bought! From concealer to lip tint ~

The products I will review today are the Holika Holika Naked Face Balancing Primer, Fitting BB in No. 21.5 Naked Beige and the Cover-Up Concealer in No. 1 Bright Beige

For this Review I wrote down a few facts so if you want the compact review just keep scrolling!

I used all products starting from the Primer to BB Cream to Concealer:

The Primer has three colors for three different effects in it: Green for reducing redness, Lavender for brightening up dull areas and Pink for evening the skintone. The texture is very light and doesn’t block the pores as some primers use to do. I feel like I am just applying moisturizing cream on my skin.

On days when I am super tired I prefer to use BB Cream first and apply concealer after it so the BB Cream doesn’t blend the concealer to much and the darker areas appear brighter. It depends on how you apply it and what effect you want, you can first apply concealer and then blemish balm as well. The BB Cream is also a very light and watery cream, that can be easily applied all over the face just by the fingers or a sponge and the coverage isn’t too high to give a natural look. Sadly the shade I bought is a hint too yellow for me. It was the lightest tone they had and even the shop lady said I have very fair skin. But with the brightening primer under it it blends just right. Plus the Cream has a SPF of 30PA++ which is important when the weather gets warmer. One thing that bothers me is the smell and that the cream is a little sticky after applying it. Some don’t care about this “Makeup” smell how I call it haha but I prefer ones that make my face smell sweet hihi.

The Concealer is also the lightest shade they sold there and has just the right shade to waken up my dark, tired eyes. The coverage is quite good and the texture is not too creamy. Sometimes if the concealer is to thick it happens easily that the product runs into my endless eye-laughter lines and I barely get it even without rubbing. Just now that the sun shines brighter I squint my eyes almost the whole time.

After applying it my face is almost flawless and ready for the next steps. Sometimes, for example when I used a sheet mask right before, I like to use some setting powder after it. But because I have very dry skin since I am in korea, I don’t need to use powder after it.

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

I changed my place of taking the photo for the last two pictures so the light looks different but I hope you can still see the progress from 1 without anything to last with all three products. I used the camera’s soft filter so my freckles don’t look to dark in the first picture.

The Holika Holika Naked Face Series Review

 

Balancing Primer

What I love:

  • The Texture – light and not sticky!
  • The Effect – Brightens up dark skin and reduces redness!

What I hate:

  • The Price – It’s a little expensive if you don’t hit the sale. Sadly I threw away my receipt so I don’t know the exact price..Something arounf 15.000 Won… affordable but there are cheaper ones that have almost the same quality.

Fitting BB in 21.5

What I love:

  • The Coverage – Not too high no create a natural look
  • The Texture – Watery, but compared to the Sweet Cotton BB Cream much more fluid. A little sticky.
  • The Price – Affordable. Compared to the price the quality is just right.

What I hate:

  • The Stickiness – after applying it, it feels a little sticky.

Cover-Up Concealer in 1 Bright Beige

What I love:

  • The Coverage – As the range is called – not too high but enough to hide tireness
  • The Texture – More fluid than others, doesn’t dry out and doesn’t feel sticky.
  • The Price – My new everyday concealer! Not the cheapest but affordable and longlasting.

What I hate:

  • The Application – To apply it under the eyes is a little difficult without a brush. If you’re in a hurry its hard to get the right amount of the product thanks to the tube applicator. Or maybe this just happens to me.

 

All in all good products for everyday use. If I need high coverage I prefer to use other BB Creams. But if you see there’s a sale at Holika Holika it is worth visiting!

As always here are some photos with my full makeup~

Holika Holika Naked Face

Holika Holika Naked Face

That was my review for the Holika Holkia Naked Face Serie! If you have any further questions or any comments, just let me know below! Or follow me on Instagram!

The weather is getting warmer here in Seoul! So I already grabbed a new sun cream and hair treatment! I don’t like warm weather but I guess I have to deal with it right? This week I went makeup shopping in Myeongdong and I am really excited to tell you what I bought and to recommend them if they turn out to be good! Anyway thank you for visiting and hope to see you around next time as well! ^_^

05/5/15

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream

Hallo~

 

 

It’s been a while! I am a busy student you know…

But today I’m back with a review some of you might be interested in! Lately I often get asked if I could recommend the BB Creams of Etude House and I had to answer that honestly I never tried one of them! And then I decided it’s time for me to finally try it!

I bought the Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB Cream in #N02 at TokkiHaus.de!

It was a bit more expensive that some other BB Creams I bought, I paid around 19€. But the price isn’t always the poster child for the quality of the products… So let’s study more.

This is the tube:

etude house precious mineral bb cream
It contains 60g, that is a bit more than usual tubes.

The package says “Brightening O K ! Darkening Z E R O !” – Let’s see if this is true!

etude house precious mineral bb cream
Looks as others. Light texture, a bit more liquid than the Skin79 one’s or the Holika Holika Pore Cover BBCream from my last review.

 etude house precious mineral bb cream
Please excuse my red face, I was exercising before^^’ here you can see the coverage is quite well, and it brightens up the skin.

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Review:

 

What I love:

  • The Coverage – not too heavy, great for everyday use!
  • The Effect – Brightens up and evens the skin tone even without a base!
  • The Moisturizing – surprisingly moisturizing!
  • The Feeling – light and gentle on the skin, feel very soft after applying it!

What I hate:

  • The Price – Even though the tube contains 60g, it’s the most expensive BB Cream I currently use. But I guess this is a logistic problem^^

I was really surprised how moisturizing this BB Cream is, because when I read the description on TokkiHaus, I thought a “powdery finish” means dry skin in my case (I have very dry skin and usually don’t use any powdery foundation), but it wasn’t even close to dry! I am using it as my everyday BB Cream these days!
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That’s it! Hope I could help you deciding wether to buy or not!

I got so much positive feedback from you these days! Thank you so much! And also thanks to all the loyal follower on Instagram!

Hope to hear from  you again soon~

^.~

04/4/15

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream in #01 Soft Beige!

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream Review for you!^.^

After applying the HOLIKA HOLIKA Sweet Cotton Pore Cover Mousse Starter, here’s Step 2 to flawless skin: The HOLIKA HOLIKA Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream!

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream  

 Same cute package as the other Sweet Cotton products! Love it! So cute!

The package is a normal tube like a cream tube. I didn’t expect that, since most if the BB Creams have pump applicators. But this way you can control the amount you want to use better.

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream

The texture is a bit thicker than other BB Creams I have. If you apply it evenly onto the skin it covers all blemishes without feeling sticky or heavy. The color is perfect for my skin! And the smell is amazing!! I feel like smelling like a cotton candy! ^^

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream in #01 Soft Beige Review:

What I love:

  • The Effect – Best BB Cream I ever used! Smells like candy and covers like a foundation without looking cakey! Moisturizing and giving a healthy glow! I recommend to use a fixing powder to make it long-lasting! Perfectly teams up with the Starter Mousse!
  • The Comfort – I feel more comfortable with this BB Cream than with a CC Cream!  No dry skin!
  • The Price – I was about to buy two at the same time to make sure I am not running out of it… it contains only 30ml ^^” but still unbeatable!!
  • Long lasting -The Cream itself is really long-lasting for a BB Cream!

NOTHING to complain actually! Maybe the size..Using the Starter Mousse and the BB Cream together:

 

I was really shocked when I saw the differences… I am really looking like dead without my beloved makeup haha… ._.’

My look that day: 

  

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09/7/14

Missha BB BOOMER Review

Missha BB BOOMER Review!

Missha BB Boomer Review for you!

Hello my dear readers (if I have any *sobsob*), how have you been so far? Maybe you saw my pictures on Instagram, I was traveling around! So please excuse my break from blogging ^-^”

As I mentioned in my Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler BB CREAM review post, I wanted to try the Missha BB Boomer as well and after a few times of using under different circumstances, I will finally share my experience with you. I bought it at Amazon.de.

 

Missha BB Boomer

The package is a tube with a convenient pump applicator.

Missha BB Boomer

The product itself is a white, pink shimmery, creamy fluid with a nice scent.

Missha BB Boomer

Usage is easy as always, just apply a bean sized amount on the face and let the skin absorb the fluid. Apply BB Cream after.

Missha BB Boomer

So this is my face right after showering and skincare. I have a small irritation on my cheek. Good to see how long-lasting the BB Cream is combined with the Missha BB Boomer.

Then I applied my Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler BB Cream.

Missha BB Boomer

My red spot is completely covered now.

Continue and complete the makeup.

Missha BB Boomer

I took this pic right after finishing my makeup. Always remember my red spot on the cheek.

Missha BB Boomer

And tadaaah~ this is my face after half a day, went outside, changed my clothes, put on circle lenses etc.. Still you cannot see my irritations!

Missha BB Boomer Review:

What I love:

  • The Feeling – Light and not too sticky, not cakey. Has a really nice scent. Doesn’t plug the pores.
  • The Quality – Survives a normal, not too busy day easily. It surely has a limit, like very hot weather and sweat a whole day long – it gives up after a while. Also if you rub your face like a few minutes long, no chance for the primer.
  • The Price – Not expensive. But not as cheap as in the origin country of course.

What I hate:

  • If you are using a really fat facial cream or an additional sun protection, it could be that the primer “swims” on the skin, that means that it could be rub off very easily. Just like aqua planing. I have the feel, that this product works better on cold days. But I think this is a general primer problem.

When I visited Seoul, with its humid, hot weather, I used this primer every day. It did a really great job, and I really needed my makeup long-lasting, because I was sweating a bit, thanks to the unusual climate. I forgot to use it one day, and you could really see the difference in the evening. Plus, it doesn’t plug the pores like other primer I used before. It’s worth its price in every case.

 

Phew, it’s really hard to talk about products, that can barely be seen on photos. I hope you somehow got the points though. I have to say, that the results of products like this primer always also depend on the skin type. Keep that always in mind.

Anyway, thank you for your visit and I hope to welcome you again.

See you very soon~ 

07/10/14

Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler BB Cream Review

Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler No. 21

Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler Review!

 

Hello Cuties~

Today I want to show you my new favorite bb cream: The Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler BB Cream!

First of all I want to tell you a bit about my skin, because I can only tell you about MY experience with it and I cannot guarantee it will works same on your skin. My facial skin is different from my body’s, it is very sensitive and gets dry quickly. I got some thin wrinkles thanks to facial expression (Am I too emotional?) and many freckles spread all over my face (thank you sun) yay. Since I am in my early twenties, I switched to anti-age skincare and so I chose the Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler because it promises to fight against the aging process and cover or fill in small wrinkles it also says it will moisturize and cover ski irritations and giving SPF 37. It also says something about nobel prize substance in it, but to be honest I ignored that sentence because I never heard about that.

So this is the package:

Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler Review

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Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler Review

And you can see the swirl in the
middle? It is split up into the beige cream to cover the skin
irritations and the white wrinkle filler cream! When you get one
pump, you need to mix it together and you can see how the beige and
white cream melt into one.

Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler

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So please people be warned, I will show my bare face nao.

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I hope it’s close enough to see my freckles, wrinkles and dark circles.

And now after applying the Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler:

Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler Review

*happy Lisa is happy* Lol (*´▽`*)

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Missha M Signature Wrinkle Filler No. 21:

What I love:

  • The coverage – covers my freckles and almost everything else perfectly! almost no dark shades anymore (except my deep gabps TT-TT)!
  • The texture – very smooth and light, not too heavy, even though it covers so well!
  • The filling effect – i can barely see any wrinkles anymore!
  • The moisturizing effect – keeps my dry skin moisturized a very long time!
  • The price – not too expensive and even available in germany!! Check out Amazon or Missha-Germany!

What I hate:

  • It is not very long-lasting if you have very oily skin or use extra sun protection under it. But this should be a problem that could be fixed easily. I also ordered the Missha BB Boomer, that should make the cream more long-lasting and I will add a post about it, too.

I rate this product:

All in All my new fav almost everyday bb cream! (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

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Alright guys, thank you for reading! I have to do some sports now so, that’s it for today. I ate a bit too much, so I have to do some late night running nao..

XOXO gugl