For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I am drawn to Korean skincare and Korean makeup. I find K-beauty products to be of much higher quality than American drugstore brands and even some luxury brands. I’m much more willing to pay for Korean makeup and skincare because I know I am paying for quality and I’m getting the look I want. I took out all of my Korean makeup and I’m pretty sure what you see above is the only actual makeup items that I have. I have way more skincare items, which I should post about at another time. I actually have many more high-end American brands, but I want to expand my Korean makeup collection. I just bought the Etude House Face Blur, so I hope to review that for you soon enough.
My favorite makeup items, regardless of brand or country of origin, are eyeshadows. I love eyeshadow because it is so versatile and can really make an outfit pop. I have just about every color under the rainbow, except for blue. I actually don’t have any blue eyeshadow now that I’m thinking about it…
Some of what you see above are things I’ve already discussed (i.e. Etude House Magic Any Cushion, Etude House TAR BB Cream, Skinfood’s Salmon Dark Circle Concealer, Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer, Tony Moly Bbo Bbo lip balm). I want to introduce to you the other products in the picture and give you a short take on each.
These are two of my favorite shadows in all of my collection. I kind of even like them better than my UD Naked3 palette. They are both unique and quite pigmented. You can really build the pigment of these shadows, which I love. I always get compliments whenever I wear either 🙂 Out of the two though, I’d have to say that the Orange Jamong is my favorite. Orange shadows are pretty difficult to find and this is the perfect shade for me.
I really like how these come packaged too. In my opinion, they definitely reflect the whimsy and playfulness of Etude House. The heart imprinting is just precious. I almost hate when I mess it up while using it. 😀
Here’s a swatch of both shadows:
Next, let me introduce you to my eyeliner collection.
The four similar looking ones (black, pink, gold, and silver) are by Holika Holika and they are the Waterproof Jewel Light Eyeliners. These are honestly the best liners I’ve ever used. I’ve purchased all of them from this eBay seller because the price is great and the shipping is careful and quick. The liners are so smooth and apply so easily. If you are wondering how to sharpen them, just an FYI, they are regular pencils and you just sharpen them with a regular eyeliner sharpener 🙂 I had to Google this because they look plastic, but they’re not.
The white liner is by Etude House and it is their Styling Eyeliner in #2, white. This is a great eyeliner without shimmer, so I wear it quite often with a number of different shadows.
As you may have noticed, I have a lot of non-black or brown liners. I really do not like wearing black or brown. I think it washes out my features and the tear liners (aka, the non-black liners above) are so beautiful and unique. I just love each of these liners for what they add to a makeup look.
Here are the swatches of each. As you can see, they are all nicely pigmented.
The first is the Etude House Styling liner, and the last 4 are the Holika Holika liners.
Now, onto my favorite blush. I am also an avid blush collector. I must have like 5 or 6 blushes in my possession right now, but this is probably my favorite. This is the Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Pastel Cushion Blusher in #2 Coral. The case is precious:
And so is in the inside.
Some of the reviews for this blush on Amazon say that the puff is useless. I disagree with this. You just have to twist it to get the product on, then gently use it to add the blush to your face. I quite love the little puff. 🙂
Finally, these are my two lip products from Etude House. These are two of their most popular lip products. The one on the left is the Etude House Cherry Tint in PK002 and the other is the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips in one of the orange tints. I couldn’t find the exact one because Jolse doesn’t sell it anymore I guess 😦 These are both really cute lip products. I do like each differently and they help me to get that playful and carefree look I sometimes go for.
I hate to judge these products by their packaging, but these containers are pretty darn cute, which is expected of Etude House. Here are the swatches of both:
The consistency of these are different because one is a tint and the other a lipstick. I prefer lipgloss, so I kind of tend to wear these two products on special occasions rather than for everyday. As you can see, I got another orange/coral color. I just love that color of me 🙂
Those are the rest of my Korean makeup products. I would love to introduce more to you all and beauty products if you have questions. Here are the links to my favorite online stores and eBay sellers who sell Korean beauty products:
Ebay Sellers I like:
Be leery of some eBay sellers. Only buy from reputable sellers and mostly those from Korea or even reputable ones in the US. Authentic products typically do not come from China, FYI.
Finally, you can always buy Korean makeup on Amazon! These are just some of my favorite places to buy products.
Do you have any questions? Would you like me to discuss any certain brands? What are your favorite brands and/or products? Let me know in the comments below!