Face Shop Gelato Tint Review

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Dear Ladies and Jellyspoons

It’s been a long time since I bought any lip tints aside from Peripera because I thought my collection was getting a bit out of hand, but then I got this one from Face Shop and the entire collection of Etude House Soft Drink tints for my birthday.  I have not been able to get more in the meantime. I’m really trying to be economical lately, so I will only be reviewing one of them today. I will try and get a couple of swatches of the whole collection when I visit there booth next. 

This is what the entire collection looks like:

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To some extent I like that the majority of the colours are red or red based, but I also would’ve enjoyed a black or deep purple tint. I think something controversial would sell, but maybe South Korea is just not the right place for that. A girl can dream though…

I got 06 Cherry Mousse and I must say my friend was spot on with choosing this one for me. I will always gravitate towards the deeper more vampy reds or pinks. Cherry Mousse is a deep Cherisse pink. 

The texture is very similar to the Peripera Ink Gelato which I reviewed a couple of days ago, although I must say this one is thicker and I feel like you get more out of the container with one doe foot application. You don’t really need to dip the applicator in a second time because enough product adheres to the applicator. This is a major plus point for me. 

As you can tell, the doe foot applicator is very textured – I almost want to say hairy – and it is perfect for a quick application and even distribution of product. 

Here is the swatch on my arm:

It is quite pigmented and there is no amount of splotchiness or uneven distribution. 

Here is what it looks like on my lips:

This particular smells like rose water or turkish delights, and it feels so soft and creamy on my lips, with absolutely no drying effect at all. 

I wouldn’t mind owning this whole collection, since I can see myself wearing it on a regular basis. 

Which one would you like to try out? Let me know in the comments’ section. 

xox

Amanda

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Peripera Ink Gelato Review

 

Hello Everybody

As some of you may know, I have always been a huge fan of Peripera lip tints. My love affair started with them years ago when I first purchased a lip crayon by them. They have the most adorable ink pot packaging with little anime girls as their mascot. I have ever since tried a tonne of their different products including, tints of all textures and colours, mascara, brow pencils, highlighters and cushion foundation. I will be reviewing a product line that has been out for a while now but it caught my attention because the brand decided to expand their 5 permanent colour line to 12 colours, including two limited editions. I didn’t get any of their new colours yet, but since their original 5 was on sale, and I had not tried them yet, I thought I’d give them a try.

Here is a picture of the original line: (Available at Olive Young, or CVS in America)

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Here is a pictures of #6 and #7 which are limited edition and came out with The Daldal Factory collection: (Available at Club Clio)

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And here are the 5  brand new editional colours: (Available at Olive Young, or CVS in America)

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That makes their original line or 5 now a line or 12 beautiful different colours.

I was able to snag number 4 and number 5 of the original collection:

Here they are:

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This is what the packaging looks like:

 

Here are swatches.

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I was actually looking for a bright pumpkin orange and accidentally picked up the wrong one. The packaging can be a bit deceiving so I definitely advocate for swatching a tester to see the true colour before purchasing. I am not too sad since I want to get more of these anyway and a soft peachy orange is something I would wear on a regular basis. It is safe for work and not too muted to not work for fall.

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#5 Fun Place Deep Red

I can never pass up a good red. Honestly from my vast collection of lipsticks, it’s the Peripera tints that I actually end up using up to the point of needing to replace them. This is why to me they are a guiltless purchase because I know I will use all of it before it expires. There is one other red in the permanent collection but this one looked like a true blood red in the packaging and it was by far my first pic. Fun Place Deep Red is the perfect pinup red. It’s the most universally flatter reds so if you only wanted one of these, I’d definitely recommend this one.

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Peripera is known for good quality lip tints and these are certainly not an acception. I picked these up from Olive Young on sale for only w7000 each. I don’t want to be quoted on this but I can imagine that they would compare to Lime Crime Plushies. They were light and although matte, they have a soft velvety texture on the lips. They last a good couple of hours and yet with the right makeup removed can be removed without leaving stains on the skin. I used Garnier Micellar cleansing water to remove them.

They smell like red apples which is a big plus point for me because the red on reminds me of Snow White. I did a picture for my Instagram using it. If you are not following me yet, and you like what you see here, please follow me there too. Click on the picture for the link.

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I will be getting my hands on more of these in the future, so please keep your eyes peeled for them. For my reviews on Ink Moisture, and Ink Velvet, click on the blue.

Happy hump day from my house to your.

xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Review

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Hello Everybody

Some of you know that Etude House recently brought out a new line of oil tints. I had recently bought the entire line of PeriPera Sugar Glow Tint and I wasn’t sure whether I’d be investing in a whole other line, but then Richard came home with the entire collection for me as a gift and I am over the moon about it! What sets this line apart right from the get go is not just the cute little Coke bottle packaging, but the fact that it also contains a PURPLE lip tint. Korea hasn’t produced anything this purple for the lips to my knowledge in the last 6 years and if I had to pick one just but looking at them, it would definitely have been the purple one.

Here’s the collection:

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There are five tints in this collection and I won’t be shocked if Etude House eventually decide to add to it which is something they have been known to do, like with their Dear Darling tints that are packed in ice lolly themed containers. Etude House seriously knows how to create cute looking products!

Here is what the containers look like when opened:

 

 

 

MILKY SODA BL601:

Milky Soda at first glance looks like a gloss rather than a tint. It is not entirely wrong, although I must say there is the slightest little lavender tint left after it dries up. In essence I’d more be more likely to call it a gloss either way. It comes in a clear bottle shaped container with a sea blue screw off top. The product it’s looks opaque blue with the smallest particles silver and pink duochrome glitter. It can be worn on its own, over the top of a brightly coloured tint to make it more glossy.

GREAT GRAPE PP502:

Great Grape is definitely my favourite in the line. It’s a bright vivid violet and I don’t know how they did it but it has a tingly sensation on the lips like after drinking cola or pop, and it tastes like Fanta Grape, which has always been one of my favourite soft drinks. It goes on glossy at first but when it dries it just leaves your lips feeling natural but with a strong purple colour that stays. It temporarily stains your lips so if you’d rather not have it on for too long, I’d suggest wearing a lip primer or a clear balm underneath it. Grape Soda will eventually turn a bit more fuschia than purple, which is typical of purple tints. It is very comparable to Bell Tint 06. 

ZERO RED RD301:

Zero Red appears quite orange toned in the packing and on the swatch but when applied it is the perfect pinup red. I always have a soft spot for red lip products because it is so versatile, can be worn year long, can be used a cheek tint and matches every skin colour there is. I love that it smells like Coke too. 

GRAPEFRUIT FANTASY OR201:

I am never the biggest fan of orange toned lip products. I guess they just to match my fair skin tone, but I must say Grapefruit Fantasy is an exception because it has more of a pink undertone, exactly like the flesh of a pink grapefruit. This one smells and tastes especially tingly or almost zingy on the lips. There used to be a Virgin drink in a bright pink bottle in the 90s that this reminds me of, and it almost reminds me of my favourite sherbet powder.

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I really adore a muted pink toned lip products. Peach Tok Tok Tok is the perfect muted pink and is subtle enough to be safe for work or even for your wedding. Although the packaging appears more orange, the product looks more pink, but I’m guessing that’s because I have a rosy undertones and that it would differ from person to person. Tok is an onomatopoeia to describe the sound of a bubble popping. I think it’s adorable and it describes the product so well because it really does have that sodastream tingle to it.

I am overall very impressed with these products. They have put a lot of effort into the packaging, the individual flavours, the feeling of tingling after application, and the over all quality that a great tint should have. These make great stocking stuffers and are ideal for any age from children to grandmas.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Which one was your favourite? Have a lovely week!

xoxo

Amanda

The Mermaid Makeup Brush Trend

Hello Everyone

I’m sorry I’ve been MIA. It’s been a bit of a rough start of the year for me and I can finally say I’ve got it together after all the drama.

I’ve been eyeing the makeup circles on Instagram and something that has become a big trend among Western and Eastern brands is the new mermaid makeup brush madness.

Here is a post about Too Faced

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Here is Unicorn Cosmetics:

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I was able to get two chunky blush/ highlighter brushes from a Korean brand called Glökolor. They did  2 special edition deals where you buy a primer and get a brush with it for free. I’m not going to lie: I bought them both for the brushes and have hardly touched the primers since.

This is what they look like:

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Recently a friend of mine came home with two brushes from The Faceshop, another famous Korean brand. I was all for it, of course, but I couldn’t find them at the counter in Homeplus, and the ladies there looked at me like I was crazy when I asked them about it. Luckily I was able to get them from their stand alone store, but I am quite surprised that Faceshop has a whole is so low key about it on social media. I wouldn’t have known about them had my friend not introduced me.

What is your take on mermaid makeup brushes. Are the ones sold by different stores of a lesser or higher quality or are they exactly the same?  I will also write extensive reviews of each of the mermaid brushes I own as soon as I get to play with them.

That’s it from me.

Till next time

Amanda

 

 

Etude House Lucky Dog Dear My Glass Tinting Review

Hello Everybody.

Happy year of the dog. I am back with another Etude House Lucky Puppy review and today I will be talking about one of their special edition lipstick. I have recently reviewed one of their eye shadow quads with for of their special edition eyeshadows. You can see it here.

Every season Etude House comes out with a beautiful collection of special products and special casing. At the beginning of every new year a lot of makeup brands here use the Chinese zodiac as a theme. Last year etude house had an extensive range of special edition eyeshadows with chickens and chicks to represent the year of the rooster, and this year they are representing the year of the dog with a gorgeous puppy themed line featuring corgis, maltese poodles and dachshunds. I really wanted to get all of the lipstick cases but they were all sold out so I only managed to the corgi one.

Here they are:

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I really like all of them, but I like the corgi one the most so I am very happy that I snagged this one before it was sold out. I was also able to get this beautiful makeup pouch for free because I was stocking up on souvenirs for my family and spent over a certain amount.

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I’m going to explain to you how the cases work. Just like with Paul and Joe makeup, Etude House came out with a line of several permanent cases and several permanent lipstick, but you buy them separately so you can mix and match them to your own quirky style.

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Here some of their permanent line cases:

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I personally own two of them SO FAR. (I want them all) Here they are:

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Here are some of the colours you can choose from:ETUDE_GLASSTINTING_SWATCH4

I will be reviewing them separately since there are still so many that I would like to get. But just one tip: sometimes the special edition lines have special packaging but not special products. My watermelon case currently contains the same colour as my corgi case because I foolishly thought they’d bring out special edition colours which wasn’t ‘the case’. lol.

I got Choker Red #303 and this is what it looks like:

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Choker Red is a beautiful tomato red in a creamy yet shiny finish. All the Dear My Glass Tinting lipsticks have the same consistency, and then they also have a whole matte line called Dear My Matt Tinting which I am yet to try.

Have you tried any of these lines and their cases? Which ones do you like? I feel like I need to get them all before leaving Korea permanently, and that’s not a good thing because I should be saving.

Have a lovely weekend.

xoxo

Amanda

 

 

Etude House Lucky Puppy Eye Shadow Review

Hello Everyone

Happy year of the Dog! Did you know that the chinese zodiac for this year is the dog? I was born in the year of the rabbit, but I love dogs so much! Etude House has recently come out with a beautiful line of puppy themed makeup called Lucky Puppy. I wasn’t able to get the whole collection, for as you can imagine, it flew off the shelves, but I was able to pick up one of their special edition lipstick cases, and an eye shadow quad with four individual eye shadows that can be depotted and put inside the quad.

Today I will be talking to you about the eye shadows, and showing you how to remove them from their individual packaging, and putting them inside the little palette.

Here are the individual shades:

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From left to right: RD 305, GR 709, PP 511,BR 420

 

 

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From bottom to top: RD 305, GR 709, PP 511,BR 420

This is the quad, and what they look like in the palette:

I’m going to also show you how to remove the individual pans for their packaging and place them into the palette.

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Just below the hinge of the packaging, at the back, there is a pinhole, concealed just below the edge of the sticker. If you rub your fingernail over the sticker you will see there is a small indentation there. Open the packaging, making sure to hold it close to a soft surface like a towel placed over your bed or your dresser. Then take a pin or needle and poke it through the pinhole and pry the pan out. There will be a dollop of glue holding the pan in the casing but the glue is soft and it doesn’t take much effort to pry it up. Then carefully remove the pan and press it into the palette, making sure you know where in the quad you want it before placing it inside. Unlike other palettes that use magnets, these rely on the glue for the pans to stay put.

This is what my full quad looks like:

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I really love all of these colours, although they are all very different and I won’t wear them all at the same time on a regular basis. The great thing about Etude House is that they have larger palettes and SEVERAL other colours to choose from so you can mix and match them and swop them around in your palettes depending on you look of the day.

Which of the Lucky Puppy items were you able to snag, and which ones would you have liked to get? I will be talking about my Lucky Puppy lipstick and makeup pouches in my next post.

Happy Humpday!

Amanda

 

Peri Pera Sugar Glow Tint Entire Line Review

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Hello Everyone

I’m finally back after the move and today I will be sharing one of my favourite brands with you. Peripera is known for their inwell themed makeup. You can find almost all of their products are packaged in inkwells, from mascara, to foundation, to their ever so famous lip tints. As a writer, the idea of having all of your makeup in inkwells really appeals to me.

Their most famous tint line, Peri’s Ink, comes in a variety to colours and finishes that all come in beautiful black ink wells. Sugar Glow Tint has a slightly different theme as their containers are larger, clear inkwells with a line of  5 new tints.

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Here are what the swatches look like:

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The are from left to right:

#1 Strawberry Sweet

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Strawberry Sweet is by far the most popular of the line and it was actually hard for me to track it down. I bought the collection at the time when they were having a sale and I had to visit 3 different stores to find it. It’s a buildable pinup red and of all the 5 in the collection I find this one to be the most universally flattering.

#2 Grapefruit Spirit 

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Grapefruit Spirit is a vivid orange, and it is perfect for spring and summer and can even be worn in fall because of its Jack O lantern colour.

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Pink Melon is a toned down peach with both pink and orange undertones, perfect for spring.

 

 

#4 Sweet and Sour

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Sweet and Sour looks like a pastel orange in the container, but will wear differently on the lips because of its opacity. Your own lip colour will play a big part in what the end results will look like. I have rosy undertones so it wears more pink on my lips.

#5 Cherry Pie Filling

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Cherry Pie filling is the perfect barbie pink and can be toned down by wearing only a light touch, or toned up by wearing more layers. I like that it is the only cool tone in the line and stands bold just like it should as a bright pink.

That’s it from me for now. I will be on here with more Peripera love among other brands.

xoxo

Amanda