Beyond Alice Glow Lip and Cheek Review

Hello Everyone

Today I will be sharing another review with you from Beyond Cosmetics and it’s another Alice In Wonderland colaboration. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand: Beyond is a Korean cosmetics brand that is completely against animal testing and so they are animal cruelty free, which sadly seems to be very few and far between in Korea with regards to cosmetic brands. They have a Alice collaboration every year or so, and I feel like it’s a metaphor for being friendly with the rabbit, or venturing down the rabbit hole with their out of the ordinary pledge to being cruelty free.

I review 4 of their ‘through the looking glass’ lipsticks for you which you can read here, if you haven’t seen it yet. Today I will be reviewing one of their Alice in Wonderland lip and cheek products.

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As you can probably tell, the packaging sells the product. I actually prefer this packaging to the theme they have on the Through the Looking Glass’ collection.

Here it is in the packing:

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This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on the lips: 


I must say I probably won’t use it on my lips, at least not this particular one. The colour isn’t flattering on my fair skin, but it will much better on more tanned skin tones. I will definitely try some of the other, more bolder colours. 

It’s a beautiful mauve colour and I love the concept of it being versatile. I’m a bit weird in that I don’t really like the concept of cream blushes because I feel like they’d get dirty quickly, yet I don’t have any qualm with putting lipstick straight on my cheeks as a blush substitute when in a crunch, and let’s face it, it’s one and the same thing. 🙂 This product has opened my mind to the possibilities and I was excited to see the results.

The verdict: I like this product as a blush that can be applied after foundation, but not so much as a lipstick. It looked sheer on my lips and the colour just doesn’t suit my skintone. 

Would I repurchase? Yes, I’m going to try some of the other colours. 

How do feel about multipurpose products or even just cream blushes. Would you give t a shot? Have you tried any great ones lately? Let me know in the comment section below. 
Xoxo 
Amanda 

Tony Moly Kiss Lover Style

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I have finally gotten my horizons broadened when it comes to Korean lipsticks. For the longest time I was only ever purchasing anything makeup related from Etude House, but I thought this year I want to expand a bit and so I’ve decided to try a few products from Tony Moly. To me this brand is one of the most underrated Korean beauty brands, especially since it’s one that is available at international stores like Sephora.

One of the biggest benefits of living and earning in Korea is the easy access to great quality beaut products, and the ability to join membership clubs and that way get to know first when there is a sale. I was blessed to get my hands one two of these lovely lipsticks on a sale.

Kiss Lover Style is a line that attracted me because I was looking red lipsticks in a matte finish. The packaging of these are slim and sleek. They come in narrow black metal bullets with an angled lipstick product inside:

 

Here are the ones that I got:

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This one is a dupe for some of the most love red lipsticks by MAC. I will do a review on it sometime in the future.

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This one is a bit more orange or terracotta than I would’ve liked it to be, but I can still pull it off fairly well.

These wear really well, and I am super happy with them especially since they are dupable to high end brands but come with the price tag of a drugstore lipstick. That isn’t a rare find in Korea, but either way I am very happy with them. There are so many more in this collection that I still want to get my hands on, and off course when I do, you’d be the first to know about it.

Have you found a great red matte lipstick recently? If so, please let me know in the comment section. I have a slight obsession.

xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Kissful Tint Choux Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

You can probably tell that I am trying my best to get an open mind about lip tints by trying all the ones I can get my hands on. I must say with working an 32 hour work week at a kindergarten, liptints are just fantastic because they hardly need any reapplications, if any at all.

Today I will be reviewing the Etude House Kissful Tint Choux. Here is their image for the product line.

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Firstly I wanted to find out what the ‘choux’ means in French, but it actually means cabage so it’s not related. ‘Chu’ however is the word they use for the sound of a kiss in Korean comics, so I’m thinking that would be a better bet. They usually start off with a limited selection of tint colours in a line and then slowly expand over the years, which to me is a brilliant concept. They scope out which colours appeal the most to their customers and the expand on those.

The colour that I got is #2 Pink Choux (호핑크 슈). This is what it looks like:

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Here is the swatch on my arm:

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This is what it looks like on my lips when first applied:

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It’s definitely quite glossy at first, but dries to be a lovely pink lip stain. 

What are you thoughts on lip tints? Do you prefer them to lipsticks? Let me know in the comment section.

xoxo

Amanda

 

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Matte

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

Those of you who know me a little better, know that I have a very soft spot for Etude House lipsticks. I have been a fan of theirs ever since a friend of mine gifted me one of their Dear My Blooming Lips Talk lipsticks in 2012. Over the year I have accumulated quite a collection, and you can probably picture me freaking out in a bad way when I saw this (what seemed like) a while new line of lipsticks 🙂 Luckily this is not a new line, but they just chose to revamp their packaging and arrange the lipsticks according to their different finishes. I’ve always been a fan of matte (or Matt as they call it) lipsticks, so I decided to pick up a few more to add to my collection.

First off, here is the comparison between the old and the new packaging:EtudeHouseDMBLT.jpg

As you can tell the old packaging looked like the pillars of a dynasty or castle, whereas the new ones are more cylindrical and sleek. The old ones also have a smooth pearlescent sheen it them, where the new ones are the same colour sans the pearl shine and with a more matte feel to it. I personally prefer the new ones, since they fit better in my lipstick organizers, and they feel more sturdy and strong. The older ones could be a bit top heavy and lipstick would easily pop out of the container when they get a bit older. I’m hoping the new ones prove to be a little longer lasting.

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I’ve tried to get a bigger image for you but this was all I could find ;(. From what I can find on the site, they only have eight different ones in the Matt line, then they also have a Chiffon line, a Cream line, and a Jelly line. So they seemed to have come up with their own cute names for different finishes. I have noticed that it seems from what I can gather on the site that they have discontinued a bunch of them and kept only the popular ones. I have some from my previous blog review that I can’t find anywhere on their site, including PK 013 Pulsating Pink in the Matts. I was only able to collectively get four of the Matt ones, but I will eventually upgrade this blog to all eight of them.

Here they are:

PK013 Pulsating Pink:  This one seems to have been discontinued since it’s not available on this site.dmblt-pk113a

PK015 Stingy Pink: I own a back up to this one. I was afraid they might discontinue it, but they obviously know that this one deserves all the love it can get. 

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RD306 Frightened Red. I just love the names to some of these. I would’ve called this one Scary Red, which I can imagine is the vibe they wanted to bring across by called it Frightened Red. 😉

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RD311 Red Red. This is really a red red colour. If you can imagine Taylor Swift’s RED album with a picture of her full lips in a matte red…this is what I think of when I use this lipstick. 

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I’m going to try and get behind the missing or seemingly discontinued lipsticks and find out whether they are still available in their store or not. I’m holding thumbs that they aren’t discontinued. As for the rest of the collection: I will get my hands on them soon!

Lot of love

Amanda

MAC Halsey Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I have come realize that although my blog focusses mainly on Korean brands, my odd MAC lipstick reviews have gotten a lot of love from you all. I have a pretty extensive collection so far, so I thought I’d throw in a random MAC lippie review from time to time.

This particular lipstick is a limited edition that I really knew I needed from the first time I saw this promotional image. I have goth side to me, and although my hair isn’t dyed with Manic Panic blue hair dye, I was confident that this lipstick would suit me due to the fact that I have similar colouring and features to Halsey. My hair is currently blue black which isn’t clashing with this unique grey lipstick.

If you’re unfamiliar with Halsey, you can look her up over here. 

This is what the lipstick looks like: I was expecting the packaging to be different from the norm, but it is actually just the box that is unique:

 

This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on my lips:

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The red around my lips is from watching Russian Red earlier, as I only get one full day of sunshine per week in which to work on my blogs, I have to utilize it really well.

Halsey is a blue grey matte. When you think of matte, it’s not the typical matte formula that straight away causes your lips to dry out, but a more velvety sort of matte. I still say this colour is not for everyone and I know I won’t wear it to church or religious choir performances, but I will wear it on a night out with friends, paired with a grungy black out fit and Dr Martens.

And yes, I look a bit like Wednesday from the  Adam’s Family:


 

Would I repurchase. I think I probably won’t just because it’s not something I’m going to be wearing on a day to day basis. I also know that NYX and Lime Crime have similar permanent lipsticks. Trying to get your hand on a limited edition MAC lipstick can be quite grueling and you have to weigh up wether it is worth it.

 

That’s it from me

Lots of love

Amanda

 

 

Peripera Rouge Pang Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I just recently almost lost my Peripera Tint Crayon, but got it back. To cut a long story short, I got a tad sentimental and ended up in Watson’s where I picked up a few Peripera products, which I will be reviewing for here. 

When I reviewed that lip crayon, someone had suggested that I check out their Rouge Pang line, and I’m glad I did. They are not only adorably packaged which is to be expected from Peripera, but they are also really great products, which is why it is not surprise why they are so famous among the Korean beauty community. 

This is the one I got:

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It’s definitely as cute as it looks in the promotional image, if not cuter. The container has a slanted top in the colour of the product, which is always ideal. There’s nothing as daunting as trying to find one particular colour among 20 odd similar lipstick containers. It gets exhausting at times. 

This is what it looks like in the tube:

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It’s a beautiful shade of magenta. I feel like magenta is a hard colour to explain. It’s a orangy, red with coral undertones. 

This is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on my lips:

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This product is not like the Peri’s Tint Crayon at all, since that line comes in a matte finish, whereas this line is more creamy. It does remind me a little of the Etude House Dear My Wish Lips line in the way it applies very smoothly and with vivid colour pay off. 

The verdict:

Well all I can say is it’s not every day a brand makes me want to purchase the entire collection becaus it’s just so great. I really like this product I will definitely be picking up some of the darker colours and the purple to review for you in the future.

Which Peripera product appeals to you most and why? I’m definitely going to be exploring this brand better in the future. 

lots of love

Amanda

Peripera Peri’s Ink Moist

Hello Everyone

I’m back with another Peripera review for you. These are two more products that I picked up from Watson’s after I had almost lost my Peri’s tint crayon. Long story short, I got it back but felt sentimental so I splurged a bit.

Peri’s Ink is a bestseller and their original line doesn’t have the word moist added to it. I’m aware this isn’t a word that bears good connotations for many people, but there’s logic in the name 😉 The original line is a tint that dries matte and therefor has a dry finish to it after application and drying, where the Moist line is more like a gloss and doesn’t dry as fast and as matte as the original line, from whence the word moist.

The packaging is similar to the original line in the bottles are shaped exactly the same, like little a ink well with a dropper, and an adorable anime girl as the mascot. The only difference I can make out is that the Moist line has a shiny covering on the little bottle, where the original line doesn’t.

This is what the packaging looks like:

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As you can tell, the containers and the boxes have a metalic sheen to them.

I got Top Red and Soul Burgundy. Here are the swatches:

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and here they are on the lips:

Top Red:

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Soul Burgundy:

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I wore these products non stop over the last few weeks and I can’t get enough of them. The only thing I really say is that it can be a bit patchy if it’s not evenly distributed on the lips. I also don’t have a very defined lip line, so it’ easy for me to have liquid products seep into the folds and the fine lines around my mouth which can cause feathering. I’ve heard people complain that the types of products can stain, but I must admit I always, as a rule, apply lip balm before I use a tint because tints are known to by very drying. This product isn’t super drying though, which is why they called it Moist I would guess. 

Have you caught on to the lip tint hype yet? What are your thoughts? Do you have any favourites that  you’d like me to try out? Please let me know in the comment section below. 

xox

Amanda 

 

*As a disclaimer, I don’t use any form of photo manipulation in my images, since I don’t think that’s ethical. My images are taken in natural light. I specifically take a batch of photos for my blogs on Sundays since that’s the only day that I get a break with actual sunlight. I’d like for you to see my skin with the makeup as it is, to make my reviews honest and objective, but that means you’ll have to contend with my little peach hairs, visible pores, dry patches on the the lips, coffee stained teeth and a blemishes from time to time.