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HERA UV MIST CUSHION

Hello Peeps!!

I returned today with a BB Cushion review.

I haven’t been really been looking around for BB or CC Cushions lately, but I happen to find this one on memebox.com

Let’s get into the review!!!

I was actually pretty surprised with the box. It’s really pretty!!

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It also comes with a replacement cushion

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This is always a plus for me. I mean, it was pretty expensive so I better get my money’s worth!!

Now the Cushion packing is very sleek and chic. It feels like an high-end product (and it actually is! Hera is considered an high-end product in South Korea)

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NOW LET’S TRY IT!!

Let me tell you a little bit about my skin type. I have a acne prone skin, very oily in the summer and super dry in the winter. I have been experiencing some break-outs since I just recently moved into an apartment and while I was going through all the moving hassle I happened to misplaced my Mia2 for 2 days and I am now paying the consequences.

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I got shade C-23(their darkest shade)]

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You can tell on this picture that it’s still pretty light

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Compared to my neck it makes me look pale as a ghost xD

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Now this is when I applied it all over my face.

I also added a little bit a bronzer and a bronzey blush (to even out my paleness xD)

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This is what it looks like in natural light.

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It is an extremely brightening formula. I loved the fact that even though it was lighter than my actual skin tone, it didn’t make me look ashy.


  • CONCLUSION

  • Excellent quality product. It lasts all day. I don’t think there is a need for retouching (unless you sweat a lot)
  • It doesn’t make you look ashy like a lot of other bb creams
  • If you have a darker skin tone, you won’t be able to find a shade that will match you 😦
  • This bb has a semi-matte finish, it isn’t as hydrating as other bb cushions.
  • I got it for $32 bucks at memebox.com

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? I REALLY THINK THIS IS GOOD CUSHION. I  JUST REALLY WISH THEY WOULD EXPAND THEIR SHADE RANGE!

ADIOS, BYE, 再见, 안녕

Guise lately, I have been pretty obsessed with Baekhyun from EXO

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Idk what it is… but he has just been looking extra fine!!

Also I am super excited that EXO is releasing an album soon!! My babies will be back soon 🙂

Check out my reactionto EXO’s video: youtube.com/watch

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Lancome Miracle Cushion *Review*

Hello peeps!

I am back with another review 🙂

I was able to get a hold of this product a few days early before the release date (which is tomorrow here in the States) and I wanted to give my two cents to those that are curious and want to know more about this product before committing to it.

Let’s do this!

So the Lancome Miracle Cushion… I was freaking excited when the news about this product came to my ears. As an Asian Makeup freak I was completely stoked about it!

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I knew I wanted to get this product as soon as possible. THANKFULLY, I was able to get a hold of it before the release date (for free too) and my life was made complete haha


So let’s talk Miracle Cushion:

This is the information I was able to gather from the Lancome.com website

1. THE CUSHION
A liquid foundation in a cushion. 800,000 pores
deliver the perfect amount of formula for your
desired application. Just press for coverage, from
sheer to moderate.

2. THE FORMULA
Ultra lightweight, with a refreshing, cooling
sensation upon application, all while hydrating and
brightening your skin. The result is a dewy glow and
a flawless finish.

3. THE PUFF
The custom puff applicator allows for foolproof
application. Just press the puff onto the cushion and
tap onto the skin for a smoothing effect.

This product also claims to be oil-free and non-comedogenic, this just assures you that it won’t clog your pores.


Now let’s try this mother trucker!

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Since I did get this product for free, it didn’t come with the case unfortunately and I also didn’t get to choose my shade T_T But this is what the cushion looks like.

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The Puff

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Test on my skin

*Face without makeup* (yas, always slaying xD)

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Now let me add some concealer

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Now that I have prep my face, I am ready to put on the cushion…

So this time I wanted to add a little bit of extra moisture to the formula so I put on some of the serum that is left in the packaging after you are done using a face mask.

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I put on a Dr. Jart+ face mask the night before, and these are extremely saturated so you are always left with some serum inside the bag.

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When you apply the product you put press the puff into the cushion and depending on how much coverage you want, you can either just pat the surface of the cushion for light coverage, or you can press it deeper for more full coverage.

Personally I don’t like full coverage, so I just used a little bit of product

For what I could see, this product is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way.

You apply this on your face with sweeping motions. For best results you can start in and then go out your face. So you would start in the middle of your face and then work your way out to the rest of your face.

*Lancome Cushion on my face*

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Now with my makeup finished

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This last picture actually has a filter called “beauty face” so please disregard my face because it doesn’t look that perfect in real life lol  I just wanted to show you that my hair was killing it that day xD

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CONCLUSION

  • This cushion is a great and innovative idea for Western Culture and for people that are being introduced to Korean cosmetics and technology. For those that do not know, Korea is famous for the BB + CC Cushions. I own two of them, and I did a review for one of them.2015-04-26 21.49.20

Pictured: Innisfree Cushion, Laneige Cushion (click for review) and Lancome Miracle Cushion

  • This Cushion is saturated with product and the foundation itself is really pigmented
  • That particular day was really cold, so my face was a little dryer that usual. I felt drying when I first applied it, so if you have extra dry skin I would make sure you exfoliate before using.
  • It is extremely convenient to carry
  • Unfortunately this product broke me out T_T I can’t believe it did that. I am not sure if it was the puff or the product itself. I will try to use my beauty blender next time I wear it just in case it might have been the puff.
  • As for the dewiness, to be honest, I didn’t see it. I just felt oily on my t-zone throughout the day.
  • I talked to a few other people that tried it and they said they love it. It is indeed a great product, unfortunately my first experience with it didn’t work out. Once again, I will try to apply it with my beauty blender next time.
  • Overall I give this product a 4/5. Just because it didn’t work on me doesn’t mean it isn’t a great product. You should check it out when it hits your local beauty store!

Mini-Comparison with Korean Cushions

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LANEIGE

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LANCOME

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NOW LET ME KNOW IF YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO TRY THIS PRODUCT. IF YOU DO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU LIKE IT IN THE COMMENTS!

ADIOS, BYE, CIAO, 再见, 안녕

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Lioele Pop Cherry Tint *Review* Plus incognito appearance by Benetint xD

Lioele Lip Tint

So I am back with another product review. This time I am going to review Lioele’s ‘Pop Cherry Tint’

First of all, the packaging is very similar to Benefit’s  ‘Benetint’

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I was feeling creative when I took this shot puahahaha

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Swatch!

I purchased mine through Memebox.com and I got it for about 7 bucks with a discount they were having a few days ago. Benetint retails for about $30 juicy bucks!

Both packaging are extremely adorable and convenient to carry as well. Both of them have brush applicators.

As for application, I would have to say that I know not a huge fan of the brush applicator in the Lioele Tint. I am not sure what it is, but I feel like all of the product just goes straight into my mouth and I end up drinking most of it (but I do have to say that it does taste pretty good. I am going to intoxicate myself ahhhAnyways… besides from drinking half of the product when I am going to apply I feel like the product itself just stays in my inner lip area.

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In this pic you can tell that most of the product just stayed in my inner lip (and my mouth T.T)

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This is after I applied another few times… But another reason why I believe you can’t really see the product all over my lip is because my lips are already pigmented and I see why it would hard to see it (but still T.T)

So the product itself has a very interesting smell... It doesn’t smell bad but it doesn’t smell good (but it does taste good :p Please don’t consume it!) So I got over the fact that most of the product went into my inner lip and I focused on the longevity of the product.

So the product doesn’t last as long as I hoped. It did stain my lips and I have to say that it made them feel super dry… Aishhh I hate that feeling! So I had to bring Mr. Lip balm into the equation! (Thank goodness for lip balm) So after I applied the lip balm I decided to eat something and see how it did. I have to say that I was rather disappointed. The product came off after I ate and all it left was a Sahara dessert on my lips (double T.T  T.T) But for some reason my lips didn’t crack or anything or started to peel, they just felt dry as hell! (Is hell dry? Idk… I’ll go ask Dante, be right back) 

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Here is another shot of my lips (after I applied it 20 billion times, okay more like 5 but whateverrrr)

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FINAL THOUGHTS: 

  • The packaging is kawaii as hell
  • I was very sad that the tint didn’t last as long as I thought it was going to last.
  • If you have ginormous lips like mine, it will require you various coats in order to cover yo lips!
  • It you don’t like that drying feeling that it leaves after you apply it, then you should consider putting lip balm on it (or  a ring… woh oh oh woh oh oh oh oh woh uh oh woh oh oh)
  • AS A FINAL VERDICT I AM GIVING THIS PRODUCT A 2/5! Okay, it did stain my lips, but I had to suffer so much in order for that to happen and it didn’t last as long either T.T
  • And will I repurchase? Unless they change the applicator then NO.

BUT IS NOT OVER YET!!!

As a makeup enthusiast (whose job is right next to a Sephora… I know right. I have been condemned to the eternal “I’m broke as hell” already.) I decided to go the extra mile and try on “Benetint” by Benefit.

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Lips with Benetint (I also had to apply lip balm for this one. I used the Benebalm on top because it gave me that drying sensation as well…)

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But compared to Lioelle’s tint, this one actually lasted a very long time. I was actually very impressed with that. After the lip balm faded away from my lips the tint was still doing it’s job

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I was pretty happy with the Benetint stain (I’m just not sure I want to commit to it because it is quite pricey)

SO I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!! IF YOU OWN A TINT OR ANY OF THE TINT I MENTIONED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR YOU 🙂

ADIOS, BYE, CIAO, 再见,  안녕

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Laneige BB Cushion *REVIEW*

Hello hello everyone!

So today I am posting my first product review and that product is the Laneige BB Cushion in “Medium”

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It retails for $34 dollars at Target and so far I think that is the only place you can find it in the States. You can, of course, order it online but it might end up being a little bit more expensive. I would only recommend to buy it online if you want an extra dewy finish, as this one is targeted to the North American consumer and “they” don’t prefer that “over-dewiness” as desirable. But you might come into trouble of finding your shade if you order it from Korea since they only carry tones that are targeted to Korean consumers.

Korean Cushion:$_57

Here, you can see that their “darkest” shade is still pretty light…

Target:

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20150316_120040So let me talk a little bit about the packaging. I THINK IT’S THE CUTEST THING EVER!!! Hahahaha this whole “bb cushion” concept has taken Korean markets by storm (not so much here in the States) but it is insane in Asia. It is extremely convenient and I have to say that it does look rather luxurious. (breaks into: I’m so fancy, you already know… song)

20150316_120013Here is the cushion sponge. I have to say that I need to give a hug to whoever invented this (but I am pretty sure that they are already stinking rich and they won’t need my hug *criesforever*) because this WILL NOT ABSORB any of the actual BB, it all stays on the surface of the sponge and you can feel comfortable that you are not wasting any product. IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS… WELL NOT REALLY… But you know what I mean! Like legit, all the product it picks up goes straight into ya face! GENIUS!

20150316_120109And it also comes with a replacement bb cushion. So basically you are getting 2 for $34 bucks (which it isn’t bad at all) Oh and remember to press from the bottom so the little container will come off… It took me a quite few trials to actually get it off the case T.T OTL haha but I finally got it.

20150316_120052*Pardon my disgusting nails* but here is the bottom of the cushion.

Now let’s talk science….

You must be wandering… So Gaby, what is so great about this BB cushion? I mean, it is kawaii as hell, but why is it so good?

Well let me explain or at least read off what it says it does:

  • It brightens skin (not it won’t make you “lighter,” it just makes your skin dewy)
  • Protects against UVA/UVB rays. (For those that do not know the difference basically UVA rays penetrate deeper into your derma a.k.a skin which causes problems if you expose yourself to them for extended periods *cough* skin cancer *cough* and UVB rays do not penetrate as deep but they cause sunburns, but they are still skin problem-causing rays.)
  • Helps prevent shine. This won’t make your skin SHinee (hahah kpop reference, anyone? anyone? no? okay T.T But if your face if really shine, you may want to mattify your face before applying this product)
  • Delivers natural, longer lasting coverage.

20150316_192303 So here is ma face without makeup (WERK IT GURL)

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And here is my face with the Laneige BB Cushion (and no, I didn’t alter the no makeup picture, I’m just that beautiful kkk just kidding… but seriously I didn’t alter the second one either.)

But you can tell the difference between the two pics….

CONCLUSION

  • Does it brightens the skin? YAAAAAS
  • Does it protect against UVA/UVB rays? The active ingredients in the product are: Octinoxate which is an active sunscreen ingredient, absorbs and filters UVB rays and reduces the appearance of scars. Titanium Dioxide which contains sunscreen properties (it also gives thickness and volume to the bb cream without altering any good property) and Zinc Oxide and this one is important since this is the one that protects against the deathly UVA rays. But at the end of the day, how the hell do I know these ingredients are in the product? I ain’t so scientist, fool! But if they are, then yes, you will be protected!
  • Does it prevent shine? Like I said, if your face is naturally oily and wells of oil just pour down your face then I would recommend to mattify, apply and if possible mattify again. Powder will absorb your face oils and just leave the dewiness of the cushion in your skin.
  • Does it last long? Eh… it does okay I guess, but the dewiness won’t last all day so you will have to re-apply it!

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Now here is another picture that I took at night in a different lighting 🙂

Well those are my two cents on the Laneige BB Cushion. I would give this product a 4/5 stars. I love it but I am not obsessed. But if you are a Korean makeup junkie like me… BUY IT, hahaha I feel like a kpop star when I wear it.