Korean Brands

Banila Co Dear Flower

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In one of the largest collections I’ve seen to date from Banila Co, steps in Dear Flower. Banila Co Dear Flower is their late Spring release it appears and just in time too for the lovely weather ahead. Full of pastels and brighter shades of blush and lipstick this collection should appeal to those who like a little pop with softer colors!

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I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I’ll avoid this as I’m not feeling the love for pastels anymore. The Muse was loving the Shu Spring Collection and all those pretty girly light shades but at the moment I’m off the pastels.

Banila Co Dear Flower Palette consists of six pastel shades that look lovely enough but as I said far from appealing to this Muse!

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Two new blushes that mimic MAC Beauty Powder Blush look very nice although colors do look a bit light and possibly chalky!

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Three new lipsticks in the Dear Flower packaging. These are nice darker shades that give a bit of sizzle to contrast nicely with the lighter shades of the palette!

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A luminous base adds a bit of a Spring time glow to face and cheeks!

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Two brand new marble shadows which are kinda of a rerun. Banila Co is fond of putting our blue and green marble shadows over and over and over again. Very pretty but too much of the same is never a good thing!

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Banila Co Dear Flower definitely looks like a nice little stash of goodies for the Spring but nothing attracts me overly much or cheers at me to pick it up so I’m happy sitting here staring at it all from my monitor. I look forward to seeing what Etude House next releases as Korean Collections of late have been a tiny bit boring.

If you are indulging you’ll be happy to know won is still converting beautifully to USD. With the economy slightly on the rise we may see it finally even out shortly but for now you’re getting an incredible deal.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

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Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist Review

I reviewed Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt for you last year when the weather was warm and humid enough to appreciate a matte powder. The weather is well on it’s way to being warm here again but my skin is quite dry and gross thanks to the harsh Winter. Since my face can use all the moisture it can get it’s difficult to set my foundation with powder when my skin is so terribly dry and tight.

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Have no fear, Beauty Credit Lovely Pact Moist to save the day!

Beauty Credit is a Korean line of cosmetics sold in the UK and a few other select countries. The line has everything from skincare, bath and body care, and of course cosmetics. I’ve tried a few various pieces from the cosmetic department and have always been impressed with the great quality for the price. Since I began reviewing Beauty Credit sometime last year I do believe they have since gone from not shipping worldwide to shipping worldwide. Don’t quote me on that but I think they are now which is great if you’re lemming a few items after reading this review.

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Lovely Powder Pact Moist is a light, nearly transparent powder with moisturizing vitamin E to keep skin hydrated and refreshed during use. This is particularly a good powder for the Muse who’s suffering from Winter blues skin at the moment. The powder is incredible light weight and doesn’t settle on the skin like a mask. A simple dusting sets my foundation and allows breathable, flawless coverage. The powder is silky smooth and feels quite natural on my skin.

The compact and packaging is of course part of the powder’s appeal. Sporting the Beauty Credit emblem of a rocking horse on both the powder and the compact, this sweet design makes the powder all the more appealing. The compact is a golden shade and comes with a puff and a clear cover that slips over the powder to protect it from the puff and from causing a mess.

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With lovely packaging, flawless coverage, and a pretty price of 7 is it any wonder why Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist appeals?

Who might like this?

  • Anyone who wants a pretty compact to tote around for touch ups!
  • Those with dry skin that desires a lighter powder for touch ups and setting foundation.
  • Anyone who wants a nice light coverage for makeup application.
  • Those who want a quality powder for a little price tag!

This one is well worth checking out for yourself.

Shop the entire Beauty Credit line by visiting www.beautycredit.co.uk

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Past Clio Collections

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I did a little Spring clean up a few days ago and came across some great post cards from some past Clio Collection, as far back as 2005 w00t! I thought you might enjoy peeping at them as Clio hasn’t really updated in a while!

Jump ahead for a full peek!

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Hope you enjoyed a look into Clio’s past!

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Product Musings: Clio Art Blusher

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With it’s arty packaging and beautiful shade selection Clio Art Blusher is one of my favorite blushes!

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I’ve reviewed Clio Art Blushes before but today I thought I’d muse some about it!

There is something so gorgeous about Clio Blush, well, that’s not true really. If I’m honest I’d say there is something so gorgeous about marbleized products in general! Baked products are so pretty! All those pretty veins of color! Clio Blush is such a beautiful piece of makeup art hence it’s packaging I guess right? Plus it’s so reasonably priced in Korea for such a high end cosmetic! Packaging, color selection, and a soft fluffy brush are only some of the things that make Clio Art Blusher a winner with the Muse!

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Loves it!

Sasa does sell Clio Blush at not too bad a price if you’re interested!

Anyone else a fan?

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Etude House Precious Mineral Makeup Essence Review

Yesterday, I reviewed a few pieces for you from the Etude House Precious Mineral Project Collection. Today I’m diving deeper into the collection with a review of the new Etude House Precious Mineral Makeup Essence.

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Etude House Precious Mineral Makeup Essence is simply a nice way of saying primer. All that makeup essence stuff makes it sound more important than it really is it’s simply a primer you use prior to foundation application. Yes, yes before you think it, before you even say it out loud, the answer is yes. Yes, Etude House Precious Mineral Makeup Essence is kinda sorta a dupe of Guerlain Meteorites Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer.

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Major differences do separate the two so even though in appearance they look the same just about everything else including the color and formula is vastly different so please for the love of this Muse don’t go around saying what a great dupe Etude House Makeup Essence is for Guerlain Meteorites Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer.

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I should get it off my chest first and foremost that this will sadly not make your foundation last longer. Some primers have the ability to allow makeup to last a good deal longer, some keep makeup fresh, and others just act as a really great prepping too. In this case, Etude House Precious Mineral Makeup Essence is simply a great prepping tool.

The formula is a watery texture that feels cooling on the skin and absorbs easily. It does have a creamy peach iridescent finish but it’s not noticeable on the skin in my opinion. Even fairer skin than my own probably won’t notice any sort of finish to the primer as it just absorbs clear or at least I thought so. I did notice that it tends to feel a little bit sticky until it dries down. It wasn’t really unpleasant but a little annoying having to wait a sec prior to applying my BB Cream.

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Hmmm I guess I don’t sound completely overjoyed over this particular primer but it’s just nothing to get too excited about and I’ve tried far better primers that multitask at keeping my makeup fresh and long wearing plus prep my skin prior to foundation. This primer simply preps and offers no other bells and whistles. For it’s price it’s probably worth trying out but honestly you can safely skip it if you’re purchasing within the US for a higher price.

I liked it ok but I didn’t love it and probably won’t purchase it again. Although the Etude House Precious Mineral Project Collection is turning out very well so far I wasn’t loving this primer and think you can safely skip it.

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