October 26, 2012

Skin Food Byulsatang Eye Color Review & Swatches

Skin Food Byulsatang Eye Color was introduced last Spring in Korea I believe. I remember hauling a few shades and gifting them to friends but never actually reviewing the one shade I decided to keep.

There’s a reason for that…!

Skin Food Byulsatang Eye Color is available in eight color variations for around six or seven dollars each I believe, don’t quote me there though as I had a friend purchase them for me quite sometime ago.

Byulsatang Eye Color kinda slipped rather quickly off my radar because the formula just wasn’t what I expected from Skin Food. Recently a reader asked if I ever tried them and if so could I possibly review them thus this post was born.

These come in a small little plastic tub and can be used as a liner or a shadow. The reason they fell so quickly to the beauty wasteland is because the formula is terribly dense. Honestly, they feel like an old eyeshadow, years old…! The texture is very hard and picking up color is very challenging….they also blend really bad because of this. I find digging a finger into them does warm them up VERY slightly but still not enough for ease of application.

The shade Apricot Cream is one I kept for myself and has stayed in my stash since I think it’s a rather perfect golden peach. However, I’d be less likely to keep it if it wasn’t for that pretty color as the formula itself is rubbish.

Overall, I was a bit surprised. Skin Food typically has decent makeup offerings but they were very disappointing. It just seems like an eyeshadow that was left laying around for years…!

No likey!

Don’t buy if you’ve been considering a purchase on E-bay or other online shops.

Tried ’em?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Audrey

    The color actually looks really soft and romantic on you! Sucks that the formula is so blech. Fun fact: “Byulsatang” actually means “Star Candy.” (I’m Korean.) In that sense, the color IS kinda candy-ish, in a fun way.

    • the Muse

      hey audrey cool fact ;-D and very fitting as the containers kinda remind me of candy!

  • HapaGirl

    Looks cute on you, but yeah, I can see the formula is definitely chalky – so it can’t be comfortable to apply or wear. 🙁 Skinfood is usually good quality, so that’s surprising. Oh well, live and learn!

    Quick question for ya, Muse: Have you ever tried the KATE mineral gel BB cream? I’m trying to rustle up some reviews but I can’t find any. Thanks dear!

    • the Muse

      mm sometimes they are a hit and a miss hapa! I have. I’ll see if I can get a review live soon!

  • Eclairette

    Hey! Long time lurker here.

    Your Byulsatang looks like it really dried out already. I haven’t bought one myself but I have swatched it before when I visited a skinfood store. It’s supposed to be thick and creamy. 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey eclairtette I actually had a few shades and all looked the same from the first purchase…damn shame 🙁

  • C.

    I just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for all the lovely reviews you do!