23 September 2014

Review: Etude House Color My Brows #3 Red Brown

Hello!~ This is a review of the Etude House Color My Brows eyebrow mascara in the shade #3 Red Brown. I already had this product in #2 Light brown and wrote a review about it here


The mascara comes in a paper packing and contains 4.5g of product. It is a bit smaller than a common eyelash mascara. 
Eyebrow mascaras are awesome if you dye your hair and you eyebrows are a different shade than the hair on your head. Of course you can also dye your eyebrowns, I tried that, but since my eyebrows grow so fast, I would have to dye them every 3 days, which isn't an acceptable option for me, so I like using eyebrow mascaras. Not only can they change the color of your eyebrows, they can also help keeping your eyebrows in order or fill out empty spaces
 

Since the eyebrow mascara is smaller than a normal mascara, the brush is also smaller and just the right size for eyebrows. 
 
#3 Red Brown is exactly what the name says: A reddish brown. I did not have much of a problem handling the #2 Light Brown shade, probably because the shade was much lighter than my natural browns. But with #3 Red Brown I have the feeling that I was getting way too much of the product on the brush. It made application hard and the result sometimes messy. My eyebrows often turned out looking very dark and bold. Most of all I had the feeling that there was way too much product getting on the area of my eyebrows where I started applying the mascara. It turned out to be much easier to use when I whipped the brush on a tissue paper before applying the mascara, but you waste quite a lot of product like this, so the mascara did not last long. When there wasn't much of the product left in the mascara, application was also much easier.


I like the color a lot and, even though you cannot see it in the photos, it matches my hair color really well. However, I think the brush collects way too much of the product for an easy application and even result

 
Affordable price
Nice color

Brush collects too much of the product
Even application difficult

16 September 2014

Review: Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream #02 Glow

Hello! ~ Today I will review the Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream #02 Glow. I already reviewed the Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream #01 Silk here and, since I find these two products to be extremely similar, this review will be a very short one, otherwise I would just repeat myself.


This product comes in a really beautiful and elegant looking box and the tube, which contains 35g of product, is just as pretty. The only difference to the #01 Silk version is that this one isn't all white, but has a pinkish hue. 


The  Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream is a multitasking 8-in1 product, which hydrates, primes, conceals, treats and protects your skin and promises anti-aging effect, stress relief, hydrating effect, a SPF 30 / PA++ sun protection, tone-up, a smooth texture and luminosity. This is identical to the #01 Silk version. 


It comes in a handy and hygienic pump dispenser, which is easy to use and lets you dose the CC Cream pretty well.


The cream itself is white with a lot of tiny bluish grains in it. When you apply the cream and start blending it in, the color starts to change into a more skin-colored shade. 


The Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream doesn't offer any kind of real coverage. All it does is even out your skin tone a bit. If you have a good skin condition, this product will be enough to make your skin look perfect. If you have lots of blemishes, this product can only achieve a very small visible improvement. Etude House suggests to use this as a primer. 


The only difference between the #01 Silk and the #02 Glow version is really that the Glow one gives you a more "dewy" result, while the silk one is slightly more matte and a bit more "powdery". Other than that, these are pretty much exactly the same products. Unfortunately the Glow one does not work for me at all, because my skin is so oily and the extra glow makes it appear even oilier.


 
Beautiful packing
Evens out skin tone 
Handy pump dispenser


 
No good result on oily skin
No coverage

08 September 2014

Review: Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam

Hello! ~I already reviewed a very similar product a while ago - the Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash. Today I will review another product from the same line, the Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam. This cleanser comes in a 150ml tube which has pretty much the same design as the Powder Wash: Not very appealing, looking a bit like some kind of household product.

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam Review
Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam Review

The Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam is formulated with harrogate carbonated water to provide minerals to your skin. It is supposed to have the ability to alleviate skin diseases by reducing itching and keeping skin as clean and fresh. The cleansing foam also contains baking powder and tea tree extract for sebum and pore control.

While there is no English ingredient list ( or no English description even) available on the packing, luckily I was able to find one on the Holika Holika webpage: 
Water, Myristic Acid,Glycerin, Potasium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Peg-32,Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Polyethylene,Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Palm Kernelamide Dea,Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose  , Lactose,Sucrose , Ultramarines,Mineral Water, Propylparaben, Bht,Methylparaben, Disodium Edta,Sodium Bicarbonate, Butylene Glycol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract , Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract , Fragrance 

Water,Myristic Acid,Glycerin,Potasium Hydroxide,Stearic Acid,Peg-32,Glycol Distearate,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Polyethylene,Glyceryl Stearate,Peg-100 Stearate,Palm Kernelamide Dea,Zea Mays (Corn) Starch,Microcrystalline Cellulose  ,Lactose,Sucrose ,Ultramarines,Mineral Water,Propylparaben,Bht,Methylparaben,Disodium Edta,Sodium Bicarbonate,Butylene Glycol,Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract ,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract ,Fragrance - See more at: http://www.holikaholika.ca/products/cleansing/soda-pore-cleansing-bb-deep-cleansing-foam/#sthash.JIgpltqi.dpuf
Water,Myristic Acid,Glycerin,Potasium Hydroxide,Stearic Acid,Peg-32,Glycol Distearate,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Polyethylene,Glyceryl Stearate,Peg-100 Stearate,Palm Kernelamide Dea,Zea Mays (Corn) Starch,Microcrystalline Cellulose  ,Lactose,Sucrose ,Ultramarines,Mineral Water,Propylparaben,Bht,Methylparaben,Disodium Edta,Sodium Bicarbonate,Butylene Glycol,Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract ,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract ,Fragrance - See more at: http://www.holikaholika.ca/products/cleansing/soda-pore-cleansing-bb-deep-cleansing-foam/#sthash.JIgpltqi.dpu
Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam Review

The foam comes out of the tube as a white cream with small blue dots in it. It has, like all products with baking powder I have tried so far, a citrus scent. When you mix it with water and rub it together you get a very thick lather. The product is very efficient as you only need a tiny amount of it to get a rich lather. I had to get used to how little you actually need to cover all your face and used way too much of it in the beginning.


Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam Review
Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam Review

The cleansing foam works amazing for removing makeup thoroughly, without leaving any trace and while the Soda Pore Cleansing Powder Wash offered no improvement of my skin at all, the Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Foam actually does. After using this daily for a while, I had noticeable less pimples. Especially the small white hard knobs that you sometimes get under your skin were a major problem for me before I started using this product, but were reduced drastically after a while. Unfortunately the cleansing foam didn't seem to have any effect on blackheads (especially around my nose area) and big pores, as well as sebum control for me, but I am still quite content, because some improvement on my skin's condition is better than no improvement at all.  I don't plan to repurchase this, but will continue to search for a product that might improve my skin even more, but among all the cleansers I have tried so far, this is one of the better ones.

 
Very efficient, as only a tiny amount is needed
Removes makeup thoroughly
Less pimples

 
No improvement regarding sebum
Poor packing design

01 September 2014

Review: Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur

Hello! ~ I feel kind of bad for taking so long with some of my reviews. This product is one I had for almost a year now! Past time for a review of the Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks in the shade #3 Fairy Orange Fleur. I am a big Canmake fan. Canmake products are cheap and have a decent quality, but often the look of the products is rather boring. The Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks is an amazing blusher that caught my attention because of the design: There is a really beautiful flower design imprinted on the blusher.

Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review
Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review
Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review

Canmake advertises this blusher to have the "staying power worthy of a cream blush" and claims that it doesn't "feel powdery", but clings to your skin like a cream blusher. I wish I could give you any statement about this, but I am actually a big fan of powder blushers, and had never any problems with powder blushers not having enough staying power or feeling powdery, so this powder blusher works perfectly fine for me - just like most other powder blushers I have tried. 
It is also supposed to have "sebum-absorbing powder (silica)" to prevent make-up run. Now, that's great and something I could need, as I have very oily skin, but yet again my cheeks are pretty much the only area of my face that doesn't get extremely oily, so I can't really benefit from this.
This powder is available in 5 different shades and I love all of them, so it was hard to decide which one to get. In the end I settled for shade 3, which is supposed to be "A juicy clear orange for a stylish impression." There is a decent shimmer in the color, but nothing that will make your cheeks look shiny or weird. The pretty flower pattern consists of 4 different colors, of which only one is really orange, two light pink, one medium pink and a white one. The pattern is so pretty, it is almost painful to destroy it by using this blusher.

Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review
Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review
Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review

The blusher comes with its own small brush, which I LOVE, because I can take this with me, without having to carry around my huge blusher brush. The brush is small, but completely sufficient for its purpose.

Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review

The color this blusher gives you is a pretty warm orange-pink. The color is very build-able, meaning you can go for a very natural soft blush, as well as an overblush-look, depending on how much you apply of the this product.

Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks #3 Fairy Orange Fleur Review

I love the Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks. While I cannot really benefit much from all the cool stuff this promises, it works perfectly fine for me as a blusher ,and both the color as well as the look of the product are amazing.


 
Beautiful product design
Reasonable price
Comes with own brush
Pretty color


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