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Cosrx is one of those brands that are near and dear to my heart.  When I first started this blog, they were one of the first that were willing to work with me when I had almost no one reading.  Fast forward to four years to present time, I actually got the chance to go to their office in Seoul (check out my vlog) and it was like Disneyland.  Throughout the years, I had the chance to try a ton of their products and I thought it would be appropriate for me to do a one brand review, almost like a Cosrx road map for those who don’t know where to start.  Cosrx is a well known and well loved skincare company from Korea that is super affordable, no fragrance and also super effective.  Please do note that I do have super dry skin, so majority of these little reviews will be with my dry skin experience.  Let’s get started!

FYI Beautytap is also having an amazing sale right now.  Not to sound super OMGAW here’s my coupon code… but”
OMGAWW here is my coupon code LOL.  With every Cosrx product you buy at Beautytap, you get a free pimple patch as well as 18% off your order!  Now that is a deal of a century.  Feel free to click on the image to be redirected to the site.  It is an affiliate link which won’t cost you anything but would give me a small percentage to help the blog :).  I will also be linking links from Amazon so if ya’ll got Amazon prime, I gotchu.  Happy shopping.
EXPIRES MAY 28

Low pH good morning gel cleanser
-pH 5 (meaning it won’t irritate the skin and is super gentle)
-contains tea tree oil (controls oily skin, shrink pore size)
-BHA (refines skin texture but lightly buffing it away every time you use it)

Now this is one cleanser I swear by.  Of course I have tried many other cleansers throughout the year, but this is always one I have on standby whether it is as a back up or having one sitting next to my sink.  This is definitely my trusty BFF that never does me wrong.  It is super gentle, doesn’t foam up much but does a great job at cleansing my face.  I think by now, I have gone through 6 tubes?

Low pH PHA barrier mist
-pH 4
-helps maintain skin at a low pH level
-works as a shield for your skincare from evaporating throughout the day; keeps you hydrated

I actually was never really a huge mist person but I had a friend who swears by mists.  I’m personally a super dry skin type and it would make sense for me to get into mists.  I’m just lazy to be honest hehe.  But I do really enjoy this mist because the nozzle has amazing control.  It has this built in tension where it won’t spray the mist into a stream but into a controlled, super fine mist that sometimes I think it isn’t there because it is so fine.  I wouldn’t say this is crazy hydrating, but it is a great pick me up through the day.  I personally use this right when I get out of the shower and before I put my skincare on.  It helps keep the hydration going from the time I get out of that misty shower and into my skincare routine.

Centella water alcohol-free toner
-relief to irritated, sensitive stressed out skin
-replenishes lost moisture
-contains Centella Asiatica leaf water 10%, mineral Jeju water 82% which is rich in vitamins and minerals

Toners is another product I don’t really use because to be honest, I don’t find it to do a great deal for me skin.  Maybe this is ignorance that is talking or I just haven’t found one I really liked.  The centella water toner has been a product I’ve been avoiding out of disinterest and also the fact that I always thought centella was built more for oily and acne prone skin.  But Cosrx schooled me when we were at the Novotel Suites taking promo pictures (that hasn’t seen the day of light hehe) and this was one of the products they wanted me to model for.  You best believe I sprayed my face 30 times HAHA but I was super surprised to see my face super glowy and hydrated.  Since then, I’ve been using this as a mist and it seems to definitely temporarily calm my skin and hydrate it as well.

And yes, this was the photo hehe.  Came out not too shabby.

One step moisture up pad
-contains propolis extract, hyaluronic acid
-essence soaked pad that is a great pick me up for on the go/ any skincare routine

This product is super simple but it has been drugs for my skin.  When these first launched couple years back, Cosrx actually sent me a HUGE box gifting me 10 of these along with 10 rice masks that were repackaged.  I honestly thought they sent it to me by mistake but they said it was all for me :O.  I was like… what on earth am I going to do with all this skincare.  Most of the rice masks I did give away but I kept most of the moisture up pads, for good REASON!  I have never had such an effective essence in my life. It is so light weight but makes my skin super glowy and hydrated and just boosts up any of my moisturizers, hence the name “moisture up”.  A lot of you guys have come to me in the IG DM’s and asked if these are worth the shot and I always say a million times yes (if you have dry skin).  You can even cut these in half because honestly, one pad is way too much for even my five finger forehead.  Of course, if you have oily/ acne prone skin type, there is their famous pimple pads as well that is better for your skin type.

Propolis light ampule
-an intensive care for dry skin with 83% Black bee propolis extract

Their ampules were actually one of the products I had my eyes on when I was starting out in skincare.  I don’t remember when this beauty came into my life, but I knew the first day I massaged it into my skin, it was true love at first sight.  My frinkin’ skin was BLOODY GLOWING LIKE A LIGHT BLUB.  I just stood there, jaws dropped and in shock.  I could use JUST this ampoule and be good pretty much.  This is an absolute holy grail of mine and I need this in a giant tube please and thank you.

Mela 14 white ampule
-contains Pyrus Malus (Apple) fruit water 80%, Niacinamide 2%
-evens skin tone

When I was talking to the Cosrx fairy (she knows who she is), I was complaining to her about how all of a sudden I was getting all these white heads on my face.  I never really had that problem, but whiteheads kept showing up deep in my nose for some reason. It was so deep that I had to break skin to get it out.  She recommended me to try the Mela 14 white ampule which was designed to help get rid of as well as prevent whiteheads.  To be honest, I don’t know if it did do the job or not, but I mean I don’t have whiteheads anymore haha.

Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence
-96% snail secretion filtrate (Mucin)
-protects the skin from moisture loss & keeps skin texture smooth and healthy
-helps bring back skin vitality

Snail product have been a staple in the K-beauty realm and those who are shy are definitely missing out.  Snail secretion repairs the skin like no other and hydrates like no other.  Yes, the weird slimy texture does need some getting used to, but the results are amazing.  This particular product from Cosrx is a cult favourite and is an easy layering piece in anyone’s skincare routine.  It is light weight, non greasy and non sticky.

2-in-1 poreless power liquid
-pore care liquid with BHA to help clean pores, Tannin to tighten them
-cools down skin temperature
-controls excessive sebum production
-0.1% BHA

I actually posted about this product right when I got it about a month ago before it was actually released.  I won’t actually give a solid comment since I haven’t seen crazy changes with my skin because it is so resilient, but I do use this after I have extracted my blackheads in hopes of it maintaining the cleanliness.  But to be honest, it is hard for my nose to not bounce back with blackheads since I work in the kitchen and the air is greasy and smokey.  Some people asked me, “So what is the difference between this and the BHA blackhead power liquid?  Are they going to replace the BHA liquid with this one?”.  Very valid questions and here is the answer from Cosrx themselves.  No they aren’t replacing the BHA power liquid and the major difference is that this powerless power liquid has a lower BHA contain of 0.1% whereas BHA liquid contains 4%.  Those that have sensitive skin would be able to use the new powerless power liquid and you can even use it everyday because it is such a low content of BHA.  On top of that, the powerless power liquid contains tannin which helps tighten the pores and there is also a cooling agent in this new product which the BHA does not have.

Triple lightening liquid
-20.5% pure Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
-72% black chokeberry (ensures skin smooths out wrinkles and hydrates)
-brightens overall skintone and prevents pigmentation

Vitamin C is an ingredient that is great  because it helps lift pigmentation as well as deliver your skin a boost of Vitamin C for a brighter complexion.  I personally actually can’t use vitamin C products in general since my skin reacts to it by a burning sting.  Its not just this vitamin C product from Cosrx, its all vitamin C rich products unfortunately.  I don’t know why, but I have quite resilient skin and it just won’t have it.  Cosrx recommended me to try mixing it into my moisturizer to ease it in but it just won’t work :'(.  This product is also only exclusive to Sokoglam, so you can only find it there and not in stores in Korea (a lot of you have been asking).Oil free ultra moisturizing lotion (with birch sap)
-70% brich sap (helps hydrate and treat sensitive, irritated/ freshly exfoliated skin)
-oil free light weight formula
-suitable for all skin types

Anytime I see “suitable for all skin types”, I scoff.  I’m always super skeptical when any company claims that because it usually means it is an gel type formula that will not be hydrating enough in any way.  But to my surprise, the birch sap lotion made me eat my own words (check out my old review).  Although it is oil free and lightweight, somehow it still hydrates my skin and I’m suspecting it is the birch sap lotion working some voodo magic.  This product truly is “for all skin type”.

Ultimate nourishing rice overnight spa mask
-68% rice extract
-provides intensive nourishment and deep moisturizing= skin clearer and softer
-can be used as sleeping mask, cream or wash off mask

This is one of my holy grails and something I have to have on the ready.  Their rice mask is one of the few products I tried when I was diving into Cosrx and I instantly fell in love.  Its super hydrating and I wake up to softer skin that looks brightens!  Those of you who have normal to dry skin would love this and if you have oily skin, you might want to check out their propolis honey mask instead.

Honey ceramide full moisture cream
-honey extract (Manuka honey) 60.96%, ceramide3 1,000 ppm
-lightweight cream enriched with honey extract
-deeply nourishes + moisturizes

Their honey ceramide cream was actually one of the first three products I tried from the brand and I knew I would love it on the first day of trying it.  That was also the day I realized ceramide works great with dry skin.  Ceramide + honey?  Its a winner winner chicken dinner!!  On top of that, it isn’t greasy and absorbs into the skin like no other.  What more can you ask for.

Honey ceramide eye cream
-formulated with Manuka honey extract + ceramide

The natural thing to do after falling in love with the honey ceramide cream is to try their eye cream too.  Before I tried (and was spoiled by) Amore pacific’s rejuvenating eye cream, I never really believed in eye creams because I’ve never seen real results. This honey ceramide cream is light weight, moisturizes well but I can’t say I can see any results other then a bit of hydration.

PHA moisture renewal power cream
-formulated with PHA to help skin appear smooth, dewy and moisturized
-coconut extract 61.5%, PHA 3%, Niacin Amide 2%, Niacinamide 2%

This is one cream that I don’t have a solid opinion.  It works better for my skin when it is spring/summer time when I don’t need that much moisture but by itself, it isn’t moisturizing enough.  I do see that my dead skin doesn’t come back as fast but I think I have other favourites from Cosrx that works a bit better.  Check out my full review here!

Advance snail 92 all in one cream
-92% snail secretion filtrate/ mucin
-nourishing, moisturizing

Another cream that I found wasn’t moisturizing enough for my liking, even after layering.  I wish that this cream worked with my dry skin, but it is definitely better for those who have normal to oily skin types.  Even after layering, this cream was just too lightweight for my sad skin.

Aloe soothing sun cream
-formulated with 5,500 ppm aloe leaf extract
-SPF 50 PA+++
-light weight texture, absorbs quickly

Their aloe sun cream is actually one of the very first products they had on their site when they first started and for some reason, but I finally tried it and I definitely think it is one of the better sun creams from K-beauty.  Lightweight, doesn’t leave a white cast, and slightly moisturizing.  I kind of wish it was a bit more watery , but that is something that I can adjust by adding some essence or something.

Acne pimple master patch
-protects wounded/ troubled area

This isn’t something I use often since I don’t really get pimples but when I do have an open wound or a pimple, I stick one of these on and it definitely helps me heal my wounds faster.  Normally my skin would scab overnight, but if I stuck one of these on and left it overnight, my skin heals in 3-4 days instead of 2 weeks.  These are definitely cult favourites and is super affordable too!

Clear fit master patch
-prevents acne from infection and absorbs pus
-ultra thin, invisible under make up
-made with Hydrocolloid (wound healing material)

The clear fit master patch is pretty much the same thing as the acne pimple patches but it is three times thinner then the acne patches but only comes in one size while the original comes in three different sizes.  You can use this under make up since it is so thin but it is still kind of noticeable.
Blemish cover cushion
-Centella Asisatica leaf water 21%, Centella Asiatica leaf extract 50 ppm, Niacinamide 2%

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If you follow me on Instagram or watched my Youtube vlog when I was in Korea, you would have seen this palette one way or another.  I’ve been raving about it ever since I came back from Korea but I didn’t formally review it with swatch proof and everything. Vavi mello is kind of like 3CE to Stylenanda.  They are a cosmetic brand under the clothing retailer Dahong and is only sold in Korea (and Japan I think?).  I’ve been pushing (aka. harsh suggesting) online retailers that I work with on a regular to carry this palette for people to buy overseas, but nothing has gone through just yet.  Don’t worry guys, I won’t give up LOL.  With all that being said, let’s get into the review and the fun part (swatching!!).

Full name of product:
Vavi mello

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
I’m not even going to try and bullshit this section LOL.  Its all in Korean, soooo… yea.

Price:
21,000 won

Amount of product:
12 g

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Amazon (for version 2)

I think at the moment, because the first version is all sold out everywhere, it isn’t for sale.  But if you like more reddish and peachy shades, there is version 2 available on Amazon.  The price is definitely jacked up though, just so you know.

Shades available:

Valentine Box (left), Valentine Box 2 (right)

Ingredients:
I can’t seem to pull up the ingredients list anywhere either.  I’m sure it is on the back of the box, but it is all in Korean.

How to use:
You can either use these eyeshadows directly onto your eyes without a primer or have some sort of base for the powder to stick to.

Packaging:
When I was standing in Cree’mare in Gangnam, I was walking around the store not necessarily wanting to buy anything because.. well I have a shit ton of make up and skincare (and that’s a understatement).  On top of that, a lot of companies send me stuff anyways so I didn’t really feel the need to buy too much.  I instead was on the look out for brands no one has ever really talked about and this was definitely one of them.  The packaging firstly was simple but gorgeous with a nice rose gold touch.  It seems like Koreans really love rose gold because when I was buying jewelry from the underground malls, metal choices were either silver or rose gold, no yellow gold at all.

Anyways, one thing that caught my eye after the packaging was SALEEEE. LOL  Unfortunately the eyeshadow palette didn’t have any discounts, but their lipsticks were on bogo.  I don’t care too much for lipsticks as you know, but I do rock them from time to time.  Their lip oils were also SUPER gorgeous and I still kind of regret not getting any to this day.

This palette is sleek and simple with its magnetic closure.  When you open it, there is a nice sized mirror which you can see your whole face with, which is great for travel.  The rose gold detailing continues on in the inside, making the whole palette look more expensive then the $21 I paid for.  I do have to say there isn’t much weight to this palette which can be a good or bad thing.  Good because it won’t feel like a ton of brinks if you want to travel with it, but bad because it does kind of feel a little cheap.  I’d rather it be light and feel cheap with amazing pigmentation.  Inside you get a sponge tip applicator, which I never really use but I do actually recommend it for the glittery shades in this palette.  Another side note, the rose gold attracts a lot of fingerprints, but it is easily wipeable so its all good.

One thing I don’t like is the fact that they don’t have the shade names on the label on the back of the palette.  Like why.. Do you expect me to have the box forever….  I don’t got that kind of room okay!!  I’m just happy the name are also in English, THANK GOD.

Color, Pigmentation, texture:
Of course, the thing that got me the most about this palette is the pigmentation.  I remember swatching Dark brownie (bottom right shade) and I was BLOWN AWAY.  That shade can go for DAYSSSS.  It is so buttery and pigmented, my jaws literally dropped.  It was like I was standing in Sephora, swatching a single eyeshadow that is $30.  Then I continued on to the left and swatched everything else and that was it.

Please do note that all of these watches are without a primer.  I honestly didn’t really feel the need for primer to swatch because I just want to show you guys how pigmented these are.  You can definitely yell at me in the comments if you want to see pictures of these shades with a primer ;).  Actually, change of mind.  KINDLY tell me in the comments.

So the top three shades to the right (Mascarapone, Ginger crunchy, Plain bagel) are the two satin shades and one matte shade.  I like that they had the three base neutral blending shades as satins and mattes since it is the three shades that will be the most used as a transitioning shade.  They aren’t the most pigmented and almost looks a little choppy/ skips when you swatch them on the back of your hand, but they blend into the eye just fine and looks very natural. 

The three shades to the top right (Cinnamon roast, Reach quiche, Choco Fudge) are the shimmery shades of the palette.  I never have any doubts with shimmery shades in K-beauty because it always seems to preform well whether it is from the roadshop brands or high end brands.

Now I think the party is all down at the bottom row. The most glittery shades are the two to the bottom left (Sugar cube, Pate sucree).  When I do feel like glitter, I want the glitter to be so strong that I can direct traffic at night.  I want it to be so shiny that crows come at me and for people to be offended just looking at my glittery eyes.  These two shade are just that. Honey double shot (third from the left) is kinda just.. there.  Nothing really special, just like that middle child in the family that is forgettable.  Then Fantasy choux and Sprinkle wine (fourth and fifth shade to the left) is a more muted down cousin of the glitter party to the left but still swatches gorgeously and is pigmented as hell.  They are like the quiet asian in the party where if you gave them a couple of shots and when they loosen up, they can be the life of the party.  If I were to foil (use these wet) these two shades, GURLLL!  And last but not least, Dark brownie (bottom right shade), a shade I dream about in my sleep.  This shit is SO FACKING PIGMENTED, I just die.  Like I’m laying down in the floor, dead while still drawing a portrait with that shade.  This is more of a satin finish with chunks of gold shimmers and it is so buttery, so pigmented.. I just have no more words.

Left to right:
Mascarpone: 
Cool creamy beige (satin finish with very fine sliver shimmers)
Ginger Crunchy: Cool dusty rose shade with a peach undertone (matte finish)
Plain bagel: Cool milk chocolate brown with fine gold shimmers (satin finish)
Cinnamon roast: Cool (almost) rose gold with a more bronze undertone (shimmer)
Peach quiche: Cool pinky coral shade with fine golden shimmers (shimmer finish)
Choco fudge: Warm reddish bronze shade with fine red and gold shimmers (satin finish)

Left to right:
Sugar cube: 
Cool light pumpkin orange shade with dense orange and gold shimmers (glitter finish)
Pate sucree: Cool beige champagne shade with dense champagne, sliver shimmers (glitter finish) 
Honey Double shot: Cool beige bronze shade with dense bronze and gold shimmers (shimmer finish)
Fantasy Choux: Cool orangey bronze shade with dense bronze, gold shimmers (shimmer finish)
Sprinkle wine: Cool peach with a slight raspberry undertone, dense purple, gold, rose gold shimmers (shimmer finish)
Dark brownie: Warm coco brown shade with gold shimmers (satin finish but with noticeable gold shimmers)

Lasting power:
Now granted the times that I did do make up looks with these, I didn’t pack it on since I did more day time looks.  I did use a primer and I did seem to see fading on the center of my eye where I applied sugar cube as my highlight.  But other then that, the base shades I used (ginger crunchy, plain bagel) stayed in tacked the whole 10 hour day I had.  I definitely will be doing darker and more dramatic looks in the future, so definitely look out for that on my IG page.

Pro:
-well thought out textures of palette
-colors for transitioning and statement shades are on POINT
-pigmented AF
-texture is smooth AF

Con:
Hard to get, but they don’t call em rare Pokemons for nothing.

Repurchase?:
YES!  In fact, I want to try more of the brand.  They are coming out with concealers and cushions and I’m LIVIN’ FOR EM.

Stars given out of 5:

You have to know that I really don’t give out my stamps but seriously, this palette has the IT factor and I won’t stop talking about it. VAVI MELLO, SEMPAI NOTICE ME.

Overall thoughts:
I think I got a little too riled up for this review.  Sorry that I don’t have an eye look here.  I actually have one but the lightening is up to standard and just looks weird.  Overall this palette is outstanding and I think they know it because the second version retails for 26,000 won and not 21,000 won.  Tsk tsk they are getting greedy.  You really don’t get that much product with only 12 g in the whole palette, but I really think it is worth the $21 if you are in Korea.  I am seeing some retailers only selling this palette, but again I don’t know if they are legit so I won’t be mentioning them here.  If you can get your hands on this baby, DO IT.  You won’t regret it I promise.

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Lip balms and lip oils have always been my go to everyday since bold lips isn’t my thing.  I just haven’t built enough courage to go out the house with a really bold lip, so I just resort to lip balms or tinted balms.  I was introduced the Sampar addict french lip oil when I went to Korea to meet up with the company and they gifted me the original pink one that is super popular and one of the best sellers in Olive Young.  I have actually seen the product around, so I was super excited to actually get it in my hands.  From just the first application, I knew this was a winner winner chicken dinner.  Sooooo let’s get into it BABYYYY!

Who are Sampar addict?
If you guys have been thinking, “Hey Sampar sounds like such a familiar brand.  We have it here in Europe!  or.. I have seen it in Winners and Marshalls from time to time.”  Your actually not wrong.  So Sampar is actually a French brand and the company that I met up with is actually a company based in Korea in which they introduce European brands to the Korean market.  Instead of just selling Sampar’s products, they collborated with them to create a spinoff called “Sampar addict” where they target a more youthful audience with a Korean twist (sun creams, BB cushions, lip oils, etc). A lot of their product is based with natural rose, which my skin actually doesn’t like unless it is super duper natural and not artificial.  My skin is like me + wool, I can detect it even if I just touch it for two seconds.   Every time I use their products, I feel like such a rich French lady hehe.
Full name of product:
Sampar addict french lip oil

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Sampar addict French lip oil moisturizes, nourishes and plumps chapped lips to leave them soft, shiny and sheer.  Lips stay lusciously soft and seriously sexy all day long.
High nutrition injected lip oil with a lasting moisture formula.

Long lasting moisture for the lips!
High-fix polymer prevents and protects moisture loss, enhances lips moisturizing ability and protects them for a longer period of time.  When applied to the lips, the essence and gelling ingredients clings onto the lips to aid in the moisture department.

Lips that are plumped up and juicy yet moisturized.
The soft polymer complex structure aids in making this moisturizing lip balm.  High reflex oil has an excellent moisturizing effect and maintains a hydrated, flake free lip while having a refreshing finish.”

Price:
15,000 won

Amount of product:
4.5 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Olive Young in Korea
Sampar Kr (only domestic shipping)

Okay so this brand is kind of one of those rare beasts you can only find in Korea at the moment. I did see an online shop carrying this product but I won’t link it since I don’t know how legit the store is.

Shades available:
01 rosehip, 02 blingpop, 03 Cactus

Ingredients:
-vitamin bomb rose hip: helps overcome fatigue and restore skin with its high amounts of Vitamin C
-jojoba seed oil: similar to human’s oils= easily absorbed into the skin + prevents moisture loss
-Argaina spin

01Rosehip: POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINESIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEDADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, HEALIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, ISOSTEARIC ACID, DEHYROACETIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, CI 45410:1; AKA218; SOLVENT RED 48

02 Bling pop: HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, ETHYLHEXYLHYDROXSTEARATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, DEXTRIN PALMITATE/ETHYLHEXANOATE, CANDIDA BOMBICOLA/ GLUCOSE/ METHYL RAPESEEDDATE FERMENT, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) GERM OIL, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT LYSTATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, RASPBERRY SEED OIL/ TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE AMINOPROPANEDIOLESTERS, BETULAPLATYPHYLLA JAPONICA JUICE, HIPPOPHAE RHAMINOIDES FRUIT OIL, DIAMOND POWDER, TOCOPHEROL, CALCIUM SODIAM BOROSILICATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, POLYMETHYL SILSESQUIOXANE, CAPRYLICCAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE TINOXIDE (CI77861), FRAGRANCE, MICA (CI77019)

03 Cactus: POLYGLYCERYL.2ISOSTEAAATEDMER DILINOLEATECOPOLYMER, CAPAYLIC CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE SIMMONDSAC HINENSIS JaOBASEEDOLDUSOSTEA RYL MALATE TOCOPHERYL IATEHY POUYSOBUTENE MENTH OLCITRUSALURANTUMBERGAMA BER GAMO) FRUITOLMELIAAZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT GLY NESaA OLMELLAAZADIRACHT AFLOWEREXTR ACT PERSEAGRATISSMA(AVOCADO)OL ALEJATESMOLUCCANA SEE DOL COC CINA INDICAFRUIT EXTRACT SOUANUM MELONGENA (EGGPLANT FRUNTEXTRACT OPUNTAFICUSHNDICAEXTRACLALOEB ARBADENSSALOWEREXTRACT CUROJ MA LONGA(URMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT OCMUMSANCTUMLEAF EXTRACT CORA UUNAOFFICINALS EXTRACT MORNGAO LEIFERASEEDOIL CAPSICUMFRUIESC ENSFRUTEXTRACTZINGBEROFFICINA. LENGINGERROOTOLORGAN M MAO RANNALEAFEXTRACTOOMUMBASUCUM (BASIL) LEAFEXTRACT SALMAOFFICINAL IS (SAGE LEAFDXTRACTETH THEXYLPA. UMIATEDEHYDROACEMCACID TRBEHE NN METH NOOTINATE, PISTACIALENT ISCUS (MASTIC)GUM, SORBITANISOSTE ARATE AMBER POWDER, LACTIC ACID, PALMTOYLTRIPEPTIDE1

How to use:
Tap the cushion applicator onto the lips to repair and hydrate chapped lips.

Packaging:
Packaging for this lip oil is gorgeous.  It is a little bit on the chunky side but I think it is very tasteful and looks expensive with the rose gold touch.  I also love the classic Sampar look with the cityscape and the little Eiffel tower.

The doe foot applicator it very similar to the YSL ones where it has the hole in the middle and a nice point at the end for easy application.

I also love the fact that it has a slight angle, which makes application a breeze as well.

Color/ Pigmentation:
When I was in Korea, I was actually gifted the original 01 rose hip but because I fell in love with it, I begged and begged for them to send me the rest of the shades to swatch for you guys.  I didn’t realize that all three of them have different functions, but 01 rosehip is definitely the most popular one.  Maybe because it really reminds me of what the Dior lip glow line is. When you apply it on your lips, it almost heats up to your body temperature and becomes this gorgeous natural looking pink glow.

Here are my sad dry lips.  I’m always in the need for some moisture.

01 Rosehip: Super sheer natural neon pink that gives your lips a nice natural glow
-contains rosehip, Jojoba oil

And here it is on the lips.  I actually grabbed an old picture of the Dior lip glow (down below) and as you can see, it definitely gives the same effect but Sampar’s is obviously glossier.  Hmm I also realized I changed my angle when I take lip swatches now haha.

02 Blingpop: Golden light yellow honey shade with very fine gold shimmers (almost clear)
-contains Diamond pearl, Olive oil

On the packaging, it says that this shade has  gold pearls and is the only shade of the two that actually has shimmers.  So if you like yourself some shimmers and aren’t a fan of 01 rosehip, this one is for you!

The shimmers are super subtle but you can definitely tell on an angle.  Me personally, I wouldn’t wear this one for day to day since I don’t like rubbing glitters all over my face.  Glitters to be is like cancer, it never goes away even after you wash your face!  AHHHH

03 Cactus: Pretty much clear but it looks like its slightly tinted blue in the bottle
-contains cactus, Mastic oil, mint

Now this version is slightly different then the other two.  Although it isn’t really tinted in any color, this is the only version that plumps the lips and also has a minty tingly feeling.  I pick this one up when I want something refreshing :).

Texture/ Finish:
One thing I like the most about this product is the texture.  It isn’t too gloppy, too thick or too oily.  It has a nice balance where it looks glossy on the lips, but still lightweight and not thick feeling. I personally don’t like anything too too glossy because it kind of just looks like I slobbered all over my lips, so this is perfect.

Lasting power:
When the glossiness wears off, my lips do not end up feeling dry in anyway.  That is when you know you got yourself a good one.  With 01 rosehip, it does slightly stain your lips but it is barely noticeable because it looks like your natural lips.  I’d say after two hours when the glossiness wears off, I still get hours of moisture before I feel the need to reapply 4 hours later.

Fragrance?:
01 rosehip obviously smells like rose, but it isn’t anything too artifical or too strong which I appreciate.  Smell-o-scale: 4/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.
02 blingpop almost has the same rose scent but it isn’t as strong as Rosehip.  Smell-o-scale: 3/10
03 Cactus doens’t smell like rose at all but just smells slightly minty.  Smell-o-scale: 4/10

Pro:
-gorgeous natural finish
-glossy but not drool looking glossy look
-rosehip= best MLBB
-hydrating

Con:
Can be bought only in Korea at the moment :'(. WHY!

Repurchase?:
YES!

Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I rarely pull out my holy grail stamp, but I think this one is so UGH yes.  I personally really like 01 rosehip and I can definitely see why it is one of their best sellers.  It is pretty much a dupe for the Dior lip glow but a glossy, oil version that is affordable.  The only down side is the fact that you can only get it in Korea at the moment.  When the brand first approached me, they did say they may have plans to expand to the North American market, but I’m not too sure.  There is still hope but I’d love to see you guys get your hands on these because they are BOMBBBBB baby!!  Two thumbs up and definitely stock up if you are heading to Korea anytime soon ;).Product gifted by Sampar addict, not sponsored.

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Beauty people is one of those brands where it hasn’t exploded in the scene and I really don’t know why.  The first product I tried from them was their cushion back when they released it in 2016 (Beauty people absolute radiant cushion foundation)  and was absolutely impressed and fell in love with their other products.  This year, they released two cushions almost back to back.  At first, I was going to get the aqua one, but then… THEN THEY CAME OUT WITH THIS HONEY ONE!  Holy cows.  Me and honey are a match made in heaven <3.  With all that being said, let’s begin the review!

               Full name of product:
Beauty people absolute honey girl cushion foundation

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Royal jelly extract gifts elegant elasticity to the skin with rich nutrition.
3 types of natural oil and 4 types of water moisturize the skin with vitality.
8 fruit extracts brightens the dull skin tone.”

Sunscreen:
SPF 50+ PA+++

Price:
36,000 won

Amount of product:
16 g

Refill included?:
No

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Jolse

Shades available:

Ingredients:
 List unavailable

How to use:
Take the air puff and lightly press the sponge against the soaked sponge.  Then stamp the air puff onto your face and pat to blend.

Product packaging:
Packaging was one of the thing that drew me to their first cushion.  This new honey one is no exception and now I got another sassy looking girl whoo whoo!

Inside you get the typical BB cushion stuff like a mirror and the lid covering the sponge with an air puff on top of it.

The air puff that comes with this cushion is the ones that are slightly thicker then the regular blue one.  I do like these ones a bit better because it gives a bit more bounce when I’m patting it on my face.  The only down side to this type of air puff is the fact that it is always beige!! Even after I clean it, it still looks dirty.  Blah..

This honey girl cushion from Beauty people is a lot different then the regular two.  To my surprise when I first opened this cushion, I was shocked to see a little heel built into the sponge.  The heel part is actually a light pink highlighter that brightens up the complexion.

Colour/ pigmentation:
When I first started trying BB cushions, I always got 21 thinking I was super pale.  Little did I know, I looked hella pale and ghostly so now I stick to shade 23 (in general) for my cushions.  This one from Beauty people is no exception.  Shade 23 honey beige is almost the perfect match for me, even mixing in the light pink brightener.  But sometimes, I do find that my face looks a little too perfect then the rest of my body.  I mean, what is a girl suppose to do… BB cushion her entire body? LOL I’d do it if this cushion was a giant one.

By itself, shade 23 has a slight pink undertone, but still slightly neutral enough for someone like me with a yellow undertone to be able to rock it.  The light pink brightener is quite pale but when mixed together, it somehow works.  I don’t find there to be any grey undertone, which seems like something of the past THANK GOD.

Texture/ Finish:
The first Beauty people cushion totally blew me out of the waters, so I definitely wasn’t nervous to give the honey one a try.  I think out of the two, I almost like this honey one better because of the extra hydration it provides and the built in brightener.  On my dry skin with no primer or skincare underneath, this cushion preforms very well.  It doesn’t cling onto any dry patches and gives my skin a slight healthy glow without looking like I dipped my face in grease.

Coverage:
I’d say this cushion gives a light to a solid medium coverage.  This is great for everyday wear if you just want something easy and lightweight on the skin.

Lasting power:
For me and my dry skin, honestly this lasts a good 8 hours or more since my dry skin clings onto anything with hydration haha.  After 4 hours, the glow does settle down to almost a satin finish and does fade a bit around the nose around.

Fragrance?:
No fragrance detected.

Okay my favourite part of the review, DEMO :D.
Here is my face with nothing on it.  It seems like my skin is slightly more irritated then usually.  Maybe it is because the weather is changing and also my hormones are raging.  Yey for raging hormones (sigh).  I’ve also noticed my skin getting dryer when my period is around the corner.  Not like my skin is already dry… why lord why.

Hehe when you stamp the air puff in, the little shoe shows :P.

Can to tell the difference?  Left side is before, and right side is after with one layer.  My complexion on the right side is definitely evened out and looks smoother.

And here is two layers on the right side.  Other then my dark dark circles, my complexion is pretty much perfected.  Wow I really need a color corrector for my under eyes.  I still can’t find one that won’t crease on me like crazy!!  Someone please give me your suggestions.

And here is the cushion all over my face.  LOVE THAT GLOW!

Et voila!  And I know some of you are going to ask.  I’m wearing Clio mad matte lips in the shade 06 sensual pepper.

Pro:
-good everyday cushion with medium coverage
-doesn’t cling onto dry skin
-doesn’t have dry undertone
-brightener built in

Con:
-only two shades

Repurchase?:
Yes!

Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I’m definitely very impressed with this cushion and definitely one I’d repurchase and also recommend anyone who is asks me “what is your favourite cushions?”… this would definitely be added on the list.  Even though I didn’t give it holy grail status, it is a close second.  I think my expectations for a BB cushion has rose a lot higher then three years ago when I started this blog and for a cushion to be holy grail status, I need a little extra extra curricular type of shit to get that badge of honour.  Overall I’m super pleased with this cushion and definitely give it a two thumbs up.Product gifted by Jolse.  Not a sponsored post.

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I’ve never actually done this type of post before but I think it must be said to warn you guys because… just no.  Just like the title says, oh my NOOOOO.  Haha I might have to start a new series called Oh my no to warn you guys which products to avoid hahahaha.  But anyways, I got this couple months back from Jolse (gifted.. thank you as always) and I was super excited because anything honey works with my skin type.  I want to break into the foundation category since I’ve been obsessing with cushion for so long that I wanted to expand my knowledge.  Want to hear my warning signs?  Click read more and you shall find out.

So a while back, I have heard great things about the Skinfood honey propolis cushion but never ended up getting it for some reason.  They recently came out with a whole new honey propolis line that included skincare as well as this foundation.  Me being the honey lover that I am, I happily picked this baby up on Jolse thinking this will definitely work with my skin. You know, the product comes in this attractive clear glass bottle that is tinted brown with a bronze pump.  Everything was fine until…. I plumped this shit out.  HOLY FACK THIS SHIT STINKSSSSS.  Don’t get me wrong, I usually don’t mind a bit of fragrance in my products but this has a smell-o-scale (my made up smelling scale to measure fragrance) of x100000000.  I’ve NEVERRRR smelled anything THIS DAMN STRONG.  It has this intoxicating scent of slightly floral, sickeningly honey scent that can inject anyone with a headache ANY DAY.  I can NOT get myself to put this on my face because just putting it on the back of my hand and having to smell it makes me want to gag left and right.

Not only that, shade #23 is way too yellow on me.  Like it will make me look like I have jaundice.  I have tried to use this on my face but I didn’t find it hydrating.  I’m so confused LOL.  What went wrong with this product and who in the board room approved of this product to be sold.  NO… OH MY NOOOOOO.  Run to the other side of the field type of no.  Yea okay, nothing else to say.  Back to our regular irregular (slightly) scheduled programming.  Thank you for listening to my rant.

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