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If you guys have followed me for a while, you’ll know that rose products have always been a problem for me.  I always get approached by brands to see if I want to test their products and 99% of the time I would say yes if the products look interesting to me.  Steambase is a completely new brand and the first word that stood out to me was “roseherb”.  I already was turned off by it and was about to say no but when I actually took the time to read into their press release, I realized that these products don’t have an ounce of rose!  I’ll get more in depth as to what their roseherb line is all about so without further adieu, let’s welcome Steambase! Bonjour~

STEAMBASE
Creating the base of health skin.
Skin architecture for building moist skin texture.
Steambase builds the foundation for health, beautiful skin by combining vitality of nature and skin science.

This brand focuses on using natural thermal spring water as well as natural botanical ingredients to create their products.  I also had to verify if they do any animal testing and good news!  They are cruelty free and animal testing free whoo!!

Their roseherb series, which is their first line of skincare, contains onyang thermal spring water as well as the three “rose” ingredients which is the star of the line.

The so called “rose” products in this line are:
Rose Geranium: controls your skin balance
Rosemary: superior hydrating and soothing ingredient that provides gentle and mild care to the skin
Rosehip: vitalizies your skin with vitamin C

Alongside the three “rose” ingredients, this line of skincare also uses pepties to help provide resilience-boosting care. Acetyl hexapeptide-8 fights against wrinkles and enhances skin elasticity while Pentapeptide-4 vitalizes the skin as it has condition effects on the skin.

When they first released this line of skincare, they only had four products which is shown in the picture along with 5 different types of masks.  Now they have added a roseherb cleansing foam, a calendula deep moisture cleansing water (which I’m dying to try) as well as a whole line of steam eye masks!!

Full name of product:
Steambase roseherb build up toner

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Roseherb build up toner contains the thermal spring water with nourishing essence properties for moisture replenishing care of dryness-induced tightening and cracked skin.”

Price:
31,000 won

Amount of product:
150 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Animal testing?:
No animal testing + cruelty free

Where to buy:
Beautytap
Beautytap offline flagship store (South Coast Plaza)
Steambase

Ingredients:
ONSEN-SUI, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, WATER , BUTYLENE GLYCOL , 1,2-HEXANEDIOL , GLYCERIN , NIACINAMIDE , RAFFINOSE , PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED EXTRACT , ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) FLOWER EXTRACT , ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT , PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS EXTRACT , ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT , PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT , OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL , SODIUM HYALURONATE , CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL , HYDROGENATED LECITHIN , GLYCERYL STEARATE , NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE , DISODIUM EDTA , LYSOLECITHIN , LECITHIN , BETA GLUCAN , ALCOHOL DENAT. , CYCLOPENTASILOXANE , CERAMIDE NP , CETETH-20 , CETEARYL ALCOHOL , CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE , SODIUM POLYACRYLATE , SQUALANE , STEARETH-20 , STEARIC ACID , ADENOSINE , ACETYL GLUTAMINE , ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8 , ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN , INOSITOL , CARBOMER , COCETH-7 , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , TROMETHAMINE , TRIETHYLHEXANOIN , PANTHENOL , PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4 , POLYGLUTAMIC ACID , POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE , POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE , POLYSORBATE 20 , POLYQUATERNIUM-51 , PVM/MA COPOLYMER , PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL , PPG-1-PEG-9 LAURYL GLYCOL ETHER , HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE , HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID , FRAGRANCE , PHENOXYETHANOL

How to use:
Shake roseherb toner well. Apply toner on cotton pad and genty sweep across skin for soothing care. Pat remaining toner into the skin to aid absorption.

Product packaging:
The toner comes in a pretty frosted glass bottle with a regular screw on lid.  Inside is just a regular plastic stopper which stops clumsy people like me from spilling the whole bottle.  Butter hands here :P.

All of their skincare come in glass bottles which is nice in theory, but I’m not a huge fan of the fact that you have to try and get the product out like your getting ketchup out of a glass bottle.  The toner is fine since it is more on the watery side, but the emulsion is kind of a pain in the butt.  

Texture/ Finish:
I usually don’t like to use toners since I don’t find it to do anything for my skin.  But I do actually like this one and I don’t use it with a cotton pad, I just splash it into my face like a Neutrogena commercial.  Okay maybe not THAT much, its not watermania here but I use it almost like an essence and I love it!  When the toner dries down, your skin immediately feels softer and feels moisturized already.  This product would definitely work for all skin types!

pH level:
pH 5 which means it is the closest pH level to human skin, therefore the chances of it irritating the skin is very low.

Fragrance?:
There is a light rosemary, kind of sweet scent but it is super faint.  It also doesn’t smell like greenery if you were wondering.  I can’t really pin point on what it smells like.  Imagine running through a field with rosemary from afar but your mother is also inside making lime jello. LOL the imagery is unreal here.  Scent fades almost instantly and smell-o-scale: 3/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.

Pro:
-highlight moisturizing
-lightweight texture

Con:
-glass bottle is nice and all but kind of heavy and annoying

Repurchase?:
Maybe

Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I really don’t care for toners but this is one I really did enjoy.  It is lightweight but super moisturizing and my skin feels awesome.  This would be a perfect product for someone like the mister since he hates sticky stuff and this absorbs into the skin quickly and effectively delivers hydration to the skin.  Two thumbs up and I give you the green light if you want to buy it.

Full name of product:
Steambase roseherb build up emulsion

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Roseherb build up emulsion contains the thermal spring water with a firming moisturizing sensation to create a revitalized skin tone.”

Price:
31,000 won

Amount of product:
150 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Animal testing?:
No animal testing + cruelty free

Where to buy:
Beautytap
Beautytap offline flagship store (South Coast Plaza)
Steambase

Ingredients:
ONSEN-SUI , CYCLOPENTASILOXANE , GLYCERIN , 1,2-HEXANEDIOL , METHYLPROPANEDIOL ,, BUTYLENE GLYCOL , HYDROGENATED POLY(C6-14 OLEFIN) , NIACINAMIDE , CYCLOMETHICONE , WATER , POLYSORBATE 60 , HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, COPOLYMER , BETAINE , DIMETHICONE , PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED EXTRACT , ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) FLOWER EXTRACT , ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT , PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS EXTRACT , ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT , PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT , OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL , SODIUM HYALURONATE , CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL , HYDROGENATED LECITHIN , NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE , DISODIUM EDTA , LYSOLECITHIN , DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER , LECITHIN , BETA-GLUCAN , ALCOHOL DENAT. , CERAMIDE NP , CETEARYL ALCOHOL , CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE , SQUALANE , STEARIC ACID , SILICA , ADENOSINE , ACETYL GLUTAMINE , ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8 , XANTHAN GUM , CARBOMER , CREATINE , TAURINE , TREHALOSE , PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4 , POLYGLUTAMIC ACID , POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE , POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE , POLYSORBATE 20 , POLYQUATERNIUM-51 , HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE , HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID , FRAGRANCE

How to use:
Following the roseherb toner or serum application, dispense a fair amount of product onto the face and massage evenly into the skin to aid absorption.

Product packaging:
Packaging is exactly the same as the toner and the only way for me to quickly grab the right product is just by seeing that the bottle for the emulsion is milky.  Same frosted glass bottle, same stopper.  I just wish the stopper was either bigger or even have a pump!  A pump would definitely be nice for this product since it is so hard to get out! UGH.

Texture/ Finish:
Texture is almost like the toner but definitely slightly thicker and milkier.  If you are looking to get either the toner or the emulsion, I would go with what type of skin you have.  If you have oily to combination skin, I would go for the toner and skip the emulsion.  If you have dry skin like me and want a layering piece in your routine, the emulsion would be the way to go.  This emulsion absorbs into the skin quickly but leaves a very hydrating finish.  My skin feels super soft but I wouldn’t be able to use just this product alone with my dry skin.  I’d definitely need to at least use a moisturizer afterwards.

pH level:
pH 5

Fragrance?:
Fragrance is the same as the toner,  Lime jello + hint of rosemary.  Smell-o-scale: 3/10 in terms of how strong the scent is and the scent goes away after application.

Pro:
-effective moisturizer
-great layering piece

Con:
-not a product to use alone (obviously though since emulsions are usually used to layer with other products)

Repurchase?:
Maybe but it isn’t game changing enough for me to want to repurchase.

Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
Although I find this product to be not shabby, it isn’t memorable and I didn’t really see it firm my skin.  Then again, maybe because I don’t have much to firm at the moment but overall moisturizing effects worked well with my dry skin.  I definitely wouldn’t be using this alone but it is a good moisture booster and I can definitely see every skin type liking this product.

Full name of product:
Steambase roseherb perfect build up serum

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Roseherb perfect build up serum contains high concentrate peptides added to the thermal spring water and herb ingredients.  Revitalize fatigued skin with penetrating resilience and moisturizing dermal skincare.”

Price:
41,000 won

Amount of product:
40 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Animal testing?:
No animal testing + cruelty free

Where to buy:
Beautytap
Beautytap offline flagship store (South Coast Plaza)
Steambase

Ingredients:
ONSEN-SUI, GLYCERIN, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, PEG-400, WATER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, NIACINAMIDE, RAFFINOSE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SQUALANE, PANTHENOL, PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS EXTRACT, ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT, PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE, DISODIUM EDTA, LYSOLECITHIN, LECITHIN, BETA GLUCAN, ALCOHOL DENAT., CERAMIDE NP, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE , STEARIC ACID, ADENOSINE, ACETYL GLUTAMINE, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, INOSITOL, CARBOMER, TROMETHAMINE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE , POLYSORBATE 20, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE , HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, FRAGRANCE

How to use:
Following the toner application, apply a fair amount over the entire facial are and cup the hands over the face in a massaging motion to increase ingredient absorption.

Product packaging:
The serum comes in the same glass bottle but a cute chubby version with a dropper inside. Nothing really special to report here :).

The dropper does have a slight angle but again, nothing crazy to report here.

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It is finally time!!  When I came across this brand on Instagram, it took a while to stalk it down since Faux Pas is actually a Parisian shoe brand.  It seems like a trend for Korean companies to collaborate with European brands to create a cosmetic line and i’m totally not mad about it haha.  These umbrella tints are too cute to pass and when the company reached back out to me, I was so excited to review these for you guys so… LETS GET INTO IT BECAUSE I REALLY CAN’T WAIT. AHHHH~ let it rain.

Full name of product:
Faux Pas velvet umbrella tint

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“By one touch, bright and high impact color.
Soft texture that melts down into your lips.
Without any sticky texture, this airy fitting formula feels comfortable on the lips.”

Price:
16,000 won

Amount of product:
3.5 g

Duration before expiration:
Unknown

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Faux Pas Korea
Yesstyle

At the moment, these are the only places you can buy the products.  Faux Pas cosmetics can only be bought online in Korea unfortunately but hopefully they can expand in the future.

Shades available:

Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sunset Yellow FCF (CI 15985), Fragrance, Methicone, Triethyl Citrate, Phloxine B (CI 45410), Ethylhexylglycerin, Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lithol Rubine BCA (CI 15850:1), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Eosine YS (CI 45380), Tartrazine (CI 19140), Tetrabromofluorescein (CI 45380:2), Fast Acid Magenta (CI 17200), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate

How to use:
Apply it on the center of your lips and blend outwards for a gradient lip look or all over the lips for a full lip look.
Packaging:
For some reason when I first unboxed the parcel, I was really surprised to see the tint packaged in a bag, a cute bag that is.  I don’t know, I was just expecting it to come as is.

The umbrella packaging is definitely the star and the rose gold touch is just perfect.  It is a bit chunky so if you want to travel with this, you’ve been warned.  I like that the tube is clear so you can see into it but storing is kind of a pain since if you store it right side up, it could fall over and you can’t really store it with the hook downwards.  You could hang it? LOL 

To get to the applicator, all you have to do is twist off the lid and viola.  Nothing too complicated there.

Color/ Pigmentation + Texture/ finish:
One prominent feature about these tints is the pigmentation.  These are super pigmented and they have that velvet texture that is comfortable on the lips but can also look really natural if you want to blend it out as well.  All of these don’t have any glitters or shimmers and they look kind of matte but your lips won’t look shrivelled up.

01 coral blossom: Warm tone orange coral shade with slight pink undertones

This shade is quite unique in my collection and I didn’t think I would like it since its such an odd orangey coral shade.  However I can see myself wearing it time to time with a simple eye make up, heavy on the blush and this lip tint, it would give a really innocent and cute look.  Tint wise though, this leaves more of a pink tint then an orange tint which is quite odd.

02 Dry rosy lace: Warm reddish brown nude shade

This shade is the perfect nude shade for the fall and wintertime.  It isn’t too red but it also isn’t too brown to the point of looking like poop smeared on your lips, which somehow is a trend these days.  

03 Rosy pink flower: Cool tone raspberry red shade

I’ve came across a ton of reds in my lifetime but somehow, this is a more comfortable red that I’d be daring enough to wear out.  It has that slight translucency which makes it more comfortable for someone like me who is shy to wear bold lip shades out hehe.

04 Magenta pink plain: Cool magenta pink shadeIf you want a step up from 03 rosy pink plain, this is the shade for you.  04 magenta pink plain has a more magenta undertone with almost raspberry undertones.  It isn’t super bold but still looks gorgeous and striking on the lips.

05 apple red dot: Warm tone bright cherry red

05 apple red dot is more of the traditional fire engine red you’d see often.  If you really like reds and want a matte look but with a comfortable velvet formula, this shade is definitely for you.  I wish my teeth was slightly whiter since shades like this make the yellow in my teeth more pronounced… sigh.

06 Chili orange stripe: Warm burnt orange shade

Normally I really don’t like oranges but this is so pretty!!  It isn’t super bright and has that slightly brown, burnt nude element to it and I’m super excited to wear this out *gasp*!  The name Chili orange really suits this shade :D. 

07 Beige pink see-thru: Warm brown beige pink nude shade

I’m not sure if I’d ever wear this out since my skintone is so plain, the darkness of this shade might not match.  But I can see people with medium to dark undertones with this shade and rocking it!

08 Brick red check: Warm tone brick shade with slight red + orange undertones

Brick red is also another great fall/ winter shade and would work on a lot of skintones.  The dark nude shade actually kind of makes my lips look slightly more plump and bigger.  No wonder Kylie Jenner love them matte dark shades haha.Lasting power:
These surprisingly last quite a while with an average of 3 hours of wear before the product fades away.  The tint lasts all day and will not come off unless you got one of those tint removers, so definitely have one of those on hand.  My lips also don’t feel dry or chapped afterwards which is quite impressive if I do say so myself.

Fragrance?:
The first thing I notice about these tints is the pleasant fruity, mango scent that fades after application. Smell-o-scale: 6/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.

Pro:
-super pigmented
-comfortable on the lips
-hydrating
-nice bendable velvet texture

Con:
-need more unique purple shades/ more shades!!

Repurchase?:
Yes!

Stars given out of 5:

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