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We all know that Korean makeup looks are identical with shimmers and sparkles. To celebrate Christmas and the holiday season, B. by Banila release two more shades to Eyecrush Spangle Pigment collection, full of sparkles!
P.S. I love this already just because the packaging is purple!


Name: Eyecrush Spangle Pigment
Shade: BE01 Sugar Sand
BR01 Brown Latte (holiday edition)
GD01 Gilded Girl (holiday edition)
Brand: B. by Banila
Origin: South Korea
Content: 2.2 gr
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 8.000




Pressed pigment shadow with shimmering sparkling spangled pearl and smooth shine makes your eye makeup looks lively.
Lustering spangled glitter using a special reflective pearl that enhances light reflectivity just like applying vaseline with two layers of spangled pearl.


B. by Banila's Eyecrush Spangle Pigment comes in a light purple-colored box with a white-dominated packaging inside, with the iconic B. printed both on the box and on the shadow cover inside. If you take a closer look, the new shades comes in a slightly different packaging, the box is lighter in purple and the iconic B. is printed with holographic color on the shadow cover instead of the usual black color.
BE01 Sugar Sand is a cool-toned dark beige color with golden glitters.
BR01 Brown Latte is a warm-toned orange-ish brown color with orange-ish gold glitters. Compared to the other two, Brown Latte has a more subtle and smaller glitter particles.
GD01 Gilded Girl is golden beige color with golden glitters.


All of the three shades of B. by Banila's Eyecrush Spangle Pigment has subtle color pigmentation on the eyes, I couldn't even see that much difference in the colors. However, using fingertips to apply the shadow makes the color comes out more. Somehow, my brushes couldn't pick up the color very well, it only take up the glitters which will cause lots of glitter fall-outs. On the other side though, unlike most other glittery eye shadows, B. by Banila's Eyecrush Spangle Pigment blends quite easily.


On the photo, I'm using GD01 Gilded Girl on the inner corner and BR01 Brown Latte on the rest. As I said above, you barely can make the color difference without further look. The glitters are also way more sparkling in real life, my camera didn't quite capture the extravagant glitter. Well, on this basis, I don't think I will use these shadows alone but it would make a nice sparkling addition to my holiday makeup look.


Lovely packaging
Blends pretty easily
Bright sparkling glitter

Not really pigmented on the eyes

Ratings: 4/5

This one would take me years to use up so maybe not in the near future.

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Readers, are you more of Korean makeup girl or western makeup girl? Let me know which one you are and the reasons why by leaving comments below! ^^


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Last week, I received a package from Banila Co containing this V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream and other products. I thought the V-V line only includes makeup bases but turns out, they have eye cream too! Before we move on unto my verdicts, please do note that I've only been using this product for about a week so rather than a review, I would like to call this post as a first impression verdicts instead.


Name: V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream
Brand: Banila Co
Origin: South Korea
Content: 15 ml
Usage span: 12 months
Price: KRW 28.000


V-Collagen will take care of your V(Lifting)-V(Volume) skin as a new concept of early anti-aging!
Elasticity eye cream that strengthens and revitalizes the tired eye area with elasticity and firmness.

V-Collagen
Five types of collagen boosts the skin elasticity to make the skin tender and healthy like baby skin.
Mega Pump Up System
Peptides and amino acids helps to make the skin smooth and firm.
Volume Berry Complex
The berry ingredients which is rich in antioxidant makes the skin plump and tender, and provides extra moisture to the skin.

01. V-Angle Care to care for feeble eye are returning the youthfulness.
02. Fills the fine lines of the eye area with a gentle formula for a smooth-looking skin.

Read also: Review: Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion


Banila Co's V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream comes with a thin red-colored tube. The combination of red and pink symbolizes the color of Banila Co's V-V line series. I thought that it would come with a roller as applicator but I was wrong, It's a simple plastic tube with small opening. Very lightweight and small in size making it very travel-friendly.


Unlike other aqueous eye creams that I have tried, Banila Co's V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream is pretty thick in texture. However, due to its texture, a little comes along the way. You only need 1/8 of the amount I squeezed out for the photo for an eye. Despite its thick texture, Banila Co's V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream blends easily and gets absorbed into the skin pretty quickly.


For comparison, I only used Banila Co's V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream on my right eye (left side of the photo). I have some fine lines under my eyes which are not really visible when I'm not using makeup but got pretty visible if I use makeup (because some cushions or foundations sink into the fine lines). You can see that the side I applied Banila Co's V-V Vitalizing Eye Cream, the fine lines are less visible after using makeup while the other side which I applied nothing, fine lines are more visible.


I can't say that I see a lot of improvements after one week of usage but I can clearly see that the skin around my eye area are visibly softer and smoother. My dark circles also improves, although only by a little bit. However, since I've only been using it for a week, I can't say for sure how it will affect my skin in the long run.


A little goes along the way
Blends easily
Absorbs fast
Makes fine lines around the eyes less visible
Smoother and softer skin around the eyes

Quite pricey

Ratings: 4/5

Maybe?
It has pretty nice effect so far but it's also quite pricey.

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How does the combination of 24K gold particles combined with snail mucus sounds to you? Tempting, right? Well, I present you the Gold Snail Deep Sleeping Pack from J&G Cosmetics! Combining the purifying effect of gold and the anti-aging effect of snail, how does this mask really work on my skin? Keep reading to find out!

Name: Gold Snail Deep Sleeping Pack
Whitening & Anti-Wrinkle
Brand: Gold Energy Snail Synergy
J&G Cosmetics
Origin: South Korea
Content: 30 ml / 100 ml
Usage span: 12 months
Price: KRW 30.000 / KRW 60.000

Ingredients:


Younger-looking skin while you sleep.
Soothe sensitive skin due to the exposure of urban pollutants and turn your skin into the clear, bright, and shiny in the morning.
5 Free: Talc, Color Pigment, Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Lard

To use:
1. Apply the product over your entire face in circular motion.
2. Massage in the middle of the face (smile lines) and both sides of the nose in upward strokes.
3. Massage under the eye with your middle fingers and move upwards.
4. Let the product fully absorbed into the entire face.



The packaging of Gold Snail Deep Sleeping Pack is pretty basic, in my opinion. It comes in white-silver jar with a gold-colored box. The 100 ml jar is pretty large in diameter but short in height, a unique size for cosmetic jar. I'm pretty that they include a spatula inside and the jar comes with separator, ensuring the product's hygiene.


Gold Snail Deep Sleeping Pack has a thick gooey texture with golden color and gold sparkles. It's pretty hard to scoop out the right amount because of its gooey texture. You either take too little or too much. Or at least, I never got the right amount. On the other side, I really love the scent of this sleeping pack. I'm not really sure how to describe the scent but it's not disturbing since it's not too strong.


Once applied, it feels really thick and sticky on the skin. It also takes very loooooong time to absorb. I'm personally not a fan of the texture. I always need to tie up my hair after applying Gold Snail Deep Sleeping Pack or else, my hair will stick everywhere on my face. Even after the night has passed, my skin still feels sticky in the morning.


Though I'm not a fan of its texture, I'm quite impressed with what Gold Snail Deep Sleeping Pack does to my skin. Overnight, it reduces the redness on my skin and calms my skin. My skin also feels more supple in the morning.
The past month, I've been using this on and off, probably once to twice a week on average. I'm not using it very frequently because as I said above, I'm not a fan of its texture. I'm not seeing any significant change on my skin, probably because I haven't been using it as regularly as I should. Well, I'm happy enough that it reduces the redness and makes my skin plumper after each use though.


Spatula included
Smells nice
Reduce redness
Plumper and more supple skin in the morning

Feels thick and really sticky on the skin
Takes a long time to absorb
Pricey

Ratings: 3,5/5

Maybe not. It's too pricey for a student like me.

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Banila Co has just launched their newest makeup base line, Cover 10. This line includes foundation, BB cream, cushion, and concealer. This time, I got to try their foundation. It claims to have a good coverage while keeping the skin's moisture. Keep reading to read what I think about this newcomer!

Name: Cover 10 Real Stay Foundation
Shade: BE20
Brand: Banila Co
Origin: South Korea
Content: 30 ml
Usage span: 12 months
Price: KRW 30.000
(currently on discount >> KRW 24.000)


01. 10 out of 10 Coverage
Lightweight but high coverage for clean and bright finish

02. 10 cm of Skin Confidence
Long-lasting cover texture keeps your skin looking pretty

03. Masterpiece with Banila Co's 10 years of experience know-how
Cover 10 performance system provides a tight fit to the skin


First of all, the Banila Co's Cover 10 Real Stay Foundation comes in a pump bottle made of glass, a bit heavy making it less travel-friendly. I love how Banila Co portrays the clean image of the Cover 10 line with beige and white colors.



This time, Banila Co asked me which shade I wanted before sending me the product, unlike the previous BP15 shade which is too light and too pink for my skin tone. I chose BE20 this time. On the inner side of my hand, it might seem a little bit too dark for my skin but trust me, my face has darker skin tone compared to the inner side of my hand. Oh, and I like how BE20 has less pinkish undertone compared to the BP shades.


I must say on my face, it has a nice coverage. Medium to high, I should say. Although it didn't cover my eyeliner perfectly, it covers my redness and acne just fine. I do need some help from concealer for my dark circles, though. Nonetheless, I'm pretty impressed with the coverage Banila Co's Cover 10 Real Stay Foundation provides.


On the skin, it's pretty lightweight. Not that feathery kind of lightweight but it sits nicely on my skin. It finishes off not matte, neither dewy, a little in between I say. However, it still transfers after even being set with powder. So be careful not to rub your face to your light-colored clothes or you'll surely end up with a stain.


On my dry-combination skin, I like how this foundation doesn't dry my skin out even after being set with powder. It will oxidize after one or two hours. On the day I took the photo above, I used the foundation for about 9 hours without any touch-ups. On the fifth hour, I saw some fading in the nose area and it kinda sunk unto my pores but other than that I'm good. After 9 hours, I could see that the foundation is almost gone on my T-zone but I would say that it's a nice way of fading, without any cracks.


Simple and clean packaging
Medium-high coverage
Neutral undertone
Keep the moisture on my skin
Fades nicely

Transfer
Kinda sunk unto my pores on nose area
Limited shades

Ratings: 4,5/5

I'd love to try the concealer, though.

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Let your skin bask in the golden luxury. Yes, this mask contains 24K gold particles which said to help remove dead skin cells and dirt. This mask is from Gold Energy Snail Synergy brand of J&G Cosmetics, a relatively new brand in the Korean cosmetic industry. Besides the 24K gold particles, it's also a 4D mask. What is a 4D mask? Keep reading to find out!


Name: 24K Gold Mask
 Variant: Pore Care & Moisturizing
Brand: Gold Energy Snail Synergy
J&G Cosmetics
Origin: South Korea
Content: 33ml x 10 sheets
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 40.000

Ingredients:


Snail extracts gives elasticity and nutrition to the tired skin while 24K gold removes dead skin cells and dirt.
5 Free: Talc, Color Pigment, Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Lard

01. 4D Sheet Mask
Powerful lift-up design to intensively tighten up the chin and cheek areas
Strong lifting power by tightly pulling up the tired and saggy areas

02. Nutrition of a single ampoule
Large volume of 33 ml equivalent to a single ampoule

03. Tencel sheet
Thin, dense, and highly elastic natural fabric

04. Ease of use
Free to move around while applying the sheet mask

To use:
1. After washing the face, apply toner
2. Apply the mask sheet by arranging it to fit your face then hook the cheek-side ear loop first then hook the jaw-side ear loop
3. Relax tense and supposedly aged areas like forehead, between and around the eyes, and smile lines.
4. Massage in upwards direction, starting from the middle of the jaw to both ears to lift and tighten the jawline.
5. Remove the mask sheet after 15~20 minutes and tap your entire face slightly to let the essence absorb.
6. Use 2~3 times a week for best result.

During summer, keep in the refrigerator for cooling sensation. 
During winter, use mask sheet after soaking it in warm water.


The packaging of Gold Energy Snail Synergy's 24K Gold Mask is nothing much different with other sheet masks. It's packed individually in a gold-colored 'pouch' and sold in a bundle of 10 sheets packed in a white-colored box.


As mentioned above, it's a 4D mask sheet. Gold Energy Snail Synergy's 24K Gold Mask has double ear loops, two on the cheek sides, and two from the jaw sides. It's said to be made from strong tencel fabric and I can vouch for that. My face is pretty wide compare to Koreans so I thought I wouldn't be able to pull both ear loops from the cheek sides to fit my face, because from my experience, it would just be on the verge of tearing or be teared. But when I pulled the ear loops, it stayed strong even though it felt a little bit tight.


My camera couldn't quite capture the gold particle on the mask but if you zoom in the photo, you can see the bits of the gold particles which I marked with the red circles. These gold particles gives a slight scrubbing effect on the skin.


After first use of Gold Energy Snail Synergy's 24K Gold Mask, my skin felt refreshed and more supple. I love how it contains just enough amount of essence and how the essence has watery texture which makes it absorb pretty fast. However, it's not as moisturizing, perhaps due to the watery essence. During the past two weeks, I've been using this regularly with 2~3 days interval. I haven't seen any significant improvement on my skin but it's a perfect mask to use on hectic days. Due to its refreshing effect, I somehow felt like this mask made my tiredness ebb away and made me relax.


Strong tencel fabric
Contains real gold particles
Refreshing and relaxing
Ear loops to keep the mask sheet in place
Watery essence

Quite pricey
Not moisturizing enough

Ratings: 4/5

I want to try their other variant which is the Face Nutrition!

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The new lipstick from B. by Banila got me hooked the first time I received the product. I mean, just look at the creative packaging! How's the performance, though? Keep reading to find out!

Name: Lipdraw
Melting Serum Stick
Matte Blast Stick
Shade: Berry BOMB / Grrr
Brand: B. by Banila
Origin: South Korea
Content: 4.2 gr
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 18.000


SMOOTH SLIDING
Applies smoothly as if it's sliding

VIVID COLOR
Vivid color even with faint application


As I said above, the packaging is very unique with different lips mood printed. It's very instagramable and not only cute but also creative! The box texture also determined the lipstick texture, Melting Serum Stick has glossy coating while the Matte Blast Stick has doff / matte coating box. The only drawback from the triangular packaging is that it takes up a lot of space.


The lipstick tube itself is pretty common, It's a rectangular and matte with a click once closed properly.


Texture-wise, both glides on really smoothly even tough I have dry chapped lips just like what B. by Banila claimed. It will still emphasize my chapped lips, though, especially the Matte Blast Stick. The color also comes out nicely in one simple swipe and it's build-able by adding more layers without getting cakey.



Comparing the two, the Matte Blast Stick has better lasting power than the Melting Serum Stick. I would say that the Melting Serum Stick has moderate lasting power. Although after a big meal, the shine would be gone, I love how it still leaves beautiful stain on the lips. While the Matte Blast Stick also leave beautiful orangish-brown stain, it still somewhat dry out my lips at the end of the day. On the other hand, the Melting Serum Stick provides better moisture to my lips due to its lustre finish (not that glossy but not satin either). 


Overall, I'm loving this lipstick partially because its creative packaging and its beautiful stain.


Beautiful stain
Creative packaging
Pigmented and build-able
Glides on smoothly

The matte one is a bit drying
Triangular box takes up too much space

Ratings: 4,5/5

I'd love to try another shades!

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Banila Co is very famous for its Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm and is it that late for me to review it now? I hope not. Celebrating this year's Halloween, Banila Co is collaborating with Disney for a special edition of Clean It Zero featuring Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas character, Jack! It's limited edition so hurry if you want to get yours!


Name: Clean It Zero
Cleansing Balm
 Variant: Original
Brand: Banila Co x Disney
Origin: South Korea
Content: 100 ml / 3.38 Fl. Oz.
(big size available; 180 ml)
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 18.000
(180 ml; KRW 25.000)

Ingredients:
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG -10 Isostearate, Sythentic Wax, Onsen-Sui, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerine, Water, 1-2 Hexanediol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf / Stem Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Polydiethyleneglycol Adipate / IPDI Copolymer, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Acrylates/Methoxy PEG-15 Methacrylate Copolymer


Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original is a hypoallergenic cleanser that transforms from sherbet-like texture into smooth oil when applied onto your skin. It is formulated to remove waterproof make-up and even excess oil and dirt all in one simple step. Banila Co Zero Balance Technology deep-cleanses and mildly exfoliate without stripping the skin, and leaves the skin hydrated and fresh. 

To use: Use the spatula included to scoop balm. Apply the balm on dry skin and gently massage in circular motion. Rinse well with lukewarm water or wipe off with face cloth or tissue. Pat skin dry.


The original packaging of Banila Co's Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original is colored in soft-pink, pretty much in contrast with the special Disney Halloween edition which is dominated with orange and purple. It features Jack, the character from Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas. There are two version from this packaging, the purple and orange version. Mine is the purple version.



Banila Co also provides a spatula inside with an authenticity check instructions.


Due to the popularity of this product, Banila Co specifically prepared an easy authenticity check. 
First, offline check. Behind the authenticity check instructions, you can find magnet attached. Bring the magnet close to the circle beside the QR Code on the box and if it's authentic product, you can see the stripes appear according to the magnetic direction.
Second, online check. Scan the QR Code on Banila Co's website.



The jar is sealed upon purchase but unfortunately there was no extra separator. I don't think that's a big deal anyway, seeing the solid sherbet texture.


As it claims, Banila Co's Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original has a sherbet texture which is pretty solid. As long as it doesn't have any contact with the skin's natural heat, it will remain solid. On the skin, however, it's somehow too oily to my liking.


I feel removing makeup becomes more effortless using Banila Co's Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original. As you can see on the picture, it removes almost everything at once. Only my eyeliner slightly remains.


For me who don't really like cleansing oils, this is pretty decent. Although it feels oily on the skin, its texture is not runny and can be quickly wiped with tissue before washing the face. For waterproof makeups, it does cleanse effortlessly. I only need more effort on removing the glue used to stick false lashes. Other than that, I'm good.
I might not use this on everyday basis but during special occasions when I'm using full makeup, Banila Co's Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original might come in handy.


Cleanse effortlessly
Sherbet texture, hence not runny
Cute packaging
Spatula provided

A little bit too oily to my liking

Ratings: 4/5

Maybe?
I don't think I will run out of this that fast.

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Cushions are like the must-haves in Korean brands. Almost every Korean makeup brand that I know has cushions in their product line-up, be it the sponge cushion or the 'press' cushion like Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion that I'm gonna talk about today.

Name: V-V Bouncing Cushion
Shade: BP15 (Beige Pink 15)
Brand: Banila Co
Origin: South Korea
Content: 15 gr + refill included 15 gr
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 38.000


Lifting effect that smoothens and three-dimesionally fills the V-V complex's unbalanced skin.

V-V Complex
'V' refers to Lifting (V) and volume sense (V), giving your skin volume and heart-line (V-line) while keeping your skin tender and full of elasticity.
Collagen
Provides skin with vitality and moisture to keep the skin moisturized and helps regenerate skin.
V-V Complex + Collagen
Synergistic effect of V-V complex and collagen creates elastic skin and heart-line (V-line).

01. 30% Collagen Water Base
With collagen water base, finish with smooth skin, sharp chin, and cheek full of elasticity!
02. Gets Smoother and More Moist Even With Multiple Touch-Ups
Naturally covers skin imperfections and give the skin natural glow for a glowing skin finish.
03. Tangle Tangle Elasticity
Helps strengthen the skin barrier and gives moist and smooth skin finish without dryness.


At first glance, Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion looks pretty much the same with other cushion in terms of packaging. It comes with an extra refill inside and a new cushion puff to change with.


The 'cushion container' is sealed upon purchase. Instead of using a kind of sponge, Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion comes in a kind of container completed with a kind of cover.


To use, you can simply press the cover and the product will come out. Be careful not to press too hard or you'll get too much product to use. Basically, pretty much the same with the regular cushion sponge but I think this kind of packaging could hold more product inside.



The puff is not that different, either. It has soft surface and it absorbs moderate amount of product. It's easy to use and blends quite fast. However, I kinda feel like it blends faster when you drag the puff instead of tapping it unto the skin in rapid motion. Or perhaps, it's just me.


If you read my previous review on Banila Co's Prime Primer Fitting Foundation, I got this Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion in the same shade, BP15. However, it's lighter in texture and blends far easier. Perhaps, because it's a cushion, Banila Co formulated this one with a much lighter texture.


Although Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion in shade BP15 is still a little bit lighter than my skin tone, it blends a lot more into my skin tone compared to the foundation. It finishes off not matte and not that dewy either, but I will say it's more to the dewy side because I still have to set it with powder. Otherwise, it still feels quite sticky on my skin.
Banila Co's V-V Bouncing Cushion has a light to medium coverage that is build-able. Though, you have to be careful when layering up the cushion because it would get too white if it's too thick.


Wore this cushion for 10 hours straight without touch up and you can see that the cushion was gone on the top of my forehead area and my nose area. It was barely there on my cheeks and on my chin. However, it didn't wear off in the ugly way, it didn't get cakey nor cracked. It doesn't oxidize that much either and of course, it didn't dry out my already dry skin.


Long-lasting enough
Build-able covergae
Not-too-dewy finish
Keep the moisture on my skin
Wears off nicely

Still feels somehow sticky on my skin
Limited shade choices

Ratings: 4/5

50:50
There's too much cushions that I haven't tried yet! ><

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It used to be really rare for a Korean brand to release a matte-finish foundation. However since this year's summer was real hot, it's even said to be the hottest in the last 100 years, brands are releasing matte-finish foundation with a long-lasting formula to withstand the extra heat and sweats.

Name: Prime Primer Fitting Foundation
Shade: BP15 (Beige Pink 15)
Brand: Banila Co
Origin: South Korea
Content: 30 ml
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 28.000


Smooth and silky texture as if it were one with the skin for sebum control and pore cover.

Skin Texture Correction Foundation
Combining PRIME PRIMER's incredible acne-scar care effect with foundation for smooth texture without tight feeling to smoothen skin flaws and fine lines. 
Sweat and Sebum-Resistant Sebum Care
Dry-Fit technology helps resist sweat and excess sebum for a long-lasting smooth and matte skin.
Maintain a Smooth Skin Feeling
The primer texture that blocks sebum, blocks excess sebum over time and while doing touch-ups, removes unnecessary sebum to keep the skin smooth and matte.


The Prime Primer series from Banila Co's packaging is dominated by black and white colors. And likewise, Banila Co's Prime Primer Fitting Foundation also comes in black and white outer packaging, while the bottle itself is a combination of black cap and doff-opaque beige-colored pump bottle. The plastic bottle is lightweight and not too big, making it travel-friendly. I would love the packaging more if they made the body transparent, though.


I actually received this foundation from Banila's team for review purpose and I got the shade BP15. Well, during the winter it might match my skin tone well but since I got a little bit tanned due to Korea's hot summer, BP15 is too light for my current skin tone. They actually has 4 shades, BE10, BP15 (pink undertone), BE15 (yellow undertone), and BE20. I think BE15 or BE20 will match my skin tone better, anyway.


The texture is moderate on the skin, not that lightweight but not that heavy. I don't know if it's my D**so blender sponge or it's this foundation or perhaps it's the shade, nonetheless, it doesn't blend that easily. Once blended, Banila Co's Prime Primer Fitting Foundation does evens out my uneven skin tone although foundations with pink undertone and shade that is too light for my skin finish off a little bit grayish most of the time. It has a pretty good coverage, by the way, I would say medium coverage. However, it finishes off matte, like real matte unlike most of other Korean brands' "matte" foundations. I don't even need to set and mattify it again with powder.


What disappoints me is that Banila Co's Prime Primer Fitting Foundation sinks into my pores, but only on my nose area. Isn't that strange? I wonder if it's because my nose area is currently super dry because of the flu I caught. Maybe I should try again using primer beforehand.


The photo above was taken 7 hours after first application without any touch-ups. You can see the foundation was gone on the outer part of my forehead and somehow partly gone on my nose. It also cracked on my chin and lower cheek area, I think my skin got too dry. On the good side, Banila Co's Prime Primer Fitting Foundation doesn't oxidize that much.
My verdict is, since Banila Co's Prime Primer Fitting Foundation is formulated to withstand the heat of summer, it doesn't suit my dry skin that well. I tried setting powder on top of the foundation once and it resulted in more terrible crack and my skin looked soooo cakey. In my opinion, this foundation is more suitable for those with oily skin type.


Real matte finish and not sticky
Doesn't oxidize that much
Evens out my skin tone
Medium coverage, could be layered up

Too dry on my dry skin
Sink into pores on the dry skin areas

Ratings: 3/5

I don't think so.

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For a girl like me who likes changing her hair color often, it's pretty tiring for me to find the perfect shade of brow mascara to match my eyebrow pencil or pen. This 2in1 product from B. by Banila surely caught my attention. No more unnecessary worries in choosing the matching shade of brow mascara!

Name: Truetrick Multi Fixing Brow
Shade: 01 Sand
Brand: B. by Banila
Origin: South Korea
Content: 4 ml + 3 ml
Usage span: expiration date printed
Price: KRW 15.000


01. Natural Coloring Cara
With cream to powder formula, it applies softly and finished smoothly-matte for a natural, like-my-real-eyebrows coloring effect.
02. Easy for Everyone, Like a Makeup Artist
The applicator brush is made with one narrow side and one wide side which made it easy to use for delicate finish, completed with brow cara to color each of your eyebrow hairs.
03. Daily Eyebrow Tattoo, Excellent Lasting Power
Like using eyebrow tattoo everyday, the formula is long-lasting and multi-proof from water, sweats, and sebum.


Again, B. by Banila's packaging is the bomb. It's simple yet chic. This Truetrick Multi Fixing Brow comes with brow tint and brow cara in a double-ended tube.


In my opinion, it's a genius idea to combine brow tint and brow cara in one product. I mean, since I have naturally dark eyebrow hairs, I always had a hard time matching the color of my brow pencil with brow mascara. With this, I can simply choose the shade that fits my current hair color and no more worrying over searching for the matching brow mascara again.


As it claimed above, you can use the brush applicator in two ways. The brush itself is very delicate that it might be hard for you to use at first, because I did! It takes time to get used to the brush but once you get the hang of it, it's easy peasy.


The length of the brow cara applicator is just perfect for me. I just hope that it's a little bit slimmer, though.


Both the tint and the cara has great pigmentation. The tint itself has a moderate drying time so in case you make a mistake, you can still erase it easily with a cotton bud hassle-free. In addition, you can see that the shades of both the tint and the cara are made for each other!


So is it really multi-proof? I can't say that it's a 100% yes but I'm impressed. The cara stays really long, it's even hard to clean with my Makeup Eraser. However, the tint is not really smudge-proof when it comes in contact with water. It stayed even after I got some water on my face but it would be gone when I rubbed my eyebrows in their wet state. So well, water-proof but not really smudge-proof.

Matching colors of brow tint and brow cara in one product
Water-proof
Long-lasting formula

It's quite hard to use the brush at first
Not smudge-proof (the brow tint)

Ratings: 4/5

I'd love to try another shades!

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