My love for Korean beauty continues to flourish! I am especially in love with their skincare because many of their products give such instant results. As per my last empties post, I simultaneously ran out of several items in my skincare routine so I needed to stock up again. I am still love ordering from the Glow Recipe, which stocks a curated selection of natural Korean skincare products. Plus, I also purchased a few makeup items from Missha which I will talk about at the end.
This is a repurchase. I had been using some heavier moisturizers and felt it was time to switch to something lighter in the summer. This is a great moisturizer for the summer because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel tacky at all. The scent is quite subtle as well. Plus, it just has a great list organic ingredients that have been fermented, which seems to be a popular and effective technique used in a lot of Korean skincare.
I already use essence, lotion, moisturizer, and an eye cream. Did I really need to up the anti and do the complete the entire multi-step Korean skincare routine? Probably not, but I couldn’t help myself. This ampoule promised to bring back the glow in your skin and at my age, it sounded like a good idea. Plus, it was always in the top 5 of Glow Recipe’s bestsellers, so I had to give it a try. Packed with 50% propolis and 20% multivitamins, it absorbs quickly and is non-sticky. Can’t wait to also try it mixed in with a foundation for the additional glow factor.
I am always on the lookout for a champagny or light gold metallic eyeshadow, like Stila’s Kitten, because they are great for a quick all-over shade for an everyday look. Another great option is Shu Uemura’s Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Light Beige 825. So I was getting some CosRX skincare for my sister’s birthday present, and spotted these Missha eye shadows online with a light gold shade. First impressions is that it is definitely not as pigmented as I hoped and has more of a puddy texture. I think it will serve more as a glittery overlay and is really more glittery than glossy, so I am a little disappointed.
I have grown to love blush so much. I used to be totally an eyeliner girl, but recently I have begun to really appreciate the power of blush. It can easily make you look more awake and your face more dimensional. When this blush arrived in the mail, I was amazed at how pretty the packaging was. For a roadside brand in Korea, the packaging was made of a sturdy plastic with crystal-like etchings on the bottom. The blush is a dusty pink, which is right up my street. Plus, it smells great as well.