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Monday, May 11, 2015

Beauteque Collaboration "Beauty Trends 2015 with Feedurpasion"

I am nervous excited about this collaboration with Beauteque since I have never done anything like this before I am still an amateur blogger and I am not a 100% expert on Kbeauty not like the previous bloggers they have worked with, I just have been expose to the Kbeauty  because of being a Kdrama addict and Kpop fan of BIGBANG which by the way is back with another album which I am so excited after waiting 3 years for their comeback!!! 

I am so so in love with their new song LOSER that I had to put it in here! ^.^
I have been a a fan for 9 years now! And I am so proud of them that they are still all together till now and still making great music <3 
Ok back into topic again! ^.^

Back in February Beauteque had a Blogger's contest where you could share your thoughts about the Beauty Trends you think will be for 2015 and I did a blog post on that which I won. So I have been emailing back and forth with them about the contents of the bag that I am curating. They let me choose items suggested for each category of my choice of beauty trends which are sheet mask, BB cushion, and unique ingredients in skincare. And so I picked out items from their website that I like to put on my collab bag and below are the choices that I picked out. 

The bag consist of 5 full sized products although 3 of this items are one time use products and this bag will cost $38 but I think they have a promo code SPRING2 for $2 off your purchase so it would cost $36 and they have a free shipping for $35 purchases for USA customers, this will also be available for International shipping but fees would vary depending on where you are.

To start with I love sheet masks it's a fun way to relax and pamper your skin, and I do it as often as I could. My beauty diary masks are not technically from Korea but I really wanted to include them into the bag since they have been highly raved about online.

Beauty Diary Mask in Black Pearl, Imperial Bird's nest and Sake yeast
The Beauty Diary Sheet masks I really enjoyed I have heard so many great reviews about and I must say I enjoyed using all the mask that I have included in this bag. I really liked that they have a plastic film folded together with the sheet mask itself making it easier to unfold the mask before putting it on your face. All the mask are generous in essences and it took more or less 30 mins before it got absorbed completely to my skin. The bird's nest and black pearl mask had floral scents but they weren't so noticeable when you put it on, while the sake mask had the scent of fermented liquor as expected since sake is product of fermentation but nothing to over powerful that would bother me. All mask fitted my face perfectly with the exception of the nose area. And all of them didnt felt sticky after all the essence was absorbed, and I felt that my skin was well moisturized and soft, although the Sake yeast was my favorite by far out of the three because I felt that my skin felt firmer and more softer after using it.

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion
SPF50+/PA+++

Bare face.
This is with the primer plus BB cushion. I find that it helps hide the redness on my skin and blurs out my pores. Upon application, it dries up to a semi-matte finish.
The left side is with primer only and the right side is with BB cushion. I would say that it has a light to medium coverage.
Finished make up look. ^.^

I have been a fan of BB cushions and I have hear so many great reviews about this one that it was my first choice for the BB cushion for this collab bag. Beauteque would let you choose from three shades of Light Beige, Natural Beige, and Honey Beige. I have a MAC Studio fix powder foundation in the shade C3 and my skin tone is around a medium shade with yellow undertone and the one that I picked out is the Honey Beige which works really well with my skin tone. As for coverage, I think this a light to medium, since I still used my concealer to conceal some of my blemishes. I like that BB cushions are lightweight enough so I don't feel that I have to much foundation on and let my skin breath and they are easy to carry around in your purse.

UPDATE: So I just found out today (Thursday) that they sent me the wrong cushion and that the Etude House Moist Precious Mineral any Cushion is the one going to be featured for my bag, so I am updating this blogpost from my phone with another review of a cushion. I am not gonna delete the review above coz it might be helpful to some readers about the difference.
The left side is the EH Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion in Natural Beige and the right side is the EH Precious Mineral Any Cushion in Honey Beige. 

Same also for the pictures below.

As I observed the moist cushion has a more natural finish than the regular one. I prefer the moist cushion than the other even though they both have a light to medium coverage and a semi-matte finish I think it gives more of a natural glow on the skin which I much prefer. So I think the little hiccup turned out well in the end as this one I much more prefer now that I have tried it. As for the staying power, with having an oily skin both didn't exhibit a long wear effect on my skin so I had to retouch a couple of times when wearing it, it's a good thing it looks so fancy and portable to take with my purse and makeup bag. ^.^


Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream 

One of my favorite skin care ingredients nowadays is Snail. Yes, it sounds disgusting to those who have not tried it but I assure you that you will love it once you do.^.^ This has been in the Korean beauty industry for a long while and it's just been recently becoming popular here in the USA. Snail filtrate is obtained from secretion left behind by lab bred snails so no snail was harmed during the production of this product. And snail slime is said to contain natural acids and elastin that will improve the appearance, texture and protect the skin from future damage. Skin care benefits from using it includes in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and also hyper pigmentation, helps in acne prevention, and dryness.

I have trouble using snail products during my morning routines since some of them are too heavy for my oily skin but this particular cream is lightweight enough that it easily absorbs to my skin without any problems and I am able to use it in the morning and night time. Although cosdna suggests that this contains some acne triggers, I haven't seen any new break outs on my skin since I have been using this. I find that this one would work really well for normal, combination and oily skin types but for dry skin types I would think this would not be sufficient enough in terms of hydration.

I hope some of you that will end up buying the bag would enjoy it as much as I did, I know the curation of the bag is not for everyone and it contains some ingredients you might have tried before or not tried or haven't heard of before but it would fun to discover something new. ^.^ You can buy this from the Beauteque website for $38 but you can use the coupon code SPRING2 for $2 off your purchase.

Discalimer: The post contains external links. The products in this post was given to me free of charge with my participation in curating the bag, I have no commission of any sort if you end up buying the bag from Beautueque.

6 comments:

  1. So exciting!! I can't wait to buy it :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your support! <3

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  2. What a fun bag! I'm so glad you chose to include sheet masks because those are my favorite! I've never tried a BB Cushion before but I really want to! Great job girl!

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    1. Thank you so much and am glad you liked it! <3

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  3. Bernie! What a fantastic bag! Of course you know I love MBD and I have that same Mizon snail cream (and love it!). I love your finished makeup look with the cushion. I want to try a cushion so much but I'm so fair it's hard to just grab one off the internet.
    Congratulations on your bag curation with Beauteque! I hope you had a good experience :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I am liking the Snail cream too! I think Lalavesi has a cushion that would suit some fair skin tones maybe try those? or the new Lancome Miracle Cushion but I don't know if its comparable with Korean cushions since its from a western brand but they do have quit a few selections for different skin tones. CC cushions are another option to try too. ^.^ Hope you find something that will suit you.

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