Aritaum Wonder Stay Stick Tint

If you’ve been to Korea, you might have seen Aritaum stores in almost every district you went. Aritaum is AMOREPACIFIC’s store for selling products from their brands (e.g. Mamonde, LANEIGE), but besides that, Aritaum is also its own brand! I would say that Aritaum offers more affordably-priced products, on about the same level as Etude…

Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect

I sometimes sweat so much in the unbearable Singapore heat that even the strongest BB cream cannot hold up perfectly. At other times, I’m simply too lazy to apply BB cream, especially when I travel, which was why I bought a cushion compact to do my makeup on the go. Product description Perfect cover, smooth…

Innisfree Eco Flower Tint

I love lip tints, but I honestly never once imagined that I would be buying one from Innisfree. I used to associate Innisfree with skincare more than makeup, but this product totally changed my perception. I picked this up with my usual purchase of toners from Innisfree because it was relatively affordable, and I ended…

[SAMPLE] banila co. Prime Primer Classic

Korean brands are always superbly generous with product samples, so I got a sample of the Classic version of banila co.’s primer, along with my purchase of the Hydrating one. Product description A translucent gel-textured primer that minimizes the appearances of pores and helps your makeup stay fresh all day long. This primer is a…

banila co. Kiss Collector Luster

banila co. is famous for their base and face products, but much less so for lips. However, being an avid collector of lip products, I wanted to give this brand a try, in hopes that its ambassador’s star power will at least account for something. Product description Smooth rolling powder gives soft application without bunching….

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Ever since my amazing experience with Urban Decay’s Gwen Stefani collection, I was pretty determined to get my hands on their Vice lipsticks. Product description This is Vice Liquid Lipstick—a waterproof formula so life-proof, it’s not going ANYWHERE until you take it off. (Just imagine the possibilities.) What makes Vice different? Our high-tech formula provides…

K-Pop Recommendation of the Month #1

Thanks to one of my favourite K-pop blogs, I discovered SNUPER, a boy group under Widmay Entertainment. Snuper (Hangul: 스누퍼; meaning “Higher than Super”) is a South Korean boy band formed by Widmay Entertainment in 2015, and is the first Korean pop group from the label. They debuted on November 16, 2015 with the extended play Shall We, its title track “Shall We…

Memebox I’m Matte Lip Crayon

Frankly, I had never heard of Memebox before I went to Korea. I still didn’t know what it was after I returned, until today when I did a google search to write this post: Memebox started in Seoul in 2012, bringing indie beauty and skincare brands to the Korean audience. With over 500 employees and…

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick

Urban Decay is a cult favourite of makeup junkies, and for good reason. Its products are known for being highly pigmented, and often used to create bold, fun & colourful looks. I’ve always wanted to try out their Vice lipsticks (more on that next time), and I got this free a few months back. Product…

THEFACESHOP Real Nature Masks

Korea is a paradise for buying cosmetics and skincare, and Myeongdong is the one place where you will find everything you want and need at the best possible prices. I bought 60 of these face masks for 29000 won (~SGD34.80) during one of their offers in one of TFS’ shops in Myeongdong this summer, which…

banila co. It Radiant Glow BB Cream

As I mentioned previously, I love using BB creams. They are a staple of my makeup routine, because my skin is terrible and BB creams always do such a great job in instantly making it look 10x better. I was quite keen on trying this together with my hydrating primer from banila co. because Taeyeon…

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense

Out of all the AMOREPACIFIC brands, my favourite brand is probably Mamonde. I love its branding, its ambassador (Park Shin Hye, a staple of all modern Korean idol dramas), and its usage of flowers. I was very excited when it first arrived in Singapore, and even happier to find Mamonde products sold in Korea at…