Hi Cuties! Since my last 4 Mini Korean Beauty Reviews Post was quite well received, I've decided to do another one for you tonight ^^
But! The post still ended up quite long, even though it's meant to be mini reviews. So I decided to post in two parts - one part tonight and the second part tomorrow night.
Being a beauty junkie I tend to buy a lot of different products all the time, but for one reason or another I don't fully review everything. Some products I won't review if there are already many reviews, or if I don't think it's fully relevant (or won't get much interest), and other times I might not review something if I liked/disliked it, but not enough to devote a whole post to it.
But now that I thought to do mini reviews I've gone back through my beauty stash and found a few things I would like to quickly comment on.
Here's the selection I've chosen to review.
Left to right starting with Holika Holika's Aqua Petít BB Cream, Etude House's Proof 10 Auto Pencil, Skineye's Honeycomb Cream, and Etude House's Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails.
Tonight I will review the bb cream and the eyeliner. Let's begin, shall we?
Holika Holika Aqua Petít Jelly BB Cream
I've had this bb cream for ages now, but as you can see I've not used much of it! Back in 2013 there was so much hype about this bb cream - beauty bloggers loved this bb cream a lot, and I couldn't find any negative reviews so I bought it.
|Super cute packaging - comes in a glass curved bottle, an inbuilt spatula in the lid, and a latex sponge for application|
|More of a custard texture - or maybe mushed up jelly instead of bouncy jelly texture as claimed ^^|
|Lumpy texture, but thins out once you spread it|
Sad to say this is one of the worst bb creams I've ever tried.
Although it has aqua in the name, and claims to be formulated with mint water for hydration this bb cream is not workable on dry skin types. It has a lovely cooling texture (not exactly jelly as marketed, but more like thick custard?), but once you spread it onto your skin it dries up quickly, making the skin looked very parched and powdery. If you have any dry patches this bb cream shows it right away, and if you have peach fuzz, the bb cream tends to cling to it too.
|Shows the finish once spread out|
|Heavy swatch. Looks hydrating and smooth here, but once it dries it's quite drying and powdery|
Applying it with a damp sponge yields better results, but again after an hour or two skin starts to look dehydrated and powdery - disaster!
I would not recommend this bb cream, especially for dry skin types.
Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencil in Brown
I like brown liners because the colour is softer than black. As I wear quite simple makeup everyday I found that black liner was quite harsh on me so when I switched to brown last year I haven't looked back since!
Still looking for the perfect smudgeproof brown liner I decided to try Etude House's Proof 10 liner.
The good things I can say about this pencil is that it doesn't tug on the lids, and it is indeed quite smudgeproof!
However it has one con, and it's a fairly huge problem for me - and it's the shade of brown. Instead of a lovely chocolate brown or dark brown shade I would like, this one has a heavy undertone of gray in it which I hate. It doesn't photograph nicely, and it just looks faded on my lids.
There are other shades available in this range, so do check it out if you want something affordable and smudgeproof, but if you want a brown shade I'd suggest you skip it (unless you like the gray-ness of the colour).
I will end the post here lovelies. Tomorrow night I will upload the final two mini reviews - the honeycomb cream and the purple polish set ^^
Part Two *coming soon*
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As always Thanks for reading lovelies~