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This is wayyy to much to use in a week :P
Let's begin with the samples, or as they call it in South Korea, "service"?
OMG! They SO generous with samples, I was actually delirious with joy sorting them out :D
Note: I believe I would have MORE Laneige samples had I purchased the Laneige bases in Aritaum as with the eye makeup :p
The Laneige bases were purchased in a duty-free outlet, thus instead of a shit-load of samples, I got a cash rebate...Oh well...Still an awesome deal ^_^
|Samples OVERLOAD! ^_^ NOT that I mind HA!|
This was the whole reason I went to South Korea *jk jk*
In all honesty, I've never been much of a fan of SkinFood, The Face Shop, Etude House, etc.
Usually just stroll pass these outlets in the mall without much interest, or just browse around when I need a staple (Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream, TFS Plus +1 Lip Care, random stuff...)
Yes, everything (Korean brands) there is a lot less expensive, but if I have NO interest in using them... =_=
Contrary to popular believe, I'm no hoarder...
Also, I went with a tour group and I knew I won't have the pleasure of browsing around all the Korean brands there. I was on a VERY tight itinery.
Thus, I had 2 specific brands in mind: Innisfree and Laneige. The REST, I decided, only if I had extra time.
Lo & behold, I hauled big time.
The reason for Innisfree?
I'm a huge fan of mineral makeup, and my HG Laura Mercier Mineral Powder foundation doesn't quite match me at the moment.
I also love its Concept and Ingredients Philosophy:
And Innisfree sources its minerals from Jeju Island, and in lieu of distilled water, Jeju organic green tea water is used.
Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
A moisturizing & nourishing serum with organic green tea seeds from Jeju to fill the skin with suppleness and clarity.
Olive Real Power Cream - BESTSELLER
A moisturizing cream' with nutritious organic olives to fill in the skin with moisture for radiance.
Mineral Melting Foundation SPF32 in Shade 5 (the darkest shade T_T)
--> the brand's "IT" product of the moment. LOVING IT - will review later if it breaks me out!
--> If I could buy only ONE beauty product, THIS would be IT! <3
A solid foundation that instantly beautifies your skin with Jeju organic green tea water (in lieu of distilled water) and Jeju natural minerals that smoothly melt on the skin.
Note: The foundation came in a Value Set with a Vital Essential K Mask (Pomegranate), a Natural Essential Mask (Honey) AND a Green Tea Mineral Mist!
What a deal! ^_^
A mild ethanol-free mist with organic green tea water for instant moisturization.
Suncare BB Powder
A portable sun powder to apply over makeup
Duo-fibre Foundation Brush
Looks remarkably similar to the MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush, no? :pI just HAD to get it LOL
Mineral Powder Pact in Shade #23
A natural pact that contains 86% natural ingredients to comfort the skin.
Mineral Creamy Pact in Shade #23
A super moist pact that applies like a cream and smoothly spreads for flawless coverage of blemishes
Mineral Water Foundation in Shade #23
A moisture foundation that applies as lightly as water for perfect coverage of the skin.
Mineral Powder in in Shade #2
A loose powder that contains 95% natural ingredients to comfort the skin.
Mineral Shimmering Powder
A shimmering powder that contains natural mineral pearl powder from Jeju for glamorous radiance and brightness.
Woah! Any fan of Laneige need to stock up there because the prices, after discounts and tax-refunds, are significantly less expensive than Malaysia's!
I regret not getting more of the point makeup, because these eyeshadows are awesome <3 <3 <3 - not the least bit shimmery - more of a sheen/slight frost which I adore ^_^
I'm a huge fan of Snow Crystal Dual Foundation, and it was one of the first liquid foundations I tried years back. Sad to say, the colour match is a little off now T_T
Still liking the Sliding Pact EX Snow Crystal... :)
Top to Bottom, Left to Right (apologies for the blurry pic):
Water Supreme Foundation SPF 15 PA+ in Shade #23
Snow BB Cream SPF 41 PA++
Containing a triple action formula that whitens, protects your skin with SPF41 and comes with anti-aging properties, this lightweight BB cream instantly hydrates the skin with Liquid Crystal Essence, an ingredient that acts as a natural skin barrier to create a long-lasting moisturizing effect on the skin.
Skin feels fresh and moist immediately after application.
Snow Radiant Eyes in 01 Gold Gradation
Multi Professional Shadow in 09
Snow Radiant Eyes in 05 Pink Gradation
RANDOMNESS FROM OLIVE YOUNG
|CastleDew Vov, HanSkin, Maybelline|
I got these from Olive Young, which is a drug store dealing with various items from health supplements to drugs, cosmetics and cosmetic accessories. It also offers health products, foods, and sundry goods.
Due to time constraint, I had to zoom around within 30 minutes and grab what caught my eye!
So tragic because I really wanted to see what their drugstores had to offer T_T
Anyway, I got these:
Top to Bottom, Left to Right (apologies for the blurry pic):
HanSkin Hyaluron Moisture BB SPF 20 PA++ (Click Click!!!)
Its texture is akin to gel - a wobbly gel, if you will - reminiscent of my favourite liquid foundation, Make Up For Ever Face & Body.
Apparently, it's basically a tinted Hyaluronic acid cream ^_^
"Hyaluron Moisture BB Cream is rich in hyaluronic acid that provides moisture and firmness to the skin by preventing moisture loss."
Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral Healthy Natural Liquid Foundation in Shade OC3
I was curious. Nuff said...
Too bad the Maybelline BB Mousse wasn't available yet T_T
CastleDew Diacut Eyes (9 Colors) - Multi Type - in M601 (Platina Shinism)
CastleDew Diacut Eyes (9 Colors) - Baked Type - in BE901 (Planet Diamond)
NATURE REPUBLIC and *gasps* MAC
|Nature Republic, MAC|
...just wanted some merchandise...
...with HIM on them...
Yes, that's the truth, so there! HA!
(Did I mention that he performed at MALAYSIA's Formulae One after-event while I WAS IN SOUTH KOREA!??! The @%#$# irony of it!)
Anyway, JYJ ain't so bad since I've always liked YooChun/Micky (sweet smile) and YunHo/U-Know (best dancer of DBSK)...
Somehow JaeJoong/Hero does nothing for me :P...
Maybe it's because he's prettier than me? ~_^
I had several minutes to kill, so why not?
I got ONE BB, the PhotoShot 3D Mousse BB SPF 30 PA++ Shade #2,
and was promptly rewarded with a handful of samples LOL
Last but not least, MAC.
I deem these as "grudge-buys" because one of the shopping destinations was Yeoju Premium Outlet, \
and there . was . a . Cosmetic . Company . Store.
I've always envied the CCO/CCS hauls in YouTube so I geared up to haul big time there...
Like, seriously big time...
OMG! I came out of the Cosmetic Company Store AND Yeoju Premium Outlet with only 2 MAC items!
(*and it's only because I . REFUSED . TO . LEAVE . EMPTY HANDED! ~_~*)
- MAC "To The Beach" bronzing powder in "Golden"- MAC "Tartan Tale" eye shadow in "Enviably Fun"
Did the math, after the touted 20%-70% discount, MAC (along with most non-Korean brands - cosmetics, apparel, etc) were not much cheaper.
Hhmmm...I can only ASSUME anything non-Korean are sold at a premium at retail...
By the way, EVISU jeans are (almost) dirt-cheap in South Korea!
Similar in price with Levis in Malaysia ^_^
Thanks for reading! <3