Makeup Product Reviews

Makeup product reviews

Innisfree Mineral Highlighter #9 (Pink Cotton Candy)

Product Review: Innisfree Mineral Highlighter #9 (Pink Cotton Candy)

I love highlighters! But a lot of times I find some of them too glittery like a disco ball exploded (ahem, many ‘powder balls’ tend to be that way). I just used up the Missha powder balls (which were good but I can no longer find them on the website), and I want something that’s not stark white, preferably pink because it’s flattering on light skin. Enter Innisfree Mineral Highlighter, just under USD$9 on It’s pink, it’s mineral, and it’s exactly what I was looking for. Read more…

Holika Holika Nabi Cream Vitality, 50g, US$11

Product Review: Holika Holika Nabi Cream Vitality (Pink) SPF25 PA++

Holika Holika is Enprani’s youth brand and most of the products are designed for the 18-25 age group. I used to sell Enprani and was fond of the products, so I had some expectations when I tried this.

Holika Holika has stores in Toronto (at Pacific Mall, and also Queen Street West), but the prices are jacked up at least 50% from their retail prices in Korea. The Nabi Cream, for example, is CAD$24 but I bought mine from for just US$11 (including shipping). I have tested the Nabi Cream at the store, and the texture was what I was looking for – it’s thick, kind of like the Dr. Jart BB Cream texture (balmy, not milky), but when I received it in the mail I felt that it was not really what I wanted after all. Read more…

Skin Food Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher

Product Review: SkinFood Rose Essence Soft Cream Blusher in 02 Milky Rose

Cream blush in pink is what I read in Japanese magazines best for ladies in their 30s and up to look youthful. Gone is the powdery finishes – those make your skin look dry and hence older. I have been transitioning towards dewy finishes for my base makeup for quite some time now, and optically it works better, with more youthful looking skin than the matte, powdery look. 🙂 Read more…

Product Review: IOPE Air Cushion XP in C21

Product Review: IOPE Air Cushion XP SPF50

Honestly, for the past 5 months, I have not used anything truly worth writing home about…which is partially why I haven’t posted. I have veered off the Korean/Japanese brands and mostly bought from Sephora for the occasional makeup items. Or just cheap seasonal shades. Not even worth the time to post about. But I am so glad I finally have a reason to post…I know I am a bit late in the game but was I glad to have finally tried the much revered IOPE Air Cushion XP! Read more…

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