Monday, 30 March 2015

Review: Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow (14, 94, 95) 아리따움 모노아이즈 리뷰




Today I am coming out of my unofficial hiatus and bring to you my review of the Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow in 14 After Hours, 94 Jack Burgundy and 95 Stand By Me.

I have picked my winners for my giveaway with Wishtrend so thank you for all the entries! We almost gathered up to 1000 entries! I will be back with another giveaway son so please do anticipate~~


Anyways, back to the review.

Aritaum is quickly becoming a cult favourite, with popular items like the Honey Tint, BB Cover, World Glam tints and now with the Aritaum Mono Eyes Eyeshadow.


taken from jolse

What is it?

The Aritaum Mono Eyes are individual single eyeshadows, with the range containing more than 90 shades! They divide the shades by types. There 6 types to allow you to choose the eyeshadows that best suit your taste.The types are:

1. Baked Type
2. Wet Process Type
3. Cream Type
4. Pressed Glitter Pearl Type
5. Pressed Satin Pearl Type
6. Pressed Sheer Type (No Glitter)

I have three shades in three different types so let's see how it holds up.

Packaging:


The packaging doesn't feel sturdy at all. The eyeshadows are encased by a plastic cover and pot, hence it weights extremely little. Each eyeshadow is 2.5g.

Number 14 After Hour actually detached from the pot but can be easily popped back in.

I do, however, like the black packaging because it looks extremely sleek and stylish, reminiscent of MAC eyeshadows. These individual pots are perfect for on the go touch ups as they do not take up a lot of space nor weigh a lot. 

Colour/Shades:




14 After Hour is extremely glittery with a neutral undertone. The gold looks gold brown when swatched but when blended, only the glitter remains.

94 Jack Burgundy is my favourite shade out of the three. Jack Burgundy is a lovely orange red that is extremely pigmented even when blended. There are little red glitter particles that reflect light and makes your eyes sparkle. Sometimes in dum lighting, it can look similar to 95 Stand By Me.

95 Stand By Me is a pure burgundy with very little glitter particles. The glitter is also small, resulting in a slight sheen rather than a glitter bomb.

All these eyeshadows are okay in pigmentation when blended but when applied over eye primer, the colours are enhanced and vibrant. I definitely recommnd using these eyeshadows in conjunction with the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer.




Texture:

As I said above, there are 6 different types and textures in the Aritaum Mono Eyes range. However today I will only be talking about the Wet Process, Pressed Glitter and Pressed Satin type.



The Wet Process type has very little fall out and adheres onto the skin quickly. The texture is buttery soft, like all these eyeshadows. Despite the glitters looking chunky in the pot, it is actually extremely fine.




 Even though it has the word 'glitter' in the name, it is certainly has less sparkles than the wet process 14 After Hour. This eyeshadow is the most pigmented and shows up really well on the eyes. If you are looking for a unique eyeshadow to use, come out of yoru comfort zone with this colour! I personally love using this to emphasise my eyes.

The small red glitter particles are fine and can only be seen under certain light and intense scrutiny. Other than that, it does appear fairly matte.



95 Stand By Me is the most matte shade out of the three. There is no obvious glitter but does instead have a slight sheen. The texture is also buttery soft, and very easy to blend. Pigments are easy to pick up using the finger and eye shadow brush.

Demonstration:

All the wear time listed is with eye primer. I do not recommend you use these eyeshadows without it as they do crease and colours do not show up as well.


14. After Hour


Wear time: 12 hours

94. Jack Burgundy



 Wear time: 12 hours

95. Stand By Me

I also used 14 After Hour on my lower corners


Wear time: 10 hours

Do I recommend these eyeshadows? Yes! Especially 94 Jack Burgundy. It's a gorgeous shade and the pigmentation is great! However 95 Stand By Me doesn't hold up well without eye primer so do take that into consideration. 14 Stand By Me is easy to blend and shows up well on the skin with and without primer.

Until next time, annyeong~

*products sent by jolse for review consideration
*all content are my own

Friday, 20 March 2015

Review: GEO Eyevelyn Lenses in Brown

Here is a quick review post on the GEO Eyevelyn lenses in Brown!



There are two available colours: Brown and Choco. Choco is a darker brown compared to Brown.




What made me want to try these lenses was the description:

Eyevelyn is the world's first biocompatible silicone hydrogel circle contact lens that is approved by the US FDA. Unlike regular cosmetic lenses made from 2-HEMA, Eyevelyn's silicone hydrogel material offers enhanced oxygen permeability, moisture retention, durability and resistance to protein and bacterial adhesion.
 (taken from geo coloured lenses)

More information:
Brand: GEO Medical
Diamete: 14.2mm 
Base Curve: 8.60mm
Water Content: 38%
Power Range: 0.00 ~ -7.50

 Thank you for Geo Coloured Lenses for sponsoring these lenses.

Remember to scratch off the GEO authentication code and check it on their website!



Comfort: 8/10

Compared to the I-Codi Chou Cream Brown lenses I reviewed previously, these have a much lower water content. So even though the I-Codi lenses were my first pair ever, the GEO Eyevelyn was much less comfortable. Despite being made with silicon hydrogel, it took longer for my eyes to adjust. So if you are a first time contact lens wearer, I recommend you get something with a higher water content!

However because the material is thin, the comfort lasted for more than 6 hours. 



Colour: 10/10

Brown is the lighter colour between the two and blends well with natural brown eyes. The colour resembles milk chocolate in normal natural lighting while it looks lighter in artificial bright lighting.


Enlargement: 4/10

 The GEO Eyevelyn lenses are only 14.2mm, so enlargement isn't best. However it is a great everyday lens, people can hardly pick it out unless they were to look extremely close up.



Design: 9/10

There is no black rim and is fairly basic. The design leading up to the darkest portion of the lens reminds me slightly of a sunflower, making the blending of eye colours realistic and natural.

Overall:

The GEO Eyevelyn lenses are extremely thin which can make it difficult to insert in the eyes. Why? Because it gets really flimsy. It sometimes flips the other way while I am trying to insert it. However once you get a hang of it, it is no problem! I found these more difficult to wear compared to my first pair of lenses which is the I-Codi Chou Cream in Brown.

REAL LIFE PHOTOS





These photos were all taken using natural direct sunlight! You can hardly tell that I am wearing lenses right?!

Until next time, annyeong~

*sponsored by geo coloured lenses

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Korean Makeup and Skincare Haul + Giveaway with WISHTREND!



On Twitter a few days ago, I hinted that I was doing a giveaway with Wishtrend.

Wishtrend was kind enough to sponsor this giveaway for my blog. I really wanted to thank my readers for keeping this blog going! I read ALL your comments and it really gives me the motivation that I lack sometimes.

Let me introduce the products that are waiting to be won.




What is it?

Directly provided from the Jiri Werl-Peyung Village in Korea, there is 38.7% real honey in this nourishing honey wash off mask.

Brand: I'M FROM
Volume: 120ml
Suitable for: ALL SKIN TYPES
Full Price: US$37.90


Many testimonials have praised this honey mask for its' high moisturising effect with a pleasant scent and texture. Due to the use of honey, it is perfect for sensitive skin as it is non-irritating.




Honey is one of my favourite skincare ingredients. It was said to be a favourite of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. It helps recharge moisture, restores nutrients and elasticity while providing lively skin. ALL-IN-ONE. The texture is not sticky so do not worry.







What is it?

This whitening cream helps act as a makeup base while fading our blemishes / facial scarring. Approved by the Korean FDA, the brightening effect from this cream lasts for 12 hours.

Brand: LEI LANI
Volume: 60ml
Suitable for: ALL SKIN TYPES
Full Price: US$25.99

By applying before makeup, this cream will help your makeup adhere better and longer for a long-lasting effect. It brigtens immediately with very minimal oils.



GIVEAWAY RULES:

1. There will be two winners. One will win the I'M FROM Honey Mask while the other will win the LEI LANI Whitening Finisher. 
2. Giveaway starts on the 8th of March [12:00am] and will end on the 23nd of March. [12:00am] (2 WEEKS) The winner will be picked on the 24th of March.
3. You must make or have a Wishtrend.com account
4. You must be subscribed to Wishtrend's Youtube :: WishTrendTV
5. If you are under 18, please make sure you have your parents permission to enter as I will need your full name and address.

If you do not make a Wishtrend account and subscribe to their YouTube, your entry is invalid. You MUST complete those steps. 

HOW TO ENTER:

To gain entries, all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter I set up below. The winners will be picked randomly on Rafflecopter. The more you enter, the higher the chances of winning are!

(By entering you are agreeing to all terms and conditions)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Watch my new Korean Beauty Haul!




*All images used belong to WISHTREND and WISHTREND BEAUTY LAB on Youtube.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Review + Swatches: Etude House Color In Liquid Lips PK006 에뛰드하우스 컬러인리퀴드립스 올웨이즈 인 핑크 리뷰



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