BLK Cosmetics: Creamy Cheek Paint + Lip & Cheek Water Tint Review

April 15, 2018


I got really curious about BLK Cosmetics' K-Beauty Collection. And I finally gave in last Tuesday! I bought one cheek paint and one water tint. I also thought of doing a review to share with you guys because this is one of the most hyped products online right now. So, are these products worth it?

BLK Cosmetics recently launched their K-Beauty Collection which consists of their BB + CC Cream Stick, Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow, Creamy Cheek Paint, three new lipstick shades and All-Day Lip & Cheek Water Tint. We all know that Anne Curtis, BLK Cosmetics' Creative Director, is a fan of Korean dramas and this line might be influenced by that. According to their website, the brand's goal is Uncomplicated Beauty: To simplify your makeup routine with no-frills, quality cosmetics."


I bought one cheek paint in Strawberry and one water tint in Cherry. I only bought two products because I just want to try it out. I bought them at SM Department Store, Mall of Asia. I wanted to buy the water tint in Orange though. Haha! I didn't buy the cream stick because I prefer medium to full coverage foundation and it might not work on my skin because I have pimple marks on my face.

ALL-DAY LIP & CHEEK WATER TINT
in Cherry

Photo and swatches from blkcosmetics.com.ph
Product Description: Here's a stain that stays. Our watery tint delivers a fresh, vivid color that's great for achieving just-pinched cheeks or just-bitten lips - perfect for that lowkey Korean look. The intense but blendable pigment lets you go as sheer or as vivid you prefer and guarantees a natural-looking all-day flush.

Product Claims: Long-wearing, Cruelty-free, Made in Taiwan

Net Weight: 2.5g

Price: 249.00 pesos

Available Shades: Pink, Red, Cherry, Orange





REVIEW

I used to be a lipstick girl, but things have changed. Haha! I am now into lip tints and it is my go-to lip product as of the moment. I actually like gel tints more than water tints because it lasts longer. So let us proceed with the product...

Can we first appreciate their packaging? Especially the boxes! Yeppeuda! I also appreciate that the price is already written on the boxes. They didn't put the price code on the product itself, unlike other brands. The product is actually good. It is moisturizing on the lips and it is pigmented. The color payoff is also good when applied to the lips. It has a bendable flat doe foot applicator which helps with the ease of application. I originally wanted to buy the Red one but I find it 'too bright' so I chose Cherry instead. It has a strong bittersweet taste and for me, it is kinda bothering. I don't like bittersweet taste on my tints tbh. And since this is a water tint, it doesn't last that long.

However, for the price of 249.00 pesos and the weight of 2.15g, there are still other tints that have more product but has the same or lower price. If you get what I mean. Sorry guys! I just have to be honest. This is just my opinion though! But for everyday tint or go-to tint, keri na din.

Pros:
Packaging
Pigment
Applicator
Moisturizing

Cons:
Bittersweet taste
Value for money
Longevity

CREAMY CHEEK PAINT
in Strawberry

Photo and swatches from blkcosmetics.com.ph
Product Description: Meet our foolproof, K-style liquid blush. The light, silky texture melts on skin seamlessly, delivering a soft veil of color with a healthy, second-skin finish. Use the wide applicator to finger-paint on cheeks - it's hard to accidentally apply too much.

Product Claims: Long-wearing, Cruelty-free, Made in Taiwan

Net Weight: 5 ml

Price: 349.00 pesos

Available Shades: Strawberry, Peach





REVIEW

I really love this product! I like how it sets on the face. It really has that second-skin finish. Unlike the lip and cheek tints, this looks more subtle and natural on the face. It is also long wearing. It has a big applicator that mimics the size of a finger. I swatched both shades when I was about to buy it. I think the Peach one is more pigmented than Strawberry. If you want a summer and sunkissed look, I recommend that you get the Peach one. But if you like a more natural and subtle blush like me, I'd recommend Strawberry for you. Or get it both! Haha! These shades can go well with any skin tone. It will just be a matter of preference. This is worth 349.00 pesos, others might think it is a bit expensive. That's what I also thought before but after using this product, I think it is worth it.

I have one issue with this product though. I am not sure if it is the applicator or the consistency of the product or maybe both but this product tends to spatter as you open the tube and it gets messy. Sayang yung product, to be honest. It is not as creamy/thick as I thought it would be. It is a bit liquidy so you better be careful in using this product.

Pros:
Second-skin finish
Long wearing
Value for money
Longevity

Cons:
Packaging (It tends to splatter and gets messy upon opening)

I only used the two products on my face. No foundation, etc. Please excuse my imperfections. LOL

Verdict
I love the Creamy Cheek Paint! I definitely recommend it. As for the water tint, if you a lip tint collector, go buy it. But if you are looking for a tint that lasts and you don't like the bitter taste, this might not be the one for you.

Where To Buy
Official Website: www.blkcosmetics.com.ph

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 This is not a sponsored post. I bought these products with my own money and I just want to share my thoughts.

Althea Bare Essentials Review

April 08, 2018



Althea first launched the Althea Velvet Powder last year and now they are launching their own skincare line, The Bare Essentials. All the products from this line are hypoallergenic and cruelty-free. You know that I love Althea and anything K-beauty so I was really excited when I received the products. First, I would like to congratulate Althea Korea for another successful launch! 

The Bare Essentials aims to minimize and simplify your skin care routine with just 3 simple steps. I admit, I always use many products for my face ever since I've gotten into kbeauty and skin care. I would use a cleanser, toner, aloe vera gel, creams, face masks, something to exfoliate and many more. There are times, especially at nights, when I get lazy to do my skincare routine. I am not the only one, right?





The box includes:

1 Contour Cleanser
1 Primer Water
1 Fixer Cream
5 Sample Sachets
1 Mirror
1 Marble Accessory
1 Pamphlet

P.S. The Fixer Cream and Primer Water has their own box. The Contour Cleanser has no box but it was wrapped and sealed with plastic. The mirror, on the other hand, was in a box as well and everything was on a bubble wrap when I first opened the box. I already used the products when I took this photo. Haha! The 5 sample sachets are not included in the photo above. I forgot to include them. Sorry! P.S. I love the mirror!


Step 1
Contour Cleanser
Micro Bubbleshots

Product Description
Microcapsules pop with water to gently but effectively exfoliate and remove impurities from the skin. Detoxify your skin and create a defined, slim face shape.

Key Ingredients
Ice plant, Lemon verbena leaf

Price
300 pesos (150g)


Step 2
Primer Water

Product Description
Keep your steps to a minimum with a 2-in-1 toner and primer. Made with patented dewdrop technology, it smoothens and even out the skin, prepping it for the next step and leaving the skin with a youthful glow.

Key ingredients
Snow lotus, Patented dewdrop technology

Price
500 pesos (200ml)



Step 3
Fixer Cream
24Hr Hydration

Product Description
Feel layers upon layers of moisture as it penetrates into the skin for up to 24hrs, giving your skin the hydration it truly needs. Keep your skin feeling fresh and looking vitalized each day.

Key Ingredients
Trehalose, Green tea, Baobab tree

Price
640 pesos (50g)


Review

I've been using this for a week now. I stopped using my current products to try this 3-step skincare routine. First of all, can we talk about the packaging? I mean, it is aesthetically beautiful! Althea never fails us with their packaging. It is always on point. One thing about the packaging though, the labels on the products are only written in Korean. I had to search on Google to know further about the products. It would be better if it also has English labels. So let's proceed with the products.

The Contour Cleanser is thick and foamy. This is my first time to use a cleanser with microcapsules on it and it feels good on the skin. My skin feels really smooth after I use this. I am not sure with the 'contour' power of this cleanser though.

The Primer Water has a runny consistency but it more viscous than water. Just like the Klairs toner, you just pat the toner directly onto your skin. The skin will absorb more product that way. It has a minimal scent. It looks opaque because of the bottle but when you pour it out, it is translucent/clear. This product brightens up my face and I look fresher than ever.

Among the three products, the Fixer Cream is my favorite. First, it is because of the packaging. It comes in a plastic glass tub yet it looks very sleek and classy. I like that this cream does not feel super heavy on the face and it is not thick unlike the common creams on the market but it does moisturize my face and makes my skin really soft. It has a minimal scent and is not sticky on the face.

I have acne-prone/sensitive skin. I already had two pimples when I first used the products. After three days of using it, my face experienced another few bumps. I feel like the product did not soothe the pimples that I already have so I tried to put another product. I also noticed that my nose area tends to oil up more after I wake up the next morning. I am not sure if it is the toner or the cream that triggers it.

With that, I think I would recommend this for my girls who have normal to dry skin. The 3-step skincare routine won't work for us girls who have sensitive skin. I feel like we really had to put another product to really prevent our face from getting pimples and to get rid of acne scars. I know, the struggle is real to have sensitive skin. Nevertheless, I can still use them but I will add another product to this routine.



Where to Buy?

Brand: Althea 
Prices: Contour Cleanser - 300 pesos
Primer Water - 550 pesos
Fixer Cream - 640 pesos
Made in Korea

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Disclaimer: The products were sent to me by Althea for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company or its affiliates, in any way. All of the photos are mine.

KLAIRS Supple Preparation Unscented Toner Review

April 01, 2018


Dear, Klairs believes in 'Simple Skincare': they use a minimal number of products catered to our exact skin type to produce best results. The Supple Preparation Facial Toner is one of their best sellers and is also an award-winning product. I've heard a lot of good reviews all over the internet. Just recently, Klairs decided to develop the unscented version of it. They launched it at Wishtrend.com last March 15, 2018.

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