Monday, 30 June 2014


      Credits to Hera. Hera Summer 2014 collection :)

t's summer in Korea right now and that means new collections of makeup and skincare products suitable for warm temperatures! Hooray! It's permanently humid and warm in Singapore and so it's really great to be able to have some products which are suitable for our temperatures :)

Recently I've been really into Hera's new summer collection. The colours are simply gorgeous and vibrant! Too bad it's pretty hard to find these products online. But I managed to get my hands on two items :) I got the Hera uv mist cushion long stay from and rouge holic in sandy fever from Qoo10. 

Credits to Hera

Credits to Hera

The UV mist cushion long stay is a summer limited edition that is meant to last up to 12 hours even in hot and humid temperatures. Given how humid it is here, it is impossible to stop sweating even just for a short walk from my house to the bus stop which is just 5 mins away. I always have to do touchups after lunch because my make up would start melting away after 4 or 5 hours.  I was quite excited to try a foundation that can last until work is over without having the need to do touchups :)

The long stay version only comes in C21 and C23 which is meant to provide better coverage then the N21 version I'm using now. I chose C21 and the shade is perfect for my skin tone.

The UV mist cushion long stay definitely lasts longer than any of my cushion foundations. I've used it for the past week and I really like how my face can remain bright and radiant even after a full day in the office. I only notice slight smudging after I blot my face but this really holds up better than anything else I've used before. However because of the extra coverage I would recommend not to dab on too much at one go else your makeup might look too thick. Despite the coverage, touchups were easy. My makeup didn't look cakey. 

This foundation has a semi dewy finish which I prefer over the matte finish from the Innisfree Long Wear Cushion. Somehow matte finish just makes my face looks dull.. I think it's just my own weird preference haha somehow dewy finish gives a healthier look. And this is semi dewy which is just right. 

This cushion comes in a light purple casing which I think is sooo pretty. I think Hera has one of the best packagings. 

I got this from for USD45 which comes with a refill pack. There is also one without refill which is cheaper at USD33.99. This is my second time purchasing from the website and I think their prices are really reasonable. On the packaging, the cushion costs 45,000KRW so after converting both prices into SGD its actually a couple of dollars difference because KRW exchange rate has gone up slightly recently. And I must say shipping is really reliable. I paid $2.50 for registered mail that comes with a tracking number. You can choose not to if you want which means shipping is completely free :). My package took about 1.5 weeks to arrive from date of order. 

Rouge Holic in Sandy Fever (No.224)

This is currently my favourite lippy at the moment. I really love this peachy colour! And it has glitter in the lipstick which is quite different from the lipsticks I have. The texture is creamy and gives a natural coral colour. The pigmentation is great as well so the colour comes through even if you have darker and/or uneven lip tones like me which I really love because sometimes its really a hassle to have to use a concealer to tone down the lips before applying lipsticks. 

Two down factors about this lipstick is that it has a really strong perfume scent and I happen to really dislike this scent.. like jasmine oil or something.. and secondly this lipstick does accentuate flaky or chap lips. Therefore a lip balm prior to applying this lipstick is a must ! 

Monday, 9 June 2014

[INNISFREE MINI HAUL] Eco Safety Daily Sun Mist, Olive Real Oil Mist, Long Wear Cushion, Gel Liner, Shadow Pencil and Eco Eyebrow Kit

Innisfree has been expanding recently in Singapore. Now they have a total of 3 stores! I just love stepping into an Innisfree store because there is this subtle green tea scent. Its just so natural and therapeutic. And to top it off you get to stare at Lee Min Ho's face while you shop hahaha. 

Anyway I bought a couple of items from them in the last couple of months and I thought I will just consolidate all my favourite items into this post :). 

Innisfree Eco Safety Daily Sun Mist - SPF PA 30++

The thing that I like about this sun mist is that it doesn't ruin my makeup! It is light and doesn't leave white patches on my face. It absorbs onto skin really quickly as well. I put this at on my work desk and I like to spray a little of this on my face , arms and legs before lunch time everyday so I could get some sun protection while walking to the hawker centre for lunch :)

 I also love that this contains organic sunflower oil and green tea which are good for my skin. It has a signature Innisfree citrusy herbal scent. 

Innisfree Olive Real Oil Mist - with extra virgin olive oil

Mists are a huge thing in Korea but not so in Singapore because our weather is soooo humid. But I discovered that mists are really great for travelling. I could bring this on the plane (its less than 100ml) and it's an extremely convenient way to moisturise my skin on the go. And this was one of my survival items when I was visiting Bangkok last month. The weather was so warm and dry my skin was like shrivelling up into a prune. I find myself spraying this mist like every hour. The mist has this citrusy scent which is so refreshing and with extra virgin olive oil? I wish that I had discovered this gem long agoo.. 

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion SPF50 PA+++ - Shade N21

My first cushion from Innisfree ! This is one of their new products for this summer and this cushion foundation is meant for those with oily skin who wish to have long lasting make up coverage. This cushion comes in a casing with a simple clean design. The highlight would be the product itself. It has powdery matte finish and doesn't feel sticky at all. On top of that it has really good coverage, I would say medium to high! And I find that it could last about 8-10 hours (2 hours under the sun and the rest in an air con room). Probably wouldn't last that long if you need to be under the sun constantly) However as it has a powdery finish, layering would cause some product to sit into lines a little. Otherwise this cushion is really awesome for humid and warm weathers. 

With the Innisfree Long Wear Cushion :)

Upper swatch - Innisfree Shadow Pencil in shade 02, Bottom - Innisfree Gel Liner - 07 

Innisfree Gel Liner - 07 Brown 

Super in love with this liner right now. It glides on really smoothly and the pigmentation is fantastic. Love the deep brown colour which is not too stark like black but still dark enough to make my monolid eyes bigger. It smudges slightly but nothing too raccoon like. Only issue would be having to sharpen this eyeliner which might have some product wastage.

Innisfree Shadow Pencil in shade 02

This eyeshadow pencil is highly versatile. I use it as an eyeshadow base and only for undereye to highlight the aygeo sal :) I am not really a fan to use white shadow for undereye as it doesn't look too natural. This shadow pencil has a beige pink tone which I find is more natural for my skin tone. 
It can stay on for 4-5 hours without a need for touch up:)

Innisfree Eco Eyebrow Kit 

I've always been a eyebrow pencil user but not a very good one. Haha I always end up with brows like two strips of sea weeds. But let me tell you using a powder is so much easier. The brush that comes with it is surprisingly easy to use. You just need to swipe the lighter colour on the front of your brows and then the darker colour towards the end. It is quick and fuss free. Plus I use the lighter colour powder to contour my nose. Highly recommend this for those who just suck at using a pencil like me or beginners who are still getting the hang of drawing brows :).

I hope you guys like my reviews :) Would be happy if you could share what is your favourite Innisfree item :)