I was up in Ontario last week for my cousin's wedding, and while I was there I made sure to drop by Pacific Mall and pick up some goodies! I've been wanting to try out more Korean cosmetic brands and this is what I ended up getting! It's.. mostly lip products, haha.
Let's start with The Face Shop! I ended up getting four of the Over Girl Edge Lip Crayons in the shades PP01, BE01, RD02, and PK03 (I wish they had actual names!). I also picked up one of the Lovely Meex Mini Pet Perfume Hand Creams in White Floral (it's a cute little kitty and I just couldn't resist), a Milky Moisture Tint in the shade 03 Apple Red, and a Perfumed Body Mist in Sugar Berry which I forgot to include in the photo (smells sooooo yummy).
Next, from Too Cool For School I got a Milk Tint in the shade Milky Red, and one of the Cats Street Hand Creams in Lily & Jack which I got mostly for the cute cat on the tube, haha.
I got one thing from Tony Moly, which is their Lip Click Styling Color in the shade M02. I had wanted to get a tube of my favorite Cats Wink Mascara as well, but was informed that it's been discontinued.. I'm still trying to recover from that. I also picked up a Macaron Lip Balm in Strawberry from It's Skin which is super cute and smells delicious.
From Etude House I got a Fresh Cherry Tint in the shade RD301, and one of the Dear My Wish Lips-Talk lipsticks in the shade PK003.
And last but not least is 3 Concept Eyes (or 3CE), where I got a Red Stain For Lips in the shade 02 and a free mini lipstick in the shade 03 that I can't find the product name for, haha.
Oh, and I also got one more thing from Nature Republic which is..
...an EXO-K (a subgroup to the Korean boy band EXO for those who don't know) hand cream set, haha. I'm not sure if I can bring myself to actually use them though..! Anyway, I've already started testing out some of these products so I'll definitely be posting reviews for them in the future. In the meantime, let me know if there's any other brands or particular products that you think I should try!
Let's talk about my new favorite highlighter: Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal ($46CDN). I've wanted to try it for a while so I got it during Sephora's VIB sale, but I love it so much I wouldn't mind paying full price! Here's some info from the Sephora website:
What it is:
"A creamy powder luminizer that absorbs and reflects light for a superb natural glow."
What it does:
"Find refined luminosity in any light - this formula features ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion. Like a compact full of crushed gemstones, the multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls adjust to skin's natural undertones for a truly unique glow."
It sounds pretty friggin' awesome, doesn't it? Well it is. Not only is the product itself beautiful, the packaging is really nice too.
Here's a heavy swatch of Opal, which is described as a 'golden opal pearl' and is perfect for summer. The pigmentation is fantastic, and the texture is super smooth (bordering on creamy) and is just lovely overall. It gives the skin such a beautiful, healthy glow that looks like it comes from within rather then just sitting on the skin, and the way it catches the light is stunning. It really does give you a 'superb natural glow', just as claimed! As for application, it blends like a dream and wears well on me all day (my skin gets a bit more oily this time of year). I'm absolutely loving it, and to be honest I think that it's the best highlighter I've tried thus far! If you haven't tried it yet then you definitely should!