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Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara : Celui qui m’a réconcilié avec les brosses picots ?

Benefit BADgal BANG! mascara

Benefit BADgal BANG! mascara

Comme une bonne majorité d’entre nous, j’ai eu mon époque They’re Real de Benefit : Lorsqu’il est sorti, les brosses en picots étaient encore plus ou moins inconnues au bataillon et ce mascara a fait fureur car il donnait vraiment beaucoup de longueur sans faire de pâtés. J’ai d’ailleurs une amie qui l’utilise encore (et probablement pour toujours) mais il faut dire qu’elle a de sacrés longs cils pour aider en amont…

Puis le Better Than Sex de Too Faced est sorti (cadeau, l’article de 2014 haha) et j’ai lâchement abandonné Benefit pour la brosse volumineuse en forme de sablier, cette fois-ci plutôt en poils synthétiques. Juste après, Benefit en a remis une couche avec son Roller Lash mais ce fut un ÉNORME FLOP pour moi. Je n’étais donc pas prête à repartir chez eux de si tôt.
Depuis, j’ai découvert le Velvet Noir de Marc Jacobs qui reste un de mes grands favoris de la planète entière (dont la brosse est finalement assez similaire au Better Than Sex : fluffy et en poils) et j’ai surtout eu des extensions de cils pendant environ 1 an.

Voilà pour mon périple mascara de ces dernières années.

Pourtant, j’ai récemment reçu le format voyage du petit dernier de chez Benefit, le BADgal BANG! Mascara, auquel j’ai tout d’abord lancé un regard suspicieux puis j’ai fini par lui laisser une chance… et absolument sans regret, vous allez voir !

Benefit BADgal BANG! mascara

Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara, test et avis

Je me souviens que Benefit n’avait vraiment pas lésiné sur les moyens pour le lancement de ce mascara puisqu’ils avaient envoyé de grosses influenceuses en voyage. Je me souviens encore du petit sac à dos en forme de fusée qu’elles avaient toutes reçu et qui contenait le fameux mascara : À partir de ce moment-là il est toujours resté dans un petit coin de ma tête je crois !

Pour avoir comparé le full size avec le format voyage (qui est encore différent de la miniature), ce dernier est très fidèle en terme de packaging, de brosse et de texture donc c’est pour ça que je me permets de vous la montrer aujourd’hui. Le tube est en plastique noir mat et le capuchon est orné de faux clous plats. Les écritures quant à elles sont argentées et rose métallisée, le tout donnant un côté très rock à notre petit mascara.

Parlons du plus interéssant (même si le packaging est toujours important, on va pas se le cacher) : La brosse ! Les picots, c’est quand même la marque de fabrique des mascaras Benefit non ?

Benefit BADgal BANG! mascara

Ce qui m’a tout de suite marqué, c’est la taille de cette brosse picots : Avec une telle longueur, on peut atteindre les extrémités sans effort ni difficulté !
Quand à sa forme, elle est beaucoup moins volumineuse que certaines brosses en vogue. Elle est légèrement plus évasée du côté du manche pour finir avec des picots microscopiques sur l’autre extrémité.

Des résultats très concluants

Pour encore mieux vous situer où j’en étais, les extensions ne m’ont pas bousillé les cils mais je trouve qu’après avoir arrêté, elles me les ont tout de même laissé un peu plus court qu’à l’ordinaire. J’ai donc naturellement repris sur le Velvet Noir de Marc Jacobs et alors peut-être qu’inconsciemment j’avais toujours la vision des faux cils dans ma tête, mais il m’a relativement déçue sur mes cils que je trouvais éperdument plus courts qu’avant.

Alors que la longueur n’était pas un souci pour moi avant et que je préférais accentuer sur le volume (et le Marc Jacobs est PAR-FAIT pour ça), c’est au moment où mes besoins ont changé que le Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara est entré en scène :

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Sa brosse picots permet d’appliquer la matière de façon très définie et ciblée sur les cils, de sorte à miser à 100% sur la longueur selon moi. Et le pari est relevé avec brio ! En plus de ça, je trouve qu’il fournit la pigmentation, la courbure et même le volume nécéssaires.
La marque mise beaucoup sur le volume mais je trouve que la longueur reste le vrai point fort des brosses picots. ;)

Facilité & efficacité

J’adore le fait de pouvoir atteindre facilement les petits cils du coin interne avec l’extrémité de la brosse, même si j’aurais préféré qu’elle soit un petit peu moins réduite à cet endroit justement car le manque de relief à tendance à laisser le produit s’agglomérer et à s’empâter sur les cils. C’est vraiment le seul minuscule défaut que je pourrais lui donner car il ne fait pas réellement de pâté, il y a juste un petit peu plus de produit à cet endroit de temps en temps et c’est un coup de main à prendre.

Il ouvre instantanément le regard en agrippant et recourbant la totalité des cils, encore une fois avec une facilité déconcertante !

Au final, c’est long pour une revue mascara puisqu’une photo vaut mille mots !

Le Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara m’a définitivement réconcilié avec les brosses picots (et la marque elle-même, que j’avais complètement délaissé), il est parfait pour celle qui cherche des cils longs, noir et définis ! Il va booster le potentiel de vos cils au maximum à travers une longueur, une courbure, une noirceur et un volume malléable.

Le format full size est disponible au prix de 27,50€ chez Sephora, soit le prix d’un bon mascara sans entrer dans le haut de gamme !

Vous l’avez déjà testé ? Que pensez-vous des brosses picots en général ? Racontez-moi votre propre expérience avec les mascaras pendant ces dernières années !

Benefit BADgal BANG! mascara

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The Face Shop Gelato Tint : On voudrait en manger ! (TesterKorea)

The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch

The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch

Il y a de ces produits qu’on apprend à aimer, et d’autres qui sont de véritables coups de coeur : Les The Face Shop Gelato Tint m’ont tapé dans l’oeil dès leur sortie, et je suis ravie d’avoir pu tester ma teinte préférée grâce à l’un de mes e-shops favoris pour vous en parler aujourd’hui : TesterKorea !

TesterKorea, eshop phare de la k-beauty

TesterKorea est un e-shop k-beauty que je ne vous présente plus car il est leader dans son domaine : Ils ont absolument tous les produits que vous cherchez et si ce n’est pas le cas, vous pouvez leur demander de les entrer en stock pour vous ! C’est probablement la boutique en ligne sur laquelle j’ai le plus acheté de produits. Au delà de ça, je ne cesse de vous la recommander dans la liste de mes e-shops favoris et ce n’est pas pour rien. ;)
À chaque commande, vous recevez des petits pochons d’échantillons variés et ça donne l’impression de recevoir plus que ce qu’on attendait. Moi et ma boîte aux lettres, c’est Noël tous les jours je vous jure haha.

Il ne faut pas cependant pas être pressé car avec la montagne de commandes qu’ils ont à préparer tous les jours, il y a un petit délai de préparation. Si toutefois certains de vos produits ne sont plus en stock d’ici là, ça m’est déjà arrivé et ils vous envoient un mail en proposant de choisir une autre alternative.
Un service un peu long mais toujours présent, avec une gamme de choix in-com-pa-rable aux autres e-shops.

Les frais de port sont calculés en fonction du poids de vos articles, je vous recommande donc de commander avec des copines pour être un maximum rentable !

The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch

The Face Shop, marque coréenne occidentalisée ?

C’est lors d’un évènement organisé par TesterKorea que j’ai eu l’occasion de recevoir un produit The Face Shop. C’est une marque de cosmétiques coréens que je ne devrais pas vous présenter non plus car c’est probablement la plus présente en occident ! C’est l’une des seules marques qui comporte du français sur ses packagings car elle est officiellement distribuée au Canada.
Autant réputée pour la qualité de ses produits que pour ses collections tantôt chic tantôt loufoques grâce aux nombreuses collaborations qu’elle nous a présenté, le dernier produit The Face Shop en date que j’ai adoré était la Miracle Cushion.
Autant axée soin que maquillage, je pense que je lui préfère sa gamme maquillage qui est très qualitative et accessibles ! Certains soins doivent valoir le coup mais je préfère souvent me tourner vers des marques qui ne font que ça. Si vous avez des références à me conseiller, je vous attends dans les commentaires !

The Face Shop Gelato Tint, test et avis

Les The Face Shop Gelato Tint ont fait leur grande apparition sur les réseaux sociaux il y a quelques semaines voire quelques mois maintenant. J’ai tout d’abord été assez surprise de ne pas en voir plus que ça, puisque la marque elle-même n’avait partagé que un ou deux visuels. Sur ces derniers, on ne voyait même pas quel genre d’embout ou de texture c’était, donc j’ai fini par passer à autre chose.

Mais ça, c’était sans compter de recevoir la teinte #05 Brown Bonbon sur laquelle j’avais particulièrement flashé !

The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch

Notre Gelato Tint arrive dans un emballage plastique transparent qui laisse tout de suite apercevoir le produit. Puisque j’ai choisi la teinte marron, la bande sur le plastique l’est également et j’imagine que ça doit changer en fonction de chaque teinte.

En sortant le Gelato Tint de son emballage, on a un mélange de texture dans les mains : Le cône est en plastique dur tandis que le capuchon en forme de boule de glace au chocolat parsemé de confettis comestibles est en silicone.

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En dévissant notre fausse petite boule de glace en chocolat, on découvre une tige avec un embout mousse. Yes ! Je ne porte plus que ça maintenant et je n’étais toujours pas sûre du format à la reception.
La mousse au bout de la tige est plus fluffy que d’autres, et on comprend vite pourquoi : La texture du Gelato Tint est si particulière !

C’est une texture veloutée et semi-matte qui glisse facilement sans vraiment sécher. Elle est assez épaisse et permet donc de lisser les lèvres sans pour autant filer dans les ridules. Puisqu’elle ne sèche jamais, elle ne tiraille pas les lèvres et c’est un vrai bonheur de l’appliquer et de la porter.

En ce moment, j’aime beaucoup flouter les bords de mes lipsticks. Son côté velouté rend l’opération excessivement facile sans laisser de démarcation : tant en gradient qu’en full lips, j’adhère.

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Puisque les autres teintes s’appellent toutes “Strawberry and Cream” ou encore “Cherry Burgundy” etc, on pouvait se douter que les Gelato Tint serait parfumé en fonction de leur nom ou de la couleur de la boule de glace : Ça n’a pas manqué ! Mon Brown Bonbon sent quelque chose qui se rapproche du… chocolat ! L’odeur est assez fidèle, mais le côté chimique ressort un peu trop pour que je trouve ça gourmand. Ce n’est cependant pas écoeurant sur les lèvres et pour l’effort, je donne un point haha.

Vous l’aurez vu, la teinte de ce The Face Shop Gelato Tint #05 Brown Bonbon est un rouge clair légèrement maronné tellement doux ! J’ai bien fait de craquer pour cette teinte qui change de mes nudes et mes corails habituels. Elle peut s’adapter à n’importe quelle tenue en fonction des moodd et du reste du maquillage de la journée.

The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch

Concernant la tenue, elle est vraiment bonne pour un rouge à lèvres qui transfert : On remarque sur le dos de ma main que lorsqu’on retire le produit, la couleur s’est légèrement tinté sur ma peau et n’en bouge plus. Le terme de “Gelato TINT” prend donc tout son sens. ;)

En plus du packaging en forme de cornet de glace qui me donne envie de le sortir devant tout le monde à chaque fois, c’est une véritable partie de plaisir de l’appliquer ! Un sans-faute pour The Face Shop et ses Gelato Tint tant visuellement qu’au touché.

Toutes les teintes sont en stock et à shopper chez TesterKorea pour 9000 wons en promotion, soit 7,15€ unité. On ne se ruine pas !

The Face Shop Gelato Tint Brown Bonbon swatch

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Convaincue par les Etude House Soft Drink Tint ?

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy

A few weeks ago, I introduced you the latest products from Korean cosmetics brand Etude House, aka the Soft Drink Tint, which I totally felt in love with.

I was so happy when the little French eshop Sokosmetique asked me if I wanted to receive the shade of my choice, so I can now give you my opinion on the cutest products of summer 2018!

Etude House Soft Drink Tint

I won’t introduce Etude House anymore, obviously: If you know even just a tiny bit of k-beauty, you may also know that Etude House is THE girly and affordable Korean brand that everybody loves. It’s been one of my favorite brands for years, and it’s not likely to change if they keep releasing such cute products.

I also won’t repeat myself since I’ve already talked about this new line earlier in my previous blogpost, so let’s go directly into the review!

My choice went on the ‘Grapefruit Fantasy‘ shade, but the swatches made me very hesitant: I wanted a bright and summery shade and I always turn to peach/coral/warm nude etc — I’m not a pink person. And so as I said, the official swatches made me wonder a lot because the pink shade of the collection is called ‘Peach Toktoktok’ and seems to be quite what I like! ‘Grapefruit Fantasy’ even looked like a garish orange… That’s why I wanted to dig a little deeper into customers’ swatches, and it turned out that the little pink called “peach” was actually VERY pink, and the orange … well, sweeter than I thought. When I received it, I knew I had made the right choice. ♡

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy

Our Etude House Soft Drink Tint comes in a red drink dispenser-shaped packaging… Starting here, it was hard to remain neutral because I was already in love haha. The overall k-beauty cuteness squeezes my brain like I’ve been a bunch of kitties!

Let’s now discover the product itself, the little soda bottle! It’s bigger than I thought, it’s also quite heavy and very well finished. The clear part of the soda bottle-shaped lipstick let us appreciate a pretty coral shade, and I notice details that I didn’t necessarily notice in my first post: There are small grapefruit drawn on the label… And it really smells like grapefruit! Citrus fruits are one of the few foods I hate, but here is a sweet yet fresh fragrance that I really enjoy. It makes me want to smell the peach and grape ones haha.

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch

When I unscrew the top of the product (not just the cap, otherwise it would be too short in hand), we can see a small applicator with a foam tip. The application is very easy, to me at least because I almost don’t wear classic solid lipsticks anymore! What about you?

The shade is actually darker than the one they put on the red packaging, but it can be noticed at first glance thanks to the clear parts of the bottle. On the hand, it looks very… well- grapefruity, couldn’t find a more suitable name haha.

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch This Etude House Soft Drink Tint isn’t called “tint” for nothing, since it REALLY stains the skin. After leaving it for a few minutes to take the pictures and put on makeup, I tried to remove it with makeup remover, cleansing oil, soap … and I totally failed. The swatch stayed for several days!

Seems promising for lips, right?

Not only is the product fresh and almost yummy on the lips, but it spreads evenly so easily, doesn’t stick nor makes the lips dry or tug. On the contrary, it feels like a bright and luminous lip lacquer at first but once the excess of product is removed, you can’t even feel it on the lips anymore but the color is definitely there!

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy swatch

You can wear it as gradient or full lips, I personally can’t decide which one I like the most. Depends on my mood I guess haha. I love it because I don’t have to worry to reapply some or how my lips look during the day: After a whole working day, meals and even make-up removal and skincare routine… My lips are still stained (but it fades in a more pink coral shade).

In a nutshell: It’s definitely too cute for this world, smells good, is long lasting, comfortable and handy. What else?

This Etude House Soft Drink Tint in Grapefruit Fantasy shade is a huge YES, and it really makes me want to try the other ones! Let’s order together? haha

I got it on Sokosmetique for €7,99 but they’re to be sold-out. :( so check Jolse to purchase it for €6,58 shipping included ♡ — rr any of your fav reseller should have them by now really!

What do you think of these Soft Drink Tint? Do you like Etude House?

Etude House Soft Drink Tint Grapefruit Fantasy

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Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening: A great success!

I announced you the big comeback of the cushions on the blog, and I wasn’t joking! What’s great with cushions (and you may think I’m crazy) is that it ends relatively quickly… and I, as a superconsumer, like to change regularly. Discovering a new case, a new texture, the sensation of the brand new pad in a fully soaked cushion… I can’t get enough, and it gives a goal to my collection haha.

My current lifestyle allows me not to wear makeup everyday unlike the last 10 years of study so a cushion lasts 2 good months, but would probably lasts only one with a daily use. Fortunately it’s not that expensive, especially when you have found THE grail and only have to buy refills. ;)

By the time I finished my The Face Shop cushion (that I truly loved), I received the latest cushion of the Korean brand Sulwhasoo sold at the Galeries Lafayette: the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening and its “Golden Birds” limited case!

The Korean brand Sulwhasoo

Korean cosmetics’ addicts already know the brand for sure, or at least have heard about it… but for others: Sulwhasoo is a Korean brand that could be described as medium/high-end with luxurious packagings and ingredients, targeting rather mature skin (and mature wallets as well haha)

The brand is officially distributed in France since September 2017 at Galeries Lafayette Haussman in Paris. Parisians can now get themselves many of the brand’s skincares and also choose between a few cushions… including the one I’m reviewing today!

My review of the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening !

The original case is pearly white with embossed moldings. This limited edition “Golden Birds” features two birds with a red ribbon on a flowering tree branch : As the birds are the symbol of luck and happiness, there’s nothing better to enjoy this cushion at first glance!

This is my very first time with a Sulwhasoo cushion, and we understand immediately the positioning of the brand: All cases of all brands are relatively similar, but this one seems to be better quality thanks to its slightly heavier and more elaborated plastic: It is matte with silver/mirror details, which is absolutely charming! It looks so precious, just like an object of collection. ♡
Inside, we can see an integrated mirror, a pad with the brand’s name and a fresh operculum that retains the famous foundation.

I chose the No.23 Medium Beige shade, which unsurprisingly matches my skin tone since they kept the Korean number as a guide.

The product has a rather strong smell, which suits the image of Sulwhasoo very well to me: It smells like a mix of plants, ginseng etc… I like it. Obviously it’s unique to everyone, but it’s still a foundation product so the scent won’t stay long.

As for the coverage, I didn’t know what to expect: I’m used to look for the strongest coverage because of my imperfections and redness that I wished to hide in the past, but I’m also starting to realize that my skin is less troubled, more unified and that I no longer need an almost opaque coverage. Yay!
So I would say that it is a medium coverage but easily workable for those who always have things to hide. In any case, a single layer works very well on my redness, and if you have nothing to hide… At least apply it for its sunscreen?

‘Cause yeah, it’s one of the most emphasized (a little too much) proprieties in this cushion: Its sun protection! They talk about it everywhere on the packaging, the directions etc… but they don’t say anything on the index of protection itself. The brand confirmed me SPF50 PA+, which is downright optimal but it wouldn’t have been a luxury to display it directly on the product right?
Sunscreen is the kind of “more than indispensable bonus” for a cushion in my opinion: It means that I apply it to unify my complexion in order to replace any foundation, but I don’t apply it FOR its sunscreen. You get it? It’s probably the same for you? haha

In addition of unifying, this brightening version really illuminates the complexion: The color of the product isn’t dull at all and it doesn’t turn orange or oxidize over the hours. The Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening is enriched with extracts of:

  • Ginseng
  • Honey
  • Licorice root
  • Magnolia
  • Sacred Lotus seed
  • Lily Tiger leaf
  • Chinese Peony root
  • Solomon’s seal root
  • and Pearlescent Complex developed by the brand itself, in order to get a radiant, luminous complexion. What a success!

See the ingredients list
GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947), PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, ARBUTIN, WATER, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, MICA (CI 77019), POLYSILICONE-11, STEARIC ACID, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, ADENOSINE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, MOTHER OF PEARL, SILICA, PROPANEDIOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM TIGRINUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, MAGNOLIA BIONDII FLOWER EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FRAGRANCE

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening, the results

Regarding the finish and how it lasts, this cushion is also a very good student: It doesn’t mark dead skins and dry patches at all, and unifies the color as well as the texture. It’s extremely important for me! My dehydrated skin can’t stand products that mark even a little, I just can’t. It also lasts very well all day long on my skin combination to oily skin, with a little bit of translucent powder on my T-zone.

According to the little paper in the package (that nobody reads except me to be able to make you a complete review), there are not less than 7 different shades – which is a great point for a Korean brand that is setting up on the Western market.

The limited “Golden Birds” case was broadcasted in store only, and the classic Brightening version will be sold on the Galeries Lafayette website very soon according to the brand. Future limited editions should also be available online, so stay tuned!
For my fellow Americans, Sulwhasoo has a US eshop and it’s available for $65 so serve yourselves.
In the meantime, you can shop the Brightening version (classic white case but just as pretty) at Jolse for around $47.50 shipping included, missBeautyKorea or TesterKorea for the same price (shipping not included), always with the refill! If you have links to shop the Golden Birds version, don’t hesitate to put them in comment. ♡

Did you know the brand Sulwhasoo? Which products would you recommend?

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Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster: Faking tan with skincare?!

Autobronzant Clarins Addition Concentré Éclat

It took me 25 years to get into self-tanning and I think I can’t be stopped now… I’m on my way to become a real reality show girl! hahaha (spoiler: no)

Let’s talk seriously: It’s been a few months since I fell for the body tanning mousse from the Australian brand Loving Tan and I’m delighted, but I must admit that I wasn’t really serene to apply it on my face. Not that the composition scares me because it’s super safe, but a second of inattention and hello dark spots and uneven face…

During the inauguration of the Clarins store at the Grand Hotel Dieu in my hometown Lyon, France, I came across this little product. Actually I didn’t really “came across” because my friend was looking forward to buy it and told me like 5 minutes before, and the saleswoman didn’t wait more than 3 seconds to boast its merits – both pro and personal … And you know me: I am WEAK. So I unsheathed my credit card faster than lightning. :p

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster : Made-to-measure self tan

Everything is in the title, but when I saw the size of the thing … I scratched my head a bit! The Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster is a very small bottle of 15ml with golden tips. I don’t know if the see-through plastic in the center is brown tinted or if it’s the product that tints it, but the drops that come out are the exact same color.

How does it work?

Speaking of these drops, they’re also taken out by pressuring the lower part of the bottle, which is a kind of flexible material that allows the product to go out drop by drop. In this way, there’s no leak if you wanna travel with it, nor any breakage since it’s robust plastic. Because exploding a self-tanning liquid in a toiletry bag, suitcase or purse… I don’t wanna think about it.
With this small gesture, I feel like I’m doing a DIY and I enjoy it so much.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, how to use it?

We can’t apply these drops directly on the skin: We have to mix them with our daily skincare! Well “daily skincare” I mean, when you have at least 5 or 6 like me, I necessarily wondered if I had to apply it at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of my routine. After trying all these methods, I must say that it works best with the very first skincare product after cleansing – my moisturizing toner – because it’s the ‘closest’ to the skin! I recommend to use it this way because if you put a thick product like a cream before, it will make a barrier and you’ll just spoil this precious elixir…
If you don’t have a moisturizing toner or you apply it with a cotton pad, just mix it with your serum, your oil, your cream… let’s say the first skincare that you apply with your fingers. ;)

This is the ultimate solution for those who wanna tan without being exposed to the sun, while taking care of themselves! Mixing the drops with a skincare makes the tan SO EVEN – absolutely no risk of having any trace, I promise haha. It’s also a great opportunity not to forget the neck, the cleavage and the ears during your cocooning routine.

The recipe is very simple: 3 drops a day until the desired tan, then maintain at 2 drops. You can find your own rhythm all year long by applying 2 drops every two days for a “healthy” effect, and start again with a cure of 3 drops a day when the sun hits. It’s instant, but it fades very quickly too (2 or 3 days without any drops to find your natural complexion back).

See the ingredient lists
AQUA/WATER/EAU, DIHYDROXYACETONE, ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ERYTHRULOSE, XANTHAN GUM, CARAMEL, CITRIC ACID, ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE [S1390A]

The composition is surprisingly short!
The main self-tanning ingredient is dihydroxyacetone -or DHA- which is a naturally occurring molecule that “chemically” (don’t be afraid of this word, damn it) reacts with the amino acids contained in the surface of the epidermis, thus allowing to “darken” the skin. Same principle as sugar under heat, to schematize a little!
Coupled with erythrulose, also a natural active that allows a gradual tan, we get the greatest HQ self-tanning combo, with a quite natural composition even if it’s still considered as “conventional” please!
There is even some Aloe Vera extracts in the main ingredients of the list in addition to other moisturizing, balancing agents, some “mandatory” preservatives etc … Last but not least, I’m sure you’ll be as delighted as me to know that our ultimate cheating product is non-comedogenic. If you have a capricious skin, it won’t cause any breakout.

What about the results?

If you are still septic, just know that the tan is instant: From the first application, my face got some colors in few minutes! It’s pretty subtle at first, you may not see it if you’re used to tan or play with self-tanners for a long time but for someone who has been very pale all her life, I immediately saw the difference.

To reach the medium tan I wanted (to honor my Hispanic origins), I applied 3 drops a day for 5 days. At the end of the 5th day, I admit I looked in the mirror and said “WOW! I can totally say I was at the beach for 15 days and nobody would object” haha.
For example, my The Face Shop cushion was too dark for my natural complexion, it looked almost ORANGE. But after those 5 days, it suited me perfectly and I couldn’t see any difference between my face and my neck.
Actually, everyone around me had noticed it. In a good way of course, but they all said that I looked great for the summer. I was tanned. Naturally tanned, without the skin cancer – thanks bye. :’)

A 15ml bottle may seem tiny in the palm of your hand, but at a rate of 3 drops a day, it lasts quite long. You can purchase it for $32 on Sephora! I am really satisfied with this Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster and I will totally buy it again. It now has a permanent place in my skincare routine. ♡

What is your experience with self-tanners? Would you jump into it with a product like this little nugget?

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Kbeauty battle: Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint vs. Wine Lip Tint Velvet !

K-beauty Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint vs Wine Lip Tint Velvet !

It’s the very first time I do this kind of post on my blog, and I’m glad to introduce you two products in a friendly battle : I’m going to review two lips products from the Korean brand Labiotte: the famous Wine Lip Tint and its latest version Wine Lip Tint Velvet!
I bought the first one in Korea last summer, and I couldn’t help buying one of the Velvet edition a few months later on the internet.

Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint (original)

First of all, I think it’s necessary to talk about the packaging: Even if I don’t drink alcohol in real life, I’m still proud to be a Frenchie and I just LOVE that this liptint looks like a small bottle of wine. Labiotte thought about everything, you can enjoy every single detail: the cork, the red aluminium neck, the label, the medaillon and french tags…(yes, I went through wine lexicon to find all these related words haha) Just like a real bottle!

Whereas you could think we have to unscrew the cork to open the product, Labiotte didn’t push the illusion through the end and the tip can be opened  right above the label… which isn’t bad because the cork would have been way too small to hold!
Now you can see the slightly beveled and rigid foam tip, soaked with liptint…

For my very first Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint, I chose the CR01 Rosé Coral shade: You’re starting to know me well and it’s typically the kind of color I’m fond of, no matter the finish of the lipstick.
Rosé Coral is, well, a beautiful pinky coral. Is it my fault if the name is so accurate? Haha

The formula is liquid and clear, with almost no texture effect and it doesn’t stick either. Even if the smell is great, I feel like it doesn’t do the job: The product isn’t really pigmented and doesn’t stain the lips. The color is also very subtle and when you don’t feel anything on your lips anymore, you can be sure that it didn’t last…too bad.

Still, I like applying products on my lips quite often so touch ups don’t bother me, but let’s be honest: It’s far from being the best tint ever. It’s cute, discreet, but not extraordinary. It’s more like a water based  liquid lipstick.


Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint Velvet

The velvet edition is still a small bottle of wine, but a white one! I think the illusion is less efficient, but the product is still gorgeous, right? The label is the same, only 벨벳 (‘velvet’) is added on the back. The bottle’s color and its tag mark the difference between this version and the original one.

The applicator is exactly the same, but the formula is nothing like the original: It’s way more pigmented and opaque but the texture isn’t much thicker. That’s what I like with velvet lipsticks: Pigmentation is great and you don’t even feel it on your lips. It’s not sticky, it dries quite fast and leave the lips soft and smooth. A really good velvet!

For this velvet edition, I’ve chosen the BE01 Terroir Nude shade and its name is also very accurate since it’s a subtle but still bright and sunny orange nude. I like it a lot.

Like the first edition, the pigments don’t « tint » the lips as it should, being liptints. It’s still very nice to wear because it’s very comfortable, transfer proof and long lasting.

The Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint Velvet doesn’t smell very good tho… The fragrance reminds me of paint or glue, but don’t worry: It doesn’t last when you apply it on lips!


Classic vs Velvet, and the winner is…

In the end, I think the brand got the names wrong. These are not liptints. The first one is rather a lip gloss as written in French (even though it’s not very glossy), but the second one is rather a classic velvet liquid lipstick.

Maybe I should have chosen a darker shade for the original edition because I’ve heard that reds are very pigmented, but I admit that I’m not that tempted after this first test. We’ll see.

However I’m still hyped by the velvet edition, which is not a tint but a very very good velvet liquid lipstick which perfectly enhances lips!

I’ll keep using these two products because I love the colors and they are good on-the-go’s, like you can apply them in ten seconds in front of a mirror just to have something on your lips, without thinking of people who could notice you weren’t very precise etc. It’s mainly the case for the original version because of its formula and its color, but the second one can be used for a great gradient lips effect as well!

If you want to try one of them (even if you know where my heart is), you can get the original version on Jolse for €8,82 + shipping fees, and the velvets for €9,72 on missbeautykorea !

trad : @qidehae

Labiotte Wine Lip Tint

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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb: Up to its reputation?

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

Yes you read well: While the beauty brand of Riri made its grand opening in September 2017, I only come now for my first review… Better late than nothing right?

I hesitated a lot between a highlighter and this gloss but considering the prices and all those that I already have in my drawers, I couldn’t. I just couldn’t. And for the foundation, aka the product which drew most of the attention, my sister bought it early and she is one of those you got phenomenal breakout after using it… So let’s not do this please?
In the end, with everything that I have and that I receive, I realize that I spend less time at Sephora- not that nothing hype me but I really have to calm down because everything won’t fit in my suitcases for the Canada (for those who don’t follow me on social networks: I took a one way ticket for Montreal in October.)

STILL, I got to stop at Sephora few days ago and considering that I love to do my eyes makeup with the Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette lately, I wanted something discreet yet present on my lips. I stopped going around matte liquid lipsticks (that I am still in love with) because sometimes, and mostly now that summer is coming, I want something more luminous, nude and natural.. In other words: a gloss!

I have never, ever like glosses. Either I was a dark androgynous teenager, or a very girly young woman… but with LONG hair so it didn’t work obviously. I don’t mind that glosses aren’t transfer proof, but hair sticked on my lips—is just a nightmare.

Today’s gloss doesn’t seem to be like the ones we used to know : Less thick and sticky for a much nicer finish – glosses are slowly but surely coming back in the very heart of beauty trends, right?

Fenty Beauty

Ladies and gentlemen: THE king of glosses since its release, the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb:

Defined as an «Universal Lip Luminizer», its unique shade called ‘Fenty Glow’ is supposed to suit all kind of lips and skin tones while illuminating, plumping and nourishing the lips thanks to its non-sticky formula including shea butter. Let’s check out the composition :

Ingredients list
POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICAPRYLIN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, MICA, SORBITAN OLEATE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER UNSAPONIFIABLES, AROMA/FLAVOR, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TRIBEHENIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, LACTIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE.

It’s a lot of ingredients for a gloss! Anyway, these all seem safe to me if you remove the perfume that may not be suitable for some, which give the gloss a yummy vanilla-peach fragrance.

Let’s not forget that Fenty Beauty is a cruelty-free brand then, so far, zero mistakes! I didn’t think a lot and payed €17 for this potential must-have of the year to become… Now, what do I think of it?

My review of the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

I expected a lot from the «non-sticky» point. That’s what made me go for it, in addition to the super stylish packaging and the really nice shade – an iridescent peachy nude, enough to look good without doing too much.
Well, about this non-sticky finish… it’s not really accurate. I’m really surprised to read so many reviews that say it doesn’t stick because I think it’s still a bit thick, almost like a classic gloss. Almost.

I have lip oils and water that, for once, are REALLY non-sticky so I expected the same of this gloss… Anyway, just know that this Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb DOES stick a bit. Not as hard as making you eat your own hair when it’s windy, but as the kind of gloss that gives you firm and plumped lips.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, how to apply it?

When you pull the applicator out of the tube, it’s better to spin it a bit because there is a little too much gloss on it. The texture pleasantly and easily glides on the lips and the fragrance is quite strong : It may be on the lips, but you can still smell it for several minutes!
However, you can feel the thickness of the product when you pinch your lips. I’d have imagine something less «resistant», but that’s probably what makes it long lasting.

Because, yeah, it lasts quite well! You’ll obviously reapply some after eating (which takes overall 3 seconds lol) but beyond that, the textures doesn’t make me wanna bit my lips so they stay glossy and luminous for hours.

I must admit that I don’t particularly like to apply the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb on top of other lip products because I’m always afraid of getting the tip dirty. And then, I have enough lipsticks to put something else if I want something different than glossy nude lips! However, it’s PERFECT to unify a dry matte lipstick which would mark sharped lips, or a rest of lipstick after eating but you forgot it at home…

Overall, I don’t regret buying it but I can’t deny that I was a bit disappointed about the not so innovative texture. It remains a very good gloss by how it looks, smells and applies – a hot must-have, I tell you!

What do you think about the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb? Have you already bought other products from the brand?

trans help : Lauriane D.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

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Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette: The best of the best?

Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette

As far as I know, I find myself really weak when it comes to be in a ‘no-buy mode’ in front of beauties like that, as far as the huge time I take to shoot pictures and NOT to put my fingers in the product – I’m just impressed of myself. Haha

A few weeks passed before I decided to shoot this palette, and yet quite more few days of using it to make my own opinion, that I’m writing today. Do we deal with the best palette of the universe ? That’s what I thought when I first bought this Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette, let’s see if that’s still what I think now…

Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette

Nabla is an Italian brand which struggle in France, it is yet quite greater than Kiko. Products’ quality is exceptionnal: Shadows, lipsticks, blushes, bronzers, etc – everything is incredibly pigmented, long-lasting and on top of that, they still manage to offer great packagings ?!

Sometimes Nabla will flirt with professional brands by selling mono eyeshadows, customisable palette and neutral packagings, sometimes it will release some.. some PURE MARVEL like this Dreamy Palette and it’s really really hard to resist !

When it was first released, I couldn’t decide if I really wanted to buy it or not before it was sold out – how I regretted it when the first swatches and makeup came out, you’ll know why soon enough.

There’s been a restock early this year and I won’t lie : At 1 p.m I was already refreshing the page for 10 minutes ahah. After paying 35,90 + €10 of shipping fees on the official website (because I was afraid that the free shipping sellers were running out of stock already), here’s the object of all desire,between my hands, and the box already sets the tone.

An ultra careful shipping for a precious product. The palette comes in a little packaging that we have to slide to discover the real black beauty filled with gold and bronze stars, constellations and other universe details

Honestly, this is the most beautiful palette I ever saw in my life. I know I don’t have some kind of universal taste or something ; but the tones, the layout, the finish — the global harmony..I’m totally falling for it.

Okay, we got that the eyeshadows were pretty. But how is the pigmentation, the texture…? 

Here are the one layer swatches. Yes, you read it well. It means I only stroked the shadow with my fingers ONCE, I only pressed this same finger on my arm ONCE, without pressing it again. If I had to rate the pigmentation, it would be an easy 15/10. ahah

The 6 iridescent shades are as intense and smooth as the 5 matte shades are soft and colorful.
However, I see a flaw and it’s called Delirium : The psychedelic purple shade is most glittery but also the most powdery and not very pigmented… Dang, the deception is real. :( 

Talking about ‘powdery‘, even if I love the pigmentation of this palette, I objectively have to say that this is the most (beautiful we got that, but also) powdery palette I own. Even Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Modern Renaissance isn’t as powdery as this one, and the brand is known for being powdery already. Can you imagine it ?

I actually don’t have anything against powdery eyeshadow. However I systematically get my cheeks full of eyeshadows everytime I use this Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette… too bad.
If you wanna try it, I advise you not to do your foundation first. Now that you’re aware, you can happily use it daily because it’s too pretty not to ! What, I already said that ? Am I biased ?

Those 12 pretty shadows are still incredibly easy to work with, blend, etc. I know it’s hard to imagine not ending up with patches with such a great pigmentation but that’s totally true ! Gliding (h)e(a)venly on lids~

Our Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette is magnetic and a big mirror is included. The palette itself, as much as the eyeshadows, seems resistant : I took it with me everywhere these past few days and I wasn’t afraid to break it. BECCA should learn about it. :DDDD (<- totally not mad about the total destruction of my highlighter. Twice.)

It’s now time to show y’all the makeup I’m doing the most with this palette lately, because I’m almost using all shades and let say that it’s SO satisfying haha. It’s still really harmonious, don’t you think ?

Last but not least, the Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette is a pure treasure esthetically talking, whether at the packaging level, but also at the shadows and all the other small details. The pigmentation is excellent, an even « rarely seen » one, up to MakeUp Geek’s eyeshadows. However it’s still very powdery and Delirium which looked like the most powerful shade is finally the most (and only) disappointing oneOn the other hand, you can work with a wet brush to give it a totally new dimension.

It won’t make my euphoria toward this palette fall tho: I love it at a nameless level. aha

As you can well imagine, its sold out again… But you can still follow the brand on the social media to stay tuned about the restocks !

Have you heard about this Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette before ? After this blogpost, are you interested in purchasing it?

Trans : @Rachel Funghini

Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow palette

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Joah Box, the best kbeauty box?

K-Beauty Joah Box Lapcos

Even if I tend to discover and accumulate always more and more products, beauty boxes are still one of my favorite ways to acquire new things!

Joah Box

You probably already heard about Joah Box’s subscription on my YouTube channel, my Instagram or some reviews I wrote here but I just realized I never properly talked about Joahbox itself… And since I have two new boxes in stock right now, I think it’s a great timing!

Small wakeup call or infos for the newbies : (welcome ♡)

  • Monthly: 33$ (26,50€)
  • One time box: 35,95$ (28,90€)
  • 3 months: 97$ (78€)
  • 6 months: 190$ (153€)
  • One year: 375$ (300€)

 Shipping included

I must say that I don’t see any big savings except for the full year subscription, and this is definitely not the less expensive kbeauty box… but objectively, this is one of the best!
Indeed: In each box, you’re getting 5~7 full size products for a total value of 50$~100$, depending on the month and selection. I think it’s a pretty good deal when you think about it, for less than €30 every month haha.

By the way, get 10% off your order with the code MANGO10 (works only on the English version tho), which means €22,50 off the year subscription! Just know that I’m not paid nor sponsored, I just asked it for you guys. :B”


Joah Box – September 2017

Yes, you read well: This is the SEPTEMBER box… I’m definitely not late, idk whatchu talkin ‘bout. The worst thing is that this box is truly amazing. Let’s discover the content together:

Dr Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Soothing Mask

I won’t introduce the brand Dr Jart+ to you because it’s one of the few Korean brands that are available at Sephora! So the “particular spirit” –to not say creepy– of the brand shouldn’t surprise you, even if this product is not sold in France. (update : it is now!)

There is a baby’s face on the sheetmasks sold at Sephora as well but let’s say that €10,95 for a single use isn’t something everyone can affort… For the same price, you can find this kind of DIY mask !

Mix the two ingredients in the cup, with the baby’ straw which is actually a spatula – and apply it on the face!
I was really happy to get to discover it and I think I’ll make a review about it, if you want so obviously ♡. Don’t hesitate to give me your opinion in the comment section!


A.H.C – The Pure Real Eye Cream For Face

What a surprise to find A.H.C in my Joah Box, because I just discovered the brand at the K-Beauty In Paris expo! Will it be sold in France soon as well? I can’t say, but let’s talk a bit about this luxurious cream :

If you didn’t know, the skin around the eyes is much thinner and delicate than the rest of the face. This is why you definitely can’t use the same cream for these two areas, and “eye creams” are specifically designed to fight effectively against aging signs.

So it’s not a twisted translation, but the power of an eye cream… for the whole face!
The tube, in addition of having the (tiny) size of a classic eye cream, seemed to be only half filled when I pressed it so it better makes miracles with a tiny amount of product. :’)


Nooni – Snoowflake Stick Cleanser

I already wrote you a blogpost about this product, check the full review here. :)


OOZOO – Face Injection Mask : Illumination

If you’re into DIY, you would LOVE this box! First the Dr Jart+ Shake & Shot, now and this sheetmask to soak yourself using the syringe filled with serum on the side… I love it. I just LOVE it. I don’t know if it works yet but still. Haha
Would you be interested by a full review and demo too?


MEDIHEAL – Hair Sheep Steam Pack

They definitely didn’t forget to send original and playful products! I scratched my head reading its name but it’s really… a heated hair mask. No reviews for this one but if you’re lucky, you’ll spot me wearing it on Instagram ? ;p


PONY EFFECT – Mirage Highlighter #Lucid Dream

There are often offers when you wanna subscribe and lately, you could get a free Pony Effect highlighter! The shade is called #Lucid Dream. Like aaall Pony Effect’s products (and PONY herself), the packaging is flawless but I have to admit that the pigmentation is a bit disappointing.

I love high-pigmented highlighters with metallic finishes, but this one is rather discreet and iridescent. meh It’s not bad tho, it’s just not what I’m looking for! If you want me to put it in a giveaway, just hit the comment section once more. ;)

Here is what the September box looked like, and I really enjoyed it! The products were great, and maintain my expectations really high. What about you?

Can’t wait to show you the Xmas Box featuring Korean brand ‘Lapcos’! Stay tuned ♡

trans help : @ericka

Joah Box K-beauty

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Dear Dahlia: The marble & rose gold k-beauty brand that you NEED to know about!

K-Beauty Dear Dahlia Marble Rose Gold

It’s been a while since I wrote a blogpost! I’m aware that’s a little bit too long (it seems like it’s been 3 years whereas it’s just 1 month haha) but I don’t want to force myself and give you bad reviews which don’t represent me and how I work. The need to blog always comes back, I just had to hibernate a little when the cold weather arrived. :D

And for this special occasion, I don’t come back with only a post: There’s also a video… and a giveaway so stay tuned until the very end!

If you followed my trip to Seoul this summer through my vlogs and hauls, you know that I met the Dear Dahlia team in their Gangnam office and that they generously offered me their full first collection!

It wasn’t officially released yet but people were talking a lot about it! Because yes: Marble and rose gold packagings, do I need to add something?

As difficult as it was, I waited almost 3 months to be able to test everything with you in front of the camera:

The video crash test shows you the instant coverage of the products, but this is really long lasting? Zoom on these little jewels one by one!

Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Tone Up Sun Cushion

If you are a layering and Korean cosmetics addict, you must be aware that the sun is the one of the biggest cause of skin aging, so sun protections are a must!

If you already imagined yourself spreading a whitish and sticky Nivea spray on your face, just know that nowadays there are really cool non-colored, non-sticky sunscreens declined in all textures and formats, including the cushion just here!

This size of the case itself is special because it doesn’t have direct access to the soaked cushion: It’s indeed protected by a perforated lid that lets the product pass through by making small pressures. First time I see something like this, and you?

The product that comes out is very white, I was afraid that it won’t completely fade on the skin… and unfortunately, it leaves a grayish tone on the skin -hello miss zombie! Don’t apply it if you don’t wanna add some tinted product on top of it, goes without saying.

This Dear Dahlia Sun Cushion has a SPF 35 PA+++ sun protection. I’m a bit surprised that it’s not MORE since that’s its main goal and that their tinted cushions offer the same protection…

See the ingredients list
DAHLIA VARIABILIS FLOWER EXTRACT,WATER,PROPANEDIOL,GLYCERIN,BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE,DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, NIACINAMIDE,BEHENYL ALCOHOL,1,2-HEXANEDIOL,CETEARYL ALCOHOL,ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL,CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT,SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT,SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL,LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL,ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL,PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT,CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT,HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT,CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM FLOWER/LEAF/VINE EXTRACT,HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES,*CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER(GREEN TEA),*PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL,*ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL,*OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL,*TILIA VULGARIS FLOWER EXTRACT,ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE,POLYGLYCERYL-2 CAPRATE,STEARIC ACID,SILICA,SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE,AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER,SORBITAN CAPRYLATE,OCTYLDODECANOL, SUCROSE STEARATE,ALUMINA,GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE,SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE,SQUALANE,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,ADENOSINE

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a WONDERFUL composition! It’s really safe. It doesn’t contain nano particle, sulfate, silicone, paraben, PEG, phtalate, synthetic perfume or pigment. It doesn’t contain any animal element neither and it’s obviously cruelty-free. Dear Dahlia really does things right!

I also need to highlight that all their face products smell like lavender. Unfortunately it’s not one of my fav fragrance, but it is quite personal right.

This first product didn’t convince me much. It you are hyped tho, you can purchase it on the official Dear Dahlia website for $36. Ugh.

Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Blooming Cushion Foundation

The packaging of the tinted cushions is exactly the same as the sun cushion, no surprise! I received 3 shades: Nude Beige, Natural Beige and Soft Sand but there is a 4th Peach Ivory which is a very light shade with pink undertones – unlike all the others that have gold undertones.

My natural skin color goes well with the ‘Natural Beige’ shade but I think I’ll be able to use the ‘Nude Beige’ by January… Never underestimate the aspirin tan. haha

I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage, because I didn’t think it would be that strong. Even without concealer, the cushion manages to unify my redness and my imperfections, letting my skin with a semi matte finish and yet very glowy and comfortable.

It’s VERY long lasting: The product doesn’t move much on my combination skin and even if you do some touchups during the day, it doesn’t leave a cakey finish. No excuse NOT to carry it everywhere with you. ;)

See the ingredients list
DAHLIA VARIABILIS FLOWER EXTRACT,WATER,METHYL TRIMETHICONE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE,GLYCERIN,BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE,PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,CAPRYLYL METHICONE,PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE,DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE,LAURYL POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE,POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE,ZINC OXIDE,DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE,MAGNESIUM SULFATE,VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER,LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL,*CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER (GREEN TEA),*PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL,*ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL,*OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL,*TILIA VULGARIS FLOWER EXTRACT,METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER,BISABOLOL,POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE,SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE,TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,PALMITIC ACID,ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE,STEARIC ACID,GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE,TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN,METHICONE,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,ADENOSINE,DIMETHICONE,TOCOPHEROL,IRON OXIDES(CI 77492),IRON OXIDES(CI 77491),IRON OXIDES(CI 77499)

Once again, the composition is excellent. Really excellent. As much as it was probably the only good thing in addition with the packaging for the solar cushion, this one is REALLY perfect. One of my biggest fav! Shop the shade of your choice on the official Dear Dahlia website for $42. Ugh again… But it’s worth it!

Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise Intense Satin

Let’s talk about lipsticks! The first collection of Dear Dahlia offers 6 lipsticks, and they’re all SO beautiful. They have women’s names and a satin finish.

To be honest, it’s been a while since I hadn’t applied a classic lipstick, so I was a little afraid of the application. And yet, the pigmentation and texture eclipsed all my worries: They are really nice to apply, they glide easily on lips and they are opaque with one single layer.