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10 Favourites Korean Beauty Products + Best Brands

Friday, 12 April 2019
k-beauty, etude house, laneige, innisfree, missha, top 10

k-beauty, etude house, laneige, innisfree, missha, top 10

k-beauty, etude house, laneige, innisfree, missha, top 10

k-beauty, etude house, laneige, innisfree, missha, top 10

k-beauty, etude house, laneige, innisfree, missha, top 10

k-beauty, etude house, laneige, innisfree, missha, top 10


I'm obsessed with K-beauty! I got to develop a big love for these products in the past few years especially since living in Asia where I have a better access to all the Korean brands. I've been trying a good variety of products so it was time to do a roundup of the products I've been using and loving
10 favourite K-beauty products you NEED to try.


#1 INNISFREE GREEN TEA SEED SERUM

I love Innisfree as a brand, may be my favourite K-beauty brand! Innisfree skincare products are affordable and they cater to different skin concerns. This hydrating serum with green tea seeds deeply moisturizes the skin but is super lightweight, it absorbs quickly leaving the skin glowy and smooth. My skin loves this!

#2 INNISFREE JEJU ORCHID CREAMS

Innisfree Orchid moisturizers are anti-aging with Orchid Elixir and are available in different textures. I've been using the gel cream with a gel-consistency. This helps keep my skin moisturised all day, and leaves my skin feeling soft and plumped up. I also love the eye cream from the same line, it's moisturising and target the fine lines around the eye. 

#3 LANEIGE WATER SLEEPING MASK 

I'm a fan of overnight sleeping masks, they're life changing. I looove this Laneige one, this is holy grail. You apply it before going to bed and in the morning  you wash it off with your usual cleansing routine to reveal soft, glowy skin. When I wake up in the morning my face is extremely hydrated and plump. I've repurchased this at least 3 times already.

#4 LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK

This is another lip treatment that you apply at night and you'll wake up with a super moisturised lips, it's amazing! Another great Laneige product you should try. I've been using this religiously for two years every night! 

#5 BANILA CO CLEAN IT ZERO 

Amazing makeup remover balm that effectively removes all  make-up and waterproof mascara without my eyes burning, leaving the skin feeling moisturized and fresh. One of the best makeup remover balms, better than the Clinique one in my opinion and very affordable. 

#6 ETUDE HOUSE TONERS

THE WONDER PORE FRESHER. I'm on my second bottle of this I think it does the job really well. It refines pores, minimises their appearancebalances skin PH level, it removes dead skin cells, and cleanses the pores deeply. I love the fact it doesn't give a drying effect on the skin, it feels refreshing and does not make my face feel tight at all.
MOISTFUL COLLAGEN FACIAL TONER. This has a runny gel-consistency that absorbs immediately in the skin. It moisturizes the skin and I've noticed a plumping effect after using this. 

#7 ETUDE HOUSE SUNPRISE MILD AIRY FINISH SUN MILK

The best sunscreen for daily use. It has a milky texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, it's very lightweight and works perfectly under makeup. If you really hate the white cast and the sticky effect of most SPF, you need to try this!

#8 INNISFREE SHEETS MASKS

These masks are great quality and they're so cheap! The masks are dripping wet with serum and feel so good and cooling on the skin. They leave my skin so hydrated, make my skin so soft and plump afterwards.

#9 PERIPERA INK VELVET 

These are really velvety and soft on the lips, it's like wearing nothing. They're pigmented and after the product is gone the tint lasts a while.

#10 MISSHA PERFECT COVER BB CREAM SPF42

Makeup staple for so many. It adapts to the skin leaving a 'fresh face' look. This product is both lightweight and long lasting. It's moisturizing, helps minimize the appearance of pores and hides imperfections while giving a light to medium coverage. Plus it has the high SPF bonus!

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SPECIAL MENTIONS
  • INNISFREE MAKEUP. I've found some good makeup products like the Powder No Sebum Blur Pact, great at blurring my pores and uneven skin tone. Also the Skinny Waterproof Micromascara, the tiny slim brush is perfect for bottom lashes. Great smudge-proof formula. 
  • MAMONDE is another korean brand who has some good products as well. The Rose toner is not bad, the Pore Clean Stick does a good job, the Micro Cleansing Oil Tissues are the best wipes I have ever tried in my life!
  • LANEIGE BB CUSHION FOUNDATION PORE CONTROL SPF50 is one of the best cushion foundations out there. It has a good coverage, hydrates and does a good work covering pores.










Are you obsessed with K-beauty as much as I do?
What are your favourite Korean Beauty products?



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KIKO Haul + Updating the best of Kiko

Friday, 5 April 2019

best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko

best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko

best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko

best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko


best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko


I haven't made a Kiko Haul in a very long time. In Singapore I didn't have easy access to the brand but now that I'm back in Italy I can finally visit the store and buy things from the brand again. A few years ago I did a blog post talking about the best and worst Kiko products so I though it was time for an update. So here is a haul and a revisit and update of the best KIKO products I have ever tried.



#1. Standout Volume Waterproof Mascara. Kiko has currently all the mascaras in offer (only 3.99!) I chose this one since I was looking for something waterproof and I have to say so far so good. It gives a good definition to the lashes making them longer and fuller. 
#2. Pure & Clean Exfoliating Wipes. I used to use these so much in the past. They do a really good job exfoliating, they remove dead skin, and the skin feels soft and smooth afterwards.
#3. Intense Colour Long Lasting Eye Pencils. These are my favourite eye pencil range from the brand, they're high pigmented, creamy and last for long. Plus they have a great selection of shades. I bought the shade 03, a bronze colour, and the shade 10, a metallic green.
#4. Lasting Precision Automatic Eye Pencil. Another eye pencil from a different range, but still super pigmented and creamy. I bought the shade 04, Spicy Burgundy, which is a gorgeous reddish brown colour.
#5. Colour Kajal Khol. These are super affordable and designed especially for the waterline. This colour is the #3, Butter. I bought it for only 1 euro! I love Kiko sales!
#6. Hydra Pro Glow Moisturizing Cream. I'm really liking this at the moment. It's super lightweight on the skin but it feels hydrating enough. It also brightens the skin, it leaves a beautiful subtle glow on the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and SPF10. 
#7. Perfect Gel Duo. It's the second time I buy this nail duo because of the top coat from the set. It's the best topcoat I have ever tried! It gives the most glossy gel like finish to the nail. Highly recommended. I bought the duo with the nail polish shade #683, which I find to be a perfect dupe for the Chanel Rouge Noir, my favourite nail polish of all time!
#8. Water EyeshadowThese eyeshadows can be used wet or dry and they're super pigmented especially when used wet. I bought the shade 200 Champagne cause I wanted to use it as a cheek highlighter as well! The colour and shine of these is insane! 


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best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko

best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko


THE BEST I'VE TRIED


  • Full Coverage Concealer It's creamy, covers up really well and is long lasting.
  • Water Eyeshadow 200 Champagne. The colour and the shimmer of this is great. The colour is intense and looks amazing as a bright cheek highlighter.
  • Pro Nail Lacquers.  The consistency of these is amazing and one coat provides full coverage. The have a shiny, glossy effect and are super long lasting. Check out the  Perfect Gel Duo, the top coat is the best I've ever tried! 
  • Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow. They must be the super best seller from the brand. Everyone seems to love these. Quick and easy to apply, they're extremely long lasting and water resistant. 
  • Intense Colour Long Lasting Eye Pencils. Great variety of colours and nice formula too, super creamy and pigmented. 
  • Creamy Colour Comfort Lip LinersThey are creamy, but not too soft, they glide on smoothly and last very well. 
  •  Pure & Clean Exfoliating Wipes. 2 in 1 wipes, the textured side exfoliates the skin and the other provides comfort and freshness. Skin feels soft and smooth afterwards.
  •  Skin Trainer CC Blur. Evens out skin tone and has a blurring effect. It feels very light on the skin and its perfect to wear on days you don't want to put make up on. It's available in four shades. 
best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko

best kiko products, kiko milano reviews, best of kiko



WORTH TRYING

  • Mascaras. Especially if you find them on offer. I have tried very bad mascaras in the past but I would recommend trying the Standout Mascara and the Extra Sculpt Volume mascara which is actually their best seller.
  • Collections. I find that some of the best products from Kiko are often part of their limited collections. Especially products like blushes and highlighters. Check out the NEW GREEN COLLECTION, a range of products formulated with over 90% natural ingredients. The eye shadow palettes are so beautiful and pigmented as well.
  • Highlighters. I find the highlighters so good. Nice selection of colours and formulas.
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What's your favourite Kiko product?
Are you planning on visiting the store or thinking about placing an order? 
Let me know what's on your wish list.



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