Trying the new Korean Beauty Brands at Sephora Middle East
February 18, 2017
Hi guys! So about two weeks ago I attended Sephora's Spa Party in their Mirdiff City Center store where they launched some AMAZING skincare and Korean beauty brands such as Tony Moly, D. Jart+, TooCoolForSchool and more! As the giveaway they gave us samples of the of a few products and here is what is this plus size blogger in Dubai's take on them ;)
how cute are those K-POP beauty stickers they gave us #ILoveThePanda
This lip balm smells, tastes and feels great! It is one of my favorites from the box. So I am someone who hates hates hates dry lips (Who likes them anyway!) But during winters specially my lips get dry much faster and it really irritates me. And if you were EVER to open my bag, chances are you will find some sort of lip balm in there
Why I love this product? Well like I said it tastes and smells super yum! But more than that it is hydrating for long. When you initially put it you feel like its super thick.But give it 10 seconds to soak in and that's it - almost feels like nothing on the lip!
My second best fav from the box! So I have combination skin - around T zone it is super
oily but around my lips and upper cheek SUPER DRY! To the extent that when I wake up in the morning during winters I have those white-ish patches :(
I put this mask one day and slept with it. For the next like 4-5 days I didn't use it and I promise my skin had no dry patches. 5th day onwards I started noticing it faintly again. Now I don't know if every 4-5 days is the right way to use it or not but it surely worked for me and I am so buying the full size product!
When you put the product, it may burn a bit in certain areas for like 5-10 seconds but a minute after application and I can barely tell I have anything on my face. Highly recommend this!
3. SkinFood Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub 2X
This product is supposed to be one of the best sellers. I am going to be honest, I haven't used it that much but of what I have used I quite like it. Firstly, it smells DIVINE! It has this lemon-y scent which is so refreshing! This is a facial scrub and unlike other facial scrubs which can be super harsh on your face such that after washing your face you feel like its super dry - this is NOT like that! In fact it felt so much softer. I am really looking forward to using this more
To tell you a bit about Korean brand SkinFood they truly believe in the quote "You are what you eat". Most of the ingredients in their products are actually food, for example, this scrub has black sugar, refine rice wine and botanical oils.
So I was unexpectedly impressed with this product. If you ask me, I have been using the same makeup remover and wipes for as long as I remember. Not like I haven't tried other brands but I just haven't found something as good as I currently use. So I thought this is another one of those that I will temporarily try and go back to my everyday remover. But to my shock the product is actually not too bad and it removed my base make up with as much ease as it removed my blue eyeshadow and mascara. What I didn't truly love is the burning sensation which I felt after and that is probably because it is also supposed to be a toner - so probably those ingredients would have left that burning sensation
I put makeup EVERYDAY which means I remove it everyday and I cannot afford to use a makeup remover that leaves my skin feeling like that - so for me I think this one might be a skip or not a frequently used product
Okay so when I first squeezed the product out it was like a super white cream and I was like what is this? This will never go with my wheat-ish complexion. I started applying it on my skin and the way i just ended up looking like a 100% match to my skin color was crazy! Almost like magic
So this CC Creme by Erborian is supposed to be a one-shade-that-fits-all - which is something I truly feel it is. Plus it is known to be very soft on the skin - which is also something I felt. I feel like this will be the product I use when I don't want to wear foundation and let my skin breathe while still looking presentable