I purchased the Apple Dome Blusher in #1 Pink Apple and #2 Coral Apple, the 4D Flower Powder in #2 Lucid Pastel and the Mango Bebe Lip Scrub
Let's take a look at the Apple Dome Blusher first. To be perfectly honest, I was attracted to this blush because Goo Hara's picture is on the packaging. She is a singer from a Korean girl group called Kara. Hara and Nicole are my favourite members in the group so I *must* pick this up since I am a big fan.
From left: Apple Dome Blusher in #1 Pink Apple and #2 Coral Apple
This blush is dome-shaped and it is a very convenient product to use because it can be tapped onto the cheeks and blended out using your fingers. No tools required are always a plus right? If you like to reapply your blush throughout the day, I think this will be great because you don't need to take a brush/ applicator with you.
Swatches (leftmost swatch was 2 swipes of products, middle was 4 swipes and right was what it looked like blended out)
#2 Coral Apple (coral.. obviously)
The fact that this blush is designed to be used without any applicator is a big plus for me because when I am in a rush or feeling lazy, I can just pop this on my cheeks and blend it out with my fingers, which just makes everything much easier and quicker. This blush blends really well without looking streaky or patchy at all. Although the packaging is made of plastic, it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy. The packaging might a tad too bulky though.
The texture of this blush feels like a balm in the pot and when applied onto the skin and blended out, it dries down to a powder finish (no shimmer/sheen). This blush is really comfortable to wear because the texture feels smooth and light on the skin. This blush lasted ok on my oily skin, staying on for 4 and a half hours before starting to fade (the weather has been crazy hot so my skin is a little oilier than usual).
The next item that I picked up was the 4D flower powder in #2 Lucid Pastel.
This powder has 4 colours (pastel pink, pastel green, pastel blue and pastel yellow) but it is mostly a clear powder when applied onto the skin.
After applying the powder. As you can see, the powder is clear but it did have some tiny micro shimmers.
I think this powder is pretty to look at and it also reminds me of the Givenchy Prisme Libre loose powder (which I don't have so I can't compare them). The powder is very finely milled and the texture is very smooth and light on the skin. As I have mentioned, the colour is practically clear with a little brightening quality. There are tiny micro shimmers in the powder but the shimmers are not visible once applied. The shimmers do add some luminosity onto the skin though. I really like using this powder to set my makeup because I think it helps to create a bright and luminous complexion. In addition, this powder does control oil quite well. One downside to this powder is that it has quite a strong floral/baby-powder like scent, but once applied the scent will dissipate quite quickly.
The last thing I picked up was the Mango Bebe Lip Scrub.
The texture of the product. Light creamy base with tiny exfoliating particles.
This is the first lip scrub that I have tried and I have to say that I am really liking it thus far. I think that this product is very effective in nourishing dry lips and the exfoliating particles are great in removing dead/ dry skin on the lips. The exfoliating particles are not too sharp/rough, so it feels quite comfortable massaging this product on the lips. I like to wipe the product off using a damp cotton pad and my lips felt so soft and smooth after. The scent of the scrub is quite apparent and you can definitely smell it when you have it on your lips. To me, the scent smells like some sort of fruit candy (not so much mango though, more like peach in my opinion). All in all, I am more than happy with this product and I think I am now hooked to lip scrubs~~~
I was wearing the Apple Dome Blusher in #2 Coral Apple in these pictures. I think the colour was captured better in the 2nd photo.
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