Sunday, 7 December 2014

✿ Review ~ Honest Skin Gift Box

Hey Sweeties!~

Are you guys on Holidays yet?

btw! Don't forget to join my giveaway to win months' Kawaii Box (◕‿◕✿)
I'll be sharing with you sweeties my quite review on a gift box which I received from Honest Skin + a little bit about them~

Honest Skin Korean Cosmetics is an online store, (I'm sure you have all guessed XD), which sells many Korean brands for cosmetics and skin care. Their warehouse is based in Seongnam, and they ship internationally. Honest Skin carries a whole range of brands, from 3CE and Etude House to Laneige and Innisfree (+ many more brands)!

When I received the package, I was super-duper surprised + excited to review the products (* ≧ ▽ ≦)

I honestly wasn't expecting so many goods!!!
The package came in a box and each item was bubble-wrapped in small groups.

I'll be writing short/quick summary or review on each product, but if you would like to see a full review on any of the products leave me a comment and I'll be happy to do so!
For the skincare products I'll be writing about them, because I haven't used them long enough to be able to make a good review yet (o . o).

Etude House : Sunprise Super Aqua SPF 35
Moisturising Sunscreen
Light texture UV defence moisturiser protects skin with an invigorating sensation.
Directions : Apply moisturiser to sun exposed areas of the face/body and massage into skin.

My Review : When I first saw the sunscreen I wasn't expecting much, and I assumed it would be like a normal, thick-textured, sunscreen. BUT man... I was wrong! 
I LOVE this sunscreen! (I might have just found the perfect sunscreen for me). The texture is super light-weight and it applies/blends-out really smoothly. The sunscreen its' self is moisturising and non-sticky (a big "+" if you asked me XD). It has a really light fresh and cooling scent and it blends out to be clear on your face. I'll be repurchasing this sunscreen as soon as I've finished this tube (it's currently Summer here in Australia.)

Etude House : Colour My Brows #02 Light Brown
Eye-Brow Mascara
Brow Mascara combs to set, shade and moisten brows for a refined natural look.
Directions : Use wand to gather makeup and apply to brows by combing along direction of growth.

My Review : I haven't tried eyebrow mascaras before, so it was fun using this. The applicator is a wand, just like a mascara wand, but for your eyebrows. The colour I received was a little light for my hair colour, if I buy one I'd pick a slightly darker colour. There are 5 different shades/colours, and this  brown is a pretty light brown with some glitter in it. It dries reasonably fast, is super easy to apply and I think that this specific colour would suit girls with brown hair rather than black hair (haha like me!).

Etude House : Colour Lips-fit tint #PK003
Lip Tint
This is a revolutionary liquid type lipstick that moistly glides onto lips with its vivd colour and finished off with a weightless powdery texture
Directions : Shake well before use. Apply smoothly with tip. Lightly dab onto centre of lips for gradation. Delicately apply for full cover. Apply a layer of Colour Lips-fit WH901 after colour for moist gloss.

My Review : I've actually reviewed a different colour tint from the same line before! You can find my review here, if you haven't seen it yet~ (BUT please do continue reading my review of this one because I have a different opinion on it this time)
Due to my previous review of a different tint, from the same line, I was quite skeptical about this tint, but for some (weird..) reason, this tint seemed to sit much better on my lips (maybe the old one I had is faulty or something??!). The colour is fairly bright, highly pigmented and it is buildable. It can be quite drying so I do suggest buying the lipgloss (WH901) with it. It has a matte and slightly powdery-look finish.

Etude House : Concealer Kit #02 Dark Circle Brightening
Concealer Kit to cover dark circles and to brighten eye area
This easily blend-able cream concealer kit with two colours covers dark circles and brightens the eye area for a fresher, younger look.
Directions : Using a concealer brush, apply the Peach Corrector, starting at the inner eye, to all areas of darkness. Gently Blend. Proceed with the same application technique using Beige Concealer.

My Review : The packaging is small and it even has a mirror in it (◕‿◕✿). The concealer is to cover the dark circles around your eyes as well as to brighten the areas up! This is my first concealer and I love the creamy texture of it! It's easy to blend out and it's coverage is reasonable.

It's Skin : Baby Face Petit Blusher #03 Romantic Rose
Fluffy Pastel Coloured Blush
Creates a fluffy and colourful skin tone. Soft touch.
Directions : Apply appropriate amount to desired location with the built-in puff for a natural gradient. 

My Review : I loved the packing of this blush because it is so sooo cute ♥. The blush comes with a cute and fluffy puff, but I personally prefer just using a brush for blushes. The blush comes in 5 different colours, but I'll be reviewing the "Romantic Rose" colour. The colour is quite light and sheer, so you will have to get a lot on your brush/puff for it to really show on your face. When you put enough on, it does give off a soft, pinky look.

3 Concept Eye : Creamy Water-Proof Eyeliner #01 Cats
Water-Proof Creamy Eyeliner
A long-lasting eye liner for a non-smudging and neat eye makeup!

#01 Cats ~ Non Pearlescent Matte Black
My Review : I've been eyeing 3CE products for a long time, and I'm so happy I have a chance to try out a product! The eyeliner glides on smoothly and is easy to apply. It will only smudge a little if you rub it too hard, but other wise it is waterproof.

The Face Shop : Blueberry
Face Mask
Antiaging. Contains blueberry extract to help regain skin suppleness and prevent skin oxidation.
Directions : Wash face and apply toner. Carefully place mask on face. Remove after 10-12 minutes and tap lightly to absorb the remaining essence into the skin.

The Face Shop : Rice
Face Mask
A mask sheet that has rice extract keeps the skin spot-free and bright.
Directions : Wash face and apply toner. Carefully place mask on face. Remove after 10-12 minutes and tap lightly to absorb the remaining essence into the skin.

IOPE : Moistgen Special Gift Set
Softner + Emulsion + Cream + Eye Cream + Serum
Deeply and instantly moisturises dehydrated skin.

Deeply moisturising to rejuvenate a bright skin as well as to prevent the skin from drying out.

Laneige : White Plus Renew Trial Kit
Essence + Emulsion + Eye Cream + Skin Refiner
"White Plus Renew" care for white radiant and crystal clear skin.

Laneige : Original Essence White Plus Renew Sample
For all skin types and has 6 functions; luster, moisture, brightening, evening the skin tone, slows melanin rate and reduces dullness.

My favourite products from this gift box are definitely the Etude House Sunprise Super Aqua and the 3CE Creamy Eyeliner~

* This product was sent to me for review purpose, but it is all of my honest opinion. *
I hope you guys enjoyed my review!
Let me know if you have tried any of these products before, or have purchased from Honest Skin before! (btw, they are holding a sale right now!)

Next up is my AOA "Like A Cat" makeup cover tutorial~ (= ^-ω-^ =)
xx Charmaine


  1. Wow all the products look so cute! ^_^
    The blush is really adorable c:

    1. ikr!! The packaging for the blush just won me over!
      xx Charmaine

  2. omg all the products are so nice!! They did a job job in chosing products for your box!
    I watched your video and I can see your dog in it haha. I'm currently doing a little tudy break and realy enjoyed watching your video :D You should keep doing videos for your blog, they always have nice quality and look so professional >-< ♥

    1. Also, I nominated you for the Best Blogger Award, if you're interested you can check it out here

    2. haha I was trying to make sure he wouldn't bark while I was filming (≧‿≦)
      I will!! thank you for the sweet comment Mindy~
      + thx for nominating me! I'll get to the post soon!
      xx Charmaine

  3. Ooooh! This is a lovely gift box and includes items that I'm sure every girl could find some use out of. I received a sample of the sunscreen a while ago and totally agree with you! (I had no idea Etude House had sunscreens) Really like this post Charmaine :3

    1. lol me too! I didn't know about the sunscreen until now! But I really do love this sunscreen~~
      xx Charmaine

  4. super cute stuff! <3

    When you showed the Etude tint, I was all like, "Isn't that the one she didn't like??? Or, maybe Etude just has a shtton of tints?"
    That blush is frickin adorable.

      I NEED TO SEE A VIDEO WHERE YOU AREE TALKING!! I HAVEN"T GOT A CHANCE TO HEAR YOUR ACCENT YET!! (hehe I hope the posh accent hasn't worn off yet from your last holiday (≧‿≦))
      totally agree with ya!
      xx Charmaine

  6. Wow they sent you a lot of great products!! I envy you haha~ I'm following you know!! And your video is so cute!!

  7. Oh very cute and lovely blush sweetie

  8. Omg I absolutely LOVE Laneige products! Thanks for sharing <3

    I'd also like to invite you to join my Korean cosmetics giveaway in honor of KPWP's 1st blogiversary! Feel free to join HERE!
    Have a great day <3

    xoxo Payton of K-Party With Payton

  9. Great blog here. Looking forward for great things. Will surely try one of these.

  10. Do not be afraid to try new products which can help you alleviate skin problems. But you have to make sure that you also maintain good and positive outlook in life. defining malextra website


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