Kiss & Makeup: AB See Link Party Round #4

Update July 25: Voting is live now! To vote for your fave post (pick up to 3), click on the photo below to be taken to InLinkz.  Then hover over the post you’re voting for, and click the heart in the upper righthand corner.  That’s it! 

Voting ends Friday, July 29th, at 11am PST/2pm EST/7pm EST.

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Welcome to Round #4 of AB See, the Asian beauty link party!  Click here for my post explaining what a link party is.

AB See Link Party HostsWe’re hosting this week, and the theme is…

Kiss & Makeup: Asian Beauty Makeup

Unboxing Beauty
Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream in #2 Aqua Neutral Review – Unboxing Beauty
Nourish the Skin
The Face Shop Disney Collection – Nourish the Skin
DIY Cushion Blush
A Blush with Fame: DIY Cushion Blush Tutorial
Etude House Real Powder Cushion swatches review – fishscalekisses
Etude House Real Powder Cushion swatches review – fishscalekisses
[Berrisom] - Oops My Lip Tint Pack Review! Peeling Delight.
[Berrisom] – Oops My Lip Tint Pack Review! Peeling Delight.
Laneige BB Cushion (Medium, Target Edition) – Gracefulface
Laneige BB Cushion (Medium, Target Edition) – Gracefulface
Holika Holika: Dodo Cat Lip Tint Bar
Holika Holika: Dodo Cat Lip Tint Bar
Holika Holika Gudetama Lazy & Easy Jelly Dough Blusher Review – Peepingpomeranian
Holika Holika Gudetama Lazy & Easy Jelly Dough Blusher Review – Peepingpomeranian

As a makeup lover, I (Angela) picked this theme because I especially love the innovation and trends that have originated from Asian beauty brands.  Gradient lips, aegyo sal, shiny foundation, cushion makeup, … the list goes on.  And sometimes, it’s simply a matter of doing it better than non-AB brands have done it (see Laneige Water Drop Tints, Clio Kill Black liquid liner, and Fairydrops mascara).

Bloggers: tell us about AB makeup products, tips, or techniques that you like.  Until this Sunday, July 24th, click below to add your link to an old or new post.  Due to some…technical difficulties (ahem, I learned that WordPress.com-hosted blogs can’t do Javascript)…your thumbnails and links won’t show up here automatically, so I’m adding them manually each day.

Three Simple Rules:
1) Asian Beauty related posts only.
2) Comment on three other participants’ posts! It’s all about sharing the fun.
3) You can include the AB See logo above and link back to this page on your submission. Keep the party alive!

Readers: starting Sunday July 24th, vote for up to three of your favorite posts.  Click here to vote.

Top posts will be featured on here! Looking forward to seeing what you all submit!

50% Off Select Items at Soko Glam + Mini-Review of Banila Co. It Radiant Brightening Cream

I wanted to spread the word.  Until 11am EST tomorrow (that’s Friday Feb. 27), select items are available at Soko Glam for 50% off.  To see the items, go to http://sokoglam.com/collections/LUCKY-BREAKS and use the code “luckydaily4” at checkout.  Bonus: Free standard shipping for U.S. orders of $50 or more.  Full details here.

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Magic: The Gathering (of Makeup): DIY Missha Magic Cushion Review + Tutorial

01 DIY Custom Cushion Compact TutorialI love cushion compacts and I love customized things, so a DIY cushion compact is just up my alley. A DIY cushion is also a great solution for the dearth of cushion compacts for deeper skin tones and the general dearth of cushion versions of color makeup (highlighter, blush, bronzer).

A’Pieu and Missha actually have empty cushion compacts made for this purpose. I’ve seen some other DIY tutorials involving kitchen sponges, stamp/finger-wetting sponges, and regular makeup sponges. But the Missha Magic Cushion is so cheap ($10-13) that I figured I may as well just buy one that’s intended specifically for this purpose.

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Nymphomani-Ugh: Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Stick Review

01 Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Stick ReviewOn my neverending quest for glowy K-star skin, I tried Etude House’s Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Stick. Etude House makes various Nymph Aura Volumers in liquid form. (Volumer=makeup that gives a dewy, shiny, plump look. It’s often liquid and can be mixed into liquid foundation and BB cream.)

03 Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Stick ReviewSince I frequently wear mineral powder foundation and powder over my BB cushion, I thought the stick version would disturb my makeup less than the liquid version.

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