Fine, Neogen Code9 Long-Lasting Eyeliner Coating Serum is pseudo skincare because it’s “serum,” but seriously, just use it as a clear topcoat to seal eyeliner into place. Something my hooded eyes could really benefit from.
Oh boy, the Rouge sale starts tomorrow (Nov. 4th). So let’s get to it.
>>Part 1 featuring Dior, Tatcha, AmorePacific, Chosungah22 and more is here.<<
Tarte blushes ($28): I have just a few of these ::cough cough:: They’re solid performers with the right level of buildable pigmentation that you want in a blush. My favorites (based on NC15/NC20 skintone) are Exposed–a no-blush blush that subtly defines and goes with everything–and Natural Beauty–a Snow White red (seriously) that gives a natural flush so long as you apply very lightly. The Color Wheel blush palette ($44) is a crazy good deal. Each shade is less than half the amount of the regular blush, but IMO variety > product weight when it comes to blushes. My only critique is that one of the highlighters has chunky shimmers and a lot of the shades are variations of bright pink. Still worth it.
I love the color purple (not the movie, although that was good, too), so I’ve amassed a small collection of purple eyeliners (incl. one from Korean brand Touch in Sol). Here they are, starting with my most to least favorite:
- NYX Vivid Blossom ($7; liquid)
- Stila Royal ($22 if you can find this discontinued gem; liquid)
- Tarte Fairy Wings ($21; gel)
- Ardency Inn Lilac ($20; pencil)
- Touch in Sol Galactic Girl ($16; pencil)
First, swatch heaven:
September 2016 UPDATE: Ichimi Cosme changed its name to Ume Cosme. Instagram and Yelp links have been updated.
Today’s post is a closer look–in pictures–at Japanese and Korean beauty store Ichimi Cosme in New York’s East Village. That link will take you to Renee’s first look at the store, and Ichimi Cosme is also on Instagram and Yelp.
Ichimi is located at:
318 E. 9th St
New York, NY 10003
(between 1st and 2nd Ave.)
What I love about Ichimi Cosme is that it offers a ton of Japanese beauty brands that weren’t available before in NY (at least not as far as we two shopaholics knew). Los Angeles (including the Asian suburb of San Gabriel Valley) has long had tons of Japanese offerings. (I’ve posted shopping guides on LA shopping and specifically Takashima in the SGV before.) Continue reading “Scratch that Ichimi Cosme – Asian Beauty Store Review”
Pink Seoul is a newcomer on the K-beauty subscription box scene. Intrigued by some of their distinguishing features (which I’ll get into below), we accepted a box to review courtesy of Pink Seoul. Was I Seoul-ed or do I still need to Pink about it?
What Makes Pink Seoul Different from Other K-Beauty Subscription Boxes?
Pink Seoul offers 3 types of subscription boxes: the regular box is $39.95 every 2 months, the Plus box is recommended for ages 35+ and $49.95 every 2 months, and the Mask box is $29.95 monthly. Read more about the differences here. Free shipping to all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; extra for other destinations. Use code FRIENDS10 for 10% off your first box. Continue reading “Seoulmates? Pink Seoul K-beauty Subscription Box Review”
Sorry not sorry for the clickbait Star Wars title. My foray into tattooed makeup is an adventure with ups and downs though.
Spoiler alert: It’s a happy ending.
Our first full year of blogging is almost at an end. At the end of last year, we toasted to many more beauty-filled meowments, festive felines, and bad cat puns in 2015. We can confidently say “check, check, and CHECK” to them all. See?
Now here are our furvorites that made 2015 a little purrrettier.
Continue reading “2015 Furvorites”
Eyelash out whenever I wear those industrial strength lash glues for my RuPaul-style falsies and they create a sticky residue on the super expensive mink false lash bands. And behold my savior:
As an…extension of my “natural” beauty that can’t be wiped with a Kleenex, I got my eyelashes done today. Usually I use false lashes that would make drag queens jealous, but my friend recommended a lady that only costs $80 who makes house calls! Compared to my usual $140 plus tip at the salons, this was a bargain I couldn’t resist. Plus my friend’s pics looked amazing. So here I give you….my big lashes that could compete with a certain reality star.
Chosungah 22 is a Korean brand recently added to Sephora’s roster. (Check out its English site here and prepare to drool.)
The only product currently available on Sephora is the Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker ($22 for 0.37 oz.). As fortune would have it, I spotted these in one of the bins lining the checkout line at the Sephora in the Flatiron District. It’s super new to Sephora: there was no product sign and the sales associates were just as curious about it as I was.