First impression: YSL Cushion

Hi everybody, another video here^^ when in korea I managed to get my hands on the new Yves Saint Laurent “Le Cushion Encre De Peau” cushion foundation. Here’s my review and first impressions of the product.

First of all, the coverage is a strong medium and buildable, the foundation glides very naturally on the skin and I don’t feel like I have to layer this continuously to get a good coverage with this. The price is kinda a lot though (72000 won/72$) and at the time when I bought it, there was only three shades available in Korea. I’m the second shade, but I also guess that the first one would have decently fit me. The guy demo-ing the product for me went and grabbed the “30” shade and me and another employee at the YSL counter both just were shocked. The colour match was obviously off and I ended up choosing the “20” shade. 

On the plus side with buying beauty products in Korea I got samples with the purchase and I managed to get cash back at the airport through tax-free. 

The foundation goes on smoothly and the shade stays put and doesn’t oxidise noticeably at all. This is definitely one of the best, and one of my favourite, cushion foundations that I’ve ever tried. 

The best thing about cushions are how easy they are to bring along in your bag, and you don’t need to use a brush which also is great. I hope this product launches in Europe soon. Just in case I need to buy a refill. 

Here’s my demo video below, I hope you enjoy it:

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Product empty: Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb

​I bought this product when I was back in Korea in June, this is one of the first beauty products I bought since I was back and it’s a great one. This is such a great moisturising cream and I’d been wanting to buy this for months since it had such good reviews. The product was around 38000₩ so it definitely wasn’t cheap, but since I bought it and got taxfree going back to Sweden it wasn’t that bad.

It’s a really moisturising cream and during one of the hottest months in Korea (the weather was 30 degrees Celsius almost every day) and Okinawa it really helped me through along with my second new favourite in skincare – the Estée Lauder Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream.

However the downsides – I emptied this 50ml jar in less than 3 weeks. It went by so fast. I did also of course use a lot of product some days as it was so watery (very similar to the Laneige Water Bank Sleeping Mask in texture) that it did feel like I wasted some product. However it felt great on my skin. The product is a kinda matte light blue in shade.

I would buy the product again but I think the price tag will make me rather buy lower priced products or other high-end face creams to try out. 

Banila co. Golden Aloe mask sheet

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When I was living in South Korea sheet mask were a part of my routine. Since they aren’t sold at all in my home country Sweden I have lost that routine. Now looking back my skin quality was better when I lived in Seoul and since I used sheet masks around once a week I wanted to get that routine back in my life.

This Banila co. sheet mask is supposed to have brightening effects on your skin and contains Aloe Vera and Golden Kiwi (you can even see specs of kiwi seeds on the actual mask). It feels a bit cooling and since it’s brightening it will help with the redness in my skin. My skin is dry and sensitive and I easily break out the last year so the aloe vera will help soothe any scarring from acne etc. Golden kiwi is also an ingredient with great brightening effects,  I’ve previously used the sheet masks from Innisfree that have golden kiwi in them which I’ve had great results using.  It should also help soothe any bags under my eyes from sleeping too little and working lots lately.

I hope everyone is having a great day!

Review of Tony Moly’s Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack

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This massage pack has been raved about all over the internet by many many girls and beauty bloggers/vloggers so I thought I should give it a try.

It mostly known for its whitening effects, but I wanted to try it for its face clearing detoxing effects. The pack is supposed to be massaged into the skin and then left on for about 10 minutes and lastly washed off with warm water.

Note/Disclaimer:
I included several pictures of the product. Mine was bought in a Tony Moly store in Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea so there’s no doubt that it’s the REAL/AUTHENTIC product. I’ve heard previously that a lot of people who bought the product online got fake products, that don’t look the same. Therefore, please use these pictures below as reference to know that you got the real Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack since there’s so many scams that can happened to you when you’re shopping online. The pictures are all taken with my Canon EOS 650D DSLR, so just click the picture to get the full sized photos.

Pros with the Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack:
* It does show whitening effects straight away
* My skin feels softer and looks clearer after
* It does improve my skin quality and defy a lot of the redness I usually have in my skin on a day-to-day basis
* The product formula doesn’t tense the skin up or irritate the skin
* The product does last a long time, so you get a lot of product for your money
* I would definitely buy this product again or recommend it to a friend
* Price, it’s pretty cheap, only 9800 KRW

Cons with the Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack:
* The whitening effect only stays a few hours, whereas the redness soothing effect stays longer on the skin
* Since it detoxes skin it can break you out, but if your skin is dirty, the dirt sometimes needs to come out, and not fry away into the skin, and this way is probably a lot healthier for your skin than salicylic acid and other acne treatment ingredients.

Here’s some more pictures of the product:

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Finally, since my skin already is so pale, this is not a product that I will buy again.

UPDATED: My Love From Another Star – Yves Saint Laurent lips

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As soon as I get enough money to buy these, I’m going straight to the Yves Saint Laurent counter in the Hyundai department store closest to my house. I’m totally obsessed with Jeon Ji Hyun and this drama. She’s so stunning. And these lip products are flawless on her, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll fit me as well. Right now the lipstick is selling out all over Seoul I’ve heard. I only used one lipstick from YSL before so I’m very excited to try this one.

What lip products Jeon Ji Hyun wears  playing the role of fierce actress Cheong Song Yi in the Korean drama “My Love From Another Star”:
Rebel nude Yves Saint Laurent Vernis 105 Coral Hold up
Tint Gloss volupte shade 203 Coral Gondola
Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick shade 52
LOLITA LEMPICKA’s ‘MON ROUGE No.11

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Also there’s this way to do the make up only using Etude House products and save some money:
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Products used: 
* Etude House Dear My Blooming Lipstick RD304
* Etude House Woo~ Baby Lip Plumper #1

Another recommended product is the IOPE Water Fit Lipstick in shade #44 Forever Pink:
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Note: Currently Aritaum (korean make-up store) and IOPE ( make-up brand) are making a lot of commercials with Jeon Ji Hyun, about My Love From Another Star styled make-up. They’re selling their products like crazy, I checked the store in local Hongdae and they’re all out of the lipsticks. I’ll update whenever I get my hands on one of these.

Extra fun!

Here’s a few of the products that Jeon Ji Hyun/Cheon Song Yi uses that I’ve bought:

DISCLAIMER: I did not edit these pics below at all so you can see it’s the real Products.

Hanyul Rice Essential Skin Softener and Hanyul Optimising Serum
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Hanyul Ja Woon Dan Moisturising Cure Balm
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Lolita Lempicka Mon Rouge lipstick in the shade “11”
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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture “52”
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IOPE Water Fit Lipstick “44 Forever Pink”
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Swatches below of the YSL lipstick and the IOPE lipstick
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