I love how Korean and Asian beauty trends are so different from Western Beauty trends. Whereas the current Western trends tends to focus on having a “snatched” face (aka contouring on point, brows on fleek, lips super pouty and intense eye looks), Koreans and Japanese beauty focuses more on perfect skin, looking fresh and young.
I was recently given the opportunity to shop on Althea, to help celebrate their 1st birthday and I got a few skin things, a lip product, an eyeshadow stick and a brow pencil. It’s always challenging to shop for Korean products – they have so many products with lovely packaging! As you all know, I am a sucker for packaging haha! In the end, I made the decision based on what I always use and run out of and what I needed but currently didn’t have.
I wanted to try more Korean BB products, so when I saw that the Aura Radiance BB Foundation Cream by Nella Fantasia was on sale, I immediately put it in the cart. The Witch’s Pouch Velvet Two-way cake, I purchased because I needed a new powder, and of course the Selfie Perfect Concealer I just had to get because I go through concealers pretty quickly! The Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil, I got because I’ve heard many great things about this and I wanted to try stick cream eyeshadows again, so I got the Bling Bling Eye Stick, also from Etude House. Finally, I got the RiRe Lip Manicure High Fix because I’ve been trying to explore other matte lip cream products and it would be interesting to see how it would compare to Western versions.
I haven’t tried any of these extensively – actually the BB Cream and concealers are still sealed – but based on the swatches I am very happy with my loot! The powder is super fine, the brow pencil is the perfect color, the eye stick is very pigmented and the lip manicure is really nice! I want to try these more and come up with a more comprehensive review, but so far, so good!!!
Oh, if you decide to purchase from Althea from now until August 15, you can take advantage of their birthday promotions! They have a lot of good deals going on, and if you join their #AltheaTurns1 giveaway, you stand a chance to win amazing prizes – from gadgets to Althea shopping credits and beauty hampers! Check out their Facebook account for details.
What’s your favorite Korean product? I want to order a few other things from Althea, and would be curious what products you recommend!