Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Welcome to Oui Beauty!

Hello and welcome!

This blog is all about reviews about makeup and beauty products from Japan. There will be some rare occasions that some of stuff will be from Korea or Taiwan. I've open this blog up for my deep interest and enjoyment of reading reviews on makeup.

This blog is pretty easy to use as I will tag every entry by brand and type of product. If you would like to use any of the content please credit!

I am by no means an expert with makeup but I love it a lot so I do own quite a bit. I'm just another girl out there exploring and experimenting.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Etude House Moistfull 3-in-1 Moisture Plus Mask

Here is part 2 of the Etude House Moistfull set. This is going to be a brief review. I purchased this set that had the Gel Cream in it and the Etude House Moistfull 3-in-1 Mask. I don't know how to read Korean so I had to research heavily(but not far) to find out what this mask was and why it was 3-in-1. It's basically a mask, a massaging mask or an overnight mask. After my nightmare with overnight masks, I did opt to try that option. In my honest opinon, this mask can really be skipped. It has the same moisturizing properties and smells the same as the entire Moistfull line but it's not really that great. I find if I use the cream daily, the mask is really unnessecary. It is, however, a great massaging mask thing. The consistency works real well with the massaging. Sadly I have no use for that as I prefer "massaging" gels with scrubbing beads and I overall like sheet masks better. Easy on and easy off. I would say try this if you truely enjoy the line so much and really want to try the mask out as well.

Pros: 3-in-1 usage, good consistancy for massaging, moisturizing
Cons: Average product

*Will review 3-in-1 mask later!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

VOV Showcase Lip Gloss Set

So I had to admit, my Gmarket order was pretty big and I did get a lot. Since it's coming from overseas, I decided to find all the things I really wanted, combine and have it all arrive at the same time. I was searching for the VOV Castledew stuff but instead the VOV Showcase line stood out with it's cuteness that I had to have something! The lipgloss set was the one that really caught my eye. Such cute colours and such cute packaging! Holy Cow! Look at the colours! Do they not look so pretty lying there?!

Well. Guess what? This product ain't that great as I thought it would be. It's rather a very big disappointment! I didn't take any lip-smacking photos this time and stuck with only swatches, only because they just do not work with my lips at all. My lips are quite "dark" so they don't show up at all on my lips! How can a shimmery pink, a nude pink and a vibrant orange all look the same on my lips?! Even the shimmer doesn't even make a difference. I'm very heavily disappointed in VOV. They show up on my hand but really, what's the use of that? Now I'm suspecting I got something from the kiddy line but is there such thing? I wish I could read Korean and find out. Also there is something really wrong with the amount that comes out of the actual tube. There is hardly any that comes out which makes me think that it's very dry. It's not. But wait- there are some good points to this lipgloss set! Besides the cute packaging, the consistancy of the lip gloss is really great! It's glossy but not too heavy. The shine is nice for any every day thing and my gosh, the scent is SO NICE! Others may argue that it smells like medicine but I love the Cherry popsicle scent it has! So is it a total let down? It's pretty 50/50. It's probably a very cute gift for someone though. =)

Pros: Cute packaging, SMELLS GREAT, Good formula(not too heavy)

*Even though it didn't work for me, check out this blog to see how it worked on fair skin tones and the other products from this collection!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Shisedo TISS 2 Way Off Oil Cleanser

The Shiseido TISS 2 Way Off Oil Cleanser has been one of those oil cleansers that had to grow onto me for me to want to use it a lot. It is a duo cleanser that can be used daily and for makeup removing. It removes all types of makeup including waterproof eye makeup. There is another version in a yellow bottle that is for Deep Cleansing. It had a pretty cheap price so I decided to try this one. I swatched all the products that I am currently using.

The bottle comes in a pump dispenser(love this style!) and only 1-2 squirts of it is enough for the entire face. I used two pumps on my hand here to demonstrate how it looks so the amount on my hand is way more than enough. It is oil so it does run around so it's recommended to work fast! Just a little circular massaging movements around the face and you start to feel the makeup dissolving and makeup debris building up. It rinses well with no oily finish and it leaves my skin extremely soft. I find it quite nice to have a duo cleanser that actually does what it says. I also love the scent of the cleanser! It's a very refreshing grapefruit scent! This cleanser is definitely one to try if you find other cleansers are either too oily or too drying. I have combination skin and it works wonders!

Pros: Fair priced, removes makeup easily, grapefruit scented, duo cleanser, soft finish
Cons: Where to buy? Online only.