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My K-beauty haul

H Mart in Fairfax, Virginia recently moved to its new location on 11200 Fairfax Blvd.

I was concerned that the beauty counter tenants from its previous location would move as well. Here’s what HJ said on Nextdoor:

Yes, the beauty counters moved to the new location. Also a small pharmacy, Asian food court, kiddie play corner, a seafood section (follow your nose for that dept), and some parking in the shade are in the new location. Customers are leaving carts all over the parking lot and in precious empty parking spaces instead of pushing them back to the cart corrals, so watch out — or your or your car could hit a cart that’s out of place or rolling around.

Relieved! Naturally, I had to check out the beauty counters. It was gratifying that the beauty advisors remembered me from the old location. Here’s my haul:

K Beauty haul

K Beauty haul

  • Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch from Petitfée: cool and refreshing. I like to put these on before I do my eye makeup.
  • VDL foundation brush: the saleswoman said that she used this brush to blend concealer.  You might be surprised that VDL is an LG brand.  That’s right: the same LG that makes flat-screen TVs, washing machines and dryers, and refrigerators also has a skin care and makeup division.
  • Skincare samples from The History of 후 (Whoo) and Su:m37, also LG brands.  This store is great for handing out freebies!
  • Five-ply cotton facial pads: you can peel off layers on these pads.

FYI H Mart has a stand for lower-priced cosmetics, including Tony Moly, Bbi@, and Missha.  Please note that the beauty counters are tenants, not part of H Mart.

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Your burning #beauty questions answered

Apologies for the irrelevant images.  This seems to happen when I don’t post a picture of my own on Quora.  WordPress.com doesn’t allow embeds from Quora.  I had to share the answer on Quora via Twitter.

Famed MUA Lisa Eldridge to launch three limited edition red lipsticks

Lisa Eldridge is a British makeup artist who had served as creative director for Lancôme. As you can see from the photo below, she’s her own best model.

MUA Lisa Eldridge applying lipstick

Lisa Eldridge – Image: Mateusz Sitek

Now comes the exciting news that she’s launching three velvet lipsticks on November 19.  The lipsticks are various shades of red.  According to Get The Gloss:

There’s Velvet Morning, a Berocca orange-red that’ll wake you up in every sense, Velvet Jazz, a brick red, and Velvet Ribbon, a filmstarry blue-red.

 

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The Ultimate True Velvet Collection

The lipsticks cost £26 (around USD 33.43) each.   The three lipstick set (including velvet bag) costs £75.00(around USD 96.43).  Pre-orders will start shipping on November 22.

Sources:
Hunter, A. (2018, November 14). Lisa Eldridge’s first ever beauty product is landing. Retrieved November 15, 2018, from https://www.getthegloss.com/news/lisa-eldridge-s-first-ever-beauty-product-is-landing

Lisa Eldridge. (2018, November 19). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://www.lisaeldridge.com/shop/beauty/#.W_MfbehKhPY Plush Velvet lipsticks

#wunder2 Caviar Illuminator

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Wunder2 Caviar Illuminator

Deets aka Details:

  • Little beads of pigment
  • Mesh screen prevents spillage, but also makes it somewhat difficult to build color
  • Comes in 3 shades: Mother of Pearl, Coral Shimmer, and Golden Sand
  • Coral Shimmer works as blush, while Mother of Pearl works as a highlighter
  • $30 apiece: available through wunder2.com or CVS stores
  • Cruelty free
  • Press sample
  • Ingredients

 Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Agar, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Potassium Olivate, Polysorbate 80, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Polysorbate 60, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Source:
CAVIAR ILLUMINATOR | WUNDER2. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2018, from https://www.wunder2.com/product/caviar-illuminator/

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades

One frequent criticism of BB/CC/DD creams is that they come in too few shades.  For foundation, I switch between It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ and Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick.  I was pleased to learn that It Cosmetics expanded its shade range for Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+.  The six shades are: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, and Deep.

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades

While it’s not the 30+ skin tones that we’ve gotten accustomed to, it’s better than the limited selection we had before.

Limited time offer: Ultamate Rewards members get $10 off It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (normal retail price $38) through Saturday, November 10!  Code needed.

Source:
Shade Finder – IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50 | Ulta Beauty. (n.d.). Retrieved October 29, 2018, from https://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/it-cosmetics/cc-cream/

Color story: terracotta

I love terracotta.  It’s one of my best fashion colors.  I also like terracotta pottery 🙂

Terracotta makeup

Color story: terracotta

Do you like liquid lipstick and matte finishes?  Then check out the terracotta colored lip colors at:

Norris, R. (n.d.). Meet the Lipstick Shade That’ll Replace Your Nudes This Fall. Retrieved August 4, 2018, from http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/slideshows/best-terracotta-lipstick-170928/page1

Revlon to launch Flesh makeup at Ulta

MUA Kevin James Bennett posted this to Twitter:

On Instagram, he adds:

In addition to foundation sticks, Flesh will include highlighters, lipstick, and blush — all created to complement a wide range of skin tones.
Flesh will be available online at Ulta Beauty beginning June 24th, and will be on store shelves in July.

Comments:

  • Will Flesh have staying power?  I’m thinking in particular about the stunning failure of Vital Radiance, a line that Revlon created for women over 50.
  • In the 1990s, Revlon had a line targeted at African-American women: I couldn’t find the name of the line (likewise, I couldn’t find the name of the line for which 1980s teen pop star Tiffany was a model).
  • I’m of two minds when it comes to Linda Wells.
    • Con: As EIC of Allure, she ostensibly approved a hatchet job on Paula Begoun. Wow – talk about duplicity.  The reporter ingratiated herself with Paula.
    • Pro: Allure was apolitical when she was EIC.