I like this product. It is easy in application (no brush, just clean fingers and dabbing) and it goes on very smooth (some mornings I forget to put of lotion) and does not dry out the skin. I agree with the review below me - it smooths out and makes your skin look airbrushed. A rather speedy application for an on-the-go college student. This BB is very light on skin - a barely there feel. The BEST part: It is very buildable! BB doesn't cake on as much as regular MAC foundation would. I don't have bad skin but I have these old pock marks around my temple and side of my face so I just put a bit more there - and IF I needed more - concealer. I like the fact that it comes with a pump, but the bottle is opaque so I can't tell how much is left (and I need to do that if I do start to run out I can get more. It takes 2-3 weeks to ship from Korea - I got mine from Ruby on Ebay.) The shade is a bit darker than what I prefer. I would prefer BB that are NC 15 range - this is not it. Skin79 Pink is between NC 20 - 25. If you are worried you are too dark for BBs, I would still say just go for it and buy it because 1. The cream FITS into your skin tone. 2. It oxides 3. You can mix it with a bit of your other foundations. 4. If you really hate it - swap it on MUA and save us gals international shipping time! I say I would not repurchase because there are SO many other BB creams to try and although it is GOOD, it is not the BEST. I think Missha n.13 is a little better for me actually. I like the shade better and I like the stronger scent of Missha's BB (Baby lotion mmm!). Missha also has a higher SPF. Skin79 scent is floral and very light. PS. Omg. Asian cosmetics - you are SO awesome and cute! **************************************************************************** UPDATE: I do agree with other reviewers. The foundation ages quickly (1-2 months) and isn't as good as a newly open one. I think I actually hate this now, the consistency has gotten thicker as it ages. OH AND GRAY CAST. OMG, it's summer and I look dead! Never again.
It lengthens very very VERY well! For sure two thumbs up for that! I just use one coat and my lashes look super long and full. Its not really 'soft' because when I add on a second coat at the tip of my lashes, my lashes are already hard and rigid. It holds the curls...sorta...i have straight azn lashes and after all these years, i have yet had the delight of encountering a mascara that did hold my curl, so it's really not a big deal. It's on the cheaper side of drugstore mascaras. It has never ever flaked or clump on my eyes. Trust me on this, I've walked out with this out in icy snow before. Usually mascaras decline in effectiveness of use when it nears its expiration date but this mascara holds up well and retains the same effect even after months of use. Packaging is so very very boring :( Gosh for such a nice mascara it deserves way better packaging. CAN YOU HEAR ME MAYBELLINE?
Used it for a client for her dance...there was no pigmentation on her NC 20 skin. None what so ever and she is very pale. I had to dip the brush 5 times for anything to show up. The lasting power is good.....but there is really no point if there is no pigmentation. Takes forever to apply 1 lippie for cute packaging.
A similar dupe for MAC MSF in Petticoat...but for a fraction of the price. I got it for less than 3 bucks on a clearance. It is my favorite of all time! Long lasting and beautiful, too bad it broke (I dropped it) b4 I finished it.....same with my MAC MSF.... (I dropped it) I keep breaking blushes :(
Brought this on a whim. I never use lip liner and I only got this because I wanted to go for a "look." But I am glad I brought it. For the price, its a great color for naturally pigmented lips. It matches perfectly and my friend who saw me wear it said it make my lips fuller (much better than using a painful lip plumper). I am really glad for this purchase and I might use it as an everyday thing. It's not as creamy as it should be (but what 99 cents? Of course not.) But the color pay off is great! Its a stunning color. [[UPDATE]] I don't know what I was thinking, it was quite rough and it didn't last very long. I tried Bobbi Brown and NYX....OK, those are quality. Jordana isn't bad for 1 dollar tho!
Cleansers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Cleanser
KuteKora 9/25/2010 3:37:00 PM
Note: I had the earlier bottle (when it first came out) that was a long tube instead of curved. I liked the earlier bottle because it packed a lot more product than the new small version. Booo.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of my best beauty purchases ever!! It removes all of my makeup (but i wash a second time just to be safe) The initial use dry up my skin but eventually my skin adjusted and I don't even need to moisture immediately right after.
For very fair skin, this is a must! Beautiful, beautiful, very natural color. The shade you see on the cheeks of innocent cute little girls. It adds.....this certain pinky peachy color that is simply fantastic on light and fair skin (such as mine). This blush is not very pigmented so you have to put it on a little stronger. However, the result is very natural and very pure looking. It lasts a decent amount of time. I got this at cherryculture during a sale. I also brought another nyx blush in Pinky and it was horrible on my skin tone.
Eyeliner -Jordana - Easyliner for Eyes (Retractable Pencil)
KuteKora 9/8/2009 11:00:00 PM
Good product, very creamy, reminds me of my NYX jumbo pencils but smaller. It does smudge, but that is I'm sure because of the creaminess. Very inexpensive I found at Walgreen's counter. I have it in a deep navy blue and smokey black. It is strange that those two color has different staying power. The navy blue is way better than the black. I guess it depends on how good the batch is.
Cleansers -Biore - Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Cleanser
KuteKora 8/11/2009 3:38:00 AM
All this thing does is heat up for a few seconds when rubbed. I tried this for over 6 months everyday and my blackhead is still there. My friend told me to buy this and we both agree it's useless, no results at all. Most of the Biore products I tried promise too much and deliver too little. It does smell very nice and the packaging is beautiful.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Synthetic Concealer Shading Brush
KuteKora 8/8/2009 3:17:00 AM
One of the BEST brushes coast scents sell. This is the perfect size for concealing acne scars and under eye circles. The bristles are full and picks up a very good amount. The design is simple, which is why it looks beautiful. I would definitely repurchase, as soon as coast scents offer better shipping rates;)
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
KuteKora 7/12/2009 3:49:00 AM
I have some leftover acne scars on my forehead from my early teens. I also get very oily around my forehead area. This formula, not like O-glo, hides all my scars and prevents shine at the end of the day. A word of wisdom, it is easy to cake this foundation so a spray of MAC fix + is a miracle cure.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Angled Blush & Contour Brush
KuteKora 7/11/2009 5:53:00 AM
I used this for everyday for about 4 months. This brush is full and soft. It is build very sturdy considering the amount of beating it took in my bag, after another wash, it looks brand new. There is ZERO shedding. None. Zip. Nada. It picks up color and applies it softly and as precise as you want it. Perfect for contouring. The brush is small, so it might take a while if you want to blend. I would repurchase since the price tag is fairly cheap for the product you are getting.
The Good: ~The jar is nice and build sturdy. ~The mirror on top is cute. ~Holds quite a good amount of product. The Bad: ~It is very bulky, not for travel. ~I don't really see the use of these jars because the puff sponge is large and you can't tell whether a product is out until you realize you put too much.
Eyeliner -NYX - Eye / Eyebrow Pencil * 901 * Black
KuteKora 7/11/2009 5:39:00 AM
I brought this on Cherryculture.com when NYX was having 50% off sale. PRO: This black pencil eye pencil goes on incredibly smooth! The color is a very deep dark black. The texture is very creamy, almost as much as the jumbo NYX pencils. The packaging is SO cute! CON: Long lasting color but the texture smudges fast (due to creaminess) quite a lot. I like sharp bottom liner so I would rock this with a smokey eye instead.
I love love love this product! After my morning skin routine my skins turns slightly red around my cheeks, nose, and forehead. The redness is barely noticeable, but the real problem is the redness covers majority of my face. It takes me forever to blend with another concealer in cream or stick form. Because this is a loose mineral power, with one swept of a brush it fixes the problem under 2 seconds! The coverage is medium but what wins me over is the speed of application. The result? My face is neutralized and healthy. Bottom line is: This product is AMAZING! I am a big big fan of EDM products.