Friday, December 4, 2015

THEFACESHOP Holiday Makeup Look

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If you haven't already heard, THEFACESHOP is one of the first Korean beauty brands to open up shop here in Canada. Whenever I go to Fairview Mall or Eaton Centre, I often find myself browsing through their beauty shelves, mesmerized by the pretty packaging. I've only ever tried their sheet masks (which are awesome) so being a part of the CBB x THEFACESHOP campaign has been the perfect opportunity to try their makeup.

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 I was sent a beautiful package of five makeup products from the brand in order to create a festive look for the holidays. I don't typically wear bright lips or liner on a daily basis, so throwing on this indigo pencil and cherry lipstick has been a really fun change.

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All in all, I am thrilled with the makeup I have tried from THEFACESHOP. Each of these products is made in Korea and their prices range from around $5 - $15.

Real Gloss Pure in Sugar Clear
This subtle gloss completely wow-ed me. Not only does the packaging feel super luxe, but the unique bent applicator is so easy to use. I sometimes notice a slight after-taste, but it isn't bothersome. This gloss has micro glitter and a thick, nourishing texture. Strangely enough, I like to apply it before my lipstick. This keeps the tube free from red streaks, and provides a plumped up, smooth, and somewhat sticky base for the layered lipstick. It's my new favourite technique, you should totally try it out.

Freshian Volume Mascara
I didn’t have very high hopes for the mascara, simply because the packaging felt a bit cheap. But don't judge a book by its cover, this actually works well! The spiky bristles separate and define my lashes, while adding enough volume. It lasted throughout the day and did not leave flakes. I am definitely interested in trying more of their mascaras now.

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FACE it Artist Touch Lipstick in Glossy RD301
First off, the packaging of the lipstick is wonderful, much better than most drugstore lipstick tubes. I was a bit surprised by this bright pinky red colour to begin with, but completely fell in love after realizing that it has a sheer glossy finish. There is practically no scent or taste to the product and it looks so fresh and pretty when I layer it over the clear gloss.

GelSet Smudgeproof Auto Eyeliner in 04 Purple
I am so pleased with the deep, indigo shimmer shade of this liner. It glides on well, and has a convenient sharpener in the bottom cap. I surely believe that it's smudgeproof, since it's pretty hard to remove. I found that if I use my makeup cleansing oil to massage and dissolve the dry product, then wipe with a warm washcloth (I prefer the baby ones from the dollar store) all the colour melts right off.

Single Blush in PK01
The blush is a very light pink with a hint of shimmer. I have been dusting it over my cheeks as a final step to set my cream blush, since it gives a nice glow and ensures that the colour lasts all day. I am obsessed with this sleek, rectangular compact, and I can't wait to head to the store to try out a coral shade. I was oogling over how nice it is to use products with good quality packaging, and my sister says "that's some expensive plastic". I am all about that expensive plastic. 

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You can follow +THEFACESHOP Canada on Instagram and Twitter, and search #THEFACESHOPholiday to see more looks from other Canadian Beauty Bloggers.

Happy holidays!
xx
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