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A S T R O P H O R I A: March 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Review ★ Creer Beaute Sailor Moon Star Power Prism Eyeliners

Halluuuu readers~

I saw these eyeliners on Sasa and I had to have them LOL. These eyeliners are a part of the Sailor Moon Miracle Romance line, which also includes: the Star Power Prism eyeliners (4 liquid eyeliners and 1 pencil eyeliner), Miracle Romance nail polishes (5 colours based on the main 5 sailor scouts), the Shining Moon powder (which costs a mini fortune on ebay), and the Miracle Moon Lipstick (which is actually more like a lip balm).

I purchased the liquid eyeliners in black and brown, as well as the white pencil liner. I'll have a separate review for the white pencil liner to avoid this post being too picture heavy~

The eyeliners come in cute, girly packaging. I think it's really cute ^^. I don't understand any of the text on the packaging, and the back is in Chinese since I got it from Sasa. But the diagram shows you how you can wear it~

The design on the eyeliners are really cute too~ the white one is the black eyeliner, and the brownish-black looking one is the brown eyeliner. You might be thinking that it looks really similar to the Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner, and well... 

You aren't wrong LOL. 

They are pretty much identical to the Dolly Wink eyeliner, except for the design on the eyeliners themselves. The brush tips are also identical in terms of appearance, as well as the feel of it when I apply the eyeliner.

To be honest, I don't feel like there isn't any difference between the Dolly Wink and Creer Beaute Sailor Moon eyeliners LOL. That isn't to say that they're bad, because the Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner is definitely one of my favourite eyeliners out there. The eyeliners have a 0.1mm tip for thin lines and precision, but the brush is flexible so you can create thicker lines as well. They are waterproof, so you don't have to worry about smudging, or your eyeliner fading throughout the day (especially if you live in a warmer country!). However it is debatable whether it is smudgeproof, since some people have said that the Dolly Wink eyeliner smudges easily, so this might also be the case for these eyeliners since they're really similar. If that's a problem, applying a primer or eyeshadow before the eyeliner should help! I tried rubbing the swatches under water a little, and the black one didn't budge at all. The brown one lightened up a little though, but it's not like we usually rub our eyes when we have eye make-up on!

I have like no eyelashes lolol
It isn't opaque when you draw a single line straight through, but it's not a big deal since most liquid/gel liners require you to go over a few times so you have a perfect line. It takes around 2 layers to achieve an opaque black. You'll definitely love these eyeliners if the Dolly Wink eyeliners are one of your favourites!

+ Lasts all day
+ Waterproof
+ Smudgeproof
+ Cute packaging and design
+ Thin, flexible 0.1mm brush tip
+ Drugstore priced on Sasa
+ Easy to apply/glides on smoothly
+ Dries quickly

- Price variance between eBay and Sasa
- Availability

Rating: ★★★★☆

Where to purchase? I bought these from Sasa for $14.10 ($12.70 USD). You can also purchase it on ebay from anywhere between $15-18!

Are you looking forward to the Sailor Moon remake? 
Would you buy these eyeliners? 
What is your HG eyeliner?

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Review ★ Mamonde Real Skin Founder

Hullo everyone!

I was supposed to upload this like last week OTL, but once again, school has gotten in the way @___@.

Today I will be reviewing the Mamonde Real Skin Founder in #2 for you~ Mamonde is well known for their high quality products, and for SNSD's Yuri endorsing their products. Also Sunnydahye (youtuber) mentions this product as one of her holy grail products in a lot of her videos, so I thought about trying it out since the reviews are also generally favourable!

There's only two shades available like a lot of other products, which is quite limiting. I think #2 is most appropriate for those who are an NC20 - NC25 shade, whereas #1 would be best for those are paler than that.

(Information taken from, and ebay listings)
It uses a new concept that fuses foundation and powder, which gives it it's name 'founder'. Experience foundation's thin and moist coverage, and powder's make-up fixing function at the same time. It consists of ingredients extracted from gold and pearl, which provides an elegant glowy effect. It also includes the following flower extracts: edelweiss, snow lotus, chamomile, jasmine, for a moisturizing effect.

The pact comes in a simple box with little information on it. All of the information is in Korean, but I assume that it's the standard kind of stuff (product name, functions,  maybe ingredients LOL). It's  understandable since it's a Korean product, although others brands have English on their packaging.

The pact itself is cute, and I'm really digging the metallic pink cover. I think it enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the pact :3, but then again, I really like metallic pink. It comes with a sponge applicator, which is conveniently stored on top of an interior cover, so that the sponge isn't constantly touching the product. The sponge is surprisingly soft and flexible. I thought it would be similar to the sponge from the Isa Knox X2D2 CC cream, since it's still a dark blue sponge applicator and I feel like there's only so many variations of sponges. The sponge is the best way to apply the foundation, since it picks up and spreads the foundation well.

The texture of the foundation is really creamy and smooth, and it glides on when I apply it. It has a floral scent, which could possibly be irritating to sensitive skin since it isn't a very light fragrance. It's very lightweight, which makes it great in warmer climates, because the last thing we want is to physically feel a lot of make-up on our face when it is hot. My face is lighter than my body, so it does match my face quite well LOL. The finish appears matte on my hand, however it has a very mute dewiness when it's applied to my face. The foundation itself has light to medium coverage, so it covers a fair amount of redness and light discolouration, and it minimizes the appearance of pores; however, concealer is still necessary for dark spots and whatnot. It is also buildable, however I do not recommend layering it on because it will look cakey.

It lasts for around 5 hours (with setting powder on top) before I start to get oily, which is alright since that's the duration of my day at school with commuting and breaks in between classes! It is still cold out in Toronto, so it would probably last a few hours less in the more humid/hot places; perhaps 3-4 hours.

I would recommend this product for those with normal/combination/oily skin. It's lightweight, and the finish is matte with a hint of dewiness for that healthy, natural finish. You can also apply a finishing powder for extra wear without having that cakey feeling that comes with applying it over a thicker foundation. It is also good for those who live in warmer climates because it has the added sun protection too! At the same time, it probably will not last very long without reapplying or blotting if it is really warm or humid out.

I absolutely do not recommend this for those with dry skin or dry patches because it will emphasize those patches like no other. Although it claims to be moisturizing, it is not. I didn't even know some parts of my face were really patchy until I applied it, even though my other liquid face make-up products never emphasize areas that aren't dry to touch. It's also not the best to use in the colder weather due to the dry atmosphere. I don't think I've used any face make-up (liquid or powder) that emphasized dry patches like this one. Usually, I'll apply the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder on top of liquid face make-up to set it because it gets rid of the appearance of flaky/dry patches, but that didn't work with the Real Skin Founder :c. Some people say it has a more moisturizing effect and dewy finish if you mix it with their primer, so that might be a remedy for it~ But that's just more money spent for one product, when you can get something else :<.

Although I think people with combination/oily skin will like this product, I feel really let down by the fact that it emphasizes the dry patches on my face >__<. I also feel that it is quite pricey for the results, since there's cheaper BB/CC creams and foundations within the same price range that work better.

+ Lightweight
+ Natural
+ Matte/mute dewy finish
+ Easy to reapply on the go
+ Relatively long lasting
+ SPF 33, PA++ for sun protection

- Emphasizes dry patches/flakiness
- Expensive

Rating: ★★★☆ (I would have given it a 4.5 if it didn't accentuate the dry patches on my face)

Where to buy? I purchased it from for $27.99. You can also purchase it at the following: Amore Pacific ebay ($28.70) and Twofacemall ($30.45).

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