Showing posts with label Innisfree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Innisfree. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

[Review] Innisfree Juicy Gloss Pencils

Heyoo.

School's catching up to me - fast. But apparently, my agenda (yeah, I still keep one of those) tells me that my year won't be too bad, though. Much better than last year. Last year was just "......omg", but this year is a simple "..omg"!
Y'know what I'm sayin'?

Okay, enough of that bamboozle. Today's review will be on the Innisfree Juicy Gloss Pencils. After reading some positive reviews on these, I was so pumped to try them! Lip crayons/pencils have been quite the rage then, and it's still pretty popular in Korea right now. These pencils are from KollectionK, a well known online Korean cosmetics shop.


I haven't had a positively raving review in a long time now.
Will these be The One?




The Innisfree juicy gloss pencils come in 5 different colours - there's probably one for everyone's taste! Onto the review, hooha!




Description

"It's a lip pencil containing moisture that softly melts on the lips. The cute case looks like a crayon. It's easy to carry and good quality. This moisture lip gloss is naturally dyed and melted gently on the lips."
- Easy dialling type with vivid limited edition designs (twistable)
- Highly moisturizing, emollient
- No sticky texture!
- Vitamin E and Camellia flower oil included for moisturized, healthy lips




Colours available 
#1 = Lemon
#2 = Green grape
#3 = Strawberry
#4 = Grapefruit
#5 = Cherry

The glosses come in 5 different colours, as stated above. "Lemon" and "Green grape" are the only 2 colour changing glosses of the bunch, and are quite sheer in colour.

The other 3 colours (Strawberry, grapefruit, cherry) do not change in colour and are extremely pigmented. There are many ways to use these pencils - you can use a little bit, and create a gradient on your lips... or you can use it all over (the lips, not your face).





Price + where to buy

As these glosses are quite popular, you can buy these glosses at multiple places. Prices range, but KollectionK sells these for $10.39 USD (fair price). I wouldn't recommend paying $12+ for these.




Swatches

I've taken some pictures for you guys, so you can see what the glosses look like in colour! Which colour do you like best?


Window


#1 = Lemon
#2 = Green grape
#3 = Strawberry
#4 = Grapefruit
#5 = Cherry


Sunlight
Flash
On paper


Onto the lip swatches!


I applied the colour all over my lips - (obviously) these lip swatches aren't done in gradients or whatnot~ 3, 4, 5 are so pigmented it's crazy.

You can use these pencils in a variety of ways, the colour on my lips aren't necessarily what you'll get if you use them yourself. You can easily control how much you want to apply.

For the 2 "colour changers", Lemon and Green grape - as you can see, they're quite similar.
However, Lemon is slightly more on the "orangey" side. Green grape is on the "pinkish" side.



Texture, application, scent

These pencils are ridiculously smooth. They looked quite "plastic" and "hard" at first. I thought they'd tug at my lips and just be a nightmare to apply.

They're SO smooth, though! Smooth to the point that I was very, very surprised. They're super moisturizing as well (certainly living up to their claims!). In the swatches, I didn't apply lip balm at all. I usually apply a layer or two before lip swatches, but this is the first time I haven't.
BRAVO. Saves me time!

As for scent - each gloss has a distinctive scent. Compared to the Tonymoly bunny bars (which all smelt pretty similar), these glosses are very different. I LOVE IT.
Favourite scents = Lemon and green grape
Least favourite = Strawberry (smells too strong, too artificial and... "medicine" like)



Wear time

1 word - forever. 
Okay, maybe not forever. But certainly longer than any other gloss (or lipstick) I've tried!

#1 and #2 (Lemon and green grape, the colour changers) don't last as long as the others. But 3, 4 and 5 last for a long time - maybe 6-7 hours. Grapefruit and cherry last the longest. Those two colours leave such a pretty stain at the end!



Extra thoughts 

How amazing are these glosses? I have to say - it's been such a long time since I've raved about a product before, but finally! This is a rave-worthy product!

They're super glossy, super moisturizing and come in a variety of colours. There's something for everyone here.
If you like sheer glosses, try Lemon or Green grape.
If you like super pigmented glosses, try strawberry, grapefruit or cherry.
If you like tints and "natural gradient" lips, this is it.
If you like bold lips, this is it. 
I love these.

On top of that, they're super affordable! I always love Korean cosmetics because most of them are so affordable and easy to find what I'm looking for. $10 in Canadian drugstore cosmetics =/= $10 in Korean cosmetics (well, not easily for me. I find it so hard to find a Can. drugstore product I LOVE).

The application was smooth and hassle free. Truthfully, I sometimes have difficulty applying lipsticks, especially if they're this pigmented. Y'know my Etude House Blooming lipsticks that I reviewed? Those were way harder to apply, because it was so pigmented and the colour just kept settling into the lines and... argh. I needed to exfoliate a lot.

But these? No.
The colour doesn't really settle into lines - not as bad as the Etude House Bloomings. I didn't even apply lipbalm or exfoliate before using these!
It was "bam bam gotta go bam" and I'm done.
Easy. No hassle.

(Wow, that was deja vu...)



Likes
- So pigmented
- Quick and easy application
- Creamy, smooth texture
- Affordable
- Lovely scents
- Something for everyone
- Moisturizes lips (+doesn't flake, etc.)
- Long wear time
- Adorable packaging
- Twistable - and it doesn't break/get stuck/damaged. YES. 


Dislikes
- Strawberry scent is a little too strong for me



Repurchase? Yes. 
I'll buy lemon, green grape, grapefruit and cherry.
All the colours except strawberry - I just don't think the colour matches me too well, even if I apply a little bit (and scent is too strong).

I absolutely recommend this for anyone. If you've got $10 around, just take the mini-plunge and buy a pencil! You'll never know if this is your next HG - it was for me, hoho.



Rating 
Note: I don't give half marks. 

Colours: /5 (darn that "strawberry" colour!)
Price: /5
Quality: /5
Wearability and ease of use: /5

Overall rating: /5

When was the last time I gave 5/5 for so many traits?
(Never, right? Don't remember.) 


Thanks for reading this review! Hope you liked it! 






What about you?
Have you tried these? Do you like lip crayons? What's your favourite colour here?



Note: The products in this review were sponsored for review purposes. This review is 100% honest. My opinion cannot be bought. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Korean Cosmetics Haul!~ [Online shopping]

Hello, I've got a haul to show in this post!


Title says "Korean Cosmetics Haul", but it's really a mix of both Korean and Japanese stuff. Just makes it easier.

So I went online shopping, and these babies were delivered to me a few weeks later. So happy I finally received them in perfect condition! Although one of the nail decorating packages came empty. Like what? I opened it, and there was only a business card and some package protecting, sponge thingymajigs. I was so confused, but I guess I have to take a picture of that and talk to the seller... hum!

Anyways! Here's the list of what's in the picture (sorry I didn't number the items in the photo, completely forgot) 

1. 2 Laneige water sleeping pack deluxe samples (came as a free gift with my Laneige cleanser)
2. Laneige  Multi Cleanser
3. All 9 TonyMoly petite bunny gloss bars!
4. Innisfree no-sebum mineral powder
5. Dollywink false eyelashes #9, "natural dolly"
6. Dollywink black liquid eyeliner
7. 2 nail art decorations (purchased around 6 of these, they're coming in one by one)

Bird's eye view... kinda.

Laneige water sleeping pack deluxe samples! 
I love these so much, it's one of my favourite skincare products! The perfect skin pick-me-up! Whoohoo~


Laneige's Multi Cleanser!
This is one of the products I use to remove makeup on my face after a long day (I use a cleansing oil before this step) I've been using it for some time now, and this is the newest tube of goodness!


Tonymoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar (x9)
I had the cherry version, but lost it a couple months ago. The packaging was so adorable, I totally fell victim to their deadly marketing. Ending up buying all 9 colours - the bunny faces are just too cute to resist!


Innisfree No-sebum Mineral Powder
I've been hearing really good reviews on this and wanted to try some different powders to set my foundation. I'll be trying this out and reviewing it (as with all the other products in this haul) on my blog soon! 


Dollywink false eyelashes #9, "Natural Dolly" 
Dollywink liquid eyeliner in black
Not new to both of these products, they're both re-purchases. Love them, but I'm planning to give the eyeliner away in an upcoming giveaway! (Currently hoarding lots of makeup/nail goodies for this, so exciting~)


2 Nail art decoration wheels
I just needed these (and the ones that will be coming in) to do future nail tutorials and to do my nails in general. 


Skin79 Snail Nutrition BB cream
Lioele V-line waterdrop sleeping pack
The seller gave me 2 samples that came with my Innisfree powder, but I won't be using them. I'm happy with my Laneige sleeping packs, and don't really feel too interested enough to try the BB cream so... I'll give them away to someone. 







That's all for today! The bunnies say goodbye, and thanks for reading!~ 
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