BNTgirl x CATALINA GEO GEL EYELINER

Sometimes you get a product and you think to yourself, FINALLY!

Finally, I’m trying a gel eyeliner! These used to be all the rage in South Korea, and they still are popular. I was too heavily invested in my liquid eyeliners to ever try them.

But today I’ll be reviewing CATALINA GEO GEL EYELINER! YAY!

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The top part of the cap is actually a brush inside, but the brush is a bit soft, and it’s easier to apply the eyeliner with a slightly stiffer brush.

The eyeliner actually applies really well and smoothly. The gel makes it smooth application and allows me to tightline really well and easily.

The application of a basic tightline only takes like 30 seconds with it, and I can see why people enjoy using it so much.

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It makes a great tightliner product, but not a really good winged eyeliner maker. The product is too smudgy, the eyeliner kind of rubs onto the bottom of the eye. As you can see in the picture above, on the bottom of my eye, the eyeliner definitely smudged downwards.

However, overall the eyeliner is a 8/10. It works really well as a tightliner, just not to make a winged eyeliner.

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BNTgirl x Stylenanda 3CE WHITE MILK PACK TO FOAM

Today I’ll be reviewing a favorite of BNTNews July box!

Ba-dum, I’ll be reviewing 3CE WHITE MILK PACK TO FOAM! 


So who doesn’t like a clay mask that foams? IM THINKING NO ONE!!!

It’s a pretty awesome concept, a product that has 3 functions. You can use it as a cleanser, a clay mask or just a nose mask!

But I pretty much use the clay mask function exclusively only because I love it so much.

It’s a super light clay masks that dries in 5-10 minutes and then lathers up into a foam when you’re washing it off.

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So I has the soft essentials of a clay mask but also the best part of any cleanser: the foaming. So it’s basically the perfect clay mask for me.

Did I mention it was a super, super soft product. It feels like a soft putty and just spreads all over your face. It smells light.

It could be a cloud. Who’s to say it isn’t?

LET IT FOAM!



It’s just a nice mask.

And it definitely felt like a nice mask to just let it absorb the impurities in my face.

I’d definitely be purchasing it once I finish this. SOON!

I rate this a 9/10. Super enjoyable mask.
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BNTgirl x CATALINA GEO Color Capsule Make Up Base

Good evening!

So if you follow my blog, you’ll see that the title of my review today is very similar, and that’s because I’m again reviewing Catalina Geo’s Color Capsule Make Up Base!


But today instead of a green base, that reduces redness, I got a pink base which should make my skin more youthful!

Of course, like always I like to gauge it’s difference in color and texture, as a color difference could also mean a texture difference of the make up base. But nope, this time the base kept the same consistency of the green base I had gotten earlier, which smoothed out nicely once applied.

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Once applied the base gives of a soft pale shimmer and makes me sparkle a little bit more than usual. A nice dewy finished!
I tested it all day while I was out, and it made sure my HERA UV mist cushion BB cream stayed on all day!

I was impressed.


It stayed on all day and made sure my face didn’t get too oily or made my make up runny. A true base.

I won’t lie, I liked this one better than the green one I reviewed previously probably because I didn’t have skin redness problems. But this one definitely enhanced my skin.

So overall I found that since the capsule base comes with different colors, the one that works best for you might not be the one that worked best for me.

Overall I rate this one a 8/10.

It’s a very solid primer, but if you’re not in the market for a Korean specific primer, I think the American ones might be easier to get or have the same price range. But it’s still a solid primer for what it is and what it does!

 
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Review: Benton Honest TT Mist Review

Oh my gosh, this has been the first non-BntNews review in a while. And I’m looking forward to posting my travel vlogs/blogs soon while on spring break. 3 weeks to go.

Today I’ll be reviewing something I got from Roseroseshop and South Korean retailer of all sorts of Korean skincare and cosmetics. They have fairly decent prices, so if you want to check them out, here’s the link.

Today I’ll be reviewing Benton Honest TT Mist. I’m pretty excited because this is my first Benton product that I’ve ever used and it’s super fantastic-elastic.

I feel kind of bad because I actually received this product about 3 months ago to start testing and using and I’m only uploading a review now. But the good news is that I’ve heavily tested it for the past three months and I have only good things to say about it.

Benton truly seems to care about the skin with the products, and it was especially shown with their mist. It has a pH similar to skin, which makes the mist a gentle, neutral to skin spray. It leaves the skin feeling fresh all sorts of the day.

I brought it along with my winter travels to California, and it feel like it helped my skin adjust to the drier winters there. My skin was just super dry there (it ded) and I used the spray at least twice a day (morning and night) to just make sure my skin didn’t die for the rest of the day.

If I had a drier skin patch, double sprayed there, skin dry patch faded. If I had a surprise pimple area, double sprayed there, pimple faded.  If someone was mean to me, double sprayed there, person faded.

You get the idea, I sort of used it as a all purpose spray, and I loved it. I think I finally understand those Korean dramas where the girls just spritzed everywhere all the time. I turned into that. Universal Studios, check. Disneyland, check. Pre-dinner, check. Las Vegas, check. Basically everywhere I was spritzing.

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I’m a bit sad now as I’ve finished about half the bottle now but I can at least tell you all that I love it.

Plus it’s cheap. You can get it from roseroseshop here for ~$7. That’s crazy cheap, especially for something that I used basically all the time. Time to repurchase. Can’t wait.

Even though I was given this as a product to review for roseroseshop, this of course contains my 100% honesty.

Thus 10/10. I’m definitely rebuying. SPRITZ!

BNTnews x HP&C THELAVICOS Enzyme Washing Powder

Sensitive skin. Balanced pH. Keywords!

All the things I want in a cleanser and more.

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that really impressed me this month from BNTnews, THELAVICOS Enzyme Washing Powder.

Sensitive skin? Worried about that winter dryness? WANT A NEW CLEANSER? Here we go.

It’s a non-irritating washing powder that builds up into a foam and takes off even the most waterproof make up. It’s a pretty kick ass cleanser. I’m honestly the most surprised about how much I loved this washing powder.

All you need to do is put a tsp of it into your palm and just a little bit of water and it’ll foam up. You can just massage it into your face and all your worries disappear. And by worries I mean make up. It just removes all and everything from your face, but gently!

Honestly, these not much to say. You can see the results above, and pictures speak a thousand words. It just completely annihilates all make up, there were nor survivors of make up residue. I’m clean.

It’s a fantastic face cleanser and I would whole heartedly recommend it to everyone.

I’m rating this a 10/10.

Unfortunately for you all, it’s currently not on sale yet, I think I was given a trial product. But when it is…I’ll link it ASAP!

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BNTnews x VELY VELY Sliding Butter Crayon Lipstick (Dragonfruit)

My love from another Star. I know, I know I’m late to the Cheon Song Yi lip party, but now that I’ve finished and obsessed with her gorgeous pink color I was pretty excited to try the fuchsia pink-red lip color I got from bntNews.

Today I’ll be reviewing VELY VELY Sliding Butter Crayon Lipstick in shade Dragonfruits.

It’s a double sided lip crayon, one sided being the lip crayon itself and the other side being a blender, to blend away the lines itself.

It’s a beautiful bright pink which can brighten up any lip color, and enhance the lips. They bring a bright youthful color to the face.

To apply it like it was meant to be, I first applied it to the inside of my lips and then blended it away with the blender applicator.

It’s a super bright and fun pink and I really love the color.

All you have to do afterwards is blend it into the rest of the lip, to give nice a soft gradient look on the lips.

Honestly, I really really really love the texture and the look of the lip crayon itself but I hated the fact that it got EVERYWHERE. It smudges and keeps on smudging as long as there’s some on your lip left. I wore it for 8 hours and even after that insane amount of time there was still some product left on my lips but also some product left on all my cups.

As you can see there’s some product on the back of my hand, and can you imagine 8 hours of it going on every single surface my lips touch? I went though half a dozen of cups and all those cups have stains on them.

So I got nice pretty Cheon Song Yi lips but I didn’t get a Do Min Joo, I got like a version of him in stains, instead of seeing him everywhere I got to see stains everywhere.

Honestly, it’s a nice lip product with a lovely texture, but I hated that it transferred everywhere. So if you can deal with the transfers you can get it here.

I’m rating this a 7/10. Lovely color, hated the transfer.

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BNTnews x VELY VELY Magic Wand Lip&Eye Hybrid Concealer

EYEBAGS! Yeah, that caught your eyes there didn’t I.

I’m a long time sufferer of eyebags, they attack my face relentlessly because of the lack of sleep in my daily life. I should’ve studied art history in University. I CAN STILL CHANGE MY MAJOR. Jk I can’t.

So needlessly to say I was ready to try the newest product that bntNews sent me. Today I’ll be reviewing VELY VELY Magic Wand Lip&Eye Hybrid Concealer. 

It’s a dual sided/function concealer, it has a liquid side which is suppose to be for the under eye areas and the cream side which is suppose to conceal the lip lines, for a gradient lip look.

The liquid side is a bit lighter than the cream side because it’s meant to “brighten” the eye look.

As you can see the cream side blends right into my skin, it’s like a perfect shade match which is awesome because there’s only one shade available on the site (LOL).

I’m a NC15-NC20.

Here it is blended. Blends right into my skin so that’s pretty solid. 10/10 for shade matching( for me specifically! Good luck everyone else!).

So first I’ll be reviewing the liquid side first.

The applicator is a cute doe foot which allows you to dab as little as you want, because in this case a little definitely goes a long way.

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And then I just blend it away gently using my ring finger to tap it into my skin.

The liquid concealer pretty much stays the entire day after setting it with some powder. So that’s pretty nice, I would say it’s a medium coverage, because it conceals quite a bit of my bags but they’re sort of still visible.

Now for the cream side, I use it how it was intended here and just to blur out my lip line, so that I can build my own lips or create a nice gradient effect. Again I use my ring finger to stay consistent.

It’s in the shape of a lipstick bullet, SUPER CUTE.

and in my finished look I put on the VELY VELY butter crayon in shade Dragonfruit which you’ll see in my next review.

I think it does a pretty solid job for what it’s intended for.

It conceals my eye bags and my lip line well and in the end I look pretty decent.

So I’m giving this a solid 9.5/10, it’s not my HG concealer, but you know I’ll still grab for it daily anyways.

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BNTgirl x STYLENANDA 3CE Matte Lip Color #907 Old Dress

MLBB. You may have heard this term before from other bloggers, or instagrammers, it stands for My Lips But Better. I think I’ve found mine.

Lately, trending lip colors have been “brick” colors or MLBBs which enhance or look like natural lip colors. So today I’ll be reviewing what I think is my perfect MLBB.

It works both in day and night situations, and just perfectly flatters my lip color.

I’ll be reviewing STYLENANDA 3CE Matte Lip Color (Shade: #907 Old Dress).

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When I put it on for the first time, I noticed how strikingly similar it was to my actual lip color, but slight darker and it was love at first sight. It was my lips but darker, and matte. It was love.

So first I’ll showcase my natural lips (sorry the photo is a bit blurred).

And after:

ENHANCE LIPS ENHANCE!

It a nice mauve color, like a brick, and it creates a nice matte finish that lasts all day.

The color worked well when I had heavy night make up in Las Vegas and lighter day make up when I went to a Vineyard in Temacula. It made the perfect transition day to night lip color, make it my favorite lipstick to grab  for in my bag. I knew it always worked well.

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It’s seriously has been my favorite lippie to just wear any time of the day and everyday. It has been my staple and livelihood.

Like the other 3CE lipstick I reviewed I of course like this one just as much if not more!

The perfect lip shade for everyday!

You can get it here for $19.

I give this product a 10/10. I’m going to wear it till it’s gone.
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BNTgirl x Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Watery Cream

In my last blog I spoke about white winters, and what happens when I come home from Los Angeles? White out. Yeahhhhhh ski weather!

But obviously they’re some downsides to the cold weather, one of which is the dry dry, super dry skin that occurs. I have to blast the heat at home, or I might die. So instead of me dying, my body takes a casualty, my skin.

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that has been an immense help for my winter skin; NATURE REPUBLIC Ginseng Royal Watery Cream. Super fancy stuff.

Now, you might ask why I say super fancy, and I say it is because BA-BAM GOLD FLAKES! GINSENG! ROYAL JELLY! GOLD SILKWORM! Tell me that doesn’t look fancy.

Every time I put it on my face I feel like a K-Pop star, and that’s not only because of the super fancy ingredients, lots of K-Pop stars feature it in their routines, and I even saw Taeyeon from SNSD post about it on her instagram. Goals!

I’m feeling fancy.

As for the cream itself it does succeed in the “watery” part of it’s name. The cream absorbs quickly and sets as a light cream that can be used in both your day or night routine.

I love that it doesn’t have the “greasy” feel that some creams give off and doesn’t really have a minimum time to allow it to set. I just put on the rest of my make up after using it and my make up doesn’t melt off. Very nice stuff.

Overall I think it keeps my face hydrated and feeling fancy everyday. Who wouldn’t feel fancy rubbing gold flakes all over their face.

But as you guys know, I LOVE PACKAGING THE MOST! A good packaged item got me like bae. And Nature Republic has done wonderfully, to make it not only look high end but feel it too.

It’s a solid container, that has a nice screw on top, and a nice body to hold the cream as well. Plus it’s super sanitary with a little scooper that comes with it.

The fun part about this product was this is the first product I was actually able to see in the physical store. There was a Nature Republic in downtown LA, in Santee Alley.

I give it a 9/10. It was a a great cream, and I feel fancy while using it. But of course if you want to feel fancy you gotta pay that fancy price.

It retails like a high end cream, 66,000 Won in Korea.

But I found a amazon link for $36 here.

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BNTgirl x Pure Heals Ginseng Berry Eye Lift Patch

Oh god I needed these.

Midterms just ended for me and I’m a serious victim of eye bags, not the cute aegyo eye bags, the omg what happened to sleep ones. Also, not to be confused with designer eyebags you obtain from jetsetting to foreign countries for brief amounts of time.

Today I’ll be reviewing Pure Heals Ginseng Berry Eye Lift Patch!


Eye patches are a great mini mask for the eye bags specifically because they still allow you to continue with whatever you’re doing ( in my case, studying like a mad man). So I really appreciate them because they just feel nice in general.

What’s specifically excellent about the Pure Heals one is that not only is it cooling during initial contact but for the entire extended wear of the eye patch entirely. Plus I like the fact is a clear gel, it looks a little bit more normal.


Even better bonus about the eye patches is that they work( at least for me)! I just put them on for 20-30 minutes and continuing the ritualistic studying that is engineering.

Here are some before and after pictures:

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The skin around my eyes definitely plumped back up and looked much healthier.

Does what it’s advertised to do, so that’s super cool.

Only bummer is that the MSRP is 53,000 Korean Won or around $53USD, so it’s quite a baller amount. But if price isn’t a issue or you need some major help ASAP, give it a try.

Still a solid though, so I’d give this a 8.5/10, minus 1.5 for the price. I’m a student, broke life.

 
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