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!

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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 ISILOE Premium Whitening

It beginning to look like a white Christmas.

Oh, not the snow on the ground, I’m in California right now on break, so no snow, I meant my face.

Haha, today I’ll be reviewing ISILOE Premium Whitening Set! It’s a super luxurious set that contains a softener, a cream, and a eye cream (concentrate).

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First I’ll review the softener, to begin with I had no idea what a softener was so I googled it. What I learned was that it’s basically a toner, and it removes the dead skin cells on your face. You’ll use it before the cream on your face to make sure the cream can be it tip top absorption rate.

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I tested this product by using it as my night routine for about a month. Overall I found that this was a good set to have, I always woke up with radiant skin that was flawless, no dryness or flaky skin that comes with my combination skin in the winter. Just based off that, I think this product is already a solid 9/10.

So let’s review the toner first, I applied it directly to my face with my hands and patted it down. Though if one wanted to be more sanitary you could use a cotton pad, but I’m lazy.  At first I thought the scent was a bit overwhelmingly floral, but the more I used it as my regular routine I found myself to like and enjoy the scent more.

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But most importantly the container pump is legit the best. Sometimes I find that products are hard to get out of the container, but with this one, you just need to exert the right amount of force needed for the pump mechanism to work. 10/10 I love a good packaging. Hnngggg.

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The cream is really nice as well, it absorbs into the face easily and doesn’t leave my face greasy feeling, just hydrated. the cream lasts basically 24 hours and keeps my face feeling great for a whole day, I didn’t use a day routine because it just went from night to day flawlessly.

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It has a much more sensible lighter floral fragrance. and the same great packaging. I’m really in love with the pump, and the lovely hidden gem.

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TADA. Isn’t the packaging gorgeous? Honestly, the packaging itself has won me over, we can basically stop this review because I’m in love with it.

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The eye cream concentrate for me was okay, I don’t have a favorite eye cream because they tend to feel a bit too thick for me but this was okay, it didn’t wow me but it did its job! Hydrates the skin under my eye well!

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Overall I’d rate this product a 9.5/10. Packaging is the best, and if you’re into a pretty but well functioning product go ahead and go wild.

Unfortunately I don’t have a price yet since it’s a new product and I think they’re testing it.

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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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BNTgirl x STYLENANDA 3CE Fitting Cushion Foundation

Bonjour, it’s fall, but more importantly I feel like it has been exam week every week in October and somehow my midterms continued onto November. So needlessly to say my skin has been wrecking havoc, stress does not do wonders for the skin at all.Fake it till you make it, am I right. 3ce4

I needed something to cover my face with and make it look flawless while doing so. Sometimes my prayers are answered in the form of Korean makeup.

Today I’ll be reviewing STYLENANDA 3CE Fitting Cushion Foundation in shade 21.

It’s a compact cushion but unlike my others, it has a sleek and cool finish. Though to be real everything by 3CE has a cool feel to it; lipstick: cool, mascara: cool, everything: cool. Stylenanda is my low key crush. Stylenanda has some super cool feeling designs. But my favorite thing about the cushion compact itself is the super cute air puff (sponge applicator), usually in cushion compact it has a blue base, but 3CE has a pink one (you can see the edges of pink on the applicator).

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Of course as a cushion foundation all you have to do is press gently into the cushion to get some product onto the air puff, and tap away. And what’s left is a flawless face.

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Seriously flawless skin, dewy and glowing skin. It’s easy to make it seem like I have great skin and within seconds if I apply really quickly. Fast and simple, I love cushions.

Of course as with any foundation type I have to try a stress test on it of sorts. So I decided to try it out in a day of my life as a student in university. I have classes from 8am-4pm and I go to the gym afterwards.

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8AM: Face is of course flawless because I just applied the foundation.

Skip forward like 8 hours later, and a cardio session of 45 mins.

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MY EYEBROWS RUBBED OFF(LOL)! But the 3CE cushion stayed on. Indicating that this is some real nice foundation. If I had to redo #SummerInEurope2k15, I’d definitely bring this on my trip.

On a regular day out with my friends, where we all wear the same sweater, I really stood out with my glowing skin. #nophotoshop #juststunning

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Overall I found that as a cushion foundation, the Fitting cushion really fits my lifestyle. Hahaha…trying to be punny (pun+funny).

It really fits my lazy lifestyle, I can just apply it in the morning and then not worry about it for the rest of the day and I’ll still photograph well.

So if you’re in the market for a new foundation, definitely give it a try.

I’d rate this a 10/10 in my books. They gave me a refill so I’ll keep using it until I run out and I’ll have to run out and buy more.

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BNTgirl x Too cool for school Glossy Blaster Tint (Dinky Pink)

Feeling some deja vu? I am today while reviewing a product I’ve already reviewed once, ta da.

Today I’ll be reviewing Too cool for school Glossy Blaster Tint in shade Dinky Pink. Good news though, it’s a new color that didn’t come with the kit so it’s still a fun new shade to explore! Check out my previous review here.

Check out my cute manicure.

Like previously I wrote that the blaster tints were super easy to apply and finished off with a lovely stained lips effect so it looks like your lips are perfect all day long. I wore the lip stain all day apple picking and it still gave me a cute tinted lip affect even after gorging on some apples and doughnuts. Onomnomnom. Check out that american sized doughnut. Oh dang. ITS HUGE!

But yeah I put it on at 10am and at 2pm (timestamp when the photo was taken) I still had slightly tinted lips even after tea and lunch and lots more food. Lasts forever and stays cute.

The packaging is still cute. Thought the noticeable difference between the full size tint and the kit was obviously the size. The kits were smaller and condensed and the full sized tint felt more like a lip product that I’m used to.

Other than that, it’s still a 10/10 for me!

You can try it out here for $15. Might be better to buy the set to try them all out! 🙂

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BNTgirl x Amaranth Vibrant Shimmering CC Cream

Sometimes you wish you could love a product, but sometimes it wasn’t meant to be.

This was one of those cases. I really wanted to love Amaranth Vibrant Shimmering CC Cream but alas it wasn’t meant to be.

I really enjoyed it’s hydrating cream which I reviewed last year, so I had hopes that this cc cream would fill the gap in my make up collection, cc creams. But it wasn’t meant to be.

First thing you’ll notice is in my first picture is the dirty box that I have pictured. Why is it dirty? Because the cc cream is the biggest pain in the butt, it literally smudges and dirties anything I touch after immediate usage of it. The cream that can’t stop and won’t stop. Really annoying.

The packaging is still consistent to it’s previous product that I reviewed. A nice pump that makes it easy to use. Like I said, I really wanted to love this, because the packaging is so awesome and easy to use.

But alas we come to the second big no-no that I can’t do; it’s too pale.

Have you ever wanted to be literally be as pale as a ghost? Now you can!

I never did though, especially with my summer tan still in progress, I looked ridiculous with it on. Now I know some ladies are naturally more paler than others, and I’m usually on the more paler side of the spectrum (in the winter) but as it is now I cannot wear it.

So all in all, it was too “I’LL GET ON EVERYTHING YOU LOVE AND OWN!” and wayyy too pale of a product for me to enjoy.

Sorry Amaranth, didn’t love this.

1/10 cause it was easy to rub myself pale. Maybe if I decide to be the Grudge this Halloween it’ll be a fantastic product.

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