Korean Beauty Haul Unboxing - April 2016

Korean Beauty Haul Unboxing – April 2016

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in A'pieu, Amore Pacific, BEAUTY, Belif, BRANDS, HAULS, Innisfree, Jung Saem Mool, Lalavesi, Lirikos, MAC, MAKEUP, Primera, SKINCARE, Too Cool For School
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Last Friday, my bulk order from Korea through Avecko arrived! I was away for the ANZAC day long weekend, so I didn’t get to dive into it and unpack everything until yesterday! Anyway, without further blabbing, let’s unbox this haul! :) … this is going to be in no particular order…

Korean Beauty Haul - April 2016

Korean Beauty Haul – April 2016

Apieu Moist Creamy Concealer

I’m always willing to try a new creamy looking concealer. When I saw these on the A’pieu website there was a video demo-ing how you can use lighter and darker shades to also highlight and contour. So I was sucked into buying all the shades. Fortunately they are quite affordable :) But unfortunately, the shades don’t look that different in real life.. hmm…will have to try these out more.

Purchase from: A’pieu through Avecko; also available from eBay seller rinishop

A'pieu Moist Creamy Concealer

A’pieu Moist Creamy Concealer

A'pieu Moist Creamy Concealer plus samples

A’pieu Moist Creamy Concealer plus samples

Innisfree Essence, Cushion and Mascaras

Korean Beauty Haul - Innisfree

Innisfree was (and still is!) having a 50% sale on all their cushions. I think they must be re-releasing the cushions soon. Lately they have been doing the My Cushion 100 cushion case promo with Yoona (she’s so pretty!). Anyway, I saw the sale and I’ve always wanted to try the Cover version of the Ampoule cushion, so I bought that for KRW10,000! (bargain!). Plus winter is coming in Australia. I love the Green Tea Seed Serum so I wanted to try the Green Tea Moisture Essence as well for the drier weather. As for the skinny mascaras, I’ve tried the Microcara before, it’s awesome for getting right down to the roots, but never the Longlongcara. I’m not sure what the difference is. But the pics show that the wand is different and I’m guessing the Longlongcara gives you looooong lashes :)

Purchased from: Innisfree through Avecko; also available eBay: Ampoule Intense Cushion Cover from eBay seller iamlove-shop; Green Tea Moisture Essence from eBay seller iamlove-shop; Skinny Microcara from f2plus1; Skinny Longlongcara from iamlove-shop.

Korean Beauty Haul - Innisfree

Korean Beauty Haul – Innisfree

Innisfree Skinny Microcara and Skinny Longlongcara

Innisfree Skinny Microcara and Skinny Longlongcara

Innisfree Green Tea Moisture Essence

Innisfree Green Tea Moisture Essence

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion Cover

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion Cover

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion Cover

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion Cover

Innisfree Samples

Innisfree Samples

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304

I have this thing with Lalavesi Akma Cushions. Every time they release a new formula I somehow “need” to try it. Anyway, they released a SF 2016-304 and of course I have to get it to compare it with the SF Classic :)

Purchased from: Lalavesi through Avecko; Testerkorea also sells some Lalavesi products.

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 and Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 and Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 and Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 and Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 and Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 and Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304

Lalavesi Akma Cushion Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Akma Cushion Love Korea Edition Gold case

Lalavesi Samples

Lalavesi Samples

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence

Loooong name… Anyway, if you’ve followed my blog for a little while, you may know how much I love the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective range for evening up my skin tone. So I was so excited when I stumbled across this new release from Belif. The White Decoction range has a few different products in it. But I thought I’d try this one out first as it’s the closest substitute to the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. We’ll see how it goes and whether this range can trump my beloved Kiehl’s Cleary Corrective :)

Purchased from: CJMall through Avecko; also available from ShopatKorea

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence with sample

Belif The White Decoction Ultimate Brightening Essence with sample

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation

Jung Saem Mool is a celebrity makeup artist in Korea. Yes, it seems to be the thing lately, with Korean makeup artists coming out with their own lines. JSM Beauty have a good range of products, but this one was interesting to me, because it comes with the concealer inside the same compact. So I thought I’d give it a try considering it was on 1+1 special.

Purchased from: JSMBeauty through Avecko

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation plus refills

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation plus refills

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation plus refills

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation plus refills

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation plus refills

Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation plus refills

Jung Saem Mool samples

Jung Saem Mool samples

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

This one was part my curiosity with trying another non-Korean cushions, part the packaging and partly because I haven’t tried a MAC foundation before. I would say the breakdown of the parts is 25%, 50% and 25%. Yep, 50% packaging. I mean look at it!! It is so preeeetty.

Purchased from: Lotte through Avecko. This is Made in Japan, so I think it has only been released in Japan and Korea so far…

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact Cushion

TCFS Twisty Tail Mascara

I won’t lie, I fell for the gimmicky twisty tail. It’s kinda cool. You twist the end of the mascara wand and the brush bends! And it does help with reaching those corner lashes *ahem* It does! I’m not lying :)

Purchased from CJMall through Avecko; also available from W2Beauty and eBay

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

Too Cool for School Twisty Tail Mascara

TCFS Samples!

TCFS Samples!

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

This is a sunscreen cushion, not a foundation cushion. Umm, now that I think about it, it’s like the Primera and Belif baby sunscreen cushions were cushions made for babies, and now they’ve gone full circle and made an adult version of a child’s version of the adult cushion foundation. Hmm.. anyway, I wanted to check this type of cushion out to see if they are any good as sunscreen and for touching up SPF through out the day :)

Purchased from: CJMall through Avecko. If you live in the US you can purchase this from Sephora.

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion plus Samples

Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion plus Samples

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Same as the Amore Pacific Sun Protection Cushion, this is a sunscreen cushion, not a foundation cushion. I’m hoping it will be great for those makeup free days :)

Purchased from: CJMall through Avecko

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Skin Relief Daily Sun Cushion

Primera Samples

Primera Samples

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

I love the Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion, so naturally I was really curious about trying this one. First impression though, is that I DO NOT like the puff applicator. Instead of the usual spongy foam, it’s more like… the best way I can describe it is it is like a stress relief ball. That more rubbery foam. It sticks to the skin when you apply the foundation. Creating a sticky bouncing, which I think takes the foundation off the skin… So already I can say that I recommend using the normal puff and not the one that comes with this cushion. Oh and the shades are like the Laneige cushions. No.21 is more like No.23.

Purchased from: CJMall through Avecko

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

Lirikos Marine Energy Clarifying Glow Cushion

*Phew* and that’s it for my haul :) Hope you enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed unboxing this haul.

Leave me a comment if there’s a particular product you’d like me to review first.

Happy Shopping Everyone! :)

 

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15 thoughts

  1. just discovered your blog, it’s beautiful! amazing work :)

    1. TheOutlet

      20/05/2016

      Hi Mai-anne, thanks for liking and posting a msg! That’s so sweet! ^^*

  2. sassy

    15/05/2016

    Apieu concealer looks like nars one (if you tried that one could you compare them?)

    1. TheOutlet

      20/05/2016

      Hi Sassy. I thought so too! I also though the formula was a little like the Urban Decay. But I don’t own either of those concealers. I only know they are similar from swatching the Nars and UD in store. So unfortunately I can’t do a real comparison.

  3. René

    05/05/2016

    Hi I really enjoy reading your blog!
    I bought the lirikos marine uv cushion right after reading your super detailed post on comparing ALL ur cushions and I felt that I had to try out your fave one, since u own almost all of the cushions in the market and there must be a reason why lirikos is ur favourite! :p
    I got the L01 version and it’s a perfect match to my skin tone and now I know why u like it so much!

    I’m such a noob at cushions but I decided to try it cos my bff swears by cushion foundation and Innisfree was giving out free Cony & Brown (line friends) cushion case for free!
    Innisfree water glow cushion was my first cushion ever and I hated it… The colour is too light for me, too dewy for my liking and it doesn’t stay at all. After less than 30mins walking in the hot sun (in Singapore), it’s almost totally gone and it accentuates my pores >.< my skin also feels so much rougher after removing it..
    I was off to a bad start but I didn't give up on cushions yet, so I decided to buy lirikos and I was really amazed by it!
    May I know if the Marine Energy Glow Cushion 21 is the same as the N02 & L02 shades?

    1. TheOutlet

      06/05/2016

      Thanks Rene! That’s so sweet and encouraging to hear! :) And I am SO happy to hear that you love the Lirikos too! I think the Lirikos cushion is so underrated! It should get more LOVE.

      So sad to here the Innisfree one didn’t work out. Maybe try the Innisfree Long Wear if you get another chance to try Innisfree. that one will probably withstand the Singapore heat a bit better!

      And the answer to you question is yes. The Marine Energy 21 is similar to L02. Don’t know why they changed the shade numbers… cos usually a shade 21 is more like L01 and a shade 23 is more like L02.

      1. Rene

        20/05/2016

        Hey~~~thanks for your reply!!!^-^ i forgot to tick the box for reply notification by email >…<

        I was really very sad because the Lirikos Marine UV cushion broke me out on the 3rd time I used it. I guess it's because I was perspiring A LOT that day and i had it on for more than 10hours…it hit 37degress celsius a couple of weeks back!
        It still has the best flawless finish I have come across but I can't wear it for days when I know Im gonna be in the sun or not in airconditioned places *sob sob* i hate my acne-prone sensitive skinT.T
        Looking forward to ur new posts!!^^♡♡♡

        1. Rene

          20/05/2016

          Oops… my “crinching smiley face” with that sharp brackets symbol (don’t know what it’s called!) cut off the bulk of my comment! Haha…

          I wanted to say that I took the gamble and went ahead to order 13 for the new lirikos cushion because Gmarket was having a super big Amore Pacific 10yr anniversary sale!!!
          I was so so so surprised when i opened the parcel and found that they gave me a HUGE carton box load of freebies!
          And I only ordered 5 items from Amore Pacific:
          Lirikos Marine Energy:
          1. Clarifying Glow Cushion 13, 2. Hamcho Spa Mask, 3. Parasol sun primer
          Laneige:
          4. Bb cushion pore control 21 and 5. Two tone lip bar…

          I can’t read korean at all and it is a hassle to buy from gmarket because I have to decipher all that circles and squares in the korean characters and match them when I am selecting the items to buy! :p

          And yesterday I finally discovered how to use my phone’s camera to Google Translate texts.. and i regret getting 13 because 13 is PINK beige! And i am yellow toned.. big mistake not to stick to 21… i havent opened it though, because i need to finish the others first :p

          1. TheOutlet

            23/05/2016

            Hey Rene, so sad to here the Lirikos broke you out! Oh I hate it when I have bad reactions to makeup or skincare :( Etude House have just released an AC Clean Up Mild BB cushion which is meant to for sensitive skin. I’m thinking of trying it cos I’ve been getting breakouts on my jaw area. Will let you know if it’s any good if I do end up trying it out! :)

  4. Elisis

    29/04/2016

    Oh! Primera has the Watery CC cushion with Alpine Strawberry Sprout which in Blue color. I bought it when i was Korea last week. Not yet try, but I’m exciting about it. Price i bought was 35,000 won.

    1. TheOutlet

      29/04/2016

      Oh lucky you! I wish I could go to Korea! Hope you had a wonderful trip!!
      And awesome buy!! I really like that Primera cushion. I find it really similar to the Lirikos Marine UV Water cushion. If I didn’t like the Lirikos one so much, this Primera would probably be the favourite. But for me personally though it doesn’t beat the Lirikos because it seems to oxidise on me a little tiny bit. But, it is awesome for when I get a bit of a tan and the Lirikos is a little light in shade for me. So exciting! I hope you love it too! :)

  5. Most interested to hear more about the sunscreen cushions and Innisfree’s essence. I love the serum and cream of the same line, but for winter use I would need one more product to add with those to give enough moisture for my my dry winter skin :)

    1. TheOutlet

      29/04/2016

      Same! That’s exactly why I’m trying the essence out too. Something to give that little extra moisture needed for winter. Will let you know as soon as I know! :)

  6. SO MANY CUSHIONS. Jealous right here! I’ve noticed the clearance sale happening for the innisfree ones, too, but will probably wait for their new line because my old case is terribly battered and the new ones are thinner.
    But I’d love to hear your opinion on these sunscreen cushions! I’m too lazy for foundation on a daily basis, so a way to reapply sunscreen conveniently would be great!

    I’ve actually been thinking about using concealer for contouring purposes! Most contouring products are just too dark or muddy for me and my inexperienced hand, so taking a concealer just a biiit darker than what I normally use could do the trick! Too bad that those shades aren’t all that varied. :/ I saw that The Saem actually sells a a contouring and a highlighting version of their concealers (love those!) so I’ll probably try that!

    1. TheOutlet

      29/04/2016

      Shame I’m in Australia or else I would visit that Innisfree my cushion atm!! So many cases :) Oh and I’ve heard of The Saem brightener and contour shades! Let me know how they go! I’ve been thinking about trying them too!
      And same, somtimes I’m too lazy as well, so I’m really hoping the sunscreen cushions work out well too!

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