Seoul, South Korea
Althea Korean Beauty Products HaulFriday, June 24, 2016
I'm so glad that I was introduced to Althea.kr by my best friend Cherry! She did a haul here, you guys can go check it out and show her some love. I am super impressed with Althea's speedy delivery. I placed my order on the 18th (Saturday), processed and shipped by 21st and it reached my door step on the 23rd! How amazing is that for international delivery.
A little introduction to the website in case you guys are wondering. Althea.kr offers a huge selection of Korean beauty products - many of which are not available / more expensive in Singapore. They offer free shipping to SEA countries for any orders above S$50. Althea is based in Seoul, South Korea and all products are shipped directly from Korea. Best thing is that they even offer 30 Days Unconditional Returns, and shipping fees are covered by Althea.
They all come in their pink Beauty Box, which is sooooooo pretty and cute. And no, this is not sponsored, I purchased these products with my own money.
I apologize before hand for the lack of swatches in this post and I wanted to keep it simple. I will be testing out all these products and will report back with reviews and swatches on each item in a week or so.
I got a nice sample of the Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Essence and Cream.
Here's an overview of all the products. They did not just came like this though, the box and all the products are bubble wrapped.
I purchased a lot of base products - foundations, concealers, cleanser. Brow pencil and a couple of brushes.
This is a sorbet-like cleansing balm. Something like the popular Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. I got the Pink version for Combination and Normal Skin Type. They have a total of 4 formulas - Radiance for Dry Skin, Resveratrol for Oily Skin, Purity for Sensitive Skin.
The Pink formula is infused with papaya extract that acts as a gentle exfoliator, breaking down dead skin cells for a glowing complexion. The Acerola and herbal extracts help keep skin toned.
It also comes with a nice spatula to scoop the product out without having to dip your fingers in.
This is suppose to give your skin a bright and flawless finish with full coverage and SPF 50 PA+++. I have heard pretty good things about this cushion but it is quite expensive in Singapore stores. Retail price is around S$32. Can't wait to test this out. I also want to pick up the new IOPE cushion and do a cushion foundation comparison and review post soon.
This has been another cult favourite in the k-beauty world for many years. Originally developed as a salve for patients after laser treatments, its soothing and regenerative properties were then adapted to provide coverage as a cosmetic product.
This is a great day time concealer as it comes with SPF 30 PA++ to protect your under eyes. Aside from the concealing shades, they also have colour correcting shades like green and peach. Can't wait to test this out.
This is a moisturizing and brightening concealer, also with UV protection of SPF 28 PA++.
A liquid concealer meant for covering dark circles and blemishes. I tried this out today and it was a lot more yellow than I expected and had a light to medium coverage when blended out with a damp beauty blender. This felt more like a colour corrector to me and covered my imperfections well when I layered other concealer on top.
This is a super slim 1.5mm retractable eyebrow pencil - another dupe for the ABH Brow Wiz. I used this today and am loving it so far! Dark Brown is a good match for me and I also really enjoy the spoolie on the other end.
It's My has super cute packaging! They have makeup tools like brushes and sponges and also makeup removers etc. I picked up 2 face brushes and 1 eye brush.
Sorry for the white background. If you can't see it clearly, this is something like a pencil brush. I have yet to test this out on my lids but so far it feels very soft and not prickly.
This is a wool bristle angled brush perfect for both contouring and applying blush.
A duo-fibre brush made of wool and artificial wool bristles. I have been loving duo-fibre brushes to apply my bronzer as it looks so much more natural and airbrushed on the skin.
That's all the products I got from Althea and I will report back with my thoughts at the end of the month.