11 February, 2019

[BEAUTY REVIEW] ALTHEA Exclusive Makeup Collection

Hello, February! ❤ To celebrate the month of love, I am here to share a simple makeup look to rock your Valentine's date night. Disclaimer first, I am not pro when it comes to makeup so this makeup look is something simple, quick and easily achievable. Hence, it is ideal for beginners!

The products I am using this round are from Althea Korea, the leading Korean beauty shopping site. Do you know that it has recently launched its first ever Althea Exclusive Makeup Collection?

There are concealers, lip tints, eyeshadow palette and eye glitters for now, but I'm sure they will be coming up with more exciting color makeup products soon. Everything is beautifully designed and made in Korea. ❤ 

Look at the spectrum of colors! Happy to see such warm chic colors that are well-suited for Asian skin tones.
Now, let's try out my Valentine's makeup look in just 3 steps: (1) Face, (2) Eyes and (3) Lips.

Step 1: Face Makeup
Flawless Creamy Concealer (6g) @ RM15 each
#01 Vanilla (Pink beige #21)
#02 Ginger (Warm ivory #21)
#03 Honey (Warm peach #23-#25)
#04 Mocha (Deeper yellow #30)

Foundation / Base is always the key to that perfect flawless makeup look. But how about those panda eyes, spots and blemishes that are not able to hide under the foundation? Then it's time for Althea's Flawless Creamy Concealer to do the magic...

How to use:
Dot onto targeted areas and blend out with a sponge or your fingers till seamless.

❤ Texture: Thick, creamy yet easy to blend.
❤ Coverage: Buildable - just apply few thin layers.
❤ Color: Highly pigmented - but make sure you choose your right shade.
❤ Benefits: Conceal, smooth and moisturise skin with its Aquaxyl component.
❤ What I like: Fairly good coverage and it stays put for all day long.

Step 2: Eye Makeup
Eye Palette Sunrise & Moonrise BCL x Althea (15.5g) @ RM140

The star product of the day is this Althea's 8-shade eyeshadow palette made in collaboration with Bunga Cintra Lestari (BCL), a renowned Indonesian artist cum beauty/fashion icon. The packaging looks so glamorous with the neon magenta wording printed on the black magnetic case. Yessssss, it's magnetic!!

"Sunrise & Moonrise" sounds rather magical, doesn't it? As the name suggests, the mix of 8 glittery, shimmery and matte pigmented shades are ready to be your perfect companion from gorgeous day time till sultry night time.

Let's take a closer look at the pearly shimmers, mattes and glitters....

#1. Shimmery nude 
#2. Matte light brown
#3. Metallic rose gold
#4. Metallic gold
#5. Rich brown with golden shimmer
#6. Deep wine 
#7. Pearly pink
#8. Shimmery purple 

How to use:
Pick up the product with your finger or a brush and blend out onto the eyelids.

❤ Texture: Creamy powder form that glides well on eyelids.
❤ Coverage: Easily buildable on the creases for more dramatic effect.
❤ Color: Highly pigmented, bold and warm hues. Perfect for that 'sweetheart' look.
❤ Benefits: Versatile for an array of looks suitable for different occasions.
What I like: The pearl, glitter and matte eyeshadow gives a long-wearing finish, without smudging after long hours.

For this V-Day look, I have chosen a matte brown base (#2), then metallic rose gold (#3) to add a layer of sheen, and finally I draw a liner using deep wine (#6) shade. For an added boldness, the edges are slightly touched up with shimmery purple (#8).

I personally love warm pink and purple combination, just to match with my hair color! 

Spotlight Eye Glitter (4.5ml) @ RM24 each
#01 Gold Light
#02 Pink Light

For a more glamorous and 'flirty' touch, Althea's Spotlight Eye Glitter can light up the eyes whether you prefer creating a subtle glow or a full-on glitter look. It can be easily applied as an eyeliner or eyeshadow. 

 How to use:
Apply directly onto the lids and gently blend out with your finger or a brush.

I am using the light pink glitter as an undereye liner to match with my pink purple eyeshadow.

❤ Texture: Thick liquid yet not sticky type. It glides on like butter over the lids. 
❤ Coverage: Easily blendable and completes the look with light, shimmery finish.
❤ Color: Light and subtly shiny.
❤ Benefits: It comes with a precise brush for eyeliner and a hydrating formula for easy blending. 
What I like: It sets on the eyelids and dries down very quickly. Probably the quickest way to glam up and look pretty!
Step 3: Lips Makeup
Watercolor Cream Tint (4.5ml) @ RM20 each
#01 Plum Cream
#02 Strawberry Cream
#03 Peach Cream
#04 Maroon Cream 

And lastly, don't forget the plump kissable lips! Althea's Watercolor Cream Tints come in pretty  transparent tubes which you can see exactly what's the color inside. Available in 4 must-have colors ranging from a natural, healthy red color to a luxurious burgundy.

❤ Texture: Thick liquid type but a tad watery (Be careful when using the applicator!)
❤ Coverage: Easy to build layers for more vivid color payoff.
❤ Color: Bold, pigmented and finishes off with a pretty gloss.
❤ Benefits: Moisturising (No more flaking), and convenient for touch up anytime anywhere. 
What I like: Long-wearing, hydrating tint type without leaving any sticky sensation. 
How to use:
Apply directly onto the lips with the applicator provided and gently blend onto the lips.

To complete my flirty lips makeup, I have decided to go with the lightest shade of red among all colors as it helps to tone down my heavy eye makeup. So #03 Peach Cream in Korean gradient lip style would be perfect! 

If you have minimal eye makeup on, then wear a hot red lippie like #01 Plum Cream and rock the night!

Beauty Tips:
If your eye makeup is rather  don't go overboard with vibrant red lips. 

Althea Exclusive makeup collection is now available here: my.althea.kr/althea-exclusives/makeup.
Let me know if you love my makeup look and share with me your experience with Althea makeup series too!

❤ ❤ 
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