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VDL – GuyLian Expert Colour Lip Cube SPF10

wpid-collage_20150706115428296_20150706115741667.jpgAnother VDL purchase from Koreadepart! Okay, I’m crazy about lipsticks. Especially if they deliver high pigmentation. This lipstick is a must buy because its a developed by VDL in collaboration with GuyLian, the famous chocolate house. I’m talking about the Expert Colour Lip Cube by VDL on the left. You will see the signature Lip Cube in such beautify pink shade that just makes your heart melt. Fair skinned girls out there, you gotta grab this if you still can!

About the Product and Using the Product

A little bit about Lip Cube – its different from conventional lipsticks because its in a cube shaped. Like a long cube or coloured chalk (those of you who like to paint using chalk will know). The sharp corners (as show inset) makes applying lipstick on the lips a breeze and enables more precised application. Expert Colour Lip Cubes come in many colours, but the collaboration with GuyLian gave birth to 3 shades (GuyLian, Seashell & Seahorse) – and the one I’ve got is Seahorse. Beautiful pink shade, isn’t it? They are made to last and by wearing it a couple of hours, I can attest that the texture is more lasting than other lipsticks in VDL range. However, I have yet to test it for longer hours that requires me to eat and drink. I didn’t, however, think that this product is highly hydrating (maybe thats why it lasts longer) but the shade is one to reckon with. It still glides on well but its definitely easier to apply than Illamasqua matt lipstick (tho I do love Illamasqua lipstick!)

Where to Buy the Product

I just checked Koreadepart website again, and they still carry this product. Else grab them from VDL outlets in Singapore or in Korea!

Have you tried any VDL Cosmetics products yet?

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Clio – Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Shadow

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I’ve blogged about wanting to do a review on another Gelpresso product which I love very much.  Today, I am going to talk about Clio’s other amazing Gelpresso product – the Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Shadow. There are many brands in Korea that produces gel based eye shadow, for one, Etude House has its Bling Bling Eye Stick.

Now why do I love the Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Shadow so much?

This gel based shadow is light and glides on my lids (which gets oily at times) like a ballerina. Its so smooth that you want to glide on your lids a few more times! I find the colours (see those in picture) subtle and suitable if you are looking for subtle highlight on your eyes (and at the same time you don’t want your eyes to scream out loud!). I have yet to try out its midnight black (its sitting snuggly in my drawer for now!) but I must say that this shadow definitely stays on for full 8 hours (!) IF you are working in an air-conditioned office and had to walk out into the humid tropical weather to grab some decent lunch. It worked for me, at least. For more drama, use the Shadow with its sister product, the Eyeliner – now that does a little evening glam-me-up!

About the Product
When I started putting on the Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Shadow, I was worried that it may not “set” fast enough or “set” too fast. I am happy to update that the Shadow does not set immediately (indeed) but does its job in a matter of 1-2 minutes to “dry” up to give you that subtle glitter. I did try to do a little bit of smudging – it worked, but only if your nimble fingers get on lightly to spread the colour a little. Once its set you are good to go!

Another point I want to highlight is that since this is a glittery Shadow (as you can see from the picture), the removal can be a bit challenging if you are used to using Bioderma Sensibio to remove it. Bioderma is too gentle and does not work well (I repeat, DOES NOT WORK WELL) with the Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow). It took me a long long time to get all the colour off my lids at the end of the day (now that’s staying power!). I had to resort to using the Sephora Triple Cleansing Water (which is mild yet effective) to remove the Shadow it in one to two light swimageeeps.

The Gelpresso Beer Pong is my favourite, and In the Dark is my second favourite (note: this is Silver in colour). I wear Beer Pong in the day – to give some lift on my tired eyes, and In the Dark near the edge of my lids for evening events. A little smudge work gives that subtle glittery smokey look using In the Dark but can’t say the same for Beer Pong – unless you had it with other darker shadows to accentuate the light glitter.

Where to Buy the Product

All Watsons in Singapore carries a decent range of Clio Products. I don’t remember seeing the Waterproof Pencil Shadow, but those living in Singapore who are reading this blog are welcomed to correct me so that I can update this blog. Other places you can purchase Clio Waterproof Shadow are”

1) Qoo10 – search for Clio Waterproof Shadow and you should be able to find a few vendors who brings in the product at decent price. Check the delivery charges though coz some may charge a couple of dollars more for mailing it to you.

2) Koreandepart – my new favourite korean products website. I recently ordered my other Label Yong products and new Clio eyeliners here and it arrived in less than 2 weeks from Korea (direct).

3) Club Clio USA –  For those who are overseas, try Club Clio USA online shop to get what you want. This online shop also carries the products under the same parent company i.e. Peripera and Goodal. I have not purchased from this website because I can find it from the above two sites.

So what do you think of this product? Share with me your thoughts of this product! 🙂

VDL – Triple Shot Tint Bar

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VDL stands for “Violet-Dream-Luminous”.  It is an international cosmetic brand that was founded in 2012 by The Color Lab of LG Household & Health Care.

I have been using VDL Triple Shot Tint Bar for a while and I am most impressed with the colour when I wear it on my lips. I have in the picture the orange shade. Initially I thought it will look too bright on my lips but it turns out to be a subtle shade of rose pink. The tint lasts – yes it does and does not come off as much as easily when i drink – well its a tint right? I have read some earlier reviews that people find this not hydrating enough and my own experience is similar. So I usually will wear a moisture balm before putting this on esp on days I don’t drink a lot of water.  You can wear this tint to create the bitten look or just glide over the lip like a normal lipstick. I love this tint but do remember to clean it off using an eye and lip remover just so that there are no left behinds.

How to create the ‘Bitten’ or the ‘half-eaten lipstick’ look?

Simple. Hold the lipstick with the red hue below and the pale skin colour on the top (you should see 3 horizontal layers of your lipstick). Run it over your lips holding your lipstick in this manner for the upper lip. Then rotate the colours with the red hue on top and the pale skin colour below. Run this combination over your lips in this  manner. You should see the red hue nearer to the centre of your mouth, and the pale skin colour outside your mouth. This is what we call a ‘bitten’ look. Quite popular with korean stars!

Where to get this?
In Singapore, there are 4 VDL Stores – located at Suntec City, Jurong Point, Bugis Junction and Bedok.  The VDL outlet in Suntec City (where I’ve checked out) is located on level 2 of Tower 5. The shop carries other VDL products as well.

Of course, the best is to purchase VDL products from the VDL stores which are peppered all over MyeongDong!

Online, you can visit http://www.vdlcosmetics.com/ for more information. Otherwise, you can visit the following websites to purchase VDL products:

1) Qoo10 – search for VDL  and you should be able to find vendors carrying VDL products.

2) Taobao – there are always sellers importing VDL lipstick from Korea here. The pricing may not be as competitive as those on Qoo10 but is a good choice if its nearer to where you live. Those living in Singapore wanting to purchase from Taobao, I’ll recommend you use 65daigou to bring in the products.   I have used this service several times and the purchasing team has been very reliable and efficient.  I’ll blog more next time.

Other notes:

VDL carries skin care products on top of make up palettes, foundations, lipsticks and primers. Do ask the sales staff for their star product if you are a junkie like me!