Biore is one of the Japanese drugstore brands under Kao Corporation known for its skincare, particularly cleansers and makeup removers. And in addition to the slew of products they already have, Biore has added a new lineup to their line of foaming cleansers - the Uru Uru 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash.
As you know, Biore already has a couple of facial cleansers - there's the Marshmallow Whip Facial Wash, as well as its couple of variants (there's one with extra moisture, among others), so the Uru Uru 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash isn't by any means the company's newest foamy facial cleanser. It is, however, somewhat different from the existing foam cleansers, and in my opinion this is better. What do I mean when I say better? Well, now you get to find out!
So, after I bought my Hakuhodo Kokutan Blush Brush S from Beauty Asia 2014, I thought some of you might appreciate a comparison between the Hakuhodo Blush Brush S with some other similarly-sized and shaped brushes in my stash, so I brought them out for you!
In my stash, the closest brushes are The Body Shop's Blusher Brush, as well as Real Technique Your Finish Perfected Blush Brush. Here they all are together.
Hakuhodo Kokutan Blush Brush S, The Body Shop's Blusher Brush, Real Technique Your Finish Perfected Blush Brush
While there are some similarities at first sight, they aren't all identical. The blush brushes all differ in in shape, bristle type, and bristle arrangement. And I use each of these brushes in slightly different ways. So, if you want to see a side-by-side comparison, as well as hear my thoughts on each blush brush, well, here you go!
Hakuhodo Kokutan Blush Brush S, The Body Shop's Blusher Brush, Real Techniques Your Finish Perfected Blush Brush
Hooray! I've used up more stuff, since my last "I actually use up my beauty products" post. I don't know what it is about being a beauty junkie and a beauty blogger, but it's safe to say that over my more than 5 years of beauty-junkie-ness, I've accumulated more beauty product than I can ever use up in a lifetime. But every now and then I hit pan on things, and I just have to crow about it - because, you know, I actually use things up! (First world problems, I know. It's a little embarrassing, to be honest.) This round, I've accumulated quite a few empties, so I thought it's time I do a collective post for all of them!
Look at all these empties!
Yup, that's quite a few empties right there! So without further ado, let me walk you through them, as well as give you my quick one-liner reviews on each item!
Beauty Asia 2014 was held for 3 days in February last week, and I am excited to say, since it was in a central area, I managed to head down during my lunch break to take a look! And of course, I couldn't resist hauling! This time, unfortunately, unlike last year, I missed the guided tour meant for press and media, so I guess I'll just focus on the hauls that I had this year!
One of the highlights of Beauty Asia 2014: Hakuhodo brushes!
Etude House, the Korean-based brand that is best-known for its girly, affordable products, has released two limited-edition eyeshadow palettes, the Play Color Eyes eyeshadow palettes. There are two shades of Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes to choose from: #1 So Hot Play and #2 So Chic Play. Both have a variety of shades from neutrals to deep and daring shades.
Etude House Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes
I also liked that there were a variety of finishes - there are your mattes, shimmers, and metallic finishes that can be worn as-is, but would look awesome foiled for that pop of colour. So with either palette, you have a range of colours and finishes to play around with.
Etude House Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes: Back, #1 So Hot Play, Front, So Chic Play
Let's move on to the individual palette close-ups and swatches, and you'll see what I mean.