The long awaited Hera CC Cream FULL review!

What on earth is CC cream?!? Well it stands for complete care cream or colour control cream. It’s supposedly the improved version of BB cream… beauty blemish or beauty balm cream. Let me explain with why there’s two names. From what i’ve been snooping around on the internet i’ve noticed two different types of cc cream. There’s not an entire chunk of difference between the both except its form. The one i’m going to show and review on is the complete care cream. This one is the one with colour coverage as well as other skin benefits- such as spf protection from uv and ub rays and some sort of skin tone correction. The other one, colour correction cream, appears as a white cream that after application transforms accordingly to your skin colour. It’s more translucent than the latter so the coverage is lighter but supposedly even out your skin tones more. There are a couple out there but Rae Morris raves on about the Loreal one…which she’s been using like no tomorrow on the latest Loreal paris fashion walk… 

So followed by Chanel’s attempt at cc cream, I’ve heard reviews saying that it enhances oiliness and dryness being that its acclaimed to be an oil free product. – perhaps wasn’t so popular for a lot of people with skin problems- especially those of combination skin. I unfortunately happen to be one of them so didn’t even bother trying. I went straight to trying the Hera one because I was looking for a BB cream alternative because my BB cream just doesn’t last all day… and I don’t like having foundation on my skin for 12 hours straight. It just feels so heavy!!!! Urgh and its gross and you feel gross at the end of the day!!!

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The Hera CC cream is also known as the “photoshop cream” as it claims to give you a flawless, airbrushy finish to your face after application. (As does any other product… LOL) It also claims to stick tightly to your face, doesn’t leave an oily finish, moisturises, makes your skin appear bit more bouncy and youthful (elasticity), covers flaws naturally, evens out uneven skintone and spf35+ protection. Sounds too good to be true yeah!? Yeah…

Picking the right shade:

The Hera CC cream comes in two shades- the 01 (The one I bought) and the 02. The 01 is slightly pinker, and slightly fairer in tone while the 02 is a little bit more yellow. I have some slighter pink patches over my face so hence i’m using the 01. And if you’re a little darker than fair and have a warmer yellow tone to your face then perhaps the 02 is better for you~

Lasting and oiliness results:

Anyway I put it to the test over a period of time to see what would happen. I’ve used it in photoshoots, my own face, model’s faces, applied it with mixing it with other products! Overall I quite like it and I think i’ll be repurchasing it. I usually like applying the product on with a beauty sponge. And yes, I think the product covers my pores quite well without clogging them up. It does actually make me look like i’ve got flawless skin- minus the few bumps or scars that i’ve already got- so those i had to go and cover with concealer.

I was using the skin79 Super Blemish Balm from the VIP Gold Collection prior and my skin was breaking out. It didn’t use to do this but perhaps it’s because my face is quite the combination skin and quite reactive to seasonal and lifestyle changes it just needed something- better. When I first used the CC cream what I noticed that it was the tiniest thicker in consistency than the BB cream. It wasn’t as oily or shiny- which is what I liked because I have the oiliest T-zone EVER EVER! The CC cream definitely lasted longer than the BB cream although I still couldn’t escape applying a little bit of powder to make sure it would set for the day. It lasted about…. 6-8 hours or so in moderate 23-25 degree heat outdoors and it didn’t slip around my face much. Something like that. Whereas any of my bb creams would start showing signs of wearing off after about 3 hrs…sigh

Colour Correcting results:

Seeing that i’ve been using it over some time I think my face has actually cleared up a bit more and the tonality across my face has indeed gotten better. Whereas during the time I was using BB cream… my face still had its on n off weeks. It’s been more consistent now. My pinky patches on the sides of my face have evened out a little bit. So i guess that’s a good thing~ And mind you, I have a pretty terrible sleeping and eating patterns.

How it looks on skin and experimentation:

Another thing I liked about the CC cream is the fact that after application if leaves your skin looking hydrated and ‘glowier’ but not oilier :D!!! My T-zone still oils up after about 5 hours but definitely lasted much longer than the BB cream. So I’m not complaining.

Now for experimentation. I’ve been mixing this product with my Gorgeous foundation for photoshoots with models lately and the photographer I’m usually working with is totally impressed with the slight glow and radiance it’s have on the model’s face. Using this combo means i’m using less foundation so i’m getting a fresher and more natural look on the models. (Which is totally the in thing right now. As you would notice on runways models are really hitting it up with the fresh dewy face kinda look) When I used to use straight foundation, without photoshop the models looked evidently more tired and the application of makeup was absolutely more obvious.

I’ve also tried mixing it with my It’s Skin VC correcting serum. I think this is probably my favourite combo. Using the serum means i’m using even less CC cream= less makeup! YAY! Its hard for a girl to really go from using a whole stack of makeup to using a bare minimum. I’ve been trying to use less makeup nowadays for when I go out casually so I can keep my skin youthful and I guess this has been my most effective combo yet. The serum helps brighten up my skin a lot and keeps it moisturised without it being oily and the CC cream covers up any blemishes ever so slightly so I still look true to my own skin but not too tired and not too fake. 🙂 *claps*

Finally, I’ve also mixed this stuff with both the VC Serum and the Holika Holika aqua petit Jelly BB cream. I don’t know why I did this, but it’s a pretty good combo too. My face feels super hydrated, and I have a really dewy looking skin. So if that’s what you’re going for for that day, go for it. Wouldn’t recommend it for a hot summer’s day though because you might end up looking a bit too glossed up for it LOL!

Below are some before and after application swatches of the 01 shade on my ugly rough hands:

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Final remarks:

So I really do like this product and as I said I’m thinking or repurchasing it. The result looks really natural. The Hera CC cream smelt pretty good and reminded me of the Christian Dior foundation range- not too strong but a very nice clean and fresh smell. It’s not full coverage but its enough to leave you happy about it because it brightens up your skin tone and doesn’t feel cakey or leave you looking fake. I like how it makes your face glow slightly without it being oily and I really don’t complain about its lifetime on the face. The only thing i’m not too fond of is its price. It’s just.. SO PRICEY!!! T_T!!! I Also wish it came in more shades but perhaps that would be for further down the track in time!!!
I bought this from Koreadepart for about $44 AUD

Well that’s it! Hope you enjoyed it!

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Sashimi colours inspired makeup attempt!!!

Hi everyone! How’re you all!? I’ve been craving for sushi and sashimi for the past few days. If I couldn’t get any in my mouth then i’ll put some on my face >:[ ok okay that was lame LOL. Sat down and went ahead and started applying stuff on my face. Oranges, rusty reds, golds, some green…pinks…. mhmm. Fish >:D LOL

Ended up with this:

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1. Start off with foundation, concealers etc. Prime your eyes.

2. I take ‘Monkey’ a rust brown from my gorgeous palette and pat it over my lids as a base colour to make my orangey rust colours really pop with a warmer red undertone.

3. Then I mix some rusty oranges from my coastal scents palette and ben nye, spreading this over the inner 3/4 of my lids.

4. Taking some slightly shimmery rusty maroons I apply this to the outer V area. Reminds me of tuna. hahaha I eat salmon…and then eats tuna.. 😐 …

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5. Taking a goldy yellow, I blend it into the top crease and semi into the brow bone.

6. Then dip a bullet brush into a bright yummy pink and line the outer half of your lower lash line.

7. After that, that a salmon pink and blend it into the outer edges of the bright pink and slowly bring it into your tearducts, blending out any harsh lines.

8. (At this step you’re supposed to add some shimmery white to your inner corners but i did that last ><) Line your eyes with a green eyeshadow followed by a green liner~

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9. This next part is optional, but I extended the rusty reds and orange shadows to fade outwards from my lower lashline.

10. Line your lower waterline with a nude liner.

11. Apply a deep red to your cheeks and bring it up higher than you usually do for a more dramatic and vintage look~

12. Finish off with flasies, filling your brows and i topped the look with an orangey lipstick ❤

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Okayyy now for the stuff I used~ I’ve marked the colours I’ve used with a star :3

ImageCoastal scents warm palette. The two colours near the bottom were used in conjunction with the ben nye orange and the two rust colours at the top were used on the outer V.

ImageGorgeous Palette: The rusty red (monkey) was used as a base colour. The brown below it was used to fill my brows.

Ben Nye Lumiere Grande Colour Palette: The orange was mixed with the other coastal scents oranges and the gold yellow was used to blend out to my brow bones. Oops i forgot to star the bright pink here as well that was used for the lower lash line.

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Sigma in Grasp: This was used to blend out the bright pink.

Lancome in Ombre Absolute impact 3D palette in A80 Baby Pop: the white is used for the inner corners of my eyes and the green at the bottom to line my eyes~

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Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream, palgantong makeup powder, Clio diamond rose HD rose, Duo lash glue, too faced shadow insurance, MAC in supernova, It’s Skin power 10 formula in vc effector, tony moly in pink holic, Stila Kajal eye liner in topaz, clio gelpresso in no.3 golden khaki, gorgeous concealer, lancome mascara in hypnose, Escada 3D rouge crystal in no.9. I also used some dolly wink top and bottom lashes~

 

Hope that brought a bit of fun to you all! Until next time! Take care! xx 

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Kpop- 2NE1 Park Bom Inspi. Eye Makeup tutorial!

Hello everyone! How’s it going? Today I bought a sweater which reminded me of korean pop culture… and naturally I was wondering what sort of look would look super awesome- wearable but also out there! So I quickly browsed through my stash of makeup photos and found 2Ne1’s eye makeup… and really liked Bom’s super liner.

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I’ve tweaked the colour a bit for my look and went ahead with a Neon yellow to match my sweater :3 Below is the final look and in case you were wondering about my eyes later on and why they’re different colours, I edited the sauce out of the browns with a teal hahah~

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So let’s get started~

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1. As usual, start off with a nice’n’lovely clean face. Apply your moisturiser, primer, concealer and bb cream/ cc cream/ foundation. Make sure its slightly lighter than your skin colour…coz korean k-popstars have really pale skin! Today I used cc cream :] I’m still seeing if it will have any effect on my skin over the next few days so stay tuned for the review!

2. Prime the entire eyelids and under eye area!

3. Apply with a light hand, a matte white eye shadow over your entire lid.

4. Take a taupe and buff it into the hollows of your eye sockets and outer v. For people with a flat face shape like me or zero eye hollows this will really make a huge difference! It’ll define your eyes and give it more dimension! 

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5. Moving on to the eyes, use a bit of scotch tape and tape it diagonally to how angled you want your super flick to be.

6. Start lining! First extend a gel liner with an angled brush to however long you want the liner to be.

7. From the tip of the liner, connect it with a straight line all the way down to your tearducts. Also~ Make a tip at your tearducts~ Remove the tape.

8. And line your whole water line~ then patch up the areas where you need to re-apply foundation etc.

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9. Because I actually didn’t think my gel liner was dark enough I went over with a crayon liner and then sharpened the edges with a liquid liner. What to do from now, take a coloured liquid liner (and if you don’t have one, a coloured eye liner or any really pigmented eyeshadow will do) dab a fine line right below the liner!

10. So.. you’ll end up with a little something like this after completing both sides. Clean up any messy bits with a Q-tip and liquid liner.

11. Bom has really big double eyelids so for this look I had to make mine bigger as well using eye glue. You can use tape if you wish but… I prefer glue 🙂 works better for my eyes~ Create a ‘pod’ like shape with the glue and let it dry.

12. And create your double eyelids!

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13. See the massive difference after the eyelid glue!??!?! KSJHDKH HUAHUAHAHAHAH. >: D

14. Almost done! Now, fill in your brows, curl lashes and mascara!

15. Contour and apply blush/ highlighting. *this is probably more important than the eyelids hahah. Contouring and highlighting make such a huge difference in doing your makeup. I’ve learnt to really make my flat nose look like a non-flat nose and to make my baby fat cheeks look a lot slimmer with this step :] Perhaps I should do a tutorial on that as well? Let me know!!! xD

16. Apply falsies and finish off with a baby pink lip! ❤

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Doneee! LOL sorry for all the selfies… couldn’t help myself D: ily.

Now for the stuff i’ve used. *skipped the moisturiser and primer n stuff like that.

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-Scotch tape, Hera CC cream in 01, Etude House face color corset in #5, Stila smudge stick waterproof eyeliner, Dollywink eyeliner in black, Gorgeous concealer in medium neutral, Pronance lipgloss in PK4, Duo eyelash adhesive, Eyebrow specialist eyebrow mascara in brown, Lime Crime uniliner in citreuse, Eyetalk eyelid glue, Lancome Hypnose mascara, Cyber Colors megacurl mascara, CandyDoll lipstick in 1C.

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-Coastal scents Warm Palette with 88 eyeshadow colours, Gorgeous essential shades palette.

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-Dollywink lashes in no.11, Tony Moly Shimmer Lover Cube in Pink Holic, It’s Skin power 10 formula in VC effector.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed the look! Take care!

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Haul arrived xD!

Whoohoo so i’ve been waiting~ and my stuff from korea depart has arrived!! Yay! The most exciting thing would be to try out the cc cream. YEP you read right. CC CREAM. I had a swatch of HERA’s cc cream it and it smelt like the Dior Forever foundation. (that’s a big plus for me coz it was my first love in foundations) Feels like a light bb cream and texture of a flawless foundation but better coverage than a bb cream! I fell in love right away! Yes, i like it more than boys.. JOKES. (wait don’t get the wrong impression of me plz. I’m not…LOL) ANYWAY- 

Cc cream stands for complete care cream. It has more benefits than bb cream and has more coverage. It’s quite exciting to see that cosmetics are moving into being health products as well! whoot! Maybe eyeshadow will have a getting rid of your saggy eyeskin later on…LOL who knows. So i’ll review that after i’ve properly tried it!

ImageYayy denim shirt and a green skirt and NO i will not pair these together. hahah but the bag is really.. really cute…
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And, cosmetics : > 

-It’s skin power 10 Formula VC effecter

-Hera cc cream

-Etude house ac clinic trial kit

-Etude house face color corset

– Etude house mini brow class cutting scissors

-Holika Holika aqua petit jelly BB

-It’s skin power 10 formula propolis

-Jaminkyung crema caracol cream original decaracol

 

Well that’s all for now but have a good day and all the best! *muah~

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Everyday Ulzzang Natural Makeup!

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Ok omg i’m so sorry for the low res pics but i’m in a hurry and i’ve only got 10 minutes LOL! This is a step by step tutorial on an Ulzzang makeup I got inspired by reading one of ulzzang Pony’s tutorials. I’m not sure if you can get the book in english coz my friend lent it to me and it’s in chinese. But anyway…

Each frame is 1 step and let me know if i’m not clear enough! I’ll upload the description for the products i’ve used later.

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1. Put on your fav lenses!

2. Use a base. Here i’m using a green cream base to even out my redness and dry skin.

3. Conceal your blemishes! for the eyebags, i like to fill out the hollows rather than cake-ing over the entire eyebags. It looks more natural this way and less cakey and it actually looks like you have less eyebags in the end! And blend it out with a concealer brush.

4. Continue on with your bb cream. Unfortunately i forgot to take a pic. But i blended it out with a beauty sponge for a better spread and it looks- once again more natural and less cakey. Less is more!

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5. Set the face with your fav powder with a big fluffy brush- patting it over gently. Don’t rub it over your face coz its gonna damage your skin and make all that effort of putting on bb cream pointless.

6. Pat over your eyelids gently with a primer.

7. Now take the creamy white…

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8. …and pat it all over your eyelids. It’ll make the pink stand out a little bit more.

9. Then take the pastel pink and pat that over the entire lid too! Bring this down to line your lower lash line!

10. Taking the dark choco colour with a fluffy brush, and buff that into your outer v and crease.

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11. Take the yellow caramel and line the inner half of your lower lash line.

12. Line your eyes with your fav eye pencil! (I’m using an eye pencil coz it makes the look a lot softer. You may choose to use liquid or cream gels if you wish!)

13. So the look should look like this… at this stage…

15. Now curl n prep those eyelashes and add that mascara!

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16. Fill in your brows.

17. And contour! cheek bones and don’t forget your nose! If you have a flat face like me, a little tip is to contour into the little socket right under the brows to give it more definition!

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18. Take your fav blush~ and smother it over the apples of your cheeks ~_~

19. Conceal your lips.

20. Put on your fav lip gloss and you’re done! Muahhhhh~

Anyway i really gotta jet but yeah description for products will be posted when i’m home! Hope you had fun and all the best!

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