Sunday, June 3, 2012

Review: It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher & Macaron Lip Balm

♫ Pixie Lott - Dancing On My Own (ft. GD & TOP)

This is the second part of my Gmarket haul review. The previous one was on the Peripera My Color Lips lipstick, so today I'll be reviewing the items from It's Skin. (I think I kinda got carried away with the amount of pictures, because they're just too cute to NOT snap a few more. >_<)

Macaron Lip Balm & Babyface Petit Blusher
First up is the It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher. I chose No. 3 Romantic Rose, which is a rosy pink shade.


The blusher came packaged with a sturdy sheet of flexible plastic, upon which was the cut-out of a pair of wings. (Yes, I'm a sucker for anything cute with wings.) With a smiley face on the blusher compact, the whole thing looked super adorable.

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After removing its wings... :(
A close-up of the blusher compact and manufacturing details.

Opened up, you can see the fluffy puff with a ribbon.

Close-up of the fluffy puff
The compact itself is quite small, about 5.5cm in diameter, and easily fits into the palm of your hand. The fluffy puff that comes with the blusher is slightly smaller in order to fit snugly inside it, approximately 4cm in diameter. It is soft to touch, and works well in picking up the product. However, I still think that the puff in the Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek blush is softer compared to this one.


In the pan, the blusher is a rosy pink shade with barely noticeable shimmer. The embossed pattern on it is the same as its outer packaging, with the wings and text being a little bit more protruding than the eyes, which faded after a few uses.

Below are swatches of the blusher.

*click picture to view larger image*
The swatch on the left was actually several swipes from the pan before being applied to bare skin, while the one on the right is the colour after blending. The colour isn't very strong, so it's not easy to overdo it, which is a good thing. If you look closely at the swatches, there is a very faint trace of shimmer, which helps in giving your cheeks a subtle glow. :)

Below, I had to apply quite a few layers of blusher for the colour to actually show up in the photo, lol.


I like the colour of this blusher, because it's pinkish without being too bright or unnatural. Also, it's pretty much foolproof to use, because it is not too pigmented and the puff does not pick up too much product, so you won't get clown cheeks even if you're heavy-handed like me. XD The texture is fine and applies smoothly on the apples of the cheeks. Its small size makes it easy to store, and the cute design of the compact is definitely a bonus.

My only gripe with this is the puff. As I mentioned earlier on, it's small and fits snugly into the compact, but it can be hard to hold onto it and get the blusher from the pan. You'll have to hold onto the ribbon bow and pat it quite vigorously to get the product to stick to the puff.

It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher retails for 6,000 KRW or US$5.25 on Gmarket Korea.

✓ Pros: Adorable packaging, small and convenient size, puff included, foolproof application, lovely colour that suits most (light) skin tones.
✗ Cons: Not very pigmented, puff is difficult to hold, limited availability outside of Korea.

A size and colour comparison pic of the 3 different puff-type blushers I own.
My favourite is still the Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek though. (^_^;)

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Yes, I realize the Engrish isn't quite... correct.
The second product is the It's Skin Macaron Lip Balm in #1 Strawberry.



The Macaron Lip Balm was a free gift with any It's Skin purchase on Gmarket, so I was really glad to have received this one, because I'd been planning to buy it even before the promotion came up. (⌒▽⌒)


The main attraction of this particular lip balm is, of course, its macaron-shaped packaging. Honestly,  it's practically indistinguishable from a real macaron of the same size and colour! The size of the lip balm is 5cm in diameter, and is a soft pastel pink colour all over on the outside.


The lip balm opens into halves with a twist screw cover. There is a generous amount of product inside, although I cannot seem to find the exact weight mentioned anywhere. The lip balm looks pink in the container, but applies completely clear with the sweet scent of strawberries. As the product is near the surface, I don't need to use my fingers to apply. Instead, I use it like any regular stick-type lip balm, by applying it straight from the container. :)


Not much difference besides the glossy sheen once applied. I've tried applying the lip balm before going to sleep, and I find that it really does help to moisturize my lips overnight. I also layer this under lipstick, to reduce lip lines and keep my lips moisturized.

I must admit, I merely wanted this macaron lip balm for its packaging and colour, but after using it, I am seriously considering getting the other 3 types too! It wears pretty well for a lip balm, about 4 - 5 hours with occasional sips of water. It is scented but tasteless, so I don't have the urge to lick it off, thank goodness. XD The strawberry scent is quite distinct at first when first applied, but fades after a while on the lips.

You can't eat this. :P
With its cute macaron-like packaging, this lip balm is definitely a conversation starter, and is sure to attract a few extra glances when you take it out of your bag. :)

It's Skin Macaron Lip Balm retails for 5,800 KRW or US$5.08 on Gmarket Korea.

✓ Pros: Attractive packaging, effectively moisturizes lips, nice scent, tasteless, 4 scents available.
✗ Cons: Limited availability outside of Korea, application might be messy using fingers, packaging is bulky compared to regular lip balms.

Om nom nom nom. XD

Hope you found my review(s) useful! :) Do leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions. ♥

31 comments:

Isabel said...

the macaron lip balm is so cute! Btw, isn't there It's Skin in Malaysia? Is it cheaper on Gmarket?

LauraLeia said...

Isabel: I'm not sure if it's sold in Malaysia, because not much press or publicity about it. :( Do you know if they have a shop here in KL/PJ? :D

Angeline Ng said...

The macaroon lipbalm really looks like real macaroon! >< I wanna eat LOL.

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chaya bunny said...

Ahhh, I'd probably buy them all just for the cute packaging!

Camy said...

such a cute cover!

LauraLeia said...

Angeline: Haha yes, it looks very realistic indeed. :D

chaya: That's exactly why I bought them! Before i started using them, that is. XD

Camy: :3 Thanks! ^^

WendyPua said...

there is 1 it's skin outlet at Sungai Wang.
nice And product u grab!

LauraLeia said...

Wendy: Oooh great! Thanks for the info, Wendy! ^^

Maii said...

I won the Gmarket giveaway, but I replied the email late so the blog owner had to choose other people. Unlucky huh ~ T_T I love the stuff you got, and the free gift is so cute ! Will buy from that website one day ~ Thanks for the review !

SyingK said...

The macaroon lip balm is really really adorable!! :D

LauraLeia said...

Maii: Aww.. that's too bad! :( But you can find lots of stuff on Gmarket, and Ceebeery's service is really good. :D Do share your haul next time if you're hauling anything from there, would love to see what you've got! ^^

SyingK: Yes, it's super cute! :D Can't help but feel happy when i see it, haha.

Nicole Sim said...

CUTEST PACKAGING EVER!!!

LauraLeia said...

Nicole: IKR :D

caro said...

it look cute feel like own it >.<

sarah mohamad said...

The packaging sooooo cute! Love itt!

LauraLeia said...

caro: You can buy it from the It's Skin shop in Sg Wang! (Thanks to the info from Wendy :D)

sarah: Hehe, yup, 'cute' is definitely the keyword here. :)

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

omg the macaron packaging is awesome! :D

Latest: The Pork Way to Go

LauraLeia said...

FiSh: Yes! And i love that it's pink too. :D

Joey said...

The macaron is sooo cute!! i want!!

LauraLeia said...

Joey: IKR! When i'm hungry i feel like eating it, haha!

SadeeStyle said...

awww most beautiful cosmetic i have ever seen and that macron is very cute

IceCreamBun said...

OMG! I want that macaroon too! Laura lets date~ LOL!

Nancy said...

These are so freaking cute!!!
OMG purple blush! <3 WANT. I am a purpleholic xD

Chococcuro said...

omg I want that blush!!!!!

LauraLeia said...

Nancy: Hmm.. I think it'll work more as a highlighter rather than a blush? But yes, the purple is lovely! :)

Chococcuro: I feel like picking up the lighter pink one too! :D

Mia Lia said...

the macaroon!
i agree with you..even if i buy it because i'm looking at the packaging,not the content..haha

Xiao Vee said...

wow these are too adorable >.< thanks for the review, new follower here~ :)

if you don't mind please visit my blog as well ^^ www.xiaovee.com

LauraLeia said...

Mia Lia: It's nice to look at stuff that makes you happy! XD

Xiao Vee: Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, and thank you so much for following! :) Will definitely visit your blog. ^^

cominica said...

supperrr cutee ,hahahaha btw happy new year!! sorry for my late greeting! Have a nice day :D

Becky said...

What make are your grey contacts here? Thanks :D

LauraLeia said...

Becky: The contacts I used in this post are the Freshlook contacts :D You can check out my review here http://lauraleialee.blogspot.com/2012/05/review-freshlook-colorblends-in.html Hope this helps! ^^

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