Hello! I bring you my Asian haul 2012! Ok, I know this haul looks absolutely ridiculous... and it kind of is but it is also spread over multiple trips so I didn't go buck wild in one go. I had a chance to go to Asia twice this year and really wanted to make the most of it since I wasn't sure if I would be able to go back in a long long long time (and import fees are ridiculous on Asian products!)
Before leaving, I read quite a few blogs to see what brands people recommended. I had some previous experience with Asian products after I went Korea. While in Asia I also kept an eye out for good deals. Hopefully this will be useful for people who are going to Asia and want to see some good items to get!
|All the items together!|
The Face Shot Mini Pet Fruits Hand Cream - I have tried this already and I love it! Smells great and absorbs very very quickly!
The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Ghassoul Mask
My beauty Diary Face Mask Value Packs - These masks are great and ridiculously affordable in Asia... 4x cheaper than in the US! The make great gifts as well! I have tried a few already and they worked wonderfully.
Oshima Tsubaki Oil - One of my most haves; way cheaper in Asia!
Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula - I decided to cough up the extra cash to get this cleansing oil at duty free. Much cheaper than getting it online but still more expensive than my DHC cleansing oil.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Travel Set
Shiseido 131 brush - This is suppose to be very comparable to Shiseido's perfect foundation brush but costs $22ish v.s. the $30 for the perfect foundation brush.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler Duo Set - I got this set at duty free because the deal was just ridiculous! Two Shu Uemura eyelash curlers for $28 whereas just one curler is $20 in the US!!
|Diorsnow BB Cream|
White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion Rich 50 ml
Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence 7 ml
Diorsnow White Reveal Fresh Creme 15 ml
Diorsnow UV Shield BB Creme White Reveal UV Protection SPF 50 - PA+++ 30 ml
I have been disappointed with the BB creams I have tried so far but heard a lot of good things about the Diorsnow BB cream so it was one of my must have items. I saw this set while in Taiwan and it includes a full size bottle of the bb cream as well as generous samples of other items in the Diorsnow line (plus a cute bag!) It costed around $10 more than just the bb cream on its own so I thought it was worth it. I am excited to try it as I work through my BB cream collection!
Now onto the Cosmetics!
KATE mineral BB gel cream + mineral loose foundation combo - I got a sample of this BB cream with the KATE eyeshadow palette and OMG. IT IS AMAZING!! It was so SO SO perfect I bought the full size right away and can't wait to use it but I am scared once I do I won't be able to use all the other bb creams I bought (including the Dior one.)
Skin79 Miniature Set - This set was less than $6 so I decided to get it. I heard a lot of great things about Skin79 bb creams so I thought this was a great way to try different creams in the line.
Etude House Sweet Propose Make up #1 Kiss Me: LUCIDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes #3, LUCIDaring Fantastic Rouge #4, Moon Crystal Power Gloss #1, Lovely Cookie Blusher #02, Precious Mineral BB Cream SPF 30 PA+++ #2 Glowing Skin - Even though I have tried quite a few skincare items from etude house, I never tried any of the cosmetics. I thought this was a great way to try different things from etude house's cosmetic line.
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara - Judy at BeautyBagg lists this product as one of her all time favorite Mascaras so I had to try it!
Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara Waterproof - I have heard SO much about this Mascara so I had to get it!
Fairy Drops Platinum Mascara Waterproof Type
Kiss Me Heroine Make Impact Frame and Curl Mascara
Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara
Dejavu Fiberwig Mascara
Dajavu Lasting-fine Eyeliner - I tried both this and the perfect liner in store and they seemed to have extreme lasting power. Have yet to try it on though.
Dejavu Perfect Liner
K-Palette 1 day tattoo eyeliner - Famous! I had to get it and try it!
CakeMake Cream Cheek 05 - I have recently gotten into cream blushes and this one looked beautiful
Lavshuca Blush in RD-1
Sasatinnie Super Dolly Mono Eyeshadow 06, 11, 13, 14 - The shadows were less than $2 so....
KATE Real Create Eyes BR-1
The Face Shop Nail Polish - I love these polishes! They dry so so so so fast and are absolutely beautiful! The salesperson at The Face Shop basically gave me a medicare in 5 minutes and I was totally sold. Kinda pricey though.
Not Picture:The Face Shop Extreme Brush Pen Eyeliner EX - I forgot to add this to the picture because IT IS ALREADY IN MY MAKEUP BAG! This eyeliner is so natural, easy to use, and smudge proof... seriously I am in love. The salesperson at the face shop recommended it and it has literally be better than any western eyeliner I have ever tried. I hope all the other Asian eyeliner I got are just as bomb.
I hope this helps anyone who is looking to blow some money in Asia! Will do more in depth reviews of the items sometime soon!