Sunday, February 3, 2019

Simple Makeup Hacks and Basic Tutorials using Althea Korea Makeup Exclusives

Come along with me as I use Althea Korea’s Makeup Exclusives in my product review.

Step 1: Prime the skin

Purple Plum Fairy is still barefaced here, without any makeup

I prefer to use a primer that’s super lightweight. However, we need to acknowledge that everyone’s skin is different and I strongly recommend that you use whatever works best for your complexion. So I applied my usual moisturizer and waited about a few minutes for it to settle into my skin before going in with my foundation.

I started off by applying my foundation in swiping motions across my chin, cheeks, and forehead. I then followed them with a damp beauty sponge and blended until they appeared completely seamless. 

Step 2: Conceal when needed

Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer

Using Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Honey, I further covered up any redness and dark spots on my face as well as obvious blemishes, like the corner of my eyes and the dark circles under my eyes. I was surprised what a major difference this step actually made. My entire face looked instantly brighter and more lifted.

Step 3: Powder Twice

I don’t know about you but I like to set my foundation and minimize the shine on my T-zone by powdering twice. For this step, I use the same damp beauty sponge and pressed the powder directly onto my skin, making sure that I get all the target areas that tend to be greasy through the day.

Step 4: Brighten your eyes with eye shadow and glitter

I once read somewhere that glitter is to makeup how sprinkles is to food. I love how Althea’s Sunrise & Moonrise Eye Palette are made up of unique shades that are seriously sparkly, including a super dreamy gold glitter you won’t find in other palettes. It offers different finishes too, glitter, foil and high-impact in color with intensely pigmented payoff. The metallic shadows in this palette provide just enough shimmer to add a touch of glam to a natural day makeup look. So switching from a neutral day makeup to a glam night look is as easy as 1,2,3.

Brighten up those eyes with shimmery and glitter eyeshadows

Step 5: Use Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter

Eye Glitter

If powder eye shadow is not for you, fret not. Althea’s Spotlight Eye Glitter marries the dewy, glossy eye trend with a fun shimmery look for a finish that’s not overpowering but definitely not boring.

Step 6: Attract them with those lovely pout

Purple Plum Fairy puts on some lip stain dots on her lips

A silky long-lasting lip cream stain is what I usually look for. I need to be covered from day until night. I’m one of those lazy girls who hates to reapply or touch-up. Luckily, Althea’s Watercolor Cream Tint offers high-coverage lip color that glides on smoothly and transforms from a creamy texture into a silky, lightweight stain. 

Slowly using her fingertips to dab the stain on her lips
Lip stains can be quite tricky as they tend to smudge, budge or transfer. But with a little bit of practice, a few tips I picked from the pros, it’s going to be easy. I apply a pigmented Althea Watercolor Cream Tint (in Plum, my favorite hue), to my lips. Be sure to line your natural lips carefully. If you want to be daring and get a fuller appearance, a stain is a great product to push your natural lip line easy does it. But for me, less is usually more.

Althea Watercolor Cream Tint in Plum

Blot and let it dry so it doesn’t transfer on your teeth. Let it sit for a few seconds and then blot the color off with a tissue until I’m left with the color that has stained on my lips. I then seal the lip stain Slowly apply s light coat to your top and bottom lip. After a few minutes or so, re-apply the lip stain on both the top and bottom lip. Again, wait for the product to dry completely.

Wearing a gloss on top of this product might cause it to smudge or transfer and seeing how this is a matte finish, it’s not meant to shine. 

Purple Plum Fairy in Marron Cream

Purple Plum Fairy in Peach Cream

Purple Plum Fairy in Plum 

There you have it girls, let me know how you like the products we had reviewed from Althea Exclusive Makeup line if you give them a shot! Althea has such a great return policy that even if they don’t work out for you, there’s so much flexibility and taking them back and finding something that you love.

For more information on Althea Makeup exclusives and to know my two cents on their different product, read my extensive product review of Althea Makeup Exclusives

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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