Hi all, these are the new K-beauty makeup releases this second week of December.
Most are freshly announced, or only available on their official Korean websites. These products can be purchased through using a buying service like the one provided by Avecko.com. One of the first stores with international shipping to carry new releases is Tester Korea. At times, new releases will start popping up in their store within a couple of days, so make sure to check them out!
New History of Whoo Gongjinhyang: Mi Goong Joong Pacts - Heritage Edition
The History of Whoo has announced these two new limited edition beauties. They are the Gongjinhyang Mi Goong Joong Pact Heritage Edition (Shades 1 and 2) and the Gongjinhyang Mi Goong Joong Blusher Heritage Edition (Coral). Both products contain 12g and retail for 150000 KRW. They are fragranced with two different types of musk and aloeswood tree.
The Goong Joong Pact is a base makeup product that contains pearl, gold, and pumpkin powder, and extracts of Chinese matrimony vine, pine tree, and ginseng. The design of the pact is inspired by the designs from jewelry of the queen of the kingdom of Baekjae back in the 1500's. I am a bit confused as to whether this is a powder or cushion product, but after waffling back and forth for a bit - but I'm finally landing on powder pact. This is because in the past, History of Whoo has typically called powder pacts, "pacts". If I see any more information I will update this brief.
The Goong Joong Blusher contains 4 types of pearl and cultured silk extract. They will be available at History of Whoo Korea soon.
Apieu Nonco Tea Tree Stick Concealer
Apieu has a new stick concealer out and it's formulated with tea tree to do some double-duty concealing and blemish-busting. It also has extracts of portalaca olecerea, houttuynia cordata, and centella asiatica for calming irritation. There are two shades 21 - a light beige and 23 - a natural beige and they each retails for 5000 KRW at Apieu Korea with a minimum free shipping threshold of 10000 KRW.
Tony Moly Merry Atom Collection
Tony Moly's holiday collection features Atom Boy this year! See the entire collection here.
Merry Atom Mini Cushion Cover Compact is a moist version that contains fermented black yeast honey, macadamia seed oil, olive oil, jojoba seed oil, sugar maple extract, sugar cane extract, and milk protein extracts. 8800 KRW / 9g.
Merry Atom Mini Cushion Blusher, 2 shades 1 Strawberry Sugar Cake and 2 Red Velvet Cake. 7800 KRW / 9g.
Merry Atom Eye Tone Triple Color Palette. This is an eyeshadow trio. There are 2 versions - one with peachy neutral shimmers and glitters, and one with plum burgundy neutral shimmers and glitters. 15,000 KRW/ 4.5g
Merry Atom Delight Magic Lip Tint, 2 shades 1 Story Berry and 2 Red Berry for 3500 KRW / 7g
Merry Atom Hand Butter Trio is a set of 3 hand creams in cinnamon cookie, black cherry, and sweet macaron. They contain shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and avocado extract. 9800KRW/ 30ml x 3
Merry Atom Milky Body Set has a body cleanser and a lotion. 13,800 KRW / 300ml x 2
Merry Atom Tony Nails is a collection of 6 holiday nail polishes in shades 1 Milky Melt, 2 Snow Lane, 3 Holiday Tree, 4 Candlelight, 5 Merry Atom, 6 Green Socks for 3000 KRW / 8ml.
Some of these items are already available at TesterKorea.com
Lalavesi Holiday - AKCU X-Mas Limited Edition Cushion
Lalavesi, the Colourpop of the Korean beauty world (the social media darling) has released a limited edition Fall / Winter cushion compact. It contains honey, yogurt, lime, volcanic ash, and diamon powder. And what's pretty special about the Lalavesi cushions is their shade range. They have 3 yellow tones (Y1 Y2 Y6) and 2 pink tones (P2 P6). Each cushion contains 20g of product and retails for 24000 KRW here. This is part of their holiday collection that also contains some skincare items which I'll talk about next post.
VDL x Pantone 2016 edition
VDL uploaded a little preview of their collaboration with Pantone in 2016. The new collection will feature Rose Quartz (a pale pink) and Serenity (a pale blue). As you can see from the video, the packaging will not only feature these colors, but the eyeshadow palette will as well. They will come available in 2016 at VDL Cosmetics.
Espoir Chess Piece Collection
Coming soon to Espoir is their new Chess Piece collection. This collection features items to make for a semi-smoky look with vivid pinks and reds. The collection will be available beginning January 1 of next year.
In the collection:
Chess Piece Eyeshadow Quad - 2 versions, one cool- and one warm-toned. 'Rapid Chess' and 'Royal Peace (or could be Piece)', 35000 KRW / 14.6g
Chess Piece Nail Patch - 1 version, 10000 KRW
Couture Touch Lip Fluid - 5 shades, 19000 KRW
No Wear Lipstick - 3 shades, 19000 KRW
and a Chess Piece Pouch for 20000 KRW.
New Makeup at Missha
Missha has a few new lip products and a new brow product out.
Top row: Poptastic Jelly Tints - come in 4 shades Shocking Orange, Hot Coral, Swing Pink, and Club Red. They retail for 7800 KRW.
The new Love Lip Milk Tints - also come in 4 shades Cherry Lover, Pink Choux, Apple Mango Puree, and Orange Sorbet. They retail for 7800 KRW.
Bottom Row: Matt Lip Rouges - come in sleek silver tubes and have SPF17 in them. The shades are MBV01 Maple Latte, MRD02 Salsa Red, MRD03 Bloody Wine. They retail for 11800 KRW.
Missha Perfect Eyebrow Styler - in Gray, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Red Brown, Brown, Black is available for 4000 KRW. They also sell replacements for 2000 KRW.
Third Row: The Waterfull Tints come in 4 shades Cherry Coke, Pink Soda, Honey Grapefruit Tea, Orange Juice and retail for 5800 KRW.
The Coloring Tint Balms come in (Surprise!) 4 shades. Love To You, Sweet To You, Happy To You, Joy To You. They retail for 8800 KRW.
Donginbi Special Sets
There are two new sets available at Donginbi featuring renewed versions of already existing items.
The DonginbiYoung BB Cream Special Set and the DonginbiYoung Pact Special Set. They come packaged in champagne gold.
The BB Cream Special Set comes with a bb cream with SPF 50 and PA+++, and a deluxe gold primer sample.
The Pact Special Set comes with a one powder pact and a refill. The powder contains red ginseng powder and is a pearlescent pink.
When they are launched they will be available at Lotte here.
Peripera Water Moist Cushion and Peri's Milk BLur
Peripera's new base products the Water Moist Cushion (with shea butter and avocado oil) and the Peri's Milk Blur (whitening cream with goat milk) are already available at international retailers.
If anyone has any questions about any of these products or want to know more about ingredients.... shoot me a note or tweet me @unsightlygimp. If you have a tip or news byte to share with me I'd also appreciate it. Do you have your eye on anything? I've never tried Espoir makeup though I've always wanted to. I don't know if I'll pick up the chess collection items, but it may make me try other things things on offer there.
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