So I was browsing some kind of beauty website when one of those little google ads popped up – Asian Beauty Brands in the UK it said.
So I clicked and I was greeted by Beautyeshop.co.uk – indeed based in the UK. The brand that stuck out to me was Beautymaker – a Taiwanese brand made by a make up artist called Kevin. I had seen his products because I bought his book a while back and the review is here.
Anyway, there is something odd about the site – its based in the UK but it is ENTIRELY in Chinese. Which is a problem because I can’t read Chinese so I had to flick through all the sections ones by one! But its not a huge store so it wasn’t too bad.
Shipping was free with purchases over £19.99 and the prices weren’t too bad (from eBay or else where, the exchange rate is poor and you would have to pay shipping, possibly customs etc.)
I got a dual ended white eye pencil £8.99, Palantong Theatrical Powder in Original £7.99 and Kevin B Sweetheart Lip Balm £8.99:
The pencil is white and has a matte and pearl side. I Lovveeeee it. I had complained before about how most pencils don’t work on my watery eyes, but this one did and it was super duper soft.
Beautymaker brand – they had some nice shadows and concealers too, but I am already swimming in concealers.
It is slightly tinted with a moisture rich core:
I’ve wanted to try Palgantong Powder for a while. There are 2 shades, light and orignal. This powder, original almost has a pinkish hue but is the darker of the two.
I tried it out today with a powder and its a fab powder. Its a tad light on me (I am a NC35 in MAC) but its not too bad. It covers well, looks even and lasts a longggg time. This is with a bit of primer and powder on top – I have terrible skin at the moment (stress!) but it still looks soft and flattering. Good powder!