Hi, everyone! It’s time for another K-beauty break with a new brand available at Sephora. Chosungah 22, a beauty line by Korean makeup artist Sungah Cho, is based on the principal that makeup is a platform for play and self-expression. The packaging is usually brightly colored with lots of polka dots and plenty of bold graphics.
Now, I am one of the biggest suckers when it comes to awesome packaging…but I’m happy to report that these products aren’t all fluff!
Here are some neat things the brand has to offer…
These cute little bottles are the So Tiny Lip & Cheek Face Colors ($14 each at Sephora), and they are, indeed, tiny! They’re long-lasting lip and cheek colors that dry down without any tacky residue. The matte, dry texture means that you’ll probably want to mix them with a balm or gloss to make them easier to use on your lips.
My favorite colors were Peach, Orange, and Purple because they brightened my complexion without emphasizing the redness that always seems to mark my cheeks. I love the large range of shades (10 in total) that create very different, beautiful looks. I also love that I can apply these well with only my fingers.
“Oohhhhhhh!!!!” (my initial swatch reaction)
The C&T Blend Fresh Mix Liquid Foundation ($38 for 1oz) is a full-coverage hydrating foundation with an SPF30 physical sunscreen.
I have a love-hate relationship with some of the face products because they’ll have awesome built-in sunscreens but also contain some sensitizing ingredients (like fragrance, etc.) toward the bottom of the ingredient list. In this case, there are too many essential oils, which prevents me from using it every day on my sensitive acne-prone skin.
As you can see, the finish is REALLY lovely, and I love wearing it on the weekends with some blush and mascara.
The sponge topper blends the foundation quite amazingly over large areas of the face. There are four shades in all, and 02 Ivory works well to “brighten” my face. For reference, I’m an NC25/30 in MAC.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Bounce Up Pact Powder Foundation ($36 for 0.39oz). This one promises to be mattifying and budge-proof with its powder-liquid hybrid formula (think Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes). The texture is completely weightless and perfect for anyone with a little oil. Again, there are only four shades available, and you’re looking at the darkest one…which isn’t really dark at all! I can probably get away with using this color when I have a summer tan.
I’m in love with this compact for my on-the-go makeup bag. It’s perfect for touch-ups, actually! There’s no chance of making a mess, and you can have instant coverage without a setting powder. That’s a win-win-win.
I’ll have more Chosungah 22 products to share with you guys soon, so stay tuned!
Until next time,