As promised in my previous post, bringing you my first 3 Concept Eyes [3CE] product review.
3CE is actually the makeup line from Stylenanda, which was established by Kim So Hee back in 2004.
Stylenanda is wildly popular in Korea for its chic collection of clothes available, as well as bringing in many other brands such as Jeffrey Campbell into their stores. Many celebrities in Korea can be spotted wearing their clothes. Since K-wave is hitting the world so hard, I am sure many of you would have spotted your favourite idols wearing clothes from Stylenanda before such as 2NE1, Exo, Brown Eyed Girls - just to name a few. The current models you see on their website are Park Sora, Gong Sua, Kwon Soojung, Jung Minhee and Kang Jiwon.
I bought 2 highlighters from 3CE Stylenanda on my trip to Korea in late June.
I am going to be talking about their Highlighter in Pink today. (Item Link to Official Store
Simple packaging, as you can see. Upon opening, there is a plastic film on top of the powder. Also, all Stylenanda 3 Concept Eyes product has a seal on them to ensure the product has never been opened before.
I've swatched the bottom part of the compact and the powder becomes very shimmery looking. I am not sure if you can see it but if you can't, tlit your laptop screen lower towards the back and you might be able to see it.
It also comes with a brush, which I forgot to take a picture of so I took the picture from their official website.
A swatch of the product on my hand
This highlighter in Beige has been featured in Korea's popular beauty show, Get It Beauty.
However, when I was in Korea, I swatched them and preferred the Pink one better so I got this instead.
There are many products that have been featured before, you can find the highlighter's link here
From what I gather, products shown on that show always gets a huge boost in sales.
For those of you familiar with Taiwan's 女人我最大, it is very much like that show.
Onto the review, shall we?
3 Concept Eyes [3CE] by Stylenanda Highlighter in Pink:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Talc, Nylon-12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Penyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Ulrtamarines (Cl 77007), Mineral Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, PTFE, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide (Cl 77861), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491)
Micro Shimmer Particles
Clad in black with the logo and words in white, the simple exterior looks chic and clean. A big thumbs up is that the brush is being kept on a separate compartment in the same compact - under the blush. A huge fan of this because I get a proper brush and not some tiny and hard to use mini brush (Yes, I'm looking at you, Canmake!).
Color Payoff: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡
This is a highlighter, so don't expect it to look intense upon application. I always make sure to apply my highlighters with a light hand because I do not want to overdo it. Remember, it is meant to highlight certain areas of our face to give us more dimension, not to tell people "yes, I slapped it on right here and here." One thing I really liked about this is how the micro shimmer particles look when light is cast on my face. I feel so glam when I see my highlighted areas glow (laughs)
Very smooth when I swiped it with my index finger. Powder is packed quite tightly as I did not observe fallouts when I did that.
With some blending using the brush provided, this sits on top of my loose powder without looking like I have a line of shimmer across my under eye area.
Lasting Power: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡
I did not constantly check the mirror for the highlighter but by the end of the day (I was out for around 11 hours), I could still see some glow on the areas I used it so I am going to say this one is pretty darn lasting.
As with my other newer cosmetics from Korea, I bought them during my trip there. I believe they do not have an official offline store in Singapore (I'm not sure if I.T Singapore brought them in together with Stylenanda's clothing line). However, there are quite a few online stores selling it but once again, do be very careful when buying online. Do not look for a cheap deal and expect an authentic product. You can see the prices in Stylenanda's official website. Anything below is most likely not going to be authentic, no matter how real the pictures look (Remember, they can be stock photos or photos taken elsewhere!)
Specifically for their highlighter, the price is actually very affordable! I bought this at only 12,000 won, which is around SGD $15.00 (say what?!), not forgetting that it comes with a brush too!
Repurchase: Yes! At this price point and how efficient it has proven, I might even want to stock up some!