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Friday, September 5, 2008

First venture into Oriks... I am disappointed!

I never heard of Oriks before but found a rather affordable kit on Gmarket for 39800 Won (about US$36 or so) containing:

-Oriental Herb BB Cream (1 + 1 free)
-Oriental Herb Foaming Cleanser

-Oriental Herb Silky Pact

-Oriental Herb Silky Face Powder

Everything is full-sized and comes in cute purple boxes with a flower print.

-Oriental Herb BB Cream 50ml:

Comes in a purple squeeze tube with turquoise cover. Very basic and simple. I'd have preferred a pump dispenser or something.
This is a pretty pale BB Cream very suitable for my skin-tone. However it's a bit darkening after 10 mins or so turning my face a bit orange. What a pity as the texture (rather lightweight) and fine herbal smell are very pleasant. The coverage is rather sheer so an extra foundation/concealer is needed.

-Oriental Herb Foaming Cleanser 100ml:

Comes in a white squeeze tube with purple cover. It creates a very dense foam and cleanses very well, it can be a bit too harsh for my skin though. I think this would be suitable for slightly oilier skin-types.

-Oriental Herb Silky Pact 12g:

I can't comment much on the texture of this as I only lightly wiped it to determine whether the color would work or not. As I expected it's way too yellow and dark for me :(

Comes in a pretty purple compact with the signature flower print.

-Oriental Herb Silky Face Powder 20g:

Translucent loose powder with very sheer coverage. This can work as a finishing powder but I am not much into loose powders and the finish is slightly cakey.

All in all it's very mediocre stuff judging the 5 products I tried. Someone slightly more tan might enjoy some of the items more but still the sheerness of the BB Cream and cakey finish of the powder won't convince really.
I don't think I will be purchasing their items again.

I don't know much about Oriks.. Please let me know any further infos in the comments section.


miss_waterlily said...

Hi kathi!

I been following ur blog all along n cant believe i missed this post! Anyway Oriks is pretty big in Asia, especially taiwan i think, I am curious to try the brand but cannot locate it gmarket, do u happen to know the search word or anything?

much love

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