Banila Co comes up with cute new items about every 2 months so I always make sure to frequently scan their website for new stuff =D
Oh before I go on I just wanted to mention that YOU CAN GET BANILA CO FROM GMARKET NOW!! (I had to scream now - seller khs005492). One of my readers (beautystudent) left a comment telling me those great news!
I just placed an order (paying retail for Banila Co is cool!) and if you order 5/8 items or more you get some great full-sized freebies and tons of free cotton pads & samples so I hope to get my package early next week to see if those freebies are really in there =D I'll let you know next week =D
Anyway, I had no idea that I could order from Gmarket now so I relied on my usual Banila Co supplier (rumistyle on eBay) who offers me special discounts (I am a good customer hehe) so I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg to get my hands on 2 of the newest items from Banila Co's Gossip Girl collection.
Overall the colors in the Gossip Girl collection are a bit too loud for my taste (bright pinks and oranges). However the new Gossip Girl Multi-Palette was a must as I am collecting all Banila Co palettes (this is the 4th now) and they're of excellent quality! The colors in the palette are very wearable and feminine so I was happy to add it to my collection.
I also decided to try that new toxic green Lip Plum Balm so I added it to my order.
-Multi-Palette S-01 (retail 22000 Won = approx. US$15-16):
This is the first time I see a mixed palette from Banila Co (though I just discovered that brand a year or so ago hehe). The other 3 palettes contained 6 eyeshadows whereas the Gossip Girl Multi-Palette offers 3 eyecolors and a cheek blusher. The dimensions of the case are the same as the other palettes but the applicator is a simple wide brush
The case is really cute...it's made of metallic red metal (yep, sturdy metal case!) with little circles (or bubbles or whatever you want to call them) in different hues of pink printed on.
Inside you'll find a nice little detail: The protective plastic sheet has red bubbles printed on so when I saw first pics and when I opened my palette it looked like there would be a red pattern printed on the shadows and blusher.
The shadows are silky and well pigmented with a pearly or slightly metallic finish. I think Banila Co came up with some of the best Korean cosmetics I ever tried. Only a few color makeup items didn't work for me so far!
The colors are pure white, pink-toned taupe and hot pink. All colors create a really beautiful feminine eye look.
The blusher looks rather pale and blah in the pan but when I applied it I just thought "wow!". It gives such a pretty glowy finish! The blush is rather pigmented but light in color and works perfectly for me. It's a light neutral pink.
If you are planning to order from Gmarket I highly recommend getting the Gossip Girl Multi-Palette and maybe check out some other stuff (just browse my Banila Co reviews =) )
-Banila Lip Plump Balm (retails for 9500 Won = about US$6):
I am not that much into lip plumping stuff as I don't really believe in the concept. In my opinion the best way to make your lips look fuller is still a mirror-shine gloss with a little shimmer.
But I like the cool feeling some lip plumpers give and the new Lip Plump Balm looked pretty nice in its heavy frosted glass jar so I got it anyway.
The lip plumper looks clear on my lips and has a strange gel-like texture/feeling. It's thick and lasts long but doesn't really give a very glossy finish.
It has a pleasant fresh minty scent (there is some fruity smell in there, too!) and feels cool and soothing on my lips.
I really like this stuff but I don't think this makes my lips look even a tiny bit fuller.
I am surely looking forward to Banila Co's next releases. I hope they'll give us an aqua/green/blue eye palette soon =D
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