Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vivid Colors: Trends for Spring 2013

 The sun is out and vibrant colors are everywhere! You can let go of those neutrals and warms and say hello to colors of the rainbow once again. With so many colors and products to choose from, how do you figure out what to use? Check out our recommendations and other products to get you completely set for the Spring and upcoming Summer seasons, specifically in regards to Lioele!

1. Lioele Volume & Curling Mascara 

No longer do your lashes have to be quiet for the Winter. Let them scream out with volume this season. This mascara is for you if you have the typical "Asian lashes" which are commonly stick-strong, tough to curl and lack volume. 

What else is unique about this mascara? Its peanut-shaped mascara wand. With two wider ends, you can really get into the areas on each end of the lashes which are typically hardest to get into with the average mascara wand. Its bristles lock onto each hair from the root and allows a gentle pull through for volumized eyelashes to the extreme.

2. Lioele Sun Elastic Pact 
 Who likes sun patches? No one does! That is why it is so important to protect your skin during the warmest seasons when the sun is out. The more your sun is exposed to the sun and its harmful rays without protection, the more likely it is that your skin will develop dark patches and wrinkles along with absorbing the sun's harmful UV rays.

A gentle sunshine may seem harmless, but if you are outside too long under its warmth, you skin can still be harmed so be cautious!

The Lioele Sun Elastic Pact has soft elasticity like a sponge. The elastic powder with sebum control effects produces a dry and soft skin all day long, and double coating with silicon and amino acid on highly particulate powder enables fine and thin application of it to your skin without any powder flying. This maintains smooth skin like silk by adding a feel of dim pearl and is a pact that is not broken by absorbing shocks even if it is thrown. Protect your skin, flawlessly!

3. Lioele Real Color Eyeshadows

Eyeshadow is the part of your makeup routine where you can get most creative. If you've hit pan on your warmer toned colors like browns, coppers, blacks, beige, pearls, etc., then its time to touch the other colors on your palette.  We suggest colors like 07 Shine Pink Peach, 14 Sky, 18 Satin Grape, 27 Gold Peach and 32 Apple Green. C'mon, Spring only comes around once a year, right? Don't be afraid to try out new colors and new color combinations. You may find your niche and "your look"!

4. Lioele L'Cret Miracle Lipsticks
 Check out this seriously personalized lipstick that matches YOU. It is a super-long-lasting lip stick that changes to your body chemistry. This is a six-in-one lipstick with seven different features. It’s a lip balm, lip color, lip tint, lipstick, lip treatment, and also has UV protection. The color will change based on the lipstick color and your individual pH levels. Even protects your lips from harmful UV rays with SPF 14. This long lasting lipstick will give your lips 12 hours of hydration and wear, endurable after dinner, afternoon tea, and even a kiss! Perfect for Spring, don't you think? Choose from 5 beautiful changing colors.

5. Lioele Real Vivid Lipsticks

A cream type matte lipstick with no lumping and drying, adhering smoothly to the lips providing excellent hydration,gives a vivid, clear,and distinct look without additional applications. Contains silicone coating element that minimizes smearing by lightly forming a film that covers the lips.  Contains vegetable oil which is excellent in moisturizing lips to relieve flaky skin. Gently adheres to dry lips to give a complete bright color. No more dry skin + a great color? Especially for matte products which are hard to come by, this is A MUST-HAVE!
6. Lioele Nail Polishes

Lioele L’Cret Quick & Dry Coating Nail Polish dries in only seconds so you can go out and enjoy the sun instead of flapping your hands like a bird waiting for your nails to finish drying. They provide vivid and long lasting color with only a few coats! Multiple colors to choose from so color combinations for the Spring are endless!

7. Lioele Bon Bon Lip Glosses
Comes in five sweet and adorable colors. Each color is glossy and creates shiny alluring lips for any occasion. It’s long-lasting and moisturizing, so wear it all day for beautiful moist lips. Let the sunshine glisten over your lips this season and enjoy the moisturize that it does not take away from you. Which color best suits you?

8. Lioele Carry Me Blusher
 One of our favorite blushers and a top-seller! With the warmer seasons, you're sure to be heading outside and being on the go more often. That's why this blusher is a perfect fit! With a built-in sponge applicator and its small packaging size, you can bring it with you wherever you go. It also works great on a vanity since you can unscrew the sponge top and use the loose powder with a brush!

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9. Lioele Jewel Glittering Eyeliner
 Forget those overpriced eyeliners that don't last. These creamy eyeliners can double as an eyeshadow by blending them onto the eyelid promptly with a brush as well! With a selection of neutrals and vibrant colors, you can create as many looks as you please without breaking the bank. Whats even better? The colors last and last and are the most waterproof thing you'll ever find so you don't have to worry about re-applying or smudging. Honestly! Choose from 9 beautiful colors. We must note: Aqua green and Marine Blue are just to-die-for..

Be creative and colorful this season. Brighten your look with vibrant colors and protect your skin this Spring with sun protective products. Colors are a great way to go but unfortunately, a sun-kissed sunburn doesn't exactly fall into this trend. Have fun and play around with colors until you find your favorite combos. Of these, which are you interested in trying out? Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Korean Cosmetic Companies Updates: 2013

 If you are a Skin79 enthusiast or interested in trying out the brand's wide array of skin and beauty products, be sure to keep yourself informed of the latest from the brand! Skin79 has decided to make a slight change to their products as a way to keep its most genuine and authentic products on the market and any fraudulent ones off the market.

According to an official notice post from Skin79, the company will no longer be using its "verification stickers" on its products which is shown here : SKIN79 NOTICE   under tab #24 which will expand once it is clicked on. 

SKIN79 불법 모조품 구별을 위해 2010년부로 시행되어온 '정품인증라벨'부착 제품이
그동안의 노력으로 불법 모조품이 정리되어 '정품인증라벨' 제도를 폐지하게 되었습니다.

또한, 아래 명시된 공식 판매처에서 판매되는 제품은 모두 본사에서 운영중인 정품이오니 안심하고 사용하셔도 됩니다.

(불법 모조품이 의심이 되는 경우 고객센터 1544-2202 로 문의해주시기 바랍니다.)

 Its website is entirely in Korean - here is the direct translation in English:

"To take effect from 2010, which has been SKIN79 illegal imitations distinguish activation label 'attached the meantime, the efforts of illegal counterfeit products' organized 'labels' activation system has been abolished. In addition, the products being sold from the official dealer stated below, all are operating from the headquarters genuine peace of mind and there is no problem with sludge. (If you suspect illegal imitations, please contact the Customer Service 1544-2202)."

These authenticity labels previously, were located at the back of the product on the left-hand side of the description/ingredients area.

In addition to this change, a few popular Korean cosmetic companies such as Skin79 and Lioele have made the change to now print expiration dates on their products directly, rather than the product's manufactured dates. Along with making this change with the intention of keeping the most authentic products on the market, it will also be more helpful for the users of these products to understand how long they should be using it. Therefore, with all of Skin79 and Lioele's products produced in 2013, the dates printed on them should be shown as expiration dates, not manufactured dates. Other than these changes, all other elements that help to determine your product's authenticity (for example, the text prints, the caps and lid types, product quality, etc.) will still apply.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that these recent changes are new as we still have some products produced in 2012 by these brands in stock that still contain both a manufactured date as well as an authenticity sticker. These products are 100% authentic but just not up to date, so please bear with us during this transition.

We really hoped that this information was helpful to you and that it gave you a good perspective on what to look for the next time you shop for skincare or beauty products. If you have any questions, please let us know! We are happy to help.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Product Authenticity: A Word of Advice from the Staff

The purpose of this blog post is to raise awareness of how important product authenticity is, due to a recent blog post our staff had come across. As beauty enthusiasts and BB Cream fanatics, it gave us an uneasy feeling in our stomachs and we wanted to take the moment to inform our fans who share the same interests to ensure that these experiences never happen to one of you or someone you know.

Not only is product authenticity crucial for you to get what you should from what what you pay, but for health reasons as well. If one comes across a product that is a fake copy of a true product, it is likely that the product contains ingredients or unnecessary chemicals to replicate the true product. Of course, the false seller would not inform their customer of this which could lead to possible skin irritations or even worse.

The blog we are referring to is from user "

The next clue that raised her suspicion even more was the overall product itself. As with any other authentic BB Cream, the product itself should always be in tact and in 1 complete piece except for the cap and any additional pieces it comes with (for example, a BB Cream roller, brush, etc.)

After all of these suspicions,

Remember:  the safest way is to buy is from companies with contracts with manufacture and there is never a middle man. We know that this type of act is disgusting, unprofessional and simply wrong but keep in mind that scammers and their counterfeit products are always going to be on the market.  Shop safely and don't let this happen to you or your loved ones!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Our Favorite Brightening Products

See what we're loving right now in the brightening department.

1) Lioele Every Day White Cream Having a brightened complexion means glowing and luminous skin. Take a look at the newest product added to the Lioele line.  It instantly brightens and corrects skin tone while creating a suppler complexion. This soft whitening and anti-wrinkle essence type cream may be used as a moisturizer for your face or body. It is fast absorbing and has a lasting brightening effect with natural ingredients, such as Adenosine and Niacinamide. Take a look at the incredible instant results when one of our staff members tested it with just a small area in the center of the forearm. Can you see the difference already? 

Why we're loving it:
  • Instant results
  • Can be used on anywhere on the body
  • Lots of product!
  • Moisturizing   

2) Naruko Magnolia Brightening and Firming Spray 
A unique form of brightening the skin that allows you to take it anywhere. Not only can act as a toner for daily use, but also can be brought wherever you go. The spray delivers skin that is bright and supple, anytime and anywhere. The spray can also inhibit the production of melanin/dark spots and prevent aging. In particular, the spray can be used on top of your makeup to give it a more natural look and to provide protection for the skin.

Why we're loving it:

  • Unique type of product
  • Can be used daily
  • Refreshing
  • Can be used alone or on top of makeup

3) Lioele Active Therapy Ampoule (Whitening)

A whitening serum that transforms sordid and dark skin into clear and bright skin.Contains large amounts of  stabilized vitamin C and arbutin the skin tone and to improve resilience to moisturize and revitalize skin. Also,hyaluronic acid which is an excellent moisturizer imporoves dried and tired skin caused by external environments.

Why we're loving it:
  • Refreshes tired skin
  • Easy to use
  • Helps to clear skin  

This limited edition mask cares for dull and tired skin by brightening it with Gigawhite ingredients.  The whitening effect doesn’t only help skin look more radiant, but it also evens out skin tone for a cleaner complexion. Silk proteins moisturize skin and maintain skin’s elasticity for a smoother and softer look.

Why we're loving it:
  • Adorable packaging!
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizes and makes skin look and feel plump 

5) L’EGERE SPF34 UV Whitening BB Cream  

Conceal any pigmentation or discoloration area on face including acne, pores, age spots, sun spots and dark circles. Block the penetration of UV rays and other harmful factors with sun protection factor of 34. The polymeric powder can reduce oil secretion, and effectively absorb oils. No sense of thick makeup is felt when applied!

Why we're loving it:
  • Brightens many types of dark blemishes
  • Controls oil
  • Lightweight