How Much Is Your Lipstick Worth Per Gram? [PART I]

I’ve always been curious as to whether I’m getting the most value out of my lipsticks – I can’t tell whether some are rather pricey despite the small volume, or cheap precisely because of the volume. With this in mind, I started punching numbers to find out how much my lipsticks were worth per gram….

[REVIEW] Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lip-Talk

I didn’t have too great an experience with Etude House’s Dear My Blooming Talk lipsticks the last time I bought one, so I honestly bought this just for the cute dog packaging, which is part of their Chinese New Year launch. Product Description The matte tinting lips-talk expresses defining rich color as it softly and…

[REVIEW] Colourpop Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipstick

Colourpop is one of those brands I’ve seen almost everyone around me gushing about for its price and quality, so when friend A asked if I wanted to buy something in order to make a big enough order for free international delivery, I leaped at the chance. After much scrolling of the website and reading…

[REVIEW] 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color

I’ve seen this so often on 3CE’s Instagram (you probably do, too!) that I knew I had to get this if I ever stepped foot into Stylenanda Pink Hotel again, and lo and behold, I became the proud owner of one 😂 Product Description Creamy texture Well pigmented Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 13.90 (Shopee) Image credits…

[REVIEW] LANEIGE Two Tone Tint Lip Bar

I previously bought the Two Tone Lip Bar, which I love the duo colours for, but had difficulty getting the ombre effect to stay. Since I still had hope that this would eventually work out for me, I bought this Two Tone Tint Lip Bar at the duty-free in Incheon Airport. Product Description Two-Tone Tint…

My Top 10 Cosmetic Products of 2017

As 2017 is about to end, it is also time to do a round-up. I started writing on THERAGEFFECT just this year, which was also when I actually first started playing around with makeup. I try my best to give honest and frank reviews because I’m not paid or sponsored to do any, and I…

[REVIEW] A’PIEU Water Light Tint

I was strongly encouraged by a few people to buy this, having been told that many Youtubers swear by its value for money. I actually saw this product in A’PIEU’s retail store in Seoul and was this close to buying it. I changed my mind at the last minute… only to buy it on Shopee a…

[REVIEW] moonshot – Cream Paint Lightfit

After my pleasant experience with Moonshot’s lipfeat, I couldn’t help but go into the official store in Myeongdong and get another shade, and in the process, I ended up buying their latest Cream Paint Lightfit as well. Product description A perfect MLBB, half level light tome chroma suitable for all skin tone Official Retail Price…

[REVIEW] RiRe Luxe Glow Lipstick

I had never heard of RiRe until I was shopping online on Althea. I am usually a bit wary of buying cosmetics from brands I’m not familiar with because I’m afraid of allergy reactions and disappointing results, but I decided to try this after my relatively ok experience with the brand’s All Kill Blackhead Removal…

[REVIEW] Aritaum Lip Cover Color Tint

One of the ways brands draw you in to browse cosmetics is through the wide selection of colours and products available. Aritaum is highly successful at this (of course, not only because it boasts of many other AMOREPACIFIC brands), and I became an unfortunate victim of this successful merchandising. Product description A long-wearing matte lip…

[REVIEW] THEFACESHOP Moisture Touch Lipstick

THEFACESHOP has Suzy as its ambassador, and it’s not hard to see why. With natural beauty, elegance and a touch of innocence, Suzy is known in Korea as the nation’s ‘first love’. I liked her role in Dream High a lot, and it was because of her that I took special notice of THEFACESHOP as…

[REVIEW] Aritaum Wonder Stay Stick Tint

If you’ve been to Korea, you might have seen Aritaum stores in almost every district you went. Aritaum is AMOREPACIFIC’s store for selling products from their brands (e.g. Mamonde, LANEIGE), but besides that, Aritaum is also its own brand! I would say that Aritaum offers more affordably-priced products, on about the same level as Etude…