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iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN SEOUL (Korea Version)

2.14.2019

Spotlight | Althea Makeup Box + Simple Makeup Tutorial.

Oh yes, you read it right! Our favorite K-beauty shopping website, Althea, now has its very own line of makeup. And if you're following me on Instagram (or in my other social pages), then you've probably got a glimpse of the new Althea exclusives.
Althea's all-new makeup line + the hanbok-inspired Lunar New Year box.
The Althea makeup line consists of an eyeshadow palette, eye glitters, concealers, and lip tints. They even included the Skin Relief Soft Film Gel in the hanbok-inspired box that they sent me, but I'll write about that in a separate post. For now, I'll just talk about the makeup products and show you how I used them.
Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer.
Shades from L-R: #01 Vanilla, #02 Ginger, #03 Honey, and #04 Mocha.
The Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Php 200) is an easy-to-blend concealer that covers undereye circles, blemishes, dark spots, and other skin imperfections. It has a buildable formula that gives medium to full coverage, and comes in a range of shades that can cater to different skin tones.
Swatches from L-R: #01 Vanilla, #02 Ginger, #03 Honey, and #04 Mocha.
The Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter (Php 300), as its name implies, is a glittery eye product that can be used as an eyeshadow and an eyeliner. It has a silky-smooth liquid formula which dries down to a long-wearing finish. It also comes with a precise brush for easy application.
Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter in #01 Gold Light (left) and #02 Pink Light (right).
Swatches - Gold Light (left) and Pink Light (right).
Then there's the Althea Watercolor Cream Tint (Php 260), an innovative lip product that combines the pigmentation of lipstick, the moisturizing feel of gloss, and the staying power of stain. The Althea Watercolor Cream Tint has a lightweight, buildable formula that allows you to wear the product two ways - gradient or full-on. They come in four highly-pigmented shades, each with a mild, sugary scent.
Althea Watercolor Creamy Tint.
Shades from L-R: #01 Plum Cream, #02 Strawberry Cream, #03 Peach Cream, #04 Marron Cream.
Swatches from L-R: #01 Plum Cream, #02 Strawberry Cream, #03 Peach Cream, #04 Marron Cream.
Finally, we have the Althea Eye Palette Sunrise & Moonrise BCL x Althea (Php 1780), Althea's very first eyeshadow palette. Made in collaboration with Indonesian singer, actress, and style icon Bunga Citra Lestari (more popularly known to fans as BCL), this palette contains a mix of matte, shimmery, and glittery shades. There are eight shades in total, and they're all beautifully-pigmented, long-wearing, and easy to apply. The glittery ones have a bit of fall-out though, but nothing a setting powder can't handle.
Althea Eye Palette Sunrise & Moonrise BCL x Althea.
Shades have no names, but the ones on top are numbered 1-4,
while the ones on the bottom are numbered 5-8.
Swatches: Shade number 1 on the bottom, shade number 8 on the top.
And now for my quick makeup tutorial. Keep in mind that I'm no makeup artist, so please bear with my so-called skills, lol.
Using the Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer in shade #03 Honey.
After my morning skincare routine (and yes, that includes sunscreen), I applied a primer first, followed by a layer of cushion, and then the Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer. I dotted it along my undereye area and blended it using a beauty sponge. I also used the concealer to cover the tiny red patches on the side of my nose. Once I've blended the concealer in the 'troubled areas' of my face, I applied the Althea Petal Velvet Powder in Pink Lavender to set everything in.
How it looks like after blending. 
Ideally, the next step would be to groom, line, and fill in your brows. But because I'm weird (lol), I usually apply eyeshadow first, then work on my brows after. The shades with arrows on the right are the ones that I used for my simple, daytime look. 
Shade number to cover the entire lids, shade number 3 as the main shade,
and shade number 5 on the crease and outer V.
I applied the matte beige shade number 2 on my entire lid and used the metallic rose gold shade number 3 as the main color on my lids. To add depth and dimension, I used the shimmery golden brown shade number 5 on my crease and outer V.
Using shades number 2, 3, and 5 for this look.
To complete my eye makeup, I applied black eyeliner on my upper lashline, a bit of the Gold Light Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter on my water line, and mascara on my lashes. Then I worked on my brows, which is usually the most time-consuming step of my makeup routine.
On my lips - the Althea Watercolor Cream Tint in #03 Peach Cream.
I then used a dusty pink blush on my cheeks and the Althea Water Color Cream Tint in Peach Cream on my lips.  
My daytime/Valentines look using Althea makeup.
Ta-daaa! This is the final look. :)
My daytime/Valentine look using Althea makeup.
It was such a joy working with all these products from Althea's exclusive makeup line. I love playing with the colors on the palette, and now I'm wearing eyeshadow almost everyday - well, for this week, at least. :)

You can purchase all the products featured in this post on the Althea website. There's a storewide sale going on right now, because it's Valentine's Day. We don't normally celebrate this occasion (I'm the scrooge of Valentine's Day, lol), but I hope you all have a Happy Hearts Day! :)


16 replies:

Cristina Pop said...

I would definitely love to try them out! All of them!

Melissa said...

That is beautiful! I have never tried these before!

Chad Kassis said...

The makeup box is the best! Love it! Thank you so so much for the recos, I already shared the article with my wife.

Chad
www.mosaicslab.com

Maurcel Ow said...

I'd love to try their creamy concealer and liquid lipstick. I love the swatches.

Marta the traveler said...

I was never good at makeup, so I am always happy to see some tips 😁

Megan Kerry said...

Nice pigmentation! I love the glitter:)

Alexandra Cook said...

This is so lovely! How I wish I was as talented and could pull off such a look.

Rebecca Sanchez said...

That was a beautiful amkeup tutoria. You are so atlented in creating such a look. I would love to try this.

Catherine Santiago - Jose said...

What an exciting box to open especially to all ladies out there. Great tips and advice for applying makeup for a best result.

Sabina Green said...

Such a lovely set of makeup. I would love to give this box of goodies a try.

Adriana Lately said...

wow those colors are super pigmented.

Amy-Lynn Denham said...

Cool. It's not often that people show the makeup actually in action in these things. It's nice to see how it works.

SincerelyMissJ said...

Never heard of this makeup brand but I am loving the eye shadows. Beautiful.

monika choudhary said...

this was so useful

breenarina said...

This was a great makeup tutorial, you look amazing! I will check out this brand now thank you so much!

Rachael Eberhardt said...

Wow, everything just looks so nice! I will really try all of this.. Especially the eye glitters.. I would really love my eyes with that make up..