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7.03.2018

Spotlight | The Face Shop x Coca Cola Collection.

A few months back, I blogged about the release of this collaboration collection between Korean beauty brand The Face Shop and one of the world's biggest and most recognizable brands, Coca-Cola. The collection featured an array of lip tints, lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, a pact, and a cushion. I've been lusting for these products ever since they hit the market (because you all know by now that I'm a sucker for collaboration collections and cosmetics with cute packaging), and I finally got my hands on them last month when I went back to Korea for our (bi-)annual vacation.
The Face Shop x Coca Collection still on display. :)
I was initially worried that these products might no longer be in stock - they're limited edition, after all, and it's been months since this collection was released. Thankfully, they're still available in all of The Face Shop stores that I've seen and been to in Seoul's shopping districts (Myeongdong, Hongdae, Edae, Gangnam, Sinsadong).
My mini haul from The Face Shop. :)
Here's what I got from the collection - the Oil Clear Blotting Pact, the Velvet Lipstick in Vintage Red, and the Coke Bear Lip Tint in Coke Red. I was supposed to buy the cushion instead of the pact, but my son, who was with me that day, made me realize that I still have a bunch of unopened cushions back home. Okay fine, I'll get the pact instead, lol.
The Face Shop x Coca Cola Oil Clear Blotting Pact.
The Oil Clear Blotting Pact is a blotting powder that absorbs excess oil and keeps your face shine-free. Colorless and translucent, this product is an ideal setting powder as it 'mattifies' the shiny areas on your face without adding texture to the skin. (Read: No caking!) I use this mostly for touch-ups, when the midday oil slick hits my T-zone.
Colorless and translucent.
Finely milled. :)
The pact comes with a mirror, a puff, and a plastic 'separator' placed in between the puff and the powder. I love how soft and bouncy the puff is - it picks up a good amount of product and makes blending such a breeze.
Comes with a super soft puff!
Right side of my face has the Oil Clear Blotting Pact
on top of my Innisfree Longwear Cover Cushion.
Left side of my face has only the Innisfree Longwear Cover Cushion on it.
The powder has a subtle cola scent which I find quite nice and quirky. Even my son was fascinated with how my makeup 'smells like Coke', haha. Well, everything in this collection is cola-scented, including the eyeshadows. The scent on the Velvet Lipsticks, however, is much fainter that you'll hardly notice it unless you sniff on the bullet closely.
The Face Shop x Coca Cola Velvet Lipstick.
These Velvet Lipsticks come in five different shades. I chose shade number 05 Vintage Red, a medium pink with a warm, peachy undertone. I super like the color, but I love the packaging even more. Just look at those adorable candy cane stripes on the bullet. Christmas vibes, yes!
How adorable is this packaging?
The Velvet Lipstick, as its name implies, has a creamy, velvet texture and a flat matte finish. It's easy to apply and glides smoothly for the most part, but it did tug a bit when I first applied this on my lips. I love that it's highly pigmented and that the color stays on for a decent period of time (about three to four hours, with a bit of drinking in between).
05 Vintage Red.
But when it comes to wear-time, the Coke Bear Lip Tints are far more impressive. The color stays put for more than six hours before it starts to fade into a soft, rosy stain on your lips.
The Face Shop x Coca Cola Gel Lip Tint.
Snow globes are such pretty little things.
This lip tint is the product that I was most excited about in the entire collection, and yes, the packaging has everything to do with it. The moment I saw the cap with the Coke Bear snow globe, I was sold!
The Face Shop x Coca Cola Coke Bear Lip Tint.
02 Coke Red.
The Coke Bear Lip Tints are available in three shades, and I chose 02 Coke Red, a vibrant, orange-based red. The lip tint is housed in a clear plastic tube (the color you see on the tube is actually the product) and comes with a slanted doe-foot applicator. It has a soft mousse-y texture which settles into a velvety, semi-matte finish. Lightweight and moisturizing, this lip tint also has buildable coverage and can be worn full on the lips or applied on the inner part to achieve the gradient look.   

Here are swatches of the Velvet Lipstick and the Coke Bear Lip Tint:
Coke Bear Lip Tint in Coke Red on the left,
Velvet Lipstick in Vintage Red on the right.
Coke Bear Lip Tint in Coke Red on the left,
Velvet Lipstick in Vintage Red on the right.
And here's how they look like when worn.
Velvet Lipstick in Vintage Red on my lips.
Coke Bear Lip Tint in Coke Red on my lips.
If you're into collaboration collections, love makeup items with unique and quirky packaging, or simply someone who finds joy in owning Coke/Coke-related products, then this collection is right up your alley. Definitely worth-investing - not that it will cost you an arm and leg. They're pretty much within the affordable price range, and now that this collection has just been released in the Philippines, you won't need to fly all the way to Korea or spend a fortune on shipping fees just to try/own these products. :)


18 replies:

Blair Villanueva said...

Your oil clear blotting pact reminds of their collectible Coca Cola yoyo in the 90s. My cousin still have those collection :)

Sarah Stockley said...

I totally love the packaging! I collect Coca Cola things so I would love to add these to the collection. Sarah

Nancie said...

When I lived in Seoul I often purchased Face Shop products. This looks like a great collection for collectors.

Corina ApresMidi said...

Wow! Didn't know about this cosmetics line and the idea of coca-cola collaborating with beauty brands is crazy but I love it! I hope I get my hands on one of those products these days!

Rika B. said...

Ansayaaa! Knowing they smell like cola is super enticing!

kumamon jeng said...


Wow, interesting packaging with Coke label. I would love to get one of The Face Shop x Coca Cola Gel Lip Tint, so so adorabale with a bear on top.

Divya Neelaiah said...

The packaging looks really cute, Will surely give a try, thanks for introducing us to these products :)

Nisha Kurian said...

awwwww no way this is such a cute set of coca cola makeup products :) I love the red lipgloss

Jennifer Prince said...

Aw! This is such a cute collection. Coke themed products are always so fun, and I'm glad you demonstrated! :)

Eileen Lazazzera said...

What a fun makeup collection! I would love coke flavoured lip balm!

Lasha said...

What cool products. I love coke and I love lipstick so this is definitely for me!!!

Nicole Cline said...

This collection is so fun! The Coke bear lip tints are adorable. I want this collection just for the packaging, although I do like the colors you picked out.

Geraline Batarra said...

That products looks like a good one and I absolutely love that pretty packaging it reminds me of my coca cola collections when I was young! So beautiful!

GiGi Eats said...

Geeze Louise!! Coke just capitalizes off of EVERYTHING now doesn't it! hahaha! Not going to lie though, I'd so buy this stuff!

Nicole Lindsay said...

I had no idea that Coca Cola has branched out to makeup products. I'm not so sure that I would use the foundation, but I would definitely go for some chapstick or lipgloss. Thanks for sharing!

Jojo Hua said...

This looks so cute and quirky! Only thing is, I'm allergic to fragrances so I'm not sure if I could use these!

Esme Sy said...

I want this! It's weird but I really love the smell of Coca Cola products, it didn't occur to me that I wanted it as a lippy until I saw it here from a local mall called UP Town Center. Fabulous and sassy tasty! I won't go far as to eat it though, haha!

Jenn Pereira said...

Nice Coca Cola Collection. I want one for myself too...How did you collected all of this?