Honestskin Korean Cosmetics 2nd Gift Event package

Check out the Korean beauty goodies I won in a gift event recently.

Honestskin Korean Cosmetics 2nd Gift Event package
A few weeks ago, I entered a gift event sponsored by Korean beauty retailer Honestskin - yes, they do ship worldwide - and was delighted to find myself the winner. The prizes were a mix of beauty products from leading Korean brands, including skincare and makeup. I received the IOPE Super Vital Cream VIP Special Gift Set, the Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream with SPF 27, and the Etude House Color Lips-Fit lip tint in OR201. More on each product below:


IOPE Super Vital Cream VIP Special Gift Set

A high-end Korean cosmeceutical brand owned by Amore Pacific, IOPE is well-known all over the world for retinol-based skincare. The Super Vital VIP Special Gift set contains a softener, an emulsion, a serum, a moisturising cream and an eye cream - five products that are an essential part of the Korean skin moisturising routine.
The eye cream is very hydrating (does nothing for dark circles) and the bio intensive moisturising cream is great on the neck. I am not a huge fan of the softener, which tingles a bit - I have very sensitive skin.
The emulsion feels like a very mild toner, while the serum reminds me of Boots No 7, though the IOPE version is runnier.
IOPE Super Vital Cream VIP Special Gift Set

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB cream

The problem with Korean BB creams finding a shade-match. You are not going to find anything beyond, say, NC 27 or 30 at the most, so I always get BB creams which are too pale for me. CC creams are better; they are intended for colour correction and cover more shade variations. This is too pale for my skintone; you can see a swatch at the end of this post.
Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB cream

Etude House Color Lips-fit in OR201

I am a huge fan of the Etude House Rosy Lips Tint, reviewed here. The Color Lips-fit is the second Etude House lip product I have tried. This is a matte-finish liquid lipstick that reminds me of the Sephora Lip Stains, reviewed here, though these are a tad sheerer. The shade I received is a very pretty orange - check out swatches below.
Etude House Color Lips-fit in OR201

Swatches of the BB cream and the Etude House Color Lips-fit:
Honestskin Korean Cosmetics 2nd Gift Event package

You can check out more Korean beauty products at Honestskin here. The good thing about Korean beauty products is that a number of websites sell them and ship worldwide; shipping rates and prices differ. Honestskin is one of the more reasonable Korean cosmetics retailers out there.

Ever shopped for Korean beauty products? Which website is your favourite? Tell me in the Disqus comments widget below.


  1. Oh wow, congratulations! These products look amazing. Love the set packaging! The only Korean beauty product I own is the Pony Memebox palette haha..

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  2. Lovely products, I like the IOPE special gift set. I've never tried any Korean beauty products so I'm very curious about it.

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  3. I adore Korean skincare products; they really do what they say!

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