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Something new: Althea's Makeup Box

I have been feeling pretty down lately because of an amalgamation of several factors, but as sure as Godney's undisputed status as Kween, a little bit more color on my face never fails to lift up my spirits.

These days, my Althea Makeup Box gives me more than enough reason to smile.


YES! Althea Korea, our favorite KBeauty shopping site, recently added their very own makeup products to their line of Exclusives, and makeup-loving heart is so giddy over it! 

I am thrilled to give you a rundown on each as well as some tips on how I use them.

SUNRISE & MOONRISE BCL X ALTHEA EYE PALETTE
Php 1,780
Add some celestial magic into your beauty routine with Althea's very first eye shadow palette: Sunrise & Moonrise! Made in collaboration with Bunga Citra Lestari, these eight shades will take you from gorgeous daytime to sultry night time, giving you the effortlessly glamorous feminine style Bunga is known for. In shimmers, mattes and glitters, these pigmented shadows glide easily onto the skin and blend out like a dream, allowing you to create an array of looks suitable for any occasion.

Bunga Citra Lestari is an Indonesian singer and actress that has graced the screens of many across South East Asia. Affectionately known to her fans as BCL, she’s also a beauty and fashion icon that exudes style, beauty and femininity.


Easily my favorite among all these new releases, this Eye Palette is just WOW. The mattes are a little chalky but there's nothing a little eye primer can't fix, but other than that this is a clear winner! The colors are crazy pigmented, and they all work together!

WATERCOLOR CREAM TINT
Php 260 per 4.5 ML tube
Get deliciously juicy lips with Althea's Watercolor Cream Tints! These pretty tubes give you the best of all worlds with the pigmentation of a lipstick, the long-wearing power of a stain and the moisturizing formula of a gloss. Bold, pigmented and equipped with a pretty sheen, these lippies contain hyaluronic acid and squalene to prevent chapped lips from flaking, perfect for stashing in your purse for easy touch-ups and comfortable wear. Pick from 4 different shades to suit your mood!
From left to right: Marron Cream, Peach Cream, Plum Cream, Strawberry Cream
These help replicate those gradient lips we see on KDramas! I like these because one swipe goes a looong way, they smell like peaches, and once they set, they stay put. I like wearing Marron Cream to the office, Peach Cream for errand days, Plum Cream when I want to be a bit dramatic, and Strawberry Cream when I want lush red lips.

SPOTLIGHT EYE GLITTER
Php 300 per 4.5ml tube
Have all eyes on you with Althea's Spotlight Eye Glitter! This sparkly number doubles up as both an eyeshadow and a liner to light up the eyes for some perky, glamorous peepers. Whether you like a subtle glow or a full-on glitter look, these have a hydrating formula that glides on like butter over the lids, allowing for an easy blend. Don't wait too long though, as they do set down, making them virtually budge-proof after. Pick from two pretty shades to suit your look!
Gold Light and Pink Light
These are fun to wear! I like using these to "finish" my eye look, or to lend extra sparkle to my eyes on days I don't feel like going the whole eye makeup route.

FLAWLESS CREAMY CONCEALER
Php 200 per 6g tube
From left to right: Mocha, HoneyGinger, Vanilla
Spots, panda eyes and other blemishes raining on your parade? Smooth over and cover them up with Althea's Flawless Creamy Concealer, a pigmented, blendable concealer that'll whisk them all away! This buildable formula is made with Aquaxyl to moisturize and improve the overall health of the skin, while its long-wearing properties ensure it stays on your face all day. You'll be looking and feeling great in no time!
Okay okay, I have a confession to make. Before Althea's Flawless Creamy Concealer I had NO idea how to use a concealer. I always had one or two in my makeup kit, but I never got around to using them because, well, I didn't feel the need to AND I didn't really know how. When I got my Althea Makeup Box, I figured might as well try and VOILA! My [makeup] life was forever changed. I can't believe I waited so long to worship the divine powers of the magical concealer. I use the shade Honey.

Dot, dot, dot, blend, blend, blend
SKIN RELIEF SPOT FILM GEL
Php 240 for 15 mL tube
Technically this is not makeup but this also came in my box. This nifty and handy tube is perfect for when you find yourself in a bind (read: zits). Banish them like magic with Althea's Skin Relief Spot Film Gel! This zit-zapping treatment is a revolutionary formula that applies thinly onto the skin before drying down to a smooth canvas, protecting the area and allowing for makeup to be applied on without a trace! It contains tea tree oil to quickly and effectively treat acne, while a mix of Centella and pine leaf extracts calm redness, treating acne while you’re out and about.

Now here are some Krissyfied lewks using my Althea makeup!

Flawless Creamy Concealer in Honey, the pink and gold shades from the Eye Palette, and Watercolor Cream Tint in Peach Cream + sunshine for added drama

Flawless Creamy Concealer in Honey, the metallic and red glitter shades from the Eye Palette, Spotlight Eye Glitter in Gold Light, and Watercolor Cream Tint in Plum Cream
Makeup twinning with my friend Michelle using the metallic and red glitter shades from the Eye Palette and Spotlight Eye Glitter in Pink Light
Keeping things simple with the Flawless Creamy Concealer in Honey and Watercolor Cream Tint in Strawberry Cream
Have you tried any of Althea's Makeup? You should! They regularly hold really cool promos and deals so visit Althea Korea and subscribe to their newsletter so you're always updated! Enjoy KBeauty shopping!

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