Irresistibly Cute // The Face Shop x KaKao Friends

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Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends - Sunscreen Cushion and Lip Creamer.
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends - Sunscreen Cushion and Lip Creamer.
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends - Natural Sun Eco Sunscreen Cushion.
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends - Natural Sun Eco Sunscreen Cushion. SCENT is essentially non-existent. I love how this has none of that typical sunscreen smell. TEXTURE is just like foundation cushion, which is a blendable lightweight liquid form. Feels good on the skin, no irritation at all and not too greasy even for my combo/oily skin (very rare for sunscreen!). SPF is 34 with PA++. Not the maximum protection against UV rays, but it is protecting you against both UVA & UVB rays (as indicated by the SPF & PA notations).
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends – Natural Sun Eco Baby Sunscreen Cushion BLENDABILITY is just ok when I use the applicator pad to apply to skin (top, using hand for more clear demo). You can still see the white-cast on my skin even after tapping it many times. When I use my fingers to gently rub (bottom), then the sunscreen blends in. On my face, it looked noticeably white-casted - While the whitened-skin look is popular in Korea where whitened skin is highly treasured, the cultural norm where I live is a little different. I would have to rub it in for me to be able to use this cushion.   
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends – Natural Sun Eco Baby Sunscreen Cushion // LIKE // - Super cute collectable packaging...who can resist those KaKao Friends characters! - Sunscreen has nice texture and doesn't irritate my skin.  - Love that there's no sunscreen scent and it's non-greasy! // DISLIKE // - Not easily blendable with cushion pads (had to use fingers to finish blending). - Lower SPF & PA. Would love to see higher for my face. - Reapplying over foundation or any other coverage would contaminate the pad and create an unsanitized mess on the pad for future uses. // BUY or NO BUY // Sadly, I have to recommend "no buy". It's so so cute, but the application flaws makes it hard to blend, unsanitized & not very practical. However, I end up replacing the sunscreen inner with my Amore Pacific CC cushion, so I still get to enjoy the Joe Cool bunny case!
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends – Melting Color Lip Creamer
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends – Melting Color Lip Creamer SCENT is that of Jolly Rancher or fruity candies. Super yummy and doesn't smell too artificial! TEXTURE is very creamy! It's actually pretty tough to blend it evenly when applying directly from the tube. I think it's best to use a lip brush for a smoother, evenly-blended look.  COMPARISON to Etude House Dear My Jelly Lips (Top: JPK002. Bottom: JOR203), this lippie has more depth and is more pigmented.   
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends – Melting Color Lip Creamer PREP is needed because of its creamy texture. Best to prep lips with Vaseline Lip or the equivalent. My first try was a complete failure as I didn't prep my lips - Couldn't get the lip color to stick!  COLOR is lighter once applied on lips than what you see in the tube and from the swatch on my arm. This is true for all colors in this collection, so don't be afraid to go for the "bolder" colors if you are buying. The one I have is #12 - The lightest color. I picked it because it looked pretty red in the tube, but as you can see here, it came out more mauve pink. 
Reviewing The Face Shop x KaKao Friends – Melting Color Lip Creamer // LIKE // - Same as the sunscreen, it's hard to resist the super cute collectable packaging. - Soft color that's perfect for everyday & can also build up to fuller colors. - Love the sweet fruity candy scent that's not too artificial! // DISLIKE // - Require special prep in order for lip color to stick. - Not very convenient as the best application is with a lip brush. // BUY or NO BUY // It's a "no buy" recommendation for practical reason. I have lipsticks that don't require prep or brush and they go on smoothly. If you're MU expert though and don't mind the extra steps, this would be a fun addition to your collection..be warned that you'll want to collect them all!

Do you have a tough time resisting these adorable KaKao Friends, too?  Hope you've enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!


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