La Muse Makeup Review
Korean beauty site StyleKorean sent me a box of makeup and skincare products from La Muse Makeup and Let Me Skin to review. Here’s a quick rundown of the items I received:
Correct Care Complete Cushion SPF50+/PA+++
I didn’t know what a CC cushion was when I got this, but I’ve since learned that it’s a tinted complexion product that is applied with a cushion sponge. La Muse’s only comes in one color, a neutral-to-cool toned tan. Since the coverage is light and the texture weightless, this shade would match most people with medium beige complexions. The focus of the product is actually on the high SPF that can be used to touch-up over fading makeup. This is a mineral-based sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
I love cushion sunscreens as a touch up, and this one is light and matte. The only downside is that the neutral-to-cool tone will dampen any blush or highlight you’ve got going on, but I guess that’s inevitable with any cushion product!
This product is $42, which is pricy - I guess it competes with prestige brands like AMOREPACIFIC in the color cushion category. I would probably re-purchase this if they had a shade with a warmer tone.
Micro Foaming Toner
This toner turns into a bubbling foam when pumped out of the nozzle. The product claims to be pH-balancing (though I couldn’t find the exact pH online) and contains mulberry extract (brightening) and witch hazel extract (tightening, anti-acne). It feels and layers fine. Overall a cute product, but IMO not a must-have - I couldn’t find a clear use case for it.
This product retails for $24, which is midrange for toners.
Skin Repair Signature Mask
I really appreciated how thick this biocellulose mask was. It was absolutely soaked in serum! I liked how high up the ingredients list niacinamide was too, as that is one of my favorite brightening ingredients; These masks also contain licorice extract (brightening), centella asiatica (calming), and 8 other botanical extracts.
This product retails for $30 for a pack of 5 masks, which is a bit more expensive than a regular sheet mask. These sheet masks do have a luxurious feel to them and are worth the splurge.
Let Me Skin Ultra H2O Mask
This is a “water-jelly” rubber texture mask that comes in a fun pink-and-purple egg. This is actually a modeling mask, which is a type of mask that is popular for spa facials in Korea. The idea is that by sealing in moisture with a rubber mask, the face will feel more hydrated and nourished. There are 2 solution components to the mask: one for the rubber mask and one for mixing.
Mixing the solutions together did take extra time and effort, but I enjoyed the end result: a dewy, plump, and hydrated face.
This kit retails for $20 and includes 4 solutions (which can be used for 2 masking experiences).
Photo from The Sleek Shop
I received these products free to test from kbeauty e-commerce site StyleKorean.