Monday, July 30, 2012

Missha M Perfect BB Cream vs. Lioele BB Creams

If you're looking for a BB Cream that matches your skin tone and your preferences, we know how difficult it can be. This is why we would like to show you the swatches between two very popular and top-selling BB Creams on the market. First, the Missha M Perfect BB Cream. This BB Cream comes in 5 shades that can provide great coverage for nearly anyone.

The Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream gives an even and natural-looking coverage with the soothing, moisturizing properties of a cream. It is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin and can be used as a makeup base or foundation. Blemish Balm, also called BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.

Overall Benefits: UV protection, whitens, brightens, anti-wrinkle formula, natural appearance, soothing, moisturizing, regenerates skin, comes in sanitary tube container with pump, comes in 5 shades to choose

The front side of each bottle. 

The back side of each bottle.
With its pump-type tube, application is easy and sanitary!

Time for the BB Cream swatches!

*(Model is around an NC20.)
*Swatches from the lightest to the darkest shade, bottom to top of photo. 

  • The first is No. #13, a fair shade perfect for those of NC20 or lighter as it has more pink and cooler undertones.  
  • The next shade, No. #21 would probably suit our model best. It has warmer undertones and when blended, it is most like the model's skin tone. 
  • The third one is in shade No. #23,  similar to No. #21 but a little richer in color and a tad darker but also has a warmer undertone.
  • Next, we have one of the darkest colors, No. #27. This has a lot more yellow and golden undertones that would be suitable for those who are more tan. 
  • Lastly, we have the darkest of the Missha M Perfect BB Cream shades, and one of the darkest in the market! This is No. #31, suitable for those who are NC30 and up.  It has warm brown undertones.

How to figure out your undertone?

I’ve found one of the most straight-forward ways to determine your undertones is to look at the underside of your forearm: if your veins are greener, you have warmer undertones; if your veins are bluer, you have cooler undertones. What if they’re neither? or both? Never fear, it means you have more neutral undertones and kind of get the best of both worlds. Another way to tell is if you feel like you look better in warmer colors (e.g. gold) or cooler colors (e.g. silver) — some think about what kind of jewelry (either gold or silver) they prefer on themselves.

Ok, let's compare the Missha with Lioele... 

In case you wish to see how the Missha M Perfect BB Cream compares to another BB Cream, we're going to compare it with the Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream and the Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream, two of the most popular BB Creams on the market!

In the photo below, the 5 shades of Missha M Perfect BB Cream have been swatched, next to the Lioele BB Creams. The Lioele BB Creams seem to have more yellow and golden undertones, which is probably due to the fact Lioele is a Korean cosmetics company and as it was created in Korea, the shade that was most used was probably of more yellow undertones to suit the Asian BB cream users. 

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream helps to create a clean and natural skin tone by being absorbed into your skin with a soft usage. This enables speedy make-up application due to the unnecessary need to apply makeup base or foundation. Ingredients such as bisaborol, licorice root acid derivatives, allantoin, etc. soothe your skin and ingredients such as jojoba oil, macadamianut oil, hyaluronic acid derivatives, vegetable collagen, etc. keep your skin moist and smooth.

  • Adheres tightly to skin due to the fermented yoghurt component
  • Contains absolutely no organic sun block
  • Perfect protection from the sun
  • Continuous wrinkle reduction and whitening even while putting on makeup
  • Fresh and Brilliant BB Cream with no greasiness

We hope you found this review helpful for your decision making on BB creams!
Find these BB Creams and many other products by clicking HERE

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The FULLER Lip Effect

Let's start with the first step. Make sure your lips are clean, oil-free and product-free. The first step is to simply take a concealer or even an eyeshadow stick that matches your skin tone and gently outline your lip area. Be sure not to make the line too thick, or else the illusion will look obvious! 

Now we're ready for the next part. After your lips have been outlined, gently smudge the outline with the pad of your index finger. Be sure to smudge it outwards or only along the outline, not into your lips. This will make the outline look less harsh and visible.

Lastly, you can now fill in your lips with your favorite lip color. Using a matte lip balm or lipstick will do the best job when it comes to this illusion because the solid look will look more apparent; whereas, a lip product such as a lip gloss will draw away the look of the illusion as the gloss will be distracting.

There you have it. Natural looking plumped lips without any needles or extra cash spent! Finding a use for a beauty product that was intentionally designed for another purpose is great as it makes it become a multi-use product as well as saves your wallet on unnecessary procedures and/or beauty products!

Find the Tools You'll Need to Create this Look By Clicking HERE!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What you MUST know about Lioele's Product Repackagings

Have you noticed Lioele's products being repackaged every now and then? We learned why, from Lioele's headquarters directly. The company changes up their packaging not just for more eye-appeal but also to prevent fraud sales of Lioele products to take place on the market, as they have more and more over the years while Lioele's actual products get more popular amongst the population. If you are able to get your hands on the newest designed/packaged products, you have your hands on something authentic. Why? Lioele informed us that only Lioele's official partners such as Pretty&Cute are provided with the absolute newest products. Take a look below at some re-packaging examples and see why it is so important that you know about them: 

We'll show you some product comparisons...

1) At a first glance, you will probably notice that this product is the Lioele Triple Beyond the Solution BB Cream. You are correct. However, this is how it looked 5 YEARS AGO. Lioele has repackaged this best-seller product years ago to the pink packaging with a gold rim around the bottom of the cap. If you still have or have recently purchased a gold packaged one, beware as it is over 5 years old and the formula could be extremely harmful to your skin. If you have recently purchased the gold version, stay alert and cautious of the seller who is very likely to be a fraud as well. 

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2) The famous Lioele Water Drop BB Cream - A water drop formula that both moisturizes and covers skins imperfections has also been repackaged into a cool blue container with some of its emblems rearranged. The color on the overall packaging is a brighter sky blue and now clearly displays the name of the product as well as "SPF 27 PA ++".  This product is one of Lioele's top selling BB Creams, so be sure that you are purchasing the latest version.

See This Product By Clicking HERE 
3) This is the Lioele Blackhead Clear, a product that gently lifts away pore buildups without burning sensation. Helps soften white head and blackheads for a easy extraction. Based on botanical ingredients, by making hardened sebum to soft. It makes sebum to be detached naturally. Its packaging has become more distinguishable from the popular BB Cream line and has a darker magenta pink and black look to it. It also has a silver band printed on the middle of the box and container with a nose icon. 

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4) The Lioele Pore Clean & Tightening Pack has taken the most dramatic re-design of the bunch that has recently gone under redesign. The product now comes in a jar type container where you are able to use a scooper or finger to dispense the product. The jar is a matte black with magenta and black wording, similar to the new design of the Lioele Blackhead Clear (above). With a jar type container, it is now easier to scoop out the amount of product desired, rather than having to touch the former tube and making a mess. 

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5) Lioele Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser - Blueberry extract works as balancing factor of oil and moisture of the skin for fresh finish and exfoliates dead skin cells for soft skin. And Vitamins and Lioele's patented formula leaves the skin healthy and vitalized. The packaging has been redone as well and has less graphics and colors. For some, simplicity is desired but for others, colors and more vibrance is desired. Either way, this package now comes in a white squeeze tube and is a little bit larger. Same great product, just different look.

See Product By Clicking HERE

6) Sometimes, cosmetic companies will only reword their products rather than repackage it entirely. The Lioele Daily Soothing Sun Milk has been renamed to Lioele Daily Soothing Essence Sun. Other than the very slight name change, the overall look of the product is the exact same - a smooth white tube with a bright pink cap. 

See Product By Clicking HERE

7) Similar to the Lioele Daily Soothing Essence Sun product (above), Lioele has only renamed the A.C. Control Scar Zero Cream to A.C. Control White Spot Cream. The product and overall packaging is the exact same, but now has a slightly different name that may be easier to comprehend. 

See Product By Clicking HERE

Now you know why cosmetic companies tend to redesign and repackage their products on a frequent basis. We hope this helped you to stay alert for any false products. As Pretty&Cute is one of the few authorized Lioele distributors, we stand proud when we say that we have all of Lioele's latest and most authentic products available straight from Korea.

Tell us what you think about 
these repackaging and redesigns below!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Why & How to Lighten Your Eyebrows

Why Lighten the Brows

If you go for a hair color change that’s more than two shades lighter than your natural color, your eyebrows are going to look a little strange compared to your new hair color. Make sure your brows keep up with your hair color by lightening them up to match! Another benefit of lightening your brows: It opens up your eyes and makes them pop. You might notice your face looking a little fresher with lighter brows as well.

Eye Shadow Colors

Although special brow powders will lighten your eyebrows effectively, you can create almost the same look with eye shadows in similar colors without having to purchase a completely different product. Try tan, light brown or taupe eye shadows to kick the color of your brows up a notch. Steer clear of shimmery or glittery eye shadows to create natural looking brows that match your own hair color.

Apply the Shadow

Brush your brows into the shape you want with an eyebrow brush. Grab an eyebrow pencil that matches the eye shadow color and outline your brows carefully first to keep them alined. Keep the lines short and light for a natural look. Now grab the eye shadow and an angled brush. Load the brush lightly and tap off any excess powder. Brush on the eye shadow, working from the inside edge to the outside edge of your brows. Keep the shadow light and blend it in well with your natural eyebrow hairs. Keep going until you finish lightening your brows to your heart’s content.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All About Holika Holika Petit BB Creams

Many of you have inquired about the Holika Holika Petit BB Creams, so we have put together swatches of each of them. These BB Creams are great as they all contain SPF, have smooth formula, soothing, moisturizing and have great natural coverage. Best part is that they're only $12.99 each!

Holika Holika Essential Petit BB is a multi-functional BB cream. Rich in nutrients and has great coverage and is long-lasting. Caviar and collagen ingredients help to improve fine lines and wrinkles by increases the production of collagen. Caviar penetrates deep into the skin which keeps your skin hydrated longer. It also improves skin elasticity and helps firms. Collagen helps to smooth scars, stretch marks and scalded skin and also helps and delays the ageing process.

Benefits: Hydrates | Improves elasticity | firms | smoothes | Anti-Aging | SPF

Holika Holika Moisture Petit BB Cream helps make skin smooth and glossy. Conditions dry skin and makes skin youthful while effectively protecting against UV-rays. Moisturizes skin and enhances elastic fibers while supplying nutrients to the skin cells. Also, moisture petit is good for anti-aging and wrinkle improvement.

Benefits: UV protection | Moisturizes | Nourishes | Increases elasticity | Wrinkle Improvement

Holika Holika Shimmering Petit BB Cream was designed for those with darker skin tones. This BB cream contains pearl powder crystals that makes your skin shimmer. Adds radiance to your skin and gives it a natural all over glow. Also, has brightening properties to it help brighten your skin tone.

Benefits:  Radiates | Brightens | SPF | Slight Shimmer | Perfect for Darker Toned Skin

Holika Holika Watery Petit BB Cream will put moisture back into your skin. This BB cream contains green tea that can naturally rehydrate your skin giving you a crystal clear look. The Green tea property is an effective way to control acne and helps soothe irritated skin. Green Tea also contains brightening properties that improves the overall appearance of skin complexion.

Benefits: Hydrates | Brightens | SPF | Soothes Skin | Moisturizes | Helps Control Acne

Holika Holika Clearing Petit BB Cream contains extracts of tea tree oil and oil absorbent powder that helps clear your skin of blemishes. Making you feel more comfortable and confident. Tea tree oil is effective against nail fungus, ringworm, athlete's foot, dandruff, acne, blackheads and many types of infestations/infections. "Tea Tree" yields an essential oil that is recognized as one of nature's most effective and versatile healers. Oil absorbent powders make this product perfect for those with oily skin.

Benefits: Improves Troubled skin | Oil control | UV protections | Clears Skin 

Did you find your match? If so, order it by clicking Here!

How to Make False Eyelashes Look Natural..

If you were born with naturally long lashes, consider yourself lucky! If you have shorter lashes, also consider yourself lucky because you get to play with some of the greatest inventions when it comes to cosmetics - false eyelashes! False eyelashes can give your eyes that finishing touch that just mascara cannot and also boost your self-esteem and confidence Here are some tips to making your false eyelashes look real. Click the links at the bottom of the photos to be directed to that specific eyelash.

1) If you're using thick eyelashes..

There's no need for eyeliner. Using thick eyelashes will already give you everything you need for a full eye look. Unless you're going out to a club or a party, where you want to go a little over the top feel free to go bold on that eyeliner! Otherwise, for a daily look, we recommend that you leave the eyeliner behind and just rock those lashes.

2) If you're using long and thin eyelashes...

Eyeliner can really boost up your look and help the false eyelashes blend into your eyes. Since the thinness of the lashes will not cover as much of your natural lashes, applying eyeliner is essential to keeping the look together and natural. Thin eyelashes and eyeliner will

3) If you're wanting to have a rounder eye effect..

Try false eyelashes that have a stronger middle section - either darker in color or thicker in material. This will cause the attention of your eyes to go towards the middle, making your eyes appear rounder. 

4) If you're wanting to have a wider eye effect..

Look for false eyelashes that have a flare at the ends. This creates an elongated effect to your eyes, causing the horizontal view of them to elongate as well. These come in so many styles, its up to you which kind you want to use. As long as the lash has a flare - whether subtle or dramatic, you will be enhance your eyes greatly. It also adds a great little flirty flutter to each wink! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Get this Look with our New Fairydrops Bundle Packages

Take an appropriate amount and apply a small dab to your cheeks, 
forehead, and chin. With the tips of your fingers or sponge applicator spread BBcream evenly throughout your face. To avoid BB Cream from caking, let sit for 5 minutes before building up for more coverage 

Tap powder upsidedown on top of hand until powder appears on sponge. Gently tap sponge onto cheeks and forehead then continue with applying it to the rest of your face.


After curling your eyelashes, apply mascara to lashes starting at the inner corner wiggling upwards, making your way out to the outer 
corners of your lashes. Apply second coat if fuller look is desired. 


Finally, apply Fairydrops Jelly Gloss onto your lips starting at either left or right then connecting the lines together in the middle. Rub lips together. Voila! Your look is finished. 

Order Fairydrops Bundle Package by Clicking Here

Monday, July 9, 2012

Perfect Gel Eyeliner Trick

We love gel eyeliners! Here is our favorite way to apply it. 
Learn the secret to flawless eyelining...

Step 1 Dab some gel formula onto the top of your hand then take a small amount of your favorite liquid eyeliner and mix it into the formula. This is the trick to making the gel even smoother!
Step 2 Take your eyeliner brush and dip the tip into the formula 
(making sure you get a side covered smoothly without clumps.)
Step 3 Start with lining the inner side of your eyelid at the outer corner inwards towards the middle.
Step 4 Do the same but start with the inner corner going towards the middle.
Step 5 Join the two lines in the middle by connecting them and creating a solid line.
Step 6 Dab into the gel formula once more.
Step 7 Create a small triangle at the outer corner of your eye to create a very slight wing.
Step 8 Make a thin line on your lower lid, connecting it with the outer wing.
Step 9 Connect all of the lines, going over any parts that you may have missed.

Now you've lined your eyes 
perfectly with your favorite gel eyeliner.
Click Here to See All of our Great Eyeliners

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Solution to Silky Soft Feet

Hooray, Summer Is Here!
Are you ready to show off your feet in cute flip flops and sandals? If you have dry and/or rough feet, here is a simple remedy. Holika Holika has recently designed an easy at-home spa treatment for your feet called "Baby Silky Foot One Shot Peeling". The formula smoothens skin and removes dead skin cells to prevent chapped feet. 

What Makes It Work?
The formula includes extracts from 16 different effective plants including special vegetable ingredients containing AHA, a strong smoothing ingredient in many beauty products around the world. Shea Butter is also an ingredient in this product, that has great moisturizing benefits, such as in many of the best body lotions and butters on the market. What's even better? Phytoncide ingredients give energy to your tired feet and nutrients 

What Comes In a Package?
1 x Package of Peeling Formula for Both Feet and 2 x Disposable Socks 

How Is It Used?
Easy! There are 4 main steps. 

Step 1
Put the disposable socks (included) on each foot, leaving them untied.
Step 2
Carefully snip or tear a formula pack and pour into sock with one hand holding the sock tight upright. Then, pour the second package into other sock. 
Step 3
Tie each sock tightly at the ankle and use hands or wiggle feet to make sure formula covers all parts of feet. Wear socks for at least one and a half hour or longer if desired. Avoid any rough feet movement for best results.
Step 4
Take socks off and dispose into trash. Rinse feet with lukewarm water thoroughly. 

It could take 2-3 days at the latest to begin peeling. Simple peel off dry layers and dispose. 

Staff Feedback

A staff member tried it for herself and was amazed by the results! She used it while relaxing and enjoying her favorite TV show in the comfort of her own home. After 1 and a half hours, she took off the socks and rinsed. The next day, she was able to peel off dry layers of skin and was able to uncover completely baby-feet feeling skin on her feet.

She says: "I've always had dry feet and lotions never seemed to do the trick. It would at first, but it would eventually wear off. I gave this new product a shot, it definitely didn't hurt at all and was so easy to use. I was surprised by the results and how I was able to continue to peel off the dead skin for about 3 days. I didn't even know my feet could feel so smooth!"

Try For Yourself And Uncover Soft Smoother Feet Click Here

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Peripera Wonder Lip & Cheek Tint Review

Here's a great little 2-in-1 lip and cheek product. The Peripera Wonder Lip and Cheek is not only a lip balm but is also a blusher! This is a specially designed cream formula that gives you amazing color to your lips and cheeks. It also moisturizes and is long lasting.

Find this product by clicking the following link: Peripera: Wonder Lip And Cheek

1) Outer Packaging  
The packaging is small, simple and attractive. Colors are simple pinks, blacks and whites.  Some products' packaging can be over sized and impractical but Peripera does a great job on getting straight to the point.  

2) Product Packaging 
This product comes in a circular light pink metallic tin container with small carved-in designs such as makeup, heels, etc. It is a little bit larger than an average paperclip. To open, simply unscrew the cap from the base. This is much more effective than pop-off lids that can often get stuck or break a nail. Perfect to put in your purse, cosmetics pouch or even your pocket!

3) Time for Swatches! 
What's great about each shade is that they can all be worn on a daily basis, regardless of the shade you choose. You can apply a light layer to either your lips or your cheeks and build onto it if desired, with another layer for a more vibrant color. Either way you choose to use your Wonder Lip and Cheek balm, you will be sure to look great. 

Shade 01 Pink  
A bubble gum pink with a lavender tone. 

Shade 02 Coral Peach 
A warm light-orange shade. 

Shade 03 Beige Pink 
A light coral/pink/peach color, close to a nude shade. 

Shade 04 Sugar Rose
 A bright and vibrant magenta pink