I started a new series a while ago focusing on Beauty Shops with the very intention of featuring the awesome GlamourFlare ASAP…then promptly forgot. Thankfully I still have the pictures I took of some of the lovely, natural products available at GlamourFlare, so now’s the time to have a look at what they stock. Firstly, they are an exciting shop full of some of the very best Korean beauty brands; Korean beauty is going to really come into it’s own this year in the UK, so the timing is great. I was fortunate enough to be sent a great selection of beauty goodies that cover both make-up and skincare, so let’s have a look at what you can get from GlamourFlare:
First up, here’s a closer look at the skincare ranges available. As you might expect from a shop that focuses on Korean beauty, they have an incredible selection of sheet masks available from ranges such as 2 Step Synergy Effect Masks, of which there are currently five types – moisturising, pore, whitening, nutrition and wrinkle care – each of which are available in packs of five for £15. O’Sum appears to be a popular range on the site, and they also have their own line of sheet masks which are £12.50 for six masks, all of which you can find here – link.
The O’Sum range is a well priced and reasonably comprehensive range of skincare that appears to mostly focus on hydration, with products like the Hydrating Serum and Broccoli Atoless Cream. They also do an Aloe Vera Moisture Balancing Cream which is a lovely, light product that’s great for combination skin types. I’ve read some very positive reviews on O’Sum as it seems to be a very popular range in other countries, so will 2016 be the year it makes it’s mark in the UK? You can check out the full range here – link.
Now on to the make-up, starting with one of my favourite product types: foundation! GlamourFlare have some gorgeous sounding foundations, and I was lucky enough to be sent three of them. The Touch in Sol Moisture Veil Cushion Foundation is a light, airy and comfortable foundation that – as is often the case with Korean beauty products – suits my skin tone perfectly. The Advanced Real Moisture foundation is also by Touch in Sol, and whilst it sounds like it’s going to be heavy and rich, it’s actually a lot like the cushion foundation, just a slightly more dense liquid. The final Touch in Sol product is the Flawless Skin Top Coat, which is very much like a BB Cream thanks to the inclusion of skin-loving ingredients alongside the colour pigments that cover and even out skin tone. All three of these products are each less than £15 and can be found here – link.
More Touch in Sol, this time in the form of lovely lip products. The first in the above line-up is the High Definition Lip Lacquer, which comes in a gorgeous array of colours and leaves a bright and shiny colour payoff on the lips. Lip Crayon Bars are typical chubby-style lipsticks in crayon form, but again, the colours available are just beautiful – lots of lovely, wearable brights and pinks that are so up my street! Finally on lips, there’s the Technicolour Lip and Cheek Tint, which is my least favourite of the three, even though there are (AGAIN) amazing colour options available, I found this applied unevenly on the lips. These are each less than a tenner here – link.
Saving the very best ’til last, check out the gorgeous Touch in Sol Eyeliner Style Black Gel Liners! These are the sort of thing that I would never have tried had I not been sent them, as they’re basically glitter eyeliners, but they are so fab for anyone who loves glitter, but doesn’t love the idea of going overboard with glittery make-up. These give a fantastically subtle finish that just catches the light.
There are six shades available including traditional black, then there’s Platinum which is black with gunmetal grey glitter, 24K Gold which is black with a lovely, muted gold glitter, Aquamarine – black with vivid blue glitter, Purple Amethyst which is black with a strong, vibrant hit of purple glitter on top and finally, my absolute favourite of the bunch which is Ruby – blackened red glitter on black liner.
The best thing about these is that they’re very buildable, so if you want just a subtle suggestion of glitter then you can apply and smudge, but you can also build up some serious colour that still looks sophisticated rather than “children’s party” thanks to the matte black liner that the glitters sits in. I could not rate these liners more highly, especially as they’re only £8 each here – link.