KOREAN BEAUTY I-MIIX – Magic Capsule Silky Make Up Base
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I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique.
You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about Artclass by Rodin contour palette from Too Cool For School.
I’ve got another Korean make-up review for you today, this is Magic Capsule Silky Make Up Base from i-MIIX, it’s a colour correcting primer that you apply underneath your foundation to help even out skintone. Available in five different colours I was sent the green one which promises to tone down any red or pink undertones in the skin. I get quite rosy cheeks, particularly in cold weather, so this was the ideal choice for me. The other product colours include violet which brightens sallow or yellow-toned skin, and blue which helps to hide freckles or uneven skintone.
The product itself is a clear gel with tiny green spheres suspended inside. When you pump the gel out of the bottle the spheres burst producing a slightly cloudy pale green opaque gel, however I have found that although the spheres burst they sometimes leave little solid green particles in the gel (you can see this clearly in the image below) so you need to rub it between your fingers well before applying to the face to ensure they’ve fully melted. The gel takes a while to dry too, so make sure you leave plenty of time before you need to apply your foundation to make sure there’s no damp patches.
I think this product is OK but personally I think that there are better products out there to tone down red patches on the skin. I find that the gel is a bit too thin and runny and prefer something a bit more creamy and robust. Also the ingredients include parabens, I’d really like to see this replaced with a more natural preservative.
There aren’t many places that ship to the UK that stock i-MIIX Magic Capsule Silky Make Up Base, but I’ve managed to find it on eBay branded under Catalina Geo (this is the company that owns i-MIIX) priced at $24.98 (around £16.65).
Have you ever tried any Korean beauty products? Which are your favourites and why?
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