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Nature Republic: Green Tea Pore Powder

Move over, other tinted sebum control powders, you’ve just been unseated.  Nature Republic’s Green Tea Pore Powder is the new #1 tinted powder.  I’m surprised it took me this long to find it. (For loose white/translucent powder, Innisfree’s Mineral Powder is still #1.)

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Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Pact: the better Blur product

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Forget the Blur loose powder version – get this pact instead! The loose powder is a great product but it’s a drag to dispense the product. You either get too little by attempting to shake out the clumpy powder, or get too much by dipping your brush directly into the powder.  And it’s a mess to carefully measure out the right amount onto the cap, and use that. The pact solves all these problems.

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Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder reviewed

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Etude House’s Zero Sebum Drying Powder is a matte powder, and part of its newly-released (last month!) Zero Sebum product line.

Presently, my matte powder is Innisfree’s No-Sebum Mineral Powder. Both brands are owned/made by Amore Pacific, so mayyyybe they’re dupes for each other? (Quick answer: NO. Very different ingredients.)

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Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Powder, after a week of use

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Here’s the tinted No-Sebum Blur Powder from Innisfree, released just this March. They already have a highly successful translucent-white No-Sebum Mineral Powder. The tinted version follows along with the new trend of “products that make you look photoshopped”.  Etude House, for example, has its Beauty Shot Face Blur.
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Innisfree lipstick and powder

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6,000 won (approx. 6 us dollars) for the No-Sebum Mineral Powder.

12,000 won for Innisfree Color Glow lipstick in #11 Pink Cranberry.

And that’s my drunken Hongdae “haul”, if two items counts as haul. (Hongdae is one of the artsy/cool/hip university student areas.)

I had a glass of wine in me, and was feeling a bit reckless. I only had plain lip balm on me, and suddenly/tipsily decided that my lip color needed to be fixed RIGHT NOW (I don’t like the dark “natural lip liner” on my lips). Closest shop to me was Innisfree. I usually only purchase after way too much research, and looking up ALL THE COLOR SWATCHES. But after a glass of wine…?

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