I've been shopping for Korean skincare and makeup straight from Korea for about 3 years now, thanks to Althea Korea's very convenient app and website. Aside from getting legit products from Korean brands at lower cost, it's nice that Althea is now producing their own affordable and effective skincare and makeup line. What I love about the Althea Exclusives is that I remembered how they started with a survey, listening to what we their consumers really want.
I recently received a box of their newest products as part of the Althea Angels. Not a surprise, I was using some of them in no time. ❤ Sharing a list + my first impressions below.
Of course, let's start with my bare face / no makeup photo! I am not much of a makeup girl, but I do apply a little bit every single time I go out: To protect my skin, to look a little bit made up, and of course, to feel more confident especially with straight brows on, hehe.
PRODUCT #1: Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer
I usually think that Korean base products lack shades that will fit South East Asian skin tones like Filipinos' morena skin, but I was surprised that Althea's Flawless Creamy Concealer (Php 200) comes in four different shades (Vanilla, Ginger, Honey, Mocha). I use the Honey shade to lessen the redness of the corners of my nose and mouth, and to conceal a bit of my veins and dark spots.
I like that it is smooth to apply and blendable, plus the price is also very easy on the pocket!
PRODUCT #2: Althea Eye Palette Sunrise & Moonrise BCL
I am always on the look out for easy-to-wear eye shadow palette and I think I've found one! The Althea Eye Palette Sunrise & Moonrise (Php 1780) is in collaboration with Bunga Citra Lestari, a popular Indonesian singer and actress. The palette contains 8 shades, a mix of mattes, shimmers, and glitters that you can play around with depending on your mood, outfit, or occasion.
What I like about this palette:
1) The variety of finish and wearable shades
2) Highly pigmented that I can easily apply and blend them on my lids
3) Very beginner-friendly
What I do is I apply the matte shade on my whole lid, and then followed by the maroon shade mixed with a bit of the shimmery brown on the outer corners of my eyes. That's it!
(Sorry for my dry lids, I think it's chapping because of my recent exposure to below zero temperature)
PRODUCT #3: Althea Spotlight Eye Glitter
I really wanted to try this late 2018 makeup trend but I can't seem to find one in our local stores! That's why I was ecstatic to see Althea's Spotlight Eye Glitter which comes in two shades (Gold Light and Pink Light) and affordable price (Php 300). It comes with a nice thin wand for easy application, both colors are very pretty, and formula is buttery and hydrating. It gives an extra sparkle to my simple makeup look!
PRODUCT #4: Althea Watercolor Cream Tint
I am more of a lip balm girl, but with the Althea WaterColor Cream Tint (Php 260) formulation and four wearable shades--I am now a convert! I love that they are very comfortable on the lips, hindi ko ramdam that I am wearing a lipstick! It gives a nice, natural stain made for someone like me who just wants a bit of lip color--nothing too loud or agaw pansin hehe. It also works if you want to achieve the Korean gradient lips look. I'll make sure to bring one every time I go out.
I think quota nako sa selfies after completing my Althea simple makeup look! Haha!
Also featuring on this post are my new pretty pearl hair clips from @jukaykayatbp. ❤
I actually like these new products from Althea Exclusive makeup line! My top favorite is the Althea's Spotlight Eye Glitter just because I've been wanting to try the glittery eye look for the longest time, and finally found a product that's both affordable and performs well. I think the WaterColor Cream Tint is my second favorite. It's the lip product that I will repurchase once I finish it!
Overall, all the mentioned makeup are also fairly priced, except maybe for the eyeshadow palette which is a bit expensive at Php 1700+. Everything else won't even go over Php 500 making them great additions to your growing Kbeauty makeup collection.
Any recent Althea purchase? Share to me your discoveries by tagging me @anagon on Twitter or Instagram so I can try them next! 😊