Saturday, December 23, 2017

[REVIEW] A:Concept Black | Althea Korea [QUICK MAKE UP TUTORIAL]

Reviewing the A:Concept Black Box
Hi guys, in today's post, I'll be sharing a review on the A: Concept Black Box which I got from Althea.kr, my favorite one-stop online Korean beauty store. Don't you hate bringing your compact and lipsticks in your handbag when it takes up most of the space in your bag? Well if you do, you would love the A: Concept as its designed to be a compact that is easy to travel. So here's what I have to say about the A: Concept Black Box.

WHATS INSIDE?

The packaging 
Whats inside the A:Concept Black Box
Obviously, you would want to know what inside right? The set is pretty simple as it contains only the essentials that you may need for a quick look to glam yourself up. I got myself the A: Concept Black Box in shade #23 which consist of an all in one brightening A: Cushion in Natural Beige, a cushion refill (YAY), an A: Coral Lip & Cheek, and an A: Red Orange Lipstick. I absolutely love the combo as its perfect for a quick touch when you're rushing. Now let's have a detailed review of each item, shall we?

A: Cushion | Shade #23 Natural Beige

Got the cushion shade in #23
Easy push to open packaging
Sealed becuase its new 
Testing the coverage, and to me it covers pretty well
It made my face look lighter too!
First up would be the A: Cushion in Shade #23 Natural Beige. Apparently, if you would consider yourself as a natural sandy shade, the Natural Beige cushion is a great shade to suit natural to medium colored skin tones. I tried applying it on my skin, and surprisingly the coverage is pretty good. I also have to emphasize that the shade is blendable with my skin shade as well. I was actually a little worried about not getting the right shade, but thank god this suited me really well thanks to its blendable formulation. Even the texture of it on my skin feels great! It doesn't feel patchy, and it really gives a moisturized feel to the skin. Did I mention that the set comes with the refill of your shade as well? YAY!

A:Coral Lip & Cheek

Top: A:Coral Lip & Cheek, Below A:Red Orange Lipstick
Blending it out with a sponge
Next would be the A: Coral Lip & Cheek which has a multipurpose function of giving your lip some coral shades, or it also can be used as a blusher as well. Being slightly tanned, I actually prefer using this shade on my cheek. The texture of the A: Coral Lip & Cheek is creamy at first, but when blended with a brush or fingers, I actually admire the fact that the shade is blendable and natural looking. I didn't think that the shade would look good on me, but after giving it a go, I'd say I look pretty good. Hehe. Not a fan of this on my lips tho as I have dry lips to deal with, thus I'd prefer this to stay on my cheeks.

A: Red Orange Lipstick

Top: A:Coral Lip & Cheek, Below A:Red Orange Lipstick

And the last item that was available in the box would be the A: Red Orange Lipstick. Redish orange shades are a trend in Korea as it leaves you with a romantic confident shade. I don't usually like orange colored lipsticks on my tanned skin, but I tried this, and surprisingly I actually liked the color. It's not too orangy, but the shade does make your skin glow for some reason. The shade is highly pigmented and if you think the shade is too bright for you, you can apply, then remove the formula with a tissue, which then instead leaves you with a tinted lip kinda look. The texture of this is slightly different than the A: Coral Lip & Cheek by the way as its more smooth when applied. The formula isn't as blendable, so don't repeat my mistake by applying it on the cheeks. hehe

UNIQUE DETAILS

Directions on how to use
Step one, pick a lipstick you'd like to bring
Insert the lipstick (without its cap) into the hole on the compact
Now you know what it is, you may wonder about what makes this A: Concept Black box so special? Well, my friend, this compact isn't your typical ordinary compact as it has a small insert where you can place your lipstick for emergency touch-ups. (WOW) Thank god the box has instructions on it, and it really helped me figured the interesting features of this compact. Thanks to this perfect feature, now you won't have to worry about your lipstick being misplaced in your bag as its always attached to the compact when you get yourself the A: Concept Black box.

THE OVERALL MAKEUP LOOK

Tadaa, ready for a glam night out
And today, this is basically my overall look using ONLY the contents of the A: Concept Black Box. Surprised? I know I was! Because the combo had an interesting combination of shades, it really highlights your features where necessary. Despite not wearing any mascara or eyeshadow, I'd say that this is a pretty good look to create when you're in a rush. Alternatively, the shades of the lips play a big role in your look as well as it comes in Coral or Red Orange to suit different occasions as well.

VERDICT

What do i have to say about hte A:Concept Black?
As a verdict, I would have to say that I'm impressed with the A:Concept Black Box. Would I recommend this? YES! Especially for those who need contant touch-ups on the go. I love the packaging, the overall look that it can create, the consistency of coverage by the product and of course, the fact that it comes with a refill! YAS! Believe it or not, you can get this set worth RM212 at a price of RM106 from Althea Korea! That's 50% the actual selling price man! (and that's why I love Althea). Affordable AF, and I think it would be a great present too because the packaging is so fly. LOVE IT!

And there you have it!
Thank you so much for reading my blog post. Please leave me a comment below if you have any other inquiries on the product I just reviewed. I swear I'm currently bringing this compact with me everywhere I go right now. If you would like to purchase this instantly, you can head over to the link below which says 'BUY A: CONCEPT BLACK' below or you can always browse through Althea Korea if you would like to see other products that Althea has to offer.


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