When it comes to makeup and they saiy its a Limited Edition collection, seriously just pick them up and take it home with you. Because once it's gone, it's gone. Thats why I try my best to upload this review as quickly as I can. Today, I am going to share you my thoughts on the new products from VOV Cosmetics x Kwak Hyun Joo collection. For those of you who are wondering, Kwak Hyun Joo is a popular designer from Korea. This time around VOV launched a new makeup line calledd Runway Collection and the packaging is designed to correspond with one of Kwak Hyun Joo fashion line.
I really love the packaging. The design reminds me of the Nutcracker Story. It's a unique and captivating design that makes me feel edge when I carry them around in my makeup bag. Not only the packaging, I also love the fact that they incorporated some innovative products in this line. Without further a due, let's just talk more about each product from this line. Feeling interested yet ?? ^^
VOV Runway Glow Metal CC Cream
Just like its name this product makes your skin look glowy. You know that I prefer sami-matte to matte complexion so this product isn't exactly my favorite. The coverage is sheer but buildable to medium coverage. I need a lot of powder to set this cc cream. I tent to get oily just in 2-3 hours after using it. I have combination to oily skin so I guess this product is just not made for me.
It actually looks really good during the first hour, after I've applied it. As you can see from "My Day to Night Makeup Tutorial", My skin looks radiant and healthy like Korean female artist. In addition, this cc cream feels so light on my skin. But after giving it some time, I got quite oily and shiny especially around the T-zone. Consequently, I need to keep blotting them using oil paper. This is a great CC Cream for filming and photo shoot but I don't think I'll use it on a daily basis especially when I need my makeup to last long. But if you have dry skin, you should definetly add this product on your bucket list. This CC cream is almost like Sulwhasoo Perfection Cushion which I mentioned on my August Favorites, but with slightly less coverage.
The packaging is different from typical cushion foundation. To get the product you need to press the metal lid and the product will come out from the little holes on that metal lid. The case is removable but I am not sure if you can buy a refill for this product. Even though it is removable, it's not replaceable with any other cushion. It's sad considering the fact that I like the packaging but not its contents. It would be really nice if I can change the cushion with my favorite cushion.
VOV Runway 4 Color Eyes
For this collection VOV only launched one eyeshadow palette in natural brown colours. Inside you get 4 eyeshadow from light to dark brown also a highlight shade. I like that they include a matte soft-brown eyeshadow, perfect for the crease. The eyeshadows from this palette are mostly satin finish with subtle shimmer. The pigmentation I would say 8 out of 10. You can get natural everyday makeup look as well as semi-bold makeup look with just this one palette.
VOV Runway Pro Liner
This is one of the innovative products which I mentioned earlier. It's a pencil eyeliner with creamy and smudge proof formula. What's so innovative about it? Besides a small sharpener which they placed on the other end of the eyeliner, VOV also included an eyeliner brush. This brush can be used to smudge the eyeliner also to create a perfect wing shape. I rarely use pencil eyeliners (except for the lash line) because it is hard to draw a perfect wing using a blunt tip of a pencil eyeliner. Even though I sharpen them before I take 'em out for a spin, the tip will never be as thin as that of a liquid-eyeliner's.
Since this eyeliner has creamy texture, it's easier to blend the eyeliner using a brush to the perfect wing we like. Just apply them like the usual eyeliner without the wing it out. After that with the brush try to smudge the liner to the wing shape you want. It uses the same method as applying gel eyeliner. I would say the name Pro Liner is suitable for this products considering that it is indeed a gel eyeliner (which usually favored by professionals) in pencil form.
Is it really smudge proof? I would say most likely yeah. It's hard for me to find a perfect eyeliner for tight-lining my lash line. So far I can only use Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes and that one is quite expensive. With VOV Runway Pro Liner I didn't experience black smudge around undesirable area. It does smudge a little on my inner corners after 5 hours but considering the price, this is quite tolerable.
VOV Runway Multi Cushion Pen
Another fun product to play with is the new VOV Runway Multi Cushion Pen. It's a pen with cushion tip and the products can be used for cheeks and lips. VOV claims it can be used for the eyes too but I don't think the colours are suitable for that. How to apply it? Just press the end of the pen and there's some cream will come out of the cushion's tip. The cream is easy to blend and turns to powder once it comes in contact with your skin.
This products comes in 3 colors. Shade (number 1) is a nude skin tone. The colour is too pale in my opinion. It's not dark enough for contour shade but also not bright enough to be a blush. It might be a good nude lip color for pale skin tones. Next is the color Apricot (number 2) which is a bright orange color. It slightly too orange for my taste but I like that it make my complexion look young and fresh. The last one is Pink (number 3) which is a fuschia color. This is my favorite color among all of them. The colour matches my skin tone perfectly and it is good for cheeks and lips.
Even thought I do not adore the colour number 1 and 2 by themselves but I like to combine the colours. On my tutorial I combine Shade and Apricot, creates an orange like, slightly pink blush tone. It's nice to have all of them and mix & match the color among all of them. The lasting power is good as a blush but not so good as a lipstick. When used as a lip color, it is completely "washed away" after I eat.
VOV Runway Cube Lipquid
Last but not least from this collection is the VOV Runway Cube Lipquid. If you know VOV Super Fitting Lipquid it almost look like the same product but they're totally different products. VOV Runway Cube Lipquid has got a lighter texture and the color is not as opaque as Super Fitting Lipquid. That's actually great because you have the ability to adjust the pigmentation.
You can apply one layer for a subtle tinted lips approach, two layers when you're aiming for a lipgloss effect and three layers for an opaque lipstick result. It looks good for all over the lips or only on the centre of the lips which create a gradation effect. The color lasts quite long on the lips and leave hint of tint even though it's faded.
They have 2 colors in this collection which are Mandarin, a neon orange shade, and burgundy, a red wine kind of color. My favorite one is certainly the burgundy one. It's a perfect bold color for me who doesn't feel so confident in dark lips lately. It's bold but has sheer glossy effect. I wish VOV make more colors of this Lipquid. Shiny but not sticky, isn't it our dream for all liquid lipstick? ^^
VOV x Kwak Hyun Joo Runway Collection
Products : Glow CC Cushion, 4 Colour Eyes, Pro Liner, Multi Cushion Pen & Cube Lipquid
What I Love
My favorite products from this collection are the Multi Cushion Pen and The Cube Lipquid. They're both a great products with great formula. The Multi Cushion Pen is handy for travel, easy to blend and applicable for any make up look. You just need to mix and match them. The Cube Lipquid lasts quite long, feels immesenly light on lips and it's build-able so it can be customize on different makeup looks on different occasion.
What I Don't Like
I don't think I'll repurchase the Glow CC Cushion. It's too oily in my taste. I think it's great for photography but for my skin type it won't hold for more than 3 hours. But if you have dry to normal skin type, this is by far one of the best cushion I have ever tried. Even though it's glowy, it's not cakey. I can notice it went well when I am using it on the day where I only stay at home.
Overall Product Rank
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