JUNGSAEMMOOL Artist Concealer Palette - Blend

lavlilacs Review JUNGSAEMMOOL Artist Concealer Palette - Blend

Typically when I spend too much time mulling over a product, I ultimately tend to find it to be just average overall. The time spent is usually to try and find more ways to justify the money spent despite knowing it didn't work out well. But the longer I used the JUNGSAEMMOOL Artist Concealer Palette in Blend the more I liked and reached for the palette. It is rare for something to first fell into the unsure bunch, then moved into the regrets pile, before discovering the specific conditions to finally graduate it to the love group. It's been a whirlwind relationship with this one.

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JUNGSAEMMOOL's Description:

Exclusive concealer palette for professional makeup artists that allows to cover any type of skin imperfection.

Professional Color Shade
Broad spectrum for various skin colors suggested by professional makeup artists.

Full Coverage with One-Stroke
Provides full-coveraged infused with One-Touch Covering Powders.

One-Touch Covering Powder
Infused with plate powders that have high-adhesion to skin, it provides full coverage with only a single stroke. It also has perfectly buildable texture that allows to adjust the level of coverage by layering.

Customizable Blending
Customizable colors of concealer enable to create variety of skin imperfection by blending in together.

Long-lasting
Skin Barrier Paste System protects the skin from getting dried while Marsh Mallow Powders absorb the oil and make the skin stay clean and smooth for a long time.

Skin Barrier Paste System
It creates a skin barrier after using to protect the moisture inside skin from getting evaporated.

Marsh Mallow Powder
Soft and bouncy powders selectively and quickly absorb the oil from skin and provide refreshing feeling without dryness.

Directions
Stroke with a brush or fingertip and lightly tap around it for blending.

Ingredients
Blend White
TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE, POLYBUTENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERESIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, SILICA SILYLATE, METHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, WATER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE (CI 77861), PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

Blend Orange
TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE, POLYBUTENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERESIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, SILICA, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT, SILICA SILYLATE, METHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, WATER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE (CI 77861), PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

Blend Pink
POLYBUTENE, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERESIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), SILICA, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT, SILICA SILYLATE, METHICONE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, WATER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE (CI 77861), PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

Blend Green
POLYBUTENE, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERESIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SILICA SILYLATE, METHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, WATER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE (CI 77861), PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

Blend Lavender
POLYBUTENE, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERESIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, SILICA SILYLATE, METHICONE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, WATER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE (CI 77861), PHENOXYETHANOL, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), RED 7 (CI 15850:1), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

Blend Yellow
POLYBUTENE, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERESIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), SILICA, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SILICA SILYLATE, METHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, WATER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE (CI 77861), PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491)

JSM Beauty (Korean retail): ₩35,000
JSM Beauty (USA retail): USD $44.06
Peach & Lily: USD $45.00

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Packaging

Six colors of correctors in various sized pans, housed in a thin lightweight plastic palette with a generously sized mirror and dual-ended concealer brush. The lid closes shut with a click-lock mechanism.

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Color usage recommendations

Blend White
Highlighting, Tone-up blending. (For covering dark spot or expressing soft color. Can be blended with other colors.)

Blend Orange
For covering brown dark circle and using as blush.

Blend Pink
For covering deep brown dark circle and using as blush.

Blend Green
For correcting the redness of dark circle and blemish, and correcting flush.

Blend Lavender
For correcting the yellowish skin tone and reddish blemish.

Blend Yellow
For covering bluish dark circle and correcting the redness and discoloration.

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Color, Texture, Finish, & Scent

At first touch, the correctors feel quite dry. Give it a few seconds with some body heat and it becomes a whole lot creamier. But the correctors have a tacky/balmy quality to them, especially when applying via fingertips. Instead of being creamy in the sense that it'll slip and smooth easily, the JUNGSAEMMOOL correctors apply better when tapped onto the skin or swiped on with short and light brush strokes.

The colors in the palette are very pigmented. None of the correctors are thick in texture; all of them blend and adhere thinly as if it was like second-skin. Coverage, therefore, is light to medium at best. However, since it applies on in such a light layer the concealers are all highly buildable for more coverage—just never full.

Once blended, the concealers don't feel wet or tacky. It has a satin-like finish and in my opinion, doesn't require setting powder or a very minimal dusting. Fragrance isn't listed in any of the ingredients lists nor do the correctors have any scent to them.

How I Apply

Fingers // Using either my ring or middle finger, I warm up and soften the correctors before dabbing and tapping the colored concealers all throughout my face. Offers the smoothest and most natural application.

Concealer brush // Use a flat concealer brush or flat/paddle-shaped foundation brush to dab and tap the concealers onto my face. Offers higher coverage with fewer layers but is more difficult to blend.

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Thoughts & Recommendations

Why I was initially unsure. Of all the concealers I have tried so far, this palette has the most unique texture. It is creamy with body heat but blends into something incredibly thin and dry. The product is the most natural-looking concealer type product I have ever used. Once the creaminess is blended in, all I am left with is the pigmentation of the correctors. While the finish is skin-like and transparent, it means coverage is also on the sheer side. I guess I expected it to work too much like a concealer instead of thinking it as a corrector.

Why I almost regretted. Due to the drier nature of the formulation, it clings onto dry patches and flaky dead skin like no other. I made the mistake of patting on the corrections over top poorly exfoliated areas and many pimples that were in the midst of recovery (i.e. shriveled and flaky). I also over powdered my face just a tad with translucent powder since the weather was warm at the time. The combination of all three led to arid makeup and scaliness.

Why I have grown to love. Mattifying powders, begone. Highly hydrating moisturizers, welcome! Once I had my skin balanced and textural issues fixed, the correctors apply so beautifully. They still have high adhesion and longevity despite the lack of setting powder. While the coverage is lacking, my skin tone is well balanced, not cakey, and still looks skin-like just with splotches of absurd colors—allowing me to go over with a lighter layer of foundation or cushion for the needed coverage. I love that my dark circles look brighter and livelier. The redness on my cheeks and around my nose isn't completely counteracted but it seems less severe.

The pigment is highly concentrated and shows up very evidently on light to medium skin. I only use Blend Orange and Blend Pink alone for the under eye area if I apply foundation or cushion overtop. Otherwise, I prefer to mix a bit of Blend Orange/Pink with Blend White for a pastel-peachy/salmon shade. Blend Green is my most used color and a favorite in terms of green correctors in general—it leans quite warm and has a muted-yellow undertone, which is quite rare in the realm of green correcting products (that all tend to have a white base). I reach for Blend Lavender and Blend Yellow the least. When I do they, typically go in areas that need a bit of brightening: corners of the mouth, corners of the eyes, and other highlight points.

What I would like differently. I have finally gotten used to the formulation and figured out the specific conditions my skin has to be in for the correctors to work well: well moisturized and well exfoliated. Now all I wish for is if JUNGSAEMMOOL made all the pan sizes more balanced or possibly release the green shade separately. I barely reach for the purple and yellow shades. Contrastingly, I use Blend Green just as much as, if not more than, the two dark circle correctors, yet it has the smallest pan in the palette. It has only been a few months since I have incorporated it into my makeup routine and the bottom pan is already peeking through. I would gladly hoard Blend Green if she sold it individually. Refill maybe?

The palette would work great for those interested in color correctors but hate the thick and cakey makeup look. I am currently torn on whether I would repurchase the palette in the immediate future. There is still a ton of Blend White, Orange, Pink, Lavender, and Yellow left. The only color I see running out soon would be Blend Green but it isn't quite worth the $40+ dollars for the entire palette when I only want the one specific color. With that said, however, if I were to see the more pan for a few more of the colors I would 100% repurchase the Artist Concealer Palette in Blend.
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November Hauls - add.

lavlilacs November 2017 haul - DIY Hairpin legs 2-rod 16inch high 0.5inch thick white powder-coated legs
lavlilacs November 2017 haul - DIY Hairpin legs packaging

It will be a long while before I tackle my next DIY furniture project; the cold and unpredictable weather doesn't help speed up any prospective plans either. In fact, unlike my last DIY where I had thought about and drew up plans for years earlier, this future project is as of right now completely unplanned for. Practically impulsive if I do say so myself...I saw the amazing price the set hairpin legs were selling for during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at DIY Hairpin Legs Co. and I couldn't help myself.

I had toyed with the idea of making a bench-like piece after I completed the desk. A bench would be 100% a want instead of fulfilling any sort of need. It would be nice to have something that will match my desk in terms of aesthetics. It would be nice to have something more spacious to place bags I frequently reach for. It would be convenient to have a lighter "table" I could move around for taking photos for the blog. Yet the main thing that held me back was the cost of all the materials just couldn't justify any of those wants.

When the after-Thanksgiving sales began, the company I previously bought my hairpin legs from had a deal I just couldn't pass up on. Instead of paying nearly $80 dollars (pre-shipping) for a set of 4 2-Rod, 16" high, 1/2" thick, and pre-painted (powder-coated) white hairpin legs, I was able to get the set for just $30 (pre-shipping). That is more than a 50% difference! Plus all the time I would save because I don't have to personally paint the legs white this time around, hallelujah.

The package from DIY Hairpin Legs Co. came in a much better condition. There was only a small hole on one of the sides and the box, in general, was intact. Instead of kraft paper, each individual leg was wrapped in a foam sheet that was further wrapped with stretchy plastic cling film. Everything was bundled up with so much more care! I don't know if this is because the company recently changed their packing style or if the painted hairpin legs just generally receive more attention than the raw steel ones. Either option could be possible but I think the latter makes more sense since it would be terrible if the pre-painted legs arrived chipped.

Compared to the hairpin legs that I painted myself, the pre-painted version feels so smooth and looks much glossier. I don't think it is noticeable from afar but the glossiness is definitely apparent the closer I get to the legs. Good thing these little guys are half the height of my table legs; no one will ever really stoop that low to take such a close comparison view of both together anyways. I can't wait to think more about what to actually do with these legs now. I have a good half year before the weather starts to get warm again...

November Hauls

lavlilacs November 2017 haul - CeraVe, Sephora, and Peach & Lily

There hasn't been this much variety in my month-to-month beauty purchases in a while. The only thing all of these products have in common is they were bought on sale and/or with coupons. With all the stuff I already have that is basically the only sane reason I use to justify myself at this point.

lavlilacs November 2017 haul - CeraVe PM facial Moisturizing Lotions

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is making its routine appearance. I have yet to share my written thoughts on it because I want to try the lotion in the drier, colder weather first. But I think actions are speaking a thousand words for me already. As per usual, I stacked a bunch of coupons and deals to buy both for ~USD $6-7 each.

(Of the 6 bottles total now that I have bought in the last year, I have seen at least 3-4 variations of packaging...what's up with that?)

lavlilacs November 2017 haul - Sephora VIB Rouge

While everyone (including my usual self) seems to lose all control during the annual Sephora VIB Rouge sale, I tried to be a tad more sensible this year. It felt wasteful to not use that 20% discount after all that money I dumped at Sephora last year to gain the VIB status. Plus, I had some gift cards to spend with the brand. So why not?

My self-control was reigned in well right? My actual purchase included both the Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon and Green Tea plus a Farmacy cleansing balm. Despite waiting for 2+ weeks before receiving any further progress updates on my VIB order, Sephora e-mailed to say the cleansing balm had in fact been sold-out. I'm glad the entire order wasn't canceled but I had my hopes up patiently waiting for 3 items... To think Sephora's website and inventory would be better connected than that.

lavlilacs November 2017 haul - Peach & Lily Black Friday Cyber Monday deals

While I was being disappointed by Sephora's lack of progress, Peach & Lily's Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale had me jumping up and down in my seat. 30% off everything, including their newly curated brands?! Score! Since I had swiped up some of their newer skincare brands, Olivarrier and abib, at their sample sale, I was most interested in finally getting my hands on more of the JUNGSAEMMOOL makeup.

The prices are higher than Korean retail on Peach and Lily but with the 30% discount, and EMS costs via Global Lotte/Hyundai in consideration, Peach & Lily was clearly the cost winner at that moment. I originally wanted to only get the JSM Refining Color Bony Brow pencil to replace my current brow product. But I was quickly reminded of their USD $50 free shipping minimum (that is currently waived for USA orders until the end of December). By that point, I got a little irrational and added the Artist Contour Palette in Shape and Shade, Essential Star-cealer Foundation in Medium-Deep, and High Color Lipstick in High Matte Burgundy. When else would I get to buy JSM on sale in the USA?? Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream found its way into the mix when Peach & Lily promised a freebie sheet mask and their sheet mask travel bag for orders over USD $100, after discounts.

Apparently, all the control I had during the Sephora sale was meant to save for this massive dump at Peach & Lily instead. My order ultimately didn't come with that sheet mask, but I am too excited for the stuff I actually paid for to be upset by it. The important products are in my hands and that is all that matters! Christmas is here early for me~