Can we talk makeup gems for a moment? Because Innisfree has so many of them! The South Korean cosmetics and skin care brand’s $6 shimmer shadows could have just as easily come from Shu Uemura, Armani or Guerlain, but they’re way, way, way more affordable.
I’ll get to some of their other stuff in a second, but the shimmers…SWOON. And I haven’t even been into shimmery product like this lately, really, but the two shimmer shadows I tried (a warm reddish bronze and a peachy gold) make me wish for every color in the line.
They’re both brimming with pigment, and the powders are so finely sieved that creating smooth gradients is a breeze. The flattering pearly finish glows without highlighting fine lines either.
I still can’t get over the fact that the pans are only six bucks!
Other things I’ve recently tried and liked from the brand…
My Palette My Countouring in Shade 4
Weird name, because it’s just one color and not a palette, but this powder is so fab. It’s a cool-toned taupe with a slightly gray undertone, so you can easily create the illusion of cheeks that are sharp enough to cut glass. I mainly use this as a crease color to deepen my eye sockets, and it’s great for that. Available in four shades for $8 each.
My Lipbalm in Sunkissed Cherry Tea
Kinda shocked that this red lippie is called a balm because it’s super pigmented. I’d classify it as a semi-sheer lipstick instead. If you like the coverage of Clinique Black Honey, then you’ll dig it. It’s very moisturizing and comfy too. Leaves behind a slight red tint. Available in 11 shades for $10 each.
Vivid Creamy Tint in 3
This lip tint starts off as a glossy cream, but dries down to a semi-matte finish. It makes your lips look like you’ve been hiding under the high school bleachers for three hours, scandalously sucking face with a basketball player. The tint doesn’t move either. I need an oil-based remover to erase it. This line of tints doesn’t appear to be available on the Innisfree US website, but there are 12 shades out there somewhere for about $10 each.
Smart Drawing Color Correcting in Apricot Peach
This one’s a little too thick for the fine-line situation happening under my eyes, but I think the peach color and high pigment would work for hiding shadows in the inner corners. It’s available outside the US in four shades at around $10 each.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,