For as much as I’ve tried to be honest about the downsides of blogging, there’s something nice about firing up the computer and ignoring the world for a bit while writing about beauty products in excruciating detail. When I opened the box containing my second tube of Make P:rem Safe Relief Cleansing Foam, I knew that it was time to break my review dry spell (more than 250 days!) and talk about my current favorite kbeauty cleanser.Continue reading “Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam Review”
[Update 181017: Sunday Riley has admitted to having employees post fake reviews on Sephora after a whistleblower leaked an email outlining the practice to Reddit’s SkincareAddiction. Read more about the story in my post.]
Welcome to the fourth season of fanserviced-b, this is the blog’s birthday celebration! When I started the blog in April 2014, I was a kpop fangirl who had no logical place to post her beauty reviews. Since then, I’ve reviewed a ton of beauty boxes, skincare, and a little makeup, but I’m still operating without a particular goal other than looking at the evidence and telling the truth about it as best as I can. It turns out that something even as simple as that can be useful (a somewhat sad commentary on the state of mainstream beauty writing). Thank you for being here and a special shout-out to the people who knew me back when I was just fanserviced (the b is for beauty).
Each year I come up with a birthday project for the blog. This year it’s a fairly expensive and time-consuming quest: to try to find a dupe for Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. Like so many quests, it’s not the destination, but what you learn along the way that matters.
The hunt for a Good Genes dupe
At $105 per ounce, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is just really damn expensive. The tragic thing is that it works for a lot of skin (including mine); I wish I could drag it and move along, but my skin loves it.Continue reading “The Hunt for a Good Genes Dupe: 17 Lactic Acid Reviews”
Fans of Korean beauty often want to know how to make sure that the stuff they’re buying is authentic, as in, actually made by the company that…you know, makes it.
The best way to do that, of course, is to buy from trusted sellers. I have a list of Korea-based shops I like, but sometimes it’s not possible to shop with them and sometimes you happen to get a sheet mask or product and you don’t know its provenance.
So how do you know that your Korean beauty products are authentic?
There’s an app for that.Continue reading “How to Authenticate [Some] Korean Beauty Products”