Althea Korea recently sent me one of their holiday boxes! They were so generous, too, and allowed me to choose between their Red, Black, or Gold Sparkling Boxes, haha! Naturally, I chose the Althea Korea Black Sparkling Box! Check out my unboxing and mini-reviews below! 🙂
One of the things I love the most about this holiday box is how festively decorated it is!
It’s actually quite perfect as a Christmas or holiday present to your girlfriends, or, you know, even to yourself, HAHA!
The reason I chose the Black Sparkling Box, aside from all the products housed in elegant black packaging, is because it comes with some items I’m really interested in trying out!
You get four different products, the fewest in all three holiday box sets, but it doesn’t really matter. ‘Cause you get full-sized premium ones!
Channel your inner tough girl this holiday for some sexy, edgy vibes!
The Althea Korea Black Sparkling Box retails for around Php 1,460 (AND it’s still in STOCK HERE) so let’s go through the products one by one! 🙂
1. Son & Park All That Smoky Kit
A smokey eyeshadow palette for elegantly gorgeous eyes.
This mini-palette comes in six colors, from dark to light in neutral tones. It’s a mix of of glitter, metallic, and matte so it’s great for day-to-night looks!
It’s funny because the 2nd to the left shade blends with my skin tone so you can barely see it! The white and gold shades are also barely visible, too. 🙂
Unfortunately, the pigment on these shadows aren’t as strong as I’d like them to be but they should be okay for ladies who prefer subtle day looks that can smoothly transition to semi-dark smoke shadows. 🙂
This product has been quite the rage on the internet so I was super excited when I found out this box included this cushion foundation! It boasts of amazing coverage that gives its wearer perfectly flawless skin!
April Skin’s Magic Snow Cushion is a must-have in your beauty pouch! With a luxurious black case, this cushion contains more than 45% moisture serum that instantly gives you a moisturized, flawless finish. Keep your skin looking and feeling great this party season!
I watched a couple of reviews before trying this product out and I learned that a little of it GOES A LONG, LONG WAY. Remember that, LOL! Also, use a light hand when pressing into the cushion because a LOT of product will come out!
I did try the product on, haha! Here are my BEFORE photos:
As you can see I still haven’t recovered from some of my post-acne pigmentation. I’ve also got spots on my face due to an allergic reaction during New Year’s Eve. 🙁
Here are my AFTER photos:
Can I just say that the coverage of this cushion foundation is AMAZING! It really does give you that flawless finish!
I applied this product using the puff it comes with but it does go on very thickly on your face. The product doesn’t dry down completely (it needs to be set with powder) and it transfers easily, so expect some foundation marks on your hands and clothes throughout the day.
But really, that coverage, though. O.O
Finish your smokey eyes with fluttery lashes! Define, volumize and lengthen your lashes for a gorgeous finish to your sexy, edgy look.
This product is probably my 2nd favorite item in this box! I’ve always had a big problem with mascaras. They never give me the length and volume that I’ve always wanted to achieve. 🙁
But for once, the Missha The Style 4D Mascara came close! More photos below so continue reading, haha!
No bad-girl look is complete without eyeliner! Define those eyes on both the upper and lower waterline. This pencil gel eyeliner is easy to apply and blend for bright, clear eyes.
Okay we all know that I live and breathe for eyeliner. This thing is THE BOMB. It’s my favorite product from the Althea Korea Black Sparkling Box! <3
It glides onto my skin so smoothly and its stays on for FOREVER. You just try to rub it away, haha! I super love it!
I think the downside of this product is that there’s no way to sharpen the tip of the liner. You either have to use a separate sharpener or be content with a blunt tip, haha!
Anyway, I took all of the products out for a spin and here is the look that I came up with!
What do you guys think? I changed up my eyebrow shape and used a lip tint instead of my usual dark/opaque colors, haha!
Anyway, the Althea Korea Black Sparkling Box is a pretty solid purchase, in my opinion. Especially if you prefer dark or edgy looks! <3
*The products in this post are sponsored by Althea Korea but all views and opinions are honest and my own. 🙂