Em Cosmetics Makeup Haul + Review for Daydream Cushion, Divine Skies Faded Clementine and more!

by Alice
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Hi! I did some shopping at Em Cosmetics a few weeks ago and wanted to share the products with you all. In this post I am giving an in-depth, honest review of some of the new products launched by Em Cosmetics thus far, which are:

  • The Daydream Cushion Tinted SPF in “Cloud Dream – Fair/Light”
  • The Color Drops Serum Blush in “Rose Milk”
  • The Heaven’s Glow Radiant Veil Blush in “Venetian Rose”
  • The Divine Skies Eyeshadow Palette in “Faded Clementine”

I’ll be talking about everything from pricing, packaging, how the products apply, the color payoff, and provide swatches.

Please feel free to either watch the video and/or continue reading down! I’d love to give you my two cents on whether these products are worth buying to add into your makeup colletion.

FYI, there’s also a tutorial in the Youtube video where I show you how the Divine Skies Faded Clementine eyeshadow palette looks on the eyes.

Daydream Cushion SPF Tinted

Em Cosmetics definitely took inspiration from the Korean beauty industry to create their Daydream Cushion Tinted SPF. It’s like a tinted moisturizer (aka BB Cream) that has been soaked into a cushion sponge. Using the applicator puff, you press it into the sponge before applying it to your face. If you’re looking for dewy, natural looking skin, this product is definitely for you. The serum-infused base makeup product will be more gentle and comfortable on your skin than most foundations on the market.

It is currently priced at $48, but don’t let the hefty price deter you! This cushion comes with an extra cushion refill and puff, so you’re definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck.

The packaging is sleek, light, and minimalistic. For those of you who know the OG makeup guru Michelle Phan, this minimalistic packaging fits in well with her aesthetics which is often shown in her Youtube videos. The compact has a mirror, and I love the gold logo that shines at the center of the white compact cushion.

You can change cushions by removing the refills like this!

When you run out of the first cushion, don’t quickly dispose of it! Simply use some tweezers to extract the sponge. Then FLIP IT around before inserting it back into the compact. And voila, you get to use the cushion a bit longer with all the product that has secretly been lingering inside the cushion!

Once it’s dead dry though, definitely replace the cushion with the second refill. πŸ™‚

One thing that really intrigued me about this product was the teardrop shaped cushion puff. Isn’t it so cute? It reminds me of a flat Beauty Blender with its pointy edge.

Personally I think this is an ingenius product design because it makes it so much easier to press the product into any crevice on the face that needs extra coverage. The pointy edge is especially helpful when I want to build coverage on my undereyes, the sides of my nose and lips, and also any blemishes I may have.

The cushion puff alone has won my heart, but let’s also talk about how the actual product applies on the face.

Using a tapping and/or patting motion, it’s very easy to apply the product on the face. Do your best to not ‘swipe’ the product on, as it will only shift the product around your face.

Here are Before/After pics of my face after I’ve applied the Daydream Cushion:

After applying the Daydream cushion, my skintone has evened out and brightened. Overall, it just looks so youthful and healthy. The pictures speak for themselves πŸ™‚

This cushion provides sheer to medium coverage and I love how my freckles still peek through. I decided not to use concealer with this, as the cushion is buildable and you can use just a little more product on any areas where you feel you need support.

Color Drops Serum Blush in Rose Milk

Next we have the Color Drops Serum Blush in Rose Milk! This one is currently priced at $25 and the packaging is SO FRIKKIN’ ADORABLE. It reminds me of cute video games; I personally think it should be in a Nintendo Animal Crossing and/or Mario game! I love the round glass jar packaging with the golden handle on top.

What intrigued me the most about this product was the fact that Em Cosmetics touts it is a serum blush. Though they did add good ingredients like Inchi oil and Vitamin E, I don’t know if the tiny amounts we apply on the skin will actually have significant health benefits.

At the top of the golden handle, there is a clicker which is connected to a dropper. I’m a fan of how precise this dropper is, it only collects and accurately squeezes out only one drop of product. Once I drop the product onto my hand, I like to use my fingers to blend it into the skin.

The Color Serum blush glides and blends out easily. Once the blush is blended out, the texture is a little tacky, just like you applied skincare and/or a serum to your face.

I love the finish of this blush. The cheeks look so health, youthful, dewy, and has this natural glow-from-within look that reminds me of Snow White! Here is a picture of the blush after it’s been applied. Do you see how the sun catches the blush and makes my cheeks look plump and healthy?

How the Color Drops Serum Blush in Rose Milk looks on the skin.

It’s the perfect product for low maintenance girls. It is so easy to pop into your purse and reapply throughout the day if you want with clean fingers.

My only gripe is that considering it’s high price point of $25, you’re only receiving 0.34 fl oz. It’s not a lot of product and after only using it a few times, I noticed it became more difficult to use the dropper to fish more product out of the bottle. I wouldn’t be mad if the bottle were bigger and more product was included.

Heaven’s Glow Venetian Rose Blush

Next, let’s talk about the Heaven’s Glow Radiant Veil Blush in Venetian Rose. It is currently priced at $34 per blush which is definitely on the pricier side.

The packaging itself is lovely – it’s sleek, minimalistic, and I’m a fan of the magnetic closure as it’s easy to open or close. I also love the vintage rose colored packaging, which reflects the blush shade nicely. Once you open the blush, you can see the product is shaped nicely in a dome shape. See below for picture:

I personally think this blush is universally flattering on all skin tones! It’s a lovely dusty rose shade with golden shimmer inside of it and I love the understated color. It’s not fully pink, which is a shade I usually shy away from, but rather a muted rosey shade. It’s buildable so it can be sheer or opaque depending on how blushy you’re feeling on a certain day πŸ™‚ Here’s a swatch of the blush shade on my arm:

Venetian Rose Blush vs. Color Drops Serum: Which one to buy?

So the next question for most consumers is: If I can only buy one, should I buy the Venetian Rose Blush or the Color Drops Serum?

That is entirely up to you, depending on what mood/vibe you like best.

If you’re into the youthful, low maintenance vibes, I think the Color Drops Serum will be perfect for you. The Color Drops Serum makes your cheeks look youtful, dewy and glowy. It also makes your skin look impeccably healthy and plump. What’s also easy about the Color Drops Serum is that you don’t need to carry a blush brush with you — simply use clean fingers to apply.

Venetian Rose blush is more for the confident woman who wants to look put-together and chic. More than the youthful glow, she is looking for the easy blush look that is understated and yet still rosey and lovely. If you also don’t mind using a brush to apply your blush and want more bang for your buck (this definitely has more product than the Color Drops Serum), this product will suit you.

Divine Skies Faded Clementine Eyeshadow Palette

And here is the last product that I will be reviewing! It is the Em Cosmetics Divine Skies eyeshadow palette in “Faded Clementine.” Currently priced at $40, it comes with six different shades: 3 mattes and 3 shimmers.

This product was definitely inspired by the original Em Cosmetics Lip Cloud shade in Faded Clementine.

The showstopper shade in this collection is definitely the matte tangerine shade called Faded Clementine at the very top. It’s a very unique shade and I definitely don’t have any eyeshadows like this in my collection. Don’t let the orange shade deter you — once it’s nicely blended into the eyes, it’s a wearable for everyday makeup looks!

Going clockwise, here are the shade names and a description of the shades I pulled from the Em Cosmetics website:

  • Faded Clementine: A matte, vivid tangerine
  • Sweet Memory: A shimmering, warm bronze
  • Bordeaux: A shimmering cabernet
  • Eros: Matte cranberry
  • Eden: Matte russett brown
  • Nostalgia: Shimmering soft tangerine

Divided into two section, the orange warm tones definitely take the top section while the berry tones take the bottom half of the palette.

Now let’s talk about the color payoff for the palette! Here are the swatches down below:

From top to bottom: Faded Clementine, Sweet Memory, Bordeaux, Eros, Eden, Nostalgia

Most of the shades here have great color payoff. My favorites are Faded Clementine, Sweet Memory, and Nostalgia!

The shimmers consistently performed better than the mattes… the last two mattes Eros and Eden were tricky to blend out and sometimes it came out looking slightly patchy.

One gripe I do have with this palette is that a highlight shade is missing from the palette. Nostalgia would be the perfect center lid shade, but that is the only shade that comes remotely close to being a highlight shade. Because of that, I do feel like this palette is slightly incomplete as you will be dipping into other palettes and/or eyeshadows to complete your look.

This palette will be perfect for those with warm skin tones!

And that is it! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you found this review helpful in your purchasing decisions for Em Cosmetics. πŸ™‚

Please let me know in the comments what Em Cosmetics product intrigued you the most and/or you have been enjoying! I would love to hear from you.

See you in the next post,

Alice

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