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Apr 14, 2009

Banila Co Dear Flower

In one of the largest collections I've seen to date from Banila Co, steps in Dear Flower. Banila Co Dear Flower is their late Spring release it appears and just in time too for the lovely weather ahead. Full of pastels and brighter shades of blush and lipstick this collection should appeal to those who like a little pop with softer colors!

I can't believe I'm saying this but I think I'll avoid this as I'm not feeling the love for pastels anymore. The Muse was loving the Shu Spring Collection and all those pretty girly light shades but at the moment I'm off the pastels.

Banila Co Dear Flower Palette consists of six pastel shades that look lovely enough but as I said far from appealing to this Muse!

Two new blushes that mimic MAC Beauty Powder Blush look very nice although colors do look a bit light and possibly chalky!

Three new lipsticks in the Dear Flower packaging. These are nice darker shades that give a bit of sizzle to contrast nicely with the lighter shades of the palette!

A luminous base adds a bit of a Spring time glow to face and cheeks!

Two brand new marble shadows which are kinda of a rerun. Banila Co is fond of putting our blue and green marble shadows over and over and over again. Very pretty but too much of the same is never a good thing!

Banila Co Dear Flower definitely looks like a nice little stash of goodies for the Spring but nothing attracts me overly much or cheers at me to pick it up so I'm happy sitting here staring at it all from my monitor. I look forward to seeing what Etude House next releases as Korean Collections of late have been a tiny bit boring.

If you are indulging you'll be happy to know won is still converting beautifully to USD. With the economy slightly on the rise we may see it finally even out shortly but for now you're getting an incredible deal.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Blogger Pixie said...

Hmmm, not feeling the packaging on this. And I usually love baked cosmetics.

April 14, 2009 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pixie!

Not too bad on the packaging just not a lover of all the pastel for some reason it's not tickling me!

April 14, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger DaisyChain said...

I kinda love the palette.

April 14, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much are those in us prices? and where do you purchase them?

April 14, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe lovie. it's a nice one for sures!

April 14, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous you can find a friendly convertor online if you google.

most convert from $9-$11 USD

If you have friends/family in Korea you can get them that way by having them buy and send it over for you. Or you can try your hand at gmarket. I have an article about gmarket if you search and it explains my experience with it!

Otherwise it's exclusive to korea sadly. However, ebay does sometimes have Korean makeup but prices are very high compared to retail.

Hope this helps!

April 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Beauty Bitch said...

I looked at this collection in person a few days ago, and like you was not impressed. Normally I love e/s palettes but the shades in these are too insipid and pale. 3 of them have noticeable bits of glitter in, which look a bit tacky (not a beautiful shimmer or dazzle glitter). The case is lovely, but it wasn't enough for me to buy.

April 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

and i told myself not to buy anymore stuff. and yet you tempt me with a MAC look-a-like!

i am already killing myself for not getting the Grand Duo, and am contemplating on Refined! Sigh!

but Banila sure looks good this time!

And oh, have you seen Avon's Jillian Dempsey Heavenly Blush? it's also a mineralized one, but I haven't seen swatches or real pics of it around...

April 15, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi bora!

It looks terribly boring :( I know you like the Banila Co palettes so I'll take your word it wasn't that fab :P

oh well!

April 17, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey plue!


Don't bother seems like it's not so fabs!

no what where i haven't seen her heavenly blush!!!!! must go look little sis!

April 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

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