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The Face Shop's Oil Control Water Cushion, Ink Graffi Pen Liner, Mascara & Ink Lipquid


The Makeup Range from The Face Shop

Originating from KoreaThe Face Shop is known to many and in terms of introduction, the brand focuses on natural products originating from nature with its variety ranging from its skincare line to makeup.

So today we are going to be focusing on its makeup range, thus we have four products from the brand which we are going to explore with. Of course the highlight of the collection would be its latest which is its oil control water cushion which launched in September, so we are going to kick things up a notch starting with that.

The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion

The Packaging

First off we take a look at the packaging for the Oil Water Control Cushion. The front is encased with The Face Shop's logo and upon opening it, we have the standard casing of a BB/CC cushion with its compact puff being separated from its coverage with a clean white lid.

Now in terms of shades for this cushion compact, The Face Shop only has the product in two tones which is in code 201 and 203. Upon receiving the 203, I will say right off the bat that I could tell that the color was already going to be too light on my skin. Hence upon swatching I was right.


Nonetheless, I have had a selection of lighter toned makeup in my vanity, so I didn't want to judge it straight away, but when I applied evenly over the face, this is what went down.

I honestly do not know if it was the shade that was given, but my skin looked rather dull and grey with this. In terms of the coverage, yes it was a decent amount but it did not manage to cover up the imperfections and pigmentation like it was stated in its description. However there is always a silver lining, for in terms of sebum control, the product did very well to reduce the shine on the face.

Is it worth it?

The Coverage

Ah the big question. Honestly for my type of tone and texture, I would have to say that it is not the best thing for my skin. There are only two shades to the cushion which limits the variety and in terms of coverage, the product does not hold up as long as I had hoped for. In fact, after a mere 4 hour wear, I was left with uneven patches all over the face. #dryskinproblems. Even upon removal, the texture became really oily thus I had to literally do a double cleanse to get the entire formulation off my face. *disappointed*

However, keep in mind that these opinions are solely for those who have severely dry skin, because in terms of other skin conditions, the cushion might just work out differently. On my end though, I can't help but be a little surprised on the product, for its description does state that it is a water cushion, and on my terms that would automatically translate to mean that the product would have a moist cover for the skin.

Overall, the product was just okay for me, and I have to say that I was quite disappointed for having patches everywhere; for after a long day, that sort of coverage is simply not the greatest thing. Nonetheless, having it priced at RM88.93 (refill at RM83.90) it is still quite an affordable makeup item to have with you on the go but my recommendation would be to try out the coverage first before purchasing it; for that way you would know if the product would work best to your skin or not.

The Face Shop's Ink Graffi Brush Pen Liner

The Packaging

This Ink Graffi Brush Pen Liner on the other hand is without a doubt one of the best liners that I have used in a very long time. It is safe to say that it can even rival my well loved KATE sharp liner, for its precision and pigment is simply spot on.

In terms of application, the applicator is thin enough to get into the harder to reach corners of the eyes and it sets quickly; within 15 seconds once the product has been applied evenly. As for removal, it comes out with ease, with hardly any difficulty and in terms of long-wear, the product can go up to 8 hours and more.

Fine Precision
On Application

Honestly speaking there is no downer for the Ink Graffi Pen Liner. Retailing at RM43.90, it does not smear, smudge or transfer and in terms of the color being strong, it hits the mark right off the bat. This product is definitely going to be a staple in my everyday routine, and in terms of repurchase, I can safely say that it would be one of my items to replenish after it has been fully used.

The Face Shop Freshian Volumizing Mascara

On the mascara

Now moving on to the mascara, there is nothing fancy about this one in terms of packaging. Formulation wise, yes yes and yes. Retailing at RM29, the texture is very lightweight and even upon swatch you can layer this up to 3 to 4 times without it being too overly clumpy.

Layering and volumizing 

I absolutely love how it feels on the lashes and the best part is that it does not tug on any of the lashes upon removal. All this perks and what's surprising is that it is non-waterproof. Volumization is on point and I have to say, even though the bristles might not be too sparse, it does the job cleanly and separates the lashes wonderfully for volumization. Thumbs up!

The Face Shop Ink Lipquid

The packaging
The Applicator

For anyone who enjoys a bright orange red lippie, then this one is the right shade for you. The Ink Lipquid retails at RM62.90 and is an intriguing lip product to have. This particular shade that you see right here is in code RD02 Red Sing.

Interestingly enough, its a type of lip color where its pigment runs like lipstick but shines like gloss. Non-sticky and has long lasting brilliant color, this is one formulation that delivers moisture and luster all at one go. This product definitely got a fab A-Okay in my books.

On Swatch

Overall out of all the products that was shown, I would have to say that my favorite was the Ink Graffi Pen Liner. However, the makeup range does show much promise, so do take some time and show some love to The Face Shop for producing authentically great natural products all the way from Korea.

For more details on their products, you guys can check out The Face Shop's Official Facebook Page and Website for further details.



  1. Ooooh, the Kate Super Sharp Liner has been a favourite of mine for a long time too! Which do you prefer/would repurchase if you had to choose?

    Does the mascara smudge? RM29 is a superbly attractive price, haha!

    1. Awh its so nice to meet another KATE fan. In terms of a repurchase though I would honestly go for something that I am more familiar with, so the Super Sharp Liner is a yes for me on my end :)

      As for mascara from The Face Shop, it doesn't smudge at all. I am quite happy with how the formulation was done - I think the brand did a wonderful job on that ;)

  2. OOO! i love the eyeliner babe. Precision at its best! The inkliquid looks pretty good too, but not to sure if the tone suits my skin.

  3. Ah...
    The eye-liner is always a killer product if you get the perfect one.
    Too bad the the powder did not deliver, if not, I guess the verdict would have been straight A.

    As for mascara application, good that it does not smudge and add volumes.
    Bak kata pepatah melayu "Dari mata jatuh ke hati".
    Beautiful eyes always capture attention.

  4. i love their mascara SO much!! am using it everyday now since i have super small eyes :P hahah

  5. wow I like the eyeliner, should check this soon. So far I don't have any makeup of this brand.

  6. i think i just sat through 4 mins of your cool video.. of you applying stuffs on your face. teach me how to make awesome videos like yours!!

  7. Lovely liner.... I am learning to use liners and you have it done amazingly....

  8. I love their oil control water cushion so much, can let my face free from oil from day to night :)

  9. That lip shade compliments your skin tone very well babe!

  10. I tried and review all the products before and I really like their foundation and mascara!

  11. I have that eyeliner. I love the color intensity and smooth glides on my lids.

  12. I have been hearing so much about this brand recently, like the fact that they focus on natural products originating from nature :)

  13. really love the eyeliner but rm43.90 for an eyeliner is a little over my budget. btw would seriously want to see your make up stash! do a youtube video on it :D

  14. That pen liner is sharp. Love it.

  15. Almost bought the Oil Control Water Cushion that day but hmm, maybe not. Haha, I've dry skin. Btw, Love your makeup babe and I miss you lots!


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