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Eye Cream Quest Part 2: Laneige Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes Review

July 20, 2009
Laneige Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes (approximately $50)
This eye protector provides innovative and dual eye care benefits that will protect your eyes all day long: one for day use and the other, for night. It stimulates blood circulation reducing dark-eye circles as well as revitalizes fatigue and dry eye areas with apparent reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Dull looking eyes noticeably transform to vibrant-looking eyes.

The day eye Cream with SPF25/PA++ protects eye areas from UVA and UVB rays and also helps regain firmness, elasticity (with beta-glucan which stimulates collagen formation) and vitality. Gold Pearl powder brightens eye areas as it smoothens and softens.

Dual Touch Eyes night Gel though light, works overtime to provide hydration with anti-aging properties. An anti-wrinkle and anti-sagging protector, eye area is optimally moisturized, firmed (Chlorella eliminates excess water and waste to reduce puffiness) and looks youthful (thanks to toniskin, a yeast extract). Wake up to bright sparkling eyes.

The Packaging: Laneige’s Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes eye cream is yet another Korea-purchased eye product. I was essentially suckered in by the cute packaging on this one. The product consists of two compartments, one holding a day eye cream with SPF 25, the other a night eye cream. The clear plastic spatula in between is meant to be used to scoop the product out of each well.


The Age Range: When I was in Korea one of the shop girls recommended that I check out Laneige’s Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes eye cream as its target audience is young women in their late teens to late 20’s/early 30’s.

What It’s Good For: I can appreciate a good concept when I see one, and I must admit that the idea behind Laneige’s Perfect Renew Dual Touch Eyes isn’t bad at all. Two eye creams conveniently packaged together, one containing SPF to provide great daytime protection, the other containing some great anti-aging ingredients to help ward of those first wrinkles. Cute packaging aside, I do have a few additional grudging complements for this eye cream: it’s relatively non-irritating, nice and light so that you don’t dread putting it on on a hot summer’s day, and it’s one o the few eye creams out there that contains a decent dose of SPF. Unfortunately I just wasn’t a fan.


The Formula: The formula is where this eye cream goes wrong, because well, it just doesn’t do much of anything. Yes it’s seemingly chock full of great ingredients and feels great on the undereye area thanks to the light texture, but this did absolutely nothing for me. The day cream does contain some slight pearlescence so as to give my eyes a brightened appearance while also providing SPF protection, but I didn’t really notice much in the way of moisture. The night cream, which I’ll admit is fabulously light, is also fabulously devoid of any results. I used Perfect Renew religiously for weeks on end to no avail. I might as well not have bothered with eye cream at all.

The Verdict: While I give Laneige props for clever packaging, a cute design and for including SPF in the day cream, for me this was a massive waste of my hard-earned money. Definitely a disappointment!

RATING: 2/5

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  • For more eye cream goodness, see my review of Dior’s HydrAction Visible Defense Hydra-Protective Eye Creme SPF 20 HERE.

Laneige Snow Radiant Eyes in 06 Romantic Match: Review and Swatches

September 17, 2008
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Laneige The Secret of Snow Crystal Snow Radiant Eyes in#06 Romantic Match

Say hello to my Laneige Snow Radiant Blusher‘s little sister–isn’t she just oh so petite and cute? I should’ve taken a family photo!


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The mirrored compact opens to reveal three strips of shimmery baked goodness. Overall I’d have to say that while some Laneige products haven’t worked out so great for me, I’ve never really been disappointed in the quality of their products, and this pretty trio is no exception. The shades are shimmery without being gritty, are nicely pigmented, and since they’re baked can be applied both wet or dry depending on the desired level of intensity.


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Swatches: light shimmery champagne; purple with strong blue undertones; lavender

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To achieve the above look I used the lightest shade to highlight the inner contours of my eyes, the lavender shade all over my eyes, and then just the tiniest dab of the darkest shade on my outer corners. I was going for a monochromatic look since I needed a conservative look, so unfrotunately you don’t get too much of the other two shades.

The shades turned out to apply a little more sheerly than I’d originally anticipated, but they made for a soft look that I really liked. Next time I’ll have to try applying them wet to see if that ups the intensity!

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Check out Laneige’s Snow Radiant Blusher in 01 Snow Prism here-it’s gorgeous and definitely worth a look.

Always wanted a powder compact that looks like a phone? =P Look no further–click here.

Laneige The Secret of Snow Crystal Snow Radiant Blusher in 01 Snow Prism: Review and Swatches

September 9, 2008
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Laneige Snow Radiant Blusher in #01 Snow Prism from The Secret of Snow Crystal Collection

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I love all the pretty veins of pink, purple, green,, gold, and opalescent white that run through this! It’s really and truly beautiful.


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Swatch

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Swatch After Blending

Laneige’s Snow Radiant Blusher in Shade #01 is more of a highlighter than a blush, but like all of the other blushes that were a part of this collection, it’s absolutely stunning to look at. It reminds me a lot of MAC’s Mineralized products, except prettier and much more pigmented!

The veins of pink, purple, green, gold, and white running throughout this baked powder combine to form a frosty silvery white shade that gives your skin an ice princessy glow. I’m not entirely sure if I’m loving this just yet, because the first few times that I used this I applied too much and managed to create a look reminiscent of The White Witch a la The Chronicles of Narnia!


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However with a lighter touch this should give me a beautiful shimmery glow. I love the way this powder looks so I’m determined to make it work for me!

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Interested in more Laneige? See my review of their Sliding Pact Powder Compact (which looks like a shiny pink cellphone!) here, and learn about their Ideal Glossy Rouges here.

Crave more cute and affordable Korean products? See one of my current favorites–Etude House Pore Erasing Peach Base–here!

Laneige Sliding Pact SPF 24 Powder Compact: Review

September 5, 2008
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Shiny metallics don’t photograph too well, but this is actually pink I swear!

So I really don’t need another pressed powder, but I just couldn’t resist the call of this darling pink compact and its nifty design. The bottom slides out sort of like a slider phone, then locks upwards into place, and the powder pan lifts up to reveal an applicator puff. How handy-dandy!

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Laneige Sliding Pact in Natural No.1 Bright and Splendid Skin (LOL!)

The pink compact houses a moisturizing powder, while the blue version contains an oil-absorbing powder. Now you’re probably wondering why I don’t own the blue since I obviously need it, and of course I have the perfect answer. This one was PINK!! How can I resist pink?


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Don’t mind the gross chipped nails! I redid them–see the Lancome post below!

The powder itself is finely milled and provides light coverage, and overall is great for touch-ups on the go. Obviously it doesn’t help to prevent my face from getting greasy since this is a moisturizing formula, but it doesn’t aggravate my oilies either which I’m supremely grateful for!


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Overall I love the cool design of this compact and will probably pick up a blue one at some point in time if I can manage to track one down. I remember seeing these at one of my local Korean cosmetics stores somewhere…


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Check out my review of a pretty glossy Laneige lipstick here.