Disclaimer: Everything in this post was purchased with my own money and is completely my own thoughts and experiences.
any of you follow me on my personal tumblr or my twitter you'll know
that I watch Korean dramas (Kdramas) a lot. As I did when I first
started getting into anime (with Japan) , I got really into learning
about Korean culture. Of course one aspect that drew me in: Korean
The only Korean beauty products I had used were BB
creams, so I decided to do a little research. I soon became immersed and
obsessed with Korean makeup. So I decided to order some. It can be a little overwhelming and a little frightening trying to order something especially makeup from another county. This is why I'm sharing my experiences with two online stores to help those of you that want to order some Korean makeup but are afraid or unsure of where to order.
are many product similarities with American and Korean cosmetics, one
major difference I discovered is that Korean cosmetics have the cutest
packaging! Cute packaging and great products? What isn't there to love?
This haul consists of 3 orders, 2 from an amazon seller called Emunah and 1 from a Korean cosmetics website called Jolse ( http://cosmetic.jolse.com/ ).
Here are my Emunah amazon orders:
bought 2 of the Etude House Sweet Recipe All Over Color. I got the
colors Peach Sugar Cake and Blueberry Cheesecake. I was given 2 samples
with each order.
The samples I received from both orders: Etude
House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB cream (3 packets) and Etude House
Collagen Moistfull Enriched Cream (1 packet).
Here is my Jolse order:
bought 2 Etude House Lovely Cookie Blushers. I got the shades
Strawberry Choux and Plum Mousse Cake. I was given 3 samples per item
(that's 6 samples total) and a little pack of oil blotting paper.
samples I received in this order: Tonymoly Tomatox (3 packets),
Perfumed Body Classic Essence (1 packet), Tonymoly I'm Real Aloe
Soothing Lotion (1 packet) and Tonymoly Dr. tony AC Control Acne
Cleansing Foam (1 packet).
Both are really great places to buy
Korean makeup. Amazon is a good place to buy as long as you check into
seller ratings and go with a highly rated, reliable seller. Emunah is a
highly rated seller. APoly is also another one I've heard great things about. With my Emunah orders, I
didn't get tracking but my orders arrived in about 2 weeks which is
pretty fast. They also have me 2 free samples with each order. What's
nice about ordering from amazon is if you're wary about using a credit
card to buy something from a foreign country, you can always use amazon
gift cards. They packed everything very, very well so you do not need to worry about delicate powders of blushes breaking.
Jolse is probably my favorite place to buy Korean
cosmetics. They have a HUGE selection from makeup to skin care. There
always seems to be a sale going on and all of the prices are very
reasonable. Shipping is always free, but if you want tracking you will
need to pay an extra $2.50. I highly recommend paying for the tracking
code. The postal service lost my package, I luckily got it though. If I
didn't pay for tracking I probably never would have been able to track
The shipping is a little slow, but normal and
reasonable for where it is coming from. It took nearly a month for my
package to get to me, but it was also lost for a week or so. The average
amount of time to is 17-20 days.
Jolse accepts payment through
PayPal so it is completely secure. They are very generous with samples,
you also can get free gifts and even free tracking if you make a
purchase of a certain amount. What's even cooler is Jolse has a points
program. If you spend $20 then you can use your points to get money off.
You earn points with each order and if you register with their site you
get 300 (equivalent to $3) for free.
They also have great
customer service, any question I had were answered quickly and their
customer service rep is very sweet! I asked if it were possible to be
given certain samples with an order, even though they told me they most
likely can't fulfill my request due to whatever samples they have in
stock, I was given 3 of the ones I asked for (Tonymoly Tomatox)!
both experiences were very positive (my lost package mishap was
completely the usps's fault) and I definitely plan to buy more products
from both places. I am definitely a Korean cosmetics addict now! Want to see what the Lovely Cookie Blushers and All Over Colors look like?? Stay tuned for my reviews of both, coming very soon!