Nature Republic Waterproof Mascara and Lip Crayons

Ever since the Clinique Chubby sticks, every cosmetic brand came up with their version (I think Clinique came first but I many be wrong). Not only are these fat “Sticks” available for lips, there are eyeshadow sticks available too. Amongst eyeshadow sticks that I’ve used NYX jumbo pencil is my favorite and for lips I’ve been wanting to try Clinique Chubby Stick but they are way too pricey here in Seoul (28000 KRW).

So when I saw Nature Republic and other Korean brands introducing their own versions of lipstick-lipgloss-lipbalm in stick form, I knew I would buy them eventually. I kept on postponing but today I finally gave in and worst of all there was no SALE on these!

Photo of my Nature Republic haul - waterproof mascara and lip rouge

Nature Republic – Botanical Waterproof Mascara, Botanical Eco Crayon Lip Rouge #6 and #8

– Botanical Waterproof Mascara #1 (11900KRW)
– Botanical Eco Crayon Lip Rouge in 06 Shocking Orange (5500 KRW)
– Botanical Eco Crayon Lip Rouge in 08 Modern Beige (5500 KRW)
(Free) 2 Aqua masksheets

Ironically I had gone shopping for a waterproof mascara only! Good that I did buy that or else I would have gone out in search of a waterproof mascara again and might have ended up some more stuff!

I am going to two of the most beautiful beaches in Korea this weekend for a two day one night trip and I plan on wearing waterproof mascara as I do not own any at the moment.

Judging by the swatch (on the right in the picture), the lip rouge are creamy but not slick, are bright and moisturizing but do not have shimmer even though the packaging says they give a “glossy” look to the lips. We’ll see. The Lip rouge crayons are available in 6 shades I think and there is another line with 4 shades with a shimmer-y finish. I will do a review on all of these products soon.

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