Hey guys !
Sorry to follow Talyssa’s fab beauty post with ANOTHER beauty post- but this one you might find interesting too in a different sense !
For all you korean drama lovers out there, you’ve probably heard of the drama ‘별에서 온 그대’, or ‘You who came from the stars’, starring Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun.
Just a comment on the drama: It is the highlight of this year so far, and I am not ashamed to say I have marathon’ed this entire drama twice over with my girlfriends, throttling giraffe plushies and screaming over Kim Soo Hyun.
The drama is about a whirlwind romance spanning centuries, with one devilishly handsome alien and corporate giant heirs vying for the attentions of a somewhat simple yet sincere and straightforward actress. This is pretty much all I can tell you about the drama, because trying to explain further would involve giving away plot twists so NO, you have to watch it yourself !!
If you have never watched korean drama, it’s a great idea to start now. I can guarantee that this (and many other) drama(s) will have you laughing, crying, screaming and absolutely riveted to your screen for the entire 20 hours.
And I will say this proudly: the korean film industry sure know how to make an alien look incredibly unbelievably attractive, unlike a vampire flop I can name from some book.
(Sorry if you’re a Cullen fan. Personally I can’t handle the sparkling, or the bad acting.)
SO, this accidentally became a drama review as well so, while I’m here let’s give it a couple ratings..
Drama plot line ★★★★★ (5/5)
Although slightly cliche, the plot twists and clever scenarios kill it. Seriously.
Cast/Acting ★★★★★ (5/5)
Every single actor in this drama plays their part to perfection. They will make a rock will bleed with emotion.
Overall personal rating ♥︎♥︎♥︎♥︎♥︎♡♡! (7/5)
I have this habit of over-loving dramas, but this one takes the crown ♕ . Although I am korean, I never really fangirl over bands or actors, HOWEVER, since ‘You who came from the stars’ I never have and never will love someone (Kim Soo Hyun) this much.
As will 90% of the female population in Korea, and probably Asia in general.
GETTING BACK TO THE LIPSTICK REVIEW this lipstick, shade #52 Rosy Coral in the Rouge pur Couture range, was wiped out completely WORLD WIDE following this drama, with an international scramble of alien besotted females suddenly feeling the need to purchase Cheon Song Yi’s signature lipstick look.
(Also apparently in bulk. One lady in particular at duty free Melbourne tried to buy 52 in one go, as rumours say… I wonder why. Superstitious?)
So naturally, I became curious, and purchased it with the next available shipment. ( I fortuitously work right next to the YSL counter at a department store, so had first access to it. )
1. The Packaging
The Rouge Pur Couture range come in a neat gold rectangular tube with the YSL logo engraved in a lovely contrasting red on the front. When you open it up, the YSL logo is also engraved into the lipstick itself. It’s simple, and shiny. I am one of those simple minded people who are unreasonably attracted to all things shiny. Therefore this is a winner.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
2. The Formula
The colour of the lipstick is a beautiful coral pink, with a definite neon tone to it that really shines in the light. It practically glows.
Here’s a swatch next to my favourite lip stain, also YSL.
photo taken under fluorescent lighting, indoors.
The formula is smooth, wears well without smudging, and fades to a less neon, but still bright pink hue at the end of the day. That is one thing I noticed before and really like about YSL lip products- they go a long way.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
photo taken in natural light, indoors. My lips are naturally quite red, so this lipstick really stands out coral, and brightens up my look.
I love love love this colour.
So, having said all that, it’s happy snaps time !