Can this $45 portable makeup kit replace my makeup bag?

1. We tested out the Blessed Moon Cosmetics Blessedmoon Kit, a K-Beauty all-in-one makeup kit.

2. The $45 kit includes a foundation, blush, two eyeshadows, lipstick, eyeliner, and a dual-ended brush.

3. We evaluated the kit on product performance, how travel-friendly it actually is, and the makeup's longevity to see if it's worth the mone

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Following is a transcript of the video.

This is "Beauty or Bust," where we test out the beauty world's weirdest products and decide if they're worth your money or a total bust. Today, we're gonna be testing out the Blessed Moon Cosmetics Blessedmoon Kit. This is a K-beauty product that I saw on Instagram, and I thought it was really cool because it's essentially an all-in-one makeup kit.

So, you have your foundation, your blush, two eye shadows, a lipstick, an eyeliner, and a dual-ended brush, all for 45 bucks. I'm gonna be evaluating this kit based on how well the products perform, how travel-friendly it really is, and how long the makeup actually lasts. So, now that I have a little feel for the product, let's get started with the application. I ordered this from the YesStyle website, and when I was looking, I didn't see very many options for foundation; I think there was only two, both of which were way too light for me. So. Excited to see how that goes.

Yeah, that foundation is gonna be way too light for me, so I think I'm just gonna try to pat it under my eyes and blend it out as, like, a little concealer touch-up. Even though that color is definitely not it for my skin tone, I feel like the coverage is actually pretty good. My dark circles look mostly concealed. I actually feel like my under-eyes look really good. I'm really surprised.

So, blush is next. What I'm gonna do is take my finger again, rub, rub, rub. These pans are so tiny. I feel like a giant. Like, my fingers just feel huge and clunky and annoying. This color is actually really cute even though I feel like, for me, it might be a little too light, but the actual, like, peachy tone of it is so adorable. Next up is gonna be our eye shadows, and what's interesting to me is that these eye shadows are also this very creamy, thin formula. They're not powder, so that's kind of cool, kind of a little bit worrying me because I don't know how long these are gonna last on my eye.

[gasps] We can finally break out our brush! Oh, my God, let me take out the little baby brush from my secret compartment. Oop, wrong side. OK, so here's our little baby brush, and what I'm gonna do is dip first into this pinky color right here, and then use this orangey shimmer all over my lid. The one critique I would say I have is that the process is a bit messy. The shadow formula and all the other formulas are very, just, like, thin and slippery, so they kinda just go all over the place and then you have to, like, do damage control, fix it back up again, but the final result is really, really nice.

So, now that the eyes are done, I am going to apply the eyeliner, and this is a waterproof gel eyeliner in a brown shade. The eyeliner is not the best. It's having a hard time sticking to my waterline. I do have problems with lots of eyeliner because I do have a really watery waterline; I don't know what's wrong with it, but it's definitely not showing up very much. This girl that I saw on Instagram using this kit actually used the eyeliner to make faux freckles, and I kinda wanna try that. Maybe I'll just do a few. It adds to your cuteness, like, 1,000%.

So, the final step is gonna be lipstick, which is this bright-red shade up here. I'm really excited to try this one. Ooh, this feels really good. It's way thicker than the other formulas. Whoa! And it's really pigmented. Wow!

So far, all of these products have been performing pretty well. I just have to keep reminding myself that this type of makeup isn't about being full-coverage; it's just about giving that touch, that little hint of color. Now it's time for my wear test. I'm gonna wear this makeup for eight hours, check in with you guys at home, come back here, and give you my final thoughts on the Blessed Moon Cosmetics Blessedmoon Kit.

So, this is my tote bag that I wear every single day. My plan is to just toss the kit in here and check in on it at home when I'm doing my check-in, see if any pans popped out or if anything broke on the way home. Let's see how travel-friendly this thing actually is.

OK. So, let's do a full assessment of my face right now. The worst by far was definitely that "foundation" thing that I used as concealer. I set it with powder to give it a fighting chance, but it pretty much just faded away to nothing. It got in all my fine lines and just, like, doesn't look...good. And that eyeliner is just, like, completely gone. But we have a ton of positives. For one, eye shadow. Boom. Still kicking, still pretty, still shiny. The lips, I think, are by far my favorite part of this. I cannot believe that this lasted through not only all day drinking and eating, but for dinner, I had, like, 20 chicken wings, saucy chicken wings, and we're left with this, and I'm pretty blown away by that. Like, this was such a thin formula, I wasn't even expecting it to last past, like, two sips of water.

The cheeks are still very slightly pink, which I was definitely not expecting, considering how much it took to even get to this point, and it was a cream blush, so. Overall, I would say that I am very impressed, 'cause I was really starting to doubt that this stuff was gonna last all day long on me, and it did! It proved me wrong! Besides the "foundation" and the eyeliner, but everything else, still on my face.

I have to say that I'm really impressed with the Blessed Moon Cosmetics Blessedmoon Kit. I wasn't expecting the makeup to last as long as it did. When I was first applying the products, some were definitely a bit more difficult to work with than others. I ended up using more of my fingers, less of the brushes that the kit comes with, but in the end I really liked my overall look, so I would say that the products actually performed pretty well. Its travel friendliness, I've had it in my bag for over a day now, and let me see how it's doing. [rustling] If I can find it. Yeah, it still looks totally fine, it's still in perfect condition, nothing opened, brush is still in there, eyeliner's still in there. Let's see what it looks like on the inside. Yeah, totally fine.

I would definitely say that the Blessed Moon Cosmetics Blessedmoon Kit is totally worth it. It is a really good little kit for when you're traveling, on the go, doing makeup in the Uber, on the subway. I really do think a lot of people would benefit from having a tiny little kit like this in their bag. Totally fine. Doesn't this look like it's made for babies? [laughter] It's so small. It looks like makeup for babies. [laughter] It's so cute.

Source: insider (Nico Reyes Oct 23, 2019, 12:52 AM)