A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by The Butterfly Project and AmorePacific to an exciting event where they were going to unveil a mystery brand all the way from Korea. None of us knew what this mystery brand was until the day of the launch, but we were given a hint: "Inspired by Flowers". Looking at all the brands under AmorePacific's belt (including Laneige, Innisfree, Sulwhasoo), most of us crazy Asian beauty product addicts already knew what it was going to be. And we were right - it was none other than Mamonde!
The name Mamonde stands for "my world" in le français, which is a perfectly accurate representation of their brand. Mamonde is a beauty brand inspired by flowers, and they have a wide variety of skincare and makeup products that all have a key flower ingredient in them. Mamonde is going to be available in Malaysian shores in August 2016 with the first counter opening in Aeon Bandar Utama, with prices ranging from as low as RM6 to RM169.
I had the chance to sneak a peek at what products were going to be made available and I've included some that I'm very excited for!
Their products are formulated from one of their five (picture is missing one, oops!) key flowers that the AmorePacific Research Institute has done a ton of research for. They even flew in their main researcher, who is a Chemical Engineer! This excites me more than it really should because her job (which is the job I want in the future!) is the main reason I'm studying Chemical Engineering.
Their skincare line has something for everyone - they have products with flower ingredients that possess the following properties:
Vitalizing - Honeysuckle and Evening Primrose
Moisturising & Hydrating - Rose Water, Hibiscus, Narcissus, and Peach Blossoms
Anti-aging - Camellia
Cleansing & Exfoliation - Lotus Flower
Brightening - Magnolia
Pore Care & Oil Balancing - Heartleaf Houttuynia and Sage
I had the amazing opportunity to bring home and test out one of their best-selling skincare products - the First Energy Serum and First Energy Essence, which is formulated with Honeysuckle. I've tested this out for three weeks now and I have to say.. well, that's for another post! All I'm going to say is that.. get excited for this to launch!
Moving on to the makeup products, they have a pretty good selection too! They have everything you'll need for a full face - from primers to brow products to lipsticks and more. One of their cult favourites is the Cover Powder Cushion which I'm really excited for it to launch (you know how much I love my cushion products!). The only thing I'm more excited about is the one beside it in the picture above - the Shimmer Skin Primer. Because of the shimmer in the name, one might think this would be very shimmery and glittery. I swatched it on the back of my hand, and it's this gorgeous primer that makes your skin look beautifully glowy! The other thing I'm excited about is, go figure, their lipsticks, especially the ones from the Vivid Touch + Moisture Lipstick range. I won't lie and say I'm sick of the matte lipstick trend, because I'm not, but a bright, moisturising lipstick would be nice!
I can't wait for Mamonde to launch here in Malaysia in August 2016! With prices from RM6 - RM169, they're good for the wallet considering the quality and the prices of similar brands. For more information on when exactly Mamonde will launch, remember to check out their Facebook page!
Thanks for reading, xoxo
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