3CE, or 3 Concept Eyes, has been in local Sephora stores for years now, but did you know what it has in common with leading brands like Dior and Chanel?
The makeup line was launched by a fashion brand! Stylenanda started off as an online clothing store in 2004, before releasing its own cosmetic brand, 3CE, three years later.
3CE is famous for its “ulzzang” (read: ridiculously good-looking) models and fresh colour schemes that match its brand’s identity. And we have to add that scrolling through their Instagram feed is so aesthetically pleasing, it’s hard not wanting to give its products a try!
However, given their mid-end price points, it’s normal to give this Korean indie brand a second thought before purchasing (despite their extremely chic and neat packaging!) If that’s the reason you’ve given this brand a miss at Sephora, we’ve helped you narrow down to 10 3CE bestsellers that are worth purchasing!
Here are 10 best products from 3CE, according to the reviews we’ve seen.
1. Duo Color Face Blush
While we also recommend 3CE’s single blushers (SGD30), which come in a variety of flattering shades, the Duo Color Face Blush takes the cake for its value for money. If you’re not the type to hit pan too quickly on your blush and would love to have the more colour options for your cheeks, opt for these duo blushes! They come in five sets of 10 shades which you can blend or use separately!
DV pick: The pot in Crème De Violette comes with a violet shade that you can apply to areas you wish to highlight or give a subtle glow on your face.
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD34
2. Creamy Cheek Stick
These are the secret to giving your cheeks a natural flush! The chubby cheek sticks have a cream to powder consistency which you can build up to your liking. They are available in five soft colours that come in hues of pinks and corals. It’s also recommended to use a brush for the colours to pop more. You can also apply your favourite powder blush on top to make it last longer!
DV pick: The shade Love Craft is a mauve blush that would suit almost any skin tone!
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD34
3. Blush Cushion
If you’re a cushion fan, you’ve got to check out 3CE’s Blush Cushions! They’re available in wearable shades like #Coral, #Peach, and #Pink, as well shades made for more vibrant and dramatic looks like #Girlish Red, #Mandarin, and an exclusive contouring shade #Soft Brown.
DV pick: We recommend picking up the red and orange shades if you wish to add a pop of colour to your daily makeup!
Where to get it: Stylenanda at USD18
4. Back To Baby Pore Velvet Primer
Also dubbed as a blurring primer, the Pore Velvet Primer does not only fill in your pores, but also brightens your overall complexion. The cream fades into a powdery texture as you work it into your skin, leaving a smooth texture that’s perfect for any makeup application.
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD23
5. Pot Eye Shadow
Glitter fans, here’s another product to add to your collection! 3CE claims these creamy glitter shadows create “a sheer veil of shimmer without any fallout”. They’re also very pigmented and easy to apply with a tool or your fingers.
DV pick: Go for Holy Chic if you’re all about that gold, or Delightful for a dash of rose gold on your lids.
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD29
6. Liquid Lip Color
Some claim the 3CE Liquid Lip Color are comparable to NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream, a cult classic that most beauty junkies swear by. Although its colour range cannot be compared to NYX’s, these liquid lipsticks from 3CE have their own unique selection of 15 colours that are flattering on Asian skin tones. It’s also said to be transfer-proof!
DV pick: Check out #Rolling – the perfect everyday mauve shade; #Obsessed – a deep burgundy, fall shade; and #Capricious if you dare pull off bold reddish-pink lips favoured by most Korean women.
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD27
7. Studio Velvet Lip Cream & Pencil
3CE recently launched its Studio collection, which boasts adorable prints on their light pink packaging. We all know Koreans are crazy about gradient or popsicle-stained lips; and the Studio Velvet Lip Cream & Pencil was made just for that!
Even if you’re not fond of gradient lips, we reckon the product’s 2-in-1 function still makes it a good buy. They come in seven shades.
DV pick: If you can’t get your hands on these, you can check out the 3CE Lip Lacquers, which come in just as many shades, if not more. Some colours are known to be glossy, while some dry down to a matte. They’re available at Sephora for SGD29 each.
Where to get it: Stylenanda at USD20
8. Glossing Waterful Foundation
3CE is known for this water-based foundation, which gives a light-to-medium coverage. According to Youtuber Jen (meejmuse), the foundation has enough moisture for those with dry skin, and surprisingly retains oil for those with oily to combination skin. The lightweight foundation comes with SPF 15 and is available in four shades, Natural Ivory, Milk Ivory, Soft Beige and Nude Beige.
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD39
9. Lip Pigment
Yellow lips, anybody? These Lip Pigments come in some very funky shades like bright orange and yellow. But that’s only because they were made to be mixed with each other (reminiscent of the Anastasia’s Beverly Hills Lip Palette and Pony Effect’s Customizing Lip Palette.)
If you’re into bold lip colours, you can wear them as they are. The pigment even comes in white, which allows you tone down colours that are too bright or vivid for your liking.
BONUS: These pigments can also be used as a cheek stain or eyeshadow!
Where to get it: Sephora at SGD19
10. Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color
3CE’s matte lipsticks have been highly raved by beauty lovers for their formulation and pigmentation. But these recently launched beauties have shades that are hardly found in Korean cosmetic stores, we had to include them! The five shades in this collection remind us of Kylie Jenner lippies – a mixture of nudes, mauves and sultry.
DV pick: We recommend grabbing the 3CE Mood Recipe Lip Colour Mini Kit (USD52) so you can own all the shades!
Where to get it: Stylenanda (USD19)