Brand Spotlight: MACQUEEN

Take the first letters from “My Awesome Cosmetics” and combine it with “QUEEN” and you get MACQUEEN – a Korean cosmetics brand that prides itself on putting the health of its customers’ skin first.

MACQUEEN uses eco-friendly ingredients in all its product lines. It also carries a selection of both skin care and makeup items that are formulated with hanbang. Hanbang refers to traditional Korean holistic medicine. Hanbang cosmetics contain a high concentration of natural ingredients such as herbal extracts that help nourish and maintain youthful skin.

Unlike other cosmetics that typically have a three-year shelf life, MACQUEEN’s products are only good for a year to maximize the efficacy of their green ingredients.

After a quick glance at MACQUEEN’s makeup collection, you’ll notice a lot of lip tints, which are the most sought-after products from the brand. While each has similar glass bottle packaging, the tints come in different colors, textures and finishes so there’s plenty to choose from.

Among the brand’s lip tints, the Creamy Lip Tint has proven to be quite popular among YesStyle customers, with #02 Nude Coral and #06 Celebrity Red being the most favored shades. These smudge-proof lip tints give a glossy finish and keep lips moisturized.

For matte lippie fans, The Matt Finish Tattoo Tint is a must-try. Available in five rich and vibrant colors, this lip tint gives off a velvety matte finish that lasts for hours, and its doe-foot applicator allows for an easy and even application. It’s formulated with berry complex, which includes raspberry and blackberry extracts, to keep lips smooth and nourished.

Another bestselling product from MACQUEEN is the 1001 Tone-On-Tone Shadow Palette. Need an eye shadow palette for everyday wear? This palette carries 15 neutral shades, with a good mix of matte, shimmer and glitter finishes, which help you pull off natural eye makeup.

If you’re more of a skin care junkie, MACQUEEN also offers products like the SOS Cica-Return Cream and Boosting Serum Cream that are well-received by the brand’s customers. Both items are formulated with only EWG green grade ingredients, making them ideal for those looking for products that are free from harmful chemicals.

If your skin goals include having hydrated and glowing skin, go for the Boosting Serum Cream, which includes centella asiatica, pearl, milk, honey extract and biotin components, as well as natural oils from jojoba, macadamia integrifolia seed and coconut.

The SOS Cica-Return Cream is made for those with sensitive skin or a damaged skin barrier, and contains 62.74% centella asiatica extract to soothe irritated skin. It also offers anti-aging and brightening benefits, and helps lock in moisture thanks to its hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, tea tree leaf and chamomilla extract formulation.

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