|Eugene: The host of the show|
I was unaware of the show until I was invited to participate in the TV show with a bunch of other foreigner female students from several other universities. Every Get it beauty episodes provide you with new beauty tips. Here is a little information about Korea's cosmetic company. Comparing to other countries in Asia, Korea is a major producer of cosmetics products and obviously a huge market for cosmetics. The local Korean cosmetics brands are Holika Holika, The Saem, Tony Moly, Banila co., It's Skin, Laneige, Aritaum, Etude House, Innisfree, Nature Republic, Skin Food, The Faceshop and Hanskin House. Some of these brands are mid-priced and some luxurious brand are found in high-end department stores.
|SES: Eugene in the center|
Later in the show we had a "blind test" on five different BB creams followed by complete makeover of one random girl from the audience. For the second part of the show, they brought in a hairstylist, fashionable and young, who selected two random girls from the audience. While the makeover was going on in the backstage, they announced the result of BB cream blind test and what brand they were. The results were quite surprising since the most expensive BB creams got the lowest or close to lowest scores and the cheapest was rated best. At that moment, I realized how BB cream is different to Korean girls and to foreign girls. We could clearly see the difference between how people from different culture and nature prefer different thing.
|Me and Eugene|
Finally, we were presented with MISSHA products such as BB cream, essence and Mascara that vibrates when you press a button. The best one that I am still using is a facial essence called "TIME REVOLUTION". It was a wonderful time for two reasons: first, I got to meet a celebrity Eugene, talked to her and had a photo taken with her, and the second, I got more friends in Korea after the show.