Mari Kim for Peripera makeup

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The Korean brand Peripera and graphic artist Mari Kim 마리킴 have teamed up to create pretty packaging for a new revamp to the brands tint line!

Most people into K-pop will recognize Mari Kim’s art style right away ♥

last year she worked with the K-pop girls group 2 NE1 on the fully animated music video for “Hate You” which also included plenty of Illustrated promotional materials.

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Peripera is a smaller makeup brand (sub brand of CLIO Cosmetics) founded in 2005 that can be found in cosmetic and beauty shops like Watsons here in Korea.  This brand is notable for its lipsticks and its nail polish, but it also has BB cream, powder packs, eyeliners, etc. The pricing is fairly inexpensive, typical medium range drugstore makeup prices from under 10,000 to around 20,000 won ($10-$20) per item.  Like with most Korean brands, despite the lower prices the quality is always exceptional when you compare it to some of the junk they sell back at home!

Peripera always has a nice girly, but elegant flower look to its packaging (they have an amazing lipstick case I will feature sometime!)~ but this new collection launch really stands out at the stores right now in Korea because few are as heavily illustrated like this. Bonus points because artist Mari Kim really has a nice and instantly recognizable style to her work which I am sure was the intention behind working with her right after the 2NE1 video came out

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The pieces she made for Peripera still have her signature style of unique grey toned girls with playful pops of colors and those amazing dreamy eyes. They feel like someone went into an old black and white photograph and colorized elements, I love it.

Wise choice Peripera!


Samples out and ready to be tested at Watsons!

This packaging revamp with Mari Kim is focused on Peripera’s lip tint products (14 total I have read) which are also boasting a new and improved formulations.  The art is also being used for some giveaways and extras like makeup bags, mouse pads, etc which is always awesome ♥

Even the box packaging is very sweet!

The feeling of the Mari Kim products is a lot more modern and edgy vs the original ornate floral+cute product designs from before…I wonder if this is a short term thing, or if the tint line will keep this look for the long term. They did a line tie-in with Wondergirls a while back that is long gone, so these maaaay not be a permanent change to the packaging…meaning STOCK UP…MAYBE. lol

*Update* this week I went back and the stores are all out or down to the last few of popular colors in this set~ it may not be around for much longer since I am kinda late with writing about this!*

Lets take a look at some of the showcases of this collaboration!

Tint Water collection in ♥Cherry Juice♥  ♥Pink Juice♥ and ♥Orange Juice♥

First we have Peripera’s Water Tint line with the new art added. These come in the usual tint shades here in Korea~ Red, Pink, and the new trendy Orange which looks quite pretty on fair skin. I am a big fan of stains and tints, they last a long time and you can layer them up without having to worry about a smudge later.

Peripera Cherry Tint Water (next to Milky Pink) on my hand

Orange and Pink Juice was sold out at my location, but I did get to try cherry!  I tried the Water Cherry and Benitint side by side when I got home (my swatch was still on my hand lol) and they both started off similar, but the Periperi‘s lingering tint had a little more orange to it later on! I noticed these water tints are prone to feathering, but most are so its nothing new.

Overall, this is a nice and inexpensive tint line with a pretty result, but you may need to layer it up for longer wear!

I am really fond of the firm applicator on this VS a brush like USA’s Benetint which is way too floppy!

Milky Tint collection in ♥Milky Pink♥ and ♥Milky Peach♥

Next we have the Peripera Milky Tint in Peach and Pink.  These colors (like the others above) are frequently found in Korea, but the packaging sure is cuter with these VS the ones Etude sells because of the art!  Milky tints usually have an icky taste, and these do as well~ but it goes away after you apply some gloss.  I found these tints to be very fun and a bit more vivid than I expected, but the color lightened up quickly so you have apply a few times if you want a brighter pink.

sorry for the tiny photo! 1 coat after one hour

lingering stain was very very light  (vs my Benitints cream pink which stays around looking more purple pink, or my Etude cream pink which is super bright neon pop pink) I am not sure if it would show up on my lips that light, but the soft pink is very pretty on my hand at least.

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  If you want something subtle and creamy with a bit of pop, but dont mind if it does not stain your lips all day~ this is a great tint to try

Jelly Sticks in ♥Cherry♥  ♥Pink♥  and ♥Orange♥

I was excited to see these swatch photos because I am on the hunt for a good jelly lipstick~ yes these exist! I read about the L’Oreal Lip Glow sticks (google them, the pics look really cool) but by the time I found out they had been removed from the stores and the reviews online did not seem too impressive.  Jelly lipstick is usually super light, and hopefully will glide on like lip gloss… just in a cool transparent stick form. These float around the trendy makeup stores in Korea, so I was happy to see Peripera gave it a shot as well!

I love the soft color of the Peripera Cherry Jelly Stick.

These are all VERY subtle tints, so its best to pick the one that will enhance your natural color VS change it. I picked out cherry because it looked the nicest on my skin, the result is a super pretty and soft color~ I really love it, its great for those days that you want to look natural and be like “oh yeah, my lips are just beautiful and kissable like this all the time~ Thanks Mother Nature!”

The jelly lipstick goes on very smooth and does feel moisturizing

it has little bits of sparkles you can see inside~ but they do not show up on your lips.

My only complains are that the taste is gross… its like soap! blargh~  the smell it a kinda perfume and fruit-ish scent, so its not too bad.. but its hate wanting to lick my lips with this on because the taste is icky.  I have had worse though, so its not unusable because of this taste since it does go away… but its kinda a put-off. Last thing, the color remains, but the soft gloss feeling goes away super fast so I found myself wanting to add another clear gloss on top of this quickly.

And last for the lips we have the popular mainstay item for Peripera, Wonder Talk Balm.

This product apparently was reformulated in 2011 for this new launch, however since I did not use the older formula I really cant compare~ Just comment that I like the new tins a lot better!  The tinted balm comes in 7 colors and claim to give you some plumping, but this varies with each color~

And because I love everyone so much, I translated this chart into English for you! Stunning, yes I know! lol

Colors from left to right are …

#1 Dear Honey 디어허니 , #2 Very Pink 베리핑크 , #3 Sugar Peach 슈가피치, #4  Kissable Red 키써블레드, #5 Cherry Pink 체리핑크, #6 Orange Red 오렌지레드

Hands down the most unpopular color is the clear honey, I’m guessing because it has no plumping or tint..its just plain old balm! My local shop was sold out of all the pinks and only had one left of a few others, but TONS of the Honey color so I had to dig through them.

They had all the colors to sample still, and I was sure my favorite color would be one of the sold out pinks… but actually the oranges in this set look super nice too!!  My favorite was the #6 Orange Red, which I was kinda shocked about and had to triple check that was the color I was seeing arm since it looks super unappealing and bleh in the tin.

My favorite was the Peri’s Tint #6 Orange Red

#5 and #6 have lips in the center that are another color you are meant to swirl your fingers over with the gloss.

These tints are very smooth when you touch them, and apply softly without a sticky finish~


I really liked how nice and natural they look on. The balm is scented with a nice fruity smell, but no taste in it~ good or bad.

Peri-tints used to come with this wacky applicator magnet thing, but these new art tins do not for some reason



here is what I ended up buying!

So the products overall are basics, but good basics that we all need pretty much~ which is great if you need an excuse to buy something.  The art is worked into the packaging fairly simply (no complex patterns or wrapping around, unique crazy shapes, etc) but the illustrations are very cute and feel youthful, but not childish to carry around in your purse!  Its also nice that they are well-made products, no cheap stickers to apply the art or anything.  The plastic has a nice weight and feel to it and is a soft peachy off-white, but something you cant see in the photos is it also has a very fine pearl finish to it which is much nicer vs flat colored plastic.

When I bought my pieces at Watsons I received a mouse pad for each item! YAY KOREA FREEBIES!

You can buy these pieces online through ebay, gmarket, and some of the korean cosmetic online stores.  Some places may only have older styles vs the Mari Kim packaging, so keep your eyes peeled.


Do you own any of these? Do you want any of these?  What is your favorite?  Do you like artist collabs with makeup brands?  Comment below!!

♥ Peripera USA Online store ♥

♥ Peripera Korean Site ♥

♥ Mari Kim’s Naver Blog ♥

I will do a blog about the peripera makeup line overall if enough people are interested + I will be doing a proper feature on the Korean artist Mari Kim soon!

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