JKNLEE SALE UPDATE:
Your best bet at getting the best stock at the JKNLEE K-Beauty Sample Sale is by getting there as early as 10:30AM! There were some new things that were put out as I didn’t recognized some items (I crept by the window at night because they wouldn’t let you in past 6pm). They have a very organized way of allowing the maximum amount of people through the doors as a means of crowd control. Each shopper is handed a plastic shopping bag with a number on it and when the shopper pays and exits, a new shopper gets their chance inside. There’s someone monitoring the door at all times so I didn’t feel like it was chaotic at all. See my insider photos when you click to read more!
JKNLEE Sample Sale!
2 East Broadway (Catherine St. cross street)
New York, NY 10038
1/7/16 – 1/10/16
Opening Times: 11AM – 6PM
Credit Cards and Cash accepted
They kept their promise that they DO restock everyday and the famous CLIO Kill Black Brush Eyeliner was sitting pretty in the back for $10 (includes a mini cleansing oil)! In fact, there were new items that I didn’t recognize and the cashier confirmed that “it will look a little different everyday”.
Products were marked by price “zones” (as cheap as $1.50 per item!) although not all products fell into a zone and you would need to ask for further clarification. I’ll note these later on my post below.
Be aware that this is still a sample sale and many products will have its old packaging dating as back as 2012 (that’s FOUR years ago). All the eyeliners are NON-black and expect many different formats and finishes (pearly, glittery, potted, liquid, pens, brush liner within-a-pot, etc) so look for as much English as you can (kudos if you can read Korean) or ask a staff member.
With that, don’t be scared to ask the staff questions as they are employees from the Club Clio store in Union Sq. I needed to ask for their recommendation on what skin color was best for my skin because the box wasn’t so clear on labeling (as with most other items in the store). There’s also a Mandarin speaking employee as well.
If you have time, definitely research more on the products I’ve shown to see if if will fit your skin’s color or needs. A lot of the hold up in store happens when shoppers simply don’t know what a product will do or how it will look like. I was sorta interested in the CLIO Founwear Cushion ($20 with refill) but not sure if I should pull the trigger and after researching a bit on the color and formula, I decided to give it a try after confirming a staff person that the color will fit my skin.
Ok, eye candy is below! Let’s shop!
I found a color chart online if you want to pull reference it quickly but it wasn’t worth it to me.
Peripera sparkly eyeliners, CLIP Gelpresso Melting Lipsticks, Peripera Lash Serum, and Tony Moly Fruit Princess gloss.
This corner was popular and crowded because gals were in search of BLACK EYELINER but you actually need to go to your LEFT passed the Goodal Gold Snail tower and it’s in a special $10 area all on its own (but if you didn’t come in the morning, it will mostly have sold out already).
The CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Cushion is $20 – it’s ONLY in the 003 shade “By Linen” or 004 Bo Ginger and comes with a refill in sleek black packaging EDIT: I bought the CLIO BB Cushion on the last day in 004 Bo Ginger. The left is the Collagen Facial Mist (price not marked).
On this table I saw:
- Peripera Myskin Compact Powder – $10
- CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Cushion (w/ refill) – $20
- Peripera Egg Founwear Compact – $10
- Peripera Watery Face Pride Up! Cushion Pact – $10
- CLIO VF 21 All in One Balm CC – $10
- CLIO VF Tone Corrector CC – $10
- CLIO Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black Set – $10
- CLIO Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow Pouch Set (in 2 Soft Brown – $10
- CLIO Pro Makeup Cleansing Foam – $10 (?)
- CLIO Micro Fine Collagen Mist – $10 (?)
Ask staff what each one means since the package itself doesn’t clearly say its function. But main ingredient is snail mucin which is great for healing, moisturization, evening the complexion, etc. The gems on the box to me is kinda gimmicky but I snagged a Pearl one – JUST ONE BOX. (Gotta be good…)
I already tried the Peripera Egg Face Foun Balm from the Peach and Lily Sample Sale and I liked it enough to buy another. I’m shade #23 which is darker of the two available shades. The Peripera Water Face Pride Up! is a BB Cushion and when I opened it today the puff is so small compared to my Missha! The puff isn’t what I’m used to, it’s also not made out of rubycell (the blue non-absorbant material) so I’ll just use this for funsies and toss it.
The Osita has the same “gel” type mask similar to the Freeset Donkey Milk Masks (I tried one tonight right away). It pilled on my face but I’m wondering if my toner had anything to do with that. Most likely I won’t buy another box tomorrow.
Did you stop by at the sale? How did you make out? What were the deals that you snagged? Let me know down below in the comments!