Friday, August 16, 2013

To distinguish between Original 3CE (Style Nanda) and knock offs

3CE or 3 Concept Eyes is a Korean cosmetic line created by Style Nanda.

It widely known because of  its quirky fashion and many Kpop stars sporting the brand. Also,their gorgeous face of the brand Park Sora.
The brand has gained a lot of popularity in East and South East Asia because of that, there are many knock-offs of the brand in the market.

 It is very really easy to gain access and purchase Authentic 3 Concept Eyes Items since thei official website offers shipping wordwide. (Link here)

Comparing to roadshop brands such as Etude House, Holika Holika, Missha etc.
3 Concept Eyes products stands on the mid-range pricing line. More expensive than roadshop brands but cheaper than higher end Korean brands such as IOPE, Hera, Laneige etc.
The price range should match brands like Hanskin, VDL.

Knock offs are usually sold at a very cheap price compared to what you see on the official website. When the deal is too good to be true, there's a high chance that the product is a knock off. Please do some research on the pricing of 3CE items before buying them off the any site which isn't the official Style Nanda website.

 Here are some examples of knock offs.

Style Nanda has never released a BB Balm before.

The only BB Cream Style Nanda has released is their Back to Baby BB Cream.

This is how their Back to Baby BB Cream looks like. It comes in a tube form.

3CE has never released jumbo eyeshadow pencils before.

They have eyeshadows and cream eyeshadows but not jumbo eyepencils.
The closest product that comes in this form in their lip crayons.

This looks like the exactly like the original which can be deceiving.
The original comes with only 7 colours and the name of the colour will be printed at the back.

For the fakes all colours will be labeled # Modern White and the colours will be named as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.
The fake will also come with a lip brush and the original doesn't.
The fake one is also slightly bigger than the original.

Some of the lip color knock offs are deceiving as they look really identical to the original but some screams 'fake'.

Anyway the one in this picture are the ones closer in design to the authentic ones.
The lip colors should come with color code and name such as #402 Puchsia

They do not come in codes like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc.

Update :
3CE has changed their packaging of the lip colours. The new packaging looks like this.

3CE Jumbo Lip Crayon do not come in auto-twist up form. The original lip crayon are in a pencil form that needs to be sharpen.

EDIT: 3CE just revamped their Jumbo Lip Crayon line, they now come up with a twist up form.
The tip of the lip crayon is rounded and flat as compared to the knock-offs, which have a sharper tip. You can click here to check the new revamped lip crayons out.

Fake 3CE liquid foundation.

3CE carries 3 lines of foundation, The Glossing Waterful Foundation, Honey Chiffon Face Fluid and Liquid Foundation. 
Please do check how does the packaging of the foundations look like before purchasing other websites other than Style Nanda Official Website. 

Here are pictures of the original foundation. 
The Honey Face Chiffon Fluid. 

Liquid Foundation

Glossing Waterful Foundation. 

The lip tint is named 3CE Apple tint.
It only comes with two colours. Pink and Orange. No more.
If the seller has more than 2 colours available, it is highly that the seller is not selling an original.

Please refer to my this post, to have a glance on how the original looks like.

3CE do not sell anything in the form of sample sizes /miniatures. All those are fakes. 

There are more examples knock offs out there. It is advisable to do research before buying 3CE items from other websites other than their official website. 
Please be safe from buying a fake rather than being sorry.

For websites that sells authentic 3CE products
- honestskin
- roseroseshop
- Luxola
- eyecandys
- pinkyparadise
- imomoko
- Qoo10

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