Some beauty items aren’t just meant to be used; they are also objects to be admired.
The History of Whoo’s Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Pact is a case in point, with its opulent designs inspired by the delicate jewelleries worn by the Joseon Empresses and the grandeur of Korea’s ancient palaces. Past editions featured the diadem ornament adorning the crown of Queen Mureong of the BaekJe dynasty, as well as the Nakseonjae Complex where Crown Prince Hyo-Myeong and the last princess of Joseon dynasty, DeokHye, resided.
For the 11th edition, the luxury skincare brand evokes the mysticism of the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion with a gilded case that highlights the intricate knots found within the royal residence and its stately banquet hall.
Inside is a finishing powder that contains pearl, gold and amber to give skin a natural, luminous glow. Available in two shades to suit different skin tones, it’s also formulated with pine tree, licorice and ginseng to hydrate skin while providing a smooth, velvety matte coverage.
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Pact is part of two limited-edition sets that include a full-size refill. The Special Set includes the latest Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Pact, SPF10-infused lip balm in pink, rose, and wine red, a makeup base, and a lightweight, moisturising SPF30/PA++ foundation. The Royal Atelier Special Set is a complete makeup collection that also includes a limited edition, multi-tasking blusher and highlighter formulated with sebum-absorbing powder and pearl powder, two miniature lipsticks in brick rose and red orange, the Hyangridam Eau de Parfum Royal Peony, and an retractable Royal Atelier Brush.
The Gongjinhyang: Mi Royal Pact special sets can be purchased from the The History of Whoo counters at TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS Vivocity and Takashimaya Department Store.
(All images: The History of Whoo)