March 6, 2015

Swatches : Too Faced Candy Bar Pop-Out Makeup Palette

Hellooooo guys!!!
I'm sorry I haven't been blogging these past few months, but don't worry I have so many (pending) reviews coming up and I can't wait to share them with you guys.
Hint: Happy Skin Cosmetics, City Color Cosmetics, Lorac Pro, Urban Decay Naked 3 and more *wink.. wink..*
 
So first up is this gorgeous palette from Too Faced Cosmetics that my friend Dona gave me a few months back. I've used this a couple times already and I super love it! It is travel friendly and you don't need to bring a separate palette coz' this baby has everything from light to dark eyeshadows (that can double as eyeliner), a gorgeous peachy-pink blush and a soft bronzer for vavavoom cheekbones.
Enough babbling, on to the pics and swatches =)
 
 Product Description from Too Faced:
Your makeup routine has been forever changed! Too Faced was the first to create an all-in-one pop-out makeup palette and iPhone case. Based off this editor-favorite, we’ve created a decadent new, limited edition iPhone 5 cover and makeup palette called Candy Bar. This chocolate bar inspired case includes a collection of 11 day-to-night shadows, a matte bronzer and a pop of pink blush.
Retails for $25. 







The bronzer can also double up as a nice crease/transition color.
The peachy-pink blush reminds me of NARS Torrid blush. I love it coz it is so pigmented, and suits almost all skintones. 



 Swatches
Too Faced Candy Bar Pop-Out Makeup Palette

Overall, this makeup palette is compact, travel-friendly, pigmented and has excellent color pay-off (except for the two highlight shades). 

Let me know that you think.


Till next time, 

October 7, 2014

Review : Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipsticks

If you've been following my blog, you'll know how much I raved about the Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Pink Melon which I reviewed HERE. So imagine my surprise when I got a package from Mary Kay containing their newest products - Colour correction CC cream, Skinvigorate cleansing brush and of their True Dimensions lipstick. I was really excited to road test the products right away. The first one that I will review is the True Dimensions Lipstick coz I am a lipstick addict haha =P

PRODUCT INFO:
True Dimensions Lipsticks are infused with advance age-defying skin care ingredients that help lips look plumper, feel firmer, and smoothes fine lines while drenching them drenching them in moisture. 

With its stylish packaging, this innovative product has garnered Mary Kay the prestigious Art of Packaging Award from the renowed Pratt Institute in New York for excellence in packaging creativity, aesthetics, sustainability and functionality.

Net weight: 3.3 grams
Retail price : Php 860 each
Available in 11 shades.


CLAIMS:
- instantly drenches lips in moisture and locks it in for endless comfort.
- infused with advanced skin care ingredients, the formula smoothes the appearance of fine lines and helps lips look fuller.
- delivers pure, radiant color in a range if head turning shades.
- a push of the clear button on top releases the lipstick from its ultra-stylish case.


Citrus Flirt and Sassy Fuchsia 


PROS:
very moisturising even without lip balm
glides on like butter
non-sticky 
lightweight on the lips
thumbs up for the stylish and classy packaging! 
no need to apply lipgloss if you want a glossy effect
my lips instantly looks plump and healthy
long-lasting; stays on for 5-6 hrs max.

CONS:
it has a strong floral scent 


NEUTRAL: 
I've noticed that the 2 shades that I have are sheer, you need to swipe it a few times to build the opacity.


OVERALL:
I'm in love with the packaging and the formula. 
If you're a fan of Mary Kay Creme lipsticks, I'm sure you'll love this even more.


Swatches:
 Sassy Fuchsia | Citrus Burst




For more Mary Kay products, please visit their Online Catalogue here:


Till next time, 


August 17, 2014

Review: Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick

I got this lipstick from a loot bag that Sample Room Philippines sent me a few weeks ago. This is the first product that caught my eye because of the good reviews I've read online. Read on to know what I think about this lipstick.


PRODUCT INFO:
Achieve rich, longwearing color that glides on smoothly and doesn’t fade away easily. Lasts up to 8 hours! Always hydrating and never drying, this high-cushioned lipstick keeps lips moisturized all day, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and stops feathering to give lips the perfect plumped-up appearance. Slim and handy, with a see through window for easy identification.
 
PRICE: Php 350.00

NET WEIGHT: 2.5 grams

WHERE TO BUY: Available through Tupperware dealers.

SHADES: Available in 6 gorgeous shades.


PROS:
* affordable
* the smell isn't overpowering; i hate overly scented makeups especially lippies.
* the lipstick bullet is so slim and lightweight
* non-drying even without lipbalm
* very pigmented and long-lasting; lasts for more than 5 hours.
* doesn't feel heavy on the lips 

 
NEUTRAL:
* stays on forever; you need an oil-based makeup remover to completely remove the lipstick.

CONS: 
* only available through Tupperware dealers.


OVERALL:
When I started collecting makeup a few years back, Colour Collection was one of my go-to brands, especially for lipsticks. I am impressed they have improved the quality and staying power of their lipsticks. I highly recommend their Ultimate Wear line if you are looking for an affordable lipstick that is budge-proof (and kiss-proof *wink*) for special occassions or for everyday use.  

More pics
Headturner is a show-stopping pink color that packs a punch.


Ingredients list 

  Swatch
 Natural light

 Indoor light

I'm happy to share with you guys that Colour Collection Lipstick in Headturner is a dupe for MAC Amplified Lipstick in Lickable.

Have you tried this line yet? 

Till next time, 

July 13, 2014

Review: Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss me lipcolor (Turn up the Heat Collection 2014)

Hello Shopcoholics! 
If you've read my previous post, Happy Skin Cosmetics sent me products for their Turn Up the Heat Summer Collection. I've only tried their 2 shades of their Shut Up and Kiss Me Lipcolor which I reviewed a few months ago, and got to excited to try more shades of their famous lipstick plus their other products. I'll review the lipcolor first =)

I fell in love with the packaging the first I laid eyes on it! 


Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Turn Up The Heat Lippies – wear them alone or layer them to give you a cocktail of colors for summer! Php 1,249 for a box set of three lippies (priced at Php 549 each).

You can buy it individually or as a set. These are Limited Edition by the way, so better grab 'em NOW! I think 1.2k is sulit already for 3 lippies =)

The boxed set comes with 3 shades of their Shut up and Kiss Me Lipcolor.

The Morning After - mauve-ish MLBB shade
Summer Crush - rosy pink
Sunset Kiss - reddish-orange 

The Morning After - a sexy nude that mimics lips that were just kissed.
This shade looks too dark on my arm when swatched, but when applied this is actually a pretty nice shade when paired with smokey eyes. My only complain is that this shade washes me out when worn with light or no eye makeup. 

Summer Crush- a flirty pink that evokes lips that want to be kissed.
This bright pink shade is LOVE! This will instantly brighten your face even without eye makeup or blush. This is my 2nd favorite shade from this collection. For the lasting power though, I am a bit disappointed... it doesn't stain my lips unlike Sunset Kiss and easily fades when you eat or drink.

Sunset Kiss - a fiery red orange that will remind you of the burning passion of a kiss and summer’s extraordinary setting sun.
Honestly, at first I was kinda scared when I saw this shade. Reddish-orange shades doesn't look good on my skintone and makes my teeth and complexion look too "yellow" (if you know what I mean). Suprisingly, when I tried it for the first time I immediately fell in love! IMO, this is a dupe for MAC Lady Danger and MAC Marilyn Monroe Scarlet Ibis shade. The staying power is AMAZING! This lasts for more than 5 hours and you need an oil-based makeup remover to take it off.  


Swatches
The Morning After | Summer Crush | Sunset Kiss

Lip swatches

Ingredients
It contains Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Aloe oil and Collagen to moisturize and protect the lips. Similar to their regular line of lipcolor, these Limited Edition lippies are unscented, moisturing and does not emphasize my lip lines.

To read my previous review, click HERE.

Presenting my Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss me Lipcolor collection :
Presenting my Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss me Lipcolor collection :
From left:
Just Married, Girls Night Out, Summer Crush, The Morning After, Sunset Kiss.


To read my previous review, click HERE.

Happy Skin is currently available at Rustan's Makati and Rustan's Shangri-la, Beauty Bar and Plains & Prints boutiques. 
Visit www.happyskincosmetics.com for complete store listings and more product info. 
Follow @happyskin on Instagram and Twitter. 
You can buy Happy Skin Online via shop.beautybar.com.ph
 
 


Till next time, 

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