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, 

June 28, 2014

PR: Happy Skin Turn Up the Heat Summer Collection 2014

Pinay skin is happy now. In fact, it’s been happy for the past five months...and counting. Following the well-received Happy Skin launch five months ago, more and more women have now realized that to look beautiful, you must never compromise skin health. Sure, beauty trends come and go, seasons color our faces in different hues, lips pucker up in different colors – but overall skin? Well, it’s most beautiful when it is happy.


Happy Skin co-founder Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez believes that this is the core of their booming beauty business. “More and more women are discovering the beauty of skincare makeup,” she shares. “They’re falling in love with our philosophy – makeup that cares for your skin – and products!”

Co-founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo happily explains: “They now echo our belief:  truly good makeup should be your ally – not your enemy – in making you look and feel more beautiful! Fact is, all the best skin care products in the world will be put to waste if you don’t use good quality makeup that also takes care of your skin.” 


Happy Skin Makes Pinay Women Happy
With this sound philosophy, many women have developed a strong affinity towards
Happy Skin and its products. Since its launch, Happy Skin has found its way into the kits and on the dressers of countless women. 


“We launched only five months ago and yet we have women aged fifteen to fifty who love our products! We have students, debutantes, brides, career women, models, moms, even makeup artists and celebrities buying Happy Skin,” excitedly shares Rissa. 


“It really warms our hearts whenever we receive an email of heartfelt thanks as they were literally wowed with the Happy Skin product they bought and had to personally thank us. This really fills me with a sense of fulfillment that what we’ve touched their lives and made it a bit better,” gushes Jacqe. “I’m particularly touched whenever they tell us that they’ve searched for so long fora makeup that will be good for their skin and how Happy Skin became the answer to their prayers.” 


“The response of women has been tremendous! To each ofthem, it boils down to finding a makeup brand that finally makes it easy to look beautiful without harming their skin,” further explains Rissa of the brand’s quick rise up the modern Pinay’s consciousness. 


“A lot of our happy consumers always tell us that they don’t breakout anymore and feel that they have healthier glowing skin after using our products. We’ve also noticed a lot of new makeup users trying our brand as their first foray into cosmetics,” shares Jacqe. 


“We also have patrons like Kris Aquino who loved the lippies so much that she collaborated with us to create her own lippie. Karen Davila who fell in love with our
liquid eyeliner after wearing it during the typhoon Haiyan coverage and saw that it
didn’t budge and lasted the entire day. Lucy Torres-Gomez who’s so happy that she bought loads of products to give as gifts! Cecile Zamora (Chuvaness) personally loves SS Crème and we saw on social media that she actually made it part of her makeup kit!” beams Jacqe. 

“The fact that thesewomen, who have access to international makeup, are patrons of Happy Skingives us that stamp of approval that we have been creating good makeup that isat par with world-renowned brands. Especially for a humble Filipino brand like ours, it really makes us so very proud and super motivated to create more products.” 

“The support for a local brand like ours has been really overwhelming! Nothing makes us feel prouder and happier than our very own Filipinos supporting our humble homegrown brand,” echoes Riss



What's Hot with Happy Skin
Admittedly, the Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippies havegrown to be dependable makeup staples for that luscious pop of lip color. The Don’t Get Mad Get Even foundations have made many a woman even-toned and flawless. The Get Cheeky With Me Blushes have recreated the warmest flushes. The SS Crème has brought on radiant selfies across countless feeds and timelines.

As these popular products secured a loyal throng of patrons and fans, Happy Skin continued to dream, innovate, and develop skin-caring makeup solutions that’ll make skin even way happier. “Each product we create is thoroughly researched, perfected, and tested to givewomen the ultimate makeup that truly cares for their skin,” explains Jacqe. 

Fresh from the beauty boxes and available at the Happy Skin counters are fab new makeup products that love your skin: Feeling Sculptacular Face Contour Kit, the Eye Love Vie Pencil & Marker Eyebrow Duo, Make a Clean Sweep Revitalizing Micellar Water Makeup Cleanser, and the dependable Eye Am Here To Stay Eyeliner now comes in gel pencil form. 


But the hottest products to hit Happy Skin counters are the limited edition summer collection. To be one with all summer lovers out there and care for their skin during the sunny months, Happy Skin launches its Turn Up The Heat Summer Collection 2014.




Happy Skin makes this your happiest and hottest summer! The Happy Skin limited edition Turn Up The Heat Summer 2014 Collection featuring three new sizzling shades of their bestselling lippie and two new summer hues of blushes that deliver the same promise of a natural flush as their original blushes.


Happy Skin Shut Up & 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

 

Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Turn Up The Heat Lippie in the shade Summer Crush – a flirty pink that evokes lips that want to be kissed; P549 each. 
Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Turn Up The Heat Lippie in the shade The Morning After – a sexy nude that mimics lips that were just kissed; P549 each.
 

Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Turn Up The Heat Lippie in the shade Sunset Kiss– a fiery red orange that will remind you of the burning passion of a kiss and summer’s extraordinary setting sun; P549 each.


Happy Skin Get Cheeky With Me summer blush in the shade Sunset Kiss – a flattering orange that allows you to take the summer warmth with you wherever you go; P699 each.


Happy Skin Get Cheeky With Me summer blush in the shade The Morning After – a pink that will always make him think you always have thatnatural effortless glow; P699 each.

Last month I received these Limited Edition goodies from Happy Skin.
 If you've read my review a few months ago, you'll know how much I adore the Shut Up and Kiss me lipcolor. Is the new limited edition lippies at par with the regular ones that I've tried? Stay tuned for my review =)

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, 

June 15, 2014

Review: MAC Brush Cleanser


 PRODUCT INFO FROM MAC:
  This one product will clean, disinfect and condition the brush fibers so that brushes will last longer. It is convenient to use and is specifically designed to extend the life of high quality brushes. Brush Cleanser leaves your brushes smelling fresh and clean, and helps shorten their drying time.
PRICE: Php 780.00

NET WEIGHT: 235 ml / 7.9 US Fl oz.

WHERE TO BUY: Rustans, Ayala Cebu

PROS:
* super easy to use
* i like the smell, it smells like alcohol and is not overpowering.
* easily cleans and conditions my brushes in seconds (even my MAC brushes with white goat hair and duo fibre face brushes).
* my brushes smells so clean afterwards
* fast drying time: it takes 5-10 mins for smaller brushes and 15-30 for the big, fluffy face brushes.

CONS: 
* expensive at first but I'm amazed that after 8 months the bottle is still half full.

TIPS: 
* You can buy an atomizer at Watsons for less than 100 bucks and transfer a little amount of brush cleanser into the bottle, that way mas tipid gamitin. All you need is 1-2 sprays for eye brushes and 3-4 sprays for the bigger ones.


OVERALL:
I highly recommend this product for spot cleaning and sanitizing brushes. But please do keep in mind that nothing beats washing your brushes with shampoo and water.

It is recommended to wash/deep clean your face brushes at least once a week and eye brushes once to twice a month. Be gentle when you wash your brushes with water. Do NOT soak your brushes, as it may loosen the glue that holds the hair in place.

More pics

How I clean my eye brushes with MAC Brush Cleanser :


All you need is a paper towel and the brush cleanser.
Here's my dirty MAC 217 blending brush

All you need is just 1-2 sprays and run it back and forth the paper towel. 
Tadaa... Looks clean again =) Amazing right?! haha

After cleaning, I lay them on a face towel to dry. 
After drying, I store my MAC brushes in a leather brush roll.

List of Ingredients 


How do you clean and take care of your brushes?

Till next time, 

June 3, 2014

MAC Playland Collection 2014

Welcome to M·A·C Playland, a funtastical wonderland where spring becomes a fabulous whirlwind of creativity and amusement.  Make merry in luscious shades of Lipstick and Lipglass in playful pinks, brilliant purples and bright corals, and toy around with a carousel of Casual Colour pots in neon orange and hot pink.  Pigments offer the promise of leisure and mirth, and Chromagraphic Pencil adds a cascade of colour to this season’s fun-packed fantasy. 


 
LIPSTICK - Php 1,000
PLAYLAND frosty yellow gold (frost)
SWEET EXPERIENCE bright pink (amplified)
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY hot pink (amplified)
TOYING AROUND hot coral pink (amplified)
RED BALLOON hot fuchsia (amplified)
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS red with pearl (frost)

LIPGLASS - Php 950
BRIGHT SIDE creamy yellow
LOTS OF LAUGHS creamy peach
CAROUSEL creamy pink
LIVE IT UP creamy orange
PURE SILLINESS creamy lilac


CASUAL COLOR - Php 1,300
FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT bright pastel pink
YOUNG AT HEART bright pink
HI JINKS! bright coral

PIGMENT - Php 1,300
EVER SO YELLOW soft yellow with pearl
HI-DEF CYAN cyan blue
NEO-ORANGE intense neon salmon
GOLDEN OLIVE high frosted green-gold

CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL - Php 950
GENUINE ORANGE bright orange
HI-DEF CYAN hi-def cyan
PROCESS MAGENTA matte magenta
BLACK BLACK deepest black



In Cebu, M·A·C Playland  is available at the M·A·C counter in Rustan's Department Store, Ayala Center Cebu (032) 231-5642.


Till next time, 
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