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, 

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, 

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