November 23, 2016

New Lorac Rose and Revelry Unzipped set swatches

 Happy holidays Shopcoholics! 
I am sure you girls have already started with your Christmas shopping. 
Recently, Lorac has launched the Rose and Revelry collection for this holiday season. 
The moment I saw this set, I immediately asked a friend of mine in the US to buy it for me. 

   Lorac Rose and Revelry Unzipped set
Retails for $35 (valued at $75) at Lorac.com

This set includes the ff:
Unzipped eyeshadow palette (11.20 grams)
Behind the scenes eye primer (5.5 grams)
Alter Ego lipstick in Stylist (3.4 grams)
Alter Ego lipgloss in Goddess (3.57 grams)


I am in love with the texture of Lorac eyeshadows. They are buttery soft to touch, has minimal fall-outs and are pigmented even without an eye primer.



 
Lorac Unzipped Palette 

 Lorac Unzipped Palette swatches without primer

TOP ROW (from left to right): 
undercover | unbelievable |unattainable | unconditional | unbridled

BOTTOM ROW (from left to right) : 
undiscovered | unreal | uncensored | unspoken | untamed


Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick in Stylist 
Lorac Alter Ego Lipgloss in Goddess 

Swatches

The lipstick and lipgloss included are perfect for this holiday season. The lipstick shade reminds me of MAC Captive. So lucky to snag this set before it sold out online. The eyeshadow palette, if purchased alone costs $42, so imagine my surprise when I saw this set for only $35! Quite a steal, right?! 

My bff Hollie of Random Beauty is in love with the Lorac Unzipped too. You may check her review and swatches here.

A few more days before Black Friday sale.. what are you girls getting? 


Till next time, 

October 6, 2016

Swatches: Lorac Pro To Go Eye + Cheek Palette

Hello Shopcoholics!

Here's another most used palette in my makeup stash, the Lorac Pro To Go Palette.
This palette features 2 highlight shades, 4 eyeshadows, 2 blushers, a bronzer and 2 mini brushes.
  

I  also own the original Lorac Pro Palette, and I have to say that Lorac is really consistent with their formulation. The eyeshadows, blushers and bronzer have the same buttery texture, pigmentation and staying power compared to the original one. 


This retails for $38 on LORAC, but if you plan to purchase one here in the Philippines I have seen a lot of online sellers on Ebay and Instagram selling it for Php 2,500+.


Shimmer: Pearl | Chai | Mink

Matte: Shell | Cafe | Black

Lorac Pro To Go Palette Swatches

Pearl - a cool toned shimmery shade that can also be used as a face highlighter 
Chai - a medium bronze color that looks flattering on all skin tones
Mink - dark purplish color with shimmers
Shell - can be used all over the lid as base
Cafe - my fave transition shade for the crease
Black - can be used with a damp brush as an eyeliner

Lorac Pro To Go Palette Swatches

Bronze (matte) | Pink (matte) | Coral (shimmer)

Overall, I enjoy using this palette and will definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a travel friendly makeup palette. 



Till next time, 

July 20, 2016

Happy 1st birthday Althea Korea!


One of my favorite online shops for beauty is now turning one! Althea Korea www.Althea.kr  is your one stop shop for all things K-beauty! They have a wide assortment of beauty and skincare products which are not available in my country (yey!). This is my 2nd package from them already, and now planning to order my 3rd. Online shopping is so addicting! haha You cannot blame me coz I am also a sucker for cute packaging tehe



So without further adieu, here's my Althea Korea package which arrived a few days ago. The pink birthday box looks so cute!!!!




I had fun decorating the birthday party kit that came with my order =)
Starting today July 20 to 31, you will get the Limited Edition  Birthday box + DIY Party Kit for every order (until supplies last).

My order came within 10-15 days and was directly from Korea to my doorstep. Talk about fuss-free shopping! You only pay for the shipping fee or get free shipping for orders Php 1,500 and above (and no tax fuss!). Their prices are not so expensive and they have a lot of cute and trendy Seoul exclusive beauty products. All their items are 100% Authentic and offer 30 days unconditional return. What's not to love right?


Tadaa.... what's inside the uber cute pink birthday box.


Here's what I got:

Vitamin Capsules Vita 3000 E Refining cream
It's my Magic Sponge
Skin Lab Dr. Vita K cream
Etude house Play 101 pencil
Tony Moly Backgel Eye Liner (Brown)
Witch's Pouch Selfie Fix Pigment (Follow me)



I forgot to post my 1st haul from them. I got the following:

Banila and Co. It Radiant CC Cream
Innisfree Long Wear Cushion #21
Peripera Peri's Tint #1
Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye base


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Althea's Birthday Celebration 20th - 31st July, 2016

Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit 
For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

   
Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers 
Full size beauty products. While stocks last.

  • Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!Rebate will be credited into your account.
  • #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
    - Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea!
    - Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
    - Contest starts from 20th July - 15th August, 2016.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to www.althea.kr and Althea Facebook for more information


Hurry!! Order now to get your DIY party kit =) 
Let me know what products caught your eye.


Till next time, 

January 8, 2016

Swatches: Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Hello girls! 
Here's another eye candy for you, the Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette. 

 

According to Urban Decay, this is a follow-up of the industry's all time best selling palette, the Naked and Naked 2 palettes. The Naked 3 eyeshadow palette features 12 never before seen rose-hued neutrals from pale shimmery pinks to a deep matte black with red shimmers. You can choose from every finish imaginable - ultra smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. 
Weight: 12 x 1.3 g / 12 x 0.05 oz

This retails for $54, a bit expensive compared to the Lorac Pro Palette which retails for $42.

 Urban Decay Naked 3 vs Lorac Pro


 Urban Decay 3 Eyeshadow Palette up close


Shade description and finish (from UD website):
Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin)
Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter)
Burnout (light pinky-peach satin)
Limit (light dusty rose matte)
Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter)
Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle)


Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte)
Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer)
Factory (pinky-brown satin)
Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift)
Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) 
Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red shimmer)

 Urban Decay Naked 3 swatches (on NC20 skin)
 natural light (outdoor)

My favorite shades are Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner and Liar.
Dust is a lovely shade to highlight the inner corner of the eyes, but it is difficult to work with because of the chunky glitters that might irritate the eyes. 

 white light (indoor)

For comparison, here's the Naked 2 palette:


 

 Urban Decay Naked 2 palette swatches
 
The first shade Foxy is hardly visible on my NC20 skintone.

Both palettes are pigmented and smooth to apply, but I prefer the Naked 3 because I am a sucker for Rosegold shades and I find the Naked 2 "too warm" for my skintone.

 I'm thinking of getting the Urban Decay Naked Smoky because of the cute packaging (don't judge me haha) or the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette next time =D **drools**



What's your favorite Urban Decay palette? 


Till next time, 

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