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Review : ELF Two way cake foundation in Beige

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I'm so happy that some ELF Studio items are now available here in Cebu. Saw this foundation and I immediately tested this on my hand! I was amazed at the coverage and texture. I even asked the SA what foundation she's using coz her skin looked flawless, and she said she's using this!

ELF Two way cake foundation in Beige

PRODUCT INFOfrom box:
This dual foundation can be used wet for a creamy full coverage or dry for a sheer coverage. The SPF 15 formula combats premature aging and protects against sun damage. The easy to blend lightweight formula is great for all skin types and gives a natural looking finish for all day wear.

APPLICATION TIPS : Apply prior to sun exposure. For a sheer coverage, use the sponge dry. For a fuller coverage, dampen then the sponge applicator with water to apply the powder wet.

Note : I edited the description and application tips coz they interchanged some info on the box. It was indicated to use the a wet sponge for a sheer coverage and dry for a full…

Review: MAC Lip Erase Lip balm in Dim

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This is a Limited Edition lip balm from Dsquared2 collection, but its also available in their PRO Line.

MAC Lip Erase Lip balm in Dim


PRODUCT INFOfromMAC Pro Site:
A flesh-toned balm that visually neutralizes and erases natural colour from the lip. Shine- and texture-free. Available in a choice of two shades for use on light to medium skin tones.

RETAIL PRICE: $16 (about php 700). Bought it for Php 850.

WEIGHT : 15 grams

SHADES : Available in 1 shade from the Dsquared2 Collection, but 2 shades from their PRO Line.
> Dim (medium skintones)
> Pale (light skintones)


WHAT I LIKE:
* its a lip neutralizer, lipbalm and a sheer nude lipstick in one!
* can be used on its own or under lipstick/gloss
* doesn't feel heavy on the lips
* very creamy
* pot contains a lot of product

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
* emphasizes dry, chapped lips. Make sure to exfoliate first.
* pot packaging is not hygenic
* smells makeup-y on the pot (don't worry it will disappear once applied)
* not sure if its still available…

Review : Dr. Jart Silver Label BB Cream

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PRODUCT INFO on tube:
Rejuvenating Blemish Base, whitening SPF35/PA++ This unique professional formula containing innovative active ingredients, concealing blemishes and activating skin rejuvenation. It soothes red, irritated skin while providing moisture to the skin. It can also be used as a make up base.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 1,780 for 50ml.

WEIGHT : 50 grams

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade ideal for fair skintones.

WHAT I LIKE:
* provides medium coverage.You can skip concealer if you don't have dark circles & blemishes. I love the coverage compared to Skinfood BB Creams. Effect is like I'm using Maybelline's gel foundation.
* high spf - you can also skip sunblock!
* scent is not bothering
* good oil control. Suits my combination skin.
* brightens my complexion and matches my skintone.
* i love the flip top cap! Much easier to use since I'm always in a hurry.
* been using this for 1 week and so far no break-outs.

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
* not locally available.
* kinda hard to bl…

Tagged : 40 Beauty Questions answered

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Thanks to the lovely Nehs for the tag =)

Updated: 9/14/2010

SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily? 2x, morning and evening

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Combination. Dry cheeks, slightly oily T-zone.

-What is your current facial wash? Celeteque facial wash, my HG!

-Do you exfoliate? Yes, once a week.

-What brand do you use? St. Ives apricot scrub

-What moisturizer do you use? Nivea and Celeteque, depending on my skin condition.

-Do you have freckles? Nope.

-Do you use eye cream? Yes, everynight.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Last 2008 I broke out on the cheek and chin area.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Nope.

MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use? MAC Studio Fix, Revlon, Prestige, Covergirl, Maybelline etc.

-How about concealer? MAC Studio finish & Select cover up, Maybelline, The Balm, Ben Nye, Skinfood

-Do you know your undertone color? Yes, slightly yellow.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes? Its okay for photoshoots.

-Did you know that you are suppo…

Beauty bow's Coach & Guess handbag giveaway

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Click here for the contest rules.
Giveaway ends on March 10, 2010.

Goodluck,

Spend vs. Save : MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

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Kung Hei Fat Choi girls!
Wishing you all good health, happiness and success!

and oh, Happy hearts day too!

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I borrowed my sister's fluidline to make a comparison.
Hope you find this post useful.


MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack - Php 1,100
Maybelline Eye studio gel liner in Black - Php 450


PACKAGING :
Both are made of glass jars.

WEIGHT :
MAC - 3 grams
Maybelline - 2.8 grams

TEXTURE :
MAC is a bit creamier than Maybelline.

COLOR - PAY OFF :
Same intense black color.


(click images to zoom)

STAYING POWER :
(On bare hands without primer)
After a few minutes upon application, I rubbed it several times - it didn't budge or smudge!

When I placed my hand under running water and rubbed it twice, both liners smudged.
Maybelline smudged more than MAC, but hey- just a little bit!

See pic below.


TIPS:
Make sure to tightly close the jar after opening to prevent gel eyeliners from drying fast.

Other gel eyeliners I've tried:
Fanny Serrano gel eyeliner - dries easily after a month. Flaky texture…

Review : Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black

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Eyeliner is a must in my makeup routine. I always apply it on my upper lashlines to make my chinky eyes look bigger. Got this from a fellow girltalker for almost 1/2 of the price. I think she only used it twice!

Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black

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PRODUCT INFOfromLaura Mercier's site:
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Liner is an innovative semi-crème eye liner with a velvet matte finish that delivers long-lasting pure colour with a rich texture similar to the Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencils.Perfect for creating a classic, smudged line or smoky eyesMistake-proof formula never drops colour onto the cheek or faceUse dry for a smoky lookPop out your favorite shade from its compact and place it in a Custom Compact for a customized colour paletteAll Custom Compacts sold separatelyRETAIL PRICE: $ 22 (about php 1,000) - really pricey for an eyeliner huh?

WEIGHT : 0.08 oz / 2.5 grams

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
> Black
> Chestnut
> Midnight

WHAT I LIKE:
* easy to use especia…

Review : Revlon Soft on the Eyes Sheer Loose Shadow

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Revlon Soft on the Eyes Loose shadow in Whisper sweet neutrals
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PRODUCT INFOfrom REVLON:
Encircle eyes with a unique "watercolor"-inspired palette of four ultra-light loose shadows. The formula is sheer yet buildable, to adapt coverage and provide increased color impact as desired. Unique quad with mixing well and brush allows for maximum shade play and customization of color and beauty look.
RETAIL PRICE: Php 300 or about $6 on Ebay.

WEIGHT : 0.3 oz.

SHADES : Available in 3 shadow quads.
#760 - Whisper sweet neutrals
#765 - Head in the clouds
# 770 - Sublime

WHAT I LIKE:
* powder smells like candy!
* cute packaging, easy to carry
* spill proof design
* there's a brush included - so soft!
* shimmery
* easy to use

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
* colors are too sheer

TIPS:
I use this as eyeshadow base, can also be used as higlighter on the eyes and cheeks. I find the brush included too small for applying shadow all over the eyes, but its perfect as an eyeshadow contour brush if…

The Beauty Junkee's valentine giveway

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My friend Martha is giving away..

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NARS Orgasm blush dupes

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Looking for a NARS Orgasm dupe?

Just want to share...
Credits to www.mywomenstuff.com

*Pic from www.mywomenstuff.com*

I have Loreal's front page peach, when applied with a light hand it looks kinda similar to Orgasm but its more on the pink side..
Maybelline's Mineral blush in Simply Coral and Cover girl Classic blush in Rose Silk is a dupe too!

Other inexpensivepeachy-pink blushes you might want to try:
> ELF Glow blush - I'm now on my 3rd pan. I really love the color, although staying power is not that impressive but who cares?! Its only 125 pesos =)

> Fanny Serrano Blush in Coral Pink - a shimmery peachy-pink, packaging is similar to Chanel's blushes.

> Fashion 21 blush #1 - my friend Gem loves this!

> Nichido Blush in Sunkissed - their blushes are really pigmented.

> Ever Bilena Blush in Honest - a matte peachy-pink blush. The brush included is soft too! Not bad for Php 150.



Till next time,