Showing posts from September, 2010

Review : Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer

Prepares face for flawless makeup application by smoothing skin and helping minimize appearance of pores.

To use: Apply after moisturiser and before foundation. Smooth primer onto face and blend outward.


WEIGHT : 0.85 fl. oz/ 25 ml

SHADES : Clear

* with melon, apple, avocado fruit extracts + dimethicone to moisturise skin.
* non-greasy
* glides evenly and dries to a semi-matte finish
* a small amount goes a long way
* if you're travelling this is convenient to carry coz of its size
* love the squeeze tube packaging
* the gel like texture reminds me of The Face Shop Span Primerwhich is already discontinued.

* applied it at 8am and my t-zone gets shiny by noontime.
Note: I usually apply this on my T-zone area only since my cheeks feel a bit dry =p
* this is scented - others my find the smell a bit off but I don't mind since I love "grassy" scents.
* did not minimize my pores/fine lines

* I also apply this primer on my und…

Review: Ben Nye Neutral Set & Banana Visage Powder

As promised, here's the review for the Ben Nye products I've bought. I'll review the loose powders first.

Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre Luxury Powder

PRODUCT INFO fromEbay: Ultra-neutral powders provide superior matte and and subtle finishing. Often compared to French powders with silky-fine textures. Visage Poudres are translucent with just a hint of color. Available in 4 shades - Banana, Cameo, Buff and Beige Suede.

This powder is said to be a cheaper alternative for the famous T. Leclerc Banane Powder.

Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder

PRODUCT INFO from FXSupply: This colorless powder blends with all skintones. Its a must to set bright colors or specialty tints when no color shift is important. Special formula controls perspiration.

RETAIL PRICE: $10 each excluding shipping.

WEIGHT : 85 grams / 3 oz.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: At Funhousetheatrical on Ebay.

Review : Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint

My first Etude House purchase and definitely not the last!
Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Cherry 01
PRODUCT INFO: Tint promotes moist and shiny cherry lips with a creamy, smooth texture.
RETAIL PRICE: Php 325.00 or around $7.

WEIGHT : 9.5 grams / 0.33 oz

SHADES : Available in 3 shades. # 01 Red # 02 Pink # 03 Peach
* stock photo*
PROS: * affordable * non-sticky and spreads easily. * does not dry easily when applied and gives you enough time to blend. * smells like cherries * gives my NC20-25 a pinkish-red flush that looks so natural. When used as a lip tint, it stains my lips into a popsicle-red shade. * good staying power * no allergies
* stain on my fingers is difficult to remove even with alcohol =P
* kinda drying if not used with a lipbalm * applicator wand is not hygenic
TIPS: * ON LIPS - Apply lipbalm first, let it absorb then blot excess with a tissue. Starting at the center of the upper lip) dot a small amount and blend using fingers or a lip brush. Do the same on the lower lip. Finish wi…

Quick post: Fun shoot + FOTD's

Just want to share some pics of our Fun shoot last saturday.

Models: Me, Ann & Jenny
MUA: Kimberly Lam (me)
Location:Lilo-an lighthouse, Cebu

Photo Credits:
Fernand Vicoy of
James S. Lam (JSL Photography)

click images to zoom ** Me =) **

Products used: FACE
Hype Glutha-C Spf 25 moisturiser
Revlon Photoready foundation in Shell
Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer NB01 +
MAC Studio finish NC20 (undereyes)
Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder #21
Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder
MAC Sculpt & Shape in Accentuate/Sculpt
In2it Brow color + MAC Beguile browset
Pink, Dark purple e/s from 24 color palette
Revlon Luxurious e/s in Black galaxy
Wet n wild e/s in Cream
Maybelline Volume Express mascara
Maybelline gel eyeliner in black (upper lashline)
Maybelline shadow liner in black (lower lashline, waterline)
Unbranded falsies
MAC Sculpt & Shape in Accentuate/Sculpt
Lumene Terracotta airlight bronzer
Light Pink blush from 10 pc blush palette
Carmex lipbalm
MAC Pink Nouveau Lip…

Ben Nye Mini Haul

My Ben Nye pre-order (pooling) from Funhousetheatrical finally arrived!
I got the ff: Ben Nye Visage Poudre Luxury Powder in Banana - said to be a dupe of the famous T. Leclerc Powder in Banane Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder
Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer in NB-1 (lightest shade) Ben Nye Mellow Orange Neutralizer in Fair (lightest shade)
All in all I paid almost Php 2k including International & Domestic shipping. Not bad noh?!
Still testing the products... Reviews to follow.

Till next time,

Review : Colour Collection Matte Edition Lipstick in Vintage

Colour Collection Matte Edition Lipstick in Vintage

Feel the smooth, rich color glide along your lips with this matte lipstick that gives you all the color without the shine. Enriched with Vit E and sunscreen for nourished and protected lips.

TO USE: Apply color. Wait for five minutes for color to set.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 170.00 (intro price). Orig price is Php 320.00
WEIGHT : 4 grams

SHADES : Available in more than 5 shades.
* no weird smell * non-drying for a matte lipstick * amazing staying power. Long-lasting compared to the famous MAC Pink Nouveau lipstick.
* inexpensive cool-toned pink shade that brightens up my face
* easy to apply, glides on easily.

* emphasizes chapped/dry lips
* only available in Tupperware outlets/dealers.
Exfoliate your lips first with a damp towel or a soft toothbrush. Apply lipbalm and let it absorb for a few minutes before applying lipstick. For super smooth lips apply petroleum jelly or any emollient lipbalm before going to bed. I recommen…

My Pink Lipsticks...

Just a short post to share with you my pink lipstick collection.
Its not much, but I really love these lipsticks..

(click photos to enlarge)

From left :
1. Beauty Credit Lipstick in PK03
2. Colour Collection Matte Finish Lipstick in Vintage (review to follow)
3. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Bonbon Pink
4. MAC Frost lipstick in Rocking Chick
5. MAC Satin Lipstick in Pink Nouveau
6. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Carnation
7. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Mauve
8. NYX Lipstick in Narcissus
9. NYX Lipstick in Louisiana
10. NYX Lipstick in Fig
11. NYX Lipstick in Tea Rose

I suck in describing colors so I'll just let the pictures do the talking.

Sorry I forgot to include myLA Colors Pink Parfait lipstickand MAC Bombshell lipstick.

In a different lighting
For the shade names, please refer to the numbers above.

My top 3 favorites? Can I make it 4 instead?! LOL
1. MAC Pink Nouveau
2. Revlon Colorburst in Carnation
3. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Bonbon Pink
4. Colour Collection Matte Finish…

Review: Purederm Age defying cleansing tissues

*click photo to zoom*
Purederm Age defying cleansing tissues are formulated to help reveal younger looking skin. These dual-action deep cleansing tissues with Retinol, Vitamin E, Ginseng, Green Tea and Aloe Vera unfold to a full size. Dirt-seeking fibers clean deep within the skin while moisture-weave fibers deliver moisture to the skin. You will see clean and revitalized skin after one use and continued use of these tissues will help your skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines. Made in Korea.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 99.00 for 30 wipes.
WHERE TO BUY: Watsons shops
VARIANTS: Age defying and Acne wash (with Salicylic acid).

* inexpensive and locally available * does not tear easily when used * you only need 1 tissue for the face and neck * removes my foundation, concealer and brow color * my face felt refreshed and moisturised afterwards * no stinging sensation