May 31, 2010

Review : Revlon Colorburst Lipstick + swatches

After the release of their famous Photoready Collection now comes Colorburst Lipsticks!


*image borrowed from Revlon.au*

PRODUCT INFO from Revlon:
The New Revon ColorBurst Lipstick provides a luxurious, virtually weightless, high-impact color and offers a unique shade range allowing women to make a statement without saying a word.
* Innovative pigments provide immediate, high-pigment color release on lips to give rich color in just one swipe.
* Unique Elasticolor technology hugs lips with an explosion of color that feels virtually weightless.
* Contains film-forming polymers for longer wear and skin conditioning properties.
* Moisturisers and anti-oxidants, including Sweet Almond oil improve lip texture

RETAIL PRICE: Php 575.

NET WEIGHT : 3.7 grams / 0.13 oz.

SHADES : Available in a range of 20 modern shades, carefully selected with expertise of Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman.

*image borrowed from Revlon.au*




Some shades available (from left):
* Soft Suede, Blush, Rosey Nude, Hazelnut, Sienna, Fuchsia, Carnation, Mauve, Soft Rose, Peach, Plum, Raspberry, Crimson, Coral, True Red.


Fyi, Jessica Alba is wearing True Red on Revlon's Colorburst Ad.

PROS:
* packaging looks expensive - i love the quilted matte bullet!
* Revlon logo etched on lipstick similar to Chanel Lipsticks
* really feels lightweight, as if im not wearing lipstick.
* creamy texture that glides evenly
* non-drying formula
* does not settle into fine lines
* color is buildable
* lasts about 3-4 hours on my lips
* shades that I have are not too shimmery nor matte

CONS:
* a bit expensive - but I wouldn't mind paying for a lipstick as pretty as this!

TIPS:
Eventhough this is a moisturising lipstick, don't forget to use lipbalm underneath.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
I want to try True Red and Carnation (they said this is a MAC Strayin' dupe)

RATING :
5 / 5

Swatches
(click photos to enlarge)

Swatched on NC20 skintone. Pretty MLBB shades.

More pics..
swiped 3x so that color will be visible on cam.
Sorry my lips is a bit dry...


^^ Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude ^^

^^ Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach^^

^^ Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Mauve^^

I in love with Peach & Mauve!

Disclaimer : Products were sent for review purposes.
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By the way, please check out Joice's Blog, she did a feature of YOURS Truly as blogger of the month. =)


Till next time,

May 26, 2010

Review : Loew Cornell Maxine 270 Mop Brush


*click photo to enlarge*

PRODUCT INFO:
Flat oval white hair mops with short purple handles. All natural hair brushes in timeless, popular shapes with incredibly soft bristles. Affordably priced. These brushes hold lots of color for artists and can also be easily used as substitutes for MAC makeup brushes! These brushes apply makeup evenly and are great for blending harsh lines. - from Hofcraft.com


RETAIL PRICE: Php 300 or about $6.

PROS:
* soft! this is made of goat hair.
* affordable
* inexpensive compared to the MAC 239 brush
* looks sturdy, this is a painter's brush btw.
* does a good job of picking up pigments
* packs eyeshadow on the lid to make the color more vibrant
* not scratchy
* did not shed on the first wash
* dries quickly

CONS:
* not all sizes are available locally.
TIPS:I just wash this with dishwashing liquid diluted with a bit of water.
ADDICTION FACTOR:
So happy I bought this brush! I find the MAC 239 expensive LOL

RATING :5 / 5

More pics
Close up of the Loew Cornell brush aka MAC 239 dupe brush.
*photo from www.loew-cornell.com*

Loew Cornell 3/8 brush vs. MAC 239
*Photos from www.digitaltraincase.multiply.com*

Thanks Sol for letting me borrow the pics.
Please visit her shop at www.digitaltraincase.multiply.com if you want to purchase this brush. She's also selling inexpensive NYX Products =)


Till next time,

May 24, 2010

Get a chance to win Spanaticz products + GC's... (Closed)

* photos borrowed from Spanaticz site*

Get a chance to win Montagne Jeunesse products and AZTA Gift Certificates!


Here's the mechanics:
1. Click here to be a fan of Spanaticz in Facebook.

2. Just complete the statement:
"I would love to try Montagne Jeunesse Spanaticz because _____"


3. Post your answer in my comments box. Don't forget to include your email address.

4. Copy and paste it in
Spanaticz Fan Page's Wall.

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So easy right?!
Spanaticz will choose 3 winners based on your answers. Contest will run til mid-june.
Sorry, Philippine residents only =)


Thanks to Spanaticz for sponsoring this giveaway to my readers.

Click here to check out my review for the Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Mask in case you missed it.


Goodluck,

May 18, 2010

Review : Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation


PRODUCT INFO from Maybelline:
Is a breathable yet full coverage foundation that gives a healthy luminosity.
Clinically proven: No oil. No Fragrance. SPF 18++ PA.
Dermatologist tested. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Made in China.


TO USE:
Apply prior to sun exposure. Dot on forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. Smooth with downward strokes until well blended.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 299.

WEIGHT : 18 ml

SHADES : Available in 4 shades.
> C02 Rose White
> N02 Shell Beige (matches my NC20-25 skintone)
> W02 Natural Buff
> W03 Apricot Sand (i have this shade in Angelfit, my mom gave this to me for makeup school, i think this fits NC30-35 skintones.

*image borrowed from Maybelline*









* Note: C stands for cool, N for Neutral and W for warm.

PROS:
* inexpensive
* its mineral makeup with SPF
* no whitish cast on photos
* unscented
* feels lightweight yet covers minor flaws and evened out my skintone
* sheer to medium coverage depending on application (see tip below)
* does not cake
* gives a matte finish

CONS:
* does not completely cover pimple scars etc.


TIPS:
For a medium coverage, after applying moisturiser (wait for 5 mins to absorb), dot on forehead, chin and cheeks. Then I use a foundation brush to distribute and blend the foundation. To avoid streaks, I blend the foundation again using my fingers.

For a sheerer coverage, use a damp sponge in applying.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
Since Angelfit Liquid is already discontinued, will definitely repurchase this! But I love this more coz it has SPF and gives a matte finish compared to Angelfit (dewy).

RATING :
4 / 5

Swatch (click photos to enlarge)
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation in N02 Shell Beige

Weird, it looks shimmery here coz of the flash =P
But trust me, its NOT shimmery when applied.


Till next time,

May 13, 2010

Review : Maybelline Eye and Lip Makeup Remover


PRODUCT INFO from MAYBELLINE
:

A non-greasy makeup remover that quickly and easily removes waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing.
* Efficient & Easy : this formula instantly removes all eye and lip makeup, even waterproof and non-transfer.
* Gentle: formulated for sensitive eyes it is very gentle for the delicate skin around the eyes.
Ophtalmologically and Dermatologically tested. Made in Indonesia.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 99 for 40 ml; Php 199 for 70ml.

WEIGHT/SIZE : Available in 40ml and 70ml.

PROS:
* really removes waterproof mascara, I'm impressed!
* non-greasy
* no stinging / burning sensation
* love the mild scent
* inexpensive. Can't afford Lancome Bi Facil's makeup remover =P
* no redness/allergies - been using this for more than a week now.

EDIT: This is available in local Maybelline counters. =)

CONS:
* none

TIPS:
Dab a little amount of makeup remover on a cotton pad. Gently press the pad on your eyes, wait for 5-10 seconds (for waterproof mascara) and slowly wipe using downward strokes. I use 1 cotton pad per eye.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
I'm hooked! Will definitely repurchase the bigger bottle!

RATING :
5 / 5
Here's the test:
click photos to zoom
I applied Maybelline Volume Express waterproof mascara at the back of my hand.

Waited for a few minutes for it to dry.
using a cotton pad with and a bit of makeup remover...
Tadaa... Waterproof mascara completely removed!
I'm really impressed with this makeup remover.

What's your HG makeup remover? Let me know.

Till next time,

May 11, 2010

Review : Maybelline Eyestudio 2 in 1 Shadow Liner

Since my Wet n wild Purple gel liner already dried out, was looking for a dark purple liner to replace it. Luckily found this baby on sale. =)

PRODUCT INFO from MAYBELLINE:
Waterproof, stays all day. Use as eyeshadow or liner. Applies smoothly, easily and evenly.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 359. Got it on sale for Php 287 =)

WEIGHT : 1.20 grams / 0.04oz

SHADES : Available in 7 shades.
*image borrowed from Maybelline*











> Black
> Chocolate
> Forest Green
> Ocean Blue
> Dark Purple
> White Pearl
> Gold

PROS:
* very creamy
* easy to blend
* didn't smudge & fade during the day- applied this on my upper lashline.
* dual purpose - can be used as eyeshadow or eyeliner
* no weird smell
* pigmented


CONS:
* need sharpening. It would be nice if this is retractable pencil.
* faded a bit when rubbed under running water.


TIPS:
After applying, let it set first to avoid smudging. Layer with an eyeshadow of the same color to make the eyeliner last longer.


ADDICTION FACTOR:
I wanna buy Black to use as base for smokey eyes and White Pearl to highlight or as an eye base.

EDIT: I already bought White Pearl and I love it! Click here for the swatch.

RATING :
4 / 5. This is a good inexpensive eyeliner =)

Swatch
Maybelline Eyestudio Shadow liner in Dark Purple

Smudges a bit when rubbed twice.
(see tip above to avoid smudging)


Till next time,

May 10, 2010

Reposting : Your Little Beauty Bag's Mother's day giveaway

Click here or the picture above for the contest rules.
Contest ends on May 23, 2010.


Goodluck,

May 7, 2010

A Mother's Day Treat from Paul & Joe

PAUL & JOE COSMETICS INVITES YOU TO:

**Click image to zoom**

MOTHER & DAUGHTER BEAUTY BLOWOUT
Paul & Joe Beaute Counter
1st Level, Rustan's Makati
May 9, 2010; 4pm

RSVP: Maan Perez (0917-8338339
)

May 4, 2010

Review : Stila Lip glaze in Star fruit


PRODUCT INFO from Stila:
Want lips that get all the attention they deserve? Turn on the shine and you'll be turning heads with stila's most popular lip gloss. Choose from an array of delectable shades that add a splash of color and fabulously matching flavors and scents in one easy click of the famous pen. Cosmetics experts agree-this top seller is an essential addition to any beauty bag.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 600-700 in Ebay.

WEIGHT : 2.4 ml or 0.8 fl oz.

SHADES : Available in more than 20 shades.

PROS:
* love the brush applicator, its more hygenic compared to doe foot types
* click pen type for easy application
* texture is not as sticky as MAC's Lipglass but lasts long on my lips.
* makes my lips look plump & shiny
* wonderful fruity scent
* sheer but buildable color


CONS:
* not all shades are available locally.

TIPS:
Wipe the brush with tissue after every use. =) Can be used alone or layered with lipstick.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
Will not repurchase for now. Still have a LOT of glosses from Lancome & MAC (I'm a lipgloss addict haha).. I've never finished a single tube yet =P

RATING :
5 / 5

Swatch
Stila Lip glaze in Star fruit
Described as a shimmering coral on Stila's site.


Till next time,
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