June 28, 2010

Review : Prestige Multi-task Wet/Dry Powder Foundation

My friend Emily gave this to me. Been using this foundation for quite some time now. I'm also using their Prestige's Cream to Powder foundation and their Perfectly Matte Pressed powder..

Prestige Multi-task Wet/Dry Powder Foundation in Warm Ivory

PRODUCT INFO
from PRESTIGE:
Perfect for all skin types. Ultra-light, delicate feel. Oil free and oil-absorbant.

APPLICATION TIPS: Apply dry for a light coverage or a damp sponge for full coverage. On the cheeks and chin blend with downward motion. Blend slightly under the jaw for the most natural finish.


RETAIL PRICE: Php 500.00


NET WEIGHT : 0.35 oz / 10 grams

SHADES: Available in 8 shades.
> Warm ivory (NC15)
>Wheat (NC20-25)
> Bisque
> Natural Beige (NC30)
> Soft Spice (NC30-35)
> Light Cocoa (NC40)

> Cocoa
> Tawny

PROS:
* powder has a smooth texture - but not as silky as the ELF Two way powder.
* inexpensive
* sponge has a separate compartment like MAC Studio Fix.
* no weird scent
* average oil control (about 4 hrs on my combination skin)
* covers my pores and doesn't look cakey
* didn't break me out
* has medium coverage (when used dry)


CONS:
* no spf

* case is kinda bulky.
* the lid is sometimes hard to open especially if I'm in a hurry

TIPS: Warm Ivory is a tad lighter on my NC20-25 skintone but I just use a kabuki brush to apply for a sheerer finish. Haven't tried applying this wet coz its a bit light on me. To avoid caking (when you retouch) blot your face first with tissue or oil control films like Clean & Clear or Gatsby.

ADDICTION FACTOR:

Will not repurchase since I still have a LOT of powder foundies to finish. My friends Martha and Jing also loves this foundation!

RATING :
3.5 / 5

More pics
(click photos to enlarge)

The sponge compartment and mirror -
packaging is similar to their Cream to Powder Foundation.



Swatch
Eventhough the powder a bit light, it still disappears on my skintone when blended...
Maybe I'm acidic?! =P


What's your favorite powder foundation?


Till next time,

June 25, 2010

Spanaticz Giveaway Winners!!!

* photos borrowed from Spanaticz site*

Without further ado, here's the winners for the Spanaticz Giveaway...
Each one of you will receive Montagne Jeunesse products + AZTA Gift Certificates!

Here's the 3 winners Ms. Charissa of Spanaticz picked :

i would love to try Montagne Jeunesse Spanaticz because i love clay masks! Ever since i made a post about clay mask, i discovered the wonders of clay & it really works! I'm still on the hunt for clay masks that will work for my skin & so far i have only loved 1 brand, but i'm very much open to trying out new products that might be my skin's best friend!

I would love to try Montagne Jeunesse Spanaticz because the variety of flavors available are hard to resist, and it's nice to pamper your skin without burning a hole in your wallet. =)

I would love to try Montagne Jeunesse Spanaticz because I always saw it at watsons but I cannot buy it because I don't have a budget... And specially I love to try chocolate mud masque because I heard a lot of good reviews about it and it looks yummy too...^^, I hope it makes my face feel better if I try it... Hope this is my chance to try Montagne Jeunesse Spanaticz.... Thank you...

Congrats girls!
Please wait for Ms. Charissa's email =)



Till next time,

June 23, 2010

Review : Hype Gluta-C Intense Whitening Day Cream

A friend recommended this to me when my HG moisturiser Nivea Fluid SPF 15 got OOS. She has sensitive skin and she's hiyang with this. I bought a tube to see if it works for me...


PRODUCT INFO from HYPE:
Multiple whitening and anti-aging benefits bring your skin to its maximum potential. With Glutathione, Kojic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Shea Butter to intensely whiten, minimize minor blemishes and age spots. Made in the Philippines.

TEST FOR COMPATIBILITY : Apply a small amount of cream on a small area of skin below the ear or the neck for three consecutive days. If you don't experience skin irritation, you may safely use the cream on your face. If redness occurs, discontinue use and consult your dermatologist.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 249.75. Available in Watsons and department stores nationwide.

NET WEIGHT : 40 ml


PROS:
* non-greasy, absorbs easily
* this is also good as makeup base.
* lightweight
* cream is unscented
* with SPF 25 and anti-oxidants yey!
* been using this for more than a year and I didn't break out
* minimizes my dark pimple marks (don't expect dramatic results in just a few days of use)
* inexpensive! 1 bottle lasts me for 4-5 mos.
* no whitish cast

* i love the airless pump packaging! If you have moisturisers/foundations in a jar you can transfer the contents into the empty Hype container. Tried it and it works!


CONS:
* can't think of any =)


TIPS:
I apply this after I wash my face in the morning. Though this moisturiser is absorbed quickly, I still wait for 5 minutes before applying
other makeup products on my face (e.g. primer, foundation). I also bought their Toner Spritz, still testing it if doesn't break me out. Will let you know...

ADDICTION FACTOR:
This is mg HG moisturiser! I'm on my 4th bottle now.

RATING :
5 / 5

More pics..
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Product Description on box

Love the pump packaging!

Consistency is just right, not to thick nor thin =)

When blended.

What's your HG day moisturiser? =)


Till next time,

June 19, 2010

MAC Concealers : NC or NW?

Wondering what concealer shade suits you?
Here's a comparison of MAC Studio finish concealer in NC20 & NW20 shades.

*click photos to enlarge*

EDIT:
Yes I'm aware that NC means "Neutral Cool" and NW for "Neutral warm", but this is easier to remember =)

NC means Not Cool = Warm skintones
NW means Not Warm = Cool skintones


Learn more about MAC's Shade Guide HERE.


Swatches:
As you can see, there's a noticeable difference between the 2 shades.

NC is yellow toned and suits almost all skintones. Choose a shade lighter if you want to brighten the undereye area or a your skintone shade if you want to hide pimples /blemishes.

NW on the other hand is a peachy-beige that suits cool or neutral skintones. This shade also counteracts dark undereye circles.


Hope this post helps. =)


Till next time,

June 17, 2010

Review : Lakme Enrich Lipcolor

As promised here's my review. This is the lipcolor I used in my previous FOTD. These are pasalubongs from India (plus the cute bangles which I really love!) According to my friend, LAKME is a popular brand there. Thanks Sunitz! *muah* Get well soon!

Lakme Enrich Lipcolor in Cherry 352
(Classic Finish)


PRODUCT INFO from LAKME:
Deep conditioning lipcolor enriched with Vitamin E for softer and smoother lips. Contains strawberry, grape seed, and peach extracts to keep lips nourished and soft. Made in India.


RETAIL PRICE: I don't have any idea.


NET WEIGHT : 4.4 ml

SHADES: Available in more than 30 shades in Satin, Sheer, Metallic, Classic and Matte Finishes.


PROS:
* creamy
* non-drying
* stays on for about 4 hrs without eating or drinking
* very pigmented
* does not settle into fine lines


CONS:
* not available locally
* has a strong fruity scent (maybe because of the fruit extracts) - but it disappears after a while

ADDICTION FACTOR:
I love it! =) LAKME is brand by Unilever India. I hope they will carry this brand locally =)

RATING :
4 / 5

Swatch
(click photos to enlarge)

See how pretty it is?


Till next time,
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