July 31, 2010

Review: Revlon Creme Gloss

I love the shine and staying power of MAC Lipglass but sometimes I wish its more pigmented - like lipstick. When Revlon sent me these babies, I got so excited and immediately played with them. Am I disappointed? Read on...

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Revlon Creme Gloss in Patent Leather Pink, Crush on Coral and Peachy Sheen


PRODUCT INFO FROM REVLON:
The next-generation in lip gloss with both full-coverage color and extreme gloss shine. Collagen complex and light reflecting particles give lips a fuller appearance. Vitamin E and collagen condition for ultra-soft lips. Unique flow-through brush offers smooth, even application.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 475? Will verify.

WEIGHT : 1.18 ml

SHADES : Available in more than 10 deeply pigmented, high gloss shades.

PROS:
* the brush type applicator and the sleek packaging reminds me of my Stila Lip Glaze.
Pen type glosses are hygenic coz you don't double dip. After every use you can wipe the brush with tissue.
* consistency is thick - i prefer sticky and thick glosses
(like MAC Lipglass and Lancome Juicy tubes) coz they last longer.
* i love the smell! Not too overpowering.
* staying power is amazing! Applied it at 1pm... occassional sips of water + snacks at 3pm, by 5.30pm the color faded a bit but I can still see a bit of gloss is still left and my lips felt moisturised.


CONS:
* you have to twist the bottom end several times during the first use. Sometimes I end up twisting too much and a lot of product comes out.
* container holds a little amount of product (1.18ml). For reference, MAC lipglass has 4ml.
* some may find the texture tacky - if you don't like sticky glosses.


TIPS:
Don't forget to apply lipbalm first so that the creamy formula glides easily.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
This is pigmented like a lipstick but with the shine of a lipgloss. Perfect coz i love both! This creme gloss saves me time when I'm in a hurry.

RATING :
4 / 5

More pics
Revlon Creme Gloss in Patent Leather Pink, Crush on Coral and Peachy Sheen

Swatches
My favorite shade is Patent Leather Pink =)



Disclaimer : Products were sent for review purposes.
This is not a paid review and is solely based on my honest opinions.


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July 29, 2010

Elle's Best Celebrity Hair and more..

*Photo from Elle.com*

Got an email from Ms. Kerry McGlinchey, Digital Marketing Coordinator of Elle.com and she thought it would be wonderful to share to my readers about their Newest Beauty content.


Best Celebrity Hairstyles for 2010

http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Hair/Best-Celebrity-Hairstyles-for-2010

They have a gallery of the Best Celebrity Hairstyles for 2010 including Nicole Ritchie's bangs, Kim Kardashian's waves and the products stylists use to achieve their looks.


Perfect Eyebrows: How to Get Hollywood's Best Arches

http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Makeup-Skin-Care/Perfect-Eyebrows-How-to-Get-Hollywood-s-Best-Arches

Tips and tricks on how to get the perfect looking eyebrows from Celebrity Brow Expert Anastasia Soare.

For more fashion and makeup tips please visit:

http://www.elle.com/


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July 28, 2010

Review : ELF Eyeshadow Brushes

Top: ELF Eyeshadow Brush
Bottom: ELF Blending Brush


* Photo from ELF website*


ELF Eyeshadow Brush
Price: Php 125.00

Product Info:
Specially sheered brush tip absorbs the perfect amount of eye shadow and provides long lasting color saturation. The comfort curved brush contours the eye with natural gliding strokes for easy and accurate eye shadow application.

Pros:
> not scratchy
> perfect for packing eyeshadow on the lid
> can also be used to define the lower lashline (using dark eyeshadow colors)
> I prefer short handled brushes
> available locally

Cons:
> sheds 1-2 hairs during the first wash
> the white handle turns yellowish over time


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* Photo from ELF website*



ELF Blending Brush
Price: Php 125.00

Product Info:
Expertly blends multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines. Brush can also multitask – use it to set powder or liquid concealer.

Pros:
> made of soft hair
> perfect as crease brush or for blending eyeshadow colors and harsh lines
> use with loose powder to set undereye concealer
> can also be used to apply highlighter under the brows and on the nose bridge
> available locally

Cons:
> sheds 1-2 hairs during the first wash


OVERALL: Inexpensive yet does the job! I've had the Eyeshadow Brush for over a year now and the hair quality is still the same. The Blending brush on the other hand, I just bought it last month... loving it so far!



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July 22, 2010

Review : Myra-E Vitaglow Tinted Facial Moisturiser



PRODUCT INFO FROM BOX:
* Gives a hint of color - evens out skintone with a natural coverage.
* Contains minerals - to give your skin a healthy glow.
* Enriched with Vitamin E - to help keep skin soft, healthy and young looking.
* With SPF 15 - to protect skin against the sun's harmful rays.
* Dermatologist tested & hypo-allergenic - mild, gentle and safe for everyday use.

DIRECTIONS: Shake well before use. Gently and evenly apply on face and neck after cleansing. For best results, use daily as your facial moisturiser. Can also be used as makeup base.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 135.00 ($2.90) at Watsons.
Got it for 50% off the retail price. Want one? Click here.

WEIGHT : 35 ml

SHADES : Available in only 2 shades.
> Ivory (for fair skintones)
> Beige (for medium skintones)

PROS:
* texture is creamy and easy to blend
* evens out my skintone without looking cakey
* has "micro" shimmers that made my skin glow. I love shimmers!
* yey for the SPF 15 suncreen
* can be used alone or as makeup base
* inexpensive and available locally
* sleek packaging
* no whitish cast
* no break-outs

CONS:
* its scented! =P
* limited shades available


TIPS:
Set with loose powder for a sheer coverage or use this under liquid foundation or powder foundation for a medium coverage. The shimmers are barely visible when layered with a powder or foundation.


ADDICTION FACTOR:
Love it! Perfect for those lazy days when I want to even out my skintone without using foundation or BB cream (this is much easier to blend). I'm using Nivea Tinted Moisturiser before, but their lightest shade is a bit dark on me.


RATING :
4 / 5

Swatch


Myra-E Vita-glow Tinted moisturiser in Ivory



What Tinted Moisturiser are you using?
Have you tried this product?


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July 19, 2010

Quick post: Stylissimo Gala Fashion Show

Hi girls! Last saturday was a very important event for me. Its the day of our Graduation from Makeup School - plus we did the makeup of the models for the Stylissimo Fashion show held at the Waterfront Hotel Lahug. We started doing makeup at 2pm and we finished at around 7pm (i did the makeup for 6 models). It was a very tiring day but it was worth it! Thanks to my mentor, Jessie Glova coz without him this wouldn't be possible.

My works
First Look - dark lined eyes with red lips

^ Model 1 ^

^ Model 2 ^

^ Model 3 ^

^ Model 4^

Second Look - peachy tones
^ Model 5^

^ Me with models 1 & 4 ^

^ with Model 3 ^

^ Models 2 (left) and 6(center) ^
took this shot inside the CR LOL

^ MUA's with mentor Jessie Glova ^

Me =P


My Certificates - at last!

Please bear with the pictures - the lighting was so poor and I only took the pics with my point and shoot camera.


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July 15, 2010

Sneak Peek : Urban Decay Hall of Fame Set

Can't believe I already own one!

I love the graphic print!

Tadaa... what's inside

This value set includes:

Eyeshadow Primer Potion XL size 16 ml
PROS: Made my eyeshadows stay put throughout the day without fading or creasing.

CONS: the packaging coz is not sanitary compared to squeeze tubes like Too Faced Shadow Insurance which I plan to try as soon as this runs out..


Mini 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (black)

PROS: the texture is really creamy and glides easily. I love the true black color!
Did not smudge on the upper lashline.
CONS: Smudges on my waterline. This also needs constant sharpening =P that's why I prefer retractable pencils.

Mini Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy (sheer beige shimmer)
PROS:
i love the vanilla-ish smell plus this lipstick is really shimmery and non-drying.

CONS:
Barely shows up on my pigmented lips, I can only see shimmers.


Mini Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in Timothy (coral with pink glow)
PROS: Non-sticky and pigmented
CONS: none =) i love this!


Mini Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
EDITED: 7/19/2010
PROS: the wand is full sized and has a unique shape that prevents your lashes from clumping. It does not smudge
too! The trick is to apply a thin layer at a time. . Love it!
CONS: none! im just sad that this product is not available locally =P


Timothy Lipgloss & Midnight Cowboy Lipstick

Swatches with flash


The Hall of Fame set is valued at $54 if bought individually, but this is only priced at $29. The good thing is that I got it during their Friends and Family sale for $23. So I paid around Php 1,300 including shipping fees (US-Manila-Cebu) + Buyer fees.

I pre-ordered this product from Ms. Catherine of My online shopper in Multiply. You can Pre-order from her any product from the US stores/websites. She only charges a minimal amount for shipping and handling plus your stuff will be delivered at your doorstep, so no more customs charges!

As what I experienced before, I tried ordering some stuff at an online store in the US but I only chose USPS shipping and poof! It got lost! That's why THIS is much safer IMO and inexpensive. I learned my lesson =(


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July 13, 2010

Review : Marionnaud Brushes

After reading a lot of reviews, I decided to try some brushes for myself.
I bought the ff:


Marionnaud Angled Blush Brush Price: Php 169.00
Pros:

> soft hair (sythethic)
> perfect for blush or bronzer application
> can also be used to contour or define the cheek bones
> i love the short handle
> no shedding/bleeding during the first wash

Cons:
> nothing

Marrionnaud Retractable Brush Price: Php 249.00
Pros:
> love the slim case - easily fits in my makeup bag
> packaging is not cheap looking
> good for loose powder application

Cons:
> hair is scratchy compared to the other brushes =P

Marionnaud Concealer Brush Php 89.00
Pros:
> has firm bristles/hair perfect for cream concealers
> curved shape is perfect for the undereye area and the sides of the nose
> no shedding/bleeding during the first wash

Cons:
> none!

Edit:
Try removing the concealer residue with makeup remover before washing the brush.

Marionnaud Pointed Eye Brush Price : Php 69.00
Pros:
> perfect as crease brush or the outer-v
> soft hair
> i love the short handle
> can also be used to apply eyeshadow on the lower lashline
> some say this is similar to MAC's 219 Pencil brush
> no shedding/bleeding during the first wash

Cons:
> nothing!

OVERALL:
If you're looking for inexpensive brushes that works I definitely recommend this brand! I really love them except for the Retractable brush =P


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July 9, 2010

Review : The Face Shop Span Oil Control Primer


PRODUCT INFO from tube:
Formulated with sebum absorbing powder and pore smoothing elastic polymer, this makeup primer minimizes shine while enhancing the staying power of your foundation.

DIRECTIONS: Smooth on a fine layer before applying foundation.


RETAIL PRICE: Around Php 400+ in stores.

Bought this from a fellow girltalker coz its always OOS here in Cebu.


NET WEIGHT : 30 ml / 1.01 fl oz.


SHADES: N/A


PROS:
* product is easily absorbed
* the gel texture is similar to the famous Smashbox Photofinish Primer
* color is transparent green but turns clear once applied
* feels lightweight
* non-sticky and easy to blend
* inexpensive
* controls oil during the day (take note that I don't have super oily skin)

CONS:
* i read this is already discontinued?! Boo!
* the scent kinda strong for my liking but it disappears after a few minutes


TIPS:
I use this after my Hype Gluta-C moisturiser. You only need a small amount for the entire face. I only use this during special occasions coz I'm afraid that the silicon content might break me out.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
I love this primer! Hopefully they will have new stocks soon...

RATING :
4.5 / 5

More Pics
(click photos to enlarge)

See how matte it looks?

Check out Anastacia's Review - she also loves this primer!


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