December 29, 2010

Review : Revlon Age Defying Moisturising Concealer

Revlon Age Defying Concealer in Light/Pale

Product Info from Revlon:
Hydrates like an eye cream. The only concealer with Botafirm, conceals imperfections due to aging, dark circles, and discolorations.

RETAIL PRICE: Will verify. I think this costs around Php 600-700.

WEIGHT: 11 ml

SHADES : Available in 4 shades.
* Light/Pale, Light/Medium, Medium, Medium Deep.


PROS:
* has spf 25
* hygenic (and convenient) squeeze tube packaging
* no weird smell
* tube contains a LOT of product
* smooth consistency and easy to spread
* does not settle into fine lines
* non-drying
* good staying power. Did not crease, fade and flake throughout the day.
* nice coverage. Brightens and conceals my undereye circles.


CONS:
* limited shades available.


TIPS:
If you have dark undereye circles like me, apply corrector first before applying concealer. My favorite is Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer #01. Gently pat until product blends with your skintone. Apply Revlon's Age Defying concealer with a concealer brush or your fingertips on top of the corrector. Make sure to PAT (not rub) to avoid "erasing" the product. Set with loose powder with a fluffy brush or puff to avoid caking.



ADDICTION FACTOR:
Currently my HG liquid concealer! This is much, much better compared to MAC Select Cover up which I find drying when used on the undereyes. I highly recommend this concealer to those who have fine lines under the eyes or people with dry skin.


RATING :  4/5


More pics (click to enlarge)
Swatch

Slightly blended

Nice coverage noh?!


Till next time,



Disclaimer : Product was sent as gift.
This is not a paid review and is solely based on my honest opinions.

December 26, 2010

Warning: Beware of this seller...


* click photo to enlarge *

Notice the topmost pic? The above photo was taken from my review of Skinfood Gingko BB cream! An Indonesian seller stole my pics, and worst she even CLAIMS that I am using their anti-wrinkle/ spot removing cream. This seller posted my pics on her Facebook account as if I am a user of their product, which is untrue.

I already asked Facebook to remove the photos and I'm glad they did but too bad the seller has 6 other accounts (under Yosh Skincare).
I can't check to see if she is still using my pics on the other accounts unless I add her as a friend, that's why I am asking assistance from you (my supportive readers) to help me report to Facebook if they are still using my pics on their accounts.

I feel sorry for their buyers if it does turn out that their product is a sellout, that's why I am driven to take action against their dishonorable act. To the seller, if you're reading this, please set this matter right.




Till next time,

December 21, 2010

Review : Skinfood Salmon Darkcircle Brightening Powder

Product Info from Skinfood:
A dark circle concealing powder containing salmon oil and micro beads brightening powder to brighten tired eye area.

TO USE: Use after Salmon Darkcircle concealer cream using the enclosed puff, apply elaborately onto dark circles around the eyes.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 900+ at Skinfood stores. Bought it in Ebay for Php 470.

WEIGHT: 2.5 grams

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade.


PROS:
* cute packaging
* powder is finely milled
* i love the smell!
* a little amount goes a long way
* does not settle into fine lines
* puff is soft


CONS:
* expensive
* didn't really brighten my undereye area =(

TIPS:
After applying concealer, use provided puff or a fluffy eye brush to apply powder. Use only a little amount to prevent concealer from caking.


ADDICTION FACTOR:
I'm disappointed with this... a waste of money IMO. I prefer using Ben Nye's Banana Visage Poudre to set my concealer & foundation =P

My other favorite product is Ellana's Multi-purpose shadow in Hush (now on my 3rd pot). It is a matte beige shade that can be used as eyeshadow base to even out your lid color before using eyeshadow or as an undereye brightener.



RATING : 2/5


More pics (click to enlarge)

Close up of the powder

Skinfood Darkcircle Concealer cream and Darkcircle Powder

Swatches:
1. Skinfood Darkcircle Concealer Cream
2. Skinfood Darkcircle Concealer Powder
3. Skinfood Concealer cream set with concealer powder


You can also check out Pammy's review HERE... she loves this powder!

For my Skinfood Darkcircle Concealer review, click HERE.


Till next time,

December 17, 2010

Review : Revlon Matte Powder Blush

Revlon Matte Powder Blush In Perfectly Peach
too bad the compact broke when I got it =(

Product Info from Revlon:
Creamy, soft matte blush that gently contours cheekbones.
* Brushes onto cheeks smoothly and effortlessly for a soft matte look and a smooth, even finish.

* Perfectly defines and contours cheekbones
* Specially coated pigments offer a soft matte look without sacrificing color or wear

RETAIL PRICE: Php 625.00

WEIGHT: 5.1 grams

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
* Rose Rapture
* Perfectly Peach
* Barely Buff

PROS:
* brush included is soft!
* sleek packaging
* fragrance-free
* sheer but builable color
* non-chalky
* color lasts for more than 5 hours on me
* its matte but the finish doesn't look "flat"
* I usually don't look good in Peach blushes coz usually they look dirty/weird on me, but this one doesn't.
* the shade reminds me of NARS Sex Appeal blush although I haven't seen the actual shade but you'll be the judge. You can check out Heatherette's blog for swatches. Sex Appeal is described as a soft peach blush btw.


CONS:
* mirror is too small
* may not show up on darker skintones.


ADDICTION FACTOR:
To be honest, when I first saw this blush I really didn't like it. Why?
1. It looks Blah on the pan
2. Its matte - you know I love shimmery shades
3. Its peach - I've tried a couple of Peach blushes in the past and I didn't like it.. I prefer peachy-pinks.
But when I tried this blush I instantly fell in love! I really love this, I really do! This is the only peach blush worked for me (so far)! =)

RATING : 4.5/5

More pics (click to enlarge)

Swatch


Till next time,


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

December 14, 2010

Swatches : My concealer collection


Liquid concealers

Cream Concealers

Swatched on NC20 skintone
1. Skinfood Rice Concealer Tip #21
2. Skinfood Rice Concealer Tip #23
3. Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals (Sand)
4. Missha Undereye Brightener #2
5. MAC Select Cover up NC20
6. Revlon Age defying moisturising concealer (Light/pale)

1. VOV Cover Foundation #2 Natural Beige
2. Skinfood Salmon concealer #2
3. The Balm Timebalm concealer (Light/Med)
4. MAC Studio Finish concealer NC20
5. Cinema Secrets Concealer
6. Ben Nye Mellow Orange Neutralizer in Fair

Sorry I forgot to swatch my Ben Nye Neutralizer, but you can check my previous post HERE.


My favorites:
Corrector: Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer
Cream Concealer: MAC Studio Finish & The Balm Timebalm
Liquid Concealer: Revlon Age defying

Tip:
MAC Select Cover up & Skinfood Rice Concealer Tip can also be used as eye primer
if you don't have super oily lids.

For concealer reviews, click HERE.


Till next time,

December 10, 2010

Review : L'oreal White Perfect Fairness Control Day Cream


PRODUCT INFO from L'oreal:
Double action:
1. Helps neutralize the program of melanin production at source*.
- It helps neutralize the enzyme that contributes to the melanin program.
2. Helps unload existing melanin in skin layers*
- It works to help remove the cells loaded with melanin to brighten up skin complexion.

Benefits:
1. More Transparent skin
2. More Healthy glow
3. Protection against UV induced skin darkening.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 595.00

WEIGHT: 50 ml


PROS:
* has spf 17
* smells nice, no weird sunblock scent
* easy to spread
* consistency is thick but cream is easily absorbed.
* non-sticky
* my face looks
glowing when I use this! Swear!
* no whitish cast (when applied sparingly)

CONS:
* glass jar is kinda heavy to tote around
* I wish it came with a pump.
* After using it for a few days I got tiny bumbs on my forehead =(


TIPS:
After washing your face, apply a thin layer of L'oreal Day cream. Let it absorb for a few minutes before applying primer and/or foundation.


ADDICTION FACTOR:
I really love the glowing effect it gives me, but too bad I'm allergic =.(


RATING : 2.5/5


More pics / Swatches
(click photos to enlarge)

Slightly blended.



Till next time,

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


December 6, 2010

Spend vs. Save : Light Berry Lipstick

Spend: MAC Lipstick in Rocking Chick (Frost) from Barbie Collection - Php 950
Save:
Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in 505A Light Berry Frost - Php 50


I'll just let the photos do the talking...

Swatches

They look similar right? =)


To those who are asking, I bought my Wet n Wild lipstick HERE.


Till next time,

December 2, 2010

Mini Haul: Wet n wild & Styli-style from Ebay

Got these from my favorite ebay seller/friend Laura.
Click HERE to visit her store.

Wet n wild mega eyes eyeshadow trio in Egyptian sands - Php 120
Wen n wild Ultimate brow kit in Dark brown - Php 130
Wet n wild Silk finish lipstick in Light berry frost - Php 50

click photos to zoom


The eyeshadow trio shades are pigmented and the texture is non-chalky.
The shade that I got is perfect for the office & it goes well with any lipcolor IMO.


A closer look at the Ultimate Brow kit...
Complete with 1 clear wax, 2 brow colors, tweezers, brush and mirror.

Haven't used this yet coz I still have my In2it brow color.


Swatches
Top: Silk finish lipstick in Light Berry - the shade is similar to my other MAC lipstick. Will post swatches soon.
Center:
Eyeshadow Trio in Egyptian Sands

Bottom: Ultimate brow kit (brow colors only)

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Styli-style Liners
Swatches

From left:
Flat liner 24, Liquid liner, Brow pencil, Lip liner 24


To test the staying power, I placed my hand under running water.

Rubbed 3x.

Rubbed 10x! haha

MY THOUGHTS:
Brow Pencil in Taupe (Php 75) - I rarely it coz I prefer powder brow colors but this is easy to apply & the color didn't fade throughout the day. If you're a fan of pencil type brow colors I highly recommend this!

Lip liner 24 in Nude (Php 75) - creamy and glides easily. The shade is barely noticeable on my lips when used alone and it makes my lipstick & gloss last longer. I only use this on special occassions though coz I don't like the heavy feeling of wearing a lip liner. =P

Flat liner 24 in Blackest black (Php 85) - a waste of money! Its too dry and tugs my lids. Good thing I bought it cheap! This sells for Php 400+ at Beauty bar.

Liquid liner in Black (Php 100)- the marker tip pen is thin and its so easy to use! No racoon eyes during the day and its also easy to remove with makeup remover.


Till next time,




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