Review: Missha The Style Undereye Brightener

Missha The Style Undereye Brightener #2
Product Info from Missha:
A tip type concealer that contains brightening properties which will cover dark circles and imperfections.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 199.00 on Ebay.
WEIGHT: 6 grams
SHADES : Available in only 2 shades.
> #1 Light Beige
> #2 Natural Beige

* creamy consistency & dries easily
* easy to blend
* inexpensive
* has tiny pearls to brighten the undereye area
* not as drying compared to Skinfood Rice Concealer tip
* does not settle into fine lines
* can be layered with a cream concealer

* Light to medium coverage (see explanation below why its a CON)
* You cannot test the shades if you buy it online.
For Manila residents, they have a branch at SM North Annex. Thanks Justine for letting me know. =)
Limited shades available. The darkest shade is too light for medium skintones IMO

I'm not pleased with this concealer... coverage is too light (for me) and it did nothing to camouflage my dark circles. I don't want this product to go to waste, so I sometimes use this on the sides of my nose and browbone to brighten.
If you're looking for a light coverage concealer just to brighten your undereye area maybe this product might work for you.

EDIT 1/28: Used it again on my undereyes this morning. I applied a thin layer first before applying my Time Balm concealer... the effect is okay, so far my concealer didn't cake but I still prefer using my Ben Nye corrector before using any concealer. =)

RATING : 2.5/5

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For color reference (L-R):
Missha Undereye Brightener #2 | Skinfood Rice Concealer Tip #21

Slightly blended

Till next time,


Review : Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer

Product Info from Ben Nye:
Conceal blue-hued discolorations, such as veins, tattoes, bruises and deep undereye circles with this unique palette. Expect 50-200 applications.

RETAIL PRICE: $7.99 excluding shipping.

WEIGHT: 8.4 grams

SHADES : Available in 4 shades.
* NB-01, 02, 03 & 04

* no weird scent
* can be used alone or under concealer
* pot contains a lot of product

* pigmented! a little goes a long way.
* I'm lucky the lightest shade NB-01 fits my NC20 skintone.
* not oily as Skinfood Salmon Concealer
* easy to blend, does not settle into fine lines.
* neutralizes my purplish undereye circles
* did not fade and cake when set/blended properly

* can look cakey if not applied correctly
* not available locally

* limited shades. Its either hit or miss with this product.

Can be layered with liquid or cream concealers. Tried using Ben Nye under Revlon Age Defying Liquid Concealer, MAC Studio Finish concealer & The Balm Timebalm concealer and it works great.

Been using it everyday since I got it... I can't imagine applying concealer without this product. Since I have purplish undereye circles, its really important to apply corrector first or else my concealer looks ashy =P

RATING : 5/5

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Ingredients list & application tips

Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer (NB-01) | Ben Nye Mellow Orange Corrector (Fair)

Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer NB-01

Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer (NB-01) | Ben Nye Mellow Orange Corrector (Fair)

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Review : Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream

Product Info from Missha:
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB Cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability, and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.


WEIGHT: 50 ml

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
> #13 Bright Beige (for NC15-20)
> #21 Light Beige (for NC20-25)
> #23 Natural Beige

* semi-matte finish
* medium coverage - evens out my skintone & covers slight imperfections.
* has spf 42 PA++ for reference Dr. Jart has Spf 36 while other BB creams has Spf 30.
* texture is thick at first but is easy to blend.
* pump dispenses the right amount of product. I only use 1 pump for my neck & face.
* in terms of oil control, I like this better compared to Dr. Jart.
* feels lightweight
* has a yellow undertone
* did not fade during the day (when set with powder)

* has a slight floral scent. Not a major con though.
* not available in stores but you can check Ebay and Multiply.

* After washing your face, apply moisturiser. Let it absorb first.
* Apply BB cream using your fingertips or a foundation brush.
* Set with loose powder.

Shade is perfect for my skintone and great oil control. Love it!

RATING : 4/5

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I included Dr. Jart for reference.

When blended
If you're looking for a SAVE version of this BB cream, you might want to check out Purederm's Magic 3 in 1 BB cream. Click HERE for my review.

My favorite BB Creams:
In terms of staying power - Missha, Purederm
In terms of coverage - Dr. Jart
*Note: I have Normal skin with oily t-zone

I loved Skinfood Gingko & Mushroom BB Creams, but too bad the lightest shade doesn't fit me anymore...

What's your favorite BB cream?

Till next time,


Review : Charm Retractable Kabuki Brush

Product Info from Beauty & Minerals:

For girls on the go who love stuffing their stuffs in their bag, the Charm Luxe Retractable Kabuki is the perfect travel companion, and perfect trophy makeup item in your bag! Like the Charm Luxe Kabuki, the Luxe Retractable Kabuki is made of synthetic, vegan hair, that glides like velvet no matter how much you buff it on your skin!

RETAIL PRICE: Php 500.00

* its pink! =)
* easily fits in my makeup bag
* did not bleed during the first wash.
* minimal shedding
* synthetic hair - good for people with sensitive skin.
* hair is soft and fluffy!


* Brush is good for sheer application of loose powder and powder foundation.
* I recommend washing/deep cleaning your powder brushes once a week.
* After washing your brushes, lay them on a towel to air dry. Never use a blow dryer coz it may damage the hair.

This brush is a staple in my kikay kit.

RATING : 5/5

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Close-up shot

Charm Retractable Kabuki and Kabuki brush

Another shot
I got the Charm Kabuki brush last October during the Beauty & Minerals' sale while the Retractable Kabuki brush was a birthday gift from my dear friend Yerra. =)

Till next time,


2010 Makeup Favorites

My Top 30 Makeup Favorites for 2010. You may click the links with asterisk for product reviews/swatches.

1. Revlon Photoready Liquid Foundation in Shell ***
2. Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre ***
3. Urban Decay Primer Potion ***
4. MAC Browset in Beguile ***
- I layer this over In2it's Brow color.
5. Maybelline Volume Express mascara
- my HG mascara! I've used up several tubes of this. 6. Revlon Age Defying Moisturising Concealer in Light ***
7. Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black ***
8. The Balm Timebalm Concealer in Light/Medium ***

9. Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer in NB-01 ***

10. Elianto Baked Eyeshadow in Bronzey Brown
- my go-to shade. Goes well with any lipcolor IMO.
11. Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Pot Eyeshadow in Cream

- I always use this to highlight my browbone.
12. Ellana Multi-purpose eyeshadow in Hush
- Now on my 4th pot. This is a matte nude shade that can be used to even out lid color or as undereye brightener.
13. In2it Brow Color (old packaging)
- I use the lightest shade for my brows.

14. Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder in #21 ***
15. Maybelline Clear Smooth Powder Foundation in Nude Beige
- nice coverage and the shade goes well with my NC20 skintone.
16. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Gold Spill ***

- I use this to contour my cheekbones.
17. Vivid mirror
with LED lights (Leopard print)
- a bit expensive for a mirror but worth it. You can buy it HERE.
18. Kleenex Blotting Film

- inexpensive; really good in absorbing oil. The cute print is a plus!


Correction: 1st Revlon Lipstick is Mauve, while the 2nd one is Peach.


19. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick - Mauve (1) ***
20. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in - Peach (2) ***
21. MAC Lipstick - Pink Nouveau (3) ***
22. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick - Coral Pink (4) ***

23. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick - Bonbon Pink (5) ***

24. Maybelline Watershine Lipstick - P11 (6)

25. Colour Collection Moisturising Lipstick - Paradise Pink (7)
26. Colour Collection Matte Lipstick - Vintage (8) ***
27. MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner (TLC) - Popster (Hello Kitty)

28. Lancome Juicy Tubes - Cherry Burst ***
29. Carmex Strawberry Lipbalm ***

- my HG lipbalm!
30. MAC Clear Lipglass ***

Till next time,


Review : Purederm 3 in 1 Magic BB Cream

Product Info from Purederm:

Purederm 3 in 1 Beauty Magic BB Cream moisturizes and protects your stressed skin with the three multi-functions such as UV protection, improvement of fine wrinkles and brightening your skintone.

With effective UV protection effects with SPF 30 PA++, this product double blocks UVB & UVA rays. In addition, its waterproof feature carries out the multi-functions remaining continously on your skin against water and sweat.

Various vitalizing natural extracts and combined herbal tea extracts such as Morus alba Linne extracts and Portulaca Oleracea Linne extracts that protect your damaged skin from UV rays increase your skin elasticity and skin conditioning effect.

Made in Korea.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 660.00 at Watson's.

WEIGHT: 50 ml

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade.

* inexpensive
* has SPF 30
* no weird smell
* girly packaging - i love the hot pink + silver combo!
* easy to blend
* medium coverage - evens out skintone & covers slight imperfections
* no breakouts
* yellow toned perfect for Pinays
* finish is semi-matte similar to Missha's Perfect cover BB cream
* average oil control - i have to blot my face once during the day.
Note: I have normal skin with slightly oily t-zone.

* only 1 shade available. Morena's may find the shade too light.
* does not cover pimple marks etc (this is a BB cream not concealer hehe.)

* Apply moisturiser first before BB cream.
* A pea sized amount is enough to cover the whole face. Apply sparingly to avoid a whitish cast. Check out K's Tips & Tricks on BB cream application HERE.
* BB Creams can also be used as makeup base.
* Set with loose powder using a puff or brush.

This BB Cream suits normal to combination skintypes. I read that the Pearl BB Cream variant suits people with Dry skin. Check out Nikki's review HERE.

I love the nice coverage and how it easily blends with my skintone (see pic below).

RATING : 4/5

Swatch on NC20 skintone
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Slightly blended

When blended

Another shot.
See how it covered my veins? =)

Till next time,

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