Showing posts from July, 2011

Review: Kanebo Kate Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15

Kanebo Kate Mineral Powder foundation in OC-B

Product Info from KATE:
Advanced mineral powder foundation that is gentle on the skin with reliable visible pore coverage. With the new double-effect mineral powder (skin protection & visible pore coverage), this advanced mineral foundation creates soft and smooth skin.

* With SPF 15 PA++
* Multiple moisturising ingredients (olive oil, jojoba oil & almond oil)
* Paraben (preservative) free
* Ultraviolet- absorber free
* Fragrance-free

Note: This foundation contains mineral powder coated with water-retentive seaweed-derived material.

RETAIL PRICE:Php 900.00 at Kanebo counters.

WEIGHT: 11 grams

SHADES :Available in 3 shades.
* OC-B
* OC-C
* OC-D

* i love the minimalist white compact.
* powder is finely milled
* its mineral makeup and good for our skin
* OC-B matches my NC20 skintone
* looks like 2nd skin & does not cake even with frequent touch-ups
* feels lightweight
* unscented
* no allergies
* sponge included is soft.
* good oil control. I o…

Review: Skin79 Super Plus Hot Pink BB Cream

Product Info from SKIN79:
* Lighter feel and sebum control - more powerful sebum sebum-controlling ingredients kava & pursiane extracts will exhibit an oil-free soft skin that is not sticky.
* Up the water absorption - helps skin retain moisture & display a moist & smooth skintone.
* All day whitening & wrinkle skin care - the skincare that changes dark & dry skin into transparent & clear and maintains wrinkles to show a smooth and elastic skin.
* 10 in 1 non-stop solution - whitening + wrinkles + sebum + moisture + skin barrier + UV + perfection + corrects skintone + skin adhesion + base makeup. The complete BB cream for a busy person.
* Protects against UV radiation - SPF 25++ PA protects UVA & UVB, and protects your skin at all times.

RETAIL PRICE:Regular price is HK$224 (about Php 1,300) but I got this on sale for less than Php 1,000. I bought this during my Hongkong trip a month ago.

WEIGHT: 40 grams

SHADES :Available in 1 shade only.

* super cute hot pink…

Review: Kanebo Kate Gel Eyeliner

Kate Gel Eyeliner in BK-2

Product Info from KATE:
A waterproof gel type eyeliner for a long-lasting finish.

RETAIL PRICE:Php 660.00. Available at SM malls.

WEIGHT: 2.5 grams

SHADES :Available in 6 shades.

PROS:* waterproof (see pics below)
* easy to remove with eye makeup remover
* very creamy and pigmented
* glides like a dream - does not tug my lids.
* pot is made of glass thus preventing the gel eyeliner from drying easily compared to plastic pots.
* no smudging, flaking, and fading throughout the day.

* KATE is not yet available here in Cebu city.
* No free brush included. Am I asking too much?! hehe

* always keep the cap tightly closed.
* always clean your eyeliner brush after using with a cotton pad + a few drops eye makeup remover.

Anyone who loves/wants to try gel eyeliners.

I recently dyed my hair 2 shades lighter (I used Revlon Colorsilk Light Golden brown #54) and using a black eyeliner during daytime looks too harsh on me, so this is an alternative to …

Something new from Revlon & SLEEK Makeup

FromRevlon- I got these 2 days ago.

Revlon Photoready Two Way Powder Foundation
Revlon Custom Eyes Shadow & Liner


From SLEEK MakeUP - these arrived today.

From the Carribean Collection 2011:
Sleek I-Divine Palette in Curacao
Sleek Pout Polish in Bonaire
Sleek Blush in Aruba

Sleek I-Divine Palette in Oh So Special

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Excited?! Me too!
Will post product reviews soon =)

Till next time,

Disclaimer: Products were sent for PR purposes.

Review: Kanebo Kate Blendzone Eyeshadow Duo

Kate Blendzone eyeshadow in GD-1

Product Info from KATE:
An eyeshadow palette with two shades that can be used individually or mixed, and can be easily blended for a fine gradation.


WEIGHT: 1.6 grams

SHADES :Available in 8 shades.

PROS:* non-chalky; powder is finely milled
* good staying power even without primer
* color didn't fade throughout the day
* sheer but buildable color
* creamy, easy to blend
* has a crystal-like see through window so that you can easily see the colors.

* if you're not a fan of shimmery eyeshadows.
* KATE is not yet available here in Cebu city.

* use the sponge tip applicator if you want a heavier look, or an eyeshadow brush if you want a sheer wash of color.
* if you have oily lids, prime your lids before applying eyeshadow.I'm using Too Faced Shadow Insurance or L'oreal HIP cream shadow paint in Secretive.

Anyone who loves shimmery eyeshadows!

I usually prefer neutral shades when it comes to eye…

What's in my makeup kit (travel edition)

As promised, these are the makeups I brought with me during my recent Hongkong trip. I didn't bring a lot, just necessities. The makeup bag and pouch were gifts from my mom, and I bring these always when I make out-of-town trips.

When opened
What's inside the black floral bag
From top left:
(you can click the pink/purple links for product reviews)
Skinfood Buckwheat Loose powder #21 (now on my 4th tub) Dr. Jart Silver Label BB cream SPF 35++
Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer NB-01 (undereye corrector) Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel eyeliner in Black MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Gold Spill (i use this as bronzing powder) In2it brow color (I use the lightest shade) Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre (transferred the contents to a small tub) Maybelline Eye and lip makeup remover Too Faced Shadow Insurance Revlon Custom Eyes mascara in Black Revlon Age Defying concealer in Light/Pale Shu Uemura Eyelash curler Wet n wild Eyeshadow Trio in Egyptian Sands (i brought this instead of the NYX Nude on Nude kit coz this…