September 27, 2011

Sleek MakeUp Nude Collection Photos & Swatches

Transition your makeup into Autumn/Winter 2011 with Sleek's Limited Edition Nude Collection.
Sleek MakeUP’s Nude collection wraps up your autumn beauty look in one warm, earthy and wearable collection.

This collection consists of a 12 pc. I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette, Blush and Pout Polish.

Sleek I-Divine Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette $10.50
"The Au Naturel i-Divine provides an array of matte and pearlescent eye shadows providing a subtle yet contoured effect for day, that can be built up for a smoky glamorous effect using velvety browns and shimmering fawns."

Only 4 shades are shimmery (Taupe, Conker, Moss & Mineral Earth) while the rest are matte.

As you can see the first 5 shades are too light and may look chalky on darker skintones, but for me they are perfect as lid wash. The darker colors are pigmented, you don't need eye primer for these to show up unless of course you have super oily lids you might consider using one to prevent creasing and fading.

Bare Minimum Pout Polish | Suede Blush

Sleek Blush in Suede $6.50
"Suede is a warm, tawny matte blush that elicits a wintery mocha glow. Use a contour brush to define and sculpt the cheeks, or use a large fluffy brush and swirl the colour on to the apples of the cheeks for a natural, radiant complexion."

Suede is a gorgeous matte medium brown shade with a hint of peach and it doesn't look muddy on my NC20 skintone. The powder is finely milled and glides on smoothly, I don't have a hard time blending it. I prefer to use this on my cheekbones and temples for contouring.

Sleek Pout Polish (Tinted Lip Conditioner) in Bare Minimum $6.50
"Bare Minimum Pout Polish is a glossy nude with Jojoba, avocado and sweet Almond oils, ensuring that chapped lips are a thing of the past."

The Pout polish is my least favorite coz I prefer tinted lipbalms. This goes on sheer and looks like clear gloss on my lips. I love the smell though, I want to lick it off my lips!

Bare Minimum Pout Polish | Suede Blush

Au Naturel Palette vs. Oh So Special Palette
With these two neutral palettes, I can say that I don't need to buy Urban Decay's Naked palette anymore =)
Click HERE to read my Oh So Special Palette review.


Sleek Makeup's Nude Collection is available in Superdrug stores and online at

What do you think of this collection?

Till next time,

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

September 22, 2011

Product Feature : Chanel Travel Makeup Palette (Voyage)

* Image borrowed from Rakuten *

A friend *wink* gave me this to last July.
My heart skipped a bit when I saw this... it's so pretty!

Chanel's Travel Makeup Palette contains:
* travel sized mascara (3 grams)
* velvet pouch
* lip brush
* eyeshadow brush
* blush brush
* an eyeshadow and blush palette (12 grams)
(1 blush, 4 eyeshadows, 2 lipsticks, 2 lipgloss shades)

This makeup palette retails for $59.99 at

close up of the velvet pouch
The makeup applicators are tucked inside the front pockets.
Neat huh?!

The shades are really pretty and wearable.
I love that the eyeshadows are neutral colors and can take me from day to night.
The blush is a shimmery peachy-gold shade and I think this is more of a highlighter than a blush.

Size comparison
Travel makeup palette vs. Joues Contraste blush

No swatches for now coz I don't have the heart to use this yet! LOL

Till next time,

September 20, 2011

My favorite CHARM brush...

Charm Luxe Retractable Kabuki brush
Php 580.00
Available in Pretty Pink & Luxurious Gold

The pink one was given to me last year by my friend Yerra while Sophie gave me the gold one when I met her last month during her Cebu vacation. I can't believe I already own both colors of the retractable brush... I am really in love with them!

The brushes are uber soft and is made of synthetic vegan hair.
This is a multi-purpose brush that you can use to apply loose powder, powder foundation, pressed powder, blush and bronzer!

Click HERE to read my product review.


You can purchase Charm Makeup Brushes online at

For Cebu Residents you don't have to pay for shipping fees anymore. Charm Makeup Brushes are now available at Dolled Up Makeup Studio & Supply owned by Pearl Sarcauga of Dollface Cosmetics. Her store is located at Unit 103 Eden's place corner C. Rosal & Acacia Sts. Camputhaw Cebu City. Tel # (032) 412-4688.

Till next time,

September 16, 2011

Skincare products I'm loving...

You may click the photos to read the product description.

St. Ives Daily Microdermabrasion Scrub
Php 200+ at Watsons.

I use this once a week. The beads are smaller compared to the Apricot scrub.
My friend Raine also loves this!
*Ehem* Hollie, you should give this a try!

Check out Raine's review HERE.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub
Php 239.75 at Watsons.

Been using this product for more than 5 years already. I use this on my face, elbows and feet!
This product effectively removes whiteheads on the sides of my nose.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Php 350 at Healthy Options.

After reading BabyjapRN and Raine's review I immediately purchased one and I'm glad I did! My face immediately felt firmer after using it and I can really feel the mask absorbing the impurities on my face. The following day I've also noticed that my face is less oily especially my T-zone.

Muji Cleansing Oil (Sensitive Skin)
HK$ 120 for 400 ml

I asked my brother in law to buy this for me since we don't have a Muji Store here in Cebu.
I only need 2-3 pumps for my whole face to remove stubborn makeup (BB cream, foundation etc). I use a separate eye makeup remover to remove waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Been using this for almost 2 weeks and so far I can say I'm hiyang with it.

Have you tried any of these products?
What's your favorite mask/scrub?

Till next time,

September 12, 2011

Upcoming products for review + Vitapack Contest winner

LinkSleek Nude Collection from
Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette, Suede Blush & Bare Minimum pout polish

Physicians Formula Mineral wear from
Mineral Loose Powder & Bronzing veil

CHARM Brushes from
Stippling brush, Flat top brush & Retractable gold kabuki

Motives Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger
Mascara, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow and Eyepencil
Thank you Hannah Go and Daisy Flores!

Disclaimer: Products were sent for review/consideration.


And the winner for my Vitapack giveaway...
Congratulations to

Kingking Manalo of 25,000 megawatt-smile

Please email me your shipping info at kimrich(underscore)kim at

Thank you to those who joined my giveaway!
I will post another one soon...

Till next time,

September 7, 2011

Review: Sleek Pout Paints

Pin up| Peek-a-bloo| Cloud 9| Peachy keen

Product Info from SLEEK Makeup:

Pout paint is the new ultimate lip pigment that provides a blast of colour in one purse sized tube! The intensely saturated formula provides outstanding colour pay-off in just one tiny speck, and dries to a long lasting satiny finish. With a wide variety of Pout Paints to choose from you can mix up your very own unique shade using a combination of colours, or simply go for one stand out striking pop of colour.
To create your own personal shade, experiment by adding a touch of Peek-a-bloo, a unique blue tone to add depth and warmth to any lip colour. Or mix in a hint of Cloud 9, a pure white to lighten the load. Create the lip shade you’ve always wanted with Pout Paints!

RETAIL PRICE: $8 (about Php 350.00)
Available in Superdrug stores and at

WEIGHT: 8 ml

Available in 11 shades.

* it smells so yummy like candy
* texture is creamy and non-sticky
* a tiny drop goes a long, long way
* can be worn alone or mixed with other colors.
* good staying power
* non-drying compared to other long lasting glosses/lipsticks
* moisturising - my lips doesn't feel dry at all!
* tube is easy to squeeze

* not available locally

* I've been mixing different shades of Pout Paints and needed a container to put my masterpieces, so I bought some clear stackable plastic pots from Watsons.
* If you are lazy to use a lip brush, you can use your pinkie finger (make sure that it's clean lol) and apply a small amount of Pout paint.

Anyone who wants to experiment with these babies! It is really fun, I can't stop making my own shades.

Awesome product! I was lemming for OCC's Lip Tars but I find them expensive. I was so thrilled when SLEEK sent me these to try. I am so happy and very satisfied!

More pics (click to enlarge)

Peachy keen - light peachy-orange
Cloud 9
- to make other colors lighter

Peek-a-bloo - to make other colors darker
Pin up - vivid red

Peachy keen | Pin up | Cloud 9 | Peek-a-bloo

Some shades that I created:
Shade 1
(Pin up + Cloud 9)

Shade 2 (Pin up + Cloud 9 + Peek-a-bloo)
Shade 3 (Pin up + Peachy keen)
Shade 4 (Pin up + Peachy keen + Peek-a-bloo)
Shade 5
(Peek-a-bloo + Peachy keen)

Bottom shades for color reference:
MAC Viva Glam Gaga
MAC Pink Nouveau
Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick in Primrose

IMO, Shade 1 is kinda similar to MAC Pink Nouveau but the latter has purple tone to it.

Till next time,

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

September 2, 2011

Giveaway: Vitapack 3 in 1 Beauty & Energy pack (Closed)

First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of updates these past few days. I've been really busy with work and a lot of things are going on right now. I hope you'll all understand and keep on supporting this blog =) OK, on to the giveaway...

One lucky reader will get a chance to win the products posted above.
* 1 box (10 sachets) Vitapack 3 in 1 Beauty Pack
* 1 box (10 sachets) Vitapack 3 in 1 Energy Pack

Here's the mechanics:

1. Enter your name & email address in the comments section below.
2. Like VITAPACK's Facebook page here.
3. Like my Facebook page here.

That's it! No need to repost or retweet coz I love you that much! hehe

Contest starts now and ends on September 9, 2011.

One winner will be chosen via

Sorry this is open to Philippine Residents only.

Goodluck everyone! Thank you VITAPACK for sponsoring this giveaway.

Till next time,