August 23, 2011

Review: Sleek I-Divine Oh So Special Palette




Product Info from SLEEK Makeup:
It’s the ultimate i-Divine that every woman should have in her possession, with 12 flattering on-trend shades to suit all skin tones no matter what the occasion, the Oh So Special palette will always deliver the perfect results.

Take your look from day time chic with matte browns and creamy beiges, through to sultry evening glamour with shimmering grays and smokey plums. A make-up bag staple and a must-have i-Divine you can rely on, so no matter where you are or what you’re doing you’ll look Oh So Special!


RETAIL PRICE: $12.60 on Sleek website.

WEIGHT: 12 x 1.1 grams


PROS:
* eyeshadow is mineral based
* palette is sleek and easy fits in your makeup bag.
* a mixture of 5 shimmery & 7 matte shades.
* good color-pay off even without primer (similar to the Carribean Palette)
* minimal fall-outs due to its creamy, buttery texture.
* amazing staying power
* minimal creasing on the inner corners of my eye
* all shades are non-chalky IMO.



CONS:
* not available locally.


TIPS:
* Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush with a bit of loose powder to remove eyeshadow fall-outs.
* The NOIR shade can also be used as eyeliner, just wet your eyeliner brush and apply the shade on your upper lashline. You can also use this to set your black pencil or gel eyeliner.


I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
Ladies who love neutral shades that can used everyday for school, office and gimmicks.


OVERALL:
You know I'm a sucker for neutral shades! This palette is a must have for me!

Fyi, SLEEK Makeup will be releasing their NUDE COLLECTION this fall, I'm already excited! Their I-Divine Au Naturel Palette looks promising.


More pics (click to enlarge)





From left:
1. Bow (matte) - perfect shade to highlight the browbone
2. Organza (irridescent shimmer)
- my fave as lid wash
3. Ribbon (matte)

4. Gift Basket
(shimmer) - i always pair this shade with Organza/Gateau
5. Glitz
(shimmer)
6. Celebrate
(shimmer)
7. Pamper
(matte)
8. Gateau
(irridescent shimmer) - my other fave as lid wash
9. The Mail (matte)

10. Boxed (matte)
11. Wrapped up (matte)
12. Noir (matte)


Till next time,


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

August 16, 2011

Review: Revlon Photoready Two Way Powder Foundation SPF 19


Product Info from box:
Photochromatic pigments bend, reflect and diffuse light to erase every flaw.
Silky smooth jet-milled powder for a soft matte finish.
Oil-free. Fragrance-free.



RETAIL PRICE: Will verify price. I think this costs between Php 800-900.

WEIGHT: 10.5 grams

SHADES: Will check.


PROS:
* i love products with SPF!
* Shell 004 matches my NC20 skintone.
* powder is finely milled similar to my KATE Mineral Powder Foundation.
* easy to apply using a damp/dry sponge or a brush.
* non-cakey; looks very natural in pictures and even in person.
* no whitish cast on photos
* medium to full buildable coverage - covers pores and slight imperfections.
* I love the finish, not too matte or dewy looking IMO.
* good oil-control


CONS:
* it has a slight weird smell but the scent goes away a few minutes after application.
* i still need to use concealer on my dark undereyes and some pimple marks.


TIPS:
* Always wash the sponge with a mild shampoo or anti-bacterial liquid to prevent breakouts.
* For a sheer coverage use a Kabuki brush to set BB cream or foundation.
* For a medium to full coverage, slightly damp the sponge and apply in thin layers.


I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
I highly recommend this to powder foundation lovers and to those who are too lazy to use liquid foundation.


OVERALL:
A very good, inexpensive powder foundation that is so easy to use! I really LOVE the Photoready line, but I only use their foundations during special occassions. On normal days, I just stick to BB Creams. Oh, I can't wait for the Photoready stick concealer to be available locally =)



More pics (click to enlarge)

Sleek black compact - looks so classy IMO!
I think the size is almost similar to the Photoready Compact Makeup.

Revlon Photoready Two Way Powder Foundation in 004 Shell

Ingredients (click photo to zoom)

Swatches


I love how natural it looks!


For my FOTD, check my previous post HERE.


Till next time,


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

August 9, 2011

Something new : Sleek Pout Paints & KKCenterHK Falsies + FOTD


Sleek Pout Paints in Cloud 9, Lava, Pin up & Peek-a-bloo
Review to follow.

Falsies from KKCenterHK in A89
I used this on my FOTD and it really looks natural.

A closer look

FOTD (click pics to zoom)
Products used on face:

Dr. Jart Silver Label BB Cream
Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer +
Revlon Age Defying Concealer in Light/Pale
Skinfood Rice Concealer Tip #21 on pimple marks
Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder
Revlon Photoready Two way Powder Foundation in Shell
Lumene Terracotta Airlight Bronzer
MAC Sculpt and Shape in Accentuate/Sculpt
Sleek Blush in Aruba (Carribean Collection)
Sleek Pout Polish in Bonaire


EOTD using Sleek Curacao Eyeshadow Palette
Products used on eyes and brows:

In2it brow color + MAC Beguile browset
Prestige White Eyeliner on waterline
Maybelline Gel eyeliner in Black
Revlon CustomEyes mascara in Black
KKCenterHK Glamour short false eyelashes in A89

Sleek Curacao I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette
I used the ff. shades:
Martini (browbone)
Screwdriver (inner lid)
Singapore sling (outer lid)
Purple Haze (crease)
Espresso Martini (outer v)




Till next time,

August 5, 2011

Something new : Vitapack 3 in 1 Beauty & Enerboost Packs

I'm so excited to introduce you to the newest and convenient way to a whiter, slimmer, healthier and blooming US! =)

Vitapack 3 in 1 Beauty pack
(pink carton) is specially formulated combination of three (3) capsules for whitening, slimming and stronger immunity. This product is made from 100% natural plant extracts and essential vitamins. I have been taking this for 5 consecutive nights already and so far I didn't notice any side effects. I can't wait till I finish the whole box and share to you my experience with this product.


Vitapack 3 in 1 Energy pack (black carton) on the other hand is a combination of three (3) capsules to stay awake, improve memory and strengthen immunity. Like the Beauty pack, this is also made from natural ingredients. This is perfect for students, call center agents, office workers and anyone on-the-go!

Last week at Shangrila Mactan Resort & Spa, I got the chance to meet Ms. Cathy Mapa and Mr. Arthur Bautista from Everest Pacific (makers of Vitapack). Cathy was here in Cebu for a short family vacation while Arthur visited the outlets here in Cebu. It was so nice of them to invite me to dinner at Acqua. We really had fun chatting as if we've been long time friends hehe

The gorgeous Cathy and the talented Arthur.
Inggit ako sa figure ni Ms. Cathy, di halata may 2 kids na pala sha hehe

Mr. Bautista is the man behind Vitapack's formulation & the President of Everest Pacific.


Me, Cathy and Arthur =)

Suggested retail price:
Vitapack 3 in 1 Beauty pack - P65/sachet; P650 for 1 box (10 sachets)
Vitapack 3 in 1 Enerboost pack - P35/sachet; P350 for 1 box (10 sachets)

Note: 1 sachet (3 capsules) is good for 1 day use.
Available at Watson's stores.

Please check out their Facebook page:
CLICK HERE


I'll be posting my full review in a week. Be sure not to miss it.



Till next time,


August 4, 2011

Review: Sleek Curacao I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette from Carribean Collection

Inspired by dynamic colours reminiscent of the Carribean, Sleek MakeUp has launched a Limited Edition Carribean Collection that combines 2 key Sring/Summer 2011 trends: 1970's beauty and bold brights to catapult you into that holiday feeling.

I will be reviewing first the Curacao I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette.



Product Info from SLEEK MAKEUP:
Jet off into paradise with the Curacao I-Divine 12 pc. Eyeshadow palette, a mix of bold corals, ocean blue hues, and tangerine brights. Sleek MakeUp's high colour pigmentation helps recreate the stand-out orange eyes rocked by Hollywood hottie Scarlett Johanssen and Pop Queen Fergie this Spring. Bright eyes are back; wear vivid sweep of coral or lucid yellow as seen at the Derek Lam and Peter Som fashion shows in 2011.


RETAIL PRICE: $10.50 on Sleek website.

WEIGHT: 12 x 1.1 grams


PROS:
* eyeshadow is mineral based, so lesser chance of allergies.
* palette is sleek and easy fits in your makeup bag.
* a mixture of 6 matte & 6 shimmery shades.
* really pigmented ; good color-pay off even without primer.
* minimal fall-outs due to its creamy, buttery texture.
* unscented
* amazing staying power; color did not fade throughout the day.
* darker shades can be used as eyeliner.
* minimal creasing on the inner corners of my eye (after 6 hours - not bad at all!)
Note: I have slightly oily lids.


CONS:
* not available locally.
* some shades are chalky (blue lagoon & screwdriver)


TIPS:
* Due to its creamy powder formula, I've noticed that it's best when you use a natural hair eyeshadow brush for easier application and to minimize fall-outs, if you don't own one you can also use your fingertips or the applicator provided.
* If your eyelids are not that oily like mine you can get away without using an eye primer, but if you have oily lids I highly recommend using one.


I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
Anyone who's a fan of bright colored eye makeup!


OVERALL:
The shades are really vibrant and pretty, but they are to bright for my liking... I prefer the Sleek Oh So Special palette for everyday use (will post swatches soon). Don't worry this palette won't go to waste, we are planning a photoshoot this month and I'm definitely using this!



More pics (click to enlarge)



From left:
Pardon the color description =)

1. Tequila Sunrise (shimmer) - orange with gold
2. Martini (shimmer) - bright white

3. Blue Hawaiian (matte) - sky blue

4. Bloody Mary (matte) - orangey- red

5. Screwdriver (matte) - canary yellow

6. Green Iguana (shimmer) - leafy green

7. Apres Midori (shimmer) - emerald green

8. Blue Lagoon (matte) - maya blue?

9. Purple Haze (matte) - purple w/ blue

10. Green Martini (shimmer) - olive green with gold
11. Singapore Sling (shimmer) - fuchsia with blue tones
12. Espresso Martini (matte) - pure black



Till next time,


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

August 1, 2011

Swatches: BB Creams

From left :
Skin 79 Super Plus Hot pink BB cream
Dr. Jart Silver Label BB cream
Missha Perfect Cover BB cream #13 (Bright beige)
Purederm Magic 3 in 1 BB cream

click photo to read product description


Swatched on NC20 skintone
Another angle
Skin 79 - the darkest among the 4 BB creams that I own and has a greyish undertone.
Dr. Jart - neutral beige with a bit of grey. My Holy grail!

Missha - cool beige

Purederm - warm yellow undertone that suits Asian skintone.



Till next time,
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