December 28, 2012

Swatches: My favorite MAC Lipsticks

As you can see majority of my favorites is pink hehe

Pic with flash

Top: Viva Glam Nicki | Outrageously Fun | Cut a caper | Pink Nouveau | Party Parrot
 Bottom: Lickable | Cosmo | Russian Red | So Vain Kissable lipcolor

Pic without flash under natural light


Viva Glam Nicki (Satin) - bright yellow pink (LE) from Viva Glam Nicki and Ricky
Outrageously Fun (Cremesheen) - mid-tone magenta violet from the Glamour Daze Collection 
Cut a caper (Lustre) - mid-tone peach pink from Heavenly Creatures Collection
Pink Nouveau (Satin) - bright pink 
Party Parrot (Matte) - bright red pink. This is originally from the Iris Apfel Collection but repromoted in their latest collection "Strength".
Lickable (Cremesheen) - bright clean blue-pink
Cosmo (Amplified) - pink coco (neutral pinky-brown)
Russian Red (Matte) - intense bluish-red
So Vain Kissable Lipcolor - muted dirty coral from Shop MAC, Cook MAC Collection

 Will post swatches of all my MAC lippies soon =)


 Till next time,


October 16, 2012

Urban Decay Naked 2 Photos and Swatches

This post is long overdue. I will just let the photos speak for themselves.
You may click the pics to enlarge.





Swatches

 Up close



Good Karma Shadow brush
The brush is made of soft synthetic hair.


 Overall this is a very nice palette, a bit expensive but worth it. 



Till next time,


July 15, 2012

MAC Limited Edition eyeshadow quads

At last after more than a month since my last post, I finally made time to update my blog!
Just in case you're wondering why I rarely update nowadays is because I now work mall hours and usually go home late at night. I really miss blogging and I miss all of you guys!

Just a quick post, I would like to present pics and swatches of these babies =)


First up is the Interior life quad from DAPHNE GUINNESS collection (released last February 2012)

Among the 4 quads that I own, this is my least favorite because of the poor color pay-off (except for the darkest shade)

Call me bubbles quad from SHOP COOK MAC Collection (released last March 2012)


Parlor Smoke quad from FALL COLOUR collection 2011

My favorite among the 4 quads that I own! The darker shades are nice to contour the crease or outer-v. Indigo Noir reminds me of Hey Sailor's Nautical Navy eyeshadow.

Shop and Drop quad from SHOP MAC collection released last March 2012

My second favorite quad coz of the pretty silver and lavender shades =)


Which of the four quads caught your eye?


Till next time,

May 24, 2012

Review: MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel



Product Info from MAC website:
An ultra-light, gel-like cream that absorbs instantly to give the skin intense hydration. Infused with our exclusive Super-Charged Water technology, this formula leaves skin softer, more luminous. Use day or night.
CLAIMS:
* skin appears smoother and more luminous over time.
* absorbs into skin and providing immediate (68%) and long term hydration (25%) and helps skin's radiance immediately (32%) and over time (24%).
* provides 77 bio-available minerals to help nourish the skin.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
* Aloe leaf extract
* Gemstones (Rhodochrosite and Diamond powder)
* Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium and Zinc for skin nutrition


RETAIL PRICE: Php 2,100 (about $50)
WEIGHT: 50 ml

PROS:
* non-greasy and fast absorbing
* instantly my skin feels moisturised without the greasy after feel
* makes a nice base under makeup
* unscented
* my skin felt hydrated the whole day 
* no breakouts
* the tub contains a lot of product. I think this will last me a year even with daily use.


CONS:
* no spf if you use this during daytime
* tub packaging is not hygenic
* some may find the price expensive


TIPS: 
* to avoid contaminating the product, use a spatula or a cotton bud to transfer a small amount of moisturiser into a small container. Bought mine at Watsons for less than Php 50 with a spatula. 

I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
Those who are looking for a non-greasy and oil-free moisturiser. For all skintypes.


OVERALL:
I've been using this for more than a month already and I love it! I use this during daytime after toning my face with NU Skin's Napca Moisture mist and before applying my Dr. Jart Silver Label Spf 35++ BB cream. My skin now is sensitive and so far I didn't experience breaking out with it. I'm also using the Mineralized Charge Water Eye cream and will share my thoughts about it soon.

More pics (click to enlarge) 


Till next time,


 

April 28, 2012

Watsons' best beauty finds (less than Php 100 each!)

Inspired by Girltalk's thread, here's my favorites:

* NURSY BABY WIPES (Unscented)
Price: Php 80+ for 90 wipes
Why I love it : I use this after using Purederm cleansing tissues to thoroughly remove my makeup. The quality of the wipes is made of soft but thick material. This is also gentle to use on my baby's face.

* PUREDERM CLEANSING TISSUES/WIPES
Price: Php 29 for 30 sheets (1 pack)
Why I love it : Inexpensive yet does the job of removing my makeup (BB cream, powder foundation, concealer etc). I only use 1 sheet for the whole face.

* DOVE GO FRESH GRAPEFRUIT AND LEMONGRASS DEO
Price: Php 70+ for 20 grams
Why I love it: I LOVE the scent and it doesn't darken my pits. Nuff said!

* NIVEA ESSENTIAL CARE LIPBALM
Price: Php 70
Why I love it: Now on my 2nd tube. If you have super dry lips I highly recommend this!

* MARIONNAUD #38 brush
Price: Php 60+
Why I love it: Spoolie and eyebrow brush in one!

* MARIONNAUD #37 brush
Price: Php 80+
Why I love it: My favorite inexpensive crease brush.

* MAYBELLINE EYE & LIP MAKEUP REMOVER
Price: Php 99 for 40 ml
Why I love it: Effectively removes waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Posted my review HERE.

* NIVEA INTENSIVE MOISTURE BODY MILK
Price: Php 80+ for 125 ml
Why I love it: It has almond oil that moisturises my dry skin, I use this during nighttime. For daytime I'm a fan of their Extra Whitening Cell Repair Body Milk, been using it for more than 3 years already.


Care to share your watsons' favorites?


Till next time,




April 21, 2012

Review: Revlon CustomEyes Shadow and Liner

I'm so sorry this post is long overdue. I accidentally overlooked it, hence it still bears the old watermark from my website address.


Product Info from Revlon:
Easily create and customize the eye look you want with 4 shadows and 1 liner.
For dramatic eye popping looks like never before.



RETAIL PRICE: Php 625.00

WEIGHT: 5.67 grams

SHADES: Available in 6 gorgeous palettes
* Sweet Innocence
* Party Pops
* Naturally glamorous
* Rich Temptations
* Smokey Sexy
* Metallic Chic


PROS:
* packaging is slim and compact
* cute pattern on each of the eyeshadows
* the eyeshadows are mostly pigmented
* good staying power
* it has a diagram at the back of the palette showing you where to apply the eyeshadow shades (see pics)
* the dual ended applicator is so easy to use! The wider end for eyeshadow application and the pointed end for liner application.


CONS:
* i find the texture of the lighter shades kinda chalky



TIPS:
* for ladies with oily lids I suggest using an eye primer or base prior to eyeshadow application.


I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
Anyone who wants to try this.


OVERALL:
This is a really cute and travel friendly palette but I prefer the pigmentation and the staying power of their Colorstay Eyeshadow Palette.



More pics (click to enlarge)

Rich Temptations

Party Pops


Swatches
Party pops | Rich Temptations



Till next time,



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

March 26, 2012

Something new....

MAC Limited Edition goodies! Thank you MAC!!! =)

Mineralized skincare, Daphne Guinness lipsticks and eyeshadow quads, Glitter and Ice lipsticks and Beauty Powder, Lightful powder foundation, Iris Apfel lipstick etc..


Product reviews to follow!



Till next time,


February 28, 2012

M.A.C. Shop MAC Collection

Description from MAC website:
Shop 'til you drop with a tongue-in-cheek collection that elevates the everyday into the extraordinary. Try and Buy our delicious, delovely assortment of Eye Shadow x 4, mouthwateringly Kissable Lipcolour and Cremeblend Blush.


EYESHADOW QUADS:
* Call me bubbles - Light tan (satin), Orange (frost), Reddish copper (VP), Coral (matte)
* Shop & Drop - Greyed mauve (Frost), Light pink (matte), Violet (VP), Deep blue (Satin)
* Colour added - Light yellow (Satin), Bright yellow (VP), Deep grey (satin), Muted turquoise (VP)

LIPSTICKS:
* Innocence, Beware - light yellow pink (cremesheen)
* Naughty Saute - bright pepto pink (cremesheen)
* Watch me simmer - bright pink orange (amplified)
* Quick sizzle - bright pink (matte)
* Dish it up - berry pink (lustre)
* Runaway red- rich red blue (satin)

KISSABLE LIPCOLOR:
* Flaunting it - grey mauve
* So Vain - Muted mid-tone coral
* Scan-delicious - blue fuchsia
* Woo me - light pinky-nude
* Enchantee - light blue pink

CREMEBLEND BLUSH:
* Optimistic orange - bright coral
* Florida - bright fuchsia
* Restores Dazzle - Rich plum


This collection will be out this MARCH 2012. For photos and swatches click HERE =)
Excited?! Me too! Can't wait!


Till next time,

January 19, 2012

Review: Sleek Makeup Brow Kit



Product Info from SLEEK:
For perfectly shaped, groomed brows look no further than Sleek MakeUP’s brow kit.
Complete with all the tools you’ll ever need for brows that flatter and frame your face, choose from two shades in light or dark to compliment your natural colouring. Just a few simple steps are all it takes for preened and polished brows!


TIPS: Begin by using the mini tweezers to remove any stray hairs for a smooth and defined result. Using the handy hard angled brush, apply the brow wax along the natural shape of your brow to create the ideal arch. Next, use the setting powder to set the wax and to fill in any sparse areas. All packaged in one handbag sized kit, your brows need never stray away!


RETAIL PRICE: $9.99 on www.sleekmakeup.com

WEIGHT: 4 gramsLink
SHADES : Available in 2 shades.
> Dark (brunettes to dark colored hair)
> Light (blondes)

PROS:
* the wax and brow powder are very pigmented
* easy to carry compact packaging
* this kit contains all you need to groom and shape your brows
* inexpensive
* good staying power


CONS:
* I find that the tweezer is difficult to use due to its small size.
* the brushes included are soft but I always end up using my own angled brow brush to apply the brow powder, the tiny angled one is good though for applying the wax.
* not available locally

TIPS:
I find that the DARK shade is too dark for me ( I recently dyed my hair medium blonde) what I do is after I apply the brow powder I use MAC Brow set in Beguile to lighten my brow color.
Link

I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
Anyone who's looking for an inexpensive all-in-one kit for the brows.


OVERALL:
I've tried a few brow kits in the past and I was not impressed with the pigmentation and texture, but with this product it fills up my sparse brows and looks really natural.



More pics (click to enlarge)

Sleek Makeup Brow Kit in Dark


Swatches





Till next time,


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

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