Showing posts from May, 2013

FOTD: Korean Inspired Natural look

When I was still working at the MAC Counter, I had a lot of Korean customers. Koreans are known for their flawless skin and I'm always curious about their skincare and makeup regimen. Sometimes, I ask them what makeup products they're using (if they are not in a hurry).  And I guess you know what's their common answer-- Yeah,  BB creams! Aside from that, I also noticed that they are a big fan or eyeliners and orange lipsticks (MAC Morange and Korean Candy are their favorites). Koreans are also very serious with their skincare routine.... from Cleansing oils, toner, emulsion, moisturisers etc.

So here's my Korean-inspired natural daytime look. This is my default or go-to look if I'm in hurry. If I want a different look for nighttime, I just add a darker eyeshadow or change the color of my lipstick.

For a flawless and natural look, using a BB cream with medium coverage will do the trick. Use concealer to hide undeyere circles and unwanted blemishes and set with loose…

BTS: Makeup for Sunstar Newspaper Shoot

Sun-star Feature last May 17, 2013 with the Bride-to-be Bea Villegas
 Makeup: Khymm Lam (me) Hair: Hollie Damaolao of Random Beauty Assisted by: Raine Miscala Writer/Text: Joanna Cuenco

Shoes and Jewelry designer Mark Tenchavez of SHANDAR wanted a simple "fresh" look for the shoot. Here's the list of products I used on Bea:
Moisturiser: MAC Mineralized Charged Water Gel Cream
Eye Cream: MAC Fast Response Eye cream
Primer:  MAC Prep+ Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 in Light Plus
Foundation: MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 
Concealer/Highlight: Missha Undereye Brightener
Contour: Maybelline Age Rewind Cream in Tan
Setting Powder: Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder
Brows: In2it Brow powder + MAC Girl boy brow set
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 1 palette
Eyeliner: In2it Gel liner pencil in Dark brown
Falsies: The Face Shop
Blush: Benefit Bella Bamba Blush
Bronzer: NARS Laguna
Lips: Nude Lipliner +  MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick
Gloss: Mary Kay Nurishine Lip Gloss in Pink Luster

Me and Bea Villegas
From left:  M…

Review: Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara

Product Info from Mary Kay: Love your lashes with the mascara that defines, defends and delivers four times the volume while looking naturally flawless, soft and healthy. The flexible, sculpted brush separates and coats lashes.
RETAIL PRICE: Php 795.00 NET WEIGHT: 0.28 fl. oz.
* lengthens and separates my lashes well
* this mascara is waterproof and doesn't budge the whole day.
* no clumping and flaking
* just 2 coats of this and my lashes look VA-VAVOOM! 
* volumizes but doesn't weigh down my lashes and the holds the curl well.
* smudge-proof 

* this is kinda difficult to remove, you need an oil-based makeup remover. I'm using Maybelline Lip and Eye makeup remover. * kinda pricey but worth it!
TIPS: Gently press the cotton pad with makeup remover on your lashes for about 10 seconds and gently wipe downwards.
Those who are looking for an all-in-one mascara (waterproof, lengthening and volumizing). I also recommend this to bride-to-be's who are l…

MAC Lipstick Photos and Swatches

As promised, here are the swatches . I just noticed that most of the lipsticks in my collection are Limited Edition except for Pink Nouveau, Lickable and Cosmo. 

Cut a caper | Flamingo| Vegas Volt | Party Parrot Naughty you | Scarlet Ibis | Runaway Red | Such Flare
Viva Glam Nicki | Viva Glam Gaga| Pink Nouveau, Lickable, Rocking Chick Outrageously Fun | Love Goddess | Heroine | Cosmo | Rare Exotic
Swatches:  Cut a caper | Flamingo| Vegas Volt | Party Parrot Naughty you | Scarlet Ibis | Runaway Red | Such Flare

Close-up photos Cut a caper | Flamingo| Vegas Volt | Party Parrot
Naughty you | Scarlet Ibis | Runaway Red | Such Flare
Viva Glam Nicki | Viva Glam Gaga| Pink Nouveau, Lickable, Rocking Chick Outrageously Fun | Love Goddess | Heroine | Cosmo | Rare Exotic
Swatches: Viva Glam Nicki | Viva Glam Gaga| Pink Nouveau Lickable | Rocking chick | Outrageously Fun
Outrageously Fun | Love Goddess | Heroine | Cosmo | Rare Exotic

MAC Lipsticks are priced at Php 1,000 (regular) and Php 1,100 for Limited …

Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick Swatches

Temptress | Primrose | Daring pink | Fucshia fusion |  Demure | Coral berry | Siren
 Temptress | Primrose | Daring pink | Fuchsia Fusion
Temptress - light pinky-nude Primrose - cool lavender-pink (I read this is a dupe for MAC Snob) Daring pink- reddish-pink (reminds me of MAC Lustering) Fuchsia fusion - see description below
 Fuchsia fusion | Demure | Coral berry | Siren
Fucshia fusion - I read this is a dupe for MAC Girl about town lipstick. Demure - peachy nude Coral berry - light coral Siren - bright orange (but not as bright as MAC Morange)

Check out my detailed review HERE.

Till next time,

Miss Shopcoholic & Redberryaha's Summer 2013 Giveaway

Get a chance to win over Php 2,000 worth of assorted beauty products from Me and Hollie of Redberryaha.
One lucky winner will win all these products.
Bath Products
Aromance Sea Coral Cotton Bath Gift Set
Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub with Seaweed Extract
Victoria Secret Pure Seduction Exhilarating Body Wash Eye Shadows
All Natural Face Mineral Eyeshadow - 4 shades
Makeup Masala Mineral Eyeshadow - 3 shades
Bare Naturals Mineral Eyeshadow - 4 shades
Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Love Bug
Dabble Single Eyeshadow in Amber
Mary Kay Eyeshadow Samples - 2 shades
Miners Eyeshadow Trio in Goddess (from Xin and Co)
 Products for your Lashes
Generic Mascara Guide
Wet n Wild Megalash Clinical Serum and Mascara Kit
Hard Candy Curl up and Dye Lash Curling Mascara in Catfight
2 pairs of Fashion False Eye lashes Lip Products and Etc.
Styli-Style Line & Seal Waterproof Lip Liner in Naked
Mary Creme Lipstick Samples - 3 shades
Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil in Blonde
Miners Tin o Tint Nourishing L…

Dr. Jart Silver Label BB cream : Authentic vs Fake

As you all know, this BB cream is my Holy grail (HG). I bought my very first Dr. Jart BB cream on Girltalk 5 years ago and I've been using it ever since. I've tried several BB Creams from Skinfood, Missha, Purederm, Skin79 that but this one is my super favorite. I will be worried if ever Dr. Jart will discontinue this variant (knocks on wood). 

The color matches my NC20 skintone, lasts all day and doesn't break me out. But the bad news? This is not locally available in Cebu. I always ask my brother in law to buy it for me in Hongkong. This BB cream is available at and retails for HK$270 if not on sale (about Php 1,485). 

Anyway, on to the pics. Left side is the FAKE one.

The FAKE one has a code at the top portion of the tube.

Edit: New batch of Authentic BB creams
The new ones have a batch code printed on the front portion of the tube ex. "LOT J24L10"
At the back of the tube it has an expiry date ex. "EXP 20150430"