Showing posts from September, 2013

Review: BYS Brow and Eye Pencil

Eyebrows in my humble opinion can make or break your look. Even if your makeup looks nice, but with bare eyebrows it still looks incomplete. 
If you have little time to do your eye makeup, just do your brows, curl your lashes and apply mascara. The fastest way to enhance and define your brows is by using an eyebrow pencil. After testing this product for almost a week, I'm ready to share my thoughts on it.
 BYS Brow and Eye Pencil in Brown

PRICE: Php 250.00 (about $6)

NET WEIGHT: 0.2 grams

WHERE TO BUY: SM Department stores, Watsons
Black, Brown and Blonde.

* affordable
* it has a waxy texture that helps the product glide on effortlessly.
* very pigmented
* no weird smell
* no need to sharpen since it's retractable.
* can also be used as eyeshadow base for smokey eyes and eyeliner (don't forget to set it with eyeshadow to prevent smudging).
* the slanted shape of the pencil makes it easy to create thin or thick lines.

* not smudge-proof and waterproof

* I find the sh…

Swatches: Mary Kay Mineral Eyeshadows


 Mary Kay Mineral Eyeshadows retail for Php 330 each (refill). You can buy empty Mary Kay palettes just like the one pictured below and customize it whatever you want.

During the Mary Kay Press event,we were given an empty palette for us to customize.  I opted to fill the pallete with 1 pressed powder, 6 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, mascara, eyeliner, brow liner and lipstick.  I love that the pans are magnetic, you can easily remove and transfer them to smaller palette if you like. 
  I chose the following shades: Crystalline | Silky caramel | Amber blaze  Lemongrass | Golden olive | Espresso

Crystalline | Silky caramel | Amber blaze 
Lemongrass | Golden olive | Espresso 
MATTE shades Espresso | Crystalline | Silky caramel Among the 3 shades, my favorite is espresso. It is a versatile shade that you can use as brow color, eyeliner (applied wet) and a contour shade for the outer-v.
SHIMMERY shades Amber Blaze | Lemongrass | Golden Olive IMO, the texture of the shimmery eyeshadow…

Review: 3W Clinic Professional Natural Makeup Powder

3W Clinic Natural Makeup Powder in #21 (30 grams) This powder is formerly known as Palgantong Theatrical Powder.
The #1 Best selling powder in Japan and Korea. With over 5 million units sold in Japan, this loose powder is a big favorite among Korean movie stars with the flawless finish it gives the face when worn on top of foundation/makeup. It is called the "Star powder" in Japan and Korea.
The key ingredient of this powder is Ceramin from UK. The particles are half the size of other particles commonly used for loose powders.

PRICE: 10 grams (php 600+); 30 grams (php 1,000+)

NET WEIGHT: 30 grams

WHERE TO BUY: Ebay, online stores carrying Japanese makeup.

Transparent Pearl
#21 for fair skintones
#23 for medium skintones
* the particles are very fine indeed! The powder is soft and silky.
* shade #21 is perfect for my NC20 skintone.
* looks very natural when used alone or over BB cream/liquid foundation
* no white cast on photos since it doesn't have SPF
* has …

Spend vs. Save: MAC Eye brushes

As promised, here's the SAVE version of the MAC Eye Brushes I've mentioned on my previous post.

From Left: MAC 227, 224, 217, 219, 275, 242, 213, 228

Sorry I didn't include the MAC 217 brush coz I cannot a similar brush in my kit, but check out MyMaria's post HERE... She mentioned that the Sigma E25 is a nice dupe for the MAC 217.

Spend: MAC 227 Large Fluff brush Save: Ecotools large eye brush from 5 pc. Essential eye set

Spend: MAC 224 Tapered blending brush Save: Ecotools Eye shading brush from the 5 pc. Essential eye set Ecotools Blending eye brush from the 5 pc. Face Set

Spend: MAC 219 Pencil brush Save: Marrionnaud Crease brush

Spend: MAC 275 Med Angled Shading brush  Save: Ecotools Angled Crease brush from the 5 pc. Essential eye set Sansan Angled brush

Spend: MAC 242 Shader brush Save: Ecotools concealer brush from the 5 pc. Face Set
As you can see, ELF is bigger than the 242 and can only be used for cream or liquid products. The MAC 242 on the other hand can be used for powder…