May 29, 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/pressed powder to make your makeup last longer.

Products used:

 FACE:
Primer: Mary Kay Foundation Primer SPF 15
Base: Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB cream (Love this! Review to follow)
Undereyes: Ben Nye Mellow Orange 2 medium + Revlon Age defying concealer 
Setting powder: Ben Nye Banana Visage + Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder
Retouch powder: MAC Select sheer pressed powder in  NC25 (my fave compact powder)

BROWS:
Wet n wild Dark Brown brow kit (wax+middle shade)
MAC Girl boy brow set

EYES:
MAC Eyeshadow in A natural flirt (Glamourdaze)
Maybelline Eye studio gel eyeliner in Black
Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara


Bronzer/Contour: Tarte Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Blush: Benefit Bella Bamba (super love the shade that I already bought a back-up)


Lips: 
Maybelline Baby lips Mint lipbalm (not in pic) 
OCC Lip Tar in Memento (base) +
MAC Viva Glam Nicki 1 

Here's another selfie shot =D


What do you think? =)


Till next time, 

May 26, 2013

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:
 Me, Hollie, Bea, Joanna and Raine

Thank you to my bff's Raine and Hollie for the support.
Special thanks to Joanna for making my dream come true!

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Till next time,
 

May 25, 2013

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.
PROS:
* 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 


CONS:
* 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.

I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
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 looking for a reliable mascara on their wedding day. 

OVERALL:
This is the first product I've tried from Mary Kay and I'm impressed! 

PRODUCT RATING: 5/5


More pics (click to enlarge) 


The brush has tiny bristles to prevent clumping.

Left eye: with Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara
Right: Bare eye with thin lashes

See the difference?!
My lashes look lifted and volumized in just 2 coats.


I got these products during the Mary Kay Press event here in Cebu City, so expect more Product reviews to follow. I would like to thank Mary Kay Philippines for the invite and for being such a generous host. Please like their Facebook page HERE.




Till next time,


May 13, 2013

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 Edition with special packaging and it is available in 8 finishes. 

* Amplified creme - maximum colour, maximum moisture, maximum coverage and a cream finish.

* Cremesheen - immediate moisture to the lips and delivers medium to full, buildable coverage and a high-shine finish.

* Frost - high color pay-off combined with a texture that ranges from barely frosted to highly frosted.
* Glaze - minimal color pay-off combined with a frosted texture.
* Lustre - lightweight, sheer to medium color pay-off and semi-gloss finish.
* Matte - maximum color pay-off, combined with no-shine texture.
* Retro Matte - highly pigmented, matte finish with minimal to no-shine and was inspired  by the original Matte Lipstick.
* Satin - high color pay-off combined with minimal shine.


Till next time,

May 7, 2013

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,

May 2, 2013

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 Lip Tint in Cherry (from Xin and co.)

Mac Archie's Girls Candies

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Details Below:
This giveaway starts today and ends on May 27, 2013 at exactly 12:00MN.
Open to Philippine Residents only.

 
How to Join?
Just fill up the Rafflecopter form below.
It is that easy.

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Goodluck everyone!



Till next time,
 

May 1, 2013

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 Sasa.com 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"


The AUTHENTIC Dr. Jart BB cream has a beige undertone while the FAKE one is slightly pinkish.
The texture of the authentic Dr. Jart is creamier while the fake one is watery.

Just to be sure, look for the Authentic Dr. Jart seal when you buy one ok? 


Till next time,
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